Brexit

  • Boris Johnson compares politics to motocross. Yes, motocross. And it explains a lot.

    Boris Johnson compares politics to motocross. Yes, motocross. And it explains a lot.

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    Ahead of tonight’s broadcast of Laura Kuenssberg’s latest documentary; the political journalist has shared a story about Boris Johnson comparing motocross and politics. And we’re not entirely sure how to feel about. ‘The Brexit Storm Continues: Laura Kuenssberg’s Inside Story’ follows BBC News’ Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg as she goes behind the scenes and beyond…

  • Should be safer – all new cars getting speed limiters AND breathalyser tech from 2022

    Should be safer – all new cars getting speed limiters AND breathalyser tech from 2022

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    Now this might actually work because for once, legislation from the European Transport Safety Council about legal changes to what drivers can do behind a steering wheel doesn’t rely on the amount of police on the roads. What the new regulations say is that all new cars from 2022 will have to be equipped with…

  • The UK’s California Superbike School has gone into liquidation.

    The UK’s California Superbike School has gone into liquidation.

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    The school, which had been based at Silverstone Circuit, had spent the past 22 years teaching advanced motorcycle handling techniques on track. A statement sent out by the school, first reported in British Dealer News, blamed both falling numbers of riders taking up the courses and the effects of Brexit on the current state of…

  • Norton’s Stuart Garner: “Brexit has kicked us up the backside.”

    Norton’s Stuart Garner: “Brexit has kicked us up the backside.”

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    The big boss of the British firm has spoken to Sky News about what leaving Europe really means for the revived brand. In the exclusive interview by Adam Parsons, which you can see in full HERE, Garner say he’s changed his mind on the Brexit issue. Norton’s chief executive says that he voted remain on…

  • Brexit: Tariffs kept on motorcycles coming to the UK but ‘parts and engines’ tariffs dropped to 0% for 12 months.

    Brexit: Tariffs kept on motorcycles coming to the UK but ‘parts and engines’ tariffs dropped to 0% for 12 months.

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    Here’s what the Government is saying about motorcycles (and motorcycle parts) coming into the UK over the immediate future. This could change in light of a no-deal Brexit but, as we stand today, here’s the rub. Tarriffs are being kept on motorcycles coming into the UK (that ranges from 8% to 6% of the motorcycle…

  • European Parliament set to VOTE on making SPEEDING impossible.

    European Parliament set to VOTE on making SPEEDING impossible.

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    Today the European Parliament will vote for or against the compulsory use of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) in all road vehicles. Some cars with the ISA system fitted are already on sale, but if the proposals are agreed, the law hopes to be applied to all road vehicles in the European market by 2022. By…

  • Norton Motorcycles lands £20 MILLION Japanese export deal. 200 UK jobs. 1,000 bikes. 5 years.

    Norton Motorcycles lands £20 MILLION Japanese export deal. 200 UK jobs. 1,000 bikes. 5 years.

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    Norton Motorcycles has signed a new £20m export deal to Japan, which will support 200 jobs in the UK and see around 1,000 new motorbikes sold to Japanese customers over the next five years. The deal was announced yesterday, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Prime Minister Theresa May in London – and it’s…

  • Japan-EU trade deal announced. Free trading cuts 99% of tariffs on Japanese goods INCLUDING motorcycles!

    Japan-EU trade deal announced. Free trading cuts 99% of tariffs on Japanese goods INCLUDING motorcycles!

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    It might be one of those stories that passed you by when we ran it last week – but the effects on the prices we pay for Japanese goods, including motorcycles, could be massive and felt for years to come. It’s the world’s largest bilateral free trade deal which has been announced by both the…

  • Do you ride an e-bike? Compulsory insurance could be coming to the UK

    Do you ride an e-bike? Compulsory insurance could be coming to the UK

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    If you’re an e-bike rider, you might soon need an expensive insurance policy to ride it legally. That’s because the European Commission has proposed updated laws, which would mean you’ll need the same level of insurance cover as any other motor vehicle. Last month, the European Commission issued a statement, including a paragraph which clarified…

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