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Bike Trac given Category 7 status

ALREADY in possession of a highly-rated Category 6 status, Bike Trac has just gone one step better. The renowned motorcycle tracking device from Road Angel Group, has made history by becoming the first device of its kind specifically for a motorcycle to be awarded Thatcham Category 7 status. Widely acknowledged as the most comprehensively equipped […]

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Honda adds two more motorcycles to 2014 range

HONDA’S motorcycles division clearly aims to sweep the world before it in 2014 because it has announced two more new models for next year. Not content with the quite considerable list of new offerings, the Japanese manufacturer has given details of two further additions to its range. They will be introducing the new Gold Wing […]

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Not long now to Motorcycle Live 2013

THERE are just five days to go before the doors open on Motorcycle Live 2013. And you have only three days left to buy an advanced ticket. The extravaganza of all things two-wheeled takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from November 23 to December 1. Action and entertainment is the name of the game […]

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Double R designed to improve riders’ safety

FOR decades BMW has been renowned for the quality of its motorcycles. But now it has introduced its own racing suit. The DoubleR RaceAir has been developed using Dainese D-air technology and is the first product the Munich outfit has brought to the market. It comes after the giant signed a deal to co-operate with […]

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Leon Haslam helps to launch Honda’s 2014 range

BRITISH rider Leon Haslam was one of the stars rolled out by Honda when they presented the 2014 range of motorcycles in Milan. The Pata Honda World Superbike rider appeared alongside some of Honda’s biggest racing stars. The 30-year-old ace joined John McGuinness, Toni Bou and Paulo Gonçalves in the northern Italian city on Monday […]

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Caterham loses two wheels with new venture!

FIRST they produced truly exciting four-wheeled machines which set the adrenaline flowing. And today, the Caterham Group launched its motorcycle division – Caterham Bikes – at the International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA) in Milan. They put three prototypes on their stand – the Brutus 750 (dubbed the ‘SUV of motorcycles’), Classic E-Bike (an all-electric, bike with […]

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Honda CB500F

New Honda CB500F is one of three bikes with same engine

The same 500cc engine, but a choice of three styles of bike – and all can be ridden on an A2 licence. DAVID HOOPER reviews the Honda CB500F. A HONDA motorcycle with the letters “CB” on its tank, needs little introduction to anyone in the biking world. This Honda CB500F is new for the 2013 […]

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Honda VFR1200F DCT

Honda VFR1200F DCT road test – Automatic bike, silky smooth ride

Honda VFR1200F DCT road test: A sports tourer motorcycle with an automatic gearbox. DAVID HOOPER, editor of, soon gets over his initial scepticism and enjoys a the silky smooth ride! AUTOMATIC cars are nothing new – but automatic motorbikes? For many, I suspect, it will be one of those Marmite things, you will either […]

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