Pot Hole Danger

If I was a motorcycle journalist, my first port of call would be to do an article on the disgrace that is the road that runs from Bratton Flemming to Barnstaple. The road is a frigging liability. Subsidence into the river, constantly covered in mud and pot holes on certain sections that reduce the available […]

Tour De Alps

I’m the kind of person that once I get an idea in my head I’ll obsess over it while I work out if it’s possible to do, or is in fact worth doing. This was pretty much how things went when I decided to do the Swiss Alps in a long weekend! Living in North Devon […]

MotoGP: Vinales Leads the Way

Maverick Vinales’ topped the time sheets a setting a fastest lap of 1:30.930 as he made an impressive debut on the factory Yamaha YZR-M1. Valentino Rossi slotted into second with Jorge Lorenzo rounding out the top three on his debut on the Ducati Desmosedici. Marc Marquez was forth quickest riding the 2017 spec Honda that […]

We’re All The Same

I was out testing a BMW S1000XR in the rain when I got a little side tracked, went of tangent a little and started talking about the biking brotherhood. I often find that when I’m out on the sports bike that some bikers don’t return “the nod”. I don’t know if it’s an anti sports […]

BMW HP4 Race

Just when I thought I was “over” my sports bike love affair BMW pull me back in with the HP4 Race at the Milan Show A fully carbon fibre built bike wrapped around a World Superbike  S1000RR and components. BMW’s President Stephan Schaller said “We want to show the world that we are ready to […]

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory Post Test Ride

A quick walk around the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory post test ride. The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory comes fully loaded with fully-adjustable Ohlins forks, rear shocks and steering damper and comes dressed in Aprilia Racing ‘Superpole’ colours. The Tuono is has the DNA of a sports bike but with straight bars which makes […]

BMW R 1200 GS Triple Black TE – 60 Second Review

This is a quick 60 second walk around of the special-edition BMW R 1200 GS Triple Black TE Loaded with BMW’s Dynamic Brake Light, ABS Pro, Gear Assist Pro, heated grips and al the usual things you come to expect from BMW’s best selling bike. Full video ride review to follow.    

Baden-Baden to Freudenstadt on the B500

So, I was heading back to Calais after a weekend in the Swiss Alps. I hadn’t really planned the route home, I was happy to let the sat nav do the work. As I was happily going along I started to pick up signs for Strasbourg, and started to think that I was really close […]

A Quick Blast To Bude

I got an unexpected weekend to myself so I thought it would be rude not to get the bike out. So I jumped into my Alpinestars, or gay power ranger suit as my mates calls it and headed towards Bude via the Bideford, Stibbs Cross & Holsworthy. The roads were dry but cover in masses […]

So I Crashed My BMW S1000RR

I’ve been riding pretty much consistently since 2005. Learning to ride more and more smoothly as the years went past. Adding new skills by joining the local RoSPA group, but sooner or later I guess we all get caught out, as I parted company with my S1000RR. As I hit the deck and watched my […]