Alpinestar Tech 7 © Brake Magazine 2015

Rated – Alpinestar Tech 7 Enduro Boots

New for 2015 ‘Enduro’ spec Alpinestars Tech 7 boot promises protection but with more feel and grip at last, what took them so long! Alpinestars. Big company, lots of riding kit, lots of boots in the line-up, l... Read More...
Weise Atlanta Jacket Review © Brake Magazine 2015

Rated – Weise Atlanta Jacket/Marin trousers

This product test is a tale of two halves, quite naturally as we’re talking about a riding jacket and trousers, but also because I have massively different opinion about the two items of clothing. I am a fan o... Read More...
Aprilia Caponord Rally © Brake Magazine 2015

Rated – Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally

Super-succesful sports and race bike manufacturer’s much forgotten adventure bike, the Caponord, steps up a gear, adopts a rally outfit and asks to be taken seriously as an adventure bike. Is it? It’d be a s... Read More...
Yamaha XT 660 Brake Magazine © 2015

Rated – Yamaha XT 660Z

Images Crafted by Philipp Steinhardt. Unchanged since 2008 the Yamaha XT660Z is a Dakar-aping, all-terrain adventure bike of the original order. Big with overland travellers and city commuters alike – what... Read More...
GS-911 Review Brake Magazine © 2015

Rated – GS-911 Diagnostics Unit

To view images larger click the magnifying glass in the middle of the image above.  In the ever-changing world of motorcycles, the electronics has advanced the most dramatically. The last 20 years has seen... Read More...
KTM 1290 Super Adventure © Brake Magazine 2015

Rated – KTM 1290 Super Adventure

KTM has broadened its horizons. At the very top of its three bike adventure range sits the 1290 Super Adventure. It’s a big bike for big bucks but can it live up to the flagship billing, can it really go an... Read More...
BMW R 80 GS © Brake Magazine 2015

Rated – 1984 R 80 G/S

A lot has changed to the GS in the last 30 years and the current generation of motorcycles are so incredibly advanced, controllable and fun to ride it’s hard to see where the charm or the point in stepping back... Read More...
Touratech Aventuro Helmet © Brake Magazine 2015

Rated – Touratech Aventuro Helmet

Touratech might just be taking over the world. Just a few short years ago they made bits for adventure bikes. Now they quite literally make more than my small brain can compute. Walk into a Touratech shop, or p... Read More...
Triumph Tiger 800 © Brake Magazine 2015

Rated – Triumph Tiger 800 XCx vs XRx

Triumph’s popular Tiger 800 ‘dual-sport’ range is ever-expanding with models to suit different riders with different goals in their biking lives. In fact six various specs of the 800 Tiger exist, with the “x” v... Read More...

Rated – Yamaha XT 660 R

A simple design classic for 40 years? Legendary status? Overland hero and learner bike legend? Surely Yamaha’s XT has earned some Brake time?  There is nothing remarkable about this bike. It does nothing... Read More...