Tag: bikers

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 […]

Maximum Scoot (BMW 650 GT)

Maximum Scoot (BMW 650 GT)

BMW’s first ever maxi scooters share the same basic formula, but compared to the C 600 Sport, the C 650 GT is slightly longer (by 63mm) and wider (by 39mm) and it pays more attention to rider comfort and storage capacity. It’s a mighty fine specimen and had I not […]

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 […]

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% […]

Dainese to offer gear trade-in discounts

Dainese to offer gear trade-in discounts

BIKE KIT manufacturer Dainese has revived one of its past promotions encouraging riders with old gear to trade it in for something new. By trading in any item of old motorbike clothing riders can get 20% off any item of Dainese clothing of the same type as the item traded […]

Ex-Gladiator launches iPad motorbike mag

Ex-Gladiator launches iPad motorbike mag

EX-GLADIATOR and Sun Motorcycle Columnist Jane Omorogbe has launched an iPad only Motorcycle magazine. Global Biker is completely dedicated to touring on two wheels, with stunning photography, bike reviews, adventure stories and useful tips and information. Jane currently lives in Belgium and writes for the Flemish Motorrijder Magazine. “It seemed […]