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Best Of 1 day ago

Top 5 new adventure bikes for 2019

Despite the growing popularity of retro bikes such as Triumph’s Bonneville and the revival of superbikes, thanks to phenomenal new machines such as Ducati’s Panigale V4 (our bike of the Year 2018) and BMW’s all-new S1000RR, one category of motorcycle remains head-and-shoulders the most popular of all: adventure bikes – and there’s a bumper crop of new offerings for 2019.
Top tips to keeping your bike safe Advice 2 days ago

Top tips to keeping your bike safe

When it comes to motorcycling, a lot of people - quite rightly - focus on the riding safety of the rider, and there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of articles across magazines and the internet focused on choosing the right helmet, the differences in the kind of armour available and how to select the most protective pair of gloves. But what about your bike?
How to pick your motorcycle training Advice 1 week ago

How to pick your motorcycle training

Beginning your motorcycling journey can initially seem like a daunting prospect. People will tell you that it’s too impractical, too expensive or simply too dangerous, but if you can deflect a lot of that, then it you’ll find that it will could soon become one of the most rewarding experience of your life. In fact, the training and lessons themselves are actually straightforward - and most of all, they should be fun!
Review 1 week ago

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT review

The old GT introduced 2016, basically a faired, more practical version of the ballistic, 175bhp Super Duke V-twin roadster, was already a brilliant bike. But this uprated, more refined version is better yet. A potent, near-perfect road machine.
Auto Trader Bikes guide to café racer gear Best Of 2 weeks ago

Our guide to café racer gear

With the rise in popularity of retro-styled motorcycles, whether that be ‘old school’ café racers with their sporty riding positions, ‘ace’ cars and number boards, or scramblers, which hark back to the dirt bikes of the 1960s and ‘70s, there’s also been a big rise in the amount of retro-styled motorcycling gear to go with it.
Review 3 weeks ago

Royal Enfield Continental GT (2019 - ) review

Indian-owned Royal Enfield take a significant step up with their two all-new (but old-looking) 650 twins. Compared to their previous, old-fashioned singles, the roadster Interceptor and this café racer GT are brisk, pleasing and should appeal to both new riders and older buffs, too.
Top 5 Alternative 3 Wheel Motorcycles Best Of 1 month ago

Top 5 Alternative 3 Wheel Motorbikes

If the continuing popularity of Piaggio’s MP3 three-wheel scooter family and the recent introduction of Yamaha’s radical, Tracer 900-based Nikken, leaning three-wheeler motorcycle (see our reviews here) proves anything it’s that there’s a growing interest in three-wheeled scooters and motorcycles.
BMW F850GS Adventure Review 1 month ago

BMW F850 Adventure (2019) Review

As with the previous F800 there’s now a big-tanked, more off-road Adventure version of BMW’s middleweight GS which brings some of the global, do-anything appeal of its best-selling boxer big brother in a more affordable and manageable package.
How Do I Lease a Bike Using Contract Hire?gmail Guide 1 month ago

How Do I Lease a Bike Using Contract Hire?

Contract hires are leasing methods and not a way of financing a bike purchase. It’s a great way of owning a bike with affordable monthly payments, but you won’t actually own the vehicle at any stage of the contract hire.
Top 5 sports bikes for under £5K: Yamaha YZF-R125 Best Of 1 month ago

Top 5 sports bikes for under £5K

It’s long been a commonly held opinion in motorcycling that sports bikes are on the decline – but don’t believe it! Here are our top 5 sports bikes for under £5k..
Top 7 must buys for under £1000 when buying a bike Best Of 1 month ago

Top 7 must buys for under £1000 when buying a bike

There’s more to starting out in motorcycling than getting your correct licence and a road legal bike. There’s motorcycle kit or riding gear for a start. Not only is a CE-approved crash helmet a legal requirement it’s obviously vital for safety and protection, too
Guide 1 month ago

Buying A Bike Using Hire Purchase

When you choose to buy a motorbike, you have several options for how you plan to pay for it. One such option is using hire purchase to buy your bike, this is a way to pay a deposit up front and then pay off the rest of the balance and interest in equal monthly instalments.
Guide 1 month ago

Bike Finance Explained

Trying to get your head around motorbike finance? Don’t know your balloon payments from your monthly instalments, or your PCPs from your PCHs, let us help you.
Review 2 months ago

Indian Roadmaster Tourer review

The ‘full-dress’ Roadmaster is to revived US marque Indian what the legendary ElectraGlide is to its great rivals Harley-Davidson – but newer, bigger, fresher and, arguably better in every way
Applying for bike finance Guide 2 months ago

Applying for Bike Finance

If you’re considering buying a motorbike on finance, find out everything you need to before committing to a contract.
Best Of 2 months ago

Top 5 middleweight adventure bikes for 2019

There’s no getting away from the continuing popularity of ‘adventure’ bikes: large, usually 1000cc+, enduro-styled all-rounders that can, quite literally, do it all. Here’s our top 5 middleweight adventure bikes for 2019..
BMW R1200GS adventure Review 2 months ago

BMW R1200GS Adventure (2018 - ) review

The adventure version of BMW's class-defining GS has been the benchmark adventure bike for decades and, since 2013, led the way for refinement, sophistication and versatility. This latest updated version keeps it ahead of the pack.
News 2 months ago

Triumph’s new ‘ultimate café racer’

With their range of ‘modern classics’ among the most popular of all retros and cafe racers and with models such as the Bonneville, Thruxton and Scrambler the ‘go-to’ bikes for customisers and specials builders, it was probably only a matter of time before Triumph themselves began to offer custom, exclusive, hand-built special versions of its bikes.