Jock McJock
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Jock McJock

Jock would describe himself as a world child, though a child with a greying beard and ever-receding hairline.

Gaining his bike licence over 30 years ago, from the roads of Perth, Scotland, to the dirt roads of Perth, Australia, he stopped counting the miles as the half million mark easily came and went, barely noticed. Emotive, sarcastic, direct, as happy to bimble and take in the view as he is to drag a kneeslider and ignore the view.

His biking CV is an eclectic mix, from racer to tourer, track instructor to ride leader, he has ridden all over the globe, describing the journey as ‘in progress’, never ready to sit back and settle for the biking memories he has. Rather than just going from A to B, Jock makes sure A to B has a story in it to tell.

Jock revels in the analytical side of riding and product testing. His passion spills out into helping everyone from newcomers to aspiring racers, providing guidance to those riders who may lack confidence on their bikes, through lectures and riding analysis.

So buy him a donut and a coffee and settle in for a roller coaster ride of biking emotions.

sell motorbike
Stories

Jock waves goodbye to a bike that last year he was all over. Seeing his new ride is a bit

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Honda Grom addict
Life on bikes

In part 1: I am Grom, Jock tries to rationalise why a grown man would buy the modern era’s version

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Honda Grom
Life on bikes

Across the world, grown men and teenagers are going nuts for a bike called the Honda Grom. Jock McJock (yes,

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BMW GS touring
Life on bikes

There is something about a fully loaded BMW GS that bikers either love or hate. As Jock found out when

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Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 Triumph Street Triple 765 RS
Gear and kit

Over 2000 miles, Jock tests the Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 on a Triumph Street Triple 765 RS on arguably the

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Motorcycle trackers
Motorbike security

Motorcycle trackers are nothing new, but with the surge in bike theft in some areas of the country, Jock thought

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BG 44K® Fuel System Cleaner
Maintenance

Always seeking to get extra welly out of his bikes, Jock McJock tries some liquid alchemy to make his old

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Do fuel additives work?
Maintenance

Jock, never known to hang around (unless it’s winter) completely unscientifically tests an engine additive to see if they actually

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Metzler Roadtec 01
Gear and kit

Race-track tyre tester and long distance mile muncher Jock McJock gets to grips, literally, with the Metzler Roadtec 01. Does it

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Packing for a motorbike trip
Life on bikes

Jock McJock has done more trips than any other biker we know. He could probably pack with his eyes closed.

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