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New GSX-S1000 spied

Andy Downes, 13 August 2014 16:47

This is a full-production version of the new naked 1000cc bike Suzuki is calling the GSX-S1000 and hopes to be able to take on the performance naked class rivals in 2015. MCN revealed the plans for the new bike in July but these are the first images of the bike; nabbed while a completely production specification machine was out shooting ...

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New KTM 1290 Super Adventure spied

Andy Downes, 11 August 2014 14:25

This is a new, range-topping version of the KTM Adventure range that will get the 1301cc V-twin from the Superduke R, a larger fuel tank and even more sophisticated electronics so it can sit above the current 1190 model. MCN brought spy shots of this bike in much rougher prototype from a few months ago but this finished bike leaked ...

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Harley-Davidson reveals new Road Glide

Andy Downes, 01 August 2014 16:45

Three weeks after MCN scooped spy shots of the 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide shooting a new brochure then official images have been released by the firm. The new Road Glide is the latest model to emerge from the Project Rushmore overhaul which has already seen the Ultra Classic and Electra Glide launched this time last year. Rushmore saw Harley accepting ...

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Mitas tyre recall over potential for bulging

Andy Downes, 01 August 2014 15:33

Budget tyre brand Mitas is recalling Sport Force radial motorcycle tyres manufactured in 2014 because of the risk of bulges appearing at high speeds.The Slovenian tyre producer Savatech is voluntarily recalling Sport Force radial motorcycle tyres from the market. These tyres were sold to customers mostly in Europe. The tyre sizes subject to recall are: 120/70 ZR17 (58W) TL SPORTFORCE ...

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Suzuki slashes £1000 off prices

Andy Downes, 01 August 2014 11:13

Suzuki has announced it is knocking £1000 off a range of bike for a limited period of time to include the entire GSX-R range, V-Strom 650, GSR750, GSX1250FA and Burgman 650 Executive. The offer starts today (August 1) and runs through to September 30, 2014. It’s no secret Suzuki has been one of the hardest hit by a drop in ...

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Government launches motorcycle safety campaign

Andy Downes, 21 July 2014 11:38

A radio campaign aimed at reducing the number of collisions at junctions between cars and motorcycles is launching today across the country. The THINK! radio campaign encourages drivers to take longer to look for motorcyclists after figures revealed that 30 bikers are killed or injured every day at junctions, Road Safety Minister Robert Goodwill has announced.The ‘Didn’t See’ campaign will ...

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BMW launches retro-fit cornering ABS for HP4

Andy Downes, 21 July 2014 11:27

BMW has become the first manufacturer to launch cornering ABS for a sportsbike which will available as a retro-fit option on the S1000RR HP4 from October.The new system is called ABS Pro and it’s expected this will be the first of many models being offered with the Bosch-developed ABS system that works to stop the bike crashing even when hard ...

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Harley-Davidson: ‘LiveWire is just the start'

Andy Downes, 18 July 2014 12:47

Harley-Davidson President vows to show the world what the company is capable of. Harley-Davidson stunned the world with the launch of the all-electric LiveWire two weeks ago, and MCN was amongst the very first in the world to test the new bike, but according to Harley president Matt Levatich, this is just the beginning.Levatich explained to MCN how it was ...

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Norton Academy gets Government backing

Andy Downes, 16 July 2014 12:21

Norton owner Stuart Garner has been promised Government backing for a new British Motorcycle Manufacture Academy (BMMA) after asking Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne for help on Twitter. Garner, who bought Norton from American hands in 2009 and has been working to bring the brand back to former glory aims to make the BMMA a way of improving the ...

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Who says electric bikes are only for geeks?

Andy Downes, 15 July 2014 11:04

Hot on the heels of Harley’s surprisingly-cool LiveWire, new start-up electric bike company Lito has gone into production with this stunning-looking bike called the Sora, with claims of a 119mph top speed and a combined city and highway range of around 125 miles. The bike manages to look a lot more stylish than many electric offerings, but is also packing ...

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