Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled First Impressions

Ahh…it only took me two initial deposits at the Dealer and twelve months to decide that I really did want the Ducati Desert Sled as my next bike. And almost like clockwork just as I took ownership EICMA rolls around and they announce a 1100 Scrambler, but that’s a whole different story.
Let’s discuss.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Diary of a Haggis Hunter - The Bitter End

All good things must come to an end as they say. And that is how it felt for me on my seventh day touring Scotland on my rented S1000XR. The bitter end. The pill you don't want to swallow. The bike you never want to return.

Alas, what must be, must be.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Diary of a Haggis Hunter in Scotland: To infinity and beyond

Och Aye, Scotland and aye. By day 3 a couple of exciting things had happened, or were happening. First of all was a good dash of retail therapy was coming together in the form of comms.

I had decided before I left that I wasn’t taking my helmet with me. I was going to get the new dual sport I had been aching for, for quite some while - the NEXX XD-1.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Diary of a Haggis Hunter in Scotland, Part 1

Ooright san? Or something like that. So I'm in Scotland and finally got the rental S1000XR and needed to excise some two wheeled demons that had been building up over the past few weeks without wheels. 
This is a how it went down.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Motorbikes are all about the feels

G'day, what's new you ask? In my never ending quest for awesome moto-gear, quite a bit; I got a new lid, new boots, new MX Goggles and I've been looking at (even riding) all sorts of new bikes. I'm doing a few new drawings and of course, postieing my way around Melbourne. Life is good.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

3 Tips To Live Longer Riding Motorcycles

That's a click bait heading if ever I read one. Gotcha attention? Clickbait it may be, but there is also a degree of truth to my story, so let's get on with it.

I've recently had a birthday and man it was ugly. 45. How the actual hell did that happen?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A day with the BMW S1000XR

Herro! This week the GS dash told me the 20K service was due despite sitting on just a touch over 18,000km, so abiding by the dash master I booked it in for said service requesting an overnight loan bike, because Postie hours.

Friday, April 28, 2017

How to buy the right motorcycle helmet

I'm getting really sick of dealing with sales staff and none moreso than the obligatory know-it-all motorcycle helmet sales-person.

Some can be genuinely helpful, others can tell you all manner of utter bullshit that does nothing but confuse the average layperson, let alone a newbie to the sport.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Ultimate Motorcycle Jacket: Icon Raiden DKR

Is wearing a jacket once long enough to draw a conclusion on its superiority?

I just got an Icon  Raiden DKR jacket from RevZilla and I am so impressed, so incredibly blown away after just one wear that I'm calling it; after just one single test ride wearing it. It's that good.

Australia Day Ride - The annual bike pilgramige into the Snowy Mountains

I know I said I didn't do an ADR summary post this year for a few reasons, but that didn't mean I didn't film some of it.

Unfortunately I really hadn't nailed the audio part of this deal at all... something I am currently working on trying to use info from other motovloggers I dig like Schaaf.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

What's new with you?

Hi there, Dan the intermittent blogger here with a highly anticipated long awaited serious update on being a Daily Biker.

That's sounds a bit naff when I read it back, but I guess I am really. I do ride daily.

I think I actually could call myself a professional rider now? Does riding a Postie bike aka Honda 115 Super Cub qualify for that manly title? Idk.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Why buy a Grom?

Hey. I decided to get a Grom probably the day I saw the 2016 SF model at an event in the city with Wombat.

He thought I was mad.

Everyone thought I had lost my marbles.