Tag: biker motorcycle

Tax disc headache for bike traders

CHANGES to tax disc legislation could leave bikers unable to buy or sell machines that road have tax remaining. Under the planned rule changes, vehicles will no longer need to display a tax disc because proof of taxation is stored automatically on servers shared by the police, insurers and other […]

Hein Gericke in administration

Hein Gericke in administration

MOTORCYCLE clothing retailer Hein Gericke has gone into administration for the second time in less than 18 months. Most of the 16 UK stores that remained following the firm’s initial collapse in 2012 have now shut, with staff sent home and told they are no longer employed by the company. […]

Fine art is fickle (MV Agusta F3 800)

Fine art is fickle (MV Agusta F3 800)

MV AGUSTA is renowned for producing exquisite, expensive and often temperamental motorcycles but that’s all changing with the introduction of a more affordable platform of bikes. The F3 800 may not be the most powerful or expensive motorcycle to come from the Italian manufacturer, but it is still utterly exquisite. […]

Biker vicar returns to Wales

Biker vicar returns to Wales

A MOTORBIKE-MAD vicar is revving up for his latest challenge as he returns home to Wales. The Rev Mark Prevett will be licensed as priest in charge of Merthyr Tydfil, St David and Abercanaid next week by the Archbishop of Wales. The 54-year-old takes over from the Rev Martyn Davies, […]

Adventure is out there (BMW F800 GS Adventure)

Adventure is out there (BMW F800 GS Adventure)

THE BMW R1200 GS Adventure is a big, big bike. Too big for a lot of people and if you watched the fun Ewan McGregor et al had trying to pick them up all the time during The Long Way Round/Down, you’d think twice about taking one green-laning. But there’s […]

Bennetts Ultimate Track Day returns

Bennetts Ultimate Track Day returns

FANCY a pillion ride with Cal Crutchlow, Scott Redding or James Toseland?Bennetts insurance is offering 100 lucky bikers the chance to win a ticket to their latest Ultimate Track Day at Cheshire’s Oulton Park, hosted by the three star riders and ‘celebrity guest instructor’ Jamie Whitham. All the famous racers […]

Biker’s dream Vegas wedding made real by Bennetts

Biker’s dream Vegas wedding made real by Bennetts

LOVE was in the air ahead of Valentine’s Day when one lucky biker received the surprise of a lifetime. Angela McCann was ‘all shook up’ when she opened her front door to find Elvis on her doorstep on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, who went on to explain that her dream to […]

Car and bike in amazing ‘undertake’ stunt

Car and bike in amazing ‘undertake’ stunt

AN OUTRAGEOUS world-first stunt has seen a superbike ridden underneath a car – while the car was being driven on two wheels around one of Silverstone’s famous corners. Pro bike racer Chris ‘The Stalker’ Walker rode a Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja British Superbike underneath a special edition Alfa Romeo MiTo SBK […]

Ex-magazine editor writes first-time rider guide

Ex-magazine editor writes first-time rider guide

A GUIDE to buying and owning your first motorbike has been announced, claiming to offer a one-stop shop for all the key information a new rider could want. ‘Motorcycles – A first-time buyer’s guide’ aims to simplify the potentially daunting process of buying a motorcycle and features a section giving […]

New Year honours highlight services to motorcycling

New Year honours highlight services to motorcycling

FOUR bikers have been acknowledged in the New Year honours list, with an OBE and a trio o MBEs awarded for achievements including services to racing and safety. Well known and respected motorcycle dealer Colin Appleyard has been awarded an MBE after many years of involvement with racing both on […]