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Yamaha announce 2008 prices

Liam Marsden, 21 January 2008 10:37

Yamaha today announced their 2008 prices at their annual Dealer Conference. Eight of Yamaha's existing models have had their prices reduced, including the FZ1, XT660X, and the MT-01. The prices for all of Yamaha's new 2008 models, such as the YZF-R125 and WR250X have also been released. The updated prices for the existing models are as follows: Model          New RRP    Reduction FZ1             ...

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Council get motorcycles to maintain roads

Liam Marsden, 16 January 2008 16:27

Worcestershire County Council have started using BMW R1200GS motorcycles to respond quickly to minor defects on the roads, such as potholes. Highways Liaison Officers Steve Murch said, “We look after 2,500 miles of roads and 1,800 miles of footways around the county, which involves checking them on an ongoing basis. “Trying to get a standard vehicle through a busy town ...

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0% finance and free luggage on Aprilia Shiver

Liam Marsden, 16 January 2008 14:53

Aprilia have announced a 0% finance deal on all new Aprilia Shivers bought from official dealers before the end of February and registered on the road before March 3rd. The offer is available with a 20% deposit and you can repay monthly over 24 or 36 months. As well as this there will also be free luggage available with the Shiver. ...

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Picture gallery: BMW's uncrashable motorcycle patent drawings

Liam Marsden, 09 January 2008 13:54

Here are all the pictures of BMW's patent design for an "uncrashable" motorcycle. The system works through a system of pivots and hydraulics to move the wheels about. Even the handle bars can be moved independently of the front wheel! Basically, if the onboard computer senses something is wrong, like a loss of grip or inappropriate input from the rider, then ...

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Cancer deflecting motorcycle seat patent

Liam Marsden, 08 January 2008 14:42

Randall Dale Chipkar, the barmy Canadian motorcyclist who claimed that motorcycles cause cancer, has been granted a UK patent on his "electromagnetic shielding motorcycle seat". The book, entitled ‘Motorcycle Cancer? Are motorcycles killing us with cancers of the prostate, colon, kidney, bone, etc?’ claims that motorcycles emit extremely low frequency electromagnetic field radiation, and that close exposure to this radiation could ...

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Suzuki announce 0% finance offer

Liam Marsden, 07 January 2008 13:53

Suzuki has announced a new 0% APR finance offer on selected models for 2008. The scheme offers a 30 month 0% APR finance with a minimum deposit of £1. The offer will be available on the V-Strom 1000, DR-Z400SM, GS500 and GSR600 models. Suzuki GB general manager Steve Callahan said, “After great feedback on our finance promotions in 2007, we ...

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Kawasaki 0% finance deal

Liam Marsden, 03 January 2008 10:27

Kawasaki have a new finance offer for selected motorcycles for  2008. The scheme, called "Pole Position" offers 0% finance on the ZX-6R, Z750 and ER-6f (both ABS and standard models). The scheme will be available between 5th January and 31st March 2008 and offers 0% finance over 30 months, for a minimum deposit of £99. “We wanted to give our customers the ...

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£100,000 refurbishment for Bikers World Coleshill store

Liam Marsden, 02 January 2008 16:34

Bikers World in Coleshill has just completed a £100,000 refurbishment, which included a whole new second floor. The second floor is mostly dedicated to off road equipment, from brands such as Fox and Alpinestars. It also includes a helmet showroom with over 1000 helmets on show of various makes. There is also an Arai service and spare parts desk. The groundfloor is ...

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Picture special: Quentin Tarantino film "Hell Ride" ready for 2008

Liam Marsden, 29 December 2007 07:00

Pictures have been released of Quentin Tarantino’s latest film “Hell Ride.”  The film follows a gang of bikers seeking revenge after one of their mothers is murdered by rival motorcycle gang “The 666’ers.” Larry Bishop – of Kill Bill fame – stars as badass biker Pistolero with Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) as his brother The Gent and Eric Balfour (The ...

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Road toll being considered for fast lane to cut traffic congestion

Liam Marsden, 27 December 2007 07:30

An idea being considered by the Highways Agency to cut cues on busy motorways has been leaked. The idea gives drivers the option to bypass queues of traffic in the fast lane, but only if they pay a toll. The idea will mean that the hard shoulder will have to be used, to make room for the toll lane. It ...

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