Motorcycle Live 2018 Part 1  Copy

Motorcycle Live 2018 Part 1 Copy

Read between the lines of the bike press and the general feeling is that 2018 has been a little bit thin when it comes to exciting new announcements. The suspicion is that the impending Euro 5 emissions and noise regulations (effective 2021) mean that manufacturers...
An A-Z Guide to Motorcycling in France

An A-Z Guide to Motorcycling in France

Accidents – Those things that only happen to other people – hopefully. But if you do come across one be aware that there is a legal duty to “assist persons in danger” so theoretically you could be prosecuted if you don’t stop and help. Accotements Non-Stabilisés...
Does Suzuki Have a Future?

Does Suzuki Have a Future?

With the global economy about to swan-dive into depths not seen for more than a century and many European governments piling on the pressure to speed up the transition to zero-tailpipe-emissions motoring, many are arguing that motorcycling faces an uncertain future....
Yamaha Tracer 900 GT Review

Yamaha Tracer 900 GT Review

There are a lot of motorcycles that, on paper, look perfect. Ride enough bikes and apply a little critical thinking and you can start to spot the things you like and the things you don’t in each offering. Eventually, you build up a list of the best aspects of each,...
Science of Being Seen – Part 6

Science of Being Seen – Part 6

Looked but FAILED TO SEE! Last time out I began explaining how in around one-third of all collisions, the bike was in a place the driver could have seen it but for some reason FAILED TO SEE the machine – a ‘detection error’ where the driver looked in the right...
Science of Being Seen – Part 5

Science of Being Seen – Part 5

Looked but FAILED TO SEE! The most common collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle happens at a junction, when the other vehicle (usually a car) turns across the motorcyclist’s path. It accounts for the majority of crashes in an urban area but is also a...