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Rules for Motorbike Riding

Posted by Gregg Lamb on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
The number of motorbikes in the country are constantly increasing and so is the rate of road accidents connected with motorbike. The thrill of speed when riding a motorbike is really exciting and can send a thousand sensations whenever one would straddle on the powerful motorbike. But some motorbike drivers want to test their limitations and would speed up beyond the speed limit that is why there have been so many reported road accidents related to motorbike driving. Aside from the speed the ...

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Motorbike Security Advice

Posted by Debra Wilson on Sunday, March 24, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
If you want to keep your motorbike secure and reduce your motorbike insurance rates at the same time, the best thing you can do is make sure you have extra security features installed to protect your bike from potential thieves. Fortunately, there are some inventive ways you can protect your investment from being stolen.



Security chains are the most popular devices used for securing motorbikes. They come in a wide variety of sizes and are made of several different sturdy materials that are des...

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Why take a motorcycle riding course

Posted by Martin Jones on Friday, March 8, 2019,
Many more people are riding motorcycles today than ever before, especially women. Since I've been riding for 12 years now I have women ask me all the time about where they can start. They want to know if I took a Basic Motorcycle Course, and should they take one. They ask if I was afraid, and how did I know for sure that I wanted to ride. My advice to anyone, male or female, who is considering riding a motorcycle is simply this... take a basic course and you will know. I can't explain it, exc...

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Motorcycle riding tips

Posted by Mark Wall on Friday, March 8, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
One of the coolest things that you can do in these modern times is get on board a motorcycle. The speed at which you can push your cycle through open roads, tight turns, and keep a semblance of control is one of the major reasons that this is not something that should be missed. If you really want to feel alive, get on board and hit the throttle to open up the engine to maximum movement. When you're planning on either learning or just going forth into the world in this fashion, make sure that...

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Preparing for winter riding

Posted by James Morris on Friday, March 8, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
If you have the alternator to power the stuff, and dealing with all the wires and thermostats doesn't get in your way... or the price tag... you can cut the layers... and invest in heated clothing... but the fact is... not that many bikes have the alternator power to run 'em... and you end up pulling the needed juice out of your battery...



I've found, here in Colorado, I ran ride just fine, with a grin on my face... wrapped up in totally 'energy free' winter motorcycle riding gear!

Once your bi...

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Motorcycle riding tips

Posted by Martin Harris on Friday, March 8, 2019, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
With Spring fast approaching I thought it would be a good idea to start publishing a few motorcycle riding tips that you can practice once you dust off your bike and get it ready for Daytona Bike week or your first spring ride. One thing I hear from a lot of motorcyclists is that they have been riding for some many years and do not need to practice any riding skills. This is just an ignorant statement to make and often fueled by ego and pride. I have seen veteran riders of twenty years; do th...

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Legal Courier Service

Posted by Mike Hall on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
If you are reliable, trustworthy, persistent, have a reliable mode of transportation, and able to follow the directions of how to file paperwork with courts, this could be a business idea for you! A legal courier is a person who shuttles around legal documents - not particularly challenging, but it is only a job for a responsible person. You'll need to be able to bring documents to various places to be signed, bring them back, file paperwork with different courts, and you'll need to be able t...

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Motorbikes for sale

Posted by John Morgan on Saturday, October 27, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Looking To Buy A Motorcycle? You have made up your mind and you want to buy yourself a motorcycle. Have you decided to get a Harley-Davidson, a Triumph, a Honda or do you know yet? So where do you go to find motorcycles for sale? The easy answer is to motorcycle dealerships. Motorcycles are no different than automobiles in this respect. They have dealerships just like automobiles to find motorcycles for sale.



So what's the advantage of going to a dealership rather than purchasing from an indiv...

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Best places to find customers

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, October 5, 2018, In : Courier Work 
Many a courier has noticed (and complained about) the decreasing number of delivery jobs available. And for good reason: the development of the digital age has made delivering hard documents (for example) in many cases not just irrelevant but inconvenient.



Still, it is still an essential job, and fun work if you can get it. So where should you look for courier jobs? All it takes is an open mind and a little creativity.

Legal Industry, Law Offices and Similar Places

While the digital age has less...

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Premier Courier Services

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, September 27, 2018, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
What makes a good courier service? delivering the items on time and good order are the obvious. Going out of your way to give customers the very best service possible. Keeping the costs down and the price competitive is also important.



Here at Spartan Motorcycle Couriers we go out of our way to give the customer the very best courier service. Delivering items of all kinds and values. All staff are advanced motorcycle riders and SIA security licenced. We have delivered just about everything fro...
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Why Courier Services are now essential

Posted by Mark Parker on Thursday, September 13, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Courier Services are now an indispensable part of operating a business. Whether you are buying or selling products, you need to ensure they get where they are supposed to in a timely and cost efficient manner. With parts of the world in turmoil, this may not be as easy as it seems. What do you do when this is the case? You turn to a courier company to handle the delivery for you. By doing so, you can feel comfortable knowing that your service will not be delayed through no fault of your own.



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Choosing the right Courier Service

Posted by Joseph Wright on Thursday, September 13, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
These days there are many courier services out there. So much so that one can wonder what to ask when looking for a courier service. Sometimes there is too much information and sometimes someone new to the courier world may take a risk with valuable cargo by choosing the wrong place.



Courier services are a fairly brand-new phenomenon, first appearing in the 1980s and growing ever since. They typically offer additional solutions when compared to regular post office. They feature fast delivery o...

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Cheap Couriers - It's time to change

Posted by Mike Hudson on Thursday, September 13, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
As the technology has seen a severe development, mobile phones, e-mails and various social media have taken the place despite the fact that those processes still exist.



Though the huge changes have been made almost for everything, but a few things will still be around for now and in the future as well. Those things can very well be the shipping and courier companies. No matter, how developed the world becomes, businesses and individuals will always need to send the important documents, parcels...

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Protecting yourself as a motorcycle rider

Posted by Nicolas Morris on Sunday, September 9, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
In the last ten years, the fatality rate of motorcycle riders has nearly doubled. In 1999, there were 22.75 fatalities per 100,000,000 miles traveled by motorcycles in the United States. In a recent study in 2009 the numbers are around 40 per 1 million miles traveled by riders!



Not only have the number of deaths gone up in the US, the number of motorcycles on the road has gone up too, which makes sense. The increase in motorcycle sales has alarmed some people as the more motorcycles on the roa...

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Buying motorbike gear for women

Posted by Eric Sands on Monday, September 3, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Although you may not see many women riding motorcycles, they do and they want to look good while doing it. What are some tips that women riders should follow when they're looking for their motorcycle style? Remember, women in general do not try to look as rough and dirty as men, and they want to show off their body. At the same time, there are considerations of motorcycle safety as well.



Tip number one

Find a style that you like. When you first walk into a motorcycle gear shop, you may see many...

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UK Motorbike Courier Service

Posted by Maria Holding on Saturday, September 1, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Motorbike Courier Services are very useful services which helps to transport items or products of various sorts that might be required to be delivered urgently, safely or discreetly. The items that need to be couriered may be something valuable like- bank drafts, legal business documents, mail order items, films and tapes, artwork or fragile items like computer discs. In fact there are special medical courier companies that transport medical supplies, blood samples, organs and so on.



In a 24 h...

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Motorbike Couriers 'Spartan Motorcycle Couriers'

Posted by Karl Young on Sunday, August 26, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
You will find many van couriers along the M62 or M1, how often do you see a motorbike courier?



Motorbike Couriers can travel long distances and in less time than any van or car, so why don't we see more of them on the road each day? couriers have the ability to filter through traffic and be agile whilst being secure giving them a good advantage over the white van man. In some cases bike couriers have been able to deliver a package in under a third of the time it would of taken a standard van t...
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Same Day Delivery By Motorbike Courier

Posted by Shalini Madhav on Friday, August 17, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Motorcycle Couriers also called are couriers that transport packages by motorcycle. Such couriers are common in the urban centres of the world. There are reasons that make motorbike couriers the best choice over freight methods available today. It is because it is an effective option for getting things done. You can have your delivery, picked up, transported then dropped off quickly.

 

The advantages of using a motorcycle courier

If you are considering using a courier service, there are some rea...
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Causes of motorbike accidents

Posted by Julie Smith on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
The pleasure and thrill of riding on the open road in a motorcycle is unforgettable. It brings a different kind of freedom, fun and excitement for riders. There are no seatbelts to restrict your movement, no feeling of being contained inside. You ride with the wind.



However, nothing is worse than encountering an accident while you are riding a motorcycle. As much as the double pleasure and fun that you get from riding motorcycles instead of a car, injuries and damages tend to be doubly worse i...

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Spartan Motorcycle Couriers

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, July 7, 2018, In : Spartan Motorcycle Couriers 
Spartan Motorcycle Couriers is the very best motorcycle courier service that money can buy.



Why are we the best ? 

  • All couriers are advanced motorcycle riders, so are highly skilled and trained riders.
  • Experienced at delivering items of every kind. From important documents to valuable items.
  • Motorcycle couriers are SIA security licenced, so are very security minded and know how to transport items safely.
  • Use high performance well maintained motorcycles, equipped with Satellite Navigation.
  • Stay cal...

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Fastest motorbikes in the world

Posted by Alan Liptrot on Thursday, July 5, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Hang onto your hats; we're going for a ride. The Superbike sector which was created during the seventies, would allow mere mortals such as you and I to ride something akin to the machines that our heroes use on the track. Of course we all ride sensibly, but to have that spare capacity in hand is something wonderful. Nobody's had this much power between their legs since Marilyn Monroe died. I can hear you all screaming 'Hayabusa', but here are a few others that turn heads (quickly). To avoid f...

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Ducati Motorbikes

Posted by Alan Liptrot on Thursday, July 5, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
From radio components to a range of some of the most beautiful motorcycles in the world. There's no wonder that Ducati owners are some of the most loyal motorcyclists there are.



In 1926, Adriano and Marcello Ducati founded a company that specialised not in motorcycles, but the production of radio components. During the war years, they turned their attention toward electronic military equipment. This move made their factory a target for allied bombing, but despite frequent, serious damage, they...

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Honda motorbikes in America

Posted by Joe Kent on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
Honda has reached a major milestone – having been in the United States for 50 years. Initially, Honda was known for motorcycles and scooters, not the robust lineup of cars that we have today. Eventually the appeal of Honda motorcycles caught on, and this popularity helped fuel interest in Honda in the late 1960s when Honda entered the auto market.



The first Honda sold in America was the N600, a two-door car that’s about the size of the modern day Smart two-seater. The Honda N600 sold for $...

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Riding your motorbike abroad

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, In : Motorcycle Touring 
Even if you are a regular rider on the continent, it still pays to take things easy and concentrate even harder for the first few miles as you will be on the ‘wrong’ side of the road. You will need to adjust to a different pace and styles of driving to the one you are used to, as well as varying speed limits that are different to the UK.



Remember speeds will be shown in kmph and you will need to focus on the smaller print on your speedo unless it is electronic and can be switched across to...

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24 Hour Motorcycle Courier Service

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Spartan Motorcycle Couriers are an established professional Courier Company based in Warrington Cheshire. We offer all our customers a fast safe reliable courier service from a single package, document, to blood or medical sample. We can set up a regular delivery or just for a one off urgent unforeseen emergency. We will collect and deliver your item as described within the time limits given to us by you.



Our Same Day Couriers offer the most secure method to deliver your package anywhere in th...

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Choosing tyres for your motorbike

Posted by George Martin on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 
All the parts of the motorcycle are essential and the tyres are one of them. Basically, it is the most contributing factor that makes the motorcycles move. So if it is important, then tyres should be given much attention. There are different types of wheels for different types of motorcycles. It has different sizes and surfaces. Some motorbike tyres have spikes which are used for dirt bike races and other kinds of races. Some motorcycle tyres are smooth which are used in motorways and concret...

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Staying safe as a motorcycle courier

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, May 4, 2018, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Significant numbers of motorcyclists, including those working as a courier driver / rider, continue to suffer serious accident-related injuries. Some of those injuries would have been less severe had appropriate protective gear been worn.



The Past

Today, only riders above the age of about 60 will be able to remember the time before crash helmets were legally required. Their introduction helped achieve a massive reduction in the number of serious head injuries arising as a result of motorcycle a...

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Motorcycle Service schedule

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, March 17, 2018, In : Motorcycle Maintenance 
It is essential that you follow the schedule in the owners or workshop manual for your motorbike. The manufacturer will have devised a schedule specific to the mechanical characteristics of the machine, it's performance and intended use, thus ensuring that the machine can be kept in tip-top condition.



Service intervals are usually expressed in terms of distance covered ( miles or kilometres ) and time. Follow the mileage or months ( whichever comes first ). Note that extending the times/mileag...
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Dedicated Motorbike Courier Service

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, February 10, 2018, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Spartan Motorcycle Couriers provides a fast and dedicated nationwide same day courier delivery solution to any destination in the UK. If you are sending urgent documents, passports, business cards, medical samples, cremated ashes, stationary or a small lightweight package, we offer a fast guaranteed same day motorbike courier delivery service for express delivery to any location in the UK.



Our dedicated in-house customer service team delivers tailor-made dedicated sameday service 24/365 day or...

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Information on becoming a motorbike courier

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, February 2, 2018, In : Information On Becoming A Motorbike Courier 
It's easy enough to grasp, motorcycle couriers collect and deliver small items in person. These are often confidential letters or documents which require urgent and safe transportation.



Motorcycle couriers deliver to town and cites, in larger congested cites such as London they can make up to twenty trips a day, sometimes covering anything up to 200 miles. They work constantly in noisy city traffic and sometimes ride for long periods in heavy rain, wind, snow and ice. A courier wears safety cl...

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Motorbike Security

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, February 2, 2018, In : Motorcycle Security 
Motorbikes are stolen for the same reason that we ride them, they’re smaller and less cumbersome than cars, they’re fast and fun machines and some are worth a lot of money. Some are stolen for parts, some are stolen for a joy ride and the problem is they are quite easy to steal. If you’ve ever been out on a ride with your friends, at least one of them has tried to wheel away or move your motorbike for a laugh. Motorcycle theft can be as simple as that, especially when you hear this shoc...

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Medical Motorbike Couriers

Posted by Howard Trott on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, In : Medical Courier 
Medical Supply Motorbike Couriers

Spartan Motorcycle Couriers are known as an established leader in the field of transporting medical supplies and samples. Offering fast, reliable, Same Day and Next Day delivery all over the UK. Using high performance motorcycles and advanced motorcycle riders, Spartan Motorcycle Couriers provide a second to none motorcycle courier service.



Spartan Motorcycle Couriers are a recognised market leader in providing a fast, secure, motorcycle courier service for a r...

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Group motorbike riding

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, January 12, 2018, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
While group motorbike ride-outs can be a fun leisure activity, safety should always be the rider’s first priority. 



Passing

Before passing a vehicle, ensure there is ample space and visibility. Keep an eye out for debris in the road, excessive wind, and other vehicles’ mirrors to avoid hitting them. Motorcyclists should always pass in the centre of the lane to avoid other vehicles’ blind spots.

Appoint a Road Captain

This person should direct the group of bikers and organise the trip. They ...

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Motorbike riding in winter

Posted by Howard Trott on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, In : Motorbike Riding Tips 
Winter is here and night time is getting earlier and earlier, and this summer is feeling more and more like a distant memory. At this time of year, a lot of people will be putting their bikes safely in the garage for a few months – but what about those of us who like to ride for the whole year round? Whether you’re a winter riding newbie or a frost-hardened, full-bearded veteran, there’s always new bits of kit coming out to make life easier, and as riders, we’re always learning new tr...

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The best motorcycle courier service

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, January 7, 2018, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Established in 2010 Spartan Motorcycle Couriers are becoming one of the North West's leading courier companies.



We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, professional and helpful motorcycle courier service at all times. Based in Warrington, we are ideally located to serve North West England and North Wales, offering a range of courier services tailored to meet your needs.

Whether you are looking for a bespoke same day courier service where the same rider will collect and deliver your parcel/g...

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Braking on a motorcycle

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, December 9, 2017, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
Many of us start riding bicycles as youngsters and are either taught, or quickly learn that heavy use of the front brakes can either result in the front wheel skidding out of control, or grip so harshly that you end up being tossed over the handlebars. From this often stems a fear around the use of the front brakes on a bicycle, which will often naturally follow through to motorcycle braking.



Before I get into braking techniques, the most important aspect of a motorcyclists dependency on the b...

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How to corner at speed on a motorbike

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, December 8, 2017, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
Get an idea about the nature of the corner 

While riding the motorcycle, it is better to look to the far in front and if any corner seems to be ahead, the bike rider should try to guess that type of that corner. If there is any signboard, it should be read carefully and even if there is none, it is better to have a view of the corner, as far as possible. If the corner is not clearly visible from a distance, the rider will just see that the road seems to vanish at a distance. If the outer and i...

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24 Hour Motorcycle Courier Cheshire

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
When we first opened our doors for business, we saw a gap in the market for a reliable 24 hour motorcycle courier service in Warrington and Manchester. Since then, we’ve expanded our operation and we now have a nationwide courier network, but we tend to focus our efforts on the North West England region.



We’re currently living in an age where nothing seems to sleep and that definitely extends to the business world. All areas of manufacturing operate 24 hours a day. Ships and aircraft arriv...

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Advanced motorcycle rider course

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
Advanced Rider Course



Taking an advanced motorcycle riding course is a good idea. It gives you added confidence and improves your riding skills. The benefits of attending a course in the UK are:
  • Gain confidence and skills
  • Possible cheaper insurance
  • Use your own motorcycle
  • Meet like-minded people
  • Gain full IAM membership
  • Improve on road anticipation
  • Appreciate your motorcycle’s full capabilities
  • Become a better rider in different environments
If you ride a motorcycle you already appreciate the sense o...

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Cleaning your motorcycle

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, October 26, 2017, In : Motorcycle Maintenance 
Whether you own a custom cruiser or a sports bike, you'll want to keep your motorcycle away from commercial washing facilities and perform the cleaning ritual yourself. Those high-pressure hoses can damage bike parts, which are more vulnerable than mechanical parts in cars.



Be sure you find a shady spot to wash (and dry) your bike since the sun can create temperature differentials that harm paint and allow water to leave spots.

Assemble the following items as needed:

  • A bucket for soapy water
  • Soap...

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Christine Firehock ( Motorcycle Instructor USA )

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, October 13, 2017, In : Female Motorcycle Riders 
As a fourth generation female motorcyclist, Christine began her road riding career at age 16 in 1980. At 21 Christine joined her mother as a motorcycle instructor at the American Motorcycle Driving School, Inc.



As an instructor for beginner, intermediate and advanced motorcycle riders of all riding types and riding styles, Christine’s certifications include Certified Harley-Davidson RidersEdge Program Manager, Nationally Certified Harley-Davidson, RidersEdge Coach, Special VIP Trainer to Du...

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Selling your motorcycle

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, October 13, 2017, In : Selling Your Motorcycle 
To avoid any stress when the time comes to sell your motorbike I have compiled a few helpful hints and tips to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.



  • A motorbike that looks good is going to generate more interest and make you more money. Use wet wax and chain lube to make the bike look as good as it did the day you bought it.
  • Ensure that the bike is in working order by checking the oil, tyres, coolant, electrics and chain.
  • A motorbike without an MOT can be very difficult to sell. Tax i...

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Warrington Motorcycle Couriers

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, October 7, 2017, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
The fastest delivery solution



Warrington motorbike courier service from Spartan Motorcycle Couriers is a fast delivery service in Warrington for express documents, important packages and parcels. Our motorbike couriers in Warrington are reliable and responsive, they guarantee to give you the fastest possible collection and delivery times in the UK. We have experienced motorbike couriers available in Warrington to collect urgent letters, documents, legal papers and small packages at short notic...

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Medical Motorcycle Courier North West England, UK.

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, October 6, 2017, In : Medical Courier 
Spartan Motorcycle Couriers understand the needs of the medical community when it comes to deliveries and the use of couriers. We have made a name for ourselves with local hospitals, laboratories and medical professionals by providing punctual, efficient and 100% confidential deliveries throughout North West England and UK for several years now.



Call Spartan Motorcycle Couriers today if you are looking for a courier or messenger service that can handle various types of medical materials while ...

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Multi-drop motorcycle courier UK.

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, October 5, 2017, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Spartan Motorcycle Courier offer a dedicated multi-drop motorcycle courier service to customers in need of delivering a number of packages on the same day. Our multi-drop courier service can be provided as a one-off service or on-demand as a flexible service to help you cope with busy periods. 



Effectively we provide a dedicated motorcycle courier hire service so that you can have your parcels, packages, documents, samples delivered. Typically, this means that you can have deliveries to multip...

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Buying motorcycle boots

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, September 30, 2017, In : Motorcycle Accessories 
There is a wide range of motorbike boots on the market and they fall under lots of different categories.

Some are suited to off-road riding, some to track days and some for general commuting and city riding. Foot and lower leg injuries are also very common in motorbike accidents so it’s vitally important that you buy the right boot for your riding, because they each have different attributes.

Motorbike boots for commuters and tourers



Motorbike boots for tourers and commuters place comfort high...

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Motorcycle safety checks

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, September 23, 2017, In : Motorcycle Safety 
MOTORCYCLE ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR A SAFE RIDE



Brakes 

Make sure you test your brakes before heading out. Get on the bike and test both front and rear brakes. It is important to check the break pads in case you have of a disc break (hydraulic breal), or adjust the break in case you have a drum break. Also, drum brakes might simply require a new set of shoes. Finally , if you have disk breaks, it is also important to check the brake fluids or the actual disk.

Engine Oil

Check the engine oil according t...

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Off-road motorbike riding

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
A key skill every Adventure Rider should acquire is the ability to ride confidently off-road. Large Adventure Motorcycles can be difficult to manage in the dirt because of their weight and bulk. You can get away with a lack of dirt riding skills on small dirt bikes, but an Adventure Bike can hurt you if you don’t know what you are doing.



Often times, riders try to learn on their own with only a few dirt riding tips from a friend. This kind of trial and error approach can cause a lot of anxie...

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Motorbike clothing

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, In : Motorcycle Accessories 
If you’re travelling at any kind of normal road speed when you come off your motorcycle, you’re likely to skid along the road surface and suffer from road rash. Road surfaces will shred through jeans and normal clothes on impact so it’s vital that your riding clothes can withstand abrasions and skids as well as impact.



What material?

There is a reason so many bikers wear leather, and it’s not just for the typical biker look. Leather is robust and copes well in motorbike accidents becaus...

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Maintaining your motorbike

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, In : Motorcycle Maintenance 
A motorcycle requires a lot of maintenance.  Motorcycles are different from cars because you only have two wheels to take you down the road, and one loose bolt on a bike can mean the difference between an enjoyable Sunday afternoon ride or a breakdown -- or worse yet, a crash.  We will discuss routine motorcycle maintenance, what to look for, and how to accomplish it.



Keep It Clean

While routine cleaning will make sure your bike to always looks its best, the simple act of washing and detailing ...

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Riding your motorbike at night

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
Riding your motorcycle at night is completely different than riding it during the day. Some motorcyclists enjoy the isolation of riding at night. Others hate it for the loss of visibility and vision, and will avoid it at all costs. Sooner or later, you’re bound to find yourself on your bike during the night time, so its important to know what unique hazards you must deal with when the sun goes down.



Riding a motorcycle after dark can be an great experience for some. You can focus on the ride...

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Same Day Motorcycle Courier Service Warrington

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, In : Same Day Courier Service 
Spartan Motorcycle Couriers offers secure, time sensitive, nationwide delivery service 24, 7. Our customer focus means that our office will respond to your specific delivery requirements and offer Spartan Motorcycle Couriers most appropriate delivery service.



So whether your item is urgent, confidential or needs to be there before or after a specific time we can assure you that we have exactly the right service for you which is both effective and achievable – we keep to our promises!

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Motorcycle Batteries

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, August 13, 2017, In : Motorcycle Accessories 
Charging is a process that reverses the electrochemical reaction. It converts the electrical energy of the charger into chemical energy. Remember, a battery does not store electricity; it stores the chemical energy necessary to produce electricity.



A battery charger reverses the current flow, providing that the charger has a greater voltage than the battery. The charger creates an excess of electrons at the negative plates, and the positive hydrogen ions are attracted to them. The hydrogen rea...

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Next day courier Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool, UK.

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, August 12, 2017, In : Next Day Courier 
Next day delivery is a useful service which guarantees that a item will arrive before a certain time the following working day. It is often the cheapest way to send an important package overnight which you need to arrive within 24 hours. Ordering online is quick and easy with Spartan Motorcycle Couriers. Get an instant quote by giving us a call or use the Enquiry Form.



It's also a good option if you need to send something fairly urgently as the motorcycle courier will collect from your address...

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Choosing a motorcycle helmet

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, July 27, 2017, In : Motorcycle Accessories 
Picking the Right Motorcycle Helmet



Welcome to one of life's greatest adventures. Whether you ride a sportsbike or a cruiser as a pleasure seeker or commuter, riding on two wheels is a phenomenal experience designed to give you years of enjoyment and satisfaction.

Before you fight traffic or plan that weekend excursion on back-country roads you'll need to invest in some very important equipment - namely riding gear. Body protection is a must when riding your sportsbike or cruiser and nothing co...

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Securing your motorbike

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, In : Motorcycle Security 
Motorcycle theft remains a big problem in the UK, with around 60 machines stolen every day. Any bike owner, or prospective bike owner, should take the issue of machine security seriously.



However, it’s not just a case of locking your bike up securely. After all, bike theft can happen at any time, wherever you may be. Some machines are stolen from home (inside a garage or not); some from the street; some from work; and others when you’re out and about. So, it’s obvious that different type...

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Motorcycle Security Advice

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, In : Motorcycle Security 
Theft is every bikers worst nightmare and tragically, is still a huge problem, especially in big cities. As such, it is now essential to fork out for all manner of extra security devices to help protect your pride and joy. With so much choice, we’re going to go through the pros and cons of different security measures so you can opt for the most effective and avoid wasting money.



Of course we all have insurance cover, but many of us will have high excesses to keep premiums affordable. If your...

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Motorcycle rides in America

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, In : Motorcycle Rides In America 
Tail of the Dragon (Tennessee)



An 11-mile stretch of US Route 129, the Dragon (also known as Deal’s Gap) is widely considered to be one of the best motorcycle roads in America. Resembling a dragon’s tail, Deal’s Gap is said to contain over 300 curves, the sharpest of which has been given nicknames such as Gravity Cavity and Copperhead Corner. The challenging two-lane blacktop-highway stretch brings riders through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Originally 55 mph, the speed limit was...

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Motorcycle rides in the UK

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, In : Motorcycle Rides In The UK 
There’s nothing more liberating than donning the leathers and getting out in the beautiful British countryside on your motorbike. But where are the best, most beautiful or most exhilarating routes in the UK? Great Britain boasts some incredible roads for motorbike riders, from stunning mountain scenery in the Lake District, endless moors covered in purple heather in the Dales to breathe taking routes on the south coast, we really do have it all.

Whether you’re a novice rider, or more exper...

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Riding your motorcycle in large cities

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
Checking your skills are ready for city roads

The good news is BikeSafe holds regular rider skills days in some UK cities for motorbikes above 125cc which will give you an assessment on your current abilities and provide advice to help make your riding safer and more enjoyable.

To help new riders of smaller engined motorbikes, BikeSafe also runs ScooterSafe courses, especially aimed at moped and scooter riders.



Make sure your bike matches your needs and your ability

Motorbikes vary in design and ...

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Motorcycles of WW1

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, July 15, 2017, In : Motorcycles Of WW1 
The importance of motorbikes during the Great War is all too often overlooked, however, bikes were used for mounted infantry, scouts, patrol, dispatch and courier duties, ammunition carriers, medical supply carriers and casualty evacuation, sometimes being converted into ambulance type vehicles.



The versatility of these machines clearly helped them play a hugely significant role in the logistics of the war - more so than cars. The use that they were most commonly used for, however, was that o...

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Motorcycle Couriers

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, July 13, 2017, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
At the end of the First World War in 1918, many British Army motorcycle despatch riders of the Royal Corps of Signals were demobilised and found employment difficult to come by. As a result, they purchased military surplus motorcycles, and began couriering in central London. Following WWII increasing urban congestion in London saw riders on small motorcycles making scheduled runs with artwork or copy between printers to and from advertising agencies or newspapers.


 
In London radio controlled m...

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Tips for first-time motorcycle riders (part two)

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, July 1, 2017, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
Motorcycles are powered one of three ways: chain-driven, belt-driven, or shaft-driven. Shaft- and belt-driven bikes require less frequent maintenance than chain-driven ones. Most cruisers are belt-driven, while most sport bikes are chain-driven. BMW isn't the only company that makes shaft-driven bikes, but they're the most common bikes on which you'll find the system.



Why does this matter? When you're riding a bike, that chain or belt or shaft is what keeps your bike moving. There isn't a lot ...

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Tips for first-time motorcycle riders (part one)

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, July 1, 2017, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
Nothing feels quite like finding the perfect bike. As the weather continues to warm up (in between these nasty storms), more people are choosing to ride a motorcycle for the first time. This is great, but when you’re a new rider, there’s a lot of information to take in. In order to help keep you, and everybody else on the road who you're riding around, we’ve compiled a list of the basic things you need to keep in mind before you twist the throttle for the first time. Above all, we hope ...

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Advanced Motorcycle Riding Course

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, June 15, 2017, In : Advanced Motorcycle Riding Course 
It is amazing the amount of money that is spent on motorcycles making them look better, go faster and stop quicker. Doing an Advanced Motorcycle Training course will help you achieve all of these and will cost you a lot less whilst gaining up to 17% discount from all the leading bike insurers in the UK.



The Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) is all about getting the most from your riding and your machine. With advanced motorcycle training you will:

  • Increase your riding skills and abilities
  • Learn to avo...

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Motorcycle Safety

Posted by Howard Trott on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
Whether it's a quick trip to the corner shop for a few things, or a two-week touring trip with friends, there are plenty of things you can do to ensure your motorcycle riding is safe and enjoyable.



It would be nice if the road was always smooth, and without bumps, but those bumps, potholes, breakdowns, lost riding moments and more are out there. The best way to avoid trouble from these instances is to be prepared. You can also improve your own safety, as well as that of your passengers and mot...

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Second to none motorcycle courier service

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Spartan Motorcycle Couriers has risen above all by fulfilling the need for on-time reliability and a first class service. By working in partnership with our clientele and giving the attention deserved, we have built a company that we confidently consider to be ‘the best’. We offer a comprehensive range of courier logistics, designed to achieve the highest standards of efficiency and quality to the customer.



All staff at Spartan Motorcycle Couriers are committed to delivering and maintainin...

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Tips for new motorbike riders

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
Giving up four wheels for two can be a scary thought for new motorbike riders. However, the freedom and excitement that comes with riding a motorcycle is something that can’t be found anywhere else.  Below are some tips for any new rider about to head out on the road.



Take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course

If there is one tip I would give to any rider regardless of experience it would be to attend a Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider safety course. There are always new things you can lear...

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Motorcycle riding tips for women

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, April 13, 2017, In : Motorcycle Riding Tips For Women 
Ride Comfortably – Whatever motorbike you choose, it’s imperative that you’re comfortable on it. This sounds easy enough, but a lot of women ignore this advice and think that they will be OK even though they may feel a little awkward on the motorbike they’ve chosen. Having the right fitting motorbike will give you the confidence that you need to go anywhere. If you’re at all out of sorts and not feeling comfortable on your ride, you’re far more likely to make bad judgement calls. ...

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Motorcycle Safety Tips (Part Four)

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, March 23, 2017, In : Motorcycle Safety 
Avoid Distraction



We all know distracted driving is a bad idea, but it's worse when you're riding a motorbike. One of the keys to staying safe on a motorcycle is staying hyper-aware of everything that's going on around you. Remember, motorcycles are tough for drivers to see –especially drivers in large cars or vans. You need to see and avoid them, rather than bet on them seeing you. If you're fiddling with your phone or iPod, you're reaction time is cut by several precious seconds, putting y...
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Motorcycle Safety Tips (Part Three)

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, March 23, 2017, In : Motorcycle Safety 
Educate Your Passengers

Part of the fun of having a motorbike is having someone on the back. Having a passenger with their arms around you as you cruise the open road can be quite romantic. But your passenger has a part to play in keeping both of you safe.



Make sure anyone you carry on your motorbike has the right gear. Like you, they should wear sturdy shoes and protective clothes. You should also practice having a passenger, especially if they're bigger than you, in a safe place, like a car p...
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Boss Hoss Motorcycles - 1990 -

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, In : American Motorcycles 
Americans so they say like everything Big with a capital 'B'. Buildings, cars, open spaces and motorcycles. So it's hardly surprising that the largest production motorcycle in the world should be built in the Unites States.



For many years Harley-Davidson produced the largest-engined motorbike until pipped to the post by successively bigger Japanese machines such as the Kawasaki Z1300, Honda Gold Wing 1500 and Yamaha 1600cc WildStar. None of them however come anywhere near the Boss Hoss.

In 1990...
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Motorcycle Safety Tips (Part Two)

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, March 19, 2017, In : Motorcycle Safety 
Look Twice

This tip is more for drivers than bikers, but it's so important that it's worth mentioning here: Look for motorcycles. Motorcycles are small and tough to see. That means many drivers miss them, causing collisions that are often fatal to the motorcycle rider.



Keep your eyes and ears open for motorcycles. Lots of bikes have loud exhaust systems specifically to draw drivers' attention. Use that to your advantage. But you still need to look out for quiet bikes. Look twice before changing...
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Motorcycle Safety Tips (Part One)

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, March 19, 2017, In : Motorcycle Safety 
Wear a Helmet



The most important thing you can do to stay safe on a motorcycle is wear a helmet. Helmets protect your head, and head injuries are the leading cause of death for motorcycle riders. Your brain just wasn't meant to be exposed.

Of course, wearing a helmet isn't enough. You need to wear the right helmet. Lots of places sell novelty helmets that look good but don't protect you. Look for a Department of Transportation-approved helmet. Those helmets have been tested and provide a minimu...
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Same Day Couriers Warrington

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, March 3, 2017, In : Same Day Couriers Warrington 
Spartan Motorcycle Couriers was formed in 2010 to provide a sameday courier service that you can rely on. We provide a national dedicated sameday courier service and have consistently delivered beyond our customers expectations. We always strive to go the extra mile.



We pride ourselves in our effective communication, high quality service and our ability to serve our customers well, and having them coming back time and time again. We have a dedicated and hard working team who have all the skill...

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24 Hour Courier Service

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, March 2, 2017, In : 24 Hour Courier Service 
When we first opened our doors for business, we understood the need for a reliable 24-hour courier service in the UK. We’re currently living in an age where nothing seems to sleep and that definitely extends to the business world. All areas of manufacturing operate 24 hours a day. Ships and aircraft arrive in the UK at all hours of the day and night. Retail outlets are open 24/7, and consumers can purchase their latest must have gadget at 5am, from their favourite online store.



It’s little...

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Fast, secure, same day courier service UK

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, In : Same Day Courier Service 
Spartan Motorcycle Couriers Sameday UK deliver important items for a lot of trade sectors all through the United Kingdom. No matter what your company is involved with, be it production, publishing, finance, legal matters, computer supplies or health-related products amongst lots of others.



Spartan Motorcycle Couriers Sameday UK can certainly offer rapid transport options tailored entirely to the needs of your organisation. Be it a simple A4 envelope, an important document or valuable items, we...

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Mars (MA) Motorcycles (Germany 1903-1957)

Posted by Howard Trott on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, In : German Motorcycles 
Mars built Fafnir and Zedel-engined motorcycles before World War One, but was most famous for the 986cc (6cu in) white Mars of 1920.

'Mars' motorcycle by Claus Franzenberg, design of 1920 , year of construction 1926, manufacturer: Mars-Werke, Nuremberg.



The big flat-twin engine was supplied by Maybach and there was a two-speed gearbox and leg guards. German inflation killed it, but Mars was revived as MA with a variety of bought-in engines, concentrating in the 1930's on Sachs-powered mopeds an...
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NHS Medical Couriers.

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, January 7, 2017, In : Medical Courier 
Spartan Motorcycle Couriers medical courier service, is a sameday urgent medical supplies service based in Warrington Cheshire. Our services are ideally suited to the needs of the NHS, the private sector, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical providers, biotech companies, doctors, hospitals, clinics, therapists, universities, laboratories, nurses, technicians and medical suppliers.



The movement of urgent medical and healthcare supplies, samples or equipment can literally be a case of life or de...

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KTM motorcycles Austria 1953 -

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, December 1, 2016, In : Austrian Motorcycles 
The most successful Austrian manufacturers began with 98cc Rotax-powered machines and went on to produce mopeds, scooters and lightweights with Puch, Sachs, as well as Rotax engines, all two-strokes. KTM went through phases, concentrating solely on mopeds in 1960-65, and from 1967 began to develop motocross motorcycles which came to dominate its production.



Won the 1977 250cc Motorcross Championship, and experience gained from the competition bikes trickled down to the production machines, res...
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Motorcycle training Warrington, Liverpool, Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire.

Posted by Howard Trott on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
All of us at Spartan Motorcycle Couriers are advanced motorcycle riders. We are qualified motorcycle trainers, so in the near future will be running CBT ( Compulsory Basic Training ) courses, DAS ( Direct Access Scheme ) courses, and a post test training course to sharpen and enhance your riding skills. 



Our experience and knowledge is second to none and along with fantastic tuition, you can pass your motorcycle tests with sustainable life skills, greater safety and genuine road-craft. We will...
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Good customer service is important for a courier company

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
With any courier company, giving a high standard of customer service is a must. In the long run you get more business, returning customers, and it's a vital part of being a professional courier company. If you offer bad customer service you won't be in business for very long.

 

Respond as quickly as possible

One of the biggest factors in good customer service is speed, especially when a customer is requesting a consignment to be delivered that is time sensitive. Sorting the requirements out on ...

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Cost of hiring a motorcycle courier

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, November 27, 2016, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Like any other service different motorcycle couriers charge different rates and provide varying standards of service. Hiring a cheap motorcycle courier isn't always the best option. There are motorcycle couriers that charge as little as 80p a loaded mile, which means the mileage done while carrying your consignment. With the overheads involved such as fuel, insurance and motorcycle maintenance, to make a profit they must be cutting corners. Such as operating without insurance, having a poorly...
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Riding your motorcycle in bad weather ( part three )

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, November 27, 2016, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
Riding on wet roads

Wet roads reduce tyre grip. Give yourself plenty of time and room for slowing down and stopping. Keep well back from other vehicles. On a wet road, you should allow at least double the braking distance for a dry road.



After a spell of dry weather, rain on the road can make the surface even more slippery. Take extra care, especially when cornering. Be aware that different road surfaces might affect the grip of your tyres.

Brakes

As well as reducing tyre grip water can also redu...
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24 hour motorcycle courier service Merseyside, Cheshire, UK.

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, November 26, 2016, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Spartan Motorcycle Couriers operate 24 hours 365 days a years. Motorcycle couriers make deliveries around the clock throughout the UK. One of the advantages of operating 24 hours is the ability to make night deliveries, which is faster due to less traffic on the roads. More convenient for clients when they need a consignment delivering across the UK, which needs to be at the delivery destination first thing in the morning. 



We've had contractors working all night on a project call us wanting a...
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Choosing a motorcycle for work as a motorcycle courier

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, November 20, 2016, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
I often get asked which motorcycle is best for motorcycle courier work, my honest answer is there isn't one.
It all depends on what you're comfortable riding, what areas you're going to cover and what you will be transporting.
If you're just going to cover your local area a small motorcycle or scooter will do. If you'll be covering a large area such as the UK, a larger motorcycle will be needed. If you're going to transport bulky items or do multiple drop offs a large capacity motorcycle with p...
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Riding your motorcycle in bad weather ( part two )

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, November 19, 2016, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
Keep your battery in good condition. In cold weather an electric starter places big demands on the battery.

Lights

Always keep your lights and indicators clean and check for faulty bulbs. Dirty lights can seriously reduce - how far you can see - how well other people can see you and your signals.



Weather and vision

The biggest single danger to any rider is being unable to see properly. You won't be able to make the right decisions if you can't see the road clearly.

Rain

Heavy rain on your visor or ...
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Riding your motorcycle in bad weather ( part one )

Posted by Howard Trott on Monday, October 24, 2016, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
The weather in the British Isles is varied and uncertain. You can expect to encounter virtually all weather conditions at some time. The weather presents particular hazards for the motorcyclist.



You need to think about how you're going to - protect yourself from the elements - adapt your riding to suit the conditions.

Your motorcycle

Whatever the weather, make sure your motorcycle is in good condition and regularly checked and serviced. Contending with the elements can be difficult but having to...
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Riding a motorcycle on motorways ( part six )

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, October 22, 2016, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
To rejoin the motorway

Don't pull straight out onto the carriageway. Use the hard shoulder as an acceleration lane to build up speed before joining the left-hand lane when there's a gap.



Roadworks

Accidents can often happen at roadworks when drivers fail to observe simple rules of safety. So - reduce speed in good time when warned by the advance warning signs or flashing signals - Get into the lane indicated for use by your motorcycle in good time - Obey all speed limits - Keep the correct separ...
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Fastest courier service

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, October 20, 2016, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Spartan Motorcycle Couriers are the fastest courier service. Motorcycle couriers are mature advanced motorcycle riders with at least 25 years riding a motorcycle. Motorcycle couriers use high performance motorcycles and state of the art satellite navigation. On time same day delivery is guaranteed and we haven't missed a delivery deadline.

  

Motorcycle Couriers deliver time critical consignments the same day to anywhere in the UK. 
Including:
  • Bath
  • Birmingham
  • Bradford
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Bristol
  • Cambrid...

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Riding a motorcycle on motorways ( part five )

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, September 11, 2016, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
End of motorway

There will be end of motorway signs at all exits. These mean that the road you're joining will have different rules. Remember to watch for any signs telling you what these are, particularly - speed limits - dual carriageway - two-way traffic - clearway - motorway link road - part-time traffic lights.

 

Speed when leaving motorway

After riding at motorway speeds for some time, your judgement of speed will almost certainly be affected, 40 or 45 mph seems more like 20 mph - adjust yo...
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Riding a motorcycle on motorways ( part four )

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
Overtaking

Leave a safe distance between you and the vehicle you intend to overtake. Use the appropriate parts of the OSM/PSL routine. For example: Observation - Check behind you to verify the speed, course and position of the following traffic. Position - Position yourself so that you can see well past the vehicle in front. Speed - Make sure you're going fast enough or can accelerate quickly enough to overtake without blocking any vehicle coming up behind you. Look - Look ahead and behind to ...
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Riding a motorcycle on motorways (part three)

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, August 18, 2016, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
On the motorway

Continually reassess the movement of the vehicles - directly ahead (in the near and far distance) - alongside you - behind you. At high speeds, situations change rapidly. Effective observation helps you prepare for any sudden developments.



For example, an increase in the number of vehicles ahead could mean that traffic is slowing down and bunching, or a flashing breakdown light will warn you to slow down until you're sure of what's happening. If you see serious congestion ahead,...
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Same day motorcycle courier delivery of jewellery

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, August 6, 2016, In : Security Motorcycle Courier 
Had a call from a lady who needed a jewellery box containing valuable pieces of jewellery picking up from Cardiff then delivery to Bolton. The lady informed me that the items had been in the family for a long time and rather valuable. A relative had died and left her the items, she had no transport and needed them picking up and delivering to her. She didn't trust a normal courier and with us also running a security firm Spartan 24 Hour Security she knew the items would be in safe hands.



She w...
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Riding a motorcycle on motorways ( part two )

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
Speed limit signs

Signs which display a speed limit within a red ring indicate mandatory maximum speed limits. You must obey these signs, if you don't you risk prosecution. Black and white rectangular signs recommend maximum speed limits which you should observe.



Signals

Signals will warn of dangers ahead, such as - accidents - fog - icy roads.

Flashing amber lights

Look out for flashing amber lights and signs, either on the central reservation or overhead. These warn you of - lane closures - road...
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Short history of motorcycle couriers

Posted by Howard Trott on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
A motorcycle courier, also known as motorcycle messengers, or dispatch riders are couriers using a motorcycle or scooter to deliver consignments such as documents and small parcels. Motorcycle couriers are common in the major urban centres of Europe, South America, Asia and America.



At the end of the first world war in 1918, many British Army motorcycle dispatch riders of the Royal Corps of Signals were demobbed and found gaining employment difficult. As a result, they purchased military surpl...
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Riding a motorcycle on motorways ( part one )

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
You must make sure your motorcycle is safe and in good working order. Motorways must not be used by - pedestrians - cyclists - horse riders - holders of provisional car and motorcycle licences.



In addition the following vehicles must not be used on a motorway - motorcycles under 50cc - certain slow moving vehicles with oversized loads, except with special permission - most invalid carriages - agricultural vehicles. Due to the demanding nature of motorways, make sure that - you have a thorough ...
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Same day motorcycle courier delivery of antique automation

Posted by Howard Trott on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Had a call from a gentleman who needed an antique automation picking up from a dealer in Manchester and delivering to Northampton. Was informed the automation was an early 1900's Puss In Boots Cat and rather valuable. It was already well packed so all I had to do was transport it safely and quickly. The gentleman was in a hurry to get it but couldn't pick it up himself.



I got on my green automation and headed for Manchester. The traffic was congested but managed to weave my way through it. I d...
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Defensive motorcycle riding ( part three )

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, June 17, 2016, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
Lighting conditions

In the dark, seeing hazards is more difficult. The clues are there, but you have to pick them out. Look for illuminated road signs, reflectors between white lines, the glow of vehicle headlights on buildings, trees and hedges indicating bends and junctions.



In the dark, it can be difficult to judge distances and speed from headlights, headlights on vehicles make it difficult to see pedestrians, cyclists and any vehicle with dim lights. Don't let shop and advertising lights d...
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Same day motorcycle courier delivery of documents

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, May 28, 2016, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
A company in Warrington needed important documentation delivered to their main office in Glasgow. The documents needed to be delivered by 2pm. One of the company directors was flying overseas and didn't receive all the documents needed for the trip. The lady who called me sounded distraught, and by what she was telling me was the one who made the mistake, and had been told in no uncertain terms to sort it out. 

Time to put on my Batman outfit, crank up the Batmobile and save the world. In my d...
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Defensive motorcycle riding ( part two )

Posted by Howard Trott on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
Approaching green traffic lights

Ask yourself - how long have they been on green ? - are there many vehicles already waiting at either side of the junction ? ( if there's a queue, the lights are probably about to change ) - do I have time to stop ? - can the vehicle behind me stop ? - if it's a large goods vehicle, it might need a greater distance to pull up.



Don't

Try to beat the traffic signals by accelerating or leave it until the last moment to brake - harsh braking causes skids.

Remember

Anot...
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Overnight motorcycle courier delivery of custom made electronic car parts

Posted by Howard Trott on Monday, May 2, 2016, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
A garage in London wanted custom car parts picking up from Manchester and taking to their workshop in London. The customer told me over the phone that it was an emergency and I could tell by his voice he was panicking. They were working on a custom car for a client and had been sent the wrong parts. The car needed to be finished by the following morning so time was running out. He had ordered the correct parts and needed them delivered in a matter of hours. I enjoy a challenge so assured him ...
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Defensive motorcycle riding ( part one )

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, April 28, 2016, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
Defensive motorcycle riding is based on effective observation, good anticipation and control. It's about always questioning the actions of other road users and being prepared for the unexpected, so as not to be taken by surprise. Defensive motorcycle riding involves - awareness - planning - anticipating - staying in control and riding with - responsibility - care - consideration and courtesy. It means putting safety above all else. It's about having real concern, not only for your own safety,...
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Same day courier delivery of documents and computer discs

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, April 16, 2016, In : Motorcycle Couriers 

Had a call from a company in Warrington who needed documents delivering to one of their branches in Bristol. I was told it was a few files and a sealed tray of computer discs. Looked out of my window and it was pouring with rain. Being a motorcycle courier you have to deliver consignments in all weathers, if you wear the right motorcycle riding gear bad weather is not a problem. Wearing motorcycle leathers in pouring rain is not advisable, the leather retains the water which makes the leather...


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Learning to ride a motorcycle in the UK

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, In : Motorcycle Riding Skills 
The CBT Course (Compulsory Basic Training)

CBT is arranged so that you progress through a series of elements. You will only move onto the next element when your trainer is satisfied you have learn't the necessary theory, and demonstrated the practical skills to a safe basic level.



What are the elements ?

Element A - Introduction to CBT
Element B - Practical on-site training
Element C - Practical on-site riding
Element D - Practical on-road training
Element E - Practical on-road riding.

Within each el...
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Fast same day courier delivery of medical samples

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, In : Motorcycle Couriers 

Working as a motorcycle courier you get people contacting you with some odd transportation requests. I had a woman call me who wanted a hamster transported, couldn’t get a motorcycle helmet small enough for him so that was a no. A gentleman wanted fish transported, I had to explain to him that I ride a motorcycle so there would be nowhere to put them. I could of worn a goldfish bowl instead of a helmet but the fish would of blocked my view.

I stand corrected. You can get a motorcycle helmet ...


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Same day courier delivery of antique coins, medals and banknotes.

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, April 2, 2016, In : Motorcycle Couriers 

Had a call from a gentleman who wanted a secure same day courier delivery of valuable coins, medals and banknotes to his son. Pick up from Alderley Edge and delivered to London. Assured the customer that the valuable items would be delivered securely and quickly.

My sat nav took me to a grand house so I knew the consignments I would be carrying were going to be valuable. Was greeted by a nice old gent who invited me in. He explained to me that he kept the items in a house safe but didn't fee...


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The cutest motorcycle courier

Posted by Howard Trott on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, In : Female Motorcycle Riders 
My friends niece Joanne has got to be the best looking motorcycle courier on the road. She has been riding bikes since she was 14 and started on scramblers. Her parents run a farm so she had plenty of off-road practice. She passed her motorbike test first time and rides a Kawasaki Ninja. Last year she helped us out for a week making deliveries, she was so popular we had plenty of calls all asking for her. One company used her three times in one day, you can see why. 



She is an excellent motorc...
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Overnight delivery of valuables

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Had a call from a lady who needed valuables including jewellery delivered to a relative in Scotland, pick up was from Manchester. The delivery had to be made by 6am, as the person receiving the valuables was flying back home to Australia. The items of jewellery were family heirlooms and valuable. Reassured the lady that the consignments would be delivered quickly and safely. With valuable consignments they are locked in a metal lockbox and carried in a locked backpack. The backpack is never t...
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Don't provide just a courier service

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
The courier industry is very competitive with some people willing to transport consignments for next to nothing. The days of making a lot of money are gone. Most van couriers I come across are just scratching a living. Most are on the road for 12 plus hours a day and make 50p for every parcel delivered. With running costs such as petrol, wear and tear on the vehicle, insurances and other expenses it's a hard way to make a living. Motorcycle couriers are in exactly the same boat. I know motorc...
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Motorcycle Leathers

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, February 12, 2016, In : Motorcycle Riding Gear 
Since the start of motorcycling it was apparent that something was needed to protect the exposed human body from the elements. The natural solution was leather. The leather motorcycle jacket, not only serves as a fashion statement, but is an essential piece of equipment to any serious biker for keeping warm, dry, and in one piece. A good quality leather jacket combined with leather motorcycle trousers will act as a second skin between you and the road, and can save you from serious injury. 



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Keeping your motorcycle safe

Posted by Howard Trott on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, In : Motorcycle Security 
Keep your motorcycle safe. The more security you have on your motorcycle, the better. Invest in a security device and always use it. Regardless of the type of security device you choose, whether it be disc locks, security chains, or U-bolts, they will only be effective if used. Taking the device with you when riding may seem inconvenient, but it is not as inconvenient as having your motorbike stolen. Ensure you keep the keys with you at all times.
Purchase an immobiliser, preferably one that i...

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Yamaha Motorcycles (1953 - 2000)

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, December 24, 2015, In : Japanese Motorcycles 
YAMAHA  Japan 1953 -

Torakusu Yamaha, whose name graces the sides of millions of motorcycles did not as far as I know ride one himself. In fact as he died in 1916, he may never have even seen a motorcycle, for which an explanation is required.

Yamaha was born in Nagasaki in 1851 and was first apprenticed to a clock maker, then to a manufacturer of medical equipment. He moved to Hamamatsu in 1883, then working as a self-employed engineer where he was asked to repair the organ at the local primar...
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My first motorbike ( Yamaha RD250LC )

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, November 27, 2015, In : Motorbike Stories 

I have been riding motorbikes for over 30years, in that time I've seen great changes in motorcycle design and performance. My first bike was a Yamaha RD 250 LC, it was a great little bike and pretty fast for its time.

The Yamaha RD 250 LC was launched in 1981 and was the first learner legal bike (at the time) which could actually do a real proper 100 mph. I remember going to see the bike with my old man, sitting on it for the first time and starting it up, my old man shouted 'what are you wa...


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You need a safe motorcycle helmet

Posted by Frank Medley on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 

As someone who rides their motorcycle frequently, you know that there are many dangerous situations out there on the road. You can easily get crowded by an aggressive or inattentive driver, who isn't paying attention to where you are on the road. You can also get caught in bad weather that you weren't expecting. A good driver knows that the best way to stay safe in these situations is to drive prudently and cautiously. But you can also invest in your safety in other ways, like by buying and w...


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Triumph Speed Triple 955i

Posted by Howard Trott on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, In : British Motorcycles 
I have rode a Triumph Speed Triple 955i motorcycle for many years, find the bike fast, easy to handle and reliable.

Introduced first as the T509 in 1997 the Speed Triple represented Triumph's attempt at creating a motorcycle in the Streetfighter image. Although essentially a Daytona T595 without the fairing, the most significant difference between the two models was the Speed Triple's smaller 885cc engine, detuned for more mid-range power. Apart from having a different oil cooler and the optio...
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Motorcycle security at home

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, November 1, 2015, In : Motorcycle Security 
A high percentage of motorcycle thefts are from the owner's home. Here are some things to consider whenever your motorcycle is at home.
  • Where possible, always keep the motorcycle in a securely locked garage. Never rely solely on the standard lock on a garage door, these are usually hopelessly inadequate. Fit an additional locking mechanism to the door and consider having the garage alarmed. A security light, activated by a movement sensor is always a good investment.
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Motorcycle tyre checks

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, October 22, 2015, In : Motorcycle Maintenance 
Motorcycle tyres must be checked when cold, not immediately after riding. Low tyre pressure may cause the tyre to slip on the rim or come off. High tyre pressures will cause abnormal tread wear and unsafe handling.

Use an accurate pressure gauge, many garage forecourt gauges are wildly inaccurate. If you buy your own spend as much as you can justify on a quality gauge.

Correct air pressure will increase tyre life and provide maximum stability, handling capability and ride comfort.

   

Tyre Care

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Beryl Swain

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, June 5, 2015, In : Female Motorcycle Riders 
In an era when riding a motorcycle was not thought to be a terribly ladylike occupation, Beryl Swain became, in 1962, the first woman solo rider to negotiate the notorious Isle of Man Tourist Trophy course in an official event. That year she rode her Italian Itom 50cc Racer into 22nd place in a field of 25 in a TT race around the notorious 37-mile mountain road course, which has claimed many lives and inflicted fearful injuries over the years. It was the first year in which the 50cc Ultra Lig...
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Ducati

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, March 7, 2015, In : Italian Motorcycles 
Ducati Italy 1946 -

Ducati, one of the most evocative names in motorcycling, whose fast, exotic, temperamental V-twins respond to lavish care and attention. At least that is most riders conception of the bikes from Bologna. But until recently the name was hardly known outside two wheel circles. Success in World Superbike competition has brought this the Ferrari of motorcycles to mainstream attention. In the early 1990's when it had gained seven WSB Championships this decade and for the first t...
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Hesketh

Posted by Howard Trott on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, In : British Motorcycles 
Hesketh England 1980 - 82

Hesketh, the new British superbike was announced to a delighted press and public in April 1980. They were delighted because deep down almost everyone wanted to see a new British superbike. There were one or two sceptics, such as the national daily which described the new V-twin as just another folly of the English aristocracy, but they were the minority. Two years later when the whole enterprise collapsed in a highly public and embarrassing manner, there were no short...
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Security Devices

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, January 25, 2015, In : Motorcycle Security 

Motorcycles are very commonly not secured properly so they can be easy for thieves. By taking some appropriate precautions and using good quality security products and using them well, should help you to keep your motorcycle safe.



Security devices generally come in different categories ranging from 1 to 5 (1 being the best and most expensive). Below is a list of the category description:

Cat 1: Electronic alarm and immobiliser combined system

Cat 2: Electronic immobiliser (Upgradeable to Cat...


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Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, January 25, 2015, In : American Motorcycles 
Harley-Davidson Motorcycles U.S.A 1903 - 

It was by a series of happy coincidences that the Harley family moved from Manchester, England and the Davidsons from Scotland both emigrated to North America in the late 19th century, and settled in Milwaukee. And that two of their sons, Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson, should end up working at the same engineering establishment, became firm friends, and began experimentation with the internal combustion engine. Arthur was the outgoing one, a patternm...
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Barigo 599cc

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, December 5, 2014, In : French Motorcycles 
Patrick Barigo builds limited numbers of motorcycles using single-cylinder, four-stroke engines supplied by the Austrian Rotax company. This 1992 road bike is based on Barigo's super motard competition machines. Premium quality suspension and brake components are used in its construction, and low weight, good handling, and a tractable engine offer impressive performance. Proven in the gruelling Paris-Dakar rally and other testing events, Barigo was the only motorcycle manufacturer operating i...
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Buell RR1000

Posted by Howard Trott on Monday, November 3, 2014, In : American Motorcycles 
The first RR1000 prototype was built in 1984 by Eric Buell, a former Harley-Davidson employee, as a commission from the Vetter fairing company although Buell was still independent of Harley-Davidson at this point, the company would soon be incorporated into the Harley fold. The RR1000 used an engine from a Harley XR1000 fitted into Buell's patented Uniplanar chassis, which restricted engine vibration by using a system of rods, joints, and rubber mountings. Only 50 RR1000's were built before t...
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Britten V1000

Posted by Howard Trott on Monday, September 22, 2014, In : New Zealand Motorcycles 
The Britten is an extraordinary bike built by an extraordinary man. John Britten ignored convention when he built this motorcycle and came up with an elegant and inspired machine. The 60 degree v-twin engine is an integral part of the chassis to which the front and rear suspension are bolted. In fact, almost every part of the Britten performs at least two functions. If also looks brilliant. The Britten performed well in International Battle of the Twins racing and in the early nineties was pr...
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Norton Commando Interstate MKIII 850 ES

Posted by Howard Trott on Monday, September 22, 2014, In : British Motorcycles 
Norton was on the verge of bankruptcy by 1975 when this motorcycle, the final version of the Commando was produced. Based on 1973's MKI 850, the MKIII was fitted with an electric starter in addition to the kick-starter. It had tuned silencers, lockheed disc brakes front and rear, left hand gearchange, halogen lightening, and a full compliment of accessories. Nothing could conceal the age of the design and compared to the increasingly sophisticated Japanese opposition it was very dated, though...
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BSA Rocket 3

Posted by Howard Trott on Monday, September 22, 2014, In : British Motorcycles 
The three cylinder Rocket 3 or A75 was launched in Britain in 1969. The BSA/Triumph group had to act quickly to catch up with Honda, which was known to be developing a four. The Rocket 3 and Triumph Trident were similar, though BSA's engine design had its cylinder block tilted forward where the Triumph's was vertical. This bike is from 1970, BSA ceased production the following year.



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Forest Heritage Scenic Byway – Asheville Best for Motorcycle Ride

Posted by Dewayne Jasper on Monday, April 7, 2014, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 

If you've ever had the pleasure of passing through or even visiting Asheville, NC, you'll understand that the surrounding mountains and scenery are simply magnificent. For thousands of years, the area has hosted a plethora of vegetation and wildlife in its natural state. Once the town of Asheville was established, neighboring communities began to immediately offer travelers a multitude of activities, from mountain biking and skiing to rock climbing and hiking. But you don't have to leave your...


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Motorcycle Courier Work

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, March 9, 2014, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
The nice weather is nearly upon us and as usual we are starting to receive phone calls and emails from people wanting to work as motorcycle couriers. We have stated on the website that we are not looking for any staff due to the fact that we undertake all the work ourselves. Motorcycle courier work is not seasonal, we have delivered consignments with thick ice and snow covering the roads which makes riding interesting to say the least especially when your in the countryside scaling a steep hi...
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Moto Guzzi V7 Special

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, February 28, 2014, In : Italian Motorcycles 
Although Moto Guzzi first developed its V-twin motor in the 1950's, motorcycle interest in Italy was at a low ebb and the motor was used in a three-wheeled military vehicle. The V-twin motorcycle was built to fulfil an order from the Italian police. Overseas interest created a need for a civilian version. The 703cc V7 came out in 1967. In 1969 the bore was enlarged by 3mm, increasing the capacity to 757cc and called the V7 special. It ran until 1971 and had many features seen on modern Guzzi ...
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Honda Goldwing GL1500

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, February 28, 2014, In : Japanese Motorcycles 
The symbol of the Golden wing was already a familiar Honda trademark when the model was christened in 1975. At the time of its launch, the 1000cc four-cylinder machine was simply the biggest, most complex motorcycle ever produced in Japan. By the 1980's, Honda was an established car-maker, with car and motorcycle assembly plants around the world. In 1981, Goldwing production moved from Japan to Ohio, the biggest market for the motorcycle was in America, but it was exported all over the world,...
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Honda CB350

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, February 28, 2014, In : Japanese Motorcycles 
The CB350 was the smallest of the 1970's road going, four cylinder, S.O.H.C machines. Never officially imported into Britain, and failing to gain support in the USA, Honda looked to Europe, where some countries import tax laws favour sub-350cc motorcycles. Police versions were offered in France and Holland. Even so, the CB350 had a short life. Introduced in 1972, it was replaced in the markets by the CB400F, which appeared in 1974. Capacity of the 400 four was increased to 408cc. It was resty...
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Harley-Davidson Hill Climber

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, February 28, 2014, In : American Motorcycles 
The ingredients of an American hill-climb motorcycle appear simple, even if the reality is rather more complicated. The essential element is power, and in the case of this machine a methanol-burning eight-valve engine was enough in 1930 to make it a competitive motorcycle. A long wheelbase and weight at the front to prevent the motorcycle tipping over backwards are both essential, as is grip, which is why the motorcycles rear tyre is wrapped in chains. A good level of expertise was involved i...
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Ducati 851

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, February 28, 2014, In : Italian Motorcycles 
The 851 was the most complex Ducati road bike ever built when introduced in 1987. It retained desmodromic valve operation and the 90 degree V-twin engine layout, but also incorporated four camshafts, eight valves, water cooling, and petrol injection, all first for a road Ducati and introduced to meet increasingly strict emissions and noise legislation. These features were also brought in to meet World Superbike race rules, and the 851 was the basis for Ducati's successful 888 Superbike racer.



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The risks of incorrectly fitting Suzuki saddlebags

Posted by Dewayne Jasper on Friday, January 31, 2014, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 

Some bikers might be under the impression that they can just slap on their Suzuki hard saddlebags and be on their way. However, as is the case with any bike part or accessory, much care needs to be taken when fitting them. Incorrect fitting of any kind of saddlebag can have disastrous consequences for everyone concerned. It is vital for bikers to understand that even the smallest decisions they make before mounting their trusty steed can impact them as well as other travelers.



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Matchless G45

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, January 24, 2014, In : British Motorcycles 
Developed by the AJS race shop for the 1952 season, the G45 was based on the 500cc parallel-twin that came fourth in the 1951 Manx Grand Prix. Twin Amol Grand Prix carburettors, a Lucas racing magneto, and a rev-counter drive were standard along with the Burman racing gearbox. The engine included a one piece forged steel crank, alloy barrels, and triple valve springs. Seventeen G45's entered the 1955 Senior race and only 10 finished. Although the G45 was not successful compared to other model...
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Honda CBR 1100 Blackbird

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, January 24, 2014, In : Japanese Motorcycles 
Motorcycle makers have always wanted to make the fastest motorcycle on the market. Kawasaki claimed the title in 1990 with its ZZR 1100, and it wasn't until six years later that Honda was able to respond. Placing a 164 bhp engine in an aerodynamic motorcycle weighing 241 kg ( 531 lbs ) resulted in a top speed of 285 km/h ( 177 mph ). However, the Blackbird is also docile, easy to ride at low speed, comfortable, and has surprisingly agile handling. It combines the punch of a boxer with the man...
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Ducati 916 SPS

Posted by Howard Trott on Monday, January 20, 2014, In : Italian Motorcycles 
The Ducati 916 is one of the best looking and most successful motorcycles ever built. Hailed as a design classic, it has won six World Superbike championships and it remains an object of desire for ordinary motorcyclists. The technology for the 916 was developed from the mid eighties by Ducati engineer Massimo Bordi, who took Ducati's trademark 90 degree V-twin and added water cooling, four valve cylinder heads, and fuel injection. The chassis is also a Ducati trademark. The tubular steel tre...
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Triumph T595 Daytona

Posted by Howard Trott on Monday, January 20, 2014, In : British Motorcycles 
Six years after Triumph's 1991 re-launch, the company entered the lucrative supersports market with the T595, built to compete with the market leading Honda Fireblade and charistmatic Ducati 916. The motorcycle used Triumph's trademark three-cylinder set up and the Daytona name from the earlier models, but almost everything else was new. Though lighter, more powerful, and better looking than its predecessor, the T595's reputation suffered when some early motorcycles were recalled because of a...
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Suzuki GT 750

Posted by Howard Trott on Monday, January 20, 2014, In : Japanese Motorcycles 
Launched in 1971, Suzuki's GT 750 made an immediate impact thanks to its radical design and rapid acceleration. Building on its own success in the 1960's with racing two-strokes, Suzuki decided to create a large capacity, multi-cylinder sports motorcycle for road riders. Suzuki's first venture into the superbike market was largely successful, the GT stayed in production for five years. The three cylinders were arranged in-line across the frame, which could cause the middle cylinder to overhea...
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BMW R60

Posted by Howard Trott on Monday, January 20, 2014, In : German Motorcycles 
Having begun Post-War production with pre-war models, BMW's road motorcycles were comprehensively redesigned in 1955. The front and rear suspension on the new frames were provided by pivoting forks. The steering geometry and the strength of the new front suspension was ideal for sidecar use, and the BMW became the definitive sidecar machine. The combination shown here consists of a 1965 R60 mated to the classic German built Stieb sidecar. Special sidecar gearing was offered bu most manufactur...
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Motorcycle Helmets

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, January 16, 2014, In : Motorcycle Riding Gear 
A motorcycle helmet is the single most important piece of motorcycle clothing you will buy and not just because they are a legal requirement. The right motorcycle helmet fitted correctly could save your life in an accident. If you ever have to put a motorcycle helmet to the test and I hope you never do you'll be glad your wearing a good one.

There is no need to spend a fortune to get a motorcycle helmet that will provide an adequate level of protection. All motorcycle helmets sold in the UK h...
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World Superbikes

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, January 16, 2014, In : World Superbikes 
The Brands Hatch round of the World Superbike Championship has become, like the Bol D'Or and the Daytona 200, one of those occasions that transcends motorcycle sport. Crowds regulary run into six figures, making it the best attended one day sporting event in the UK.

Rewind back to 1988, and the first ever World Superbike race, and an optimist might have counted 10,000 people inside Donington Park. Take today's spectator back to that first race and they would have trouble recognising it as a W...
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Motorcycle Industry In India

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, In : Motorcycle Industry In India 

The motorcycle industry in India has grown rapidly in the country since the announcement of the process of liberalization in 1991 by the then finance minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, now Prime Minister of India.

Previously, there were only a handful of motorcycle models available in the country. Currently, India is the second largest producer of motorcycles in the world. It stands next only to China and Japan in terms of the number of motorcycles produced and the sales of motorcycles respectivel...


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How To Buy A Motorcycle

Posted by Scott Sanders on Monday, January 6, 2014, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 

So, you've finally decided that you're ready to buy that motorcycle you've been dreaming about for the past 10 years. Congratulations! Do you know how to buy a motorcycle? This ATV buyer's guide will provide everything you need to know before you buy. Whether you're a seasoned expert or just getting started, the following will be beneficial to you.

Hopefully, you've already taken at least one motorcycle safety course and gotten your motorcycle license. If you haven't, you should do it ...


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Motorcycles - Types And Use

Posted by Carolyn Clayton on Monday, January 6, 2014, In : Guest Motorcycle Articles 

Until World War One the largest manufacturer of motorcycles was Indian who produced over 20,000 bikes per year. By 1920 this honour went to Harley Davidson. Today, the Japanese manufacturers, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha dominate the motorcycle industry, although Harley-Davidson still maintains a high degree of popularity in the United States.

Motorcycles have historically been associated with subcultures i.e. Cafe Racers of the 1950's and the Mod's and Rockers of the 1960's. In...


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Transportation Of Jewellery And Coins

Posted by Howard Trott on Thursday, December 26, 2013, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Transportation Of Jewellery / Coins From Manchester To Birmingham. Tuesday 24th December.
Had a call from a lady who wanted items of jewellery and collectors coins picking up from a Jewellers in Manchester and brought to her home in Birmingham. The items were expensive and she didn't want to use a conventional courier so called us. One item in particular had been custom made and was only just finished.

Once payment had been made she emailed the relevant information and attachments through to u...
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Another Strange Delivery Destination

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, December 1, 2013, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Working as a motorcycle courier you meet people from all walks of life and deliver consignments to some strange places and people. Solicitors must have it in for me as the strangest places and people I've delivered to have all been solicitors clients. This one was no exception. Had to deliver documentation to a lady living out in the sticks. It was pouring with rain and had been for a couple of days. The roads were fine until I hit the green belt, as every biker knows some country roads are a...
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Urgent Sample Delivery

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Urgent Sample Delivery from Preston to Birmingham. Monday 25th November.
Had a call from a company that needed a sample picking up from Preston and delivering to a client in Birmingham. Got my gear together, cranked up my motorcycle and off I went. Weather conditions were good and there was no traffic conjestion on the way to Preston. Its a bonus getting paid for riding my motorcycle and its a nice change from my normal line of work.

As I mention in an earlier post, the days of working full ti...
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Transportation Of £10,000 Cash

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, In : Security Motorcycle Courier 
Transportation Of £10,000 Cash From Chester To Manchester. Monday 18th November.
Had a call from one of our clients we do security work for. He needed a consignment of cash transported from his office to a client. This was an odd request as usually transactions like this are done by money transfer. He informed me his client wanted the money in cash as soon as possible.

For consignments such as this we use a lockable cash in transit box which is then locked in one of our Backpacks. The journe...
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Transportation Of Diamond Ring

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, November 17, 2013, In : Security Motorcycle Courier 
Transportation Of Diamond Ring From Manchester To Stourbridge Birmingham Friday 15th November.
Valuable consignments come in all shapes and sizes. Jewellery is one of the most valuable consignments delivered. Had to pick up a diamond ring from a jewellers in Manchester and deliver it to a private address in Birmingham. It was an engagement ring that had been bought but had to be re-sized. The client couldn't collect the ring himself so contacted us. Was sent through the documentation and a pic...
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Royal Enfield Desert Storm

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, November 16, 2013, In : British Motorcycles 
Thousands of Royal Enfield Bullets were painted olive drab green, and desert beige during the Second World War, and saw action on all fronts. The Indian Army used them from 1949, and that paved the way for them still being around today.
I still look on the Royal Enfield as being a British Motorcycle even though its now made in India. Hence I've put this blog in the British Motorcycle category. As for the Desert Storm, far from being cheesy retro lash-ups, this Desert Storm ( and its Battle Gre...
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Transportation Of Jewellery

Posted by Howard Trott on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, In : Security Motorcycle Courier 
Transportation Of Jewellery Box/Jewellery. From Liverpool to Llangollen, North Wales. Wednesday 6th November.
Had to transport several pieces of jewellery and a jewelley box. Was informed total worth of consignments was around £18,000. That's why working as a motorcycle courier its important to get properly insured. Was emailed photos of the pieces I had to pick up.

So got my gear together and off I went. Pick up was hassle free, it takes no time getting to Liverpool. North Wales is a nice pl...

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Strange Delivery Destination

Posted by Howard Trott on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Working as a motorcycle courier you deliver consignments to some strange places. Sometimes I deliver legal papers for Solicitors to their clients. One such place I delivered to was like something out of a horror film. The place was out in the sticks and was hard to find. Had to ride down a very narrow country lane which was full of pot holes and unkept hedges on either side. It seemed to go on for miles. It was the middle of winter, the sky was grey, and all I could hear was the noise of my m...
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Transportation Of Valuable Necklace

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, October 27, 2013, In : Security Motorcycle Courier 
Transportation of Valuable Necklace from Manchester to London. Friday 25th October.
Had a call from a lady who needed an antique necklace picking up from her late Grandmothers house in Manchester and delivering it to her at London. There was no time deadline, but she wanted the necklace delivered the same day.
With items like these I lock them away in a steel lock box, which is then locked in a Backpack. With her Grandmother recently deceased I talked through everything slowly and put everythin...
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Minister Says Priority Is To Keep People Riding

Posted by Howard Trott on Monday, October 21, 2013, In : Motorcycle News 
Motorcycle riding government minister Mike Pennington says he's on a mission to make life safer, simpler and fairer for motorcyclists, and remove some of the many hurdles that put people off. Speaking to the BMF's government relations executive, Chris Hodder, Penning was keen to stress the importance of not only training riders, but also educating them in the importance of being properly equipped for riding. 'Its not so much about getting people on two wheels, but rather getting people to sta...
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Security Motorcycle Courier

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : Security Motorcycle Courier 
For delivery of Valuable Consignments we are one of the safest carriers. Vans that usually transport valuable consignments are heavily armoured but still not totally safe. They are slow and easy targets. The couriers at Spartan Motorcycle Couriers are expert advanced motorcycle riders.

They are Security Operatives that also double as Motorcycle Escorts. Experts at taking evasive action, and one of the fastest on the road so uncatchable. High performance motorcycles in the right hands are exce...
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Tom Tom Rider 2 Motorcycle Satellite Navigation

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Satellite Navigation is essential for a motorcycle courier. Delivering consignments across the UK needs to be done as quickly as possible. Most of the consignments delivered are time critical and have to be delivered before a certain time. The Tom Tom Rider 2 Sat Nav is very easy to use. The touch screen is bright and the tabs are large.

 It has many settings including the fastest or quickest route options, which is handy if a speedy delivery is essential. The charger is wired to the battery a...
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Working As A Motorcycle Courier

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, October 4, 2013, In : Motorcycle Couriers 
Anyone can work as a motorcycle courier. All you need is a motorcycle, telephone, and insurance. The same applies to van couriers. I know quite a few lads that have lost their jobs, so they bought a van got some insurance and had a go. Most of them don't last long.

 I came across a lad parked up at the services on the M6. He looked p***** off and was kicking his bike. As most bikers would do I pulled over to see if I could help. His bike had seen better days and was leaking oil everywhere. He ...
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Triumph Speed Triple R

Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, September 1, 2013, In : British Motorcycles 

The Triumph Speed Triple is Hinckley's best selling model, with over 50,000 shifted since its launch in 1994, the naked bike is an icon, instantly recognisable and a machine that encapsulates the fresh spirit within Triumph. And now the spirit has gained even more sporting ability.

Specification
Price : £11,299 (£11,899 with ABS)
Engine : 1050cc 12v dohc inline triple
Power : 133bhp@9400rpm
Torque : 82lb.ft@7750rpm
Transmission : 6 speed, chain drive
Tyres : 120/70-17; 190/5-17
Kerb Weight : 212kg
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