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Why Gap Insurance is important for a new bike

There is nothing more thrilling than purchasing a new motorbike, but it can be easy to forget about a few of the not-so-glamorous aspects. One of these is making sure that you have adequate protection in place in case you have an accident and write-off your bike or it is stolen.  Write-offs Unfortunately, this is …

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Sharing and leasing could help motorcycling

Millennials are not interested in motorcycles, but could be enticed if they could share rides or have the option of leasing instead of buying, according to Wall St investment research company Bernstein Research. The company began looking at the motorcycle industry in the wake of several years of downward sales of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and plummeting …

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Essentials for riding solo safely

Travelling solo can be scary especially if it is overseas for the first time. To begin with, there are a million questions that you might ask yourself and end up not getting answers. For instance, you might want to know where to go, if there would be someone to chat with, what will happen there, …

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How to pack for a long motorcycle tour

How to pack for a long motorcycle tour

By contributor “Jessica D”* Long motorcycle tours can be exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time. You could choose to take a trip with a bunch of friends over the weekend or even a long ride alone. But with a bike tour, you must be doubly sure that you’re packing right, especially if you’re …

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What are the lowest motorcycle seat heights?

One of the barriers to more people enjoying our favourite recreation is the traditionally high motorcycle cramb;ereat which precludes many women and shorter people. Now you can check the seat heights of your favourite motorcycles and compare them with the comprehensive list we have at the end of this article. Thankfully, motorcycle companies are starting …

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Could Dutch Reach save motorcyclists?

The Dutch Reach is a simple technique of opening a car door that could save motorcyclists filtering through traffic from being “doored”. It should be mandated in driving tests as it is in Holland where it has been used for 50 years. While the incidence of dooring is more common with cyclists, motorcycle riders also …

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Handlebar defect notices ‘incorrect’

Police who issued handlebar defect notices to riders involved in the recent Hells Angels Good as Gold charity ride may have got it wrong. Check out the claims of police harassment here. Several riders have complained on social media that their defect notices for having handlebars that are too wide or high were not correct …

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How to remove speedo condensation

Speedometer condensation used to be a common thing on motorcycles and even in some cars, but today’s instruments are much better sealed against moisture. While modern cars have air-conditioning to keep the humidity level down, motorcycle instruments are still exposed to the weather, so they can still be vulnerable. Heavy rain, prolonged high humidity such …

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