The incident took place at about 5.30pm yesterday (Sunday 25 September, 2016).
The motorcyclist was traveling west on a white and silver BMW from Sicklinghall towards Netherby Kirkby Lane. (please note this previously incorrectly said Wetherby)
A black Volkswagen Polo was travelling in the opposite direction.
The motorcyclist – a man in his 50s from the Ripon area – came off his bike and, sadly, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigations are ongoing and officers are not currently in a position to release his identity.
Police request that anyone that saw either of these vehicles prior to the collision contact TC Mark Mullens by calling North Yorkshire Police on 101 or via e-mail Mark.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please quote reference number 12160175076 when passing on information.