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  • My bike: 2011 BMW R1200RT review

    My bike: 2011 BMW R1200RT review

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    The spec: Owner: Anthony Greenwood Price paid: £14,100 (with extras) Spec: 110bhp/85lb-ft Kerb weight: 259kg Tank: 27 litres Seat: 820mm Miles on clock: 8160 Average mpg: 45-59mpg Current tyres: Michelin Pilot Road 4 I bought the RT brand new in Spring 2011 from Cannon BMW in Witham – they offered me a good deal as…

  • Student invents universal Allen key set

    Student invents universal Allen key set

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    Peter Wen, a mechanical engineering student at the University of Toronto has designed a universal Allen key set. Called Telehex, it is just half the weight of a conventional kit and significantly less bulk. Whilst the Telehex was originally designed for cyclists, it is a practical solution for motorcyclists, who share similar space issues on…

  • Shark S600 ‘Folie’ helmet

    Shark S600 ‘Folie’ helmet

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    (www.getgeared.co.uk – £99.99 for plain colours, £119.99 for graphics like the Folie), by Laura Pickett When my previous Shark gave up the ghost after five years, I wanted to keep with Shark.  I also wanted something feminine but not too over the top… then at a show my husband spotted the Folie and pointed it…

  • National Motorcycle Museum announces “Live” Open Day

    National Motorcycle Museum announces “Live” Open Day

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    The National Motorcycle Museum has announced 31st October as the date for their second annual free open day. Carl Fogarty and James Whitham will be on hand, hosting two one-hour chat shows as well as running some of the museum’s most iconic race bikes.  The afternoon culminates in a handover to Fogarty of one of…

  • Biker buys Sheriff’s fuel to say “Thank You”

    Biker buys Sheriff’s fuel to say “Thank You”

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    The LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office in Poteau, Oklahoma issued an official thank you to a motorcyclist.  The biker, who would not give his name, had been attending the local H.O.G. rally (marshalled by the local police) when he noticed a Deputy struggling to make a fuel card work at a petrol station. The biker stepped…

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