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Gone are the days where motorcycles are unreliable. With longer service intervals and longer-lasting consumables, motorcycles are no longer just a Sunday toy. Understand the best way to keep your costs down with our maintenance guides.

ULEZ Motorcycles Guide

ULEZ Motorcycles Guide

Published: 21 October, 2019

What is ULEZ? ULEZ stands for Ultra Low Emission Zone. Most vehicles must meet the ULEZ emissions standards or pay a fee. It was designed to deter air-polluting vehicles from entering the zone, to help improve air quality.  How much…

Motorcycle Storage in the UK

Motorcycle Storage in the UK

Published: 15 October, 2019

There are loads of reasons why you might need a secure storage facility for your motorcycle. You might be looking for a garage to keep your pride and joy away from the elements during winter or longer-term storage for your…

Brexit, Motorcycles and You

Brexit, Motorcycles and You

Published: 13 October, 2019

With less than a month to go before the UK leaves the EU, it is still uncertain what the outcome of Brexit will be. The current situation in parliament is strained, and it is becoming more likely we will leave…

UK Motorcycle Theft Hotspots Revealed

UK Motorcycle Theft Hotspots Revealed

Published: 06 September, 2019

THE COUNTIES of Bristol, East Yorkshire and Herefordshire have the highest number of motorcycle thefts per resident, according to stolen motorcycle data recorded over the last 12 months. The UK-wide study has been compiled by BikerRated.com from data collected by…

What To Do If You Have A Motorbike Accident

What To Do If You Have A Motorbike Accident

Published: 01 August, 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…

What to do when your motorcycle is stolen

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…

UK Motorcycle Insurance Companies List

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…

How To SORN Your Motorcycle

How To SORN Your Motorcycle

Published: 27 March, 2019

Sometimes, there may be a reason why you do not want to, or are unable to ride your bike on the road.  This may also mean you no longer want to tax or insure the bike, and instead keep it…

Guide: Secure your motorcycle outside

Guide: Secure your motorcycle outside

Published: 27 March, 2019

Unfortunately it’s not always possible to park your motorcycle in a secure garage or underground car park. If you’re not lucky enough to have a garage, then you’ll have to leave your motorcycle outside – but this doesn’t mean it…

How To Avoid Police Charges When Recovering Your Stolen Motorbike

How To Avoid Police Charges When Recovering Your Stolen Motorbike

Published: 27 March, 2019

If you have been unfortunate enough to have had your bike pinched, your worries may not be over if and when the police locate it.  Whilst the chances of getting your bike back in one piece following a theft are…

Pay As You Go Motorcycle Insurance

Pay As You Go Motorcycle Insurance

Published: 27 March, 2019

Don’t Pay Through The Nose, Simply Pay As You Go!  Why Short-Term Motorbike Insurance Could Work For You. Because insurance premiums are high and road tax is always on the rise, the time is just right for you to consider…

Motorcycle Warranty Guide

Motorcycle Warranty Guide

Published: 27 March, 2019

When you purchase a new motorbike, it will usually come with a warranty of some sort. If you buy from new, you will not only be the proud owner of some shiny new wheels, you will also be protected by…

Motorcycle tyre tread depth – what you need to know

Motorcycle tyre tread depth – what you need to know

Published: 27 March, 2019

Motorcycle Tyre Tread Depth –  What You Need To Know Different types of tyres are suited to different bikes, different terrains and different weather conditions.  But one thing they all have in common is the owner’s obligation to keep the…

Motorcycle Tax Rates – 2019

Motorcycle Tax Rates – 2019

Published: 27 March, 2019

What is Road Tax? Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), formally known as road tax, must be displayed on vehicles registered in the United Kingdom and is an annual fee. The Roads and Finance Act of 1920 implemented road rax, now known…

Your motorcycle MOT – a complete guide

Your motorcycle MOT – a complete guide

Published: 27 March, 2019

The motorcycle MOT test is an annual check for motorcycles over 3 years old. Passing your MOT means your motorcycle meets the required legal standards for road use, however, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your motorbike is in good condition….

What To Do If Your Motorcycle Breaks Down

What To Do If Your Motorcycle Breaks Down

Published: 26 March, 2019

What To Do If Your Motorbike Breaks Down, Home Or Away If you are unlucky enough to break down whilst out in the boonies, or even just around town, you need to know what to do to get you and…

Motorcycle Breakdown Cover Comparison 2019

Motorcycle Breakdown Cover Comparison 2019

Published: 26 March, 2019

This is a guide to UK motorcycle breakdown cover but check out this article if you’re looking for European motorcycle breakdown cover. Your guide to cheaper motorcycle breakdown cover Let’s be honest: when your motorcycle breaks down, it’s a complete…

Motorbike repossession: getting it back

Motorbike repossession: getting it back

Published: 26 March, 2019

Help!  How Do I Get My Bike Back After It Has Been Repossessed?  If you have decided to purchase your new wheels using a hire purchase or lease agreement, failure to keep up with the payments could lead to your…

What to do if your motorbike is recalled

What to do if your motorbike is recalled

Published: 26 March, 2019

My Motorbike Has Been Recalled  – What Should I Do? Nobody likes receiving a letter from a dealership telling you that your bike is being recalled.  At best it is an inconvenience, but at worst it could relate to a…

What is a motorbike insurance NCD?

What is a motorbike insurance NCD?

Published: 26 March, 2019

NCD stands for No Claims Discount and it’s earned for every year you are insured without having an accident or making a claim on your insurance policy. The NCD is sometimes referred to as an NCB (No Claims Bonus) and…

What’s the difference between a minor and a major motorcycle service?

What’s the difference between a minor and a major motorcycle service?

Published: 26 March, 2019

All motorbikes have service intervals to keep them running and as reliable as the day they rolled off the showroom floor. If you stick to your service intervals, your motorbike will be good for an easy 50,000 miles and we’ve…

When you should jet-wash your motorcycle

When you should jet-wash your motorcycle

Published: 26 March, 2019

The sun is out and you can’t wait to get outside and gleam up your mean machine.  But should you be thinking of jet-washing your bike, or will it cause more damage than good? Bikes get dirty, fact!  We ride…

Are your helmet and leathers covered by your motorcycle insurance?

Are your helmet and leathers covered by your motorcycle insurance?

Published: 26 March, 2019

Your bike is a solid piece of machinery that is not super easy to steal if you use a couple of basic levels of security. Should the worst happen, you can rest assured that your insurance company will make good…

European motorcycle breakdown cover guide

European motorcycle breakdown cover guide

Published: 26 March, 2019

Annual breakdown cover or Single Trip? Our guide helps you choose. There is a motorcycle utopia out there, where the roads are well surfaced, free from traffic and the locals really do like motorbikes. That utopia is a 30-minute Channel…

Do I need to declare motorcycle modifications to my insurer?

Do I need to declare motorcycle modifications to my insurer?

Published: 26 March, 2019

Sometimes we just can’t resist.  A little tweak here and there can make our bikes look better than ever before.  If you are in the market for adding extra whistles and bells to your motorbike, you may need make your…

How to claim on your motorbike insurance

How to claim on your motorbike insurance

Published: 26 March, 2019

Had a prang?  Did someone help themselves to your beloved bike?  Whatever your reason for needing to make a claim on your insurance, it’s not something that we have to do very often – well, hopefully not anyway. More often…

7 ways you can get cheaper motorcycle insurance

7 ways you can get cheaper motorcycle insurance

Published: 26 March, 2019

How To Get Cheaper Motorcycle Insurance Don’t get stung by high motorcycle insurance premiums, shop around for the best deals and use your circumstances to your advantage When it comes to insuring your bike, you want the maximum amount of…

Motorbike Number Plates – Everything You Need To Know

Motorbike Number Plates – Everything You Need To Know

Published: 26 March, 2019

How Do I Change My Motorcycle Number Plate? If you have purchased a private number plate for your motorcycle, there are certain rules that you need to abide by in order to legally display it on your bike. The DVLA…

How to avoid depreciation – top tips

How to avoid depreciation – top tips

Published: 26 March, 2019

How To Avoid The Demon Depreciation From the moment you drive your shiny new motorbike away from the forecourt, it is starting its descent into the downward spiral of depreciation.  Regardless of the how new your bike may feel to…