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Biking tips

Whether you are just beginning to learn to ride a motorbike or you are veteran with years of experience, a biker should never stop learning. We hope to impart a little of our extensive biking knowledge through these blog posts.

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From adjusting a chain to restoring a classic, nothing beats the satisfaction of working on your own motorcycle, which is why our experts bring you regular tips and guides on how to carry out those simple, and not so simple, tasks.

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Top riding route in…The Scottish Borders

This is a bit of a hidden gem of a motorcycle route…

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Top five… iconic motorcycle brands (who don’t make motorbikes)

There are plenty of big names in motorcycling. These five are some of the biggest.

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Helmet myths busted

There are a lot of ‘rules’ about what you can and cannot do with helmets. Here’s the truth behind them…

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Top five… motorcycles for car drivers

Drive a car but looking to get a scooter or motorbike? Here’s five options we think make a great transition for experienced motorists…

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Recommended ride: Peak District loop

Our recommended ride in the Peaks takes in some tight twisties, magnificent passes, quaint villages, and plenty of coffee stops…

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Are you track ready?

How to transition from a road rider to a track rider, with Dan Linfoot.

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Top five… middleweight naked twins for 2023

Traditionally for worthy but slightly overshadowed twins like the Kawasaki ER-6 and Suzuki SV650, Here are Insidebikes’ five budget middleweight naked motorcycles for 2023.

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Riding a prototype Moto2 machine | What are they really like?

Just how good is a modern Moto2-style race bike? Are they hard to ride, and is it the ultimate track-focussed toy? Carl Stevens raced a Dutch made Chassis Factory machine in the British championships to find out…

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Motorcycling Hall of Fame: DKW RT 125

The motorcycle that provided the facsimile for the post war years.

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Top 10… classic style 125cc scooters you can buy today

There are so scooter models to choose from, but here are 10 of our favourites to cater for all tastes and budgets.

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Can a Kawasaki Z900 really be a perfect track bike?

It’s fair to say that naked bikes are now more capable than ever. So, can you have as much fun on one as wallet busting sportsbike? Carl Stevens took a lightly modified Kawasaki Z900 to a race meeting, to see if it was as much fun as a full-on sports...

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Top five… things to look for at Isle of Man TT 2022

After a two year enforced absence caused by the pandemic, the Isle of Man TT is back and promises to be better than ever.

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