Tag: biker motorcycle

Biking proven to be ‘in the blood’

Biking proven to be ‘in the blood’

  BIKERS are genetically predisposed to two-wheeled action, according to research completed by motorcycle insurance provider Bennetts. The study, carried out alongside psychologist Donna Dawson, investigated the determining factors involved in how and why people ride motorbikes in order to see whether it is nature or nurture that attracts bikers […]

Mods bare all for charity calendar

Mods bare all for charity calendar

BIKERS are genetically predisposed to two-wheeled action, according to research completed by motorcycle insurance provider Bennetts. The study, carried out alongside psychologist Donna Dawson, investigated the determining factors involved in how and why people ride motorbikes in order to see whether it is nature or nurture that attracts bikers to […]

Stars shine at Ultimate Track Day

Stars shine at Ultimate Track Day

THE FOURTH annual Bennetts Ultimate Track Day took place earlier this month, hosted at Oulton Park in Cheshire and featuring British bike racing superstars Cal Crutchlow, James Toseland and John Reynolds. Through a competition on the Bennetts Insurance Facebook page, 100 lucky riders won money-can’t-buy places on the event. Following […]

New designs from Shark

New designs from Shark

SHARK Helmets is releasing a sneak-peak of its 2013 collection, with the introduction of eight new colours, just months before next year’s whole collection is revealed. The Speed-R helmet, which was launched last year is first up to be given a preview colour. The Avenger helmets are both a matt […]

Ramp’d Up to return to Motorcycle Live

Ramp’d Up to return to Motorcycle Live

AMAZING stunts and freestyle motocross action will be free to everyone at this year’s Motorcycle Live, it has been confirmed. The Ramp’d Up show’s ‘ultimate indoor playground’ will play host to a hand-picked group of the world’s leading freestyle motocross riders, who’ll be whipping and back-flipping across the course that […]

BELT UP (BMW C 600 Sport)

BELT UP (BMW C 600 Sport)

BMW HAS added two brand new maxi scooters to its established range. It is the first time BMW has hopped on the scooter bandwagon since its quirky C1 back in the late nineties – but that looked more like something Mr Bean had invented than a viable alternative to a […]

Bikers list biggest bugbears

DRIVERS on mobile phones are bikers’ biggest cause of irritation and concern on the road, according to a survey from Bennetts Insurance. Of the riders polled, 32% said that they were frustrated by drivers who flout the law and use mobile phones while driving – a practice that can affect […]

New race replica for Shark

New race replica for Shark

SHARK Helmets has added another replica helmet design to its range to celebrate the popularity of a rising motorbike racing star. The company sponsors current and future motorbike racing celebrities in the MotoGP, Moto3, Moto2, World Superbikes, World Supersport, British Superbikes and road racing series. The new helmet design is […]

IAM calls for crash barrier change

THE INSTITUTE of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is calling on the government to redesign crash barriers to improve motorcycle safety. Updates to crash barriers over the years have saved thousands of car drivers’ lives, but many only represent extra hazards to motorcyclists. Hitting a crash barrier is responsible for between 8% […]