2015

Long term update: The rough with the smooth

Long term update: The rough with the smooth

After several hundred miles on the BMW F800R this past weekend, I’m confident I’ve got the measure of it. I’ve discovered all of its little foibles and have learned to love some of its elemental...

Long term update: Fully loaded for an adventure

Long term update: Fully loaded for an adventure

A planned trackday didn’t come off, so with my yet-to-be-worn dead cow firmly wedged in the cupboard ready for a rearranged date, I’m left to work on another part of my BMW F800R mission. The mix...

Long term update: F800R knows best

Long term update: F800R knows best

Nearly a thousand miles in and the F800R and I are becoming good friends. We’ve not been on any particularly meaningful adventures yet; it’s been a more a case of several, shorter liaisons, but over...

Long term update: It's riding time

Long term update: It's riding time

My intention this year is to ride. Having spent last year working on a customising project that saw my bike spend more time on ramps than it did on the road, this time I want something rideable,...