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Suzuki to unveil SV650X at Tokyo Motor Show.

Posted: September 22, 2017 at 12:17 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

Suzuki Motor Corporation will unveil the SV650X at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show – which takes place from 27 October to 5 November – an evolution of the SV650 Rally concept shown at last year’s event. The original concept was designed to pay homage to the tarmac rally cars and bikes of the 1970s. ‘Neo-retro’ […]

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Suzuki to fit MASTER security to GSX-R 125 and other models in 125 range.

Posted: September 20, 2017 at 2:27 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

Suzuki is proud to be the only manufacturer fitting the industry-standard, Datatag MASTER security scheme kits to its 125cc machinery, including the brand new GSX-R125 and GSX-S125. The GSX-R125 and GSX-S125 join the Burgman 125, VanVan 125, and Address 110 in Suzuki’s 125cc-and-below range, with the Japanese brand setting itself apart from its competitors as […]

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BMW K1600 Bagger – Review

Posted: September 11, 2017 at 3:19 pm   /   Bike Tests, New bike news, Slider Home

It’s early 2011 and a 31 year-old me is on the BMW K1600GT launch in South Africa. I lucked out when the launch dates clashed with a family holiday for the then editor, and found myself on what we like to call ‘a grown up launch’. Long haul, luxurious and lazy, I was handed the keys […]

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Ten minutes with Kevin Schwantz. An interview.

Posted: September 9, 2017 at 11:01 am   /   Race News, Slider Home

Kevin Schwantz needs little introduction, he is a legend of the two-stroke GP era. We caught up with him at Silverstone for a chat about hire cars, whether any MotoGP racer could win a BSB title and which was harder, Rossi winning on two and four strokes or Spencer winning on 250 and 500s. When […]

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Suzuki GSX-R 125 – Full review.

Posted: September 9, 2017 at 9:08 am   /   Bike Tests, New bike news, Slider Home

Pinned in fourth gear, I urge myself to tip into turn one without rolling the throttle from the stop, lap after lap I’ve dared myself and bottled it. This time, I nail it. I’m flat out on a Suzuki GSX-R at Silverstone, just days before Alex Rins was doing exactly the same thing as me […]

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Kawasaki seeing red with the 2018 Z900.

Posted: August 9, 2017 at 4:24 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

Kawasaki has added a sweet red paint job to the Z900 for 2018. Full details (in their words) below. Already established as the ‘go-to’ bike in its sector of the naked streetfighter class, the Refined Raw Z900 uses the unique-to-Kawasaki Sugomi engineering and design philosophy to balance its forthright personality between aggressive, no-nonsense good looks […]

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Record creating Triumph Street Cup. Win stuff here!

Posted: August 9, 2017 at 3:19 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

The Triumph Street Cup is, among many other things, a throwback to original cafe racer culture. Along with all the free love, cool bikes and massive turn ups, the 1960’s was also about rock and roll music. In celebration of this, Triumph has commissioned ten UK rock bands to contribute to a record that celebrates […]

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Honda Ron Haslam Race School – Review.

Posted: August 9, 2017 at 1:22 pm   /   Product Reviews, Slider Home

“Donington” was the answer I got when I asked Leon Haslam, tongue-in-cheek, which UK track is his favourite. Given his father’s racing school – the Ron Haslam Race School – uses Donington as its base you’d expect a bit of bias, but I actually believe it was genuine. Superbike was kindly invited by Carol Nash […]

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Best bikes for under £1000

Posted: July 3, 2017 at 3:40 pm   /   Bike Tests, Slider Home

One grand wonders Take a look through your favourite bike website – SuperBike, of course – and you’ll notice the amount of brand-spanking-new, shiny metal staring you in the face. From your iPad. As you crimp out a length. While it’s nice to look at the latest technology, design and engineering, if you haven’t got […]

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Suzuki restores Barry Sheene 1976 world championship-winning XR14

Posted: May 24, 2017 at 10:13 am   /   Race News, Slider Home

Suzuki has released the first video in a two-part series, that follows the restoration of Barry Sheene’s 1976 world championship-winning XR14. Check this video out. The bike was restored by Martyn Ogborne, who worked with Team Suzuki in the 1970s and was Barry Sheene’s race technician, before becoming a technical manager at Suzuki GB until retiring […]

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