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Lane splitting and filtering on a motorbike

Filtering is moving through traffic that is stopped, either between lanes or to the left or right, while lane splitting is moving through traffic between lanes that are moving slowly or have stopped. Drive in any of the big UK

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What lanes can motorbikes use?

Motorbikes can make better progress through traffic by using lanes that other vehicles can’t access. Here are the lanes motorcycle riders can use, and when. Bus lanes While many roading authorities know that motorbikes ease congestion there’s no blanket rule

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How to get the most out of group motorbike rides

Group motorbike rides are more fun with friends, but with too many it can be both frustrating and dangerous unless you set the rules early and have a plan. Ideal group size The ideal group size is a small group. If

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How to choose the right motorbike

There are many different types of motorbike from commuter-friendly scooters through to fat-tyred cruisers. Choosing your first motorbike will be influenced by your budget, your practical requirements, the ability for you to get insurance and the image you want to

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Safety and visibility for motorbike riders

Motorcyclists are especially at risk in low light (e.g. gloomy days, dawn and dusk) and at night where their smaller profile makes them more difficult to see, and where their one headlight makes it more difficult for other road users to

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How does motorbike stability control work?

While stability control has been mandated in all new cars in Europe since 2014, motorcyclists have had to wait, despite being far less stable than cars. Many motorbike models still don’t even have antilock brakes, let alone other technology that

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Learner driver test price drops again in October

Last October (2014) the fee for a car or motorbike driving theory test fell by £6, taking the cost of a test from £31 to £25. This October the price reduces another £2 to £23 (don’t spend it all at once!) Other

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