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European motorcycle touring tips

European Motorcycle Touring – Tips For a Great Adventure

With the world learning how to live again maybe it’s time to finally do some of that European motorcycle touring that you have been dreaming about for the last few…

are triumphs reliable?

Are Triumph Motorcycles Reliable?

Modern Triumph’s are known to be great bikes. They’re rock solid, reliable, durable and will serve their owners for many miles and riding years.   Like many British motorcycle brands, Triumph…

do motorcycle helmets expire

Do Motorcycle Helmets Expire?

A motorcycle helmet is the single most important piece of kit a motorcyclist can own. It protects us from head injuries, road debris and the elements. Yet more often than…

buying a motorcycle

Best Time to Buy a Motorcycle & Get Yourself a Great Deal

Is there ever a bad time to buy a motorcycle? If you have enough disposable cash in the bank, enough room in the garage and an understanding partner who’ll do…

Where are Indian Scouts built?

Where Are Indian Motorcycles Made?

Since Polaris Industries relaunched the Indian Motorcycle Company there have been rumours they were to move production away from America. Here, I dig into the story and find out if…

Indian Motorcycles

Motorcycle camping

Motorcycle Camping – Planning a Great Road Trip

Motorcycle camping is one of my favourite things to do. Despite being British I have a fascination with the old west and have a collection of Zane Grey and Louis…

16 best liter bikes

Liter Bike Class – 16 of The Best

Here’s a compilation of liter bikes, past and present, who’s presence would grace any bikers shed. Before we look at them though, what constitutes as a liter bike? What is…

16 liter bikes

Triumph Daytona is one of the best sport bikes to come out of England

Cheap Sport Bikes – 13 Used Motorcycles Under 6K

Decent sport bikes come with a hefty price tag when new. Something like the Yamaha YZF R1 will set you back $20K on finance yet well looked after early models…

Triumph Daytona is one of the best sport bikes to come out of England

Custom Motorcycle Builders

What follows is a list of custom motorcycle builders in both the USA and UK. Cafe Racer, Chopper, Scrambler or Bobber, these pro’s have got you covered. So if you…

Motorcycles for women – 9 Ideal Bikes For Female Riders

As a woman in 2021 you might think that writing an article about specific motorcycles for women is ridiculous, well let me beg to differ and explain why it is…

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…

Are custom chopper bikes out of fashion?

Temporary Motorbike Insurance – Keeping it Legal with Short Term Cover

What is temporary motorbike insurance? A policy designed to fill a gap in the market for when a rider needs to insure a motorcycle for the short term. It can…

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…

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…

Where are Triumph's built?

Where Are Triumph Motorcycles Made?

Update as of March 2022. Since I wrote this article Triumph have opened a new assembly facility at their Hinckley headquarters that will build all bikes for the UK and…

Are Triumphs really expensive?

Why Are Triumphs So 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…

Are Triumphs really expensive?

Triumph Bobber outside Manx Motor Museum

Old Bikers Tale: Tips On Returning To Motorcycling

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…

Triumph Bobber outside Manx Motor Museum

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…

Are motorcycles cheaper than cars

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…

Are motorcycles more dangerous than cars?