Ian Malone
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Ian Malone

Ian is the Editor and a co-founder of Biker & Bike.

He is obsessed about bikes to the point that he often starts conversations with new people by saying, "Please don't get me onto the subject of bikes. We'll be here all day."

Inevitably, the next question asked is nearly always, "What bike have you got, then?"

He owns five bikes right now:

'78 Kawasaki Z650
'97 Triumph Daytona 955i
'11 Triumph Tiger 800
'09 Yamaha R1
'88 Suzuki TS125X

At any one time, only two of these bikes are ever working, as you can read about on our blog.

Bikesafe courses
AdviceReviews

BikeSafe Courses: We joined a group of police motorcyclists giving bikers practical tips on how to ride safely to the limits. The first thing that becomes apparent when you join a police-run BikeSafe course is that all notions of ‘them and us’ go out the window. You are all just

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The future of motorcycling
Life on bikes

The future of motorcycling is going to be very different. We are on the brink of an evolution powered by low emissions requirements and tracking technologies that will have a significant impact on the bikes we ride and the way we ride them. On a recent motorcycle trip to the

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Excess insurance for motorbikes
Insurance advice

Want a way to reduce your motorbike insurance costs, legally and safely? You don’t have to accept sky-high premiums on a sports or superbike, custom bike, big tourer, big cruisers, big adventure bike or anything else expensive. You need to get wise on your insurance. Often, the only way to

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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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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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smartbike
Life on bikes

Has the time come for our bikes to be a lot smarter – so smart they could defeat bike thieves, tell us exactly what’s wrong with them and even take control to avoid an accident? Is it time for the smart motorcycle to arrive? It’s rare for me to be

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Advanced riding training
Advice

Advanced riding training is something insurers are very keen on, for understandable reasons. Most offer discounts if you have some form of recognised training and Bennetts go one step further, offering their customers opportunities to train with California Superbike School to hone their control skills. A well-trained rider is less

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stingers on motorcycles
Blog

The Southend Shakedown was brought to a standstill this weekend when Essex police deployed a stinger device against motorcyclists. Reports surfaced of a small number of motorcyclists riding dangerously in some parts of Southend during the iconic Shakedown ride to the seaside town. Videos on social media showed an officer

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Inside Britain's Moped Gangs
Blog

The recent BBC documentary ‘Inside Britain’s Moped Gangs’ followed a group of motorcycle thieves and caused controversy among bikers. But many people may have missed the point of the programme. Biker & Bike started after I watched a video of a gang of young men on scooters stealing a motorcycle

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pit lane girl
Life on bikes

With the controversy over pit lane girls, there’s no better time to meet someone who has spent her life around bikes, much of it in the pit lane. Jean Lane’s love affair with biking began in the heyday of the cafe racer. A Teddy Boy boyfriend had acquired a bike

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