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60th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R1

OilySmudges recently posted an article asking Yamaha to bring back the iconic “Speed Block” design. Imagine our surprise when today (18 September 2015) Yamaha announced that a limited edition 60th Anniversary version of the YZF-R1 will be produced for the 2016 model year featuring this iconic design. Continue reading

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Suzuki Vintage Parts Service

Motorcycle manufacturers, it can be argued, have a duty to their own heritage and to play an active role in supporting owners of their older products by manufacturing spare parts for motorcycles that are out of production. Whilst all manufacturers undoubtedly do this to a degree, Suzuki is making greater mileage out of it with the creation of the Suzuki Vintage Parts Service. Continue reading

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Avon Trailrider

January 2015 saw a brand new tyre range announced by Avon. Available from June 2015, the Avon Trailrider falls into what Avon calls the adventure sport class and replaces the Avon Distanzia in their line-up. This means that it will suit machines such as Kawasaki’s Versys, Triumph’s Tiger Explorer, Yamaha’s XT and Moto Guzzi’s Stelvio. Continue reading