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Jan

2017

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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We’re pleased to announce the launch of our brand-new online shop! It is now even easier to shop for all your biking needs, be it for gear, cleaning supplies or a brand-new helmet for summer!

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Nov

2016

KTM have had massive success with the Duke line in the past few years – from the smaller, nimble 125 and 390 models, to their 690 and beastly 1290 Super Duke – there’s a Duke to fit every rider. EICMA has revealed new models for each capacity, as well as a brand new prototype Duke 790…

 

Duke 125 and 390

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There’s a host of upgrades to the Dukes 125 and 390 – a larger, reshaped steel tank in place of the plastic; a new subframe and exhaust system, replacing the underslung pipes. Up front, a new TFT display; LED headlights and optional “KTM MY RIDE” connectivity that talks to your smartphone, complete the improvements. Styling-wise, these changes bring the 125 and 390 much closer in-line with their bigger siblings – something that’s sure to turn heads!

 

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KTM’s largest-capacity beast has not been neglected either – with a new transponder key, jumping on your ride has never been so quick and easy. The V-Twin has been overhauled and now produces a stunning 177bhp – the chassis and handlebars have also been revamped. ABS, a quickshifter, a new TFT display and a full LED headlight complete the updates to this model.

 

Duke 790 prototype

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The star of KTM’s show at EICMA was the brand new prototype 790 Duke – a new capacity, brand-new twin engine in a brand new frame. Keeping KTM’s tried and tested WP suspension like the rest of the line. Expected to have the latest in ride-by-wire, quickshifter technology, as well as the connectivity and TFT upgrades we’ve seen across the rest of the line – we can’t wait to see in in the flesh!

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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.

 

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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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Oct

2016

HJC Iron Man

The new HJC IS-17 Iron Man and Punisher helmets are now available in-store! Limited numbers are available of these fantastic helmets, so grab them while you can!

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Both helmets feature the latest technology available to the HJC IS-17 line, including:

  • Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology.
  • Optically-superior Pinlock® 100% Max Vision®-prepared Face Shield: New 3D design provides 95% UV protection, anti-scratch coating and is prepared for the ultimate anti-fog system. Pinlock 100% Max Vision fog-resistant lens sold separately.
  • One-Touch Integrated SunShield: 3-stage adjustable, smoke-tined and anti-scratch SunShield deploys quickly and easily.
  • RapidFire™ II shield replacement system: Simple and secure shield ratchet system provides ultra-quick, tool less removal and installation for efficient operation.
  • SuperCool® Interior: Moisture-wicking and antibacterial fabric. Crown and cheek pads are fully removable and washable. All IS-17 cheek pads are interchangeable throughout all helmet sizes.
  • Glasses Groove can accommodate riders who wear glasses.
  • Standard Certifications: DOT approved
  • Available Sizes: XS – 2XL

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