Does a motorbike ride through the glorious Cheshire countryside sound like a great way of kicking off the Bank Holiday weekend to you? Well this Saturday Moss Haselhurst Solicitors and the Motorbike Solicitor are holding a ride-out from our Oakmere store on behalf of the fantastic charity Bikers for Neurosupport – and we’d love it if you could make it.
Head down to J&S Oakmere this Saturday (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The event will be completely free to attend though any donation you can afford to make towards this worthy cause will be hugely appreciated. Continue reading →
After a long and icy winter that went on far longer than it should have done we are finally enjoying a spot of warmer weather sprinkled in between the typical downpours that characterise the British summer. For us bikers it signals the chance to throw off the dust sheet, rev our engines and head out on the open road.
Here at J&S Accessories we have the UKs premier supplier of motorbike leathers and clothing to make sure you stay safe, and cool, on your journeys – but what products are best suited to you for summer 2013? Continue reading →
Here at J&S Accessories we have a nationwide reputation for providing the very best in motorcycle accessories – from boots and gloves to full sets of leathers and helmets – but we’re a diverse bunch here at J&S towers.
As well as all of the great motorbike kit you need while out on the open road we also stock a range of casual wear which is perfect for when you’re not. Continue reading →
Motorcycle enthusiasts of Nottingham rejoice as the nation’s favourite motorbike accessories retailer J&S Accessories is back with a brand new store – just off the A52 flyover and next to the city’s busiest retail park, Riverside. Continue reading →
For bikers motorcycle clothing and accessories provide two main things – safety and style. Here at J&S all of the clothing we stock offer both of these two essentials in spades – and the helmets we offer are no different.
If it’s time to update your biker’s wardrobe with the addition of a new helmet, here at J&S Accessories we could help. Read on for some top tips to help you to purchase the perfect helmet, and to learn why our motorbike helmets are the best choice for bikers. Continue reading →
There is nothing like the thrill of opening up the engine of your motorbike on an empty, winding country road and gliding at speed – an experience as tranquil and calming as it can be adrenaline-pumping.
A part of that excitement of course comes from the element of danger that accompanies with riding and which keeps us going back for more, but it also means that we need to ensure we are fully protected when out on our motorbikes. Continue reading →
The weather might not have exactly warmed up as we might have hoped so far this month, but sooner or later, it will be warm – it just has to be.
When it finally does happen you may take the opportunity to set out on a weekend excursion on your motorbike to take full advantage of the warm weather which means you will need to have the appropriate luggage to transport everything you require. Here at J&S Accessories we stock a wide range of storage solutions for your motorbike – read on as we detail just a selection of these great products. Continue reading →
As the weather warms up that means just one thing to motorcycle enthusiasts – it’s time to hit the open road and dust off the bike for a summer of riding.
Here at J&S Accessories we love this time of year, however if you continue to wear the same motorcycle clothing as you were in the winter you may find yourself feeling particularly uncomfortable, which is why we supply a range of seasons motorbike gear ideal for riding during the warmer months – including a fantastic range of motorcycle gloves. Continue reading →
On January 19th new driving licensing rules came into effect for all riders of motorcycles, tricycles and mopeds, including new and existing license holders.
So what exactly do the new rules change, and how do they relate to you as a motorcycle rider?
Changes to Motorcycle Entitlement
The new rules that have been brought in on the back of EU legislation redefine the categories of motorcycle, while also changing the kinds of vehicle contained in those categories, and there will be two routes of access for riders to choose from:
• Progressive, otherwise known as ‘staged’, access will be available for young and inexperienced riders in regards to more powerful machines;
• New riders who already satisfy the minimum age requirement will have direct access to categories A and A2 automatically.
For riders who had already earned full motorcycle entitlement before 19th January this isn’t going to be taken away under the new rules. For those of you who passed a practical category A motorcycle test before this date still won’t be able to ride a bike exceeding 25kW until two years after the pass date.
However, if you are wanting to change your motorcycle to something more powerful you will still need to adhere to the new EU legislation that governs larger engines.
Below are the restrictions regarding the redefined motorcycle categories:
Category A1 (small motorcycles)
• the cylinder capacity must not exceed more than 125cc;
• the power output must not exceed more than 11kW;
• the power/weight ratio must not exceed 0.1kW/kg.
The minimum age for this category remains at 17.
Category A2 (medium motorcycles) – this includes motorcycles with a sidecar:
• the engine power cannot exceed 35kW;
• a power/weight ratio that does not exceed 0.2kW/kg.
The minimum age for this category is 19.
If you’d like to find out more about the different categories of motorcycle available get in touch with our expert team here at J&S Accessories on 01606 810 800.
Fundamental to your fuel economy and your own safety, it is essential that your motorcycle tyres are in good condition, but that doesn’t mean you have to be making costly replacements all of the time.
Here at J&S Accessories we love finding new ways of extending the lifespan of our motorcycle components, and there are certain steps you can take to ensure that you get the most out of your tyres. Continue reading →