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, US-oriented road-legal dirt racer after all… September 2018: a short test ride 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 … 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 … 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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