Joe Bacon
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Joe Bacon

Joe started riding five years ago after getting the bug many years before, riding pillion on his dad's BMW on a trip through the Pyrenees. Since passing his test he is now well and truly hooked and has done as much riding as he can; European trips, commuting, off-roading, advanced riding, track days and now leads rides for a London based club.

His bike history started with a 125cc Honda Varedero which gave way to a Kawasaki Z750s once he passed his test. This was replaced by a Yamaha MT07 in 2015. A Triumph Sprint ST was bought as a second bike but after not getting on with this he traded in both for a 2013 BMW R1200 GS, probably being one of the youngest owners, at 33, given the normal stereotype of owners! Currently, he rides a 2016 Street Triple RS.

Life on bikesReviews

If you aren’t ready for a full-on track day, the Hopp Better Riding Day offers circuit-based training that will give you a taste of track life and improve your road riding. Coming from a motorcycling family, when I first started riding I was fortunate to have quite a few mentors

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Review motorcycle earplugs
AdviceGearReviews

Earplugs are critical for protecting your hearing when riding above 50 miles per hour. Joe Bacon looks at the options, from cheap disposable plugs to custom moulded earplugs that last up to three years. For the last few years I have used moulded earplugs as I got a good deal

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