28 Jul 2011
I took Jo’s bike out for a bit of a ragging today. She has been off on leave and my experience of Honda 4’s is they don’t like being sat around. So I nipped out on it. Warm day, dry roads and a buzzy high revving little bike brought out my inner hooligan.
27 Jul 2011
I have now done about 500 miles in the new AGV Stealth SV, in matt black, badged Ducati (have I become a Ducatesti? I fear so) and have ridden in it enough to form some early views. The drop down visor is really useful, and means I don’t have to cart around a spare visor. […]
18 Jul 2011
First of all, Ducati’s don’t melt in the rain. I found out today in a short but horrendous downpour. Nor did I get a full on laser show from all the electrics shorting out. The Mutley just pressed on through, unflustered. And the boxes did not leak. Anyway, on Saturday I adjusted the chain on […]
13 Jul 2011
I now don’t have the Panzer Tractor R1200GS and have my lithe Italian beauty, the Ducati Multistrada. It is a little cracker, goes like stink, and is reasonably comfortable – the long distance comfort was increased greatly by the addition of a CalSci windshield which does not really spoil the looks.
18 Apr 2011
John has started adding bits to his Ducati 848, starting off with a seat cowl (Part No. 96996208B) which actually improves the look over the original
13 Apr 2011
Anyone who’s read my profile page knows I’m a former client of White Dalton. Anyone of my clients who’s told me that they’ve not been too keen to get back on their bike after an accident knows that I’ve had my own demons to deal with & they’ve lasted quite a long time!
06 Apr 2011
Because I ride all year round my bikes take a bit of a pounding. As I want to try and keep the ZZR1400 in good nick I decided to invest in a new rear hugger.
30 Mar 2011
So its been about 4 weeks after taking ownership of the ZZR1400 and I thought I write a review on my new 2 wheel machine.
23 Mar 2011
Andrew demonstrates how to get out of the Aerostich Roadcrafter one-piece motorcycle suit
21 Mar 2011
For those of you who have read the massive blog on my big disappointment with the Schuberth C3 (and it does not seem like I am alone) I am pleased to report that the Shoei Qwest is nowhere near as daft as its name.
17 Mar 2011
My impressions over 300 miles on the Ducati Multistrada Sport
21 Dec 2010
This season was my second racing on BSTs. They’re manufactured as a single monocoque, the rim and five spokes as one, with weight savings focused on the rim for the greatest reduction of inertia.
20 Dec 2010
You may not be surprised to hear that aftermarket discs outperformed the OE discs, delivering more braking power and better feel in combination with my favourite Performance Friction PFC95 pads.
Soft race grips have long been one of my favourite additions to any bike. Put simply, it’s the best £8 you can spend.
Even among a clever set of products such as electronic quickshifters, the Cordona PQ8 is very smart. It varies the ignition kill time according to your revs, gear and throttle position to ensure a smooth, full-throttle shift every time.
Think of this as soft handlebar grips for your knees. The tacky, lumpy surface lets you grip the tank with your knees much better than the painted surface you spent ages polishing. Why grip the tank with your knees?
07 Apr 2010
I decided to treat my head to a nice new helmet last week. There is no other feeling than slipping a new lid on for the first time. I have always been a big Arai fan and was delighted to see that Arai had re-launched their Quantum range of helmets.
25 Mar 2010
Today is the first day my new Rukka Kit got its first outing in the hacking down rain, and the boys from Finland know how to make a decent motorcycle suit. Mine is the midrange Armadillo but the prices are pretty top end. Anyway, here is what I reckon.