Five main types of motorcycle frame
Before the internet came along and I couldn’t get my daily fix of bikes and breasts online, you’d quite often find me with my head in a magazine. If I wasn’t pulling out the centrefolds for masturbatory purposes, I was ogling over the latest and greatest superbikes; dreaming of... Read more
Airbags on motorcycles are coming
ABS, cruise control, built-in speakers. You name it, there’s a bike with it these days. And it’s all tech that’s trickled down from the world of four wheels. It seems that anything a car manufacturer decides to incorporate into their models eventually finds it’s way onto a showroom motorcycle.... Read more
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
MotoGP Rear Ride Height Device explained
If you’ve been watching MotoGP recently, you’ll have heard the commentators talk about the rear ride height device, and you might have seen one in action too. Particularly now Suzuki have finally jumped on the bandwagon. But if you’re wondering what it is, where it’s come from and why... Read more
Radar tech for Aprilia motorcycles?
Radar technology is still in it’s infancy in the motorcycle world. We’ve seen it in a few models, like the latest KTM Super Adventure and Ducati Multistrada, but it hasn’t really taken off yet. I’m sure it will eventually, though. And it would seem Piaggio also think it’s ‘the... Read more
What’s that noise? My stupid mistake…
Whilst watching the Knockhill round of the British Superbike Championship a few weeks ago, I was reminded of a very busy weekend there, almost fifteen years ago. It was back in the day when I was racing an old CBR600RR in the British Superstock 600 Championship. It was an... Read more
BSB Superbike vs Superstock | What’s the difference?
To the naked eye, and from a dozen or so paces away, a Superbike and a Superstock bike might look the same. But they’re not. If you’ve ever wondered what £30k will get you, compared to £100k+ in the BSB paddock, wonder no more as we ask, BSB Superbike... Read more
Car tech in bikes; whatever’s next?
Remember when motorbikes used to be simple things? A bit of metal with a wheel at either end and an engine in the middle. Not anymore. As the 2000s became the 2010s and the 2010s became the 2020s we’ve watched gadgets and gismos aplenty trickle relentlessly into our bikes.... Read more
Modern motorcycle tech. Is it worth it?
Whether you’re buying a sportsbike, an adventure bike or anything in between, these days it doesn’t matter which of the manufactures have got their name slapped on the side of it. Chances are if you’ve gone for the top spec model, it’ll have space-age gadgetry and state of the... Read more