Author: John Reid

SBK: Bautista-Ducati, What Now?

The night brings advice, as an old saying goes. Who knows if the summer break of the SBK, a stop of two months, makes Alvaro Bautista and Ducati find again the lost compass, getting back in the race in a world championship dominated in the first part of the championship, then Read More

New motorcycle Brixton Crossfire 500

New motorcycle Brixton Crossfire 500

Company Brixton specializiruetsya molekularnych Motorcycles for motorcycles. The Austrian firm produces cafe racers, scramblers and classic bikes with a cubic capacity of from 125 to 250 cm3. To the surprise of many Brixton has rolled out a 500-CC concept at EICMA 2019 and then confirmed the serial production of Crossfire 500. Since the first motorcycles rolled off the Assembly line in China, the company announced the specification and price.

Specification Of Brixton Crossfire 500:

  • engine: 486-CC, inline two-cylinder
  • power: 47 HP
  • electronic injection
  • weight: 190 kg
  • length: 2 115 mm
  • led optics, including round headlight
  • spoke wheels
  • digital speedometer
  • J. Juan calipers, Bosch ABS
  • tires Pirelli Angel ST

The lineup also included X-version with the other wheel, a saddle, a mount, and rubber rooms 60 MT. The basic version is estimated at 6 Euro 249, X-version — 6 549 euros. In the European dilerstva the novelty will appear in August.

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MotoGP, Quartararo: “I Learned Fast”

Undeniably, the real surprise of the first half of the MotoGP 2019 season was the 20-year-old Frenchman Fabio Quartararo, who landed in winter as a rookie in the newborn Petronas SRT Yamaha team and was able to amaze the entire paddock of the Premier Class with his Read More

Ducati Panigale V4 25th Anniversary 916

Ducati has finally taken the veils off the magnificent Panigale V4 25th Anniversary 916, the model with which the Borgo Panigale company celebrates the 25th birthday of what is probably its most famous and important bike in its history, the Ducati 916, an attractive racing car Read More

MotoGP and SBK, the “Hard Core” of TV Listening

The old adage “Chi si contenta gode” also applies to the television ratings of the last two rounds of MotoGP at Sachsenring and WSBK at Donington. There are even those who consider the almost 2 million clear of the derivatives in the English round a “bang” because they are Read More

Yamaha Unveils New YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M

Assen, Yamaha on the altars with Vinales and Quartararo. Marquez is satisfied. Reds off the podium. Reds third “zero” Read More

SBK: Bau-Bau Disaster. Bautista-Ducati, World Farewell?

If, as the old saying goes, “whoever sleeps doesn’t catch fish”, in races whoever falls four times in a row in eight races loses a world championship after dominating it in the first part of the season and raises questions about the real value of the rider and the bike, at least Read More

Assen, Yamaha on the Altars With Vinales and Quartararo. Marquez is Satisfied

So, in one of the most negative weekends for Rossi – 14th in qualifying and on the ground in the race on lap five – Yamaha returns to the altars thanks to the shining refreshed Vinales, able to repeat the triumph of Phillip Island 2018, authoritatively placing behind Marquez and Read More

Cal Crutchlow: “Marquez? The World Cup is already over”

At Sachsenring Cal Crutch was the author of a splendid third position, arrived after a race passed to fight with Maverick Viñales for second place: in the end the officer Yamaha got the better of, but it was a very important result for the Briton who returned to the podium after 8 Read More

MotoGP, Rossi “Abandoned” by the Riders-Legend?

A year ago, on the eve of the Brno race, on the official MotoGP website was launched a video with five former great champions of the past (Agostini, Rainey, Roberts, Schwantz, Stoner, mentioned here in alphabetical order …) who praised Valentino Rossi confirming his Read More

Loss of accommodation in the Philippines can lead to imprisonment

Loss of accommodation in the Philippines can lead to imprisonment

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.

Loss of accommodation in the Philippines can lead to imprisonment

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.

Loss of accommodation in the Philippines can lead to imprisonment

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.

Loss of accommodation in the Philippines can lead to imprisonment

MIC sales did not fall, despite the coronavirus

MIC sales did not fall, despite the coronavirus

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.

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Indonesia has become a major market for Honda is India

Indonesia has become a major market for Honda is India

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.

Motorcycle Bajaj Pulsar RS400 will present in August

Motorcycle Bajaj Pulsar RS400 will present in August

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.

Norton rapidly expanding staff

Norton rapidly expanding staff

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.

The Art Of Naomi Marmorat

The Art Of Naomi Marmorat

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.

Of. website Naomi Marmorat:

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The concept TVS Zeppelin can start production

The concept TVS Zeppelin can start production

Indian manufacturer TVS has registered the trademark “Ronins”.

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.

Piaggio patented active aerodynamic wings

Piaggio patented active aerodynamic wings

The company the Piaggio Group is committed to speed and safety at the same time. This can help aerodynamic wings, which are the next step in improving the performance of motor vehicles.

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.

Piaggio patented active aerodynamic wings

CFMoto CF1250J is the largest Chinese motorcycle

CFMoto CF1250J is the largest Chinese motorcycle

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.

CFMoto CF1250J is the largest Chinese motorcycle

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.

CFMoto CF1250J is the largest Chinese motorcycle

Other features:

  • 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.

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The event is the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2020 canceled

The event is the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2020 canceled

The event is the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials (BMST) 2020 was canceled due to the coronavirus.

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.