Category: Bikes

On Track On a Budget

In our quest to do everything the hard way, we want to build a track bike for under £1000. Yes, it may have been possible to just purchase a complete bike for that money, but we are planning to have a properly prepared track bike with upgraded suspension, exhaust and

The Epitome of a Practical Classic Sports Bike

When the Honda FireBlade hit the market in 1992 it changed the world of sports bikes forever, but over 25 years on how are these bikes to ride today? An original FireBlade will set you back silly money, so we looked a little newer for a slice of the 90s

Trail blazing on a budget bike

Sub £1000 doesn’t get you a lot in the second-hand off road bike market, especially in the 125cc bracket. We got hold of this slightly ropey Honda XLR 125. With over 25k miles on the clock this 125 is a bit over used. But once you factor in the era

Daytona security Evo sports GTX Gore-Tex

(Equivalent in current products is Daytona Voltex GTX £749.99) 5 years of high mileage, heavy use come rain, shine or snow and these boots stayed water tight, comfortable and protective. I’ve used them on the daily commute, trackdays and even on the occasional Byway, off road excursion when I should

Poor man’s guide to motorcycle collection

Step 1 Inform wife you have “accidentally” purchased a written off bike, with no frame numbers. Step 2 Realise the bike is located 200miles away and definitely can’t be ridden home. Step 3 Choose appropriate transport, a trailer would be good, but who wants to drive at 60mph, not use

Our Honda CBR 600 is 20 years young

“I used to have one of them. It was a good bike” are the words many a person has said to me when I mention the mid-90s Honda CBR 600F. At a time when Honda were basking in the success of their Fireblade, the CBR 600 had some excellent genes

Does size matter?

Kawasaki KLX 125  vs 2011 Husqvarna TE 511 On the quiet byways of Hertfordshire we got out in the sunshine, surprisingly for the middle of October, with a few friends and had a play in the mud. If you are someone who has never ridden a motorcycle on a byway

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