Life on bikes

Life on bikes

After a terrible crash at the height of his career, International speedway champion Terry Betts turned his back on the sport, going so far as to dismantle his bikes to stop him racing. Now, he’s rebuilt the bikes that helped him win world finals. Terry Betts isn’t your typical 74-year-old

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Garages and Motorcycle helmets
AdviceLife on bikes

Many bikers object to being forced to remove their helmets on petrol station forecourts. If you can’t boycott the garage, here’s a simple protest that could change their policy. Nobody really has a problem with taking their helmet off at a petrol station, do they? OK, so taking your nice

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Bolt Motorcycles Budvar Bike
Life on bikes

The boss of Bolt Motorcycles is riding his latest build over 1,000 miles to a Czech brewery. It’s a long way to go for a beer, especially when the bike is a 250cc hardtail. There is something about Andrew Almond that tells you he is very driven. The ambition for

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Review Triumph Street Triple 765 RS Suzuki GSX-S 1000
Life on bikesReviews

Two naked bikes with a reputation, two reviewers, two thousand miles (sort of) and many bendy hilly bits in the Vosges Mountains of France to test a bike’s personality. Quite a lot to talk about then, as we put the Triumph Street Triple 765 RS up against the similarly priced

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Biker's bucket list

Vosges Motorcycle Tour
Biker's Bucket List

Often overlooked by bikers desperate to ride the Alps region and its famous passes, the Vosges Mountains area is one of biking’s best not-so-secret destinations. It’s no secret that the Vosges Mountains and Germany’s nearby Black Forest offer some of the best motorcycling roads and scenery in Europe, yet many

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Costa Blanca Loop
Biker's Bucket List

With nearly 140km of tight bends, magnificent mountain scenery and a world-class motorcycle museum, the round route between Pego and El Castell de Guadalest is one of the world’s best biking experiences. Welcome to a biking nirvana, the Costa Blanca Loop. In the end, I lost count of the number

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