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Bristol Bike Night

Well what a fantastic first Bike Night it was on Friday at Fowlers!

There were stalls to wander around, bikes of all descriptions to admire, a friendly atmosphere and great music by DJ Chunky all night. Topped off with the wonderful smell of BBQ in the air.

Each event a ‘bike of the night’ will be chosen. On Friday, congratulations went to Mark Hutton for his lovely Moto Guzzi T3 – well done Mark!

Bike Nights will be held at Fowlers on the second Friday of each month until September, from 5.30-8.30pm.

Keep an eye on Fowlers Facebook events for the latest on each Bike Night, including special guests!

 

UK Winner – Dave Ball – Comes a Respectable 2nd Place in European Finals

Master Motorcycle Technician Dave Ball, one of Fowlers of Bristol’s many highly skilled technicians, secured a very respectable second place in the European Championship held in Germany this September. Having already won the UK champoinship, Dave was sent to Germany to represent our fair isle against stiff competition from other top class mechanics from across Europe.

Dave has been with Fowlers for 20 years and his talent has frequently been recognised; he scooped the Yamaha UK Tech Grand Prix last year, won the Suzuki UK Motorcycle Technician of the Year in 2013 and another UK Technician of the Year award from Yamaha UK in 2007 as well.

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Ride To Work Week – send us your photos to win a Weise Seattle jacket!

Ride To Work Week is almost upon us! Most of us enjoy our bikes on sunny days and on rideouts with friends, but how many of us commute to work on our motorcycles? Commuting by bike can save you time, money, and make you a better rider, so why not try it!

For the chance to win a fantastic Weise Seattle jacket, enter our photo competition too – simply visit our Facebook page and upload a photo of yourself and your bike, on your commute to or from work (safely and stationary, please!). You can also participate through Instagram or Twitter, by tagging your photos with #FowlersRTWW.

The competition is open until 18th June, so get snapping!

Fowlers Ride To Work Week 2016 – Photo Competition

 

Fowlers Ride To Work Week 2016 Photo Competition

 

Fowlers is holding an online photo competition to celebrate Ride To Work Week 2016! Simply send your best ‘Ride To Work Week’ picture for a chance to win amazing summer ‘must-have’ gear worth MORE THAN £400!

From 12:00am on Monday 20th June until 11:59pm on Sunday 26th June simply submit a photo of yourself with your bike (must be safe and stationary!) on your journey to work. Give your image a caption including why you ride to work, how far you have to travel and what you like about your ride in.

Entering couldn’t be easier! Either upload your photo by filling in the form found on RTWW2016 Photo Competition. You can also enter by uploading your photo to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #FowlersPhotoComp. If you use this method, remember, your profile must be public in order for your submission to be entered.

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4th June 2016 – KTM Orange Day – Test Ride Event

KTM Orange DayKTM Orange Day at Fowlers on Saturday 4th June.

Take the opportunity to test ride* one of the latest KTMs at Fowlers’ Orange Day event in Bristol on Saturday 4th June and you could win a ticket to the MotoGP at Silverstone.

KTM are bringing their fleet of street bikes to Fowlers’ showrooms, with an exciting line-up of motorcycles for you to try, from the sporty 390 Duke to the 1290 Super Adventure, winner of MCN’s “Best Adventure” award 2015.

Take a demo ride* during Orange Day and be in with a chance to win one of five pairs of tickets for the British MotoGP at Silverstone on September 1st – 4th. Orange Days give you the opportunity to experience the unique feeling of a KTM, which can only be found from behind the bars while riding one.

Try one of the following bikes – all featuring the Austrian company’s READY TO RACE dynamic – which focus on delivering lightweight machines with sporty handling, matched to top level components and sophisticated electronic rider aids;

Hurry! Contact the team at Fowlers KTM NOW to book your test ride or call us on 0117 977 0466

 

*All demo rides are accompanied by professional out-riders. Terms and conditions apply, subject to status. Contact Fowlers KTM

Celebrating – 25 Years of Triumph!

500,000th Triumph produced at the Hinckley Factory.

500,000th Triumph produced at the Hinckley Factory.

 

Fowlers Motorcycles will be celebrating this important landmark year for Hinckley Triumphs. Come to our showroom on Saturday May 23rd to be in with a chance to WIN some TOP PRIZES!*

If you’re lucky enough to own a Triumph dated from 1991 to the present day, you can bring it with you to be judged by Triumph GB staff. The owners of the top ten rated bikes will win the following awesome Triumph experiences:

  • Overnight stay at Hinckley Island
  • Dinner with key members of Triumph GB staff
  • An exciting tour of the factory

But you don’t have to own a Triumph to win an amazing prize! All visitors on the day can be entered in to our PRIZE DRAW with a chance of winning:

  • An adrenaline-filled weekend for two to Barcelona (including flights, transfers, hotel, helicopter tour, dinner, £250 spending money and travel insurance)

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  • A pair of UK motorcycle show tickets (winners can choose between NEC, ExCeL, Belfast or Scottish shows)

The day’s events will allow you to immerse yourself in all things Triumph. So, make sure you come to Fowlers Motorcycles on May 23rd and enjoy the stunning motorcycles that Hinckley Triumph have produced over the past 25 years!

*This is a national competition and also open to other Triumph Dealerships.

 

Suzuki Wins Le Mans Endurance Finale

suzuki-wins-le-mans-endurance-finaleDefending 13-time World Endurance Champions Suzuki Endurance Racing Team turned its 2014 season around with a stunning display of speed and consistency to win the final round of the series on home soil at the Le Mans 24-Hour race in France today; as Suzuki’s Junior Team LMS clinched the FIM Superstock World Cup.


Vincent Philippe, Anthony Delhalle, Erwan Nigon and reserve rider Damian Cudlin leapt from fifth place to second overall in the series after collecting a maximum 60-points in the 37th-running of the Le Mans event: The GSX-R1000-mounted Le Mans-based team, winners of the title for the four previous seasons, took the lead early on Saturday evening after multi-time Le Mans winners SRC Kawasaki crashed-out and was forced to retire.

From there-on, SERT – under the guidance of long-term Manager Dominique Meliand – was never headed, adding an extra 10-points at each of the eight and 16-hour stages in the race; which gave the team a total of 60 points. SERT clocked-up a total of 812 laps, two ahead of newly-crowned World Champions Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin, despite SERT being given a ride-through penalty for an alleged pit-lane speed infringement. In the end, SERT took 28 pit-stops, one more than Yamaha GMT and third-placed Monster Energy YART; while fourth-placed Superstock race winners Qatar Endurance Racing Team took just 25 pit-ins.

It was SERT’s first win of the four-round series; a season plagued by bad-luck, crashes and injuries: Philippe crashed at the opening Bol d’Or round in April which forced the team to retire. He missed the following race at Suzuka in Japan, but stand-in rider Cudlin proved a worthy replacement, although the team suffered another set-back at round three at Oschersleben in Germany when Delhalle slid-off on the opening lap, putting them at the back of the field. But they heroically fought-back to sixth position at the flag to claim 21 crucial points.

Coming into Le Mans, SERT was 47 points behind leaders Yamaha GMT 94 and finished the season 37 adrift as its main rival rode a near-faultless race. Third overall in the series was Team Bolliger Switzerland, four-points behind SERT, with National Motos (Honda) fourth on 80 points.

GSX-R1000-mounted Team R2CL – Tyco Suzuki International Road Racer Guy Martin, Gareth Jones and Gwen Giabbani – finished the race in fifth position with 790 laps; and making-it four Suzukis in the top-10 was Starteam PAM-Racing in 10th position overall and third in Superstock.

In the hotly-contested Superstock class, Le Mans-based 2013 series runners-up Suzuki Junior Team LMS celebrated and an emphatic victory, clinching the title on 134 points; 38 clear of Qatar Endurance Racing Team (Kawasaki).

Managed by Damien Saulnier, team riders Baptiste Guittet, Etienne Masson and Gregg Black rode a calculated race, taking no unnecessary risks, to finish second on the day – two laps behind QERT’s Anthony West, Alex Cudlin and Mashel Al Naimi – on 800 laps to seal victory.