Suzuki rolls out ‘click-to-buy’ on 125cc scooter range
Suzuki has rolled out a new ‘click-to-buy’ scheme on its 125cc scooter range, giving customers the opportunity to buy online via the official Suzuki website, with orders fulfilled by their local dealership. Making the buying process quicker and simpler, the scheme is available on the newly-launched Address 125, Avenis 125, and the Burgman Street 125EX, with just a £99 deposit required. Hitting the ‘click-to-buy’ option from the respective model page or by visiting buy.bikes.suzuki.co.uk, customers enter their postcode before selecting their preferred colour option, after which they will be prompted to choose their nearest dealership with their choice of model and colour in stock and available. Once the customer has added their details and payment information for the £99 deposit, the order will be fulfilled by the dealership in the usual way. All three of Suzuki’s new 125cc scooters are engineered to provide comfort, practicality, and outstanding urban performance while also delivering excellent levels of economy and efficiency, but they do so in their own way and with their own style, giving customers the option to enjoy their city, their way. They are powered by the proven Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) engine; the air-cooled, single-cylinder powerplant that currently powers over five million Suzuki models worldwide. All three scooters allow customers to ‘go further on a fiver’ by achieving an impressive 148.67mpg* fuel consumption figure and produce just 44g/km of CO2 emissions. At the same time, they still deliver powerful acceleration, with peak horsepower and maximum torque delivered at low rpm. For more information on Suzuki’s scooter range, click here.
Major update for LS2 Stream Helmet
Completely redesigned, with a new shell and fully approved to the latest ECE 22.06 standard, the LS2 Stream II represents even more value for riders on a budget. Updates start with an all-new KPA (Kinetic Polymer Alloy) shell, which offers high penetration resistance and energy dispersion. It comes in three external shell sizes, to give the smallest possible profile in each size range. This also helps to reduce average weight to just 1550 grams. Alongside the low weight, aerodynamic shaping helps keep the head stable. Its long-oval shape and laser-cut foam inserts follow the natural contour of the head, for a snug and comfortable fit. Dynamic Flow-through Ventilation – with intake ports at the forehead and chin, internal channels and exhaust ports – allows a cooling breeze when needed. The hypoallergenic liner adds a luxury feel and is removable and washable. To help reduce misting, a breath deflector is fitted and the 3D Optically Correct visor is Pinlock MaxVision-ready. A drop-down sun visor – easily operated with a gloved hand – also features. Secured with a micrometric buckle, the Stream II is available in sizes XS-3XL and comes in a choice of solid colours (RRP £99.99) and eye-catching graphic finishes (RRP £119.99). All models come with a handy carry bag and reflective stickers.
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Vincent line up for Autumn Ardingly Show
Ardingly Classic Bike Show and Jumble returns to the South of England Showground on Sunday, October 29, rounding off the season in style with a Vincent theme. Vincent is synonymous with world speed records, perhaps the most notable being American rider Rolland ‘Rollie’ Free’s bathing suit ride on the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1948. Riding a Black Lightning, Free stripped to his swimming shorts to reduce drag on his final run, which he made lying flat with legs outstretched and his head tucked. He covered the mile in 23.9 seconds, passing the 150mph barrier, and on the return run reaching a record average speed of 150.313mph. Celebrating this and the marque’s many other racing and record-breaking achievements, Ardingly organisers Elk Promotions and the Vincent OC have arranged a show-stopping line-up of racing Vincents. They will also be able to hear a selection, in the fire-up paddock. Of particular interest are the Mighty Mouse and Super Mouse drag bikes, built by legendary racer Brian Chapman. These unique machines were still racing, and winning, into the early 1980s. With nearly two acres of classic motorcycle show and autojumble undercover as well as jumble stalls in the open air, alongside Vincent there will be many other makes and models of classic motorcycles represented at Ardingly. The South of England Showground is located at Ardingly, near Gatwick (RH17 6TL). Admission is from 10am and tickets cost just £7, with no charge for accompanied children under 16. Earlybird tickets are valid from 8am and cost £10. Tickets are available online or visitors can pay by card or cash at the gate. Tickets, stall bookings and all other information can be found at www.elk-promotions.co.uk
F 800 GS, F 900 GS & F 900 GS Adventure
The celebrations for 100 Years of BMW Motorrad have gathered pace with the announcement of the all-new F 800 GS, F 900 GS, and F 900 GS Adventure – all featuring exciting technical updates that will make your enduro adventures even more thrilling. With a newly-enhanced two-cylinder inline engine, the F 800 GS produces an output of 64kW (87hp) available at 6,750rpm, while the F 900 GS Adventure and F 900 GS generate 77kW (105hp) at 8,500rpm. The off-road credentials of the F 900 GS are further enhanced by a weight reduction of 14kg – coupled with the 10hp performance boost over its predecessor, this new bike delivers a nimbler and sportier ride on road and trails alike. All three models come with two riding modes, ABS Pro, and DTC as standard, along with a suite of sophisticated colour schemes to suit your style.