Modified Motorcycle Insurance – Is Your Bike Legal?

Whether you have swapped out the factory exhaust for a set of aftermarket pipes, given the bodywork a custom paint scheme or had the engine tuned, you should be aware you probably need to contact your broker and arrange modified bike insurance. Which Bike Modifications Effect Insurance Premiums? Most brokers will have a list of … Read more

Motorcycles of the 80s – 25 Iconic Bikes of the Decade

For me, the standout memories of the motorcycles of the 80s was the fascination with turbo bikes, improved (faster) two stroke machines and the Japanese manufacturers stepping on Harley Davidsons toes with their own cheaper V-twin cruiser models. Kawasaki 80s Motorcycles As it was for all the big four Japanese motorcycle companies, the 1980’s were … Read more

What is a Cafe Racer?

Since the 2009 second coming of Cafe Racers the genre has gone from strength to strength. Lots of manufacturers have one in their stable and in general they at least try to stick to the original 1950’s definition of what a Cafe Racer is. What is a Cafe Racer? A Cafe Racer is a motorcycle … Read more

9 Cheap Scrambler Motorcycles Under 5K

Budget Scrambler motorcycles

I’m researching a second bike. Something cheap and cheerful to run around on during the winter months and I’m leaning towards a budget Scrambler as there seems to be plenty to choose from. I want something that I’m not worrying about having to clean every time I’ve been out on the wet winter roads. It … Read more

Where Are Triumph Motorcycles Made?

Where are Triumph's built?

The Speed Triple and Tiger 1200 were the last mass produced models to be built at Hinckley. Here’s a break down of where current production takes place. Where are Triumph motorcycles made? 85% of all Triumph motorcycles are now built at their 3 Thailand facilities. 8.5% are assembled at their Brazilian facility and the remaining … Read more

Why Are Triumphs So Expensive?

Are Triumphs really expensive?

Some people consider Triumph to be expensive, others believe they offer value for money. Here’s what I found after doing some price comparisons…. Why are Triumphs so expensive? When compared with other marque motorcycle manufacturers Triumph are competitively priced. In the emerging markets they are less so due to economy-class motorcycles mass produced by companies … Read more

Are Bobbers Good For Long Rides?

where are Triumph Bobbers made

After my planned trip to the Western Isles of Scotland was put on hold by the Covid lockdown I decided to test the comfort of my Bobber by doing a few hundred miles (mostly none stop) around the Isle of Man TT course. Are Bobbers good for long rides? I consider my Bobber to be … Read more

TT2021 Cancelled

Braddan church grandstand

Following on from the cancellation of TT2020, the Manx Government have announced the same fate for TT2021. Perhaps learning from the errors of leaving the decision for TT2020 until the last minute, they have this time announced the cancellation well in advance. The TT relies on thousands of volunteers and officials across a wide range … Read more

Why The Triumph Street Twin is Good for Beginners

Triumph street twin side view

The Triumph Street Twin has a lot going for it. Apart from its fantastic retro styling and excellent value for money, the Street Twin is a great all rounder and popular with riders of all ages. Is the Triumph Street Twin good for beginners? With a seat height of 790mm (under 30 inch), weighing in … Read more