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Yamaha YBR-125 Custom due in August

Michael Carroll, 22 July 2008 12:20

Yamaha hopes to get its YBR-125 Custom model into showrooms next month, after production problems led to a delay in the launch of the bike. Yamaha spokesman Simon Belton says the delay was beyond Yamaha’s control, but demand for the bike remains high. The YBR-125 Custom is due to be priced at £1,995, which buys you a learner-legal motorcycle featuring a teardrop ...

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Carl Fogarty to take part in Iron Butt

Michael Carroll, 17 July 2008 09:43

Carl Fogarty is set to make his return to competitive riding by taking part in the Iron Butts challenge later this year. Foggy has agreed to head up a celebrity team in the event, which aims to circumnavigate the Mediterranean Sea in 15 days, covering a distance of 7,500 miles in the process. The event is open to all riders, and ...

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Scott Leathers still in business

Michael Carroll, 15 July 2008 16:56

Scott Leathers is still open for business, despite reports in the Sunday Telegraph that stated the company had gone bust, owner Jim Aird has told MCN. View leather suits for sale here Aird says the newspaper seems to have got confused after the firm rebranded itself as Scott Leathers, having previously been called Scott Leathers International. “We’ve restructured the company,” ...

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Free parts offered with GSX-R1000

Michael Carroll, 18 June 2008 18:22

Suzuki is looking to tempt buyers towards its GSX-R1000 by offering them £700-worth of free accessories if they purchase the motorcycle before September 30. Buyers would be given a choice of 195 official Suzuki accessories, which include exhaust systems from Yoshimura, leathers by Dainese, helmets from Shoei, and clothing. If a customer chooses an item costing more than £700, they ...

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Michael Schumacher crashes Honda Fireblade at Sachsenring

Michael Carroll, 16 June 2008 16:24

Michael Schumacher’s chances of victory at the forthcoming German Superbike races at Sachsenring don’t look good, after the former F1 champion threw his Honda Fireblade away mid-corner during practice. The racer is preparing to take on Germany’s motorcycle racing elite for the second time in the 2008 season this weekend, aboard a Holzhauer Racing-prepared Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. Schumacher had slipped ...

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Suzuki Hayabusa and GSX-R750 get limited edition colours

Michael Carroll, 12 June 2008 09:51

Suzuki has launched new colour schemes for its 2008 Hayabusa and GSX-R750, in response to feedback from customers. Video: 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa first test A limited run of 200 Suzuki Hayabusas are due to be available with the same white colour scheme unveiled on the Suzuki GSX-R1000 in May, while 175 Suzuki GSX-R750s are due to be treated to a ...

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Better roads are key to increasing safety

Michael Carroll, 04 June 2008 11:11

UK motorists believe that improvements to the quality of our roads would help to reduce accidents, a survey by the AA shows. Two inch potholes left untreated The AA questioned 17,481 motorists and found that 72% believed improvements to roads and junctions would help to increase safety, compared to 25% who thought that more traffic police is the way forward, ...

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Eastbourne Eagles speedway star fined for assault

Michael Carroll, 27 May 2008 11:20

Motorcycle speedway rider Lewis Bridger has been fined £1500 and ordered to pay £500 compensation, after admitting to an assault. The 18-year old Eastbourne Eagles rider appeared before Lewes Crown Court late last week and was charged following a punch-up in a nightclub, but avoided a spell in prison because of his success in speedway.  

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Race replica paintjobs unveiled for Yamaha scooters

Michael Carroll, 20 May 2008 15:22

Yamaha is gearing up to look after its younger buyers, by launching a range of race replica paintjobs for its Aerox R and Jog RR scooters. Paint schemes available include a Fiat Yamaha replica in either Valentino Rossi or Jorge Lorenzo colours, while World Superbike fans are catered for in the form of a Noriyuki Haga replica. Rounding out the ...

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Ewan McGregor has a break from motorcycle adventures

Michael Carroll, 23 April 2008 12:46

If Charley Boorman is planning anymore globe-trotting motorcycle adventures in the near future, it looks like he’ll have to do without his pal Ewan McGregor after the actor told the BBC that he’d be taking a break from Long Way-style rides. Ewan McGregor said the Long Way Round and Long Way Down were like a tonic for the soul, but ...

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