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SUZUKI TO SHOWCASE 2012 KEY MODELS AT LONDON SHOW

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Taking centre stage on the Suzuki stand at London’s premier Motorcycle Show will be the new GSX-R1000, that for this year benefits from major technical revisions, offering enhanced performance and reduced weight, bringing a gimmick-free fight back to the 1000cc superbike class. Other models on display at ExCel include the 2012 V-Strom 650ABS, that’s already […]

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•Look for cracks and dents on the frame, near the engine mounts. These can get cracked on bikes that have experienced a lot of hard landings.

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 If the bike has a centerstand, you can test some other stuff. Put the bike up on the centerstand, have someone sit (or push down hard) on the passenger seat so the front wheel lifts in the air, then grab the sides of the front axle and try to move the front wheel forward and […]

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•When the seller is going over the bike, giving you his sales pitch, try to ascertain whether or not this person really cares about the bike’s condition.

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If the owner has lost the owner’s manual and/or tool kit, drop a little money off the price of the bike. They’re usually around £15-20 each to replace, and they’re definitely nice things to have, particularly if you’re new to riding.

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Make sure that the VIN number on the bike matches the VIN on the title.

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SUZUKI RM-Z250 VOTED BEST IN CLASS

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Suzuki changed little on the 2012 model, instead opting to stay with the successful formula of the 2011 RM-Z250; and this proved in it favour with the Suzuki coming out the winner from the five manufacturers entered. Motorcycle USA reported: “The powers that be at Suzuki decided to leave well enough alone and sent the […]

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•Have a professional mechanic do a full tune-up on the machine.

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Royal Enfield create a Storm at Motorcycle Live

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The Royal Enfield brand name dates back to the 1890’s, when the Worcestershire-based business won a contract with the Royal Small Arms factory to supply precision parts for the making of Enfield rifles. When they made their first new two-wheeler they marketed it through a new company – The Royal Enfield Manufacturing Company Ltd – […]

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Yamaha Perform Price Surgery

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In a statement, their spokesman Simon Belton stated; “Yamaha continue to look at offering the best value for our customers, striving to give not only our customers the best product but continuing to produce exciting motorcycles and scooters of the highest quality for our customers to enjoy well into the future.” Shown below are the […]

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