Has mighty Honda lost the plot (a bit)??

I have always liked and admired Honda bikes ever since I was a kid, at 14 I bought a rather tired 50cc Cub for riding in the fields (it snapped in half and I had to get the frame welded back togather by our local Smithie). I had a 1978 Honda 750 Four K6 andContinue reading “Has mighty Honda lost the plot (a bit)??”

The Honda CB1000R, what a lovely bike!

I bought my 2018 Honda CB1000R two years ago during lockdown and thus I have used her very little so far. In the UK this model never had great success and thus the value for money was amazing, I paid less than 7k Pounds for this lovely example with only 13k kms on the clockContinue reading “The Honda CB1000R, what a lovely bike!”

I cannot believe how good my little Honda CRF250 is!!

Well, horses for courses and all that. I LOVE motorcycles and I currently have 4 bikes, I recently realised that my stunning R1 was er just a bit faster than me so I decided to trade her back to Martin before I got carried away!. I have owned and loved 4 R1s including one fantasticContinue reading “I cannot believe how good my little Honda CRF250 is!!”

Engine, engine, engine……

Ok the title does not really do justice to my idea so let me explain further. Over the many years of enjoying both cars and motorbikes (I had a Yamaha Quad Raptor 700 too), I have formed this idea. Basically before I even consider purchasing a car or bike I start with the motor. InContinue reading “Engine, engine, engine……”

Sapri and Maratea, stunning places and roads!

The small coastal town of Sapri is in the southern most tip of the Campania region and historical Maratea (also on the coast) is in the Basilicata region only about15 kilometers away by road. The area is truly lovely and the people very kind and happy to meet visitors, luckily since the awful COVID lockdownsContinue reading “Sapri and Maratea, stunning places and roads!”

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 since I was a lad 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 stillContinue 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”