Cheap Retro Motorcycles – 8 Bikes For The Budget Conscious Rider

8 cheap retro motorcycles

While it is true that most new retro bikes come with a premium price tag, there are several cheap retro motorcycles available for those not wanting to break the bank. Here, Paul picks out 8 options for the budget conscious rider. Sit back and imagine yourself bumbling along on a vintage motorcycle, open-faced helmet, and … 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

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

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

cafe racer vs sportsbike

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 a Cafe Racer. Cafe Racer v Sports Bike – What’s the main difference? The short answer is that a sports bike is a machine bred … 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

Are Bobbers Good Beginner Motorcycles?

The Indian Scout Bobber

If you are just getting into riding motorcycles, then it is a good idea to buy a ride that is appropriate for your skill level. There are several comments on T2W as well as emails asking if Bobber bikes make a suitable first motorcycle? Are Bobbers Good Beginner Bikes? With their low seat height and … Read more

What Is a Modern Classic Motorcycle?

a modern classic - the triumph bobber

With so many different genre of motorcycle it can be hard to keep up with them all. Retro’s, Naked’s, UJM’s, Vintage, Antique, Classic and modern Classic motorcycles to name a few. So, let’s take a look at one of these that is currently gaining prominence, the modern classic motorcycle.       What is a … Read more