12 Jun 2014
Charlie’s loss can be your gain if you read what to do – and what not to do – if you find yourself on a speeding charge. Top solicitor Andrew Dalton explains all…
08 May 2014
I was filtering through heavy traffic, moving at less than walking speed. The gap in front of me started closing so I braked, not especially sharply. I was then hit from behind by another bike. Whilst I did not sustain any injuries, my pillion sustained a glancing blow to her foot, but not enough to […]
01 May 2014
I am a pretty experienced motorcyclist. I was riding along rural roads in an area which I do not know particularly well. I started braking for a corner and as I got round the corner it became clear to me that the corner was much, much tighter than I was expecting. Panicking, I decided to […]
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.
13 Mar 2014
Do I have to stick with my insurer panel appointed solicitor? He is a muppet. Some ‘spoon’ banged into the rear of my bike at a junction.
24 Sep 2013
Gavin, our resident motorbike geek, got given a FJR1300 sports tourer whilst his pride and joy went in for new tyres, here is what he thought of his loaner bike
20 Sep 2013
And, don’t assume that you’re in the wrong if you get knocked off while filtering…
01 Apr 2013
Inflation can be a good thing, especially when it comes to tyres. Best not screw it up
01 Jan 2013
I was zapped by some community do-gooders. As I rode passed a huddle of semi-retired wombles in dayglow jackets, one of them pointed a speed gun at me and a sign flashed up warning me I was doing 43 in a 30.
29 Jun 2012
The R125 meets its bigger brute of a brother, the R1. Martyn came into work on the latest Yamaha R1 this week and parked up next to Gavin’s R125, here are their thoughts
17 May 2012
Feeling a little light-headed? Size matters – particularly when buying a helmet. Chef reviews his latest lid.
04 May 2012
I have been looking at a more practical bike to replace the beautiful but feisty Ducati Multistrada. Two bikes are in the frame, the Triumph Explorer and the Honda Crosstourer, and I took the Crosstourer out in greasy, cold conditions and covered about 100 miles of urban (into and out of North east London) A […]
21 Oct 2011
As previews go, this one is rather late. I wholeheartedly apologise. By the time anyone reads it I’ll probably have finished qualifying. But then, until a couple of hours ago I wasn’t sure exactly what sort of weekend I needed to preview. The first big shuffle came last weekend when my ZX-10R was sold. It […]
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 […]
05 Jul 2011
At last, it’s time to go racing again! Missing Cadwell and Mallory back to back made a huge gap in my season but it’s back to business now and I’ll be fresh and hungry after the break. The RSRmotosport ZX-10R is ready to go and I can’t wait to ride it again. The world has […]
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
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.
07 Oct 2010
This is a big, important weekend. At Mallory Park I have a good chance to secure the championship title. Right now I have a lead of 124 points and so long as I have at least 100 of them left on Sunday afternoon then I’ll have done it. That takes some of the pressure off […]