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First ride: Ducati 899 Panigale

If the 1199 Panigale is too angry for you, then throw a leg over the 899 Panigale and be prepared to have the 'less is more’ doctrine ring true

Second-hand treasures

We explore some of the jewels that the second-hand market has to offer, including the exotic, mythical, classy, rare and out and out dream machine

First ride: 2014 Suzuki Burgman 650

Twelve years after its introduction, Suzuki’s Burgman 650 is still the epitome of two-wheeled touring refinement, with ease of operation and plenty of clever touches

Launch: Triumph Thunderbird LT

The largest parallel twin in the world has now found its place at another table – the laid-back Thunderbird LT touring cruiser with one of the best seats in the business

2014 Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS

Smarter electronics and a touch more mumbo take Aprilia’s feisty Tuono streetfighter to a whole new level of potency and refinement

First ride: Benelli BN600R

The BN600R presents a perfectly creditable argument: it’s stable, willing, competent, sensible and practical, and doesn’t disappoint at any major level for a 10K bike

900 Vulcan Custom Special Edition

The Kawasaki 900 Custom by no means plays in the shadow of its bigger 1700 brother -- in fact it outshines it in many ways, and does so in a custom eye-catching style

Long-termer: Suzuki V-Strom 650A

The LAMS version of Suzuki’s extremely popular 650 adventure bike has made its way to the Bikesales garage for a few months, and it’s been an instant hit

Launch: 2014 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

Is this the closest we’ve ever come to a bike that can be all things to all riders? A few days in Tasmania may have answered that very question

First ride: Kawasaki W800SE

This retro runabout isn’t the Triumph that it seems, and riding it in the spirit of its original design, rather than as a modern example of a motorcycle, it really satisfies

Ducati Diavel Dark

In a time when crippling speed limits and crowded roads threaten to rob you of any sense of freedom, the Diavel makes every ride turn into a chuckle

Launch: Polaris ATV and side-by-sides

Plenty of new tackle from the Minnesota-based powerhouse, including the revolutionary new sit-in Ace and the WV850 ATV with non-pneumatic tyres

Long-termer: Harley-Davidson Muscle

Bikesales Network's latest long-term test bike has something of an attitude problem: meet Harley-Davidson's V-Rod Muscle with its whopping 240-section rear tyre

Launch: 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS

Packed with new features and priced to sell, Suzuki’s new V-Strom 1000 ABS has plenty to entice the long-distance set, including a 41cc capacity hike

First ride: Honda CTX700N

If the styling appeals, this bike will reward you with supremely easy and enjoyable motorcycling, and all for a great price. It's not a mean mutha, but it does the job