Buell ‘fighter!

Before the now famous demise of Erik Buell’s renowned Buell brand, the bikes that bore his name were known for their grunt, their handling, and general f**koffness. Words and pics: Nik Okay, so the later box-section bikes didn’t have the legendary ‘hooligan torque beast’ reputation of the early, skinny, tube-frame

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Weise Marin trousers

Now that we’re deep in the clutches of winter one needs decent winter trewsers and these, ladies an’ gennulmen, are just that. They’re actually all-season trousers, although they may be a little warm for our summers (the quilted thermal lining is removable though), and as such are made of a

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Caberg XTrace helmet

This very light, very comfortable adventure-style helmet is perfect for normal bikes too; it has a wide viewing aperture, a visor that locks in place so doesn’t fly open/slam shut if you ride with it open a notch, a useful drop-down sun visor, an inner chin-guard to stop draughts blowing

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Rick Hulse

If you’re struggling to feel festive, take a few minutes between wrapping gifts and resisting a beer to share the pain of Rick Hulse, as he looks back over his life and towards his Big 6-0. As my 60th birthday comes hurtling at me like a prosecco-filled Essex girl charging

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