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  • Saga putting motorcycle insurer Bennetts up for sale

    Saga putting motorcycle insurer Bennetts up for sale

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    Well this is going to worry a few people – a six-month interim report from Over-50s insurer Saga Plc has flagged up that the company is looking to sell its motorcycle venture, Bennetts Insurance. The news, pre-reported in the Evening Standard, comes on the back of Saga’s interim results for the six months up to…

  • WORLD LAUNCH: Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro (2019)

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    SMALLER. BIG(GER). MIGHTY(ER) With upgrades to just about every aspect you could think of, Ducati reckons its incredible Multistrada 1260 Enduro has just got even better… Words: Carl Stevens // Images: Ducati Europe When Ducati first released the Multistrada Enduro back in 2016 we were all chomping at the bit to get a go. But…

  • LAUNCH RIDE: We ride Honda’s new Forza 125 and 300. AND the new MONKEY 125!

    LAUNCH RIDE: We ride Honda’s new Forza 125 and 300. AND the new MONKEY 125!

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    MoreBikes is on the way to Nice on the south coast of France, for the launch of a range of new small capacity machines from Honda. Tomorrow, we’re going to be riding its updated Forza 125 and 300 – and we’ll also be taking the chance to ride the all-new Monkey 125. We can’t wait.  …

  • Launch report: Yamaha XSR900 Abarth

    Launch report: Yamaha XSR900 Abarth

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        “This’d be fantastic around Cadwell,” exclaimed one journo as he jumped off the XSR900 Abarth. He’s right, but it’s a shame I found it so uncomfortable on the tight twisting roads of Sardinia where we were riding it. To be fair, I was the only one who didn’t seem enamoured with the limited-edition…

  • Launch report: Yamaha SCR950

    Launch report: Yamaha SCR950

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    Yamaha’s SCR950 is hampered by its marketing. Described as being: “Inspired by the street scramblers of the 1960s,” many journalists’ default position will be to thrust it straight into a pigeon-hole already swollen with the likes of Ducati’s Scrambler, Triumph’s Street Scrambler and BMW’s R-nine-T Scrambler. I’d consider the XSR700 to have more potential to…

  • Launch review: 2017 Kawasaki Z650

    Launch review: 2017 Kawasaki Z650

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    Launch review: 2017 Kawasaki Z650.   Tested by: Bruce Wilson // Power: 67bhp (50.2kW) @ 8,000rpm // Torque: 48.4ftlbs (65.7Nm) @ 6,500rpm // Wheelbase: 1,410mm // Seat height: 790mm // Weight: 187kg // Price: £6099 (Sport model – £6,999) The Z650 is an important bike to Kawasaki, having already racked up in excess of 12,000…

  • Yamaha MT-07 Tracer 700: World Launch report – part two FIRST VIDEO REVIEW

    Yamaha MT-07 Tracer 700: World Launch report – part two FIRST VIDEO REVIEW

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    Yamaha MT-07 Tracer 700: World Launch report – part two FIRST VIDEO REVIEW. Here’s the world’s first on board riding review from the £6,299 Yamaha MT-07 Tracer 700 world launch in Italy.   The latest addition to the Yamaha MT family is based around the firm’s MT-07, 75bhp motor but gets a 50mm longer swingarm…

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