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Greatrides mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com/ hours Has a unique polyg­o­nal tower and is known for its maze of pas­sages and rooms. A re­ally in­ter­est­ing place to ex­plore with lovely views over Or­ford Ness. OR­FORD CAS­TLE Ð Suf­folk sur­prise 100 miles Three A re­laxed trip to

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What Suf­folk lacks in height vari­a­tion, it more than makes up for in quirky vil­lages and sea­side views.

Start­ing at Roys­ton, your first big de­ci­sion is whether to sim­ply stop at the Im­pe­rial War mu­seum at Dux­ford. Should you re­sist, and this route is worth sac­ri­fic­ing a day look­ing at aero­planes for, cross over the M11 and head into ru­ral Suf­folk.

Pick­ing up the small A-roads be­tween Saw­ston and Sud­bury, you twist your way through a se­lec­tion of smaller vil­lages with quite odd names be­fore tak­ing a bit of a de­tour up the A134 and cut­ting back down the A1141. This sec­tion is prob­a­bly the best on the route and has some lovely views as well as fun roads to ride. Once you have cir­cum­nav­i­gated Ip­swich it is onto the A1152 and to­wards Alde­burgh.

When most peo­ple visit the east coast they head to­wards Hun­stan­ton, Cromer or Great Yar­mouth, but the south side is just as good and Alde­burgh is the jewel. Its shin­gle beach is a de­light to stroll on and the area is burst­ing with wildlife.

2015 Kawasaki ZX-10R

A lot has been made of the fact Kawasaki have mas­sively up­dated the Wsb-win­ning ZX-10R with new elec­tron­ics, sus­pen­sion, brakes and so on. Yes, no doubt it’s bril­liant and much im­proved, es­pe­cially on track. But there’s also no doubt that they had to change it to meet Euro4 and there wasn’t much wrong with the old one. And, when you con­sider there are still plenty around at up to £3000 cheaper than the 2016 bike, that makes it tempt­ing in­deed.

We’ve seen more than a few '15s at around £11k when the new one is £13,799, or more for the spe­cial ver­sions.

Yes – a sav­ing of nearly £3k is not to be sniffed at.

2015 Honda CB500XA

Just re­placed by the up­dated and now Euro4-com­pli­ant 2016 ver­sion (along with its CB500F and CBR500R sib­lings) the old ver­sion of the X re­mains a great buy. Here’s why: 1) although the F and R are sig­nif­i­cantly facelifted, the X is the least dif­fer­ent and ar­guably the most ver­sa­tile of Honda’s A2-friendly fam­ily; 2) you can cur­rently get one with free full lug­gage pack and cheap fi­nance.

£5295 com­plete with full hard-lug­gage pack and 5.9% fi­nance of­fer. See­ing as the new, vir­tu­ally un­changed one costs £300 more with­out the lug­gage – yup!

How’s that for a spot of pre­ci­sion park­ing by the sea shore?

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