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Lame entry level bikes stifling sales to trendy 20-somethings

Laura Kennerley, 08 October 2009 08:50

Trendy 20-somethings are turning their backs on biking because manufacturers are not making machines that appeal to them, Britain’s only bike design house has claimed. Motorcycles for sale Mark Wells and Ian Wride founders of Xenophya Motorcycle Design believe manufacturers should re-introduce stylish 400 and 500cc capacity bikes aimed at fashion-following 20-somethings who are new to biking. To prove their ...

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New Yamaha dealer’s MotoGP reps

Laura Kennerley, 21 September 2009 13:57

The owners of these two Yamaha R1’s were like children in a candy store – picking all the trick parts available – when they visited Surrey’s newest Yamaha dealer Carbontek. The Tech 3 Colin Edward’s rep, £1150 paint and sticker job is by Racepaint UK, and crammed with accessories and upgraded parts. The standard under seat exhaust has been replaced ...

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The world’s fastest Monkey Bike?

Laura Kennerley, 19 August 2009 16:16

A nine times Dakar competitor is hoping to break a land speed record on this alcohol-powered Honda Monkey bike. Crazy Czech Ivo Kastan will race the 175cc Monkey bike in two classes on the Bonneville Salt Flats in September.    He hopes to smash the Monkey bike land speed record and the naked 175cc four-stroke land speed record in his sights ...

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Bike sales plummet

Laura Kennerley, 13 August 2009 10:57

Motorbike sales fell by a staggering 26.8% in July compared to July 2008. Only 10,465 bikes, mopeds and scooters were registered last month compared to 14,306 last year and 11,728 in July 2007. The massive fall can be partly attributed to rush on bikes in July 2008 as new riders rushed to beat the introduction of the new test. However, ...

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Triumph Daytona 675 test rider springs surprise

Laura Kennerley, 13 July 2009 17:23

Supersport racer and Truimph test rider Paul Young has met the man who bought his one-off Daytona 675 race rep. Young, who is lying 12th in the British Supersport Championship, presented Steven Purvin, 25 from London with a signed lid to go with his new 675 rep. Read the MCN Triumph 675 review The bike, customised by Jack Lilley Triumph ...

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Aprilia sports 600s on the cards?

Laura Kennerley, 10 July 2009 15:30

The Piaggio group, which owns Aprilia, Gilera and Derbi has told investors it intends to develop a range of sports bikes with mid-sized engines for the American market, MCN can reveal. Find an Aprilia for sale The Italian manufacturer announced its intentions in its 2009-2012 Strategic Plan. But it has yet to reveal any concrete details about the bikes. However, ...

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Custom Yamaha MT-01

Laura Kennerley, 03 July 2009 17:19

This is what you can do with a Yamaha MT-01 if you really throw the Euros at it. Created by German Yamaha dealer and serial special builder Dominik Klein, this £30,000 sports cruiser is as handy as it looks, soaking up an entire weekend’s thrashing at a recent Hockenheim track day without the hint of the oil leaks you’d expect ...

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Suzuki reveals all new RM-Z250

Laura Kennerley, 03 July 2009 11:24

Suzuki’s new 2010 RM-Z250 will be the first bike in MX2 to have fuel injection. Derived from its larger capacity sibling, the RM-Z450, the new 250's battery-less fuel system boasts a 43mm throttle-body, with a progressive throttle linkage and 16-bit computer, powered by a durable, lightweight magneto-generator. Find an off-roader for sale Combined with revised cam timing, uprated intake ports ...

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Kawasaki holds back new ZX-10R as it goes radical

Laura Kennerley, 02 July 2009 17:59

Kawasaki has delayed the launch of the new ZX-10R as it is developing a radical new bike. Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for sale The Japanese firm has opted out of its traditional two-year pattern of replacing the top-flight sportsbike as it wants to create a bike to win the World Superbike series with.  The new ZX-10R is now expected to ...

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BMW S1000RR makes public debut at Donington WSB

Laura Kennerley, 27 June 2009 16:18

WSB fans are the first British bikers to get up close and personal with the new BMW S1000RR. The new 193bhp in-line four powered machine is not due in dealerships until December. WSB fans are being offered a sneak preview of the bike and the first chance to sit on it this weekend at the Donington Park round of WSB.

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