As the team at RRHQ bring 2016 to a close, we decided to pull together our top ten motorcycles of the year.   Best Superbike: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Starting price: £13,649 Revamped for 2016, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R features modifications to the engine, suspension, brakes and exhaust. Best Adventure Bike: Honda Africa Twin Starting price: […]


We never really know when the white stuff may make an appearance. Whether you get caught out, or are feeling brave, the team at RRHQ have put together some handy tips for safe riding this winter… #Tip 1 – Stay Warm Thermal base layers, waterproofs, and a decent pair of gloves are vital. Concentration levels […]


Given we’re all starting to feel a bit festive here at RRHQ, this weeks’ Pick of the Week has stirred-up a bit of a debate. The Editor has been accused of picking an inappropriate topic, effectively putting a dampener on the festive frivolities. But as we get ready to spend Christmas with loved ones, this […]

Pick of the Week: Riding The Pacific Coast Highway

While on a business trip to Los Angeles recently, the chance to ride a Harley Davidson Fat Boy up the sun-soaked Pacific Highway was too good an opportunity to turn down. After all, i’d left my usual 90 mile commute to and from Newcastle in Autumn for the 34 degrees heat of Southern California – how […]

Bike&Rider.co.uk Launches New Service

  This week, we welcome our next ‘Guest Poster’ – Bike&Rider.co.uk as they launch their new motorcycle clothing price comparison site, comparing product prices from across a range of motorcycle clothing retailers. “Purchasing riding gear can be a tedious and an exhausting process. The fact that you’re buying new gear is exciting, but the process […]

Winner announcement: #realrideradventures

Congratulations to James Stott who has won our #realrideradventures competition with Adventure Bike Rider magazine with his photo taken in the Alps. As our winner, James will receive an one year subscription to the magazine and 12 months access to REALRIDER’s  REALsafe® motorcycle crash detection.    Over the last four weeks we have been stunned by some […]

Pick of the week: Just another rider…

This week, REALRIDER® Helen Cullen tells us her journey on becoming a rider and what the world of motorcycling is really like for a female biker. “I’ve been riding since 1979 and in that time there has been more acceptance towards all bikers, not just women. Biking was the cheapest form of transport which is […]

REALRIDER teams up with Adventure Bike Rider magazine

We’ve teamed up with Adventure Bike Rider magazine to offer you the chance to win a FREE 12-month subscription to both Adventure Bike Rider & REALRIDER’s in-App crash detection technology, REALsafe®. All you have to do is post a photo of your favourite motorcycle trip to date and tell us why it means something to you. […]

REALRIDER®: Behind the scenes

Take a look at what goes on behind the scenes at REALRIDER® HQ with this week’s video blog from the team themselves.     Used by over 25,000 bikers, REALRIDER® is the motorcycle App that keeps riders safe and connected. Its unique 999-integrated crash detection connects you directly to the nearest ambulance service in your […]


As we launch our ‘Guest Blog’ series at REALRIDER®, we are pleased to introduce our first ‘Guest Poster’ – GetGeared who kicks things off with a focus on the key biking essentials. Specialising in providing motorcycle clothing, parts and accessories, as well as camping and camera equipment, GetGeared is the UK’s largest independent stockist of […]

REALRIDER® Launches Offer of the Week: TomTom RIDER 400

REALRIDER® proudly presents Offer of the Week. To kick off we are introducing the TomTom RIDER 400. This special offer is 15% off a TomTom RIDER 400 with free case. This limited promotion is available only to REALRIDER® members. Offer ends 20th October. RRP £319.99     The TomTom Rider 400 EU can help you get the very most […]

#REALRIDERSELFIES: Approaching Albania – Into the Unknown

After spending a few days with his good pal Ratty touring Corfu, it’s time for Doug to move on. But which route to take? Let’s find out… “I’ve got a decision to make. How best to get from Corfu to Croatia? Everyone I have sought advice from, including seasoned moto-travellers, my father and his wife […]

Pick of the week: Harley Davidson reveals new engine for 2017 models

In the news this week, Harley Davidson has announced the release of the new Milwaukee-Eight engine, the ninth two-cylinder engine in the company’s 113-year history. Aswell as the arrival of a new engine, next year’s touring models will include a revised front and rear suspension system. Harley claims the new Milwaukee-Eight engine has been designed […]

PICK OF THE WEEK: The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

On Sunday September 25th 2016, thousands of distinguished gentlefolk from cities across the world will don their cravats, tweak their moustaches and press their tweed as they get ready to sit astride their classic and vintage motorcycles to raise awareness and funds for men’s health. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia by […]


Want to put forward your opinion of the latest biking gear and gadgets and test new kit as and when it is released? Then join our team of REALRIDER’s and contribute to our REALRIDER® Reviews online series. Check out what we’ve got ready and waiting in the office. All you need is access to a […]

Pick of the week: Hey good looking…

The results of a new survey have finally validated what we all know to be true: bikers are more attractive than car drivers. The study, by Carole Nash, asked over 1000 adults to rate the looks of the opposite sex when dressed in normal clothes and riding kit. In five out of six cases, members of […]

Moving on – Szeged to Saliste…

After eventually reaching Szeged and picking up some handy advice from a local biker – Doug’s plans took him across the Romanian border to reach Saliste, at the edge of the Cindrel Mountains. Here’s what he got up to: “Today is all about getting the head down, pounding out the miles and getting myself in […]

Two weeks in… #realriderselfies across Europe.

Two weeks ago, REALRIDER® Doug Bell embarked upon a trip around Europe on his Kawasaki Z1000SX. Doug is writing a blog to keep the team at REALRIDER® HQ updated on how he’s getting on. With a few setbacks Doug seems to be back on track with his adventure and has really started to make the […]

Lands’ End to John O’ Groats… In One Day.

REALRIDER’s Andrew Richardson and two of his biking mates are taking on one mega challenge to raise funds to help buy life-saving equipment for local charity – Northumbria Blood Bikes. On Friday 24th June, the trio will cover England, Wales and Scotland in one day – leaving Lands End at 3am and riding over 850 […]

And our #realriderselfies winner is …

Mark Sandford with his beautiful shot from the Moroccan Riff Mountains. We are delighted to announce the winner of our #realriderselfies competition with Adventure Bike Rider magazine. One year’s subscription to REALsafe® crash detection technology, part of the REALRIDER® App and to Adventure Bike Rider magazine is winging its way to you now. Over the […]