Tag: biker

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 […]

Bike racing to make Rockingham return

Bike racing to make Rockingham return

MOTORCYLE racing is to be reinstated to the Rockingham Speedway calendar after a successful first year for the Thundersport GB National Championships. The track, whose outer bowl layout is reportedly the fastest race track in Europe, will use one of its in-field routes for rounds 10 and 11 of Thundersport […]

Biker-focused social network unveiled

Biker-focused social network unveiled

A SOCIAL network built for bikers has been unveiled, complete with the facility to post route maps and operate clubs. Bike Social is a space for forums, UK-wide event information and personal profiles for everyone. Bennetts Insurance, the company behind Bike Social, is encouraging riders to upload their own content […]

Bikers unaware of SORN insurance pitfall

Bikers unaware of SORN insurance pitfall

RIDERS placing their motorbikes under a Statutory Off-Road Notice (SORN) notice over the winter may be invalidating their insurance policy in the process. Motorcycle News (MCN) reported that Alan Charlton, 64, was told that declaring his Kawasaki ZZR1400 as off the road would render his normal insurance cover void, and […]

Stunt rider achieves double-loop at Top Gear Live

THE WORLD’S first double loop-the-loop on a motorbike has been achieved by the Top Gear Live stunt team. In an uncharacteristically problem-free first attempt at the never-before-accomplished stunt dubbed the Deadly 720+, professional rider Gary Hoptrough took up the challenge and successfully negotiated two linked steel loops on a KTM […]

Top Gear Live and KTM to attempt ‘Deadly 720+’

Top Gear Live and KTM to attempt ‘Deadly 720+’

AUSTRIAN bike maker KTM is teaming up with the daredevils at the Top Gear Live Stunt team to create a new world record in front of a live audience. Using MX2 World Championship-dominating 250cc KTM SX-F machines, the stunt team aims to be the first to perform a double-loop-the-loop following […]

TT stars to headline Motorcycle Live

TT stars to headline Motorcycle Live

THE ISLE of Man TT’s biggest stars of past and present competition will be out in force for this year’s Motorcycle Live. Headed by 19-time winner John McGuinness and ‘fan favourite’ Guy Martin, many leading names will make appearances every day at the show. Michael Rutter and Michael Dunlop will […]

Get On scheme returns to Motorcycle Live

Get On scheme returns to Motorcycle Live

THE MOTORCYCLE industry is to once again join forces at Motorcycle Live to provide safe taster sessions for aspiring and ‘born-again’ bikers. The ‘Get On’ scheme offers people over 16 the chance to take a 20-minute taster session on a motorbike or scooter under the watchful and experienced eye of […]

Many new bikes heading to Motorcycle Live

Many new bikes heading to Motorcycle Live

THE BIGGEST manufacturers in biking have all unveiled their latest machines, all of which will be making their UK debuts at November’s Motorcycle Live show. At the biennial Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne, makers from Aprilia to Zero unwrapped their latest two-wheeled trinkets, giving British bikers a sneak peek at […]