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Limited number of ABS-equipped Kawasaki J300s coming to UK

Liam Marsden, 22 January 2014 10:42

Kawasaki UK has announced plans to sell a limited number of ABS-equipped J300SE scooters in the UK in 2014. The manufacturer originally planned to only sell the non-ABS version, stating they didnt want to price themselves out of the market and wanted to gauge reaction from the public in the first year of sales. ABS will only be available on the ...

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Kawasaki J300 First Ride

MCN Staff, 22 January 2014 09:46

Kawasaki is the last of the big four Japanese manufacturers to enter the scooter market with their new J300, which began life as a Kymco Downtown 300. MCN went to the launch in Portugal to see if Kawasaki has got it right with their first foray into the scooter market. brightcove.createExperiences();

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Kawasaki unveils new scoot

Andy Davidson, 09 October 2013 10:15

Kawasaki has finally decided to jump on the scooter bandwagon with the J300; the Japanese firm’s first ever scooter offered to the European market.  The J300 has been styled by a Kawasaki design team but its drive train and chassis elements are courtesy of Taiwanese partner Kymco. In a Kawasaki statement the firm said it recognises a “Europe-wide demand for ...

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Kymco K-Pipe 50cc

Tobias Milliken, 01 July 2013 18:36

I'm 16 and just got my first motorcycle - The K-Pipe 50cc. This bike is great! It looks and sounds very nice, but since I have owned it I've noticed a major flaw in the bike. Hills are it's worst enemies! If you run into an incline in 3rd or 4th gear (the gears you need in fast moving traffic) the ...

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Youth experiment: Kymco K-Pipe

Phil West, 31 January 2013 12:00

This bike is the freshest breath of air in small capacity motorcycling in years. There, I’ve said it. It could also be exactly what’s needed if today’s youth are ever going to get back into motorcycling in a big way. For the moment, let’s leave its name, manufacturer and country of origin to one side (rest assured, however, they’re not ...

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Bike brands top theft league

Steve Farrell, 06 December 2012 16:08

Motorcycle and scooter brands are top in a league of vehicle makes most likely to be stolen.  Researchers compared the number of vehicles on the road from car and motorcycle manufacturers to the number recorded as stolen on the Police National Computer. They found the 12 brands with the highest theft rates were all makes of motorcycle. The first non-bike maker, Mercedes, was at 13. The top ...

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Piaggio X10 first ride

MCN, 07 June 2012 10:27

The Piaggio X10 is not dirt cheap: the £5,000 you need to score one will seem like a lot to plenty of bike riders, who inevitably consider what motorcycle they could get for that money, but against most rival scooters it looks pretty good. It also happens to be the best scooter in its class. The only version of the ...

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Destination dealer: Sycamore Motorcycles

MCN, 20 April 2012 14:34

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Sycamore Motorcycles offers the best support to seasoned Harley-Davidson and Ducati owners and a warm welcome to anyone who is new to two of the most enduring brands in biking. Based in the heart of Uppingham, the dealership is family owned and split into two distinct showrooms so you can be sure of expert service whether you are ...

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Kymco to launch new Downtown 125i

Sam Loveridge, 23 January 2012 09:40

Kymco are launching a new 125i version of the Downtown 300i, following its award-winning success last year. The 125i will offer the same technical specs as its predecessor, but with a 125cc capacity, achieving a claimed top speed of 70mph from its15bhp @ 9000rpm. Due to be launched this week at Motorcycle Trade Show, the 125i comes with a price ...

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The Big Blade Sale now on!

MCN, 05 October 2011 10:26

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Not only does the beginning of October see some fantastic biking weather, but also the start of The Big Blade Sale. Now with eleven new and used bike showrooms throughout the group, Blade are proud to offer the widest selection of new and used bikes available anywhere in the UK. This month sees over 400 new, used and ...


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