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Norm Deplume

Norm! Big bloke on a big bike.

Loves an adventure, takes no prisoners, takes no drugs (anymore).

He likes to keep things mysterious, mainly because he already has another job and his employer might not approve...

Nick Sanders Tierra del Fuego
Life on bikes

Nick Sanders once broke the record for travelling around the world on a motorbike: 31 days, 20 hours, on a Yamaha R1 superbike. What makes a man do this? “Every day of your life you have a choice. Do you play it safe? Do the regular. Do the stay within

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Suzuki GSXR Gixxer High Heels
Bantz

It’s not for us to say what you lot should be wearing on your bikes, but the phrase, ‘showing us a clean pair of heels’ has taken on a whole new meaning in the Biker & Bike office. And no, Paul, we still don’t know where you can buy them…

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Hi-Viz Motorcycle Gear
Advice

So many people wear hi-viz clothing now your best option isn’t necessarily to don a yellow vest. We look at other colour options and the types of hi-viz motorcycle gear that will get you seen by other road users. With a shiny ‘cyclops’ headlamp and blazing red taillight, you would

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How long would bike thieves last with tougher policing
Life on bikes

Swarms of moped riding criminals are taking the mickey out of the police. It’s time to get tough and for the pussy-footing approach to bike thieves to be replaced with a firmer approach. If DI Jack Regan were still around, there would be no messing around putting the safety of

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Badly locked scooter
Bantz

We dunno… Maybe it’s the fact the chain has been hitched to the bike through the front wheel, which can be undone in less than 20 seconds. Or maybe it’s the fact YOU CAN LIFT THE CHAIN OVER THE THING IT’S ATTACHED TO!!! If you want a lesson in how

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Polite hi-viz vest
Bantz

Reports are coming in that the unfathomable explosion in bikers wearing hi-viz ‘POLITE’ vests is being caused by the wearers breeding with each other. Fed up with other bikers ripping the piss out of them or otherwise being ignored at biking events, the riders have taken to ‘gettin’ it on’ with

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Naked motorcycle
Bantz

A great little ad from the Aussies, except the ‘ew’ bit when you realise there’s only one place to keep your toll booth transponder…

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Blog

If you have failed your motorcycle test previously or simply can’t be bothered with all the worry of failing, here are our sure-fire ways to guarantee you’ll pass your test. Get someone else to do it Pretty much the best way to not fail your test is to get someone

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