MoreBikes September 2023

  • Used Bike Test: Yamaha R6

    Used Bike Test: Yamaha R6

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    If you had a pound for every Yamaha R6 ever sold… you’d have lots of pounds. I don’t know exactly how many of the machines have trundled down the Japanese brand’s production line since the model’s inauguration back in 1999, but the answer is ‘a lot’. R6s are everywhere, and rightfully so because they’ve been…

  • Ridden: Benelli TnT 125

    Ridden: Benelli TnT 125

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    There’s always been a healthy contingent of bikers who like belting about on small-wheeled, almost ’mini-bikes’. And that’s why Benelli decided to get in on the act, building on the success of Honda’s MSX125 by creating a funky little pocket-sized naked. Having admired its good looks and heard numerous tales of how much of a…

  • Young Guns: Yamaha’s very sporty learner legals

    Young Guns: Yamaha’s very sporty learner legals

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    Chris Moss sees what’s what… The early days of biking life are some of the most important. Ideally, you want a good start riding something that’s easy to ride and live with, stylish, safe, and with a fair bit of excitement. After riding Yamaha’s new YZF-R125 and MT125 in and around Barcelona, I’d say all…

  • LIVING WITH: The Kymco DTX360

    LIVING WITH: The Kymco DTX360

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    Jonathan Schofield tells of life with the Adventure Scooter… and his kit! Well, you may have seen in a previous issue that Ross got to test the Kymco DT360X before I even got a look in. Editor privilege and all that jazz, but I was so happy when I was asked if I would pile…

  • Cost-Effective Classics: Kawasaki VN900

    Cost-Effective Classics: Kawasaki VN900

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    “If you fancy a change from the vanilla side of biking then a Metric Cruiser like the VN900 is probably one of the best places to start.” WORDS: Steve Cooper PHOTOS: Mortons Archive Not everyone wants or needs out-and out-speed. For many sports bikes are simply too much and, if you’re not into transcontinental stuff,…

  • SPECIALIST SPOTLIGHT: Dr Downpipe

    SPECIALIST SPOTLIGHT: Dr Downpipe

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    Getting your downpipes gleaming is no mean feat. But this much-lauded British-made cleaner and a bit of elbow grease will see your bike’s pipes sparkling like they’re fresh from the showroom WORDS: Bob Pickett Like many great ideas and products, Necessity was the Mother of Invention for DrDownpipe. The starting point for the business came…

  • STAY SAFE – On a budget

    STAY SAFE – On a budget

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    When it comes to shopping for your gear, a quick online browse will likely make you double-take at some of the price tags you see. But kitting yourself out from head to toe in great, hard-wearing equipment doesn’t have to break the bank. So we’ve joined forces with Feridax and our very own Chris Bailey…

  • King Kenny: Ironing out the kinks

    King Kenny: Ironing out the kinks

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    The VJMC’s Steve Cooper remembers… 1979 had been a holding position with Kenny Roberts doing his utmost to fend off the serried ranks of Suzuki RG500s. Unable to give him the extra power he wanted, the factory embarked on a mass loss programme – aluminium would replace steel for the chassis and the motor would…

  • Save on a Suzuki!

    Save on a Suzuki!

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    Suzuki has announced an extension of its £500 promotion on its 125cc road bikes, with the offer now running until the end of September 2023. Suzuki’s 125cc promotion is a relatively straightforward one which means that the Suzuki GSX-R125 and Suzuki GSX-S125 are both subject to a £500 price reduction, now until the end of…

  • New Bullet?

    New Bullet?

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    There’s talk that one of Royal Enfield’s best-selling models is about to receive a refresh. The suggestion is the new Bullet will get the same J-Series engine as the recently released Hunter 350 and Meteor 350, although, unlike those models, this bike will be a faithful recreation of one of Royal Enfield’s most famous, and…

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