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Is The Yamaha Niken A Fad Or The Future?

13.06.2018
Motorcycle manufacturers are always coming up with new ideas to change how we ride, from ABS to traction control, telescopic forks, fuel injection, water cooling, all ideas that have made motorcycling what it is today. Now Yamaha wants us to enter a new era with the Niken, a three wheeled intriguing offering from the Japanese manufacturer. Designed to "Change how we ride" offering more lean angle, more contact with the road, better handling, improved grip in inclement weather. Yamaha have really innovated something that makes you think with the Niken, using Parallel quadrilateral arms and cantilevered telescopic suspension using the unique gyroscopic geometry that follows the Akermann principal... didn't you know? The main benefit of this is that you can lean more confidently into the turns, which has good points and bad... why not just learn and practice how to lean and turn tighter corners on a normal motorcycle instead of relying on a bike to help you do it. To me it sounds like a bike that has stabilisers on it for those kiddywinkles that don't want to learn how to ride properly. Just think, I don't even charge you for this viewing pleasure. Aren't you lucky. Support Me On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sixmiffedy My website: http://www.sixmiffedy.co.uk Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sixmiffedy Stalk me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/sixmiffedy/ Hate me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sixmiffedy... My Gear: Bike: 2002 SV650S Camera: Drift Ghost S - http://goo.gl/1Ry1tm 2nd Camera: OLFI 4K Action Cam - http://goo.gl/pevLGU Deadcat: Rycote Windjammer - http://amzn.to/2bUDuH8 Helmet: Shark Vision R Series 2 - http://goo.gl/xWB0QI Jacket: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/5I1BIl Jeans: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/rVCNz9 Gloves: RST Paragon V WP - http://goo.gl/pH46ae Boots: RST Raptor 2 Boots - http://goo.gl/W5BrI9 Please note that I’m in the affiliate program for three e-commerce sites, You click a link and buy the product from that and I get a very small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you, it’s a win-win kinda thing.
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UK Police To Knock Moped Muggers Off?

22.05.2018
For a long time London has had a major problem with moped muggers, scooter thieves, moped gangs and the new name for them... Pavement Pirates. Now police are getting new powers to be able to knock off the thieving scum without fear of prosecution. Because that's what was stopping Police, the fear of getting prosecuted was enough to form the rise of these moped gangs, they're the perfect getaway vehicle, just take your helmet off and they won't chase you anymore... until now. Hopefully, the police will take out as many of the thieving scum as they can but it doesn't stop there. What really needs to happen is a sentence that's enough of a deterrent, right now even if they catch the thieves all they'll get in as ASBO or a slap on the wrist, until a punishment which makes them think twice is applied this will carry on and on and on... Although it's a step in the right direction I suppose. Just think, I don't even charge you for this viewing pleasure. Aren't you lucky. Support Me On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sixmiffedy My website: http://www.sixmiffedy.co.uk Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sixmiffedy Stalk me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/sixmiffedy/ Hate me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sixmiffedy... My Gear: Bike: 2002 SV650S Camera: Drift Ghost S - http://goo.gl/1Ry1tm 2nd Camera: OLFI 4K Action Cam - http://goo.gl/pevLGU Deadcat: Rycote Windjammer - http://amzn.to/2bUDuH8 Helmet: Shark Vision R Series 2 - http://goo.gl/xWB0QI Jacket: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/5I1BIl Jeans: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/rVCNz9 Gloves: RST Paragon V WP - http://goo.gl/pH46ae Boots: RST Raptor 2 Boots - http://goo.gl/W5BrI9 Please note that I’m in the affiliate program for three e-commerce sites, You click a link and buy the product from that and I get a very small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you, it’s a win-win kinda thing.
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🔥❄ How To Stay Warm On A Motorcycle ❄🔥

20.02.2018
With us being still in winters firm grip and me being an 'ard as nails northern monkey that's been riding in this terribleness for a decade I feel like I'm equipped to give some advice on how you can stay warm on a motorcycle apart from leaving it at home. Let's face it, winter riding sucks big ole donkey balls but it has to be done, so let me guide you through the many ways you can stave off the wind chill and stay in relative comfort on those long, cold, dark and sometimes icy commutes. Keeping warm is essential to riding your motorcycle safely, all jokes aside when you start to lose feeling in your toes, hands and eventually you're core and head, it means you're more likely to lose control, especially with slower manoeuvres and in an emergency, you don't react as quickly as you could or should. Plus I have a secret weapon that only costs about £2/$2 so win-win. Just think, I don't even charge you for this viewing pleasure. Aren't you lucky. Support Me On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sixmiffedy My website: http://www.sixmiffedy.co.uk Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sixmiffedy Stalk me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/sixmiffedy/ Hate me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sixmiffedy... My Gear: Bike: 2009 Suzuki GSX650F Camera: Drift Ghost S - http://goo.gl/1Ry1tm 2nd Camera: OLFI 4K Action Cam - http://goo.gl/pevLGU Deadcat: Rycote Windjammer - http://amzn.to/2bUDuH8 Helmet: Shark Vision R Series 2 - http://goo.gl/xWB0QI Jacket: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/5I1BIl Jeans: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/rVCNz9 Gloves: RST Paragon V WP - http://goo.gl/pH46ae Boots: RST Raptor 2 Boots - http://goo.gl/W5BrI9 Please note that I’m in the affiliate program for three e-commerce sites, You click a link and buy the product from that and I get a very small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you, it’s a win-win kinda thing.
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Motorcycle Theft In London - Sadiq Khan Is Right.

02.02.2018
London currently has a theft epidemic of motorcycles, the thieves are just running rampant down there, taking bikes and scooters in broad daylight, from a pokey little 50cc Chinese scooter right up to a £40000 Ducati Supersports bike nothing is safe. Our very own Royal Jordanian had his beloved Nuda stolen, smokeybarr had his scooter stolen, Mr Ben Brown has an attempted theft and the list goes on and on and on. So what can be done about it? More police, more freedom for the police to use their powers and knock the thieves down without repercussions? Apparently not, Sadiq Khan the London Mayor has said the motorcycle manufacturers are the ones who need to make their bikes harder to steal, is he right? Who knows, what I do know is that being from Manchester and rarely going anywhere south of Chester I feel I'm in the perfect position to tell Londoners how they should best protect their motorcycles. So here you go, Sadiq Khan, Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, Kawasaki et al, I present to you 4 ideas to make motorcycles more secure, you're welcome London, you're welcome bikers everywhere. Thank me in the comments below. Just think, I don't even charge you for this viewing pleasure. Aren't you lucky. Support Me On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sixmiffedy My website: http://www.sixmiffedy.co.uk Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sixmiffedy Stalk me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/sixmiffedy/ Hate me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sixmiffedy... My Gear: Bike: 2009 Suzuki GSX650F Camera: Drift Ghost S - http://goo.gl/1Ry1tm 2nd Camera: OLFI 4K Action Cam - http://goo.gl/pevLGU Deadcat: Rycote Windjammer - http://amzn.to/2bUDuH8 Helmet: Shark Vision R Series 2 - http://goo.gl/xWB0QI Jacket: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/5I1BIl Jeans: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/rVCNz9 Gloves: RST Paragon V WP - http://goo.gl/pH46ae Boots: RST Raptor 2 Boots - http://goo.gl/W5BrI9 Please note that I’m in the affiliate program for three e-commerce sites, You click a link and buy the product from that and I get a very small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you, it’s a win-win kinda thing.
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What To Do When You Breakdown

29.01.2018
When life gives you lemons, turn to an overused saying. So as many of you know (those who follow me on twitter), Nigella the SV650S died on me, but out of the bad comes some good. I decided to make a video giving some tips on what to do when you break down. 1. Turn Your Hazard Lights On 2. Make Yourself Visible 3. Get Away From The Vehicle 4. Keep Your Eyes On The Traffic Unfortunately breaking down on the motorway or anywhere is a daily occurrence and worse is that people sometimes don't heed the warnings of the authorities and accidents happen, keep safe, keep away from your car or bike and be aware of your surroundings, obviously if your car is on fire get away from it further than I am in this video. Also a story of the other time I broke down involving a mechanic who didn't know what he was on about and a tea towel which I've told before but you know, I had an hour to kill, sue me. Nigella sadly is no more, new bike and new videos will be coming out soon. Just think, I don't even charge you for this viewing pleasure. Aren't you lucky. Support Me On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sixmiffedy My website: http://www.sixmiffedy.co.uk Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sixmiffedy Stalk me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/sixmiffedy/ Hate me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sixmiffedy... My Gear: Bike: 2009 Suzuki GSX650F Camera: Drift Ghost S - http://goo.gl/1Ry1tm 2nd Camera: OLFI 4K Action Cam - http://goo.gl/pevLGU Deadcat: Rycote Windjammer - http://amzn.to/2bUDuH8 Helmet: Shark Vision R Series 2 - http://goo.gl/xWB0QI Jacket: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/5I1BIl Jeans: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/rVCNz9 Gloves: RST Paragon V WP - http://goo.gl/pH46ae Boots: RST Raptor 2 Boots - http://goo.gl/W5BrI9 Please note that I’m in the affiliate program for three e-commerce sites, You click a link and buy the product from that and I get a very small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you, it’s a win-win kinda thing.
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Tailgating Is Worse Than Lane Hogging... I Despise Tailgaters

06.09.2017
Now, there are lane hoggers and I hate lane hoggers with an intense passion, however, there is something much much worse than those selfish idiots and that is the tailgater. These idiots with a licence have such an overwhelming and irrational sense of self-importance that they see nothing wrong with getting dangerously close to other road users solely with the aim of bullying them out of the way, now I'm not talking about people who occasionally might be a bit close but the ones that purposefully get close to a car in front trying to intimidate them. Now, this is different from trying to suggest to someone to change lanes but actively being behind them for an extended amount of time with no room for error. These idiots have no idea the damage they could cause if something were to happen on the road. Not only is it illegal in many places, it can land you with a fine and points on your licence. Don't do it. Just think, I don't even charge you for this viewing pleasure. Aren't you lucky. My website: http://www.sixmiffedy.co.uk Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sixmiffedy Stalk me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/sixmiffedy/ Hate me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sixmiffedy... My Gear: Bike: 2009 Suzuki GSX650F Camera: Drift Ghost S - http://goo.gl/1Ry1tm 2nd Camera: OLFI 4K Action Cam - http://goo.gl/pevLGU Deadcat: Rycote Windjammer - http://amzn.to/2bUDuH8 Helmet: Shark Vision R Series 2 - http://goo.gl/xWB0QI Jacket: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/5I1BIl Jeans: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/rVCNz9 Gloves: RST Titanium Outlast WP - https://goo.gl/xNU6za Boots: Spada Tri-Flex WP - https://goo.gl/uwG1oo Please note that I’m in the affiliate program for three e-commerce sites, You click a link and buy the product from that and I get a very small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you, it’s a win-win kinda thing.
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Did Skully Kill The Tech Helmet Revolution

26.07.2017
Not sure if the other motovloggers will remember this or the other bikers that watch this but two years ago a company called Skully was going to make the worlds first AR Motorcycle Helmet, it looked amazing, full of tech that nobody had seen before. Then a couple more manufacturers came out with similar things Encephalon and FUSAR Mohawk being two that come to mind, but soon after Skully raised the money... the tech helmet train was severely derailed... You see "allegedly" the Skully founders were using the companies raised money as their own piggy bank, eventually it all came to a head and the company was dissolved, bankruptcy claims and the investors, regular guys and girls lost their money and had to go through the courts to try and get their money back. It's this point which I think killed the Tech Helmet Revolution as recently there's been no news of a motorcycle HUD, tech filled helmet anywhere, I think the death of Skully killed off any potential for the products in the near future. Not only that... do we really need them? At first, I was all onboard for the Skully Helmet and Encephalons offering, I love tech and anything that turns you more like a fighter pilot who wouldn't want it? But all the things that these future technology motorcycle helmets offer... we can have already, intercoms between riders. SENA or Scala or Sharktooth, GPS directions, Google maps on your phone and a RAM Mount, Rear view camera? Not really needed, it hasn't been needed since the beginning of motorcycle riding. They don't really offer anything apart from it all being in one package and do we really want to spend upwards of £1000 for motorcycle helmets that are untested, they're an unknown, if a company like AGV or Shoei were to make one then we'd have more trust in it, but, maybe there's a reason the big manufacturers of motorcycle helmets haven't tried to make a technology filled helmet. Maybe they're just not needed. Just think, I don't even charge you for this viewing pleasure. Aren't you lucky. My website: http://www.sixmiffedy.co.uk Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sixmiffedy Stalk me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/sixmiffedy/ Hate me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sixmiffedy... My Gear: Bike: 2009 Suzuki GSX650F Camera: Drift Ghost S - http://goo.gl/1Ry1tm 2nd Camera: OLFI 4K Action Cam - http://goo.gl/pevLGU Deadcat: Rycote Windjammer - http://amzn.to/2bUDuH8 Helmet: Shark Vision R Series 2 - http://goo.gl/xWB0QI Jacket: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/5I1BIl Jeans: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/rVCNz9 Gloves: RST Titanium Outlast WP - https://goo.gl/xNU6za Boots: Spada Tri-Flex WP - https://goo.gl/uwG1oo Please note that I’m in the affiliate program for three e-commerce sites, You click a link and buy the product from that and I get a very small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you, it’s a win-win kinda thing.
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Are Electric Motorcycles Really The Future?

24.07.2017
Just as the title says really, are electric motorcycles really the future of biking? I think they're a great bit of kit with just a couple of problems which I think stops them from being widely accepted. 1. The range, the max range for an electric motorcycle means it won't be a tourer or a solid commuter for some time yet, battery capacities will need to be optimised to handle the smaller factor that motorcycle batteries will need to be. 2. Charging on the go. The best thing about a petrol engine is that when you need petrol you just pull into a station and fill up, with electric motorcycles you need to wait for them to charge, time we just don't have in modern living. 3. The price. Currently, the price of electric motorcycles is a major put off. Costing more than the top of the range 1000cc supersports, it really does make a big difference to people buying them or not, they'd need to be at least half the price to even compete. Not to mention the raw sound of a motorcycle in full whack, you just don't get the same from an electric motorcycle, more of a whiney sound. Some benefits are obviously cost to run being less, faster acceleration is possible, saving the planet is a third. So there are some good and bad points to electric motorcycles and I really do think they'd be a great 2nd bike or the main bike in the future. Electric vehicles are the future and motorcycles can be the ones leading the pack. Just think, I don't even charge you for this viewing pleasure. Aren't you lucky. My website: http://www.sixmiffedy.co.uk Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sixmiffedy Stalk me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/sixmiffedy/ Hate me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sixmiffedy... My Gear: Bike: 2009 Suzuki GSX650F Camera: Drift Ghost S - http://goo.gl/1Ry1tm 2nd Camera: OLFI 4K Action Cam - http://goo.gl/pevLGU Deadcat: Rycote Windjammer - http://amzn.to/2bUDuH8 Helmet: Shark Vision R Series 2 - http://goo.gl/xWB0QI Jacket: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/5I1BIl Jeans: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/rVCNz9 Gloves: RST Titanium Outlast WP - https://goo.gl/xNU6za Boots: Spada Tri-Flex WP - https://goo.gl/uwG1oo Please note that I’m in the affiliate program for three e-commerce sites, You click a link and buy the product from that and I get a very small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you, it’s a win-win kinda thing.
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Lane Hogging Solution? Could This Save All The Road Rage?

29.04.2017
So our American cousins might have the solution to the horrible plague on UK roads that is Lane Hogging, Lane hogging if you don't know what it is, is when a driver fails to move into the left hand lane (UK) when they're not overtaking another vehicle and they just sit in the lane with people behind them. Worse than middle lane hoggers are inside lane hoggers, these people have a special place in hell reserved just for them and I can't contain my utter hatred of these lane hogging pieces of feces. So the solution is to allow passing in any lane, this means that we should be allowed to undertake in the UK, it's something they do in Cali and I propose we allow it over here so we can get passed the insuferable idiots and bad drivers on the UKs roads. Although not technically illegal, it's more of a nicety not to pass on the left, if the police see you do it they might class it as reckless driving and slam you for it depending on how you did it, and how agressive/dangerous a driver you were. I say make it law that we can pass on the left as long as it's safe to do so. This would stop the road rage, stop the flashing lights, getting all bent out of shape and let us all go on our merry way, however fast we want to (up to the speed limit of course) and makes all our lives so much happier. What do you think? Should undertaking be allowed in the UK? Music by David Cutter: http://www.davidcuttermusic.co.uk Just think, I don't even charge you for this viewing pleasure. Aren't you lucky. My website: http://www.sixmiffedy.co.uk Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sixmiffedy Stalk me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/sixmiffedy/ Hate me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sixmiffedy... My Gear: Bike: 2009 Suzuki GSX650F Camera: Drift Ghost S - http://goo.gl/1Ry1tm 2nd Camera: OLFI 4K Action Cam - http://goo.gl/pevLGU Deadcat: Rycote Windjammer - http://amzn.to/2bUDuH8 Helmet: Shark Vision R Series 2 - http://goo.gl/xWB0QI Jacket: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/5I1BIl Jeans: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/rVCNz9 Gloves: RST Titanium Outlast WP - https://goo.gl/xNU6za Boots: Spada Tri-Flex WP - https://goo.gl/uwG1oo Please note that I’m in the affiliate program for three e-commerce sites, You click a link and buy the product from that and I get a very small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you, it’s a win-win kinda thing.
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Motorcycling Is Cheap(!)

03.03.2016
This vlog is 60% honest, 25% Tongue-in-cheek, 15% sarcastic and 10% bullshit. Just think, I don't even charge you for this viewing pleasure. Aren't you lucky. I have t-shirts: http://store.vloggersmark.com/t/six... I'm on tw@ter: www.twitter.com/sixmiffedy I'm also on Instagram: https://instagram.com/sixmiffedy/ Camera: Drift Ghost HD with Rycote Windjammer Bike: 02 SV650S Gear: Shark Vision R Series 2, RST Pro Contour 2 Piece, Weise 4 Season Armoured Gloves, Alpinestars Faster WP Boots Rider: A Prick Occupation: Idiot That Talks As Though He's Knowledgeable
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Why Isn't Motorcycle Filtering Legal Everywhere?

16.06.2016
Why isn't motorcycle filtering legal everywhere? I just don't get it. It's the most logical and simplest of changes to laws you can make. Not only is it safer for riders, it improves the traffic flow, decreases congestion and gets bikers to where they want to go quicker. Motorcycle filtering has been proven time and time again to be one of the safest things to do on a motorcycle to prevent rear end accidents happening, to ease traffic congestion and to make a motorcyclists journey a lot LOT shorter. Sitting in traffic is just a waste of time and the roads are wide enough to accommodate a bike just filtering by, we have the luxury of it over here in the UK but most of our US cousins can't lane split legally, if they do they face a fine and points. So they're left to sit in sweltering heat with a hot motorcycle between their legs, inhaling the car exhaust fumes all the while wondering if someone will smash them from behind into the vehicle in front. Make lane splitting legal across the entire USA, for such a forward thinking country they need to get out of the Me First attitude and start supporting motorcycle riders everywhere. Just think, I don't even charge you for this viewing pleasure. Aren't you lucky. My website: http://www.sixmiffedy.co.uk Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sixmiffedy Stalk me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/sixmiffedy/ Hate me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sixmiffedy... My Gear: Bike: 2009 Suzuki GSX650F Camera: Drift Ghost S - http://goo.gl/1Ry1tm 2nd Camera: OLFI 4K Action Cam - http://goo.gl/pevLGU Deadcat: Rycote Windjammer - https://goo.gl/aCuyJx Helmet: Shark Vision R Series 2 - http://goo.gl/xWB0QI Jacket: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/5I1BIl Jeans: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/rVCNz9 Gloves: RST Titanium Outlast WP Gloves - http://goo.gl/8kWu3Q Boots: Spada Tri-Flex WP - https://goo.gl/uwG1oo Please note that I’m in the affiliate program for three e-commerce sites, You click a link and buy the product from that and I get a very small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you, it’s a win-win kinda thing.
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Dat Confidence Doe

17.07.2015
Ooze dat confidence doe, sweat that shit out, you'll be a more capable rider and person. Too much Neeson and people part like the red sea. How confidence affects you as a biker and how it bla bla bla something wonderfully inspiring here. Oh and a sneak peek at Bikey-oke #3. Just think, I don't even charge you for this viewing pleasure. Aren't you lucky. I'm on tw@ter: www.twitter.com/sixmiffedy I'm also on Instagram: https://instagram.com/sixmiffedy/ Camera: Drift Ghost HD with Rycote Windjammer Bike: 02 SV650S Gear: Shark Vision R Series 2, RST Pro Contour 2 Piece, Weise 4 Season Armoured Gloves, Alpinestars Faster WP Boots Rider: A Prick Occupation: Idiot That Talks As Though He's Knowledgeable
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