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
We spent the last few months riding with the Arai Tour-X4 motorcycle helmet, putting the versatile adventure lid through its paces.
Adventures abound for the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R, as we go green lane riding on the Rally mode V-Twin.
Whether after a Scrambler or Street flavour for your next naked motorcycle, the new Moto Morini Seiemmezzo 650 has been specced up to provide a classy alternative.
With 100 years of heritage behind them, it’s time for the 2023 Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello to take the Italian marque into the future - with active aero wings!
An iconic name makes a resurgence, and the 2023 Norton Commando 961 impresses at the UK launch in the North Wessex Downs.
To find out what the Honda NT1100 is like to live with, Toad has spent the last couple of weeks touring and commuting around the UK
Does the new Zero DSR/X adventure motorcycle tick all of the right boxes to be a conquering force in the adventure touring segment?
To find out if you really can tour on an electric bike, we took a pair of new Energica Experia sports tourers for an adventure in North Wales
In our latest video, we put the new all-electric Energica Experia vs the Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE. Will electric touring motorcycles do enough to beat petrol?
Here’s what Alex has been up to on his Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE Grand Tourer long-termer 'Verity' so far this year - including what's great & what's not!
A motorcycle cover serves many purposes, most of all being a theft deterrent - but is the Oxford Rainex cover worth a purchase?
New video review of the green touring machine, the Energica Experia 2022 - taken on an electric tour of the Italian Dolomites.
A London tour on the new Maeving RM1 electric motorcycle, with elegant style and endless pint-sized fun. The learner-friendly 125cc of the future?
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.
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…
Lovingly named Verity, Alex has been riding the Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE Grand Tourer for the best part of 2022. So here’s some spec, model history, comparisons, and the first impressions & long term review of the 2022 Versys 1000 SE.
A day in London sampling two commuter scooter staples; the Piaggio MP3 300 Sport and the new Piaggio 1 electric scooter.