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New Buell 1125R revealed

Ben Purvis, 09 July 2007 09:00

Finally America’s only sportsbike maker has become America’s only superbike maker with the launch of the new 1125R. Marking the first water-cooled Buell motorcycle since the first, two-stroke 750RW of 1983, the new 1125R offers 146bhp from a completely new V-twin engine and costs just £8495, making it a real alternative to bikes like Aprilia’s RSV-R and Japanese four-cylinder superbikes. ...

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Triumph tourer spied

Ben Purvis, 02 May 2007 10:05

These are the first spy photos to reveal the final look of Triumph's new 2.3 litre tourer based on the Rocket III. The new bike might share the Rocket's engine, but the bodywork, suspension and chassis are all new, suggesting it will be marketed as a completely separate model rather than just as a Rocket derivative. With fixed panniers, a ...

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Scorpa trials quad

Ben Purvis, 10 April 2007 16:34

This weird-looking creation is headed for production according to its designers at Scorpa. Based on a trials bike, the trials quad simply adds another two wheels, and was originally shown last year as simply an attention grabbing concept. Such was the interest, the firm is now looking at creating a production version, and is working on rideable prototypes with an ...

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Honda E4-01 production likely

Ben Purvis, 10 April 2007 16:23

Honda’s 2005 E4-01 concept bike is looking increasingly likely to become a production machine with the firm patenting several technical aspects of the design. When the bike was first shown in Tokyo, the firm wouldn’t even reveal what sort of engine was fitted, but the new patents reveal that despite its scooter-style looks it’s got a 904cc three-cylinder engine that ...

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Suzuki offers new finance option

Ben Purvis, 03 April 2007 10:47

Suzuki GB has announced a new three-year 0% typical APR finance deal running from 1st April - 30th June 2007. With a minimum £1 deposit, buyers can ride away on the Bandit 650 (K6), SV650 (K6), DR-Z400SM and GS500 models. Suzuki GB marketing manager Paul de Lusignan commented, “After great feedback on our previous finance offers, we are delighted to ...

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Derbi's race-rep Senda supermoto

Ben Purvis, 29 March 2007 13:34

Derbi has released this garish version of its Senda supermoto in the colours of its Malassi race team. The bike is set to go on sale in Europe at a cost of 3450 Euros (£2350), although UK availability is not yet confirmed.

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Aprilia plans 1200cc onslaught

Ben Purvis, 29 March 2007 10:15

Aprilia insiders have confirmed it's working on a range of 1200cc bikes based on a bigger version of the new Shiver's 750 V-twin. The motor will be stretched from 749cc to 1149cc by increasing the bore and stroke from 92mm x 56.4mm to 104mm x 67.6mm, adding up to a power output of should be over 130bhp. The new motor ...

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BMW heads to Le Mans

Ben Purvis, 23 March 2007 15:07

This is the first works road race bike to emerge from BMW in 50 years – a prototype racer which will appear at the Le Mans 24 hours next month. Based on an R1200S, the prototype will race in the open category at Le Mans, followed by appearances at the Barcelona and Oschersleben 24 hour races and the Bol d’Or. It ...

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Reader poll

Ben Purvis, 14 March 2007 12:25

What do you want to see from the next generation of super-fast sports tourers? Both Honda's Blackbird and Suzuki's Hayabusa are reaching the end of their lives, but what do you want their replacements to be like? Do you want even more power and performance, allied to lighter weight and a sportier ride, making them like even faster versions of ...

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Honda's Spencer tribute

Ben Purvis, 13 March 2007 12:38

Honda today revealed a tribute to former world champion Freddie Spencer in the form of a new limited-edition CB750. The bike, which will only be sold in Japan, features paintwork derived from Spencer's AMA race bikes from the late 1970s and early 1980s. Only 300 will be made, with orders taken for just one month - after April 10 it ...

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