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  1. Legendary motorcycles

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    Every boy in his childhood dreamed of a motorcycle. And many adult men realize this dream. After all, a motorcycle is an amazing feeling of speed and freedom.

    Yamaha V-Max: Flying Sledgehammer

    Huge sizes, brutal design and amazing power. Thanks to these qualities, the Yamaha V-Max has become incredibly popular and has received the nickname "Flying Sledgehammer." V-Max was created in 1984, and in 1985 won the title "Motorcycle of the Year." This two-wheeled monster weighed 280 kg, had a capacity of 145 horsepower and accelerated to 100 km / h in 3 seconds. Its maximum speed is 250 km / h. For many years, the V-Max was the fastest production motorcycle in the world.The V-Max is capable of putting serious demands on the tyres.Tyres for your motorcycles you can find on this website buycarparts.co.uk. This site will help you to pick up tyres using seasons and sizes. 

    Suzuki Hayabusa: Falcon Peregrine Falcon

    This is how the word Hayabusa is translated from Japanese. The name of the model company Suzuki chose not in vain. First, the peregrine falcon is the fastest bird in the world; speed 290–325 km / h. And this motorcycle at the time of creation (1999) was the fastest in the world, accelerating to 312 km / h. In addition, peregrines hunt thrushes. But Suzuki Hayabusa received the title of fastest motorcycle from the Honda Super Blackbird. In this case, the word blackbird is translated as "blackbird". The irony is obvious. Such bird fights in the world of motorcycles.

    Honda Gold Wing: sofa on wheels  Honda Gold Wing

    This is a motorcycle for long trips. He is considered the most comfortable representative of two-wheeled vehicles. For this, Gold Wing is called a "sofa on wheels" or even a "two-wheeled limousine." Comfortable seat, excellent wind protection, reverse gear, music player, spacious wardrobe trunks for things. It is also the only motorcycle in the world equipped with an airbag. 

    BMW GS: on the roads and tracks

    The motorcycle, which for 30 years remains the most popular in the tourist class of enduro. The abbreviation GS stands for Gelände / Straße - Off-Road / Road. Although in fact the BMW GS can not be called a full-fledged SUV, but it copes with bad roads. This is such a versatile tourist. By the way, on the motorcycles of this series, actors Evan McGregor and Charlie Boorman traveled around the world in 2004.

    Harley-Davidson 42WLA: Liberator of Europe

    The most legendary model of the legendary company Harley-Davidson - 42WLA. Moreover, it is famous not so much for technical characteristics as for history. This model was released in 1942-1945. During the war, the company did not create motorcycles for civilians - all cars were given to the needs of the front. They say that at the end of the war, the German border on the west side was first crossed by this particular motorcycle. For this he received the nickname "Liberator."
  2. IAM RoadSmart to drive forward tyre safety awareness

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    IAM RoadSmart, the UK's leading road safety charity with a focus on improving driving and riding skills, is an official supporter of TyreSafe, the UK’s not-for-profit tyre safety awareness organisation.  IAM RoadSmart to drive forward tyre safety awareness

    Formed in 1956, IAM RoadSmart has 60 years experience in making Britain’s roads safer by improving driver and rider skills through coaching and education. With more than 200 groups nationwide and 7000 drivers and riders actively participating in its acclaimed and widely-recognised courses, IAM RoadSmart is considered the leading advanced driver training provider in the UK. Having direct contact with thousands of motorists every day, a significant presence in the media and being a respected source of information for road safety policymakers and stakeholders,

    IAM RoadSmart CEO, Sarah Sillars, OBE and Hon FIMI, said: “IAM RoadSmart’s mission is to improve driving and riding skills to help reduce the number of accidents and incidents on Britain’s roads. Over the course of the charity’s illustrious 60-year history, our trainers and coaches have enhanced the skills of nearly half-a-million drivers and we have ambitions to increase the number of participants through a broader offering. Educating drivers and riders on all aspects of road safety will remain an essential part of that, and access to TyreSafe’s expertise and materials will be a considerable asset.”

    Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe, said: IAM RoadSmart is not only the pre-eminent provider of driver training in the UK, it’s also one of the most respected names in the automotive industry. Its official support for TyreSafe reflects the growing number of organisations acknowledging the need to raise the tyre safety awareness agenda among Britain’s motorists. Tyres are one of a vehicle’s primary safety features and need regular maintenance checks to ensure they are roadworthy - we welcome IAM RoadSmart’s support in spreading this message to Britain’s motorists.”

    TyreSafe raises awareness of the dangers of defective and illegal tyres.
    The not-for-profit organisation recommends drivers check their tyres’ pressure, condition and tread depth at least once a month and before long journeys, and offers advice and information relevant to all motorists. 

  3. Sat nav v maps on a Motorbike...

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    I used to like the idea of being spontaneous and also did not fancy using a sat nav however once you have tried to get a room somewhere to find you cannot get one as they are full due to a local festival, over priced (Italy circa 2001, 11 pm in a roadside motel style @ €175 comes to mind) , you cannot find one (sounds strange I know but there are miles and miles of nothing in parts of Germany and France - well apart from excellent scenery) and to book into somewhere and find it awful, we now do as above - i.e. find a final destination and plan route around it. 

    We use a combination of Biker Friendly accommodation on www.thebikerguide.co.uk and if there is nothing in the area we want we also look on other accommodation websites. 

    We did a trip a couple of years ago with the final destination being Colditz Castle, which you can stay in. Went in July for 3-ish weeks with everything booked, set into sat nav and you know what - thank goodness as it rained everyday but one. We would set off with the next place in the sat nav - take off route when we wanted and arrive at destination stress free.

    We stayed at some great places, travelled fantastic roads and routes, ate well, found our way easy even with the many roadwork diversions and would pass by others at the side of the road battling with a big wet soggy map to find their way. We did also pack a map as back-up or to look at a vaster area on a larger scale, however we are happy to say it return dry and not soggy. 

    I think once you have used a sat nav on a big trip which gets you to destinations easy, gets you out of a diversion and back on route, helps you navigate/find food and petrol, you wonder what you did before the United States militaryreleased the technology for GPS!

    In fact travelling without the technology and maps on hand is a gamble... So check out Online Casinos  and try your luck.


    OK Garmin, Where are we now by Nigel Grace

  4. Time for Downtime: The Best Ways to Relax in Dartmoor

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    Dartmoor is a beautiful place and perfect for a retreat. Whether you need a break from city life or simply want to get out and enjoy a new area of the UK, Dartmoor is the place to go. Relax, rejuvenate, and get rid of your stress. With this guide, you’ll master your downtime.

    1. Get Out in Nature

    One of the best things to do in Dartmoor is to explore the countryside. Dartmoor is, after all, the largest moorland in the south of England, and also features the largest area of unglaciated upland. This makes for stunning landscapes and truly tranquil walks.

    Heading out and enjoying nature walks, or even just sitting down for a picnic, does wonders for our health and wellbeing, and with so many great trails in Dartmoor, you are spoiled for choice.

    If you need help picking out some stunning walks to enjoy during your time in Dartmoor, here are our favourites:

    Fingle Gorge  Fingle Gorge

    This is a spectacular riverside walk that promises sweeping views and enchanting sounds.

    Easdon Tor

    This rock-topped hill is only ten minutes away from Moorland View on foot. Head up and enjoy 360-degree views of the area. Perfect for a sunny, clear day and especially during sunset.

    Grimspound

    Grimspound inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hounds of Baskerville. It is known for its 24 Bronze Age roundhouses, so head on out and tour them for yourselves. 

    River Bovey

    For a flat, lovely walk, head from Moorland View to Bovey Castle. You’ll enjoy wildflower woodlands, stone bridges, and of course, end up at one of the best attractions in Dartmoor.

    2. Enjoy the Spa Facilities Available

    There are so many great spa facilities available in Dartmoor to continue your downtime from the city. 

    Relax and get pampered in a variety of locations in the area, including the stunning Bovey Castle.  

    Bovey Castle  

    Bovey castle features the Elan Spa, which offers excellent packages and views of the River Dart. 

    The Lorrens Ladies Spa  

    This ladies-only spa is elegant and offers award-winning services right on the English Riviera.  

    Wear Park Spa  

    Another award-winning spa, this one is located in a stunning manor house on the Exeter Gold and Country Club grounds.  

    1. Have a Quiet Evening In  

    Don’t be afraid to have a quiet evening in when you are in Dartmoor. Curl up with a good book, or if your idea of relaxing in your downtime is going online for livecasino tables, then go for it. All you need is to either find a good nook or snuggle in bed. If you need any help with where to stay that will best compliment cosy nights in, our top suggestions include:  

    • Warren House Inn 

    • Two Bridges Hotel  

    • The Globe Inn Chagford  

    Your stay in Dartmoor should be relaxing and allow you to destress. Make your trip here a regular treat and explore the entire area to its fullest. Find your favourite haunts, and don’t be afraid to just spend a night in without a care in the world. Dartmoor is here for you, year after year, so experience it slowly and enjoy it luxuriously.  

     

  5. Mitas to enhance the extremely popular E-07 tyre range

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    Mitas, part of the Trelleborg Group, enhances its offering to the trail/adventure segment of the motorcycle market, and due to popular demand reintroduces a number of sizes to its E-07 range alongside the successful E-07+ to give riders in this dynamic segment even more choice.

    Gustavo Pinto Teixeira, Vice President Two Wheels and Specialty Tyres, explains: “The E-07 is a true 50% on-road and 50% off-road adventure tyre. Over its long years of service it has continued to be one of the most desirable choices for adventure riders, as it combines road riding performance and wear with more adventurous off-road trips. Due to its hardwearing compound and optimal performance on- and off-road, the E-07 remains a preferred choice on many journeys across the world.”