All the latest news and developments from Tru-Tension

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 [...]

Riding a motorcycle in the rain 2016-12-08T17:26:24+00:00

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 [...]

Chain Monkey Reviews 2017-07-24T13:32:38+00:00

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 [...]

How to ride with a pillion 2017-07-24T13:32:38+00:00

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 [...]

New products LAUNCHED! 2017-07-24T13:32:38+00:00

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 [...]

Tru-Tension take on Spain and Portugal 2017-07-24T13:32:38+00:00

Caring for your motorcycle tyres

There’s not much better than meandering through a hot and sticky mountain pass amongst beautiful snow-capped scenery, but it can all be spoilt rotten by poor tyre maintenance. A check of your tyres should always be part of your pre-ride checks. Tyres should always be cold when assessing tyre pressure. What should I look for [...]

Caring for your motorcycle tyres 2016-08-08T11:26:05+00:00

How to set a motorcycle chain

Keeping your bike’s chain clean, lubricated and to correct tension is essential to maintaining your pride and joy. Correct motorcycle chain tension will: Prolong chain and sprocket life Optimise performance and power delivery Provide a smoother ride Here’s how to set the chain correctly. Setting motorcycle chain tension 1 - Position the bike and read [...]

How to set a motorcycle chain 2017-07-24T13:32:38+00:00

What to do with my insurance when changing bike?

A colleague in the Tru-Tension office picked up a new bike recently, and it created a discussion about when you should cancel your insurance for your old one. It can be extremely difficult to decide when to cancel your insurance for a few reasons, mainly because you don’t want to lose out financially or endure [...]

What to do with my insurance when changing bike? 2016-07-14T15:52:02+00:00