Marc Ryan
Author Archive

Marc Ryan

A bike nut since he was 17, Marc was forced to lay off the bikes for over 10 years, on doctor's orders. Finally given the nod he thought he'd ease himself back in gently on an XL 250 but promptly bought an SV650 which made him shit his pants for the first month.
He also writes his own random meanderings at his own blog, https://isontheroad.wordpress.com

Suzuki Recursion preview
Life on bikes

Marc joins some Japanese executives for a sort-of Suzuki Recursion preview. He points out the name is a bit crap but the bike itself looks a bit tasty. Last week I received an email from my friendly local bike dealer, I’m on their mailing list, offering a free gift in

Read More
Yamaha MT07 and Triumph Tiger 800 Xcx
Life on bikes

Marc achieves biking heaven: Ownership of more than one bike. For the commute into town, it’s the agile-as-a-ballerina (with hooligan tendencies) MT07. For further afield the stable now includes the Triumph Tiger 800 XCx, the horizon-muncher on steroids. ‘Marc, what’s the difference between a Yamaha MT-07 and a Triumph Tiger

Read More
Woman draped over motorbike
Life on bikes

Putting a sexy woman on a sexy bike is a good thing, right? It sells more bikes and more bikes is clearly a Very. Good. Thing.  But you only need to take one look at the crowd at a biker event or ride out to see that, overall, men still

Read More
Yamaha RD 250 classic motorbike
Life on bikes

The late seventies were cold dark and wet. The economy was failing, unemployment on a massive scale was just beginning and nuclear war was forecast. The only real relief from the unremitting gloom was watching Sally James on Tiswas. In those pre-internet days me and my malcontent school age skateboard

Read More