Norton Motorcycles – The Story From First To Last

Norton Atlas Ranger

With the sad news of the administrators being called in to Norton Motorcycles, I thought that now would be a good time to reflect on what could have (should have?) been a fairytale story of racing success and British pluckiness. (That’s a real word, honestly). Although I grew up with British motorcycles, I never really … Read more

What Is a Scrambler Motorcycle?

classic scrambler motorcycle

Are you loving the Scrambler motorcycle looks but unsure exactly what they are or are capable of? Here I look at the history of the Scrambler. From its origins in the countryside of England and the desert of California, to the duel purpose Classics of the 70’s and 80’s and finally a review of the … Read more

How Much Does It Cost To Build a Bobber?

The cost of building a custom Bobber motorcycle

Ever wondered how much it would cost to build a Bobber? It makes sense to try and narrow the cost down as accurately as possible so you can budget accordingly. I’ve looked at various options and come up with some numbers for you. So how much does it cost to build a Bobber? To convert a … Read more

How Much Does It Cost To Build a Cafe Racer?

How much to build a cafe racer?

Thinking of building a Cafe Racer? Unless you have deep pockets you will have been trying to work out how much your project would actually cost, I know I have. So, I’ve spoken to a few cafe racer riders and done some research to try and nail down an actual price. How much does it … Read more

Isle of Man TT Races Visitors Guide

Norton at IOM TT

Many come to see the Isle of Man TT races every year. Other motorsport fans coming from far away lands are here to tick off an item at the top of their bucket list. A few others will arrive on the island and stay for the rest of their lives. Yes, this island will do … Read more

Cafe Racer History

Over the years, we’ve seen many different movements within the motorcycle industry. Trends have come and gone but there have been few movements as influential and powerful as the cafe racer. These motorcycles first started appearing in 50’s England – though the culture soon thrived all over the world too. What’s striking about the cafe racer … Read more