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Great deals on wheels: UK motorbike dealers report booming sales as lockdown lifts

Great deals on wheels: UK motorbike dealers report booming sales as lockdown lifts

A wave of new manufacturer incentives, including up to £2400 off flagship KTMs, is helping fuel a boom in bike sales following the easing of lockdown, say dealers. At the peak of the Covid-19 crisis,...

SHARK Helmets brand-new Citycruiser in dealers this month!

SHARK Helmets brand-new Citycruiser in dealers this month!

SHARK helmets promotion With lockdown easing across the country, increasing numbers of riders are heading out and about - whether it be for commuting and pleasure purposes - and may want to treat themselves to some new kit.

Crushing defeat: Tough new approach will see destroyed bikes displayed in town centre

Crushing defeat: Tough new approach will see destroyed bikes displayed in town centre

Police in Corby, Northamptonshire, are taking the bold step of crushing confiscated bikes and using the resultant cube of metal as a warning to those who continue to ride illegally. The area has seen...

Stroker luck! £30K lightweight British-built two-stroke café racer incoming

Stroker luck! £30K lightweight British-built two-stroke café racer incoming

If you thought the performance two-stroke roadster was dead – think again. This all-new, British built, 250cc stroker is being created by CCM’s ex-chief design engineer Chris Ratcliffe. It is based...

New Speed Triple in the works as Triumph refocus on super naked glory

New Speed Triple in the works as Triumph refocus on super naked glory

Triumph are working on a new Speed Triple, that will see a brand new engine bringing with it a large increase in firepower as well as a host of other massive changes. Although a popular machine,...

1977 Norton Commando up for grabs as part of National Motorcycle Museum Covid appeal

1977 Norton Commando up for grabs as part of National Motorcycle Museum Covid appeal

The National Motorcycle Museum has issued an urgent appeal to help raise £500,000 to reopen, following closure due to coronavirus.  In a new scheme being launched on Friday, July 17, patrons are...

Ducati Multistrada V4 almost ready despite Covid lockdown

Ducati Multistrada V4 almost ready despite Covid lockdown

More spyshots have emerged of Ducati testing a Multistrada V4, which suggest that despite Coronavirus delays, plans are still in the works to have the bike ready this year. This isn’t the first time...

Husqvarna recall Vitpilen 701 and Svartpilen 701 over possible fuel leaks

Husqvarna recall Vitpilen 701 and Svartpilen 701 over possible fuel leaks

Husqvarna have today announced a global recall for their Vitpilen 701 and Svartpilen 701 ranges, due to possible fuel leaks.  The issue concerns all Vitpilen 701s built from 2018-onwards, as well...

Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that matter in motorbikes

Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that matter in motorbikes

This week we’ve been comparing the cream of the current crop of supernakeds to see if any of the new contenders can knock the Aprilia Tuono off its perch. Can the Ducati Streetfighter V4, KTM 1290...

University of Warwick students target TT 2022 with Aurora electric superbike

University of Warwick students target TT 2022 with Aurora electric superbike

A group of 25 students from the University of Warwick are gunning for podium success in the 2022 Isle of Man TT Zero race with their new Warwick Moto Aurora electric superbike. Set to be piloted by...

Devitt MCN Festival cancelled for 2020 - will return for 2021

Devitt MCN Festival cancelled for 2020 - will return for 2021

MCN Festival It is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Devitt MCN Festival of Motorcycling due to the coronavirus outbreak. The safety and wellbeing of visitors, exhibitors,...

Quadrophobia: Council considers permanent closure of Brighton’s Madeira Drive to motor vehicles

Quadrophobia: Council considers permanent closure of Brighton’s Madeira Drive to motor vehicles

Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC) are considering a permanent closure of Madeira Drive to motor vehicles, which would exclude events such as the Ace Café Burn up and Brighton Speed Trials. The...

Mad for mods? Production begins on ultra-customisable CCM Spitfire Six

Mad for mods? Production begins on ultra-customisable CCM Spitfire Six

CCM have started production on the sixth incarnation of their Spitfire range, aptly dubbed the Six, promising more personalisation than any model to come before it. Having first shown the minimalist...

VIDEO: Indian partner Roland Sands Design to create new FTR1200 accessory range

VIDEO: Indian partner Roland Sands Design to create new FTR1200 accessory range

Indian Motorcycle have announced a new partnership with Roland Sands Design (RSD) to produce a range of accessories for the FTR1200.  Said to be inspired by the RSD-backed 'Super Hooligan'...

Get ready to rally: Indian’s new FTR Rally ramps up the retro appeal

Get ready to rally: Indian’s new FTR Rally ramps up the retro appeal

Last year’s Indian FTR1200 took me rather by surprise. Although obviously inspired by the firm’s dominant 750cc flat-track racers, I expected the road bike to be a laid-back retro rather than edgy and...

New Norton interim CEO reveals future ambitions for TVS-backed resurrection

New Norton interim CEO reveals future ambitions for TVS-backed resurrection

Norton have big plans for the future, as well as a return to racing, according to their interim CEO. Following their acquisition of Norton in April, TVS employed John Russell to help lay the...

Biker cafés cook up re-opening as lockdown rules eased

Biker cafés cook up re-opening as lockdown rules eased

The UK’s most popular biker cafés are preparing to re-open following the Government’s relaxation of lockdown restrictions from Saturday, July 4. Squires in Yorkshire, Loomies in Hampshire, Ryka’s at...

Honda CB750: The world's first superbike

Honda CB750: The world's first superbike

More than half a century ago, British bikers got their first look of the machine that would change motorcycling forever. On April 5, 1969 at the Metropole Hotel, venue for the Brighton Motorcycle...

Keep your distance: BMW to launch radar-guided cruise control

Keep your distance: BMW to launch radar-guided cruise control

BMW have joined the list of manufacturers working to release a radar-guided cruise control function for motorcycles. Following Ducati’s announcement that they will be first to market and spyshots...

Start your engines: Drag racing returns to Santa Pod next month

Start your engines: Drag racing returns to Santa Pod next month

High-octane two and four-wheeled drag racing action will return to Santa Pod Raceway next month, following a period of closure due to coronavirus. Initially due to start their straight-lining season...

MoT testing to resume in August

MoT testing to resume in August

The Department for Transport (DfT) has today (June 29) announced that MoT tests are to resume on Saturday, August 1. Back in March the DfT announced the MoT certificates were to be extended by six...

#Ride5000miles members finally get on the road with their new machines

#Ride5000miles members finally get on the road with their new machines

With the Government announcing bike dealerships in England could re-open from June 1, members of the #ride5000miles Facebook group wasted no time getting their hands on fresh machinery. John Caisley,...

Bike tests and training restart at last!

Bike tests and training restart at last!

Motorcycle tests and training can take place from Saturday, July 4, as part of the Government’s lockdown-easing measures. How to get a motorbike licence Until now, only key workers have been allowed...

Former Norton boss Stuart Garner 'acted dishonestly' says Pensions Ombudsman

Former Norton boss Stuart Garner 'acted dishonestly' says Pensions Ombudsman

The Pensions Ombudsman has ruled that Stuart Garner, sole trustee of the three pension funds wholly invested in Norton Motorcycles, of which Garner was Director at the time – "acted dishonestly and in...

Blowing hot and cold: Indian reveal plans for cooling and heated seats

Blowing hot and cold: Indian reveal plans for cooling and heated seats

If you’ve ever ridden a motorcycle in the peak of summer, you’ll know just how hot and sticky it can get for your nether regions. Thankfully, Indian Motorcycles may have just come up with a solution...

40mph speed limit proposed for the A542 Horseshoe Pass in Wales

40mph speed limit proposed for the A542 Horseshoe Pass in Wales

Denbighshire County Council (DCC) have proposed permanently reducing the speed limit on the A542 Horseshoe Pass to 40mph. The proposal is currently in the consultation phase, meaning the public can...

Yamaha unveil Ténéré 700 Rally Edition with '80s Dakar paintjob

Yamaha unveil Ténéré 700 Rally Edition with '80s Dakar paintjob

Yamaha have released a special edition of their Ténéré 700 featuring an ‘80s rally-inspired paintjob. The Ténéré 700 Rally Edition takes its styling cues from the Yamaha race bikes ridden by Serge...

Shock therapy: Royal Enfield 650s get K-Tech Suspension treatment

Shock therapy: Royal Enfield 650s get K-Tech Suspension treatment

Looking to enhance the ride and handling of your Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 or Continental GT? Well, the spring gurus at K-Tech Suspension might have just the thing… Sold separately for the front...

Video: Aston Martin and Brough Superior AMB 001 testing on track

Video: Aston Martin and Brough Superior AMB 001 testing on track

Aston Martin and Brough Superior have started dynamic prototype testing of the AMB 001 – an ultra-exclusive track-only motorcycle set for first deliveries before the end of 2020. Limited to 100 units...

Ducati-only trackdays resume on August 11 at Donington Park

Ducati-only trackdays resume on August 11 at Donington Park

Following earlier postponements due to Covid-19, bookings have now re-opened for two special Ducati-only trackdays. The Silverstone full circuit event originally planned for July 6 has now been...

California Superbike School returns to UK with Keith Code’s blessing

California Superbike School returns to UK with Keith Code’s blessing

The UK arm of the California Superbike School is set to return this year after being revived by two of its coaches. The school ceased activities last year after its holding company ran into financial...

Back in the saddle: Born-again biker commits to #ride5000miles challenge

Back in the saddle: Born-again biker commits to #ride5000miles challenge

After a 30-year break from biking, speedway action prompted a Halifax-based member of #ride5000miles to take to the road on two wheels once more. Chris Copley, 51, stopped riding at 20 after passing...

New Bullit V-Bob 250 twin offers cool cruiser style for less than £4k

New Bullit V-Bob 250 twin offers cool cruiser style for less than £4k

Bullit have launched a new 250cc V-twin called the V-Bob 250, which combines the same engine found in their retro Bluroc with added cruiser style. Related: Best A2 licence motorbikes Related:...

New tech: Emergency call system by Bosch aims to halve ambulance response times

New tech: Emergency call system by Bosch aims to halve ambulance response times

Bosch have created a new emergency call system that could save thousands of lives a year. Called Help Connect, the system uses a bike’s existing Intertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to detect when a crash...

Wheels to Work scheme set up to get people moving cheaply and easily

Wheels to Work scheme set up to get people moving cheaply and easily

A scheme has been set up at Silverstone offering cheap and easy scooter rental to help get people back to work. Wheels to Work Silverstone has been set up by the people behind Spyder Club, a company...