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 over … Continue reading Motorcycle road safety courses for all….in English or Italian.
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
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 into … Continue reading A visit to one of the best bike dealers in Italy, Celestini at Civitavecchia
I met up with the team Run x Fun owned and run by Luca Viola, himself a former racer as well as a passionate off roader and visitor to Africa. The team includes Paolo Castrichini, Max Zeraftis, Alex Vaghi, Michele Marchetti and others (see http://www.runxfun.it) as well as some amazing racers such as Fabio Massei (shown … Continue reading Bike training continued…..
We all (well, many of us) enjoy a motorbike and we almost all teach ourselves how to ride. We may get some tips from a mate or two or from the guy in the shop that sells us the bike but in general we all think that we know how to ride a bike. We … Continue reading The basics, the ABC of surviving on a motorbike
Unfortunately we have daily reminders of the danger of riding a two wheeler be it motorcycle or scooter or moped. Look at this one from last week:https://www.ilvescovado.it/it/sezioni-25/cronaca-1/incidente-tra-moto-e-scooter-a-castiglione-coinvo-71958 When we make a mistake driving our car, we may bend some metal but we usually get away with it especially now that a modern car has loads … Continue reading The real importance of rider training
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As most residents of planet earth will know, Valentino Rossi is Mr Moto GP. Valentino has been racing for 20 years and has won the Moto GP title 9 times now, he fought for his 10th win with Yamaha this year but Marc Marques and Honda denied him. Rats. His home town is Tavullia which is on … Continue reading Valentino Rossi and Tavullia