out an about in the odd February weather – kawasaki 650 vulcan s

The rather odd February weather provided me with an unexpected opportunity to get a few miles in on one of my bikes – and for me my first ride of 2019. All in all it was decent enough and also provided me with the first ‘biker breakfast’ If you’ve missed the recent posts with some […]

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RnineT – different angles part 1

As an owner of a BMW RnineT I don’t need to be asked twice to take a look at pictures of this magnificent Boxer twin, and it’s fair to say I never tire of looking at the different approaches that owners and/or bike builders have taken to put their own stamp on the machine. For […]

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machine art X heads – engine covers for the boxer

Inevitably Blog posts from me slow down over the winter period, some days it feels like it’s too cold to go into the garage never mind contemplate getting one of the bikes out.  I do have some plans for later in 2019, but more of that in later posts – this post is just about […]

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sometimes it’s the little things …

A couple of weeks ago I saw a post from someone who had fitted some neat looking ‘exhaust tips’ to the twin Akro’s on his RnineT … they looked very decent and given that they were less than £52 (approx €57) they seemed well worth a punt. They arrived earlier this week and I’ve just […]

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a blast from the past …

I was sorting through some old emails earlier whilst having a general tidy up when I came across an email from 2007.  The email had been prompted by me reading the August edition of the monthly Fast Bikes magazine and they had featured a used Suzuki GSR-600. The bike had previously been mine and I […]

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it may be autumn but …

Despite us heading towards the middle of October and the onset of Autumn having the potential to make memories of a steaming hot summer seem like an age ago  –  the sun has continued to shine and provide plenty enough warmth for some very comfortable riding. Just the other week I had thought that would […]

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not been on this one for a while…

With the continued decent weather this week I decided I’d get out on the Kawasaki Vulcan for a couple of hours – and not for the first time was soon reminded of just how much fun this bike is. Despite its modest 650cc engine size it really can get a shift on and is so […]

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bit of moto guzzi time …

Decent September weather provided an opportunity for a ride on the Guzzi V7 yesterday. Although the weather was good and I had all day a combination of things to do and my mind generally being distracted onto other things meant that I was only out for a couple of hours, Having not been on this […]

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motorcyling in spain and portugal – part 6

This is the sixth and final part of my write up following a very decent trip in Spain and Portugal, although I will write a sort of supplementary post that picks up on a few general issues and reflections on the trip, and if you’re at all interested in what I think of the BMW […]

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motorcycling in spain and portugal – part 5

By the time I left my hotel in Colmenar – the superb Casona Los Moriscos, it really had started to feel that this was now very much Part 2 of my trip, not only because I was well into the second half of my time away, but because from now on what ever route I […]

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