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Triumph Motorcycles will be auctioning two unique experiences at the 2018 British MotoGP™ on  Thursday 23rd August 2018 as part of the annual ‘Day of Champions’ charity auction.



The two prizes will give the lucky winners an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into the British manufacturer and its motorcycles.


The top prize winner will join Triumph on a Global press launch of a new motorcycle hosted in southern Europe. All expenses on the trip will be covered and the winner will be among the first in the world, and the only member of the general public to ride the exciting new model.


Triumph is also offering another unique opportunity for a winning bidder and nine of their friends to have a private all-access tour at the Hinckley factory and time with the official Triumph design team.


The auction, which will take place at 3pm on Thursday 23rd August, will raise funds to support the work of Riders for Health International and African programmes that ensure life-saving healthcare gets to rural communities using well-maintained motorcycles.


Hosted by Two Wheels for Life, Day of Champions is a fun day out for the whole family with entertainment throughout the day, including live music and stunt displays. A limited number of exclusive paddock and pit lane tickets will give lucky holders the chance to experience behind the scenes of MotoGP™ as riders and teams prepare for the race weekend ahead.


Motorcyclists who are planning to arrive by bike can also take part in the famous Day of Champions ride-in, which includes two laps of the world-famous Silverstone circuit.


Paul Lilly, General Manager, Triumph Motorcycles UK & Ireland, said: “Triumph is incredibly excited for the British MotoGP at Silverstone later this month. We have some of the most unique and exclusives prizes up for grabs and look forward to a lucky Triumph fan winning them at the ‘Riders for Life’ charity auction.”


MotoGP fans who attend the British GP at Silverstone on Sunday 26th August will also get to see the brand new Triumph Moto2 bike taken on its maiden public parade lap, ridden by former World Superbike Champion James Toseland.


To find out more and book tickets, please visit -   


Ventura get two Dukes in the bag

Ventura has added two very different Ducatis to its fitment list - the 1100 Panigale V4 superbike and retro Scrambler 1100 - the versatile Bike Pack System offering a simple luggage solution for both bikes.

Although poles apart in style and design, the Panigale and Scrambler share the same limited luggage carrying capability - their minimalist rear-ends offering little option for mounting soft bags or hard cases.

Light, stable and versatile, Ventura’s Bike Pack System combines the best features of hard and soft luggage, to add serious carrying capability without excess weight, width or bulky and unsightly racking systems. The Bike Pack system consists of just three elements: L-Brackets, Pack-Rack and Pack:  
  1. The discreet L-Brackets are tailor made for each machine and attach to existing mounting points on the sub-frame.
  2. The Pack-Rack slots into the L-Brackets, offering a stable and secure platform for the luggage.
  3. The Pack, which simply slides onto the Rack and clips into place
The unique mounting system ensures the load won’t shift, even during hard riding. It can be carried directly behind the rider close to the bike’s centre of gravity, and quickly re-positioned behind the pillion seat when a passenger is on-board. Both options carry the pack well clear of exhausts and the rear wheel.  

Riders can choose from a range of 11 different packs, from a small 10-litre bag to a whopping 63-litre design, to suit all types of trip. When luggage is not required, both Pack and Rack can be removed in seconds, leaving only the L-Brackets behind. The rider then has the option of fitting a pillion Grab Handle.

L-Brackets for the 1100 Panigale V4 and Scrambler 1100 retail for £125.00 and prices for the Pack-Rack start at £77.99. Both the 22-litre EVO Pack and 51-litre Aero Spada Pack (shown in images) cost £129.99 (all including VAT).

For further details, prices and a full list of pack options, call 01256 704909 or visit
When luggage isn't required, the rack can be replaced with a Grab Handle.


The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) is appealing to all riders to complete an important transport survey – one which could help protect your right to ride.

MAG’s Chair, Selina Lavender, says: ‘'It's important that riders’ voices are heard and completing transport surveys such as this one can be an easy way to do that. Fair Fuel UK are keen to hear from more riders and have asked if we can highlight the survey which we are happy to. It will take about ten minutes of your time to complete. Whether you ride 500 miles or 50,000 miles a year - and whether you have an interest in politics or not - we'd all like our fuel to be fairly priced.'

The survey can be found by following this link:

If too few bikers respond, it will make us look like we don’t care about what happens to us. This is a very good opportunity to be heard by Government. The results will also be shared with journalists and we need to make sure we’re noticed.’

Please fill in the survey and get your friends to do it as well. Just share the link. It’s easy to complete – and it’s really important. Your responses should be in by Monday, 20th August 2018.

The survey covers road surface issues, congestion, emissions taxes and the danger of taxing older motorcycles because of the tiny emissions they create. It mainly requires single click answers, with very few typed responses. The findings will be shown to every MP, all transport media and relevant ministers - including the Prime Minister.

Thanks again for doing this survey.

Protect your right to ride TODAY: please do this survey NOW.

Contact MAG at 01926 844 064 or


Weise Boston Jeans for men & women

Weise® makes choosing a pair of biker jeans simple, with with its new Boston denim and aramid jeans, which cover all the bases.

Traditionally styled, they come in black or blue, in sizes to fit men and women, and retail for under £100, with the reassurance of a two-year warranty.

Made from stretch denim, Boston jeans have a traditional classic fit, with a semi boot-cut, so they will fit over motorcycle footwear.

Lined with aramid fibre panels at key locations, the main seams are double-stitched for greater strength and CE approved knee protection is included at no extra cost.

Weise Boston jeans sell for £99.99 including VAT and are available in black or blue in men's sizes S-5XL (30”-44” waist). Men's black jeans are also produced in short leg length, S-4XL (30”-42” waist).

Women's Boston jeans come in black and blue denim too, in sizes from 8 – 22.

Weise underlines its commitment to quality with a 2-year warranty on all its clothing, giving owners complete buying confidence.

Riders looking to add an open-face helmet to their summer wardrobe can get a dash of vintage style with the new D388 open-face helmet from Duchinni. Its ABS shell meets the ECE 22.05 safety standard and it is fitted with an anti-scratch pull-down internal sun visor, goggle strap and removable/washable lining.

There are three versions of the D388 - with Rust or Iron patina graphics - retailing for just £89.99, or with a black leatherette-covered shell and luxury vintage-inspired textile lining (but no sun visor) selling for £99.99. All come in sizes XS-XL.

For information on Weise motorcycle clothing and Duchinni Helmets call The Key Collection on 0117 971 9200 or visit

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MAG takes motorcycle security from ‘Lock 2 Lock’

The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG), and specifically the MAG Foundation, has launched a new crime-stopping initiative to help tackle the curse of the theft of motorcycles and scooters. Called ‘Lock 2 Lock,’ the idea is simple. You loop your lock through another person’s lock. Each rider can then release their machine without the presence of the other rider or riders.

‘Locking your bike to another object helps to make it much harder to steal,’ explains MAG Chair, Selina Lavender. ‘That’s what the MAG Foundation’s 'Lock 2 Lock' campaign is all about. The Lock 2 lock idea is very simple. MAG has promoted it in the past and is very keen to revive it. Here’s how it works:

1       You’ll find a ‘Lock 2 Lock’ tag in the new edition of The Road magazine.

2       Attach the tag to your lock to indicate you are happy for others to loop their lock through your lock.

3       Make sure you only loop the lock and NOT the wheel or any other part of the other machine, or you’ll stop them from being able to leave!

‘And that’s it,’ adds Selina. ‘In doing this you make it harder for criminals to steal either motorbike because it’s very hard to move two machines at once.  Our thanks go to the MAG Foundation for providing the tags.’ Further tags can be purchased from Central office for £2 each.

Lock 2 Lock is just part of MAG’s campaign to fight against motorcycle theft. Whenever a machine is stolen, we all suffer with increased insurance premiums and the owner has endless trouble and stress from the loss. MAG asks you to take the time to put the tag on your machine, secure your bike with Lock 2 Lock and make it less attractive to the criminal low-life who try to steal our bikes. We’re also working to get secure parking for motorcycles but Lock 2 Lock is something we can all do right now: use the tag and get more protected.

Contact MAG at 01926 844 064 or

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