Occasionally Staffs Biker get asked a lot of questions about getting into biking, we are always happy to help with any questions or enquiries about local biking & even answering less specific open ended questions regarding motorcycling – by open... Read more »
Article submitted by Anthony Newman – sourced from https://www.bikerandbike.co.uk Let’s be honest, how many times since you first read your bike maintenance manual have you checked the chain, brake pads and fork seals? Probably not as many times as you should... Read more »
With the advent of new technology & advancements on mobile communications, it seems that Motorcycle headsets & intercom systems are becoming more popular & more biker to passenger intercoms etc are being used than ever before, but there are pluses... Read more »
An article popped onto my news feed this week regarding HUD’s or “heads-up displays” for motorbike users. They have often been the norm for fighter pilots for many years now & more recently introduced in cars or even trucks etc... Read more »
You may well be considering storing your bike during the colder months, what do you need to ask yourself? If your bike is used most of the year but you are considering to be taking the bike off the road... Read more »
Many people today are asking where they fit in socially, however I have to wonder if motorcycling is still attracting the young. Many seem content to play on their smart phones or games consoles on games where you can ride... Read more »
Here is a list of 10 bits of advice for winter riding So, winter is approaching & it’s time to prepare the bike for essential winter riding. Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean it’s the end of the motorcycling season..... Read more »
All kinds of motorcycles get stolen from all sorts of places. They can be stolen on impulse by joy riders, by unscrupulous characters just because they were easy targets, or professional thieves because they have a market for the parts or the... Read more »
Bikesense 2016 Launched BikeSense is a rider development scheme for full licence holders designed to improve the motorcyclist’s riding skills through assessment and appropriate remedial and developmental instruction. The scheme provides specific instruction to cover areas such as hazard perception,... Read more »
You’ve got to hand it to the industry for its drive to tackle bike theft. The MCIA reported recently that the simple tagging of new motorcycles by 11 of the main manufacturers had brought about a marked reduction in the number of stolen machines. “Tagged bikes four times less likely to be stolen”, the headline read in the May issue of BDN.
The story was based on the fact that since the January 2013 launch of the UK’s first national anti-theft initiative, the Master Security Scheme, only 403 of the 52,687 tagged motorcycles and scooters had been stolen.
“We are highly encouraged by the results we have seen so far,” said Steve Kenward, CEO of scheme member the MCIA.
Tagging clearly works!!!