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Road deaths rise in 2014

Road deaths rise in 2014

Thursday, June 25 2015

The number of people killed on the UK’s roads has risen for the first time in 17 years. The Department for Transport (DfT) today revealed the worrying statistics, with a four per cent rise in road deaths when compared to 2013. In total, 1,775 deaths were reported last year, a figure higher than the previous […]

BMW R1200GS named bike of the month

BMW R1200GS named bike of the month

Thursday, June 25 2015

The BMW R1200GS has been named used bike of the month as demand for new and used motorbikes continues to grow. According to My Motorcycle Check, the R1200GS is in plentiful supply in the used market, meaning now could be a good time to buy the Adventure model. And the good news continues for BMW […]

Road deaths increase in Scotland

Road deaths increase in Scotland

Thursday, June 18 2015

The number of people killed on roads in Scotland grew in 2014 by 16 per cent compared to 2013. Transport Scotland Statisticians revealed the worrying statistic yesterday, with a total of 200 road deaths over the 12-month period. The total number of casualties for the year stood at 11,240, a decrease of two per cent […]

Ride to Work Week kicks off

Ride to Work Week kicks off

Monday, June 15 2015

Today marks the beginning of Ride to Work Week in the UK, an initiative designed to get more people commuting on two wheels. By commuting on two wheels en masse, it’s hoped the benefits of riding to work on motorbikes, scooters and mopeds will encourage others to follow suit. Commuting by bike can save you […]

Honda updates crosser for 2016

Honda updates crosser for 2016

Monday, June 15 2015

Honda has updated its CRF250R just a week after Yamaha did the same. The new CRF250R has received a new cylinder head that has been developed by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC). According to the manufacturer, the new cylinder head, along with a new piston and con-rod, will give the CRF250R more low-end torque. In reality, […]

INTERVIEW: Zero electric motorcycles

INTERVIEW: Zero electric motorcycles

Friday, June 12 2015

Zero is one of the biggest names in electric motorcycles but it remains a relative unknown in the UK. Throughout the US and Europe, the electric bike manufacturer experiences decent levels of sales with double digit growth year-to-year in North America alone. However Zero is still yet to enter the UK market place and has […]

Honda RC213V-S finally unveiled

Honda RC213V-S finally unveiled

Thursday, June 11 2015

Honda has finally taken the wraps off the stunning RC213V-S, a road-going version of the RC213V MotoGP bike. The Japanese manufacturer first revealed it in November at the EICMA Show in Milan, where it received widespread praise. As well as its stunning appearance, the new RC213V-S will also handle and manoeuvre like the MotoGP version, […]

Nakeds and Adventure Sports drive market growth

Nakeds and Adventure Sports drive market growth

Tuesday, June 9 2015

An increase in the sale of Naked and Adventure Sport bikes has driven market growth in the UK motorcycle industry. Naked models sold more than 3,400 units in May, pushing year-to-date sales to almost 13,000, up 32.2 per cent when compared to them same period in 2014. That’s enough to make nakeds, including the likes […]

Paper licence counterpart scrapped today

Paper licence counterpart scrapped today

Monday, June 8 2015

The paper counterpart of the UK driving licence becomes obsolete today after 17 years in existence. Originally launched in 1998, the paper counterpart listed any penalty points and endorsements on a drivers’ licence. As of today, 8 June, any endorsements or penalty points will now be stored in an online database that riders and drivers […]

Yamaha updates YZ motocrossers for 2016

Yamaha updates YZ motocrossers for 2016

Monday, June 8 2015

Yamaha has unveiled its updated YZ motocross range for 2016. The Japanese manufacturer has tweaked both the 250F and 450F, focusing on improved performance and usability. To that end, the YZ450F has received a new Launch Control System (LCS), which will enable riders to get smoother and quicker acceleration off the start line thanks to […]

Australian's call in Doohan as road safety campaigner

Australian’s call in Doohan as road safety campaigner

Saturday, May 30 2015

After 10 Deaths and over 1000 crashes this year so far, Paramedics in Queensland Australia have recruited motorbike legend Mick Doohan head up a Motorcycle safety campaign. Legend Doohan is no stranger to the odd motorcycle accident and has broke many bones in his time, including his right leg (twice), his left foot and hand, […]

Ducati Diavel Titanium limited edition arrives

Ducati Diavel Titanium limited edition arrives

Thursday, May 14 2015

Ducati’s Diavel Titanium has arrived at Ducati dealerships across the UK priced and is priced from £22,995. The limited edition model (of which just 500 will be built) was first unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan in November 2014. The high-end Ducati cruiser comes coated in carbon fibre and titanium, with the Italian manufacturer stressing […]

New Yamaha NMAX scooter revealed

New Yamaha NMAX scooter revealed

Thursday, May 14 2015

Yamaha has expanded its scooter line-up with the arrival of the NMAX 125. The entry-level scooter will join the ranks alongside the TMAX, X-MAX and Tricity three-wheeler when it arrives on UK roads in June. However the Japanese manufacturer is more likely to have an eye on the Honda PCX 125, the dominant scooter in […]

Honda Africa Twin returns

Honda Africa Twin returns

Tuesday, May 12 2015

The Africa Twin will make a return to UK dealerships and show rooms in 2016. The model has been teased and hinted at for the past 12 months, culminating in the True Adventure prototype on display at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in November. Since then there has been little doubt that the Africa […]

Honda launches new rider scheme

Honda launches new rider scheme

Tuesday, May 12 2015

The UK’s bestselling motorbike manufacturer, Honda, is launching a new rider scheme at dealerships across the country.  Each Honda dealership is offering new riders £150 to put towards clothing and accessories or Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) when a customer orders a 125cc model or smaller bike, including scooters and mopeds. The ‘Get On Board’ package […]