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  • BOOK REVIEW – STEALING SPEED by MAT OXLEY

    What a tale. What a rollicking, intriguing and fascinating tale. Billed as “The biggest spy scandal in motorsport history”, Mat Oxley’s Stealing Speed is the story of exactly that, and much more. If you ride, but you don’t know...
  • THE GODFATHER

    My brother, Brother Silverback, once declaimed that “Every man must own a Moto Guzzi at least once in his life”. And this is true. To combat the vagaries of the world, a man must bear the scars of struggle....
  • SEGURA LEATHER – SAFE AND SEXY

    I feel like a princess. A leathery one. But a princess nonetheless. After all, I have a dazzling new leather jacket. This does not happen often. So when it does I get all fluttery and want to go dancing...
  • TELLING THE WIFE

    Like any normal bloke, I hate confessing my idiocy to my wife. I go to great lengths to avoid doing so. It is best that way. For everyone. But especially for me. Like when I embedded a beaut test...
  • SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES

    Once in a while, something truly unique appears in Motorcycle Land, and makes a powerful statement. A furious one-off mutant, that is as much a showcase for Phil Tainton Racing’s (PTR) unique bike-building and tuning talents as it is...
  • FOB ME OFF

    I’m not sure who the first offender was. It might have been Harley. It might have been BMW. It might have been Ducati. It might have been Indian. Ultimately it doesn’t matter. The fob genie is out of the...
  • HELD IMOLA FLASH JACKET REVIEW

    “What kind of German wizardry is this?” I asked Ray when he showed me pictures of Held’s new Imola Flash jacket. “It’s a very dark grey in this picture, and then it looks like it’s crusted in diamonds in...
  • WHY MOTORCYCLISTS ARE BETTER PEOPLE

    Motorcyclists are, as an organic whole, better human beings than people who do not ride motorcycles. The science is in, and science, as we all know, just does not lie… Motorcyclists are selfless We ride bikes, which are perfectly...
  • FABIO TAGLIONI – THE MAN WHO MADE THE DUCATI DESMOS

    You’ve probably never heard of Fabio Tagliolini. But if you’re a Ducati fan, then this is your God. Fabio didn’t waste time getting into motorcycles. He was born in 1920, grew up learning about things mechanical in his father’s...
  • CONTINENTAL ROAD ATTACK 3

    Motorcyclists are weird about tyres. I am no exception. I get a certain brand into my head and I’m like some OCD mutt…no other tyre is as good, no other tyre is ever even to be considered, I know...

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