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 Quad too), I have formed this idea. Basically before I even consider purchasing a car or bike I investigate the motor. In my opinion a lovelyContinue reading “Engine, engine, engine……”

Barnes v France…..perhaps a draw??

Well we recently saw Barnes hit France, when he and I met up in lovely Troyes. Troyes is surely one of the most beautiful and classic cities in France and walking round it was a great experience, even Barnes appreciated the wonderful buildings and architecture, amazing! His French is er limited but luckily his senseContinue reading “Barnes v France…..perhaps a draw??”

FINALLY another bike trip, to France!

Well we have had almost two years of lockdown and restrictions thanks to this awful COVID virus (which is of course still with us) plus Boris has carried through the awful Brexit idea, so I have been staying home and avoiding risks. I bought a lovely car in Feb 2020 and since then she hasContinue reading “FINALLY another bike trip, to France!”

Barnes meets France….or Alf England International to the rescue!!

Well, I have owned a stunning Yamaha MT10SP for 2 years and wow, what an amazing bike she turned out to be. I have owned several R1s over the years including a track R1 but this was a totally new experience. With an R1 you are seated alot of your weight on your wrists andContinue reading “Barnes meets France….or Alf England International to the rescue!!”

(Safe) motorcycle riding for everyone

I truly love motorcycles and everything about them. I bought my first bike at 14 (a Honda 50 C100, for a few quid) and I have never lived without one since, today I have five bikes (I just sold my Quad, because I never used her) and I love them all!!! For me bikes representContinue reading “(Safe) motorcycle riding for everyone”

Yamaha TMax, what a capable motorbike

Yamaha’s TMax is a simply amazing bike, it was launched in 2001 so is now 20 years old (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_TMAX). I have owned several and currently I have a 2019 530 DX and what a superb bike!! My first experience was a 2001 500 with carbs and I really enjoyed the experience despite suffering theContinue reading “Yamaha TMax, what a capable motorbike”

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”