|SUMMER RISE IN BIKE CRASHES||2009-07-09|
|THE recent spell of hot weather saw a rise in the number of motorbike accidents with insurer, Footman James, reporting a doubling in the frequency of crashes among classic bike riders in June compared|
|CONTROVERSIAL BIKE TEST DEFENDED||2009-07-09|
|A RIDING school has hit back at critics of the new test saying that a lot of the problems can be overcome through proper training and preparation.
Kevin Bryan, who runs the Bryans Road Safety Centre |
|YAMAHA XJ6 - A LOT OF BIKE FOR THE MONEY.||2009-05-05|
|Yamaha XJS road test by Kevin Bryan of Bryans Road Safety Centre. (01782 595000)www.bryansroadsafety.co.uk
Yamaha has enjoyed a good reputation with its 600 cc Diversion which for years has b|
|NEW HELMET CAN SAVE RIDERS' LIVES||2009-04-09|
|MOTORCYCLISTS are being given vital information that could save their lives with the release of new safety ratings for crash helmets published by the government. Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick. |
|TAX BREAK NEEDED FOR BIKES, SAYS INDUSTRY.||2009-03-10|
|THE Government should help the UK motorcycle industry by scrapping the road tax on all new mopeds, scooters and bikes for a year in a move that would cost just £13 million but help protect an in|
|LEARN WHILE ENJOYING ON NEW BIKE SAFETY COURSE.||2009-03-10|
|MOTORCYCLISTS are being offered the chance to develop new skills and increase their confidence while enjoying an overnight riding tour.
Bryans Road Safety Centre, based at Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on|
|BIKE SECTOR CASHES IN ON COMMUTERS' COST FEARS.||2009-01-08|
|THE motorbike industry says it is capitalising on commuters’ worries over the cost of transport by either private car or train and attracting more moped and scooter riders.
Figures from the Mot|
|CRASH BARRIERS ARE KILLING RIDERS, SAYS REPORT.||2008-12-29|
|MOTORCYCLISTS are being killed by colliding with roadside barriers designed to stop cars but which are proving lethal to riders.
One in six motorcyclist deaths could result from hitting a crash barri|
|PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST REPAIR BILLS.||2008-10-28|
|MOTORCYCLISTS can take out protection from unwelcome repair bills after the manufacturer’s cover runs out with a new scheme from Warranty Direct.
Following its initial foray into the two-wheel |
|YAMAHA GIVES EXTRA WARRANTY.||2008-10-22|
|YAMAHA is extending the warranty period on its class leading range of 2-stroke and 4-stroke off-road competition machines by 3 months.
All new and officially imported YZ, YZ-F and WR off-road models |
|BIKE SALES STAY FIRM DESPITE ECONOMIC GLOOM.||2008-10-10|
|MOTORBIKE sales are holding up better than those for new cars as commuters turn to the cheaper form of personal transport.
Motorcycle sales in September dropped by 9.7 per cent less than half the 21|
|STAFFORD TO HOST RACE LEGEND, KEVIN SCHWANTZ.||2008-10-01|
|BIKE race legend, Kevin Schwantz, will be the guest of honour at the forthcoming Classic Motorcyle Show being staged at Stafford this month.
The American rider who wowed fans around the world with hi|
|STAFFS. BIKE LEADER WELCOMES CASUALTY FIGURE DROP.||2008-09-27|
|THE numbers of bikers being killed or seriously injured is falling slightly thanks in part to better training, says the Staffordshire-based head of the UK training industry.
Kevin Bryan, Chairman of |
|YAMAHA EXTENDS ITS FINANCE OFFER.||2008-09-22|
|YAMAHA is extending its current `More to Play With’ finance offer of three and a half years’ interest free credit until the beginning of December.
The scheme already covers the YZF-R1/R6,|
|BIKE TRAINERS WELCOME NEW TEST DELAY.||2008-09-15|
|MOTORBIKE trainers have welcomed the decision to postpone the introduction of a tougher test until 2009 and described it as the only logical course of action.
The new test which requires riders to pr|
|BIKE TRAINERS URGE GOVERNMENT TO DELAY NEW TEST.||2008-07-27|
|THE new Stoke-on-Trent based Chairman of the Motorcycle Rider Training Association (MRTA) is calling on the Government to put on hold its plans for a tougher bike test this autumn.
Kevin Bryan, who r|
|TWIST-AND-GO SIMPLICTY OF CPI SCOOTER.||2008-07-11|
|MOTORBIKE TEST OF CPI 50 cc. Test ridden by Kevin Bryan, of Bryan’s Road Safety Training Centre, Stoke-on-Trent. 01782 595000.
WITH the cost of both car driving and public transport going thr|
|YAMAHA BUILDS BRILLIANT 125.||2008-07-02|
|MOTORBIKE TEST YAMAHA YBR125
Test ridden by Kevin Bryan, of Bryan’s Road Safety Training Centre, Stoke-on-Trent. 01782 595000.
YAMAHA has thrown down the gauntlet to Honda which has previou|
|NEW TENERE FROM YAMAHA.||2008-05-29|
|YAMAHA'S new XT660Z Tenere has arrived at dealerships albeit initially only in limited quantities.
The latest incarnation of the legendary Tenere features a single cylinder four-stroke, fuel injected|
|SCHUEY HELPS MAKES HELMETS SAFER.||2008-05-23|
|WELL, he had to do something now he's retired from car racing...seven times Formula One World Champion, Michael Schumacher, is helping helmet manufacturer, Schuberth, to develop a new range of motorbi|
|YAMAHA'S BIG-STYLE SMALL BIKE.||2008-04-17|
|THE first examples of the new Yamaha YZF-R125 are arriving in dealers' showrooms bring the style and look of bigger bikes to the 125 market.
The four-stroke, fuel injected 125cc steals most of its de|
|YAMAHA FINANCES SALES.||2008-03-31|
|YAMAHA is extending its current finance scheme so that now 16 bikes, including top performers such as the YZF-R1 and the new for 2008 YZF-R6, still benefit from 0% Finance, APR Typical over 2.5 years,|
|ACCESSORISE YOUR SUZUKI.||2008-03-28|
|SUZUKI has published its new accessory brochure with more than 160 new items added from last years catalogue, including some completely new lines and ranges.
Suzuki's most comprehensive line-up to da|
|MOTO GUZZI GRISO - NEW QUALITY, OLD SPIRIT.||2008-03-17|
|Moto Guzzi's survival has been one of a series of miraculous escapes from commercial logic, yet Italy's oldest motorcycle maker always had a strong following of enthusiasts who accepted faithless beha|
|BIKE SALES DEFY ECONOMIC GLOOM.||2008-03-14|
|MOTORBIKE sales increased last month despite poor weather and a weak economic outlook and the trade is confident it can maintain its momentum.
Figures from the Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCIA)|
|GILERA FIRES UP NEW FUOCO.||2008-03-12|
|Road test by Kevin Bryan, of Bryan's Motorcycle Training School, Stoke-on-Trent. 01782 595000.
Bike kindly supplied by Gilera dealers, Norman and Birch, Stoke-on-Trent. 01782 202467.
FEW bikes are|
|TYRE FAILURE WARNING FOR RIDERS.||2008-02-27|
|DEFECTIVE tyres now account for the fourth biggest failure of motorcycle MOTs in the UK, after lights, brakes and suspension.
The latest statistics from the Vehicle Operator and Services Agency (VOSA|
|BMW SIGNALS NEW BIKE SEASON.||2008-02-26|
|BMW ushers in the new season's riding on March 8 when one of the highlights will be the unveiling in its dealers' showrooms of the all-new F 650 GS and F 800 GS.
The F 650 GS, despite its familiar de|
|TRIUMPH GOES TOURING. ||2007-10-30|
|Triumph is to add another version to its range of the amazing Rocket III with this Touring derivative, the company's first purpose-built touring cruiser.
The Rocket III touring shares the same incred|
|DUCATI RIDING HIGH ON ROAD AND TRACK.||2007-10-15|
|DUCATI UK is riding high with soaring sales success across the board and of course, the halo effect generated by Casey Stoner's first ever MotoGP World Championship victory.
The main reason for the U|
|HARDCORE BANDIT FROM SUZUKI||2007-10-11|
|The Suzuki Bandit has returned to its hardcore roots this autumn with the introduction of the Bandit 1250 Street-fighter special edition.
Based on the new for 2007 big-bore naked Bandit, the special |
|TRIUMPH HEADS BACK TO THE TRACKS||2007-10-05|
|Triumph is returning to the racetracks for the first time since the company was re-established with a two-bike team competing in next year's Supersport World Championship and a further pair in the Sup|
|BMW BUILDS BEST BOXER YET.||2007-10-05|
|BMW has answered the dreams of countless fans with the unveiling of the HP2 Sport, the most powerful yet also the lightest Boxer yet built.
Based on the R 1200 S Sports Boxer, the new HP2 Sport brist|
|NEW TRIO FROM SUZUKI||2007-09-28|
|Suzuki has unveiled three new models due here next year in the forms of the GSX-R600, 750 and DR125SM.
Thanks to constant technological advances, the new 2008 GSX-R600 promises to be Suzuki's finest |
|BIKE OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR HONDA.||2007-09-26|
|Honda's new-for-2007 CBR600RR has been voted machine of the year by Bike magazine - the UK's best-selling motorcycling monthly.
The magazine undertook an exhaustive countdown of all the motorcycles o|
|Relentless Suzuki - on road and track||2007-09-25|
|Fresh from taking the 2007 British Supersport title at Donington Park, Suzuki GB has unveiled a special celebratory edition of Michael Laverty's Relentless Suzuki by TAS GSX-R600.
Available for a lim|
|FREE INSURANCE FOR BMW||2007-09-21|
|BMW Motorrad has launched a free one-year, fully comprehensive insurance policy for all customers buying a brand new BMW G 650 X.
With complimentary insurance cover, customers buying a brand new G |
|DUCATI 1098 FOR £200 A MONTH||2007-09-21|
|Ducati is pulling out all the stops to ensure that bikers have every reason to purchase a 1098.
Not only has the Bologna based factory brought forward production and increased supplies in the UK, Duc|
|VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE ROAD||2007-09-21|
|DVLA Personalised Registrations is setting bikers a challenge by inviting them to enter its latest competition to find Britain's best scenic bike ride photographs.
Following on from last year's hug|
|BUY USED WITH CONFIDENCE - SUZUKI||2007-09-21|
|Suzuki GB has announced a new approved used motorcycle scheme, aimed at supporting customers with a regulated, confidence-inspiring way to buy a used Suzuki.
Available at selected franchised Suzuki|
|SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL, SAYS SUZUKI||2007-09-21|
|The smallest ever Suzuki off-road two wheeler to feature a four-stroke engine is being released in the form of the DR-Z70 junior bike.
Joining Suzuki's junior fun range, the new DR-Z70 brings the f|
|HYOSUNG MOVES INTO SCOOTER MARKET||2007-09-21|
|Hyosung, the fast-expanding range of motorcycles from South Korea, now includes two 'luxury' scooter models with a choice of 125cc and 250cc engines. The new Hyosung MS3-125 is £2,149 and the MS||