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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 […]

Motorcycle sales grow again

Motorcycle sales grow again

Monday, May 11 2015

Sales of motorbikes in the UK have grown again by almost 14 per cent for the year-to-date when compared to the same period in 2014.  Once more it’s naked bikes that have helped push new registrations up with 3,107 units sold in April; an increase of 33.7 per cent on April 2014. Adventure Sport models […]

Can I insure an electric motorbike?

Can I insure an electric motorbike?

Thursday, May 7 2015

People have been getting excited about electric motorbikes since the turn of the year and the introduction of a plug-in grant for two-wheelers. By people we mean industry figures and spokespersons because that excitement has not been echoed by riders or insurers in the UK. The reason is that electric motorbikes are a bit too […]

Frozen motorbike thawed after four years

Frozen motorbike thawed after four years

Wednesday, May 6 2015

A Victory motorcycle that has been sat frozen in a block of ice for four years was started up last week after just an hour of tinkering in the workshop.  The V92 TC was frozen by the Ice Hotel Sweden after it bought 15 Victory models for guests to hire out when staying at the […]

Electric motorbikes – will they take off?

Electric motorbikes – will they take off?

Tuesday, May 5 2015

Electric bikes have been around for a while now but you don’t see many on UK roads.  That’s because as well as being expensive, they suffer from an image problem. Bikers and riders are a passionate breed and riding a bike is as much about the smell, feel and sound of being on two wheels […]

Triumph reveals two new range-topping 800s

Triumph reveals two new range-topping 800s

Thursday, April 30 2015

Triumph has revealed two new Tiger 800s to expand its current line-up to six models.  The new Tiger 800 XRT and XCA will sit at the top of the range thanks to the addition of larger capacity alternators to power an expanded set of rider comfort accessories. According to the British manufacturer, the new models […]

Top ten electric two-wheelers

Top ten electric two-wheelers

Wednesday, April 29 2015

Electric bikes and scooters look like they could be about to take off in the UK after the government revealed a new subsidy for anyone who buys a battery-powered model.  But what do we mean by ‘take off in the UK’? Well, to set the scene: Last year, 0.10 per cent of all insurance requests on […]

Motorbikes and scooters get electric vehicle grant

Motorbikes and scooters get electric vehicle grant

Wednesday, April 29 2015

The UK government has announced as much as £7.5 million worth of funding for electric two-wheelers.  The plan was revealed by Business Minister, Matthew Hancock last month in a bid to further reduce CO2 emissions for UK vehicles. Initial reports suggest that up to £1,500 could be made available to anyone buying an electric motorbike or […]

Yamaha MT-09 Tracer tops sales charts

Yamaha MT-09 Tracer tops sales charts

Tuesday, April 28 2015

Yamaha enjoyed an excellent month in March with the MT-09 Tracer proving the most popular model in the UK. The Adventure Sport model sold 333 units, almost 30 more than the next best seller, the BMW R 1200 GS. The performance of BMW and Yamaha’s leading models forced Honda’s PCX 125 out of the top two […]

Race Marshals – the unsung heroes

Race Marshals – the unsung heroes

Monday, April 27 2015

When it comes to racing, it’s the riders who get the limelight. They’re the ones who get the crowd cheering, get on camera and get all the plaudits when they cross the line. But there are lots of unsung heroes that play a vital role in race days, from mechanics to team managers, PR staff […]

Yamaha’s latest Yard Built model revealed

Yamaha’s latest Yard Built model revealed

Tuesday, April 14 2015

Yamaha has revealed its latest Yard Built motorbike in Paris. The Japanese manufacturer took its latest special edition model to the Carreau Temple for its grand unveiling of the XJR1300 Skullmonkee. Instead of a complete revamp of the standard XJR, the Wrenchmonkees (the company behind the project) kept their changes to tuning and upgrading as […]

New Vivacity scooter from Peugeot

New Vivacity scooter from Peugeot

Wednesday, April 8 2015

Peugeot has unveiled its new RS version of the Vivacity 125 scooter. Underneath, it comes with the same 125cc engine as the standard Vivacity model but the RS version adds another 8.2bhp to its output, leading the French manufacturer to push it as a sporty version. To that end, the model comes decked out in […]