Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category

24

Feb

2017

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.

 

20

Jun

2016

 

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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17

Jun

2016

Commuting-traffic-motorcycleRide to Work Week (20th to 26th June) highlights the benefits of commuting via motorcycle and scooter, which is being actively encouraged by Northamptonshire County Council.

 

The Ride to Work team has produced a video showing why this decision makes sense:

https://youtu.be/unS274SU9OM

                                                                                                                                                  

John Spencer, Team Leader of Road Safety and Travel Choices, Northamptonshire Highways, says:

 

“As part of our modal shift strategy Northamptonshire County Council intends to embrace motorcycles and scooters as a sustainable transport mode within the future countywide transport programme. Greater use of motorcycles can bring environmental, congestion and accessibility benefits, particularly on journeys made for commuting to places of employment or education.”

 

He also added:

 

“The road safety team in Northamptonshire is committed to improving safety for all road users but is also looking at encouraging different ways to travel. In 2015 we carried out a motorcycle survey to reaffirm why people were using motorbikes, but also why they were not!  We collaborate with various partners like the Motorcycle Industry Association, Get on Team and the Ride to Work team, to encourage people to take up motorcycling as a safe, sustainable and better way of getting around.”

 

Background to Northamptonshire project

 

  • Motorcycle Northants was recently launched by Northamptonshire County Council, making it the first local authority in the UK to actively encourage a modal shift towards motorcycles, which is currently just 0.4% of all commuter traffic in the county.  This is part of a wider plan to encourage sustainable transport options, which also include cycling, walking and using public transport.

 

  • Motorcycle Northants will encourage the county’s leisure riders to use their bikes to commute, especially where distance by pedal bike is impractical, aiming for an initial modal shift of 3%.  Each day in Northamptonshire, an estimated 43% of commuter journeys are made by just one person in a car or van, so there is great capacity for some of these to be made on a powered two wheeler.

 

  • Northamptonshire recognises that journey times on motorcycles are shorter due to the ability to filter and reduced pressure on parking. This helps all road users, which is backed up by a European study showing when just 10% of car drivers swapped to a motorcycle, scooter or moped, then congestion for all road users is reduced by 40%.[1]

 

  • As a county which relies heavily on the distribution/logistics industry, it is important that the roads do not become congested.  For the first phase of the project, Motorcycle Northants has put a framework in place to make sure existing and new riders have access to high quality training providers.

 

  • A second phase of the project will include looking at increasing motorcycle friendly infrastructure on roads and working with employers to encourage the availability of workplace changing facilities and motorcycle parking.

 

  • Around two-thirds of motorcyclists do not have commuter cover on their policy, so major motorcycle insurers Ageas, ERS and Carole Nash are making commuter insurance cover available free to existing customers during Ride to Work Week. [2]

About Ride to Work Week

 

National Ride to Work Week spotlights the many benefits of commuting on a motorcycle, scooter or moped and will be particularly active in Northamptonshire this year.  The county’s residents will get the chance to try a motorcycle for free with Get On – the motorcycle industry’s free ‘try out’ programme – during Ride to Work Week.

 

  • These are available after work each evening at the Obelisk Centre, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, NN2 8UE.  Monday 20th to Friday 24th June between 6pm and 9pm each evening.

 

  • Also available on Saturday 25th June at the Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northampton, NN12 8TN between 9.15 am and 4.30 pm.

 

  • Get On sessions are with professional instructors and last for half an hour. All protective clothing is provided.  Get On provides a safe and structured introduction to motorcycling.  There are also opportunities to try motorcycling in several parts of the UK during the Summer and Autumn.  Booking via the website geton.co.uk or by calling 02476 408040.

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11

May

2016

Suzuki SV650 Test Ride

The SV650 makes every ride feel like a Sunday blast!

Book a test ride to experience the punchy V-TWIN ENGINE, LIGHTWEIGHT CHASSIS and POWERFUL BRAKES for yourself. Whether you’re new to bikes or a seasoned rider, the SV650 has the power, precision and poise to get you away from it all, no matter what day it is.

Visit the Suzuki website for the full specification or book your test ride NOW with Fowlers on 0117 9770466…..spaces are limited, book your place TODAY!

19

Apr

2016

Fowlers Triumph TFEST 2016

By Fowlers News

We are ready, are you? Come along to Fowlers in Bristol on the 23rd and 24th April to see the launch of new Triumph models! See you there! #ForTheRide

7

Apr

2016

It’s here!

On 23rd-24th April, TFEST lands at Fowlers Motorcycles nationwide for a weekend of Triumph at its best.

It’s the official dealer launch of the stylish Bonneville T120 and T120 Black and the long awaited Thruxton R café racer.

If that wasn’t enough, Triumph will also be showcasing 3 exciting new bikes at dealers nationwide.

This features the iconic Street Twin including inspiration kits, the thrilling Speed Triple S and R as well as the transcontinental Tiger Explorer.

That means the new speed, classics, and adventure ranges are available at your fingertips. Also, in stores will be the new season launch of the spring & summer Triumph clothing collection and the new Bonneville clothing range.

It’s a festival of thrills, style and performance all wrapped into one grand weekend.

Watch this space for more information.

10

Aug

2015

Suzuki Demo Day

Suzuki’s  National Test Ride Road Show rolls into Fowlers on Saturday 15th August, giving you an opportunity to try their diverse and exciting variety of bikes. You could test the new GSX-S1000, described by MCN as “the naked GSX-R1000 K5 we all hoped it would be”. If you have a taste for adventure, there is the “brilliant value for money” V-Strom 650, as well as the bigger 1000cc versions, with ABS and traction control as standard!

 From scooters to superbikes and commuters to cruisers, the Test Ride Road Show gives you a chance to experience what Suzuki has to offer this year. Bikes available to test ride include:
•    Intruder M1800R
•    Hayabusa and Hayabusa Z
•    GSX1250FA and FAZ
•    GSX-S1000ABS
•    GSX-R1000
•    GSR750
•    V-Strom 650, 1000, Desert and Sport
•    GSX650F
•    Burgman 650 Executive
•    Inazuma 250 F and Z
Interested? Call Rob NOW on 0117 977 0466 to book your place or send us an email sales@fowlers.co.uk. See the complete range of Suzuki motorcycles and scooters available at Fowlers at http://www.fowlerssuzuki.co.uk/

Suzuki – Test Ride Terms & Conditions
Bike availability may differ at each event, so please contact your local dealer for more information. Demonstration rides require an agreed booking and are solely at the discretion of the dealer. With the paper counterpart for UK driving licences now redundant, those willing to take a test ride at any of the events must show a photo-card driving licence, their national insurance number and a print-out of their licence details so licence checks can be carried out. Click Here to obtain your licence details for printing. Please note this printed copy must be no older than 30 days. You may be asked for a deposit and further dealer terms and conditions may also apply. Please confirm your request with the dealer before travelling.