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Honda reveals new 2015 VFR800X Crossrunner

Andy Downes, 10 September 2014 09:10

Honda has revealed a heavily revised version of the VFR800X Crossrunner which gets a fairly hefty series of revisions including more power and mid-range torque, new styling, longer travel suspension along with new wheels and brakes. Other features include Honda’s Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system, ABS, LED lights, self-cancelling indicators and heated grips as standard. The original Crossrunner, on sale ...

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Bimota dealer opens in Scotland

Andy Downes, 15 August 2014 16:14

The UK’s only Bimota dealer has opened in Scotland with the first two bikes already shipped and in stock ready for sale. Moto Meccanica has taken delivery of a BMW S1000RR-engined BB3 superbike along with a limited-edition version of the hub-centre steered Tesi which is a 40th anniversary version, but is also cater for all bikes while specialising in Italian ...

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New KTM 1290 Super Adventure spied

Andy Downes, 11 August 2014 14:25

This is a new, range-topping version of the KTM Adventure range that will get the 1301cc V-twin from the Superduke R, a larger fuel tank and even more sophisticated electronics so it can sit above the current 1190 model. MCN brought spy shots of this bike in much rougher prototype from a few months ago but this finished bike leaked ...

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Government launches motorcycle safety campaign

Andy Downes, 21 July 2014 11:38

A radio campaign aimed at reducing the number of collisions at junctions between cars and motorcycles is launching today across the country. The THINK! radio campaign encourages drivers to take longer to look for motorcyclists after figures revealed that 30 bikers are killed or injured every day at junctions, Road Safety Minister Robert Goodwill has announced.The ‘Didn’t See’ campaign will ...

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Spy Shots: K1600 ‘Bagger’ spied

Andy Downes, 05 July 2014 11:30

This is a new BMW K1600 bagger spied testing at a top-secret test track last week and signals a new direction for the straight-six engine first seen in the K1600GT and GTL, launched in 2011. While baggers make only the smallest impact on UK or European sales charts they are huge news in the American market and BMW is the ...

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BMW's naked revolution

Andy Downes, 06 June 2014 15:19

BMW revealed this stunning, hardcore boxer-engined roadster in Italy last weekend with bosses promising the production version will be on sale within a year.The Concept Roadster is a vision of the future development of the boxer engine in a naked bike. It takes the engine and some of the running gear from the best-selling R1200GS, but grafts on superbike-spec brakes ...

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Bayliss shows off front wheel burn out

Andy Downes, 21 May 2014 10:37

Anyone who has ever locked the front wheel of their bike will tell you of the buttock-clenching sense of fear and the reality of it often causing a bike to crash. Now imagine doing it on purpose, accelerating up to over 100mph for more than 200 metres and not crashing. And then doing it again the next lap. Multiple World ...

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Yamaha reveals new YZF-R125 at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

Andy Downes, 14 February 2014 12:19

Yamaha has revealed for the first time an updated 2014 version of the big-selling YZF-R125 at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show at Excel in London this morning. The new bike replaces Britain’s best-selling supersport 125 model gets new styling, new upside down forks, radially mounted front brake caliper, a full digital dash and new lightweight wheels. The overhaul ...

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Ducati begins Monster 1200 production

Andy Downes, 28 January 2014 09:51

Ducati has started building the first of the new generation of Monster 1200 models ahead of next months official press launch. The new Monster 1200 comes in two versions, a standard bike with 135bhp and a more powerful and higher specification S model with 145bhp and different suspension, wheels and brakes. Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali was on hand to start ...

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Changes to A2 test delayed

Andy Downes, 14 January 2014 12:04

Planned changes for the A2 bike test to reduce the minimum power of the bikes allowed to be ridden have been pushed back by delays in getting proposed legislation approved by Parliament.It’s not thought any potential test candidates have been affected by this as the bikes allowed under the current rules were never changed while the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) ...

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