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Government consultation set to change CBT

Government consultation set to change CBT

Tuesday, July 28 2015

Changes to Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) will come into force this December, following the results of a public consultation carried out by the government. Overall outcomes have suggested that perceptions of the CBT as a one-day course need to change and trainers need to ensure they provide a tailored approach to ensure all riders have full […]

Specification details revealed for Honda Africa Twin

Specification details revealed for Honda Africa Twin

Friday, July 24 2015

The return of the CRF1000L Africa Twin is confirmed, with full specification details for the adventure motorcycle finally revealed. The iconic model has been teased over the past month with various videos, images and designs leaked across the web but only now has the Japanese manufacturer confirmed full details. According to Honda, the new Africa Twin comes […]

Yamaha Sport Heritage XSR700 revealed

Yamaha Sport Heritage XSR700 revealed

Thursday, July 23 2015

Yamaha has officially revealed the XSR700, the latest addition to its Sport Heritage range. Japanese custom bike builder Shinya Kimura has collaborated with Yamaha to develop the Faster Sons range. The XSR700 is a mix of retro styling, inspired by the iconic Yamaha XS650, and modern power and performance from its MT-07 700cc engine. There’s a colour choice […]

KTM 1290 Super Duke R recall

KTM 1290 Super Duke R recall

Thursday, July 23 2015

KTM has announced a worldwide recall of 1290 Super Duke Rs for 2014 versions. The announcement was made following the discovery of a potential fault in the fitting of an internal fuel overflow pipe, which could result in leaks. Around 248 bikes in the UK are thought to be affected by the incorrectly fitted pipe. […]

Order books open for Honda RC213V-S

Order books open for Honda RC213V-S

Friday, July 17 2015

Order books for Honda’s highly anticipated RC213V-S MotoGP replica are now open, with prices starting from a massive £142,000. But even a willingness to shell out almost £150,000 won’t guarantee you a bike. Customers can register their interest in the RC213V-S online until 30 September, but will only receive a ‘consultation’ at this stage, with […]

UK bike sales grow again

UK bike sales grow again

Monday, July 13 2015

Motorcycle sales in the UK have grown again in June, with total registrations up by almost 20 per cent for the month. For the year-to-date, new registrations have also increased by almost 13 per cent when compared to 2014. And it’s big bikes that are witnessing the biggest growth with 651-1000cc sales up by more […]

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 […]