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…

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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..

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..

A bike trip, down to the south of Spain this time.

My lovely Yamaha FJR1300 cannot wait to stretch her long legs. We have booked a week in a lovely place near Malaga and I was thinking of taking a flight, fast and easy of course. BUT I really prefer a trip by bike and I love Spain, so I have booked a ferry from Civitavecchia … Continue reading A bike trip, down to the south of Spain this time.

Another rapid van trip through Europe…

Last week I headed north, destination the UK where I was due to deliver 2 motorbikes to my favourite bike shop where they would be sold. So I prepared my trusty Mercedes Vito van, checking the tyres plus oil and water and packing the 2 bikes snugly into the rear, luckily they are both slim … Continue reading Another rapid van trip through Europe…

Selling off some of my fleet. Sob.

So the time has come to part ways with my cherished Audi A5, as well as some of my bikes. Garage space is one problem and cash flow is another as I now work part time so I have much less income of course, thus I have decided with a heavy heart to offer my … Continue reading Selling off some of my fleet. Sob.

An amazingly talented tyre fitter and mechanic who can service, fix or repair almost anything on wheels….

Since I moved house from Roma to Tramonti I have had to restart with all of my contacts to look after my car, my van, and my small fleet of motorbikes. This was not easy as I had lived in Roma for more than 20 years and starting over is never simple, Roma is a … Continue reading An amazingly talented tyre fitter and mechanic who can service, fix or repair almost anything on wheels….

Between Roma, Amalfi and Cambridge +39 333 8153190 simon.f@europe.com Phone daytime hours (Europe) or sms or whatsapp anytime.