On the 5th-7th May, we are heading to South Wales for this year's Ducati's Multistrada 1200 Enduro Experience.
Fifteen off-road and ten on-road prepared Multistrada Enduro motorcycles are being made available to test, with four DRE instructors led by Dakar rider Beppe Gualini teaching just what it takes to be an off-road pro.
The Multistrada 1200 Enduro Experience is part of the Touratech Travel event in Ystradgynlais, near Swansea. It's the first time the event is taking place outside of Italy.
The DRE team will be setting up “portable facilities” to replicate the DRE Enduro environment to include but not limited to: Slalom Balance beam Emergency brake Steps Tòle ondulèe Uphills and Downhills Balance exercise Off-road track.
The course is suitable for all, from beginners who want to gain confidence and control of the bike in conditions with low grip, to the more experienced enduro rider who wants to learn from the experience of top riders and try out riding techniques with the new Multistrada 1200 Enduro. We'll see in which category we fall for this one.
The experience lasts 45-60 minutes, using the specially designed off road track and portable facilities and then a road demo exploring the local countryside and using the bike to its full road potential.
To pre-book your ride visit http://touratech.co.uk/rideouts/ and choose your day and time.
For more information on the Ducati Riding Experience Enduro visit:
https://dre.ducati.it/enduro/en/enduro/ For more information regarding the Touratech Travel Event http://touratech.co.uk/travel-event/
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Triumph Motorcycles is offering riders the chance to win the use of a free Triumph Tiger adventure bike for a year.
To be in with a chance of winning, contestants must book a test ride or purchase any adventure model between now and 31st May 2017. Chosen at random, the winner will then get the chance to ride a Tiger adventure model for their personal use for 12 months.
Along with the bike, you'll get a full set of Triumph riding gear and the opportunity to spend the day riding at Triumph’s official off-road centre Trailquest, where you'll have the opportunity to learn to ride in a true adventure environment.
The competition will run alongside the current Triumph adventure bike campaign, where eligible adventure bikes purchased between now and end of June 2017 include a free set of Silver Aluminium Expedition Panniers worth £535.00.
Anyone taking a test ride of a Triumph adventure bike during April and May at a Triumph dealer will also receive a free exclusive T-shirt (subject to availability). To book a test ride today, find your local dealer at - http://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/dealers/find-a-dealer
We've said it before, we don't care how many retros and standard motorcycles need to be sold, as long as it funds bikes like the new BMW HP4 RACE. And this one is a treat.
Working from the base model S1000RR, the HP4 RACE, is a limited edition production track weapon with a spec sheet built to impress.
As if you don't already keep your eyes peeled for speed cameras, there's now even more incentive thanks to a change in the law which could see motorists hit with a new £2500 penalty.
The updated law, which comes into effect as of April 24th, is the result of a consultation in 2016, which came to the conclusion that previous guidelines don't reflect the harm and damage speeding can cause. Of course, points on your license are still a thing.
“The magistrates' courts deal with the vast majority of offenders in England and Wales, so it is essential that the guidelines they use are up to date and help ensure that sentences are applied consistently and effectively,” said district judge Richard Williams, a sentencing council member.
The new £2500 max penalty is a significant increase over the previous £1000.
According to the Sentencing Council, the change has been brought in to create a “clear increase in penalty as the seriousness of offending increases,” the Mirror reports.
There are three bands which determine how heavily a driver will be fined:
Band A a motorist will be charged half their weekly income.
Band B will be a full week’s earnings.
Band C is set for 150 per cent.
The government hope an increase in fines will combat the reduction in the number of dedicated road traffic police officers.
According to the RAC, excessively breaking the speed limit puts lives at risk and causes danger to every other road user.
“Hopefully, hitting these offenders harder in the pocket will make them think twice before doing it again in the future,” spokesman Pete Williams said.