With the summer officially here, and Motorcycle season in full swing, we thought it we’d take a look at the Motorcycle market and just how much enthusiasts are keeping it alive.
Here’s a quick round up of our top three stories from the world of insurance and motoring across the last couple of weeks.
When the first glimpse of sunshine broke through the clouds this year, it seemed that the whole of the UK excitedly rushed outside and headed for the nearest pub, park or patio for a BBQ! Britain’s motorcyclists will all have their fingers crossed that the sunny and dry conditions continue.
Following a meeting of the Motorcycle Crime Reduction Group, which met this week, figures have been released which show a marked reduction in the theft of motorcycles which have been ‘tagged’ under the UK’s first national and official motorcycle anti-theft scheme.
Chris Cope lives in the United Kingdom, though he is originally from the United States.
Despite having earned his motorcycle endorsement 20 years ago he still considers himself a newbie because it took him 19 years to finally get a bike of his own. He now rides as much as he possibly can in all weather doing his best to make up for lost time.
You can follow his adventures on http://www.themotorcycleobsession.com/
With London’s cycle-rental scheme - the so-called ‘Boris Bikes’ - proving to be a huge success, plans are afoot to expand the scheme to include electric bikes, or ‘e-bikes’ for short.
Chris Wheal (Whealie) is a freelance journalist who has developed a phone app for bikers. He got a Vespa Primavera 125 scooter on his 17th birthday and has been riding ever since.
Read his thoughts on these suits as he takes a closer look at them in this article.
So here’s a quick look at this week’s motoring and insurance news…
Traditionally considered a dangerous method of transportation, the many up-sides of the modern motorcycle arguably outweigh those of the modern car.
We may be tempting fate here but it looks like summer is definitely on the way with sunshine predicted across the UK today. Is your car ready to take the heat? Here’s our top tips for keeping cool on the roads.
This week's post is written by Adam Kay and Hugo Eccles. Adam and Hugo are motorcycle builders who run Untitled Motorcycles a custom motorcycle company in London and San Francisco.
UK Power Networks and the City of London are trialling electric vehicle charging stations around the city with five charge points in the central city, 10 in East London and 50 scattered around other popular London sites.
Ever fancied off-road riding?
This week's post is written by Matt Hubbard. Matt is a motoring blogger who started writing about cars after a trip to Le Mans in 2012, and never stopped. Since then Matt has driven more than 150 cars and written more than 1500 articles and reviews for his website, Speedmonkey.
We’re undecided on this one here at Express HQ
A quiet Budget overall for the motorists amongst us but a couple of highlights nonetheless.
Usually known for their classic Elise and more recently for their Renault powered F1 team, Lotus, the UK high performance car manufacturer are branching out into the world of motorbikes.
The Autosport International Racing Car Show is opening its doors to the public for the 24th year running on 11th and 12th of January.
The Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix is the 15th race of the 2013 MotoGP season and could be the race in which the championship is essentially won for Marc Marquez.
On Friday October 11th, England continue their qualification campaign for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, kicking off against Montenegro at eight o’clock in the evening at the hallowed grounds of Wembley Stadium.