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New 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 spied

Andy Downes, 05 September 2014 14:54

This is the heavily-revised 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 which has been given a comprehensive makeover – which is just as well as the current bike has always been ranked as fairly hideous and has masked the excellent bike underneath.The new Versys 1000 was spied while on a photographic shoot in Romania earlier this week and pictures were published at www.motomag.com ...

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New GSX-S1000 spied

Andy Downes, 13 August 2014 16:47

This is a full-production version of the new naked 1000cc bike Suzuki is calling the GSX-S1000 and hopes to be able to take on the performance naked class rivals in 2015. MCN revealed the plans for the new bike in July but these are the first images of the bike; nabbed while a completely production specification machine was out shooting ...

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Norton Academy gets Government backing

Andy Downes, 16 July 2014 12:21

Norton owner Stuart Garner has been promised Government backing for a new British Motorcycle Manufacture Academy (BMMA) after asking Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne for help on Twitter. Garner, who bought Norton from American hands in 2009 and has been working to bring the brand back to former glory aims to make the BMMA a way of improving the ...

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Indian Chief 2015 colour changes

Andy Downes, 14 July 2014 14:53

Indian has shown off the first of the new 2015 models with a raft of colour changes including red, blue and green with cream contrasts for the Chief and Chieftain range of three bikes. Two tone colour schemes seem to be the order of the day and they will be available in Autumn in the UK. The three bike range ...

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Naked Suzuki GSR1000 on the way

Andy Downes, 10 July 2014 08:30

Suzuki’s new bike resurgence is set to accelerate in style in just three months’ time, as the firm unveils a naked version of its GSX-R1000 superbike. According to MCN sources in Japan, the new bike – likely to be called GSR1000 – will use a re-tuned version of the 182bhp 999cc inline four-cylinder from the GSX-R1000, and will retain a ...

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Yamaha Tricity revealed

Andy Downes, 25 March 2014 11:37

This is the full production version of the all-new Yamaha Tricity; a leaning 125cc three-wheel scooter that claims to be lighter and cheaper than all the rivals in the three wheel class. The scooter was launched at yesterday’s Bangkok motorcycle show in Thailand and the bike will go on sale in the UK within weeks. In actual fact the Yamaha ...

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Honda shocks with new NM4 Vultus

Andy Downes, 21 March 2014 08:17

Don’t be fooled by the futuristic styling and concept bike looks, this is a full production bike from Honda called the NM4 Vultus which has just been officially announced.The looks are going to be something of an opinion divider for sure and it remains unclear why Honda has done something as oddball as this when the Honda DN-01 was such ...

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Suzuki increases V-Strom service intervals

Andy Downes, 27 January 2014 11:13

Suzuki has increased the service intervals to 12 months or 7500 miles for the new V-Strom 1000 and announced it will be in dealers next month. The new V-Strom 1000 has been very well received and MCN rates it as a highly accomplished adventure bike, great value and it was only the initial prospect of 3500 mile service intervals that ...

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Bike tax changes causing confusion

Andy Downes, 17 January 2014 12:10

Scrapping the paper tax disc has left the DVLA scrabbling for a solution to the problem of what to do once a bike is sold with remaining tax on it; something no one appears to have thought about before announcing the end of the current system.Moves to scrap the 93-year-old vehicle tax disc in October this year have thrown up ...

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J&S buys 12 Hein Gericke stores

Andy Downes, 03 January 2014 15:56

J&S accessories has bought 12 of the 16 Hein Gericke stores affected by the recent return to administration of the German-owned firm and they will all be relaunched as J&S stores later in January.The 12 stores include Aberdeen, Braintree, Farnborough, Gants Hill, Glasgow, Hanger Lane, Leeds, Leicester, Maidstone, Oxford, Preston and Stockwell.Hein Gericke was put back into administration the week ...

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