Category Archives: Bikes

Honda NC750X DCT – 1100-mile review

I tried an NC a few weeks back, liked it as I knew I would, so bought a low-mileage current XA/XD model with an idea of converting it into a budget but high-economy Africa Twin. Plus I wanted to properly … Continue reading

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Quick Ride: Enfield Interceptor review

While working on next year’s AMH I’ve contrived a new category for my expanded section on overlanding contenders: Feel-good Retro Twins. Doing a trip a la Ted Simon or Steve McQueen’s brief tour of the Swiss border could add a certain … Continue reading

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Quick ride: AJP PR7 review

Had a short road blat on an AJP PR7 at the Overland show on the weekend and must say, I was impressed. I’ve been aware of these bikes for a couple of years, but looks like 2019 was the year … Continue reading

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Quick ride: Fantic 500 Caballero Scrambler review

See also: Chinese travel bikes Fantic is another revived Italian brand who’ve lately produced a trio of retro-styled Caballero singles: the Dirt Track, Scrambler (above) and taller Rally (left) in 125-, 250 and 500cc variants. Fantic also produce skinny, dirt competition bikes … Continue reading

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Quick Ride: Honda NC750X DCT review

A couple of weeks after I wrote this I bought one… I know it’s not fashionable in adventureworld but I do believe the Honda NC750X DCT (…XD) would make a great travel bike. We’re assured the NC is nothing more than a sensible … Continue reading

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Yamaha ‘XT550V’ – Lonely are the Brave

The late 1980s. Alan B had too much time and space. I had too much space between my ears and 400 quid to waste. But when I came to sell Alan’s sprayed up XT-V frankenbike in Loot (pre-internet ebay) the phone … Continue reading

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