17 Apr 2014
Flip up helmets. Beloved of couriers, BMW owners, police riders and smokers. But what is the legal consequence of riding with your helmet flipped up? If you get stopped, pointing out that half the officer’s colleagues in the Met Police ‘Flipped up’ is probably not the best starting point…
31 Mar 2014
If you are going abroad on your motorcycle this summer, remember to take with you the European Accident Statement form.
17 Mar 2014
Some of you who follow our Twitter and Facebook feed will see that I had a Yamaha MT-09 for a day whilst my Honda CBR600RR had new chain, sprockets and rear tyre fitted.
27 Feb 2014
My bike was in for a routine service at my franchised dealer. While there, it was knocked over, scuffed and had some modest fairing cracks.
05 Feb 2014
The law is simple as to what we motorcyclists must wear. Speedos and a buckled, type approved helmet will meet the legal requirements but would look foolish and not really work in our temperate island. Lady riders would do well to put a bikini top on to avoid public decency arrests but that is all […]
17 Jun 2013
When it comes to your bike’s warranty, must you get the dealer to service your bike?
01 Dec 2012
If you’ve bought a bike and aren’t happy with it, can you send it back to the dealer?
24 Oct 2012
Thank you to all of those of you who commented on my first blog about the merits of wearing Hi-Vis, there are some great ideas on how you can stay safe.
16 Oct 2012
I am a big believer in ‘hi-viz’ clothing. If it gets you noticed when you are out on your bike I think it is worth its weight in gold.
12 Sep 2012
Choosing your first motorbike after passing the test can be a daunting task with so many options made harder with the two different motorbike tests. If you have passed either your CBT or DAS and are looking around for the perfect ride, tell us in the comments below what your experiences are.
24 Jun 2012
Forget what Phil Collins has to say on the matter, you need a decent jacket in a crash
30 May 2012
I was riding along with a group of friends on reasonably quiet country roads. I know the roads well enough, but they are not roads I use that often.
17 May 2012
The Triumph Explorer back to back with the Ducati Multistrada 1200, Honda Crosstourer and BMW R1200GS
04 May 2012
I must now have a fair few thousand pillion miles under my belt. And it is true to say that whilst I really enjoy being a pillion, there is no doubt that my enjoyment is affected by the bike itself!
28 Oct 2011
As a starting point, I do not wear a flourescent jacket or a white helmet unless I am working by the side of the road at a scene visit – so I can compare how drivers react to my usual riding gear of black Alpinestars textiles or leather, Rukka textiles or the Black Aerostich and […]
06 Oct 2011
It’s 10.36pm. I’m in the back of my van in Oulton’s paddock, tucked up in ‘bed’ (two sleeping bags and an airbed with a slow puncture). The thin metal roof stops the rain from actually landing on my face but otherwise repeats the weather conditions with me verbatim. The temperature outside is identical to in […]
30 Sep 2011
Leading specialist motorcycle solicitors White Dalton Motorcycle Solicitors have recently been recognised by the Legal 500, the UK’s premier guide covering legal services providers.
06 Jul 2011
Innocent mistakes are no less illegal – so get yourself to court, and beg…