Monthly Archives: March 2015

FREE! Akrapovic Exhaust! MT-O9

Akrapovic Exhast & Catalytic Converter That’s right! Yamaha are giving away a FREE Akrapovic exhaust & a catalytic converter with any brand new MT-09 or MT-09 ABS.

An MT-09 could be yours from just £95 a month with MiYamaha, there’s never been a better time to buy an MT-09 or MT-09 ABS.

MiYamaha Personal Contract Purchase is a great way to finance your new Yamaha with affordable* monthly repayments.
At the end of the MiYamaha contract you can:
– Part exchange your bike for a new Yamaha**
– Pay the final repayment and take ownership of your Yamaha
– Return the bike and not pay the final repayment***

MT09 Repayments

Representative Example based on an annual mileage of 6000. +Included in Final Repayment.

MT-09 Akrapovic Deal

Terms & Conditions
*Fitment of Akrapovic exhaust does not affect manufacturer’s warranty. Available for a limited time and through participating dealers only. MT-09 Street Rally, MT-09 Sport Tracker and MT-09 Tracer models are excluded. The catalytic converter must to be fitted to make the the exhaust road legal.

Finance is subject to status and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. MiYamaha Personal Contract Purchase is only available through Yamaha Finance which is a trading style of Black Horse Ltd., St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff CF10 5BH. This finance offer ends 30th April 2015.
*With a PCP product a significant proportion of the total amount payable is payable at the end of the contract by one large final repayment, so your regular monthly repayments are low.
**Subject to payment of outstanding finance; new finance agreements are subject to status.
***If the motorcycle is in good condition and has not exceeded the allowed mileage you will have nothing further to pay. If the motorcycle has exceeded the allowed mileage a charge for excess mileage will apply.

Bike Of The Week: Honda CB1100

Honda’s homage to the CB750 has long been a favorite for nostalgic bikers; its not hard to see why.

Originally produced in 2010, but not making it to British shores until 2013, the CB1100 is a bike that sticks to its ’69 roots!

These beautiful machines offer classic styling with all the benefits of a new and modern bike. Luckily, we’ve just received three! They wont be here long so make sure to come by the Honda showroom and see them for yourself.

Five countries, two continents and over 6,400km!

Lifelong friends, Fowlers customers and local business men have recently completed the Africa Eco Rally, an 11 stage motorcycle race across treacherous terrain. Not for the faint-hearted, the race now labeled the ‘real Dakar’ experience, is a fierce contest which sees entrants speed across cities, airport tarmac and North African deserts completing up to a grueling 840km per stage.

The daring duo, consisting of Matthew Smith and Robin Powell, have been riding together since they were 17. Matthew modestly explained the race as ‘natural progression’ from their 30 years of motorcycle escapades together.

Chepstow’s finest adventurers finished in 11th and 12th place making them the fastest Brits! Now, post race, their bikes are now displayed in Fowlers Off-Road Centre.

With sand covered frames, worn muddy tyres and dents all on show, why not pop in and have a look at what it takes to complete a 6,400km motorbike marathon?

KTM Orange Days 2015

KTM Action

Come and visit Fowlers showroom between the 3-6th of April to join in with KTM’s annual Orange Day festivities. The days open the new season, celebrate all things KTM and most importantly, offer you the chance to win a plethora of goodies from the KTM prize pool.

If you’ve been thinking of going ‘orange’ with your next bike, don’t miss out. Test drive any KTM model during the event to be in with the chance of winning. Simple as that!

The considerable prize pool consists of:

  • 1st place = £500 PowerParts/PowerWear voucher + 2 x VIP hospitality tickets for BSB*
  • 2nd place = £250 PowerParts/PowerWear voucher + 2 x entry tickets for BSB*
  • 3rd place = 5 x pairs of BSB* entry tickets

For more information about KTM Orange Days or to book a test ride, visit KTM’s website.

*BSB meeting must be a round where the KTM Junior Cup takes place.

Top Motorcycle Safety Accessories


Once you’ve got all of the motorcycling essentials including your helmet, a visor or goggles, and the proper protective clothing, consider adding some extra kit to make your ride even safer.


Motorcyclists’ ears are exposed to high noise levels, from their own bike, others’ bikes and the traffic around them, and should be protected. Specially-designed earplugs (which are also for use with audio devices) can dull traffic noise without impairing your hearing, and will not fall out of your helmet.

On-board camera

As well as being able to photograph and video record your drive cameras also provide a useful source of evidence should you have an accident. So while they don’t keep you physically safe, they could protect your motorbike insurance premiums from rising by helping to prove who was at fault in an accident.

Electric heat

Not so much a specific gadget as a whole selection of accessories to warm up your ride. Some bikers wouldn’t dream of adding electric heating gadgets, but if it keeps you warm, which will keep you focused, they might be worth considering. Options include heated vests, hand grips and even seats.

Windshields and fairings

Just as your visor protects your face, windshields can protect your body. They keep a lot of road debris off your visor, giving you better vision, and help to keep some of the elements at bay. And when you’re not cold and wet, your concentration and grip is improved.

Extended mirrors

If you feel your mirrors don’t reach out far enough, there are a number of extended mirrors available that enable you to see more of the road and the drivers around you.

Reflective tape

This isn’t anything new but it’s worth repeating. If you’re a frequent night rider, reflective tape will make your motorcycle look like a much larger object to other drivers and riders. Put them on your front forks, edges of your panniers and anywhere that sticks out, such as extended mirrors.

Disc lock

As well as your own safety, consider the safety of your bike. If you’re worried about leaving your pride and joy unattended, a disc lock should help reassure you – opportunist thieves are less likely to target any vehicle that has the extra hassle of locks or alarms.

Make sure if you add any expensive gadgets, gizmos and gear to your bike, helmet or motorcycling clothing that you have adequate insurance to cover it.

This information was brought to you by RAC Motorbike Insurance