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INTERMOT and EICMA: Worth it? CONTENTS DESPITE some efforts by the organisers to offer reduced-price packages, the major European shows are increasingly expensive for exhibitors and visitors alike. As INTERMOT in Cologne and EICMA in Milan loom into view, we asked their organisers to explain why they remain relevant in the rapidly changing European motorcycle market, and what they offer the industry, most notably its dealer base. “As we will be featuring the entire Who’s Who of the international motorcycle and scooter industry, expectations naturally rise high. At INTERMOT the list of participants includes Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha, BMW, Ducati, the Piaggio Group, Harley-Davidson, Triumph and KTM, and we are expecting to host approximately 1,000 suppliers from 40 countries,” says Kölnmesse Executive VP Oliver Kuhrt. “In terms of visitors we aim, and expect, to match the figure we reached in 2008 — that is, approximately 200,000 visitors, including more than 55,000 buyers. “So INTERMOT Cologne 2010 on the one hand will be a festival for all motorcycle and scooter enthusiasts, and on the other will offer an effective international business platform for the trade.” Kuhrt says the show in Cologne offers unrivalled business contacts,market intelligence and information on future trends. “These are the real benefits for motorcycle dealers. Given the fact that around 1,000 suppliers are present, dealers are able to gain a complete market overview in one place at one time here in Cologne, in a well-organised and concentrated format. “We strive to strengthen the business character of the show by offering a bundle of services and contact opportunities. The first three days are more or less focused on trade visitors and dealers: the public tends to visit the show at the weekend. We also offer a matchmaking programme on our homepage and separate work and leisure facilities in a Dealers’ Lounge at the show. Also, the (International Dealer News) International Night on 6th October is another opportunity for business networking.” Kuhrt points to the unique features of the German show as an additional attraction, such as the Workshop Centre, where experienced PTW engineering staff from one of Germany’s foremost vehicle academies will demonstrate

the latest equipment and techniques, while also being available for personal discussions. “And of course all the other events at the show are open to the dealers, too. So they have the opportunity to get in touch with real fans of motorcycles, in the show or watching the events outside, listen to their needs and ideas, see how they feel about innovations and new developments.” He says INTERMOT will be different this year because as well as featuring motorcycles, scooters, quads, accessories, parts and clothing, new elements will include bicycles and electric mobility – pedelecs and e-bikes – as well as the e-scooters and e-motorcycles seen two years ago. EICMA Managing Director Costantino Ruggiero also emphasises the return of many OEMs and major industry players, who have been absent from Milan in recent years. These include Honda, Yamaha, Fuchs, Nolan and Dainese, the latter a leader in clothing and safety which has not displayed its products at the Milan Show for over a decade. As well as 47 major returnees, 17 companies will also make their debut at EICMA 2010, giving the most complete line-up seen in recent years. “In 2010 we will have a show that is really representative of the whole PTW world,” Ruggiero says. “And new features, including the free Visitor Club card for dealers from abroad giving access to free food, beverages and rest areas, make me confident we will reach our goal in attracting an extensive international industry audience.” He emphasises that many new model launches are planned, there will be a special motorcycle tourism section, and last year’s successful Green Planet electric and hybrid vehicle section will also be featured again this year. “Finally Motolive, with its 80.000 sq.m. of outdoor races, competitions, riding schools, trials, events, exhibitions and music is like nothing else in the world. EICMA 2010 will be the greatest, most beautiful and most complete motorcycle industry show anywhere this year!”

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NEWS ROOM GERM AN REPO RT Stephan Maderner, editor of German motorcycle trade magazine Bike & BUSINESS, takes a look at the main issues currently affecting the industry in his country

Victory! IF a draft law currently in front of the German parliament is approved, the country’s youth will be able to ride lowpowered PTWs from the age of 15,including mopeds, scooters and quads with a maximum speed of 45 km/h. This easier access to two-wheel mobility means new hopes for the suffering motorcycle sector. Ministers in the Federal government have finally shown some courage – the new licence regime is to be welcomed wholeheartedly! Unfortunately no agreement has yet been reached on the issue of allowing car licence holders to ride 125cc PTWs. Also, there is the possibility that the right for car license holders to ride three-wheelers such as Piaggio's MP3 scooter might be withdrawn, which would definitely be a step backwards. Nevertheless, we are proud to have contributed through the bike & business petition, which ran from March this year in a bid to persuade government to reform the PTW licence. By 22 July, the petition had gained 16,840 signatures. The motorcycle sector will undoubtedly benefit from this change, but we need to maintain pressure to ensure politicians continue to take the riding community’s interests into account in the future.

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Phoenix Distribution to represent Nolan and Rev’It! in UK ITALIAN helmet maker Nolan Group and Dutch apparel specialist Rev’It! will be distributed in the UK by Phoenix Distribution, from December for the former and September for the latter. They will join Phoenix’s existing brand line-up of Abus, Kappa, Yoshimura, Pinlock, Fine Vision, Max Vision, VentureShield and Shift It. More brands will be added and announced at a later date, according to the company. Arai will remain within Phoenix, operating as a separate company, “to ensure 100% focus can be given on continuing to build and service its Five Star dealer network and loyal customer base with its own dedicated sales team”. Phoenix Managing Director John Wakefield said: “Over the years the market has thrown up new challenges, and for a long time we felt the need to keep our brand offering at a fairly low level. We now know the time is right to start to re-build Phoenix and we could not choose a better partner than the Nolan Group to help us do this. We already know the brand well, it has a great reputation, particularly

for quality, and we look forward to re-launching X-Lite, Nolan and Grex to the UK dealer network later this year.” With regard to the Dutch company he added: “REV’IT! is a superb brand to complement our lineup and we feel extremely proud to have been selected by the company to be their representative in the UK. REV’IT! sits perfectly with our new brand strategy and expansion plans and we cannot wait to get the ball rolling with the launch of the 2011 Spring/Summer collection in September”.

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Draggin Jeans partners with the California Superbike School DRAGGIN Jeans will now be the official uniform supplier to the California Superbike School in Europe. Draggin Jeans has been working in partnership with the Australian and New Zealand branches of the school for some time and is excited to add the European School to its uniform programme. Grant Mackintosh, Draggin Jeans CEO, says he is extremely proud to have this association. “There is no better way to learn how a bike reacts at speed and cornering. The California Superbike School is renowned for taking the time to really explain how a bike operates and how to get the best out of it. It is exciting to go to a

school where you get to ride at 200mph on some of the best tracks in the world!” www.dragginjeans.net


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Rieju seeks worldwide distributors RIEJU has been creating stylish small capacity motorcycles since 1934, and is looking to appoint new distributors outside the EU. Producing over 20,000 machines each year, the Barcelona-based company says its models are very competitive and that market pricing is well below competition levels. The Rieju range covers on and off road machines in the Sport, SM, Enduro, Trail and Fun sectors. New light weight enduro and Trial style

machines of 125cc, 200cc and 250cc offer big potential for existing and developing markets and the very serious WR powered 450cc Enduro bike is the flagship of the range and already a proven race winner in Belgium, France, the UK and Spain. Rieju wants to talk to on- and offroad dealers who want to work with market-leading products and can provide full support for marketing, spares, technical and warranty functions.

The company will be present at both INTERMOT Cologne and EICMA Milan. If interested, email Jamie.masterman@riejumoto.com

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Cimamotor 2010 N REPORT A C I R E M A

Through the first six months of 2010, shipments of HarleyDavidson motorcycles were 112,720 units, a 15.2% fall on last year. Revenues over the period were $1.64bn (E1.27bn), a 9.8% decrease compared to the year-ago period. Gross margin was 35.7% and operating margin was 13.1%, compared to 35.7% and 16.8% respectively in last year's first half. Ducati North America reported a 7.5% sales increase in July compared to the same month last year in the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, Ducati sales were up 4.75%. Demand for the Multistrada 1200 is exceeding supply and the new Monster 796, which was launched in July, also helped to boost Ducati’s sales figures. Three executives of American off-road motorcycle manufacturer US Highland died in a plane crash in July. The three were President Mats Malmberg, Chief Operating Officer Chase Bales and Chief Financial Officer Damian Riddoch.

FROM October 21st to the 24th, 2010, the 9th China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition (CIMAMotor 2010) will be held in Chongqing, in central China. The largest motorcycle exhibition in China, CIMAmotor is sponsored by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Chongqing Municipal Government, and Chinese motorcycle and scooter manufacturers. Half of the world’s motorcycles are produced in China, and Chongqing is China’s largest

Taiwan, and many other countries have confirmed they will attend the event, including Harley-Davidson, and for the first time Honda, which will have a 1,000 sq.m. stand. www.cimamotor.com

Motorcycle safety improves in UK, worsens in France NEW statistics released by the UK Government show that as the number of motorcycle miles travelled has increased in the country, the number of casualties and fatalities have fallen. Motorcycle traffic rose by 2% while casualties fell 4% in 2009 compared to 2008. The number reported as seriously injured fell by 4% to 5,350 and there were 472 motorcycle user fatalities in 2009, which was also 4% lower than during 2008. UK motorcycle industry association MCI said the Police BikeSafe scheme, intelligent enforcement, engineering improvements and the commitment

Roehr Motorcycles of Illinois is offering a full electric range in 2011: the eSuperSport, eSuperBike, and a version of the latter in RR trim as a turnkey electric racer, with a top speed of 135 mph.

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motorcycle production and export base, with its motorcycle products accounting for one third of the market share of the country. After eight years of continuous development, the organisers say CIMAMotor 2010 will be the most powerful event ever for the motorcycle industry in China. So far, overseas exhibitors from the USA, Japan, the UK, Spain,

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from trainers to improve standards have all contributed to a safer motorcycling environment. Steve Kenward, CEO of the MCI, said, “although there is still a strong concern about the number of motorcycle casualties, the fact remains that year after year motorcycling continues to get safer in terms of the likelihood of having an accident.” Meanwhile, the French Transport Ministry said in June that 1,187 PTW riders were killed on French roads in 2009, a 9.3% increase on 2008, despite a large overall fall in road deaths across all other vehicle and

Both the UK and French governments are running ambitious PTW safety campaigns, but it seems the British have been more receptive to the central message than the French

pedestrian categories. The increase was 11.7% for the motorcycle subsegment. One small silver lining: the situation improved towards the end of 2009 and has shown an improvement so far in 2010, according to the ministry. www.mcia.co.uk www.securiteroutiere.gouv.fr


Honda envisages greater electric presence HONDA Japan has outlined the company’s future plans, which include increased development of electric PTWs, as well as bold moves to export new models to China. In his 2010 mid-year speech, company President and CEO Takanobu Ito said Honda will begin lease sales of the battery-powered EV-neo scooter to businesses and individual business owners in Japan later this year. Ito also said Honda will strive to improve

technology and reduce costs to make zero-emission machines available to a wider audience. The company is also collaborating with electromotive specialists to study the possibilities of solar-powered energy stations using thin-film solar cells manufactured by Honda Soltec for plug-and-charge systems which can be used by battery-powered bikes. It is planning to conduct testing and demonstration of the system first in The EV-neo electric scooter will be leased to Japanese business users in late 2010

Japan, with the US to follow. The company also plans to target China with electric and petrol-engined motorcycles next year, stating they will introduce a new zero-emission bike into China in 2011. Honda will also expand its annual motorcycle production capacity in Indonesia to 4 million units by building a new plant with a capacity of 500,000 units, which will become operational in the latter half of 2011. The expansion will see Honda’s annual motorcycle production capacity in Asia (excluding Japan) increase from approximately 16 million units to 18 million units by the end of 2011. www.world.honda.com

Brammo Empulse naked e-bike OREGON-BASED electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo has unveiled an all new naked ebike called Empulse. Based on experience gained from Brammo’s Enertia TTR race bikes, the Empulse is powered by a liquid-cooled AC synchronous motor mounted as a stressed member in an aluminium beam frame with a tubular steel swingarm that pivots on the motor housing. Brammo claims the new motor puts out 55bhp and 59 lb-ft (80 Nm) of torque, powering a machine with a curb weight of 177kg. The Empulse will be available in three different battery pack sizes, providing three single charge ranges at

three different price points. The Empulse 6.0 has a 6kWh battery with a claimed 97km average range and costs US $9,995 (E7,830); the 8.0 model has an 8kWh battery providing a 129km average range for $11,995 (E9,400), and the top

of the line 10.0 version packs a 10kWh battery with a 160km average range costing $13,995 (E10,965). Brammo has given no details on recharge times, but says all three models are capable of achieving at least 160km/h. www.brammo.com

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Reevu carbon-fibre rear-view helmet REEVU has introduced a custommade carbon fibre version of its rear-view helmet for sports enthusiasts and racing professionals. The quality carbon fibre shell offers

be ordered direct from www.reevu.com and supplied through Reevu’s exclusive distribution network.

improved impact resistance and incorporates the company’s tried and tested 363 rear vision system. This helmet is individually made for each purchaser and can only

REEVU WORLDWIDE Washington, Tyne & Wear, UK Tel: +44 (0)1914 187755 graham.steele@reevu.com www.reevu.com

New performance lubricant brand exclusive range of lubricants, which he says will offer riders technically advanced properties. He will be launching the new brand at INTERMOT in Cologne (Hall 10.1, Stand D 028) and EICMA in Milan (Hall 18, Stand A 51) and invites industry professionals to contact him for an appointment.

AFTER 16 years of experience in the motorcycle lubricants industry, Sander van der Velden has set up a new hightech motorcycle lubricant brand, VROOAM, aimed at the performance end of the market. Van der Velden, a passionate rider, has built on his experience with major factory race teams to develop an

VROOAM POWERSPORTS LUBRICANTS INTERNATIONAL B.V. Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 (0)10 798 24 58 sander@vrooam-lubricants.com www.vrooam-lubricants.com

2010 FEMA International Motorcyclists Conference IN late June the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA) organised a new event with support from the European Commission that is set to become an important fixture on the international motorcycling calendar, the first International Motorcyclists Conference, which gathered over 230 powered two-wheeler (PTW) sector participants to the Autoworld conference centre in Brussels. The conference was piloted by FEMA in partnership with the Australian Motorcycle Council (AMC) and the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC). Its objective was to open dialogue between PTW users, industry and government representatives from around the world to share experiences, ideas and best practice. Altogether the three motorcyclists’ organisations have almost 500,000

affiliated members. On the first day of the conference the European Commission officially launched the European Motorcyclists’ Forum, designed to provide a platform for EU PTW user groups to put their views directly to the research community and to European decision makers. This included a high-level round table on motorcycling in the 21st century, along with a session dedicated to safety and mobility, presenting the views of motorcyclists and transport policy makers, and addressing current developments within the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) field. Also featured during the conference was the user forum of 2BESAFE, currently the most wide-ranging and best funded research project on motorcyclists’ behaviour. In parallel, a workshop on road infrastructure Some 250 attendees from Europe, Australia, Canada and further afield attended the conference

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improvements provided information on the latest developments in this crucial field. Reaction to the conference from attendees was upbeat, and the organisers said they would try to invite other organisations in future, for example the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), and US organisations such as AMA and MRF. To see individual presentations made at the Conference go to: www.femaonline.eu/index. php?page=conference-report Meanwhile, FEMA has made an initial response to the European Commission’s new 10-year Road Safety Action Program (RSAP), whose stated goals are to make roads safer and cut road deaths by half by 2020. The FEMA position statement supports voluntary, rather than mandatory ABS on new bikes, opposes any ban on customisation (which the RSAP calls ‘tampering’), objects to power limits for new vehicles, supports the widespread dissemination of repair and maintenance information (rather than restricting this information to OEM monopoly outlets), opposes periodic technical

FEMA President Gerard Livett welcomes delegates to the conference

The Autoworld centre in Brussels hosted the conference

inspection, and agrees with In-Use Compliance as a tool to reduce environmental emissions. The inference from this statement is that the Commission has ignored much of the motorcycle user groups’ input into the consultation process in favour of expensive sticking plaster solutions and an overly bureaucratic approach.


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MV Agusta back in Italian hands N a deal announced on 6th August, current MV Agusta President Claudio Castiglioni, 65, and his son Giovanni, 29, have repurchased from HarleyDavidson 100% of the shares of MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. through their family holding company, and have thus re-acquired both the historic MV Agusta brand and the family Cagiva marque, which they had previously sold to Harley in July 2008 for E70million ($108 million). Part of this included repayment of existing bank debt of around E45million ($69million), and in addition, the agreement provided for a contingency payment to Claudio Castiglioni in 2016, understood to be $40million, if certain financial targets were met. Now, after the repurchase of the company, Castiglioni père will continue as President, with son Giovanni as CEO.The latter, a graduate of the London Business School who joined MV in 2002 as Director of Communication after working in the USA for a year, fulfilled this role parttime while running his own fashion business, now sidelined in favour of his new full-time responsibilities in charge of day-to-day operations for MV Agusta. Harley’s exit comes after making a further significant but undisclosed investment of around $60million in MV Agusta, devoted to cleaning up the balance sheet and underwriting development costs of the acclaimed two new models announced for 2010, the heavily revised F4 sportbike and 990R/1190R Brutale duo, as well as the forthcoming 675cc three-cylinder F3. Harley management, headed by newly-appointed President/CEO Keith Wandell, had announced on October 15 last year that, in the face of its own financial troubles brought about by the recession, the Motor Company was shutting down Buell and putting MV Agusta up for sale. “Our decision to divest MV Agusta reflects our strategy to focus our efforts and our

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investment on the Harley-Davidson brand, as we believe this provides an optimal path to long-term growth,” said Wandell in announcing the sale of the Italian trophy brand back to the Castiglioni family for the undisclosed princely sum of E3 – or five bucks in Uncle Sam’s greenbacks! This reflects Wandell’s desire to draw a line under the whole MV experience while at the same time being seen to exit gracefully, re-entrusting control of what is arguably the world’s most prestigious motorcycle brand in the hands of the people whom the previous Harley President Jim Ziemer and his colleagues acquired it from, in what is now viewed in Milwaukee as a strategic error which Harley must pay for. Effectively, Harley-Davidson is calling things even with the Castiglioni family, who would have been entitled to that $40million contingency payment in the event that MV Agusta had been sold by Harley to another buyer – another reason for Wandell choosing to divest the company to them, and not another. For the Castiglionis were just one of five suitors shortlisted by Harley to acquire the company, with three Italian investment funds also in contention, as well as former Ducati President/CEO, Federico Minoli. MV Agusta 1098R, one of several models the nowindependent company is offering in its 2010 range

“I really never thought that I’d find myself in this position again,” said Claudio Castiglioni after signing the agreement.“But I was determined not to let MV Agusta fall into the hands of the sharks of the fund management community, who have no understanding of what a brand like this represents. This is a motorcycle company with a historic past and a glorious future, and it must be treated like a tree that’s about to bear fruit, not stripped of its branches in order to save costs.” So, no hard feelings about being forced to sell Ducati to TPG, then... “ M o r e o v e r, Harley-Davidson had the same viewpoint, which was how we were able to come to an agreement,” revealed Castiglioni. “They wanted MV Agusta to remain in the hands of people who care about the product, with the understanding of how to develop it. That’s us.” The three-euro purchase price – apparently connected with the number of cylinders in the engine powering the range of 675cc models which MV Agusta has under development for launch next year! – has one major contingency, in that Harley-Davidson is not only writing off all the big investment it’s spent on MV so far, as well as the purchase price, it’s also fronting up one half of a

Giovanni and Claudio Castiglioni

$40million development fund to get MV firing on all four cylinders once again, with the other $20million provided by the Castiglionis, underwritten by the Paris-based investment bank Lazard & Co. With MV Agusta producing a total of just 3,000 bikes in 2009, resulting in a E27million pre-tax loss during its first full year under Harley ownership from turnover of E34million, and on line to manufacture only 4,500 units in 2010 with an even higher E60million projected loss, breakeven point is reliably understood to be more than double that quantity for a company employing 250 people, with a significant proportion of the workforce in R&D. “We’re going to lay the basis for significant growth calmly and carefully over the next year or so,” says Claudio Castiglioni, who believes he has the solution to MV’s numbers problem on the horizon in the shape of its forthcoming entry into the middleweight segment. “The PIN number for MV Agusta’s future is F3,” he says. “Our new 675cc threecylinder sports model will revolutionise the marketplace, as well as set our company in the right direction in allowing us to compete in a volume production segment of the >>>

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without sacrificing quality. It will cost around E1011,000 (the Triumph Daytona 675 sells in Italy for E11,590), so will be very competitively priced, and it’ll be launched in October 2011 with a Brutale version that’s also under development – we call it the Brutalina in-house, which isn’t maybe such a bad name! The F3 isn’t just ‘una bella figura’, a pretty face. It has literally groundbreaking performance for its category, and will establish a new benchmark for the Supersport class when it arrives.” MV is also examining

building an entry-level stripped version of the 990R Brutale, to make four-cylinder MV Agusta ownership more accessible to more customers, while the Cagiva brand will be relaunched in due course, most likely with the Mito 525 four-stroke single when finance and customer demand are there. Claudio Castiglioni has also enticed Massimo Bordi back to the motorcycle business to join him and his son at MV Agusta. Bordi, 62, worked for Ducati for 23 years, rising to Chief Engineer and General Manager, which included

a decade-long collaboration with Castiglioni, but left in 2000 when the company changed hands. “I’m thrilled to have completed this transaction,” said Claudio Castiglioni. “Having lived and breathed MV Agusta and its products for the past 15 years, and with the passion for its heritage as well as a certain understanding of its customers’ expectations, I’m happy to be in the position of taking the company forward once again. Thanks to HarleyDavidson’s support, MV Agusta is right now, more than at any time in its

Massimo Bordi

glorious history, at the threshold of a golden age of product-driven commercial success. I believe that Giovanni and I are the right people to take it forward from here, and look forward to doing so.”

B&B R-Tech 250 for Moto3 in 2012 OLLOWING a decision taken by the Grand Prix Commission at the Dutch GP in Assen on June 26, it’s now been confirmed that the 125cc class, Grand Prix racing’s last remaining two-stroke category, will be replaced for the 2012 season by Moto3, catering for 250cc four-stroke singles with a maximum bore of 81mm, like the proposed Moto1 rules for 1000cc GP racing. However, unlike Moto2, the 600cc

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A number of racing teams are showing interest in the R-Tech 250cc motor

four-cylinder four-stroke replacement for 250GP, which debuted this season with a sealed Honda control engine whose performance has been held down for reliability reasons, Moto3 will be a free engine formula even at GP level. This makes the new class set to become the backbone of entry-level motorcycle road racing all over the world, where with 125cc two-strokes now semi-extinct, there’s a major demand for such a category at Club, National and International level in many countries, delivering affordable and accessible performance from any one of a wide choice of engines. Honda is already known to be developing a 250cc four-stroke singlecylinder motor which has been fitted into a race RS125 chassis for initial testing at the Japanese GP’s Twin Ring Motegi circuit, where it’s rumoured to have already lapped 1.5sec faster than an RS125 GP two-stroke. There’s already a National domestic series in Japan for MX-based 250cc four-stroke singles fitted in a road racing chassis, and in the USA, promoter Gavin Trippe has been trying for three years to get a similar MX-derived F450 Super Singles category off the ground. That’s a view shared by Swiss engineer and racer Willi Rüfenacht,

The R-Tech 250 has shown promise in dyno testing and is soon to hit the racetrack

who together with partner Maurizio Bäumle has produced a dedicated allnew Moto3 engine under the B&B R-Tech label (www.bb-technology.ch). First displayed at the final round of the IDM German Superbike race series at Hockenheim last September, the R-Tech 250 has since shown promise in dyno testing, and is soon to hit the racetrack. While acquisition costs of the new engine – for which a price has yet to be set by B&B R-Tech - will be more expensive than the 125cc two-stroke it replaces, it’s claimed that running costs will be greatly reduced, with 15 hours of running time between major

engine rebuilds. Extensive dyno testing has so far delivered peak performance of 45bhp at 15,400rpm at the rear wheel (with 27bhp already available at just 7,700 revs, halfway to redline), compared to 38bhp at the wheel for the best of the late RS125 Hondas, but around the same as the factory RS125 Aprilias, which have a short shelf life. This beautifully constructed Moto3 engine is the one that seems likely to bring Rüfenacht commercial success, and it’s going to be interesting to see how many other specialist manufacturers for the class will join him in that particular shop window.


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Venturi electric makeover for Voxan IT seems there may indeed be a kind of life after death for the French marque Voxan, which was finally shut down in March by the Clermont-Ferrand bankruptcy court after manufacturing a total of 1,838 motorcycles in the ten years up to December 2009. At the auction of the company’s remaining assets held on June 2, top bid for the Voxan trademark and intellectual property came from Monaco-based sportscar maker Venturi, acquired in 2001 by Monegasque property millionaire Gildo Pallanca Pastor, 43, whose family are among the most substantial landowners in Monte Carlo. Since acquiring Venturi, founded

in 1984 and previously best known for producing 700 examples of the Atlantique turbocharged V6 sports car which it raced successfully in the Le Mans 24 Hours, Pastor has focused the company 100% on the creation of a series of leading-edge electric vehicles produced at the company’s factory near Le Mans. These have included firstly the Fetish sports car, then the commercially successful Venturi e-powered version of the Citroen Berlingo delivery van, the Eclectic, and finally the Astrolab, claimed to be the world's first solar-electric hybrid car. These vehicles were styled for

Venturi Astrolab solar-electric hybrid

Venturi by French designer Sacha Lakic, who was also responsible for producing several Voxan models, including the Roadster, Black Magic café racer and Charade sports bike. Now, says Venturi, the Voxan

Arrivederci Moto Morini? PAOLO Berlusconi, the younger brother of Italy’s current prime minister, who was negotiating to acquire Moto Morini, has now walked away from a potential deal after dithering by the metal workers union representing Moto Morini’s workforce. Berlusconi was interested in assembling a new line of his Garelli scooters at the Morini factory, as well as relaunching the existing 1200cc V-twin Morini bike range. However, following a cancellation without explanation by the union of a meeting planned for June 14 between Nuova Garelli and local union official Bruno Papignani, Berlusconi threw in the towel. Berlusconi – the only potential buyer to have expressed a formal interest in rescuing the company - had increased to 26 from 20 the number of jobs which would be retained out of

the 57 positions filled when Moto Morini entered the Italian equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy last September. The resulting 31 redundancies were considered unacceptable by the union, which therefore appears to have effectively shut the company down, thus sacrificing those 26 jobs on offer! The historic Italian motorcycle company now looks like it will be left with no future at all, and the trade unions, there to protect workers, have effectively done them out of a job altogether. In issuing a statement on the matter, Nuova Garelli declared: “The meeting of June 14 was cancelled for incomprehensible reasons. Therefore, in light of obstacles from the trade unions, and the impossibility of reaching an agreement with them, Nuova Garelli feels it must put an end to this affair which could have

overtones of a soap opera, if not for seeing bankrupt Moto Morini workers at home, without jobs.” In consequence, Moto Morini was definitively shut down on July 7, and its assets will now be auctioned – including the company name and intellectual property. It’s understood that an Italo-Canadian company is interested in acquiring the remnants of

name will be used on a range of electric motorcycles already under development, the first of which will appear in 2012. There are no plans to resume production of Voxan’s existing combustion-engined models.

the marque, but the price to be paid will be considerably less than Paolo Berlusconi’s E2.9 million offer for a going concern. And in the event that the company is indeed born again, it will of course not have to guarantee the same number of jobs as if it had been restructured under the Italian equivalent of Chapter 11. Not for nothing was Bologna known for decades as La Città Rossa, the Red City, and as the heartland of the Italian Communist party…

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BMW no.1 in German market, which is down by 10.4% in first six months of 2010 THE GERMAN motorcycle and scooter market saw 81,914 new units registered in the first half of 2010, down 10.4% on the 91,417 recorded in the same period of 2009, according to IVM, the country’s motorcycle industry association. On a month-by-month basis registrations were as follows: January 2,450 (–41.1%), February 4,543 (–52.8) and March 24,854 (+12.6), April 21,074 (–12%), May 14,538 (–11.7% ) and June 14,455 (–4.5% ). Registrations of motorcycles with engines larger than 125cc fell 7.4% to 55,716, while those of scooters with

engines over 125cc fell to 5,753, a 22.8% decline on the first six months of 2009. Within the larger motorcycle category, numbers registered per sector were as follows: sportsbikes fell 5% to 18,711, enduro fell 1% to 11,863, supersport fell 23.7% to 6,761, classic bikes fell 10% to 7,097, touring fell 22% to 3,005, while customs and choppers fell 1% to 7,326. Again, for larger motorcycles, the breakdown by engine size shows that most categories saw a decline: 126-249cc +11.9% to 1,124, 250499cc –3.1% to 1,574, 500-749cc

French registrations fall 8.7% FIRST half year registrations in France across all OEMs fell 8.7% to 109,819 vehicles compared to the same period of 2009, a slower rate of decline than in the previous year. “Because of the weather, sales were very bad in spring, but picked up in June. Traditionally the French market has high inertia, which dampens both upturns and downturns (contrary, for example, to the Spanish market). We should end the year around –10%, but still remain as the biggest market in Europe for pure motorcycles, although not for scooters,” said Didier Ganneau, editor of l’Officiel magazine. “What is sure is that the supersport category, as in

Britain, is collapsing, although it was never as large in France as it was in the UK,” he added. Best selling models over the period were the Yamaha 125 X-Max (4,912), Piaggio MP3 400 LT (4,052), Kawasaki Z750 (3,520), 650 ER6 (2,631), Yamaha 500 T-Max (2,256), 600 XJ6 (2,143), Peugeot 125 Satelis (2,066), Piaggio 125 X Evo (1,991), Yamaha YBR 125 (1,851) and Triumph 675 Street Triple (1,703). www.cotedelofficiel.fr

–17.7% to 53,555,750-999cc –38.4% to 15,610, 1000-1199cc +16% to 10,939, 1200-1399cc –8.4% to 6,271, 1400cc+ –2.9 to 5,469. BMW has finally overtaken Honda to take the number one position in the German sales chart, all the more impressive for the fact that the Bavarian-headquartered company only sells high value, larger displacement units. For the Japanese OEMs the retreat continues, with Suzuki suffering most, followed by Honda and then Yamaha, and then Kawasaki. The fall in scooter sales affected Piaggio, which saw a 20% drop in

registrations, despite the fact that MP3s and Vespas are still selling well, while Harley’s small drop underlines the continued popularity of choppers and cruisers. Triumph’s sales are now contracting after a positive performance last year and KTM is also shrinking, while Ducati saw a 14% improvement, the best performance after BMW.

www.ivm-ev.de

France: Registrations by Manufacturer January-June 2010 Rank

Manufacturer

1

Yamaha

Units registered 19,898

% Change

2

Honda

14,020

–14.3

3

Piaggio

11,272

–14.6

4

Suzuki

10,998

–17.6

5

Kawasaki

9,739

–1.7

6

BMW

5,632

+31.4

7

Harley-Davidson

3,966

–9.4

8

Peugeot

3,535

–3.1

9

Triumph

3,422

–9.3

10

Kymco

2,701

+37.0

11

SYM

2,379

–8.9

12

Ducati

2,335

≠+15.0

13

KTM

2,307

–16.7

14

MBK

1,969

–9.3

15

Daelim

1,482

+12.2

16

Aprilia

1,413

+28.6

17

Jonway

1,180

–48.3

18

Daelim

1,482

+12.2

19

Gilera

968

+9.9

20

SkyTeam

912

–37.3

–14.1

Italian registrations down 19% in first half THE Italian motorcycle and scooter market saw 194,689 units registered over the first six months of 2010, a fall of 19% on the same period of 2009, according to the country’s motorcycle industry association,ANCMA. Registrations of scooters fell to 132,172 over the period, a 22% decline on the same period of 2009, while those of motorcycles fell 12% to 65,517. These figures apply only to vehicles with 50cc engines and larger. Registrations were up 26.1% in

January, while February and March fared less well, with registrations down respectively by 6.5% and 13.8%. The decline steadily worsened in the second quarter with falls of 13.6%, 30.4% and 33.4% respectively in April,May and June compared to the same months in 2009, when the country’s scrappage scheme was running. By motorcycle type, naked bike registrations fell 26.5% to 22,204, sportsbikes fell 24.5% to 7,643 and trials fell 11.1 % to 863,while enduro rose 4.4% to 15,374, custom rose 5%

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to 6,595,touring rose 25% to 4,373 and supermotard rose 5.4% to 5,433. ATV sales continued to decline with a 27.5% fall to 3,046 units over the period. In terms of engine capacity, the 50-125cc band fell 28.9% to 43,158 units, 126-200cc 25.5% to 29,042, 201-250cc 30.7% to 14,294, 251-500cc 6.5% to 53,555, 501600cc 38.4% to 7,100, 601-750cc 27% to 14,861 and 751-1000cc 0.7% to 15,766.The only category to show an increase was 1000cc+, which rose 11.8% to 16,913 units compared to the

first six months of 2009. The most popular model continues to be the Honda SH300,150 and 125 series,with sales of 8,978,6,553 and 5,743 respectively. Piaggio’s Beverly 300 and Liberty 125 recorded sales of respectively 8,551 and 4,810, while the most popular motorcycles were the BMW R1200 GS and Kawasaki Z750 with sales respectively of 2,853 and 2,179. www.ancma.it


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Germany: Registrations by Manufacturer January-June 2010 Rank Manufacturer 1

The Piaggio MP3 400 was the most popular scooter in Germany over the first half of 2010

Units registered

%Change

Rank Manufacturer Ducati

2,303

12

Aprilia

1,663

13

Peugeot

775

12,617

+16

11

2

Honda

11,439

–20.4

3

Yamaha

9,235

–12.9

4

Suzuki

7,414

–28.6

14

SYM

738

–6.2

5

Kawasaki

6,678

–4.9

15

Daelim

667

–13.1

6

+14

Piaggio

–16 –32.4

5,562

–19.3

16

Qingqi

602

–39

7 Harley-Davidson

5,196

–3.6

17

Buell

583

+5.8

8

KTM

2,680

–10

18

Moto-Guzzi

495

–22.5

9

Triumph

2,582

–8.3

19

Hyosung

492

–33

10

Kwang Yang

2,527

+22

20 Kreidler Europe

484

+1628

Triumph’s Street Triple sold well in the UK over the first half of 2010

13,186, supersport fell 30% to 8,635, naked bikes fell 16.3% to 10,147, adventure sport fell 17.8% to 5,045, custom fell 7.2% to 4,759, sport touring fell 1.4% to 4,632, trail/enduro fell 13.8% to 2,574, and touring fell 4.4% to 2,070. Sales in all engine capacity bands saw significant contraction except 1000cc+, which rose 3.3% to 11,707 units. The 0-50cc band was down 15.1% to 6,837, 51-125cc

United Kingdom: Registrations by Manufacturer January-June 2010 Rank

Manufacturer

Units registered

1

Yamaha

7,639

% Change –21.4

2

Honda

7,388

–21.8

3

Suzuki

4,856

–23.4

4

Triumph

4,572

+4.6

5

BMW

4,251

+15.4

6

Kawasaki

3,339

–30.8

7

Piaggio

2,689

–20.5

8

Harley-Davidson

2,563

–19.1

9

Aprilia

1,210

–30.9

Spanish recovery REGISTRATIONS of motorcycles and scooters in the Spanish market stood at 89,596 units during the first six months of the year, a 12.7% rise compared to figures for the same period of 2009, according to the country’s motorcycle industry association ANESDOR. The figures show a significant difference between motorcycles and mopeds. The figures from the first six months of the year show overall growth in the

%Change

BMW

UK registrations fall 15.9% THE latest statistics from Britain’s MCI trade association show that new registrations of motorcycles, scooters and mopeds in the UK fell by 15.9% to 52,501 in the first six months of 2010. Moped registrations (scooters and small bikes 50cc and under) saw a 15.6% decline over the same period of 2009, while the overall figure for PTWs over 50cc was down 15.9%. By type, scooters fell 13.1% to

Units registered

motorcycle segment of over 22.4%, with a total of 73,493 units sold, while moped sales fell by 17% to 16,103 units. Sources at ANESDOR believe that the fall in moped sales is linked to the government’s decision to raise the minimum rider age for this type of vehicle to 15. The quad sector saw a fall over the period of 7.28% to 2,140. www.anesdor.com

10.2% to 13,622, 126-650cc 23.2% to 8,694 and 651-1000cc 29.5% to 11,641. The six months were pretty dismal for most manufacturers, with the exception of Triumph and BMW, which are both pushing up the rankings and threatening to topple Suzuki from third place. Triumph’s popular Street Triple is one of the reasons for the Hinckley-based company’s success, while BMW’s R1200 RT and GS were the most popular touring and adventure models in the UK over the six-month period.

Ya m a h a has taken the top position from Honda mainly due to the relative success of its 125cc motorcycle and scooter range, but like the other Japanese OEMs, is also seeing sales shrink at a rapid rate. Piaggio, Harley-Davidson and Aprilia also saw falls of between 20% and 30%, with the tenth position in the national sales league disputed between Ducati and KTM. www.mcia.co.uk

The Kawasaki Z750 has been consistently popular in Spain over the last few years and remains the best-selling motorcycle model

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Barracuda levers THESE new E-marked levers from Barracuda are made from billet aluminium and have a specific fitting bracket for different models. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s designers have incorporated special ergonomic features which make them both light and highly functional, they are available anodised in black or gold, sold in pairs. The parts are delivered within 24 hours of the order being placed in Italy and within 72 hours in the rest of Europe. Other than the Barracuda Italy website below, there are also Barracuda country-specific websites for France,the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Spain.

M05.KEC monoshock for customs THIS two-way adjustable hydraulic monoshock with separate pressurised expansion tank is designed for classic and custom applications. The piston rod is made of alloy steel and faced with hard chrome, it has spring pre-loading by a ring nut and chromed springs.

The company will be at INTERMOT in Hall 8, Stand B30 BARRACUDA Florence,ITALY Tel:+39 055 412 746 E-mail:info@barracudamoto.it www.barracudamoto.it

Damper adjustment is by a rebound adjustment unit and a compression adjustment unit. The wheelbase is also adjustable. MATRIS Camisano Vicentino (VI), ITALY Tel: +39 0444 411636 E-mail: info@matrisdampers.com www.matrisdampers.com

Highsider Indianapolis headlight THE new Highsider wide beam Indianapolis headlight is equipped with 9x3 Watt power LEDs, which supply a really bright light, according to the company. Electricity usage is claimed to be only a third of similar lights (1.4 Ampere, 17.5 Watt at 12.5 Volt). It has a metal housing (diameter 108 mm x depth 129 mm) and comes in chrome or black. The insert with a universal holder is also available. This product has a TĂ&#x153;V approved E-number and is therefore road legal. Find the company at INTERMOT in Hall 7, Stand A48 PAASCHBURG & WUNDERLICH Hamburg, GERMANY Tel. +44 (0)40 24 82 77 55 E-mail: marketing@pwonline.de www.pwonline.de INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - OCTOBER 2010

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PRODUCT NEWS

New Domino XM2 throttle control DOMINO recently introduced the new XM2 throttle control suitable for sports bikes, developed with the help of several Moto2 teams. The control is made from light aluminium alloy with titanium bolts and screws that

60°opening for wet riding. The XM2 throttle control is sold both with black/red handle grip and without grip, and throttle cables for the Honda CBR 600 RR, CBR 1000 RR, Yamaha R1 and R6 are available. Domino recommends the XM2 throttle control for track use. guarantee lightness and longevity. It is sold with three rings each with separate performance characteristics. The white ring has a 55° opening for normal performance, the red ring a 53° opening for sporting performance and the green ring a

DOMINO TOMMASELLI Sirtori (LC), ITALY Tel: +39 0399 211286 E-mail: domino@domino-group.com www.domino-group.com

Küryakyn cruiser accessories 2 air filter units, giving a new look without the expense of buying a new air cleaner.These fit Yamaha 2006-10 Roadliner and Stratoliner, 2008-10 Raider left tranny cover and front drive hub cover, and all 2007-10 V Star 1300 and 2009-10 V Star 950 front drive hub cover only.

TRIDENT Mirrors have a sleek oval shape and a beefy yet light three-bar stem with double adjustment points and a swivel head.

MAG Europe will be at INTERMOT in Hall 9, Stand A31 and B32 The convex lens offers increased coverage, the company says, with approximately 9 inches from mount to mirror end. All mounting hardware is included. Küryakyn also offers interchangeable medallions for Standard Hi-Five Mach 2 or Zombie Hi-Five Mach

MAG EUROPE Denton, Manchester, UK Tel: +44 (0)161 335 9955 sales@mageurope.net www.mageurope.net


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New Aprilia, Honda and Suzuki applications from Gilles Tooling GILLES Tooling’s factor-x-lever.gt smart lever (brake FXBL-01 and clutch FXCL-01) is now available for the Aprilia RSV 1000 type RR 2004-08. The unique proprietary design has, according to the company, ideal lever length for perfect control, and other features include precise bearings, TÜVapproval, up to 35 times adjustable millimetre accurate grip length adjustment, comfortable adjustment by central hand wheel, and rated brake joint beyond two fingers. The VCR38GT rearset is now available with gpshifting (VCR-H05-P) for the Honda CBR600RR / ABS type PC40 2009-10.

factor-x-lever.gt

factor-x-rearset

VCR38GT rearset

Features include easy adjustment, high-grade aluminium 7075 construction, light weight and strength, optimised ergonomics, innovative rolling toe piece on gear lever, single or dual carbon heel protectors, available in hard anodised colours, TÜVparts certificate, integrated brakelight microswitch functions, unlimited adjustment possibilities for footrest, shift travel and foot length, precise positioning by graded-scale, central clamping screw, no play double ball-bearing gear-and brake lever and brake lever positioning by eccentric adjuster. The factor-x-rearset (FXR-S02) is also now

available for the Suzuki GSX-R 1000 2009-10. Gilles Tooling says this provides maximum performance with minimum weight and has been developed with know-how from World Superbike teams. Features include a sporting aesthetic, lightweight construction and high stress resistance, double ball bearing shift and brake lever, 3-time adjustable fix racing footrest, optional: street legalisation kit, carbon heel guards, factory racing footrest kit and black anodised finish. The company will be at INTERMOT in Hall 6, Stand E20

GILLES TOOLING Wecker, LUXEMBOURG Tel: +352 (0)267 893-45 E-mail: info@gillestooling.com www.gillestooling.com


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Evotech fluid tanks EVOTECH’S brake and clutch fluid tanks are machined from corrosion-resistant aluminium billet and are suitable for the rear brake pump as well as for the hydraulic clutch pump (DOT 4 fluid). Evotech tanks are vented to allow the correct functioning of the brake system when the oil level decreases.

Reservoir tanks are available in six different colours and components can be mixed and matched according to personal requirements. Evotech will be at INTERMOT in Hall 8, Stand C62

Pinasco Symphony exhaust for LML Star

EVOTECH Villa Agnedo (TN), ITALY Tel: +39 0461 780 184 E-mail: info@evotech-rc.it www.evotech-rc.it

performance and reliability, the company says, and it is hand-welded in coated or stainless steel versions. PINASCO/BETTELLA Limena (PD), ITALY Tel: +39 0497 67976 E-mail: info@bettella.com www.pinasco.com

THE popular Pinasco Symphony exhaust is now available for the LML Star 125-150 4T. The EU-certified exhaust has been tested in different conditions to combine

Bike Lift VFR 1200 paddock stand THE latest stage in the collaboration between BikeLift and Honda Italy is this special paddock stand for the VFR 1200, claimed to be the only stand on the market specifically designed for this model and

indispensable if the rear wheel needs to be removed. The CS-24/N stand, available in grey, is bigger and stronger than the standard Bike-Lift centre stand, the company says, because of the dimensions and heavy weight of the Honda VFR 1200. Together with this new paddock stand, Bike-Lift has made a set of adjustable aluminium pins of different diameters, which give added stability to the bike while it is on the stand. BIKE-LIFT Sanguinaro di Fontanellato (PR), ITALY Tel: +39.0521 827097 E-mail: info@bikelift.net www.bikelift.net

Arrow off-road systems A milestone in the Arrow product range for off-road motorcycles, the Paris Dakar Replica is still popular with enduro and rally fans – even after years of commercial success. Paris-Daker replica

Arrow says the line unites outstanding reliability with MIG and TIG and manually welded template assemblies. The muffler body has a cylindrical cross-section with a screw-mounted end section for easy

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removal and to replace the high-quality soundproofing material. The end section also features an extra easy-to-remove silencer cartridge that helps reduce noise levels even further. The company says the Paris-Dakar Replica offers a striking increase in performance at low to middle rpm ratings, with a significant improvement in power and a more lightweight construction than original models. The Off-Road Thunder line has helped Arrow dominate the MX World Championships over the last ten years. Its diamond shape ensures the best balance between inner volume and external dimensions, matched directly to the rear endcap, designed to fulfill the requirements

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Off-Road Thunder

stated in worldwide racing rules. TIG welding, top level materials (silencer canisters are available in titanium or aluminium) and a close focus on details have made this one of Europe’s leading dirt systems, according to Arrow. ARROW SPECIAL PARTS San Giustino (PG), ITALY Tel: +39 0758 61811 E-mail: info@arrow.it www.arrow.it


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Shad SH-46 topcase

The 46-litre capacity allows for two full-face helmets, and it has a hermetic lock system and a handle for transport. Another feature is Shadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s system which enables different colour plates to be substituted at will.

THE SH-46 is a new large capacity topcase with a unique look due to its advanced design, according to manufacturer Shad. It has bicolour catadioptrics (plates that both reflect and refract) with two options: for the black topcase, the catadioptric is white and red; for the topcase with coloured top, the catadioptric is silver and red.

It measures 31 cm high; 42 cm wide and 58 cm deep, including a standard plate and a set of screws. A brake light under the grid and backrest are further options. Colours are black, blue, titanium, red, metal black and white.

SHAD Mollet Del Valles, Barcelona, SPAIN Tel: +34 935 795 866 E-mail: comer.nadsa@shad.es www.shad.es

Ermax accessories for the CBF 1000 NEW products from French styling parts specialist Ermax for the 2010 Honda CBF 1000 FA include a high-protection flip-up screen with height adjustable by 10cm, also available in the original size, which comes in clear, smoke or grey. A racing rear hugger is available rough, painted or with a carbon look, made from thermoformed ABS, with the chainguard integrated and ready to fit, with varnished paint, fitting kit and instructions included. A GT belly pan available rough, painted or with a carbon look, also made from thermoformed ABS and ready to fit, with varnished paint, fitting kit and Honda CBF 1000 FA with partially raised flip-up screen

Flip-up screen elevated with Hawaiian Flower motif

instructions included. There are also 14 new silkscreen designs for the screen, windshield and nose screen for this model. These designs include Hawaiian, Flowers, Cats, Dragon, Wheels, Stars, Punk Fashion and Flaming. See Ermax at INTERMOT in Hall 8, Stand A051 ERMAX Roquefort la Bedoule, FRANCE Tel: +33 (0)4 42 73 67 91 E-mail: accueil@ermax.fr www.ermax.fr

Flip-up screen elevated with Flaming motif

Hugger and chainguard


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SD12 Scooter Dynamometer DYNOJET says its SD12 fulfils the need for a dynamometer designed for the large and evergrowing scooter market. It has a fold-up design with rollers, enabling it to be easily moved for use and storage, maximising space inside the workshop. It comes with a folding ramp and foot-activated brake as standard features and can accommodate wheelbases from 60 to 74 inches (152cm to 183cm). The company says the SD12 uses its proven WINPEP 7 software and Dynoware EX+ electronics for accurate and repeatable measurement of horsepower, torque and speed. The Dynojet Air/Fuel Ratio Monitor can also be used with the SD12.

This dynamometer has maximum power of 25kW (33.5hp), torque 45Nm (33.5lb-ft) and speed 175 km/h (109 mph). DYNOJET North Las Vegas, USA Tel: +1 (0)702 399 1423 sales@powercommander.com www.dynojet.com

See the company at INTERMOT in Hall 8, Stand C63

For a full list of suppliers go to: www.dynojet.com/dyno_centers/ list_motorcycle.aspx

Fehling handlebars 7018 Drag bar

NEW additions to the Fehling handlebar range include the 7018 LD 9 black drag bar with a tube diameter of 22mm and the 7882 CL N black MX handlebar with a tube diameter of 22mm and thickness of

3mm, for special mechanical stress on dirt bikes, sidecar motorcycles or quads. The 7997 LS N2 clip-on clamp bars also have a diameter of 22mm and a fixation diameter of 33mm.

7882 MX bar

See the company at INTERMOT in Hall 8, Stand A36 7997 Clip-ons

ERNST FEHLING Wickede (Ruhr), GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)2377 2033 E-mail: info@fehling.de www.fehling.de

SW-Motech redesigns tank ring SW-MOTECHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S popular Quick-Lock tank ring tankbag attachment system has been redesigned and now has additional features. The new QuickLock Evo tank ring is even more secure with a Tank ring

redesigned attachment interface, with new tankbags supplied with an extra upper ring to match the new tank ring. SW-Motech says the Quick-Lock Evo tank ring and tankbag system is as fast and as easy to operate as the old system, and will be available at the same price. An additional Evo Lock theft protection kit is also available as an accessory. SW-MOTECH Rauschenberg, GERMANY Tel. +49 (0)6425 816800 info@sw-motech.com www.sw-motech.com

GIVI luggage for Midnight Star GIVIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s luggage options for the Yamaha Midnight Star, following its redesign in 2009, are designed to follow the flowing lines of the bike. Individual items include a chrome plated and softly padded sissybar with removable luggage rack, a universal Plexiglas A47 windshield (H56 x W57cm) with specific mounting kit and frame spacers, and GP97 saddlebags. The latter are made from black leather, have a 16-litre capacity and feature top stitching and strap and buckle fasteners.

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They are supplied with waterproof covers. The mounting frames help to keep the bags in position and to distance them from the chassis. See the company at INTERMOT in Hall 6, Stand C78 and D79 GIVI Flero (BS), ITALY Tel: +39 030 3581253 E-mail: info@givi.it www.givi.it

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See the company at INTERMOT in Hall 7, Stand A30

Tankbag and tank ring


PRODUCT NEWS

Surflex clutch disc kit for Hypermotard

LeoVince Scoot expansion chamber for Peugeot SpeedFight 3

THIS new clutch disc kit for the Ducati Hypermotard 1100, 1100 Evo, Evo SP, and 1198 S models is interchangeable with the original set and optimises the bike’s performance, Surflex says, fully transmitting all power from the engine without losing fluidity and modulation capacity.

THE new LeoVince Scoot ZX-R exhaust for the Peugeot SpeedFight 3 (2009-2010) has a large-size stainless steel body silencer with enlarged exit pipe, covered in carbon fibre and attached with an aluminium clamp. The expansion chamber body is made of special 10/10 mm steel, featuring an “open” doublechamber structure covered with deadening material and the cones (up to a maximum of 9) are TIG handwelded. When construction has been completed, a transparent varnish is applied that protects the expansion chamber from the elements, whilst at the same time enhancing its racing design by leaving all the welding visible. The ZX-R kit also contains a set of springs and rollers to boost the variator performance according to the particular features of the exhaust and engine for which it has been developed. The expansion chamber is CE marked and can be used on the open road.

The kit includes eight trimmed discs with metal die-cast aluminium support and ten steel discs. The carbon coating of the friction discs is designed to work with the powerful engine of the Hypermotard, with excellent temperature resistance and long use without losing efficiency. See Surflex at INTERMOT in Hall 6, Stand B63 SURFLEX Tradate (VA), ITALY Tel. 0331-811795 E-mail: surflex@iol.it www.surflex.it

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SITO GRUPPO INDUSTRIALE Monticello d’Alba (CN), ITALY Tel: +39 0173 465 111 E-mail: info@leovince.com www.leovince.com


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Skidmarx fly screen for Honda CB1000R

need for modification. Manufactured in the UK from 3mm acrylic, the screen measures 30cm wide by 27.5cm at its tallest point and is supplied with stainless steel mounting brackets and all necessary fittings. Also included in the kit is a specially designed cowling that fits around the clocks for a professional finish. The Skidmarx fly screen is available with a black cowl or a carbon fibre version.

MANY owners of naked bikes opt to fit a fly screen, as these help to deflect wind-blast without dramatically affecting the overall appearance of the machine. British bodywork specialist Skidmarx has developed a fly screen kit for Hondaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 150 bhp CB1000R that can be fitted directly to existing mounting points without the

SKIDMARX Weymouth, Dorset, UK Tel: +44 (0)1305 780808 E-mail: sales@skidmarx.co.uk www.skidmarx.co.uk

Qwest hand protector THE Qwest hand protector is lightweight and easy to install but has high impact resistance, according to

Polisport. It has Inmold decorated parts, clutch perch fixation, and incorporates IPD technology, which fuses graphics onto plastic parts as an alternative to adhesive stickers. POLISPORT Carregosa, PORTUGAL Tel: +351 256 410 230 E-mail: polisport@polisport.com www.polisport.com

See at INTERMOT in Hall 9, Stand B26


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Hyperpro Streetbox DUTCH suspension specialist Hyperpro says its Streetbox is for sportsbike riders on machines such as the Z750, Bandit or Hornet who want an advanced set-up at a reasonable price.

Streetbox contains an emulsion shock with rebound adjustment, Hyperpro progressive front fork spring and oil, with specifications on the set-up of the bike.

Pro-Bolt BMW products NEW in Pro-Boltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parts range are stainless steel and titanium banjo bolts with integral bleed nipples

See at INTERMOT in Hall 7, Stand A31

(M10 x 1.00mm), a set of four stainless steel bi-hex frame adjusting nuts for the BMW F800 range and aluminium bar end pairs for the F650GS and F800GS/R, as well as the S1000RR.

HYPERPRO INTERNATIONAL Werkendam, NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 (0)183 678867 E-mail: info@hyperpro.com www.hyperpro.com

PRO-BOLT Tewkesbury, Glos, UK Tel: +44 (0)1684 851940 E-mail: info@tastynuts.com www.pro-bolt.com

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MĂŠtisse Touratech titanium license iBracket plate holder for iPhone TOURATECH, the German motorcycle luggage and accessories specialist, has introduced the iBracket, an innovative handlebar bracket for the ubiquitous Apple iPhone. The shape and technical components are designed for maximum stability, the company says. The mixture of steel and plastic and the new retention mechanism make the iBracket unique on the market. Thanks to the new folding handle lock, the iPhone can be easily and safely fixed into place, and the rotational capabilities mean the iPhone can be used horizontally or vertically without restrictions. Through integrated damper elements in the bracket, THESE new adjustable license plate holders made from CNC-milled titanium with a black housing are light, strong and aesthetically pleasing, according to German accessories company MĂŠtisse. The holder includes an LED light and modelspecific mounting for a wide range of bikes from BMWs to Yamahas. TEAM METISSE Leiferde, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)5373 9240 780 Email: info@metisse.de www.metisse.de

the iPhone is also protected from harmful vibrations. See at INTERMOT in Hall 6, Stand C28, D29, D28 and E29 TOURATECH Niedereschach, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)7728 92790 E-Mail: info@touratech.de www.touratech.de


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Aprilia RSV4 Track-System footrest LIGHTECH is offering new Track-System footrests for the Aprilia RSV4. Unlike the stock item, these footrests have rear adjustment thanks to the ‘TrackSystem’ patented mechanism, and are the result of in-depth research and input from a number of national and international racing

teams. A key feature is the folding footrest, which in the event of a fall gives improved protection to the rider. They are made from Ergal 7075 aluminium alloy and have non-slip knurling on two levels giving exceptional performance and lightness, with a special focus on grip.

LIGHTECH Santa Lucia di Piave (TV), ITALY Tel: +39 0438 453010 E-mail: info@lightech.it www.lightech.it

New SBS brake pad references SCANDINAVIAN Brake Systems has a number of new model references. The SBS 869 is a front wheel pad for the 2010 Honda VFR1200F, while the SBS 870 is a front wheel pad for the 2009 BMW S1000RR. In the SBS 2010 catalogue the SBS 762 was recommended for this model, but the company says the new SBS 870 has a thicker backing plate and is generally a better application. The SBS 204 is a new front and rear pad for KYMCO Downtown and Super Dink scooters. SBS 869

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See at INTERMOT in Hall 9, Stand B20

SBS 870 SBS 204

SCANDINAVIAN BRAKE SYSTEMS Svendborg, DENMARK Tel: +45 (0)63 21 15 15 E-mail: info@sbs.dk www.sbs.dk


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ECON EH 400 and 600 lifts ECON EH 400 and 600 lifts are made in Germany and have a maximum load of 400kg and 600kg respectively. They have a number of unique features, the company says, which give high-speed operation and long-term reliability. Operational height extends from only 160mm to 1,200 mm and the electro-hydraulic drive system complies with the latest EU directives. It is equipped with a safety valve, located directly on the hydraulic piston (40-45 mm for optimum robustness). The unit is controlled by a magnetic hand switch, and the long silicon power cables provide for a comfortable working environment. A large wheel piece at the rear of the lift can be pushed through under the lift, which allows for easy and quick wheel changes. The electrical drive system is completely covered with a steel plate and located under the lift. Another key feature is the ramp, which draws itself in under the lift frame when the lift is

being raised. The 400 kg lift has the same base and stable diagonal supports as the 600 kg lift, which guarantees good functionality and stability. Econ says the EH lift series combines great workmanship and functionality at a very keen price point. They are available in two standard colours (red/silver or blue/silver), with other colours available on request. The company is seeking distributors and will be present at INTERMOT in Hall 8.1. Stand C059.

ECON Dernbach, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)2689 928747 E-mail: info@econ-werkzeuge.de www.econ-werkzeuge.de

Siebenrock oil-tolerant dry clutch

A LEAKING crankshaft rear seal can bring sudden death to a conventional BMW dry clutch. Siebenrock has teamed up Erb Motorentechnik to tackle this problem and will present what it claims is a world first at INTERMOT:a dry clutch that can also function when immersed in oil. While primarily aimed at touring riders, the company says the new clutch will also be popular with sports riders as extensive track testing shows the patented friction disc transfers much higher torque than the original part. Also, the organic coating gives softer and more accurate behaviour, as well as longer life. See at INTERMOT in Hall 6, Stand E41 SIEBENROCK Wendlingen, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)7024 468840 E-mail: info@siebenrock.com www.siebenrock.com

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ZTechnik headlight guard for R1200GS and Adventure ZTECHNIK, the BMW windscreen and accessories specialist, has extended its Quantum hard-coated polycarbonate product line to include the Z5400 headlight guard for the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure. ZTechnik says its Quantum hard coating makes these polycarbonate guards up to 30 times more scratch resistant than competitive guards made with acrylic or uncoated polycarbonate. Like the company’s Quantum coated VStream

windshields, the headlight guards are designed to withstand 10 years exposure to rain, sun and environmental hazards. ZTechnik guards are thermoformed to closely follow the contours of the headlight frame.Attaching discreetly to the frame with durable marine-grade Velcro, the guards retain a low profile while providing sufficient clearance to allow for the deflection of road debris.They are easily removed for cleaning of the headlight lens or the guard itself, according to the company.

The company will be in Hall 06.1, Stand A053 at INTERMOT ZTECHNIK USA Tel: +1 708-343-0400 E-mail: info@ztechnik.com www.ztechnik.com

New gel battery range from BS-Battery THE new ‘GEL by BS Battery’ product range is the latest step in the evolution of lead-acid battery technology, the company says. The new technology used in the range is designed for the latest generation of powerful bikes, equipped with a number of electronic devices and which require reliable starting power in all weather conditions. It is vibration-resistant and stays active after long periods of disuse and irregular recharging. Other claimed advantages of ‘GEL by BSBattery’ are that it is totally maintenance free, charged and ready to go, has a longer

service life and minimal self-discharging, is extremely safe and has a long shelf life (12 months at 20°C). The company says it is usable in most models of motorcycle and scooter. GEL by BS-Battery will be officially launched at INTERMOT 2010, Hall 10, Stand 028. BS BATTERY INTL European Office Tel:+33 (0)6 89 66 29 13 E-mail:sales@bs-battery.com www.bs-battery.com

Bitubo suspension for Street Triple ON the occasion of the European Trophy ParkinGo Series dedicated to the Triumph Street Triple, Bitubo provided all participants with their suspension kits to enhance the set-up of the aggressive English naked bike. The Street Triple has an engine with excellent torque and considerable power. For those who participate in this Trophy, it is essential to maximise stablility to achieve the best results.

XXF11 monoshock

For this model’s rear wheel Bitubo is proposing the XXF11 monoshock, made from light alloys (Ergal, NiCr steel) which reduces weight by up to 2.4 kg. Guaranteeing several available adjustments (24 in extension, 20 in compression for high speed, 24 in compression for low speed), it is fitted with manual spring preload. With regard to forks, Bitubo offers two products that guarantee maximum stability of the front wheel at high speed as well as on bends: the spring kit and valve kit for forks. The spring kit comprises thermally-treated, shotpeened and settled springs made from Cr-Si steel, and linear and progressive springs are available. In addition, specific Fuchs–Silkolene oil is also provided. The valve kit for forks is designed to improve flowability and improve function. Comprising Ergal valves and pistons, they are both machined from solid billet and have a diameter of 20 mm or 24 mm,

Spring kit for forks

depending on the application. For pyramid-shaped lamellar packs with regressive or linear damping, high-sliding slips are also used.

K Fork

BITUBO Selve di Teolo (PD), ITALY Tel: +39 0499903475 E-mail: info@bitubo.com www.bitubo.com

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Kineo spoked wheels TÜV-homologated Kineo tubeless wheels offer the advantages of both spoked and alloy wheels in that the rim is rigid in the centre and flexible on the sides, giving better handling for the bike and feel for the rider. Also, the fact the spokes are fitted to nipples inside the rim on special sites rather than being drilled

Above and below - the spokes are fitted to nipples inside the rim on special sites rather than being drilled through, which adds strength

through adds strength and helps make these wheels some of the strongest and lightest on the market, according to exclusive distributor Carat. The rims and hubs are made from 7000-class aluminium, which has special features and is forged in a way to maximise strength, and the spokes are high resistance stainless steel – 28 for the front wheel and 32 for the rear. Rim, hub and nipples are available in a wide range of colours including black, red and titanium. A range of sizes are available for Off-road, Motocross, Enduro, Rally, Big Enduro and Maxi 17. The Kineo brake disc carrier (Maxi 17 & Big Enduro series only) allows the original braking system to be used, while Kineo brake discs (for the off-road series only) are an In-Motion exclusive design with Galfer’s floating Wave system. The Maxi 17 and Big Enduro rear wheels are equipped with a specific cushion, drive which is completely external to the rear wheel hub. All Kineo rear sprockets (Off-road, Maxi 17, Big Enduro series) are also exclusive In-Motion designs, made from 7075T6alloy, 40 micron hard anodised and made by Chiaravalli.

The rims and hubs are made from 7000-class aluminium, which has special features and is forged in a way to maximise strength, and the spokes are high resistance stainless steel

See Carat at INTERMOT in Hall 6, Stand B55 CARAT Cavaria (VA), ITALY Tel +39 0331 219484 E-mail: info@caratsrl.it www.caratsrl.it

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Most applications come with Galfer Wave front discs and Chiaravalli rear sprockets


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Technobike TK discs from Faster96 ITALIAN performance parts distributor Faster96 will introduce the TK line of rotors from Technobike to the international public at INTERMOT. TK discs are fully floating and ventilated, designed to be able to perform under the harshest racing conditions. All parts are individually CNC-machined with the rotor itself made from chrome-silicon stainless steel alloy, and Ergal aluminium alloy used for the inner hub. The disc is then heattreated in a controlled environment to reach a unique friction coefficient. State of the art quality control is performed with magnetic flux and penetration tests. The unique conical design of the ventilation holes uses the Venturi effect to improve heat dissipation, with tests showing a 20% lower temperature than normal floating discs under the same operational conditions, a significant reduction of fading in high temperature conditions and lower

weight and gyroscopic effect. Other benefits include optimal pad cleaning and improved brake action control, even in wet, dusty and muddy environments, the company says. Established in 1996 as Fast By Ferracci Europe, Faster96 is a leading distributor of quality motorcycle performance parts and workshop tools. Based in Bologna, in the heartland of Motor Valley, Faster96 represents brands such as Battery Tender,

All parts of the TK disc are individually CNCmachined with the rotor itself made from chrome-silicon stainless steel alloy and Ergal aluminium alloy used for the inner hub

Faster96 will be displaying the new TK discs at INTERMOT in Hall 6, stand A67

Dynojet, Dynatek, Fast by Ferracci, Goodridge, Healtech, Moto Tassinari, Performance Friction, Powerbronze, Pro Bolt, SCM, SenDec, SFS, Surflex, TSS and Tecnomotor. Alongside these product lines, Faster96 has developed its own line of products, including air filters, brakelines, crash posts and more.

FASTER96 Calderara di Reno (BO), ITALY Tel: +39 051 726849 E-mail: tecnico@faster96.com www.faster96.com


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Rizoma Multistrada makeover RIZOMA has created a distinctive billet aluminum styling kit for Ducatiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Multistrada 1200S. The kit includes a wide range of parts, including handlebar clamp, mirror adapters, mirrors, adjustable brake and clutch levers, sprocket cover, engine guard, water pump cover, horizontal timing belt cover, wheel protectors and a license plate support which allows inclination adjustment and is compatible with side bags.

Available as a complete set, engine and wheel protection sub-kit or as individual parts, all the styling parts are made in Italy to the highest specifications and quality, the company says. Rizoma will be exhibiting on stand A30 in Hall 8 at INTERMOT and on Stand G89 in Hall 18 at EICMA. RIZOMA ITALY Tel: +39 0331 242 020 E-mail: info@rizoma.com RIZOMA GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)7141 6431 633 E-mail: germany@rizoma.de Rizoma FRANCE Tel: +33 (0)149 61 30 67 E-mail: france@rizoma.com www.rizoma.com


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Motoz announces street homologated tyres for 2011 AUSTRALIAN high performance off-road tyre manufacturer Motoz has announced it has gained ECE R75 homologation

for the new Tractionator Enduro S/T and I/T range. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal was to develop the best possible serious off-road tyres that give competition grip and longer wear off road, and meet international standards for street homologation on roadâ&#x20AC;?, said owner Rick Atkinson. The range will include FIM tyres (13 mm tread depth) as well as street homologated full-tread depth off-road tyres. These new tyres will be shown at INTERMOT in Hall 10.1, Stand A043. MOTOZ Brookvale, NSW, AUSTRALIA Tel. +612 9905 5155 info@motoz.com.au www.motoz.com.au

Nitro Series MX brake discs A new line of performance brake discs designed to cover the mid- to low end of the off-road/MX market is now being offered by Moto-Master. An attractive design, race-proven quality and competitive pricing are said to make a Moto-Master Nitro Series disc the perfect OEM replacment disc. Like Moto-Master Flame series discs, all Nitro discs are made from special hardened, low carbon stainless steel for optimum durability and maximum stopping power. Its design provides maximum heat dispersion while the carefully positioned cooling slots ensure optimum brake pad cleaning action in all conditions, according to the company. Moto-Master will be exhibiting at INTERMOT in Hall 7, Stand C010.

MOTO-MASTER Bladel, NETHERLANDS Te. +31 (0)49 768 4036 info@moto-master.com www.moto-master.com INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - OCTOBER 2010

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d3o Viper Stealth and Viper Pro back protectors FOLLOWING 18 months of research, design and development, d3o has launched the Viper range of back protectors incorporating d3o’s patented shock-absorbent material and new Air Wave technology. d3o says the Air Wave technology used in the Viper range is a breakthrough in design that allows for 3-dimensional flexibility for comfort without loss of protective performance. Multi-channel Wave geometry spans the protector promoting natural flexibility through both the x and y axis, without deformation, restriction or creasing. The result is a true ergonomic protector that is harmonious with the body’s movement, whilst maintaining constant protection. The waves also encourage

laminar airflow between the back protector and the rider, creating minimal contact with the body and so reducing the chance of moisture retention. Viper Stealth meets the EN1621-2 Level 1 standard and Viper Pro CE level 2 standard and EN1621-2 Level 2 standard, the highest level of impact protection. D30 Hove, East Sussex, UK Tel: +44 (0)1273 739 410 E-Mail: info@d30lab.com www.d30lab.com

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RST gloves THE 2010 RST collection from Moto Direct includes the Moto Pilot S glove and SP-R leather race glove. The first,available in red,blue,white and black, is a full spec race glove with kangaroo palm and Pittards leather finger panels, Schoeller Keprotec inserts on palm, carbon fibre knuckle and finger protective inserts. Kevlar thread is used in the main impact areas, it has double wrist strap and cuff closure, pre-curved finger construction for added feel, and silicon Powergrip panels on palm and thumb. The second glove has premium grade cowhide construction, Kevlar

thread used in main impact areas, double wrist and cuff closure, Superfabric panel overlays on palm impact areas, vented carbonfibre knuckles for air circulation and silicon Powergrip on the fingers.

Moto Pilot S glove

SP-R glove

MOTO-DIRECT South Normanton, Derbyshire, UK Tel: +44 (0)1773 864420 ian.scott@moto-direct.com www.moto-direct.com

HX 275 Switchblade THE new HX 275 from iXS has a polycarbonate shell and a quick-release fastener on the chinstrap, which enables quick removal of the helmet. Comfort features include the integrated sun visor that can be brought down with one swift movement, a removable lining, breath and wind deflectors and ventilation inlets on the forehead and chin to encourage air circulation. The anti-fog visor is scratchproof and can be replaced via a quick-changer. The HX 275 has new matt finish technology sealed

with clear varnish and comes in three colour variations: black-grey-white, white-grey-black, black-grey-white (matt). See at INTERMOT in Hall 6, Stand C40 and 049 IXS MOTORCYCLE FASHION Sursee, SWITZERLAND Tel: +41 (0)41 926 6111 E-mail: info@ixs.ch www.ixs.com MOTORCYCLE FASHION - 0CTOBER 2010

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Givi HPS Junior helmet THE new HPS Junior is a new stylish Jet helmet, developed for youngsters and intended for urban use. It is designed to be comfortable, light (850g) and customisable, with a sticker kit provided with the helmet. The three available sizes cover children aged from 5 to 12 and come in two colours, white and pink, with a polished finish. From a technical point of view, this jet helmet features a thermoplastic shell with a Lexan anti-scratch glassshaped visor.It is equipped with a rapid unlock/lock belt system (easy to use by kids), and with a soft anti-allergenic perforated lining. GIVI Flero (BS), ITALY Tel: +39 030 3581253 E-mail: info@givi.it www.givi.it

GIVI will be at INTERMOT in Hall 6, Stand C78 and D79

Superlight Scorpion EXO 750 graphic THE popular lightweight Superlight back protector from Soul Race is now available in a range of new graphic schemes. SOUL RACE Montebelluna (TV), ITALY Tel: +39 0423 615616 E-mail: info@soul-race.com

THE ECE 22-05-certified EXO 750 Air has a fibreglass/Kevlar matrix shell, weighs 1,390g and has a dual density EPS liner which gives high grade impact absorption, while the innovative Airfit system allows the cheek pads to adapt perfectly to the form of the face, according to the company. It has an aerodynamic quiet design, breathable, fully removable KwickWick lining, Everclear no-fog scratchproof visor with UVA/UVB light protection. Other features include the Speedshift fast visor change system, KwikWick moisture-wicking lining, adjustable chin and front vents and rear exhaust vents. Graphic options include Battle Lord, Fiore, Scorpion, Solid, Tribal and Vintage.

Planet Knox Recon glove

BODY protection system specialist Planet Knox has added a third model to its Hand Armour range. Designed for touring and leisure riders, the Recon offers levels of protection usually only found on racing gloves, but doesn’t sacrifice the comfort, feel and control crucial for long stretches in the saddle, according to the company. Safety features include unique Opaque Knuckle Protectors which contain a medical grade, impact-absorbing, honeycomb gel; specifically developed to absorb and spread impact forces away from the wearer’s hand. The Recon also features Knox’s Patented Scaphoid Protection System with the Low Profile SPS, and additional sliders on the fingers, wrist and cuff for extra abrasion resistance. Soft and supple, drum-dyed aniline leather sections feature on the fingers and back of the hand for maximum flexibility with durable, tear resistant goat leather on the palm, which is reinforced with Schoeller Keprotec for added protection and overlaid with an Amara Grip Pad for improved control. The Recon also features the Dialled-in Boa Lacing system, used across the entire Knox Hand Armour range. This unique closure system uses a simple dial-in to fit mechanism, which uses aircraft grade stainless steel wire to draw ‘side pods’ over the wrist, for targeted multi-adjustable closure. Quick and easy to operate - even with gloved hands - the Boa Lacing system provides even tightening, and is micro adjustable for a perfect fit. It also helps to ensure that the Recon will stay on the hand during an accident. The Recon is available in black, black/white and brown/tan. See the company at INTERMOT in Hall 6, Stand D68 and E69

SCORPION SPORTS EUROPE Strasbourg/Schiltigheim, FRANCE Tel: +33 (0)(0)3 90 22 22 99 info@scorpionsports.eu www.scorpionsports.eu

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PLANET KNOX Cockermouth, Cumbria,UK Tel: +44 (0)1900 825 825 E-mail: sales@planet-knox.com www.planet-knox.com www.knox-lab.com/hand-armour


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Smarty from Project THE brand new entry level Smarty helmet from Project is available in five sizes, has a thermoplastic resin shell and all the usual features of the company’s popular helmet range. These include top level safety, luxury removable and washable microfibre interior, micrometric

cold weather. One of the smallest and most compact helmets in its category, according to the company, Smarty can be kept in almost all scooter models’ storage compartments. Project says the helmet will appeal to urban riders, teenagers and young trendsetters. The superior detailing is enhanced by nine new colour graphics, a modern look, and a spherical visor, and a longer, more protective visor, is also available as an option. adjustable quick lock fastening and a detachable leather rear collar for maximum comfort in

Project will be in Hall 6.1, Stand A063 at INTERMOT, and at EICMA in Hall 4, Stand 64

PROJECT Marcignago (PV), ITALY Tel. +39 0382 921772 info@projectforsafety.it www.projectforsafety.it

Haveba Genius glove THIS racing glove is made from aniline cow’s leather, has a hard composite shell on the upper and is covered with stingray leather. It has a double leather layer over the inner hand, and palm and fingers are also reinforced with stingray leather. Genius features reinforcement at the thumbs and reflective piping, Velcro at the wrists and a long, adjustable cuff. Colours are black, white, red and mocca and sizes 8-12. Haveba will be exhibiting at INTERMOT in Hall 6, Stand 062 HAVEBA INDUSTRIES Albstadt, GERMANY Tel. +49 (0)7432 220595 info@haveba.de www.haveba.de

Brembo Life Jacket FOLLOWING the introduction of its new helmet range last year, braking systems specialist Brembo is now offering an innovative collection of airbag jackets. Each Brembo Life Jacket has an invisible airbag which is deployed immediately by an inertia reel device in the event of a crash, inflating automatically to protect the upper body. The collection includes jackets of contemporary design, with the emphasis on urban fashions. In Italy, more than 85% of accidents take place in built-up areas, and more than 75% at a speed of 50 km/h or less. The Brembo Life Jacket airbag protects the chest,back,neck and head, the parts of the body most seriously affected in the event of a collision. Innovative features of the range include activation speed – the airbag inflates fully in 80 milliseconds – as well as new and more efficient fluid dynamics.Activation is via an innovative trigger, which is located to the rear of the jacket on one side and operated by a Sabelt inertia reel mechanism. The inflation rate of the airbag is around three times faster than

comparable products. Brembo R&D design engineers have also minimised the dimensions of the airbag and trigger, to the point that the safety system built into these new jackets is hardly noticeable. All models are exceptionally lightweight,even with the airbag system incorporated. The lightest jacket of the range weighs little more than 1 kg, and the heaviest, less than 1.5 kg. All innovations are protected by patents either granted or pending. The Brembo Life Jacket range has three models for men and two for women, offered in black, white, blue, red, silver grey and sand mélange. The fabric is Oxford nylon with a Teflon core. All models are enhanced by careful attention to detail, typified by the adoption of ultra tough waterproof zips, with a flatlock fastener that ensures the jacket will not burst open even under stress.

Brembo Life Jackets are styled, manufactured and marketed under worldwide exclusive license by the Cionti fashion house, with French company Helite involved in development and production of the airbag system and Brembo passive safety subsidiary Sabelt responsible for the inertia reel. The University of Florence Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Technologies conducted an objective assessment of the Brembo airbag device and its effectiveness in mitigating injury to motorcyclists. The assessment was carried out using numerical models able to simulate the behaviour of crash test dummies and of vehicles involved in the accident scenarios studied. The numerical models examined had been validated experimentally in the context of earlier studies.

From end-November 2010, the entire collection will be available at selected fashion stores and motorcycle outfitters worldwide, and purchasable online from a dedicated e-commerce site. Like all safety products, the airbag system can be checked and tested at an authorised service centre. For more information contact gianfranco_demarchi@brembo.it,, francesca_muratori@brembo.it or cristina.pozzoli@cionti.com

BREMBO Curno (BG), ITALY Tel: +39 035 605111 E-mail: trade@brembo.it www.brembo.com

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New from Helix Helmets Solar helmet

ADDITIONS to the value 2010 Helix Helmets range from NZI are the new Solar and Celebrities designs, the former with an integrated solar visor and two shell sizes and the latter with a compact design and low weight to fit most scooter underseat storage compartments. The Bit also has new graphic designs, including a number of elaborate female-friendly options.

Celebrities helmet

www.hxhelmets.com www.nzi.es Bit helmet

Adria boot from W2 W2 Boots Adria is a boot designed for both racing and sport-touring use and guarantees top protection and comfort at a very practical price, according to Wind Trading. Made from genuine leather and featuring injection-moulded plastic protection, it also has a contoured fit and light weight. It has replaceable toe sliders in resistant hi-tech magnesium, an exceptional feature in such a reasonably priced boot. Additional features include vented lining, racing style sole, wide front and back flex area, replaceable ankle protections and removable insole.

WIND TRADING Ravenna, ITALY Tel: +39 0544-64024 windtrading@windtrading.it www.wrpracing.com www.w2boots.com See at INTERMOT in Hall 9, Stand E35

G.Tornado and G.Stealth four-layer jackets G.Stealth jacket

THE G.Tornado from Hy-Fly has a Duraguard outer shell, high tenacity hydro-repellent fabric, removable CEapproved protectors on shoulders, elbows and forearms, stretch panels on shoulder blades and back, leather protection and asymmetric air intakes on shoulders. It has seven pockets, two of them waterproof, eight air intakes, r e m o va b l e wa t e r p r o o f a n d breathable membrane protected by complete outer lining, removable thermo winter lining, adjustable biceps, forearms, collar, hips and wristshock, memory foam shock

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absorber on back protector pocket, and reflex inserts on front, back and arms for enhanced visibility at night. Colours are all black, black-blackgrey and black-red-grey. The G.Stealth has similar features and an added pants fastening zipper and is available in black-black-grey, black only and black-red-anthracite. HY-FLY Sarcedo (VI), ITALY Tel: +39 0445 344480 E-mail: info@hy-fly.it www.hy-fly.it

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Axo 2011 MX combo THE 2011 Sport jersey is designed to fit under or over roost guards and provide unrestricted freedom of movement. The 100% lightweight polyester construction resists stains and odours and is completely machine washable, and the fully sublimated graphics are colour fast and resist fading. The unique and new for 2011 neck pattern will not ride up into the neck causing discomfort, and a longer tail panel helps the jersey to stay tucked in the pant. The back panel features a graphic large and open enough to accept all AMA and FIM required numbering and lettering. The Apple version is provided with a large side mesh area. The all new 2011 Nickel pants include features and construction once reserved for only the most expensive pants, the company says. By combining 600 denier Nylon thigh panels with punched Nylon blended thigh and crotch panels, the shell is comfortable and supportive. Unique stretch panels wrap the upper thigh, waist and inner thigh, while the company’s own slip fitting knee and thigh

pattern suspends the thigh from the knee allowing the knee panel to operate independently from the leg of the pants. A vented thigh TPR panel allows cooling air to circulate, while leather inner knee panels reduce heat and increase resistance, and 1000 Denier Cordura is layered over the rear of the pants. The 2011 AXO Padlock glove uses Nash Clarino on the palm and finger tips with a top wrist closure, while 4-way stretch Spandex is used on the cuff with a Slip Fit™knuckle pocket. The sonic welded TPR flexes over the knuckles and is welded to a vented Airprene panel. The fingers are covered with colour-fast breathable sublimated PolyNylon. Short, non-restrictive Lycra constructed finger fourchettes are combined with a “Hour Glass” shaped palm side finger for complete freedom of flex.

AXO SPORT. Istrana (TV), ITALY Tel: +39 0422 832300 E-Mail: info@axosport.it www.axosport.com

Shoei VFX-W MX helmet SHOEI’S lightweight VFX-W is designed to offer top-of-the-range protection, form-fitting comfort, cooling ventilation and components that are easy to care for, according to the company. Total weight is 1050g. The AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix) shell is designed to be lightweight, rigid and resilient and the helmet comes in four shell and five liner sizes to give the best possible fit. Aerodynamic properties include a flow-through ventilation system with cool air passing through the front intake vents and exhausted air through the rear vents by the force of negative air pressure. The 3D Max-Dry removable liner system absorbs and discharges moisture two times faster than traditional nylon, according to the company, and is thermo-moulded to match perfectly with the helmet interior. Cheek pads, upper liner and

chinstrap covers are easily removed for cleaning or replacement, and the cheek pads are available in a range of sizes for a personalised fit. A sleek visor provides improved airflow and is easily installed or removed with the use of three external screws, and it has an ergonomically shaped mudguard. The no-clog mouthpiece is designed to provide enhanced flow-through ventilation and has a removable, washable and replaceable filter, while a unique chinstrap clip keeps the strap from flapping. The VFX-W is ECE 22.05, DOT-218 and Snell-M2005 approved, and comes in a wide range of graphic and colour options. SHOEI EUROPE Duesseldorf, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)211 175436 32 E-mail: info@shoei.de www.shoei.de

VFX-W Illusion TC-1

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VFX-W Scimitar TC-5

VFX-W White

VFX-W Matt Black

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A-Pro jackets THE latest collection from Italian apparel specialist A-Pro includes the Storm, GTS and Scirocco jackets, all part of the company’s Evo line. These are touring and sports jackets made from high-resistance fabric with removable protection on shoulders and elbows and removable back reinforcement. They have a thermal layer with HotLife removable and washable lining, are 100 percent waterproof with reflective inserts, and have a front air vent and two back air vents, a belt with Velcro for waistline and hip adjustment, external front pockets with zip closure, internal documents pockets and a back zip for jacket/pants hook up.

A-PRO San Giacomo di Veglia (TV), ITALY Tel: +39 0438 501242 E-mail: info@a-pro.it www.a-pro.it

Suomy Trial touring helmet

Storm jacket

Scirocco jacket

TRIAL is an open-face helmet for touring that complements Suomy’s range in this sector. The polycarbonate front peak permits excellent ventilation in the upper front part of the shell, the company says, and reduces turbulence. By capitalising on the Venturi effect and the particular shape of the internal protective polystyrene, the airflow entering is quickly discharged out of the back air outlets. The peak can be replaced by another peak with a small antisun visor, sold separately. New carbon-aramid composites allow Suomy to obtain a lighter, tougher and more protective shell. The helmet comes in two shell sizes, from XS to XXL. The internal part is completely

GTS jacket

made of Coolmax Active fabric, which is soft and breathable and keeps riders fresh and dry in the warmest conditions. The cheek pads and the internal comfort shell can be removed, washed and replaced. The retention system uses double D rings and colours available are white and black. SUOMY Inverigo (CO), ITALY Tel: +39 0316 96300 E-mail: info@suomy.com www.suomy.com

Tucano Urbano Libeccio and Bora jackets Bora jacket

Libeccio jacket

THESE long scooter jackets are said to be suitable for use all year round and have a breathable and waterproof outer shell made of Nylon. Other features include a polyester inner lining, removable winter padding, taped seams, reflective safety band, removable CE approved elbow and shoulder armour, removable back protective padding, ergonomic hood, adjustable waist and six outer and two inner pockets. The men’s Libeccio jacket is available in black, green and blue, while the women’s Bora jacket comes in black, green and sand.

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TUCANO URBANO Peschiera Borromeo (MI), ITALY Tel: +39 0255 305203 tucanourbano@tucanourbano.it www.tucanourbano.com

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Marushin new designs MARUSHIN will present three new helmets at INTERMOT: the X-Moto2, DJ and XMX.

X-Moto2 is a new version of the X-Moto, a popular Enduro-MXStreetfighter helmet combination. The

X-moto 2 Enduro-MXStreetfighter helmet combination

design is futuristic with closeable chin and top vents, and the peak angle can be adjusted. The X-Moto 2 has OEKOTEX 100 certification for the inner liner, and this fibreglass helmet weighs in at 1.350g.Available in mono colour or Futatsu design. DJ is a demi jet with a distinctive shell design and ultra-modular features, “one helmet with nearly endless choices,” the company says, while XMX is the successor to the XMR Carve, with a more aggressive chin vent and additional rubber parts.

Befast KS-10 glove The new KS-10 racing glove from Befast is made from premium quality cowhide with kangaroo leather palm and reinforcements, as well as stingray skin palm panels, which the company claims is the toughest and most abrasion resistant natural product on the market.

Marushin will be at Stand B19/A10 in Hall 8.1 at INTERMOT MARUSHIN HELMETS Ober-Moerlen,GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)6002 910391 E-mail: info@motorsport.de www.marushin-helmets.jp

Tekno jacket from Clover while at the same time offering superior levels of comfort thanks to the removable membrane, removable thermolining, innovative system of ventilation and a great fit. The jacket’s many innovative features, which include a small adjustable spanner for repairs, will be on show at INTERMOT. The company’s stand is E045 in Hall 6.

CLOVER presents its new Tekno four-season jacket that

received the CE EN 13595 Level 2 approval because of the high level of protection it offers. The three layer Tekno jacket has high resistance to abrasion, tearing and stitching failure,

CLOVER Cornedo (VI), ITALY tel. + 39 0445 459532 E-mail: clover@clover.it www.clover.it

The fingers are pre-moulded with mesh panels and micronet inner lining for maximum breathability, the seams are made from Kevlar thread, and the back, knuckle and finger protectors made from carbon. KS-10 comes in a striking redwhite-black graphic design. MOTOABBIGLIAMENTO Montemurlo (PO), ITALY Tel: +39 0574 559 752 info@motoabbigliamento.it www.motoabbigliamento.it

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Vintage helmets DMD has expanded its Vintage helmet collection to include a glitter style design available in three colours: gold, silver and bronze. The compact helmet is designed for comfort and at 1kg is relatively light, with a fibreglass shell, dual-density light-weight EPS, removable and washable liner and cheekpads.

DMD HELMET Bergamo, ITALY Tel: +39 035 362006 contact@dmdhelmet.com www.dmdhelmet.com

Switch gloves from Oxford THE new Oxford Products BoneDry Switch is a good value intermediate glove perfect for Autumn riding, according to the company. It is made from a fully waterproof material, has upper and lower adjustable wrist straps and a silky liner for ease of use when putting it on or removing in damp conditions. Other features include padded knuckle guards and double-

layered, double-stitched reinforced palm, finger stretch panels for flexibility and feel, reflective piping, padded wrist guard and visor wipe system.

OXFORD PRODUCTS Witney, Oxfordshire, UK Tel: +44 (0)1993 862 300 E-mail: info@oxprod.com www.oxprod.com

The company will be at INTERMOT in Hall 08.1, Stand E010

Lazer WideRace visor Rukka Hero glove LAZER says its new WideRace visor is the most complete and efficient racing visor on the market. Features include a flat visor prepared for tearoffs, an anti-fog double visor with widened peripheral vision, and an extremely strong fixation to cope with the most severe collisions. The fixation and setting for the tear-

offs is easy, the company says, and there is a race lock in the centre of the visor for perfect resistance, and a vent lock, a very thin gap for internal ventilation. A water deflector gives unequalled waterproofing, and the WideRace can be fitted to the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kite, Fiber D1, Osprey and Kestrel models. Two versions are available: clear and 80% tinted. Lazer will be at INTERMOT in Hall 06.1, Stand C079

THE Hero glove by Finlandbased apparel specialist Rukka, launched in spring 2010, is made of extremely abrasionresistant high-quality leather. Knuckles and finger joints are protected by impact-proof carbon shells, and another carbon reinforcement safeguards the edge of the hand. A strong Velcro fastener on the inside of the gauntlet keeps the glove safely in place. Additionally, reflectors and a reflective piping improve visibility at night. The leather perforation at the wrist make for ideal venting, the company says, and a leather stretch application grants excellent fit. The Hero glove is exclusively available in black. Rukka will be at INTERMOT in Hall 06.1, Stand A018

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LAZER Mont-St-Guibert, BELGIUM Tel: +32 (0) 10 300 300 corporate@lazerhelmets.com www.lazerhelmets.com

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L-FASHION GROUP Lahti, FINLAND Tel: +358 (0)3 822 1206 E-mail: info@rukka.com www.rukka.com


INDUSTRY EXTRA

Written by; Al Franck - al@dealer -world.com

Founded in California in 1956, Premier Helmets lays claim to being the first manufacturer to produce a full-face helmet. Thanks to the interest of seven-times World Champion Phil Read, the ‘Prince of Speed’, Premier moved to Britain and then to Italy in 1987, where production has been based ever since the purchase of the brand by Vicenzo Madeo. ODAY, Premier helmets are seen in all the major motorcycle race series, used by top riders in national and international championships. The brand, which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year, has kept ahead because of a constant focus on design, comfort and safety. The company is based at Gallicano,near Lucca in Tuscany,where it has 3,200 sq.m. of production plant, offices and warehouse.All Premier helmets are made at the plant, and production is covered by quality certificate BS EN ISO 9001-2000. Other than manufacturing, all product research and development, design, management, quality, logistic, commercial, marketing, customer care and aftersales activities are also centred on the site. The creation of new models, innovative design, together with state-of-the-art safety technology, are the most important aspects of the Premier Helmet business, according to current CEO Luca Madeo, Vicenzo’s son. “Alongside our continuing investment in human and technical resources and dynamic marketing, this is what will carry the brand forward into the future.” Madeo says the time is right for European manufacturers of quality products to take the battle to Far Eastern producers.“Our research shows that increasingly the trend in our segment of the market is towards high

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Dragon Titanium: Two shell sizes, Titanium-Vectran-carbon and epoxy resin shell, dynamic vent system with two air flows and two extractors, removable and washable lining, breathable neck roll and Sanitized treatment, antiscratch and anti-fog visor, quick-release double-D ring chin strap. Weight 1.19kg

Premier support stand at Mugello. The company has an extensive race and track-day presence

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INDUSTRY EXTRA Touring Jet U9BM: Dyneemacarbon-aramidic and epoxy resin shell, dynamic vent system with one air flow and one extractor, removable and washable lining with Sanitized treatment, long anti-scratch visor, dark inner visor, quick-release micrometric buckle chin strap. Weight 1.34kg.

Predator TF9: Dyneema-carbonaramidic and epoxy resin shell, chin and back ventilation for continuous air flow inside the helmet, removable and washable lining with Sanitized treatment, easily removed adjustable peak, double-D ring chin strap. Weight 1.29kg

Dragon Carbon: Two shell sizes, Dyneema-carbon-aramidic and epoxy resin shell, dynamic vent system with two air flows and two extractors, removable and washable lining, breathable neck roll and Sanitized treatment, anti-scratch and anti-fog visor, quick-release double-D ring chin strap. Weight 1.29kg

Dream Liner U17: Dyneema-carbon-aramidic and epoxy resin shell, dynamic vent system with two air flows and one extractor, removable and washable lining with Sanitized treatment, anti-scratch and antifog visor, dark inner visor, quick-release micrometric buckle chin strap and flip-up chin section opened via single inside button. Weight 1.55 kg

Free Jet: Dyneema-carbon-aramidic and epoxy resin shell, ventilation via steel network of air channels in the polystyrene, cover for rain and cold, removable, washable and Sanitized treated lining, sun-peak painted in exact shell colour, optional sun-visor and quick-release micrometric buckle chin strap. Weight 1kg. Carbon version has Carbon-Aramidic construction and epoxy resin, and weighs 0.9kg

Vintage Jet DL: Dyneema-carbonaramidic and epoxy resin shell, removable, washable lining with Sanitized treatment, dark inside visor and quick-release micrometric buckle chin strap. Weight 1kg. Carbon version has Carbon-Aramidic construction and epoxy resin, and weighs 0.9kg

quality products that are well-supported, and away from cheap Chinese products.” he combination of Italian manufacture and style alongside top-level production technology is highly appreciated in the market, he adds, and is an important part of Premier’s ongoing success. “In the production department there is a certified laboratory to check all the design and development stages of every prototype, after which they undergo static and dynamic testing to ensure they will meet homologation requirements all over the world, from EC 22-05 to DOT and Snell.” says Madeo. “The repeated quality checks during production and the final safety testing are expensive, but are crucial in ensuring the helmets will always give top level protection. “Once we have the homologation, we start serial production,and the internal laboratory guarantees all the checks on the materials, the product and the production through random destructive tests on every single component of the helmet. “For this reason,in the Research and Development department, traditional manual skills are found sideby-side with the latest computer technology. All the processes are coordinated by specialists, with the ultimate result the best combination of comfort, performance, safety and design.” he materials used in Premier’s helmets are often exclusive to the company and at the apex of modern technology: Dyneema, Vectran, carbon, titanium and epoxidic resins for the external shell; Lexan OQ from General Electric for visors with antifog and anti-scratch treatments; and special anti-allergenic technical fabrics for the internal linings such as Shalimar microfibre, which has an exceptionally high level of absorbancy. The company’s ongoing research programme gave rise to its unique composite shell technology, products such as TVA (Titanium/Vectran/Aramidic) and TVC (Titanium/ Vectran/Carbon), which provide maximum safety with minimum weight, for example only 1.19kg for the latest Dragon Titanium full-face helmet. Premier’s production cycle, from the receipt of raw materials to final checks and packaging of the finished product, is carried out using a special

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internally-developed process using constant reevaluation to improve efficiency. “In this way we can ensure the evolution of production technologies, a good level of customer service and the maintenance of quality standards,” says Madeo. Before assembly, every component is carefully checked with special machines that make the component move as it is supposed to in normal use, to detect any problem at an early stage. remier has 12 of the latest bag moulding machines in its production department. “To mould the shells the best fabrics and the best resins are needed”, Madeo says, “but most of all, a lot of experience”. The machines heat the moulds and amalgamate the fibres with the resin, but the operator has to position the fabric by hand (cut and prepared beforehand and in a different way for every model of shell) and distribute the resin inside the mould. The moulding process is affected by weather conditions and is dependent on temperature and air humidity,requiring the moulding specialist to vary the catalysis of the resin, the temperature of the moulds and the moulding time. Also, every helmet type has a different shell and every mould has different characteristics. “It’s not a simple job”, Madeo says.

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After the moulding the shells pass to the cutting department before painting. Once the decorative motifs have been positioned, the shells are covered with several layers of transparent protective varnish and as soon as the varnish is dry, they are transferred to the assembly line.In this department,specialists fix the air vents to the shell, the fin stabiliser, the mechanism that regulates the movement of the visor and the retention strap. Subsequently they insert the high absorption differentiated density polystyrene inner shells. Finally,the removable interior lining is inserted and the visor is fixed and regulated. The painting process, ventilation system, lateral visor mechanisms, and all the other components are the result of specific functional and ergonomic studies. As might be expected,the main market for Premier is in Italy, with 60% of total sales, with the rest exported. Particular attention is given to different markets’ requirements and specific product demands in separate countries, Madeo says. n Europe, the company has distributors in Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.In the Far East,there is representation in Taiwan,South Korea,Japan,Hong Kong and Thailand, while elsewhere, Premier also has distributors in Chile and Qatar. The company also sells spare parts, usually for harder to find older models, via the internet, as well as to countries where it has no representation. “We introduce new designs every year, and new products every two years. In 2010 our best-selling model was the top range Dragon, followed by our open face models JT3 and City Fly.” The most recent models are Vintage and Angel,the first an open face helmet that takes inspiration from 70s’ models, the second a touring full face helmet equipped with an internal dark sun visor. “We identify market needs through market research, distributors’ and agents’ advice and through data analysis,” says Madeo.“This gives us important market intelligence, for example we recently introduced four very light, super-ventilated models,which have been extremely well received by the urban rider.” hen asked what differentiates the company from its competitors, Madeo cites the development of its latest composite shells. “Our experience of exotic raw materials and our extensive know-how make our products unique in the world. Just an example of what we can do with our technologies is Dragon Titanium.The external shell of this model is made from the patented TVC (Titanium/Vectran/Carbon) composite. This product was developed for the aerospace industry by Alenia Aeronautica, part of the Finmeccanica industrial combine, which granted Premier the exclusive right for two years to use it in the manufacture of helmets.” The TVC mix offers extreme lightness, thanks

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Some of the different fibres used for Premier helmet shells

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The company has twelve of the latest technology bag moulding machines

Premier Helmets’ 3,200 sq.m. plant at Gallicano in Tuscany includes offices, warehouse and a production facility where all the brand’s helmet lines are made

mainly to the titanium fibre, which is as hard as steel but 45% lighter. Premier says TVC is the most advanced composite available on the market today, with tests showing the Dragon Titanium at least 15% safer than comparable tri-composite fibre helmets. With its multi-density EPS inner shell, it provides the optimum balance between resistance and shock absorption in an impact, according to the company. “You must constantly keep up to date with the fibres and resins to produce ever lighter and more resistant shells,” Madeo says. “When we found out about TVC we looked into the possibility of using it for our production.We had to work for a few months with our suppliers of epoxy resins, but we finally found one that guarantees us the best cohesion with


INDUSTRY EXTRA Premier Helmets CEO Luca Madeo

Premier Helmetssponsored MotoGP rider Andrew Pitt

titanium fibre, as has been confirmed by our laboratory tests.” Also key to the Premier Helmets offer is the company’s quality policy. This involves continuous monitoring of the quality and prices of raw materials and components, ongoing research for technologically advanced components, monitoring of the after-sales services offered by authorised dealers and distributors, and direct feedback channels from customers and potential customers to managers via the company’s website. The Madeo family’s other helmet operations are also based in the Gallicano plant. These include the M.Roberts middle-market motorcycle helmet brand, and protective headgear for the military and police. remier’s racing pedigree is also an important part of its appeal. Since the days of Phil Read, champions such as Pier Francesco Chili, David Vuillemin, Kurt Nicol, Dirk Raudies, Edgar Torrontores, Bob Moore and Fabrizio Meoni have worn Premier helmets, and have provided essential feedback to the company’s R&D team. “All Premier technical developments are tested in collaboration with our professional riders. Races are the best test for the helmets, where our specialised technicians from the Racing Service have the double task of providing technical assistance and at the same time using the precious information from the race to improve new helmets going into series production,” says Madeo. “At the moment our riders Andrew Pitt and Ruben Xaus are trying out new materials, and if approved, these will be incorporated into our helmets next year.” For the future, the Premier CEO sees the company continuing to renew its product lines with innovative helmets that use the best available new technologies. “We will provide continuous improvement in products and advance our market knowledge, focusing on our customers’ needs and paying attention to the evolution of our customers’ knowledge,” he says. “This is Premier and these are its winning characteristics.”

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Premier Helmets will be attending the EICMA show in Milan at Hall 14, stand D21

Seven-times World Champion Phil Read, the ‘Prince of Speed’, who wore a Premier helmet for most of his career

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PREMIER HELMETS Gallicano (LU), ITALY Tel: +39 0583 730310 E-mail: info@premier.it www.premier.it

Monza: Two shell sizes, Dyneema-carbon-aramidic and epoxy resin shell, dynamic vent system with two air vents and one extractor, anti-scratch and anti-fog visor with smoke, iridium and silver options, removable and washable Chopper fabric lining with Sanitized treatment, double-D ring fastener. Weight 1.4kg

Angel FF1: Dyneema-carbon-aramidic and epoxy resin shell, dynamic vent system with two air flows and one extractor, removable and washable lining, breathable neck roll and Sanitized treatment, anti-scratch and anti-fog visor, dark inner visor, quick-release micrometric buckle chin strap. Weight 1.4kg

Ares WR1: Dyneema-carbon-aramidic and epoxy resin shell, chin and back ventilation for continuous air flow inside the helmet, removable and washable lining with Sanitized treatment, easily removed adjustable peak. Weight 1.3kg

WSBK racer Rubén Xaus with Premier Helmets owner Vincenzo Madeo, who bought the brand in 1987

PI 0107 Dragon: Two shell sizes, Dyneema-carbonaramidic and epoxy resin shell, dynamic vent system with two low-noise vents and four extractors, removable and washable Coolmax and Outlast lining, with Sanitized treatment, quick release anti-scratch and anti-fog visor with smoke, blue and silver options, double-D ring chin strap. Weight 1.3kg INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - OCTOBER 2010

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RUSSIA - EXLAND LTD T. (7)(812)380-3072 - E. exlandyura@mail.ru SERBIA - MOTO-BIKE T. (99)(381)641289979 - E. motobike@ptt.rs SINGAPORE - DWA LUBRICANTS PTE LTD T. (65) 6515-6282 - E. adele@teampetronas.com SLOVAKIA - MICRONIX S.R.O. T. (421)(48) 4123779 - E. info@micronix.eu CENTRAL & SOUTH AFRICA, OCEANIA TECMATE SOUTH AFRICA T. (27)(21)5316087 - E. tecmate@netactive.co.za SPAIN - HESPERIA S.A. T. (34)(91)5088830 E. fsoria@hesperiainternacional.com SWEDEN - MOTOSPEED AB T. (46)(21)351925 - E. klarkner@motospeed.se SWITZERLAND - TECHNOPOLYMER AG T. (41)(91) 683-0333 E. robert.maier@technopolymer.ch TAIWAN - PROMO-TEC INTERNATIONAL T. (886)(2)2562-7770 E. pro.motec@msa.hinet.net TURKEY - VELOMOTO T. (90)(212)6061707 - E. info@velomoto.com.tr UAE - TRISTAR MOTORCYCLES DUBAI T. (971) 4-3330659 - E. floyd@tristaruae.com USA, CANADA, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA TECMATE NORTH AMERICA T. 905 337 2095 - E. sales@tecmate.com TecMate (International) SA BELGIUM

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Parts Unlimited (608) 758-1111 Hap Jones (408) 432-1918 TEC Dist. (800) 356-0043 Newcomb Southeast (803) 732-5135 M.A.P. Ent. (727) 381-1151 KK Motorcycle Supply (800) 543-9638 Suncoast Cycle Ent. (727) 725-3664

Canada Parts Canada (403) 250-6611 Motovan Motorsport (450) 449-3903 Kimpex Action (519) 659-0508

Germany Grossewaechter 0049 (0)5225859256

UK P.D.Q. Motorcycle 0044 1628667644

Australia Serco 07 38232833

Netherlands Motorcycle Storehouse BV 0031 (0)50 303 9771

Sweden Roffes Motordelar 08-640 43 46

Japan Wellington Moto

France Bihr Racing 0033 389673639


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ISSUE INDEX

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 ACCEL Motorcycle Products (US) Self Learning Module ........................................30 Barnett Performance Products (US) Distributor network ........................................52 Barracuda (IT) Barracuda racing parts....................................................................27 BS Battery International (FR) Powersport batteries & chargers ..............................35 Carat (IT) Kineo spoke wheels ..............................................................................36 Deltran Corporation (US) Battery Tender chargers..................................................31 DID Europe (IT) D.I.D Dirt Star rims........................................................................21 DMD Helmets (IT) The smallest homologated vintage helmet ..................................9 DP Brakes & Clutches (US) Brakes & clutches ........................................................10 Draggin Jeans (AU) CE approved Motorcycle Jeans................................................45 ECON (DE) New ECON-lifts ..................................................................................56 Fehling (DE) Parts & accessories ............................................................................53 Franzan Design (IT) Communication and design ....................................................12 Grossewaechter Racing Parts (DE) CP Pistons........................................................52 Ilmberger Carbon Parts (DE) Carbonparts & exhausts ............................................26 Industrias Galfer (ES) Parts & accessories ................................................................7 Kibblewhite (US) Valvetrain components, distributor network ................................53 Koch Zweirad (DE) Distributor, Reaction catalogues..........................................16-17 Küryakyn (US) Parts & accessories ........................................................................38 Ledrie Sales (NL) Luggage & accessories ..............................................................25 MAG Europe (GB) Vance & Hines CS One Dual exhaust ..........................................2 Motoplastic (ES) Puig screens & accessories ............................................................4 Mustang Motorcycle Products (US) Nostalgic luggage ..........................................52 Parts Unlimited (US) Parts & accessories ..........................................................37,53 PBR Sprockets (IT) Street kits ................................................................................28 Renntec (GB) Moovamoto product range ..............................................................25 Rick’s Motorsport Electrics (US) Starters, chargers & ignitions ................................13 Rizoma (IT) Accessories for sport, naked and cruiser ................................................5 Scandinavian Brake Systems (DK) SBS brake pads..................................................33 Sito Gruppo Industriale (IT) LeoVince exhausts ................................................10,20 Spectro Oils of America (US) Premium-quality lubricants........................................34 Stop & Go International (US) Tire repair products ..................................................53 Surflex (IT) Clutch disc kits for BMW V 1200 R-S ..................................................23 TecMate International (BE) Optimate4, distributor network ..............................29,52 TRW (DE) Lucas parts & accessories, distributor network ..................................25,52 Vrooam Powersports Lubricants (NL) Lubricants ....................................................18 World of Powersports (US) OEM parts from USA ..................................................52

THIS MONTH’S EDITORIAL American Pro (A-Pro) (IT) Scirroco, Storm & GTS jackets ........................................44 ANESDOR (ES) Spanish first half 2010 regs ..........................................................15 Arrow Special Parts (IT) Paris Dakar Replica & Off-Road Thunder exhausts ................22 ANCMA (IT) Italian first half 2010 regs ................................................................14 Axo Sport (IT) Sport jersey, Nickel pants & Padlock gloves......................................43 B&B R-Tech (CH) Cathcart - Developing Moto3 engine..........................................12 Barracuda (IT) New levers ....................................................................................19 Bettella (IT) Pinasco Symphony exhaust for LML Star ............................................22 Bike-Lift (IT) VFR1200 paddock stand....................................................................22 Bitubo (IT) New Street Triple suspension options....................................................32 Brammo (US) Empulse naked e-bike........................................................................7 Brembo (IT) Life Jacket airbag jacket ....................................................................41 BS Battery International (FR) New gel battery range ..............................................32 Carat (IT) Kineo spoke wheels ..............................................................................34 China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition (CN) CIMAMotor 2010 preview ..................6 Clover (IT) Tekno jacket ........................................................................................45 d3o lab (GB) Viper Stealth & Pro back protectors ..................................................39 DMD Helmets (IT) New Vintage helmet colours ....................................................46 Domino (IT) XM2 throttle control ..........................................................................20 Draggin Jeans (AU) Partners with California Superbike School in Europe ..................4 Ducati North America (US) Demand up in July ........................................................6 Dynojet Research (US) SD12 scooter dynamometer ..............................................24

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ECON (DE) EH 400 & 600 lifts ..............................................................................31 Ermax (FR) Screens & accessories for CBF 1000 ....................................................23 Fehling (DE) LD9, CL N & LS N2 handlebars ..........................................................24 Evotech (IT) Brake & clutch fluid tanks ..................................................................22 Faster 96 (IT) See Technobike ................................................................................35 FEMA (BE) 2010 International Motorcyclists Conference report ..............................8 Franzan Design (IT) MF Colour Bender chosen for award ......................................56 Gilles Tooling (LU) New factor-x-lever.gt & VCR38GT rearset applications ..............21 Givi (IT) Luggage & accessories for Midnight Star ..................................................24 Givi (IT) HPS Junior helmet....................................................................................40 Haveba Industries (DE) Genius glove ....................................................................41 Honda Motor (JP) Envisages greater electric presence..............................................7 Hy-Fly (IT) G-Tornado & G-Stealth jackets..............................................................42 Hyperpro International (NL) Streetbox suspension kit ............................................28 IVM (DE) 2010 first half German regs ..................................................................14 JF Motorsport (DE) Marushin X-Moto2, DJ & XMX helmets....................................45 Koelnmesse (DE) INTERMOT 2010 preview ..........................................................56 Küryakyn (US) See MAG Europe ............................................................................20 L’Officiel du Cycle (FR) French first half 2010 regs..................................................14 L-Fashion Group (FI) Rukka Hero glove ................................................................46 Lazer Helmets International (BE) WideRace visor ..................................................46 LighTech (IT) RSV4 Track-System footrest ..............................................................30 MAG Europe (GB) Küryakyn Trident mirrors & air filter unit medallions ..................20 Matris (IT) MO5.KEC monoshock ..........................................................................19 Moto Direct (GB) Moto Pilot S & SP-R gloves ........................................................39 Moto Morini (IT) Cathcart Report - Berlusconi acquisition fails ..............................13 Moto-Master (NL) Nitro Series MX brake discs ......................................................37 Motoabbigliamento (IT) Befast KS-10 glove ..........................................................45 Motorcycle Industry Association (GB) UK first half 2010 regs ................................15 Motorcycle Industry Association (GB) UK motorcycle casualties................................6 Motoz (AU) Tractionator Enduro tyres gain ECE R75 homologation........................37 MV Agusta Motor (IT) Cathcart Report - Casiglioni re-acquires MV Agusta ......11-12 NAD (ES) SH-46 topcase ......................................................................................23 National Cycle (US) ZTechnik headlight guard for R1200GS ..................................32 Nolan Group (IT) Phoenix Distribution takes over UK representation ........................4 NZI Helmets (ES) Helix Solar, Celebrities & Bit helmets ..........................................42 Oxford Products (GB) Switch gloves ......................................................................46 Paaschburg & Wunderlich (DE) Highsider Indianapolis headlight............................19 Peugeot Scooters (FR) Signs JV with Qingqi of China ............................................56 Phoenix Distribution (GB) Will represent Nolan & Rev’it! in UK ................................4 Planet Knox (GB) Recon glove ..............................................................................40 Polisport (PT) Qwest hand protector......................................................................27 Premier Helmets (IT) Company feature ............................................................48-51 Pro-Bolt (GB) BMW bolts and nipples....................................................................28 Project (IT) Smarty helmet ....................................................................................41 Reevu Worldwide (GB) Carbon-fibre rear-view helmet ............................................8 Rev’It! (NL) Phoenix Distribution takes over UK representation ................................4 Rieju (ES) Seeks worldwide distributors ..................................................................6 Rizoma (IT) Multistrada styling kit ........................................................................36 Roehr Motorcycles (US) eROEHR electric sportsbike range ......................................6 SBS (DK) New 869, 870 & 204 brake pads............................................................30 Scorpion Sports Europe (FR) EXO 750 helmet........................................................40 Shoei (DE) VFX-W helmet......................................................................................43 Siebenrock (DE) Oil-tolerant dry clutch ..................................................................31 Sito Gruppo Industriale (IT) LeoVince Scoot fpr SpeedFight 3 ................................26 Skidmarx UK (GB) Honda CB1000R fly screen ......................................................27 Soul Race (IT) Superlight back protector ................................................................40 Soul Race (IT) MF Colour Bender chosen for award ..............................................56 Suomy (IT) Trial helmet..........................................................................................44 Surflex (IT) Hypermotard clutch disc kit..................................................................26 SW-Motech (DE) Tank ring redesigned ..................................................................24 Team Metisse (DE) Titanium license plate holder....................................................29 Technobike (IT) TK discs ........................................................................................35 Touratech (DE) iBracket for iPhone ........................................................................29 Tucano Urbano (IT) Libeccio & Bora jackets ..........................................................44 US Highland (US) Executives killed in plane crash ....................................................6 Venturi Automobiles (MC) Cathcart Report - Will develop Voxan e-bikes ................13 Vrooam Powersports (NL) Sander van der Velden launches Vrooam ........................8 Wind Trading (IT) W2 Adria boot ..........................................................................42 Yamaha Motor (JP) Forecasts 20% fall in sales in 2010 ........................................56


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Yamaha Motor Corp. is forecasting a 20% drop in its PTW sales in Europe and North America in 2010. The figure, released in July by CEO Hiroyuki Yanagi, doubles the company's original forecast of 10%. The company plans to shed 1,000 jobs worldwide in 2010, after 1,100 in 2009. Nevertheless, Mr Yanagi said the company was expecting to break even in 2010 thanks to a 14 per cent growth in the Asian market. The MF Colour Bender folding back protector from Soul Race, designed by Franzan Design, has been chosen as one of the contenders for the 2010 Good Design Expo Awards in Tokyo. Mahindra of India, already an established manufacturer of cars, scooters, 4x4s and tractors, will introduce a motorcycle range designed by Engines Engineering of Italy. As well as focusing on the home market,Mahindra says it is also planning to target Latin America,Africa and South Asia with the range. Peugeot Scooters has just launched in China through its joint venture with Qingqi Motorcycles,with a five-model line-up comprising three scooters and two motorcycles from 80 to 125cc to be built at the JV’s Jinan plant. The Peugeot sales network in China will number 145 outlets and nine flagship stores,across nine provinces.

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THE seventh international INTERMOT Motorcycle,Scooter and Bicycle Fair will be held at Cologne in Germany from October 6th to 10th, 2010, in halls 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of the Kölnmesse exhibition centre. Aiming to provide comprehensive coverage of the motorcycle, scooter and bicycle sectors, organisers IVM, the German motorcycle association, claim it will be the most important powered twowheeler show anywhere in the world this year. As well as showcasing for the first time the full range of products from IFMA, Germany’s former leading bicycle trade fair,INTERMOT 2010 will also focus on Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs). Special features will once again include a Tourism Centre highlighting motorcycle travel opportunities all over the world as well as the latest touring equipment,while the Cologne Custom Championship, a custom show run in cooperation with IVM and American Motorcycle Dealer (AMD) magazine, will display a wide range of the most original café racer, chopper, cruiser, streetfighter, scooter and sportsbike custom-builds. The overall winner will be entered for the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building in Sturgis, South Dakota, next year. The popular Workshop Centre will also return, with specialists from the German Vehicle Academy demonstrating modern motorcycle workshop best practice on more than 160 square metres of space in Hall 8.1. In live demonstrations, trade visitors can attend

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modules on electrical and electronic fault diagnosis, performance testing for ebikes, customising, engine and motor technology and the service and maintenance of e-bikes. Work on the motorcycles will be carried out using tools and diagnostic equipment that the Vehicle Academy uses in its daily work, which means that trade visitors can obtain impartial recommendations about workshop equipment. In addition to the demonstrations, the experts from the Vehicle Academy will also be available for personal discussions. A meeting area is available for this specific purpose. Other activities include a motorcyclethemed photography competition that will be judged after the show. Throughout the exhibition a full programme of racing, stunts and demos will take place in the events arena and on the many outside tracks, while on Saturday what is billed as the world’s biggest freestyle motocross spectacle, the Night of the Jumps, is scheduled for the Lanxess arena nearby. Opening times for exhibitors are 0800 hrs to 1900 hrs, except on 8 October until 2100 hrs, and for visitors 0900 hrs to 1800 hrs, except on 8 October until 2000 hrs. In 2008 INTERMOT had 1,052 exhibitors from 36 countries, total exhibition and activity space of 120,000 sq.m.and 193,000 visitors, a 3% increase on the 2006 show.

IFZ Motorcycle Safety Conference THE 8th International Motorcycle Conference organised by the German Institute for Motorcycle Safety (IFZ) will take place in Cologne on October 4 and 5, just before INTERMOT opens its doors on the 6th. “Safety – Environment – Future” will be the central topics of the Conference. The 25 selected research papers of prominent motorcycle experts will be debated by an expected 200 participants. The papers cover all aspects of motorcycle riding – individual riding behaviour, technology, infrastructure parameters and developments in personal protective equipment, as well as accident analysis, rider training, advanced rider assistance systems and environmental concerns. A detailed program is available at www.ifz.de www.intermot-cologne.com

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