Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Ducati Summer Offers - 0% Finance on Scrambler & £1000 Accessory Voucher on Multistrada Enduro

Summer is definitely here and to celebrate Ducati have two great deals on the Ducati Scrambler Icon and Sixty2 models, not forgetting the new Multistrada Enduro offer!


The Land of Joy has arrived this summer as two models from the Scrambler range are now available with 0% APR.  The Ducati ScramblerIcon and Sixty2, two of the most affordable bikes in the Scrambler range are now even more affordable. 


The Icon's comfortable riding position and steel teardrop tank with interchangable aluminium side panels has proved very popular. The 790mm seat height ensures comfort for both the rider and passenger and the stand-out features include the wide handlebar, the headlight with glass lense and LED guide-light, and the 10-spoke Dual Sport wheels. 

Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 - £6,554
The Icon's little brother, the Sixty2 features an air-cooled 399cc L-twin, two valve engine delivering 41hp. This makes the bike perfect for those seeking an accessible bike that is easy to handle and has low running costs, but not wanting to miss out on the unique Scrambler spirit. The Sixty2 is also A2 license compliant, helping those new to motorcycling own a Ducati.

The Multistrada 1200 Enduro is the most adventurous version ever of the renowned multi-bike built and designed to satisfy even the most demanding globetrotter.


This new adventure bike is already packed with features, but now thanks to this £1000 offer new owners can decide between enhancing their new Enduro with a multitude of accessories or investing in some of the dedicated off road apparel and safety gear.

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro - £16,827
The Multistrada 1200 Enduro is available with a number of accessory packages that would be an obvious choice to use with the £1000 offer.  These include:

  • Enduro pack: crash bars, radiator grill, LED lights, brake disc and chain guard protector
  • Touring pack: Touratech 85 litre side panniers, heated grips and handlebar bag.
  • Sport pack: Homologated Termignoni titanium exhaust, brake and clutch fluid tank covers and black pump cover.
  • Urban pack: 38 litre Touratech aluminium top case and tank pocket bag and charger.

Both of these offers are available now and end on September 30th 2016.   Contact Tony or Toby in Sales on 01508 471919 or email Sales@seastarsuperbikes.co.uk.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Top 3 Motorcycle Touring Destinations in Europe

If you're looking for inspiration to get away this summer on the bike, take a look at our top 3 motorcycle touring destinations in Europe.


1. The Stelvio Pass, Italy



Usually open from June to the beginning of November, the Stelvio Pass starts in Prato allo Stelvio and takes you to Bormio. This world renowned zig zag road is also called the queen of alpine routes, the motorcycle Promised Land and the most winding road in Europe.

When it comes to motorcycle touring in Europe, it has to be on the list, with its sharp corners and high altitude it requires accuracy and the riders undivided attention. At 2.757 meters above sea level, it's the highest road pass to ride in Italy, near the Switzerland border.

It's also among the top 10 most dangerous roads on the earth, so certainly deserves some respect. When Top Gear featured the Stelvio Pass in 2008 they announced it to be the best driving road in the world but its been an epic route for bikers and motorcyclists for a lot longer than that! 

2. D618 / 918, France



Another popular route amongst bikers is the D618 in France in the St Girons region of Southern France. While you climb to the summit some 1569 metres you can take in the stunning French scenery and views as you pass through villages along the way.

If you're looking for maximum enjoyment on a motorcycle tour then, the D618 leaves Bouleternere and winds it way through mountains and greenery, perfect for sports touring. You can experience the French countryside on a challenging and fascinating ride and be rewarded with peak views when you reach the top. 

3. Cat & Fiddle Run, Macclesfield



We had to include a UK tour and whilst Brexit has seen us leave the European Union, geographically we're still part of Europe.

There are many great UK motorcycle roads and coastlines, but one good example is the Cat and Fiddle run in Macclesfield in East Midlands. You may not always find the sunshine, but you will find long stretching paths which are perfect for cruising and seeing some rural English countryside. 

You'll also be rewarded with the road's namesake when you reach the summit of the ride, being the Cat & Fiddle Inn public house – for a soft drink only of course!



Feel free to add and share your own top European motorcycle touring destinations in the comments section.

Have you been away on a motorcycle tour this year or planning one? Then we'd love to hear where you got to, why not send us your photos too and we'll add them to our Facebook and Twitter pages.  

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Motorcycle Airbag Suits – Gimmick or Innovative Safety Gear?

As a Ducati dealership, we've been involved with motorcycle airbag suits since 2014 when Ducati introduced the first ever production motorcycle wirelessly integrated with airbag riding jackets. The Ducati Multistrada D-Air® featured a fully integrated, intelligent system of sensors wirelessly connected to Ducati airbag jackets made by Dainese.


This was a ‘world's first' in the motorcycle industry and brought together two innovative designs from two famous Italian brands.

Jumping forward to 2016, we've taken on the Dainese brand within our motorcycle clothing department. One of the factors in this decision is that alongside the great range of leathers and motorcycle gear produced by Dainese, we wanted to be able to offer the D-Air suits and jackets.

To us, it all makes sense when it comes to two wheel safety, airbag suits are a significant step forward, but that does come at a cost. There is now airbag motorcycle clothing which works totally independently on a standalone system and doesn't rely on any sensors on the bike.  An example, is the Dainese D-Air Racing Misano suit priced at £1739, and the Misano jacket at £1199.

Since the introduction of the D'Air airbag suit there has been zero collar bone breaks during incidents. In addition to the protection, the Misano suit also offers 12 channels of telemetry with every race track available, riders are able to plug the suit into a laptop to see speeds, forces etc. as they progress around the circuit. This type of telemetry alone would cost you in excess of £1000.

Remember when airbags in cars were first introduced, now they are the norm, and whilst the motorbike airbag jacket patent was first registered in 1976, it is only recently that inflatable safety wear and systems have started to really catch on for motorcycles and riders.

With racers such as Rossi and Guy Martin wearing airbag motorcycle suits, and having seen some high speed crashes where these suits have certainly proven themselves, there is no question whether they work.

Whilst still more expensive that your average set of leathers, the price of airbag clothing has dropped over the last few years and there are now more options to choose from.

Undoubtedly, we'll see more of this type of safety motorcycle clothing becoming more the norm over the next few years, after all it was only 1973 that motorcycle helmets became compulsory! 

If you're interested in finding out more about the Dainese D'Air range, then contact Julie in our Motorcycle Clothing department on 01508 471919 or email clothing@seastarsuperbikes.co.uk.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Ride to Work Week 2016 - 20-26 June

This year, International Ride to Work Day is on Monday 20 June 2016 with Ride to Work Week the 20 to 26 June 2016. 

Whatever bike you ride from a scooter to a superbike, why not swap four wheels for two and take your daily commute on your motorcycle and demonstrate just how great it is to ride. 

During Ride to Work Week, motorbike and scooter riders around the world will show that life would be better if more people rode motorcycles every day, with time savings, less congestion and reduced travel costs. 

If you already commute on two wheels thats great, and by taking part in National Ride to Work Week you’ll encourage others to as well.  It's also a good reminder to other road users that we all share our daily journey to work, and to look out for one another.  

Think about how much time you could save and the hassle of not sitting in traffic, plus you might be surprised at the savings you could make too.  Ride to Work Week gives the motorcycling industry the chance to show policymakers what a vital part of the transport mix us motorcyclists really are.

So why not share the fun and give a friend a lift into work on your bike and don't forget to share your Ride to Work photos with us, we'd love to see them. 

Ride to Work Week - 20-26 June 2016


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

K-World at Silverstone on Saturday 18 June 2016

Kawasaki’s free annual live event is back with a new name – K-World Live 2016 will take place at Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire on Saturday 18 June and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.


The event is completely FREE and open to all two-wheeled fans, Kawasaki owners or otherwise. Those who pre-register their attendance at the event at www.kworldlive.co.uk will be entered into a prize draw for a pair of VIP tickets to the British Superbike Championship.

K-World 2016 will see the elite Team Green Ambassadors, including stunt rider Lee Bowers, stunt driver and 23-time World Record holder Terry Grant and various freestyle MX riders showcasing their skills.

There will be plenty to see and do for all ages, including Team Green rider interviews, ride-outs on Kawasaki’s 2016 models and track sessions on the National Circuit.

A dedicated Kids’ Zone will play host to a bouncy castle, party games, face painting and a Kiddimoto experience for those budding two-wheel fanatics.

Kawasaki Motors UK, said: “The World of Kawasaki event last year was a great success, but this year we’re making it even bigger and better. We have lots of exciting things planned and hope everyone can make it. There’s a new name, K-World Live and we’re introducing the new arena experience for visitors. We can’t wait for June now…”

Kawasaki Rider Club members will be welcomed into an exclusive hospitality area with refreshments available throughout the day and also receive can receive a complimentary track session.

K-World Live 2016 takes place at Silverstone Circuit on Saturday 18 June with the gates opening at 9am.  Track sessions can be booked in advance through No Limits here: http://bit.ly/KWorldLiveTrackSession and cost £20 each for a 15-20 minute session. 

Why not download the brand new Kawasaki K-World App available on iOS or Android






Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Ducati Celebrate 90 Years

2016 will see Ducati celebrate its 90th anniversary and today is stronger and growing faster than ever, driven by passion and emotion. 



Since 1926 Ducati has been a unique engineering talent, generating motorcyles of unmistakable design with a sporting spirit.  Born in Italy, in Borgo Panigale, the brand Ducati originally produced an electric condenser called 'Manens', sophisticated technology for the time.

World Ducati Week will celebrate this special anniversary on 1-3 July 2016,  almost 90 years to the day (5 July 1926) to when three brothers Adriano, Bruno and Marcello Cavalieri Ducati, supported by their father Antonio founded Ducati. 

Ducati grew quickly, with the Borgo Panigale factory being constructed in 1935, producing precision equipment such as calculators, radios, cameras and film cameras.  Ducati was one of Italy's most technically advanced companies in the 1930s.  

With the destruction of the original factory in the WWII in 1944, Ducati came back with the Cucciolo, a small 4stroke scooter that saw a rebirth of the company. The rest as they say is history

With the recent arrival of Audi and the introduction of new models such as the 1299 Panigale, XDiavel cruiser and Multistrada 1200 Enduro, the continuous growth of the Ducati brand around the world has been amazing. 

Tickets are now available for WDW2016, further details can be found here





Monday, 25 April 2016

Seastar Open Weekend & Ducati Roadshow - 21 & 22 May 2016

It's that time of year when the weather warms up and we really kickstart the season with our biggest event of the year, Seastar Superbike's annual Open Weekend.


Featuring the Ducati Norwich Roadshow with extended demo ride outs, the Ducati event truck and their fleet of Ducati demonstrators.  You can test and experience the Ducati range of bikes, their capabilities and take a pillion with you and see how the bike fits you both.


After a hugely successful Ducati Roadshow in Colchester on 3 April, we're looking forward to welcoming you to Ducati Norwich.

Alongside our Ducati demos, our fleet of Kawasaki motorcycles will also be available to book test rides on over the weekend.  The Think! Hugger team will be leading all of the Kawasaki ride outs and of course be available for a chat on their fantastic courses throughout the weekend.



Our ever popular hog roast will also be returning if you fancy something to eat, and as always our coffee machine is on free vend.

There will be great offers to be had throughout the store with unbeatable deals on clothing and accessories and not forgetting a Prize Draw with some amazing prizes to be won.

To book your Ducati or Kawasaki road test on your preferred bike and time, call Sales on 01508 471919 and secure your place today.