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For those of you who follow my travels you know that this year I changed over from my long running BMW R1150RT and chose the BMW F800GS as my new touring bike. (more…)

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It’s touring time again and this year I’ll be riding the Alps and Pyrenees on a F800GS instead of my now retired R1150RT. And with the F800GS as this years war-horse I was forced to choose a new set of tyres. (more…)

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I’ve recently asked myself that very same question and to be honest I did not like the answer! (more…)

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After 10 wonderful years and over 70,000km of touring heaven I’ve finally come to the difficult decision to retire my R1150RT work horse as I’m finding myself more often on more off the beaten track roads in the Alps, Pyrenees and Ireland. As much as I love the whole RT range I’m finding the RT too difficult to manage on rougher roads as it’s just not built for them and I guess my riding is evolving into another direction. (more…)

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Recently I teamed up with my like-minded friends at TwistyRide.com to test and review their motorcycle gear, much of which I already use or have used at some point.

If you don’t know of TwistyRide.com it’s a new company that’s well worth checking out, it’s run by a couple of French lads, Cedric and Remi who like myself, literally live for motorbike touring. Using their years of touring experience, they set up TwistyRide.com to source and sell tried and tested gear, i.e. the best gear they can get their hands on, both for everyday use and full on motorbike touring. Their product range includes Givi, Kappa, Draggin Jeans, Gear Gremlins, Scottoiler, Weise, Haynes Manuals, Bering, Bagster and Forcefield, all of which I will be reviewing which should be interesting. (more…)

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