Injected with spice: 2000-2003 Honda CBR900RR FireBlade | Used Bike Guide
Fastbikes Magazine
by Jon Urry
3d ago
To celebrate a new millennium, Honda thrust the Blade back into the superbike game… Words: Jon Urry  Pics: Mortons Archive Price guide: £1800 – £5000 Cheapest private: 36,223 miles, 2001 929 Blade in okay condition with a long MoT. £1850 Our choice private: 21,153 miles, just serviced 2000 Blade with a good service history. £2500 Cheapest dealer: 26,700 miles, 2002 954 model in white/blue in good condition. £3500 Our choice dealer: 14,660 miles, lovely low mileage 954 Blade in yellow and long MoT. £3999 Ex-demo: n/a Running costs: Service interval: Minor: Major ..read more
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Long termer: 6 weeks on a Kawasaki Z-H2 SE
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by Andy Bell
4d ago
Andy Bell shares his thoughts on the Kawasaki Z-H2 SE, six weeks in. If you missed Andy’s first impressions, read part 1 here. After receiving the Zed a bit later into the year than I had preferred, I was concerned how often I’d be able to get out during the better weather days, but we’ve had some good fortune over the last few weeks with plenty of dry time to get out and about to appreciate this bike. Here in Lincolnshire, there are quite a number of decent roads to ride, and like many areas – a big sense of biking community. This feeling was proven when I attended my first bike night of the ..read more
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Here’s the launch of the brand-new Suzuki GSX 8R sportsbike en España
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by Alex Bestwick
4d ago
Suzuki’s back in the sportsbike sector with its box-fresh GSX-8R. We headed out to southern Spain to lap it up on track and put it through its paces on the road ..read more
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BMW Motorrad Days to return to the Alps
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by Alex Bestwick
2w ago
BMW Motorrad Days will return to Garmisch-Partenkirchen for 2024 after two years away. Garmisch-Partenkirchen has hosted the annual festival eighteen times before, however for the last two years the event has moved to Berlin. Back in the Alps again this year between 5 and 7 July, the theme for 2024 will be “Year of the GS”. Last year the event celebrated 100 years of BMW. A spokesperson for BMW said: “The return to Garmisch-Partenkirchen fulfils a heart’s desire for many BMW Motorrad fans. The area is simply perfect for unique motorbike rides and has been home to the BMW Motorrad Days for 18 y ..read more
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Boston Bike Night to return after cancellation
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by Alex Bestwick
3w ago
After it was announced that the 2023 Boston Bike Night would be the event’s last, local businesses stepped up to keep the long-running event going. In November of 2023 organisers announced that the popular bike night, which had run for 27 years, would not go ahead again. In the Facebook announcement at the time, increased costs of security was cited as the reason for the events cancellation. However, local businesses have stepped up to ensure that the event returns for 2024. Boston Borough Council will help out with security to make this year’s event happen. Boston councillor Dale Broughton s ..read more
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Win a Cardo Systems PACKTALK EDGE Single worth £356!
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by Alex Bestwick
3w ago
The slimline, antenna-free unit can be fitted to any helmet using a new magnetic Air Mount for effortless and secure attachment. Featuring second-generation dynamic mesh communication (DMC) connectivity, up to 15 riders can connect and seamlessly join, leave, and rejoin at a distance of up to eight kilometres (five miles). Other benefits include: an unparalleled deep wideband sound quality; a simpler and faster grouping process in DMC mode; faster pairing in Bluetooth mode; and live intercom Bluetooth support. Helping cement its ‘edge’ over its predecessors, the PACKTALK EDGE has enhanced sou ..read more
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Guy Martin confirmed as Stafford’s star guest
Fastbikes Magazine
by Alex Bestwick
3w ago
Motorcycle Racing and TV presenter Guy Martin has captivated audiences worldwide for years… and this April it will be the crowds at Stafford who get to see him live on stage. Martin has been lined up as star guest at the International Classic MotorCycle Show for the Sunday of the two-day event. Taking place at Stafford County Showground on April 20-21, the show has become famous for being THE place to see thousands of fabulous bikes, hundreds of trade and club stands plus the vast autojumble. Billed as ‘the Big One’ in the event calendar, it is the perfect place for Martin to shares stor ..read more
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Start-up recycling old tyres into batteries
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by Alex Bestwick
3w ago
A Chilean start-up is recycling old tyres into components for lithium-ion batteries. iStock Valparaíso-based start-up T-Phinte has revealed how it is able to recycle worn out old tyres into battery components, cutting down on a huge environmental problem. Tyres can take anywhere between 500 to 1000 years to decompose, and millions end up in landfill every year. However, T-Phinte have revealed what they do to reduce this environmental impact. The project uses carbon black, a byproduct of tyre recycling, to produce graphite used in lithium-ion batteries. So how does it work? As you may know, tyr ..read more
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March 2024
Fastbikes Magazine
by Alex Bestwick
3w ago
As always, our March edition of Fast Bikes magazine is packed with product guides, columns, and fantastic features. If you’d like to read Fast Bikes, then you can order yourself a print copy, save the trees and download the digital version, or better yet bag a saving and subscribe! Here’s what to expect this month… The 8th world wonder… Not all world endurance race bikes are born equal. French team Metiss give us a spin on its GSX-R1000R-fuelled hybrid hustler. Think you’re special? We take a spin on Honda’s McGuinness TT rep Blade to see just how trick it really is, then throw ..read more
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2024 Ducati DesertX Rally Adventure Motorcycle – First Review
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by Alex Bestwick
3w ago
If you like your adventure motorcycles, check out what we made of Ducati’s new DesertX Rally, having put it through its paces in some of the toughest off-road terrain Morocco has to offer ..read more
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