Another fast French trip….really????

It must be said that I spend alot of my waking hours thinking about bikes, cos I really love them!!! Recently my fave motorbike shop in the world contacted me to tell me that they have a bike for me, a Honda Goldwing which had just come in from a mutual friend and is inContinue reading “Another fast French trip….really????”

A brief update on my lovely bikes ….

My garage now consists of 5 motorbikes (plus I have another one in the UK). The 5 bikes I have in my garage consist of 3 Yamahas and 2 Hondas they are all great motorbikes with very different characteristics. I love riding them and looking after them. Of course I am only capable of theContinue reading “A brief update on my lovely bikes ….”

The Amalfi Coast for visitors…

I live in the lovely town of Amalfi, I have lived here for several years and coming here from the city of Roma it was a bit strange at first, but the little town is truly lovely. See this link This town with its cathedral and the entire Amalfi Coast is beautiful and the historyContinue reading “The Amalfi Coast for visitors…”

I just bought what?? A Yamaha R1? Goodness

As we know today’s sports bikes are amazing and true superbikes, they develop one horse power for each kilo of (dry) weight and so are basically road-legal rocket ships! For instance, the current 1000cc bikes from the big four Japanese manufacturers as well as BMW, Ducati and Aprilia are all producing over 200bhp and theyContinue reading “I just bought what?? A Yamaha R1? Goodness”

WD40 for ever!!!!! Its amazing what a little squirt can do….

That was the punch line to one of their adverts many years ago and in my opinion it still holds true today. The story of the product is very interesting too, see the company web site or Wikipedia. I first came to know this product when I was a kid and my Dad showed meContinue reading “WD40 for ever!!!!! Its amazing what a little squirt can do….”

My updated view on used cars and stuff…

Well, like many lucky fellows, for most of my younger life I owned or had access to new or almost new cars. And I guess that like most of us I would totally avoid an old or high mileage or damaged car, convinced as I was that they should be scrapped or something! When IContinue reading “My updated view on used cars and stuff…”

Second-hand vehicles are now increasing in value…..amazing

The current combination of factors from Brexit to COVID to Russia to world transport/container shortages plus the shortage of electonic components and the economic crisis cum boom all add up to a very wierd situation with regard to the second hand vehicle market that I love to frequent. To cut a very long story short,Continue reading “Second-hand vehicles are now increasing in value…..amazing”

My old Audi S4 gets better with age !!!

Well, I have now had this 2006 car for 2 years but for the first year (thanks to COVID) I never really used or appreciated her. I had a few problems too so I was not really in love, although the few drives I made were very enjoyable indeed (see previous posts). I also discoveredContinue reading “My old Audi S4 gets better with age !!!”

My lovely garage, plus its contents.

Until three years ago I lived and worked in Roma and as I owned a small lock up garage my bikes were kept happily warm, dry and out of sight. Of the wife. (I always tried to purchase blue Yamahas but even she noticed that the R1 was not an XT660, rats). My car andContinue reading “My lovely garage, plus its contents.”

Progress?? Honestly not sure…

I recently purchased TWO “old” bikes, a 2013 Honda VFR1200 plus a 2009 Yamaha FZ1, so I have been thinking about recent progress or otherwise with regard to motorcycles, in particular Japanese motorcycles (which I have been enjoying since I was a spotty 14 year old kid). I sold back to Martin (Alf England Motorcycles)Continue reading “Progress?? Honestly not sure…”