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  • 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,…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • RIDE Cymru Knievels: Raising money and breaking records

    RIDE Cymru Knievels: Raising money and breaking records

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    Thirteen years ago, the ‘RIDE Cymru’ event was conceived – a charity 1,000-mile ride around the scenic roads of Wales. In its third year, the event mutated to have all riders dressed as Evel Knievel in honour of the 40th anniversary of the stunt legend’s famous Wembley Stadium jump over thirteen buses. The Cymru Knievel…

  • Top Gear: Weise ION Heated Gloves

    Top Gear: Weise ION Heated Gloves

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    Now that we’re experiencing some more refreshing climatic conditions, it isn’t time to park up the bike for the winter, but rather equip ourselves to carry on riding through to the spring. The Weise Ion gloves are made with a combination of textile and full-grain leather – dual layered over critical zones – with KP1…

  • Top Roads: Scottish Borders

    Top Roads: Scottish Borders

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    After some inspiration for 2024? How about the Scottish Boarders… The Scottish Borders is a haven for bikers. It’s often bypassed by tourists pressing on to get up to the more dramatic Highlands, but they’re missing out on some seriously special scenery and surprisingly quiet twisty roads. What more does any biker need? MOFFAT MAGIC…

  • Long Termers: Yamaha Niken GT

    Long Termers: Yamaha Niken GT

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    The Niken GT might be designed to cover serious mileage, but I’ve actually been riding it primarily on my daily commute. It’s a good stint; 20-odd miles each way across rolling Lincolnshire countryside which gives me a good chance to stretch its legs on the reg. It’s incredibly easy to live with; while it’s a…

  • Used Bike Guide: SUZUKI SV650 (1999-2015)

    Used Bike Guide: SUZUKI SV650 (1999-2015)

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    £2000-£3500 This is a slightly left-field option. Firstly, it’s less modern retro and more actual retro, having been first released before the turn of the millennium. But over the intervening 20-odd years it’s won the hearts and minds of an eclectic mix of riders who approve of its usability, affordability and versatility. It is truly…

  • NEW BIKES: Suzuki’s long-legged GSX-S1000GX

    NEW BIKES: Suzuki’s long-legged GSX-S1000GX

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    Suzuki’s been bloody busy of late; probably busier than it’s been in years, creating an ever-growing range of desirable and downright usable bikes that have big appeal to bikers far and wide – and the newly released GX looks to be poised to keep the good times going. Based on the GSX-S1000, and subsequently the…

  • MotoBrite LED Number Plate Hazard Warning Triangle

    MotoBrite LED Number Plate Hazard Warning Triangle

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    Introducing an incredibly efficient product that discreetly fits behind your number plate. Once opened, it automatically activates a brilliant flashing hazard warning triangle. And when closed, it switches off on its own. Whether you’re taking a break, chatting, or experiencing engine troubles on the side of the road, this product is the perfect solution to…

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