Fowlers of Bristol are opening a brand new Kawasaki showroom on Saturday 7th May, celebrating with a day of demo rides, free goody bags, live music and food. Official Kawasaki World Superbike racer Alex Lowes will be cutting the ribbon at 11:00 and staying for an interview and signings
There was a time when middleweight sportbikes were kings of the sales charts. Supersports machines like Honda’s CBR600, the Kawasaki ZX-6R, Suzuki’s GSX-R600 and the Yamaha R6 sold in droves; their low weight, screaming four-cylinder engines and razor sharp handling satisfying road riders craving racetrack thrills.
Forty years ago the UK went to war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands, Michael Jackson released Thriller, Steven Spielberg’s ET hit cinema screens, and Fowlers Motorcycles relocated to our current purpose-built home near Bristol Temple Meads… Yes 1982 was a very memorable year, but what was happening in the world of motorcycling? Here are…
There’s little doubt that getting to work and back isn’t getting any easier … or cheaper.
There is a solution though, a way to avoid pretty much all of the above: electric motorcycles and scooters. They cost about the same as boiling a kettle to charge, have fewer moving parts than a conventional bike, (so servicing costs are lower), are exempt from congestion and clean air charges and free to park in most places. Plus they can whisk you effortlessly past traffic queues, reducing your daily commuting time and lowering your blood pressure [probably] at the same time..
For many the onset of colder temperatures means packing away the bike until spring, but with some small additions to your bike or kit, you can comfortably extend your riding season. Here’s our top six winter warmers
Suzuki Katana Then: Concerned about the ‘universal Japanese motorcycles’ image of their bikes in the late 1970s, Suzuki hired ex-chief of styling for BMW, Hans Muth, to give their range a more modern ‘European’ look. What Muth and his team came up with was the Katana. Though it might look a little tame to modern…