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 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…”

A bike trip from Amalfi to the south of Spain, wonderful places and the best touring bike I have ever owned …

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