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Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the news that matters in motorbikes

Published: 07 February 2020

Updated: 07 February 2020

The biggest story this week was that after some indecision and mixed messages from the Department for Transport, motorbikes are excluded from the 2035 ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans.

We also saw official stats and images of the Ducati Superleggera V4 for the first time, and it doesn't disappoint.

2020 Honda Fireblade SP

We had new bike reviews in the form of Honda's firebreathing CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP and the tour-tastic Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX.

Suzuki GSX concept model

Suzuki have thrown the Hayabusa a lifeline after discontinuing the model last year. New patent drawings suggest it could be making a comeback with a bigger engine.

CCM Spitfire Bobber

Following the news that Norton have gone into administration last week, we heard that another British marque is performing much better as CCM more than quadrupled their sales figures.

Triumph Street Triple R tease

Triumph have told us that they will be unveiling a new Street Triple R to go with the S and RS models we've seen recently.

Joacim Boive

And we met one-legged KTM rider, Joacim Boive who is training to take part in an enduro series over in Sweden.

Andrea Iannone

From the world of sport, MotoGP testing is underway at Sepang and Andrea Iannone will have to wait a while longer to learn his fate following a drug test failure.

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