Chasing the Vanishing Point, basically how to read roads a little easier.
I give you my take on describing the Vanishing Point or Limit Point, which
could be useful for any motorcycle rider who does not currently use a point
of reference when accessing the severity of any particular corner.
I guess if you asked most riders how they know if they can make it round a
given corner safely they''d say "Through experience!" or " I just know!"
and perhaps they really do know and experience helps of course, but this
system helps take some of the risk or guesswork away. It's not mine of
course! I came across this when reading some motorcycle books years ago
just after passing my test, the book is called "Motorcycle Roadcraft" and
is available through amazon etc
I should also state for reference although I didn't really mention it in my
video, that most of my speeds were aimed at between 40mph - 60mph and were
pretty much done using a single gear with maybe the odd up or down gear
change for either entering or exiting tighter bends. I also only used my
brakes when absolutely necessary to give a smoother ride overall. There's
nothing to stop you using the brakes of course but then there's a whole new
ball-game with braking points etc, I was just doing it this way to keep it
Buying your first big motorcycle, 500 - 600cc
My personal advice on which bike to choose as your first big bike in the
500-600cc bracket. Models covered are Kawasaki Er5, Honda CB500, Suzuki
SV650, Honda Hornet 600, Yamaha FZS Fazer 600, Suzuki Bandit 600.
Response to Alex's MT09 purchase next year, plus other topics.
I give my thoughts on Alex's aka Blahdeblah52's wish to purchase a Yamaha
MT 09 next year. So I talk about finance options, plus, as a tenuously
linked topic, my experiences of a couple of bikes I'd bought in the past
that weren't as good as they should have been, eg. Fireblade and VFR800.
Also, a mention about the whole Google Plus fiasco and part switch to
Vimeo, at least for the 1080 quality videos.
HD Version here! https://vimeo.com/79812698
Yamaha XJ6n Review or Road test
A review on a Yamaha XJ6n we recently sold, the new owner asked me to
review it. A 2010 model with 3,000 miles on the clock. The Exhaust is from J A C Exhausts, wigwam lane, Hucknall, Nottingham 0115
Filmed on my lovely Drift Ghost HD. For 10% discount on Drift cams and
http://www.beechdalemotorcycles.co.uk insert code beech10
Or call 01159297414 during business hours to enable discount