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Yamaha has released details of its new MT-09 street focused machine… for just £6799. The 850cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC four-valve, transverse three-cylinder powered naked middleweight boasts a claimed 115bhp @ 10,5000rpm with 62lb-ft of torque at 8500rpm. This performance will easily take on its big rival, the everpopular Triumph Street Triple. Designed with the European market firmly in mind, the new MT-09 looks to be one of the lightest machines in the 700cc+ class – at a claimed 188kg (ABS version 191kg), it’s
lighter than an R6. Yamaha claim it’s achieved 10kg weight savings in the engine, and a further 10kg in the
chassis to get this figure (when you compare it to the likes of a four-cylinder FZ8). The MT-09 features
Netley Eurojumble set for 20th year One of the UK’s most popular motorcycling autojumbles is gearing up to celebrate a significant landmark. The 20th running of the Carole Nash Eurojumble will take place in Netley
Marsh, Hampshire this coming September, with organisers expecting to welcome nearly 10,000 visitors over the course of the two-day event. With gates open from 9am to late on September 6 and 7, visitors can spend the day picking through the vast array of stalls and trader stands searching for that elusive part, a new project or a special piece of motorcycling memorabilia. Tickets are now available for advance booking, with a two-day pass priced at £13. Camping facilities are available for the weekend for £20. For more information visit www.classicbikeshows.com or call 01507 529529.
Yamaha D-mode switchable mapping, with a choice of three different throttle valve control mapping settings: STD Mode, A Mode and B Mode. It also gets a newly designed six-speed gearbox, lightweight CF aluminium die-cast asymmetric swingarm, adjustable front and rear suspension systems (137mm travel usd forks have 7mm more travel than the FZ8’s), twin 298mm floating front discs with radial-mount calipers, new 10-spoke wheels and 14 litre steel fuel tank. The MT-09 will be available in September in orange, race-blu, matt grey or purple.
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Subscribe to Motor Cycle Monthly: www.classicmagazines.co.uk/MCM or call 01507 529529 NEW BIKE DEALS KTM Adding to free insurance already available with a new 125 Duke, KTM UK is offering a 0% interest finance option requiring just a £99 deposit. Go to www.ktm-insurance.co.uk Suzuki £800 cashback rebate available on 10 new Suzuki models. Offer covers all GSX-R supersports models, the GSX650 and 1250FA touring variants, the GSR750/A, VStrom 650 ABS, C800 and M800s. Also offering 20% off Yoshimura end cans on selected models. Offer until end of July 2013. www.suzuki-gb.co.uk Kawasaki 0% plan over three years, only £60 deposit required, deal available on over 20 new models. For full list of eligible machines and details, go to www.kawasaki-finance.co.uk. Offer ends June 30. Ducati The new Multistrada 1200 ABS is now available at dealers from £159 per month with free panniers. This offer is only available on a new Multistrada 1200 ABS and does not apply to Multistrada 1200 S Touring, Multistrada Pikes Peak and Multistrada Granturismo. The offer runs until the end of June 2013.
Ride the National Road Rally 2013 The National Road Rally is one of the best excuses to use your bike this year. It involves a mid-summer weekend filled with riding your bike with other riders, finding and exploring some of the best roads in the UK. Bikes of all shapes, sizes and ages
take part, from classics through to three-wheelers to modern tourers and sportbikes, quads and scooters. Riders can take part as an individual or a team. There are various mileage options available: go for 120 miles or the maximum challenge of 540 miles. The idea behind the rally is that riders start at one control and then travel to the maximum number of controls within the 540 mile limit. Riders plan the routes between the checkpoints beforehand, making sure they know what their weekend’s riding will be. Volunteers man each checkpoint – some controls have cakes and goodies for riders too, plus sleep areas. Entry fees vary depending on the
Make a date to join ‘Thankful Villages’ ride
A mammoth ride to recognise the 51 ‘Thankful Villages’ is taking place this July, to raise funds for the Royal British Legion. Setting off on Saturday, July 27, Medwyn Parry and Dougie Bancroft will be riding Triumph Trophies to every single one of the ‘Thankful Villages’ – villages with no traditional war memorial because all who left to fight in the First World War from them came home
again. To the best of their knowledge, all 51 villages have never been visited on a single journey before. The ride will start at Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, near Aberystwyth, on the 27th and will finish 2500 miles later at the same point on Sunday, August 4. You can join in along any part of the ride, and all that’s asked for is £5 donation per bike per day. For more info, go to www.thankfulvillagesrun.com
event and whether you want to go for the Platinum Award and/or carry a passenger. Prices start from £29 online. Run by the ACU in conjunction with the BMF, the Rally takes place on Saturday 6 and Sunday, July 7. Visit www.nationalroadrally.co.uk for more information.
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New Crighton rotary at festival The upcoming VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes will see the launch of the new 200bhp, 135kg Crighton CR700P rotary race bike. Brian Crighton created the famous (and championship winning) Norton Rotary bikes of the late 1980s and early 1990s. This year, the new machine will be joining its famous rotary predecessors on track for the very first time in the hands of multiple British champion Jamie Whitham. The festival is held at Mallory Park, July 13-14, 2013. For details visit
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New bike test centres to open The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has confirmed eight new motorcycle test centres will open across the UK. Bridgend, Chesterfield, Hamilton, Letchworth, Rhyl, Southampton Maybush, Southport and Stranraer are the claimed locations. The DSA said the test centres were chosen after looking at the feedback from trainers, volumes of tests, the distance candidates have to travel and examiner resources.
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MORE NEW BIKES! Yamaha FJR1300AS & XJ6 SP
The new FJR AS version gets a semiauto shift that uses finger or foot control, usd front forks with – a first for Yamaha – electronically adjustable suspension, for £15,199. The XJ6 SP gets a two-piece seat plus paintwork with carbon-style details, priced at £6399.
BMW Concept Ninety
Inspired by the original R90S, this Concept Ninety has been designed by Roland Sands 40 years on. Taking its styling cues and eyecatching paintwork from the 1973 R90S, the bodywork is hand crafted in aluminium and the Ninety gets front LEDs with the traditional round headlight design.
Triumph range gets new 2013 colours The Sprint GT gets the ‘SE’ treatment with new colour options, heated grips, touring screen, gel seat, 117 litre luggage capacity and top box/back rest as standard. Available in two new colours – red or champagne – it costs £8999. The Thunderbird, Tiger Explorer XC and Street Triple all get new paint. Red and silver grace the standard ‘Bird’, while the Storm gets a styling freshen-up. The XC now comes in a white/matt graphite combination and a plain matt graphite scheme, while the Street Triple gets an
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eye-catching cosmic green new skin. The new editions of the Thunderbird, Explorer and Street Triple are available now, for £11,149, £11,199 and £6999 OTR respectively.
Triumph Free accessory pack worth £524 on standard Speed Triple; £700 on Tiger 800 and Tiger XC. Offer ends June 30, 2013. www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk BMW F 700 GS and F 800 GSs available for 3.9% APR, with monthly payments from £84.99. www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk
Star riders line up for 20th Goodwood Festival of Speed Handy European bike touring pack launches
With more and more riders touring on the continent, there’s also an ever-increasing list of ‘compulsory’ items needed too. Continental Rider Ltd has launched a European Touring Pack that contains such equipment, plus a couple of extra items for added safety. The items are packed in a handy sized, zip-up bag and contain a replacement bulb kit, fuses, first aid kit, beam benders, GB sticker, HiVis jacket, reflective/hi-vis armbands, breathalysers, reflective helmet stickers, ‘keep right’ sticker for your wing mirror and a deer whistle. Available with H1, H4 or H7 bulb kits, the packs cost £34.99. Visit www.continentalrider.com
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The Goodwood Festival of Speed is 20 years old this summer, and there will be some great champions set to help the celebrations. Highlights at the July 11-14 event include 500cc world champions Kevin Schwantz on his 1993 championshipwinning Suzuki, plus the Heron Suzuki Carbon framed motorcycle he scored his first ever 500cc GP points on. ‘King’ Kenny Roberts will be riding the final two-stroke bike to score a pole position – the Proton KR3, run by Robert’s team – and his 1980 championship winner. There will be also a special display of GP bikes from his private collection in California. Barry Sheene’s first GP winner, 1975 Suzuki XR14 RG500 will be there, along with the Honda RC149, the first fivecylinder race bike, ridden by world champion Ralph Bryans. Freddie Spencer will be on his 1985 world championship winning Honda NSR500, all the way from the Honda Collection in Japan.
Other racing legends include 15-time world champion Giacomo Agostini and seven-time champion John Surtees. Ducati will have the GP3, GP5, GP6 and GP11, along with the first Ducati GP bike, the 1970 Ducati 500 GP machine, all in action on the hill.
BMW will also be celebrating its 90 years of history with some fantastic factory bikes. For more info and tickets, go to www.goodwood.com or the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Facebook page.
Legendary Adventure Motorcycling Handbook author Chris Scott has released the second edition of his Morocco Overland guidebook. The new edition covers: ● Getting to Morocco: Cross country routes and Mediterranean ferries ● Guidelines on bike choice and preparation ● Fly-drive for local bike rentals ● 56 routes covering 10,000km, including the Atlantic route to Mauritania ● Each route is reversible and graded for difficulty depending on your bike, scenery and best time of year ● Over 40pp of detailed mapping ● Hundreds of GPS waypoints plus additional mapping and GPS downloads available at www.moroccooverland.com
Scottish rally entries open The Scottish checkpoint rally takes place September 7-8 and is the final part of the Three Nations Challenge. Info and entry forms from Colin Pate: email@example.com
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HAVE YOUR SAY Scooters… yay or nay in MCM? After Keith Hewitt’s suggestion in the last issue of wanting more scooters in MCM, we’ve had a lot of positive response. Here’s some feedback so far... I would just like say that Keith Hewitt’s idea for a twopage, scooter-only section each month is a great idea. I ride a 125 scooter and a GS and appreciate their different characteristics. When you consider that so many young people ride scooters, to ignore them just because they don’t ride ‘proper’ motorbikes is short-sighted. Unfortunately, many young scooter riders are shunned by ‘proper’ bikers when attending rallies and festivals, which is a great shame. We all ride for the freedom that two wheels gives us – the more
enlightened bikers among us already appreciate this. I think MCM can do a lot to bring about this integration, and I would certainly welcome reading about scooters more often. Tom Kennedy Yes, include a scooter section. I’m also a long-term subscriber to T&G and like the new layout. I’m a maxi-scooter rider and own a Burgman 650 Executive and a 400. I can honestly say after years of changing gears and having no standard storage, that I love these scooters for their ease of use (twist and go), weather protection and storage, and will never go back to geared motorcycles. Colin Phillipson
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How refreshing to find a magazine that reports with a dose of common sense, as I am feeling quite annoyed at the moment. I’ve recently had the pleasure of test riding a Honda Deauville NT700. Yes I know, the ‘Dullsville’ according to the power ranger fraternity, but can I say that it is probably one of the best bikes I’ve ridden in a long time. The bike’s got brilliant handling, superb comfort, a dash that is easy to read, luggage space that will keep your gear dry and secure, plus a five-way adjustable screen. It’s a bike that’ll take you anywhere you want to go in comfort and provide a lot of fun on twisties too. Remember, you don’t have to go round corners at warp speed to enjoy a
good road. You also don’t need a bike that weighs the same as the Titanic to go touring. No, the Deauville won’t do 160mph in first gear (thank God), but it will happily sit at 80mph all day long and get you 200 miles to your next fill-up without the need of a chiropractor and the cost of a good lawyer to get you off a possible driving ban. Finally, I’ve had sports bikes, street bikes and everything in between from 200 to 1300cc, but I have enjoyed them all. I’ve never had a dull bike in my life and the Deauville is no different. In case you’re wondering, I did buy it. Oh, and the reason I’m hacked off? If I hadn’t listened to the reviews of this bike (in the other mainstream bike press), I would have had one years ago! Robert Paton
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Thanks for producing such a great mag and for free too. I’m in the RAF and currently serving with 31 Sqn in Afghanistan. There are a number of us bikers out here that miss the mag (and our bikes!) and we were wondering if you’d be kind enough to send some copies out so we can keep up with what’s happening in the biking world back home. It would be much appreciated and give us something to look forward to. Keep up the good work! Sam Ellis (and the RAF Op Herrick biker contingent) A couple of weeks later… Yesterday we received a package out here in Afghanistan with copies of your great newspaper and other biking titles that will keep us up to date with anything two-wheeled. Thank you so much for sending and arranging this delivery, much appreciated and very generous. Sam (and the crew)
10 First ride BMW F 800 GS Adventure
Adventure BMW’s new F 800 GS Adventure has all the practicality of its bigger brother in a more manageable package Words: Jon Urry Photography: Llewellyn Pavey
WITH the whole world going adventure bike crazy, there seems to be no end to the number of bikes claiming to be the ideal transport to take you into the wilderness. However, where some are style over substance, BMW has always prided itself in the fact its bikes are designed to actually take on rough terrain and won’t get floored by a particularly tricky gravel drive. Not that many actually get the chance, but it’s always nice to know you can escape civilisation should the zombie apocalypse strike... Yet there is a problem with large capacity adventure machines such as the BMW R 1200 GS, Triumph Tiger Explorer and KTM 1190 Adventure, and that is their size. A bike that tips the scales at around the 240kg mark before you add luggage can be quite a handful for those with limited offroad experience: throw in a few ruts and the like and very quickly things can go from bad to worse. And it isn’t only off-road where the weight of big capacity adventure bikes can be intimidating: older, shorter and even less experienced riders can often find the long suspension, tall seat heights and top-heavy nature of an off-road inspired bike problematic. Which is where the F 800 GS comes in. Designed as a light, responsive and yet still extremely capable on- and off-road bike, the F 800 GS was launched in 2008 as an ideal solution for those wanting a bike that is manageable in all environments. For 2013 BMW has increased the baby GS’s potential even further by creating an Adventure variant.
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Triumph Tiger 800 XC £8699
The Tiger has a fabulous 800cc triple engine that is packed full of grunt and character but it is less off-road oriented than the BMW and the 19-litre tank also means it has a reduced range. With a £1000 saving over the BMW, Triumph riders can afford to splash the difference on a set of hard luggage, but if you are looking at touring rather than off-road the more street-oriented Tiger 800 is probably a better option as it costs £8199 with ABS.
Red colour scheme is more eye-catching
In much the same way that BMW created the first R 1150 GS Adventure in 2002, the F 800 GS Adventure uses the standard model GS as a base to build upon to create a more rugged machine. The GS’s engine, frame, swingarm, wheels and suspension remain unaltered (although the suspension’s internals are modified to suit the new bike). The underseat petrol tank also increases in size by 50% with a 24-litre capacity, boosting the bike’s range to a claimed 250 miles. This larger tank has necessitated the seat height increasing 10mm to 890mm – part of this rise is due to the seat being redesigned with more padding (a lower 860mm seat is an option). On the styling front the Adventure gains engine protector bars, pannier mounts, enduro pegs, bar guards and a taller screen. As with the whole of BMW’s 2013 model range the GS comes with ABS as factory fit but should you opt to add ASC (traction control), the Adventure has a new ‘enduro’ mode that reduces the effect
of the ASC while increasing the ABS’s sensitivity. This mode is only available on the Adventure, so standard GS model owners need to rely on talent/bravado when they go off-road.
What’s it like to ride?
With such a large increase in fuel capacity (eight litres) located so high on the bike I was expecting the Adventure to have slightly sluggish handling. Happily, the Adventure’s agility doesn’t feel like it has been affected at all by the larger tank. On the road the BMW retains the manoeuvrability of the stock machine while its comfort levels are vastly improved thanks to the addition of the new seat and screen. Bliss is the word when it comes to describing the new seat, which is so deeply cushioned that I reckon you could easily clear off the 250-mile tank range without the slightest hint of discomfort. The screen, which is a touch purposeful in its looks, is just the right height to deflect enough wind without impeding your vision while the rest of the riding position is relaxed and comfortable. BMW hasn’t altered the 798cc motor at all for the new bike and although it seems a bit quieter than last time I rode a GS, it performs equally as well. The 85bhp and 61lb-ft of torque the parallel twin delivers is more than enough to allow you to cruise along at a steady 70mph, but more importantly it has enough grunt to reduce the gear changes required as you vary your speed. It’s not the most thrilling of engines out there and feels a touch German in its functionality, but by the same token it is also very hard to fault. The bigger capacity air-cooled R 1200 GS came in for similar criticism about a lack of character but that didn’t ❱ exactly affect its sales.
BMW optional extras Automatic Stability Control (ASC) £305 Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) £280 Alarm £205 BMW Motorrad Navigator Adventure £565 Onboard computer £155 Aluminium panniers £293 each Aluminium top case £302 Centrestand £125 LED indicators £100 Off-road tyres – free at time of ordering Riders low seat (860mm) – free at time of ordering
Front view is unmistakably BMW GS - using the F 800 as a base works well
Handling hasn’t been affected by the larger 8-litre fuel tank capacity
12 First ride BMW F 800 GS Adventure
Handy extra front lights
Incredibly comfy well-padded seat
During the Adventure launch we did some very light off-road riding on what are best described as muddy fire tracks. Selecting ‘enduro’ mode I found the ABS system extremely quick to activate, a safety net that an off-road novice like myself found reassuring. You could brake in complete safety on wet mud with the front calipers rapidly applying and then releasing the brakes as they sensed a slide. However, I am not so convinced by the rear brake’s sensitivity. The ABS was so good that it made skidding the back impossible, something that I think would be useful for off-road riders. Personally I’d like to have seen a system that has ABSon the front only when ‘enduro’ is activated, but others may disagree. The ASC, which becomes slightly less intrusive in ‘enduro’ mode, worked very well, allowing the rear to slide slightly so you can hang it out with a degree of safety. As with the ABS this can be turned off to gain extra traction in deep mud.
www.motorcyclemonthly.co.uk BMW is aiming the F 800 GS Adventure at riders who are looking to take their first steps into the adventure bike world as well as those who are possibly looking to downgrade from a heavy larger capacity machine. The smaller 800 is far less cumbersome than the 1200 GS and although two-up it may struggle due to its lack of power, when it comes to low-speed manoeuvrability and off-road potential I reckon it is a far better bet. Where some riders opt for the R 1200 GS on image alone, I think they may well be better looking at the F 800 GS as it opens doorways that the bigger bike possibly doesn’t. Stick on a set of proper off-road tyres (these come free if you specify when you buy the GS), and you have a bike that as well as being an excellent commuter is also a competent off-roader that can be enjoyed on light trails. The crash bars (I’d also get the optional bash plate), should protect it from most of the damage and at 229kg wet the Adventure is
heavy but not overwhelming like the 1200. It may be more likely to be found in Dagenham than Dakar, but the F 800 GS Adventure is a good looking, rugged, adventure bike that is certainly capable of taking on considerably more than just the UK’s potholes.
In typical BMW fashion the F 800 GS Adventure comes in a variety of guises. The base Adventure is £9650 with an ‘Adventure Travel’ costing £10,535. For your extra £885 you get ASC, heated grips, LED auxiliary lights, a centrestand and the BMW onboard computer, which represents a saving of £665 over buying the items separately and speccing up a stock bike. A special ‘launch pack’ is also being offered that costs £1637.63 and includes aluminium panniers, a top case and the new Adventure GPS. If you order this before June 30, 2013 you get an extra 20% off, reducing its price to £1310.10.
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BMW F 800 GS Adventure
High screen and useful sat nav option
Chunky footpegs with rubber inserts
The F 800 GS Adventure is more than capable of handling the rougher stuff
Price: £9650 Engine: 798cc, liquid-cooled transverse fuel injected six-speed parallel twin with four valves per cylinder Max power (claimed): 85bhp @ 7500rpm Max torque (claimed): 61lb-ft @ 5750rpm Bore x stroke: 82 x 75.6mm Rake and trail: 26º/117mm Chassis: Tubular steel, double-strut aluminium swingarm Suspension: Front 43mm usd telescopic, 230mm travel, non-adjustable. Rear shock, 115mm travel, adjustments for preload and rebound damping. ESA optional Brakes: Front 2 x two-piston Brembo calipers, 300mm discs with ABS. Rear 1 x twin-piston Brembo caliper, 265mm disc with ABS Wheels: Front 90/90 x 21in spoke wheels, aluminium rim. Rear 150/70 x 17in spoke wheels, aluminium rim Weight: 229kg wet Wheelbase: 1578mm Seat height: 890 (860)mm Fuel capacity: 24 litres Colours: Red, sandrover matt
14 Workshop How to maintain your bike
Back to basics
Working on your bike saves money and boosts conﬁdence.This month: how to set up your bike to ﬁt you Words & Photography: Mel Falconer
Taking a few minutes to set up your bike properly can mean the difference between being comfy, fresh and able to ride all day and feeling achy, fatigued and grumpy. It’s surprising how the most basic tweaks can make such a positive impact on you and your riding. Tools you’ll need: 8-14mm open-ended spanners, plus ratchet and 8-12mm sockets.
1: Correct lever set-up. Badly angled/adjusted levers can cause wrist pain as it forces your hand to operate the brake and clutch in the wrong position. The fingers on top of the lever should roughly be in line with the top of your forearm when you are in a normal riding position. If your wrist is forced to sit at an angle (feels like it’s bent too far backwards), it will cause a gradual build-up of achiness. Adjust your levers by undoing the two nuts on the handlebar and swivel the lever until it’s in the correct position. If you have a 1-5 span adjuster, use it to fine-tune the reach. Another thing to watch out for is a lever interfering with other bar controls, such as the passing switch (as shown here). This lever is set too high, so that when it’s pulled back, it hits the passing switch. ● Top tip: When adjusting levers, make sure to check the position and reach is still suitable when you switch to winter gloves or vice versa.
2: Mirrors. Seems obvious, but you need as clear a view behind you as
possible – a load of elbow filling your view isn’t much use. Loose mirrors that can suddenly swing round aren’t fun either: make sure the mirror nuts are done up tight. In some instances, the right-hand mirror will have a left-hand thread for the adjuster nut – if in doubt, be careful when adjusting.
3: Adjusting your gear lever correctly means no (hopefully) missed gears or sore toes. Too low and it will cause pain changing up the gearbox; too high will result in missed gears, especially first and second. The correct level of adjustment is so your foot fits well under and over the lever – this will help with reducing fatigue during riding.
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5: Static sag. There are various methods to do this, but a quick and easy way (Matt’s method), is to measure the bike stood on its wheel, from the axle to a point on the subframe directly above it (a handy friend is useful here to hold the bike). Then, lift the bike up so the shock tops out – you are not trying to lift the wheel off the floor. Repeat two or three times to get a consistent average reading. A good ballpark figure for normal road bikes (not enduros or trailies) is 8-12mm static sag (this Honda CB500F had 10mm). Too little sag risks the suspension topping out when bike is leant over; too much means the bike’s geometry is out of kilter.
4: The rear brake pedal is important to get right too: too high will cause cramp in your ankle and result in poor filtering control; too low will cause overstretching and ineffective brake use. It will also mean your foot could rest on the brake pedal while riding, dragging the brake. You should be able to reach the pedal by slightly raising your foot from a normal seating position on the bike. To adjust, undo lock nut and adjuster. The adjuster nut will be obscured by the rear brake master cylinder boot, so just push it up out of the way.
6: Levels: the correct quantity of oil and coolant are important. With oil, you will get a sight glass or dipstick option to check the level. With the engine warm, get a mate to hold the bike upright and look in the sight glass on the bottom of the right-hand side of the motor. The oil needs to be between the full and empty markings. With dipsticks, check your manual, as some bikes need checking on the stand or held upright. Some dipsticks are screwed in, some are just placed in. Make sure you know which type your bike has – if you accidently screw a placedin stick in, you will read that the oil is overfilled. Check the dipstick by wiping it clean then re-inserting it and removing it again – the oil mark needs to be between the low and full marks.
What is the Oval Motorcycle Centre? The OMC is London’s first and only motorcycle self-service and repair centre. Its clean and professional workshop is great for riders who want to safely work on their bikes. There are monthly basic maintenance evenings (£35) aimed at people who want to learn the basics in a no-pressure, friendly environment. It doesn’t matter what type of bike you ride, or your level of mechanical know-how. Normal opening times are TuesdayFriday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-7pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. Workshop time and courses can be booked over the phone on 0207 720 3621 or online at www.ovalmotorcyclecentre.co.uk NB: MCM or OMC will not be held responsible for any loss, damage, failure or inconvenience caused to you or your bike as a result of this advice. If in any doubt, please consult a qualified mechanic.
16 RIDER TRAINING THINK! campaign defensive riding skills
MCM reader Aaron learns how defensive riding can help him to stay safer Words & photography: Mel Falconer “NEVER take a chance, always take an opportunity.” Wise words indeed, but let’s face it, most people who ride a motorcycle have taken one or two chances in their riding career. To make riders more aware of the risks they face on the roads of the United Kingdom and what they can do to minimise such risks, renowned road safety campaign
THINK! has launched a new riderfocused initiative. This campaign, run by the Department for Transport (DfT) is based on the premise of defensive riding and its benefits, such as a smoother, controlled and safer ride. As a campaign partner, MCM ran a competition for three readers to win a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) training day, courtesy of the DfT.
This RoSPA Rider Development Day means our lucky winners got to spend a day with a qualified RoSPA bike training instructor. The training comprised an individual riding assessment followed by rider development advice and practical coaching to help riders get the most out of their riding while staying in control at the same time. MCM accompanied one of our competition winners, Aaron Seymour, on his day to see what it was all about… Myself, Aaron, and RoSPA instructor and training manager Stuart Bullock met up at 9.30am in Northampton. Twenty-three-year-old Aaron started riding on a moped at 16 and bought his Suzuki RF600R when he was 19, restricting it for the first two years. An electrician by trade, he does his own bike maintenance and was born into a bikemad family: his dad rides a Yamaha XJR750 and his uncle used to race too. “My mum entered me, my brother and my dad into the competition, but I was the one that won,” explains Aaron. “I wanted to do the course as I’d like to feel even more in control on the road and see where my riding can be improved,
Roundabouts are full of hazards, such as impatient drivers pulling out and diesel spills
www.motorcyclemonthly.co.uk especially when cornering,” he says. Instructor Stu listens and nods. As an ex-police officer who spent most of his time in the traffic division (even being part of the bike unit escorting the Royals), he knows a thing or two about a controlled, safe and enjoyable ride. After a brief from Stu on defensive riding and how to recognise the unique risks motorcyclists face, it was out onto the roads. The 65 mile route was a triangle from Daventry to Banbury and back to Daventry on varying A and B roads plus dual carriageways. As I was riding behind both Stu and Aaron, I was able to clearly see the differences in road positioning, speed and overtaking confidence between the two. As we stopped after the first stretch, Stu showed Aaron how to use the road to his advantage and for the best possible visibility, as Aaron, even though a confident rider, wasn’t using all of the road to help himself, especially when overtaking. Stu went over how to overtake safely and quickly, including forward observation, sorting gears and speed out and positioning for a clean overtake.
Instructor Stu explains the ﬁner points of forward observation Aaron, by positioning himself too close to the vehicle in front (in this case, an HGV), couldn’t see enough to judge when to overtake and ended up stuck behind, in too high a gear, so couldn’t react quickly when a safe overtaking opportunity arose. After we set off again, it was almost immediately clear how Aaron had taken on Stu’s advice – the next few cars and lorries were passed safely and with ease. The next revelation for Aaron was learning how to recognise the limit or vanishing point. Aaron wanted to improve cornering, as he felt he wasn’t riding them correctly. Stu, through some fantastic anecdotes and drawing instruction, showed Aaron ways to make cornering easier and smoother. As we set off again, we soon came across a fantastic set of flowing bends, and again, it was obvious how Aaron had taken Stu’s advice on board as he was judging the angle and severity of each bend much better, which allowed him to adjust his entry speed accordingly. What was apparent to me was how the whole day was tailored around the individual rider and what they wanted to improve, balanced by learning useful defensive riding techniques too. Stu was stuffed full of useful tips and tricks, and imparted his knowledge in a clear, concise but never patronising way,
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Having a breather which definitely worked, judging by how much Aaron’s riding had improved after just four hours. What was also useful was how Stu also explained how to rectify a situation after you had got into trouble, e.g. running wide in a corner and going in too hot. He also went over how to defuse a situation quickly if you did have an altercation with another road user. Confrontation tends to affect motorcyclists more than other road users in terms of concentration and mood afterwards, potentially compromising safety.
Other areas covered included positive throttle, how to get the most out of your midrange, using gears effectively and braking safely. No matter how good a rider you think you are, there is always room for improvement, and that’s true of everything in life, not just riding. I found myself being reminded of good riding technique, as it’s so easy to slip into bad habits when you’ve been riding for a long time. The one-to-one tuition is a great
View motorcycling ads and safety tips at: http://think.direct.gov.uk/ motorcycles.html Join THINK BIKER on Facebook: http:www.facebook.com/ THINKBIKER Get a THINK BIKER car window sticker: http://bit.ly/Z48EdR way to improve too – at the end of the day, it was clear to see that Aaron’s skills and therefore safety on the road had been transformed, and he was a lot happier, tackling bends with confidence. I’ll leave the last words to Aaron: “The limit point was the best new thing I learned out of a lot of useful stuff today – it’s sorted out my cornering ability and helped me get into a flow when going through them. I feel much more positive about my riding now.”
I’d like to have a go... what do I need to do? Working on road positioning
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The one-day rider development course is run countrywide, with a network of seven specialist motorcycle trainers. It costs £300 (or £270 if you’re a RoSPA member). If you want to bring a friend along to split the cost, you can. For more info, go to http://bit.ly/13sTtO9, call 0121 248 2233 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
18 First ride Ducati Hyperstrada
Hyper practical Ducati’s new Hyperstrada has supermoto style with genuine sports touring ability
Words: Roland Brown Photography: Milagro
www.motorcyclemonthly.co.uk Almost every time I exit a bend on the Hypermotard, its eight-valve V-twin engine revving sweetly and barking through the stubby silencer behind my right boot, there’s another stunning view of Tuscany’s rolling hillsides and cypress trees in a landscape fit for an oil painting. More importantly, the area around Montepulciano also has countless smoothsurfaced turns, a friendly climate and surprisingly little traffic, at least in May. But before you can ride in a motorcyclist’s paradise like this you’ve got to get there. That’s the thinking that inspired Ducati to create the Hyperstrada. In the words of Paolo Quattrino, the firm’s product manager: “This bike was made to let its rider enjoy curves a long way from home.”
Ducati describes the Hyperstrada as a touring bike. That’s stretching things a bit, given the model on which it’s so closely based. Essentially it’s a modified and accessorised version of the Hypermotard, the lean and simple supermoto styled V-twin that has traded on its hooligan reputation ever since its launch six years ago. Converting the ’Motard into anything resembling a tourer would have been almost impossible until this year’s introduction of a comprehensively updated version, designed to be more practical and rider-friendly. One major change was the model’s first liquid-cooled engine, an 821cc unit developed with long-stroke dimensions for a broad
spread of power. Another was the longer chassis, designed partly to improve high-speed stability, especially with luggage. Luggage is the most obvious addition to the Hyperstrada, which is fitted with panniers as standard. It also has a proper screen in place of the Hypermotard’s stubby shield, longer mudguards at both ends, and a wider and reshaped seat. New forks give 20mm less travel; the shock gains a hydraulic remote preload adjuster. A centrestand and two 12v sockets are further civilising touches. The Hyperstrada might officially be a new model but it felt almost identical to its supermoto sibling as I climbed aboard at the launch venue in the ancient Tuscan spa village of Bagno Vignoni. The seat is 20mm lower than the Hypermotard’s, but at 850mm still pretty tall, though the suspension compresses enough that riders of average height shouldn’t find the relatively light Ducati – at 204kg wet it’s 6kg up on the ’Motard – too much of a handful. The view below the non-adjustable screen is of an unchanged instrument console, with its row of warning lights above a digital panel. The tacho bar sits above a display containing the speedo plus details of the riding mode, selectable via the indicator button. The dohc V-twin engine is unchanged, so makes a maximum of 110bhp in Sport and Touring modes, which differ in their throttle response; and 75bhp with softer delivery in Urban. Another reason for the Hypermotard’s new chassis was to move the rider slightly further back, giving a more upright riding position with feet further forward. The Hyperstrada’s new handlebar risers elevate the one-piece bar by 20mm, so you sit slightly more upright still.
Despite that I had the typical supermoto feeling of being right over the front wheel as I let out the light clutch and headed for the Tuscan hills.
What’s it like to ride?
Immediately the bike felt wonderfully responsive, light and rider-friendly, as well as entertainingly quick. Ducati did a good job in developing this new Hyper family engine, rather than choosing the simpler option of using the 848cc eight-valver from the Streetfighter. The long-stroke motor’s benefits were clear as the bike grunted effortlessly and fairly smoothly forward from below 4000rpm. I found the ride-by-wire injection system’s throttle response excellent, in either Touring or Sport mode. The latter gave slightly sharper acceleration and required a touch more finesse when accelerating out of the endless succession of tight bends, so mostly I stuck to Touring. (Urban was fine through villages, but hardly worth bothering with in the dry.) Changing mode also affects the setting of the eight-way adjustable DTC traction control system, which I was barely aware of but is useful to have. This mid-sized ’Strada can’t match the punch of the 150bhp Multistrada but still has heaps of straight-line stomp. It was enjoyably quick whether grunting out of bends at under 6000rpm or revving smoothly through the gears towards the 9250rpm mark at which peak power is delivered, heading for a top speed of around 130mph. The Ducati was a riot on these twisty and fairly narrow roads, and it was also enjoyably rapid on the more open SR2 heading north back towards Bagno Vignoni. One advantage of naked bikes like the Hypermotard, on a fine day at least, is that the wind pressure helps make them feel faster and more
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www.motorcyclemonthly.co.uk entertaining. Obviously that’s slightly less true of the ’Strada, whose screen diverted some of the breeze from my chest, but this is still a bike that’s exciting at relatively sensible speeds. The Hyperstrada handled superbly, its wide bars, light weight and fairly racy geometry helping to make it effortlessly flickable. Its reduced fork travel, relative to the Hypermotard, was presumably the reason for its more neutral steering, as there was none of the supermoto
Main rival KTM 990 Supermoto T £9995
The SM-T does what the Hyperstrada is attempting to replicate by making a versatile, practical bike out of a hardcore supermoto V-twin. In the KTM’s case the 999cc dohc, eight-valve unit makes 114bhp, so is slightly more powerful than the smaller capacity desmo lump. The Austrian bike weighs 197kg without fuel, so very close to the Hyperstrada’s figure. Its tubular steel frame holds WP suspension and features Brembo’s four-pot radial calipers. The SM-T costs a bit less than the Hyperstrada, but doesn’t come with panniers or some of the Ducati’s other features as standard. It’s a very
model’s slight reluctance to turn in unless its geometry has been steepened by hard braking. The Hyperstrada simply went where it was aimed, with minimal effort required, and didn’t even complain too much if I added a dab of front brake on entering a turn. Ride quality was good, as you’d expect with a fairly generous 150mm of travel at each end. But although the usd Kayaba forks have no facility for adjustment, they coped okay even when the superb, ABS-equipped Brembo monobloc front brake was being used to its eyeball-loosening best, in conjunction with the grippy, dualpurpose Pirelli Scorpion Trail front tyre. That said, we didn’t ride with a pillion, whose extra weight might have given the suspension a hard time. Especially at the rear, where the shock was soft enough to let the centrestand scrape occasionally, mostly when the bike was weighed down by dips in the road. At least the Sachs unit has the remote preload adjuster, so it was a minute’s work to twist it from the original low setting and gain some extra clearance. After a 100-mile blast with barely a dull moment the Hyperstrada had very much delivered on that promise to make its rider enjoy a curvy road far from home. Whether I’d have enjoyed riding to Tuscany from far away is another matter. For all its touring pretentions, the Ducati isn’t ideal for sitting on a motorway. That screen gives some useful chest protection but unlike the Multistrada’s it can’t be adjusted, so most riders will suffer from turbulence. I had no aches or pains on our fairly short ride, and the reasonably broad seat seemed comfortable, but the Ducati would probably feel slightly cramped two-up unless the pillion was very small. At least the pillion is pretty well taken care of, with a seat that’s flatter than the Hypermotard’s, a 12v
socket of their own, and solid grabhandles that double as the luggage rack and mount for the accessory top-box. The panniers are made from ABS/ nylon laminate, which seems tough, but they zip up so aren’t very secure (even if padlocked). They’re also not very big, and lose some space if you want to carry their waterproof covers. On the other hand they’re very easy to open and were undeniably useful. It’s a shame there’s no opportunity to upgrade to larger, lockable ones, though. The Hyperstrada is more practical than you might expect of a bike so closely related to the ’Motard. Both models benefit from this year’s introduction of a larger, 16-litre tank. Combined with the engine’s impressive fuel efficiency – I averaged just over 50mpg – that should give a useful range of around 170 miles. The mirrors aren’t very big and had an annoying tendency to move on their mounts. The centrestand will make maintenance easier, as will the engine’s generously long service intervals of
Strada handles impeccably with decent ride quality too
9000 miles for minor and twice that for major ones. Having begun the day expecting the Hyperstrada to be entertaining but too narrowly focused, I ended the ride concluding that it’s the Ducati that I’d be most likely to buy. Rather than a touring bike, it’s really more of a middleweight sports-tourer – and an excellent one.
The Hyperstrada is an interesting middleweight sports-tourer
Price: £10,650 (plus otr, approx £120) Engine: 821cc liquid-cooled six-speed dohc desmo 90º V-twin with four valves per cylinder Max power (claimed): 110bhp @ 9250rpm Max torque (claimed): 65.8lb-ft @ 7750rpm Bore x stroke: 88 x 67.5mm Rake: 25.5º Chassis: Tubular trellis Suspension: Front 43mm Kayaba upside-down telescopic, 150mm travel. Rear Sachs shock, 150mm wheel travel, adjustments for preload (remote) and rebound damping Brakes: Front 2 x four-piston radial Brembo Monobloc calipers, 320mm discs with ABS. Rear 1 x twin-piston Brembo caliper, 245mm disc with ABS Wheels/tyres: Front 120/70 x 17in Pirelli Scorpion Trail on 3.5 cast aluminium rim. Rear 180/55 x 17in Pirelli Scorpion Trail on 5.5 cast aluminium rim Wheelbase: 1490mm Weight (claimed): 204kg kerb (with 90% full tank) Seat height: 850mm Fuel capacity: 16 litres Colours: Red, white www.ducati.com
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20 ROUGH GUIDE Bike Intercoms
Confusingly, there are several technologies behind intercoms but these can be divided roughly into three groups:
Like a steamship’s captain talking to an engineer in the engine room, an acoustic intercom uses a system of tubes to carry sound between rider and pillion. These systems have no way to amplify the speaker’s voice so wind noise can become an issue as speed increases, especially on unfaired machines. The main benefit of this system is price due to the lack of need for any electronics. Cons include the already mentioned wind noise and the rider/pillion need to be connected and disconnected each time one or the other mounts/ dismounts the bike. If you’re on a strict budget then this type of system could be for you.
Words: Ben Wilkins
The right intercom system can prove it’s good to talk on a bike. Here’s what you need to know... Motorcycling by its very nature is a solo activity and many of us enjoy getting out for a ride on our own to take in the view or collect our thoughts. That’s often the case when out riding with friends too; having a bit of fun by yourself but stopping after a spin to have a cuppa and chat about the ride. But how often have you found yourself gesticulating or shouting to your buddy at a set of traffic lights or overtaking to show
them the way you want to go? Even the old ‘point at the tank’ message to show you need fuel can be misinterpreted. Believe us, here at MCM we’ve taken many a wrong turn when an obscure gesture has been misread more than once... However, it’s not just when you have to tell your mate you need fuel. Riders and pillions often need to communicate too. Again, it’s normally through a series of signals, taps on the
shoulder or shouting at each other through open visors. There’s also that annoying buzz of the phone in your pocket indicating a phone call you’re going to miss. These are just some of the scenarios where an intercom could come in seriously handy. There’s a baffling array of systems on the market, so here’s MCM’s Rough Guide to Intercoms to steer you towards the right purchase for you.
As the name implies, connection between the pillion and rider is by means of wires. However, not all wired intercoms are the same... prices can range from as little as £20 for a basic rider to pillion connection right up to £300 plus for a top of the range system which allows the Bluetooth connection of multiple telephones, music or GPS as well as the connection of PMR radios for bike to bike communication (see Wireless for more information). In a nutshell, the main benefit of a simple wired system is price, while the benefits of an expensive system include connection flexibility, no need for syncing of headsets between between rider and pillion and no need to charge the headsets each evening (as with Bluetooth systems) as they take their power from the bike’s battery. These high-end wired intercoms are typically popular with riders/pillions who favour long distance touring.
By far the vast majority of intercoms available for communicating from bike to bike (and also rider to pillion) now utilise Bluetooth, the same wireless technology commonly associated with computers and telephone headsets. However, there are some systems that utilise PMR (Private Mobile Radio) ‘walkie talkies’ to communicate from bike to bike. Autocom’s Spa Kit2
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What’s Bluetooth then?
time rather than having to
wait for the other person to finish before talking (as with a ‘walkie talkie’). The range of Bluetooth systems varies hugely depending on the price of the unit and the manufacturer; a cheaper system might offer a 10m range whereas a more expensive system can offer up to 800m in a one to one configuration and 1.5km if several riders are connected at the same time. The latest Bluetooth 3 systems allow a larger range than the earlier Bluetooth 2 versions. Some ‘solo’ or ‘rider’ Bluetooth headsets allow you to connect to your mobile phone to make and receive calls between you and a fellow rider, listen to music or GPS instructions. Because this type
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channel open between you and another rider so a call needs to be made each time you wish to talk (and if you have no telephone signal you cannot communicate either). In general, one manufacturer’s system will not be able to communicate with another manufacturer’s. You’ll need to have the same system as your pillion or riding buddies.
As with wired intercoms, not all Bluetooth headsets are the same. Price is probably the most useful way to distinguish between types – the more you pay the bigger the feature set and the larger the range available from bike to bike. Bluetooth systems often allow the connection of multiple riders at the same time in a ‘broadcast’ type connection so everybody in the group can hear what’s being said. A benefit of the Bluetooth system is full duplex operation where, like a telephone,
Private Mobile Radio ‘Walkie talkie’ is the name often given to PMR handsets. Some headsets have PMR transmitters built in and mount on the side of a helmet while others are handsets that require putting in a pocket or under the seat of a bike and a wire is used to connect the unit to the microphone and speaker in the helmet. Operation is by way of either voice activation (VOX) or a Push-To-Talk (PTT) button mounted on the bike’s handlebars. Most systems come with both the handsets and headsets but others are headsets only, allowing you to choose the
handsets you wish to use. The main benefit of a PMR system is range, often up to 12km or more can be achieved between a pair of handsets. The downside is conversation is half duplex, or one at a time only – you have to wait for the other person to finish transmitting before you can speak/transmit. Be aware that some intercoms for sale in the US (FRS and GMRS which utilise part of the UHF frequency band) are not legal for use in the UK as the radio frequency at which they operate is used by some UK emergency services ❱
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THINGS TO CONSIDER What features do you need?
Do you just want to talk to your pillion or do you need to talk to a group of riders? Depending on how often you ride your bike and for how long, the ability to make or receive telephone calls, listen to music or even have step by step audible GPS directions could be important functions to have in a system. Some models include an FM tuner, Bluetooth or wired connections to both your music player and/or GPS unit. The more you pay for an intercom the more comprehensive the features will be. If music is an important consideration then search for an intercom with stereo headphones. Systems which employ noise reduction and digital signal processing (DSP) to reduce wind noise from the microphone give clearer sound as speeds build. Automatic volume adjustment is also a useful feature so the volume of speech/music increases as wind noise increases.
Does the unit need to go under the seat or be connected to the bike battery? If so, then check you have the space available. If it’s helmet mounted, will the unit fit on your particular helmet?
At what distance do you really need to stay in touch with your riding mates? Most of the time you’re unlikely to be more than a few hundred metres away from your buddy. As mentioned previously, range varies hugely from 10m for a cheap Bluetooth system right up to 12km or more for a PMR-based ‘walkie talkie’ system.
The less buttons an intercom has, and the larger the buttons, the easier it will be to use. Ensure you can use the system you’re considering purchasing with the gloves you’ll be wearing. Comfort Some systems have earplugs, which can become uncomfortable over a period of time, while others have ear pads/speakers which mount inside the lining of your helmet. Thicker speakers will be more difficult to make comfortable, depending on the space in your helmet. Make sure the microphone will fit inside the chinbar of your helmet and not irritate you as you ride.
This depends on your needs: will you be riding for just a few hours, for a day or for days on end without a chance to charge the batteries? If you don’t have a chance to charge every night, a system which plugs into your bike’s battery may suit you. Intercoms which don’t feed from your bike will need to be recharged so look for good standby and talk times. Recharge time might also be a consideration.
Interphone F3XT bike to pillion kit
RIDER TO PILLION Budget BackChat Clipper £34.95 Mid-price Interphone F3XT single £109.00, double kit £199 Premium Autocom Spa Kit2 £299 BIKE TO BIKE Budget BT 800M Interphone double kit £67.99 Mid-price Sena SMH5 double kit £209.99 Premium Interphone F5XT double kit £379.99 Contacts www.autocom.co.uk www.backchat-intercoms.com www.cardosystems.com www.interphonewireless.com www.senabluetooth.com
24 MCM long-term test bike Honda CB500F
City savvy The ﬁrst month with Honda’s naked CB500F Words: Mel Falconer After the first four weeks with the CB500F I have come to a conclusion: it’s definitely more rewarding to ride a smaller bike quickly than it is to ride a bigger bike slowly. Living in London means I barely get out of third gear and above 50mph, so the F’s docile but very flexible 471cc powerplant means I’m using the parallel twin motor’s low and mid range oomph on 75% of my rides. To demonstrate the engine’s
Photography: Dan Wooller willingness, I’ve been able to pull away from the lights in third just as easily as giving it some up to its 8500rpm redline. On a couple of trips down the motorway, it gets up to decent speeds quite quickly, prompting me to throttle back a bit when the killjoy 60mph variable speed limit cameras are in action on the M25. I think Honda’s done a pretty good job with this new motor – it may ‘only’ have 46.9bhp to play with, but I prefer it to the NC700S’s engine.
The CB-F has a higher redline for a start (6500rpm for the 700), and although the 700 has slightly more low down pick-up, the CB-F revs better and I think handles more precisely too. Fuel economy is taking a while to settle down as I mainly use the bike for short, sharp blasts, but at the time of typing, I have just achieved my best ever mileage: 181 miles before going onto the reserve trip countdown. With a little more coaxing, I’d like to see over 200 before getting that little red flashing bar. While I’m on about the handling, it is stable and you can flick the bike around easily, great for darting in and out of snarled-up traffic. However, get the CBF spinning up out of the city on a fast twisty road and the suspension starts to complain just a little. It feels a little under-damped, which isn’t a biggie (this bike isn’t about balls-out, knee-down scratching), but if you do get a wiggle on through the corners, you notice it. Of course, that niggle is only something more experienced riders will find out – the fact remains that 500s are still really good machines on which to build up confidence (and speed) for newer riders before graduating to something bigger if needed. While the fairly low pegs are perfectly placed for an easy-going riding position, if you are bend-swinging enthusiastically then they will start to have an effect on ground clearance. Again, only an issue if you are really hustling. It’s also quite a comfortable bike for a naked and is incredibly easy to ride. The high-ish, wide bars make for a more upright riding position than its CBR sibling, and the shorter reach to the bars is noticeable if you have ridden both versions – great news for shorter riders. Filtering is easy work too – the CB-F feels very compact and changes direction almost without thinking about it. The only thing that prevents me
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squeezing into all but the tightest spots are the mirrors, as they are quite high and stick out at just the wrong height for Transits and the like. A switch to fold them in quickly, a la the new Burgman 650, would be nice! On the accessories front, I will be fitting a proper screen as wind noise and buffeting above 70mph is apparent and quite tiring, as I discovered on a windy, wet 100+ mile ride to Deal and back. The only other thing I’d like are the optional heated grips, which were fitted to the launch bikes. They are £350 extra, but worth it in my opinion. Even in the summer, they come in handy, especially if you get caught out wearing perforated summer gloves when it chucks it down. With these small but useful additions, the CB-F should be even more practical than it already is. The CB-F is designed to be affordable, economical yet still offer a bit of fun... and so far, it is.
Price: £4650 Engine: 471cc, liquid-cooled, fuel injected, fourstroke, six-speed DOHC parallel twin with four valves per cylinder Maximum Power (claimed): 46.9bhp @ 8500rpm MaximumTorque (claimed): 31.7lb-ft @ 7000rpm Bore x Stroke: 82 x 75.6mm Rake and Trail: 25.5º / 102mm Frame: Tubular steel with cast alloy dual swingarm Wheels: Cast alloy. Front: 120/70ZR17 Rear: 160/60ZR17 Suspension: Front: 41mm telescopic forks. Rear: Pro-Link monoshock with nine-stage preload adjustment Brakes: Front: 320 disc, dual-piston caliper. Rear: 240mm disc, single-piston caliper. Standard ABS. Wheelbase: 1410mm Seat height: 785mm Wet weight (claimed): 192kg Fuel capacity: 15.7 litres Colours: White tri-colour, black, red www.honda.co.uk/motorcycles
DVD: Joey – The Man Who Conquered the TT
TT great Joey Dunlop continues to inspire riders and racers everywhere, including nephew Michael, who has had a fantastic 2013 TT, with four race wins from five starts. This latest film, first aired on June 6 this year on ITV4, is a heartfelt and intimate documentary of one of the most remarkable sportsmen of all time, told by some of his closest friends, colleagues and rivals. Thirteen years ago, Joey Dunlop won the TT for an amazing 26th time. Less than one month later the 48-year-old from Ballymoney in Northern Ireland was killed in a freak accident in Estonia. The director’s cut DVD has exclusive extras and features multiple TT champions John McGuinness, Phil McCallen, Brian Reid, Mick Grant plus Ron Haslam, Roger Marshall, Jim Dunlop, Neil Tuxworth and many more.
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Kiwi luggage specialist Ventura has developed a Bike-Pack system to fit Honda’s new CB500F and CBR500R models.
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Price: £22.99 plus p&p Contact: Bigger Picture
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Motorcycle tool and cable specialist Venhill has introduced two handy socket drivers perfect for working in tight spaces on your bike. The 145mm (that’s less than six inches in old currency), VT74 is a ¼in ratchet driver made from chrome alloy forged steel. Its head can swivel through 270º for easier access in confined areas, and the 72 tooth ratchet allows for precision tightening. Next up is the VT75, which is 130mm (five inches) long and has both ¼in and ½in drives. A choice of metric and fractional chrome vanadium steel sockets – in sizes commonly found on motorcycles – are also available. The metric set contains nine sockets in 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13 and 14mm sizes. The fractional set includes AF sizes 5⁄32, 3⁄16, 1⁄4, 9⁄32, 5⁄16, 3⁄8, 7⁄17, 1⁄2 and 9⁄16.
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The famous WD-40 brand has launched a motorbike-specific range of products. The new range covers all the most important areas of motorcycle maintenance from cleaning and lubricating through to protection. The new range comprises: chain lube, which is quick-drying with outstanding antifling properties and compatible with O, X and Z ring chains; chain wax, which is O, X and Z ring compatible; chain cleaner, compatible with O, X and Z ring chains – the formula blasts off contaminants and dries in minutes; wax and polish; silicone
Price: chain lube £8.99, chain wax £10.49, chain cleaner £8.49, wax and polish £8.49, silicone shine £8.49, brake cleaner £8.49, Total Wash £8.49 srp (5 litre refill £23.99).
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28 second-hand bike buying gide Aprilia SL1000 Falco
Lusty performance, top build quality and great value from this left-field Italian V-twin Words: Ben Wilkins Aprilia’s half-faired SL1000 Falco is extremely popular with owners and something of an underrated V-twin bargain, yet it wasn’t a particularly roaring sales success. With an engine, suspension and brakes from the track-oriented RSV1000, the Falco offers a lot of machine for the money and sits between sport and sports-tourer for those who prefer their sports bikes to have a touch of comfort and practicality – exactly what Aprilia was getting at with the SL (Sportiva Leggera or Lightweight Sports) designation. Engine: Sharing the same 998cc 60° Rotax-built V-twin as in the early Aprilia RSV Mille, the Falco’s water-cooled engine has been retuned slightly, for better low- and midrange power, with different fuel mapping and exhaust. That said, the motor still pumps out a respectable claimed 118bhp (nearer 108bhp at the wheel) at just over 9000rpm. There’s strong, usable, thudding V-twin power from 3000rpm onwards with a slight emissions lull at 6000rpm before it takes off again all the way to the peak at 9250rpm. With a narrower vee angle than the classic 90° twin, the motor spins up quickly giving it a more perky feel to the way it revs. It’s smooth too, but as with any large capacity V-twin engine, let the revs drop too low around town and it’ll shake the chain and judder but keeping the chain well lubed and correctly adjusted will minimise this. Originally delivered in restricted form for the running-in period, the majority of bikes will have had the restrictor plate removed from the airbox and the wire snipped on the ECU to release full power. Handling: The Falco is nimble at low to medium speeds but as road speed increases a bit of effort is needed to hustle the bike from side to side during fast direction changes. While this is no track refugee, the bike is accurate, sure-footed and most at home flowing through fast, sweeping
bends, something that suits the slightly stretched riding position. The double twin-spar frame combined with excellent Showa front forks (again stolen from the RSV and adjustable for spring preload and compression and rebound damping) give the bike an excellent ride. The only fly in the ointment is the basic Sachs rear shock (only adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping), which isn’t up to the rest of the package (there are plenty of aftermarket options available). Ride: The riding position is classic Italian V-twin with a fair stretch, certainly compared to a Japanese inline four, to the wide set clip-ons. A decent screen keeps the worst of the wind and weather off, while the footpegs aren’t set too high, giving a pretty comfortable cruising stance for motorway distances, which doesn’t compromise control for the twisty bits. The clutch action is quite heavy but the gearbox itself is good. Some bikes suffer from difficulty finding neutral at a standstill but this can often be eased with the fitting of an alternative clutch oil jet. Braking performance is excellent and taken care of by Brembo four-piston calipers biting on 320mm floating discs. Equipment: The clock binnacle isn’t the prettiest but it is comprehensive with a clock, low fuel light, voltage readout, lap timer and the ability to swap from mph to kph for those taking advantage of the bike’s long-legged nature. Aftermarket modifications are common with owners, from easy-to-fit noisy exhausts, airbox modifications and bellypans through to RSV swingarms, Öhlins suspension, big bore kits and fuel injection changes. Finish: Excellent. The beefy alloy frame and other aluminium is well anodised and the stainless exhaust shows Aprilia’s intent on the quality front. Aprilias built during this period have superior corrosion resistance to their Japanese and Italian peers. Many owners liken the finish to that of Honda at its best.
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Model history: Introduced in late 1999, the Falco ran superficially unchanged until production ceased in 2004. Sales continued into 2005. 2001 saw a clutch modification and in 2003 the forks were changed from Showa to Marzocchi. What to check: The front discs can warp, so check for any pulsing at the lever. A malfunctioning speedo will require a new pickup/sensor and the sidestand switch has been known to fail when a plastic pin shears. A poor battery or a low charge will cause the clocks to reset to kph when the voltage dips too low when starting. Clutch slip above 5000rpm is often caused by using an incorrect specification oil. Three overall pros: Sporty Italian V-twin, great build quality/finish, exceptional value for money. Three overall cons: Heavy clutch, documented minor niggles, long stretch to the bars. Value for money: Buy a clean machine with an aftermarket rear shock and sporty exhausts already fitted (make sure you get the original silencers for MoT time). Servicing/maintenance: Minor services including oil/filter are every 4687 miles (7500km or every eight months) and a major service with valve clearances are every 9375 miles (15,000km or 16 months). Insurance: Lexham Insurance quote the following on a 2003 Aprilia SL1000 Falco: 25-year-old in Derby (Riding for three years, three years no claims) TPF&T: £496.42 (£550 excess) Fully comprehensive: £821.62 (£550 excess) 42-year-old in London (three points for speeding), riding 15 years, nine years no claims TPF&T: £148.28 (£500 excess) Comp: £254.17 (£500 excess)
Used Prices: Here’s a selection of used prices we’ve seen advertised in the classifieds, also the ‘book price’ according to Glass’s guide for both trade in and retail. Glass’s: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Retail £2200 £2300 £2375 £2450 £2825 £3050 £3250
Trade in £1230 £1350 £1410 £1480 £1850 £2050 £2250
Classified £1900 £2000 £2175 £2250 £2475 £2550 £2675
Engine: 998cc, 8v, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, six speed, 60° V-twin Max power (claimed): 118bhp@9250rpm Max torque (claimed): 69lb-ft@7000rpm Bore x Stroke: 97 x 67.5mm Rake and Trail: 25°/97mm Chassis: Aluminium double twin spar Suspension: Front Showa 43mm cartridge forks adjustable for compression, rebound and preload, 120mm stroke. Rear rebound and preload adjustable monoshock with 138mm wheel travel Brakes: Front twin floating 320mm discs, four-piston calipers. Rear Single 220mm disc, two-piston caliper Wheels/tyres: Front 120/70/ZR17. Rear 180/55ZR17 Wheelbase: 1425mm Weight: 222kg (claimed wet) Seat height: 820mm Fuel capacity: 19 litres Colours: Red, black, silver, yellow, blue, green, bronze
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30 FIRST RIDE Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS Executive / Yamaha X-MAX 400
Maxi-mum sense Practical, agile, fast and you don’t have to bother with gears in trafﬁc: welcome to maxi scooter world Words: Iggy Grainger / Harriet Ridley Photography: Jason Critchell, Milagro
Since its launch in 2002, more than 83,000 Burgmans have been exported from Japan… although not many of those have found their way to the UK. Sadly our nation is missing out on what the Europeans love: one of the most useful classes ever to grace our roads, the maxi scooter rocks. The Burgman uses a 638cc, fuel injected, twin cylinder liquid-cooled dohc engine, it produces 54bhp and around 46lb-ft of torque. That engine runs an SECVT system, or Suzuki Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission, which gives riders the chance to operate the scooter in three different modes using toggles on the left bar. You can swap between two fully automatic modes (Drive and Power) – Power mode lets the scooter hold on to the revs for longer and increases engine braking, while drive is slightly more relaxed, gives better fuel economy and isn’t as harsh in town. The thing with the Burgman auto system is that rather than giving linear power at a twist of the wrist, you actually feel like the scooter is changing down a gear when you give it a handful. This results in a more rewarding riding experience and gives the engine a bit of character. If you can’t cope with the thought of never changing gear again you do have the option to flick it into manual mode, which allows you to go up and down the six-speed box at the flick of a button, albeit without a clutch.
The 2013 Burgman has a reduced silhouette and uses more black plastics
to give the impression that it’s smaller. It also has a larger headlight, new tail-light and LED front running lights to help give it an instant presence on the road. There’s also an improved screen, a colour coded glovebox, black wheels and an upswept silencer. Practical improvements mean the handbrake has been moved to the lefthand side next to your leg and there’s also a new access panel to make topping up the coolant easier. You’re also getting the luxury features Burgman owners have been used to for years, like independently heated front and rear seats, heated grips (although we had a problem with these on the launch), an electrically adjustable screen and mirrors that fold in at the flick of a switch (great for filtering). There’s 50 litres of storage space under the seat, which is roomy enough for two full-face helmets. There’s also a 5.2 litre lockable glovebox and a couple of 1.3 litre cubbyholes, one of which has a 12v socket buried deep inside. Although the engine hasn’t increased in power, (not that it really needs to), it has been fettled to increase fuel efficiency by a claimed 15%, achieved by changing the ECM and ignition timing, while the piston rings and valve springs have also been improved to reduce tension force. The transmission has been refined to make it smoother in traffic, the exhaust has also been replaced, has a reduced pipe size and more efficient catalytic converter, and finally the clutch has been improved to reduce clutch drag by 35%. The instruments are also new: they now have two stylish analogue clocks (speedo/tacho) and a central digital dash with all the useful info you’d expect, including an ‘Eco’ light which illuminates when you’re riding in an eco friendly fashion, plus ambient temp, ice warning, two trips, MPG, time, fuel etc. The floorboards retain the sculptured rear cut-out, which means even the
Busy looking switchgear shortest riders can put their feet flat to the floor very easily, a great attribute which makes a huge difference with a heavy machine. This Burgman weighs in at 277kg, which sounds a lot on paper, but in reality it carries it very well. The chassis has also been altered to save weight by removing the rear subframe and its steel bracket and making the seat rail 25mm narrower. The pillion footboards have also been moved 10mm higher to make them easier to reach and increase passenger comfort.
What’s it like to ride?
The Burgman surprises you from the moment you swing a leg over it. The weight of the scooter quickly becomes irrelevant, as its low seat height and scooped out rear footboards means you can paddle it around easily. Obviously you still need to think where you’re parking it so that you’re not trying to turn it around uphill when you get back on it, but once you’re moving it glides along effortlessly. The engine produces plenty of power – in drive mode the power is progressive but give it a handful and it accelerates very quickly. It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing and can hustle around the twisties with the best of them as we found out on our 220-mile
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www.motorcyclemonthly.co.uk test ride around the Scottish Highlands. It was pretty wet up there but the Burgman’s excellent weather protection and electric screen meant the weather wasn’t a problem. The 650 has Bridgestone Battlax tyres fitted as standard and they gave me confidence in the wet, just as well because we weren’t hanging around! Obviously the maxi-scoot has ABS (it’s a refined system on the new scooter and weighs 55% less than the old one), and I did feel the familiar pulsing through the lever on a few occasions during the day, which wasn’t surprising really. The brakes are fantastic (new floating discs on the 2013 model) and give plenty of bite when you need it; they’re not linked either which is a good point as far as I’m concerned. To be honest, the Burgman feels like a sports scooter when you’re on it, as it’ll change direction very quickly, it’s agile, handles fantastically well and the engine is superb. You can expect to see a top speed of around 110mph and it gets there quite quickly too. Most of my ride was spent in Power mode and the mpg figure dropped from 49 down to 42 by the end of the day. Ride at a more sedate
pace in Drive and that could easily be into the 50s, but when you’re having this much fun saving fuel doesn’t really figure into the equation. Power mode is great when you’re blasting through the countryside; you want the extra engine braking to help you when you roll off the throttle but in traffic it’s better to flick it into Drive. I had a bit of a play with manual but it’s not really of much benefit unless you want to hold a gear as long as possible when you’re in a hurry, or if you simply want to feel like you’re in control. In reality most owners will just use the two auto modes, which give a much more relaxed riding experience. The 2013 Burgman is a fantastic maxiscoot and it does everything a premium class, or executive scooter should do. I had one of the best day’s riding I’ve ever had – the stunning scenery and perfect roads helped immensely but it wouldn’t have been half as special without such a well sorted, and yes, exciting, scooter beneath me. £8799 may seem like a lot of money to pay for ‘just a scooter’ but they are just so usable. Forget any misguided illusions you may ever have had about scooters: just get out there and try one.
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Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive
Price: £8799 Engine: 638cc, four-stroke, fuel injected, liquid cooled twin cylinder Max power (claimed): 54bhp @ 7000rpm Max torque (claimed): 46lb-ft @ 5000rpm Bore x stroke: 75.5 x 71.3mm Rake and trail: 25º / 103mm Chassis: Tubular steel frame, aluminium swingarm Suspension: Telescopic front forks, twin rear shocks Brakes: Twin front, single rear discs (ABS) Wheels/tyres: Front 120/70R 15M/C 56H, rear 160/60R 14M/C 65H, Bridgestone Battlax Wheelbase: 1585mm Weight: 277kg Seat height: 750mm Fuel capacity: 15 litres Colours: Metallic matt ﬁbroin grey, pearl bracing white, glass sparkle black www.suzuki-gb.co.uk/motorcycles
MCM First Impressions Rating:
Agile, fast and enjoyable: the new Burgman is one sporty scooter
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Yamaha X-MAX 400
Riding hard down the winding ribbons of Tarmac, swooping in and out of corners, hard on the anchors then back on the gas, wind in my hair and a grin on my face. I’m on a Yamaha launch in sunny Italy, but not on its latest superbike. Instead, I’m sampling the local roads on its brand new scooter: the 400cc version of the X-MAX 250 that’s been kicking about for a few years now. Hopefully that hasn’t got you turning the page, because if you haven’t considered a maxi scooter for your commute yet, then you may be missing out: there’s no better way to get around. A big scooter is agile, fast and you don’t have to bother with gears in traffic: just sit comfortably, twist and go. It’ll save your precious motorcycle from wear and tear, and it’s cheaper than public transport… Okay, so this new X-MAX costs £5399. But these are sophisticated
machines, and it’s still much cheaper than Yamaha’s best-selling maxiscooter, the £8699 TMAX 530. There’s a considerable difference between these two bikes: The TMAX has a twin-cylinder engine and a chassis and transmission that owe more to a motorcycle than scooter design, with the engine mounted forward on the frame. Meanwhile the X-MAX has a single-cylinder engine and an entirely conventional scooter transmission, which means the engine, swingarm and rear wheel are one single, solid assembly. The X-MAX 400 is in fact a cross between a small and a maxi scooter: it’s light and compact for busy city centres, but fast and protective on motorways. And it’s fun to ride.
The X-MAX 400 is a big step up in performance from the 250. ❱
32 FIRST RIDE Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS Executive / Yamaha X-MAX 400 Yamaha took an improved version of the Majesty 400’s engine and stuck it into the 250’s frame to give the bike its compact dimensions. The frame is upgraded to make it more rigid and lighter, but not bigger. Overall the X-MAX 400 isn’t much heavier than the 250 either: 211kg wet compared to the 250’s 180kg. Despite the compact size it still has the street presence of a maxi-scooter, and the finish and attention to detail are outstanding, from the smart stitching in the saddle to the logos engraved in the fairing. The design is aggressive yet upmarket. It has twin headlights with LED sidelights, and twin LED tail-lights. Look at it head on and you could mistake it for a motorcycle, and the tail unit would be just as sleek if it were not for the airbox and transmission spilling out from either side into big solid blobs – an inevitable trait of the conventional scooter system. But it does allow for vast underseat storage, the holy grail of scooters. Yes, the X-MAX 400’s storage is impressive. It’s even bigger than the 250’s, and twice as big as the TMAX’s.
A scooter is about practicality, which includes plonking helmets, clothing or weekly food shops under the seat. And there’s space for two full-faced helmets under this one, with two glove compartments at the front – one lockable. And if you opt for the topbox you could carry the kitchen sink!
What’s it like to ride?
Despite its plentiful storage, the 400 still has the benefits of a scooter half its size in Milan’s traffic, where every driver appears to be nattering on the phone. It’s light and nimble, scything its way through gaps. The upright riding position and lack of gears make filtering relaxed, with a good turning circle for easy U-turns. In the stop-start city conditions the engine is punchy and fast, a winner at the traffic light GPs, and smooth at low throttle openings
as you creep through traffic. But it’s on the faster roads that it comes alive. The twisties surrounding Lake Como prove there’s more to riding a scooter than getting about in the most practical way possible. It’s fun too. You can take the X-MAX by the scruff of the neck and swing it through the hairpins and faster turns thanks to the agile handling and swift engine. Just make sure you give overtakes enough time: although the torque-laden engine builds speed quickly, you can’t kick it down the gears for a rapid take off as you would a motorcycle – you have to wait for the engine to catch up with the throttle after you whack it open. On the motorway I tuck under the screen with the throttle to the stop, squeezing just over 100mph from the speedo, although I suspect it’s more like 90-95mph allowing for optimistic readings. But you could easily reach the ton by fitting the Akrapovic silencer available as a Yamaha option. It not only looks a thousand times better than the bulky original exhaust, it also sounds meaty and the difference in performance is staggering. My small size means I’m good at tucking into a bike for optimum aerodynamics to maximise top speeds. Yet despite my best racing crouch and a pinned throttle, two test X-MAX 400s fitted with Akrapovic silencers breeze past. I hop on one later and it feels like a derestricted machine. See, you can pimp a scooter too! I’d also get the optional extra touring screen. The standard screen is not quite tall enough and creates turbulence; I’d forgotten my earplugs and it’s tinnitus city until I crouch under the screen and the world goes quiet. But overall weather protection is excellent, the front fairing shielding
the legs with sticky-out pieces on either side of the top fairing to help shield hands. I must add the X-MAX felt a little unstable at full throttle, weaving slightly in the head wind. But a scooter will never have motorcycle stability (unless it’s a TMAX!). On the plus side the engine is smooth at all speeds with zero vibrations, keeping mirrors clear and adding to the already extreme comfort. I haven’t mentioned brakes yet… these are made up of twin hydraulic discs at the front and a single disc at the rear, with plenty of progressive bite. But there’s no ABS, a safety feature commuters have come to expect. Yamaha is working on an improved ABS system to be fitted to a version of the X-MAX 400 out at the end of 2013. But you’ll have to lobby Yamaha UK to bring it over as it reckons the extra cost (500 euros on the continent) will put UK riders off. Yamaha won’t quote on mpg as it says it depends on the riding. Fair enough. We rode hard on day two starting out with a full 14-litre tank, ending the 150-mile trip with a gauge showing one bar of petrol. That’s a mpg of around 50, which would be improved by a calmer commute. Which might save your licence too… So how about giving big scooters a chance? Try one for a commute or two and you’ll never want to give it back.
Vast underseat storage is welcome
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Funky shaped clocks work well
MCM First Impressions Rating: LOOKS PRACTICALITY PERFORMANCE VALUE OVERALL
Yamaha X-MAX 400
Price: £5399 Engine: 395cc liquid cooled, four-stroke, fuel injected dohc, single cylinder Max power (claimed): 31bhp @ 7500rpm Max torque (claimed): 25lb-ft @ 6000rpm Bore x stroke: 83 x 73mm Suspension: Front hydraulic forks, rear twin shock absorbers Brakes: Front hydraulic 260mm dual discs. Rear hydraulic 267mm single disc Wheels/tyres: Front 120/70 x 15 on 15in rims. Rear 150/70 x 13 on 14in rims Wheelbase: 1565mm Weight: 211kg wet Seat height: 785mm Fuel capacity: 14 litres Colours: Absolute white, matt grey, midnight black www.yamaha-motor.eu/uk
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Saturday 22-Sunday 23
The Carole Nash Newark Bike Bonanza. Classic and modern bikes, autojumble, live music, stunt shows, wall of death, tyre challenge, press trial. Newark Showground. One day ticket: £7, OTG: £8. www.classicbikeshows.com The Watsonian Motorcycle & Sidecar Company annual factory open weekend. For more info call 01386 700907 or visit watsonian-squire.com
Brooklands Museum & Ace Cafe ‘Ton Up’ Day. A unique mix of racing machinery of the Brooklands era and the postwar years right up to the present day. Day starts 10am ends 5pm. Adult £10; Motorcycle rider and pillion £15. www.brooklandsmuseum.com Suzuki Owners Club Kent Centre, Annual Kent Pet Food Run. Leave Maidstone services to ride to Blue Cross Rehoming Centre, Northiam, East Sussex, midday.
Bike Night at The Angel, Kneesall, Notts. Every Monday throughout the summer. All two- and threewheelers welcome.
Excalibur Bike Night at the George and Dragon, Main Street, Pollington DN14 0DN. All bikers welcome at new regular event to be held every two weeks. Food available, plenty of parking, 6.30pm onwards. For more info contact Warren 07513 397820.
Kilham Wednesday Night Bikers’ charity night. Stockton Lane, Stockton on the Forest, York YO32 9UE. 7-10pm, free entry. www.deansgardencentre.co.uk
Cornish Bike Nights – Royal British Legion Riders Branch Kernow Squadron, Trispen, Truro, Cornwall. 6.30-10.30pm each Thursday evening from May until mid-September. Live music, burger wagons, bar, trade stalls. £1 voluntary entry contribution. www.rblr-kernowsquadron.co.uk Weston Bike Nights in association with the Royal British Legion Riders. Open to all, every Thurs night through until September. Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset BS23 4BG. More details on www.rblr.co.uk/westonbikenight.html Hastings Bike Nights. A mass ride-in and seafront festival of everything biking in support of SERV Bloodrunners every Thursday until September. Great food, trade stands and fantastic special offers. All welcome. Route 1066 Cafe, A21, Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5JH to The Stade, Hastings, TN34 3DW. Starts 5pm, ride-in at 7pm. www.hastingsbikenites.com
Leominster Classic Motorcycle Club’s annual open evening. Bush Inn, Bush Bank, Herefordshire, 7 miles north of Hereford on the A4110. 7-11pm. Concours competition, hog roast, pub bar, raffle. www.leominsterclassicmcc.co.uk
Friday 5-Sunday 7
BMF Kelso Bikefest. Scottish bike show with live music, best in show, displays, fun fair, trade stalls and lots of bikes. Pre-book: £5-£24. www.thebmfshow.co.uk Chinnor Bike Dayz show. Rideout, plenty of live music and real ale, Princes Risborough, Bucks. Entry: £10, u16s free. See www.chinnorbikedayz.co.uk for details
Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride Charity ride from Cambridge A14 services to Madingley American Cemetery, Cambridge. Spitfire flypast. All profit to Poppy Appeal. www.alliedride.org SharpRider riding skills development course, intensive twoday format just £100. Next venue: Mansfield Fire Station, Notts. For more info www.sharprider.co.uk
Saturday 6-Sunday 7
National Road Rally. Controlled checkpoint navigational bike event from various start points. Different levels catered for. For more info, go to www.nationalroadrally.co.uk
MFN Bike Nights, MFN, Shipley Gate, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3JE. Bikers BBQ every week and Bike Autojumble on the first Monday of every month. Starts 6pm, ends 11pm. Call 01773 530313 or go to www.mfn-club.co.uk for more details.
Romney Marsh Classic Bike Show and jumble. Show for pre-80s motorcycles. Club stands, large bike jumble, free parking. 10am start, near Ashford, Kent. www.elk-promotions.co.uk
Worcester monthly bike meet, WAC motorcycle club. Bike meet with BBQ at The Tower, Perdiswell Park, (A38) Droitwich Rd, Worcester WR3 7SN. 7-11pm. Held on the second Tuesday of each month until October. More details on ‘WAC Motorcycle Club’ Facebook page.
Thursday 11-Sunday 14
The Rock and Bike Fest, Carnfield Hall, Carnfield Hill, South Normanton DE55 2BE. £40 for weekend ticket including free camping and bike parking. www.rockandbikefest.co.uk
Friday 12-Saturday 13
Great Offley Bike Show. Classic and custom show with autojumble, bands and beer. Offley, Herts. Day entry: £4. www.greatoffleybikeshow.com Festival of 1000 Bikes. Annual classic track event at Mallory Park. www.festivalof1000bikes.co.uk
Saturday 13-Sunday 14
Wheels for Troops. Surrey charity 25-mile rideout for Armed Forces. Live music, stalls, food etc. near Horley, Surrey. £10 donation includes T-shirt. Tel: 07597 737264.
Boston Bike Night Thursday, July 4 This famous bike night in Boston, Lincs, will be held in the Wide Bargate area of the town in the evening. Organised by the Boston Motorcycle Riders Association (BMRA), the event sees thousands of bikers fill the car parks and the surrounding areas with a spectacular array of machinery, both classic and modern. There are
Staffordshire Bike Show. Big bike event at Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent. Guests Ron and Leon Haslam, stunt shows, live bands. Free entry. www.staffordshirebikeshow.co.uk Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s Motorbike Ride Out. Starts at the Log Cabin diner in South Molton. Bikers will leave from 11am, but are requested to pre-register from 8am. £5 entry. Each entry will receive a goodie bag containing a souvenir T-shirt and pin badge. All motorbikes will automatically be entered for judging for classes: best custom bike, best classic bike and best in show. www.daat.org Ton-Up Day, Jack’s Hill Cafe, Watling Street, Towcester, 10am-5pm. DJ and band (The Rapiers) playing rock ’n’ roll and beat. Stalls, club stands and trophies.
1732 Tan Hill Inn Motorbike Club with North East MAG: Bill and Ted’s Tan Hill Adventure. Tan Hill Inn, near Reeth, N Yorkshire DL11 6ED. £8 inc camping. www.mag-uk.org
also lots of trade stalls, food and live bands. For more info, go to: www.boston-motorcycle-ridersassociation.co.uk
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Motor Cycle Monthly has teamed up with the British Superbike School to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a level one, road rider training day with full tuition, worth £289. There are also two runner-up prizes up for grabs of a half price place, meaning you could do the same day’s training for just £144.50. Question: How long is the track at Blyton Park?
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About the British Superbike School Mike Abbott, head of the school, explains: “The intention in starting the British Superbike School was to provide the best professional motorcycle coaches for road riders in the best setting in which to master bike control away from road hazards. We introduce the physics of how motorcycles stop, turn and accelerate, so riders can understand how bikes react to rider inputs, to improve rider technique and skills and help develop that vital confidence. “The basic problem on track days is the sheer number of riders on the track (sometimes 40 or more) of varying abilities. This makes working on your riding very difficult, as you’d be lucky to get many clear laps during the day, when the secret is finding a good consistent pace on which to build. “The BSBS has tried to get the best balance between cost and the number of riders, and runs with just nine riders with three coaches, which gives riders all the space and time they need. All training takes place on the new Blyton Park test track in Lincolnshire, which is ideal for bikes, technical but without the hazards associated with the old circuits. “The school is composed of well-known riders and experienced local coaches including Paul ‘Marra’ Brown, short track champion Pete Boast, Geoff Baldock (a former ‘King of Cadwell’), 120mph TT rider Dave Hewson, as well as track experienced police, and DSA qualified motorcycle trainers.” For more information visit www.britishsuperbikeschool.co.uk
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AJS JS125 11,756 miles on the clock, needs a new home, £600 Tel. 07739 512332. Oxfordshire.
APRILIA PEGASO 2007, 11,500 miles, long MoT, recent service & new tyres, Akrapovic silencers, screen & centre stand, very attractive bike, good ride, currently on Sorn, £2750 Tel. 01278 420545. Somerset.
APRILIA RS125 2006, two stroke, full power, very collectable bike, six months MoT, roughly 9000 miles, very clean, been garaged kept, currently Sorn due to owning other bike, £1950 ono Tel. 07565 828508. Kent.
ARIEL LEADER 1962, MoT March 2014, good condition, good starter & proven reliable, electronic ignition, original points system available, some spares & extensive history, £1700 ono, might p/x cash BMW shaft drive tourer with luggage Tel. Doug 01253 712783. Lancs.
BMW R1150GS 2003/03 reg, blue/white, fitted BMW panniers, 18,000 miles, 12 months MoT, 6 months VEL two keepers, BMW service history, may more info, £4900 ovno Tel. 01267 238731 or 07974 110063. Carmarthenshire.
BMW R1150RT 2002 (02), 78,000, recent tyres & battery, fsh, full luggage, t&t Nov 2013, £3000 ono Tel. John 01202 671005 or 07792 079884. Dorset. BMW F650 Funduro, 1994, red, 20k miles, t&t, BMW panniers, engine bars, good condition, £1350 Tel. 01264 361131. Hants. BMW K1100LT Highline, 1998 on S, plate in burgundy over grey with coach line, 43,000 miles with some service history, MoT September, Clarion radio & speakers, heated grips, electric screen (with larger screen or the original), back box, panniers colour coded and comfort seat, all in nice condition, £2950 ono Tel. 01706 360740. Lancs. BMW R1100GS 1997 (N), MoT May 2014, currently on Sorn, £2000 Tel. 01539 741341. Cumbria. BMW R1200S silver, Ohlins like brand new, 07 plate, recent t&t, very low miles the best available, call for pics and price. Tel. 07974 090554. West Yorks.
BMW R1200ST 16.5k miles, 12 months MoT, five months tax, excellent condition sports tourer with panniers & box, £5495 Tel. 07849 709794. Bristol. BMW F650GS 2004,ABS, heated grips, engine bars, new chain, battery and front tyre, 22,000 miles, £2500 Tel. 01229 836034. Cumbria. BMW K1100LT 1993, t&t, 27,000 miles, ABS, radio, heated grips, power screen, two Aux sockets, full luggage, ready to tour. Tel. 01782 775029. Staffs.
BMW K1200GT SE 2006, Graphite, t&t August, only 24k miles, ESA, ABS, fantastic mile eater, ready to tour, top of range, with all luggage and extras, totally reliable, £6750 Tel. 01760 720057. Norfolk.
BMW R100RT 1980, classic Dunkel red, 20,000 miles, 12m MoT, 6m tax, good condition, garaged, panniers, crash bars, £2000 Tel. 07854 256458. West Midlands.
BMW R60/5 1973, free tax, two owners from new, 31,000 miles, totally original with a very interesting provenance, t&t, no responsible offers refused. Tel. 01608 685626. Oxfordshire.
BMW R60/6 1975, excellent version with five speed gearbox, drum brakes, stainless exhaust, panniers, £3350 Tel. 07798 866071. Middx.
BMW R65LS 1981, 12 months MoT, five months tax, RS fairing, Sigma panniers, same owner last 20 years, £700 spent last year. Tel. 07976 560029. Warwickshire.
BOATION SCOOTER few months tax on it still not due MoT till Sep 2013, in vgc, no marks, odd dents, £550 Tel. 07925 327860. Cambs.
BSA A50 1966, taxed, MoT, restored in 2012, owned since 1976, 22k miles, repainted, parts rechromed, power coated frame, new rims, tyres, silencers, rear shocks, battery and much more, £3750 Tel. 07879622218. S Yorks.
BSA B25 WDB40 engine, 1970, Boyer easy starter, MoT, Sorn, new clutch inline vacuum antiwetsump no tap, rectifier battery h/p alternator ride with lights, runs well, £2350 Tel. 07501 779093. Surrey.
BMW R80 1985, luggage, heat grips, screen, good condition, s/s pipes history, £2200 Tel. 01559 371500. Carmarthenshire.
HARLEY DAVIDSON Iron 883 Sportster 2009, Stage1 Kuryakyn Highflow intake, Kitech chip, black Hagons, saddlebags, Harley Davidson alarm immobiliser,t&t, excellent condition, £5199 Tel. 07861 789206 or 01952 271573. Shropshire.
HARLEY DAVIDSON XLH XLH 883, Sportster, 2003 anniversary model, 19,000, fsh, vgc, MoT and tax, lots of chrome and extras, Screaming Eagle and standard exhausts, lovely bike, £3650 ono Tel. 07745 023376. Devon. HAYABUSA 1999 model, two owners, 14k miles, taxed, MoT, black/red, vgc, £3250 Tel. 07976 752528. W Mids.
BSA SUNBEAM SCOOTER 1962, taxed and tested, 250cc, 4-stroke, 4-speed, 6k miles, speedo not working but odometer is, rare scooter, £2250 ono Tel. 01257 411801. Lancs.
BUELL all standard apart from Stealth stainless exhaust system, heated grips, full Hepco & Becker luggage, new belt & tyres approx 1000 miles ago. £4700 ono Tel. 01460 259546. Somerset.
DUCATI 600SS 1996, 26k miles, full MoT, tax six months, sorted bike, new down pipes, clutch pump, slave seals, battery, coil, oil & filter just changed, tyres, sprockets & chain all vgc, £1500 Tel. 07920 474309. Cheshire. DOUGLAS DRAGONFLY 1955, stone and green, tax, MoT and registered in my name, painting done by Long Eaton Enamellers, about 95% original,has new tyres & new battery, showroom condition, £4250 Tel. 01623 811589 or 07548 759797. Derbyshire. GARAGE CLEAROUT must sell Yamaha FZR1000, 1988, MoT Nov, Honda CB750FA, MoT june, Kawasaki ZX600C1 in a box, no plastics, contact for more details, Tel. Paul 07770 933811. West Yorkshire.
Authorised D ucati Service and P erform ance Centre 22 years C ertified D ucatitrained Friendly & professional service.Com petitive rates. SPEC IA LIST IN R O A D ,TR A C K A N D R A C E PR EP. C allJeffG reen
BMW R1100RS 1993, tax Sept MoT, 20th may 2014, vgc, 77,000 miles, full BMW luggage, garaged, £1795 ono Tel. 07592 044184. Yorkshire. BAJAJ 100cc, 2-stroke, 95, L reg, low miles, project, easy to finish, many new parts, identical to Kawasaki 100cc, L588 OEC reg plate, possible classic, 99% there, Tel. 0191 5862015; 07796 481113. Co Durham.
HARLEY DAVIDSON V Rod 05, 10,400 miles, rare B model, mag wheels, full Supertrapp, high flow filter, polished forks, superb condition, tax June, new MoT, £7295 ono Tel. 07903 076798. Greater Manchester.
HONDA 125 Superdream, 1983 model, t&t till Feb 2014, nearly a full bike fore spares wil accept £450 Tel. 07707 744225. South Yorkshire. HONDA steel framed CBR600 trackday/race bike for sale, fresh paint, oil, some spares, respectable condition, £950 ono Tel. 01474 746854. Kent. HONDA C90M Cub, 2001 model, electric and kick start, only done 9900 miles, immaculate condition, tax, MoT nine months, one of the best to be seen, £895 Tel. 0116 2877574. Leics. HONDA 125 PSI 125 PSI, full s/h, 2007, year's MoT and tax, 22k miles, £1200 Tel. 07956 890618. Middx.
HONDA 400 FOUR blue, 1976, excellent condition, recent full restoration many new or restored parts one of the best around, will put new MoT on for buyer, some spare parts included, £2100 Tel. 07799 817376. Durham.
HONDA 600 Hornet, 2001, 20,500 miles, six months tax and MoT, service history, excellent condition for age, £1700 ono Tel. 07816 116348. Cumbria. HONDA CB750KZ Dohc, ex con, with only three owners from new including myself, only done just over 11,000 miles, still as original, tool kit, just put two new tyres on tax and MoT till June, £1500 ono Tel. 07817 775090. West Midlands.
HONDA 600RR 07, 1,694 miles only, two keys, service book, loads of carbon on, mint condition, 62 year old rider, illness forces sale, £4450 Tel. 01942 679934. Gtr Man.
HONDA ANNOVA 125cc, 2003, 4700 miles, prime condition, t&t, screen, top box, commute or fun, £850 Tel. 01803 327832. Devon.
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HONDA CBR750 K7, 1977, new battery, seat cover, rear shocks, chain, full service, 31,500, dry stored 18 years no MoT, very clean, £2200 Tel. 01977 510410. West Yorkshire. HONDA CG125 1996, red, only 17k miles, every MoT from new, owned 11 years, tax Feb 14, MoT Nov 13, well maintained, carrier, handbook, tool kit, vgc, 100 mpg, £675 Tel. 07935 175649; 01246 200842. Derbys.
HONDA CBF1000 A7, CBS/ABS, 45,300+ from new, good runner, Nitron shock, SW Motech rack, Givi luggage, Ermax lowers, hugger, £3500 Tel. 07875 656969. Kent.
HONDA BLACKBIRD 1100XX 1997, new back tyre & battery, just getting ready for summer. Tel. 07914 690509. Co. Antrim.
HONDA CBF1000 2008, Givi rack & top box, immaculate, 15,578 miles, MoT & tax until August, £3800 ono Tel. 07570 845733. Tyne & Wear.
HONDA CB 500 Twin, 2000 reg, new tyres, rear rack, screen, crash bars, stainless exhaust system, immac cond, t&t Oct, £1500 ovno Tel. 01226 781809; 07535 245788. Barnsley, South Yorks.
HONDA CBF125 2012, full service history, 10k miles, tax March 2014, legal for CBT riders, good condition, £1300 ono Tel. Jason 07425 16572. Essex.
HONDA CB250N 1979 + 1980, both Sorn, 1979, good condition, Motad 2/1 8000m easy MoT not standard 100% 1980 runner requires tlc, 24000m, sound bikes in silver, £900 offers Tel. 01350 727498 or 07563750820. Perthshire. HONDA C90 85cc moped, electric and kick-start, sweet engine, full working order, new wheels, tyre and battery, paint faded in places, £500 Tel. 01202 773726. Dorset. HONDA CARRON 50cc auto deluxe, 1981 moped, 6k miles, needs a bit of tlc, c/w workshop manual, top box, Sorned, £195 Tel. 01543 675371. Staffs. HONDA CB400/4 1993, SuperFour in black, 33,000 klms, recent oil & filter change, small screen and new mirrors fitted, tax till end of September, MoT till August, excellent condition, £1250 ono Tel. Colin 01772 635161. Lancs. HONDA CBF 1000 TA GT 2011, 5k miles, silver panniers, top box, h/grips, crash bobbings, hugger front guard extended, dry use only, taxed Sept 13, immaculate bike, riding gear also for sale, new battery just fitted, £4000 ono Tel. 01372 373695. Surrey. HONDA CBR 900 899cc, Special Fireblade, original colour, Earley Model, 1994, genuine 25k, full s/h, all old MoTs from 97, Special carbon parts, showroom condition, 12 months' t&t, £4000 Tel. 0207 2637345. Devon. HONDA CBR600RR 53 plate, 20,000 miles, just had oil and filter, very good tyres recent brake pads, £2900 Tel. 07565 501162. Cumbria. HONDA CBR900R Fireblade, R reg, red, white & blue, good condition, tax & MoT, 31,000 miles, £1800 Tel. 07857 211146. Bedworth.
HONDA CBF 600N 2006, 17k, vgc, full s/h, t&t, a brilliant reliable bike, 60mpg, has centre stand, h/grips, Givi screen, hugger, crash bungs, Honda top box and luggage rack. £2500 Tel. 01797 222744. E Sussex.
HONDA CBF125 black, 1900 miles, reg July 2012, full Honda service history, one owner from new, well looked after, £1800 Tel. Sam 07792 119551 or 01827 701145. Staffs.
HONDA CBF125 learner legal, ideal first bike, vgc, only 800 miles from new. kept in garage overnight & under a cover during the day, tax till August, first reg August 2012. Tel. 01733 247193. Cambs.
HONDA CBF600 SA-8, 2009, never been out in the rain, one owner, fsh, excellent condition, 1550 miles, £4300 Tel. 01225 865334. Wiltshire.
HONDA CBF600 54 plate, only 3900 miles, heated grips, Givi box, Scottoiler, huggy, on Sorn, one careful lady owner, £1995 Tel. 01609 882129. North Yorkshire.
HONDA CBR125 2007 RW-7, 12 months t&t, 8900 miles, garaged, very clean well looked after bike, led indicators, EP exhaust hanger, excellent learner bike, £1600 ono Tel. 07738 001926. West Midlands.
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HONDA CBR125R 2012, mileage 3650, very good condition kept in garage and serviced at local Honda dealer, tax till March 2014, £2350 Tel. 07813 672378. Cambs.
HONDA CBR400RR NC29 Gullarm, 1990, Dynojet, Art can, good condition, 14,000 miles, £1895 ono Tel. 07711 585429. Northamptonshire.
HONDA CBR600F 89, 53k miles, very good original condition, lots of receipts and MoTs, tax till May 2013, MoT till Sept 2013, ready for summer, £1299 ono Tel. 07530 309514. North Yorkshire.
HONDA CBR600F 1996, P, 16,000, Red Bull colours, Micron can, new C&S rear tyre. Sorn but MoT on sale. Tel. 06966 774470. Lancs.
HONDA CBR600FN 1995, Farnham tuned Maxton forks, Ohlins shock, new wets on wheels, log book, £700 Tel. 02082 549099 mobile 07802 195098. Surrey.
HONDA CBR750 MoT Sept 2013, SS exhaust, Art end can, 27,330kms, £995 sensible offers Tel. 07986 602014. Worcs.
HONDA CBX550 two + some spares, neither bike is taxed or MoT’d, both are Sorn, one I have never heard running, the other needs the carbs put back on, £575 ono Tel. 01245 610109. Essex.
HONDA CG125 genuine 991 miles from new, excellent condition, full MoT, 1978, £1200 Tel. 01923 461289 or 07745 134757. Hertfordshire.
HONDA CX500 1979, 25,244 miles documented, t&t, in totally original unmolested condition, purchased 24th February 2008 from Nigel Newman cars Ltd for £1250 and garaged ever since, no responsible offers refused. Tel. 01608 685626. Oxfordshire.
HONDA F6C Valkyrie, 1500cc, 2001, 15,000, 12 months tax, six months MoT, windshield, studded saddle bags, back rest and carrier, cruise pegs, twin spots, alarm immobiliser, lots of chrome, lovely condition, £12500 Tel. 07979 080413 or 01228 530241. Carlisle.
HONDA FMX 650 2006, Arrow cans, vgc, 7,500 miles, full MoT and tax, £2200 Tel. 01522 730493. Lincs. HONDA FIREBLADE CBR900RR, MoT April 2013, tax June 2013, vgc, 24,000 miles, S reg, £2150 ono Tel. Martin 07795 397863. North Wales. HONDA GL1100 Naked Goldwing, 1981, maroon, original condition, s/s, Motad exhaust, 39k miles, MoT May 2014, tax Oct 2013, viewing welcome. £1400 Tel. 07772 169440 for further details.. Aberdeenshire.
HONDA FORESIGHT 250 Black, 29k miles, owned 10 years, Givi top box, muffs, new Conti tyres, battery, year’s MoT and tax, lots of history, spare keys, lots of storage, more mpg, vgc, £875 Tel. 07546 963739. E London.
HONDA HORNET CB600FA-7 owned just over two years, very reliable, 12 months MoT, 23,775 miles, keep in garage, Leo Vince exhaust, any inspection welcome, Tel. 07958 465460. Warwickshire.
HONDA PCX 125 61 plate, metallic black, immaculate condition, hardly used, garaged, 800 miles, balance of warranty/breakdown cover Sept 2013, £1800 ono Tel. 07867 783652. Tyne & Wear.
HONDA PCX125 two year old, still under warranty, immaculate condition, 300 miles, only £1700 ono Tel. 01873 881317. Monmouthshire.
HONDA SCOOTER SHi125A, excellent condition, only 4700 miles on clock, one owner bought new in September 2010, perfect for commuting & cheap to run, consumes 100 miles per gallon. Tel. 07912 639912. London. HONDA SUPER DREAM CB250N 1979, 18k, not used since 1991, ready to restore or spares,engine runs,buyer to collect. £250 Tel. 01952 677239. Shrops. HONDA XBR 500H black, full fairing, 26,719 miles, everything works, vgc, £750 Tel. 01707 870769. Herts. HONDA PCX 125 2011, 1600 miles, silver, vgc, service record, one mature owner, £1750 ono Tel. 01489 877516. Hampshire.
Subscribe to Motor Cycle Monthly: www.classicmagazines.co.uk/MCM or call 01507 529529 HONDA NT700 VA DEAUVILLE ABS 2011, 3k miles, dark red, Honda heated grips and top box, knucker guards, belly pan, taxed, excellent condition, £5995 Tel. 0116 2402726. Leics.
HONDA SH 300I 07 plate, red, 9k miles, one owner, factory heated grips, ABS, top box, all history, year’s MoT, quick scooter, excellent commuter, mint condition, £2150 Tel. 07546 963739. E London.
HONDA VFR750F-L 1990, 39,000 miles in reasonable condition for its age as reflected by the asking price, MoT until August, £950 ono Tel. 07817 762804 eves. Glamorgan.
HONDA SHADOW 750 Classic cruiser, 2007, backrest and saddle bags, only 7k miles, one owner since new, vgc, tax and MoT until May 2014, £3400 ono Tel. 07933 203323. Surrey.
HONDA VFR800FI vgc, low mileage, 8875 miles, 12 mths MoT, tax Sept 2013, fitted with Michelin Pilot Road 2 tyres that have done 680 miles, solid exhaust system & good brakes, £2195 no offers Tel. 01353 722240 or 07803 330314. Cambs.
HONDA ST1100 1994, M reg, red, 49k miles, s/s exhaust, cam belt done, King and Queen saddle, Powderbronze screen, Honda top box, tank cover, MoT Mar 14, tax Aug, cherished bike, £2350 ovno Tel. 01763 220430. Herts/Cambs borders.
HONDA VFR 800FI-Y fsh, vgc, tax October 2013, MoT, 30,600 miles, the No.1 Sports Tourer, lovely machine owned for past 10 years, Tel. Bill 01430 879224.. East Yorkshire. HONDA NT 700 VA Silver, 2013, 70 miles, full luggage kit, tax, why? some kit with it, £7000 Tel. 07594 469956; 07757 151640. N Yorks.
HONDA XL185S trail bike, 1982, just fully restored, new tyres, brakes, chain & sprockets, cables, paint, powder coating, respoked, etc, absolutely immaculate example, £1750 ono Tel. 07799 412709. Notts. HONDA PAN EUROPEAN ST 1100 1998, 17k miles, tax Nov 13, test Aug 13, wind deflectors, s/s exhaust, £3200 ono Tel. 07875 262631; 01708 454249. Essex. HONDA PCX 125cc, 2012, only done 200 miles, still under Honda warranty, white top box and bigger screen, £1850 ono Tel. 07971 083409. Staffs. HONDA SPACY/ELITE 250 black, G reg, new tyres, 16,000 miles, t&t, 80s luxury scooter, good order, £800 ono Tel. 07504 884041. Birmingham. HONDA ST50 DAX 1988, excellent condition, 2000 miles only, (Monkey bike), £1500 Tel. 01291 423392. Chepstow, Gwent.
JAMES SUPERSWIFT 250 4T,Villiers, four owners, 1962, all docs, in very nice condition, ride or show, good chrome, paintwork etc, £2850 Tel. 01270 781235. Cheshire.
JIN-LUN JL-250 t&t March, only 6000km, good condition, twin cylinder, four stroke, comfortable and economical to run, Chinese copy of a Honda. £725 ono Tel. 07947 153920. Hull.
KAWASAKI ER6F 650R, 2007, 7500 miles, fuel injected, fsh, superbly maintained, full Anti-vibration kit fitted, new, unused toolkit, Kawasaki fitted ‘U’ lock, almost as new, £2675 Tel. 07766 942530. Lincs.
KAWASAKI NINJA 33bhp, metallic black, heated grips, tank pad, one owner from new, fsh, tax until August 2013, all books & keys, Manufactures warranty until Sep 2013, vgc, Tel. 07712 872253. North Yorkshire.
KAWASAKI ER6N 59 reg, tax Feb 2014, MoT Sept, 7000 miles, full service history, vgc, extras include: screen, hugger, crash protectors, rack, radiator cover, £2995 ono Tel. 07591 054514. Lancs. KAWASAKI ZZR 600 2002, 6k miles, one owner, t&t, Baglux tank bag and cover, rear hugger, fender extender, Haynes manual, s/h, vgc, £2150 Tel. 01302 340181 for more details. S Yorks.
KAWASAKI VERSYS 650 A9F, all black, MoT till Sept 2013, two owners, 9630 miles, six months tax, rear hugger, Scorpion exhaust + standard exhaust, new rear tyre, paddock stand, Tel. 07791178885. East Sussex.
KAWASAKI GPZ1100 ABS, X reg, 2000, lots of history, bought new, sold & bought back 3 times, 1000 miles since major main dealer service & new battery, full MoT, new tyre, Scottoiler, £1800 Tel. 07894 948385. Notts. KAWASAKI E5 Good condition, 55 plate, MoT Feb 2014, 17k miles, £900 Tel. 01642 288107. Cleveland.
KAWASAKI Meanstreak 1500, 2004, 7090 miles, vgc,Vance and Hines exhaust, Mustang seats, £4750 Tel. 07702 661089. East Sussex.
KAWASAKI ER500 2006, stolen, recovered, £595 Tel. 07970 251921. West Yorkshire.
KAWASAKI ER6F 2007, 8,000 miles, long MoT, tax August, lowered, also has standard shock & optional deep padded seat, minor damage to fairing, £1995 Tel. 01245 610109. Essex. KAWASAKI GT 750 Blue, 1993, excellent condition, shaft drive, c/w touring pack, boxes, MoT, 9 months' tax, yours for £550 ono Tel. 0207 2377899. London. KAWASAKI W650 676cc, 1999, red/cream, immaculate, full s/h, dry Summer use only, 73 year old, owner MoT/Sorn, 'getting too heavy', well shod 2 keys, original manual and tool kit, reluctant sale, £2600 Tel. 01278 671499 after 22nd May. Somerset.
KAWASAKI GPZ500S 28,797 miles, no MoT, willing to get one if price is given, Sorn, off road since 2012, new tyres, battery & fork seals, never seen rain, always garaged, Tel. 07979 372303. West Midlands.
KAWASAKI GPZ900 1984, A1, 32,000 miles, MoT, tax, good running order, nearly new tyres, loads of spares, engine parts, exhaust etc, loads spent, ring for full details, £750 Tel. 01493 661317. Norfolk.
KAWASAKI W650 2002, beautiful condition, Sorned at present, s/h, v reluctant sale due to ill health, £3000 Tel. 01795 539878. Kent.
KAWASAKI VN1500 full custom classic tourer, 2003, new t&t, 24,000 miles, V&H Exhaust (will supply originals), good tyres/battery, twin spots, pannier rack, priced to sell, £4250 ovno Tel. 07801 397778. Lincs.
KAWASAKI Z200 1980, frame powder coated, new clutch, new stainless rims, tyres, just been refurbished, no t&t, £750 ono Tel. 01942 679934. Gtr Man. KAWASAKI PETROL TANK ZX9R, excellent condition, £45; complete exhaust system including silencers, offers; Puch 125 trials engine with carb, taken out of a 'Dalesman', Early 70s, unused since, Offers Tel. 07811 060547. Staffs. KAWASAKI ZX6R nice clean bike, very low mileage 12,000, looks like new, always garaged, full MoT, reg R, £1000 ono Tel. 07801 52652. Glamorgan. KAWASAKI ZZR 1100C, 1991, 53k miles, black, good condition for year, will provide 12 months' MoT on purchase or swap for BMW 3 Series, £1995 ono Tel. 07411 254983. Devon. KAWASAKI 1100 Spectre, 1991, very good condition, no rot etc, original black, chrome exhaust system, in solid condition, needs paint, £1375 Tel. 0161 766 6353. Manchester. KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR 400, rare Sports Edition, H reg, black, good condition for year t&t, very quick cruiser/bobber, £900 ono Tel. 07765 952626. West Midlands. KAWASAKI KLE 500 2006, 10k miles, good condition, heated grips, centre stand, top box, Adventure/Tourer, £1995 Tel. 07594 662090. Tyne & Wear. KAWASAKI ZX600C1 in a box, basket case, no body work, no radiator, frame and wheels painted, new tyres, new head gasket, make good project, £500 ono Tel. 07770 933811. .
KAWASAKI W650 1999, 676cc, screen, crash bars, custom seat, 20,195 miles, 11 months MoT, no tax on Sorn, good condition, £3250 ovno Tel. 07873 51973 . Hampshire. KAWASAKI Z750 ABS, 2008, low mileage (1450), datatag cat 1 alarm, alphadot security, comes with lowering kit & standard set up, vgc, £3995 ono Tel. 07709 736461. Cambs. KAWASAKI W650 2005, electric and kick-start, 11,340 miles, vgc, bug shield, panniers and top box included, new clutch and drive chain fitted, datatag registered, tax and MoT, £2750 Tel. 07714 332742. Devon. KAWASAKI Z750 ZEPHYR new MoT, tax, 27k, lovely Porsche white bodywork, good tyres, drives nice, gets admired, future classic bargain. Tel. 07817 759857. West Sussex. KAWASAKI W800 SE, 2012, approx 3000 miles, ring for more info, £6000 ono Tel. 01883 348771. Surrey. KAWASAKI NINJA G1 model, 29k, MoT, month's tax, good cond for age, some scrapes and scuffs, not perfect but everything works as it should, good chain, sprocket, tyres, ride away, £1500 ono; open to offers. Tel. Andy 01914 271956. Tyne and Wear. KAWASAKI ER5 2005, 16k miles, MoT Feb 2014, good runner, £900 Tel. 01642 288107. Cleveland.
KAWASAKI ZR750 1993, rebuilt, powder coated frame & wheels, new wheel bearings, new seals in brakes, resprayed, full dyno report, Nexus 4 into 1 system, MoT July 2013. Tel. 07970 938232. Somerset.
KAWASAKI ZX636C6F 2006 model, Dream machine GP Nakano race paint, 20,000 miles, fsh, t&T, full Akrapovic, Power commander, K&N, Double bubble screen, Crash Bobbins, £3900 ONO Tel. 07545 777374. Tyne & Wear.
MZ 301 + SQUIRE SIDECAR (MZ-1992), tax + MoT, rear suspension recently rebuilt with new dampers, rear racks on both bike & sidecar, runs well but cosmetically challenged, needs tidy up, £950 ono Tel. 07773 409335. Worcestershire.
KAWASAKI ZX6R 2009 reg, 4k miles with service history, recently serviced & MoT, double bubble screen fitted, rear hugger, carbon tail pipe cover, tax October 2013, vgc, Tel. 07595 597825. Hampshire.
NORTON COMMANDO 850 MK2A Interstate, 1974, 46,739 miles, t&t, used and cleaned all year round, vgc but not concours, reliable oil-tight engine, Boyer ignition, £5800 Tel. 07751 896691. Leics.
KAWASAKI ZX6R J2, 2001, only 8700 miles, very clean, £2000 Tel. 07513 362668. Cumbria.
NSU MAX 1953, t&t, totally original & unmolested, paid £4500 to Classic Super Bikes on 16 December 2010, no responsible offers refused. Tel. 01608 685626. Oxfordshire. PIAGGIO SCOOTER X9500cc 2003, Auto, MoT 22 August 2013, tax, £1025 Tel. 01543 418891. Staffs. PRE-UNIT TRIALS 1960, 350cc, re-Bullet in Crusader 250 frame, MP forks, alloy most parts, mag ign, easy starter, superb handling, very competitive, recent good trials result, (Tiger Cub money) for a lasting investment. £2750 Tel. 01376 343559. N Essex.
MATCHLESS 500cc, 1957, runs well, good condition, £1995 Tel. 01792 895678; 07584 375526 can deliver. Wales, Glam.
MOTO GUZZI 1200 Sport, Dec 07, 10,600 miles, full s/h, t&t, last of 2 valve, best ones, carbon exhaust hugger, wired sat nav optimiser, Griso upright bars and origs, black/white, £4650 ovno Tel. 01189 475919. Berks.
MOTO MORINI 9 1/2 Red, 2006, 6,200 dry miles, heated garage screen, luggage, cover, gloves, major service just completed, new tyres, Pirelli Phantom MoT 2014, pristine, like new, £5200 ono Tel. Allan 078840 64333. Glasgow.
MZ ES250/2 1974, ring for details, £950 ono Tel. 07815 036095. Lancs.
PEUGEOT SATELIS 250cc Scooter Executive Reg 59 (2010) first MoT & service this week, 760 miles from new, lots extras jack, helmets, cover, gloves, also EasyLifter HYDRA trailer, £2600 ono Tel. 07725 121648. Stoke-onTrent.
PIAGGIO X9 2002, 250 SL, only 8000 miles, intercom/radio unit, rear rack, will sell with 12 months MoT, 6 months tax, great economical commuter in good condition, £850 ovno Tel. 07570 807151. Northamptonshire. QINGO 125 motorcycle, vgc, six months old, only done 47 miles, genuine reason for selling, £1500 Tel. 01536 416045. Northamptonshire. ROYAL ENFIELD Bullet 350, 1990, in sprung seat trials trim, 13,700 miles, 21inch front, 18inch rear alloy rims, alloy mud-
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guards, trials bars, trials exhaust, etc, MoT expired January 2013, only covered 20 miles in year, first £975 Tel. 01698 381040. Lanarkshire. ROYAL ENFIELD 2009, Electra EFI, 2k miles, £2000 Tel. 01732 862662. Kent. SKY WING MOPED 49cc, black, new with only 30 miles on clock, 2-stroke, mix kick-start, was £650 new, £210 ono Tel. 02825 879492. Antrim, N Ireland. SKYWING Retro 50cc black moped, new, no tax, kick-start, 2stroke, mix parts if wanted B set online etc, £210 ono was £700 Tel. 02825 879492. N Ireland.
SUZUKI CL50 Love Moped, 1984, A reg, 3774 miles, good condition for year, electric & kickstart, no t&t, but will pass MoT, £250 ono Tel. Pete 01642 884235. Durham.
SUZUKI GSX650 K9, 09 reg, great sports tourer for the summer, 10,456 miles clean bike, fully serviced, reason for selling simple don’t use the bike, £3500 Tel. 01782 259659. Staffs.
SUZUKI SV650 in excellent condition, MoT for a year, tax till April 2013, very low mileage 4721, only ridden in dry weather, stored in doors, £3050 ono Tel. 07833 228817 after 3pm. Norfolk.
SUZUKI DRZ400S 2003, vgc, 3300 miles, t&t Oct, £1950 Tel. 07426 395516. Worcs.
SUZUKI GSX650F (2008, 58 reg) 644cc, 26,000 miles, vgc, one owner, 2 keys, MoT & tax, Scorpion exhaust, undertray, garaged, excellent Bridgestone tyres, all paperwork, £3300 ono Tel. 07980 081108. Lancs.
SUZUKI SV650S 2003, 16,000 miles, vgc, 12 months MoT, four months tax, garaged, paddock stand included, £1800 Tel. 07749 261322. Bedfordshire.
SINGLE SEAT SIDECAR came off a BMW650 blue, with fittings, good condition, spare wheel, would benefit from T cutting, and seat recover, £475 Tel. 0161 7666353. Lancashire. SUZUKI GS 550V original, stored, Sorned, running, Motad, rack, stainless, e/bars, etc, vgc, £995 Tel. 07949 653017. Staffs.
SUZUKI 1986 Slabside, MoT spare engine exhaust and forks good runner, £2500 ono or p/x cash Tel. 07979 475293. Suffolk. SUZUKI GS500 K6 2006, only 8700 miles, beautiful clean condition, garaged, mature owner, £1895 Tel. 07507 460604. Herts. SUZUKI 650 Burgman Executive, 59 plate, 15,000 miles, fsh, good condition, new rear disc, brake pads & tyre, both wheels refinished, top box & spare exhaust, superb tourer, £3450 Tel. 01209 212034. Cornwall.
SUZUKI BANDIT 1200 GSF2000, W reg, 25k, racing green, with gold accessories, renthal bars after market exhaust, serviced and good tyres, excellent condition for age, Tel. 07778 430742. Durham.
SUZUKI BANDIT 1200S SK2, 2003, low mileage, Kappa topbox & Givi mono rack/plate, Meta systems alarm/immobiliser & HPI free, owners handbook, some record of previous history available, summer use only, vgc, garaged, t&t, £2575 Tel. 07855 748628. Cambs.
SUZUKI BANDIT 650S 2008, 10,000, mint condition, ABS, black, standard spec, never seen salt, £3150 Tel. 01825 840761 or 07533 671734. Sussex.
SUZUKI BANDIT S600 1996, 36,000 miles, MoT July 2013, tax May 2013, tinted tall screen, original screen included, very clean for year, garaged, new MoT & six months tax for asking £1295 Tel. 07903 092830. Essex. SUZUKI BANDIT 600 GSF, 53 plate, 13,800 miles, excellent condition, recent tyres, new battery, £1250 ono Tel. 01709 892594. South Yorkshire. SUZUKI GSF600S Bandit, 1999,T reg, full stainless exhaust, tax, MoT, 26,980 miles, £1400 ono Tel. 01785 215394; mobile 07944 514260. Staffordshire.
SUZUKI GSXR (56) K6, the last of the best in traditional Suzuki racing colours, low mileage, call for full details. Tel. 07540 113033. West Yorkshire.
SUZUKI GSXR 750F 1985, the original slab sided Gixer, standard apart from Laser S/S exhaust & damper, vgc, runs well, 22k miles, full history, owned 24 years, not a Jap import first reg IRL 01/86, £3650 ono Tel. 00353 87 2581913. Ireland.
SUZUKI GSF SA K, 650cc, 2007, full s/h, vgc, fuel can, ex kept in garage, 11k miles, £2500 Tel. 01522 730493. Lincs.
SUZUKI GSF600X TRIKE one lady owner from new, built by Trike Shop Cardiff 1999 to my spec, 9500 miles, always garaged, dry miles only, fully adjustable wishbone suspension on rear, Sorn, £4000 ono Tel. 01646 651058. West Wales.
SUZUKI GSX 1100F 1100cc, 1988, 14,500 miles, good condition, new battery, tax/MoT, £850 Tel. 01993 841473. Oxon.
SUZUKI GSX 1400 K5, 24,000 miles, excellent condition, race can and standard, £3750 ovno Tel. 01226 295204. South Yorkshire.
SUZUKI GSX1400 02, full MoT, new tyres, chain and sprockets full Akrapovic renthal bars, 27,000 miles, good condition, Tel. 07846 104644. Gloucs.
SUZUKI GT 750 Kettle, 1976, very good condition, 17.5k, tested, £4000 ono Tel. Tim on 07817 539869. S Yorks.
SUZUKI GSXR1000 K1 02 reg, vgc, 35,000 miles, very good service history, t&t, has had recent service, tyres, brake discs & pads, chain & sprockets, has many extras, £3000 ono Tel. 07742 503720. Devon.
SUZUKI GSXR600 K2, beautiful bike in excellent condition, t&t March 2014, 27.7k miles, brand new rear tyre, reluctant sale, £2495 ono Tel. 07931 742366. North Yorkshire.
SUZUKI GSXR750 H reg, 1990, good condition, no tax or MoT, but will put 12 months MoT if buyer wishes, 41,296 miles, £1495 Tel. 07547 951459. Derbyshire.
SUZUKI GZ 125 Custom, 2002, only 9,225 miles, excellent condition, lady owner, unused for last 3 years, on Sorn, new battery, fuel changed, £795 Tel. 01621 778184. Essex.
SUZUKI INTRUDER 125cc, newly serviced, new parts fitted, new oils 12 month MoT, very good condition, with many extras included (GPS, locks, new mirrors, soft bags etc), 3000 miles, £1150 Tel. 07949 270900. London.
SUZUKI TS125 trial bike, 1984, (ex road bike), good condition for year, running order, appreciating classic, could deliver bargain, £495 or swap for any running Bantam. Tel. 01268 735135. Essex.
SUZUKI VOLUSIA TRIKE 800cc, K4, only 11,400 miles, used by myself from 2004 as a solo converted 2010 to trike, t&t, won best in class 2012, screen, crash bar, Givi box takes two helmets, £7000 Tel. 01323 648055. Eastbourne. SUZUKI BANDIT 600 faired, silver, 2003, tax Nov 13, MoT Sept 13, 10,300 miles, £1650 Tel. 0777 1928555; 0118 9582021. Reading. SUZUKI BANDIT 600 Street Fighter, nice clean bike runs smooth, Micron exhaust, renthal bars, rear huger, twin lights etc, 33,000 miles, £950 Tel. 07801 526527. Monmouthshire. SUZUKI BURGMAN AN 400 Blue, 2002, 15k miles, excellent condition, top box and large screen, 11 months' tax, Oct MoT, s/h, mature owner, £1500 ono Tel. 01274 571621. W Yorks. SUZUKI GN250 Rare ex police, 1995, Sorned, 21,000 miles, old MoTs, full fairing, panniers, radio, helmet, blue light on pole, new tyres, chain and brakes, excellent condition, £1350 Tel. 01490 440544. Denbighshire. SUZUKI GS 500E 500cc, K reg, 18,067 miles, running, easy restoration, needs new battery and choke cable, no tax or MoT, £450 Tel. 07511 693814. Lancs. SUZUKI GS 500F 2004, excellent condition, very low mileage, 12 months' t&t, garaged, £1200 Tel. 01935 706051. Somerset. SUZUKI GSFSA Bandit 1250cc, 2009 reg, ABS model, serviced, t&t till May 2014, 4000 miles, luggage carrier, excellent condition, low mileage, bargain, £3300 ono Tel. 01282 425122 or mobile 07740 631647. Lancs. SUZUKI GSX 250 1981, t&t, good engine, tyres, C&S, not original, used regularly, good commute or basis for classic restoration, £385 Tel. 07979 410337. Hants. SUZUKI GSXR1100H (slabby), 1987, black, vgc for age, modifications; 1127cc engine; 36mm carbs; high performance coils; upgraded brakes; 4 in 1 exhaust, one year MoT, currently on Sorn, due to lack of use, recent full service & new tyres, £2000 Tel. 07986 335910. Buckinghamshire. SUZUKI GT 250B 1978, t&t, nice little bike, ready to ride away, £1600 Tel. 01254 237704 for details. Lancs. SUZUKI RG 125 Gamma, Pepsi colours, H reg, project, non-runner, new head race bearing, two gasket kit, oil pump/throttle cables and rear seat, fibreglass single seat cover, two spare petrol tanks, lack of time to finish, £550 ono Tel. 07954 248611. Durham. SUZUKI SV650S 2001, blue, 26K, MoT June 2013, fully serviced, recent battery, back tyre, rear brake pads, chain and sprockets, must sell as bike unsuitable for current needs and need money now! £1600 ovno Tel. 07890 943640. W Sussex.
SUZUKI GSX1100F sports tourer maroon/red, MoT to July 2013, first reg 16/08/97, on Sorn, very low mileage and in pristine condition, £1700 Tel. 07815 039418. Notts. SUZUKI SV650S 2001, blue, 26K, MoT June 2013, fully serviced, recent battery, back tyre, rear brake pads, chain & sprockets, must sell as bike unsuitable for current needs & need money now! £1600 ovno Tel. 07890 943640. West Sussex. SYM GTS SCOOTER 250cc, 2007, 23,550 kms, approx 14,636 miles, tax and MoT, till May 2014, very good condition, £925 Tel. 01562 851315.Worcs. TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE SE Model, Aug 2011, orange/black, 5,700 miles, many extras fitted, mint condition, still under warranty, £5500 Tel. 01285 861462. Wilts.
TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE American, immaculate condition, only 1800 miles done in dry conditions, stored in a well ventilated and dry garage, admired everywhere, £4995 Tel. 07955 879749. West Sussex.
TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE T140V 750cc, 1976, P reg, 5 speed, unused for 12 years, few small parts missing, indicators, rear light lens, ignition switch, battery, speedo, rev counter, paintwork & chrome are ok, £2750 ono Tel. 07760 429797. Lancs.
TRIUMPH ROCKET III 2004, 2300cc, 8100 miles, full service history, 10 months t&t, seven times show winner, unique custom £1700 paint work, excellent tyres & condition, well look after, £6500 Tel. 07760 213567. Derbyshire.
TRIUMPH SPRINT RS 955i, blue, 2000 (X), 12,000 miles, fsh, new Pilot Road 3S, MoT, C&S, Motobatt, EBC pads, £600 just spent, also five months tax, MRA screen, Rentec rack, lovely condition, £2295 ono Tel. 07917 565250. Leics.
TRIUMPH SPRINT GT1050 excellent condition, 10,900 miles, registered 08/2010, heated grips, initially owned by Triumph Hinckley, full MoT, new rear will be fitted, £5850 Tel. 01325 480806. Durham. TRIUMPH TIGER 955i 54 reg, silver, 13k, luggage, Scottoiler, c/stand, new tyre and battery, only selling for health reasons, t&t, nice condition, s/h, £3300 Tel. 07583 286075. Worcs. TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD 1600 Leather panniers, genuine Triumph parts with hanging brackets, vgc, cost £500+, accept £225 ono Tel. 02392 363752. Hants.
TRIUMPH SPRINT ST 955I 2002, 15,800 miles, brand new MoT, vgc, well maintained as per photo, with service history, selling due to move downunder, £2200 Tel. 07917 548158. Luton.
TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE R 2012, R, red, 1200 miles, 6 months road tax, Belly Pan and Fly screen, 500 miles service, 8 months manufacturer’s warranty, buyer must see, £5800 Tel. 07811 460522. West Sussex.
TRIUMPH T100 2007, 865cc, 5 speed, 2000 miles, t&t, dry stored hardly used vgc MoTs since new, frequent oil/filter changes, rear carrier, steering damper, offroad Triumph silencers, c/stand, s/smoked screen, NH steering damper, £4250 Tel. 07876 273603. Shropshire.
TRIUMPH T509 885cc speed triple, black, 1998, two owners, six months tax, MoT, 32,749 miles,Triumph alarm, rear hugger, good useable bike, £2200 Tel. 07791 178885. East Sussex.
TRIUMPH T595 1998, 16,600 miles, great condition, current owner last ten years, 12 months MoT & tax, recent rear wheel bearings, front & rear brake pads, service history, £2250 Tel. 07850 359683. Leics.
TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD 900 red/silver, 2003, immaculate only 6413 miles, lots of chrome, stainless braided hoses, centre stand, standard & aftermarket exhausts (fitted), t&t, £4695 Tel. Peter 07784 777414. Cheshire.
TRIUMPH TIGER 1050 ABS, 2007, one owner, vgc, 25,000 miles, just serviced + fsh, one year MoT, colour coded panniers, Tomtom, alarm, c/stand, heated grips, hand guards, £4250 Tel. Peter 01243 553272. West Sussex. TRIUMPH DAYTONA 955i, 2003, 14,000, silver, 11 months MoT, good tyres and chain, some history, old MoTs, nice clean original condition, £2850 ono Tel. 01942 790486. Greater Manchester.
TRIUMPH TIGER 1050 2010, non ABS model, 7000 miles, vgc, garaged, dry summer use only, fitted with center stand & front mudguard extender, lowering brackets fitted originals supplied, £5499 Tel. 01323 740011. East Sussex.
YAMAHA 350 YPVS, 1991, fully faired model, black, silver decals, professorially restored, stunning bike, must be seen, will have 12 months MoT, £2495 Tel. 01664 565778 or 07836 251850. Leics. TRIUMPH TIGER SPORT 1050 Triple, latest model in white, fitted centre stand, 11 months tax, Data-tagged, beat the waiting list and grab yourself a bargain, £9000 Tel. David 01626 356784. Devon. YAMAHA 535 red/silver, well maintained, 17,000 miles, 1996 reg, £1550 ono Tel. 01582 881454. Bedfordshire.
TRIUMPH TR25W Trophy, 250cc, 1969, alloy rims, lots of stainless, historic tax, (on Sorn), exc cond, £1800 Tel. 079460 24647; 0151 2578093. Cheshire.
TRIUMPH TR6R 1969, UK bike matching numbers, excellent condition many original parts st/st spokes & fasteners electronic ignition and regulator currently on Sorn, £7000 ono Tel. 01323 740011. East Sussex.
TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE 2004, pair silencers, as new; hydraulic scissor jack; two duel seats, one
YAMAHA CYGNUS X 125, 2010, 1400 miles, t&t, excellent condition, £1600 Tel. 01684 296394. Gloucs.
YAMAHA FZ1 FAZER 1000cc, 2008, Sports Tourer, very low 1800 miles, grey/black, ABS, t&t, half faired version, like new & hardly ridden, brand new Yuasa battery fitted, open to offers, £4600 Tel. 07866 622911. Glamorgan.
YAMAHA FZR600R needs nothing doing & rides like new, 15,000 miles, just had a full service platinum spark plugs, fully synthetic oil, K&N, air filter, also a fitted Yoshimura end can, on Sorn but will MoT, Tel. 07967 255270. West Yorkshire.
YAMAHA FZR1000 E reg, 36,000 miles, MoT till Nov, no tax, needs some tlc to body work engine sound runs well, £800 ono. Honda CB750 FA, V reg, 80, 30,000 miles,MoT till june no tax, bought as a non runner now running needs further tlc not bad looking, £900 ono. Tel. 07770 933811. Leeds.
YAMAHA SR 125 2000, tax Apr 14, MoT Feb 14, good cond, regularly serviced, 118mpg, new disc and pads, suitable to ride after CBT, electric start, reliable, ready to ride away, £795 ono Tel. 01732 761629. Kent.
YAMAHA VIRAGO 250 2005, black, 15k miles, full MoT/tax, very lightweight, suit smaller rider, v economical, £1550 ono Tel. 07544 766128. Staffs. YAMAHA FZS 1000 Black/yellow, 2003, Sport touring, 26,400 miles, full Givi luggage, petrol tank leather, chain Scottoiler, heated grips, all excellent condition, Sorned 2 yrs, s/h, £3250 ono Tel. 07984 712035. Derbys.
YAMAHA FZS FAZER 600, 2001, years MoT, six months tax, Spyball, alarm, heated grips, luggage rack, good condition, two keys, handbook, service book, £1195 Tel. 07740 950074. Kent.
YAMAHA VIRAGO XV535 1996, 24,449 miles, two owners, not reg in UK, drove from Germany last month with temporary German plate numbers, small optical defects on engine, works perfect, needs an oil change in 500 miles, all papers including service logbook available. £1100 Tel. 07932 867718. Lincs.
YAMAHA SPECIAL XS 650cc, 1980 reg, new tyres, this is a superb bike but it is too heavy for me, tax 28/2/14, MoT 2/4/14, £1950 ono Tel. 01226 781807; 07535 245788. Barnsley, South Yorks. YAMAHA FZS600 1999, black, t&t August 2013, 49,000, two owners, stainless exhaust, £1100 ono Tel. 01538 399207. Staffs. YAMAHA XS650 1977, owned 10 years, too heavy for me, £2750 ono Tel. 079196 72390. Lancs.
YAMAHA XJR1300 2007,20,000, full service including K&N filters, new DID chain kit, tyres, brakes, full Givi touring kit, pipewerx stubby can, Renthal bars, Rentec engine bars, t&t, £4750 ono Tel. 07445 933100. Dorset.
YAMAHA XSV only 1800 dry miles, garaged since new, excellent condition, extras include; chrome headlamp shroud, chrome indicator shrouds, chrome number plate holder, Tel. 07920 538415. Kent .
YAMAHA FAZER V reg, 29,000 miles, new tyres, data-tagged, Scottoiler, in good condition, nine months MoT, owner going overseas, £950 ono Tel. 07834 810189. YAMAHA T-MAX SCOOTER Model XP500, first reg Sept 06, blue with top box, under 12k miles, excellent condition, private sale, £3000 Tel. 01980 610646. Wilts.
YAMAHA XVS 950 hardly used only 1200 miles from new, tax and serviced, outstanding example with Sissy bar, one owner immaculate condition, £5350 Tel. 07976 853336. West Midlands.
YAMAHA YBR125 custom, 2011, 61 reg, 470 miles only, as new, still under warranty, MoT not required until next year, £1695 Tel. 07809 686645. Lancs. YAMAHA TDM 900 2003, 18k, high screen, centre stand and top box, t&t, owned last 6 years, good condition, £2600 Tel. 01594 562991. Glos.
YAMAHA YBR125 2010, as new condition, 2818 genuine miles, fuel injection model, very good mpg, come & look you won’t be disappointed, £1550 Tel. 01225 400424. Wiltshire.
YAMAHA YBR125 only 990 miles, no winter use, excellent condition, fsh, registered August 2011, warranty until 20th August, rack and top box included. £1750 Tel. 01325 480806. Durham.
YAMAHA YBR125 2007, new MoT, mileage 2794, tax June, indicator warning buzzer, gear indicator, disc lock & Oxford bike cover, cash on collection, bike not insured so can’t be road tested, Tel. 07962 212902. Hampshire.
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YAMAHA DRAGSTAR XVS Classic 1100, black, 2004, 9,200 miles, many extras including Highway Hawk exhaust, sounds awesome, original exhaust included, illness forces sale, bargain only £3750 Tel. 07815 570071. Cambs. YAMAHA FJ1200 1992, full Givi touring pack, Renegade exhausts, stainless Brembo brakes, new pads, tyre, USD forks, R1 wheels, 39k miles, unused Summer here, sold with MoT, £995 Tel. 07950 398750; 01384 823222. W Mids.
YAMAHA XJ900S 1984, black/red/silver, 29k miles, one owner from new, all original, never seen winter, exceptional condition, t&t, £1500 ono Tel. 01704 832352. Merseyside.
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TRIUMPH TIGER Enduro/Touring outfit, ready for any adventure, full details at Tigeroutfit on Youtube, £4000 Tel. 01325 288652. Durham.
deluxe type; gloves, leather, Shorty leather Valcrove boots, size 9. Tel. 07836 700313 for details. Kent. TRIUMPH SPRINT 955i ST vgc, red, £1950 ovno Tel. 01379 853621. Norfolk. TRIUMPH SPRINT RS W reg 2000, tax, MoT, clean reliable bike, tinted screen, Ventura rack, Triumph tank bag, £1295 ono Tel. 07549 148358 or 01354 680205. Cambs. V-MAX TRIKE Registered 3seater, two tone green, new clutch rectifier, battery, 30k miles, LED lights, 10 months’ MoT, taxed, mature owner, excellent condition, reluctant sale, £6200 Tel. 01322 370805. Kent. WHEELIE RIDE for sale including Suzuki Bandit, for more info call, £6000 Tel. 07765 269220. Lincs.
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YAMAHA XJ900 2000/01, shaft drive, taxed end of year, MoT July, top box, tank cover and bag, exc cone for age, no major faults, lots of spare parts, £1249 ono Tel. 07931 736763. Merseyside.
YAMAHA YQ50 Aerox, 2009 59 reg, fully derestricted, 11,000 km, full history, two owners from new, vgc, long t&t, recently serviced with new rear tyre, brake pads, belt & rollers, £1350 ono Tel. 07742 503720. Devon.
YAMAHA YZF600 Thundercat, 1998/S, 25k, MoT, Datatag, new shock suspension, serviced oil/filter, good tyres chain & sprockets, d/bubble, Givi Maxia, Haynes manual, £1690 Tel. 01933 278051. Northants. YAMAHA YBR125 March 2011, full service history & tax, one owner, 4000 miles, garaged, ideal learner or commuter, £1450 Tel. 07525 390472. Cumbria. YAMAHA V-MAX 1200 Full power, 14k miles, Sorned, used on sidecar need forks, front wheel to complete, 1999, some spares, £1500 Tel. 01234 822074. Bedford.
YAMAHA RD350 F2 YPVS black/red, 1988, tax Apr 14, MoT Feb 14, 40k miles, £3499 Tel. 0118 9582021; 0777 1928555. Reading. YAMAHA XJ 900F 1989, three owners, 31k miles, tool kit, handbook, old MoTs, good condition, full MoT, £595 ono Tel. 07966 516893. Derbys.
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AKRAPOVIC EXHAUST for BMW R1200S, road legal, good condition, £450 Tel. Dave 0207 2811409. Gtr London. ALUMINIUM TANK with aluminium screw on breather with tap, no dents, looks like new, early 70s Motox, £140 ono Tel. 01226 204523. South Yorkshire. BANDIT 1250/650 standard end can, rear light assembly, brake and clutch levers, chainguard and exhaust hanger bracket, £250 or will separate Tel. 07748 253229. Suffolk. BEOWULF stainless steel rad cover for Suzuki Bandit GSF 1250, £40 ono Tel. 07894 078815. Nottingham. BMW 1200 GS Remus stainless steel exhaust can, black, as new, all fittings, £250 Tel. 07771 807042. Lancs. BMW 1200 GS Last Generation oval titanium end can, cost new £730, will accept £250 Tel. 01942 884775. Man. BMW BOXER full fairing, needs repaint, £65; Boxer R80 seat, needs recover, superb base and foam, £40; wanted R100RT seat or good base and foam, Tel. 01204 574813. Lancs. BMW K75S sump cover, air filter, Ferodo brake pads 3 sets, clear screen, £65 the lot Tel. 01543 376100. West Midlands. BMW SCREEN for K100LT £30. Pair old Midland pannier frames, fold down bottoms £45. New Amal concentric carb R930/300 £50. Pair oval metal stamped AJS tank badges £20. AJS H/WT front wheel spindle, used £30 postage extra. Tel. 01291 622123. Gloucestershire. CAGIVA 125 Freccia, 88-89 model spares, Special Edition frame and yokes, Brembo brakes and wheels, fairing panels, seats etc, Aprilia 125 Tuono exhaust, £80 + p&p; Aprilia 125 Tuono fairing and side panels, Bir/w can post; wanted Cagiva 125 cruise or blues, frame V5, Tel. 07954 248611. Durham. CARB BALANCER Mercury for twin cylinder made by Morgan offers over £25. Tel. 01483 279896. Surrey. CBF 1000 BAGLUX tank cover, black, £75; Honda VFR 800, silver Baglux tank cover; Givi top box fittings and plate for Givi box, 46L, never been fitted, with instructions. Tel. 07970 268610. Cambs. COMMANDO MK III spares, outer c/case, needs small repair, £35; seats, Roadster and Interstate, £50 ea; Roadster grab rail, £18; alloy adaptor plate for racing caliper, £18; seat (pre-Mk III), lowered for rider, vgc, £70. Tel. 01772 783774. Lancs.
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CONTI TKC 80 90-90-21, new, £25 collect Stoke, Staffs Tel. 01782 334850. Staffs. EBC FA174 HH rear motorcycle brake pads, unopened, £15 Tel. 07894 078815. Nottingham. DORSODURO 750 arrow cans, titanian carbon, £250. Gel seat, £65. Tail tidy (Evotech), £30. DPM race levers, £25, all mint. Sprockets 15-48, 3000 miles, £25 pair, not on sale in UK, clocks new O miles, £250. Tel. 01744 895863. Lancs. FAIRING 50s/60s Dolphin type, with various fittings would suit Special etc. £45 Tel. 01772 769539. Lancs. FRONT AND REAR BIKE STANDS £10 each; Pro-lift, hydraulic bike lift, £45. Tel. 01924 496314 eves. W Yorks. FZR 600 3HE, XJ 600 Kawasaki GT750, SR125, will post. Tel. 07770 987038. Suffolk. GARAGE CLEAR-OUT PARTS: for Honda CB 250K (72), Honda SS50 (76), Suzuki GT 250 (76). Tel. 01291 423392. Gwent. GENUINE BMW R80 Mono-lever, clear handlebar, windshield, cost new £268, excellent condition, £125 will post Tel. 01902 331807. Wooton. GIVI MONORACK BRACKETS for top box to fit Honda Hornet, year's 1998-2002, perfect condition, no scratches or rust, with all fittings, £25 ono; will post or buyer collects. Tel. 01582 601467. Beds. GIVI MONO-RACK VTR Firestorm, £40; bar risers, VTR Firestorm, £50; low adjustable foot pegs Firestorm, £45; SW Motec rack, CB 1300S, £20; exhaust system wanted, 1988, XJ 900S. £40 Tel. 07783 422296; 0121 5025083. W Mids. GIVI TOP BOX and mounting plate, £95; black leather jacket, 42", £30. Tel. Rob 07866 444632. Kent. GOOD FRONT WHEEL wanted for Velocette Mk 3 LE/Vouge. Tel. 01326 569988. Cornwall. GREEVES 1960 frame, forks, s/arm, wheels, engine plates for C15 Cub, oil/tank, £750; complete C15 engine units, dis/model, £350; points in side late model, £399p 21" H/T f/wheel with Dunlop trials T&T, BSA hub, £35, will post. Tel. 01376 343559. N Essex. HARLEY DAVIDSON Sundowner deep bucket seat, fits 06-later dyna models, excellent condition, £175 Tel. 07704 341448. Bedfordshire. HARLEY DAVIDSON Mustang comfy seat, £75. New Hagon custom rear shocks and progressive front fork springs with oil all to fit XL models from 1982 onwards cast £270, except £200. Tel. 01424 460911. Hastings. HAYABUSA screen black grab rail and seat, GSXR hump and seat, ankle guards, plugs, calipers and pipes, indicators, chain guard, 750cc or 1000cc bikes, Offers. Tel. Pete 07908 332951. Merseyside. HONDA BLACKBIRD Rentec sports rack, black, vgc, £40. Delkevic cans, road legal, vgc, £150 Tel. 07880 977343. Wales. HONDA CB 125S seat, like new, £25; side panels, £10 each; plus other parts, please call. Rear shocks, £1500 Tel. 07933 558176. Surrey. HONDA CB 750 K6 forks, l/r front calipers, CG 125, 76-77 model spares, NTV 600/650 spares, CB 350SG 86 onwards spares, CB250/4 jade forks, yokes, wheels, ideal Supermoto - projected, Kawasaki GT550-750 spares, ie: 550 forks/yokes, clocks etc, Pulse Adrenalin 125 forks, yokes, wheels, front caliper, £150 Tel. 07954 248611. Durham. HONDA CBR 125R sports exhaust, only 500 miles use, still under guarantee, cost £180 accept £135 ono Tel. 0781 3031407. Lancs. HONDA CBR 600RR 2005, items: black seat cowl, £65; tinted screen, £30; matching Baglux black/grey tank base, £38; Honda U-lock, £45; all vgc. Tel. 0208 8684740. Gtr London. HONDA FIREBLADE 98 model, original exhaust can, all good, £120 Tel. John 07976 806016. West Midlands.
HONDA CBR400 NC23 rear panels, 1989, this example is in super condition, obviously it has been joined together at some stage in its life and repainted, rare item, will do someone a good turn. Tel. 07766 942530. Lincs. HONDA CBR600F 2012 Givi monorack with M5, topbox, plate and PLX1102, pannier brackets with nuts and bolts, £110. Honda Fireblade 2008, genuine gel comfort seat, £115. Tel. 02476 403243. Coventry. HONDA CBX 550 F2 1986, D reg, 40,572 miles, new back tyre, damage due to broken chain, £100 ono Tel. 0790 5006027. Nuneaton. HONDA CROSSRUNNER genuine touring windscreen for sale, as new, cost over £130, accept £80 Tel. 01302 846682 eves. S Yorks. HONDA CX500E 1978, breaking for spares, Tel. 0115 9733684. Notts. HONDA CX650 engine gearbox, boxes of spares side panels, clocks, carbs, swinging arm, shock, back bevelbox, fork stanchens, airboxs, exhaust balancebox silencers, tank, seat, wheels, lots more, £500 ono Tel. 01977 510546. Yorks. HONDA DEAUVILLE 2010 standard pannier lids, silver, n/s perfect, o/s small surface scratches (touched in), unused, £50 the pair, 10 p&p in UK Tel. 01491 684298. Oxon/Berks. HONDA NC 700X 700cc, 2012, large screen, £30; Honda Deauville 650cc, front rake pads, new, boxed, £15; Honda Deauville NT700 VA pannier, internal bags for larger side panniers, £30. £30 Tel. 0121 7449111; 07729 910982. W Mids. HONDA NS 400R Tuned barrels, not DIY, bottom gutted pipes, £700; Ducati 400SS most parts available, Yamaha FZR 400 1WG parts, Suzuki GSXR 400 early clocks, T250 engine, Tel. 01283 509381. Staffs. HONDA NSR MC16 engine parts, bodywork, electrics, Honda TL250 engine, £350; Ducati 400SS, engine, bodywork, electrics, seat, carbs, Suzuki GSXR 400 clocks, Early, Yamaha 400, 1WG parts, NS400 parts, Tel. 781604380. Staffs. HONDA VFR 800 Fi 800cc, Micron, carbon fibre silencers and connecting pipe, clamp etc, £50 ono Tel. 0121 4433024. W Mids. HONDA VFR 800 Fi 98 to 01 touring flip screen, in dark tint, good condition, £40 Tel. 07854 151850. Dorset. HONDA XL650 Transalp, MRA screen with adjustable spoiler for height and angle, grey/smoke tint, TUV standard, used but in good condition, uses original fixings. £35 Tel. 01494 716302. Bucks. KAWASAKI GT 750 forks and yokes, footrest hangers, clocks, switchgear, Kawa GT 550 forks and yokes, front wheel, rear wheel, front m/c, switchgear; Yamaha XJ 650 forks and yokes, front wheel, also fit Maxium XS 750 engine casings, footrest, odds and sods; Honda CG125 P76 spares only. Tel. 07954 248611. Durham. KAWASAKI KLE500 lowering kit, lowers bike by 60mm, brand new, still boxed, £30 Tel. 01296 425095. Buckinghamshire. KAWASAKI Z1000SX luggage, in green, brand new, never been fitted, c/w instructions bracket etc, boxed, Tel. 07428 176896. Staffs. KAWASAKI ZRX1100/1200 Scorpion end can with removable baffle, good condition, £60 Tel. 07775 908551 or 01384 821648. West Midlands. KAWASAKI ZX9R early model head, complete, £25; crank + shells, £25; gear cluster, £20' ign pickups, £15 plus more all ono. Tel. 01424 425390. East Sussex. KAWASAKI ZZR 600 Clymer maintenance manual, 19901997, £30; Scottoiler, new, boxed, Universal kit, £45; front fender with fender extender, requires small repair, £25; all collect or plus p&p. Tel. 01302 340181. S Yorks. KAWASAKI ZZR100 Givi rack fitting kit, these are very rare item now, (year 93/01 ZZR), £40 Tel. 07887 820959. Caernarfonshire.
LOWER SEAT for 2012 Suzuki VStrom, ABS, vgc, £90 ono; lower seat for Motoguzzi 1200 Sport, vgc, £45 ono; pair of larger pannier lids, dark red for Honda Deauville, 2011, vgc, £60 each or £100 pair; pair of used silencers for 2008 Triumph T100 Bonneville, good condition, £70 pair. Tel. 0116 2402726. Leics. LUCAS TWIN MAGNETO excellent, £180; auto advance unit, £50; BTH twin magneto, excellent, £150; auto advance unit, £50; BTH fibre gear, £28; Lucas single magneto/dynamo new, £180. Tel. 0208 8944704.Twickenham. MOTO GUZZI Le Mans, Mk 3 petrol tank, etc, perfect, £300 Tel. 01268 710946 or 07833 906288. Essex. MOTO GUZZI SERVICE MANUAL Guzziology by Dave Richardson. The complete guide to most Guzzi's V twins, unused in four sections. £30 collect if required Tel. 01782 856698. Staffs. MZ ETZ SAXON FUN 250cc, ETZ engine, complete, needs piston and rings, also complete front suspension with Lockley tank and other bits, £75; also MZ TS 250 carb, £15. Tel. Bob 01604 846238 eves. Northampton. PAIR BLACK FORKS 43mm (exSprint) that will fit early Hinkley Triumphs, ideal conversion for early Thunderbird, Legend and America Triples from single sided disc to duel discs. Tel. 07762 125303. Lincs. PAIR FUEL CANS inc link pipes; Honda X11 CB1100 SF, 2002, in vgc, very slight mark on one can when removing from bike. Tel. 07449 540773. Yorks. PAIR WHEELS polished alloy, 2008, Bonneville America, unused, immaculate, £150 Tel. 01708 224505. Essex. R&G TAIL TIDY to fit 2011 Honda CBR600F and CB600 Hornet, part no LP0103BLK, like new c/w wiring, heat-shrink tubing and stickers, £40 Tel. 07824 158763. Lincs. RADIATOR COVER s/steel for Suzuki Bandit, £40 ono Tel. 0789 4078815. Notts. RENNTEC RACK for Suzuki Bandit 1999 600/1200 all fittings/spacers, £35 ono Tel. 07944 514260. Staffs. RUSH SLASH CUT slip-on pipes for Harley Fat Bob or Boy, exc condition, £100; top box mount plate for Suzuki V-Strom, £15. Tel. 079460 24647; 0151 2578093. Cheshire. SUZUKI GSX1400 blue, flame cans, £150 Tel. 07880 977343. Wales. SUZUKI RF 600 complete clutch, basket, £40; rear shock, £40; clocks, KM, £50; rear seat, red, £20; alternator, £40; tail light assembly, £25; Cdi, £45; starter motor, £30; clutch cover, £15. Tel. 07789 801540. Wilts. SUZUKI RGV 250 89k, 17 X 3 front wheel (bare), requires truing, £19.99 will post out if required at cost of £15 Tel. 01226 297119. S Yorks. SUZUKI SV 650i K4-K7 Standard silencer, unmarked condition, removed A7, 1k miles, offers invited, Moto Guzzi sports silencers for 750 Breva, not marked road use, can SMS photos, excellent condition, offers Tel. 079299 10974. W Mids/Worcs. SUZUKI SV650S 03 onwards, new rack and fitting, unused plus top box, good condition plus base plate, £50 ono + £10 postage Tel. 01670 813871. Northumberland. SUZUKI T500 SPARES crank bearings, g/box parts, racing cutaway clutch cover. Meriden Triumph 650 UC timing case, oil pump. Unused Honda 50 recon crank, SS 50 Haynes manual and other small Honda engine parts. Tel. 01642 560795. Durham. TANK COVER for a Suzuki GSX1400, perfect condition, hardly used, £70 Tel. 01875 835705. Scottish Borders. TO FIT 2011 KAWASAKI 750R, s/s rad grill 750 logo, plug in gear indicator no set up req, s/s Scorpion cone end can, Pazzio levers, single seat cover, black & white sports riders saddle only fitted for one week, all mint condition, £200 ono; new R&G tail tidy to fit Benelli TNT, £30 ono, can post. Tel. 01785 248392. Stafford. TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE SE King and Queen seat, purchased new July 12, perfect condition, £125; also locking petrol cap for same bike, 2 keys, boxed, vgc, £35. Tel. 0161 7481881. Gtr Man. TRIUMPH EXHAUST SILENCERS for America or Speedmaster, new condition, standard silencers, cost around £600 new, £250 pair. Tel. 07515 641716. Essex. TRIUMPH SHORT SLASH cut pipes used but in good condition, Open to sensible offers Tel. 07832 901789. Devon.
TRIUMPH PRE-UNIT 1957 onwards petrol tank, swop for 1954/5 Triumph 5T Nacelle; wanted swop for Unit Nacelle. Tel. Tony 07929 196487. Sheffield, Yorks. TRIUMPH SPRINT GT 1050 genuine Triumph, blue top box including power socket and wiring, back rest pad and sliding carriage plate, £200 Tel. 02476 403243. Coventry. TRIUMPH T595 exhaust, tall can, as new, £95 ono Tel. 07411 254983. Devon. TRIUMPH TELESCOPIC FORKS 1950s, £260; new original front mudguard, £300; Triumph T140 1974/5, original pair silencers, £120; Triumph speedometer, 120mph, £138. Tel. 0208 8944704. Twickenham. TRIUMPH TIGER 955i 04/54, full s/h, 13k only, silver, boxes, Scottoiler, heated grips, new tyre and battery, MoT and tax, very nice condition, £3300 Tel. 07583 286075. Worcs. TT600 these parts wanted: d/b screen, hugger and seat cowl, any colours, Tel. 01932 5644116. Surrey. VINTAGE PARTS - AJS, Triumph etc, mudguard, kick-start pedal, foot rest, rear number plate holder with lamp, brake and clutch levers, front exhaust, throttle lever, number plate light with wire etc, etc, job lots, rare items, £49 Tel. 07966 740048. London. WANTED: PREMIER or Phil Read 1970s crash helmet, the model with the iron cross design on the top and sides. I can collect or pay the postage. Tel. 01287 623718. 01287 623718. YAMAHA DIVERSION 600cc parts: carbs, engine internals, electrics, screen, fairing frame, brake calipers, master cylinders, mirrors, foot pegs, cables, indicators, rear mudguard,side panels & tail piece, + other parts, the lot, £80 or sell separate Tel. 07752 443794. Denbighshire. YAMAHA FJR 1300 2004, MRA 2 section screen, height adjustable, clear, bottom half can be used on its own in summer, used but in good condition, uses original fixings, £80 Tel. 01494 716302. Bucks. YAMAHA FJR1200 2004, tall screen 48cm high, slight flip up deflects wind and rain, clear, supplied by the FJR Owners Club, used but in good condition, uses original fixings. £35 Tel. 01494 716302. Bucks. YAMAHA FJR1300 2004, standard screen 43cm high, clear, used but in good condition, uses original fixings. £20 Tel. 01494 716302. Bucks. YAMAHA RD 79cc, 1992, parts for spares only, exhaust, tank, wheels, shocks, back light reflector, light bracket, back hub, brake shoes, kick-start footrests, chrome rack, need space, £15 buyer to collect Tel. 07957 663681. Herts. YAMAHA TD1B pair cylinders, no broken fins, require rechrome, also rev counter cable and throttle splitter, owned since 1964, Tel. 07957 919063. Lincs/Notts. YAMAHA XJ900 1994, incomplete for spares or repair, £300 ono Tel. 01538 399207. Staffs. YAMAHA XS 650SE alloy rear rim, and spares, XS 250/400 SE rear drum brake, rear wheel; wanted Cagiva 125 cruise or blues, 87 model frame and V5 ie trail bike, Givi E45 box in white or E36 pair black, Suzuki DL1000 VStrom centre stand, crash bars, Yamaha TDR 250 parts, workshop manual, Suzuki RF 600 noisy can, Tel. 07954 248611. Durham. YAMAHA XS650 Carb conversion, pair 32mm Dellortos, highly tuneable, jetted for Yamaha XS650, complete with inlet manifolds, excellent condition, collect Bath, Bucks or Cardiff, will post, £140 Tel. 07788 442155. Somerset.
ANY BIKE WANTED (British), real rough project for old fogey to rebuild, prefer 1920-30s. Tel. 01978 842668. Clywd. ANYONE GOT a light grey Baglux 20 litre (or there abouts) tank bag for sale? Tel. 01732 366030. Kent. BELSTAFF WANTED wax cotton jacket/suit, trials or road, any condition, will collect or pay postage. Tel. 01432 353313 or 07989 448418. Hertfordshire. BMW WANTED: R51 or other 1930s twin, project or runner, any condition, have (if interested) Norton Cammey and Sunbeam Mods for exchange, p/x, Tel. 01978 842668. Clwyd. BULTACO FRONTERA wanted by private enthusiast, anything considered but prefer complete bike, can travel. Tel. 01235 764269. Oxon.
CAGIVA 125 Lucky Strike, 1987 Trail bike, frame plus V5, may consider full bike, spares and information, books, brochures, Cagiva 125 Freccia 1988-1992 information, books, brochures, spares or if you own one a chat. Yamaha TDR 250 spars, parts, workshop manual. Tel. John 07954 248611. Durham. EXCHANGE TRIUMPH pre unit petrol tank, 1957 onwards, for similar tank for a 1954/5 onwards Triumph pre unit, also have a Duplex 650 Nacelle top would like to swop for 1955 5T top. Tel. mobile 07443 438187. Sheffield. GARELLI STEP-THRU 50cc, late model for aged gentleman or why? no longer able to get leg over, Tel. 01543 504967. Staffs. HAYNES MANUAL for Honda CB77, 1964. Tel. 0141 5692155. Lanarkshire. HONDA CB 200 centre stand, with rear brake equipment and spindle, complete handlebars with all switches and clutch, front brake levers, Haynes workshop manual, Kawasaki EN model, Tel. 02476 335966. W Mids. HONDA CB 750 SOHC frame, tank, oil tank or complete bike parts for project, private enthusiast wanted. Tel. 01978 855681. N Wales. HONDA EXPRESS back wheel, Tel. 01423 520391; 07708 884559. N Yorks. HONDA FIREBLADE Pre 2000 wanted by mature enthusiast must be in pristine condition and low mileage, preferably within East Anglia but will travel for exceptional bike in standard condition. Tel. 07931 432921. Suffolk. HONDA NC30 RWB preferably must be in good order, also any RVF/NC35 spares, mature rider scaling down to smaller bikes, cash waiting. Tel. 07931 432921. Suffolk. JACKET 2 XL Triumph or Harley, in good condition, leather pref but all materials considered, cash waiting. Tel. 01384 823222; 07950 398750. W Mids. JAP RETRO CRUISER or Muscle bike wanted, prefer KZ1000/XS1100/Z1300 but all bikes considered, private buyer, cash waiting for right bike, why? Tel. 01384 823222; 07950 398750. W Mids. KAWASAKI GPZ1100 1983, workshop manual wanted also rear mudguard and tail piece, may consider other spares. Tel. 07941 430617. Worcs. KAWASAKI Z650 project anything considered non-runner, shed find etc, cash waiting, will travel reasonable distance. Tel. 01522 827509. Lincs. KAWASAKI ZZR1100 D6, 1998, front accident damaged, 20k, stainless 4-2, good engine/tyres, most replacement parts bought, make fast streetfighter, health issues so swap for 600cc+ bike, offers. Tel. 07930 398098. Glamorgan. LADIES JACKET size medium, waterproof and re-enforced, please text details, price condition, postage cost etc, buyer unable due to operation to speak direct. Tel. 07790 512582. Shropshire. MOTOGUZZI NEVADA injection model wanted, low miles, clean bike, cash waiting. Tel. 01751 474350. N Yorks. MOTORCYCLE BOOTS wanted, retro, size 12, must be good condition, cash waiting. Tel. 01384 823222; 07950 398750. W Mids. NORTON CENTRE STAND swop for Pre Unit Triumph. Wanted Triumph Pre Unit 7 to 1 pistons. Tel. Tony 07929 196487. Sheffield, Yorks. NSU QUICKLY and autocycles, Cycle master winged wheel etc, also parts. Tel. 07790 168224. Coventry. PETROL PUMP COLLECTOR looking for a forecourt petrol pump in any condition, text me a photo or call me. Tel. 07980 360216 evenings.West Midlands. SUZUKI BANDIT 600S 1998 (W), Speedometer with chrome casing, Tel. 01656 739451. M Glam. SUZUKI GS500/SV650 Enfield 350/500, excellent condition, low mileage preferred, any model or similar considered; also Honda CBF 250/500, cash waiting, private buyer, any offers appreciated. Tel. Andy 07929 910974 anytime. W Mids/Worcs.
SUZUKI KATANA 1983, 650cc petrol tank + any other bits. Tel. 01865 739112. Oxford. TRIUMPH ROCKET Mk 2 wanted, extra chrome, add ons, covers etc, also Triumph 2XL jacket. Tel. 01384 823222; 07950 398750. W Mids. WANTED - SET OF Kawasaki tank badges, in gold colour for a ZRX 1100 C4, year 2000. Please note the letters are individual, not joined as a whole badge, even partial set considered as I've only lost one letter! Good price paid. Please call anytime, thank you. Tel. 01593 751228; 077198 64068. Scotland. WANTED ANY OLD Motorcycle magazines or race programmes, (road racing, scrambles, grass track etc), free for collection within 50 miles of Sleaford, clearout your loft! (Lincolnshire) Tel. 01529 461304. Lincolnshire. WANTED C15 PRIMARY COVER off an engine that was fitted with a primary chain tensioner and the tensioner wanted, good price paid for the right parts. Tel. Steve on 07981 330067. Lancs. WANTED FOR Kawasaki Z400 1977, British, one or two original unused diaphragms for carburettor part no. 16126/1042. Tel. 177233574. Lancs. WANTED FRONT COMSTAR wheel of a CB750A hondamatic, must be straight and if poss with disc brake and spindle. Tel. 01617 666353. Lancs. WANTED GOLDSTAR DBD 500 barrel or complete engine, also 350cc Goldstar bike, work no object to pay cash will collect or why? Tel. 0121 7077227; 0789 9098747. B'ham. WANTED INFO ON Triumph T120 Bonneville, 1969, reg no: PTJ 7G, I owned from 1973 till 1980, great memories, reluctantly sold to someone in Bolton, Lancs, would just like to hear that the old girl is still going strong, any info Tel. Ian 01254 278156. Lancs. WANTED SERVICE MANUAL for Yamaha XT 250, 1982, manual for Yamaha 650cc Twins, 1970-78, £10 inc post Tel. 07919 672390. Wigan. WANTED SHARK VISOR part number VZ 32, clear if possible. Tel. 01425 617249. Hampshire. YAMAHA DT250MX frame, 1977, with V5 wanted, condition not important, complete bike considered, 1977 DT400MX considered also, cash waiting. Tel. 01652 688681. Lincs. YAMAHA TDR 250 Tailpiece and screen workshop manual, may swap RG125 Pepsi Gamma for spares, Cagiva 125 Elephant, 1987, frame V5 or full bike, Cagiva 125 Freccia 198890, all parts wanted. Moto Guzzi V50 starter motor wanted, Tel. 07954 248611. Durham.
1,000 MAGAZINES M/c Sport, 1962/92; Classic Bike, 1978/88; International 1985/94; Enthusiast 1981/87. Job lots only. "heavy" collect, books 1948 onward lists. email@example.com buyer collects. Tel. 01642 484073. Teeside. ABBA MOTORCYCLE STAND for Triumph Tiger 1050, good condition, little used, ideal for Tigers with no centre stand. Tel. 0121 7067069. West Midlands. AGV HELMET new, red/white/black, inner sun visor plus bag, size small, model Stealth SV, bargain £50 buyer collects Tel. 01928 565543. Cheshire. ARAI TOUR X3 HELMET black, size Small, never worn, still in box, new, £240 Tel. 01942 884775. Man. BIKERS PARADISE LEATHERS trousers, Elite 2, waist 36-in, £45; jacket Elite Patrol, size 46, £85; leather boots Harley Davidson, size 9, £60; all in excellent condition. Tel. 07769 740812; 01824 709910. Ruthin, N Wales.. BLACK LEATHERS period suits, 5ft 6in-ish, 10 stone, £90 and £50; also original Osprey books, Guzzi singles, Gilera early Yamaha Twins, Honda plus The Scott best between 5-8 evenings. Tel. 01457 853811. Derbys. BMW RALLY THREE jacket, size 56 and trousers size 52, £550 ono Tel. 01773 279140. Derbyshire.
44 CLASSIFIEDS BMW SANTIAGO touring boots, excellent condition, black leather size 11, £160 ono Tel. 01269 842351. Carmarthenshire. BMW TOP BOX will fit current R series, very little use, cost £300 selling for £150. Tel. 01438 358450. Hertfordshire. BOOKS FOR SALE: inc CBG, Classic bike, Classic M/c, Real Classic, 100+ inc Classic Mechanics, £1 each or job lots; Haynes CB900 + XS750 wanted for Commando L/Range p/tank (steel), why? Tel. 01772 783774. Lancs. CADILLAC FLEETWOOD Sedan auto, 1992, white, lovely icon American motor with new MoT, taxed 2014, 69k miles, smooth V8, economical 5 ltr motor, leather, Whitewalls, usual refinements, £3995 p/x cruiser or retro classic Jap bike Tel. 01384 823222; 07950 398750. W Mids. CADILLAC FLEETWOOD SEDAN 1992, auto, new MoT, taxed 2014, 69k miles with history, white with matching leather, smooth V8 economical motor, pleasure to drive, £3995 p/x classic Jap cruiser or Triumph, why? Tel. 01384 823222 or 07950 398750. W Mids. CAMPMASTER 4 trailer tent, used only 3 times, as new, cost new £4500, sell £2700 ono Tel. 01524 261054. Lancs. CARBURTON PUDDING BASIN crash helmet, purchased from Lewis Leathers, London in 1958, size seven, virtually unused from new, perfect leather, unmarked lining, hand painted white, sensible offers, suit vintage enthusiast. Tel. 01708 450968. Essex. CLASSIC SUZUKI cigarette type cards, mounted in picture frame including GT 750 Kettle, GT 550, Cobra T500, GT 250, RE5 and GS750 with spec on reverse, a nice piece, vgc, £35 Tel. 01803 607265. Torquay. FORD MONDEO ESTATE TDCI manual, diesel, 2005, MoT and taxed, 78k miles, unused due to owner retired from driving, tow bar, CD player, Any sensible offers Tel. 01384 823222; 07950 398750. W Mids. FRANK THOMAS 2-piece motor cycle leathers, blue, black and white, hardly worn due to change of bike, original cost £400 would accept £120 ono; also Alpinestar boots, as new, size 11, £40. Tel. 0787 2073131. Essex.
FORD MONDEO TDCI Estate, 2005, diesel, 78k miles, long MoT and taxed 2014, gold matching interior, tow bar fitted, CD player, clean example, any sensible offers considered, would benefit from service. Tel. 01384 823222; 07950 398750. W Mids. FRANK THOMAS leather jacket, ladies/childs, size 10, also helmet, gloves, worn twice, £80 Tel. 01427 718424. Lincs. FRANK THOMAS classic jacket, new, size XL, black. Tel. 07742 963860. Mid Wales. FURYGAN AMO II leather jacket, XL, UK 44, used 50 miles, perfect condition. Also, Triumph Sprint tinted MRA vario screen, offers please, Tel. 07790 236949. Hertfordshire. HARLEY JACKET 42 inch; Dainese jacket, 40 inch; Spada jacket, 42 inch; all good condition. Tel. 01825 733035. East Sussex. HAYNES HONDA CB100 & CB125 singles, 1970 on, complete but average condition, so £8 including UK p&p. Tel. 07817 562421. Leeds. HAYNES HONDA CB100N CB125N singles, 1978-1982, good condition, £10 including UK p&p. Tel. 07817 562421. Leeds. HAYNES HONDA DEAUVILLE workshop manual, new, £15; Honda Rebel 250cc workshop manual, £12. Tel. 07887 524058. Essex. HAYNES HONDA XL125V Varadero/VT125C Shadow, 1999 to 2011 manual, £10 Tel. 07795 815512. Surrey. HEIN GERICKE TROUSERS Streetline, membrane Sheltex, sizes 36, (54), vgc, £25 Tel. 07972 111754. Bridgnorth. HONDA BLACKBIRD panniers, used once, complete with fitting kit and instructions, £350 Tel. 07917 730239. Warwickshire. HONDA CARON 50cc, deluxe 2stroke, 1981, 6k miles, Sorned, needs tlc, £195 Tel. 01543 675371. Staffs. HONDA CBR 600F /Hornet CB600, black leather Bagster tank cover, (code No. 1611U) with CBR logo on each side, as new, unmarked, £50 can post for extra £5 Tel. 07824 158763. Lincs. HONDA GENUINE parts lists, CB125J, CB/CL175, CB 250/360. Haynes SS50 sports moped, 250/350 1974 onwards. Belstaff Courier nylon trials suit vgc. Tel. 01642 560795. Durham.
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MODERN JACKET size L, grey/red, modern fabric, armoured 4 outside, one inner storm flap packets, zip-in liner, adj belt, as new, £25 Tel. 01263 512433 after 6pm for more info.. Norfolk. MOTOR BIKE OVER TROUSERS, size 34"/36" waste, water proof, removable liner, used about six times so as new, £45 Tel. 07752 443794. Denbighshire. MOTORCYCLE BOOTS Weiss model WBLM 46, brand new, size 11, more large 10, cost £70, sell £40 Tel. 01827 895891; 07980 978518. Staffs. MOTORCYCLE BOOTS top of the range, Daytona Travel Star GTX, size 11, never worn, cost £400, made in Germany, buyer to collect, £300 Tel. 01827 895891; 07980 978518. Staffs. MOTORCYCLE JACKET BMW Motorrad, size large, body armour, £30; motorcycle battery charger, new, £15; full-face helmet, flip-up front, sun visor, new, still boxed, £35; BMW one-piece waterproof, £30. Tel. 01594 837401. Glos. MOTORCYCLE JEANS British made by Hood, blue, fully Kevlar lined, heavy denim, waist 38", leg 34", absolutely brand new, cost £100, sell £70 buyer collects Tel. 01827 895891; 07980 978518. Staffs. MOTORCYCLE LEATHER GAUNTLETS Vintage 1960s, wool lined, little used, good condition, £25 collect or plus postage Tel. 01299 266565. Worcs. MOTORCYCLE RACING by Peter Carrick. Great British Bikes by Ian Ward. Mike Hailwood M/C racing Legend. The Illustrated History of Honda,The Story of MV Agusta by Peter Carrick. Restore your Military H/D, 1932/1952. Tel. 01874 623645. Powys. NITRO IOM TT TT helmet, Limited Edition, helmet size Medium, unused, £100 Tel. 01543 675371. Staffs. OWNERS MANUAL for 70s Suzuki TS185 trails bike, £30 Tel. 01291 423392. Gwent. R&G AERO CRASH Protectors complete with all fittings/teardrop shaped bobbins for Suzuki GSF1250 GT (faired version), £95 ono Tel. 07894 078815. Nottingham. RAIN GEAR RST waterproof jacket and Richa waterproof overtrousers, brand new (with tags); Richa waterproof trousers,
medium (32-36 waist) and brand new (without tags); RST waterproof over-jacket, large (38-42 chest), £45. Tel. 01892 863548. Kent. RALLY PACK bike luggage, cost £110, used once, will accept £60. Tel. 07919 095962. Nottinghamshire. REGISTRATION NUMBER HRH 6D reg on retention doc, make me an offer over £600. Tel. 01539 723408. Cumbria. ROVER 75 Saloon, auto, 2000, MoT and taxed, drives well, 92k miles, good tyres, tidy clean reliable car, unused, hence £595 Tel. 01384 823222; 07950 398750. W Mids. SEALY COMPRESSOR SA5020, 50 litre, 2hp motor, 7cfm, 116 PSI, listed, £323, brand new, £220 buyer collects Tel. 01642 484073. Teeside. SIDI VERTIGO Gortex boots, black, size 45, little used, so in very good condition, £95 ono Tel. 0208 8684740. Gtr London. SINGLE BIKE TRAILER Galvanised, study, mini wheels, plus spare, lighting board, easy loading, £120 ono Tel. 01629 812986. Derbys. TANGLEWOOD TSB 58 TSB electric guitar package with Peavey Vypyr 15w, modeling Amp, guitar stand, gig bag, lead & plectrums, all like new; a midlife crisis hobby which never took off! Bargain £300 for quick sale. Tel. 07715 130196. Lancs. TEXTILE ALL WEATHER waterproof riding suit, as new condition, worn twice; jacket size extra large, up to 48 inch, trousers size large, up to 36 inch, detachable quilt lining both jacket and trousers, £60 ic collected or add postage Tel. 07847 407463. Northamptonshire. TOP BOX fibre glass, white in colour, £8; Drag bars, aluminium, good condition, never dropped, £10. Tel. 07752 443794. Denbighshire. TOURING SCREEN to fit Suzuki Bandit 1200 (96-2000) approx 5 inch taller than standard screen and no drilling etc required, bolts straight on, £10 if collected or add postage Tel. 07847 407463. Northamptonshire. TRAILER three bike, new strong box section, steel construction with spare wheel, £250 Tel. 01268 710946 or 07833 906288. Essex.
TRIUMPH EXTRA COMFY SEAT touring screen, Shorty slash pipes, sounds great, unwanted Triumph America accessories, little used, £500 will split, could deliver locally. Tel. 0115 9461980. Notts/Derbys. TRIUMPH LEATHER JACKET XL in immaculate condition, top quality, with full length zip and vent, zips so good in summer and winter, elbow and shoulder armour top quality leather, £50 Tel. 07955 225050. Greater Manchester. TRIUMPH SERVICE MANUAL covering Trophy, Trident, Daytona, Daytona Super 3, Sprint Tiger Speed Triple,Thunderbird,Adventure, £15 Tel. 07746 428555. Glos. TRIUMPH TIGER 800 huger, Givi top box and small screen, £180 Tel. 07806 701122. Essex. TWO-PIECE LEATHER SUIT blue, made by Manx Leathers of the Isle of Man, size Medium, as new condition, very little use, £100 Tel. 01202 685293; 0776 6097318 for more details.. Dorset. VINTAGE LEWIS LEATHERS knee-high bike boots, original 60s back, zip ankle and calf straps, with buckles, gold emblem to side, metal on leather sole and heel, size 9, stunning, £180 Tel. 07794 862526. Gtr Man. WINDPROOF TOP FT Antifreeze size small, ladies, black/grey with red stitching, sleeves zip off, bought too small, never worn, new £50, now £20. Tel. 07795 815512. Surrey. X8 MOTORCYCLE JACKET blue with grey and black inserts, short jacket with vents and removable liner, size XL, £15 plus £10 postage or local collection Tel. 07989 595629. Gloucestershire. XS SALOPETTE STYLE Hein Gericke, black fabric motorcycle trousers, with braces, elasticated waist to fit up to 28inch, approx, leg length 25-29inch, reflective panel up side and zips to bottom, new condition, £20 ono Tel. 01536 511705. Kettering. YAMAHA DIVERSION 600 panniers, top box and rack, £150 Tel. 07740 409070. Leics. YAMAHA XT-TT 350 workshop manual, 1985-1966, £10; Honda CB 500-450 Twins, 1965 on, manual, £10; Honda CBR 1100XX Blackbird, 97-02 manual, £10. Tel. 01709 892594. S Yorks.
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