The old Vito FLIES up to France and back…

As regular readers will know I LOVE my Mercedes Vito and since I bought her new in 2009 I have always enjoyed my trips with her, Italy to the UK several times plus Germany and Spain and so on. She has NEVER let me down and is now at 160k kms. When we had theContinue reading “The old Vito FLIES up to France and back…”

Meeting Rocket Ron and Leon Haslam!!!!

Back in 2015 I was helping some mates at RunxFun to run a stand at Bike Expo in Roma and on the nearby Aprilia stand I spotted their two official WSB riders signing autographs for a massive queue of fans. I went over to say hello as I recognized Leon Haslam and I helped himContinue reading “Meeting Rocket Ron and Leon Haslam!!!!”

Barnes does Europe….very fast!!!

I first met Brian the Barnes perhaps 20 years ago when he came on board the Alf England ship in Bedworth (north Coventry). He came from a car dealer to work as Service Manager for Martin the Cole, Martin and I have been mates since I studied in Coventry many moons ago. Brian had loadsContinue reading “Barnes does Europe….very fast!!!”

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”

(Safe) motorcycle riding for everyone

I truly love motorcycles and everything about them. I bought my first bike at 14 (a Honda 50 C100, for a few quid) and I have never lived without one since, today I have five bikes (I just sold my Quad, because I never used her) and I love them all!!! For me bikes representContinue reading “(Safe) motorcycle riding for everyone”

Car and motorcycle maintenance – suggestions…

As I am now fairly old er experienced with owning and looking after cars and bikes, I thought that a few hints could be useful. Ps instead of reading you can listen to this post on Spotify!!! Many years ago in the UK I worked with a lovely guy called Jack and he owned aContinue reading “Car and motorcycle maintenance – suggestions…”

Some important new activities soon to be ready…..

Ok so its about time to change up a gear or two. We have recently made two VERY significant purchases so Service is getting ready to sprint. Here we go with a quick description of what we will very soon be offering: Carbon engine clean device. From Epoch in South Korea. Arrived at last!!! TheContinue reading “Some important new activities soon to be ready…..”

Motorcycle road safety courses for all….in English or Italian.

I have been buying, repairing and riding motorcycles since I was 14, and I still learn something every time I go for a ride. Whilst a car is relatively easy to drive at least from A to B, a bike is really complex and totally not easy to ride also because it will fall overContinue reading “Motorcycle road safety courses for all….in English or Italian.”

New plan! New motorcycle sales operation. Watch this space

Ok so now I am established in my new property in the Tramonti region of Italy, and Tramonti is very close to the motorway. So what now? I am in touch with the guys who own and run the excellent dealership Celestini in Civitavecchia and they are not only an excellent Yamaha and KTM dealer,Continue reading “New plan! New motorcycle sales operation. Watch this space”

A visit to one of the best bike dealers in Italy, Celestini at Civitavecchia

I have known these guys for many years, since Alessandro was racing in the R6 Cup and he used to come to Magione for some training with Run x Fun. His father Sandro¬† was a very talented scrambler and he started his bike shop in Civitavecchia back in 1982 and the activity has grown intoContinue reading “A visit to one of the best bike dealers in Italy, Celestini at Civitavecchia”