Archive for October, 2011

ALPINE STARS 1953

Published by Nick on October 21st, 2011 - in IMAGERY

These sensational images are courtesy of Paul Gander, and the story of his dad and mates setting of an European tour in 1953 is best told here. The title contains a nice irony: Paul was a confirmed sportsbike rider, until he had a close look at his Dad’s album. And a whole world was revealed…

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BLITZ

Published by Nick on October 22nd, 2011 - in IMAGERY

Blitz: cycles re-cycled…

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There has recently been an upsurge of interest in special builds and builders – we’d like to think of stuff being created, angle grinder to hand, in sheds all over the country, but at least there is a definite and growing interest in ‘rolling yer own’.

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MARCO

Published by Nick on October 23rd, 2011 - in NEWS

20.1.87 – 23.10.11
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ZZR 14: ONE STEP FORWARD…

Published by Nick on October 17th, 2011 - in NEWS

Or is it?

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2012 ZZR1400: 210 crank?

Published by Nick on October 11th, 2011 - in NEWS

This is something that still get’s us going. Can’t help it. The arrival of the latest icon to inherit the world title – of  2 wheeled production power. (more…)

Gary’s Meditation

Published by Editor on October 5th, 2011 - in Inbox

Gary Northeast’s meditation on a local run.  In Wales.

There’s a road I quite often go out of my way to ride not far from where I live here in Mid-Wales. The bit I ride is not a very long piece of road, just about seven miles in all, but in those seven short miles it brings together in one place many of the things I most love about motorcycling.

It begins in a small hamlet of a few houses and scattered along its length are another three settlements with a small village at the end. There are a couple of posted speed limits along the way so consequently no really long stretches to blast down at high speed. (more…)

MV AGUSTA BRUTALE 920

Published by Nick on October 3rd, 2011 - in REVIEWS

Our review series of naked Euro litre bikes continues with the new Brutale 920. (more…)

THE HACK IS BACK

Published by Nick on October 2nd, 2011 - in ONGOING

We recently pre-empted the hack season by drawing up a list of value conveyances. And followed our own advice by taking the plunge on a naked SV650… (more…)

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