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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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Adam Kay and Ian Galvin: a collection of motorcycle coloring pages for adults

Adam Kay and Ian Galvin: a collection of motorcycle coloring pages for adults

In recent times all have to spend more time at home and something to occupy yourself. Adam Kay from “Untitled Motorcycles” in London offers a collection of free coloring pages of motorcycles that you can download and print.

Each of the nine images has a resolution of 5000 x 3000+ pixels. Everything is 300 dpi, it is possible to print in a large enough size. The author is a professional Illustrator Ian Galvin.

You can download it with Google drive Adam.

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Norton probably sold the rights to the engine 961 before the bankruptcy

Norton probably sold the rights to the engine 961 before the bankruptcy

The story of the bankruptcy of Norton Motorcycles continues. POPs up many interesting facts. First, a big scandal with pensions, which is now investigating the pension regulator in the UK. Secondly, there is the story about the alleged sale of new Norton motorcycles, their opinion and disassembly of parts at the factory. We, of course, don’t forget the story of how the British government drove a ton of taxpayers money into a bottomless pit. And this is only the beginning…

20 March, it was reported that Stuart garner made a deal with Jinlang Science and Technology Co., Ltd. He, in fact, sold all rights and patents to the engine of the Norton 961 and equipment. The website motorfans.com.cn published photos, as WO Huakong and Stuart shake hands. On some photos shown the documents, and an image of the motor on one of the monitors.

Jinlang is an experienced manufacturer of scooters and motorcycles, which sells moleculator motorcycles under the brand Ariic and Jinlang. The Chinese are supplying components to other companies including Zongshen, and also produce engines for some Polaris ATVs.

The whole story is very bad. The impression that Stuart garner was not interested in the development and restoration of the greatness of Norton. He just rearranged the capital, were engaged in fraud and all that. Let’s see how this will end. What is true and what is not?!

Guy Martin is approaching 300 mph in 1/4 mile

Guy Martin is approaching 300 mph in 1/4 mile

British daredevil guy Martin loves speed and motorcycles, so not surprised by his desire to overcome the barrier of 300 miles/hour at a distance of 1/4 mile.

At a recent test at the airport Elvington guy Martin broke up-charged Suzuki Hayabusa to 247 mph (398 km/h). At the moment the bike is not standing rear fairing. According to reports from local media the weather was very windy, gusts up to 80 km/h, which is greatly hindered.

In the past Martin has already shown a better result. In September of 2019, he was able to develop a speed 270.965 mph.

Trevor Duckworth, the owner of “Straightliners Events”: “He did a great job to develop the bike. He is with us all the time. He is very smart and constantly learning. At the moment it accelerates faster than 270 mph, about 275 mph on GPS. The main issue Elvington is a breeze. Open area so it can blow out simultaneously from the East and the West. There are also problems with braking. Elvington, however, is the only place in Britain where you can accelerate from 0 to 300 mph, but not so simple.”

Motorcycle guy — Suzuki Hayabusa supercharged. It has collected Jarrod Jack frost of Holeshot Racing. He is also a record speed. Motorcycle modified for the needs of guy’s, but bore and stroke have not changed. The working volume is still stock — 1340 cm3. At the peak power of up to 830 HP

We wish you guy luck in the next races, so we finally wrote that 300 miles/hour submit to him.

Sinnis Terrain 380 – budget and completed curandero

Sinnis Terrain 380 - budget and completed curandero

Curandero Sinnis Terrain 380 made its debut on the British market. For reference, the company Sinnis is a British company that sells budget motorcycles. 380 Terrain, and other models Sinnis, produced in China and, in fact, is a rebranded Zongshen RX3S.

250 CC Zongshen RX3 is the most famous model of the Chinese manufacturer. It was sold worldwide under brands of CSC, Minsk, Honley. Zongshen left the car in the past, producing similar stories RX3 and RX4, and RX3S/Terrain 380.

Specification Sinnis Terrain 380:

  • engine: SOHC, liquid-cooled, 380-CC, inline two-cylinder
  • power: 36 HP Nabal
  • box: 6 speeds
  • final drive: chain
  • maximum speed: 150 km/h
  • fork: inverted
  • travel accessories: bumpers, saddlebags (105 liters)
  • fuel tank: 18 liters
  • curb weight: 200 kg
  • seat height: 818 mm (perhaps an understatement to 790 mm)
  • price in UK: £ 4, 495
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Motorcycle Vyrus Alyen

Motorcycle Vyrus Alyen

Vyrus Alyen — the latest product of the Italian premium manufacturer. Vyrus took as a basis the 1285 CC engine Ducati Superquadro V-Twin and installed it in a chassis with pendular suspension on both sides, and then hung a unique fairing. Make a perfect competitor to the Bimota Tesi H2. Vyrus Alyen produces 205 HP, but most attractive appearance.

Specification:

  • engine: Ducati 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, L-twin 90°, desmodromic
  • displacement: 1285 cm3 (116 x 70.8 mm)
  • compression ratio: 11.3: 1
  • power: 205 HP at 10 500 Rev/min.
  • box: 6 speeds
  • clutch: in oil bath
  • injection: electronic
  • suspension: Push-Rod Twin Pivot Vyrus
  • frame: Vyrus Magnesium Double Omega
  • kit: Vyrus made of a composite of
  • steering gear: Hydraulic Steering Vyrus Wired System
  • tires: 120/70 ZR 17 and 200/60 ZR17
  • tank: 11 liters
  • wheel base: 1575 mm
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Italy has limited the speed on the passes of the Dolomites.

Saturday in Italy came into force a new law under which individual modes of transport in the mountain passes of Trentino is limited to a speed 60кмч.
That the Italians want to reduce accidents on paranirvanic and difficult sections of mountain roads.
A list of the passes and roads:

60 kmh for all modes of transport:

■ Landesstraße am 85 Monte Bondone
■ Landesstraße 25 von Garniga
■ Landesstraße 3 am Monte Baldo
■ Staatsstraße 240 Loppio und von dem Ledrotal auf dem Abschnitt der Val d Ampola

The Passes Of The Dolomites:

■ Sellajoch
■ Grödner Joch
■ Pordoi-Joch
■ Rolle-Pass

In some places only motorcycles limit:

■ Staatsstraße 42 am Tonale – und Mendelpass
■ Landesstraße 31 am Manghenpass

All smiles and good luck on the road!

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The official opening of the season 20′ in Minsk will not.

The official opening of the season in Minsk was canceled.
“To gather more than two needless keep the distance of 1.5 meters minimum.”

In Minsk of coronavirus official opening of the season in April is cancelled. This was reported on the website of the Association of clubs of Belarus.

Republican official opening of the season was scheduled for April 25. But the organizers announced the cancellation of the event due to the spread of the coronavirus.

— Our solid citizenship calls us to protect the motor-community and dear and loved ones. Sincerely hope a successful conclusion of this situation in the soonest future! Open season! Ride with pleasure! Be healthy! Take care of yourself and loved ones! — the report says.

For the same reasons, the exhibition “Motovilikha”, scheduled for 25 and 26 April, will be postponed.

Chinese brand Voge enters European market with an interesting model number

Chinese brand Voge enters European market with an interesting model number

300-500-VAT Chinese motorcycles Voge appeared on the European market. In fact, the Chinese manufacturer Loncin is making another attempt at expansion into developed markets. Despite the name, the attempt is promising. Lineup Voge is quite diverse. There are naked, classic, sport, camper.

Voge 300AC comes with a 292 CC, single-cylinder fuel-injected engine with liquid cooling. It will compete with the type motorcycles CB300R Honda or Husqvarna 401 Svartpilen. At dry weight of 150 kg capacity is 29 HP Next is the model Voge 300R, which has much in common with Voge 300AC. Basically, different design. Suspension, engine, brakes are the same. According to the rumors, in Europe, the novelty will cost from 3 699 euros.

Voge still offering 500-cubic ruler on the base line two-cylinder motor. Voge 500R — naked-bike, made in Japanese style. 471 CC engine produces 43 HP of power with a curb weight 198 kg Motorcycle is equipped with Kayaba suspension, Nissin brakes, Pirelli tires, and Bosch ABS. Price of 4 869 euros.

And last, Voge 500DS — the Chinese equivalent of the Honda CB500X. The bike is equipped with the same engine as the above-mentioned model Voge 500R, but is a tourist machine. 17-inch alloy wheels will not allow you to travel on the roads, while the bags are hinting at tourism. The price starts from 5 Euro 161.

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Chinese company patents Benda cruiser

Chinese company patents Benda cruiser

The patent, filed July 10, the Chinese company Benda, describes a real cruiser. According to the rumors the bike is called Benda BD700.

Many Chinese manufacturers are gaining confidence, producing motorcycles for the major European and Japanese monocompany. In China significantly increased the quality of the products, so let’s hope that Benda BD700 will not fail.

Features Benda BD700:

  • inline, four-cylinder engine working volume of 700 cm3 (very similar to the Honda motor CB650R, but not an exact copy)
  • aluminum frame
  • two-way, big pendulum aluminium
  • exhaust system 4в4
  • designed in the style of Ducati Diavel
  • led optics
  • LCD tidy
  • ABS

Overall, it can get very interesting bike.

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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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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.

The company Confederate Motorcycles has done rebranding in Combat Motors

The company Confederate Motorcycles has done rebranding in Combat Motors

The company Confederate Motorcycles, which produces expensive and exclusive motorcycles has changed name. American manufacturer, this time, did a rebranding in the Combat Motors. The company issued a press release to explain the reasons for the decision, although they should be obvious to all in light of recent events in the United States.

In a press release stated the following: “We support those who are peacefully fighting for change in the United States and we are very happy to make overdue, but a small part of the changes. We believe that the new name better reflects the shower and the values of our company, our manufacturing partners and customers.”

The decision to change the name of the company was taken in light of numerous protests against racial injustice and police brutality. Confederate Motorcycles is a name which can bring more problems to the manufacturer than good. For this reason, the management made the right decision by making rebranding.

The new name sounds Combat Motors. The logo remained the same with minor changes. Most current and past models Confederate Motorcycles was named in honor of military aircraft, so the new name even better reflects the ideology of the manufacturer.

The company Confederate Motorcycles has done rebranding in Combat Motors

Motorcycle Bullit V-Bob 250

Motorcycle Bullit V-Bob 250

New motorcycle Bullit V-250 Bob looks like a muscle bike, but nothing to do with this category has. European brand recently announced a new product, which has the configuration of the cruiser.

Belgian firm Bullit specializiruetsya on molekularnych motorcycles of Chinese origin (125 cm3 or less). Usually the motorcycles are equipped with Bullit motors, air-cooled, five-speed transmission and belt drive. The model number is cafe racers, scramblers, nakedy and now the cruiser.

Bullit V-Bob 250 — in fact, the biggest motorcycle producer in the lineup. This is the second model of the company with V-twin. In may, the firm introduced a cafe racer Bluroc 250.

Characteristics Bullit V-Bob 250:

  • power 17 HP
  • air cooling
  • the design of the cruiser
  • colors: grey, black or red
  • price in Europe: around 4700 euros
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Motovilovka INTERMOT 2020 canceled

Motovilovka INTERMOT 2020 canceled

Bad news for all, who in the fall was planning to visit Motovilovka 2020 Intermot in Cologne. The event was cancelled!

Motovilovka Intermot 2020 was canceled because of security reasons related to the coronavirus. The event has been held in Cologne every two years, so the next exhibition is planned for 2022.

Intermot organizers are now actively discussing the possibility of holding online events that may be unrealistic, as most manufacturers have the resources to conduct independent online Prime Minister and presentations.

Intermot — the second most important Motovilovka in the world after the EICMA. And even it is held once in two years. In light of the cancellation of the upcoming event may be a situation where the feasibility of the event disappear altogether. Manufacturers actively try online formats for presentations, and they get it.

The exhibition EICMA 2020 remains under question.