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…”

Honda v Yamaha naked 1000s…

It has always been said that Honda make very civilised road bikes, of course you can remove the lights and ride on the track whereas Yamaha make race bikes and of course you can fit some lights and ride on the road. And to an extent that philosophy is still true today, 30 or 40Continue reading “Honda v Yamaha naked 1000s…”

Motorcycle riding, safely

Listen all, motorcycles are in my humble opinion and experience the most fun you can have dressed, but also very difficult to master cos they often don’t behave as we think they should. The secret to riding a bike is basically not a secret, you simply need to concentrate and use your brain as wellContinue reading “Motorcycle riding, safely”

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…..”

WHAT a super hotel, lovely folks and look at their motorbike collection wow!

I have been visiting a lovely town in the north of Italy called Fiorenzuola d’ Arda quite often recently. As it is a long drive from Roma (about 500km each way) I prefer to stay overnight a and just look at the lovely hotel I found https://www.mathis.it/en/ The Hotel Mathis is an amazing find! TheContinue reading “WHAT a super hotel, lovely folks and look at their motorbike collection wow!”

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

I bought my first bike, a Honda C100 4-stroke, at 14 and then broke my collarbone at 15 when I managed to lose the front end and fly over the handlebars in a local field. Since then I have had a range of motorbikes and experiences including track riding as well as racing and IContinue reading “Some basic tips about motorbike riding, from an old survivor…”

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 through France and then another to cover Italy, on a bike you MUST take yer time and allow for weather, tiredness, traffic and all ofContinue 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 otherContinue 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 guyContinue reading “Nick Sanders – what a guy! Mr Round the World motorcyclist in person…”