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Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Diversion gets Ohlins suspension

Steve Farrell, 29 November 2010 09:30

Yamaha has unveiled an Ohlins-equipped version of its XJ6 Diversion F at Carole Nash Motorcycle Live. Find a Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F for sale The £410 Ohlins rear shock tops a list of special parts lavished on the Divvy to give it a sportier edge.   It also features Galfer Wave front brake discs, two-finger ASV levers, a pillion seat cover, ...

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Yamaha R1 and R6 get Ohlins makeover

Steve Farrell, 26 November 2010 11:58

Special versions of the Yamaha R1 and R6 featuring new Ohlins suspension components are to be unveiled at the NEC in Birmingham tomorrow. An Ohlins TTX 336 rear shock costing £969 features on a list of special parts lavished on both sports bikes. Save £££s on motorcycle suspension in the MCN Shop The special R1 – codenamed Project 14B – has ...

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“Motorcyclists are uncongenial”

Steve Farrell, 08 February 2010 17:16

A website moderator for a national cycling body has exposed the irrational depths of anti-motorcycle bigotry in the group with an unintentionally comical rant. In a searingly smug denouncement of all traffic except for cycles, the moderator for CTC brands us irrelevant to the future of transport. Using the name Simon L6, he goes on to say we are uncongenial ...

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Ducati GS rival won't be called Cayenne

Steve Farrell, 21 August 2009 15:52

Reports that Ducati’s new BMW R1200GS rival will be called the Cayenne have been denied by a factory sources. It had been reported elsewhere the bike would be named after Porsche’s four-wheel-drive SUV but insiders told MCN this was untrue. It is more likely to be named the Strada Aperta according to sources. The 1098-powered Multistrada replacement – revealed by ...

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This week in MCN: The all-new Kawasaki ZRX1200

Steve Farrell, 03 December 2008 13:30

Here's a first glimpse of Kawasaki’s stunning new ZRX1200. The retro muscle bike has been given a new lease of life with a ground-up redesign. Kawasaki ZRX1200s for sale Get MCN, on sale December 10, for full details and more pictures. 

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2009 Honda Fireblade ABS - First official pictures

Steve Farrell, 05 September 2008 17:58

The flagship Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade becomes the first superbike to get ABS in 2009 and comes in a range of new colours. Video: 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade launch test The optional anti-lock brakes have been designed specifically for fast track riding. Honda claims that in tests of the anti-lock version against expert riders on non-ABS Blades, the experts needed several attempts before ...

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2009 Honda CBR600RR ABS - First official pictures

Steve Farrell, 05 September 2008 17:22

Honda has released the full details and pictures for the revised 2009 Honda CBR600RR ABS. The main news is the addition of Electronically-Controlled Combined ABS – an all-new ABS system using electronic control to not only regulate brake pressure to prevent wheels locking, but also to spread braking force between front and rear brakes to give optimum stopping. Video: Honda's ...

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Motorcycle prices set to rise in 2009

Steve Farrell, 01 August 2008 13:48

Bikers have been told to brace themselves for sharp increases in new motorcycle prices from 2009. Experts and manufacturers say the cost of producing bikes is soaring thanks to rocketing steel and aluminium prices and higher shipping costs driven by oil prices. Click here to grab a second hand bargain motorcycle before the prices go up The weakness of the pound against ...

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Ducati 1098 recall

Steve Farrell, 14 May 2007 18:00

Ducati’s 1098 is being recalled over two separate problems, the firm said today, Monday, May 14, 2007. A statement issued by the firm said: “There are currently two safety recalls for the 1098 which are being dealt with under usual Department of Transport guidelines. The first recall concerns the cam belt pulley tensioners which were found to not be within ...

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