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Staff Blog: Leave it, Lock it, Love it!

  Travelling into London for a mini-adventure at the weekend I needed to make sure I’d got a way to secure my bike and also relieve myself of having to carry too much cumbersome luggage around with me. The Oxford Lid Locker was such a brilliant little find and at only £19.99 a great priced bit of kit too. It ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 09 October 2013

Helmet Review: Shoei GT Air Helmet

Shoei GT Air Helmet, £469.99Time tested: 1500 miles/Three months What’s good? The comfort was great at first, with a snug but comfortable fit for rides to and from work. It’s quiet with earplugs in place and the integral visor, something I’ve never had before switching to this helmet, has proved to be useful and the lever to drop the visor ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 07 October 2013

Staff Blog: Well, that’ll be autumn then!

  Riding in this morning I’ve had to give in and fully kit up in cordura. Looking out of the bedroom window at 7.30 it was really quite murky and living in the middle of a housing estate if it’s murky outside our house I know it’s going to be worse heading towards the A1. I knew it was time ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 03 October 2013

Staff Blog: Are you a year round Yamaha Fazer8 rider?

  Those of you who read my blog on a regular basis will remember I recently requested your top tips for winter riding. Thanks to all those who replied to the blog and took the time to e-mail me, I'm looking at all your different tips and they're all really interesting. I'm keen to see if any of you have ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 25 September 2013

Staff Blog: To Jet Wash or Not to Jet Wash?

  I lent my bike to a colleague last week for the MCN Awards ride out and after an awfully wet ride down to the venue in Dorking, followed by a couple of hours riding through the Surrey Hills, the bike was returned looking very second hand. I’m not one for jet-washing but it seemed the only option to get ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 25 September 2013

Product Review: Yamaha Fazer8 top box and rack

Yamaha Fazer8 top box and rackPrice £157.99 for the box, £116.99 for the rackTime tested: 1500 miles/6 weeks What’s good: I really am struggling to find anything good to say about this official Yamaha top box and rack combination for my Fazer8 long-term test bike. The size of the box was useful when my other half and I had a ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 23 September 2013

Staff Blog: A Week of Two Wheels but not the Motorised Kind!

  I’ve not turned a wheel on the Yamaha Fazer8 for the last couple of weeks. Instead of being power assisted I’ve been producing my own power and cycled, along with a group of ten family and friends, from Dublin to Galway and back. We had a brilliant holiday, with plenty of hills to conquer, I’m sure Ireland must be ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 20 September 2013

Staff Blog: Night Riding Fun

Is it just me or do your skills sharpen as you ride in the dark and your speed increase? Riding the 50 miles from Silverstone to home the other night I really enjoyed the dark journey. The lights on Yamaha Fazer8 give really good visibility and I noticed that I was using other cars, cats eye and road markings far ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 09 September 2013

Staff Blog: What are your Wiinter Riding Hints and Tips?

I’m just about to head off for my summer holiday and already I’m thinking of the weather turning and the nights drawing in. I’m needing your help, tips and advice for prepping the Yamaha Fazer8 for winter riding. I usually resort to driving the car as soon as the weather changes but this year I’m planning to continue my daily ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 02 September 2013

Staff Blog: Too Many Fazers, Too Little Time

I’ve not just been riding the Yamaha Fazer8 this week, for a forthcoming long term feature I’ve been out on my mate’s Yamaha FZS600 Fazer and the big brother of the range the FZ1 Fazer. I was really surprised how easy and comfortable I felt hopping from one bike to the other. Each were quite similar to ride in some ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 24 August 2013

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