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Ride Report - Triumph Tiger 900

The Quiet Side of Recharging

It is a struggle to accept electric vehicles. We recognize our unsustainable use of oil, but still we romanticize the death of fossil fuel like it’s divine nectar, not the slowly decayed remains of some prehistoric monster. Electric vehicles are met with resistance for threatening the norm, and with an understandable sigh of reluctance because at the moment EVs are more inconvenient than traditional gas-powered vehicles. While the infrastructure for public charging is steadily improving, with more than 63,000 EV charging stations scattered across America, EV charging cannot match the convenience offered at 115,000 gas stations, each with an average...

Goose All-In-One Moto Tent

Being cooped-up in a cramped metropolis while seemingly the rest of the world, according to Instagram at least, ride their motorcycles through the Rockies or across continents is frustrating. I'm an easy target for wanderlust inducing advertising and got sucked right in after watching the video above. The idea of finishing work and heading for the hills with a temporary home strapped to the back of your bike - now that's living the dream, right? Well not if you're me. Just look at all the stuff I rode around with for 18 months, hardly the bare essentials. In the decade...

Scram Africa 2019

Another year, another Scram Africa passed us by, the dates are just too close to our London show to allow for a rally raid across the Sahara. Which is a shame as this year's event looked brilliant. And we know it was, our buddy Liam Cormier (lead singer of The Cancer Bats) popped by this week and gave us the lowdown on the trip. He flew from Canada to Birmingham, England, to collect a Mutt 250, some Bike Shed apparel and a fist full of Euros. He then rode all the way to Marrakesh to meet the rest of Scram...

Malle's Rally Spec Enfield Interceptors

The new Royal Enfield 650 twin has already spawned a bunch of well executed custom versions, three of which were at Bike Shed London 2019 a couple of weeks ago, but it's this pair of adventurers that I like the look of. Created to be the support bikes for next month's Great Mile rally event, organised by 'Shed chums, Robert Nightingale & Jonny Cazzola, founders of luggage and clothing brand, Malle. With burly WP USB forks and Heidenau knobblies these Enfield Interceptors are now Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE in stature, yet much simpler, and purer in how they'll deliver the...

Lucia's California Superbike Schooling

After riding bikes for five years, 99% off road, a few weeks ago I had opportunity to do an on-track training day with California Superbike School. I was really excited, and scared in equal measure. I always thought that this kind of stuff is only for big guys. The biggest bike I ever rode was my Ducati Monster 600 and that bike frightened me so much that I stopped riding for two years on road, and off road. After this break and no desire to get back on a road bike I was bullied by my other half to try...

Motorcycle-Diaries - Lap of Norway

If dramatic, awe inspiring scenery is your thing then you owe to yourself to make at least one trip to Norway - it's like the Alps and Pyrenees on steroids. Well maintained roads and a distinct lack of traffic make for some of the best riding to be had in Europe, in fact anywhere. Here's just a handful of photos captured on a 5024km trip from the countries southerly peninsular, up the coast and back down to Oslo. Dozens more images from each place of interest along the route are catalogued, along with a detailed description of the journey, are...

Donny's Road to The One Show

When someone says .. “do you fancy riding from LA to Portland, then try the new Indian FTR1200 flat tracker on the fastest indoor course in the USA” you say yes! However, it’s never quite as simple as that... I’d given myself four days. That’s plenty of time, in my mind, to cover the 1200 miles. Or so I thought. It started going wrong when I realised I had to travel 80 miles in the wrong direction just to collect the bike. 2.5 hours in an Uber through LA gridlock was no fun. Torrential rain had hit the west coast...