Motorcycle action cameras – Drift vs GoPro

We’re officially in the New Year now, and you may have some money left over from Christmas gifts, and an action camera can make a great addition to riding a motorcycle – whether that be for safety or insurance reasons in case of an accident, or purely to record your rides for posterity. You may even want to give motovlogging a go, though that will be a lot of work with the current crop of motovloggers being masters of keeping their audiences.

A few years ago there wasn’t a huge range of action cameras to choose from, and the quality was distinctly average compared to full size video cameras. Nowadays that’s all changed – the market’s exploded and the quality you can expect from top-end models is at a level that can be seen on television and film. Continue reading

Stevenage’s Hidden Motorcycling Heritage

Stevenage is a town just north of London in the heart of Hertfordshire, but it’s also the former home of the legendary motorcycle manufacturer – Vincent Motorcycles. For over 30 years now it’s been home to Bike Stop, but unfortunately all that’s left of Vincent Motorcycles in Stevenage is a plaque denoting where the factory once was, just down the road from where Bike Stop is. Continue reading

Flip-Front Face Off – Shoei Neotec II vs AGV Sport Modular

Flip-up, or flip-front, helmets have been around for some time now, and the range available is quite large now. Your premium options have generally been limited to Shoei and Schuberth, with Shark sitting just below – however AGV are introducing a very premium flip-up helmet in the form of the AGV Sport Modular. Shoei have evolved their mainstay of their flip-up stable, now introducing the Neotec II, said to improve on its predecessor which has been a bestseller.  Continue reading

Choosing the Right Bike

Choosing a bike is quite a decision – not only will you be parting with a significant chunk of cash, but you also want the bike to be right for you in as many ways as possible. This blog will cover some of the the factors you’ll need to consider when choosing a bike, be it your first, second or fiftieth! Continue reading

Bike Stop’s Top 10 Gifts for Bikers this Christmas

The days are short, and it’s definitely getting colder, but there’s still Christmas to look forward to! Buying gifts for bikers can be a tricky business, especially if you want it to be a surprise – gear needs to be tailored to their physical dimensions, but this shouldn’t stop you being able to delight your biker husband/wife/dad/mum/friend on the day, and that’s where I’ll try and help. Continue reading

Stop Off At Bike Stop

Bike Stop has been open for nearly 35 years now and its selection of gear and reputation has steadily grown, while maintaining a personal touch to our service that can be lacking in online and warehouse vendors. We’re located in the centre of Old Town Stevenage in Hertfordshire – metres away from the original home of Vincent Motorcycles, now sadly only marked by a plaque. Bike Stop itself is also situated in a lovely old Grade 2 listed building with dark exposed beams in the ceiling inside and often called a “Tardis” as it is much bigger than it looks from the outside! We’ve also recently been featured in MCN again as one of their top places to visit – take a look below. Continue reading