Are Choppers Out Of Style?

It doesn’t seem so long ago when you couldn’t drive two blocks without seeing someone on the sidewalk with an “Orange County Choppers” T-shirt or a “West Coast Choppers” sticker on the back window of a pickup truck. But something happened, and both the t-shirts and the candy-paint-and-chrome bikes themselves seem to have all but … Read more

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

Where are Harley Davidsons Made?

Harley Davidson is one of the oldest motorcycle manufacturers in the world, established in 1903. In 2020 they sold 180,248 new motorcycles worldwide, which got me thinking about where they are made, so I’ve done the research and found the answer for all those who might be wondering the same.  Where are Harley Davidsons made? … 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

Best Engine Oil For Bikes

Which is the best oil for your motorcycle

With the Covid lockdown and riding for pleasure banned for the duration here on the Isle of Man, I decided to service the Triumph Bobber myself. A quick search for the best motorcycle oil and it quickly dawned on me that things had moved on considerably since I last purchased a can of Castrol when I had my … Read more

Old Bikers Tale: Tips On Returning To Motorcycling

Triumph Bobber outside Manx Motor Museum

As an old biker who recently returned to 2 wheels after a near 20 year lay off I thought I’d share the differences I found between owning and riding the motorcycles of the previous century and todays modern motorcycle. Are you an Old Biker? Old bikers are motorcyclists who stopped riding for a prolonged period. … Read more

Are Motorcycles Cheaper Than Cars?

Are motorcycles cheaper than cars

As I sit here, a rather tired out 47-year-old that’s been involved with cars & bikes since a youngster, I’ve been totting up the different vehicles that I’ve owned, both in terms of numbers and approximate value, it’s actually quite scary when you work it all out. From memory, I’ve owned at least 17 bikes, … Read more

Are Motorcycles More Dangerous Than Cars?

Are motorcycles more dangerous than cars?

“Sorry mate, I didn’t see you” … a phrase so common that it even became an acronym – SMIDSY. When I was first learning to ride on the road (I’d been riding for around 5 years before that), my all-knowing Dad drilled one phrase into me; “Ride as though every single car driver hasn’t seen … Read more