I blame Mussolini. You see, you could argue that
if he hadn't got Italy involved in World War
II, the country wouldn't have ended up in
such a mess in 1945. Then along came
Piaggio, one of the country's major
industrial and munitions companies...
more observant of you may have noticed
that it’s actually pretty damn’
cold outside. No matter how sunny it looks through
the window, winter is really still here and
is happy to make its presence felt just as soon
as you get moving...
upon a time, things were fairly straightforward
if you wanted to get around on two wheels. First,
you popped down to the Post Office, handed over
10/- (50p) and got yourself a provisional licence.
Then, armed with a couple of L-plates from Halfords
and a second-hand helmet, it was down to a dealer
or a search through the local rag to purchase
has to be foremost in our minds, and
if having my lights on means that just one motorist
sees me and doesn’t make that right turn
or pull out of that junction then surely it’s
a good thing. The objections are, to be honest,
typical of motorcyclists. We argue about compulsion
despite the fact that we already do it.Most
bikers probably won’t even notice a change
until they buy a new machine and it doesn’t
have a light switch...