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Top tips for a new year new bike bargain

Chris Newbigging, 12 January 2011 16:38

Dealers are offering a range of deals to try and pull buyers back in to showrooms after the Christmas break. January sales, anti-VAT rise offers and finance deals are all beginning as dealers try to kickstart this year’s motorcycling season, giving you the chance to get a better deal on the bike or kit you want.  Kawasaki is running two ...

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Investigation: how the VAT rise affects bikes

Chris Newbigging, 17 November 2010 12:16

It’s tough times for the bike market, and the forthcoming VAT rise looks to be yet another unwelcome price rise. But how will it really affect prices in the showroom? Find a new or used motorcycle for sale The rise from the current rate of 17.5% to 20% comes in to effect from January 1 2010, adding 2.5% of the ...

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Yamaha XTZ250 Tenere photo gallery

Chris Newbigging, 26 October 2010 11:53

These first pictures have emerged for the new-for-2011 Yamaha XTZ250 Tenere, a new mini-adventure bike going on sale in Brazil, and the Fazer 250 The baby on/off road machine makes only a fifth of the power of the Euro-market XT1200Z Super Tenere it takes it’s styling from, with a modest 21bhp from the air-cooled 250cc single. The rest of the ...

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Ducati reveals rider friendly Monster 796

Chris Newbigging, 19 April 2010 14:07

Ducati has launched a new Monster 796 with the 803cc engine from the Hypermotard 796 and other improvements based on owner feedback. Broadly, the new bike is similar to the 696 and 1100 version of the Monster, both of which will continue, but the air-cooled two-valve 803cc engine is an all-new unit that debuted at the tail end of 2009 ...

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Paolo Berlusconi saves failing Moto Morini

Chris Newbigging, 13 April 2010 11:48

Troubled Italian manufacturer Moto Morini has been bought for 2.5 million Euros by Paolo Berlusconi, brother of Italian Prime Minister Silvio. Moto Morini declared itself bankrupt in September 2009 – a move that allows Italian firms six months breathing room to avoid paying debts. The firm has since scaled back production, building bikes to order while a backlog of unsold ...

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New MV Brutale gets more finance

Chris Newbigging, 09 April 2010 17:34

MV Agusta has extended the finance offers available on the all new 2010 Brutale models.   0% finance is available until 30 April 2010, with 25% deposit and repayments over 18 months.     MCN’s test of the two new Brutales showed them to be much easier to rude than last year’s bikes, with a new subtlety in power delivery. Power is still ...

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Erik Buell Racing announces 1190RR, 1125RR and 1125R race bikes

Chris Newbigging, 04 December 2009 10:20

Erik Buell is revealing more about his independent race bike-building outfit, saying that three bikes including an 1190cc version of the 1125R will be offered. An 1190cc, big-bore version of the 1125RR will be offered in ‘Euro Spec’. Exact details or pictures of the bike are yet to be released, but it’s likely to share most of the parts with ...

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Victory Cross Roads: available in UK summer 2010

Chris Newbigging, 02 December 2009 12:34

Victory has confirmed it will sell the Cross Roads touring-cruiser in the UK next year – but it won’t be on sale until at least the middle of the year. Initially Victory didn’t include the Cross Roads as part of the 2010 model line-up – but it has now announced the bikes will be available as a late addition to ...

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2010 Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory introduced

Chris Newbigging, 09 November 2009 10:56

Aprilia is introducing the Dorsoduro Factory for 2010 - an upgraded version of the Dorsoduro which will continue to be available. Find an Aprilia for sale The Dorsoduro Factory will go head to head with Ducati’s updated Hypermotard 1100 and the KTM 990SM, offering improved looks and better chassis performance. Carbon tank panels and front mudguard are the immediately noticeable ...

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Rever Corsa’s £33k all-carbon Ducati 1198

Chris Newbigging, 23 September 2009 15:25

This is the first picture of the ultimate Ducati 1198 – the £33,000 carbon-fibre clad Rever Corsa 1198 Nero Strada. Just ten of the stunning machines will be built in either road or race spec. Starting with a brand new 1198, Rever Corsa strip the bike to nothing and rebuild it with some of the best (and most expensive) parts ...

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