Tag: Motorcycles

April motorcycle sales up 7.3%

23rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Sales of motorcycles continued to rise in April, according to figures released by the Motor Cycle Industry Association. April sales were up 7.3 per cent against April 2018, and 9.4 per cent up in the year-to-date. In total, 36,951 bikes have been put on UK roads so far 2019, up by 3,188 registrations compared to 2018.

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Liqui Moly to support Yamaha in the Superbike World Championship

Liqui Moly to support Yamaha in the Superbike World Championship

21st February 2019 | 0 Comments

Liqui Moly has added Superbike World Championship (World SBK) support for the Italian GRT Yamaha team to its MotoGP involvement. The team sponsorship will mean the company’s logo will be displayed on the motorcycles, racing overalls, team truck, and at the official Yamaha hospitality, while the team will have access to Liqui Moly motorcycle products, including more than its core oil and additive products.

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Michelin TPMS – Bike launched to protect riders from risk of tyre failures

Michelin TPMS – Bike launched to protect riders from risk of tyre failures

28th January 2019 | 0 Comments

British technology firm Fit2Go TPMS, a global licensee for Michelin, has launched its first tyre pressure monitoring system for motorcycles, mopeds and scooters – introducing new levels of safety for riders for whom tyre condition is critical. The Michelin TPMS – Bike is a ‘plug & play’ retrofit kit that comes as standard with a magnetic display mount, inductive charger and two sensors, replacing the original valve caps. It brings the same direct TPMS technology already launched for the passenger car and commercial vehicle markets to two-wheels for the first time.

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Mycarcheck.com January 2019 market guide tackles Brexit ‘uncertainty’

Mycarcheck.com January 2019 market guide tackles Brexit ‘uncertainty’

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

Mycarcheck.com’s valuation experts have revealed significant trends in the UK used vehicle market, choosing a car and bike of the month.

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NMDA at Motorcycle Trade Expo knowledge shop

16th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The National Motorcycle Dealer Association (NMDA) will be on hand to offer support and advice at the upcoming Motorcycle Trade Expo knowledge shop (20-22 January 2019 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire). The NMDA represents the interests of motorcycle dealers in the UK and holds regular discussions with the relevant government departments and motorcycle manufacturers to raise industry concerns, and keep abreast of the latest changes to support its dealer members.

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Bickers’ top tips to prepare your motorcycle for winter hibernation

Bickers’ top tips to prepare your motorcycle for winter hibernation

22nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Motorcycle parts and accessories distributor Bickers is reminding motorists of a few top safety tips they can employ to keep their bike in the best condition while stored during the colder months. The company’s managing director Derek McMartin listed Bickers’ tips to coincide with Road Safety Week, with winter just around the corner.

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Brits prefer to ‘do it alone’

Brits prefer to ‘do it alone’

2nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

For the French it’s a pastime for couples, for the Spanish a group activity, but going solo is the preferred way of doing it in the UK. We are of course talking about motorcycling – according to a survey performed by Moto-tyres.co.uk, 71 per cent of British respondents said they’d rather ride alone than in a group.

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Russia victorious in Avon-sponsored AMD World Championship

Russia victorious in Avon-sponsored AMD World Championship

15th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building Freestyle class, supported by official sponsor Avon tyres, has been won by Russian customiser, Zillers Garage. In the Cafe Racer class, Italian outfit FMW Motorcycles with its Avon-shod ‘Hurakan’.

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Motorcycle sales up in February, scooter sales drop

9th March 2018 | 0 Comments

The Motor Cycle Industry Association is encouraged by the small rise in demand for motorcycles, though with the caveat that scooter registrations have declined. “Demand for motorcycles in February was up 1.2 per cent on the same period last year, registering 3943 units. However, scooter registrations were down -2.1 per cent,” said Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA), which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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January motorcycle sales – all sectors show growth

12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

The latest figures released by the Motor Cycle Industry Association have shown an increase in demand for motorcycles, but it is not time to get carried away by this apparent success, according to the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA). “Demand for motorcycles in January was up 11.8 per cent on the same period last year, registering 5,458 units. However, this was expected as last year the market was flooded with a high volume of pre-registered bikes for sale,” said Stephen Latham, head of the NMDA.

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Motorcycle sales down for 11th month running

3rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

According to figures from the Motor Cycle Industry Association registrations in November fell by -17.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2016. Year-to-date decline stood at -15.7 per cent. In total, 6,288 bikes were registered in the month.

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October motorcycle sales down 13.6 per cent

9th November 2017 | 0 Comments

According to figures from the Motor Cycle Industry Association, registrations in October fell by -13.6 per cent compared to the same period last year and the year-to-date decline currently stands at -15.5 per cent. 7,406 bikes were registered in the month compared with 8,595 units in October 2016.

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Motorcycle sales down again in August

21st September 2017 | 0 Comments

Motorcycle registrations in August fell by –17.8 per cent compared to the same period last year, with the total number of bikes being sold down to 6,856 units. “Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in August – marking eight consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA).

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June motorcycle sales continue 2017 decline

14th July 2017 | 0 Comments

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in June – marking 6 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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Fi McMartin promoted at Bickers

26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Fi McMartin has been named as the new East Anglia area sales manager at parts and accessories distributor, Bickers. Fi has been part of the McMartin family business since 2011. In her new role as the area sales manager in East Anglia, Fi will be joining a team of area managers in the UK.

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