Motorcycles

Government confirm the decision not to ban most traditional motorcycle modifications

Government confirm the decision not to ban most traditional motorcycle modifications

The Government confirm that proposed new vehicle ‘anti-tampering’ regulations won’t ban most traditional motorcycle modifications as originally feared. In a Government consultation document called The Future of Transport Regulatory Review – Modernising Vehicle Standards, the plans first came to light last year. The proposal proved very controversial, as it was worded in a way that …

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Consultation could see green lane access banned for motorcyclists

Consultation could see green lane access banned for motorcyclists

Riders are being urged to respond to a consultation on the green road network that could be used to ban bikes and vehicles from unsealed and minor tarmac roads. The Government has begun the exercise on the back of the ‘Landscapes Review’ into National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty which includes questions on …

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Government urged to take phased approach to motorbike decarbonisation

Government urged to take phased approach to motorbike decarbonisation

The Government is being called by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) to take a more holistic approach to decarbonisation where motorbikes are concerned in a new document called The Journey to a Brighter Destination. When the ban on petrol and diesel cars was brought forward to 2030, it was unclear what it would mean for …

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National Motorcyclists Council call for 'reset' on motorcycle training

National Motorcyclists Council call for ‘reset’ on motorcycle training

Calls are being made by the National Motorcyclists Council (NMC) for changes to improve the UK’s motorcycle licence testing and training regime. The NMC states that training and testing regulations need to fulfil a basic mission – to make motorcycling safer.  However, changes to the motorcycle licensing rules, introduced in 2009, have failed to make …

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DVSA cracks down on non-compliant motorcycle trainers

DVSA removed over 100 motorcycle instructor licenses and took 18 ATBs off the official register in 2019. This follows a drive to do more compliance checks in the motorcycling industry. Compliance checks allow the DVSA to make sure training schools are following the correct policies and procedures and that the equipment they’re using is safe …

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