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Honda VFR1200F Touring Package give away

Trevor Franklin, 27 August 2010 16:42

Panniers, top box, heated grips and mainstand make up a Touring Package to be included in the £12,075 OTR price of Honda’s VFR1200F between 1 September and 31 October 2010. Bought separately the genuine Honda accessories would cost £1675. The Touring Package is made up of Honda’s high specification accessories made specifically for the VFR1200F; they are guaranteed to fit ...

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KTM fights back against financial woe

Trevor Franklin, 26 August 2010 16:14

Off-road specialist KTM Power Sports AG has reported healthy financial figures for the third quarter operating results 2009/10. It’s EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Tax) figure was given as 12.4m EUR, 69.2m EUR overall when compared year on year. Net profit is reported as 70.7m EUR year on year with 3.9m EUR in the recent quarter.  This is a remarkable ...

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New 2010 BMW motorcycles: K1300R Dynamic and F800ST Touring

Trevor Franklin, 25 August 2010 13:40

BMW has introduced two special edition models to its range. The K1300R Dynamic and F800ST Touring are equipped with over £1600 worth of official BMW accessories, but at a reduced overall OTR price  Find a used BMW motorcycle for sale The list of accessories bolted to the mad-looking 173bhp naked K1300R Dynamic totals £1835, but with its OTR price set ...

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First impressions: Suzuki V-Strom 650 Xpedition

Trevor Franklin, 18 August 2010 14:31

The new Suzuki V-Strom 650 Xpedition adds impetus to the increasing adventure bike market. The £7300 Expedition falls neatly into the middleweight adventure machine section currently populated by the BMW F560 and F800GS models. Based on the popular V-Strom 650 ABS model, the Xpedition comes loaded with a host of genuine Suzuki accessory parts, eg rugged aluminium panniers to turn ...

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New Kawasaki ZX-10R in shakedown test

Trevor Franklin, 07 July 2010 12:17

First official tests of Kawasaki’s all-new ZX-10R race machine are underway at Sugo circuit, Japan. Kawasaki officially release 2011 ZX-10R racer pictures Despite difficult conditions of wind and occasional rain, factory test rider Hidemichi Takahashi was said to be pleased with the machine so far. Testing will continue tomorrow (Thursday) with ex-WSB star Akira Yanagawa at the bars to gather ...

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2010 Kawasaki Z1000 recall issued

Trevor Franklin, 06 July 2010 09:58

Kawasaki has instigated a recall on its 2010 super-naked Z1000 and Z1000 ABS models. Read the Kawasaki Z1000 review The recall has been issued because the left front brake hose can make contact with the left disc under heavy braking causing the outer rubber hose to rub and wear through to the inner fluid-carrying line. The resulting front brake failure ...

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Kawasaki 2011 MX models announced – lean green and very mean

Trevor Franklin, 25 May 2010 17:29

Kawasaki has released details on its 2011 four-stroke KX250F (MX2) and KX450F (MX1) motocross models. The new KX250F will, for the first time, use battery-less fuel injection, a system successfully used on the present KX450F. While the thought of fine tuning fuel injection turns most road and race riders into jelly, it is common practice in motorcross and so, like ...

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Free Akrapovic exhausts with new Yamaha R1

Trevor Franklin, 17 May 2010 12:05

A free set of Akrapovic replacement sport exhaust silencers is the latest Yamaha inducement to buy a new 2009/2010 Yamaha R1 from over 55 official Yamaha dealers. Slovenia’s finest carbon-clad and stainless steel silencers – valued at over £1000 – will be ordered and delivered (within 28 days) to the supplying dealer and fitted free of charge, with no adverse ...

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Yamaha FZ8 and FZ8 Fazer are go...

Trevor Franklin, 15 April 2010 14:33

MCN’s first ride of Yamaha’s new FZ8 and FZ8 Fazer takes place on Monday 19 April. MCN’s chief road tester Trevor Franklin will be one of the very first to get to grips with the new naked FZ8 and half-faired FZ8 Fazer on the twists and turns of French roads – Marseille is the venue for the FZ8 and FZ8 ...

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Record-breaking BMW sales put Germans on top

Trevor Franklin, 15 April 2010 12:52

BMW UK has announced record sales for the first three months (2010). BMW sold 1539 bikes – double the amount sold in the same period in 2009. BMW sales were up by 40% in a motorcycle market that is down by 20% compared to 2009. A second round of celebratory drinks is on the cards for the Germans with the ...


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