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Survey Results: What do bikers think of driverless cars?

With the prospect of driverless cars taking to the roads in the UK making headlines, we thought we weeks we asked our 22,000 followers on Facebook what they feel about this advance in technology. The results were surprising, with most respondents having very strong opinions either in favour or against the prospect of driverless [...]

Survey Results: What do bikers think of driverless cars? 2017-09-15T14:39:51+00:00

How to stay safe when riding a motorcycle in the dark

Riding a motorcycle in the dark is very different to riding in the daylight, and can be a daunting experience the first few times. However, after a couple of rides and a read of this, you’ll be more than prepared to ride in the dark, and any worries will be a thing of the past! [...]

How to stay safe when riding a motorcycle in the dark 2017-09-15T14:50:04+00:00

Getting used to your new motorcycle

After hours of searching online, having multiple test-rides on multiple bikes and reading countless reviews, you’ve finally found your new best friend! Whether it’s your first bike, or you twentieth, there’s no better feeling than getting a new bike. However, it is likely that the excitement isn’t the only feeling you have, as even if [...]

Getting used to your new motorcycle 2017-09-15T16:55:04+00:00

The biker’s nod – how did it start?

The nod. It’s hard to explain to people who don’t ride a motorcycle. When asked, I often say “it’s like bus drivers who wave at one another” …but that usually triggers the response “but they know each other from work” …and then I’m left saying “Well it’s just what bikers do!”   The nod isn’t [...]

The biker’s nod – how did it start? 2017-07-05T10:44:08+00:00

6 things to check on your motorcycle before riding

Let’s be honest, there are enough risks on the road for bikers as it is, so the last thing you want to be worrying about is a mechanical problem with your own bike. Here’s our list of essential pre-ride safety checks every biker should make:   Lights – make sure you give your lights a [...]

6 things to check on your motorcycle before riding 2017-07-14T09:17:46+00:00

How do I know when my motorcycle chain is too tight?

Setting a motorcycle chain can be difficult for beginners, time-consuming for experienced riders and can make the difference in optimum power output for track riders and road racers. So how do you know when your chain is too tight?  Well, there are a few tell-tale signs that your chain tension isn’t set correctly, such as: [...]

How do I know when my motorcycle chain is too tight? 2017-05-30T10:07:26+00:00

New Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Tested – A road rider’s review

Last week, we finally got our hands on the much publicised 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade for a day of proper road testing – did it live up to the hype? Well, yes and no. Firstly, this review is not from the standpoint of using this bike on the track. In reality, most of these bikes [...]

New Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Tested – A road rider’s review 2017-04-24T16:19:21+00:00

Smart cars saving bikers?

It seems an increasingly prominent thought in the Tru-Tension offices that technology is both a friend and an enemy of a motorcyclist. On one side of the coin, we love technology for helping us to go faster, travel more efficiently, and safely thanks to advances in technology. Event our own Chain Monkey tool is a [...]

Smart cars saving bikers? 2017-02-16T13:41:04+00:00