Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Limited Edition Honda FireBlade

Steve Brogan celebrates his British Superstock Championship title win with a parade lap on the new limited CBR1000RR Fireblade

Honda (UK) has unveiled a limited edition yellow CBR1000RR Fireblade to celebrate Steve Brogan’s British Superstock Championship title win with the HM Plant Honda team.

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Jon Booth

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Limited edition Suzuki GSX-R's

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The GSX-R1000 Cameron Donald Replica

The GSX-R600 Bruce Anstey Replica

Suzuki GB have announced the release of two limited edition GSX-R replica's to celebrate the Suzuki Rentless by TAS Team victories at the 2008 Isle of Man TT races.

They are the Suzuki GSX-R1000 Cameron Donald replica and the Suzuki GSX-R600 Bruce Anstey replica.

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Jon Booth

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Monday, September 29, 2008

New Royal Enfield Bullet Electra EFI

Royal Enfield have announced details of their new Bullet Electra EFI with it's new lean, green, euro 3 compliant, unit construction engine. Power is up at 27.5 BHP in standard form with 41.3 Nm of torque at 4000rpm.

With low fuel consumption and now with reduced emissions it becomes an even more greener transport choice. The new Electra EFI will be at the NEC Bike Show (28th November – 7th December).
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Jon Booth

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Suzuki launches new models in Paris today.

Today in Paris Suzuki launched the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9, together with the new Suzuki Gladius and Suzuki Intruder 1500 models. Read more about them on www.inter-bike.co.uk here.

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Jon Booth

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Ducati Monster 1100 breaks cover!

Hot off the press we have pictures of Ducati's new Monster 1100.

It's first public showing will be at the at the International Motorcycle Show in Cologne (INTERMOT Hall 8) starting form the 8th October.

Fuller details of the new Ducati Monster 1100, Ducati Monster 1100S are available on www.inter-bike.co.uk here.

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Jon Booth

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New VMAX and YZF-R1 at 2008 NEC Bike Show

Yamaha has announced it will be showing the new Yamaha VMAX and the new YZF-R1 at this year's Carole Nash International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the Birmingham NEC from 28th November to 7th December.

Yamaha say "The new YZF-R1 features amazing new technology developed by Valentino Rossi’s Moto GP squad, whilst the legendary VMAX makes a welcome return with massive torque and power."

Monday, September 22, 2008

Kawasaki UK announces its 2009 model line-up

Kawasaki UK has now announced its 2009 motorcycle line up and we've got some pic's of next years' models for you to look at now.

2009 Kawasaki ER-6n

TheKawasaki ER-6n gets sharper more aggressive bodywork for 2009.

2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

The 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has changes to engine and chassis for enhanced controllability.

2009 Kawasaki ER-6f

The 2009 Kawasaki ER-6f engine gets a number of tweaks that offer smoother low-mid response and a quicker-revving character, plus Ninja supersport styling.

2009 Kawasaki Z series

The Kawasaki Z series, the Z1000 and z750 get two-tone paint-jobs for 2009.

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Jon Booth

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bennetts Babes Bucking Bike Photo Shoot

The guys at Bennetts, leading providers of motorcycle insurance have kindly allowed us to show pictures from their Bennets Babes Bucking Bike competition.
This is the UK's first Bucking Bike and the Bennetts Babes had a a great time seeing who could stay on the Bucking Bike for the longest, even when wet!
To see the full gallery of pictures on http://www.inter-bike.co.uk/ click HERE
But even better we've been given permission to back the pictures with the fantastic rock track The Gods from The Gentlemen of Distorted Sound (The GODS).
The GODS are a four piece British Rock Band that have crashed onto the biker scene, otherwise known as the ‘Dukes of Ducati’ - when they play, you listen.

Just back from playing the Oswestry Biker Festival they have joined forces with the Bennetts Babes to bring you their latest offering of their track ‘The Gods’. Taken from their new album Black AM, it has the pedigree of classic rock fused with the edge of today’s urban music culture.
Don't forget we've also got the video clip of the Bennetts Babes Bucking Bike Compeition on http://www.inter-bike.co/ as well, its HERE
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Jon Booth

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Suzuki GSX650F road test

Fancy a new middleweight motorbike. Read Ian Kerr's road test of Suzuki's new GSX650F on www.inter-bike.co.uk HERE.

Read why this bike is not just a Bandit with a fairing, but is an all-rounder, with the practicality of a Bandit with the looks and style of Gixxer, at a commuter bike price!

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Yamaha FZ 16 tested!

We at BIKE INDIA has always been ahead when it comes to exclusive stuff. This month, for the October issue, we have Yamaha's new naked street-fighter on our cover. Why? Coz we also have an exclusive first road test of the Yamaha FZ 16.

See the cover for more.

Related Reading:

FZ 16 on Bike India website

Monday, September 15, 2008

Pearl White Ducati's

Ducati have announced the release of two further models in Pearl White livery. You can now get the Pearl White Ducati Hypermotard 1100 and the Pear White Ducati Multistrada 1100 S in stunning Pearl White.
We've a couple of pics to whet your appetite.

Both bikes will be shown at the International Motorcycle Show in Cologne (INTERMOT – hall 8) from 7th October.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Common sense prevails, new practical motorcycle test delayed!

Finally common sense has prevailed, the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) has announced a six month delay to the introduction of the new practical motorcycle test due to be introduced on the 29th September.

Pressure from leading motorcycle representative groups working together including the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) and the Motorcycle Rider Training Association (MRTA) has finally brought about this last minute U turn!

Deferring the introduction of the new motorcycle test until 2009 was a tough choice, but also the only logical one for Government to make, and the RMI Motorcycle Rider Training Association (MRTA) applauds the decision, according to Kevin Bryan, MRTA Chairman.

Lets hope six months is long enough to get an adequate number of new test centres operational?

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

2009 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

Yamaha have announced the released of a new Yamaha XJ6 Diversion for 2009, you can read the full details of this new Yamaha model on http://www.inter-bike.co.uk/, HERE.

We've got some pic's of this new Diversion for you to enjoy, pending the bike arriving in Yamaha dealers.
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2009 Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha has announced details of the iconic 2009 R1 with MotoGP derived engine technology.

You can read the full model release details on http://www.inter-bike.co.uk/ HERE.

We've got some pic's of the new R1 in action for you to enjoy until the bike reaches Yamaha dealers.

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Jon Booth

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2009 Yamaha Diversion

The Yamaha Diversion has come a long way. From 1984, when it was known at the XJ600, for 2009, Yamaha has come up with this - the 2009 Yamaha FZ6R for US or the 2009 Yamaha Diversion for Europe...

This is the old Diversion (900cc model seen here)

Honda and Yamaha to sell electric bikes by 2010

Honda Motor Co. and Yamaha Motor Co. will begin selling electric motorcycles as soon as 2010, Nikkei English News reported, without citing anyone.

The motorcycles, which will be powered by lithium-ion batteries and sold to both businesses and to individual drivers, will range in price from 200,000 to 400,000 yen ($1,900 to $3,700), the news service reported. Yamaha plans to debut its electric bikes by 2010, while Honda will introduce its version in 2011, Nikkei said.

Source : Bloomberg.com

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Win Bennetts British Superbike Tickets!

The next round of the British Superbikes is coming to Croft this Sunday 14th September and we’ve teamed up with race sponsors Bennetts, the UK's number one for bike insurance* to offer one lucky person the chance to win a pair of weekend entry and paddock passes so you can mix with the teams and riders in the exclusive paddock area.

With riders such as Shane Byrne, Tom Sykes and Leon Haslam taking to the track, it promises to be an excellent weekend of racing at the North Yorkshire track.

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, simply email your answer to the following question to Bennetts@frankpr.it.

What is the nickname of Bennetts British Superbike rider Shane Byrne?

a) Flakey

b) Shakey

c) Bikey

1. The promotion is open to UK residents aged 18 or over excluding employees of Bennetts and other third parties involved in this promotion and their families.
2. No purchase is necessary.
3. Entry to the promotion is made by sending your answer to the specified question along with your name and contact details via email to bennetts@frankpr.it or alternatively, by post to Joanne Cooper, Bennetts, Pegasus House, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, PE2 6YS. Entries submitted in any other manner will not be accepted. Only one entry per person will be valid.
4. Closing date for the promotion is 11th September 2008.
5. 1 winner will be selected at random on the 12th September 2008 from all of the correct entries up until the closing date.
6. The prize entitles the winner to receive a pair of entry and paddock passes to the tenth round of the 2008 British Superbike Championship at Croft circuit on 14th September 2008.
7. No additional expenses will be met by the Promoter.
8. No cash or other alternative will be offered, nor may the prize be transferred.
9. The winner will be notified by telephone and then by post or e-mail within 1 day of the closing date.
10. The decision of the Promoter in all matters is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
11. This promotion will be governed by English law
12. For the winner’s name send a stamped addressed envelope marked BSB promotion to the address shown below:
13. The winner and guests will be required to take part in any publicity accompanying or resulting from the promotion.

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