Some basic tips about motorbike riding, from an old survivor…

I bought my first bike, a Honda Cub 50, at 14 and I broke my first collarbone at 15 when I managed to fly over the handlebars in a local field. Since then I have had a range of motorbikes and experiences including track riding and I just wanted to pass on some basic survival … Continue reading Some basic tips about motorbike riding, from an old survivor…

Think bike? Think GLOVES!

Ok so you love motorbikes and the freedom they bring us. Ok so you love the wind in yer face and the fact that you can easily slip through stationary traffic and get away first from the traffic lights. Me too! I have owned lots of bikes and I currently have five in my collection, … Continue reading Think bike? Think GLOVES!

And will I go and visit the National Motorcycle Museum AGAIN??? Er sure, I could even live there..

I have never seen such a wonderful museum, have a look here. They have more than 1000 bikes and at least 800 are on view at any time, the others are then maintained and every bike they have is a runner! No other museum I have ever visited offers so much. The bikes range from … Continue reading And will I go and visit the National Motorcycle Museum AGAIN??? Er sure, I could even live there..

The (fast) ride home…

Well I collected my beautiful new Yamaha MT10SP last week in the Midlands from Alf England and I then rode her home to Amalfi. You need a day to ride thro France and another to cover Italy, on a bike you MUST take yer time and allow for weather, tiredness, traffic and all of the … Continue reading The (fast) ride home…

You just bought WHAT???? Oops, only a new Yamaha MT10 SP..

OK I know that I am far too old for fast motorbikes these days and I should be looking at electric scooters and heated slippers, but hey never say never. And thus I just purchased a new Yamaha MT 10 SP which is the flash version of the MT 10 with Ohlins suspension and other … Continue reading You just bought WHAT???? Oops, only a new Yamaha MT10 SP..

We have some great cars for sale here in Ravello and…we can organise storage as well as long-term “rental”…..

Here at Autocioffi (see us at http://www.autocioffi.it) we have a super premises which used to be a paper mill (so it is next to a small river) and we have 3 floors of covered parking space. We generally have about 20 of our own cars here and we have space for at least another 30. … Continue reading We have some great cars for sale here in Ravello and…we can organise storage as well as long-term “rental”…..

Nick Sanders – what a guy! Mr Round the World motorcyclist in person…

Have a look at this guy's web site: https://www.nicksanders.com/. Nick is perhaps the most prolific world traveller ever, he has collaborated with Yamaha for many years and his travels with the R1 and more recently the SuperTenere 1200 have been made into some fantastic books and films. Nick is and remains a very down-to-earth guy … Continue reading Nick Sanders – what a guy! Mr Round the World motorcyclist in person…

A bike trip from Amalfi down to the south coast of Spain, wonderful places and the best touring bike I have ever owned for sure..

I had a full week holiday booked in downtown Estepoda, at a lovely resort called Costa Natura, practically on the beach on the Costa del Sol on the Spanish south coast only about 40km up the coast from Gibralter. We debated which way to travel from Italy and madam chose a flight from Naples to … Continue reading A bike trip from Amalfi down to the south coast of Spain, wonderful places and the best touring bike I have ever owned for sure..

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