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Top tips for getting your motorbike ready for spring riding

Is your motorbike ready to hit the road this spring?

With the advent of spring bringing bikers back onto the roads in their droves, we've been catching up with SAM's Paul Spalding to get his advice on making sure your bike, your gear and your skills are up to scratch

FEATURE: Five of the best adventure motorcycle experiences

There is time. Now let's find the right space.

Inspired by the very first glimpses of sun we have seen in 2014, MotorbikeTimes has been looking forward to the touring season. If you have found yourself racking your brain for a touring opportunity soon, here is a breakdown of where to look.

FEATURE: Top five tips for improving your motorcycle's mpg and fuel efficiency

Follow our tips to save at the pumps

If you managed to hold onto any of your savings over the holidays, we would hate for you to lose them to high fuel prices. Here is what you can do to keep your costs down and stay riding safely

WINTER FEATURE: How to ride safely and be seen at night time

Riding at night presents a whole new set of challenges

In the latest in our series of winter riding features, Rob Day of Suffolk Advanced Motorcyclists explains his top tips for riding after dark

WINTER FEATURE: Try advanced riding this winter with the IAM

Paul's friendly advice convinced our test rider Dan to join up

With winter on its way, our test rider Dan Cartwright has been getting some expert advice to help brush up on his skills

FEATURE: How to prepare your bike for winter riding

Forgetting to cover your bike over night does not count as air cooling

While sub zero temperature or pouring rain will never be ideal motorcycling weather, we at MotorbikeTimes do not believe you ought to retire your ride only because of the impending winter. You will however need to take extra safety precautions

Preview: Motorbike Live returns to Birmingham NEC for 2013

29 biking manufacturer will be looking to impress with their latest models

The 2013 Motorbike Live taking show is due to place at the Birmingham NEC and this year's event is shaping up to be a motorbike haven, with 29 biking manufactures looking to impress with their latest offerings

Get On: How not to get started on a bike

There is probably a track on the other side of the visor

Our reporter Damien Sharkov talks about his first bike ride and why taking a scooter off road makes you wet, muddy and bruised, not cool

How to try motocross for the first time with WSBK legend Chris Walker

A racing legend meets a 30-something Stormtrooper

Despite being 'an unfit guy in his mid 30s', our intrepid reporter Daniel Cartwright has made a belated entry to the world of motocross, with a little help from superbike racing legend Chris 'The Stalker' Walker

Get On: Riding an electric motorbike for the first time

The engine of the Zero DS was almost silent

MotorbikeTimes reporter Daniel Mackrell took advantage of the free Get On sessions, which encourage more people to try riding a motorbike, and got to grips with the Zero DS electric bike

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Tyco BMW British Superbike Team announce Auto-Trail as official sponsor for 2017 season

Motorhomes are a popular mode of transport and accommodation for motorsport teams

Auto-Trail, one of the UK's largest motorhome manufacturers, has announced its support of the Tyco BMW British Superbike Team for the 2017 season, supplying the BMW factory team with a bespoke motorhome for use throughout the year.

Video: Facebook argument solved with £16,000 drag race

Filipino drag race

Of course, who hasn't solved their Facebook disputes with a $16,000 drag race in the Philippines or at least thought about doing it

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EICMA 2016: Ducati 1299 Superleggera unveiled

Ducati 1299 Superleggera

Ducati has unveiled a Superleggera version of the 1299 Panigale at EICMA after photos of the new speedster were leaked to the internet before the show

Xavi Fores to replace injured Loris Baz after Silverstone crash

Loris Baz

Following a major crash with Pol Espargaro at Silverstone, Loris Baz is to miss out on the Misano GP to be replaced by Xavi Fores