It occurred just after 11am on Saturday 3 August 2013 on Limekiln Bank on the B6265 prior to the junction with Studley Lane and involved a white BMW motorcycle.
The man who died was Peter Wilson-Mayor, who was aged 60 and from Darwen, Lancashire.
The inquest was opened and adjourned in Harrogate on Tuesday 6 August 2013.
Anyone who can help the police investigation is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Traffic Constable Rob Roberts. Or you can email email@example.com