News: HOW TO TELL A BARGAIN FROM A BANGER – TIPS FROM IAM ROADSMART

“Now that the holidays are over, Christmas is not yet on the horizon and forecourts are full of pre-owned cars which have been traded in to get the latest “67” plate so for lots of us, now is the time we think about trading up to a newer model.” shared Tim Shallcross, IAM RoadSmart head of technical policy with MotorMartin recently. However, it’s fair to say that today’s high-tech cars can be concealing wallet-crunching problems unknown on previous generations of motors, the types of car highlighted through MotorMartin’s second hand bargains articles of recent weeks. Fortunately, you don’t need a … Continue reading News: HOW TO TELL A BARGAIN FROM A BANGER – TIPS FROM IAM ROADSMART

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Citroën C3 Flair S&S PureTech 110 manual: Rave On

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. The all new C3 Flair S&S PureTech 110, a Citroën in the grand tradition, a combination of Flair and engineering which have created a car that Citroën say is ‘As Unique As You Are.’  Citroën make a great play of the customisation options available as there are 9 exterior colours to chose from, 3 roof colours, and the option of a monotone body colour roof which combine with touches of colour including fog … Continue reading Citroën C3 Flair S&S PureTech 110 manual: Rave On

News: PETROL-ENGINED MASERATI LEVANTE S ARRIVES IN UK

Maserati have shared with MotorMartin that their eagerly anticipated petrol-engined Levante S is currently available to order in all UK dealerships, and joins the Levante lineup alongside the successful diesel variant launched last year. The Levante S, Maserati say, has been engineered to excite the sport-focused driver. It makes extensive use of lightweight materials, boasts an ideal 50:50 weight distribution and the segment’s lowest centre of gravity. These features deliver unparalleled agility in the luxury SUV class. When it comes to its engine, Levante S is equipped with the latest evolution of the Maserati 3.0-litre V6 engine, and promises drivers … Continue reading News: PETROL-ENGINED MASERATI LEVANTE S ARRIVES IN UK

News: HONDA FIREBLADE NAMED MCN BEST SPORTSBIKE

It gives all of us up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers great pleasure to announce that Honda’s CBR1000RR Fireblade SP has been named Sportsbike of the Year at the prestigious MCN Awards. MCN have shared with MotorMartin that, launched to critical acclaim earlier this year, the Fireblade SP is one of three all-new variants of Honda’s flagship super sport bike, sitting atop the Honda range, alongside the standard CBR1000RR Fireblade and limited edition, road legal homologation special, Fireblade SP2 – of which only 39 will come to the UK this year. Landing in showrooms on the 25th … Continue reading News: HONDA FIREBLADE NAMED MCN BEST SPORTSBIKE

News: SUZUKI LAUNCHES NEW 3% FINANCE OFFER ON GSX-R1000

Sharing with MotorMartin recently, Suzuki explained that they have launched a new finance offer on the GSX-R1000; the Japanese firm offering 3% APR over three years with a minimum £1,000 deposit, while giving customers the choice over whether they opt for a PCP deal or a hire purchase agreement. Suzuki have confirmed to MotorMartin that the new GSX-R1000, which took a total of nine race wins in its debut year of competition in the British National Superstock 1000 championship, as well as Superbike championship titles in the United States and Australia, was developed by the same team behind Suzuki’s MotoGP … Continue reading News: SUZUKI LAUNCHES NEW 3% FINANCE OFFER ON GSX-R1000