Kevin Turner
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Kevin Turner

Kevin is a freelance writer, columnist for Motorcycle Explorer Magazine, and author of two travel books, Bonjour! Is This Italy? A Hapless Biker’s Guide to Europe and From Crystal Palace to Red Square: A Hapless Biker’s Road to Russia.

Despite his love of travel, Kevin stoically insists on riding an ’02 Ninja. He has cherished the bike - worth less than a good set of leathers - for over a decade; it's getting to be embarrassing.

Reviews

‘Just shy of fourteen quid to ride the best part of 200 miles.’ That’s not even the best bit, as Kev tells us why the Honda NC750X is a consummate mile-muncher; boring, banal and brilliant in every way. A lot of people have said a lot of good things about

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motorcycle no-fault accident
Advice

The ‘no surprise, no accident’ theory rapidly gaining traction with bikers is that you need to ride expecting every other road user to run into you. After seeing a near no-fault accident happen right in front of him, Keven Turner is already on board with the idea. Yesterday, under the

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bike to go on adventures
Life on bikes

Kicking off our series on ‘you don’t need an adventure bike to go on adventures,’ Kev says taking even an improbable sled like an old 600cc sports bike makes plenty of sense. Of course it does… ‘Compromise’ –noun: long distance touring on a sports motorbike. That is how the Oxford

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Nurburgring Race Track
Biker's Bucket List

When the sun shines at the Nürburgring, it is as though the Great Speed God himself has returned to bless those brave or stupid enough to worship at this, his most resplendent of temples. It is a joyful place, like some other Eden; an earthly paradise, teeming with motorcycles and

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bike to go on adventures
Life on bikes

Motorcycle travel author Kevin Turner puts his life in the hands of Russian road engineers and truck drivers as he does the improbable, and rides a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle from the UK to Moscow, via Norway. In Russia, no one can hear you scream – at least not if you’re

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