Category Archives: motorbike

Car drivers consider switching to motorbikes

Tuesday, 19th May, 2009

Demand for motorbike insurance could be set to increase, as many car drivers are considering swapping four wheels for two. A study by the Post Office found that nearly one in three believe getting rid of their cars in favour of mopeds or motorcycles could be a good way of saving money. Meanwhile, a Read the full article…

DSA proposes new motorbike test to up road safety

Thursday, 27th November, 2008

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has proposed new motorbike testing measures after research showed motorcyclists to be the most vulnerable on the road. A two-part modular test has been suggested as an alternative to the existing single-event test. Module one would comprise manoeuvre exercises and an assessment of the learner’s ability to control the Read the full article…

Motorbike sales rise during credit crunch

Monday, 10th November, 2008

Motorcycle sales have increased this year by four per cent despite a 23 per cent decline in car sales, it has emerged. A new report published by the Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCIA) revealed that 11,408 motorbikes, scooters and mopeds were registered in October this year compared to 10,972 last year. Steve Kenward, MCIA Read the full article…

GPS ‘jamming’ could prevent stolen motorbike recovery

Thursday, 30th October, 2008

Motorbike insurance customers have been warned that GPS systems may not be enough to help recover stolen vehicles. UK-based stolen vehicle recovery service Tracker has revealed that a new theft technique called jamming is being embraced by criminals across the country. Using this method thieves can block the satellite signal to the GPS receiver Read the full article…

Roads minister slapped with tax fine

Monday, 20th October, 2008

Environment minister for Northern Ireland Sammy Wilson has been fined for riding his motorbike without tax or MOT. Mr Wilson, who owns a total of five such vehicles, received the £40 fine from his own department after being detected earlier this year by a camera in east Belfast. The Sunday Life reported that the minister, Read the full article…

Motorcyclists to receive insurance discount

Thursday, 14th August, 2008

Riders may soon be eligible for a discount on their motorcycle insurance following the news that the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and Motorcycle Industry Association are launching a new initiative. The two organisations are launching the Enhanced Rider Scheme – a training programme intended to reduce the number of road accidents involving motorbike riders. Under Read the full article…

Motorcycle sales increase

Tuesday, 12th August, 2008

A growing number of people are choosing to take to the roads on two wheels, according to a new report. Research by the Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) revealed sales of motorcycles, mopeds and scooters rose by 22 per cent in July. Powered two wheeler registrations rose to 14,306 in July – 2,578 more than Read the full article…

Motorists in Northern Ireland urged to be “vigilant”

Wednesday, 6th August, 2008

The Antrim District Policing Partnership (DUP) is urging motorists in the region to be more careful over the coming months. Pam Lewis, chairperson of the DUP, told the Antrim Times that a number of road safety initiatives were being launched in the area ahead of the holiday period. The councillor said such initiatives “are to Read the full article…

Honda plans treat for motorcycle fans

Monday, 21st July, 2008

Motorcycle fans will get a feast for the senses at the upcoming British International Motorshow thanks to a spectacular display by Honda. The bike firm has revealed further details of its takeover at the open air live action arena at ExCeL, London, which is hosting the event, renaming it ‘Dreamscape’ for the whole of Read the full article…

Honda bikes to feature at motorshow

Thursday, 17th July, 2008

Honda is holding a celebration of its many bikes and cars at this year’s Excel Motor Show in London (July 23rd to August 3rd). Bikes on display will include the Montessa 4RT, Honda’s current trials bike, the classic Honda Fireblade, the Honda Goldwing and its best-selling scooter the Lead 110. People looking to take Read the full article…