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  • DO THIS NOW AND SEE THINGS AT NIGHT

    PHILIPS X-TREMEVISION MOTO REPLACEMENT HEADLIGHT GLOBES I’ve spent most of my riding life wishing I had better headlights on my bikes. With each new advancement of lighting technology, I rejoice a little and fit it to my bike as...
  • “MY BIKE SMELLS LIKE A HIPPY’S FART…BUT IT’S CLEAN AS ANYTHING” OXFORD MINT BIKE WASH REVIEW

    I took my long-term Niken along some horrible dirt roads, and as a consequence, she was a very dirty girl when I brought her home. Oh well, I thought, and made it a problem for another day. You see,...
  • IT NEEDS TO BE COOL AGAIN

    Something quite unfortunate has happened to motorcycling in recent times. As a result, there’s not a lot of joy in the industry at the moment. Gone are the heady days of the Eighties and Nineties, when companies like Harley-Davidson...
  • Gaseous Interruptus – Qatar MotoGP with Tug McClutchin

    Motorcycles are generally safe places to fart. There’s no need to ask yourself any of the usual questions that arise when you feel the need to let one rip in a normal setting. Is anyone going to hear it?...
  • 2018 KAWASAKI H2SX WARP SPEED TOURIS

    “Oh my…” I mouthed as the hurtling began. “Oh great stump-jumping Jesus of Nazareth…oooh…” And then there was no more talking to myself. There was maybe some fractured internal dialogue to do with possible defences in the forthcoming criminal...
  • FOR THOSE BLAST-FURNACE DAYS

    IXON SPRINTER AIR JACKET REVIEW It’s hard to decide what to wear when it’s 44 degrees outside. Do you go nude and use lots of sunblock? Do you T-shirt and hope your toxic man-boobs don’t cause human-rights violations? Do...
  • SUNDAY NOT TOO FAR AWAY

    Sunday’s the day, huh? You hope it will be sunny, you call your mates, or you put up a post on Facebook because you have no mates, and off you go…up that same stretch of road you rode last...
  • LOST YOUR LICENCE?

      I have lost my licence several times. I view the process like the Circle of Life – they give it to me, they give it back, I then return it to them, they eventually return it to me...
  • THOSE LITRE LIES

    Can someone tell me why nearly all of our young riders (and an obscene proportion of our older ones) are such pathetic chicken-bitches? Their hyperventilated panicking appears on cue each time any reference is made to 1000cc sportsbikes and...
  • 2018 BMW K1600GT SPEZIAL OPTION 719 – DAS TOURER

      Right after the good people at BMW demanded I return the K1600B (for Bagger), those same good people pushed me aboard another variant of this astonishing motorcycle – the K1600GT Spezial Option 719. How could I refuse this...

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