Get a Degree in Motorcycle Engineering

Burning the midnight oil studying your bachelors of law? Well, it's time to stop going down a path of misery and disappointment and instead study something fun and worthwhile - the bachelor of engineering degree specialising in motorcycle engineering at the University of Wales. Quite possibly the only degree of its kind on the planet, the course has been running since 2003 and was started and is still run by a Dr Owen ...

The Art of Minimalist Motorcycle Adventure Touring

You don't need the biggest, best and latest motorcycle to enjoy adventure touring - in fact, the idea behind minimalist motorcycle adventuring touring is almost the complete opposite. It's about smaller and simpler bikes, packing light and taking only the bare essentials. Not only can it reward you with being able to ride to harder to reach places, but the cost savings can mean more money to spend on your trip. We chat with ...
Five Things You (Maybe) Don't Know About Your Motorcycle Insurance

Five Things You (Maybe) Don’t Know About Your Motorcycle Insurance

Next to the thrill of racing around the track on two wheels at speeds that would make your mother fret, motorcycle insurance is a bland topic but it is an essential one. What is also essential is to know some of the quirks that people often aren't aware about when it comes to motorcycle insurance - some good and some bad. Before we get into the meat of the article, a disclaimer. Insurance is a complicated product and ...

The Frustrating State of Australian Motorcycle Laws

Over the last year or so, Australian riders residing on the eastern coast of the country have had cause to celebrate with the legalisation of lane splitting finally happening in the three most populous states of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria - something that the overwhelming majority of riders in the US don't enjoy. But with these updated laws has come a hodgepodge of differing rules that have caused confusion and ...

Is it Ever Okay to Sit on Someone’s Motorcycle Without Asking?

Dear TheRideAdvice.com. Unfortunately, my father didn't end up buying me a Ninja H2 for my first bike. He got hit with a lawsuit for embezzlement of pension funds and couldn't afford it. So I've had to get a job and save up to buy a bike myself. Times certainly are tough. Anyway, on the weekend I saw the bike I wanted - a GiXXer(sic) - parked on the street. I sat on it and took a selfie to post to all my female ...

Riding the Trails of Bali

The island province of Bali, Indonesia might be a hugely popular tourist destination but it's hardly renowned for its trails. But perhaps it should be because when you have access to hundreds of kilometres of world class trails across a wide range of locations less than an hour from your hotel door you know you're somewhere special. Disclaimer: We paid full price for our day with Bali Dirt Bike Tours in order to maintain ...

Introducing our Kawasaki KLX250S Project Bike

It's time we got a bit dirty and get off the beaten path. In addition to our little Ninja 300 track bike we're building, we've decided to also take the bullet proof (but overall fairly uninspiring) KLX250S dual sport and upgrade it to a true all rounder with a heap more poke and versatility. The reason we chose the KLX250S boils down to a few factors. One is that they're extremely cheap second hand, with ours costing a ...
Why MotoGP Has Become the Best Motosport Series in the World

Why MotoGP Has Become the Best Motosport Series in the World

For decades, Formula 1 has been the number one form of motorsport in the world, and from a purely monetary point of view remains so. But like anything, the quality of a series waxes and wanes over time and Formula 1 is currently undergoing one of its worst periods in history. And while it continues to decline, MotoGP has come from behind to become the best form of motorsport on the planet. This hasn't happened overnight, ...