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Colin Appleyard bike division sold to MotoGB

Famous West Yorkshire motorcycle dealership Colin Appleyard has sold its two-wheeled operations to focus on its car division.

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Leaner, badder beast for KTM’s ultimate backroad brawler

KTM’s 1290 Super Duke R has earned a reputation as one of the most aggressive motorcycles on the market today, and now the Austrian firm has introduced a limited edition ‘RR’ version dripping in exotic parts and boasting a staggering spec sheet.

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Suzuki Burgman 400 gets stronger engine for 2021 update

First launched back in 1998, Suzuki has announced that it is updating its venerable Burgman 400 with a heavily revised engine to meet the latest Euro5 emissions regulations and improve performance and fuel economy.

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Japan’s big four agree standardised swappable batteries for electric motorcycles

Japan’s big four motorcycle manufacturers (Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha) have announced that they have reached an agreement on the standardisation of swappable batteries for future generations of electric motorcycles.

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Triumph completes stage two of electric motorcycle study

Triumph Motorcycles, the biggest UK owned motorbike manufacturer, has announced that it has reached the halfway point of its electrification project

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MotoGP 2021 preview: 10 things to look for as this year’s big show kicks off

After more than three months off, MotoGP has reset and is due to kick off again in Qatar this weekend. It looks like being another intriguing year, and here are the 10 things we’re going to be looking out for.

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A century on… Moto Guzzi hits a major milestone

One of the most historic motorcycle brands of all time, Moto Guzzi celebrates its centenary in 2021, so what better excuse to look back on the heritage of this still very traditional company…

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Top five… big adventure bikes for 2021

With coronavirus restrictions lifting and plans hopefully able to turn to reality, 2021 may well be the year where many of us finally undertake that dream motorcycle trip.

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Iconic bikes: Yamaha TMAX

Despite being largely overlooked in the British Isles, Yamaha has sold 300,000 examples of the TMAX scooter in mainland Europe since being introduced back in 2001.

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Aprilia announce new off-road styled learner bikes

Aprilia built its reputation on producing sporty 125 learner bikes and, for 2021, they are bringing out revamped versions of its two off-road styled A1 machines.

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Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 puts the cat among the adventure bike pigeons

It’s been years in the making, but Harley-Davidson’s new Pan America 1250 adventure bike will be in showrooms in the next few months.

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Light touch gives 2021 Triumph Bonnevilles a greater edge

Triumph has taken the opportunity to use the incoming Euro5 emissions regulations to sharpen up its Modern Classic range, adding power and reducing weight to improve performance and handling of its most venerable models.

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British firm Langen makes progress with 250cc two-stroke

All-new British motorcycle firm Langen has revealed pictures and information about the development of the its new 250cc V-twin two-stroke road bike.

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MV Agusta revamp Brutale 800 RR and Dragster RR models for 2021

Premium Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta has announced a raft of updates to its three cylinder, 800cc, naked bikes – the Brutale 800 RR and Dragster RR for 2021.

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Top five… world’s fastest motorcycles

Big motorbikes with big top speeds always grab the headlines, and with Suzuki’s revived-for-2021 Hayabusa currently in the news

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Top five… hyper nakeds for 2021

Over the past five years or so, the super naked and hyper naked motorcycle category has boomed.

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History of the Ducati Monster

With such a milestone achieved, we’ve taken a look back at the legendary Ducati Monster journey. With a new Monster launched for 2021, there are still many chapters to be written…

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Indian celebrates century of Chief with reimagined classics

Indian’s halcyon days were arguably in the inter war years, when it introduced its two most famous nameplates – the Scout and the Chief.

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Husqvarna expands into learner market with new Svartpilen 125

Resurrected European brand Husqvarna is continuing to develop its product range with a new model, called the Svartpilen 125, as it makes its first foray into the A1/learner bike market.

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Kawasaki KLR650 returns (but probably not in the UK!)

For many of us, Kawasaki’s KLR650 is a long forgotten relic of the 1980s.

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Triumph have acquired OSET Bikes

Triumph amp up investment in their electric and off-roading future with purchase of kids trials brand…

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Triumph have acquired OSET Bikes

Triumph amp up investment in their electric and off-roading future with purchase of kids trials brand…

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Norton announce plans to go electric

Norton say that they’re creating an ‘electric motorcycle that blends Norton’s design DNA with racing performance, touring range and lightweight handling’. Now that sounds impressive…

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Reimagining an icon | Riding the Team Classic Suzuki Katana

When Team Classic Suzuki built their classic endurance spec Katana, we fell in love with it. Carl Stevens was lucky enough to swing a leg over it for a session at Cadwell Park to find out how an ‘80s icon performs four decades on…

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Motorbike Reviews

Reviewed: Ducati Hypermotard SP

Ducati’s Hypermotard has always been an impressive bit of kit for some fun on the roads, but how does it perform on track?

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Reviewed: Suzuki GSX-R1000R

Suzuki’s latest generation GSX-R1000 made a bold impression when it was released back in 2017. But, five years on and with only minor updates, can it still cut the mustard?

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Motorcycling Hall of Fame: DKW RT 125

The motorcycle that provided the facsimile for the post war years.

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