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The Best Kevlar Motorcycle Jeans

Published: 23 July, 2019
Kevlar motorcycle jeans are a great choice if you want decent levels of protection when out riding but you don’t want to look too biker when you’re off the bike. For those who spend a majority of their time under...
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The Best 3-Wheel Scooters

Published: 23 July, 2019
Three-wheeled scooters can be a better choice over a two-wheeled scooter.  Providing almost all of the stability of a four-wheeled vehicle and a lot of the benefits of a two-wheeler, they are safer on the road and often the preferred...
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Motorcycle Trailers: A Definitive List

Published: 21 July, 2019
OK so the lead image might confuse you a bit but it was too good not to use. Yes, in Japan and in some European countries there are companies that use Honda Goldwings fitted with trailers to tow cars. Anyway,...

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Motorcycle Trailers: A Definitive List

Published: 21 July, 2019
OK so the lead image might confuse you a bit but it was too good not to use. Yes, in Japan and in some European countries there are companies that use Honda Goldwings fitted with trailers to tow cars. Anyway,...
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Motorcycle Crash Bungs Showcase

Published: 19 July, 2019
No-one wants to think about crashing but it’s amazing to see how much damage you can do to your bike from just dropping it on its side in your driveway. At 2mph. There are two schools of thought when it...
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The Best Motorcycle Knee Sliders

Published: 17 July, 2019
If you’re using your bike on the track, you’ll soon get through a pair of knee sliders as you crank up the lean angles. As well as giving you feel, they’ll also take a bit of the brunt if you...
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The 10 Best Motorcycling Autobiographies

Published: 21 April, 2019
A list of books about the people that wrote history in their own way. Sure, this list of motorcycling autobiographies is mainly focused on motorcycle racers but the stories aren’t all about racing. From Joey Dunlop’s inner drive for success,...
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The 10 Best Motorcycle Travel Books

Published: 21 April, 2019
Let’s face it, we all need a bit of a kick up the backside from time to time. When it comes to motorcycle adventures, one thing that stops us from making our own adventure is that it’s all too easy...
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The 10 Best Motorcycle Technique Books

Published: 21 April, 2019
You might be from the school of thought that says, the only way to learn is to do but when it comes to motorcycles, being shown another way is always useful.  After all, you never stop learning. Whether you want...
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The Best Waterproof Motorcycle Boots

Published: 21 July, 2019
That horrible feeling when the first drops of water start making their way into your boot and the realisation that there’s no going back. Squelchy wet feet for the rest of the day? Just what you didn’t want. Summer motorcycle...
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The Best Scooter Boots

Published: 11 June, 2019
If you ride a scooter or commute in urban areas on a motorbike, you might not want to wear a pair of proper motorcycle boots. They’re not as comfortable as trainers and they look a bit clunky. You might reason...
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The Best Adventure Motorcycle Boots

Published: 11 June, 2019
I can remember when the only people who wore adventure boots were London motorcycle couriers, bashing their way through gridlocked city streets. There never used to be a lot of choice. Off-road adventurers would either wear motocross boots, which are...
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The Best Kevlar Motorcycle Jeans

Published: 23 July, 2019
Kevlar motorcycle jeans are a great choice if you want decent levels of protection when out riding but you don’t want to look too biker when you’re off the bike. For those who spend a majority of their time under...
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The Best Motorcycle Hi Viz Vests

Published: 21 July, 2019
If you’re touring in Europe, you’ll have to carry a hi-viz vest with you because all the usual countries you get to Europe by bike, all require you to at least carry a hi-vis on you, to be worn if...
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The Best Adventure Motorcycle Jackets

Published: 19 July, 2019
What do you want from your adventure motorcycle jacket? How about a jacket that’s: Totally waterproof but with big holes in it, to let air in when it’s too hot Protective, yet not bulky Warm in winter yet cool on...

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The Best Motorcycle Trackers

Published: 17 June, 2019
According to The Office of National Statistics, there were 41,000 motorcycles and scooters stolen between April 2017 and March 2018. That’s over 100 motorcycles stolen in the UK, every day. Sadly, just like in previous years, it’s unlikely that even...
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The Best Motorcycle Tyre Warmers

Published: 16 June, 2019
Tyre warmers are worth their weight in gold. They make you less likely to crash and they maximise your track time. Obviously if you are riding your road bike to a trackday, you won’t be able to bring warmers as...
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TomTom Rider 500 vs. Garmin Zumo 396

Published: 10 June, 2019
TomTom and Garmin are the biggest players in the motorcycle GPS market. They are also renowned for their always-in-competition devices. Improperly defined as mid-range, their Rider 500 and Zumo 396 appeal to most riders. They are more affordable than their...
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The Best Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves

Published: 15 July, 2019
Waterproof motorcycle gloves come in two varieties; either they’re a thinner racing-style glove with a technical layer like Gore-Tex to ensure they’re waterproof or they’re a chunkier glove, like a winter motorcycle glove, probably with more fabric than leather, less...
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The Best Adventure Motorcycle Gloves

Published: 15 July, 2019
Before we came to make our selections for this best adventure motorcycle glove review, first we had to define – and agree on – what an adventure motorcycle glove is. Our review criteria We set a fairly stringent review criteria...
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The Best Short Motorcycle Gloves

Published: 15 July, 2019
Short motorcycle gloves offer very similar protection to full-length summer motorcycle gloves but with a touch more freedom of movement. They’re offered in a wider range of styles and materials when compared to ‘racing’ gloves, which are almost all full-grain...
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Best Open Face Motorcycle Helmet

Published: 23 May, 2019
Over on that there continent, they love an open face helmet but here in the UK, they’re just not as popular. Perhaps it’s our weather or the fact that we’re not a scooter-loving nation. Or maybe we don’t feel we...
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The Best Motorcycle Helmets

Published: 22 May, 2019
If you search Amazon for ‘motorcycle helmet’ you get over 2,000 results back. That’s a lot of choices and that’s just from Amazon. Factor in other retailers and there are literally thousands of helmets on the market. So we set...
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Cheap Motorcycle Helmet Guide

Published: 22 May, 2019
There are more budget helmets on the market now than ever but which ones are the ones you should be shortlisting? We don’t all have £500 to buy a top of the range lid but a smaller budget doesn’t mean...
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The Best Motorcycle Messenger Bags

Published: 19 July, 2019
For urban riders who use their bikes for daily commuting, messenger bags have become a common sight. With a large enough compartment for a laptop or, sling it diagonally over your shoulder and arrive without creasing or damaging anything. Funnily...
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Showcase: Top Motorcycle Bum Bags

Published: 12 July, 2019
They go by many names, bum bags, waist bags or if you’re from across the pond, fanny pack but for carrying small essentials, they’re an excellent accessory for motorcycling. If you’re off touring, a bum bag is a handy bit...
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The Best Motorcycle Tail Pack

Published: 05 July, 2019
For long weekends away or daily commute, a tail pack is, in my opinion, the best motorcycle luggage you can buy. Simple to fit and capable of carrying a lot of kit, they don’t get in the way of your...

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Small Socket Sets For Every Budget

Published: 12 July, 2019
There’s the old pub debate: do you really need expensive tools? Some would argue the best toolset is a cheap one and you just replace the bits that break. Others swear by a premium set. The truth? Well it’s quite...
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Showcase: Motorcycle Cleaning Brushes

Published: 11 July, 2019
Cleaning your bike doesn’t have to be difficult; with the right brushes, you can have caked on grease, dirt or suicidal bugs removed in no time. So, what are the best brushes for cleaning motorcycles? You want something that isn’t...
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The Best Multi-Tool for Motorcycles

Published: 11 July, 2019
If you own a motorcycle, chances are you’re going to need to perform some maintenance from time to time and a multi-tool is a seriously handy weapon in any rider’s arsenal. Handy in the garage but even handier when out...
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Motorcycle Neck Brace Guide

Published: 16 July, 2019
Neck braces are popular in the world of Motocross, extreme rallies like the Dakar and to an extent Trials and greenlaning but for some reason they’re not that common on the roads or race tracks. You rarely see a pro-MX...
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The Best Motorcycle Chest Protectors

Published: 12 July, 2019
If you’re considering a track day, there’s no better experience than pushing yourself to achieve the ultimate performance from your bike and your riding skills. It goes without saying that even the most experienced riders can come off from time...
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The Best Motorcycle Insert Back Protector

Published: 15 May, 2019
The world of motorcycle back protection can be a bit of a nightmare to navigate. There are lots of products claiming to come with CE approved armour but there are different CE approval tests for anything from bicycles to motorbikes....
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The Best Garage Door Defenders

Published: 19 July, 2019
To prevent theft, locking your bike with a ground anchor and security chain in your garage is a great option. But stopping the little toe rags getting into the garage in the first place is even better. The image above...
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3 Great D-Locks for every budget

Published: 12 July, 2019
Motorcycle thefts remain a growing problem both in the UK. To help protect your bike out and about or at home, investing in a D-lock is an excellent idea. Sometimes known as a shackle or U-lock, they aren’t as popular...
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The Thickest Motorcycle Security Chains

Published: 11 July, 2019
It’s sad to say but gone are the days where using the best security chain guaranteed your motorbike would still be there the next day. The rise in powerful, battery-operated angle grinders, has enabled low-life scumbags to cut through a...

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Used Motorcycle Warranties – Everything you need to know

Published: 26 March, 2019
Time to buy a new bike?  If you are looking to purchase a second-hand motorbike, you may be concerned that it could have potential problems or defects just waiting to be uncovered. Whilst buying any kind of second hand or...
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Used Motorcycle Buying Guide: What to Check

Published: 26 March, 2019
This isn’t just another guide that tells you to check every component of the motorcycle and ensure it’s not corroded and not damaged. This is a real-world buyer’s guide designed to help you purchase a great second-hand motorcycle, not a...
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What is a pre-registered motorcycle?

Published: 26 March, 2019
A pre-registered (pre-reg) bike is a motorcycle or scooter that has been registered (often by the dealer, sometimes by the finance company) but it has never been owned or ridden by a member of the public. Why do dealers pre-reg...
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The Best 3-Wheel Scooters

Published: 23 July, 2019
Three-wheeled scooters can be a better choice over a two-wheeled scooter.  Providing almost all of the stability of a four-wheeled vehicle and a lot of the benefits of a two-wheeler, they are safer on the road and often the preferred...
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The Best Motorbikes Under £2000

Published: 14 July, 2019
You can get a lot of bike for £2,000 but you’ve got to know what you’re looking for. From big ’90s classics to smaller newer bikes, the market offers a range of great choices. Most of our picks are over...
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The Best Motorbikes Under £1000

Published: 10 July, 2019
Whether you’re looking for your first affordable big bike or just got your CBT and need a cheap entry model, there are literally 1000s of motorbikes out there under £1,000. From entry-level 125s to big-engined beasts, there are many inexpensive...
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Motorcycle Financing Guide

Published: 03 June, 2019
Every way to finance your new motorcycle Twenty-five years ago, pretty much the only way you could buy a motorcycle was with cold-hard-cash. A lot has changed and now more motorcycles are bought with finance than any other method. In...
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What is Voluntary Termination?

Published: 26 March, 2019
Need A Release From Your Finance Agreement?  How Can Voluntary Termination (VT) Help? Just because it is easy to obtain finance for your next bike purchase, it doesn’t necessarily mean you should.  In a matter of minutes, you can be...
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Can I buy a used motorcycle on finance?

Published: 26 March, 2019
Yes, it’s not just new motorcycles and scooters that are available with finance packages like HP and PCP. You can spread the cost of a used motorcycle with monthly payments and the most common options are HP and PCP. Most...
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What is Torque?

Published: 26 March, 2019
You have no doubt heard the expression “that bike’s a bit torquey” during your years as a motorcycle enthusiast, but have you ever wondered just what it means? To clear this up, let us explain just exactly what the word...
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What is Horsepower?

Published: 26 March, 2019
Horsepower, often referred to as BHP (brake horse power) is a term commonly used when it comes to describing the peak power of a car or motorbike. Is it really to do with horses though?  Where did the term come...
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Motorcycle run-flat tyres

Published: 26 March, 2019
Do they make motorcycle run-flat tyres? In the car world, run-flat tyres have been the mainstay for over a decade. Can you believe that the first ‘run flat tyre’ was introduced by Michelin in 1934? It was designed for military...
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Moped and Scooter Insurance Guide

Published: 23 June, 2019
If you’re 16 or over and tired of getting lifts from your parents, a 50cc moped will give you independence and mean you won’t need to rely on Dad’s (or Mum’s!) Taxi. Likewise, if you’re over 16, you can jump...
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Car and Bike Insurance Providers Guide

Published: 18 June, 2019
Multi-Car and Bike Insurance: What Is It and What Are The Alternatives? If you own a motorcycle and a car, you could save a few quid and cut down on paperwork, with a combined car and bike insurance policy. Household...
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Motorcycle Insurance Comparison Websites

Published: 16 June, 2019
When it comes to finding the cheapest insurance for your motorcycle, comparison websites have made it easy for us bikers to get the cover we need. But did you know that the majority of comparison websites all use the same...
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Provisional Motorcycle Licence

Published: 27 March, 2019
Your Provisional Driving Licence – Everything You Need To Know If you are thinking of starting your journey as a motorcyclist here in the UK, you will need to apply for a provisional driving licence before you can hit the...
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How much does it cost to get a motorcycle licence?

Published: 27 March, 2019
Motorcycle test fees Motorcycle test fees are charged separately, meaning that you will usually have a new fee to pay every time you move from one test to another.  As of 2018, the following costs apply:   Cost Of Theory...
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Motorcycle Theory Test Guide

Published: 27 March, 2019
What Is The Motorcycle Theory Test?   Your motorcycle theory test is a computer based test, devised by the government, and offered at various locations throughout the UK.  Anyone wanting a full bike licence must have a motorcycle theory test...
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What to do when your motorcycle is stolen

Published: 27 March, 2019
Has Your Bike Been Pinched?  Our Guide To What to do if you have your motorbike stolen With motorbike thefts up as much as 44% since 2014, it remains a sad fact that if not properly secured or alarmed, they...
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What To Do If You Have A Motorbike Accident

Published: 27 March, 2019
Accidents happen, at home, at work and on the road.  If you are involved in an accident or collision on your motorbike, you may not know how to handle the situation, or where to turn to for help. Our simple...
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UK Motorcycle Insurance Companies List

Published: 27 March, 2019
  Looking For Motorbike Insurance Quotes? We’ll get straight the point with this one. If you are looking for motorbike insurance, you can ask your car or home insurance provider if they can help, or cut out the middleman and...
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Selling a motorcycle for 99p with no reserve on eBay

Published: 22 May, 2019
Update: auction live, see this link. What happens when you sell your motorcycle on eBay with a 99p start price and no reserve? That’s what we wanted to find out. As part of our Buying and Selling guides, we’re putting...
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How to write a brilliant motorcycle classified advert

Published: 27 March, 2019
The best way to attract more interest and find a buyer when selling your motorcycle is to write a proper advert. Whether you’re listing your bike on eBay or Gumtree or taking out an ad with BikeTrader or sticking a...
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What’s my motorbike worth?

Published: 27 March, 2019
When you’re looking at selling your motorcycle, it’s important to know what it’s worth. Price it too high and you’ll be wasting your time. Price it too low and you’ll be shooting yourself in the foot. There is no reliable...
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Motorcycle Touring Guide to France

Published: 26 June, 2019
I just love France. My first French motorcycle tour was over 15 years ago when I rode my Hornet 600 from the rigid roads of Milton Keynes to the ribbon-like roads of Menton in the South of France. I was...