Police are appealing for information following a fatal single vehicle collision near Ripon.
It occurred at 7.45am on Wednesday 18 September 2013, on the A61 near Quarry Moor, approximately half a mile from the roundabout with Ripon bypass.
The collision involved an orange Kawasaki motorcycle which was heading from Ripon to Harrogate and had just overtaken a number of vehicles.
The rider of the motorcycle, a man from Ripon, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
The man's next of kin have been informed. However, we are not yet in a position to name him.
Traffic Sergeant John Lumbard, of North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group, said: "If you witnessed the collision or were travelling on the A61 at the time of the incident I urge you to contact the police straight away."
Anyone who can assist officers with this investigation is asked to contact Harrogate police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Steve Wright. Alternatively information can be emailed to email@example.com quoting reference number 12130162103.
18 September 2013