Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Tough and Sporty ; #ONTWOWHEELS #LATESTNEWS

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Tough and Sporty ; #ONTWOWHEELS #LATESTNEWS

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most popular pick-ups is back with a host of new features and even better value.

AT THE opposite end of the motorcycle spectrum from the screaming superbikes is a collection of far more modest vehicles designed to fill the role of simple, costeffective transport. Honda's MSX125 is a prime example of the breed.

The new Nissan NP300 Navara has already collected the prestigious International Pick-up of the Year award and is now available to order from dealers across the country .

WHAT DOES IT COST? Price is one of the major selling points of this diminutive Honda. It will retail at Pounds 2,899 which should see a lot of takers.

Thanks to a host of updates, the new NP300 Navara is as rugged and capable as ever, but with greater comfort, improved refinement and a range of new technologies that make it even more suited to those with an active There may be cheaper ways to get your hands on a new motorcycle but few which will put you in position of a product of the MSX125's quality from a brand with Honda's clout.

Bond's under the Of course, corners had to be cut to bring the MSX125 in at this price and equipment levels are basic.

They amount to an LCD digital dash with speedometer, twin trip meters, fuel gauge and clock.

The design of the bike is exceptional and will appeal to the young's sense of style.

It's available in two bodystyles; the stylish king cab or double cab for those needing full-sized seating in the second row.

Being a Honda, you can also bank on the MSX125's mechanicals standing the test of time.

Under the bonnet all Navara models come with a brand-new 2.3- litre dCi diesel unit, which offers 160PS in single-turbo form or a generous 190PS with twin-turbocharge.rs.

HOW DOES IT HANDLE? The 125cc engine is set-up to bring exceptional fuel economy rather than extreme performance but Both engine options the lightness of this bike will ensure that it is lively and responsive to the throttle.

can be specified with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission , with twoand four-wheel-drive available depending on the model.

Stopping duties are taken care of by a 220mm front disc with a dualpiston brake calliper along with a 190mm disc and single piston calliper at the rear. …

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