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The Honda Ron Haslam Race School, has announced a new two-year deal to remain at Donington Park, one of the finest motor racing facilities in Europe, for 2017 and 2018.

Next year, the Honda Ron Haslam Race School, led by GP legend ‘Rocket’ Ron Haslam himself, celebrates 21 years of helping motorcyclists to ride faster and safer.

Honda will strengthen its utility vehicle line-up with the launch of its first side-by-side – the Pioneer – in early 2017.
The Pioneer features a 700cc engine and will be available as either a two or four-seater.

Hocoparts of Holland has appointed Peter Abbott as regional sales executive covering London, the Home Counties and southern territories. He will start on 5 December and can be contacted on 07802 886661.

Cambrian Tyres has taken on the Anlas brand. As well as producing tyres under its own brand name, the European manufacturer has also produced tyres for other brands. Its range covers commuter and urban motorcycles, lightweights, classic machinery, large adventure bikes and scooteers and mopeds.

Ducati is carrying out a survey of its email followers asking them about the time they need to reach their bike dealer. There are two questions: How much time would you consider acceptable to reach your Dealer to purchase a new bike? And: How much time would you consider acceptable to reach your service for assistance?

The Italian manufacturer’s website lists 36 dealers in the UK.

Elf, a brand of the global energy company Total, announced a partnership with historic motorcycle manufacturer Brough Superior. Elf will provide its technical expertise and products to the luxury British marque and its official distributors.

Mark Upham, CEO of Brough Superior, commented: “Brough Superior is once again a global luxury brand and it is important that it continues to work with only the best from around the world. We recognise Elf as a leading player in the lubricant world and we very much look forward to working with the company to achieve more success.”

Following the launch of the new Z1000SX for 2017, customers who upgrade their current Z1000SX to the latest model will receive a free TomTom Rider 400 Kawasaki Edition package – which has a retail price of more than £350.

Those wanting to take advantage of the offer simply need to head to their local authorised Kawasaki dealership with a valid registration document to confirm ownership. The offer is available to confirmed owners of 2011 – 2016 Kawasaki Motors UK supplied Z1000SX machines. The campaign is set to run for bikes registered up to 31 March, 2017.

Kenth Ohlin has announced he is stepping down as CEO of the Swedish suspension manufacturer in this, the company’s 60th year, but will remain a board member. Ohlin has overseen the design and creation of numerous innovative suspension products and says it has won an unprecedented number of championship titles, including most recently with Marc Marquez claiming the 2016 MotoGP title.






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