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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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Emmett arrested on suspicion of murder at Heathrow airport

Andy Downes, 05 December 2013 12:29

Sean Emmett was arrested on his return to the United Kingdom at Heathrow airport this morning on suspicion of murdering his wife while on honeymoon in Dubai. Father-of-three Emmett, 43, was held by officers as he stepped off a plane as police probed the circumstances surrounding how his wife Abbie plunged to her death from their hotel room in Dubai. ...

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New BMW R1200GS Adventure revealed

Andy Downes, 07 October 2013 09:21

BMW has finally released the full technical details of the 2014 R1200GS Adventure; the tougher and more off-road targeted bike the firm hopes will continue the big sales of the current model. The new bike gets a slightly different version of the new water-cooled 1170cc boxer twin available in the standard bike for the first time at the start of ...

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Final production version of KTM 1290 Duke R spied

Andy Downes, 27 September 2013 10:19

New spy shots have revealed this is what the highly-anticipated KTM 1290 Duke R is going to look like in completely finished form when it’s launched in two weeks. The two images appear to have been taken within the KTM Research and Design centre at the factory in Mattighofen in Austria and show the production version of the exhaust and ...

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Motorcycle deaths at lowest rate

Andy Downes, 26 September 2013 17:14

Government accident statistics have shown a 9% drop in motorcycle fatalities in 2012 which are the lowest on record. The data for 2012 has just been officially compiled by the Department for Transport and announced as part of the 2012 annual report and represents the last full year of accident data. In total there were 195,723 casualties of all severities ...

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Panigale 899 spied testing

Andy Downes, 20 August 2013 09:50

A test and development version of the new Ducati Panigale 899 has been spotted parked on an Italian street just weeks ahead of the official launch of the bike. The bike is a smaller capacity version of the Panigale 1199 and can be seen have a series of changes over the bigger bike as the Italian firm has cut development ...

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