Category: Classic Bikes

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Triumph Bonneville – “The best motorcycle in the world”

There can’t be much more of a testament to a motorcycle’s longevity and appeal than the fact it has existed in essentially the same format for eight decades and shows no signs of diminishing in its appeal. In fact, when it comes to the Triumph Bonneville, it’s quite the opposite – the latest version just […]

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Seasonal Bike Kit – Sublime to the Ridiculous

As I sit here in my working-from-home office with the thermometer reading a heady 37°C, I find myself looking ahead to riding later on in the year and in particular, what additions to my kit I might need. There is a saying that there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing choices […]

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Playing it SAFE – Motorcycle Security

Keeping your bike secure isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity in these trying times. Here’s how. One of the most talked about subjects in the motorcycling world, whether you’re into modern or classic, sportsbike or off-road, is that of security. Facebook is full of posts to various groups that start with the word ‘STOLEN’ […]

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Two-Wheeled Adventures – The Ultimate Ride

Now that the world is beginning to unlock and return to a semblance of normality, it means that we can roll up the garage doors, dust off our motorcycles and start to plan a summer of riding to blow away the cobwebs, raise the pulse, clear our minds and enjoy the numerous benefits of riding […]

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Then and Now – The Retro Revolution

Modern retro motorcycles are a booming sector of the market. And with good reason – modern bikes can be like modern cars – jelly-mould boring and too much connectivity, hill-hold braking and Euro4-compliant fuelling. There is a genuine hankering for the golden age of motorcycling in much the same way that there is for classic […]

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Riding Tandem – Top 5 Bikes for Pillions

One of the attractions for many motorcyclists is the solitude and isolation that riding brings. However, for many, they also enjoy riding a bike with friends or partners. While almost all bikes (with the exception of single-seat bobbers, for example) will have two seats, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they will accommodate a pillion passenger […]

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Ten Things That Make You A True Biker

There are many differences between car drivers and motorcyclists. Some are obvious – a desire for experiencing the environment itself rather than being insulated from it; the challenge of using a different set of mechanical skills; the sensory differences between the two forms of machine.  However, there are lots of far less obvious differences that […]

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Get Your Bike Kitted Up – Motorcycle Riding Gear

Head’s up The first, most obvious item of protective gear is a helmet. It is the only item that is legally required – I know, crazy, eh? – and can cost from less than £50 to up to a grand. There are a few key pointers here worth considering. Firstly, never, ever buy second hand […]

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Licensed to Thrill – Getting Your Motorcycle Licence

Getting your bike licence and taking to the open road on your own is one of the most liberating experiences possible. And while it can seem a daunting prospect, it’s actually an enjoyable, straightforward and achievable process.  Back in the day, getting going on two wheels was simple; you applied for a provisional license, rode […]

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Motorcycle Track Days – Just Like a Car Track Day, Right?

I’m lucky enough to have done a few car track days over the years, in a variety of machinery. This ranged from a three-door Ford Sierra RS Cosworth that was a prize for a magazine giveaway (back when magazines had money to spend), to a little track-prepared Ford Puma and even a Morgan Plus 4 […]