Ten of the best new adventure bikes
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by Grant Elliott
1w ago
Adventure bikes are not just for touring, although they are really good at it.  Whether you’re looking for something that can take you around the world, or just get a week’s worth of shopping home from the supermarket, let’s take a look at the latest models of these versatile bikes. Triumph Tiger 900 GT Image credit: Triumph Triumph will be launching a new version of the Tiger 900 series in 2024. While the complete specs are still under wraps, it’s likely to take the standard of the current Tiger 900 and give all the stats a bit of a boost, which is superb with us, considering it’s alread ..read more
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How to get a UK motorcycle licence
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by Grant Elliott
1M ago
Can you ride a 125cc at 16? Do you need an A1 licence for a 50cc? Will you have to pass a theory test before getting on any bike? Motorcycle licences and the laws around riding on roads can be confusing. Knowing which motorcycle licence you need for different bikes largely depends on your age, but knowing what you need to apply for – and how – is a test in itself before you even get on those two wheels. Motorcycle licence categories There are four main categories of licence for riding a motorcycle: the AM, the A1, the A2 and the top level A licence. AM licence If you take the two-stage pract ..read more
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How much does a motorbike licence really cost?
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by Jasmine Batchellor
1M ago
Image source: Adobe StockThe cost of getting a motorbike licence varies depending on what licence you’ll need to ride your bike and how much training you require. To help you find out an average cost, we explore the cost of compulsory basic training (CBT), theory and practical test as well as motorbike licence categories and the different cost of each licence. How much does a provisional licence cost? Whether you wish to ride a moped or motorcycle, you will need to apply and pay for a provisional licence. To apply online, you must pay a one off cost of £34. If you’d prefer to apply via post, t ..read more
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7 of the best motorcycle disc locks
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by Frazer Ansell
1M ago
Whether you bought it new or second-hand, your motorcycle is a significant investment – maybe an essential item, certainly a sentimental one. This is why it’s so important you are able to walk away from your parked bike knowing that it’s safe from would-be thieves. Motorcycle disc locks are just one way of securing your bike – immobilising the vehicle or at least making it very hard to move. In this article, we review some of the best portable security devices  and alarms available on the market. What is a disc lock, exactly? A motorcycle disc lock works by passing a pin through the brak ..read more
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Is the Suzuki Hayabusa still the fastest bike of all time?
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by Grant Elliott
1M ago
Image courtesy of Suzuki A quarter of a century ago Suzuki released a bike that ended one era while beginning another. We take a look at the highlights of the Hayabusa’s history so far, and why this legendary bike continues to be a game changer. During the 90s many of the big manufacturers were putting significant effort into making their fastest motorcycles even faster. Pushing the limits of engineering to raise the top speed of their superbikes not only gave them a better chance of winning races, but helped to drive sales.  The fastest production motorcycle in 1990, the Kawasaki Ninja Z ..read more
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From teenage mod to Lambretta racer
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by Matt Ware
2M ago
Growing up as the son of a die-hard Teddy Boy, scooters were a complete mystery to a teenage Shaun Fairhead. That all changed when, at 16, he stood and watched the floats drive past for the 1980 May Day parade in his home city of Ely. “In my last few years at school I was into rock and roll like my dad, and had no idea what mods and scooters were,” he says. “Then at the very back of all the floats was a band playing, with 20 or 30 scooters riding behind. It was the first time I’d ever seen anything like that, and I was gobsmacked. ‘I want to be a mod’ “I said to my mate ‘oh my God, what are t ..read more
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The military personnel powering True Heroes Racing, the UK’s first disabled motorcycle race team
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by Grant Elliott
2M ago
Dave Mackay #22 True Heroes Racing during Oulton Park Test of the Bennetts British Superbike (BSB) Championship at Oulton Park, Northamptonshire, England on the 12-13 April 2023. Photo by Ian Hopgood True Heroes Racing are the UK’s first motorcycle team dedicated to supporting wounded, injured and sick UK service personnel and veterans. The team, both on and off the track, is made up of current and ex-servicemen and women who work tirelessly to show how a startup team can compete in the British Superbike Championship, through hard work and dedication.  Here we meet members of the team and ..read more
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True Heroes Racing continue to defy expectations in the British Superbikes championship
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by Grant Elliott
2M ago
As True Heroes Racing completed their eleventh year on the track as a racing team, we look back on some of the highlights of the season.  This year, the team competed in the Bennetts British Superbike Superstock 1000 and the British TriOptions Cup competitions under the guise of the British Superbike Championships series. Moving up a class in motorsport True Heroes Racing are the UK’s first and only motorcycle racing team dedicated to supporting wounded, injured and sick (WIS) UK service personnel and veterans. Among their many achievements this year, they have been able to provide the l ..read more
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Should motorcyclists be worried about clean air zones?
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by Grant Elliott
2M ago
Image courtesy of Kawasaki There’s been a lot of controversy about clean air zones (CAZ) recently, with many people worrying about the impact that these zones will have. But what exactly are they, and why are motorcyclists set up for an easy ride through the new landscape of transport in the UK? What are clean air zones? Clean air zones are basically areas that have been set in an attempt to improve air quality, in particular to reduce concentrations of nitrogen dioxide in cities. This is because NO2 can seriously affect the ability of the lungs to cope with bacteria, leaving them more suscept ..read more
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‘Cars’ you can drive at 16 on a moped licence
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by Matt Ware
3M ago
In the realm of urban transportation, light quadricycles have emerged as an alternative for those seeking a convenient and eco-friendly mode of travel. They are “cars” but they are classified as motorcycles so you can drive one as a 16 year-old – as long as you have a moped licence and the quadricycle you choose meets certain requirements. Though there are passenger seats, if you are driving one on your moped licence you will not be able to take passengers.  Despite that, these compact four-wheel vehicles offer a blend of efficiency, agility, and environmental consciousness. In this blog ..read more
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