October

Bike modifications that lead to increased emissions ‘likely to be outlawed’

Bike modifications that lead to increased emissions ‘likely to be outlawed’

The Department for Transport (DfT) has clarified its position on the anti tampering proposals it revealed recently in a meeting with the National Motorcyclists Council (NMC). The wording of the...

High-tech cars face new safety standards for detecting bikers

High-tech cars face new safety standards for detecting bikers

A major step-forward in motorcycle safety beckons following plans for an updated testing protocol on new car electronic safety avoidance systems. Motorcyclists had raised concerns over the new...

No extra fuel duty! Unexpected bonus in Chancellor’s Budget

No extra fuel duty! Unexpected bonus in Chancellor’s Budget

An unexpected bonus for bikers in the Budget by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak came when it was revealed there would be no extra duty on fuel. In the first major Budget since the UK has...

Piaggio and BP team up for commercial electrification strategy

Piaggio and BP team up for commercial electrification strategy

Piaggio Group have announced that they will be working with oil company BP to roll out a ‘set of services’ for electric vehicles in the two and three-wheeled sector. The firms will work together on...

Royal Enfield to mark 120 years with 770km South Pole expedition on modified Himalayans

Royal Enfield to mark 120 years with 770km South Pole expedition on modified Himalayans

Royal Enfield are marking 120 years of motorcycle production by attempting to ride to the South Pole on two modified Himalayan adventure bikes. The trip, known as '90° South - Quest for the Pole' is...

Quarter-litre learners: A2 test changes bring 250cc bikes into play

Quarter-litre learners: A2 test changes bring 250cc bikes into play

An amendment to motorcycle licence legislation that allows riders to take their A2 test on a 250 has been published in draft form. Following a consultation, the DVSA opted to lower the minimum engine...

JD and poke: Indian use Jack Daniel's special to launch new tech

JD and poke: Indian use Jack Daniel's special to launch new tech

Indian have unveiled a Jack Daniel's limited-edition Challenger Dark Horse that is so much more than a fancy paintjob. The new bike brings with it a host of top-notch brand-new tech. Oh and it comes...

Servicemen fix up BMW R1150RS to raise money for Combat Stress

Servicemen fix up BMW R1150RS to raise money for Combat Stress

A group of military personnel have restored an abandoned BMW R1150RS in the hope of raising almost £4000 for the Combat Stress charity. The group form part of 6 Regiment of the Royal Logistics Corps...

Disabled motorcyclist Claire Lomas MBE ready to ride again

Disabled motorcyclist Claire Lomas MBE ready to ride again

Disabled motorcyclist Claire Lomas MBE raised over £10,000 by completing the London Marathon in a wheelchair, while wearing full bike gear. Now she has her sights set on riding a lap of the TT circuit...

One-off 1920s-style Brooklands racer took four years to make

One-off 1920s-style Brooklands racer took four years to make

Building a bike is the dream of many motorcyclists – but making one completely from scratch, including most of the engine, frame and bodywork, is virtually unheard of. Yet that’s exactly what this...