A time and a place for electric motorbikes?
Electric motorbikes are here to stay, whether you like it or not. But are they a complete waste of space, or is there a time and place that electric motorbikes do actually make sense? In the past month or so there’s been a lot of talk about electric motorcycles,... Read more
Have trackdays got too expensive?
If you go on the internet, whether you’re searching for it or not, it won’t be long before you find someone complaining about the cost of trackdays, and how they’ve never been so expensive. So I thought I’d do some digging, to see if I can find out why,... Read more
How to do motorcycling cheaply.
“The best things in life are free,” so said Coco Chanel. She also said, slightly less famously “The second best things are very, very expensive.” I’m not entirely sure what she considers ‘the best  things in life’ and quite frankly, I don’t want to know. I think it’s safe... Read more
The benefits of going to work on your motorbike
Once upon a time, we all had to actually go to work, didn’t we? Before remote working became so popular, ‘working from home’ was seen as the reserve of the lucky few; now though, every Dick and his dog’s at it. But at the same time, there are still... Read more
If your bike’s got it, should they let you have it as a free upgrade?
Yesterday, we started a poll to find out what people think about manufacturers asking you to pay extra for software upgrades that are, essentially, already on the bike. Things like special rider modes, quick shifters, or heated grips. If it’s already programmed into the bike, should the upgrade be... Read more
Why everyone should ride a motorcycle at least once.
It’s a sad fact that many people will go through their entire lives having never ridden a motorcycle. Not even once. Some might go through life without even thinking about riding one, and that really is a crying shame. Because everybody that can, should make sure they ride a... Read more
Sportsbikes | A victim of their own success.
I was out for a ride on the ZX-10R yesterday and I found myself doing some contemplating. As I was riding along at a maximum of 60mph I was thinking about all the other bikes that I could be riding, that’d be capable of the same; and I came... Read more
The police tried to arrest me for joyriding through Asda.
When I was growing up, I wasn’t exactly a bad lad. Sure, I got into a few scrapes and I might have given the police reason to scribble my name down in their book every now and then but I was fairly well behaved. On the whole, anyway. So... Read more
My motorcycling bucket list
The bucket list. Things you’ve got to do before you kick the bucket. It’s something a lot of people put a lot of thought into, and I’m one of those people. In fact I’ll often daydream about what I want to do, the things I want to make happen... Read more
Speed Cameras | What can you get away with?
Speed cameras, or ‘safety cameras’, as the five-0 like to call them seem to be cropping up left right and centre. And if your local boozer is anything like the one I drink in, you’ll have heard all sorts of theories about how fast you can get away riding... Read more
What’s the worst bike I’ve ever had?
At the weekend I was talking to a friend about motorbikes (which is quite often what I spend most weekends doing) and we were discussing rubbish ones. He asked me what the worst bike I’ve ever had was, and I struggled to answer him. I really had to think... Read more
Does riding motorbikes get you laid?
When I was a randy little teenager, I was convinced that if I grew up and bought myself a fancy motorbike, I’d be beating beautiful women off with a stick. Because nothing says ‘sex god’ like having the latest and greatest superbike parked in your garage, does it? That... Read more