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Jul 18

How to Pick a Great Used Motorcycle


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When you are looking to buy a used motorcycle, particularly as a new rider, the first thing you need to do is make a decision as to precisely what you will use the vehicle for. For example, if all you need is a small scooter in order to get through city traffic as you go to work and back every day, then it would be a rather foolish move to buy a 2000cc Kawasaki Vulcan that is the size of a car.

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May 18

Motorcycle Thieves Foiled by Zero’s Tracking Tech


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The latest test of a new anti-theft device from Zero has proven to be a massive success. The theft of motorcycles is becoming increasingly rampant in big cities all across the United Kingdom, and is even on the rise in the United States as well, albeit not quite as prevalent as yet.

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Mar 18

How to Choose a Motorcycle Helmet


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The most fragile yet complex organ in the whole of the human body is the brain, which means that motorcycle riders need to make sure they invest in the most appropriate, well-fitting and safest helmet they can find. But what should motorcycle riders look for when searching for a helmet?

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May 17

Motorcycling: What to do if you’re Pulled Over by the Police


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If you are out riding your bike and you let your mind drift, you may find yourself breaking the speed limit. If you are unlucky enough to be spotted by a traffic cop, the chances are they will want to pull you over for a little chat, and a possible fixed penalty fine. Below is a guide which will help you to get through a police roadside stop.

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01
Sep 16

What Impact Will Brexit Have on British Bikers?


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So, the country has voted to leave the EU. This means that potentially, UK motorcyclists could be facing significant changes to regulations around sale, ownership and travelling with their vehicles. Here are a few possibilities.

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Aug 16

How to Deal with Road Rage


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Unfortunately, most motorcyclists will have experienced rude, inconsiderate, aggressive and dangerous road users. In situations like this it is easy for things to boil over into a road rage situation. Because riding a motorcycle makes you more vulnerable compared to car drivers, bikers often come off second best in a road rage incident. For this reason it is important that you understand what to do when confronted by road rage.

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Jun 16

Pre-ride Checks for Every Rider


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Did you know that if your bike has a faulty tail light you can find yourself in all kinds of trouble, and that you are responsible for making sure your machine is in a road worthy condition before you hit the road? Claiming you didn’t realise that something was wrong is no defence when it comes to road traffic law. Below are some simple steps you can take to check your bike and make sure it is in good working order before every ride.

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Mar 16

Compulsory Basic Training: A Guide


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Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) is something that everyone who wants to ride a motorcycle or moped must complete. All learner drivers must pass the course, the only exception being those that passed their driving test before February 1st 2001 and only wish to ride a 50cc moped. The CBT course should help to make sure that you have the best possible start to your career as a motorcyclist, and will also help you to prepare for your practical motorcycle test.

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Dec 15

Weird Rules of the Road Around the World


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As unhinged as it may sound to the average British motorcyclist, there are a number of countries where the law of the land actually states that you have to ride on the wrong side of the road. No – really. It’s incredible but true. France, for example, and somewhere in the region of 160 other nations and territories, including Canada, Germany and Norway, continue to insist that people endanger themselves and others by driving on the right-hand section of the thoroughfare. Happily, some 75 jurisdictions (amongst them Christmas Island, Zimbabwe and Bhutan) uphold the safety standards that we hold so dear in the UK, no doubt saving many lives as a result. Staggeringly, however, there are some even more extraordinary road rules in various parts of the world.

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Nov 15

Motorbike Exhaust Upgrades: What Do They Do?


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The urge to tinker about with things is rooted deeply in the human spirit, and probably has been since the first caveman picked up his first rock, and decided to start chipping away at it until he’d made it into a slightly better rock. The difference, these days, is that we have a wider range of things with which to tinker about, and motorcycles are one of the most rewarding. The thrill of passing your motorbike test and being – effectively – handed the limitless freedom of the open road by Her Majesty’s Government is enhanced greatly by the realisation that you can start making upgrades (or, more accurately, “potentially catastrophic alterations”) to your bike. And the exhaust is a great place to start.

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