Alex Strange

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Alex Strange

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Alex has grown up around bikes & scooters, sharing a love that has passed down generations from his dad’s Vespas from his mod days, his cousin’s sports bikes, to his uncle’s choppers and bobbers in Finland. Motorcycles run in the family, and now Mr. Strange is riding the latest and greatest motorcycles and here to tell you all about it.

His two-wheeled story, like many others, started by jumping on bikes in fields and having a laugh, with a natural impulse to attempt to get half decent at it - but ultimately experiencing the pure bliss of two wheels from a young age.

That passion became his day-to-day when he started working for a motorcycle insurance company over the course of 4 years post-university, where he started in sales & broking and progressed to on-road testing small and mid-capacity machines, plus attending countless events and race meets in that time.

With his media degree in hand, Alex is often putting his thoughts to the page by reviewing & writing about bikes and the inherent stories they tell and getting his creative flair on by creating videos & content for the Visordown social media. You’ll also find him presenting some of our videos on the Visordown YouTube channel.

Whilst he loves an adventure & touring machine (perhaps due to being so tall), he will happily get out on anything with two wheels that goes ‘bang’. Or even ‘buzz’ for the newer electric motorcycles, though he does love the smell of a good ol’ two-stroke.

His current long-termer is a Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE Grand Tourer that he’s affectionately named Verity, and is happiest when in the saddle for large parts of the day - be it touring the UK, having a go on track, or searching for a new green lane to blast down.

Alex is a firm believer that every day is a school day - especially on a bike. He has completed countless motorcycle experiences and training days to further sharpen his riding skills, including on-road training with BikeSafe, days on track with California Superbike School, to off-road days with Yamaha Off-Road Experience & a flat track school with Dirt Craft & Royal Enfield.

If our resident Finn isn’t riding new roads (and getting lost), you’ll find him sharpening his photography & videography skills, travelling the world, or down the pub.

Articles by Alex Strange
After a new intercom unit? We review the Cardo Packtalk Edge - packed with features, you could argue that it’s… cutting edge!
For those looking to brush up on their off-road ability, or just for a top day riding top trails in Wales, the Yamaha Off Road Experience is calling your name - with a sparkling new facility!
Fresh-faced and sports styled, we head out to Lightning Storm Motorcycles to review the Sinnis GPX 125, the CBT & A1 legal budget sports bike.
What should you expect from the California Superbike School? Alex heads over to Brands Hatch to complete levels 1 & 2 on the Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja.
An Italian Dolomites launch for the new electric touring motorcycle, the 2022 Energica Experia. Here are Alex’s first impressions!
Made in America, ridden in the Alps. We were out in Chamonix near Mont Blanc, France, to test out the new Indian Pursuit (2022) touring motorcycle.
We want to know the best songs to get your noggin noddin'! Help us build the Ultimate Riding Playlist with Cardo Systems | Commercial Content
Based on the popular Himalayan, we head down to Brighton to test the new Royal Enfield Scram 411 at the UK launch!
With its Dakar heritage and modern day acumen, it’s certainly an iconic motorcycle - but just how good is the Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports?
Have you completed any post-test motorcycle training? Led by Paul from the Met Police, Alex is off for a day with Bike Safe & Devitt Insurance.
Behind-the-curtain look at the biggest UK motorcycle manufacturer, where Alex tries his hardest to get tour guide Danny to spill the beans…
Back from her first service, Verity and Alex are off to a great start together. Here’s some spec, model history, comparisons, and the first impressions of the Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE Grand Tourer.
A day in London sampling two commuter scooter staples; the Piaggio MP3 300 Sport and the new Piaggio 1 electric scooter.
Waterproof, JBL audio, voice activation. It’s got the gadgets, but is it any good? Here’s our review of the Cardo Freecom 4X intercom.
We’ve had the Insta360 ONE X2 here at Visordown for a while - and after plenty of use, here’s our review!
Spending a day on the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special across 1500 acres of the Welsh countryside, guided by Mick Extance!
Billed as the do it all adventure scooter and brand-new for 2022, we try out the Honda ADV350 scooter.
Triumph and Breitling have teamed up for a limited-edition Breitling Speed Twin and Breitling Top Time Chronograph
Yoshiwo Models builds the Suzuki Hayabusa from paper and eco-friendly material. As far as paper models go, this is one of the most intricate and fascinating models I’ve ever seen.
BeMoto insurance launches a free to enter prize draw, where you could win a Ducati Panigale V4 S, a £10,000 prize pot that's added to every week!
Nine-time WRC rally champion, Dakar podium sitter, all-round extraordinaire Sebastien Loeb becomes an Indian Motorcycle ambassador!
Let’s have a look at the Honda ADV350 that we have in for review at the moment - with some first impressions from the ride after 50 miles!
Apparently, it’s ‘midweight Duke month’, with KTM set to announce two new 890 Duke motorcycles in the next few weeks.
With speeds up to 25 km/h, a new category for light electric mopeds in France is born. Insurance is mandatory - but helmets are not!
Did you have one of these? Perhaps the most popular toy from the 1970s is back, here’s your chance to relive your Evel Knievel stuntman dreams.