Riding the NC500 in one day

Riding the NC500 in one day

October 27, 2021 5 min read 1 Comment

We are lucky enough to live on the route of the NC500 and as a result we have ridden parts of the route many times. However, one thing that has eluded us is the mighty feat of completing the entire 500 mile route over the course of one day. It's a journey that takes you across the breadth of the Scottish Highlands through many of the most beautiful and windswept areas the UK has to offer. 
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Our Top Motorcycling Playlists

Our Top Motorcycling Playlists

August 09, 2021 3 min read

A selection of good tunes can be just as important to your riding experience as the number of cc's you have underneath you. The kind of music that elevates your motorcycling experience depends hugely on the kind of person you are, and what you get out of the experience.
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The Best Apps for Motorcycling in 2021

The Best Apps for Motorcycling in 2021

March 08, 2021 4 min read 1 Comment

In 2021, the variety of navigation and motorcycle focused apps available on the market is massive. From custom navigation to trip planning to onboard communication, there is something for every rider. Here is our rundown of some of our favourites to help you get started this year.
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The Trans Euro Trail - Adventure Motorcycle Riding in the UK

The Trans Euro Trail - Adventure Motorcycle Riding in the UK

February 22, 2021 4 min read

Riding the TET, not only provides you with a challenge, but allows you to see our country in a totally different light. You will travel along roads and trails that you never knew existed, and see sights that you wouldn’t normally see on any other trip.
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Best motorcycle action camera

Best motorcycle action camera

January 22, 2021 6 min read

That is where Action Cameras come into their own. Their small form factor and weatherproof design allow them to be easily attached to a motorcyclists helmet or even to different parts of the riders motorcycle to get many different shots
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Intro To The Sinnis Terrain

Intro To The Sinnis Terrain

July 28, 2020 3 min read

The Sinnis Terrain 125cc is a low-capacity adventure bike with all the features of a premium explorer. Following its exponential success in 2017, the bike’s popularity skyrocketed over the last 2 years, creating a community of thousands of touring motorcycle enthusiasts now waiting for the 125’s big brother
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Need a Tough case for Huawei  P30 Pro or P40?

Need a Tough case for Huawei P30 Pro or P40?

April 10, 2020 3 min read 2 Comments

Both the Huawei P30 Pro, and the newly released P40 make excellent motorcycle smartphone navigation phones due to their large and bright screens. When it comes to a proper tough smartphone case for Huawei there are limited options if any. 
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Mounting your smartphone to your Triumph Thruxton or other classic

Mounting your smartphone to your Triumph Thruxton or other classic

April 06, 2020 3 min read

But many of us, (myself included!) love the oily smell and hands on nature of the older bikes. There is something special about bikes that have not been in production for decades and need caring for and maintained.
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INTRODUCING 9to5adv | UA AMBASSADORS

INTRODUCING 9to5adv | UA AMBASSADORS

March 24, 2020 2 min read

I am your average Adventure Bike Rider

What do I mean by that? Well, I have the bike, the ambition and the imagination. But what I don’t have is the time and money - a familiar tale for many adventure bike riders.

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Navigating with Ultimateaddons for the GS 1200

Navigating with Ultimateaddons for the GS 1200

March 09, 2020 3 min read

The venerable GS is the cornerstone of the Adventure and Touring Market. And for good reason, with its mix of off road credibility and long distance comfort it is a true “do it all” motorcycle. Of course the GS line dates back to the early 80s when the Dakar...

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Introducing mr_Happy_Chippy | UA Ambassadors

Introducing mr_Happy_Chippy | UA Ambassadors

March 04, 2020 2 min read

I’m Lee Ellis and I’m what you would call a winging it adventure rider with all the gear and no idea. In 2018 I purchased my first adventure bike, the amazing KTM 1190 ADV R and some matching KTM clothing as i thought that was the law.

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Mad or Nomad - Motorcycle around the World

Mad or Nomad - Motorcycle around the World

February 27, 2020 2 min read

We sold everything, packed up and left home on January 1, 2018 to ride round-the-world for as long as we can. So far, we’ve ridden around 30,000 miles from the UK to Japan
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Touring Shetland on the Africa Twin

Touring Shetland on the Africa Twin

February 19, 2020 6 min read

For the bikes, I was on my trusty 2017 manual Africa Twin, and Phil rode the bulletproof DR650 (bulletproof as he had brought split links for the chain on this trip). For Phil this made the ride up a little laborious with mostly motorway miles and the A9, but needs must.
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Our handlebar attachment systems and which is best for you

Our handlebar attachment systems and which is best for you

February 04, 2020 5 min read

Whichever motorcycle or mounting preferences you have our modular mounting systems allow for our waterproof, dustproof and shockproof smartphone cases for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy to be fitted to virtually any bike.
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Richy Vida and his love affair with the Honda VFR 800

Richy Vida and his love affair with the Honda VFR 800

January 28, 2020 3 min read

Richy is a great online personality who brings his dry British wit to anything motorcycle. He has amassed nearly twenty thousand subscribers on youtube due to his fun and enjoyable video presenting style where he travels all over the place on his motorcycle
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On any Monday

On any Monday

January 06, 2020 4 min read 1 Comment

As with all good plans…it started in the pub!,

We had a very loose plan which involved seeing as much of Europe as 4 weeks would allow, while also spending some off bike time by Lake Lugano with friends.

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Riding through Chechnya and Dagestan is as crazy as you might think Part 1

Riding through Chechnya and Dagestan is as crazy as you might think Part 1

June 27, 2019 5 min read

Turns out we had camped the night in some kind of demilitarised zone and that could have been the Russian army looking for us in the dark!
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Trail Riding in Turkey

Trail Riding in Turkey

June 27, 2019 2 min read

Cappadocia is a hot dry desert area almost in the middle of Turkey and standouts out due to it’s strange looking rock formations known as the “fairy chimneys”. 
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