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Specialized Amira Comp womens road bike review

If you’re after a fast, exciting ride, crave speed and racing is your goal, then let us introduce you to the Specialized Amira. With proven race pedigree, it gives a ride that is as exhilarating and focused as you could wish for. 9 pioneers of women’s cycling Women’s cycling news, reviews, interviews, advice and more on BikeRadar Women Buying on ... Read More »

First ride review: 2017 Harley Davidson Street Rod 750

Remember the launch of the Street 750 in India, at the India Bike Week? Well, I do and I remember there being a trio of customs based on it. One of them, the RDX 800, sees the light of day in this here Street Rod. Lead designer, Chetan Shedjale, says his design was inspired by the world of flat trackers, ... Read More »

Volkswagen Amarok Aventura car review: ‘Who would need it?’

Flatbed trucks always have names like speciality condoms – Titan, Hilux, Trojan – and the Amarok Aventura took this one step further (I’m a rock, I’m a roll, I’m adventura! I’m your worst nightmare and your wildest dream). But it was a sensitive vehicle with a highly responsive automatic gearbox. In sports mode, it sounded like it was having a ... Read More »

Scott Contessa Solace 25 women’s road bike review

“A smooth ride that helps you cruise along from A to B in comfort” Highs: Powerful braking, comfortable vibration-damping carbon frame Lows: Bulky hoods, one of the heavier bikes at this price point Buy if: You value a comfortable and stable ride above all else The Scott Contessa Solace is designed with endurance in mind, and it gives a comfortable, ... Read More »

Specialized Amira Comp women’s road bike review

BikeRadar verdict “A fast, nimble and exciting race-ready bike” Highs: Makes you feel like you’re winning La Course on every single ride Lows: Could be unforgiving over very long days in the saddle Buy if: You want to go really, really fast If you’re after a fast, exciting ride, crave speed and racing is your goal, then let us introduce ... Read More »

New Skoda Octavia vRS 2017 review

Skoda recently introduced a round of updates for the Octavia, adding some new tech and a subtle redesign to the practical family car range. Now it’s the turn of the hot vRS model, which gets the same set of changes as the standard car along with a small power boost. The Czech brand previously offered the vRS 230 as a ... Read More »

TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE 765 RS (2017-on) Review

Overall Rating Triumph has lavished an unbelievable amount of care and attention on the new Street Triple RS. The new motor is a masterpiece and it works perfectly in harmony with the revised chassis and new electronics. The old 675cc Street Triple was always going to be a tough act to follow, but we’re happy to report this new 765 ... Read More »

BTwin Triban 520 review

BTwin is the house brand of the French sports supermarket Decathlon, which has 27 UK stores with two more on the way. Its business model allows it to sell bikes at prices its competitors can only dream of. But does a Flanders-designed Shimano Sora-equipped bike for £450 – £350 mean corners have been cut? BTwin In’Ride 300 trainer review Top ... Read More »

Focus Paralane 105 review

BikeRadar verdict “Part endurance racer, part gravel, all fun”   Highs: Clever, compliant chassis melded with great handling and a comfortable position too   Lows: You’ll want to try it out sooner rather than later with some lighter hoops   Buy if: You want a confident handling endurance bike with a clever chassis and all-road ability Focus has been quite ... Read More »

Mazda CX-5 (2017) review

Cliches often don’t stand up to scrutiny but here’s one that is very much on-point: Mazda doesn’t make a bad car. With a combination of eye-catching design, engaging handling and Downsize This capacity engines, the Japanese manufacturer has tapped into the priorities of the collective petrolhead consciousness to offer a pleasing alternative to mainstream austerity-autos. It’s been doing this quietly ... Read More »