Unusual & Infrequent Maintenance

Unusual & Infrequent Maintenance

How many of you have ever actually looked at the section of your bike’s owner’s manual titled “Service schedule”? At best, you’ve maybe glanced at the long list, noted the intervals, and made a note to drop your bike off with your dealer or independent...

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Is Motorcycle Journalism Broken?

Is Motorcycle Journalism Broken?

A family relative recently advised me that they would be cancelling their subscription to a mainstream motorcycle magazine, commenting that they found my own reviews more useful and interesting than those written by apparently more experienced and...

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End of an Era

End of an Era

As we reach the end of the decade and another season packed with motorcycle shows has wrapped up it’s worth reflecting once more on where the last ten years have brought us, and where we might be going. The age of the superbike is over, and the age of the...

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One Bike to Rule Them All?

One Bike to Rule Them All?

Motorcyclists, on average, own more than one motorcycle. Only truly hardcore automotive enthusiasts own more than one car, the financial and logistical constraints of the format conspiring to ensure that even most performance-oriented cars need to be able...

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Europe for Beginners

Europe for Beginners

Top Tips for First-Time Travellers Since returning from a European motorcycling adventure last year, I’ve been trying to figure out how to turn my experiences into an interesting article for the magazine. A straight-up ride report (“…and then we carved...

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Triumph Tiger 800 XRT

Triumph Tiger 800 XRT

It’s safe to say that Triumph and I have had our differences over the years. My 2013 Street Triple R is the only motorcycle I’ve ever bought brand new, and the brand’s response to my textiles scuffing the paint on the tank within a few hundred miles was...

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Dedicated Follower of Fashion?

Dedicated Follower of Fashion?

BMW R1250GS Review Henry Ford is said to have opined that, should he have asked people what they wanted from a future transport solution they would have simply requested a faster horse. Apple famously made its fortune delivering products that nobody knew...

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A Different Type of Riding (Part 1)

A Different Type of Riding (Part 1)

It may come as no surprise to many of you that not everyone wants to ride everywhere as fast as possible. It certainly puzzled me for quite some time.My entire riding career has been spent in the pursuit of optimising, improving and developing both my...

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Riders Ride (April 17)

Riders Ride (April 17)

This month we have Oliver King, one of our RideUp candidates, and his shiny red Yamaha.  So Oliver, what make and model of bike are we looking at here? A Yamaha MT07. And how long have you had this bike? Since September 2016, so about 5000 miles. Was this...

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Riders Ride (March 17)

Riders Ride (March 17)

Welcome to Rider’s Rides! Each month we’ll feature a TVAM member and their bike, talk about why they chose that model, what they use it for, as well as what they like and dislike about it. Want to see your bike featured? Get in touch at pressofficer@slipstream.org...

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Riders Ride (February 17)

Riders Ride (February 17)

Introducing a new feature here in Slipstream: Rider’s Rides! Each month we’re going to feature a TVAM member and their bike, talk about why they chose that model, what they use it for, as well as what they like and dislike about it. Want to see your bike...

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Zero DSR Review

Zero DSR Review

It seems that the world is changing faster than we think. With technology in electric vehicles constantly getting better, owning an electric vehicle is becoming more viable by the day. On my daily commute, I see more and more fully electric cars. I first...

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Yamaha MT10 Review

Yamaha MT10 Review

In 2009, Yamaha broke from accepted form by equipping their range-topping litre bike with a cross-plane crank, delivering the sound and power delivery of a V4 in an inline four package. For bikers bored with more than a decade of howling exhaust notes it was a breath...

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Yamaha Tracer 700

Yamaha Tracer 700

In many ways, the development and subsequent announcement of this motorcycle was an inevitability. More and more manufacturers are embracing platform sharing as a way to reduce both the costs and risks of bringing an extended range of models to market. After the...

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Honda NC750X DCT Review

Honda NC750X DCT Review

I rode this bike’s predecessor, the NC700X, back when it first launched in the UK in 2012. There have been several minor changes since then, not least the engine growing 50cc and 7 horsepower. But this year Honda, dramatically restyled the whole 750 lineup, eschewing...

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