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Suzuki Cappuccino! – Low rate finance offers means riding a Suzuki costs less than a coffee.

Posted: Tuesday 11 April 2017 at 08:34 AM / New bike news

Suzuki has announced a new, low-rate finance offer for its SV650 and GSX-S1000 machines, which means the middleweight V-twin can be ridden away for £60 per month. A new special rate of just 4.9% APR, coupled with a deposit of £1,500.00, means the SV650 can be ridden for only £1.94 per day – less than the price of […]

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2017 Yamaha R6 – Full review.

Posted: Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 16:32 PM / New bike news

MotoGP looks, Moto2 handling – the new R6 reminds us why 600cc supersports bikes are so much fun. It’s been ten years since Yamaha last gave the R6 any serious updates. You’d think that would leave it miles behind the competition, but that’s far from the case. In truth, the popularity of the 600cc supersports […]

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2017 Ducati Monster 797 – Full review.

Posted: Saturday 25 March 2017 at 14:49 PM / New bike news

After just making the flight to Nice by under 3 minutes thanks to London’s tubular network being as reliable as an unloved Mobylette, I arrived for the press launch of Ducati’s Monster 797 expecting an evening of convivial hospitality followed by a day’s riding in sunshine along The Corniches. Instead we dumped bags, slipped into […]

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Suzuki GSX-R 1000, 2017 model review and prices.

Posted: Saturday 11 February 2017 at 14:15 PM / New bike news

  A new Suzuki GSX-R1000 with 202hp? 2017 is winning already. 16 years after the first GSX-R1000 rocked our world, Suzuki once again has a GSX-R1000 ready to challenge for top superbike honours. We took to the fast turns of Phillip Island to see if the new bike could live up to the legacy of […]

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Triumph Street Cup – Full review with video.

Posted: Monday 30 January 2017 at 14:33 PM / New bike news

You could be forgiven for passing off the Triumph Street Cup as a budget version of the Thruxton, but that’s not really the intention from Triumph, apparently. The Street Cup forms one of three strands of DNA in the Modern Classic range. Essentially, if it starts with the word ‘Street’ you’re looking at a bike […]

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2017 Honda CBR1000 Fireblade – Initial thoughts

Posted: Sunday 22 January 2017 at 15:44 PM / New bike news

The 2017 Honda Fireblade. Even rolling the words around my mouth feels good. It’s been such a long time since we were treated to an all new Fireblade that I think I can be forgiven for getting a little excited at the notion of riding the new RR and SP versions this weekend at Portimao. […]

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2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber. Full review with video.

Posted: Tuesday 27 December 2016 at 18:38 PM / New bike news

In 1987 my dad took me to our local NAAFI in Germany to buy a new television. The NAAFI was a shop for soldiers where you could buy pretty much anything. Four hours later we pulled up outside our flat in a brand new car*. My dad, scratching his head but happy, had clearly gone […]

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2017 Yamaha MT-09. Full review and video.

Posted: Tuesday 06 December 2016 at 13:36 PM / New bike news

I’m not sure why Superbike agreed to let me go to Mallorca for three days to ride the revised for 2017 Yamaha MT-09, but I’m glad they did. My first ever bike launch as a journalist and for me, a chance to ride something that’s sole focus isn’t to go as fast as it possibly […]

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2017 Kawasaki Z1000SX – Full review with video.

Posted: Monday 14 November 2016 at 21:49 PM / New bike news

It’s 05:06 in the morning and I can’t sleep. I give up trying and pad across my hotel room, scratching my balls while I try to remember where the toilet is. On the way back to a bed I sneak a peak through the curtains, wondering what the day will bring while I ponder a […]

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Honda and Yamaha combine forces.

Posted: Thursday 06 October 2016 at 10:59 AM / New bike news

It was announced this week that Japanese giants and long time competitors Honda and Yamaha will share resources and produce machines together. Their rivalry has been fierce since the early 1980’s as both vied for the top spot in the domestic and international marketplace. As of 2018, Honda will produce 50cc machines for Yamaha at […]

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