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Kawasaki’s all new J300 Scooter’

Scooter review – Kawasaki’s all new J300 could be a tonic for city commuters

As London’s population continues to grow, using the increasingly overcrowded Underground can feel a bit like a daily battle. And with the annual cost of a Zone 1-4 travel card at an eye watering £2,288 (or £219 per month) lots of Londoners are looking for alternatives.

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B-MAX : Ford’s different slant on a small people carrier

Top 10: Family Cars for £15,000

Family cars have a lot to cope with but thankfully there are plenty of practical and versatile models on the market at affordable prices.

What’s more, modern advances have transformed the once tired and thirsty family wagon into an altogether more agreeable car that’s comfortable, with low running costs and impressive fuel economy.

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MoT testing stations to be named and shamed

Poor MoT testing stations to be named and shamed

Garages that have been removed from the MoT scheme following formal disciplinary action are to be made public from April.

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Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid

Top 10: Cars to beat the London Congestion Charge

The congestion charging system is forever changing, with the rules for exemption tightening as car manufacturers work hard to produce cleaner vehicles. The latest round of congestion charge exemption rules are particularly fierce, meaning just a handful of new cars are eligible for a full discount.

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technology behind plug-ins like the Prius has come on leaps and bounds in recent years

Plug in to the hybrid revolution

With the London congestion charge set to increase by 15% this summer, you’d be forgiven for thinking that motoring in and around the capital is fast becoming the reserve for the rich and famous.

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The Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi for example; is comfortable, spacious and returns a claimed 78.5mpg. But there's more than meets the eye.

New car buyers urged to be aware of DPF issues when buying a diesel car

If you live in London and are searching for a new car then it's quite likely that you’ll be considering a diesel-powered vehicle. After all, a diesel engine ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to buying a new car, with good fuel economy and performance being among its two chief attributes.

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J300 GBmoto replica

Kawasaki packs London motorcycle show stand with special bikes and guests

With three new season models to display, plus new colour options for the remainder of its range, Kawasaki have a lot to pack on their stand at the upcoming Carol Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show.

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Honda CR V

Top 10: Best used SUVs for under £10,000

Buying a new SUV for under £10,000 is possible thanks to the Dacia Duster, but for those who want more creature comforts or who need genuine off-road ability with all-wheel drive the only way to get something in budget is to look at the used car market.

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The 2014 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show takes place from February 14 to 16

Latest bikes gear up for MCN London Motorcycle Show at ExCel Centre

The world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers, including BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Triumph and Yamaha are gearing up for the 2014 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show at the ExCel Centre from February 14 to 16.

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Kawasaki Z1000SX; Sports Touring re-invented

Long term test: 10,000 miles on Kawasaki’s Z1000SX

When Kawasaki launched the all-new Z1000SX in Spain three years ago (November 2010), they announced that it would be in a class of its own. Very brave.

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The Nissan Leaf could make electric cars more affordable.

Electric cars: Has their time finally come?

Dan Powell, managing editor of motoring website Honest John, writes about the growing affordability of electric cars.

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Henry, five, and Nicola Howe Davies with their 1902 De Dion Bouton at the 
Regent Street Motor Show. Picture: Matt Alexander/PA Wire

PICTURES: Regent Street Motor Show

One of London’s most popular shopping streets came to a standstill as more than 300 cars from past, present and future gathered for the annual Regent Street Motor Show.

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Renault Twizy

Renault Twizy

Twizy delivery vehicle would make a lot more sense for postmen than small diesel vans with DPFs that clog up: Twizy delivery on Twizy Forum.

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Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is an innovative, fun and well equipped small electric city car.

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When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

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The Week magazine special offer

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

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Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung

DON’T OPEN YOUR EYES

London24 has teamed up with HarperCollins to offer a free Amazon Kindle taster of Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung.

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