Motorcycle Acronyms | WTF do they mean?
Have you ever been left baffled by some clever-dick salesman reeling off a bunch of letters? Or flummoxed by a web post or magazine article because everything’s DRL this and TFT that? Well you won’t be the only one. So to help shed some light on the confusing motorcycle... Read more
Always have a helmet at hand
I’m writing this as I bounce along in the passenger seat of a Mercedes Atego truck on my way to Spa Francorchamps. I’m heading down with a couple of mates to race my trusty old ZX-10R in a 6 hour endurance race. Five days ago, I didn’t even know... Read more
How to embarrass yourself on a motorbike
Riding motorbikes is a great way to make yourself look seriously, seriously cool. But they can also make you look really daft, if (when) you get it wrong. And I should know, because I’ve got it wrong myself on numerous occasions. In fact I’ve spent my life ‘getting it... Read more
How to make it to MotoGP
I spent a good proportion of my youth convinced I was going to make it to MotoGP. Unfortunately, I didn’t even come close, for a number of reasons. But now I’m older and wiser, I’ve got half an idea what those reasons were. And because I don’t want anyone... Read more
Rear brake | When should you use it?
Everybody rides differently. When you do your bike test, you’ll probably be taught to use your rear brake and your front brake in roughly equal measures. If you come from an off-road background, you might use your it more. If you’ve done a bit of road racing, you might... Read more
What not to do after a crash
For some of us, the occasional crash is an unavoidable part of motorcycling. It certainly seems to be for me, anyway. If it happens, it happens, there’s no point in worrying about it. That said, it’s definitely possible to make a bad situation worse. To help you avoid it,... Read more