MoreBikes February 2024

  • Top Roads: County Durham

    Top Roads: County Durham

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    If you like your riding beautiful, but a bit bleak, County Durham’s a must visit. You’ll be treated to panoramic views of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and surprisingly quiet, fast, flowing roads which are perfect for motorcycling. We’ve highlighted three cracking roads which cut through the county and, best of all,…

  • What we Wear: RST Pathfinder Waterproof Motorcycle Boots

    What we Wear: RST Pathfinder Waterproof Motorcycle Boots

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    Our Simon’s been wearing these since early 2023. Here’s what he’s found: British firm RST has carved out an enviable reputation for creating quality kit that doesn’t break the bank, and these Pathfinder boots fit the bill perfectly. I’ve had a couple of pairs of RST boots in the past, and they’ve not let me…

  • Road Test: Ducati Scrambler Icon 800

    Road Test: Ducati Scrambler Icon 800

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    Base model brilliance from Ducati, so editor Ross says… Ducati has hit gold with its Scrambler range. It sells a ton of bikes to the types of riders who probably wouldn’t have been interested in the Italian firm’s more traditional sporty output. With a couple of engine sizes to choose from, and a host of…

  • What we Wear: Held Annone GTX Waterproof motorcycle boots

    What we Wear: Held Annone GTX Waterproof motorcycle boots

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    The Held Annone GTX Gore-Tex Motorcycle Boots are a premium offering from German manufacturer Held. These boots are designed to provide maximum protection, comfort, and durability – and I’ve been using these now for about 10 months, through all weathers! One of the standout features is the full-grain leather construction. Full-grain leather is known for…

  • Tips: Riding on Motorways

    Tips: Riding on Motorways

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    Motorways are great for covering distance in no time, but they come with a whole set of considerations that you need to appreciate to make your progress safe. We talked to Harrison Browne from Phoenix Motorcycle Training to get an idea of the key areas to concentrate on… Although motorways are the UK’s safest roads,…

  • Quick Spin: Triumph Tiger 900

    Quick Spin: Triumph Tiger 900

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    The middleweight adventure bike market is seriously competitive at the moment. Triumph’s Tiger 900 has never really been the go-to choice for those who like riding on the rough stuff, with other, more stripped-back machines getting the headlines. But maybe it deserves a closer look. That’s just what our editor Ross has done… A relaxed…

  • First Ride: Suzuki GSX-S1000GX

    First Ride: Suzuki GSX-S1000GX

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    We’ve just had a couple of days to put Suzuki’s new tall-rounder through its paces. The £14,499 bike’s a big deal for the factory, bringing together its much-loved GSX-R1000 motor and its first automatic adjustable suspension system. Here’s editor Ross’s thoughts! Suzuki’s been really busy of late; probably busier than it’s been in years, creating…

  • Long Termer: Suzuki GSX-8S

    Long Termer: Suzuki GSX-8S

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    Stu Baker’s put nearly 3000 miles on the GSX-8S in six months. Here’s what’s been happening with Stu: I had been riding for almost seven hours and had covered 354 miles. There were just six miles to go and, while the Suzuki GSX-8S had passed her first touring test with flying colours, I was getting…

  • Long Termer: Kawasaki Versys 650 GT

    Long Termer: Kawasaki Versys 650 GT

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    Bertie Simmonds has been riding the Versys for a few months now, covering over 1,500 miles. Here’s how he’s getting on: A strange, orange icon appeared on the Kawasaki Versys 650 GT’s LCD display the other morning. It stated: ICE. Now, considering the fact that my teeth were chattering and I was urgently stabbing at…

  • Honda: getting new riders

    Honda: getting new riders

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    Honda’s revealed a new complete rider training package which makes it even easier to get into riding in 2024 Honda’s been getting people on bikes for a few years now; with training schools up and down the country offering top-quality training to fledgling riders who are starting out on their two-wheeled journey. They’re well regarded,…

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