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November 04 2015

Top 5 Best Motorcycle Tourers under £3,000 GBP

Top 5 Best Motorcycle Tourers under £3,000 GBP

Looking for the perfect motorcycle for your next grand tour? Got a limited budget? No problem. There are two great things about tourers that make them ideal for the second hand market. Firstly, they’re built – above all else – for reliability. Secondly, if used properly in their past lives, they’ll have taken a real beating. These two things combined mean that, if you’re prepared to overlook a…

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November 03 2015

Air-conditioned Motorcycling Clothing: A New Era?

Air-conditioned Motorcycling Clothing: A New Era?

First liquid cooled motorcycles, now liquid cooled motorcycle riders. Whatever next? Since the dawn of motorcycling, bikers have been famed and revered for “braving the elements”. But is all that about to change, with the advent, and now ever-increasing range, of air-conditioned clothing for riders?

The Veskimo Cool Vest

The Veskimo Cool Vest

Is this really the dawn of a new era? Or is air-conditioned motorcycle…

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November 02 2015

2016 Yamaha YZF-R1S First Look

2016 Yamaha YZF-R1S First Look

Yamaha has a new YZF-R1 variant to offer the sport bike market. Enter the YZF-R1S, what people are already endearingly calling “the poor man’s R1”—set at an MSRP of $1500 less than the 2015 YZF-R1. It’s more accessible and more affordable for street riders who chase superbike performance without the disposable incomes, ambitions, and certain skill sets required in order to maintain a…

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October 25 2015

2016 Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer gets updates and comes to the USA

2016 Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer gets updates and comes to the USA

Honda’s 1200cc full-size adventure bike is not a brand new model since European customers are able to buy it since 2012. But for the next model year, Honda will update the bike and send it to the American market. The Crosstourer may not be as dirt-friendly as the opposition but the model still can bring some excitement into the segment of the BMW R1200GS, Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré and the…

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2016 Ducati Panigale 959 – what we know so far

2016 Ducati Panigale 959 – what we know so far

The 2016 Ducati Panigale 959 is coming and you can thank the California Air Resources Board for confirming the news to the world. In a released emission certification document, the CARB cites the 2016 Ducati 959 as sporting a displacement of 955cc.

2015 Ducati 899 Panigale front

2015 Ducati 899 Panigale front

The Panigale has been Ducati’s flagship superbike since the unveiling of the 1199 Panigale in 2011. It wasn’t until the…

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2016 Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Demon Black First Look

2016 Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Demon Black First Look

When it comes to fast motorcycles, Japanese, Italian or German manufacturers come to mind first. Well, Bajaj Auto from India has just introduced a pretty good-looking 200cc sports bike. The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Demon Black is a special version of the RS200 that was launched last year. The 200cc single-cylinder engine allows the bike to reach a top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph) which is more than…

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October 22 2015

Details and teaser photos of the updated 2016 Honda NC750X

Details and teaser photos of the updated 2016 Honda NC750X

Honda will reveal the updated version of the NC750X at the Tokyo Motor Show next week. According to the manufacturer’s press release, the bike will have a new look and get some technical tweaks including a more adventurous look, LED headlights and taillights, updated transmission electronics, new Showa suspension parts, larger fuel tank and lighter muffler. Click through for more details.

2016 Honda NC750X teaser photo

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October 21 2015

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe launched

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe launched

Kawasaki has revealed the 2016 Vulcan S range at the AIMExpo in the United States. The range includes the Vulcan S, Vulcan S Special Edition and Vulcan S Cafe models. The 2016 Vulcan S gets no mechanical changes with power coming from the same 649cc parallel twin-cylinder engine delivering 61hp and 64Nm of torque. As for the new Vulcan S Cafe, it features three-tone paintwork, signature badging…

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October 19 2015

Yamaha Yard Built XJR1300 „Big Bad Wolf” by El Solitario

Yamaha Yard Built XJR1300 „Big Bad Wolf” by El Solitario

This summer Yamaha teamed up with Spanish customhouse El Solitario for the final XJR build of 2015, celebrating 25 years of the iconic street machine. The result is an awe-inspiring creation, a race inspired track monster that more than lives up to its name, ‘Big Bad Wolf’. The bike broke cover for the first time at the Glemseck 101 show in Germany in September, taking to the 1/8 mile race track…

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October 18 2015

For BMW GS enthusiasts only: world’s largest wristwatch revealed

For BMW GS enthusiasts only: world’s largest wristwatch revealed

Size matters after all, or a diameter of a proud 65 millimeters: That is not only the size of a tennis ball, but also of the world’s largest wristwatch, manufactured in a small-series production run. The exclusive „GS seit 1984“ SUPER PLUS timepiece made in Germany is now available for every BMW GS owner and enthusiast!

BEEMER GS Super Plus 65 millimeter watch

BEEMER GS Super Plus 65 millimeter watch

The new exclusive watch keeps time…

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October 17 2015

Upgraded Kawasaki ZZR1400 for 2016 revealed

Upgraded Kawasaki ZZR1400 for 2016 revealed

Kawasaki did some work on its most powerful sports tourer, the ZZR1400. For the 2016 model year, the bike will feature a new dash, slightly modified and Euro4-compliant engine while the Performance Sport version gets brand new Brembo brakes. All in all, the bike won’t change much for 2016 but it stays true to the machine’s substantial and loyal fan base The 2016 ZZR1400 will be priced at £11,799…

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Weise to introduce new Lima gloves for the winter

Weise to introduce new Lima gloves for the winter

A new addition to the extensive range of gloves from Weise, the Lima has the fit, feel and features of a top-of-the-range winter glove, but with an affordable price tag. Top of the must-have list for the year-round rider is to be warm, dry and comfortable, so the Lima features a waterproof, windproof and breathable inner liner and a 40-gram Thinsulate thermal layer too. Working together, they act…

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October 16 2015

MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR Lewis Hamilton Edition on video

MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR Lewis Hamilton Edition on video

The Italian manufacturer has just announced that it’s going to reveal a limited edition of the Brutale 800 Dragster RR. MV Agusta doesn’t give any details about the bike and this suggests that there will be only aeshetic changes. According to the short press release and the official teaser video, the special Brutale will feature red anodized parts including wheels, pegs, covers, levers and other…

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Full range of 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S accessories from R&G

Full range of 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S accessories from R&G

R&G is excited to unveil a range of products specifically designed for the Kawasaki Vulcan S cruiser. Whilst the new range marks a departure from R&G’s normal style of motorcycle, riders can be guaranteed the same outstanding level of protection offered from every R&G product. A fully kitted out Vulcan S will be on display on the R&G stand at the Florida AIMExpo (15-18 Oct) booth 1303.

Full range of 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S accessories from R&G

Full range…

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October 15 2015

2016 Honda CBR500R unveiled

2016 Honda CBR500R unveiled

In conjunction with its global public debut at the American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Florida, Honda Motor Europe has announced the arrival of the 2016 model year CBR500R. The bike still features the 471cc parallel twin of this year’s version but it get some aeshetic changes. Other new features include adjustable pre-load for the front suspension, adjustable brake levers and a new…

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Zero Motorcycles reveals 2016 model line including FSX supermoto

Zero Motorcycles reveals 2016 model line including FSX supermoto

Zero Motorcycles today unveiled their complete line of 2016 motorcycles. The California-based manufacturer promises increased battery efficiency to improve range and battery capacities across the board while adding two new models and other accessories. The first new model is the DSR which is a dual-sport bike with a 70-hp motor. The other newbie is a supermoto called FXS powered by a 44hp…

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October 14 2015

Husqvarna 701 Supermoto on video for the first time

Husqvarna 701 Supermoto on video for the first time

Husqvarna has finally released the first video of its newest bike, the 701 Supermoto. The short video shows us how the bike moves on a proper race track – pretty good we have to say. The engine of the new Husky delivers about 70hp while dry weight is just 145 kg (320lbs) – there’s every chance that the 701 Supermoto will be a real hooligan on the street.

Husqvarna 701 Supermoto in action

Husqvarna 701 Supermoto in action

We…

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October 13 2015

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New Triumph Bonneville coming in two weeks

The British manufacturer has just confirmed that the new Bonneville will be revealed later this month – most likely at the EICMA show in Italy.

October 12 2015

Watch Suzuki GSX-R's 30 Years of Performance documentary

Watch Suzuki GSX-R’s 30 Years of Performance documentary

Ever wondered how Suzuki’s famous GSX-R line was born? Thanks to the 30 Years of Performance documentary, you can follow the history of the Gixxer from the beginning on video. The two-part video finally appeared on Youtube, telling us the story of the GSX-R including the philosophy of „race on Sunday, sell on Monday” and the background of the biggest wins in the many racing series. Click through…

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2016 Yamaha WR450F First Look

2016 Yamaha WR450F First Look

For the 2016 season Yamaha further reinforces its comprehensive off road line up once more. The newbie is the WR450F, a sophisticated enduro racer that benefits from some of the most advanced engine and chassis technology to be seen in its category. The new bike is based on the firm’s MXGP world championship-winning YZ450F and that says it all. The 2016 Yamaha WR450F will be available early…

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