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REALRIDER bags safety prize

REALRIDER bags safety prize

Thursday, December 18 2014

REALRIDER, a crash detection motorcycle safety app has won an international safety award. The app detects if motorbike riders have crashed and sends location and medical details direct to the NHS’ ambulance control room. And it beat a whole host of competitors to scoop the Motorcycle title at the 2014 Prince Michael International Road Safety […]

Ducati hits one million

Ducati hits one million

Wednesday, December 17 2014

Ducati has officially passed the one million bike mark, after a Monster 1200 S rolled off the production line this week. The iconic Italian manufacturer marked the event at its Borgo Panigale factory by adding special customisations to the landmark model. The Monster 1200 S carries a permanent reminder of its historic standing with one […]

2m warnings issued to uninsured and unlisted vehicle owners

2m warnings issued to uninsured and unlisted vehicle owners

Monday, December 15 2014

More than two million warnings have been sent to vehicle owners who are not listed on the Motor Insurance Database (MID). Anyone who owns a vehicle either needs to insure it or declare it off the road using a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN). When your vehicle is insured or SORN, its details are automatically […]

Declare your motorbike off the road – get it SORN

Declare your motorbike off the road – get it SORN

Monday, December 15 2014

If you don’t use your motorbike all year round and it gets stored away for winter, you might think you don’t have to insure it while you’re not riding. While that’s technically true, it’s a little more complicated than that. Continuous Insurance Enforcement (CIE) rules In 2011, CIE rules came into place, stating that any […]

Honda PCX tops sales charts for third consecutive month

Honda PCX tops sales charts for third consecutive month

Thursday, December 11 2014

Honda’s fuel-efficient PCX scooter has topped the UK sales charts for the third consecutive month. The technology-laden model shifted 151 units in November, almost double the amount of its closest rival, the Honda CBF 125 M which managed just 80 new registrations for the month. But despite the scooter’s dominance over the last three months […]

New Honda CB125F set for Birmingham debut

New Honda CB125F set for Birmingham debut

Wednesday, November 19 2014

Honda will reveal a brand new model at Motorcycle Live this week. The Japanese manufacturer has revealed its plans to unveil the new CB125F, a model that is heavily influenced by the similarly-named-but-not-the-same, CBF family. It takes a lot of its styling cues from the CBF , which means a naked style and a similarly […]

Honda PCX reigns supreme as winter sets in

Honda PCX reigns supreme as winter sets in

Tuesday, November 11 2014

The Honda PCX is the best selling two-wheeler in the UK for the second consecutive month. Honda’s well-equipped scooter sold 165 units in October, down from 288 in September, nine more than its nearest rival, the naked Honda CBF M with 156 new registrations. And the success of Honda’s scooter and naked models, along with […]

Stradale 800 unveiled by MV Augusta

Stradale 800 unveiled by MV Augusta

Monday, November 10 2014

MV Augusta has revealed a third new model in Italy, the Stradale 800. The touring-ready supermoto comes with a 115hp 798cc three cylinder engine, 10hp less than the Rivale on which the Stradale is based. Despite a drop in power the Stradale has been tweaked for touring which, according to the Italian manufacturer, will not […]

MV Augusta launches new Turismo Veloce 800

MV Augusta launches new Turismo Veloce 800

Monday, November 10 2014

MV Augusta has revealed the 798cc Turismo Veloce 800, a new lightweight tourer from the Italian manufacturer.  The Turismo Veloce 800 comes with a three-cylinder 100hp engine that’s been tweaked to get an extra 15 per cent of torque over the Rivale and Brutale models where the engine is taken from. It uses the marque’s […]

Power upped on Aprilia RSV4

Power upped on Aprilia RSV4

Wednesday, November 5 2014

Aprilia has upped the power on its race-ready RSV4 to create the new RR version. The Italian manufacturer has squeezed 16hp more out of its V4 engine, resulting in an output of 201hp and a power-to-weight ratio of 85 lb-ft, helped by it shedding 3kg of weight. It’s not just the 1000cc engine that’s been […]

Milan debut for BMW S 1000 XR

Milan debut for BMW S 1000 XR

Wednesday, November 5 2014

BMW has revealed the new S 1000 XR, an adventure sport bike which packs a mean punch.  The latest offering from BMW Motorrad is something of a beast, thanks to a 998cc inline four-cylinder engine. Based on the S 1000 R but very much a new bike, the XR puts out 160hp and 83lb-ft of […]

BMW revamps F800R for 2015

BMW revamps F800R for 2015

Wednesday, November 5 2014

BMW’s F800R roadster has undergone a makeover for 2015.  The German manufacturer has rung the changes on the bike, introducing an almost brand new front-end, after ditching its love-it-or-hate-it headlight of old. Now, there’s a symmetrical front light, as opposed to the lopsided look of the old F800R. And that revamped front-end is completed by […]

Special edition Thunderbird revealed by Triumph

Special edition Thunderbird revealed by Triumph

Wednesday, November 5 2014

Triumph has revealed a special edition of the Thunderbird power cruiser, called the Nightstorm.  The new model has had its chrome work toned down with its shiny surfaces blacked out. That means a blacked out exhaust and black handlebars, as well as darkened mirrors at the front-end. Across the fuel tank, new ghost flame livery […]

Triumph Rocket X unleashed in Milan

Triumph Rocket X unleashed in Milan

Tuesday, November 4 2014

Triumph has lifted the lid on a limited edition version of the Rocket III to celebrate a decade at the top of the charts. The 2,294cc motorbike is the world’s largest-capacity mass produced motorbike and has been for the past 10 years. And the Triumph Rocket X will be rolled off the production line to […]

Four Triumph Tiger 800s rolled out in Italy

Four Triumph Tiger 800s rolled out in Italy

Tuesday, November 4 2014

Triumph has revealed four new iterations of the Tiger 800.  The British manufacturer has updated its range with switchable ABS, traction control and Ride by Wire technology available for the first time. Ride by Wire is a fuel injection system that uses computers to give optimum torque for efficient riding. The fuel injection arrangement allows […]