22 April 2014.
I’M not really sure how it happened, but all of a sudden, my garage is full again. When our daughter was born almost five years ago, I soon stopped riding. It’s a common theme among many bikers – family life takes over, and before they know it, their bikes have gone.
16 January 2014.
We’ve all done it... skiving out of work with some excuse or other, to take advantage of a crisp winter’s day on the bike. For me, an hour out on the Triumph Tiger Sport was all the more valuable, as it was the last chance I’d have to enjoy this brilliant machine.
13 December 2013.
I’ve ridden the future, and I loved it! Electric vehicles are quietly powering their way into our lives, but there’s good reason why we should embrace the technology. That’s not to say it’s going to stop us enjoying the feeling, the sound, or of course the smell of our petrol motors, and I can’t see the internal combustion engine disappearing for a very long time.
14 November 2013.
If you ever find yourself in Munich, you really should visit the BMW museum. The new nineT was launched there, and I was lucky enough to spend a couple of hours wandering around, taking in the stunning bikes from the past 90 years. In the picture, I’m stood in front of an R32 – the first bike the Bavarian company ever produced.
17 October 2013.
Clinging to the bright red tank of Enfield’s lovely new Continental GT cafe racer (see p16), blatting through London – not a bad way to round off your first week in a new job. Hello. I’m John. As you’ll find out over the coming months, I get pretty excited about most things, but more than anything I get very excited about bikes.
17 May 2013.
The last 500 to be launched by Honda this year is the adventure-styled CB500X. This 471cc, parallel twin machine has some useful additions and tweaks from its two siblings – the CB500F and CBR500R – to make it into a viable mini touring proposition. And all for under £5000 – check it out on page 10.
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