Life on bikes

electric motorbikes
Life on bikes

Marc personally guarantees the Government will completely screw up the Clean Air Plan that proposes to ban petrol vehicles by 2040. Nevertheless, it’s going happen and electric motorbikes makers have got 23 years to come up with something decent. He takes a look at how they are getting on. Volvo

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CX 500 Turbo motorbike
Life on bikes

Why have production turbo bikes never really taken off? After all, manufacturers have tried just about everything else to squeeze insane amounts of power out of engines. Marc delves into the brief history of Turbo motorbikes, explains the technology and perhaps why it has never achieved its full potential. Does

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Bike-jacking robbers jailed
Life on bikes

Two criminals who stabbed a rider during a bike-jacking have been given lengthy prison sentences. John Tusting, 32, of Wellmeadow Road, SE6 and Lucian Riviere, 18, of Brockley Mews, SE4, attacked a 52-year old man and stole his Vespa in October 2015. A third attacker is still at large. During

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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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Biker's bucket list

Motorcycle trip to Dakar
Biker's Bucket List

João Sousa is a Solo Adventure Rider from Portugal who has travelled routes in more than 30 countries. He does what many of us only dream about – taking time away from the rat race to pursue the long road. Along the way, those dreams can throw up many tough

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Nurburgring Race Track
Biker's Bucket List

When the sun shines at the Nürburgring, it is as though the Great Speed God himself has returned to bless those brave or stupid enough to worship at this, his most resplendent of temples. It is a joyful place, like some other Eden; an earthly paradise, teeming with motorcycles and

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