Author Archives: Chris S

Dawn-to-Dusk: Fishguard to Kintyre via Belfast

It’s about 900 miles from Hay-on-Wye on the Welsh border back to Ullapool with a detour via Tiree and the Outer Hebrides. But go via Ireland and it’s about the same, thanks to Stena’s handy Irish Sea ferries, including Fishguard and Rosslare, … Continue reading

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Review: Aerostich AD1 Light Pants

Tested: Aerostich AD1 Light overtrousers. Where: Spain, Morocco, Ireland; wherever it’s cold and wet. Price: $367 from Aerostich. Weight 1220g + armour. Available in grey, black and tan. See also: Rukka PVC onesie. Fyi: Aerostich supplied the AD1s for review  What … Continue reading

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How to weigh your motorcycle

Unlike most riders, I am curious to know what my bikes actually weigh – especially before and after a makeover. For years I’ve used the bathroom scales trick; balancing the bike with the scales under one wheel, then the other then add … Continue reading

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Honda CRF450L – the new DR-Z400? [no]

Update: read this. It’s a highly-strung road-legal dirt racer after all… Thanks to several people who pointed me towards Honda’s announcement of their upcoming CRF450L last week. Was this finally the bike which I’ve been droning on about for years? An … Continue reading

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XSR 700: fork springs; pipe; screen

• XSR 700 Scrambler index page My XSR came with a great-sounding Akrapovic twin-pipe system (right). OK, it was pretty scratched, but so was the rest of the bike. For Morocco last year I was expecting the engine’s low sump … Continue reading

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BMW G310GS: 600km in Morocco [video]

In a line Great-looking mini GS that’s not at all bad for what it is, but don’t kid yourself it’s anything other than a 30-hp motor packed into a 170-kilo bike. Note: this was a brand new bike but with … Continue reading

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Tested: Adventure Spec Linesman jacket

Tested: Adventure Spec Linesman softshell jacket Where: 1600km off-road tour in southern Algeria and a few days in Morocco in April. UK price: £249 Supplied free for testing by Adv Spec Weight: 1011g + armour See also: Klim Overland and Aerostich Darien … Continue reading

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