Best motorcycle finance deals of 2017

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The lighting fast year of 2016 is wrapping up and as we get ready to move on to bigger and better things for 2017, many of us are thinking ahead to any big life changes, and for those lucky enough this could include a new motorcycle. To save you the tedious scouring of the internet for the latest finance offers and cashback incentives, we’ve brought together our list of the best motorcycle finance and cashback deals for 2017.

Best motorcycle finance deals of 2017

Kawasaki finance deals

The famous green brand are currently offering a range of 0% finance offers, including 48 months on Ninja 636R, Ninja 250SL, Z250L and the J125. 36 months 0% is available on the ER6F, ER6N, Ninja 300, Versys 650, Z800, Vulcan S, J300, KLX125, KLX250 and the Z300. There is also a PCP offer at 5.9% over 37 months available on most models, all of the both will require you to put down a minimum £99 deposit, doesn’t sound too bad for a new bike though, eh? Compare finance packages at www.kawasaki.co.uk

Honda motorcycle finance offers

As well as this Japanese marks usual range of low rate 5.9% PCP deals, there is also a rather unusual 50/50 0% finance offer available on the Fireblade and Blade SP (CBR1000R and CBR1000RR), whereby you pay for half of the bike upfront and repay the other half in 12 months time interest free, ideal if you have something of a reasonable value to trade in against it, as it could cover off the 50% deposit. Full information is accessible at www.honda.co.uk/motorcycles

Suzuki motorbike finance options

After a strong year running up to 4 years finance on a wide range of it’s models, Suzuki has now switched back to it’s default 8.9% PCP and 6.7% HP finance offers, which still represent great value and flexibility, even if you only have a small deposit. With lots of cool new additions to the range for 2017 we’re sure these offers will prove popular. Visit www.suzuki-gb.co.uk to see all finance options

Yamaha finance promotions

Yamaha’s longstanding 8.8% PCP offer continues on a wide range of motorcycles from their 2017 product line-up and with a combination of strong residual values and low deposits, this could be a good option if you are thinking about changing your motorcycle to a new bike this year. They will still continue to offer their traditional HP finance options, however the market is definitely changing and the trend towards the PCP model if growing year-on-year. More at www.yamaha-motor.eu/uk

BMW Motorrad low-rate finance

One of the biggest european brands in the UK market are continuing to push their low-rate 3.9%, 5.9% and 9.9% PCP deals on a range of popular models including the R1200GS, S1000XR, S1000RR, F800GS and lots more. These offers have been running for a while now and are likely to continue into 2017 and for the foreseeable future. Details at www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk

Triumph finance package

Following on from multiple new model launches at the back end of 2016, the UK-based brand have really got to grips with their customer finance offering for 2017, if you’re looking for a new Triumph motorcycle then you will able able to take advantage of their 6.9% or 9.9% PCP packages depending on which model you are interested in. As this brand has only larger capacity models, this means the PCP offer is available on the whole range of motorcycles, HP finance is also available across the board at competitive rates. For more info check out www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk

Ducati finance offers

If you fancy some Italian exotica for 2017 then Ducati are promoting their 6.5% PCP offer on a wide range of bikes like the popular new Scrambler models. There are also a selection of PCP and HP offers available on all other models in the range, you can also use their handy finance calculator to see all the offers in their TriOptions finance range at www.ducatiuk.com

We will publish an updated list of the best finance offers available every 3 months throughout 2017 inline with when most manufacturers updates their finance offers and promotions. If you liked this article then please feel free to share it.

Dakar Rally 2012 – post stage 10 breather

The world famous 2012 Dakar Rally is currently taking a rare breather on the Chile/Peru border after Stage 10 of the race from Iquique to Arica. The current standings see front runners Cyril Despres and Marc Coma separated by a mere 21 seconds, a narrow margin considering the scope of the race.

Marc Coma in action

The racers only pause for a few hours to catch their breaths and restore their adrenaline reserves before setting off into the whopping 27th new country of the race tomorrow. To add a twist to the gripping action, the bikers will be at their most vulnerable as they split from their mechanics and spare parts vehicles over the next two stages of the Dakar.

It's 37 year old Frenchman Cyril Despres who will have the advantage over 35 year old Spaniard Marc Coma as they head out tomorrow into the mind-bending desert conditions that would put most of us mere mortals off of riding for life! But with Coma closing down the gap by a cool two minutes in the last stage, the pressure is really on for Despres.

“Things are getting very interesting, tomorrow night we have the middle of a marathon stage and also things are very tight at the top. There is 21 seconds between Marc and myself after 11 days of the race so it should be a very exciting finish.” – Cyril Despres

“Tonight will be about looking over the bike with the mechanics, they will try to get it in the best shape they can. They will also tell me if there’s anything on the bike that I should take care of out on the stage. Of course we are very thorough with the bike every night but tonight we will not just double check but triple check!” – Marc Coma

Both riders are remaining open minded about the possible final result of the race, and as everyones knows, anything can happen, especially over the next stages where the riders are cast into the wilderness of the desert without any support close by. The riders will need to dig deep, both physically and mentally, and give their all if they want to come out on top at the end of rounds 11 and 12 in Peru.

Make sure you check back regularly for the latest news on the Dakar. For more information visit the official Red Bull Dakar Rally 2012 website on the following link:

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Spread the cost of servicing with Suzuki

None of us like that sinking feeling when it comes to getting our bikes serviced, least of all when we get the bill! Luckily for us Suzuki are making it that bit more bearable with their new Service Payment Plan.

The manufacturer has announced a nationwide scheme, designed to help customers of new and used machines spread the cost of routine servicing via their participating dealers.

Available on all new and most used bikes from 2004 onwards, the Payment Plan is available for any customer to purchase regardless of when they bought their machine or if they bought it from a dealer or privately.

Michael Le Flay, Suzuki GB aftersales marketing manager, explained the scheme, commenting: “This nationally available scheme is tailored specifically to each customer and bike. Each plan takes into account the bike model, date of registration, current mileage, anticipated mileage and plan length, before calculating a price that can either be paid for upfront or spread over 24 or 36 month terms, effectively offering a real cost of ownership up-front and future-proofing the customer against inflation too.”

For more info visit www.suzuki-gb.co.uk/serviceplan

Hillier supports RAF charity at 2011 IOM TT

James Hillier and his Bournemouth Kawasaki team will be supporting the work of an RAF charity during the popular Isle of Man TT this year.

The team are set to promote the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund. The fund provides a welfare safety net for the men and women of the RAF, past and present, and their families, whenever they need it.

Hillier’s helmet will feature the RAF Benevolent Fund’s logo at the TT. His ZX-10R will also carry the logo on its bodywork.

The team were introduced to the RAF Benevolent Fund by the RAF Odiham Motorcycle Club. Hillier said: “I’ve enjoyed several track days with the club at RAF Odiham, and I have nothing but admiration for the men and women of the RAF. Not only do they keep our skies safe, but they love motorcycle racing.”

To find out more about the benevolent fund visit www.rafbf.org or for more info on the RAF Odiham Motorcycle Club visit www.omcc.co.uk

Dainese stays cool this summer

With summer almost here you will no doubt be scouring the net for cool summer textiles. Well the search is over, Dainese has a great range of kit with sunny days in mind.

On the textile front there is the Air-Flux Tex, which has large fabric inserts on the front, back and on the arms of the jacket to improve ventilation. The jacket has protective inserts to the shoulders and elbows, and a pocket in the back for a protector. The jacket is for both men and women and is priced at £129.99.

The alternative Air-Frame Tex jacket also has ample mesh inserts to keep you cool. To keep you safe it has a pocket for a back protector, composite removable protection and reflective inserts. It’s available in a variety of colours at £159.99.

The new 4 Stroke short glove has all the design qualities Dainese is renowned for and includes a host of safety features including composite protectors in steel over the knuckles and thermoplastic inserts on the palms and cuffs. Available in a range of colours at £109.99.

Also available with an equally cool name is The Shift. Its a practical city boot offering temperature control with a fixed 3D bubble air gap liner, it also offer good protection and comfort and is priced at £119.99

Find out more at www.dainese.com