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Special edition Ducati Scramblers unveiled

Special edition Ducati Scramblers unveiled

Tuesday, January 27 2015

Three customised Ducati Scramblers were unveiled at the Verona Motor Bike Expo this week.  The three models were built in conjunction with custom tuning shops, Deus Ex Machina, Officine Mermaid and Mr Martini. Each custom shop was asked to develop an idea based on one of the models in the Scrambler line-up. Deus Ex Machina […]

DVLA issues misleading website warning

DVLA issues misleading website warning

Tuesday, January 27 2015

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has issued a warning about misleading websites. According to the DVLA, there are websites that offer driving licence and vehicle tax services for users. These check and send services are not affiliated to the DVLA and can cost motorists three times as much as the standard service available […]

The best new motorbikes for 2015

The best new motorbikes for 2015

Friday, January 23 2015

New year, new bikes and these are the ones we’re excited about seeing enter the UK market over the next 12 months. The models that have made our list have done so for a number of different reasons, whether that’s power, speed, design or simply because they offer something different If you think we’ve forgotten […]

BMW reveals prices for S 1000 XR and F 800 R

BMW reveals prices for S 1000 XR and F 800 R

Friday, January 23 2015

BMW has revealed prices for the new S 1000 XR and F 800 R. The S 1000 XR sports tourer will cost £12,400 and comes with a 998cc inline four-cylinder, as well as a comprehensive range of electronic systems and rider aids. And the German model is going to need all the tools it can […]

Wheelie bin given parking ticket

Wheelie bin given parking ticket

Thursday, January 22 2015

A Welsh wheelie bin has been given a parking ticket after being left on double yellow lines. The incident took place in Carmarthen after a member of the public pointed the illegally parked bin out to a traffic warden. But despite something of a media storm surrounding the strange goings on in South Wales, no […]

Where can I park my motorbike?

Where can I park my motorbike?

Thursday, January 22 2015

One of the many perks of riding a motorbike, scooter or moped is the ease of parking compared to a four wheeler. But despite parking being easy for motorbikes, it’s not always clear or straightforward to know where you can park without getting a parking ticket. Traffic wardens do not have the best reputation and […]

Ducati breaks UK sales record

Ducati breaks UK sales record

Monday, January 19 2015

Ducati sold 2,732 units in 2014, a UK dealer network record for the marque. The Italian manufacturer saw sales grow by 17 per cent when compared to the previous year, enough for it to also increase its total market share in the UK. And Ducati can point to March as its best sales month in […]

Anti-motorbike theft trial successful

Anti-motorbike theft trial successful

Friday, January 16 2015

A motorbike theft hotspot is now ‘theftless’ after an initiative organised by Westminster City Council. Since September, a number of different anti-theft measures have been put into place in the borough, focusing on St James’ Square, an area with high levels of motorcycle theft. Working in combination with the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), Datatag (a […]

Britain braces itself for severe gales and snow

Britain braces itself for severe gales and snow

Thursday, January 15 2015

The UK is bracing itself for more bad weather this week as Storm Rachel blows in.  Parts of the UK will be hit by 80mph gales and travellers are being urged to only travel if absolutely necessary. According to the Met Office, the north of England, coastal areas in Wales and the majority of Scotland […]

Triumph breaks UK sales records

Triumph breaks UK sales records

Tuesday, January 13 2015

British manufacturer, Triumph, has smashed its annual sales record after shifting 8,128 bikes in 2014  Over 12 months, Triumph proved to be the best selling manufacturer of 500cc and over bikes, accounting for an 18.7 per cent market share in the segment. For Triumph, that’s an increase in market share by eight per cent when […]

Suzuki launches classic parts website

Suzuki launches classic parts website

Tuesday, January 13 2015

Suzuki has launched a nostalgic website as part of its modern classics parts scheme. The Japanese manufacturer, off the back of a successful vintage parts programme, has launched the new website as a hub for riders to get hold of parts for the GSX-R1100L. Further down the line, Suzuki will add parts for the TL100 […]

Honda CBF 125M is UK’s favourite model

Honda CBF 125M is UK’s favourite model

Friday, January 9 2015

The Honda CBF is the UK’s favourite motorbike, having secured more than 2,019 unit sales in 2014. And the good news doesn’t stop there for the Japanese manufacturer however, with five models in the top ten. The CBF 125 M flew out of showrooms as soon as they arrived, and it’s the all round nature […]

Aprilia reveals 2015 price list

Aprilia reveals 2015 price list

Friday, January 9 2015

Italian manufacturer Aprilia has revealed prices for its 2015 line-up. Top of the tree for Aprilia is the RSV RF, which rings in at just under £18,000. The model was one of the highlights at the EICMA motor show in Milan when it was revealed alongside the RR version for which prices are yet to […]

Honda closes the year in style

Honda closes the year in style

Friday, January 9 2015

Honda has finished 2014 as the leading manufacturer in the UK after selling more than 850 units in December. And the best performing model in terms of sales for the Japanese manufacturer is the Honda NSC 110 WH, with 133 new registrations in December – traditionally one of the slowest months for bike sales. Also […]

BMW S 1000 RR prices revealed

BMW S 1000 RR prices revealed

Thursday, January 8 2015

BMW has revealed prices for the 2015 S 1000 RR. The supersport model will go on sale from 7 February with prices starting from £13,700. Sport versions are more expensive again with prices starting from £14,760 for a model that adds Dynamic Damping Control (DDC), a gear shift aid, heated grips and LED indicators to […]