Archive for the ‘New Bikes’ Category

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Jun

2017

Yamaha today unveiled their all-new electric start YZ450F, featuring the world’s first smartphone tuning app on a production motocross bike. Powered by a new reverse-head engine, this completely restyled YZ450F gives Yamaha riders the power to discover their real potential. Equipped with the latest cutting edge technology, and delivering outstanding engine power and agile chassis performance, the new YZ450F represents the start of a whole new era of advanced racing technology in which the rider feels at one with their machine, and where trackside fine-tuning can be done quickly and easily using the touch screen of a smartphone, with the Yamaha Power tuner app. The YZ450F also sports a new, redesigned engine, slimline bodywork and a lightweight electric start.

Yamaha also unveiled two limited edition WR450F and WR250F EnduroGP models to complement the company’s current off road competition line up. These specially-developed enduro race bikes are inspired by the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team factory machine, that took Loïc Larrieu to 3rd overall in the 2016 E2 World Enduro Championship, and secured an EnduroGP class victory at the 2017 EnduroGP of Italy. Based on Yamaha’s standard WR models, these limited edition bikes include a number of exclusive upgrades (Akrapovic slip-on muffler, graphics kit, optimised ECU mapping and Acerbis tri-fit handguards).

For further details and availability on any of these bikes, please get in touch with the Fowlers Off-Road Team on 0117 977 0466, or contact us here.

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May

2017

Fowlers are pleased to announce a new and exciting addition to our Scooter department – the Torrot Muvi Executive electric scooter!

The latest in the ever-evolving and improving wave of electric scooters, the Muvi is available brand new, with a 20% government subsidy – originally £4,495, it’s now just £3,651* on the road. With two removable batteries and capable of 43-47mph, the Muvi takes the convenience of a scooter for commuting or quick city trips, and makes it even more affordable! Able to run on just one battery or both, the batteries can be charged indoors while you work, or overnight at home – with a range of 47 miles when fully-charged. Taking just four hours to fully charge (with an upgraded charger coming soon that can charge both batteries in just two and a half hours), gone are the days of waiting forever to get on the road.

The smart dashboard can connect to your phone via Bluetooth, enabling remote diagnostics, battery level checks and even keyless entry. With a 2-year guarantee on the Muvi itself, and a 3-year guarantee on the batteries, you can rest assured that you’ll be fully supported too – being electric, there is minimal maintenance to be done and no 600-mile first service. You’ll also pay no road tax – what are you waiting for?

For more information about the Muvi, please get in touch with our Scooter department on 0117 977 0466, or get in touch online via our contact form.

*Price correct as of May 2017.

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May

2017

Husqvarna on-road bikes join the unrivalled line-up of new motorcycles in Fowlers’ spectacular showrooms, bringing even more choice to Bristol’s bikers.

The 11th official franchise at Fowlers, Husqvarna bikes will be displayed in their own dedicated area, surrounded by motorcycles and scooters from Aprilia, Gilera, Honda, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha.

Husqvarna started producing motorcycles in Sweden in 1903, just 23 years before Fowlers first opened their shop in Bristol, and went on to specialise in off-road machines, winning their first motocross world title in 1959.

The first new Husqvarnas to arrive at Fowlers are the 701 Enduro and Supermoto models, both bringing fresh design ideas that combine the latest off-road technology in a package for road riders to enjoy.

Weighing in at just 145 kg and with 74 hp on tap, controlled by advanced electronics and in a state-of-the-art chassis, the 701 Supermoto brings the pure riding essence of Supermoto to the street.
Bred from decades of enduro world championship-winning pedigree, the 701 ENDURO combines high performance with Swedish functionality in a stylish and modern design, offering the ability to conquer urban environments and treacherous off-road terrain with equal composure.

They will be joined later in the year by the Vitpilen 401 (White Arrow) and Svartpilen 401 (Black Arrow). Delivering a new perspective on urban motorcycling, Husqvarna stripped away every single thing that was not essential, for an authentic, functional and simple riding experience, making motorcycling more accessible and inviting than ever before.

Both trade and retail customers will be able to buy genuine Husqvarna on-road spare parts at Fowlers, either in store or online. Fowlers is at 2-12 Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3DR, on Bristol’s A38 inner ring road and within a 5-minute walk of Temple Meads mainline railway station. Find out more by calling Fowlers on 0117 977 0466 or visiting www.fowlers.co.uk.

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Feb

2017

Triumph announced their ground-breaking new Bobber in October 2016, using the massively popular T120 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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Feb

2017

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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Nov

2016

The Rebel has been a stalwart of Honda’s smaller-engined line-up for many years, since its birth in 1985. Starting as a 250cc bike, ideal for newer riders, it’s been massively popular. Now it gets a much-needed facelift, and a boost in power for 2017…

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The new 500cc Rebel features a host of additions, guaranteed to make it a strong choice for any rider. A low seat and mid-mounted footpegs make for a relaxed riding position, while optional extras will include a pillion seat, luggage rack, screen, or a 12v socket. The parallel twin engine is A2-friendly, taken from the CBR500R and tweaked to give more low-end power, ideal for a relaxed cruiser. Honda has also designed the Rebel to be easy to customise – I’m sure we’ll see custom parts appearing soon!

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Nov

2016

EICMA (Esposizione Mondiale del Motociclismo) in Milan this week has been busy as ever! With lots of new bikes announced, we bring you a round-up of the new models and updates from the “big three” manufacturers.

 

Suzuki

Suzuki have introduced two new bikes based on their 250cc engine – a V-Strom and a GSX.

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Both bikes will run an engine producing just under 25bhp horsepower, and share many component parts. ABS will also be standard, and both models are estimated to weigh in under 190kgs. The V-Strom joins a new line-up of smaller-cc adventure bikes coming out next year, while the GSX-250R joins the existing Inazuma line-up as a more stylish and enjoyable commuter.

Suzuki have also released an updated version of the Burgman 400, featuring an updated bodywork design (sleeker than the previous version, with foot cutouts for a more stable feel and a newer windshield design), and the usual creature comforts such as a comfy seat and 12v socket.

A naked version of their just-announced GSX-R125, the GSX125, has also been announced. At just 133kgs, it’s super-light and ideally placed as a rival to Yamaha’s YBR and Honda’s CB.

 

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Honda

Honda have released quite a few new updates at EICMA, following on from a host at Intermot just a few weeks ago. The most noted being the street version of their Fireblade, the CBR1000RR.

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The entry-level Fireblade sports 9-level traction control, non-semi active suspension, three rider modes and a full colour TFT dash. The CBR1000RR is slightly lighter, at 196kg. 90% of the new model is redesigned and improved for 2017 – we can’t wait to get one in the showroom!

The CBR650F and CB650F have received a handful of upgrades each, including a slight improvement to their power output, now at just under 90bhp each. A larger exhaust helps them both breathe a little easier, and the front fairings have been made more aerodynamic.

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Honda have also released more details about the X-ADV off-road scooter – a fantastic mix of scooter convenience, now with the added capability of large spoked tyres, an upright riding position and large adjustable screen. 21L of space under the seat and enough power from the NC-derived 750cc engine make this a curious machine, but one that has a lot of potential!

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For fans of off-road style while riding on tarmac, two new treats are in store: the CRF250L and CRF250 Rally. The L is a lightly-updated version of the current model, but the Rally is a new beast, inspired by Dakar machines and taking a few cues from the HRC CRF450, such as the screen and exhaust shield. Both bikes achieve just over 24bhp, and feature ABS and a digital dash, while coming in-line with Euro4 emissions standards.

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Honda’s scooter range hasn’t been neglected either – the Forza 125 and SH 125 have both received upgrades. The SH 125 can now fit a full-face helmet under its seat, and Combined Braking has been added to its long list of features for the commuter. The Forza 125 benefits from a styling upgrade to its bodywork, as well as new LED running lights. New Idling Stop technology has been added, as well as Honda’s Smart Key features. The ever-popular and stylish MXS125 has also received minor upgrades, in the form of ABS and Euro4 compliance.

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Yamaha

 

Yamaha have been busy this year already, releasing a variety of new machines into its stable at Intermot earlier in the year. At EICMA they have added to two favourites, at either end of the spectrum!

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The XSR900 is already a favourite with the retro crowd, but a new Abarth edition is sure to get heads turning. This 113bhp beast features drop handlebars and a front half-cowl, making it a sure contender for one of this year’s best-looking models. A full Akrapovic exhaust system, in addition to a custom suede seat, ABS and an Assist & Slipper clutch tick all the boxes too.

Yamaha has lead the way in sports scooting for years with the T-Max, and now the 530 receives a few upgrades for 2017 to bring it up-to-date with the most advanced motorbikes too. Three models will be released, the SX and DX adding to the standard scoot. The bodywork is sharper, sleeker, and the T-Max’s technology has also been updated, with an inbuilt tracker and traction control being offered.

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