sunny morning

Lovely day in the North West yesterday. Could this actually be the start of the long overdue summer weather … it was too much to resist, so did an 80 mile round trip for a coffee.

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Moto Guzzi V50 Monza for sale …

I am selling my 1982 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza for £2,900 The bike has just 15,198 miles on it The plastics and fairing are all in good condition and the bike has a full MoT until November 2018.  Fans of the marque will know that the Monza edition differs from the V50 ‘tourer’ as it […]

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love this bike …

With Spring and Summer at times seeming as far away as ever I took advantage of some half decent weather on Monday to get on the bike for a couple of hours and head out over the Snake Pass. The weather was dry, at times bright,and although still a bit chilly, it was good to […]

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tasty RnineT …

A friend of mine called into the BMW Motorrad dealer in Chester last week and saw a rather stunning BMW RnineT. He was good enough to take a few snaps of the bike and sent them onto me – this one really is a stunner. I had a quick Google search on the web and […]

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new bike from moto guzzi …

Although the style of the new Moto Guzzi ‘adventure’ bike – the V85 isn’t quite my cup of tea, its nice to see the Guzzi factory adding something new (and different) to its range. It was originally unveiled as a concept bike at last year’s Milan Motorcycle show and apparently is scheduled to be available […]

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summers on the way – back on the road (2)

I wrote in the previous post that with the onset of summer and the all round improvement in the weather I was able to get out on the bikes this week  – first up was few miles on the RnineT (see the post here). Yesterday it was time to get the Kawasaki Vulcan S out […]

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summers on the way … back on the road (1)

The more than welcome improvement in the weather this week meant I was able to get out a couple of time on the bikes. It seems as though the cold and wet of winter has dragged on so much longer this year than in previous recent years. So at last it was time to take […]

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unusual bmw …

I don’t recall seeing too many BMW trike builds or conversions over the years – but the other day when driving down to Cardiff in Wales from Manchester in the North West of England I spotted one in a car park in Shropshire. It’s not my cup of tea, but I suppose there are all […]

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luggage on the RnineT …

I changed one of my bikes last year for a BMW RnineT. The bike I traded was a Kawasaki Z1000SX, which was probably just about the best ‘all rounder’ that I have ever had. When it comes to touring it really is an ideal bike and that one took me all over western Europe (on […]

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speaking up for great service …

I always think it’s fair enough to speak up when the service you have had at a shop, dealer or anywhere else falls short of what you might reasonably expect – by the same measure I think it’s got to be fair enough to speak up for good service. When the service goes beyond good […]

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