Proficient Scootering – The Book. You Asked, and I Listened!

Proficient Scootering - A comprehensive guide to safe, efficient and enjoyable scooter ridingYou asked, and I listened!

I’m very excited to announce that, after two years quietly writing and re-writing behind the scenes, drawing countless diagrams, and taking photographs, “Proficient Scootering” is available now for all the popular e-readers!

For those who prefer a traditional book, a print version is available as well!

I wish to thank all who prompted me to create this work. It has been a labour of love. I excitedly let it out into the world. Fly my pretties!

Take a look at the Books page for more details.

BMW Recalls C 600 and C 650 Maxi Scooters

BMW C 650 SportBMW has issued a recall for some 2,000 C 600 and C 650 scooters.

The scooters affected are 2013 to 2015 models. The issue is with the front brake line, which can kink when the handlebars are turned fully to the left. This can cause a brake fluid leak.

The affected machines are  C 600 Sport scooters built Aug. 2, 2012, to March 31, 2014, and the C 650 GT scooters built July 30, 2012, to May 29, 2015.

BMW will be notifying current owners, although the parts to fix the issue will not become available until the 28th of December. BMW will issue a second notice when the parts become available. If you have any questions, you can contact BMW Customer Service at: 1-800-525-7417

Night Riding

Night Riding on a ScooterI’d venture to say that there is a fair percentage of scooter riders who have never ridden at night. For some this may be because the need has never arisen. Some others would never entertain the thought for the perceived extra danger. Personally, I find night riding a pleasant and relaxing activity which, done correctly, is no more dangerous than riding during the day. There are even some distinct advantages safety-wise. Let’s shed some light on the subject: Continue reading Night Riding

BMW Introduce Side View Assist on their C650 Maxi-Scooters

BMW C650 Side View AssistI’m a gadget freak. There, I’ve admitted it. I embrace technology. So it should come as no surprise to learn that if you tell me me about some technology that will help to keep us scooter riders safe, I’ll be all ears. Such was the case today when I learned that BMW are offering optional Side View Assist on their C650 GT and C650 Sport scooters. Continue reading BMW Introduce Side View Assist on their C650 Maxi-Scooters

Bennett’s Insurance. Moped and Scooter Guide

BennettsI was happy to recently be asked to provide some safety tips for new scooter riders on Bennett’s Insurance’s new Moped & Scooter Ownership Guide.

The guide is a worthwhile read if you’re new to the scooter world, or thinking of entering it. Among other things, it covers licensing requirements for the UK, clothing, buying your first bike, buying electric bikes, resources and, of course, safety! Check it out here!

Honda Recalls 10,000 Grom 125 and Forza Scooters

Honda has issued a recall for 10,076 Grom motorcycles and Forza scooters. The recall is due to fuel system problems.

There is a resin bracket inside the fuel pump, which may swell and lead to a fuel pump failure.

The vehicles involved are: 2014 Grom 125 manufactured between 12th June, 2013 and 24th September 2014. The Forza scooters are models NSS300 and NSS300A manufactured between the 18th of June, 2013, and the 21st of May, 2014.

Honda will be notifying owners, and offering a free replacement fuel pump, or owners may contact Honda on: 1-310-783-2000

Honda’s reference number for this recall is:  JL1 NSS300 (Forza) and JL2 Grom (Grom125)