Bikers, Lay Off the Road Rage. You won’t Win, Ever.

Irish comedian Dylan Moran put it so well - people will apologise profusely if they accidentally bump into one another when walking down the street, but the slightest indiscretion while driving in a car turns people into raging homicidal maniacs. Whatever the reasons for road rage, as a motorcycle rider you're in a far more vulnerable position than a car driver - yet that doesn't stop many riders participating in road rage. ...

Victory Octane vs Indian Scout vs Harley-Davidson Sportster Comparison

Just announced a few weeks ago, the Victory Octane looks set to capture a new generation of cruiser riders in America. It will be Victory's most powerful, fastest and lightest bike yet - all the while being the cheapest, too. And while the Victory Octane does have many similarities to the Indian Scout, its real target is Harley Davidson and their Sportster 1200. Harley-Davidson has come under increasing pressure from ...

2016 Ducati 959 Panigale Street Review

When the Ducati 959 Panigale was announced late last year, I'll be the first to admit to a healthy dose of cynicism.  Here was Ducati's 'little' sportsbike being upgraded to now less than 50cc off the size of a litre bike. But once you put a leg over the 959 Panigale, all that skepticism gets washed away. Not only is the 2016 Ducati 959 Panigale a wonderful bike, it could well be Ducati's most practical sportsbike ...

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 ...

How to use a 3D Printer to Repair your Motorcycle

3D printers promise to revolutionise the world. 3D printed spines, livers, faces. 3D printed houses, furniture and consumer goods. Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. There's even been demonstrations of an entire working 3D printed motorcycle. But while all those things are still somewhat off in the future before they become widely used and available, there are practical applications for 3D printers today, including using a 3D printer to ...

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 ...

BMW G 310 R v Yamaha MT-03 – New Naked Learner Comparison

Later this year the learner market will be joined by two important new models. One will be a naked version of what is in our opinion the best learner sportsbike on the market (the Yamaha R3) to be known as the Yamaha MT-03. The other is the first in a new partnership for BMW by way of the G 310 R which will see the German manufacturer target the entry level market for the first time. Let's take a look at what each offers and ...