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A bike is stolen every 18
minutes, 75% are stolen from their owner's
The Honda C90 is the best
selling motorbikes at around 35 million (as
at November 2002), end-to-end they would stretch
4 1/2 times around the world or half way to
the moon, since 1966, on average, a C90 is
made every 30 seconds. UK sales ceased in
2003 after 36 years of production but the
bike is still being made in Indonesia and
Why Do We Ride?
Riders choose to ride for
a wide range range of reasons, including cost
effective transport, traffic congestion, environmental
reasons, fashion, ease of parking, convenience,
to name a few.
Motorbikes and mopeds travelled
5.1 billion kilometres in 2002 (figures privided
Commuting accounts for two
thirds of all motorbike hourneys (figures
privided by DfT).
Travelling by motorbike can
reduce journey times by up to two thirds.
Up to eight motorbikes can
fit in the same parking space occupied by
Car drivers with a full licence
obtained prior to February 2001 are automatically
qualified to ride a 50cc bike on the road.
Motorcycle road casualties
fell by almost 60% between the early 1980's
and 2000, improving on the government target
for road casualty reduction of 40% over the
same period, the best results fir any riad
Motorcycling is as popular
now as it was 20 years ago, but rider casualties
for every mile travelled are 30% lower compared
to the early 1980's
Research proves that other
road users are primarily at fault for around
60% of all bike crashes
In 2002 there were 609 riders
killed in the UK, up 4% compared with 2001,
although the numbers for car drivers actually
fell. Essex police keep a record of the country's
fatal accidents on its website and 2003 has
been the worst since 1999. At the time of
writing 23 riders have been killed, all were
men, the vast majority were between 26 and
54 years old almost all accidents occured
on dry roads. In a third of all cases no other
vehicles were involved and two thirds occured
in broad daylight.
As a result, Transpost Minister
David Jamieson is looking to bring in new
legislation to make motorcycling safer.
Motorbike Dismantlers in Peterborough
We are a regional Motorcycle Breakers
in Cambridgeshire but also covering East
Anglia, contact us to see if we are Breaking Motorbikes
in your area.