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Exhibitors report “good quality PRODUCTS Page 20 contacts” at first annual BIG BIKE EUROPE expo XHIBITORS at the recent first annual BIG BIKE EUROPE expo have reported that the show delivered on its promise to create “an environment in which they can make high quality, relevant business contacts” with motorcycle dealers and other professionals from around Europe and elsewhere. Staged at Essen, Germany, (May 1012th) the expo was given a universal “thumbs up” for the quality of venue, expo organisation and the upscale look and environment in which the industry was able to present its parts, accessories and performance product lines. The first year attendance delivered sufficient dealers and importers/distributors to leave most exhibitors saying that the expo had made a good start and created a foundation on which the expo can build in future years. A motorcycle industry ‘tradefriendly’ date-move to the second weekend of April in 2014 (April 11th,

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12th and 13th) is set to bring BBE’s unique business opportunity concept into an earlier stage in the seasonal dealer/vendor business cycle. Organiser Robin Bradley commented: “Rarely can any new motorcycle industry expo project have made such a promising debut. “Our objectives in creating BIG BIKE EUROPE had been quite straightforward and clearly stated -

namely to create a quality business environment aimed specifically at the parts, accessories, performance and service sectors of the market, one which showcased vendor products with the kind of expo values normally associated with the leading OE shows. A show where the focus is on creating a nexus for dealers and riders who are serious about modifications

and upgrades to the performance, handling and looks of their large displacement machines. "The next stage is to further build attendance numbers - dealers as well as relevant consumers - but having successfully demonstrated that the concept of BIG BIKE EUROPE is valid, especially in the current and future economic environment that dealers and vendors are faced with, the previously theoretical message has now been demonstrated successfully. Now we can spread the message throughout the market.” Some 40 exhibitors from eight different countries and around 300 franchised dealers, custom shop owners and motorcycle parts importers/distributors from over 30 countries made BIG BIKE EUROPE the international industry gathering that had been proposed. Marketed in advance as an international motorcycle industry event that was being staged in Germany, rather than a German

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PUBLISHERS & MANAGING EDITORS ROBIN BRADLEY

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Husqvarna and Husaberg brands reunited

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Big Bike Europe meets the realities of the motorcycle industry in the 21st Century NTIL May this year, much of what we here at International Dealer News had been describing as the "hallmarks of difference" that would characterise our new Big Bike Europe expo had been very difficult to explain and communicate. So much about the thinking behind the new concept was exactly just that, a new concept. The temptation to try to compare and contrast Big Bike Europe to the industry's existing calendar of events made it very difficult for all concerned to appreciate just how much of a gap had opened up in the annual cycle of industry exhibitions and shows. The concept bore some resemblance to existing events of various kinds, but the unique combination of best practice ideas culled from all over the radar of existing events with genuinely new thinking makes categorisation of the Big Bike Europe concept impossible. The gap that has opened up has always existed. There has always been an expo deficit where the parts, accessory, performance, tuning, handling, custom, service and workshop sectors of the industry has been concerned. Historically, the majority of motorcycle industry events in Europe have either been owned and operated by the national trade associations on behalf of motorcycle manufacturers who need to showcase new models, or they have been glorified biker parties based on tribal niche. he difference now is that whereas that gap had never previously been either the primary or most viable of expo needs, the changes in our industry have now made the vacuum faced by the parts and performance industry the single most important weakness in the existing events calendar. In the United States, the importance of parts, accessory and workshop revenues has always been more clearly understood and placed centre-stage in the industry events calendar. In Europe though the understanding of the reality of how motorcycle dealerships generate profits, and therefore the capital to invest up front in motorcycle sales generating inventory, has been far less clear. With the dramatic decline in new (and used) dealership motorcycle sales in the past five years, a trend that shows no sign of reversing for some time yet, the hidden realities of the industry's financial dynamic have now been exposed for all to see. Quite simply put, if a dealer doesn't have a busy workshop, then he doesn't have a busy anything.

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Therefore promotion of the parts and accessory industry, of the performance and tuning upgrade options that are available to the rider, and of the opportunities to improve the handling, looks and daily quality of the ownership and riding experience, are now the single most important way in which motorcycle retail businesses are going to be able to survive. Yet until now, out of the dozens, indeed hundreds of events, shows and exhibitions, there has never been a single one dedicated to delivering on this most important of dealership dynamics. Now there is! As you'll see from this month's cover story, and from the expo review feature in this edition, Big Bike Europe has delivered on those "hallmarks of difference" with new thinking, new business opportunities and a brand new approach to the motorcycle industry that is genuinely dealerfriendly, high mileage, large displacment rider-centric, and therefore genuinely future facing. The disproportionate importance of the contribution made by riders of motorcycles of 500cc and above, the critical importance of the contribution made by those riders who do the highest mileages, and the critical importance of the parts, accessory, workshop, handling and modification spending of those riders to the revenue base of the industry is finally now recognized in 'brick and mortar' at Big Bike Europe - the first ever expo in Europe to focus on and showcase what is now the single most important sector of the industry, and the one that is of the greatest importance to dealership revenues and profits. Mark your diary now for Big Bike Europe in 2014 - again being staged at the acclaimed Essen, Germany facility, but now being staged four weeks earlier on the first choice date that we had always preferred ... April 11th, 12th and 13th 2014.

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Motorcycles exempt from new PTI rules FOLLOWING opinion expressed by the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO), the all important Transport Committee has adopted an amendment to the new periodic technical inspection (PTI) regulations that exclude all L-Category vehicles, including motorcycles, from the scope of the new rules. Following lobbying by the Federation of European Motorcyclist Associations (FEMA), the exemption removes motorcycles from an

expansion of PTI programmes in Europe that would have seen an increase in the frequency and an extension in terms of power band scope of compulsory technical inspections. The new regulations sought to harmonise periodical technical tests throughout Europe, but FEMA challenged the statistics being used by the European Commission, highlighting the critical difference between PTW accident numbers – acknowledged to be too high – and

statistics regarding the cause of these accidents, with neutral studies showing that less than one percent were due to technical failures. The Commission has said that LCategory vehicles, including motorcycles, will fall into the scope of the regulations in three years’ time, if it should be found that inclusion would have an impact on reducing motorcycle accident rates following more robust studies comparing road safety results in member states that already carry out roadworthiness

testing to the extent and frequency proposed. The objective that FEMA has successfully achieved is to establish a principle of proportionality – namely to ensure that any extensions to the existing framework of roadworthiness testing is proportionate to the EU’s road safety objectives.

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New MD at R&G Racing

Simon Hughes (pictured right) is the new Managing Director of R&G with former M D, Richard Taylor (left), becoming Chairman

R&G Racing has appointed Simon Hughes as its new Managing Director, following former MD, Richard Taylor’s move to the position of Chairman. Simon Hughes, who was formerly Sales and Marketing Director, has worked for the company since its early days, after leaving Yamaha Europe, and has been described as being integral in the growth of the business, guiding a product range that is now available in over 40 countries on every

continent. Commenting on his appointment, Hughes said: ”Richard Taylor and I have together raised the standard of motorcycle crash protection products, and I am pleased he will still be involved in shaping the future of R&G. “This company has been a huge part of my life, and I am extremely proud of the progress we have made in my 11 years and excited about this new challenge ahead. R&G is forging forward with new

products and new dealers and distributors as it continues to buck downward market trends.” R&G RACING Alton, Hampshire, UK Tel: +44 (0)1420 89007 info@rg-racing.com www.rg-racing.com

BMW launches F 800 GS Adventure THE latest addition to the BMW F 800 series of models is the off-roadoriented F800GS Adventure, which is said said to offer a combination of agility, touring practicality and offroad capability. The F 800 GS Adventure is powered by the same liquid cooled 798cc fourvalve twin cylinder engine featured on the F 800 GS, with electronic fuel injection, closed-loop catalytic converter and a six-speed transmission. It develops an unchanged maximum power of 63kW (85hp) at 7,500rpm, and with maximum torque of 83Nm at 5,750rpm. Like the F 800 GS, the Adventure model features a torsionally resistant tubular steel spaceframe, and on this version the rear subframe is reinforced to cater for the larger, 24-litre tank (eight litres more than on the F 800 GS model), which increases the bike’s range. Like the F 800 GS, the Adventure model is equipped with ABS as standard, while further safety and performance-enhancing systems, Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and

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Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA), are available as factory-fitted optional extras, or as special accessories. As another optional extra, the new F 800 GS Adventure is available with Enduro mode as part of a package featuring ASC. At the press of a button, the rider can increase the slip threshold of the ABS and ASC systems when heading offroad, for a more dynamic riding experience and with improved acceleration and braking on loose terrain. The F 800 GS Adventure has new bodywork styling and a new bench seat, a larger windscreen, and hand

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protectors. Other new standard specification on the F 800 GS Adventure includes wide enduro footrests, an adjustable, reinforced foot brake lever, an engine protection bar and a pannier rack, which also functions as a tank protection bar. The first 1,000 of the new F 800 GS Adventure will be a ‘Launch Edition’ version with Sandrover matt paintwork in combination with

three equipment packages. The Comfort package comprises an onboard computer, heated grips and a centre stand. The Enduro package comes with ASC plus Enduro mode, and the Special accessories package features a lockable aluminium case set, a topcase holder and BMW Motorrad Navigator Adventure including holder and cable. www.bmw-motorrad.com


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GOVECS scoops European e-Scooter of the Year award GOVECS, a German supplier of electric scooters, has won the European e-Scooter of the Year award for the third time in a row. Its newly designed S series from 2013 and the approved and further developed T series, have allowed the company to assert itself in the most popular category in the Netherlands, the under 25kph category. The GO! S1.4 won that category. In the highly competitive 45kph category GOVECS was in the top three with two models. The scooters impressed the judges with their quality, high performance and usability, and with its changeable battery pack, which allows total charging flexibility nearly everywhere.

The panel for the international competition consisted of 14 motorcycle journalists from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Scandinavia, UK, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. The vehicles were judged against a number of different criteria, including quality, capacity and value. Other factors taken into account included design, range, charging time and performance. Judges were also interested in the comfort, handling and market availability of the various vehicles. The e-Scooter Award was presented in three categories: vehicles with top speeds of less than 25kph, those with top speeds of less than 45kph and vehicles with top

speeds in excess of 45kph. GOVECS won with its GO! S1.4 model the 25kph category. Additionally, the model GO! S1.2 was also nominated for the top three in this category. Furthermore GOVECS was nominated in all categories in the top three. In the highly competitive and important 45kph category, GOVECS was in the top three with the models GO! S1.4 and GO!S2.4, and was also awarded in the category with top speeds in excess of 45kph with its model GO! S3.4. Thomas Grübel, CEO of GOVECS said: “The participation of BMW, Peugeot and Vectrix underlines the importance of this event. We are very proud that our scooter placed once

again. This award is an added incentive to our company to continue producing lifestyle products which are environmentally-friendly.” GOVECS Munich,GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)8942 750271 info@govecs.com www.govecs.com

Brutale 1090 RR wins the Golden Motorcycle Award MV Agusta’s Brutale 1090 RR was chosen by Brazil’s Motociclismo magazine as ‘Moto de Ouro 2013’ in the Naked category at the 15th Motorcycle of the Year awards. The super sports F4, another finalist, placed second in the Sports category. This is the second award won by MV Agusta in a little over a year of official activity in Brazil. In addition to the Golden Motorcycle won by Brutale, the brand has recently earned the title of Motorcycle of the Year awarded by the Duas Rodas magazine, in the Sport category. The 15th edition Moto de Ouro is part of the Motorcycle of the

Year, organized by the magazines of the Motorpress Group in nine countries: Germany (Motorrad), Brazil (Motociclismo), Switzerland (Töff), France (Moto Journal), Spain (Motociclismo), Holland (Moto Plus), Hungary (Motorevue), Poland (Motocyckl) and Czech Republic (Motocyckl).

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Tomos scooters return to UK market SLOVENIAN scooter manufacturer Tomos is returning to the UK market after a 30-year absence. The brand is being relaunched with the introduction of the ‘50s styled Classic XL scooter, which was originally presented in July 1954. The Great British Launch Edition of the Tomos Classic XL for 2013 will be available in baby blue, green mint and shadow black, with just 25 available in each colour. Every machine comes with a

certificate of authenticity and an inscribed plate showing the special edition number, the date of registration and the owner’s name. Tomos GB Managing Director, Paul Keppler, says: “We’ve had a Tomos in our family for years. My grandfather bought one. The new arrivals have had everyone stopping and staring at their sheer simplicity, design statement with the general view being, ‘I want one’. "We've brought Tomos home to

Husqvarna and Husaberg brands reunited FOLLOWING the acquisition of Husqvarna by Pierer Industries AG and careful analysis and evaluation of all aspects, it has been decided the brand will be reunited with the company it began with 25 years ago. As a result of this decision, Husqvarna will enter a new era by combining its own rich

heritage with Husaberg’s state-of-the-art technology. The new generation of Husqvarna models is already in progress, and a new model range, with new designs and the latest technology is being developed and will be offered in the enduro, motocross and sport mini cycles segments.

F3 800 launched by MV Agusta MV AGUSTA describes its newest model – the F3 800 – as having: “The exhilaration of a 1000cc superbike with the handling of a 600cc supersport; the torque of a V-twin and the rev limit of a four-cylinder.” At the centre of the new model is a version of MV Agusta’s three-cylinder motor with a bore of 79mm and a stroke of 54.3mm to provide the 798cc capacity. The power output increases over the old 675cc version to a claimed 148hp at 13,000rpm (rev-limit set at 13,500rpm), with a peak torque value of 88Nm at 10,600rpm. The timing system used in the motor is a double overhead cam with four titanium valves per cylinder to suit the high rpm performance. The fuel injectors are also new, to provide a higher flow rate and increased power compared to those of the F3 675. The three-cylinder engine uses a ‘closed-deck’ shell mould cast

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crankcase with integrated cylinders, and the water and oil circuits are integrated into the actual crankcase castings with their respective pumps located inside the engine for increased compactness. A counter-rotating crankshaft, a technical solution that prior to the F3 675 was only available on MotoGP motorcycles, can also be found in the F3 800’s motor. This is said to reduce the rotational inertia effect during quick directional changes, improving the vehicle balance. The 148hp power output is claimed to translate into a top speed of around 269km/h coupled with a modification to the final drive ratio, which has been increased from 16/43 to 17/39. To match the changes to the engine, the bike’s electronics package has been redeveloped too. The MVICS (Motor and Vehicle Integrated Control System) platform combines electronic control of the throttle and throttle body with traction control. The MVICS offers a multi-map approach, with

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There will also be newly developed products in the supermoto segment. The new line-up will be presented at the international EICMA show in Milan in early November. As of October 2013, the new

three maps devised by MV Agusta and one that can be fully customised by the rider, who mixes the parameters available to obtain the closest solution to his needs. Traction control on the F3 800 uses the same operating criteria as the system employed on the F3 675, with eight different levels that are easily selected using the handlebar controls and the compact, fully digital, dashboard. The chassis of the 800 shares the same key dimensions as the F3 675, with a wheelbase of 1,380mm, Marzocchi forks with 43mm diameter legs and 125mm of stroke and adjustable spring preload and compression as well as rebound

Great Britain for the first time in 30 years since it was last imported here. The workmanship of a Tomos is unparalleled, they go and go and go and aren’t temperamental.” In addition to the Tomos Classic XL UK Launch Edition, Tomos GB will be launching the Tomos E-Lite - Fully Electric. A sister to the Classic XL, the Electric scooter will have a removable battery for charging at home, the office or anywhere in between. TOMOS GB Hastings, East Sussex, UK Tel: 01424 205427 hello@tomosgb.com www.tomosgb.com

company Husqvarna Sportmotorcyle GmbH based in Mattighofen, Austria, will be fully operational producing and selling the new model range to the Husqvarna network of dealers and distributors. Parts supply and customer service for all Husqvarna models up to and including model year 2013 are guaranteed for the years to come and will remain at the current business location in Biandronno (VA), Italy. www.husqvarnamotorcycles.com

adjustment, and a fully adjustable Sachs mono-shock (with separate piggyback nitrogen reservoir) at the rear with a travel of 123mm. The brake system has been upgraded with the use of Brembo monobloc front callipers gripping 320mm discs, rear braking is taken care of by a two-piston calliper mated to a single 220mm diameter disc. The tyres fitted as standard are Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa; 120/70-ZR17 on the front and 180/55-ZR17 rear. The new F3 800 is available in three colour combinations: pearl white/black, red/silver, or matt metallic black. www.mvagusta.it


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by -8.30 percent for the first four months of the year (25,390 units from 27,689 for the first four months last year). Total PTW sales were down -8.81 percent in April 2013 (8,497 compared to 9,318 in April 2012) leaving the year to date in the UK down by -9.96 percent at 28,568 units compared to 31,727 for the first four months of 2012. iven the importance of March and April (in particular) to the year as a whole, it is now looking as if the best that can be hoped for in Germany for this year in total will be sales of around the same as 2012, perhaps down by no more than -2 percent, and a sales decline of around -5

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starting to show signs of decline (from 1.3m in 2009 to 1.2m in 2011); and the estimated number of km being ridden has fallen from 5.0 billion in 2008 to 4.7 billion in 2010. Meanwhile sales also continue to decline in Spain. April saw a -4.2 percent drop (to 9,768) over April 2012, with the year-to-date down by -10.9 percent at 34,578 compared to the first four months of 2012. In Italy a dramatic -47.72 percent drop in March in motorcycle sales (to 13,932 from 26,647 in March 2012) was followed by a fall of -16.13 percent in April (to 18,432 from 21,976 in April 2012). For the first four months of the year Italian market motorcycle sales are down by -30.13 percent to 50,501 from 72,282 for the first four months of 2012. Last year saw Italian motorcycle sales drop to 206,422 for the full year from 255,102 in 2012. The highest

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annual sales figure in Italy for the past decade was 444,987 in 2006, and based on quarterly sales patterns the present trend suggests a drop to around 150,000 for the full 12 months of 2013 - less than half of the 2010 level, which itself was a year in which sales were some -25 percent down on 2009. Indeed if that 2013 full year Italian market forecast is correct it will represent unprecedented industry shrinkage in what was once Europe's largest motorcycle market, from a 21st century high of 524,619 in 2000. Japanese motorcycle manufacturer exports to Europe were actually up a little in April, at 14,563 (+1.96 percent) compared to April 2012. However that followed declines of -33.53 percent, -35.30 percent, and -24.62 percent for January, February and March respectively - putting Japanese exports to Europe at 61,204 units for the first four months of this year compared to the 82,165 seen for the same period in 2012 (-25.51 percent). Indeed this means that not only has the 2012 year-to-date growth seen in sales of Japanese brands been lost, but sales are now running well behind the 69,527 recorded for the first four months of 2012.

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Exhibitors report “good quality contacts” at first annual BIG BIKE EUROPE expo Nearly 300 franchised dealerships and independent retail businesses were represented at the expo, with 70 percent of the 1,000 plus total ‘trade’ attendance coming from outside Germany, confirming “proof of concept” for the need for an international parts, accessory, performance and workshop oriented expo that caters to the needs of the high-mileage, large-displacement riders who are responsible for the majority of dealership income and profits <<< Continued from Page 1

market event with an international dimension, BIG BIKE EUROPE is the first pro-grade motorcycle industry expo to have such a specific aftermarket mission. As such, it is being widely hailed as reflecting the realities of dealership revenues and profits in the 21st century. “On the one hand, the motorcycle modification industry has dozens of regional show, race and rally events throughout Europe, and most of Europe’s major markets have wellknown OE-oriented trade association owned Autumn shows at which new motorcycle models are introduced. "Both types of existing events are vitally important to the motorcycle industry in their different ways. “However, the changes that the industry has seen, in the past few years in particular, have made the gap in the middle ground for an expo that is 100 percent focused on workshop, service, performance and motorcycle modification more apparent than ever.

“Populating that gap with a forward-facing business expo that speaks to the future of industry revenues has become increasingly important, and it is clear that BIG BIKE EUROPE has now established itself as the expo that will deliver the opportunities that the market needs”. Total motorcycle trade attendance is thought to have exceeded 1,000 individual visiting industry professionals. ithin this figure some 287 individual franchised motorcycle dealerships, aftermarket custom, performance and retail parts and accessory businesses were represented along with motorcycle parts and accessory importers and distributors from Europe, North America and Asia. These attendance statistics are those available to us through the confirmed visitor registration process and don’t include industry professionals who paid to get into the show without pre-registering for a free

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pass. Of these, some 70 percent came to the show from outside Germany. BIG BIKE EUROPE is a combined trade and public attendance concept but, for the first few years especially, the primary focus has been on developing international trade attendance and delivering the concept-specific expo environment that gives BIG BIKE EUROPE its unique character. Given that it is a minority of riders who actually account for the majority of dealership (and therefore industry) revenues and profits, BIG BIKE EUROPE has never been marketed as an “every rider” show. he mission is to allow the lifestylefree, parts-rich content of the show to screen-out low spending riders so that the show offers a unique focus that speaks the language of those riders who do take the performance, handling and looks of their

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K&N Engineering: Manufactured in California, the K&N air filters programme leads the market with its cotton gauze filtration technology. Their Eindhoven, Netherlands based European operation were among an impressive line-up of ‘First Year Club’ backers for the BIG BIKE EUROPE concept; www.knfilters.com

motorcycles seriously. In future years, BIG BIKE EUROPE will leverage relationships with riding clubs and other motorcyclist groups and networks in order to propagate its message among the large displacement, high-mileage riding community and, above all, allow motorcycle dealerships to be the primary promotional portal with discount ticket and vendor promotion offers being marketed within the ‘brick and mortar’ dealership environment. “BIG BIKE EUROPE is all about promotion of the channels. Franchised and independent dealerships need >>>

PARTS EUROPE: Bettina Antony, Marketing Manager: “We were attracted by the BIG BIKE EUROPE formula as soon as we heard about it. There is clearly an opportunity in Europe for an expo that is focused on parts and accessories and that brings the international industry together. The show has been delivered well and the quality of dealers and other visitors that we met was very high. Clearly there is now work to be done on increasing the attendance, but after a successful first year there is now a platform to build on. As far as I am concerned it will be our intention to exhibit again in 2014”. www.partseurope.eu INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - JUNE 2013

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MAG EUROPE: Den Lane, General Manager - “This has been an excellent start and I know that Robin Bradley and the team have plenty of ideas on how to further develop BIG BIKE EUROPE, I am sure they will be able to do so. We will be happy to be a part of that process and we will be continuing our backing for the event. BIG BIKE EUROPE is a genuinely new expo concept, and one that reflects the needs of the industry”. www.mageurope.eu

every possible opportunity to be able to promote their existence as the primary interface with existing and future consumers. “BIG BIKE EUROPE’s focus is primarily technical, so it makes sense to channel rider engagement with the products exhibited at the expo through Europe’s dealer network," said organiser Robin Bradley. “There is much about BIG BIKE EUROPE that is strategic in nature, and that goes to a recognition of how everybody involved in the motorcycle industry, not least the manufacturers of motorcycles themselves, need to think about the realities confronting the survival of our industry. In this regard, all roads lead to the viability of Europe’s franchised and independent specialist dealer network. “Conventional motorcycle industry expo thinking has been based on what is now a false premise. Namely, that a trade/dealer expo is exclusively that and that alone, and that consumer shows have to be primarily entertainment and lifestyle-oriented in order to attract riders. “But the logic of the crossroads at which we find ourselves, namely one where new model sales are now

shrinking beyond the point at which the majority of motorcycle retail businesses remain viable, tells us that there has to be a new way, a third way. “Whilst it is still of the utmost importance that motorcycle manufacturers have the opportunity to debut new models and excite existing and future riders and consumers with the two-wheel message, and while it is right and proper that we continue to celebrate the lifestyle and niches of our industry, it is critical that the parts and accessory industry is able to step forward and engage directly with the dealers and riders who are responsible for the majority of their sales income”.

www.BigBikeEurope.com

TTS WHEELS: Owned and operated by Torsten Kroener, TTS Wheels in Germany is among Europe’s premier spoke wheel manufacturers - “ I am very happy with how the show went. I think it will now grow well and we will be back again”. www.wheelspoint.de

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Tecmate: The market leading battery care and diagnostics product manufacturer saw the same opportunities in the BIG BIKE EUROPE concept that were identified by all the 40 plus exhibitors - namely to build an expo that is directly relevant to their business objectives; www.tecmate-int.com

Highway Hawk: Highway Hawk, who recently acquired the Ledrie luggage and related accessory programme, is among the oldest accessory brand names in the industry. Owner Jaap Bakker said “this was a good start, I look forward to seeing BIG BIKE EUROPE build in future years”. www.highwayhawk.com


MERICAN E-bike manufacturer Zero Motorcycles has signed its first Eastern Asia distributor (Yuen Ho Trading Company of Hong Kong) and announced a deal to sell its 2012 Zero S motorcycles to the Hong Kong government. The bikes will be primarily for police department and Hong Kong agricultural, fisheries and conservation department use with the Hong Kong transport department also using them to conduct motorcycle rider examinations. Featuring a range of 89 miles (approx 140 km) on a single charge with a reported top speed of 88 mph the company must be particularly pleased to see their American made products selling in China of all markets. John Lloyd, VP of Global Sales at Zero Motorcycles, said that “our international authority fleet programmes continue to be one of our successful channels for distribution … it is our intention to keep securing strong partnerships such as the one with YHT in Asia as it is one of the fastest growing e-markets in the world. www.zeromotorcycles.com

Sources: The Bradley Report, AMD Magazine, Big Bike Europe, MIC, AMA, PSB, Dealernews

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ARLIER this year, the American motorcycle industry trade association, the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) announced that it was to start offering motorcycle dealers the opportunity to take trade association membership for the first time since 1974. The MIC has now announced the first appointments to its new Dealer Advisory Council, with Bob Alhoff, owner of A. D. Farrow Co. in Columbus, Ohio (the oldest HarleyDavidson dealership in the world) and Sandy Stroope, owner of Boat World Honda Polaris in Harrison, Arkansas, as the inaugural members of what will be an eight member council. “The MIC’s new Dealer Advisory Council is an integral part of the support system that we are providing to our members” said MIC President and CEO Tim Buche. “The value of the Dealer Advisory

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ATA from the Governors Highway Safety Administration indicates that motorcycle deaths in the United States rose by nine percent in 2012 – marking the 14th out of the last 15 years that there has been a rise in fatalities. All told, approximately 5,000 Americans were killed in motorcycle crashes last year, more than triple in 1987, even though overall traffic fatalities have dropped by nearly a quarter during the same time period. “This is a bad situation that is getting worse”, said Jonathan Adkins, GHSA’s deputy executive director. Adkins is one of many pointing the finger at the ongoing, state-bystate repeal of helmet laws. In Michigan, a state police report found that motorcycle deaths had increased by 18 percent during 2012 – the year lawmakers repealed the state’s helmet requirement. By comparison, overall traffic deaths increased by 5.3 percent.

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retailers alike can focus on to improve the rider experience. We believe a solid Dealer Advisory Council will create better understanding between members and help us all improve”. The MIC says that the council will advise its board and Aftermarket Committee with dealer / retailer membership revenues being directed to market expansion, training and education, public policy and government relations activities. Speaking earlier this year, Buche said that “our aim is to have at least

one dealer/retailer member in each of the 435 congressional districts. When we work on behalf of the motorcycle industry in Washington, being able to do so representing a constituent from a legislators district adds power to our position”. When the decision to open membership to powersports industry dealers was announced, some pointed to a possible conflict of interest – OEM franchise disputes being a common issue facing dealers. However the MIC is on record as making it clear that its default position will be to support its OEM members when such disputes arise, effectively recusing itself from that specific area of dealer interests, stating that “MIC will continue to represent the interests of member manufacturers and distributors (OEMs) on matters related to franchise legislation”, highlighting the difference between OEM/dealer Tim Buche, MIC President and CEO – “We believe a solid Dealer Advisory Council will create better understanding between members and help us all improve”.


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APANESE motorcycle manufacturer exports to the United States grew by +20.78 percent in April 2013 to 12,099 units from 10,017 units in April 2012 – a figure that was itself 21.19 up percent on April 2011. Indeed, Japanese motorcycle manufacturer exports to the United States have now grown for every month except for 6 months since January 2011. In the four months to date this year, exports to the United States totalled 59,385 units, which is up by 3.7 percent (2,131 units) over the first four months of 2012. For the full year, Japanese motorcycle manufacturer exports to

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the United States were broadly level last year compared to 2011 (163,603 in 2012, against 164,875 in 2011, marking a -0.8 percent drop). Relative to the retail sales figures being reported by the Motorcycle Industry Country (MIC) these figures suggest that United States dealers are sat on surplus inventory as the poor weather (especially compared to 2012) delays consumer demand – expect therefore to see reductions in Japanese manufacturer exports for the second quarter of the year contrasting with retail sales statistics as consumer demand catches up.

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OLARIS Industries has continued on its international expansion programme with the acquisition of Aixam Mega (A.M Holding S.A.S.) the French manufacturer of enclosed onroad quadricycles and light-duty commercial vehicles. Based in Aix-les-Bains, France, Aixam's range of lightweight low-speed four-wheeled vehicles can be driven without a full automobile drivers licence and also includes diesel fuelled and electric powered sedan, SUV and sport-styled passenger vehicles. Polaris chairman and CEO Scott Wine said that "Aixam Mega is an excellent fit with Polaris and offers a unique opportunity for us to expand our small vehicle platform and accelerate international growth. "We are committed to positioning Polaris as a global

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to the MIC, dealers are said to have sold -13.3 percent fewer motorcycles, ATVs and scooters in the first quarter of 2013, compared to a year ago quarter that saw sales up by 7 percent over the same period of 2011.

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AVING appeared to stabilise (indeed grow modestly) in 2012, data released by the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) show that retail sales of new motorcycles and ATVs declined again in the first quarter of 2013. New motorcycle sales were down by -14.7 percent with ATVs down by -10.4 percent compared to the first quarter of 2012. The blame is inevitably being placed on the weather this year, in comparison to last year’s early Spring, but with sales in March down by -19.5 percent, the domestic US motorcycle industry is naturally concerned about prospects for the rest of the year. The only market sector to emerge unscathed is Off-road bikes, which have remained largely stable, with On-Highway bikes down by -16.2 percent. Based on the 20 manufacturers who report data

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write-in and email campaigns are said to have generated over a million messages to Washington and this is given much of the credit for gaining legislative support to have the ban overturned.

are able to use those products”. The MIC is thought to have learned the value of dealer support when it battled the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s lead ban on powersports vehicles. Dealer

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HE Californian Air Resources Board (CARB) has continued to flex its muscles with regard to the selling of exhaust systems that infringe on what are some of the toughest emissions and anti-tampering laws in the world. The latest manufacturers to fall foul of failure to obtain CARB Executive Orders that provide exemption are Danmoto Motorcycle Accessories and Bassani Manufacturing. Both have been ordered to pay fines to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and implement safety plans to prevent future violations. This follows action in April against Akrapovic America and Vance & Hines which marked an increased enforcement of anti-tampering laws among exhaust manufacturers.

community level” according to MIC General Counsel Paul Vitrano. “Everything we do is on behalf of dealers, because we work to ensure that they are able to sell the products that customers want to buy, and that their customers

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disputes and the potential negative impacts on either or both parties from unreasonable franchise legislation. “Representing the industry’s interests on a federal level benefits the retailer at the

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leader in the growing small vehicle market. Consistent with our recently announced plan to build a new manufacturing facility at Opole, Poland, the Aixam Mega business acquisition is indicative of our confidence in the European, African and Middle East markets to be a contributor to our pursuit of productivity, innovation and growth". Founded in 1983, A. M. sales reached some $110 million in sales in 2012 through a network of more than 400 European dealers. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed but the deal has been funded using cash on hand.

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Clutch disc kits for Honda SURFLEX has released a selection of clutch disc kits which cover various Honda road bikes. Kits are now available for the VT 750C, VT 750RS, VT 1300C, GL 1800 Gold Wing, CB 1000R, and CBR 1000RA. All of the kits feature discs with a die-cast aluminium support, which is trimmed with the latest generation of friction material containing Aramid fibres and organic resins. Surflex states that this construction method allows for a high friction coefficient and resistance to high temperatures and abrasion. The company further claims its kits do not show signs of swelling or sticking. SURFLEX Tradate (VA), ITALY Tel: +39 0331 811795 surflex@iol.it www.surflex.it

Billet gear lever SW-Motech is now offering a two-piece, bike specific, CNC-machined billet aluminium gear lever. Finished in a hard anodized coating, the lever has a spring loaded peg to prevent damage in the event of an accident. An optional extension can be ordered to increase the shift peg length. The new lever is available to fit Honda CB1000 and NC 700 S/X, Suzuki DL 650, BMW F650 GS/F700 GS/F800 GS, F800 R, F800 GT, and R 1200 GS/R 1200 GS Adventure, Kawasaki Z 800 and Versys 1000, and Triumph Tiger 800 and Tiger Explorer. SW-MOTECH Rauschenberg, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)6425 816800 info@sw-motech.com www.sw-motech.com

Andreani fork oil level kit ANDREANIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S new fork oil level kit has been designed to make it easier to adjust the level of the oil in modern sports bike forks. The tool is connected to the fork leg using the correct model-specific adaptor and then screwing or unscrewing the cap of the tool so more or less oil can be put into the fork. Andreani offers fast release connections for R6, S1000RR (not HP4) and all BPF forks like ZX6, ZX10, GSXR1000, new CBR 600 and 1000.

ANDREANI GROUP INTERNATIONAL Pesaro (PU), ITALY Tel: +39 0721 209020 info@andreanigroup.com www.andreanigroup.com INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - JUNE 2013

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Billet clutch Samco Sport radiator hoses basket KTM 65SX

PARTS Europe is stocking Samco Sport radiator hose kits, which use multiple layers of hand-made, high-performance silicone tubing to offer improved thermal properties and cooling. The complex structure of the hoses, including crash resistance and pressure equalisation. The radiator hoses from Samco Sport are PSI certified, comparable to the German TÜV control, and have SAIG 20 product certification with a lifetime warranty. The hose kits are available in different

colours to match various bike manufacturers’ production colours. Clamp kits for mounting the hoses including all required 18/8 stainless steel clamps with rounded edges, smooth inners and polished surfaces are sold separately.

PARTS EUROPE Wasserliesch, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)6501 96550 sales@Partseurope.eu www.partseurope.eu

BARNETT’S billet aluminium clutch basket for the KTM 65SX features patented stainless steel inserts to give the durability of a steel basket, but without the added weight. The basket is also hard anodized and includes a backing plate, and grade 8 quality fasteners. For added clutch performance, a set of Barnett clutch plates can be installed with the basket. BARNETT CLUTCHES & CABLES Ventura, California, USA Tel. 001 805 642 9435 info@barnettclutches.com www.barnettclutches.com

Akrapovic slip-on for BMW R 1200 GS AKRAPOVIC is now offering a slip-on exhaust muffler for the latest generation of BMW R 1200 GS. This EC Type approved, race-styled titanium bodied muffler is claimed to be 1kg (2lb) lighter than the stock item and to also increase performance and throttle response without the need for additional tuning. The slip-on features dual-exit exhaust ports that are set within a heat resistant carbon fibre end cap. The outer shell and its solid-weld mounting bracket are made from selected titanium alloys and connected to a titanium 1-into-2 link pipe that carries an Akrapovic carbon composite heat shield. When the Akrapovic slip-on is installed the R 1200 GS can still be fitted with panniers. AKRAPOVIC Ivancna Gorica, SLOVENIA Tel: +386 (0)1787 8404 info@akrapovic.si www.akrapovic-exhaust.com

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BC 900 EVO battery charger BC BATTERY Controller describes its BC 9000 EVO as the most powerful and versatile battery charger in its range, offering recovery, charge, desulfation, maintenance and analysis of all 12v batteries. The BC 9000 EVO, which features an LCD display and digital voltmeter, has the dual function of battery charger and tester of the battery and the vehicle’s charging system and offers two specific charging modes: Car mode with a maximum charging current of 9.0 Amp and Bike mode with a maximum charging current of 1.0 Amp. The charging mode selection is automatic, and the display always shows the active charging mode. The BC 9000 EVO runs a fully automatic eightcycle charging algorithm to recover deeply discharged batteries (from 1.5 volts) and to recharge, desulfate and maintain all 12v batteries (traditional,

gel, and sealed) from three to 120Ah (up to 200Ah for maintenance). The automatic testing procedure, with step-by-step instructions on the LCD display, includes an analysis of the battery’s state of charge, a battery cranking power test and a test of the vehicle’s charging system (alternator/regulator). Included with the BC 9000 EVO is a waterproof battery cable with eyelets, which can be left always installed on the vehicle, and a battery cable with insulated clamps. BC BATTERY CONTROLLER Cisliano (MI), ITALY Tel: +39 02 90385059 export@batterycontroller.it www.batterycontroller.com

Green Star introduces new packaging for oils GREEN Star has launched a new line of lubricants, which includes motorcycle specific options. A key feature of the new range is the packaging, which features QR codes, and it is believed to be the first time this has been done on lubricants. When scanned the codes provide the end user with realtime technical information. The data found on the QR codes includes technical information, performance date, and indepth descriptions.

Ermax R 1200 R screen

GREEN STAR Bresso (Mi), ITALY Tel: +39 02 610.12.56 info@greenstar.it www.greenstar.it

Bitubo reinterprets BMW ESA BITUBO has developed four different interface solutions for BMW motorcycles equipped with the ESA, that keep the electronic control / command on the handlebars, improving the hydraulic response depending on the requirements by the motorcyclist. For those who want to replace the hydraulics on the suspension and improve the consistency of the bike's suspension’s performance, Bitubo’s VKE00 is the answer, consisting of front and rear kit and keeping the original BMW spring. If the user wants to replace the spring as well, then the VKE01 kit is needed. A further

option is the VKM00 kit, consisting of a front and rear kit, using the original spring but also equipped with a separate tank, where the high- and lowspeed compression adjustment is positioned. All Bitubo springs are in Cr-Si alloy steel, heat-treated and shotpeened as well as subsequent thermal settling. BITUBO Selve di Teolo (PD), ITALY Tel: +39 0499903475 info@bitubo.com www.bitubo.com

ERMAX now has a replacement screen available to fit BMW’s R 1200 R (2012- 2013). The high protection screen is 55 cm high and offered in a choice of four colours and 16 screen printed designs. ERMAX Roquefort la Bedoule, FRANCE Tel: +33 (0)4 42 73 67 91/92 contact@ermax-design.com www.ermax-design.com

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Evotech Panigale parts EVOTECH has introduced a range of parts and accessories for Ducati’s Panigale 1199. "The range includes the company’s tail tidy, which has been machined from a single piece of billet aluminum and

weighs a claimed 360g. It is finished in matt black anodising and is supplied complete with Ergal fitting bolts. The Evotech Rapid fuel cap follows the shape of the Panigale’s petrol tank and features a quick release system. Customers have the choice of inner and outer part colours along with a choice of bolt colours,

which results in a possible 180 colour combinations. The shape of the fuel cap is replicated in the Evotech mirror covers for the Panigale. The covers can be ordered in a choice of black, red, gold, silver or titanium. Evotech’s engine protectors are left and right-side specific, and have special plastic inserts to help protect the bike in the event of a fall. The Evotech top yoke for the Panigale begins as a 4.5kg block of billet aluminium, which is CNC machined down to just 380g. EVOTECH Villa Agnedo (TN), ITALY Tel: +39 0461 780 184 info@evotech-rc.it www.evotech-rc.it

HP Corse silencer for Z800 HP Corse has introduced a hydro-formed silencer for use on Kawasaki’s new Z800. Manufactured from hydro-formed stainless steel, the compact silencer features different inner diameters and thicknesses, which enables the company to get the weight of it down to a claimed 1kg. Internally, the silencer uses a perforated inner barrel that is conical and tapered to match the shape of the outer and optimises the flow of gas output. Finishing details on the exhaust include a laser etched logo and a removable DB killer. HP CORSE Canaletti di Budrio (BO), ITALY Tel: +39 051 802334 info@hpcorse.com www.hpcorse.com

Puig parts for 2013 BMW F 800 GS PUIG has launched a range of parts dedicated to BMW’s 2013 BMW F 800 GS. The line-up of parts includes with the touring screen, which comes in at 12cm higher than the stock piece. Also included with the Puig unit is a new multi-adjustable clip-on visor. The addition has been designed to improve wind protection and adaptability to different rider heights. It does not require any drilling and can be mounted on all windshields from 3 to 5mm thick.

The rear hugger by Puig is offered in a matt black and carbon look and protects the bike’s tail under section from road dirt. Completing the selection of parts for the BMW are the Puig engine guards. They are also available for other adventure bikes besides the F800GS.

PUIG Barcelona, SPAIN Tel: +34 938 490633 info@puig.tv www.puig.tv

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Brake disc lock for S1000RR HORNIG has released details of the RK15 disc brake lock, designed for use on BMW’s S1000RR. In order to get the French S.R.A homologation for the lock the company had to prove that it could not be sawn through, nor broken with bolt croppers or be drilled out. It has an intelligent alarm function which needs a minimum of vibrations to start. This function, which needs two AAA batteries to power it, can be turned on or off by the user. Additional Hornig has developed a motorcycle mount for the RK15 which can be mounted on the frame of the S1000RR. MOTORRADZUBEHÖR HORNIG Cham, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0) 9971 996610 info@mhornig.com www.motorcycleparts-hornig.com

GPR exhaust for Honda CRF 250

GPR has a full replacement exhaust system available for Honda’s CRF 250. The front header includes the company’s Powerbomb, and the homologated version is supplied with removable db killer and removable catalyst. The link pipe is made from stainless steel and the end can is finished in black or carbon look and features an Ergal end cap. GPR claims the system offers a power increase of up to 3hp thanks to the use of the Powerbomb. GPR Cerro al Lambro (MI), ITALY Tel: +39 02 98112058 info@gpr.it www.gpr.it


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Öhlins TTX30 ÖHLINS has brought its TTX technology to a shock designed for use on 50 and 65cc MX-bikes with the introduction of the TTX30. The first bikes for which this shock is being made available are those from KTM, with other manufacturers' bikes to follow. Thanks to the small diameter of the design, the TTX-technology can be brought in a small

package to fit small bikes. As on all Öhlins products the TTX30 is fully serviceable. Compression and rebound damping are adjusted separately and different spring rates are available. ÖHLINS RACING Upplands Vaesby, SWEDEN Tel: +46 (0)859 002 500 info@ohlins.se www.ohlins.com

Adventure style touring screen for BMW twin models FOLLOWING on from BMW’s launch of the new F 800 GS Adventure model, Wunderlich has announced the availability of an adventure style screen for F 650, 700, and 800 GS twin-cylinder models. The new screen is 410mm high and is claimed to provide excellent wind protection, even at high speed, and is tiltadjustable by 40mm. The smooth surface, special manufacturing

method, and the material (4mm thick Lexan) are said to ensure an optically clear view. Due to the rounded and polished edges, there is no further edge protection required. WUNDERLICH Sinzig, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0) 2642 9798 0 info@wunderlich.de www.wunderlich.de

CNC Racing equips MV Agusta Brutale CNC Racing has extended its range of CNC machined billet aluminium and carbon fibre parts for MV Agusta models to now include the Brutale, both the 675 and 800cc engined versions. The range of parts for the Brutale is made up of 56 parts, and includes Ergal frame plugs to eliminate the unattractive holes in the distinctive tubular frame, adjustable number plate holder, billet triple clamps and highly adjustable footpegs.

Other pieces in carbon and aluminium from CNC Racing include fuel tank caps, sprocket covers and brake reservoir covers. CNC RACING Arezzo, Italy Tel: +39 0575 342010 cncracing@sefo.it www.cncracing.it

LeoVince systems for Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R LEOVINCE has three new exhaust systems available for the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R (636), including full and slip-on versions. The options available are the LV One EvoII slip-on, the SBK Factory R EvoII slip-on or full system, or the SBK Factory R Corsa full system. The LV One EvoII is available as a slip-on exhaust system and available with a choice of stainless steel and carbon sleeves. The SBK Factory R system features a design developed for the Kawasaki factory team in World Superbike. Kawasaki ZX-6R owners can choose between the Factory R EvoII slip-on or full system with titanium and carbon sleeve options, or the Factory R ‘Corsa’ full titanium system with all titanium silencer.

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SITO/LEOVINCE Monticello d’Alba (CN), ITALY Tel: +39 0173 465 111 info@leovince.com www.leovince.com


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New Powerbronze products for BMW motorcycles POWERBRONZE has introduced a range of parts which covers a selection of BMW motorcycles. The first new offering is a Flip screen for the 2013 F 700 GS. The 220mm taller than stock screen, which is manufactured from 4mm thick material, has been designed for touring use and is said to offer superior wind deflection. It is available in clear or light tint. A Flip screen is also offered by Powerbronze for the K 1600 GT, which redirects the flow of air up and over the bike, cutting down wind blast on the rider. Colour options are clear or light tint. A second new part option for the K 1600 GT is a mudguard extender. The gloss black extender fits to the trailing edge of the front mudguard offering extra protection to the lower fairing panels and radiator from road dirt and water thrown up by the front wheel. Other new BMW screen options from Powerbronze are for the ’09-’13 R 1200 RT. Three screens are being made available in clear or light tint; an OEM replacement, a Flip screen and a Touring screen. The Flip screen is designed for touring use to reduce the wind blast on the rider, while the Touring version is 100mm shorter than the standard screen for this model at 500mm high and 520mm wide. However, it is fully adjustable using the bike’s OEM screen adjusters.

POWERBRONZE Littlehampton, UK Tel: +44 (0)1903 783222 sales@powerbronze.co.uk www.powerbronze.co.uk

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X-Black Evo by Exan TRIUMPH’S Street Triple is one of the bikes than can be equipped with the X-Black Evo exhaust silencer from Exan. Available in three different materials, black steel, stainless steel, or titanium Black, the X-Black Evo features a conical, trapezoidal body. Described as lighter than stock, the Street Triple version of the exhaust is EC approved and has a removable db killer. EXAN Lissone, ITALY Tel: +39 0392 782799 infoexan@exan.it www.exan.it

R&G adventure bike outdoor cover

Motorex Moto Protect

R&G has a fully waterproof outdoor bike cover available which has been tailored to fit adventure bikes and other large touring motorcycles. Based upon the design of its superbike cover, the latest version is shaped to the silhouette of a larger bike and made from black, heavy-duty material with double stitching, it is fully waterproof and won’t scratch bodywork when fitted and removed. The adventure bike sized cover uses the same elastic around the hem/base as the Superbike variation, that helps it cling to a bike but without being so taut as to make removal of the cover difficult by radically contracting and clinging to every protrusion. The cover boasts holes to run locks through at the front and back, covered by Velcro flaps to keep the weather out, and is finished off with R&G Adventure logos. Compatible with bikes like the BMW R 1200 GS, Triumph Tiger 800/1050/1200 and KTM 990 Adventure as part of a comprehensive fitment list, the R&G Adventure Outdoor Cover is suitable for many bikes with

MOTOREX, the Swiss specialists for lubricants and care products, is now offering Moto Protect, a newly developed care and protection spray, which it recommends for conserving motorcycles when they are not in use for extended periods of time. The new product is said to protect the bike’s surfaces from dust and dirt, while displacing moisture, and ensuring protection against corrosion by leaving behind a thin coat of oil. Moto Protect is equally suited to painted surfaces, chrome, and bare metal, and it will not affect rubber or plastics.

side cases in position, thanks to the extra long securing strap. The new cover also fits many maxi scooters, such as Yamaha’s popular T-Max. R&G RACING Alton, Hants, UK Tel: +44 (0)1420 89007 info@rg-racing.com www.rg-racing.com

MOTOREX Langenthal, SWITZERLAND Tel: +41 (0)62 91975 75 info@motorex.com www.motorex.com

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Ambato soft luggage Series by Touratech AMBATO is the new line of soft luggage from Touratech. The range, made up of tank bags, tail and pillion bags, is available in different versions for the BMW R 1200 GS (from 2013), the KTM 1190 Adventure and R, and the Triumph Trophy. The Ambato range includes the Pure tank bag, which is available for the BMW R 1200 GS (from 2013) and KTM Adventure and R. The 9L capacity bag measures 35cm long, 27cm wide, and 20cm high. It is described as being flatter in shape to make it suitable for all kinds of use, and is also suitable for off-road riding as it doesn’t restrict the rider’s movements while standing or affect the bike’s handling. The Ambato Exp tank bag is expandable and the capacity depends upon which bike model it is designed for; the BMW version is 13-20 litres, KTM 13-18 litres, and the Triumph option is 10-15 litres. Features on the bag include an adjustable elastic strap on the back, a zip-up pocket on the outside of the lid for documents or wallet, a water-repellent cable hole to allow easy charging of a mobile phone in the tank bag, and the side pockets have an expansion pleat. Continuing the Ambato line of tank bags are the expandable Exp Sport and Rallye, which can be converted into rucksacks. Two versions available are the 13-20 litres Sport for use on the latest BMW R 1200 GS, and the KTM specific 13-18 litres Rallye. Available only to fit the R 1200 GS and KTM, the handlebar bag has a wide opening, water-repellent,

and dustproof zip to provide easy access to a large main compartment. The bag is said to not restrict the rider’s movements or affect control of the bike. Made exclusively for the BMW, the Ambato tank side bags are a supplement to the matching tank bag and can be used with or without it. The two nine-litre bags have been designed so as to not restrict the flow of cooling air around the top of the engine. A second BMW exclusive option for the BMW is the Ambato three-litre crash bar bags. Designed to carry overalls, spare gloves, etc., the bags are just put over the tank bracket and fixed in place with two straps. Moving to the rear of the bike and Touratech has the option of the Ambato Pure pillion seat bag for use on the BMW, KTM and Triumph. Measuring 33cm long x 30cm wide x 15cm high, it has a capacity of 14 litres. For those looking for a pillion seat bag with greater capacity the Ambato Exp expands from 17 – 22 litres. It features two outer pockets, a large main compartment with an elastic drawstring on the top, and an all-round zipper to increase its size and a carrying handle. The included two straps allow it to be used as either a backpack or shoulder bag. Ambato Exp Sport and Rallye options are also

available with the pillion seat bag range. Like the tank bags, the Sport fits the BMW and the Rallye the KTM. Both versions are expandable and go from 17 to 22 litres capacity. Completing the Ambato line is the Tail bag, which is offered for all three manufacturer's motorcycles. Designed to complement Touratech’s pillion bag, the tank bag and the handlebar bag of the Ambato range, it slides onto the luggage rack from behind and is held securely by two straps.

TOURATECH Niedereschach, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)7728 9279-0 info@touratech.de www.touratech.com


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Steel Black Suono MIVV’S latest exhaust launch is the Steel Black version of its Suono silencer, which was originally launched in 2007. The Steel Black version of the Suono has a brushed ‘Black Satin’ stainless steel central body, which is created using a special galvanization process, between two inlet and outlet cups, and a carbon strap. The Suono design has a high-resistance carbon cup on the inlet fitted with slits for heat exchange. Other features include the sound-absorbing can, constructed with a blend of high-temperature resistant CE-14 micron texturized fabrics specially designed for lowering noise, especially at high frequencies and the AISI 304 stainless steel rivets (4, 8 x 10) with a shear resistance value of 7000 Nm and a tensile stress resistance

of 4900 Nm, to guarantee the structural stability of the silencer. The Suono line offers a range of applications, with hundreds of versions, and is constantly updated, and MIVV has designed specific Suono kits for all types of bikes.

MIVV Sant’ Omero (TE), ITALY Tel: +39 0861 8120 237 moto@mivv.it www.mivv.it

ABM remote adjuster Remoto ABM now offers remote adjusters for its syntoEvo and syntoRace levers, which can be used to adjust the brake during racing. Featuring six-way adjustment to ensure an even pressure point, and adaptable to all syntoEvo and syntoRace levers, the adjusters are CNC-machined from aluminium and anodised. This product was developed with Supersport world champion Joerg Teuchert and has been used by international race teams. Weight per lever with remote adjuster is approx. 261g. Available in black and red.

ABM FAHRZEUGTECHNIK Breisach, GERMANY Tel. +49 (0)7667 9446-0 info@ab-m.de www.ab-m.de

Veloce L mirror from Rizoma THIS new high quality mirror with integrated indicator from Rizoma is called "Veloce L, intended for Super-Sport riders, fits onto all present fairing models, offering a unique riding dynamic because of its areodynamics. The Veloce L has the latest LED generation integrated indicators and can be mounted with an easy plug-and-play adapter cable. The blue convex glass, which is also used for top end cars, is said to offer a good rear view. The mirror is made from high quality aluminium and special plastic elements. Available in silver/black or black/black and for all present Super Sport models. RIZOMA Italy info@rizoma.com www.rizoma.com

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RIZOMA France france@rizoma.com RIZOMA Germany germany@rizoma.de RIZOMA Spain spain@rizoma.com RIZOMA USA usa@rizoma.com


PRODUCT NEWS

Fehling parts for CB 1100 FEHLING now includes the Honda CB 1100 in the range of motorcycles which it has luggage accessories available for. Like many other bikes it makes parts for, Fehling has created engine bars to fit Honda’s CB 1100. This particular design features a three-point mounting. Two luggage carrying options that can be used independently or together are the luggage carrier and baggage carrier. The Luggage carrier mounts below the pillion area of the seat and prevents soft bags from interfering with the bike’s rear wheel. The tubular Baggage holder mounts behind the seat and provides a small area to carry soft luggage on. What is described by Fehling as a ‘Seat Border’ provides pillion passengers with a range of grab rail options either along the side of the seat or behind them like a sissy bar. The top case carrier from Fehling for the CB 1100

The Topcase carrier will mount various base plates for top cases

can be used to mount the base plates from a number of manufacturers of hard luggage such as Givi and Kappa. A set of side mounting brackets for hard luggage are also made by Fehling to work with the CB 1100. Described as ‘Seat Border’ by Fehling this piece provides more options for the pillion rider to hold onto

To match the Topcase carrier Fehling offers side mounts that will carry various hard luggage options

The Luggage and Baggage carriers from Fehling can be used individually or together as shown

The Fehling engine bars for Honda’s CB 1100 use a three point mounting system

FEHLING GMBH & CO Wickede (Ruhr), GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)2377 2033 info@fehling.de www.fehling.de


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RJ Platinum-R helmet from Shoei THE RJ Platinum-R is a compact open face helmet with a shell in AIM, an EPS liner with two densities and double D-ring closure. It comes in three different outer shell constructions and has a low weight of only 1,110 grammes. Features include 3D centre pad, cheek pads with groove for spectacles and chinstrap cover, all detachable and washable. There is a large recess close to the ear, an additional collar underneath the helmet and a detachable shield. Ventilation is by multiple venting and extraction with two closable inlet vents and two closable outlet vents integrated in the shell.

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It has a streamlined, compact shape and a spoiler integrated into the shell. Accessories include cheek pads, centre pad, chinstrap cover and an original Shoei helmet bag. SHOEI (EUROPA) Duesseldorf, GERMANY Tel. +49 (0)211 17543632 www.shoei-europe.com

Rukka anniversary Mark jacket IN celebration of 25 years of working with Gore and including Gore-Tex membranes in its jackets, Rukka has launched the limited edition, nostalgic looking Mark jacket. Cordura 500 is used for the outer of the jacket for abrasion resistance, while a layer of Dynatec is used to reinforce ‘crash’ zones. Highly air permeable, CE certified RVPAir protectors at the shoulders and elbows complete the safety specification. Taking a design cue from earlier Rukka clothing collections, reflective piping and reflective stripes are fitted on the upper arms. The permanently waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex z-liner membrane is said to maintain a pleasant microclimate inside the jacket, while a removable thermal lining provides additional comfort on cold days. Two elastic waist belts and adjusters in the hem and on the sleeves allow for fit adjustment and there are three external pockets as well as a waterproof inner pocket with a mobile phone compartment. The Mark anniversary jacket can be

connected to any pair of Rukka trousers with its long connective zip. It is available exclusively in black in the men’s sizes 48 through 60. RUKKA Lahti, FINLAND Tel: +358 (0)3 822 2313 info@rukka.com www.rukka.com

Zandona Comfort Belt Pro ZANDONA’S Comfort Belt Pro is designed to offer the wearer lumbar support preventing or decreasing backache caused by too much time bent over riding a sports bike. The belt is composed of high quality and durable elastics. The dorsal plates are calibrated to provide rigidity to help support the muscles while avoiding

any kind of stress. Available in black in men's sizes XS – XXXL. ZANDONA Caerano di San Marco (TV), ITALY Tel: +39 0423 569135 info@zandona.net www.zandona.net MOTORCYCLE FASHION - JUNE 2013

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Forcefield expands Pro Back Insert range

Nolan to back the stars of tomorrow NOLAN Group has announced that it will be applying a new strategic approach to the world of motorcycle racing this year. “Back in 1998, we set ourselves the target of finding a Champion who would beat the then monumental Valentino Rossi and instead of one, we found two,” says company President Alberto Vergani. “The new stars were Casey Stoner and the reigning World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo. With these two young riders, in 2007-2012 we managed to win four World Titles in MotoGP, while at the same time dominating the World Superbike championship with Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri. We can safely declare our mission accomplished! “Today, we want to put our stakes on the young again: we are sponsoring as many as 56 riders and focusing on young talent from different countries. A strategy aimed at scouting out the

MotoGP champions of tomorrow. Returning to 2013, we will focus efforts on competing in the World Superbike Championship, with as many as seven riders in the series sponsored by Nolan and X-lite, including championship stars Carlos Checa (2011 World Champion) and runner-up Marco Melandri.” Globally, Nolan/X-lite will be well represented in the Superbike, Supersport and Superstock series, with as many as 19 riders competing on motorcycles from all manufacturers. In MotoGP, Nolan Group will continue to race in the CRT category with the Australian rider Bryan Staring of Team Gresini and Claudio Corti of Team Forward. The Nolan Group riders in the Moto2 class will be Doni Tata Pradita (Indonesia),Ratthapark Wilairot (Thailand) and Italian Simone Corsi. Finally, Lorenzo Baldassarri will compete in the Moto3 class.

The X-Lite X-802 Carlos Checa Pearl Blue is one of the racing helmets replicas offered by Nolan

The company will also continue its long-term collaboration of several years with the Ducati MotoGP test riders, Franco Battaini and Michele Pirro. NOLAN GROUP Brembate di Sopra (BG), ITALY Tel: +39 035 602111 info@nolan.it www.nolan.it

City Collection from Alpinestars

FORCEFIELD has expanded its range of Pro Back Insert with a new shape suitable for use in Rukka jackets. Designed to upgrade or replace the existing armour, the new Pro Back Insert 009 is suitable for both men’s and ladies Rukka motorcycle jackets using the existing built in pocket. Nitrex Evo, a high tech shock absorbing material, is used by Forcefield and is said to disperse and absorb energy over the whole of its surface while remaining flexible and comfortable. The material is also claimed to provide repeat performance technology to ensure that even after multiple impacts there is no loss of protective performance. The Pro Back Insert 009 is fully CE approved to the latest standard FprEN1621-2:2013 Level 2. FORCEFIELD BODY ARMOUR Rushden, Northants, UK Tel: +44 1933 410818 info@forcefieldbodyarmour.com www.forcefieldbodyarmour.com

ALPINESTARS' City Collection of clothing includes the ladies’ specific Renee jacket, which combines leather and textiles in its construction. The main outer shell uses indigo denim (on the black version) or reinforced polyfabric textile (Champagne version), and leather is used for the sleeves and shoulders with accordion inserts at the elbows for movement and comfort. Leather is also used to edge the

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pockets, which feature auto-locking zips with leather pull-tabs. Rider protection on the Renee comes from the use of light and removable CE-certified armour at the elbows and shoulders, and a subtle internal back compartment enables the accessory upgrade of an Alpinestars CE-certified Bio-Armor back protector. Another new piece from Alpinestars

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is the Quick Seal Out jacket and trouser set. While being compact in size when folded up, in its own carry bag, the suit is waterproof. To keep water out taped seams are used throughout and a dual front flap is fitted to the jacket. The high-cut waist provides an extended overlap between jacket and trousers for extra weather protection and volume adjusters on the collar, ribs, waist and ankles give a close fit and prevent excessive flapping at speed. ALPINESTARS Asolo, ITALY Tel: +39 0423 5286 www.alpinestars.com


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Givi X.01 Tourer GIVI has expanded its helmet range with the launch of the X.01 Tourer, a full face / open face modular helmet. The X.01 Tourer joins a line of X.01 helmets that are easily family recognized due to the featured removable chin guard, which allows them to be quickly changed from a full face to an open face and back. A unique feature on the latest X.01, the Tourer, is the top spoiler that can be removed just like the chin guard. Once removed the X.01 Tourer looks less like a full face touring helmet and more like a conventional open face helmet.

Additional features on the Tourer include an advanced ventilation system (four front intakes (two on the shell, two on the chin guard), and rear extractors), integrated sun visor, Pinlock pins on the main visor, and an anti-allergy and fully removable lining. Available in sizes XS to XL, the X.01 Tourer is offered in a choice of white or matt black. GIVI SRL Flero (BS), ITALY Tel. +39 030 358 1253 info@givi.it www.givi.it

Rev'It! Sand Pro gloves SAND Pro is the name given to the latest gloves from Rev’It!. The glove’s palms are made of goatskin, and the upper is fully stretchable and breathable for comfort and grip. The injected ventilated flex knuckle has been engineered in-house by Rev’It’s R&D department and is said to offer unparalleled impact absorption while simultaneously aiding in ventilation. The open honeycomb structure of the

protective panel allows airflow to pass freely through the air mesh top panel. The thermo plastic rubber has claimed excellent abrasion resistance properties and is extremely lightweight. The knuckle protector is so flexible that it has been extended across the top of the glove to cover the entire knuckle area all the way up to the first joint of the finger, adding protection without adding weight or sacrificing freedom of movement.

REV’IT! SPORT INTERNATIONAL Oss, NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 (0)41 269 6757 info@revit.eu www.revit.eu MOTORCYCLE FASHION - JUNE 2013

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Aero Evo P suit and Super Speed Pelle jacket DAINESE Aero Evo P is a onepiece suit designed for dedicated racetrack use. The suit uses patented Microelastic inserts, for increased comfort, which allow controlled stretching of the leather without having to reduce its thickness, these are supplemented by conventional elastic inserts. Rider protection is provided by aluminium inserts on the shoulders and knees, and coinjected shoulder protectors. Other features on the Aero Evo P

include localized perforation, patented inserts in bi-axial elastic fabric and suit-boot fastening. The Super Speed Pelle jacket, like the Aero Evo P suit, uses Microelastic inserts. In addition it has the exclusive, extremely resistant D-Skin fabric, which combined with S1 fabric gives high mobility where required. The jacket features co-injected shoulders with titanium inserts, back and chest protector pockets, localized perforation, an

aerodynamic spoiler as well as a lining treated with silver ion and inserts in 3D bubble fabric.

DAINESE Molvena (VI), ITALY Tel: +39 0424 410711 info@dainese.it dainese.it

Caberg Ego full-face touring helmet rear air extractors that allow optimum heat dispersion. The top and front chin air vents offer maximum safety, with the use of integrated pierced stainless steel plates. Both air vents are easily adjustable to provide total cover in wet or cold riding conditions. An additional feature of the Ego is the inclusion of an integrated sun visor (DVT Double Visor Tech), which can be flipped into place by a lateral lever. This is joined by an anti scratch, transparent visor, with Pin Lock. The external visor can be removed without tools.

THE helmet line from Caberg includes the Ego, a full-face touring helmet, which features the company’s unique ventilation system. CASC (Caberg Air Safety Concept) is a project conceived to offer a full-face that guarantees total ventilation, while at the same time ensuring maximum safety for the wearer. The CASC system, housed in the thermoplastic polycarbonate shell, is made up of a large vent on the outer shell that, through the EPS channels, is said to ensure total ventilation, acting with two

Spada Curve racing glove SPADA’S new racing glove – the Curve – has been endorsed by 2013 Honda TT Legends team member and three-time TT race winner, Michael Rutter, who has said of the gloves: "This has to be the most comfortable glove I have ever worn on the track – irrespective of price.” The ergonomically designed, full grain leather glove features pre-curved fingers,

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perforated cuff panel and a calf skin palm. There is rubber padding on the outer palm for added impact absorption. The cantilever knuckle system is said to provide extra control and the stretch panels on fingers and thumb, together with a wrist strap adjustor offering improved fit. The Curve is available in black, or black/blue, or black/white, or black/red and sizes S – XXL.

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FERIDAX Halesowen, West Midlands, UK Tel +44 (0)1384 413841 info@feridax.com www.spadaclothing.co.uk

The lining is entirely removable, as well as being washable. It is made from hypoallergenic and breathable materials for freshness. Caberg is offering the Ego in three plain colours; matt black, shining black, and white metal, and three graphic versions; Ultralight, Kuma and Elite, and sizes XS - XXL. CABERG Azzano. S. Paolo (BG), ITALY Tel: +39 035 4203611 info@caberg.it www.caberg-helm.com


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Psycho II from Weise WEISE has updated its textile and leather Psycho jacket, and it now features a new venting system and use of modern reflective materials for enhanced visibility in low light conditions. Manufactured from Cordura, the shell of the jacket is tear and abrasion resistant and has long-lasting durability. Leather is used for reinforcing panels over the shoulders, elbows and across the back, and the Psycho II also has CE approved armour fitted to the shoulders,

elbows and in the back. The leather panels on the shoulders and across the back are trimmed with reflective piping and there are reflective stripes in the upper arms too. The use of a waterproof and breathable Reissa drop liner and a removable quilted inner jacket are said to make the Psycho II suitable for most weather conditions. For extra comfort in hot conditions, there are zipped vents over the shoulders, to the torso, back and

lower arms. In addition to the two external pockets there are two internal pockets as well. The Weise Psycho II jacket comes in black in sizes Small â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4XL. FOWLERS / WEISE Bristol, Avon, UK Tel: +44 (0)117 971 9200 sales@fowlers.co.uk www.weise-clothing.co.uk

Ariete Oki Doki goggles INCLUDED in the latest selection of goggle designs from Ariete is the Oki Doki range. The frames used throughout the Oki Doki line are made from flexible PUR material and are compatible with all Ariete goggle accessories. A special lacquer is used to finish the frames that is UV resistant. Three layers of foam are used to back the frames.

One layer is a technical foam layer with closed cells, and this is followed by a soft technical

foam layer with open cells, and finally a layer of black hypoallergenic pile, which comes

into contact with the skin. Clear Lexan is used for the Oki Doki lenses, which are said to offer UV-A, UV-B, UV-C 100 percent radiation protection. Along with being coated with an anti-fog and anti-scratch treatment, the lenses are provided with pins to suit rolloff or tear-off use.

SANDRO MENTASTI SRL Varese, ITALY Tel: +39 0332 310100 info@ariete.com www.ariete.com


TRADEZONE TRADEZONE TRADEZONE TRADEZONE TRADEZONE Distributors of TECMATE retail chargers AUSTRALIA - A1 ACCESSORY IMPORTS T. (61) 7 3806 1800 sales@a1accessory.com.au

ISRAEL - A.E. MOTORCYCLE T. (972)(50)271923 ae_motor@netvision.net.il

AUSTRIA -SCHUMOTO KG T. (43)(732)757080 office@schumoto.at

ITALY - SOCIETÀ GENERALE RICAMBI T. (39)(051)722557 DelucaR@sgr-it.com

BELGIUM - BIKE DESIGN BVBA T. (32)(52) 453361 info@bike-design.be

JAPAN - OKADA CORPORATION T. (81)(3)5473-0371 j.sumiyoshi@okada-corp.com

CROATIA - PICCILO RACING D.O.O. T. (385)(21)325677 piccilo-racing@st.t-com.hr

KUWAIT -TRISTAR MOTORCYCLES T. (965)2405194 shams@tristarkw.com

CYPRUS - J.L. MOTORACE LTD (MOTORCYCLE) T. (357)(22)752234 motorace@cytanet.com.cy

LATVIA - MOTOSPORTS LTD T. (371)-7802351 lauris.ermanis@motosports.lv

CZECH REP. - MOTOSERVIS DEYL T. (420)606 460 579 brandt@techbase-cz.cz

MOROCCO - SHENO T. (212) (0)5 22 35 97 16 larichimed@sheno.ma

DENMARK - CARL ANDERSEN MOTORCYKLER T. (45)(86) 946177 hjn@ca-mc.dk

NEW ZEALAND - NORTHERN ACCESSORIES T. (64)(9)276-6453 steven@northacc.co.nz

ESTONIA - OÜ HELADORA LLC T. (372) 5285672 rain@motopood.ee

NORWAY - SPARE PARTS SERVICE AS T. (47)(64)837500 jang@sps.no

FINLAND - OY BRANDT A/B T. (358)(9)895501 ulf.bjorklund@brandt.fi

PHILIPPINES - STRONGHAND INC. T. (632) 373-2311 open@stronghandinc.com

FRANCE - MORACO SAS T. (33)(3)85 51 45 30 info@moraco.fr

POLAND - OLEK MOTOCYKLE T. (48) (33) 810 19 05 import@olekmotocykle.pl

GERMANY - ECON WERKST.-AUSRÜSTUNGS T. (49)(2689) 928747 info@econ-wa.de

PORTUGAL - JMP EQUIPAMENTOS T. (351)(232)961841 geral@jmpequipamentos.com

GERMANY - HERMANN HARTJE GMBH T. (49)(42) 51 811 273 info@hartje.de

SERBIA - MOTO-BIKE T. (99)(381)641289979 motobike@ptt.rs

GERMANY - HS-MOTORRADTEILE GMBH T. (49)(621) 105 200 info@hs-motoparts.de

SINGAPORE - DWA LUBRICANTS PTE LTD T. (65) 6515-6282 dwa@pacific.net.sg

GERMANY - LANGENSCHEIDT GMBH T. (49)23 63 36 18-0 info@langenscheidt-gmbh.de

SLOVAKIA - MOTOSERVIS DEYL T. (420)606 460 579 brandt@techbase-cz.cz

GERMANY - NIEMANN+FREY GMBH T. (49)(2151)55 54 20 zentrale@niemann-frey.de

CENTRAL & SOUTH AFRICA, OCEANIA TECMATE SOUTH AFRICA T. (27)(21)5316087 tecmate@netactive.co.za

GERMANY - PAASCHBURG & WUNDERLICH T. (49)(40)248 277 0 info@pwonline.de

SPAIN - EUROMOTO 85, S.A. T. (34)(936)376 611 euromoto85@euromoto85.es

GERMANY - SCHÜLLER MOTORRADTEILE T. (49)(6245)994 79 10 info@enuma.de

SWEDEN - MOTOSPEED AB T. (46)(21)351925 klarkner@motospeed.se

GREAT BRITAIN - PROBIKE SHADOWFAX T. (44)(1604)660555 sales@probike.co.uk

SWITZERLAND - TECHNOPOLYMER AG T. (41)(91) 683-0333 robert.maier@technopolymer.ch

GREAT BRITAIN - MOTOHAUS POWERSPORTS T. (44)(1256)704909 sales@motohaus.com

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HOLLAND - HOCOPARTS B.V. T. (31)(342) 412290 info@hocoparts.com

TURKEY - VELOMOTO T. (90)(212)6061707 info@velomoto.com.tr

HUNGARY - DOVER KFT T. (36)(1)2392202 csaba@doverkft.hu

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ISSUE INDEX Dainese (IT) Aero Evo P suit and Super Speed Pelle jacket ............................................34 Davies Odell (GB) Forcefield expands Pro Back Insert range ........................................32 Ermax (FR) R 1200 R screen ........................................................................................21 Fehling (DE) Parts for Honda CB 1100 ........................................................................29 This INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS INDEX is a complete listing of all the items in this edition. It includes all our advertisers and the product, feature and news items published this month. The INDEX will act as a quick reference guide, and will be useful when searching this and other editions either for contact details for a particular company, or for a specific item that has appeared. The INDEX appears in every edition of IDN.

THIS MONTH’S ADVERTISERS

Evotech (IT) Panigale parts ..........................................................................................22 Exan (IT) X-Black Evo ..................................................................................................26 FEMA (BE) Motorcycles exempt from new PTI rules........................................................6 Feridax 1957 Ltd (GB) Spada Curve racing glove..........................................................34

Andreani Group International (IT) Factory closed cartridges..........................................30 Barnett Clutches & Cables (US) Clutch kits, distributor network ..............................13,36 Braking-Sunstar (IT) Brakes, sprockets and chains ........................................................25

Forelettronica (IT) BC 900 EVO battery charger ............................................................21 Fowlers Of Bristol (GB) Psycho II from Weise ................................................................35 GIVI (IT) X.01 Tourer helmet ........................................................................................33

Calzaturificio Antis (IT) Stylmartin boots ......................................................................30 DID Europe (IT) Chains and wheels..............................................................................39 DP Brakes & Clutches (US) Brakes & clutches ..............................................................29

Govecs (DE) Europpean e-Scooter of the Year ................................................................7 GPR (IT) GPR exhaust for Honda CRF 250....................................................................23

Fehling (DE) Parts & accessories ..................................................................................36

HP Corse (IT) Silencer for Z800 ....................................................................................22

ForBikes (IT) New visor models ....................................................................................36

Husqvarna Motorcycles (IT) Husqvarna and Husaberg brands reunited ..........................8

Gianni Falco (IT) Falco boots........................................................................................39

L-Fashion Group (FI) Rukka anniversary Mark jacket ....................................................31

GIVI (IT) Trekker Outback products ................................................................................5 Grossewaechter Racing Parts (DE) CP Pistons ..............................................................36

MIVV (IT) Steel Black Suono exhaust ..........................................................................28 Motoplastic (ES) Puig parts for 2013 BMW F 800 GS ..................................................22

GSG-Mototechnik (DE) Parts & accessories ..................................................................36 MIC (US) American Report - Dealer Advisory Council ..............................................14-15 K&N Engineering (US) High-flow air filters, Wrench-Off performance oil filters ..............18 Küryakyn (US) Parts & accessories ..........................................................................16-17

MIC (US) American Report - First quarter decline in sales of new motorcycles and ATVs ..15

MAG Europe (GB) All new Kinetic range from Kuryakyn ..............................................10

Motorradzubehoer Hornig (DE) Brake disc lock for S1000RR ........................................23

Motoplastic (ES) Puig Hi-Tech products ..........................................................................4

MV Agusta Motor (IT) Brutale 1090 RR wins the Golden Motorcycle Award ..................7

Rick's Motorsport Electrics (US) Starters, chargers & ignitions ........................................7

MV Agusta Motor (IT) F3 800 launched ........................................................................8

SBS Friction (DK) SBS brake pads ..................................................................................2

National Cycle (US) VStream windshields for BMW ......................................................27

Sifam (FR) Export Sales Agents wanted ........................................................................36

Nolan Group (IT) Nolan to back the stars of tomorrow ................................................32

Spectro Oils (US) Premium-quality lubricants................................................................13 Öhlins Racing (SE) TTX30 shocks ................................................................................24 Stylmartin (IT) See Calzaturificio Antis ..........................................................................30 SW-Motech (DE) Innovative touring and sport accessories............................................23 TecMate (BE) Optimate product selector, distributor network ....................................5,36

Parts Europe (DE) Samco Sport radiator hoses..............................................................20 Polaris Industries (US) American Report - Acquires Aixam Mega of France ....................15

Tech Design Team (IT) LS2 Helmets - FF393 Convert ....................................................35

Powerbronze Ltd (GB) New products for BMW motorcycles..........................................25

Tsubakimoto Europe (NL) Chain range ........................................................................40

R&G Racing Ltd (GB) New Marketing Director, Adventure bike outdoor cover ............6,26 Rev'It! Sport International (NL) Sand Pro gloves ..........................................................33

THIS MONTH’S EDITORIAL

Rizoma (IT) Veloce L mirror ..........................................................................................28

ABM (DE) Remote adjuster Remoto ............................................................................28

Sandro Mentasti (IT) Ariete Oki Doki goggles ..............................................................35

Akrapovic (SI) Slip-on for BMW R 1200 GS ..................................................................20

Shoei (DE) RJ Platinum-R helmet ................................................................................31

Alpinestars (IT) City Collection ....................................................................................32

Sito Gruppo Industriale (IT) LeoVince systems for Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R ......................24

Andreani Group International (IT) Fork oil level kit ......................................................19

Surflex (IT) Clutch disc kits for Honda ..........................................................................19

Barnett Clutches & Cables (US) Billet clutch basket for KTM 65SX................................20 Big Bike Europe (DE) 2013 show review ..............................................................1,11-12

SW-Motech (DE) Billet gear lever ................................................................................19 Tomos GB Limited (GB) Tomos scooters return to the UK market ....................................8

Bitubo (IT) Reinterprets BMW ESA ..............................................................................21 BMW Motorrad (DE) F 800 GS Adventure launched ......................................................6 Bucher (CH) Motorex Moto Protect spray ....................................................................26

Touratech (DE) Ambato soft luggage series ..................................................................27 Wunderlich (DE) Adventure style touring screen for BMW twin models ........................24

Caberg (IT) Ego full-face touring helmet ......................................................................34

Zandona (IT) Comfort Belt Pro ....................................................................................31

CNC Racing (IT) CNC Racing equips MV Agusta Brutale ..............................................24

Zero Motorcycles (US) American Report - Eastern Asia distributor ................................14

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German motorcycle sales up for April as rest of Europe continues to see big declines N a dramatic reverse for the year so far in Germany, April 2013 saw motorcycle (and total PTW) sales increase sharply as better weather finally brought consumers into dealerships. Motorcycle sales in April were up by 26 percent (at 16,037 units) compared to 2012 (12,728 units) bringing the first four months of the year to date broadly level (- 0.25 percent, 38,994 units) with the first four months of 2012 after a disappointing first quarter that had included a near 17 percent decline in March, traditionally the most important sales month of the year. With economic factors and their impact on consumer confidence no better in April than they had been so far this

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;test passes have declined by 50 percent in the UK in three yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; year, the weather, though still poor relative to most years, is being seen as a primary driver of stored up demand finally resulting in sales. Total PTW sales were up by 19.75 percent at 21,993 units compared to 18,365 units in 2012, which put the German market at -3.46 percent for the first four months of the year at 52,597 units compared to

54,481 for the first four months of last year. he figures will come as a big relief to manufacturers who had been fearing that the relatively good performance of the German market in the past two years (sales had grown

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modestly in 2011 and 2012), but the question remains as to whether this will emerge as an upward trend or simply continued market stabilisation. Dealers have been hard hit by the fluctuations this year, with unsold inventory sat unsold for longer in showrooms, and therefore costing money rather than showing the planned return on investment. In the UK the trend continues downwards, with motorcycle sales in April down by -6.44 percent compared to April 2012 (7,645 compared to 8,171) leaving the market there down

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