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Triumph Street Twin – Review.

Posted: Friday 11 December 2015 at 13:03 PM / New bike news

There are numerous reasons to get excited about the new Triumph Bonneville family and we’ll cover some of them during this launch report for the Street Twin. The key thing that got my juices juicing while I sat in on the presentation was the simple fact that this is a British bike. More than that, […]

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BMW downsizes with G 310 R.

Posted: Wednesday 11 November 2015 at 14:43 PM / New bike news

Hailed by BMW as their first roadster under 500cc, the G 310 R has just been unveiled in Munich. Designed to meet the demands of emerging markets, as well as those already established, the 310 could prove to be just as popular with new riders in the UK as it is mass markets in India […]

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2016 Triumph Speed Triple announced. Two models to pick from.

Posted: Tuesday 10 November 2015 at 10:15 AM / New bike news

It’s not just the Thruxton line up getting a revamp at Triumph, the 1050 Speed Triple will get it’s biggest upgrade in years as well. Two new models, an S and a range topping R will give owners something to choose from, both feature over 100 changes from the current model. Traction control, selectable ABS […]

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Yamaha XSR700 – Universe first review!

Posted: Saturday 31 October 2015 at 11:06 AM / New bike news

The two hour panel based presentation from the team at Yamaha yielded some fascinating facts about the motorcycle market, many of which I’ll slowly pass off as my own over the coming months. In short, the reason why they were presenting the Yamaha XSR700 to a room full of journalists was because the market is […]

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Ducati’s grand plans for 2016

Posted: Tuesday 22 September 2015 at 09:35 AM / New bike news

Ducati has announced that they’ll be rolling out nine new bikes for 2016, two of which will be bikes heading into new segments of the market for Ducati. Following the unveil of the 160bhp Monster 1200R at the Frankfurt motorshow, Ducati CEO, Claudio Domenicalli made the following statement. “The year 2016 will see continued growth […]

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Yamaha YZF-R1 gets Anniversary paint job.

Posted: Friday 18 September 2015 at 08:43 AM / New bike news

Yamaha Europe chose the 2015 Bol d’Or endurnace race as the place to unveil this stunning Yamaha YZF-R1 in 60th Anniversary colours. Over the past 60 years, Yamaha have designed and manufactured some amazing bikes, most of the best ones have displayed the by now iconic speed block paint scheme.   Technically, the bike remains […]

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2016 Ducati Monster 1200R – Full details

Posted: Monday 14 September 2015 at 19:48 PM / New bike news

Details on the 2016 Ducati Monster 1200R are finally here. Comparisons with other bikes are largely pointless until we’ve slung a leg, which we’ll be doing at the end of the month. For now, let’s take a look at the facts and figures. Before we do, consider this, the current Ducati Monster 1200S costs £13,350, […]

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Exclusive – MV to produce RC versions of F3 800 and 675

Posted: Thursday 30 July 2015 at 15:22 PM / New bike news

MV look set to announce the arrival of an RC version of the 800 and 675cc F3 sports bikes. Built in limited numbers, expect to see just 300 made, in a split between the two engine sizes. If you’re wondering what the RC fuss is all about, it stands for Reparto Corse (racing department) and […]

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Yamaha XS700 – Full details.

Posted: Wednesday 22 July 2015 at 12:38 PM / New bike news

The Ducati Scrambler has been a massive sales hit. We’ve seen them everywhere from the promenade in Douglas during the Isle of Man TT races, to scratching city corners in central London. It would seem that their appeal is both global and universal. Lightweight, easy to use power and with enough retro dash to appeal […]

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Yard Built Yamaha: XJR Botafogo-N.

Posted: Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 21:03 PM / New bike news

We love a modern special here at SuperBike. Turn key reliability, coupled with passion lead design and the kind of one off touches that no production line could ever turn to will always get our nod. The Yard Built series from Yamaha definitely falls into that category. Over the last few years Yamaha have commissioned some lovely […]

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