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Massive Suzuki GSX-R recall

Andy Downes, 18 October 2013 16:36

Every Suzuki GSX-R including the 600, 750 and 1000cc variants built since 2004 has been officially recalled for modifications to the front brake master cylinder. Suzuki has taken the decision to recall an as-yet-unknown number of bikes following a small number of reports of a ‘spongy’ front brake feel but so far there have been no reported incidences of failure ...

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Ultimate Ducati Panigale is invite only

Andy Downes, 10 October 2013 09:41

Ducati has sent out invites to a select list of customers who qualify for the chance to buy the ultimate version of the 1199 Panigale superbike; a 220bhp, 180kg Superleggera version which is comprehensively overhauled. Little is known about the exact specification of the bike but MCN understands the road bike will be a hybrid stage between the customer specification ...

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Free GB Racing engine case protection on offer

Andy Downes, 08 October 2013 17:28

Engine protection firm GB Racing needs help to expand the range of engine case guards and anyone who lends their bike for templating can get a free set. The product range extension is part of a £100,000 expansion at the firm’s North London manufacturing plant which now has the capability for extra production. A statement from the firm said: “The ...

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New BMW R1200GS Adventure revealed

Andy Downes, 07 October 2013 09:21

BMW has finally released the full technical details of the 2014 R1200GS Adventure; the tougher and more off-road targeted bike the firm hopes will continue the big sales of the current model. The new bike gets a slightly different version of the new water-cooled 1170cc boxer twin available in the standard bike for the first time at the start of ...

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Final production version of KTM 1290 Duke R spied

Andy Downes, 27 September 2013 10:19

New spy shots have revealed this is what the highly-anticipated KTM 1290 Duke R is going to look like in completely finished form when it’s launched in two weeks. The two images appear to have been taken within the KTM Research and Design centre at the factory in Mattighofen in Austria and show the production version of the exhaust and ...

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Motorcycle deaths at lowest rate

Andy Downes, 26 September 2013 17:14

Government accident statistics have shown a 9% drop in motorcycle fatalities in 2012 which are the lowest on record. The data for 2012 has just been officially compiled by the Department for Transport and announced as part of the 2012 annual report and represents the last full year of accident data. In total there were 195,723 casualties of all severities ...

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Online petition for stranded Sean Emmett gains support

Andy Downes, 24 September 2013 14:49

An online petition calling for the UK Government to help get former British Superbike racer Sean Emmett returned to this country from Dubai has gained nearly 4000 signatures in just a few days.Emmett, 43, has been trapped in Dubai since the death of this new bride who Abbie fell to her death from their hotel room balcony in February earlier ...

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KTM first with anti-lowside ABS brakes

Andy Downes, 24 September 2013 13:45

KTM will be the first manufacturer to sell a bike equipped with the latest generation of ABS to work as an anti-lowside braking system on the 2014 KTM Adventure 1190R. The new braking system is the latest innovation from electronics giant Bosch and is called Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) and it’s the first time ABS has been officially claimed to ...

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Staff Blog: My cleaning confession

Andy Downes, 23 September 2013 16:46

I know some (most) people don’t enjoy cleaning motorcycles but for me it’s a seriously satisfying part of riding bikes and I’ve just spent three hours working on the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring this weekend.The result, I hope you will agree, manages to completely hide the fact the bike has 8000 miles on the clock under the gleaming exterior ...

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Suzuki reveals new V-Strom 1000 tech details

Andy Downes, 23 September 2013 14:19

New V-Strom 1000 gets 100bhp, traction control, ABS and three colourschemes as it enters the adventure bike market priced around £10,000 Suzuki is continuing to stretch out pre-launch information surrounding the new V-Strom 1000 adventure bike but at least now it has confirmed some concrete details about the much-anticipated motorcycle.Suzuki revealed further details of the bike at the final round ...

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