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SCOTT SAFARI GOGGLES – TRIED AND TESTED

Published on September 26th, 2016 | by Boris

I have always known open-faced helmets would return to popularity among the cognoscenti.  It’s one of the reasons I have never stopped wearing them. But as wonderful as open-face lids are, they do have certain drawbacks [&hellip... Read More


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IXON PRO APEX 2 GLOVES – TRIED AND TESTED

Published on September 26th, 2016 | by Boris

I have been using these fine-looking hand-shoes for about six weeks now. I’ve done maybe 2000kms with them. Most of those kilometres have been brisk, for it has been the tail-end of winter and the blossoming [&hellip... Read More


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EUROPEAN VACATION – PART THE THIRD

Published on September 13th, 2016 | by Boris

In which I consider magical healing lakes, an explanation of Balkan history, how much fun hunting with Ludwig might have been, the German love of nudity, where the best hops on earth grow, the hospitality of [&hellip... Read More


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LET L-PLATERS LANE-SPLIT

Published on September 7th, 2016 | by Boris

You do know, of course, that L-platers on motorcycles are not allowed to lane-split. I understand this applies in all the civilised states where lane-splitting is permissible by law to those with a full license. And [&hellip... Read More


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2016 VICTORY OCTANE – THE GREY EMINENCE

Published on August 29th, 2016 | by Boris

When I first attended the unveiling of the Octane some months ago, I was, hand on my heart, underwhelmed. I had seen Victory’s Project 156 hurtle up Pike’s Peak and I had seen Urs Erbacher’s concept [&hellip... Read More


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‘BUT IT’S NOT MY FAULT!’ Um, yes. It is.

Published on August 29th, 2016 | by Eva Cripps

Motorcyclists, as a general rule, are not particularly good at accepting responsibility for their own safety. No doubt this generalisation will cause some angst among the ‘brothers (and sisters) of the handlebars. However, the reality remains [&hellip... Read More


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EUROPEAN VACATION – PART THE SECOND

Published on August 25th, 2016 | by Boris

In which I consider the superb quality of German life, the wonderful efficiency of cowbells, mowing as a national imperative, how banning McDonalds from erecting giant advertising beacons for its food is a sign of national [&hellip... Read More


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