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Yamaha XSR700 – Universe first review!

Posted: Saturday 31 October 2015 at 11:06 AM / Slider Home

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 Monster 1200R – Launch review

Posted: Thursday 01 October 2015 at 16:50 PM / Slider Home

The Ducati Monster lineup is currently six deep. Three variants of 821 and three 1200 flavours. All offer varying levels of what makes the Monster so good. At the far left of the scale is the basic 821. It offers the most practicality and is the easiest to ride. At the far right of the […]

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Lowes and Guintoli to ride for Yamaha in WSBK.

Posted: Wednesday 23 September 2015 at 07:19 AM / Slider Home

Yamaha Motor Europe will make its official return to the World Superbike Championship in 2016 in collaboration with highly experienced partner Crescent Racing and title sponsors PATA. The team will place the new YZF-R1 in the talented hands of 2014 World Superbike Champion Sylvain Guintoli and 2013 British Superbike Champion Alex Lowes. PATA has a […]

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Ducati’s grand plans for 2016

Posted: Tuesday 22 September 2015 at 09:35 AM / Slider Home

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 / Slider Home

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 / Slider Home

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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H Hour! First ride of the Kawasaki H2 and H2R

Posted: Thursday 05 March 2015 at 08:42 AM / Slider Home

Introduced in 1984, the Kawasaki Ninja brand has always been one with a no nonsense attitude to performance. Ninja cut its teeth racing fighter jets in Top Gun. Ninja had nailed 150mph quarter mile speeds when Apple and Blackberry were still one of your five a day. Ninja has won a world superbike championship and, […]

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New Firestorm

Posted: Thursday 18 July 2013 at 12:06 PM / Slider Home

  Well it has a Firestorm engine anyway. Honda has gone mad and made a 109BHP lawn mower, known as the Mean Mower; with a mixture of parts, from a Morris Minor steering rack to a set wheels from an ATV, it’s a bit of a parts special, but that’s not say it’s rubbish. A […]

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