The Unloveables – Top 10 unloved motorbikes

Motorbikes are pretty conservative by design. Manufacturers spend millions developing new models, so there’s little room to take chances, particularly in these economically challenging times. Regulations dictate the spec sheets for many bikes anyway. Let’s face it, 1000cc fours are 1000cc fours because that’s what race regulations limit them to. Likewise, 125s exist primarily because … Continue reading “The Unloveables – Top 10 unloved motorbikes”

Racing from behind the fence – Part 1 – Watching motorcycle racing

I will take you through what it is like for me as a fan watching motorcycle racing from behind the fence in this part and watching and being part of a Superstock 600 team in the second part in early July – so look out for that! As a very enthusiastic fan of motorcycle racing … Continue reading “Racing from behind the fence – Part 1 – Watching motorcycle racing”

Tribute To a Legend – Honda’s Fireblade

Back in 1992, sportsbikes were very different to those we have today. Barring a few Italian exotica from Bimota and Ducati, the raciest bikes were 750cc fours from the Japanese manufacturers, designed to compete in world superbikes. Alongside these, the 1000cc+ class comprised of big and bulky sports tourers with plenty of power but little … Continue reading “Tribute To a Legend – Honda’s Fireblade”

My Favourite Motorbike – What is your prefered bike?

I love motorbikes! More to the point, I love motorcycles and have been fortunate enough to have a job that allows me to try out all the latest models when they come out. As my wife will grudgingly attest to, I also have been known to buy a motorbike and sell them on occasion too. … Continue reading “My Favourite Motorbike – What is your prefered bike?”

Motorbike Racing and Sponsorship – The hardest thing about motorcycle racing – Sponsorship

Racing sponsorship You could say I’m just a motorcycle racing fan and, yes I am. Very much so. But I also have my own British Superbike news website, and to have one of those you need to know something about the sport to connect with the fans and racers. But then I was asked about … Continue reading “Motorbike Racing and Sponsorship – The hardest thing about motorcycle racing – Sponsorship”

It’s TT time again – A mecca for motorcyclists

It’s June. The sun is here, the footie’s over and, for us bikers at least, the TT’s here. For 48 weeks of the year, this quaint little island in the Irish sea is home to financiers, blue rinsers and tax exiles, but for the two weeks that straddle May and June (as well as the … Continue reading “It’s TT time again – A mecca for motorcyclists”

Adventure Motorbikes – Getting off the beaten track with your motorbike

Adventure Motorbiking Ten years ago no one had ever heard of the term ‘adventure bike’ now they are the most popular style of bike on sale. So just what’s available for the would-be round-the-world traveller? Blame Ewan and Charley. Most people do. A decade ago, if you wanted a comfy bike but didn’t want a … Continue reading “Adventure Motorbikes – Getting off the beaten track with your motorbike”