celebrating 40+ years of motorcycling

New bike prices set to rise.

I don't usually place too much stock in what appears in MCN, but this article seemed to make sense, even though the figures quoted are from the UK market. "Bikers have been told to brace … [Read more]


I am, by reputation and my own admission, a motorcycle racing tragic. If it's got 2 wheels (or 3) and it races on tar (or grass, or dirt, or even ice), I'm interested. So the recent … [Read more]

MotoGp Musings: Part the Third.

Let me continue.. 1. Hayden to Ducati. Everyone is saying that this is a done deal, but no official confirmation from any source is forthcoming yet. Honda is notoriously persnickety when … [Read more]

Bike shopping.

Can be fun, but it can also be incredibly frustrating. After making up a short list of "possibles" during the week, Paul and I went to Sydney today to look at them. Some observations, … [Read more]

The trouble with insurance.

My recent difficulties have highlighted a situation that wasn't immediately apparent. A friend was just talking about an almost-new ZX10-R that fell over in the driveway and did $4500 worth … [Read more]

MotoGp Musings. Part the Second.

Yesterday's MotoGp test at Brno was interesting for a number of reasons. Test Times: 1. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 1min 56.261 secs 2. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha … [Read more]