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Vango Stelvio 200 tent packed up on Suzuki V-Strom Touring bike

Vango Stelvio 200 tent is perfect for touring on a motorcycle

TOURING on a motorcycle raises a fairly unique set of challenges – especially, if like me, you’re not very good at travelling light!
With only three boxes and a back seat however, it does tend to focus your mind on what is actually essential for a long weekend away, and the Suzuki luggage set on my V-Strom is surprisingly capacious if you pack carefully and use every last bit of space.

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What would happen if every car were electric?

ELECTRIC cars are often being heralded as the future of motoring as fuel supplies continue to dwindle. This has led to most of the governments in the developed world encouraging the adoption of environmentally friendly vehicles through tax breaks. The UK is no exception to this, but what would actually happen if every driver in […]

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Women drivers facing insurance premiums hike

INSURANCE premiums for women drivers are set to rise from December when new EU legislation comes into force. Younger female motorists are likely to be the hardest hit by the hike with some seeing their insurance costs rise by as much as 25 per cent. The change in law follows a ruling by the European […]

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Are you ready for the dangers of winter driving?

A DRIVING campaign to increase awareness of the potential dangers of winter driving on the roads this year has been launched by GEM Motoring Assist. The road safety organisation and breakdown cover company is aware that UK motorists continue to cut corners on car maintenance due to the economic pinch. And while stressing that it’s […]

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Top tips to survive driving in the winter weather

THE clocks have gone back, the dark nights are here and as we head into the winter, it’s time to ensure that you and your car are ready for the worst the season can thrown at us. Forecasting the weather is an imprecise science but after successive severe winters drivers should be prepared for all […]

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To Binbrook and back on an electric Batribike

Fully charged and raring to go, DAVID HOOPER takes a battery-powered pedal cycle for a spin on the Lincolnshire Wolds. BRADLEY Wiggins may have just made history by winning the Tour de France in some style, but for most of us mere mortals, sipping champagne on the Champs Elysees will remain the stuff of dreams. […]

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Renault, Dacia, Infiniti at Humberside Motor Group

With major changes on both sides of the River Humber, it’s an exciting time for Terry and Stephen Smith and their teams. DAVID HOOPER catches up with the latest developments at the region’s newest motor group. WITH the launch of a new company name, the addition of three major franchises, showroom makeovers and new signs […]

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Original Beetle still puts a big smile on your face

This Beetle is one of the last to be built in Europe and is now part of Volkswagen’s heritage fleet. DAVID HOOPER takes it for brief, but delightful drive. TWO new Volkswagen models could be right up! your street, the new generation of the Beetle, and VW’s entertainingly-named city car, the up!. I’ve driven both […]

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