Cheaper Ducati Finance From £99 Per Month For A Supersport

Summer is coming to an end in the UK. You can tell because we’re ramping up towards motorcycle shows and new models. And the end-of-season special offers are all appearing. For example, cheaper Ducati finance from £99 per month for a Supersport. And similar Autumn offers on the 2017 Ducati Scrambler, including the Cafe Racer and Desert Sled models, plus Ducati Performance vouchers with new Multistradas.

So, the Ducati Supersport is a pretty comfortable and usable sportsbike, with a 937cc, 113bhp V-twin engine returned from Hypermotard/Multistrada. And it’s priced competitively, with Marzocchi forks, a Sachs rear shock, Brembo calipers with ABS and lots more making it something you could use for commuting or longer trips as well as track days. All of that comes in at £11,635. But it sounds even more reasonable when you could be paying £99 per month.

That does come with some Ducati TriOptions financing rules. You’d need to pay a £2,634.40 deposit, pay £99 per month, and then cough up an optional final repayment of £6,176 to own the motorcycle outright. Which means you’d end up paying £12,374.40 after 37 months at 3.11% APR on the repayments, and 3.2% on the final lump sum.

2017 Ducati Supersport - Cheaper Ducati Finance From £99 Per Month For A Supersport

Ready for a load more numbers? The 2017 Ducati Scrambler range are also part of the 3% TriOptions deals, including the newest Desert Sled and Cafe Racer models, for £99 per month.

As an example, the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled would require a £1896.46 deposit. Followed by 37 months of £99 (2.91% interest), and a final lump sum of £5,013 (3% APR). It makes the total cost of a new Scrambler go from £9,535 to £10,113.46, but does mean you aren’t paying it all up front.

2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

The various Scrambler versions share the same 803cc engine. But with different accessories and style for whichever look and purpose you prefer. The Desert Sled is obviously intended as more of an urban off-roader, capable of a bit of dirt and gravel. While the 1960’s inspired Cafe Racer will be at home on Tarmac. Probably parked up outside a coffee shop in Shoreditch or Soho.

2017 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer

Not keen on finance, or have money burning a massive hole in your pocket? Well Ducati still have some other offers for you. If you pick up a 2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200, you’ll get a £1000 Ducati Performance voucher to spend on accessories, equipment or helmets and clothing. And that’s now been extended to also give you a £750 voucher if you pick up a smaller 2017 Multistrada 950.

All of the Ducati TriOptions Finance and Ducati Performance voucher offers run until October 31st, 2017. And can be sorted via your local Ducati dealer.

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2017 Peugeot Django 125i Switches to EasyMotion

The 2017 Peugeot Django 125i continues to offer a vintage look with modern technology. And for this year, that tech will include the new fuel injected 125cc EasyMotion engine and Syncho Braking Concept (SBC) linked brakes.

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The 2017 Pegueot Django 125i Evasion

Most new Peugeot scooters are being moved across to the new fuel-injected motor to meet Euro4 emission rules. For example, the horribly-named Tweet also has the same engine. In the case of the retro-style 2017 Peugeot Django 125i, that means around 100 miles per gallon. Under World Motorcycle Test Cycle Conditions, it managed 104mpg. That’s helped by the engine switch not having much effect on the 135kg weight, or the 7.5kW (10hp) output.

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The 2017 Peugeot Django 125i Allure tops the range

The 2017 Peugeot Django 125i also shares the SBC braking system with a number of other scooters from the French manufacturer, including the racier Speedfight4 125. When you apply the left lever, you activate the SBC, which distributes the braking between the 200mm front disc brake and 170mm rear disc. Which should slow you down quickly, without locking the wheels. Or having the front dive like a Premier League footballer.

If you need to stop any more quickly, then add the right-hand lever for extra power. Obviously there’s no need for a clutch lever with an automatic scooter.

Although those are two sizeable changes under the surface, the Django has generally stayed pretty unchanged from the outside. You still get a look inspired by the vintage 1950s Peuegot S55. And a mix that incluces an analogue speedo with a digital displayer, for example. Or retro chrome trim with LED indicators, rear and signature lights around the front grille. The under seat lockable storage bay will easily store your retro open-face helmet, but the glove compartment has a 12v socket for your smartphone.

2017 Peugeot Django 125i S Sport Easymotion
The coolest of the 2017 Peugeot Django 125i range has to be the matt black S model

2017 Peugeot Django 125i Model Range:

If you’re interested in picking up a Peugeot for learning, commuting or as your main transport, then there are 5 different model levels you can choose from.

  • Heritage: Single colours,white wheels and round chrome mirrors.
  • Sport: Grey wheel rims and sport numbers. Dual seat has removable passenger seat shell and chrome hand-grip.
  • S: – based around the Sport, with matt black body panels and colour-matched passenger seat shell. Wheels, fork legs and engine cover are all painted black, with contrasting satin chrome finish on the trim, mirror covers and headlamp peak.
  • Evasion: Two-tone colours, with white wheel rims and white-wall tyres. Painted rear-view mirrors have a chrome surround. Fly screen and chrome front luggage rack are standard equipment.
  • Allure: Two-tone bodywork, grey wheel rims, white-wall tyres and three-tone dual seat. Painted mirrors with chrome surround. Fly screen, colour-match top-case, passenger back-rest and chrome rear luggage rack as standard equipment

Prices start at £2,799 for a Heritage version, and all of them comes with two-year-unlimited mileage parts and labour warranty. Obviously the matt black S is the coolest, because matt black. We’re not joking – the fact the wheels, forks and engine cover are also black makes it look like it’s going racing in the 1960s. It’s definitely the one we’d pick!

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New Colours for the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R3 and MT-03

Yamaha has announced new colourschemes will be available for the Yamaha YZF-R3 and the MT-03 from August 2017.

The Yamaha YZF-R3 was introduced in 2015, with a 321cc twin-cylinder engine. Putting out 42hp, it’s suitable for those on an A2 motorcycle licence (those aged 19 and above) in the UK. And for anyone who fancies a smaller supersports bike with a 112mph top speed, a 167kg weight and a 780mm seat height. And it also comes with ABS, for a recommended price of £5,199.

New Colours for the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R3 and MT-03

And this year it’ll come in two colour options. You’ll get the choice of the Yamaha Race Blu and Power Black. Both of which will help to match the larger R6, which is also available in Race Blue, and Tech Black. The new paint is certainly an improvement on the current Race Blu design, and as much as we like matt paint, the current Matt Grey doesn’t necessarily do the current bike any favours.

2017 Yamaha YZF-R3 in Race Blu 2017 Yamaha YZF-R3 in Power Black

There are also new colours for the Yamaha MT-03. The naked commuter version of the same Yamaha engine and chassis also keeps the same seat height. But gives you a more upright riding position. Currently it’s available in Race Blu and Midnight Black. But from August, you’ll get the choice of the existing Black paint scheme, plus the new Yamaha Blue and Night Fluo options.

New Colours for the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R3 and MT-03

Again, updating the paint scheme means that the smaller A2-friendly bike keeps up to date with the larger motorcycles in the range – in this case the MT-07. And the MT-03 is a fairly practical choice for those wanting something to commute with, or go for short blasts, coming in at £4899.

2018 Yamaha MT-03 in Race Blue 2018 Yamaha MT-03 in Night Fluo 2018 Yamaha MT-03 in Power Black

Pretty simple so far. Although we did spot the R3 images are labelled as 2017, and the MT-03 photos are apparently the 2018 model.

The new colours for the Yamaha YZF-R3 definitely get a thumbs up. And you can’t go too far wrong with plain black for the naked Yamaha MT-03. The Night Fluo always looks better with someone on it. But I really can’t decide if I like the Race Blue or not. The wheels are fine, but the tank and frame combo, plus the sides of the radiator? It’s just a couple of anodised bar ends away from an early-90s streetfighter. Which isn’t always a bad thing, I guess.

It’ll be interested to get some of your opinions in the comments. Especially as I left the 19-23 A2 age group quite a while ago.

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2017 Triumph Street Triple Prices Revealed

So when the 2017 Triumph Street Triple range was revealed at the start of the year, there was something missing. And that was how much each model would cost. Fortunately we can correct that now the 2017 Triumph Street Triple prices have been revealed.

So here’s the rundown.

The lighter, better 2017 Triumph Street Triple S is the starting point. It will cost £8,000 from your local UK dealer. And along with a range of accessories, you can also invest extra cash on metallic paint options for £125.

2017 Triumph Street Triple S Price Revealed
The 2017 Triumph Street Triple S will cost £8,000

Next up is the Triumph Street Triple R, which has a higher specification level. And there is also the option of a dedicated low ride-height version of the R with a unique suspension and seating set-up for those shorter of leg, for the same price of £8,900.

Again, you can add on £125 if you want any of the metallic paint options.

2017 Triumph Street Triple R Price Revealed
The 2017 Triumph Street Triple R will set you back £8,900

Then there is the range topping 2017 Triumph Street Triple RS priced at £9,900.

2017 Triumph Street Triple RS Price Revealed
The range-topping 2017 Triumph Street Triple RS comes in at a price of £9,900

For all the specs and loads more images of the 2017 Triumph Street Triple range, check out our previous article…

But if you’re a new rider at a younger age, there’s a special treat for you…

A Cheaper Triumph Street Triple for A2 Licence Holders:

If you’re possessing an A2 licence. Or you want the look of a new Street Triple for the absolute minimum, then there is the dedicated 2017 Triumph Street Triple S A2 version. With a smaller 660cc engine, it won’t have quite the power and excitement of the bigger brothers. But it is cheaper at £7,700.

So if you’re between 19 and 23 and need to stick to 47bhp, or have a strange inclination towards a smaller engine in your Street Triple, you will at least save £300 on a 2017 Triumph. So that’s something, at least…

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666 Ducati Diavel Diesel Models To Be Built

The Ducati Diavel Diesel is a limited edition model being produced as a collaboration by the two Italian firms. A total of 666 motorcycles will be produced as a result, featuring what the press releases calls ‘a hyperkinteic dynamism of a post-apocalyptic, retro-futuristic world’. Sounds fancy.

2017 Ducati Diavel Diesel

To go with the release of the Ducati Diavel Diesel is a small collection of clothing to match from Diesel. On the way in April with the limited edition, will be a leather jacket, two T-shirts and a pair of Jogg Jeans. Which might be why the new bike was actually unveiled at Milan Men’s Fashion Week before heading to the Motor Bike Expo.

2017 Ducati Diavel Diesel and Clothing

Ducati Diavel Diesel Design:

So it’s obvious that a motorcycle worked on by Ducati and an Italian clothing brand would need to look good. And the Diavel starts off with a hand-brushed stainless steel superstructure with visible welding and rivets. That approach is kept for the fuel tank cover, front cowl and passenger saddle cover.

2017 Ducati Diavel Diesel Tank Cover
2017 Ducati Diavel Diesel Tank Cover

And the saddle itself looks rather lovely, made of real leather, and with a pyramid of three Ds to stand for Ducati, Diesel and Diavel. The mix of leather and visibile steel has that feel of vintage aeroplanes or ships. It’s definitely my favourite part of the bike.

2017 Ducati Diavel Diesel Saddle and Passenger Cowl
2017 Ducati Diavel Diesel Saddle and Passenger Cowl

The black anodised lateral air intakes also ave visible welding, and have intake covers in red methacrylate (or bendy plastic as it’s also known). And some Diesel logos on the inside.

2017 Ducati Diavel Diesel Intake Cover
2017 Ducati Diavel Diesel Intake Cover

There’s a red theme with the LCD dashboard matching the Brembo front brake calipers and even the chain features five red links.

But the exhaust goes for classic black Zircotec ceramic coating, with black silencers. Both the exhausts end cans and rear-view mirrors are machined from a solid block. You also get a black front mudguard with the DDD pyramid logo on it.

To show it’s a limited edition, the Ducati Diavel Diesel comes with a numbered plate on the frame. And buyers will be happy to know they get a bike cover and rear stand included in the price – but will have to wait to pick up a matching Diesel T-shirt.

Mechanically it’s a standard Ducati Diavel, with a 162hp Testastretta engine, with the Ducati Safety Pack (ABS and Traction Control). Which is the point where some people may have lost interest – but as a purely cosmetic limited edition, the Ducati Diavel Diesel has some nice touches to enjoy or possibly emulate.

There’s no word on price, but we’re sure your local Ducati dealer can find out for you before the bike is released in April. And if you can’t stretch that far, you can always buy a T-shirt instead…

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