Motorcycling is enjoying growing popularity at the moment, driven by the rocketing price of petrol and cost of car insurance. The man and woman in the street are looking for practical and reliable frugality to get them to work, plus a bit of fun at the weekend. This cheeky new Honda MSX125 could fit that bill.
Here we focus on the best-selling Honda CBF125; a bike that anyone can ride in and out of town easily on a daily commute and with far less fuel costs than in a car. And, of course, the small and nippy little CBF can be parked almost anywhere in our busy city streets, and is very simple and cheap to maintain.
Kawasaki motorcycles has a long and rich racing history, both on and off-road, and have taken probably more than their fair share of race victories over the years considering their relatively small company size, especially when compared to the mighty Honda. Here’s our pick of three current Kawasaki sports stars.
Those that are new to motorcycling might well want to consider going naked. Now, we’re not suggesting you take to the streets wearing nothing but a helmet and a smile, but we are suggesting you take a look at an all-round exciting naked motorcycle that’s fast, frugal and fun. Kawasaki’s ER-6n is a perfect example of a tasty naked.
Whether you ride your motorbike every day on your commute to and from the office or just enjoying taking leisurely road trips at the weekend, it's important to keep on top of maintaining your vehicle. Failing to ensure your bike stays in top shape will not just compromise its performance, but it could also increase the chances of you having an accident.
Whether you're planning on getting a supersport bike for the first time or have ridden them for several years and fancy buying a new model, Honda is one brand of motorcycle you should consider purchasing. For years, the Japanese company has been at the forefront of the motorcycle sector and has produced a wide range of fantastic supersport models.
Although many motorcyclists will choose to store their bikes in their garages during the winter, it is still possible to enjoy fantastic riding in the UK throughout the colder months. If you are planning on riding your bike at this time of year, however, you'll need to give additional thought into making sure you stay safe while on the road.
Taking your bike on an overseas motorcycle holiday is a great way to experience different countries and cultures. However, just like with any other break that you take, it's important you plan a biking trip properly so you do not only have an amazing adventure, but you also stay safe.
A lot of people are attracted to motorcycling because the traditional image of the leather-clad biker is pretty cool. However, most riders choose their gear with safety rather than style in mind, particularly when it comes to motorbike boots.
Motorcycles are great fun, but they can also be a sensible choice for your everyday transport needs. For the price of an impractically small city car, you can buy a machine that is both suitable for commuting and weekend pleasure rides.
It does not matter whether your machine of choice is a moped or a supersport bike, you should never ride on the road unless you are wearing a good pair of motorcycling gloves. They may not be mandatory, but they are one of the most important pieces of safety gear for bikers.
If you are looking to reduce the amount you spend on your daily commute, it is well worth considering the benefits of owning a scooter. Not only is it more convenient than public transport, you may even find it costs less.
Nothing compares to the thrill of roaring down the open road, but if you are in the process of learning how to ride a motorbike, you also need to understand that safety is paramount. During your lessons, you will consistently build on your knowledge, but to familiarise yourself with the essentials, read our guide.
Owning a motorcycle can be about more than having a low-cost form of transport, as riding is also a social activity. There are events across the UK throughout the year that see bikers get together to talk about their machines, admire classics and view the latest equipment.
When it comes to buying a motorcycle, almost all riders would love to be in a position to splash out on a brand new model. However, there are a number of reasons why a used bike may be a better purchase for you.
Getting started as a motorcyclist is guaranteed to be an exciting experience, as long as you can ensure it is also a safe one. Looking for a first bike to learn on can be great fun, but you will also need to buy all the correct clothing for riding.
Learning to ride a motorcycle will give you access to a low-cost form of transport and the prospect of a lifetime of enjoyable motoring. The process for gaining a licence can seem complicated because it involves a number of stages, but a little planning will help you through.
Owning your first motorcycle is an experience you will never forget, so it is important you buy the right one. It may come as a disappointment that you can't begin life on the roads on a powerful bike, but you should still be able to find a machine you enjoy riding.
Some bikers see their motorcycles as nothing more than a cheap and easy way of commuting, while others love the romance of riding on the open road. There is also a third group who are fascinated by technology and engines, and enjoy nothing more than tinkering with their machines.
Safety should be of paramount concern to all motorcyclists and that means you must do a little preparation before you take to the roads. Choosing the right clothing could mean you avoid serious injury if you are involved in an accident, so it is well worth taking some time to get it right.
If you have bought into the romance and heritage of motorcycling, it is almost certain you will rate style as more important than speed when you come to buy a new machine. Fortunately, there are a host of retro motorbikes on the market that match your taste.
Whether your chosen motorbike is a top of the range Ducati or something smaller designed for getting around town, you will want to ensure you get the maximum performance out of it. There are lots of ways to help do this and not all of them involve in-depth mechanical knowledge.
If you are looking for a stylish new bike, Ducati motorcycles are sure to be among the options you are considering. The name is one of the best known in the industry, synonymous with quality, speed and flamboyance.
If you're a passionate rider, you'll know that there are plenty of great motorcycle makes out there - but which are the best choice for experienced bikers? Read our guide to find out more about some of the top manufacturers.
If you have recently purchased a motorcycle, you will be keen to ensure it stays in great condition it is in now for the foreseeable future. One of the most important elements in good motorbike maintenance is getting it serviced - but how often should this be done?