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BMW HP2 – only 20 left to buy

Trevor Franklin, 30 June 2011 12:22

BMW Motorrad UK has announced (30-6-2011) only 20 of its HP2 boxer-twin sports bikes exist in UK BMW dealers and that any prospective buyers should be quick to snap one up because production of the £15,250 air-cooled weapon has now ceased. The limited production HP2 first appeared in 2008 and was the first boxer-powered BMW production bike to have the ...

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Aprilia RS4 125 now with free quickshifter

Trevor Franklin, 30 June 2011 11:04

The first 200 models of Aprilia’s stunning new 125cc, four-stroke race-replica will come with a free quickshifter as standard. The quickshifter unit is a straightforward bolt-on replacement and would normally retail at £89.99. The chance of a free-quickshifter is one of several deals recently announced by Aprilia UK to entice potential buyers of the RS4 125. The other deals consist ...

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Warrs 'Bullet' Café Racer debuts at Ace

Trevor Franklin, 29 June 2011 16:51

This Harley-Davidson is the latest 'themed' bike to roll out of the workshop of Warrs Harley-Davidson, Europe’s oldest H-D dealer. The 'Bullet' café racer is based around the rolling chassis of a new XL883R and was designed and built by Warrs’ famed in-house styling guru Chaz Stockwell. Although this Bullet’s finish and spec suggests a £20k price tag, Warrs have ...

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Ducati Monster 1100 Evo lands in UK

Trevor Franklin, 28 April 2011 11:08

Ducati's latest big-bore, air-cooled Monster, the 1100 Evo, has arrived in UK Ducati dealers - and at MCN's office door. MCN is currently testing the new £10,119 Monster 1100 Evo on UK roads and it will feature in MCN issue 11 May. Ducati has built and sold a shade under a quarter-of-a-million (246,483 recorded as of February end 2011) Monsters ...

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Poll: Aprilia Tuono V4 R - which colour?

Trevor Franklin, 15 April 2011 15:12

The new Aprilia Tuono V4 R will arrive in UK dealer showrooms within weeks. The 167bhp super naked V4 has already blown the mind of MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves at its track and road launch, and looks to do the same when the first shipment arrives in the first week of May. Based on the superb RSV4 superbike, ...

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Victory High-Ball – first look

Trevor Franklin, 25 January 2011 13:59

Victory has released details of its new High-Ball custom – a ‘bobber’ based on the successful Vegas model.   While Victory’s parent company Polaris Industries promised American dealers the High-Ball would roll off production lines in April, the High-Ball won’t appear in the UK in an official capacity until 2012. For this reason no official UK price has been given but ...

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Kawasaki ZX-10R: "high rpm problems"

Trevor Franklin, 21 December 2010 13:30

A Kawasaki insider has revealed that the new ZX-10R has been recalled because "on some engines, at very high RPM and in harsh operating conditions, ie on a race track, there have been some problems."  There is still no official statement from Kawasaki about what it refers to as 'a technical hold' on the ZX-10R. The Kawasaki insider, who does ...

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2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R: your questions answered

Trevor Franklin, 23 November 2010 14:02

MCN's Trevor Franklin was at the world launch of the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R. Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for sale Here he answers your questions on the new S1000RR competitor...  Is the ZX-10R as mad as the first one?  Crumplezone, email    If you mean does it tankslap like a loon and have a mental power delivery then, based on this first ...

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Commuter and learner legal machine winter offers

Trevor Franklin, 21 October 2010 14:26

Cagiva’s legendary learner-legal sports Mito 125cc SP525 is just one of a range of machines available with zero per-cent finance or free-third party insurance until 31 December 2010.  Find a commuter for sale Cagiva’s £3949 Mito 125 SP525 has big bike looks and handling and is one of only a few sports two-strokes still available. Derestricted from learner legal 12bhp, ...

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Cologne Bike Show: Yamaha unveil ‘leather’ VMax concept

Trevor Franklin, 06 October 2010 11:03

Yamaha and fashion house Hermes have joined forces to produce this one-off leather-clad V Max concept bike, which has just been unveiled at the Cologne Show. Hermes craftsmen were let loose to combine ‘mechanics and leather, to fulfil the dreams of motorcycles’. The idea was, according to Yamaha and Hermes, to “Reinforce the sculptural lines of this unique object and ...


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