The Crankcase is a motorcycle touring company offering all-inclusive guided tours starting in the center of Europe near Frankfurt, Germany.
Ian's interest in technical things led him to get a bike as soon as he could. He bought a Honda SS50 to use on the road as he turned 16 years old. In the following years, he studied Engineering up to diploma in Engineering Technology accompanied by an ever changing motorcycle collection. After the SS50, came a Honda CB200, which was a real step up to which he fitted ace bars and a 2 into 1 exhaust as well as painting. Next was a 1962 Triumph 3TA, a Honda CB400T, Suzuki GT500, a 1968 BSA D14/4 Bantam sports as well as a selection of 175 and 200cc Honda twins.