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  1. How to Change Your Motorcycle Battery

    How to Change Your Motorcycle Battery The battery is an essential part of any motorbike and you need to take care of it to get the most out of it. If you’re an experienced rider, you probably know the importance of good maintenance, but new riders may need some pointers to help them along the way. Have a read of our earlier post on Motorcycle Batteries: The Need-to-Knows. Below, we explain Read more...
  2. The Best 125cc Motorcycles for Learner Riders

    The Best 125cc Motorcycles for Learner Riders If you’ve passed your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) certificate and are working towards a provisional A1 bike licence, you will soon be able to hop onto a 125cc motorcycle. It’s an exciting moment in any rider’s life as it allows you to take on up to 15bhp (11KW) of power. But as always, there are a lot of options available to choose from, and if Read more...
  3. Best 500cc Motorcycles For Commuters

    Best 500cc Motorcycles For Commuters A 500cc motorcycle is the ideal choice for riders looking to step up to that next level after their test. As an intermediate class, 500ccs offer a considerable amount of power without being too much to handle. This makes them perfect for getting to and from the office – so what are the best 500cc bikes for commuters? Read on for the MPW verdict. & Read more...
  4. Beginner’s Guide to Motorcycle Track Days

    Beginner’s Guide to Motorcycle Track Days Track days are a lot of fun once you hit the circuit and relax into it. But for novices it can be an intimidating and nerve-wracking experience, especially on your first time out. We’ve put together a beginner’s guide to race track days to help you understand what to expect on the day.   What Happens At A Track Day? Registration is usually the Read more...
  5. Motorcycle Batteries: The Need-To-Knows

    Motorcycle Batteries: The Need-To-Knows There was a time when motorbikes didn’t need batteries at all, but they are now an essential part of every machine. Most modern bikes won’t start without one. We delve into the what, why, and how of this vital motorcycle part.   Battery Types Traditionally, motorcycles used a lead-acid battery and most still do. Developments in lead-acid Read more...
  6. The Best Motorcycle Chain Lube 2021

    The Best Motorcycle Chain Lube 2021 The chain is one of the most abused parts on a motorcle, not only because of the forces acting on it, but sometimes because it is neglected by the rider. If you don’t take care of your chain, you risk damaging not only it but also your sprockets, and possibly your swingarm. In a worst case scenario the chain could come off the rear sprocket and lock the Read more...
  7. Aftermarket Upgrades For Your First Motorcycle (Essential Mods)

    Aftermarket Upgrades For Your First Motorcycle (Essential Mods)

    A few essential aftermarket modifications can upgrade the performance of your first ride and give you a jump start into the world of motorcycle customization.

    There’s nothing better than the feeling of riding your first motorcycle out of the showroom. But soon after you get used to your new machine, you start to get that modification itch.

    Maybe those stock tyres are feeling a bit vague on the bends, or that exhaust is just not giving you the signature sound you need. Maybe your seat is giving your rear end a bruising. A few essential upgrades can make a massive difference to your new ride.

    In this post, we look at the top upgrades for your first motorcycle.

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  8. EICMA 2019 – The Top Bikes We’re Dying to See

    EICMA 2019 – The Top Bikes We’re Dying to See

    The Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori, or, EICMA, is one of the most important events in the motorcycling calendar.

    Every year, the biggest bike businesses in the world – manufacturers, distributors, dealers – get together to show off their new products and innovations.

    Major brands like DucatiTriumph, and Arch will introduce new models at the EICMA 2019 show. In this post, we run through the bikes we’re most excited to see.

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  9. How To Fit & Install The YZF-R125 Fairing Kit: A Guide

    How To Fit & Install The YZF-R125 Fairing Kit: A Guide

    Aftermarket fairings for the Yamaha ZF-R125 can be picked up at an affordable price.

    Puzzling the pieces together at home is not so straightforward. But with the right tools, and using this simple guide, you’ll be back on the road with your new bodywork in no time.

    Here’s our detailed step-by-step guide to installing your new fairings.

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  10. Pierre Terblanche’s Top 8 Designs

    Pierre Terblanche’s Top 8 Designs

    If you noticed the Hypertek electric motorcycle released at EICMA at the beginning of November, and it’s hard not to, you’ve probably heard the name Pierre Terblanche. 

    The Hyptertek is the product of a collaboration between Terblanche, seasoned designer of world-class motorcycles, and British carbon composite manufacturer Blackstone Tek (BST).

    It’s geometric styling, luminous green accents, and carbon components give the Hypertek a distinct concept look – and it is only a concept model, but one that would surely turn heads if it made it onto the street.

    If you’re not familiar with Terblanche’s work, you should be. The designer has been behind some of the most iconic motorcycle designs of the past few decades.

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