Review Format

Visual Impressions
How’s the styling? Is it stylish or fashionable? Will it remain current in future or will it date quickly?

Climbing Aboard
How easy is it to get a comfy riding position? How comfortable is the seat on long motorway journeys? How logically is all the switchgear laid out?

How accessible is the performance? How quickly does it accelerate? What’s the official top speed? How are the brakes, both in terms of feel and actually stopping power?

Driving Experience
How responsive is the chassis? Is the ride comfortable or does one feel every bump? Does it feel stable and sure-footed at speed? How noisy is it? How comfortable on A- roads?

Running Costs
How much to buy? How much to insure? How much to service? How much security is necessary?

Who’s it for?
Every bike has a target audience, so there will be no ‘this bike is terrible, don’t buy it’ on here. If you’re that target audience, you should buy the bike. Straight away. Please now turn off your device and head out immediately.

MotorKwirks Value Rating
Value is more complicated than simply comparing the price of bikes and going for the cheapest version. We need to consider insurance, repair costs, fuel economy, equipment levels, and how well the vehicle achieves its aims. Or in some cases, how badly.