BMW R1200GS Rallye

July 2021 The empty space in my garage where Dora, my Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer once lived didn’t stay empty for long, within a few days there was another beast taking up residence, meet Gina my BMW R1200GS Rallye and I love it, Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit… July Read more…

Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

June 2020 So with the unexpected demise of Fiona, my Kawasaki Versys 1000 I needed a replacement bike, I was very tempted to go and get another Versys 1000 as I was really enjoying owning and riding the big green machine but also I had always wanted a Triumph Tiger Read more…

Trip Gogledd Cymru

With the year marching on the time had come for a trip to the scenic North Wales before the great UK weather put any thoughts of that region out of the mind for another year. Initial planning included a trip to the Flintshire coast for a stop off at the Read more…

Fiona - Kawasaki Versys 1000

Kawasaki Versys 1000

August 2019 With Betty the BMW R1200GS now gone to a new home it was time to look for another bike, obviously, I had already had a few makes and models in mind beforehand so I had a good idea of what my next bike would be. I’ve never owned Read more…

Bison Run Out

Back on the Road Again…although, with apologies to REO Speedwagon, not leaving, but a return to two-wheeled adventures. It was time to get the new wheels back into the groove and have a trip out. After a two-year two-wheeled break from the roads other than a quick blast around on Read more…

Honda NC750X

Twist A Go-Go The search for a more practical replacement to the Street Triple had gone through the Yamaha MT-10 (FZ-10), Kawasaki Z900 and arrived at the Honda NC750X. Having had an adventure bike previously this model had the potential to meet the two up Sunday trips out tick box Read more…

Bedford (The Bendy)

While having a mooch around the Adventure Bike Rider Forum I spotted a very interesting route that has been posted by Hammy named Bedford (The Bendy) and boy was it bendy! The route took me past Melton Mowbray and I recalled that the members of the East Midlands region of Read more…

Day in the Cotswolds

While the UK was basking in unusually warm February temperatures (18 degrees Celsius) I decided to replace the front tyre as it was getting very low, well it had covered an astonishing 7,572 miles and while the rear tyre still had about 1,00 miles of tread left and had ‘only’ Read more…

Rig’s TMBF 2019 Challenge 100

For the 6th year running Rig is taking part in The Motorbike Forum UK Challenge 100 which is organised by the splendid fellows over at themotorbikeforum.co.uk. General tags. This year there are 12 tags per mainland UK region. Key: Green Bike – Racetracks Knife and fork – Café Tree – Read more…

BMW R1200GS

June 2017 So, it was finally time to say goodbye to my Yamaha FJR1300 and to welcome into my life a new bike, a BMW R1200GS named ‘Betty’ due to it being a very hot day when I went and bought her. I’d been thinking about getting a BMW GS Read more…

Kawasaki ZZR1400

Kawasaki ZZR1400

July 2015 After nearly 8 years of ownership Bonzo has decided to replace his 70,000 mile Honda Blackbird with another equally stunning bike, this Kawasaki ZZR1400. Farkles fitted: Delkevic Carbon Fibre Silencers R&G Tail Tidy Oxford Heated Grips June 2016 After 11 months, Bonzo traded in his ZZR1400 for a Read more…

Yamaha FJR1300

Yamaha FJR1300

May 2015 While out at a recent Rigsville ride-out that ended up at Fowlers Motorcycles in Bristol, I must have been overcome in some way by the smell of polish and new leather saddles (don’t ask!) and made the decision that it was time to move on and replace my Read more…

Triumph Street Triple R

Triumph Street Triple R

Mmmm did I need another bike? That was a bit of a leading question, you always need another bike, silly one to ask really, but did I really. My KTM 1190 Adventure does everything that I need in a bike, tours excellently, goes fast when I need it. But it is Read more…

KTM 1190 Adventure

As the saying goes “Time & Tide Wait for No Man”, I was finding it increasingly difficult to justify having three bikes in the garage, each one costing more in the basics of road tax & insurance compared to my four wheeled mode of transport, add to this fact that Read more…

Rig's Blackbird

Rig’s Honda Blackbird

After selling my Triumph Sprint ST I spent all my spare time reading Internet forums, searching eBay and even looking in local newspapers in search of inspiration for a new bike until eventually I found a nice looking Honda CBR1100xx Blackbird

Bob's Silver Blackbird

Bob’s Silver Honda Blackbird

Bob’s gone and bought himself another Honda Blackbird, he’s still got his previous blue Honda Blackbird but while he was visiting a local dealer he saw this shiny silver Blackbird in the showroom and after having a chat with the dealer ended up buying it, so now the greedy bugger has 2 Honda Blackbirds!