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NSU Kettenkrad

Motorbikes

20 Mar 2017

£50,000 for the ultimate go-anywhere German “motorcycle”

The ultimate go-anywhere “motorcycle”, a 1944 NSU Kettenkrad, was sold for £51,750 at auction on Sunday, March 19. The German machine went under the hammer at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting but went for less than its pre-sale estimate of £60,000-£80,000. The Kettenkrad was designed for the German Wehrmacht, the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany… Read more »


Fred Murphy collecting the UK's first electric bike to be sold with an OLEV 'plug in...

Motorbikes

02 Mar 2017

First UK customer benefits from ‘plug in’ grant for e-motorcycles

The nation’s first electric motorcycle bought with the new ‘plug in’ subsidy hit the roads on March 1, a day which rings in a new era for motorcyclists. Fred Murphy, from Redhill in Surrey, was the first customer to benefit from the government’s subsidy of £1500 or 20% of the total purchase cost, whichever is… Read more »


Motorbikes

02 Mar 2017

Bidding and buying – a rider’s guide to motorcycle auctions

Online vs real-world auctions If you have ever bought anything on eBay, you already know what an auction is and the real-world event is very similar to the online version. Motorcycle auctions are sales where a number of bikes are brought to a single location and then sold individually to the highest bidder. While on… Read more »


Isle of Man TT

Motorcycle Insurance

20 Feb 2017

Seven of the country’s best motorcycle festivals

There’s nothing quite like the heady aromas of petrol vapour and burning rubber to signal the start of the motorcycle festival season. We may still be in the frosty days of winter, but it’s never too early to start planning your spring and summer getaways. So to get you in the mood, we’ve selected seven… Read more »


bmw electric concept motorbike

Motorbikes

17 Feb 2017

Complete guide to the electric motorbike

Electric vehicles have long been a staple of science fiction, and have been hyped as being the next big thing for years. You may be surprised to learn that the first patent for an electric motorcycle was issued in the 1890s, but it’s only recently that technology has begun catching up with the dream. With… Read more »