Life + Style

Gravity and Road Gradients

The events of The Human Centipede could largely have been avoided if the female protagonists were skilled enough to change a tyre. When my father taught me how to change a tyre, I’m sure he didn’t expect me to be caught up in a similar rogue-German-surgeon scenario, but more likely figured it would save me from being stranded for hours on the side of the road...

Gravity and Road Gradients

BABES RIDE OUT: UK

The first Friday in August saw me stuck in a traffic jam and headed towards Wales with my best friend and über-petrolette Robin, wondering if a women’s only motorcycle festival that had organically evolved in the sun-baked Californian desert could be picked up and successfully placed in the verdant hills of South Wales. The simple answer is yes!

BABES RIDE OUT: UK

ROAD STYLE: Nina

A thrifty Doll, fashionista Nina is renowned for her ability to hunt out a stylish bargain, whether online or at a charity shop. Nina makes the vintage look her own by customizing the items she finds, as is seen here with her folded down boots. Her helmet is an open faced Bell and she is riding a Yamaha SR400.

ROAD STYLE: Nina

The Europeans at Track Day Club

As an Australian, seeing this many hi-performance European luxury cars in one place is a rare experience. The only other time I witnessed ferraris, maseratis and porsches in the one place was outside the Monte Carlo Casino whilst on holiday.

The Europeans at Track Day Club

Fear is Temporary

There are moments in your life when you need to jump off a figurative cliff. These are the watershed moments where you go from being a person who thought about a particular thing to a person who does a particular thing. So it was on a sunny morning in south west England that I changed my life by letting out the clutch of my 1974 Honda and riding out onto the road.

Fear is Temporary

Paging Dr. Motorcycle

Damsels in distress? No way! Move over Prince Charming, and hand us your wrench while you’re at it. Here a few simple tips when it comes to knowing the basics on how to service your bike, courtesy of Rising Sun Workshop's co-founder Adrian Sheather.

Paging Dr. Motorcycle

TRACK DAY CLUB: Wakefield Park, Sydney

Founded in 2012, Track Day Club offers the chance for any drivers to test their wheels, set personal bests and let out their need for speed in what is a family friendly, safe and super fun event. IVV got the chance to participate last winter at Wakefield park and was blown away literally (as it was seriously windy) and figuratively by the approachable, well organized family run event.

TRACK DAY CLUB: Wakefield Park, Sydney