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Product Review: Bags Connection Baracuda 30 litre rucksack

Bags Connection Baracuda 30 litre rucksack, £108.36Time tested: 400 miles/two months What’s good? Sublime build quality with thick, lined nylon, 100% waterproof (even the zipped external pocket) and supremely comfortable while riding. A large, padded internal laptop pocket and two mesh dividers (one zipped) keep small items separate. Subtle reflective panels and large looped zip pull are nice touches. It ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 14 October 2013

Book Review: How to Build A Cafe Racer

How to Build A Cafe Racer £20Time tested: one month What’s good? Whether you were around at the time of the original ton-up boys, or have been hypnotised by one of the many hundreds of achingly cool (some might say pretentious) blogs and websites, it seems we can’t get enough of cafe racers at the moment. So if you’ve got ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 01 July 2013

Irish Guzzi takes top honours at AMD World Custom Bike Championships

122 of the world’s finest custom bikes were on display last weekend as the 10th annual AMD World Custom Bike Championships kicked off in Essen, Germany. 23 countries were represented in the five competition classes with motorcycles, scooters and sidecars all vying for the top prizes. Of the 66 bikes in the Freestyle class, (where pretty much anything goes) the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 13 May 2013

If you won a Harley Davidson would you...

Harley-Davidson is perhaps the most iconic brand in the biking world, but despite its popularity, you'll always find plenty of Harley haters. If you won a Harley, what would you do with it?

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 04 April 2013

Barbour Surtees waxed jacket

Barbour Surtees waxed jacket, £279.95 Miles covered/time: 500/one month What’s good: The wax cotton jacket has made a bit of a comeback recently with many manufacturers now offering similarly styled garments. The Barbour Surtees is arguably the best looking jacket on offer with a stylish leather collar and retro chest patch. The main material is medium weight with a Sylkoil ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 09 January 2012

Classic ear porn

The Speed Shop Design Beezerker has been around for a while (best in show 2010 LA Calendar Long Beach, 2nd place AMD champ metric), but so far only the privileged few have heard it run. In case you're wondering where the glorious racket is coming from, the exhaust routes through the frame. Never has an A65 twin sounded so sweet…

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 22 June 2011

Sandy Bike Spares stainless steel downpipes for 1999 Honda CBR600FX

Sandy Bike Spares Stainless steel downpipes for 1999 Honda CBR600FX, £153.26 Miles covered/time: 200/one month What’s good: £150 for a set of four-into-one stainless exhaust downpipes is an absolute bargain, £100 cheaper than similar pipes from Motad. These UK-made pipes are well made from thick gauge tubing, bolt on as neatly and as easily as the original Honda pipes and even ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Exhausts
  • 14 June 2011

Jacket review: BMW Phase Change jacket

BMW Phase Change jacket £145 (amazon.co.uk)Miles covered/time: 1000/three months What’s good? The Phase Change jacket is made from a material that contains paraffin microcapsules. Save £££s on motorcycle jackets It’s claimed that these capsules can capture excess heat and release it when needed, keeping your body temperature constant. The good news is that it works – to a point. Over ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 06 August 2010

'Distressed' Harley Road King Custom

Distressing chrome and paintwork has been popular in the custom car world for some time but this is the first time we've seen it applied to a Bagger Harley. Chris from Fox Custom Paint and Ric Greene from Southeast Custom Cycles (both based in Carolina USA) began working on the 2005 Road King custom when they noticed how much attention ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 28 April 2010

Riding skills video: How to ride fast at night

Riding at night demands a great deal of smoothness, but to be smooth it's necessary to read the road ahead On a track day, once you've completed a couple of laps, you pretty much know where you're going. Riding on the road couldn't be more different and you need a whole different set of skills. All sorts of information can ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 10 March 2010

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