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I’ve never been interested in Suzuki! I can’t remember the last time I rode a Suzuki with any enthusiasm. I think it was 2006 when I tried the old V-Strom which didn’t float my boat and it’s been at least 15 years since I’ve gone out of my way to visit a Suzuki show room. [...]

It’s touring time again and this year I’ll be riding the Alps and Pyrenees on a F800GS instead of my now retired R1150RT. And with the F800GS as this years war-horse I was forced to choose a new set of tyres.

I’ve recently asked myself that very same question and to be honest I did not like the answer! While at the recent 2013 Motorbike Show in Dublin I came across the FBoS or First Bike on Scene stand and I have to say I had a really good conversation the Nick and Rodge, the lads [...]

A quick tip for bike trips to Europe for the Irish/English – we don’t have to carry our bike’s Tax Registration Cert here, but you bloody well NEED it in Europe.

Just for the crack I’ve set up a Facebook page with more advice, links, videos, etc. Please feel free to comment or add your own advice for those thinking of making the trip. GPS Republic Facebook page – Routes for Bikers

More photos of my trip along Route des Grande Alps are available on my Flickr page:Route Des Grand Alps at Denis Smyth Photography