Phil West is one of the UK's longest-established and most authoritative motorcycling journalists and authors. A former editor of Bike magazine, What Bike? and executive editor of Motorcycle News, he also launched his own independent publishing company, which launched Biking Times magazine. His work has been published by Northern Biker, the Evening Standard, Stuff magazine and many more. He's ridden and written about virtually every motorcycle of the last thirty years. He's also written acclaimed histories of the Yamaha RD350LC and Honda GoldWing, and most recently wrote BMW GS - The Complete Story.