The biker’s nod – how did it start?

2017-07-05T10:44:08+00:00

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

2017-07-14T09:17:46+00:00

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

What to take to a motorcycle track day

2017-07-05T12:33:29+00:00

So, you have signed up to a motorcycle track day. It’s going to be awesome. But it won’t be if you forget the essentials, or the extras that can make the day go as smoothly as possible.   Here’s our motorcycle track day checklist: Driving licence – very few track managers will let you take [...]

What to take to a motorcycle track day 2017-07-05T12:33:29+00:00

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

2017-05-30T10:07:26+00:00

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

2017-04-24T16:19:21+00:00

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

What do you think of driverless cars?

2017-03-21T16:15:14+00:00

Bikers, we’d like to know what you think of driverless cars and if they will change the way you ride. To take our short survey, click here. If you would like to see the results of the survey, please follow us on Facebook. > Find out more about motorcycle Chain Monkey > When should you [...]

What do you think of driverless cars? 2017-03-21T16:15:14+00:00

Smart cars saving bikers?

2017-02-16T13:41:04+00:00

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

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

2017-02-16T13:34:32+00:00

Maintaining your motorcycle chain is a crucial part of keeping your bike in tip top condition, and for a variety of reasons for different riders. Racers and track day bikers will want to optimise the power output of their bikes, while commuters will want to minimise wear to prolong the life of the chain. Of [...]

How do I know when my motorcycle chain is too loose? 2017-02-16T13:34:32+00:00

6 tips for motorcycling in winter

2017-01-05T16:43:34+00:00

Wrap up warm An obvious one, but it’s quite surprising how much speed makes you colder. Michelin detail that when it’s 10°C outside, riding at 30mph (50km) will result in felt air temperature on bare skin being -2°C and -6 °C at 80mph (130km/h)! Another interesting fact from Michelin – your body cools down 5 [...]

6 tips for motorcycling in winter 2017-01-05T16:43:34+00:00

Riding a motorcycle in the rain

2016-12-19T09:51:22+00:00

Riding in the rain can be an enjoyable challenge. There’s something fulfilling about blasting it to your destination knowing you are fighting the elements and not letting the weather spoil your ride. Of course, it’s slightly different from dry riding and a slip or lack of experience can certainly affect your confidence levels. Even if [...]

Riding a motorcycle in the rain 2016-12-19T09:51:22+00:00