Author: John Reid

The Grand Prix of the Americas 2020 postponed to November, the final round of the SuperEnduro Championships in Lodz cancelled

The Grand Prix of the Americas 2020 postponed to November, the final round of the SuperEnduro Championships in Lodz cancelled

Sports events canceled one after the other. Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect the world champion MotoGP. Organizers announced the postponement of the start of the championship due to restrictions of movement and security concerns.

News jointly published Dorna, IRTA and the FIM. There is nothing surprising, considering the complete closure of Italy in quarantine, and the outbreak of the virus in other regions of Europe and the USA.

Good news for all fans of the Grand Prix of the Americas is that the event is not cancelled completely and rescheduled for the fall. American stage will be held from 13 to 15 November, if the situation is normalized. A planned Grand Prix of Valencia, which was moved to a week later. All purchased tickets for the race in April remain valid for visiting the Grand Prix of the Americas in November.

The 2020 MotoGP season has not yet started. At the moment everything goes to the fact that the championship started at the Grand Prix of Argentina.

The Grand Prix of the Americas 2020 postponed to November, the final round of the SuperEnduro Championships in Lodz cancelled

The final stage of the SuperEnduro championship was also cancelled due to the coronavirus. In Lodz was to decide the destiny of the title. The city authorities have decided to cancel all sporting events and gatherings. At the moment it is not clear when will be final and will there be?!

Zontes 800 will compete with the MT-09 in 2022

Few people could hear about the company Zontes. Motorostoitel is located in China and presented a rendering of the future 800-CC naked, which is scheduled to release in 2022. The motorcycle has a design naked and is equipped with a three-cylinder engine. The picture looks very good.

The company now supplies interesting Zontes motorcycles in the UK. The lineup consists of affordable 125 CC motorcycles and 310 CC models, which are also affordable and well made.

Chinese company that makes pretty good bikes, but is in no hurry to expand the dealer network in the global market. Probably things will change with the release of more cubature of the motorcycle.

At the current stage of the project 800-CC naked looks promising. At the right price and sufficient quality can easily compete with the Yamaha MT-09 and other nakedly on the market in this category. In addition, the logical extension of the model range on the basis of the three-cylinder 800-CC engine.

Quarantine in Northern Italy will affect production of motorcycles?!

Governments worldwide are taking serious steps to isolate and prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The tightening of border controls, the ban on travel, cancellation of sports events and other mass events, and other measures. Italy was the epicentre of the violence of the virus in Europe and ranks third in the world in the number of infected and dead after China and South Korea. Italian authorities issued a decree which restricts the movement of a quarter of the population of the country.

The Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte ordered the closure of the second most populous province, along with 14 neighboring in the hope to slow the spread of the virus. The quarantine has affected 16 million people, which will undoubtedly affect business processes, the larger part of the Italian production is concentrated in the Northern part of the country.

Prior to the introduction of quarantine the Italian manufacturer has taken its own measures and limited the number of visitors to the workplace. Everything was fine. None of the companies announced that a quarantine any affected production, but in any case will be affected as supplies and logistics will be significantly slowed.

We are talking about companies such as Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, which are in quarantine. The main office is located in Aprilia in Noale, Veneto. Moto Guzzi — Lombardy. MV Agusta — Lombardy. Probably, Piaggio will soon comment on the situation.

All movement of people in quarantine zone are limited. Any trip without good cause will be subject to a fine.

“This is not a ban on travel, but citizens must provide a reason,” said the Prime Minister.

As for Ducati, the province of Bologna is not isolated. At least for now.

Motorcycle Bullit Bluroc 250 V2

Motorcycle Bullit Bluroc 250 V2

Bullit Bluroc 250 V2 is a unique offer on the market molekularnych motorcycles that are always in demand. In our days the choice is very rich: KTM Duke / RC, Kawasaki Ninja 250, Honda CBR300R, Yamaha YZF-R3 and many others. The majority of molokopodobnye bikes are equipped with single-cylinder engines, in rare cases twin-cylinder. Belgian firm Bullit has just presented a 250-CC classic with V-twin.

Motorcycle Bluroc 250 V2 is made in China by Lifan. Company Bullit had previously supplied a small 125 CC motorcycle models, so Bluroc 250 V2 is a new experience for the Belgian company.

Motorcycle Bullit Bluroc 250 V2

250-CC motor Bluroc 250 V2 produces 17 BHP of power, which is enough to accelerate to 130 km/h. the Bike comes with a telescopic fork, a typical exhaust. The manufacturer offers two colors: grey or green.

In Europe the novelty will be sold at a price of 4,000 euros.

Langen Motorcycles 2-Stroke high performance 2-stroke V-twin

Langen Motorcycles 2-Stroke high performance 2-stroke V-twin

British firm Langen Motorcycles has developed a new two-stroke motorcycle that comes with one of the most interesting motors: 90-degree two-stroke V-twin Vins c the high amount of power per unit volume. The unit has only 250 cm3, but it produces 80 HP at 11 700 rpm.

Vins is an Italian company founded by the followers of the Ferrari. CEO Vincenzo Mattia says: “Our engine Vins very productive in the standard configuration. He has 75 HP at 11 500 rpm. It is similar to the brutal engine, which is difficult to manage, but thanks to the electronics and control valves we were able to tame it and achieve a gradual increase in torque, despite the large numbers.”

Engine Vins passed homologation for use on public roads in the UK. However, the bike Langen Motorcycles designed only for track use. Probably in the future will make…

Other features Langen Motorcycles 2-Stroke:

  • weight 112 kg
  • fork Ohlins 43mm
  • the Ktech dampers Piggyback Razors
  • calipers HEL
  • the six-speed box
  • Classic rubber Dunlop TT100 GP Radial
  • carbon fiber fuel tank
  • the cost is about 37,000 dollars
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CFMoto 300SR is a worthy competitor to the Yamaha R3?!

CFMoto 300SR is a worthy competitor to the Yamaha R3?!

In our time are the values of the original roots of the manufacturer, its belonging to a certain country? Globalization has led to the fact that production may not be there, where was the brand. Many large companies are producing motorbikes in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, China, India and so on. Is it possible to maintain high quality standards? There is one manufacturer who over the years has proved that this is possible. The quality of its products is gradually approaching the competitors at a very competitive price.

The Chinese company CFMoto is based in Hangzhou, China. It is represented around the world. In 2013, having experience in the development and production of ATV CFMoto has released a line of road bikes NK-series. Since then there have been many updates and new features as well as constantly expanding dealer network.

CFMoto 300SR is a worthy competitor to the Yamaha R3?!

In the framework of the development CFMoto trying to compete in all segments. At least a little – or srednekamennogo technology. Sports entry-level motorcycle will compete with Yamaha R3, KTM RC 390, Honda CBR300R and maybe even Kawasaki Ninja 400. The new product is called CFMoto 300SR. Be first to supply the markets of Asia and then to other regions.

CFMoto 300SR completed 292.4 CC single-cylinder engine producing 29 BHP and a torque of 23.5 Nm. Front end features an inverted fork. As for the design, then inherit the style CFMoto, KTM, which is not surprising as both companies have partnered with the design firm Kiska Design.

CFMoto 300SR is a worthy competitor to the Yamaha R3?!

The first version CFMoto 300SR is equipped with a Euro 4 engine. Model run-in in Asia and probably then you will see the following version for Europe and other regions, where the standard Euro5.

This year it is also planned CLX CFMoto motorcycle in a retro style. It will be powered by a 700 CC two-cylinder engine and available in three versions: Sport, Heritage and Adventure.

Global sales of motorcycles 2019 decreased by 2.6 percent

Global sales of motorcycles 2019 decreased by 2.6 percent

In 2019, the manufacturers have shown different results in terms of sales. While BMW, KTM and Moto Guzzi have improved considerably in the European market, sales of motorcycles in India began to decline, which had a negative impact on the global statistics. For the entire 2019 were sold 60.1 million motorcycles, that is, 1.6 million motorcycles less than 2018. The forecast for 2020 is not very good.

In 2016, China has imposed restrictions on the registration of motorcycles and scooters, which led to a drop in sales of 5.1 million units. Since then, the global motoring convincingly ROS due to the rapid development of motorino in India, Pakistani and the Philippines. In 2018, sales of motorcycles reached its peak and amounted to 61.7 million units.

Last year was a difficult one for the Indian motorini, which experienced a decline of 3.1 million units. In China, sales of two-wheel vehicles increased by 1.3 million units and in Europe — 1.1 million units. It helped a little to offset the decline in India, which amounted to a total of 19 percent. Largest Indian manufacturers have had a difficult year (Hero — a decline of 14%, Bajaj — 12%, Royal Enfield — 16%). Despite the great recession, India remains the largest mataranka in the world. In this country, has sold 18.5 million motorcycles. China takes the second place (16.3 million units). In third place is Indonesia — 6.5 million units. Further, Vietnam is 3.2 million, Philippines — 1.8 million.

Statistics by type of transport:

  • scooters 50> cm3: 25.8 million units
  • motorcycles: 24.8 million units
  • trike: 4.7 million units
  • mopeds: 4.6 million units
  • ATVs: 600,000 units

In 2019 the global motoring decreased by 2.6 percent. This year, considering all the events, including the coronavirus, you can expect an even larger decline.

Trial bike Vertical Vertigo R2 2020

Trial bike Vertical Vertigo R2 2020

Small motorostoitel Vertigo successfully compete in the market trial motorcycles. He is opposed to Montesa (Honda) and Gas Gas (KTM), as well as Beta and Sherco, which additionally produce Enduro model, and have significantly greater resources. At the moment Vertigo do a good job in a narrow area. New trialbike Vertigo Vertical R2 2020 was developed in cooperation with the 12-fold champion of the Arc Lankina.

The most difficult part of the work Vertigo did before, but now just improving their platform. They returned to the CrMo lattice frame, which is exclusive to the world of motorcycle trials. The new motorcycle uses a high-tech Trial Tech fork and shock absorbers Reiger Trial.


  • engine: single cylinder, two-stroke
  • displacement: 125 cm3 (54 x 54.5 mm) 200 cm3 (64 x 54х5 mm); 247 cm3 (72.5 x 60 mm); 280 cm3 (76 x 60 mm); 300 cm3 (79 x 60 mm)
  • fuel system: EFI
  • starter: kick
  • cooling: liquid, electronically controlled water pump
  • box: 6 speeds
  • clutch: multi-plate
  • frame: CR-mo alloy, lattice, aluminum subframe, swingarm
  • handlebar: Renthal Fatbar
  • front suspension: fork Trial Tech, full range of adjustments, stroke 170 mm
  • rear suspension: lever, shock absorber Reiger, adjustable preload, stroke 170 mm
  • wheels: Morad rim + hub Vertigo
  • dimensions of wheels: 1.60 x 21 and 18 x 2.15
  • tyres: Dunlop D803GP
  • front brake: 185 mm Gafler disc, 4-piston caliper Braktec
  • rear brake: 150 mm Gafler disc, 2-piston Braktec caliper
  • fuel tank: 2.35 liters
  • price: 10 $ 600
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Germany has increased penalties for motorcyclists (and not only).

In the new Bußgeldkatalog meant new penalties for 2020.
Now travel in stow between the rows is 100 euros and 1 point in Flensburg, travel on the side of the strip 75 Euro and 1 pointriding on the lane for emergency (Rettungsgasse)- 200-320 euros, 1 month rip rights and 2 points. Check in and check out in the wrong place 25 euros.
So many years of litigation motorcyclists for the right to go to stay again salcines collapse.

In Baden-württemberg propose to radically deal with noisy motorcycles

In the state of Baden-württemberg has proposed to introduce huge fines for loud motorcycles and modified exhaust system up to the ban of motorcycles.

All motorcyclists were heard, and some even have a rule that loud exhaust saves lives. However, there are many people who like loud exhaust brings discomfort. And when the frustration level exceeds the limit, then there are initiatives such as in the state of Baden-württemberg, where the municipality proposes to impose large fines for any motorcycles that are louder than 78 dB.

In Germany, France, Britain and other countries there are already signs that warn drivers about the loudness of the exhaust systems. In this case, it is sufficient not to make noise in prohibited areas, and all will be well.

The Minister of transport of Germany Acroyoga Hermann repeatedly hears complaints and suggestions on loud motorcycles. He proposes to ban any aftermarket exhaust systems for motorcycles, as well as any modification of the stock systems. The question remains open. If pravitelstvo will be able to push this law, it will set a precedent for others!

CFMoto will release its counterpart KTM Adventure?!

CFMoto will release its counterpart KTM Adventure?!

In the network appeared spy photos travel Enduro CFMoto, which in China rumored for months. And we are not talking about a cheap clone, but a serious motorcycle. It can be traced to the KTM motor, also placed on 790 790 Adventure and Duke.

Nothing surprising in this news there. In November 2019 CFMoto has released naked on the basis of the same motor. Chinese manufacturer literally repeats the strategy, which usually adheres to the KTM. Everything else CFMoto and KTM are partners.

Unlike 790 Adventure new CFMoto motorcycle is more focused on the road. In this respect, the difference equivalent to the difference between the Kawasaki Versys 650 and the KLR 650. The rubber is pretty smooth and not off-road. Cast wheels, not spoke. The size seems to be 17 and 19 inches. The exhaust system is very similar to the KTM exhaust. The frame is also quite similar. Plastic is what makes this bike similar to CFMoto.

CFMoto is the sole distributor of KTM motorcycles in China. In June of 2020 the company plans to open a joint plant in China. CFMoto MT800 will be the first motorcycle that will release it.

CFMoto will release its counterpart KTM Adventure?!

Four wheel motorcycle Lazareth LM 410

Louis hospital and his eponymous company Lazareth doing extraordinary machine. We considered many of them. Not long ago, Louis has completed a project Lazareth LM 410 four — wheeled motorcycle.

In the production of Lazareth LM 410 will launch very soon. The price is set at 107 965 dollars per unit. The French company plans to build just 10 copies. The motorcycle is equipped with a motor Yamaha R1, that has to be fast enough. The rest of the configuration is kept secret.

Four wheels mean high stability and resistance.

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The Norton factory closed, the owner missed the hearing

The Norton factory closed, the owner missed the hearing

Production of motorcycles Norton Motorcycles stopped. The company technically works will not start until the official bankruptcy procedure. The factory closed, in front of the main office in castle Donington installed concrete blocks.

Everything that happens is the result of the inability of the company to repay its debts. Over the past few years the financial position of Norton Motorcycles has deteriorated, and the main cause of failure, it seems, is the CEO Stuart garner. He will also miss the hearing, which considered the question of loss of pension funds.

Garner was a Trustee of the pension funds. When the workers tried to withdraw their money, they were not. According to the official Stewart collaborated with the people who helped him to cheat with money of the pension Fund. One of the accomplices Simon Colfer was previously convicted for fraud.
Stuart garner avoids journalists and makes no comments. He mentioned earlier that he knew nothing about the fraud scheme with pension money and considers himself a victim of the situation.

The history of Norton Motorcycles has not yet ended, but perhaps we learn a lot of interesting.

The model is Medicom RAH Kikaider & Side Machine Ultimate Set

The model is Medicom RAH Kikaider & Side Machine Ultimate Set

Company Medicom has released a new set of RAH Kikaider & Side Machine Set in Ultimate.

New set dedicated to Kamen Rider and Kikaider in General. Kamen Rider is a Japanese superhero series (there were also TV shows, movies, manga) created by Shotaro Itinerary. The series tells the story of a superhero on a motorcycle that has the ability of insects and constantly saves the world. In this series there is another superhero Kikaider, who is also one of the main.

Motorcycle from the Kamen Rider based on two-stroke three-cylinder Kawasaki H1 Mach III.

Set Medicom RAH Kikaider & Side Machine Ultimate Set well detailed. The model is roughly 33 cm in height. Included are leather gloves, high quality leathers from leather, equipped with a led stroller.

Price: from $ 600.

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100-year-old biker Wyman of Betz still in the saddle

The cycle of life is unpredictable for each person. For many years there are different events. There is nothing ruthless time, which is often robs people of what they love. At the age of a helmet hung on a nail., sell a motorcycle or Park it in the garage. Such is a reality. However, there are real fans-motorcyclists. Grandpa in the photo still goes and is not going to stop, although he was already a hundred years old.

Wyman of Betz (Betts Wymann) is fond of motorcycles more than half a century. It started with scooters to get to work. Over the years his love of motorcycles became unlimited. In July of this year, Betz will lead a bike parade in Bordertown Biker Bash 2020 in Amherst, Canada.

Wyman of Betz about his secret: “don’t need to think too far ahead.”

At the moment, Wyman rides a motorcycle, Honda Gold Wing 2003. How is he able to cope with a large travel bike weighing more than 350 kg, remains a mystery.

In an interview, Betz said that mentally never grew up, and it helped him to overcome many problems. He neopalyma thirst for adrenaline. To 80 years of Viman owned a Cessna 172.

A standard set of rules helps Vimana to stay in the saddle for so long. Never drink, smoke, trying not to worry, enjoys life and radiates a positive.

Legendary motortechnik Giancarlo Morbidelli died at the age of 85 years

Motomaster, monocontractor, motogenic and a very talented man Giancarlo Morbidelli died age 85 in a hospital in Fano, Italy. He succumbed to a long illness and left behind a great legacy.

Franco is most famous for the development of the motorcycle Grand Prix. His techniques were many Italian legends including Paolo Pileri, pier Paolo Bianchi and Mario Lega. Graziano Rossi, father of Valentino, also raced on Morbidelli.

Morbidelli did not know what to give up. In the 90s even developed a 850-CC V8 engine.

In 1999, Franco opened a Museum “Museo Morbidelli” in Pizarro, where he was exposed to more than 350 motorcycles that Morbidelli collected and constructed during the life. Unfortunately, in 2019, the Museum eliminated, and the collection sold at auction.

Eternal memory!

The company Polaris is consolidating Indian manufacturing plant Spearfish close

The company Polaris is consolidating Indian manufacturing plant Spearfish close

Company Polaris, which owns Indian Motorcycles, has announced the closure of one of its plants to consolidate production and improve efficiency of production processes. Plant Spearfish will close in mid-February 2020.

Plant Spearfish specializiruetsya on the painting of components is Indian and works from 2016. The company employs approximately 33 employees, of which now spanned to another production facility. The company offered assistance in the move to all employees, which will affect the closure of the plant. The production transferred to the Polaris factory in Spirit lake.

“In recent years has increased the capabilities of paint at the facility in Spirit lake, therefore, no longer require individual plant in Service”, — said the representative of Polaris Jessica Rogers.

Factory Spirit lake now employ about 550 skilled workers. The merger of the two facilities will consolidate manpower, reduce transportation costs and logistics.

Motovilovka EICMA 2020 canceled

Motovilovka EICMA 2020 canceled

Just over 10 days ago it became known about the abolition of 2020 Motorshow Intermot in Cologne. The organizers announced that the event 2020 will not be carried out, and now begins the preparation for the show in 2022.

While Intermot is the second largest and most important exhibition in the world, all the attention was focused on the EICMA. Recently it became known that the Milan motorcycle show is also canceled. All due to the effects of COVID-19 and the reluctance of many potential participants to attend.

So, the exhibition EICMA 2020 is cancelled, the organizers begin preparations for the show 2021.

Paolo Magri, managing Director of EICMA: “the Significance and global leadership of the exhibition convinced us not to risk health in the light of the events connected with the situation around COVID-19.”

The question remains how relevant will the exhibition EICMA, along with other poslegarantijnoe in the world, as more and more people are accustomed to online presentations and premieres.

Company Norton Motorcycles virtually bankrupt

Company Norton Motorcycles virtually bankrupt

Bad news for the iconic British brand of motorcycles, which once rattled to the whole world. Company Norton Motorcycles has started the procedure of bankruptcy.

News are the consequences of the great financial problems of Norton Motorcycles for some time, despite attempts by CEO Stuart garner to show that all is well.

According to reports, Norton Motorcycles was due to the British government £ 600,000, but could reduce the amount by half after the hearing. However, garner protested and said that another 135 000 should be written off, because his company had tax benefits, as did the development work.

In any case, Norton is closed until the British government decides its fate, considering primarily the interests of creditors and the tax authorities.

Some news write that Norton owed a fee to John McGuinness, who spoke at Norton V4 on last year’s Tourist Trophy.

In 2019 molekularnych sales of motorcycles in Japan has reached a record low

In 2019 molekularnych sales of motorcycles in Japan has reached a record low

In Japan, motorcycle sales continue to plummet. The numbers can change, but the overall picture remains unchanged. In 2019 the Japanese motoring noted another record low sales. A total of 331 were sold 307 units of motorcycles of all classes and categories.

There are several factors that must be considered. If you look at the numbers over the past five years, the significantly decreased sales molekularnych motorcycles. In 2015 it sold 193 842 units of motorcycles <50 cm3. In 2019, sales of motorcycles in this category was 132 086 units, there are approximately 60 000 units less.

At the same time, sales of motorcycles exceeding 50 cm3 fluctuated at the same level plus or minus 20,000. In General, they even increased. In 2015 it sold 178 854 motorcycles, and in 2019 199 121 motorcycles with a cubic capacity exceeding 50 cm3.

In fact, the situation is not as bad as Japan continues to implement increasingly stringent environmental regulations. In may 2019, the head of Suzuki Osamu Suzuki made a loud statement. He said that in the future the motorcycle up to 100 cm3 will disappear, and the category 125-150 cm3 will be the most molekularnej.

Japan is rapidly developing Bicycle sharing, electric scooter that also displace moleculator motorcycles from the market.