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Ride Free With Bennetts

90 free motorcycle CBT courses offered as part of new rider campaign from Bennetts. Bennetts are giving away 90 free Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) courses as part of their new ‘Ride Free’ campaign to support new riders interested in getting…

 

Triumph for Bristol-built custom motorcycle

A custom bike, built by two Bristol motorcycle mechanics in their spare time, has been crowned Triumph’s Bonneville Build-Off 2020 winner. Sam Upton and Tony Crocker – both Master Technicians at Fowlers Motorcycles in Bristol – created VE75, which commemorates…

 

Despair Shop 23 – Lean on me

As we had  a few hours without rain I thought I would drag the Vigor outside and have a look at the hot exhaust scenario I talked about last time. I took the seat and side panels off so I…

 

Sidecars for all ages

Sidecars can be fitted to almost any motorcycle that has a tubular steel frame, as these two recent examples from Watsonian prove Dating from the 1960s, the Triton cafe racer has been paired with a lightweight Watsonian Prescott. Powered by…

 

Despair shop 22 – Feelin’ hot, hot, hot

Despair shop 22 – Feelin’ hot, hot, hot This week in the despair shop I have mainly been playing with a 2002 Honda Vigor 650. It’s a strange old beast – single cylinder 650 single overhead cam, 4 valves, twin…

 

BMW Motorcycle Xmas Gift Ideas

Super stocking-fillers for BMW bike-lover in your family, these officially licensed BMW-branded gifts are exclusive to Nippy Normans in the UK. BMW money box oil barrel. Save up for your next bike! High quality print in matte finish on metal can. Embossed…

 

Charge Now or Pay Later

Storing Your Bike This Winter? Charge now or pay later. That’s the simple message from OptiMate, the battery-saving experts. Left unattended, 12V motorcycle batteries can take a battering during the winter months: lower temperatures slow the chemical reaction inside, reducing…