Blog
0 Road Rider Blog

The Bear – Monday, August 03, 2009 Here’s your chance to see BMW’s fantastic new S 1000 RR superbike in the metal! IT will be doing the rounds of BMW shops and sports events from right now until October. Make sure you get along to the venue nearest to you,…

Cruiser Bikes
0 Triumph Thunderbird

Congress of eagles Chino and Johnny go head to head — again Johnny Strabler rode a Triumph. That’s the Brits’ great advantage over the Japanese and everyone else who has tried to tackle Harley-Davidson on its home ground. The hero of The Wild One, the best-known (and more importantly the…

Special Features
0 Fast Fashion Competition!

Enter our Fast Fashion competition and you could win a brand-new Piaggio ZIP 50 Scooter Calling anyone interested in designing motorcycle clothing, including fashion design students. If you think motorcyclists and scooter riders could look better than they do, we invite you to unleash your creativity and show us your…

Travel Stories
0 Haast Pass, NZ

Aspiring ride It can get lonely, way out west I have to admit that I was mildly concerned when the rusty, dented Mark II Zephyr swerved into the layby where I was parked, on my way up to Haast Pass. Well, okay, a little more than mildly. It came in…

Special Features
0 Nolan helmets

Painful proof Should you replace your helmet after a crash? If a picture is worth a thousand words then a demonstration must be worth a whole novel. For years I have been telling people to replace their helmets after a crash; now I have seen why that’s necessary. In a…

Travel
0 California

Cactus Bites Bear Two days on the road gets you to a lot of places in southern California When The Eagles sang that “you can check out any time you like” at the Hotel California, I had naively assumed you’d be able to check in any time you liked as…

Bike
0 Honda Silver Wing 400

Scoot for all seasons While we had it, it’s key was the most fought over The name is a reference to the Big Daddy of all the Hondas, the flagship of the fleet, the 1800cc GoldWing. The nose looks a little like Big Daddy’s, too. Honda has been keen to…

Travel Stories
0 Cyrano French Restaurant

Mussle Frog He has a scooter as his official transport, and he knows his tucker. Listen to him Words: Bertrand Cadart/Peter Thoeming Photos: Francesco Marena/Lou Martin As Dame Edna Everage once pointed out, “whenever the subject of sex in the Southern Hemisphere pops up most thinking people think of Tasmania”.…

Travel
0 Real world ride

Rocket Man A Rocket to Woomera sounds like coals to Newcastle, but there is method in the Bear’s madness… There’s a blue rocket made of steel up on a stand in Woomera’s rocket park, so I thought that it was pretty much the logical place to take a blue (and…

Blog
0 Road Rider Blog

The Bear – Wednesday, June 10, 2009 In East Germany, they had the STASI to do it. In America, they used the House Un-American Activities Committee. In Western Australia they haven’t got a name for it yet, but you’re being asked to do the same thing – inform on your…

1 67 68 69 70 71 76