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Triumph announced their ground-breaking new Bobber in October 2016, using the massively popular Street Twin engine, but with a retro look and quality of styling rarely seen in a stock bike. The Bobber was an immediate hit with fans all over the world, and the launch was highly anticipated in 2017. As the day came around to unveil both the Bobber and the new Street Scrambler, Fowlers and Spoke & Stringer, a stylish surf and bike cafe in the Bristol harbour, got together to plan a launch event of a suitably cool calibre.

The entire Bonneville range was present on the night, showing off Triumph’s current range to its best – in addition to a handpicked selection of Triumph-branded clothing and accessories. Spoke & Stringer provided a delicious buffet – moroccan street food, rich coffees and a great selection of artisan beers and ales. Around 140 guests attended, and quickly packed out the small cafe.

The unveiling was preceded by a short video, showing the Bobber and Street Scrambler gliding through sun-kissed gorges – a bit of a contrast to the cold and darkness falling outside! The finale was heralded by the roaring of both bikes’ engines, and the Street Scrambler and iconic Bobber came thundering into the crowd, through the front doors, to take pride of place in the lobby.

Seats were sat on, details admired and lots of selfies taken – cementing the Bobber and the Street Scrambler as another two fantastic additions to the Triumph Bonneville stable.

Photos from the event are below – if you’re interested in any of the Triumph Bonneville range, including the new Bobber and Street Scrambler, please get in touch with Fowlers Triumph on 0117 977 0466.

 

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The Yamaha YBR125 has been the gold standard in commuter motorbikes since its introduction in 2005. Reliable, economical to run, with a low seat height to accommodate all riders – a success around the world. Today Yamaha have announced its successor, to bring the trusty machine into 2017 – the YS125.

The front cowl has been redesigned, as has the seat, and the half-fairings given a facelift too. The instrument cluster has been brought up-to-date, with a digital LCD display now showing the rider all they need to know. A new Unified Braking System (UBS) means braking is smooth and controlled, and the engine has been refined to Euro 4 emissions standards too. Available in red, black and white, there’s a YS125 for every taste!

For more information, see Yamaha’s website, or give our Scooter and Commuter Department a call on 0117 977 0466.

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Latest offers 22/2/17

By Charlotte Davis

Our latest deals and special offers hot off-the-press! Interested in any of these deals? Call 0117 977 0466 to be put through to one of our dedicated sales team who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Bristol Post have reported that motorcycle theft has been on the rise in the past few months, with an increase in crime in the south of Bristol especially. No-one wants to leave home in the morning to see their pride and joy has been stolen, so take this opportunity to secure your machine!

We offer a complete range of security devices at Fowlers, from small disc locks that can be carried in your bag or under a seat, to more heavy-duty chains and ground anchors.

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A disc lock is often the most cost-effective option, offering some protection from thieves by attaching to your front brake disc. A reminder cable is a good idea too, to make sure you don’t ride away with the lock still on! The Gear Gremlin Tempest disc lock is an ideal solution at only £29.99 – and don’t forget a reminder cable!

 

 

 

The most secure option is a ground anchor and thick, heavy chain. Buy the most expensive chain you can, with a sturdy padlock (with a contained bar if possible). A ground anchor can be fixed into concrete, and your chain firmly attached to it. Always pass your chain through the rear wheel, and if possible, the frame of your bike. The Gear Gremlin ground anchor, at £40.00, can be paired with a Nimrod chain and lock for £64.99.
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For information on security devices for your motorcycle, or for any other advice, please get in touch with our Clothing & Accessories team on 0117 977 0466.

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The West Country’s biggest motorcycle race meeting, the Castle Combe Grand National which takes place at the Wiltshire track on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2017, will see the famous ‘Honda Guy MartinSix’ machine on track with Guy Martin.

Recently signing for Honda Racing, the TT ace will ride the 297cc RC167 as part of the popular Classic parade to commemorate 60 years since the legendary Mike Hailwood® made his debut at the circuit back in 1957. Mike’s first Honda-mounted victory came at Castle Combe in 1961, setting a lap record in the process.

Adding to the unstinting support of the Hailwood family for the event, Honda UK’s Neil Tuxworth has added their corporate weight to the family-run track, whereby the Japanese factory has always enjoyed a special relationship with Castle Combe, and has been for a number of years their unique test venue prior to the Isle of Man TT Races.guymartin

Joining the ‘Honda Six’ on track will be a host of famous names on legendary machinery whereby the organisers have been granted special permission by Mike’s widow, Pauline, to run some of Hailwood’s iconic machinery at the track where the nine-times World Champion and 14-times TT winner rode in only his second ever meeting. On display and in action will be many actual race bikes ridden by ‘Mike the Bike’™ including the Ducati on which he made his sensational TT-winning comeback in 1978.

Neil Tuxworth, Honda UK Racing Manager: “We wanted to show our appreciation of Mike by supporting the Hailwood family at this unique event. Honda’s history with Mike goes back well over 50 years and for the last decade we have used the venue for our TT preparations. It’s great that we can support the circuit for this special commemoration of one of Honda’s most famous and respected riders by allowing Guy to ride the bike that took Mike to so much success over the years.”

Graham Marshallsay Managing Director of Castle Combe Circuit: “Preparations for our NG Road Racing Club-organised meeting in July have been going on for some months and the Mike Hailwood® tribute parade is something that we are very proud to bring to our visitors. To celebrate Mike is special but to now be able to welcome Guy riding one of the most iconic race bikes ever built will be a very special day in our history. We are very grateful to Honda for their support in making this possible.

In addition to these not-to-be-missed parades, there is a packed programme of racing organised by NG Mike HailwoodRoad Racing Club, and featuring a number of major championships, over the weekend.

Further news will be announced in due course and for further information, please contact Rodney Gooch at the Circuit on 01249 782417 or email at rodney@castlecombecircuit.co.uk.

 

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Latest offers 27/01/17

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Our latest deals and special offers hot off-the-press! Interested in any of these deals? Call 0117 977 0466 to be put through to one of our dedicated sales team who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Pete Aitkenhead (centre) collects award from Steve Parrish (left)

Fowlers Parts has won a national award for the third successive year.

Awards are given based on the highest number of votes by readers of British Dealer News, which is distributed 8,661 people working in the UK motorcycle industry.

At a ceremony attended by 300 motorcycle industry personnel, Fowlers Parts & Contact Centre Manager, Pete Aitkenhead, who joined the company in the 1970s, collected the award from ex-racer and TV commentator Steve Parrish.

It is the fourth time that Fowlers has won a hotly-contested BDN award, having previously collected trophies in 2016, 2015 and 2013.

“We are immensely grateful that our loyal trade customers have taken time to vote for Fowlers yet again”, says Joint Managing Director, Stephanie Fowler. “Fowlers Motorcycles celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2016 and the business continues to grow, thanks to ongoing investment in new technology and taking care of our dedicated staff in the warehouse, call centre and out on the road. With 3 million line items available and over 100,000 physical stock items, a skilled team with knowledgeable and experienced leadership is every bit as important in giving our customers a great all-round service as picking machines and computerised ordering systems”.

Customers have access to Fowlers’ Electronic Parts Catalogue system [EPC] 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, where they can search for genuine parts from Yamaha, Vespa, Triumph, Suzuki, Piaggio, Moto Guzzi, KTM, Kawasaki, Honda, Gilera, Derbi and Aprilia, check availability and even view images & diagrams.

Inside the new warehouse facility, opened in 2015, are five automated carousel sorting machines, each capable of storing 25,000 lines, as well as four lean lifts, which house the bulkier items such as bodywork, frames and wheels.

In addition to this vast range of parts, Fowlers also supplies a comprehensive portfolio of motorcycle clothing, accessories and helmets to motorcycle dealers across the UK under the banner of The Key Collection.

You can find out more by calling Fowlers on 0117 977 0466 or visit www.fowlersparts.co.uk.