Don Blocksidge – The Master Hand Chaser

The sad news reached us over the weekend of the passing of Don Blocksidge, an engraver whose work has featured on many top custom scooters and motorbikes over the decades. Don was one of those people who are today sadly rare, a true craftsman. His name first came to my attention, as it probably did … Continue reading Don Blocksidge – The Master Hand Chaser

New Piaggio electric ONE

Piaggio continue their foray into the world of electric-powered vehicles with the recent announcement of their forthcoming ONE scooter, which will apparently debut at the Beijing Motor Show on 28 May before being launched into the European market in late June of this year. The Italian scooter giants have been looking at alternative fuel options … Continue reading New Piaggio electric ONE

New AirScud safety jacket by Tucano Urbano and In&motion

safety meets technology on the streets Safety air bags as part of rider clothing are nothing new. What is new however is the technology being utilised to operate them on behalf of the rider, and this morning Tucano Urbano launched their brand new Airscud that offers all the latest innovation. Tucano Urbano’s first foray into … Continue reading New AirScud safety jacket by Tucano Urbano and In&motion

UK Government ban on new petrol & diesel vehicles – what do you think?

If you've read the news recently then you have no doubt heard the UK Government's latest knee-jerk reaction to something that they hope will take our minds off of other disasters is a ban on new fossil-fuel vehicle sales from 2030. The story of the 'Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution' (for that … Continue reading UK Government ban on new petrol & diesel vehicles – what do you think?

New airbag protection

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Italian motorcycle clothing experts Alpinestars launched their latest item of protective clothing.  The Alpinestars Tech-Air 5 is the latest product in almost 20 years of Research and Development by Alpinestars that began on the race track and is filtering through to road riders. Their latest product … Continue reading New airbag protection

The future of crash helmets?

CES is apparently the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), this year's event in Las Vegas saw the presentation of a crash helmet that the developers think paves the way for rider safety of the future. There have … Continue reading The future of crash helmets?