Author: John Reid

Bilstein goes on the market motorcycle suspension

Bilstein goes on the market motorcycle suspension

German manufacturer Bilstein enters the market of suspensions for motorcycles. The company is widely known for its products for cars.

Guide Bilstein has long had his eye on the motorcycles. The last five years the company’s engineers developed the first products for motorcycles. Premiere of the first wave of suspensions for motorcycles planned for this year. In their studies, Bilstein has used a variety of road and track motorcycles. It is logical that the BMW S1000RR (2009 — present) is the first motorcycle that will be available Bilstein products.

Many plugs and Bilstein shock absorbers are planning to make a concretion Öhlins, Showa, Sachs and WP. Most likely, in the near future will see the complete line of products for BMW motorcycles.

As for the technical part. Front fork Bilsteain has monochromous design using gas pressure. Adjustment are located on one side of the system. Setting you can make on the fly. Rear shock has coilovers design with adjustable compression and rebound damping at one end of the system. Bilstein rely on the ease of the shock absorber, which is about 0.9 kg lighter than competitors. The weight reduction became possible due to the lack of the remote reservoir.

Well, it will be interesting to look at the success of the German brand in the market katopodes. Bilstein are planning a campaign in the British Superbike, which is very important from the point of view of development and testing, data collection.

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TVS Motors can buy Norton Motorcycles?!

TVS Motors can buy Norton Motorcycles?!

Sad story revolved around a British motobrend Norton Motorcycles. Who would have thought that the company will become the center of financial scandals. In January, the firm declared bankruptcy, then began to receive news about a serious suspicion of fraud in Finance, pension Fund and other things.

According to the latest news the Indian company TVS Motors (the third largest motorostoitel in India) are willing to buy Norton and is taking concrete action. For Indian monocompany this is a great opportunity to market a more premium technology compared to make now. At the moment, TVS Motors lose in the price. Over the past year the share price fell by 40%. Buy Norton can help to restore the reputation.

TVS Motors has asked the liquidators Norton with the potential offer of purchase. No decisions yet have been taken.

We recently wrote that Norton probably sold all rights and patents to the motor 961.

FB Mondial motorcycle Flat Track 125 2020

FB Mondial motorcycle Flat Track 125 2020

Take a flat-tracker, put it on road rubber and optics — get a street-tracker. Such functional custom bikes very popular in the US but also in demand on the Old Continent. Italian manufacturer introduced a Flat Track 125 as a renewed model for 2020, which will be available in autumn.

FB Mondial 125 Flat Track — light plant street-tracker. It is equipped with a 124 CC 4-valve engine with two overhead camshafts and liquid cooling. Transmission: six-speed. The engine produces 15 HP at the shaft — not bad for 124 blocks, but not enough for those who really appreciates the speed.

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Other items of equipment:

  • minimal electronics, including ABS
  • 280-mm front brake disc with 4-piston caliper
  • 240-mm disc with 1-piston caliper
  • 40 mm upside-down fork with 90 mm stroke
  • mono shock absorber with a piston stroke of 120 mm
  • front plate optics, with a number plate on the sides
  • 19-inch spoke wheels
  • high exhaust (new in the model 2020)

What’s new on the model 2020:

  • exhaust
  • the engine is Euro5
  • landing
  • LCD tidy
  • mount rooms

In Europe, the new motorcycle will cost 4 EUR 290.

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New brake discs Galfer Cubiq

New brake discs Galfer Cubiq

Interesting news for those who are thinking about improving the braking system of his motorcycle. New brake discs Galfer Cubiq can be what you need. It looks great, while the manufacturer notes some practical improvements compared to standard drives. New drives are available in floating and rigid configurations, they are suitable for many motorcycles.

Title Galfer Cubiq taken from the crystal structure of the molecules of steel — more like a marketing ploy, plus it sounds nice. According to Galfer design disc improves cooling and significantly reduced mass, which affects the maneuverability and handling of a motorcycle.

The manufacturer insists that this design effectively cools, as it is optimized scattering coefficient for heat and mass. Multiple holes will significantly reduce weight without sacrificing strength and performance. The smaller mass of the disks means less unsprung mass of motorcycle, which is important for control. New design, if you believe the press release, optimizes brake pad wear.

The concept Galfer Cubiq showed at EICMA 2019. Pandemic coronavirus, probably, delayed production, but now all is well. Discs Galfer Cubiq suitable for most motorcycles. On sale from the autumn of 2020. Price for the floating version is 225 euros, hard — 115 euros. Details can look at the of. site.

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The exhibition EICMA plan to hold the plan

The exhibition EICMA plan to hold the plan

Some manufacturers have openly stated that miss the exhibition Intermot and EICMA this year due to the coronavirus and quarantine measures introduced in Europe to contain the spread of the virus. BMW and KTM has officially announced that it does not plan to introduce new products at exhibitions Intermot and EICMA 2020. Likely others will follow suit.

At the same time, the President of EICMA Paolo Magri gave an interview to the Italian magazine Motociclismo and said they are working closely with major manufacturers to find a solution, and show took place according to plan. Paolo also said that the date of holding of the exhibitions approved for this year and next.

Motovilovka EICMA is the biggest motorcycle event of the year. It brings together almost all the manufacturers to show their new products. Come hundreds of thousands of motorcycle fans and journalists. In addition, the exhibition is a major event for the local economy.

Let’s hope that everything goes as planned, nobody will refuse.

Supermoto Vent Derapage RR 125 2020

Supermoto Vent Derapage RR 125 2020

Ever heard about the brand of motorcycles Vent? The company is located in Introbio, less than 65 kilometers from Milan. Vent started with the production of a 50 CC dual-sport and supermoto world Champions. In fact, Vent expanded model range and came in 125-CC market, and the production area is 6000 square meters. In this post in detail go through the Vent supermoto 125 Derapage RR 2020.

Vent Derapage RR 125 comes with a 125 CC 4-valve engine, 30-mm Keihin CVK carburetor, an electric starter and six-speed transmission. Model 2020 received an aluminum frame of the fifth generation, and a new, fully adjustable suspension. Brake system upgraded 300 mm front brake disc.

Vent Derapage RR 125, in General, weighs 105 kg. dry

Hand protection made of plastic, which apparently is stylized as carbon. Having 17-inch wheels and a seat height of 870 mm the motorcycle is ready to race, but comes with road tires Michelin Pilot Street.

Price in Europe: 5 Euro 390

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