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Elf Honda Ron Haslam replica Moto2 track day bike announced

Chris Newbigging, 11 February 2010 14:04

British Moto2 chassis builder FTR Moto are selling 10 complete Moto2 bikes painted like Ron Haslam’s 1980’s Elf Honda Moto2 bike to wealthy track day riders, it has been announced. FTR will sell all ten bikes fitted with a Chris Mehew-tuned, World Supersport-specification Honda CBR600RR engine (the same man who tuned WSS runner-up Eugene Laverty’s bike as well as working ...

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Yamaha reveals 2010 FZ8 Fazer

Chris Newbigging, 25 January 2010 10:32

Yamaha has revealed this teaser picture of the new-for-2010 FZ8 Fazer, due in the middle of this year to replace the FZ6 Fazer. The image of the Fazer 8 is the second frustrating teaser picture from Yamaha revealing a piece of the FZ8 range – an earlier image revealed the FZ8 naked bike, also shown here. This new picture is ...

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2010 Harley-Davidson 48 revealed

Chris Newbigging, 22 January 2010 14:29

Harley-Davidson has added the custom hot-rod styled ‘48’ to the Sportster 1200 range for 2010. Harley-Davidsons for sale The Forty-Eight is based on the running gear of the Sportster 1200, but with 16” balloon tyres (both front and rear are 150-section!) and wider-mounted front forks to match. The front mudguard is a shorty-style guard mounted on a fork brace, and the ...

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Online reservation and pricing for 25th Anniversary Suzuki GSX-R750

Chris Newbigging, 18 January 2010 14:47

Suzuki has announced that the 25th Anniversary special edition GSX-R750 will cost £10,099 and can be reserved online from Saturday 23 January. The 25th Anniversary Suzuki GSX-R750 comes with a Yoshimura end-can as standard and is painted in the same combination of blue/white with orange details as the 1996 GSX-R750WT – chosen to pay tribute to one of the most ...

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Buell 1125CR is biggest selling 1000cc+ motorcycle in December

Chris Newbigging, 08 January 2010 16:45

Defunct American motorcycle manufacturer Buell’s attempts to sell remaining stock is working – the 1125CR was the UK’s biggest selling 1000cc plus machine in November! Admittedly that accolade was achieved with only 44 sales, but compared to lacklustre sales that typified Harley-Davidson’s sporting off-shoot, it’s a great achievement enabled by serious discounts as dealer frantically try to sell off remaining ...

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Video: Electric Derbi GPR EV sneak peek

Chris Newbigging, 21 December 2009 16:38

Derbi is close to unveiling an electric race bike based on its GPR50 learner sportsbike. The Derbi GPR EV is revealed in this video taken by British company Sevcon in a test behind closed doors – the firm is responsible for making the motor controllers that help power the electric motorcycle. Like many electric motorcycles it uses an existing chassis ...

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Honda XRE300 is smallest ABS Honda motorcycle

Chris Newbigging, 18 December 2009 15:37

Honda is releasing its smallest capacity ABS-equipped motorcycle – the XRE300 trail bike – but only in Brazil. The new Honda XRE300 is powered by a 25bhp air-cooled 291cc DOHC four-valve single-cylinder engine making 20lb-ft of torque, which is shared with the CB600F Hornet 600-alike CB300R, which was introduced recently. It’s a relatively heavy machine weighing in at 144kg There’s ...

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Aprilia’s 2010 Dakar competitor MXV 4.5 revealed

Chris Newbigging, 15 December 2009 17:03

Aprilia has revealed that it will be backing Team Giofil’s specially-prepared RXV 4.5 in the 2010 Dakar rally. The motorcycle has already notched up a 450-class win in both the 2008 and 2009 Rally of the Pharoahs, as well as third overall in 2009. Four bikes will compete in the 2010 Dakar (slightly confusingly, now run in South America). The ...

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2010 Triumph Bonneville Thruxton SE

Chris Newbigging, 09 December 2009 18:05

Triumph will sell a limited number of this new Bonneville Thruxton SE limited edition in 2010. The Thruxton SE is the first Triumph motorcycle to be painted in the new Crystal White paint colour, which Triumph says has a high metallic content. A red stripe runs the length of the bike, and the frame is powdercoated red – an idea ...

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First UK BMW S1000RR dyno test: 183bhp at the wheel

Chris Newbigging, 09 December 2009 13:40

The first test bike BMW S1000RRs have arrived at MCN and sister magazine Bike – and Bike’s dyno test has revealed it makes a real 183bhp! MCN uncovered a secret dyno test result sheet of a pre-production S1000RR in April which made 182bhp at the tyre, and 200bhp at the crank. At the time there was internal concern at BMW ...


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