two up in spain and portugal (part 3) …

Here’s Part 3 of the write up following our recent road trip in Spain and Portugal, if you missed Part 1 you can read it here and if you can read Part 2 of the update here. After leaving Mirando de Douro we headed out of Portugal into the Province of Salamanca, with the small […]

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two up in spain and portugal (part 2) …

Part 2 If you missed Part 1 of the Blog post following our recent trip to Spain and Portugal you can read it here. In that post I mentioned that after spending some time in the Picos mountains we headed off to Galicia, traveled to Santiago and the Atlantic coast and then headed down to […]

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two up in spain and portugal (part 1) …

I’ve said for a long time that you can tour on any sort of bike, and ultimately it’s hard for me to imagine any bike that doesn’t come with some sort of compromise. Clearly depending what your expectations are and what you want from your bike will depend on the level of compromise. My earlier […]

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just back from a road trip

It’s been a little quieter than usual on the Blog for the last couple of weeks, as my wife and I have been away on a road trip in Spain and Portugal. The trip was fantastic, glorious roads and weather and all pretty enjoyable. I’ll catch up and post updates over the next few days […]

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and this one is from germany … R nine T

Over the years the excitement and pleasure of collecting a new bike has never lessened for me, and riding my Z1000 SX down to the Williams BMW dealership in Manchester earlier this week was no different. The weather over the last few days had been decent, and it was still decent as I clipped the […]

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time to say goodbye to the bike …

I’ve just about to trade one of the best bikes I’ve ever had. The Kawasaki Z1000 SX I have had for the last three and a quarter years or so  has quite simply been superb from the day I got it back in May 2014 until the day I said goodbye to it. It was […]

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a rather large bmw …

I was in Williams BMW (Manchester) today and they had just taken delivery of the new BMW K1600B, I’ve got to be honest it’s absolutely not my kind of bike BUT without doubt it looks an incredibly impressive machine… and its massive! Its a six cylinder 1,649cc giant of a bike – there’s info on […]

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motorcycle intercom …

Back in May I bought the Cardo Freecom 2 Duo motorcycle intercom and I thought that it would make more sense to use it for a while rather than post a review before giving it full use. I had a good look around the web, reading reviews and so on as you do before deciding which […]

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luggage on the kawasaki vulcan s (650)

A short while ago I wrote a Blog post about luggage on the Kawasaki Vulcan S (650), you can read about that here In that post I wrote about the difficulty my wife and I were having in finding luggage that we thought was suitable for the bike, quite a contrast to the OEM luggage […]

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cracking day out in the yorkshire dales …

With sandwiches and coffee made and packed and with the prospect of a decent days weather we were on our way on the Vulcan for before 09:30. A cracking good day, good roads, fabulous scenery and a little over 200 miles done and we were home by around 17:15. We did the first 20 or […]

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