All the latest news and developments from Tru-Tension

How do I know when my motorcycle chain is too loose?

Maintaining your motorcycle chain is a crucial part of keeping your bike in tip top condition, and for a variety of reasons for different riders. Racers and track day bikers will want to optimise the power output of their bikes, while commuters will want to minimise wear to prolong the life of the chain. Of [...]

Smart cars saving bikers?

It seems an increasingly prominent thought in the Tru-Tension offices that technology is both a friend and an enemy of a motorcyclist. On one side of the coin, we love technology for helping us to go faster, travel more efficiently, and safely thanks to advances in technology. Event our own Chain Monkey tool is a [...]

6 tips for motorcycling in winter

Wrap up warm An obvious one, but it’s quite surprising how much speed makes you colder.  Michelin detail that when it’s 10°C outside, riding at 30mph (50km) will result in felt air temperature on bare skin being -2°C and -6 °C at 80mph (130km/h)! Another interesting fact from Michelin – your body cools down 5 [...]

Riding a motorcycle in the rain

Riding in the rain can be an enjoyable challenge. There’s something fulfilling about blasting it to your destination knowing you are fighting the elements and not letting the weather spoil your ride. Of course, it’s slightly different from dry riding and a slip or lack of experience can certainly affect your confidence levels. Even if [...]

Chain Monkey Reviews

The Motorcycle Chain Monkey has been independently reviewed by press, bloggers and customers on eBay and Amazon over the previous year, since the product successfully launched at the end of 2015. FROM THE PRESS "A simple way of getting the tension just right." “Rarely do you see such innovation in [...]

Most exciting new road bikes of 2017

New Norton V4 RR Revealed just this week, the Norton V4RR promises to be on of the most exciting premium bikes of 2017. New carbon fibre bodywork, wheels (SS model) and fuel tank Brand new Norton V4 engine (British built) HD dashboard with rear-view camera Developed with R&D from the TT Price: £28,000 (SS) - [...]

How to ride with a pillion

Riding with a pillion can be a scary thought for a new rider, and even worse for a pillion that’s never been on a bike before. The good news is, it’s not as hard as you might think thanks to forces of nature and good bike design! What’s more, by following these instructions, you’ll hardly [...]

New products LAUNCHED!

2016 has been an exciting year for everyone here at Tru-Tension, testing and developing new products while watching the success of Chain Monkey with bikers and race teams worldwide, enabling us to produce a range of innovative and exciting new products! Belt Monkey By popular demand, our new Belt Monkey finally enables belt driven motorcycles [...]

Great gifts for motorcyclists 2016

Looking for a gift for a motorcyclist this Christmas? Take a look at our latest products and offers! Send us a message on Facebook or Contact us for any help. 1 - Chain Monkey This popular new tool helps keep maintenance simple, improving motorcycle safety and performance. Bike chains have to be adjusted regularly to [...]

Tru-Tension take on Spain and Portugal

A tour of Spain and Portugal on a Yamaha MT-09 Tracer, a Kawasaki Z1000 and a Triumph Street Triple. Here’s our story, photos, route maps and recommendations! 12 days, 1885 miles and 3 bikes. Day 1 – Santander to Villaprede, via Riano After hopping off the overnight Plymouth to Santander ferry, we headed south to [...]