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Drug-drive regulations updated

Drug-drive regulations updated

Monday, March 2 2015

New drug-drive regulations have come into effect today to combat the use of illegal drugs by drivers. However it’s not just illegal drugs that are included in the new regulations with prescription drugs also regulated for the first time. Under the new rules, illegal drugs including cannabis, cocaine and ketamine now have legal limits set. […]

The week in review - British dominance and road trips

The week in review – British dominance and road trips

Friday, February 27 2015

It’s been a busy week in motorbikes as everyone gears up for the season. Whether that means getting back on your bike after a winter layoff or the start of the racing season, there’s been plenty of news to get your teeth into over the past seven days. It’s been a fairly busy few weeks […]

500,000 drivers caught on mobile phones

500,000 drivers caught on mobile phones

Thursday, February 26 2015

Almost two per cent of drivers in England and Scotland have been spotted on their mobile phone behind the wheel.  That equates to more than 470,000 drivers on UK roads caught in the illegal act. But it’s not just phone calls drivers are making with 1.1 per cent of motorists caught holding their phone in […]

REALsafe in hunt for business award

REALsafe in hunt for business award

Thursday, February 19 2015

REALsafe Technologies has been shortlisted for a national business award thanks to its industry leading safety technology. REALRIDER, the app behind the technology, beat more than 500 entrants to make the final list of 11 nominees in the Most Innovative Small Business category. And according to the GREAT Faces of British Business competition, REALsafe technology […]

Royal Enfield in UK return

Royal Enfield in UK return

Thursday, February 19 2015

Royal Enfield is set to open a British factory, almost 50 years after it last built models in the UK. Royal Enfield is expanding its production model to meet growing demand across the globe for its bikes, including the famous Bullet. According to the firm, five billion rupees (£51.4m) will be spent on opening two […]

Honda reveals new paintjobs for 2015 models

Honda reveals new paintjobs for 2015 models

Wednesday, February 18 2015

Honda has revealed new colour schemes for five new models in 2015.  The Japanese manufacturer announced today that the CBR500R, MSX125 and SH Mode 125 will all receive new colour schemes. The CBR500R now comes with a new Millennium Red paintjob, adding to the line-up for the A2 licence-friendly model. The MSX125 is a model […]

UK driving licence paper counterpart update

UK driving licence paper counterpart update

Wednesday, February 18 2015

The UK driving licence paper counterpart will become obsolete from 8 June 2015, but confusion about the move remains. Today, the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) hosted a web chat, discussing the abolition of the driving licence counterpart set to come into effect this summer. And despite the fast approaching date, it appears that […]

Indian reveals new Chief Dark Horse model

Indian reveals new Chief Dark Horse model

Wednesday, February 18 2015

Indian Motorcycle has revealed a new model for 2016, the Chief Dark Horse. Based on the Chief Classic, the new model is a matt black version where the classic chrome inserts have been replaced with matt black touches. While the Dark Horse model is similar to the Chief Classic, it does come with a wide […]

Triumph reveals Tiger Explorer XC Special Edition

Triumph reveals Tiger Explorer XC Special Edition

Wednesday, February 18 2015

Triumph will release a limited edition version of the Tiger Explorer XC in 2015.  The British manufacturer will commission just 50 versions of the Special Edition model and they will arrive at select dealerships in the UK in April. With a nod to the Adventure bike’s use by expedition specialists Globebusters, the Special Edition models […]

Yamaha reveals VMAX Infrared

Yamaha reveals VMAX Infrared

Wednesday, February 18 2015

Yamaha revealed its yard built special VMAX Infrared last week.  The VMAX has been customised by JvB-moto, a German custom builder, and it’s a dragster meets café racer, according to Yamaha. It comes with a classic café racer profile accentuated by aluminium mudguards and a carbon-fibre headlight unit that’s built into the front-end. Modified aftermarket […]

UK’s worst speeding offences revealed

UK’s worst speeding offences revealed

Thursday, February 12 2015

The UK’s worst speeding offences caught on camera have been revealed with two motorists clocked at 146mph on the M25. According to figures released by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), the two motorists were both caught doing more than double the motorway speed limit by Kent Police. However these were not the only instances […]

Tips for riding your motorbike in windy weather

Tips for riding your motorbike in windy weather

Thursday, February 12 2015

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has urged riders to be careful when out in high winds. Despite the mornings getting brighter and the days getting longer, we’re still in the icy grips of winter with more cold weather forecast for in coming weeks. And IAM, one of the UK’s leading road safety charities, has […]

Donington Park forced to pull out of MotoGP

Donington Park forced to pull out of MotoGP

Tuesday, February 10 2015

Donington Park will not host the 2015 British MotoGP. In an official statement, Donington Park said: “The Board of Directors and Staff of Donington Park Racing Limited (‘DPRL’) are greatly disappointed to have to report today that the Circuit of Wales company, and its new subsidiary GP15 Limited, have as yet been unable to complete […]

Yamaha reveals new special edition VMAX

Yamaha reveals new special edition VMAX

Friday, February 6 2015

Yamaha has introduced the new VMAX Carbon – a special edition model – into its line-up for 2015. The special edition model marks 30 years on the market for the VMAX name and the latest iteration comes dripping in carbon fibre. It’s based on the current V4 model which means it keeps the 1,679cc 197bhp […]

Motorbike sales grow in January

Motorbike sales grow in January

Friday, February 6 2015

New motorbike registrations have grown by 11.3 per cent in January, when compared to the same time last year. January is the 13th straight month for sales growth in the UK market place with naked models leading the way after an increase of 43 per cent on sales made in January 2014. And Honda has […]