It might be winter, but that’s no reason to stay off the bike! There’s plenty going on in the world of motorcycling throughout January and February, from meet-ups like the Hangover Meet to full-on exhibitions at London’s ExCel, you’ll be sure to get your fill. Here are six motorcycle events that we’re looking forward to over the next few months…Call in at the UK’s most famous automotive café to experience the perfect way to start the new year and blow away the cobwebs.
If you’re thinking of heading to North America, don’t forget about Canada! In 2002, during his Live on Broadway show, Robin Williams hilariously referred to the country as being “like a loft apartment over a really great party”. And while he probably wasn’t being too serious, Canada is a country that’s often overshadowed by its rowdy southern neighbour. But that shouldn’t be the case, at least not for motorcyclists when there are roads such as Icefields Parkway that are begging to be ridden.
While this time of year is always an exiting one in the world of adventure motorcycling, with new bikes being announced, it’s a sad time in the ABR offices as we have say goodbye to our long termers. We’ve had the KTM 1090 Adventure R for the past six-or-so months, and in that time, it’s ferried us around the roads of Scotland and the green lanes of the Cotswolds, and we’ve come to appreciate what a fine adventure bike it is. I’ll be honest, though.
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Selecting a term
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