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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 doc Martens good for motorcycle riding

Are Doc Martens Good For Motorcycle Riding?

Doc Martens have been around my whole life. As a teen in 1970’s Britain they were always the ‘must have’ boot. They were and still are, a fashionable boot, made…

How long do motorcycle tires last

How Long Do Motorcycle Tires Last?

Motorcycle tires don’t last forever, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work that one out, but they can also last a lot longer in storage than you might think….

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…

riding a motorcycle at night

Riding a Motorcycle at Night

Sometimes riding a motorcycle can become a little sketchy, bad weather is one example but another is definitely riding a motorcycle at night.  Many of us avoid riding at night…

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…

What is the Meaning of CC in Bikes?

When you are looking to buy your first motorcycle you are going to quickly realise that the manufacturers put a lot of emphasis on the CC of their bikes. What…

What-is-CC-in-Bikes?

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…

Iron 883 Sportster

7 Best Beginner Harleys – Our Top Picks For Novice Riders

Here Emily takes a look at the best beginner Harleys including current and previous models to help you choose your first big motorcycle. Harley Davidson is an institution, an iconic…

best beginner Harleys

5 top retro motorcycle helmets

Best Open Faced Helmet For The Retro Motorcyclist

Retro open faced helmets are designed to look like a lid from the past while making full use of modern technologies. A bit like the retro motorcycle then! Thankfully, the…

Shima Caliber Vintage Motorcycle Gloves

Shima Caliber Gloves Review

I purchased these Shima Caliber gloves the week before my Triumph Bobber arrived. I’ve now worn them all 4 summers since and they’re still going strong. As with most motorcycle retro gear,…

Shima Caliber Vintage Motorcycle Gloves

Oxford rear paddock stand for Triumph Bobber

Oxford Premium Paddock Stand Review

The Oxford Premium rear paddock stand is the famous motorcycle accessory company’s top of the range offering which I purchased as a replacement for the Oxford Big Black Bike stand. The Big…

Oxford rear paddock stand for Triumph Bobber

VikingBags AXE Motorcycle Backpack Review – 2 Week Test

Pros Looks greatAll day comfortIncludes rain cover and helmet carrierExcellent customer service Cons Debatable rain resistanceQuestionable fasteners Price – $89.99 VikingBags recently sent us their new motorcycle backpack, the VikingBags…

tail tidy for triumph bobber

BAAK Tail Tidy For The Triumph Bobber Review

I was hoping to get some miles racked up this spring/summer with a ride up the west coast of Scotland. As the Bobber is a bit of a nightmare with…

tail tidy for triumph bobber

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…

How To Make a Cafe Racer Comfortable – 7 Tips To Improve Your Ride

Want a Cafe Racer but worried about the riding position? Building your own Cafe Racer but afraid you’ll be in no shape to reach those clip-ons by the time it…

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

cafe racer vs sportsbike

Café Racer v Sports Bike: What’s the difference?

The Cafe Racer v Sports Bike dilemma pops up in my inbox more than most. Usually they’re from someone who rides a Sports Bike but giving serious thought to purchasing…

cafe racer vs sportsbike

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