This blog is a bit of a cheat! Written by my brother and Visorcat inventor Alan Boulton, it was originally published in the Sept/Oct 1992 issue of Used Motorcycle Guide. And this green machine (pictured here with Alan circa 1989) had certainly been well used by the time he got hold of it … . … Continue reading Enjoyable riding but self destruct nature from a big thumper
by Jill Boulton The recent tragedy of the little Spanish girl killed by a tablet computer in a car crash is a sobering reminder of how dangerous road travel can be, even in the apparent safety of a modern vehicle. Isn’t it shocking that, in this era of obsessional car occupant safety characterised by crumple … Continue reading Why car manufacturers should offer driver training as standard on all new vehicles
by Jill Boulton (originally published in the newspaper Business a.m. October 30, 2001) “Maybe you should ring Air Traffic Control and ask them if it’s safe to take off,” said my neighbour as I struggled to start the C1 for its first trip with me in the cockpit. BMW says the C1 is the safest … Continue reading BMW C1 – the ‘safest thing on two wheels’ that broke my wrist!
by Wesley Pestana The great American philosopher Kenny Rogers once said, “You got to know when to hold ‘em, and know when to fold ‘em.” I used to think that meant something about there being a season for everything, but now I believe it means that you need to know and stay within your own … Continue reading Suzuki GS450 taught me how not to ride, then helped me test my limits
by Jill Boulton “Rebel Rebel, you’ve torn your dress Rebel Rebel, your face is a mess …” First impressions count, according to the David Bowie song. Apparently, we form an opinion of someone within half a minute of meeting them for the first time. Is the same true of motorbikes? I did not buy the … Continue reading Honda battle dress in a style of its own, and 500’s cry is more purr than Rebel yell!
Entry level laptop. Entry level phone. Entry level hatchback. Entry level house (also known as a ‘starter’ house). Entry level motorcycle. Not many years ago, the phrase ‘entry level’ didn’t exist in the UK, and nor did the phrase ‘upgrade’. But these phrases are now often used by marketing people to encourage you to buy … Continue reading 11 REASONS WHY SMALLER CAN BE SMARTER WHEN IT COMES TO MOTORCYCLES
by Jill Boulton I’ve been looking for another bike. To be honest, I’ve been looking for ‘another bike’ for about 20 years, and I’ve found one at last! But before I tell you about the bike, let me tell you a ‘little’ story … In July last year we took our shiny new VISORCAT trade … Continue reading Life is short, so let’s make the most of every inch of it! Motorcycling for the miniscule
by Jill Boulton Sarah Ruane, a nurse from North Dalton in East Yorkshire, is a woman on a mission – to increase awareness of her son Josh’s condition, Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy. On 7 May she will set out on her Kawasaki ZG 1200 Voyager trike to ride from Land’s End to John O' Groats. This … Continue reading Sarah Ruane: Angel on her Chariot of Hope raising awareness of Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
THE number of deaths on Britain’s roads has stayed more or less the same every year during the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety, which ends in 2020, according to the Government’s statistics. Since 2010, the number of road fatalities have been almost constant and there is no downward trend, said Jill Boulton, … Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: No reduction in UK road deaths during UN’s Decade of Action for Road Safety