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New Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE is loud and in your face

No one could ever accuse Ducati’s Hypermotard of being subtle but the newly announced Hypermotard 950 RVE is particularly loud with its in your face graffiti graphics. Based on the 2019 Hypermotard 950 Concept shown at last year’s Concorso d’Eleganza...

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Triumph launch all-new model (and it’s not even a motorbike!)

Triumph has gone back to its roots and announced that it will start building bicycles again, almost 90 years after selling off its bicycle division to Raleigh. Like many motorcycle manufacturers, the then Coventry based company started out building...

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Iconic bikes: BMW R90S

Just as the BMW S1000RR superbike has done a huge amount of work to change the image of the German company since it was launched in 2009, the R90S did exactly the same back in the 1970s. Before the S1000RR superbike smashed its way into the superbike...

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Understanding your motorcycle engine oil

Motorcycle oil is hands down the most important component in your motorcycle’s engine. The main job of the oil is to keep your engine lubricated, stopping metal to metal contact, and running as it should, but how many of us know exactly what we’re putting...

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Top five… cheap as chips new scooters to get you to work

More and more Brits are discovering the benefits of commuting by scooter. With prices starting at less than £2000 and monthly deals working out less than a bus pass for some, a scooter can be a fun and practical way to get to work each day.

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Top 10… German motorcycle brands (that aren’t BMW)

BMW Motorrad is the only mainstream motorbike manufacturer from Germany these days, but it wasn’t always that way. The German motorcycle industry was once massive, with a number of manufacturers selling bikes at home and abroad.

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Vespa and Christian Dior collaborate on must have scooter for 2021

Piaggio and Christian Dior have collaborated to create a limited edition version of the iconic Vespa scooter, as well as a range of exclusive accessories. Few details are currently available regarding the scoot, which will be based on the pricey Vespa...

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Opportunistic thieves are still out in force during lockdown

Roads may have been 70% quieter during the lockdown, but the number of vehicle-related crimes barely changed You may expect that if there are fewer people on the roads, parking up in public spaces and ultimately leaving their vehicles unattended for hours...

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Motorcycle racing to resume from July – BSB back in August!

The coronavirus outbreak has led to many postponements and cancellations to the 2020 motorcycle racing calendar, however, championship organisers from around the world have been busy putting plans in place to get the 2020 season underway. Racing across...

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Motorcycle Live 2020 falls victim to coronavirus crisis

Following last week’s announcement that the 2020 British MotoGP round at Silverstone would be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the British Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) has issued a statement confirming that the...

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Triumph redundancies will axe 240 UK jobs and 400 worldwide

Britain’s biggest motorbike manufacturer, Triumph Motorcycles, has announced a restructure caused by the global Coronavirus pandemic. It will see 240 jobs made redundant in the UK, where there are currently around 1000 staff based at the Leicestershire...

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Ducati rumbles with bully boy custom Scrambler

The world may still be largely staying at home but that didn’t stop Ducati from running its third annual Custom Rumble competition, which invited amateur and professional bike builders from around the world to submit their modified Scramblers to be judged...

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Iconic Bikes: Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Is there a motorcycle brand more iconic than Harley-Davidson? Sure Ducati and Triumph owners will try to convince you otherwise, but ask any non-motorcyclist to name a motorbike brand and the chances are they’ll name the big H-D. Romanticised in movies...

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Iconic Bikes: Honda Africa Twin

It’s been over three decades since the Honda XRV650 Africa Twin first rolled into Europe. The 1988 XRV650 was launched to celebrate Honda’s achievements at the Paris-Dakar Rally, which they won four times in a row from 1986, and marked the Japanese...

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Top tips for summer riding during the pandemic

While many of us ride our bikes all year round, for others it’s a leisure activity best enjoyed on sunny days. It’s slightly different this year though. You might have noticed, but the coronavirus pandemic has blown apart our normal and while we are...

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Mission Impossible stunt crew boss on how it works

Name pretty much any of the major action blockbuster Hollywood movies over the past 15 years and the chances are Wade Eastwood has had a hand in making some of the most impressive stunts ever seen. He’s worked on most of the Mission Impossible movies with...

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2020 British MotoGP cancelled due to COVID-19

There will be no British round of the 2020 MotoGP world championship after it was announced today that the Silverstone race, along with October’s Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island, has been cancelled – the latest victims of the global coronavirus...

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Iconic bikes: Honda VFR400R (NC30)

Iconic bikes… NC30? Surely that’s a typo? We mean RC30, right? Not the 400cc baby replica that was grey imported by the container load in the 1990s! No, you read that right. We’ve already awarded the RC30 iconic bike status, but the Honda VFR400R (aka...

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May’s news in brief

Here at Insidebikes we aim to give you all the latest biking news from the UK in Ireland when it happens. Despite the coronavirus ‘lockdown’ there’s been plenty going on, and here is a round up of some of the smaller stories you may have missed from the...

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Made to measure: are Honda’s CB500 models are the most focused motorbikes you can buy today?

All modern motorcycles are built for a purpose. Sports bikes are designed to go as fast as possible around a race track, tourers are meant to go for miles and miles on end with comfort and style, while good scooters get you around town quickly and...

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BMW Motorrad celebrates record sales in 2021

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Dakar 2022 overview: Sam Sunderland takes the crown

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Top five tips for commuting on a motorcycle in winter

Should you put your bike into hibernation for the colder months, or brave the weather and continue to commute to work?

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Top five all-rounders for 2022

These practical machines look capable of doing a bit of everything for the savvy buyer. It’s a concept we totally buy in to, and these five are definitely worth a look.

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Five top winter commuters for under £2000

Given a theoretical budget of £2000 we hit the internet to find five bikes we’d love to ride around over the winter months, and maybe even in the summer months too!

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