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Youngsters behaving badly at the Ace Cafe – whatever next!?   ...

Saturday With anything new, it’s important to understand the nature of the beast. In this instance, the beast is me and my somewhat nervous, panicky...

Last month I mentioned I had sorted my sidestand switch problems. Well for a while at least. Fortunately I had asked on the Moto Guzzi club forum how to bypass it (short the red and black leads together and ignore the brown) so when it stopped my engine half way home I knew what to do. But unfortunately I didn’t have any wire cutting capability in my tool bag. However...

I was in high school when Jarno Saarinen charged to the top of international motorcycle road racing in the early 1970s. I didn’t even own a motorcycle...

1938 was a significant year in many ways. Test cricket was televised for the first time, Lord Snooty and his pals made their debut in a brand new comic...

Standing by the tea hut alongside Chelsea Bridge, cradling a cuppa in my hand and facing west, I found myself creating an old black & white biker movie...

Hi Dave, I loved the book review and was chuffed that Ace Times came through it in pretty good shape. In respect of the writer’s observations re Ace...

What is with AWOL columnists this month? To tell you the truth after reading about the nightmares Rod’s had sur le continent with a recalcitrant Suzuki...

When you stand back and take stock of the many different strains of motorcycle sport in existence today, speedway stands out as being among the most unusual,...

1.What was your first motorcycling experience? Aged 13, hiring a 50cc motorcycle and riding it on the streets of Rimini for an hour without mastering...

Which Way Now?  It’s something to ponder: Where’s the Bike Industry going? Chasing a GP dream or embracing environmentalism? Are the marketing men...

I  am going to have to disagree with Dave G here. I started proper biking aged 26 in 1979. I bought a Lewis Leathers Double zipper and a set of Belstaff thornproof trousers 2nd hand off an ex-biker mate in the army for £20. Never been seriously wet or cold in the body ever since. Like Dave, before I joined the army I wore a cheap leather that had no waterproof qualities...

  There was a time, many years ago, when some of the contributors to this august journal had long hair, pimply faces and flares, when there existed...

It is doubtful that there is anyone involved in the world of British motorcycling whose life is not touched directly or indirectly by the Ace Cafe. A...

The world of the contemporary café racer in the United States is more properly addressed in Seate’s Café Racer: the Motorcycle (2008). For the past...

As many of you will be aware, I tend to leave me editorial until the very last thing. This is partially to lend it a degree of immediacy in recognition...

Commercial interests? It’s often the case that legislation emanating from Europe appears to have a commercial interest. You may remember that compulsory ABS on all bikes and scooters was something a German MEP called for, because the Bosch factory that made ABS was in her constituency. She was one of the MEPs on the committee (IMCO) that was steering the Euro Parliament...

A recent excursion led me down a path, which having emerged the other side unscathed, gave me a lot to think about, biking and otherwise. Last month I...

Going faster with cheap gin.  Time passes by incredibly quickly, especially once one reaches a certain age. Actually, scrub that. Time is inordinately...

Back in the 1960s, I had an Isetta ‘bubble car’ made by BMW, which was great fun but I wrote it off on black ice, so I moved on to a BSA 500 single...

“Kevin, I’ve got an idea and I’d like hear your thoughts about it” That was how I was first introduced by Jim Sanderson to what...

Whitchurch is one of those places that encapsulates the essence of Englishness with all its half-timbered houses, red bricks and stone-built churches....

It had been 10 years since my first and last visit to the Isle of Man for the TT races, back in 2002 I had just changed jobs, as I finished my training...