Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Kawasaki 2017 New Model Showroom Launch Night

All those who register for the 2017 launch event at their local authorised Kawasaki dealership, will be entered into a prize draw to win a ‘Refined Raw’ Z300.

The dealer showroom launch event will be held on Friday 24 February and those wanting to attend can register their interest on the dedicated website: www.getevencloser.co.uk.  Although this is not mandatory and all are welcome, but if you wish to enter the draw you must register. 

#GetEvenCloser to the new race-ready Ninja ZX-10RR, freshly unveiled Ninja 650, the best-selling Z1000SX with advanced electronics.  Also on display will be the brand new additions to the Z family – the Z900 and Z650 – in all their naked glory.

To be entered into a prize draw to win the ‘Refined Raw’ Z300 showcased by stunt extraordinaire, Lee Bowers, at the Motorcycle Live show (19-27 November), simply fill in the registration form on www.getevencloser.co.uk. Entry closes at 12pm on Friday 24 February and a winner will be randomly selected and announced at 7pm on Friday 24 February 2017.

The ‘Refined Raw’ Z300 up for grabs has a unique paint scheme. Unmistakably recognisable as part of the Z family, it has a supernaked design inspired by the larger models in the range whilst being compliant for those with an A2 licence.

Terms and conditions: Participants must be 18 years or over. Entry closes at 12pm on Friday 24th February 2017. Any entries after this date and time will not be included in the draw. Winner will be selected randomly by Kawasaki Motors UK and announced at 7pm on Friday 24th February 2017. Only one entry per customer.

Light refreshments will be available, we look forward to an relaxed and social evening all about Kawasaki.  If you have any questions please call on 01508 471919. 

Monday, 2 January 2017

Ducati 2017 Model Preview Launch - 6 & 7 January 2017

Join us and see three of the top new models from Ducati for 2017 on Friday evening 6pm to 9pm, the 6 January and all day on Saturday 7 January. 

We've managed to get our hands on three of Ducati's new models for 2017 - the Ducati Multistrada 950, Scrambler Cafe Racer and the stunning Ducati Supersport S

For this weekend only, come and see these new Ducati models at our Model Preview event on Friday 6 January from 6pm-9pm or Saturday 7 January 9am-6pm.

Drinks and light refreshments will be available too. 

If you can't make the Friday or Saturday then contact Tony on 01508 471919 for further details on any of the 2017 Ducatis. 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Kawasaki Ninja 650 - The New Middle Weight for 2017

The Intermot Motorcycle Show in October, saw Kawasaki launch the new Kawasaki Ninja 650, taking over the reins of the hugely popular and top selling ER6.

Kawasaki Ninja 650 in KRT colours
Being a mid-weight machine, the new Ninja 650, a twin cylinder, water-cooled machine is set to target a wide spectrum of potential owners. With the pressures of Euro4 compliance, Kawasaki designers took the opportunity to assess what the company’s extensive European market research was showing producing a machine with undeniable Ninja styling and spirit allied to every-day adaptability.

With outright performance less crucial to potential owners compared to usability across a number of riding scenarios, the 69PS engine has been tuned for excellent low to mid-range urge while the entire package offers a riding environment that will appeal to those looking for their first mid-weight, those trading down from a larger machine and riders with skill levels from novice to experienced.

Developed from the well-respected ER series unit, the Ninja 650 engine delivers instant response and performance with the benefit of 6.8% better fuel economy. The latest mid-weight Ninja boasts not just good looks but a chassis weight reduction of an impressive 19kg.

It can also be restricted to be A2 compliant, answering the needs of riders seeking to enter the mid-weight arena while at the same time delivering weekend sports riding and weekday commuting possibilities thanks to an ergonomically tuned riding position. Priced starting at £6,349 we should see the Kawasaki Ninja 650 in the showroom by late January 2017.

Contact the Sales Team on 01508 471919 to book a test ride or email sales@seastarsuperbikes.co.uk for further information.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

New Kawasaki Models for 2017

The Intermot Bike Show in Germany saw Kawasaki launch several new models for 2017, starting with the new Ninja 650 with the new trellis style frame, twin-cylinder water-cooled engine tuned for low and mid-range power and distinct Ninja style. 

As a stylish and practical answer to those customers new to two wheels or moving from either a smaller or larger capacity machine, the Ninja 650 offers both sporting performance and weekday in-town versatility.

Moving to high-performance machines, Kawasaki unveiled a third machine in its highly commended line of Supercharged motorcycles, the Ninja H2 Carbon as well as updates for the road focussed Ninja H2 and track-only Ninja H2R.

The Carbon edition, which is limited to 120 units world-wide and 10 in the UK, features a carbon fibre upper cowl, a new paint treatment and – like its H2 and H2R stablemates for the 2017 season - an IMU measuring 6 degrees of machine attitude and a raft of electronic rider aids such as Kawasaki’s innovative cornering management function. In addition, each machine in the new three bike range is now equipped with a bank angle display that records and displays lean angle when riding.

The Ninja ZX-10RR will number a maximum of 500 units in Europe and has special features focussed on the racing paddock and podium success. With a modified cylinder head ready to accept racing camshafts, a new crankcase arrangement made more durable for racing rigours and the kit part accessory option of adjustable head pipe and rear pivot point, the ZX-10RR is predicted to sell well to numerous Superstock and Superbike teams.  Guide pricing is around £17,000 but to be confirmed in January. 

With the addition of specially commissioned Marchesini lightweight forged aluminium wheels and the impressive Brembo M50 calipers and braking package, plus a down as well as up facility of the electronic quick shifter, the ZX-10RR will attract discerning “must-have” road riders as well as racers looking for an extra competitive edge.

The Ninja influence was maintained with the introduction of a third machine, that being the much anticipated new iteration of the Z1000SX. Another example of a machine which has at a stroke created and then gone on to dominate a new class of motorcycling, the machine that is equally adept at hard sports riding as it is as a weekend tourer is further refined for 2017.  We'll be getting the first deliveries in January 2017.

Working hard to increase both its sporting and touring credentials, Kawasaki have examined the SX package in detail and produced a new machine with silky smooth power delivery, more rider protection thanks to a wider cowling and higher screen plus plusher seating for both rider and passenger.

Revised suspension settings and such additions as LED headlamps and an adjustable gear shift light enhance the sporting prowess of the SX, while the assist and slipper clutch and easily adjustable rear pre-load mean that all day riding either alone or with passenger is simplicity itself. With the addition of clean mount panniers, the SX is transformed into a consummate weekend tourer able to cross continents and yet ready for sporting fun upon arrival.  2017 is looking good for Kawasaki

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Copdock Motorcycle Show - Sunday 2nd October 2016

Come and celebrate the 25th Copdock Motorcycle Show at Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road in Ipswich on Sunday 2nd October 2016 from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Once again, motorcyclists will descend upon Copdock for a fun filled day out for bike lovers. Sponsored by CAM Rider, the one and only Dougie Lampkin MBE will be there along with some favourites such as Moto-Stunts International (MSI) motorcycle display team, Ken Fox's Wall Of Death and the Vintage Speedway Cavalcade, not forgetting this year's Guest of Honour - Jim Redman MBE and six times World Champion and six times TT winner.

All this in addition to the annual undercover Bike Show, trade stands and auto jumble and as always you can relax and sit back with some real ale and listen to the live music and entertainment throughout the day.

We'll be there with both Kawasaki and Ducati showcasing the stunning range from Ducati and Kawasaki motorcycles. You should be able to find us as we'll have our mobile dyno there, just look for the giant yellow Ducati Scrambler truck. You can get your bike on the dyno for just £20 - no need to book first come first served basis.

To help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Copdock Show, you can also be in with the chance to win a special custom Triumph Flat Tracker!

There really is something for all the family, with adults just £10 and children under 14 free on the day. If you buy an adult advance eTicket here it's £8.50 but make sure you buy before the 1 October.

We'll see you there, come and say hello.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Ducati Summer Offers - 0% Finance on Scrambler & £1000 Accessory Voucher on Multistrada Enduro

Summer is definitely here and to celebrate Ducati have two great deals on the Ducati Scrambler Icon and Sixty2 models, not forgetting the new Multistrada Enduro offer!

The Land of Joy has arrived this summer as two models from the Scrambler range are now available with 0% APR.  The Ducati ScramblerIcon and Sixty2, two of the most affordable bikes in the Scrambler range are now even more affordable. 

The Icon's comfortable riding position and steel teardrop tank with interchangable aluminium side panels has proved very popular. The 790mm seat height ensures comfort for both the rider and passenger and the stand-out features include the wide handlebar, the headlight with glass lense and LED guide-light, and the 10-spoke Dual Sport wheels. 

Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 - £6,554
The Icon's little brother, the Sixty2 features an air-cooled 399cc L-twin, two valve engine delivering 41hp. This makes the bike perfect for those seeking an accessible bike that is easy to handle and has low running costs, but not wanting to miss out on the unique Scrambler spirit. The Sixty2 is also A2 license compliant, helping those new to motorcycling own a Ducati.

The Multistrada 1200 Enduro is the most adventurous version ever of the renowned multi-bike built and designed to satisfy even the most demanding globetrotter.

This new adventure bike is already packed with features, but now thanks to this £1000 offer new owners can decide between enhancing their new Enduro with a multitude of accessories or investing in some of the dedicated off road apparel and safety gear.

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro - £16,827
The Multistrada 1200 Enduro is available with a number of accessory packages that would be an obvious choice to use with the £1000 offer.  These include:

  • Enduro pack: crash bars, radiator grill, LED lights, brake disc and chain guard protector
  • Touring pack: Touratech 85 litre side panniers, heated grips and handlebar bag.
  • Sport pack: Homologated Termignoni titanium exhaust, brake and clutch fluid tank covers and black pump cover.
  • Urban pack: 38 litre Touratech aluminium top case and tank pocket bag and charger.

Both of these offers are available now and end on September 30th 2016.   Contact Tony or Toby in Sales on 01508 471919 or email Sales@seastarsuperbikes.co.uk.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Top 3 Motorcycle Touring Destinations in Europe

If you're looking for inspiration to get away this summer on the bike, take a look at our top 3 motorcycle touring destinations in Europe.

1. The Stelvio Pass, Italy

Usually open from June to the beginning of November, the Stelvio Pass starts in Prato allo Stelvio and takes you to Bormio. This world renowned zig zag road is also called the queen of alpine routes, the motorcycle Promised Land and the most winding road in Europe.

When it comes to motorcycle touring in Europe, it has to be on the list, with its sharp corners and high altitude it requires accuracy and the riders undivided attention. At 2.757 meters above sea level, it's the highest road pass to ride in Italy, near the Switzerland border.

It's also among the top 10 most dangerous roads on the earth, so certainly deserves some respect. When Top Gear featured the Stelvio Pass in 2008 they announced it to be the best driving road in the world but its been an epic route for bikers and motorcyclists for a lot longer than that! 

2. D618 / 918, France

Another popular route amongst bikers is the D618 in France in the St Girons region of Southern France. While you climb to the summit some 1569 metres you can take in the stunning French scenery and views as you pass through villages along the way.

If you're looking for maximum enjoyment on a motorcycle tour then, the D618 leaves Bouleternere and winds it way through mountains and greenery, perfect for sports touring. You can experience the French countryside on a challenging and fascinating ride and be rewarded with peak views when you reach the top. 

3. Cat & Fiddle Run, Macclesfield

We had to include a UK tour and whilst Brexit has seen us leave the European Union, geographically we're still part of Europe.

There are many great UK motorcycle roads and coastlines, but one good example is the Cat and Fiddle run in Macclesfield in East Midlands. You may not always find the sunshine, but you will find long stretching paths which are perfect for cruising and seeing some rural English countryside. 

You'll also be rewarded with the road's namesake when you reach the summit of the ride, being the Cat & Fiddle Inn public house – for a soft drink only of course!

Feel free to add and share your own top European motorcycle touring destinations in the comments section.

Have you been away on a motorcycle tour this year or planning one? Then we'd love to hear where you got to, why not send us your photos too and we'll add them to our Facebook and Twitter pages.