Don’t get lost

Sat-nav’s are becoming a popular choice for bikers, they are the perfect companion for touring, or if your out and about and in a strange part of the country and your dinner is waiting for you. Just put in “home" and your guided back. What makes motorcycle sat-navs different from ordinary car ones, i was... Continue Reading →

Road Denim

In the hotter months, it's nice to put on a pair of jeans when you decide to head out for a wee run, after all, you might be heading to some social event where you don't want to be walking around in a pair of motorcycle trousers. The last thing you should do is jump... Continue Reading →

Spring watch 10th April

A nice wee day at the end of a week of nice wee days, time to head for the hills. It's a place I tend to go often, regardless of the weather. The rest and be thankful is a carpark situated in the Argyll Forest Park, and in true Scottish style, the tranquility of the... Continue Reading →

Blow off the cobwebs 2015

A nice sunny, warm day in March? can't pass up a chance to clean the cobwebs off my bike. This is the first time this year, so it's the "start of the season", thought I'd just go a wee run round the block, try and re-acquire some skills I have forgotten since the last time... Continue Reading →

2015 Scottish Motorcycle Show

This years Scottish Motorcycle show was held at the Royal Highland Centre with most of the manufacturers displaying the latest models. Yamaha had the new bikes on display including the new XJR1300 & XJR1300 racer. also on display was the V-max (celebrating 30 years) and looking mean, the excellent custom styled XV950 R, a special... Continue Reading →

Richa Cold Protect GTX

These gloves are from a company called Richa (here), they are all weather gore-tex gloves, made from a combination of goat leather and nyspan stretch fabric. They were winners in a group test for Sub £100 all weather gloves (here), and what a review they got. I’m always on the lookout for all weather gloves,... Continue Reading →

Colour Lids

Here are some lids with a bit of colour. (from left to right) AGV K-3 £100 Schuberth C3 pro £530 Shark Vision R 2 £210 Shoei NXR £480 Arai RX7GP £360

Black and White Lids

Just some black and white helmets for those that can't decide on a colour. (From left to right) AGV Compact Course £190 Nolan N86 Rapid £170 Shark Evoline 3 Hakka £270 Caberg Duke Legend £180 Shoei NXR Dunlop Replica £480

Diesel, on a motorbike?

Diesel, yes, the clothing company, are getting into motorcycle gear, the have a choice of 3 styles of helmet. The Mowie, an open face 3/4 size helmet, The Hi-jack, open faced, designed to look like a helicopter pilots helmet and the Full-jack, which is a full face helmet. These helmets have been given the full Diesel... Continue Reading →

Carbon lids

Getting ever more popular, carbon lids are not only stronger and lighter, but are more affordable. Here are a small selection, with price and the all important weight. (from top, clockwise) AGV Pista GP around £800 weighing in at 1275g Nexx XR1R Carbon around £300 weighing in at 1250g HJC FS-10 Carbon around £250 weighing in at 1400g Shark Speed-R MXV... Continue Reading →

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