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After the publication of the rules and regulations of the Law of the Republic 11235 all the motor-community in the Philippines is in a stupor. The new law requires motorcyclists to mount license plates front and rear to be seen at least from a distance of 15 metres. The first problem is that most motorcycles are not designed to mount on the front of the room. The law says that this is a problem of the owner of the motorcycle that needs to find a way to mount the numbers.
The law was proposed several years ago as a way of dealing with criminals on motorcycles who Rob and kill. However, no criminal will use your motorcycle with the license plates, so the law is unlikely to solve this problem.
In India and Indonesia, by the way, already have such laws, but there is a special mounting should be provided by the dealer. In the Philippines, the new law has led to several peaceful protests active motorcyclists who have made the revision of some items. Instead of a metal front license plate now, enough of the sticker size 135 x 85 mm. At the same time, the back room needs to be metal and much more 235 135 mm. Sticker to attach much easier, but still there is some inconvenience.
The second problem is more and more serious, with heavy fines for violators. For the lack of front or rear rooms immediately issued a fine in the amount from 1000 to 2000 dollars. In the worst case of the rider going to jail, which is spelled out in the law. President Rodrigo Duterte he is a biker and promised to soften, but so far to no avail.
The average salary in the Philippines is $ 500, so the fines are very large for the average rider. The motor-community of the Philippines expresses great concern about the new law, as the loss or damage to the decal can happen to anyone and not the fault of the biker.
The organization of the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) held a webinar on which MIC leaders told the visitors that sales of motorcycles remained at the same level, despite the impact of coronavirus on all categories of economy. Surprising news, as the economies around the world slipped slightly.
Unfortunately, no figures are not announced, so this news can be taken as fact. The message attached a few graphs that you can see below. According to Eric Pritchard, the Director General and the President of the MIC, the reports of the rapporteurs indicate that sales of motorcycles in 2020 began to grow, even after the blow to the economy from the COVID-19.
Eric noted that sales slowed down a bit, but even at that rate, they were higher than last year. In this context, means the most difficult months: April and March. May statistics have not been considered yet, but the forecasts are rosy.
Really amazing. We could assume a significant decline in sales, which is spoken in many other countries. Moreover, many manufacturers have closed on quarantine. The decline is likely in the United States occur with a delay.
Recently, the sales of motorcycles and scooters in India has fallen slightly, which is associated not only with the coronavirus, but also with the decline of the economy. While the pandemic continues to keep the Indian economy, manufacturers are cautiously open factories — will take time to reach previous levels.
In Indonesia, the sale of motor vehicles did not grow the last few years, but the decline was insignificant, allowing the country to become a key market for Honda. Over the past fiscal year the Japanese sold 4.7 million units of motorcycles in India and 4.85 million vehicles in Indonesia.
A new standard of harmful exhaust BS-6 in India is one of the other reasons for the downturn, as producers have a little to increase the value, increasing the amount of insurance, which, of course, has a negative impact on sales. In the manual Honda are optimistic. Vice-President, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) Us Guleria said: “More than 40% of all who asked about our products, interested in buying”.
By mid-may, just a week after the weakening of the quarantine, the company immediately HMSI has sold more than 10,000 units of motorcycles, while work began only 1,200 of 6,200 dierctv. May 25, HMSI again opened its first factory in India, the other three will launch in early June.
At the Delhi auto show 2014 the largest Indian manufacturer Bajaj has announced the concept sportbike Bajaj Pulsar RS400, which was planned as the largest and most powerful motorcycle in the history of the company. After the premiere of the news became less, and then completely forget.
The company now Bajaj has announced that it plans to release in August delayed for a long time sport bike. Most interesting is that the bike seems to be not planning to sell in India. At the moment, the start of sales is expected in Indonesia. The Indian consumer will have to settle for RS200 with a similar design, but smaller 199-CC engine.
At the same time the production version of the Bajaj Auto Pulsar RS400 will have a lower saddle and more comfortable ergonomics, that bike was comfortable for small people in contrast to KTM RC 390, which has more aggressive ergonomics of a sports bike. The rest is pretty standard kit: full fairing, led headlight, wide windshield.
Bajaj Pulsar RS400 will also be Lipany from RS200, but expected better quality led tidy-like tidy Dominar 400. The engine took too Dominar 400, but a little boost. 373.2-CC unit has the technology DTSI (Digital Triple Spark Ignition), as the KTM RC390, but the configuration is SOHC, not DOHC. Performance is expected at 40 HP of power and 35 Nm of torque.
Other details: the six-speed gearbox, ABS, full suspension.
Company Norton Motorcycles has experienced a big crisis in the beginning of 2020. In late August, began bankruptcy proceedings, the search of new owners. The iconic brand was embroiled in a series of financial scandals. In the end, it ended with the purchase of a brand of Indian manufacturer TVS for £ 16 million.
In the period of purchase TVS do not waste time in vain, and on the site of Norton Motorcycles came the announcement of 15 new job openings: senior design engineer, quality Manager, procurement Manager, mechanical engineer and others. The new owners are serious about recover Norton.
A new wave of recruitment caused by a lack of personnel. When you purchase Norton had a staff of only 55 employees. Given the pandemic and quarantine the desire of the manufacturer to expand the staff by 27% is a good signal for the restoration of the brand. In addition, it is expected than one wave of expansion in the state.
Interim CEO John Russell: “We started the planning process for the resumption of business, looking for the right people in high office and plan to expand the business.
Of course, the first jobs are related to the development, production and sales. In addition, representatives from Norton said that I will try to deliver new motorcycles to all who have already placed an order as soon as possible.
Naomi Marmorat (Noemie Marmorat) is an artist and industrial designer with a great portfolio of work that displays two years of experience in this field. The girl draws a variety of vehicles: cars, motorcycles, airplanes and boats.
Naomi’s career in the field of painting of motor vehicles began when her brother asked me to draw his motorcycle Kawasaki Ninja 300. Since then, Marmorat loves to draw motorcycles and cars, getting pleasure from the done work and results.
The girl seeks to draw more real picture.
TVS company based in India, recently bought motobrend Norton, and can now start production of the concept Zeppelin — a small cruiser, which was presented at the exhibition Auto Expo 2018.
The words “high technologies”, “cruiser” and “Indian manufacturer” hardly a great match, but in the case of TVS Zeppelin is absolutely real combination. A modern bike with a long frame and design of a traditional cruiser with forward controls. He led optics. At the same time, the engine has a working volume of only 220 cm3, which visually catches the eye. It is important to note that, in addition, installed the motor, which improves performance. It is, in fact, a hybrid motorcycle.
In February TVS registered trademark “Ronin”. Many believe that this title will get the concept TVS that Zeppelin can also equip 313-CC engine developed by BMW and TVS. This bike will definitely compete with Royal Enfield Rumbler.
The concept TVS Zeppelin, of course, is not the only potentially new model. The name Ronin can give travel Enduro TVS that are planning on the BMW G310GS. In India, curandero rapidly gaining popularity.
Patent crammed with technical descriptions, but, in fact, we have wings which are attached to the front fairing. The rider controls the wings. It also enables automatic adjustment. The ultimate goal: to improve downforce to stabilize the motorcycle when cornering.
The wings become a standard feature of the sports bikes. They usually are fixed rigidly, therefore the aerodynamic efficiency cannot be always optimal. Piaggio engineers have thought about this problem and think I found the solution.
At the moment it is unknown how will be implemented the technology, or when! Strange that indicative schemes used tricycle with tilting suspension and not the sport model Aprilia, for example.
The partnership of KTM and CFMoto began a few years ago. We observed a number of KTM motorbikes, issued jointly by the two companies. 390-e models — the first thing that comes to mind. Next is a 799 CC engine, which is installed on 790 Duke and manufactured by CFMoto factory in Hangzhou. History of cooperation continues in both directions.
In mid-2019 KTM sold the rights to CFMoto engine LC8. Since then, the Chinese actively worked to use this unit. In China molokopodobnye love motorcycles, but the country is gradually developing and there is a need in large motorcycles too. First and foremost, the police need an adequate technique, and therefore made police motorcycle CFMoto CF1250J.
Engineers CFMoto climbed into the LC8 motor and tried to improve it. The result is a 1279-CC V-twin that produces 140 HP of power at 8500 rpm and 120 Nm at 7000 rpm. the Motorcycle is equipped with everything necessary for a police bike and weighs 287 pounds. the Civil version of the CF1250G already in development.
- 12.3-inch LCD tidy
- upside-down telescopic fork
- led optics (including special)
- electronically-adjustable windshield
- hard saddlebags
The design of CFMoto CF1250J worked Kiska designers.
The news was reported as a joint decision of the FIM, AMA and local organizer Deliciate Promotions LTT. This year the race is planned to spend from August 29 to September 3,… In the message FIM almost nothing is said about the reasons for the cancellation. We can only assume that the decision is due to limitations of logistics, pandemic.
At Bonneville racers usually come from all over the world and States. For some, the journey is almost impossible this year. The restriction of international flights and traffic until the ban is a core issue to organize events.
Cancel Speed Trials 2020 — a big loss for sports mojocalendar this year. The condition of the lake changes every year, and is not always possible to organize the event on the Bonneville. This year the state of the salts and the water level is more than satisfactory, but, unfortunately, interfered with the coronavirus.
The next event is the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials scheduled for August 28 — September 2, 2021.
14 August 2017 motocaster joy Harris (Joi Harris) was killed in an accident during the filming of Deadpool 2. Joy has not coped with management when he took the stage at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver, Canada. She literally flew out of the window and fell with the motorcycle on the ground.
WorkSafeBC investigated the causes of the incident and published a full report in October 2019. In may, 2020 Studio, TCF Vancouver Productions, which was filming, was fined approximately $ 300,000. The report showed that security was not at the proper level.
According to the report, five factors led to the tragic death:
— failure to conduct a risk assessment and to ensure the safety of all employees
the failure to enforce the rules, that is, at least equip yourself with a helmet during the execution of stunts on the motorcycle
— failure to ensure the safety of the stunt by watching the execution of the trick
— failure to provide stunt safe route
— inability to assess risks and hazards
The exact amount of the fine: 289 256.63 dollars.
Motorcycle Hyosung GV300S is equipped with a 300 CC engine V-twin, which produces 30 HP at a weight of 172 kg. seat Height of only 710 mm. the Bike is an interesting option for beginners with little or no experience (in Europe it’s licensees A2).
In France, for example, the bike will cost 4 Euro 889.
- engine: 60-degree V-twin, liquid-cooled, 4-valve
- displacement: 296 cm3
- power: 30 HP at 8500 rpm
- torque: 25.6 Nm at 6000 rpm
- box: 6 speeds
- weight: 172 kg dry
- tidy: analog-cifrovaya
- wheels: small diameter
- seat height: 710 mm
- fuel tank: 12.5 liters
- colors: black
New motorcycles can be traced to the corporate style of Confederate Motorcycles.
So, the first two new — Hellcat ($45,000) and Hellcat Speedster ($75,000). Both created on the base frame Harley-Davidson FXDR with the engine Screaming Eagle 117 Milwaukee Eight Engine. They are the first motorcycles Confederate Motorcycles that have been certified for sale worldwide.
The third novelty Confederate Wraith ($155,000). The bike did on the base frame Confederate CX-4. It is equipped with motor S&S X-Wedge 117 or 132ci, BST wheels, RaceTech suspension, Beringer brakes, electronics Motogadget, a Bandit grip.
The current lineup Confederate Motorcycles consists of six models: Hellcat, Hellcat Speedster, the F-117 Fighter, P-51 Combat Fighter, F-13 Combat Bomber, Wraith.
Alpinestars is a well — known manufacturer of motorcycle equipment. Its history began with Santa Mazzarolo, which, in fact, founded the Italian brand. A great man died may 1, 2020. Santa was 91. He left behind a big mark in the history of the motorcycle production equipment, and its offspring continues to operate successfully.
Santa Mazzarolo was a skilled Tanner and entrepreneur. He founded Alpinestars in 1963. At the time he made leather shoes for the European krossmenov and induistov. He called his company the English translation of the name of a flower, the Edelweiss, which grows in the Alps.
In the 1970-ies gear Alpinestars has become very popular after the victory of Roger de Coster in the world championship motocross. Alpinestars has collaborated with many riders. In 1978, Kenny Roberts boots, Alpinestars kipervas, won the world championship Grand Prix. A resounding victory stimulated sales as well as active participation in the race helped to develop the technology. Today gear Alpinestars are tens of thousands of motorcyclists around the world.
Our condolences to the family, friends and fans. Santa Mazzarolo made a great contribution to the development of modern equipment. His legacy continues to live. Gabriel, one of the three sons Santa Mazzarolo, holds the position of General Director at Alpinestars and continues his father’s work.
The popularity of vintage and classic style is eternal. Many brands today released the classics: Triumph, Royal Enfield, Jawa, and so on — the list is almost endless. There is something attractive in engineering design for more than 50 years ago.
French firm Mash specializiruetsya on molekularnych the scramblers, café racers and other classics, which costs less than $ 10,000. In the lineup of the company have a cool new Mash 400 Desert Force style military desert motorcycle USA 50-60 years. In this motorcycle all steeped in retro, from the wheels to the saddle.
The novelty is based on the model 400 Mash Force, released in 2019. The main difference is coloring. The bike was painted green, and this beige.
Motorcycle Mash Desert Force 400 is equipped with a 397 CC, single-cylinder air-cooled engine. Specification yet incomplete, but we know about the presence of ABS which can be turned off. Saddle passenger comes as standard. Overall, the bike weighs 151 kg. dry
Manufacturer’s price: 4 995 euros.
The restoration of motobrend Java in November 2018, it turned out effective. The company released several new models for the Indian market. The demand was many times more production capacity. It took time to establish a dealer network, production and delivery.
The company Jawa seem to have decided to finally problems with the supply in the Indian market and satisfies all the demand, so the owners of Jawa decided to return the brand to motoring the Old world.
According to the latest news from the Indian company Mahindra, which owns Java, has received homologation for the model of Jawa 300, which will appear in the European dilerstva somewhere in 2020. In India, Mahindra was able to open about a hundred dierctv Jawa for several months, but in Europe, such a rate is impossible. To start planning to open a representative office in the Czech Republic.
In the Indian press writes that Jawa 300 will be delivered as is, without any adaptations for Europe. Probably, some components still have to change to a bike meet Euro5. Currently Indian motorcycle meet certification BS6.
Company Clews Competition Motorcycles was not as widely known as major players on motorine (like Ducati, Triumph, KTM, Honda), as it produces small-scale motorcycles, but the situation improved a little when famous people began to buy equipment CCM. Talking about the brand outside of the UK.
Alan Kluz CCM was founded in 1971 in England. The company became famous off-road motorcycles with engines of BSA. For many years the manufacturer has used a variety of engines, mounting them to your chassis. The firm has a great history of producing champion motorcycles. In the 1980-ies even produced motorcycles for the British army.
CCM Spitfire Six — a typical representative of the modern classics. It’s extremely light. Comes with a 600 CC single-cylinder engine and six-speed transmission.
- weight 139 kg
- single-cylinder, 600-CC engine capacity of 55 HP and torque of 58.3 Nm
- slatted frame, powder painted (the engine is an important element of the chassis)
- inverted fork with 120 mm stroke
- adjustable monoshock
- 19-inch spoke wheels (alloy wheels available as an option)
- Brembo brakes (4 piston caliper front disc 320 mm HEL + 240 mm rear disc with 1-piston caliper)
- saddle trimmed in Alcantara
- handlebars Renthal FAT
- mirrors on the handles
TVS Motors recently bought the British motobrend Norton Motorcycles. Around this event turned the whole tide of discussion, particularly in the UK. Many worried about the future of the iconic British brand.
According to the latest news TVS Motors is not going to move production Norton in India, that is, all objects, including plant and research center will remain in place and continue to operate. Sudarshan Vienna, Manager at TVS Motor Association, said that Norton will continue to produce motorcycles in the UK. TVS want to use a Norton Motorcycle to increase their sales and enter new markets. It seems that TVS Motors do not tend so far to change the structure Norton the products Norton and strategy in General.
In the coming years, Norton will probably have to endure some changes, but at the moment TVS Motors tend to restore the normal functioning of the manufacturer that surely is the right solution in the current situation. Not all at once!