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Thursday
Jan312019

Local Olympic athlete gets on her Triumph

Olympic athlete Aimee Fuller: “The first thing I did after the Winter Olympics was pass my motorcycle test!”

 

British snowboarder and Olympic athlete Aimee Fuller has partnered with Triumph Motorcycles to reveal the dedicated lifestyle of a successful professional athlete.

 

In the short insightful video, two-time Olympian and Triumph ambassador Aimee reveals her intense training regime and the focus required to stay at the top of her game and her sport.

 

In addition to an arduous training programme, Aimee recognises the importance of a healthy mind and uses her Triumph Street Twin to escape the stress of everyday life.

 

Describing the similarities between two-wheeled riding and being in the mountains, the Olympic snowboarder, said: “To physically just enjoy and ride, it’s the same feeling as when I snowboard. It’s escapism. The first thing I did after Sochi 2014 Olympics was pass my full motorcycle test.

 

“Going with my dad and grandad to motocross meets in Kent and Sussex was probably what got me hooked! I started racing motocross bikes from the age of 6 until 9 and finished 2nd in the British Champs.

 

“Since then I’ve done lots of trail riding, some more motocross but mostly spent time on my Triumph Street Twin. I love the way that it looks, rides and makes me feel. It’s absolutely perfect for commuting and to blow away the cobwebs.”

 

To watch the full video, DOWNLOAD HERE.

Monday
Jan282019

Wemoto launch Hayabusa monoshock linkage kit

Wemoto is now stocking Slinky Glide Monoshock Linkage Rebuild Kits for Suzuki GSX 1300 R Hayabusas, covering models from 1999 to 2017.

 

Slinky Glide is a brand well known for its control, speedo and tacho cables. In the past few years, it’s expanded its range to include fork repair kits and bearing kits. Its products being reputable for their precise fit, durability and reliability.

 

The Hayabusa linkage kits are hard to come by elsewhere. So, made to original equipment specifications, Slinky Glide’s kits offer Hayabusa owners a cheaper alternative to the OE part (at under half the price), which is just as reliable.

 

Part No: LBK0004 – Suzuki Hayabusa 2008-2017

OEM: £216.53 inc. VAT

Slinky Glide: £92.95 inc.VAT

 

Part No: LBK0005 – Suzuki Hayabusa 1999 - 2007

Friday
Jan182019

Help us catch a potential road killer


                            
MAG is offering up to £1,000 to catch a potential road killer.

MAG has announced a £1,000 reward for information leading to the 
successful prosecution of the individual responsible for a 'hit & run' 
incident near the Squires Café Bar in North Yorkshire, where a car 
driver left a seriously injured motorcyclist, Matthew Ramsden, lying on 
the road with his damaged motorcycle.

The incident occurred in Sherburn-in-Elmet. Police say that Matthew was 
travelling along the B1222, near Peckfield, on Sunday 6 January at 
around 4.40pm, when he collided with a car at the junction with the A63. 
The driver did not stop at the scene.

Castleford-based firm, West Riding Personal Financial Solutions, has 
also put up £1,000 for information leading to a prosecution. Police 
believe the car to be a silver saloon - possibly a VW or a Skoda - and 
it suffered severe rear bumper damage as a result of the collision.

Yorkshire MAG Representative Richard ‘Manny’ Manton describes this 
latest incident as a ‘line in the sand.’ He says: ‘the guilty driver 
showed no respect for the biker’s life or property – and also decided to 
evade the law instead of fulfilling a basic moral and legal 
responsibility as a road user.’

Manny continues: ‘we’re offering up to one thousand pounds for 
information leading to a successful prosecution because MAG isn’t going 
to stand by and tolerate blatant criminality on the highways of 
Yorkshire - or any other part of Britain. If you know who did this, and 
you don’t speak up, you’re protecting someone who can’t be trusted by 
you or anyone else. Help us get justice – and potentially pick up a 
thousand pounds for yourself. This offender isn’t fit to be on the 
roads. If they are not found, they can do it again - to you or someone 
you love.’

Please contact MAG on 01926 844 064 with any information. You can speak 
to us in confidence. We won’t reveal your identity – we just want the 
identity of a law-breaker too cowardly to stay at the scene of a serious 
accident where someone could have died.

You can visit this site to get further police information about the 
incident:

https://northyorkshire.police.uk/news/hit-run-appeal-b1222/

Contact MAG at 01926 844 064 or central-office@mag-uk.org

Monday
Jan072019

MAG, ULEZ and exemption of older motorcycles



Update on: Honda, BMW, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Harley Davidson, KTM, 
Lexmoto, Aprilia, Husqvarna, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Royal Enfield, 
Triumph, Norton, Gilera, Vespa.

The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has been working to exempt as many 
motorcycles as possible from the high Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) 
charges being introduced in London in April 2019. In a series of 
releases, MAG is outlining the progress made with manufacturers in 
helping you to avoid charges, by proving your motorcycle is compliant 
with the emissions levels that have been set.

Following a productive meeting with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, 
regarding motorcycles in the Capital, MAG is engaged in seeking 
information from manufacturers which will help you secure an exemption 
for your motorcycle.  MAG’s Director of Communications & Public Affairs, 
Lembit Öpik, explains: ‘we have agreed with the Mayor that those 
motorcycles which achieve the emissions standards set for the ULEZ 
charge should be exempt. It’s common sense and eminently fair to do this.

‘There are two ways to achieve that exemption: a Certificate of 
Conformity, showing that your machine produces less NOx than the upper 
permissible limit; or a specific test of your machine providing evidence 
that this is the case. We’re working with manufacturers to see what 
needs to be done to get a Certificate of Conformity (COC) and we’ll 
share that information as we get it.

MAG is also working to seek a simple, long-term solution that avoids any 
punitive toxic tax for motorbikes and scooters. The current proposal, 
which MAG is opposing, would add £12.50 to a daily commute for many, 
increasing the cost of the journey by over 1,000%.

We’ll keep you posted on manufacturers as we get more information from them.

Contact MAG at 01926 844 064 or central-office@mag-uk.org

Wednesday
Dec052018

Skidmarx get fly with MT-10

 

 

British bike bodywork specialists Skidmarx have introduced a sports fly screen and larger touring screen for the Yamaha MT-10.

A popular addition to naked bikes, the Sport Fly Screen is specially shaped to deflect wind and weather away from the rider. Compact - at just 330 x 330 mm - it is designed to blend in with the MT’s aggressive, streetfighter styling and retails at £59.95 including VAT. 

The Tall and Wide touring screen measures 440 by 390 mm, shielding the rider from the elements for a more relaxing ride over long distances. It sells for £79.995 inc. VAT.

Both screens are made in the UK from 4 mm cast acrylic, come in a choice of Clear, Light Grey and Dark Grey tints and attach to existing mounting points above the headlights for a quick and fuss-free fit. 

Call Skidmarx on 01305 780808 or visit www.skidmarx.co.uk for details.
Sport Fly Screen
Tall & Wide Screen