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Spanish motorcycle registrations +13.38 percent ............................................................................................................Page 8
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Motorcycle registrations
+7.9 percent in EU markets
January - April 2016
The latest data released by ACEM
(Association des Constructeurs
Européens de Motocycles), the
Brussels based international
m o t o r c y c l e i n d u s t r y t ra d e
association, shows that motorcycle
registrations in the EU were up by
+7.9 percent for the first four months
of the year.
A total of 321,085 motorcycles were
registered between January and April
2016, against 297,577 during the
same period of 2015. Year-on-year
motorcycle registrations increased in
most key European markets, including
Italy (68,482 units, +18.8%), Spain
(41,753 units, +15.9%), the UK
(37,134 units, +9.9%), Germany
(62,980 units, +1.2%) and France
(52,465 units, +0.4%).
A total of 408,362 powered two and
three-wheelers were registered
during the first four months of 2016
in the EU. This represents an increase
of +4.7% compared to the 390,179
vehicles registered during the same
period of 2015.
Registrations performed positively in
most key markets, including Italy
(75,699 units, +16.7%), Spain
(46,240 units, +14.5%), UK (39,738
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units, +8.8%) and Germany (73,688
units, +0.6%). They decreased
marginally in France (75,444 units, 0.1%).
A total of 87,277 mopeds were
registered during the first four
months of 2016 in the EU, whilst
92,602 had been registered during
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the same period of 2015. This
represents a decrease of -5.8%.
Moped registrations increased in the
Netherlands (18,821 units, +0.8%),
but decreased in Italy (7,217 units, 0.3%), France (22,979 units, -1.1%),
Germany (10,688 units, -2.9%) and
Poland (5,815 units, -32.8%).
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German motorcycle industry
worth 11 billion euro a year
he motorcycle industry trade association in Germany, the IVM,
staged a half day conference in Cologne in May at which Chief
Executive Reiner Brendicke presented the outcome of a research
project that sought to establish the size and importance of the
German motorcycle market in economic terms.
Described as a “cross-cutting” sector, one that involves several kinds of economic
activity and has its impacts across several fields of commerce in Germany, Brendicke
introduced his findings by saying that “the motorcycle industry in Germany is an
extensive network which takes its value from the engineering service, individuality,
design and life in general in terms of its economic importance and now, for the first
time, we have been able to document just how deep the integration of the
motorcycle industry goes in social and economic terms”.
The background for the research has been the cycle that the German market, like
all others in Europe, has been through in the past decade. Ours is a market in which
the quality and popularity of our products have always been subject to macroeconomic, demographic and wider social issues over which
we, as a specific market, have very little influence.
As has been done by ACEM, the Brussels based
international motorcycle industry trade association for
Europe, Brendicke sought to once and for all draw attention
to and define the considerable economic impact that our
modest little backwater of capitalism actually has as a part
of the bigger picture in the one language that everyone can
understand – money.
is conclusion is that the value of the motorcycle industry to the economy of
Germany is not quite so modest after all. Okay, compared to the biggest of
economic beasts such as automotive, technology, energy, construction and the like,
the motorcycle industry is small, yes, but in the land of the “Mittelstand”, small
really is beautiful.
As a specialty industry, the narrow definition annual turnover of 7.3 billion euro
uncovered by Mr Brendicke and his team starts to look more than respectable.
Indeed, it starts to look like the kind of economic contribution that regulators,
administrators and politicians would be well advised to help nurture.
That turnover figure takes account of the production, sales and repair of motorcycles
and scooters in Germany, together with production and sales of parts and
accessories. However, taking the collateral impacts of the motorcycle business into
account – the ancillary services and products it funds – the broader definition
turnover becomes 11.6 billion euro in Germany alone.
he IVM report concludes that every 400th generated euro in the German
economy and every 330th job in Germany are directly or indirectly created by
the motorcycle industry. Direct employment is put at 28,600 jobs, created by the
sale and repair of motorcycles, with a further 22,500 or more jobs being created
in the wholesale and ancillary industries.
This can then be extrapolated to a total broad definition of 130,000 jobs in total
being created by the impact of motorcycle industry activity in Germany.
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In the past three years total German exports have increased by 11 percent. In the
same period the German motorcycle industry has seen its exports grow, in real
terms, by some 46 percent; from 2005, when exports were worth some 980 million
euro, it has grown a decade later to be worth 1.7 million in exports in 2015 – that
is 0.15 percent of total German exports.
In addition to the economic value of the production and sale of motorcycles and
the equipping of riders, the IVM also points to the economic value of their use –
the savings in terms of parking provision costs, the savings in time costs, congestion
reduction and the estimated savings of greenhouse gas emissions – put at the
equivalent of 39,343 tons of CO2 a year.
n 2014 the population of Germany was put at 82 million people; the number of
motorcycles and scooters in use in Germany is put at being over 5.9 million. With
some 66 percent of the German population (men and women) being, broadly
speaking, of typical riding age (15–65), that equates to a PTW ownership rate of
nearly 11 percent - or more than one in ten Germans of estimated riding age owning
a motorcycle, scooter or other form of PTW. On the same
math (33m PTWs owned by an estimated typical riding age
population of 335 million), this is slightly ahead of the EU
average of just under 10 percent owning a PTW.
On a narrow basis ACEM estimate that the motorcycle
industry makes a direct contribution of around 35 billion
euro and 155,000 jobs to the economy of the EU –
meaning that Germany’s contribution is around a quarter,
and a third of the overall EU impact of the motorcycle
industry on the overall EU economy.
No surprise then that the IVM should consider its findings worth profiling. Also no
surprise if they are hoping that doing so will see the recent moment of epiphany
that has seen the European Commission conduct a volte face and accept the
motorcycle industry as a valid and valuable partner in achieving its economic,
transport and environmental aims replicated in the Federal Republic.
Progress has been made in Germany recently in terms of the licensing changes that
hit the market hard – as it did and continues to do in all of Europe’s big five markets
– and trickle-down from the Central Commissariat in Brussels is starting to result
in somewhat more enlightened thinking where the role of PTWs in public policy
making in Europe is concerned.
Research such as this produced by the IVM is invaluable in framing the arguments
in favour of allowing the motorcycle industry to be seen as a part of the solution,
not the problem, so compliments and congratulations to the IVM on their findings!
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“11 percent of
Germans own
a PTW”
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Robin Bradley
Publisher
[email protected]
STAT ZONE
UK motorcycle registrations +13.27 percent in April
UK registrations - April 2016
2016
2015
15,000
+11.67%
+13.27%
TOTAL PTW
11,500
10,153
5,000
12,228
10,000
10,950
The largest sector in the UK remains
naked-style bikes (+6.4 percent,
10,046 units YTD); the historically
strong Supersport market in the UK
was -4.2 percent for the first four
months of the year (4,383 units).
In powerband terms, the 651-1,000 cc
market is growing strongly, as
elsewhere in Europe, at +14 percent
(9,852 units YTD), with Honda's CRF
1000 'Africa Twin' the bestseller in all
categories in April (182 units).
The best selling 1,000cc+ model was
BMW’s R 1200 GS Adventure, with the
sector as a whole +4.7 percent YTD
(7,239 units).
Honda were market share leaders in
the UK in April (2,109 units), followed
by Yamaha and Triumph.
UNITS
The latest data released by the
motorcycle industry trade association
in the UK (MCIA) shows that new
motorcycle registrations for April were
+13.27 percent (11,500 units) and are
+9.94 percent for the year-to-date
(36,814 units).
Moped sales continue to be down, as
elsewhere in Europe, but overall total
PTW registrations in the UK are +8.88
percent YTD at 39,414 units.
The strongest growing sectors in the
UK for the first four months of 2016
are custom-style bikes (+17.4 percent,
3,310 units YTD); adventure sport
models (+16.8 percent, 6,679 units
YTD); scooters (+16.5 percent, 7,842
units YTD); and sport/tour models
(+14.3 percent, 1,362 units YTD).
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Polish registrations down in April
According to the latest
statistics released by the
motorcycle industry trade
association in Poland (PZPM),
the number of new motorcycles
registered there in April was
down by -4.29 percent at 3,411
units, with the year-to-date 6.75 percent at 7,144 units.
Excepting for last year, this is
still the best April and first four
months YTD polish new
motorcycle registrations
market performance since
before 2006, and further
confirms the long-term trend in
Poland towards more
expensive, higher displacement
(and new) machines.
New mopeds were -20.72
percent in March (2,865 units)
and are -32.84 percent (5,809
units) YTD, making the total of
new PTWs YTD in Poland
12,953 units (-20.58 percent –
April was -12.57 percent at
6,276 units) – the lowest April
and YTD total PTW figures in
Poland since before 2011.
However, that is only part of
the story where the Polish
market is concerned. Poland is
an important market for used
vehicles - used motorcycles
imported into Poland and first
registered there were up
marginally in April at +0.73
percent (8,320 units), but are
down on a YTD basis at -8.02
percent for the first four
months of 2016 at 19,651
units.
Used mopeds were also down
YTD in Poland (-23.49 percent),
making the total of used PTWs
receiving a first registration
there -61.90 percent YTD
(9,511 units); putting the
combined total of new and
used motorcycles about flat at
-0.79 percent for April (11,731
units) and -7.68 percent YTD
(26,795 units), with the total
number of new and used PTWs
-14.33 percent for the first four
months of the year at 35,360
units YTD.
Although comparisons with
Europe's other major markets
are not precise, as this is the
only market where imported
used vehicles are recorded in
such numbers, they are units
that are being registered in
Poland for the first time (rather
than domestic re-sale units), so
on this basis 125,455 units
registered there in 2015 made
Poland Europe's 5th largest
total PTW market behind
France, Italy, Germany and
Spain (when these Polish trade
association statistics are
compared to ACEM's reporting
for new units in the EU).
www.pzpm.org.pl
Best first four months registrations in
Germany since before the downturn
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German registrations - April 2016
2015
2016
30,000
+12.27%
TOTAL PTW
+4.00 percent on their year-ago sales),
with Yamaha second at 12.17 percent,
Honda third with 12.11 percent, KTM
15,800
24,675
10,000
18,303
+15.84%
20,000
21,979
was BMW’s R1200 GS (3,498 units),
with Honda’s CRF 100 ‘Africa Twin’
second (1,470 units), Yamaha’s MT-07
third (1,368 units), Kawasaki’s Er-6n
fourth (1.183 units), and BMW’s R
nineT fifth (1,101 units).
Indeed, BMW have 6 of the top 10
best-sellers so far this year in Germany,
and 10 of the top 20. KTM has 4 bikes
in the top 20. Sportsbikes are the
largest sector of the German market,
taking 30.31 percent of new
motorcycle registrations so far this year
(14,262 units), but the Enduro sector is
showing the strongest growth at
+9.87 percent YTD (12,458 units).
Not surprisingly BMW is market share
leader so far this year, taking 18.96
percent of new motorcycle
registrations (11,859m units, which is
UNITS
According to the latest data released
by the motorcycle industry trade
association in Germany (IVM, Essen)
new registrations there in April were
+15.84 percent year-on-year at
18,303 units, and are therefore now
running at +2.25 percent for the yearto-date (47,055 units).
This represents the best April sales
month, and best first four month
market performance in Germany in
new motorcycle registration terms
since before 2008.
In total PTW terms, April was +12.27
percent (24,675 PTW units in total)
with the year-to-date +1.23 percent
(62,558 units) – also the best market
performance since before 2008.
The best-selling motorcycle in Germany
so far in 2016 (January-April inclusive)
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fourth with 9.79 percent of sales and
Kawasaki fifth with 8.44 percent of
new motorcycle sales so far this year.
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New motorcycle
Swedish motorcycle
sales +11.88 percent registrations down
for first four month
in Switzerland
The latest data from McRF, the
Swedish motorcycle industry
trade association, shows new
motorcycle registrations at +16.18
percent for April 2016 at 2,197
units after being down in March,
(by -8.05 percent) and +11.88
percent for the YTD at 4,051 units.
In total PTW terms April in
Sweden was +14.34 percent for
the first four months (3,755 units)
and is +9.47 percent at 6,904
units for the YTD. Moped sales
were also up in April at +11.84
percent and are now running at
+6.22 percent for the year-to-date
(2,853 units).
Per Johansson, CEO of McRF, said
that “these figures show that the
interest remains high for
motorcycles and mopeds in
Sweden, and with technological
advances in recent years such as
sophisticated ABS systems,
efficient traction control and tire
pressure monitoring, Swedish
consumers are becoming
increasingly convinced that
motorcycles are a safe transport
option”.
For the full-year 2015 motorcycle
sales were up by +14.4 percent at
9,424 units, with Mopeds +22.8
percent at 10,635 units, and all
categories of MotoCross models
worth an additional 2,707 units,
putting the Swedish market at
22,766 total PTWs.
In related powersports vehicle
terms, the Swedish market was
worth 7,198 ATVs in 2015 (+9.9
percent), 5,840 snowmobiles
(+16.7 percent) and 2,911
'Quadricycles' (+13.4 percent) for
a combined total motorcycle, PTW
and powersports vehicle market
of 38,715 units.
Next year's MC Mässan Swedish
motorcycle show
(www.mcmassan.se) will be held
in Stockholm from 26 to 29
January 2017.
The latest data from the motorcycle
industry trade association in
Switzerland (MotoSuisse) shows new
motorcycle registrations in Switzerland
down in April 2016 at 4,734 units
(from 5,106 units in April 2014) and
down by -10.35 percent for the first
four months of the year so far at
10,446 units (from 11,652 January –
April 2016).
Yamaha are market share leader so far
in 2016 (1,865 units), followed by
BMW, Honda, Harley-Davidson,
Kawasaki, KTM, Ducati, Triumph,
Suzuki and Aprilia in 10th place.
The top-selling model so far in
2016 in Switzerland was
Yamaha’s MT-07 (482 units),
followed by Honda’s new
CRF 1000 L ‘Africa Twin’, the
BMW R1200 GS, Yamaha’s
MT-09 Tracer and the
Kawasaki Z800. Yamaha have
four models in the top twenty,
Honda two and BMW five.
Total PTW sales in Switzerland were
down by -9.37 percent in April, and are
running -11.67 percent for the year-todate at 16,414 units so far in 2016.
The top selling scooter so far this year
in Switzerland has been the Vespa
Primavera 125 3V; Yamaha are scooter
market share leaders, followed by
Honda and Vespa third.
www.motosuisse.ch
STAT ZONE
Austrian motorcycle registrations
+4.62 percent for Q1
percent over 2014
(13,499 mopeds
registered in 2015).
Motorcycle market
share leader in Austria
so far this year is BMW,
followed by KTM, in their
home market; Honda, who
are up to third place after
finishing 2015 in fifth place,
Yamaha, Harley-Davidson,
Kawasaki, Suzuki, Ducati and
Triumph. The BMW R1200 GS
was top-seller, followed by
2016
2015
20,000
15,000
10,000
+14.21%
8,673
percent at 2,821 units YTD.
The Honda CRF 1000 'Africa Twin' is
the top selling enduro bike in Italy so
far this year (1,834 units), ahead of
BMW’s R1200 GS (1,465 units YTD).
Yamaha's MT-09 Tracer is the top
selling naked-style bike (1,273 units
YTD), ahead of the Ducati Scrambler
800 (893 units YTD).
In powerband terms, the 601-750cc
sector (+18.69 percent, 7,265 units
YTD) and 751-1,000cc markets are
doing well (+34.30 percent, 10,062
units YTD), with the 1,000cc+ market
up by +11.57 percent YTD (8,955
units).
+10.00%
UNITS
The latest data released by the
motorcycle industry trade association
in Italy (ANCMA, Milan) shows new
motorcycle registrations up by +14.21
percent for April at 9,905 units, and
+23.12 percent YTD at 30,903 units.
Total PTW registrations in Italy were
+10 percent in April (23,755 units),
and are +18.79 percent YTD at
68,152 units for the first four months
of 2016.
Enduro model sales are growing
strongly at +36.92 percent YTD
(11,003 units), with naked-style
models +19.93 percent YTD (11,270
units) and custom-style bikes +10.89
Italian registrations - April 2016
25,000
5,000
TOTAL
L PT
PTW
9,905
Motorcycle registrations
in Italy +14 percent
in April 2016
Honda’s new CRF 1000 L ‘Africa
Twin’ and Yamaha’s MT-07.
www.arge2rad.at
23,755
In total PTW terms, the market
was up by +4.55 percent for
the first quarter at 7,699 units,
after being down by -4.19
percent for 2015 at a year-end
total of 38,766 units.
The ACEM data for 2015 puts
the Austrian market in 9th
place in overall EU terms, but
confirms the continuing
difficulties seen in most
European markets when it
comes to moped sales in the
Austrian market with - 7.9
21,596
The latest data released by the
motorcycle trade association in
Austria (arge2Rad) shows the
decline in the motorcycle
market there to have been
reversed for the first quarter of
2016, with new motorcycle
registrations +4.62 percent at
2,748 units. In 2015 the
Austrian new motorcycle
market had recovered to end
the year +0.24 percent at
12,551 units after a slow first
nine months.
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New motorcycle registrations +13.38 percent in Spain through May
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Spanish registrations - May 2016
2015
2016
20,000
+5.07%
INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - JUNE/JULY 2016
15,448
Total PTW
13,189
5,000
14,703
10,000
13,934
+5.65%
15,000
UNITS
According to the latest data
released by the motorcycle trade
association in Spain (ANESDOR),
the motorcycle market there was
up by +5.65 percent in May
(13,394 units – the highest
month so far in 2016), and is up
by +13.38 percent for the first
five months of the year (55,528
units so far – the best first five
months’ performance since
before 2009).
Moped sales in Spain were up in
May at +19.40 percent (1,514
units) and are now +6.63 percent
for the year-to-date (5,995 units).
In total PTW terms May was
+5.07 percent (15,448 units), and
the Spanish market is +11.93
percent year-to-date (61,527
units – also the best first five
months since before 2009).
The top selling motorcycle so far
MOTORCYCLE
this year in Spain is Kawasaki’s Z
800 (1,214 units, taking 2.2
percent of sales), but overall
Honda is market share leader so
far this year in Spain (9,416 units,
17.0 percent market share),
followed by Yamaha (8,250 units,
14.9 percent share), Kymco (6,561
units, 11.8 percent share), Piaggio
(4,836 units, 8.7 percent share)
and Kawasaki (3,588 units in total
for a 6.5 percent market share).
ANESDOR Secretary General Jose
Maria Riano said that “the
market continues to grow apace,
and 55,528 units registered in
the first five months of the year
show that the motorcycle is the
means of transport chosen by
more and more citizens for
medium and long-distance
commutes, especially in urban
areas”.
STAT ZONE
Japanese made motorcycle exports to Europe up
over 21 percent for the first four months of 2016
Japanese Exports to the US - April 2016
Japanese Exports to Europe - April 2016
2016
2015
+41.58%
20,000
+45.19%
The latest data released by JAMA, the
automotive trade association that
includes representation of Japanese
motorcycle manufacturers among its
membership, shows exports of 250cc+
Japanese made motorcycles to Europe
up by +45.19 percent in April at
around 18,500 units, as the
manufacturers exploit shorter
manufacturing cycles to respond to
market demand.
So far in 2016 (the first four months)
Japanese manufacturer exports to
Europe are up by +21.63 percent, at
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81,651 units – the best first four
months they have had since 2010.
In total PTW terms, Europe was +41.58
percent for the Japanese manufacturers
in April (19,682 units) with the year-todate +20.95 percent (85,754 units).
Japanese manufacturer exports to the
United States were +10.53 percent in
April (6,032 units) and are running at 0.57 percent for the year-to-date
(34,036 units).
In total global export terms, Japanese
made 250+cc units selling to all export
markets were +24.97 percent in April
New motorcycle
sales “stable”
in France
Thierry Archambault, Deputy
President of French trade
association CSIAM, and
Eric de Seynes, the
Chairman of the CSIAM
motorcycle branch, have
described new motorcycle
registrations in France as
“stable” in releasing data for
the first four months of 2016.
New motorcycle registrations were
45,188 units for the period January to
April 2016, which is marginally down
by -0.65 percent compared to the first
four months of 2015.
Yamaha was market share leader
(8,299 units YTD, 18.37 percent
market share), with their MT-07 the
best selling model in France so far in
2016 (1,709 units, actually down a
little on the first four months of 2015).
Honda took second place
(7,051 units for a
15.60 percent market
share) with their new
CRF 1000 L and D
‘Africa Twins’ entering
the market, with a
combined 1,120 units
sold in the first four months.
BMW was third with a 10.27
percent market share (4,642 units),
and their top-seller, the R 1200 GS (770
units), was one of three BMWs on the
first 15 best selling list.
Kawasaki was fourth (4,360 units, 9.65
percent market share) with their ER6
and Z800, both selling well (1,107 and
1,101 units respectively).
Piaggio was fifth, followed by HarleyDavidson, Suzuki, KTM, Triumph and
Kymco.
10,000
TOTAL
L PTW
P
(29,842 units) and are +6.21 percent
year-to-date (143,261 units). In total
PTW terms, April exports were +14.79
percent and are running at +5.53
percent for the year-to-date (177,333
units).
The increasing number of units being
made by the Japanese manufacturers
elsewhere in Asia, the US and
South/Central America goes some way
to explaining the data, though the
majority of higher value larger
displacement machines, especially
those being exported to Europe, are still
6,032
+10.35%
5,466
5,000
7,740
-5.77%
8,214
UNITS
18,500
19,682
TOTAL
TOTA
AL
A
LP
PTW
12,742
5,000
15,000
13,902
UNITS
15,000
10,000
2016
2015
20,000
MOTORCYCLE
made in Japan.
While the volume of larger cc
manufacturing taking place in wholly
Japanese
owned
and
affiliate/partnership operated factories
outside Japan is on the rise, their
overseas factories are still primarily
engaged in making and selling
scooters and smaller capacity units in
'emerging' markets (where import
tariffs are high) and in making ATV/UTV
units - especially in the United States,
where demand for such machines is
strongest.
Dutch market worth 4,074
new motorcycles in Q1
According to Dutch trade
association RAI Vereniging,
total PTW sales in the
Netherlands in the first quarter
of 2016 were 12,094 units,
which is +3.14 percent over the
first quarter of 2015, with
mopeds at 8,020 of those units
and motorcycles at 4,074.
According to ACEM data, the
Dutch motorcycle market was
up by +9.5 percent in 2015,
with Dutch trade association
data putting the total number
of new motorcycle registrations
there at 11,345 units for the
year.
An additional 756 new “speed
registered” e-bikes, or “fast
electric bikes with badge”,
were sold in the Netherlands in
the first quarter of 2016, +1.0
percent over the first quarter of
2015.
ACEM puts the total PTW and
related powersports vehicle
market in the Netherlands at
77,619 units in 2015, which was
up by +5.5 percent over 2014.
The largest motorcycle sector in
the Netherlands was the
Street/Naked sector, which
accounted for around 29
percent of the Dutch market,
with Off-Road/Enduro models
taking another 28 percent of
sales.
BMW was market share leader
in the Netherlands (1,808 units
sold there in 2015 - 614 of
them were the R1200GS),
followed by Yamaha (1,690
units - the MT-09 was their top
seller), Kawasaki, Suzuki,
Honda, Harley-Davidson, KTM,
Ducati and Triumph.
www.raivereniging.nl
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Stephan Schaller takes
BRIEFS over as IMMA President
NEWS
SBS has announced the
appointment of SpeedMob of
Richmond, California, as a
distributor in the United States.
The company will sell and
support SBS racing and brake
products to racers, teams and
track-side vendors and to their
nationwide dealer network.
SpeedMob (owned and operated
by Tim Calhoun) specialises in
European products - numbering
BMC air filters, Arrow exhausts,
STM clutches and the Ariete line
among the brands they represent
there.
Italian specialist Bonamci
Racing has signed
Westchester, New York based
Moto-D (founded in 2010 by
Scott Diamond) as its
exclusive North American
distributor. Moto-D
specialises in race, paddock
and sportsbike products;
Bonamici, internationally
recognised as a premium
parts manufacturer, is a
technical partner for WSBK
teams including Ten Kate
Honda and Althea BMW.
Honda has filed a patent
application for blind spot
monitors on motorcycles that
include the use of haptic
feedback motors (of the kind
used to create the vibrations of a
smartphone) to provide alerts
through the handlebar grip,
footpeg, seat cushion or other
areas where tactile alerts can be
transmitted to the rider.
The International Motorcycle
Manufacturers Association (IMMA)
has elected Mr Stephan Schaller,
President of BMW Motorrad since
2012, as its new President.
Schaller, who has also been President
of Brussels based European
motorcycle industry association ACEM
(Association des Constructeurs
Européens de Motocycles) since 2013,
succeeds Mr Paul Jones from the
United
States
Motorcycle
Manufacturers Association (USMMA),
who was the IMMA President from
May 2014 to May 2016.
The decision was taken by IMMA’s
General Assembly hosted by the
Federation of Asian Motorcycle
Industries (FAMI) and the Indonesian
Motorcycle Industry Association (IMIA)
in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, on May
18th.
Schaller, who has been a VicePresident of IMMA for the past two
years, will hold the IMMA presidency
for a period of two years, from May
2016 to May 2018.
Upon accepting the appointment Mr
Schaller said: “It is a privilege and an
honour to take over the IMMA
presidency. On behalf of all members,
I thank Paul Jones for his leadership as
President over the last two years.
During my mandate, I will continue
strengthening IMMA’s role as the
trusted global voice of motorcycle
manufacturers”.
IMMA represents “the combined skills
and interests of the powered two- and
three-wheeler manufacturing industry
at the global level. IMMA members
include regional and national industry
associations representing the industry
in Australia, Canada, Europe, India,
Japan, South-East Asia and the United
States”.
Kawasaki sales up by 12% in Europe
Kawasaki's financial results for
its full 2015/206 financial year
(ended March 31st, 2016) show
motorcycle and related
powersports vehicle unit sales
in Europe for the period up by
over 12 percent at 64,000 units
(from 57,000 for their 2014/15
financial year).
Motorcycle sales in the United
States totalled 51,000 units
(up from 49,000 for the yearago period), but with unit sales
in Japan flat at 15,000 units
and emerging markets down
heavily (340,000 units from
409,000), Kawasaki's overall
worldwide motorcycle and
related powersports unit sales
performance is down by nearly
-10 percent (524,000 units
from 581,000).
However, the growth in sales
to developed markets has seen
Kawasaki's motorcycle
industry financial performance
improve, with net sales +4.3
percent at 333.5 billion Yen
(329.2 billion Yen in
2014/2015),
generating a +0.8
percent improvement
in operating income (to 15.7
billion Yen).
Kawasaki is forecasting
motorcycle orders and net
sales to be down by some -8.5
percent for its 2016/2017
financial year, with the
operating income generated by
its motorcycle and related
powersports industry sales
down by -2.2 percent for the
year ahead.
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Yamaha reports unit sales down
BRIEFS for first quarter 2016 in Europe
NEWS
AEP Holdings, a Hong Kong
based equity investor, has
acquired the Urbanville (Des
Moines), Iowa based C&L
Group of Companies – owner
of motorcycle parts brands
such as Hot Rods, Hot Cams,
Cylinder Works, Pivot Works,
Bearing Connections, Wrench
Rabbit and Fuel Star, plus
Reggio Emilia, Italy, based
Vertex Pistons.
As this edition of IDN went to
press, rumours in the United
States that MV Agusta and Polaris
Industries had been in dialogue
about the American company
taking a majority ownership
position in the Italian
manufacturer appear to have
been confirmed. CEO Giovanni
Castiglioni has acknowledged that
there have been discussions, but
that no deal or letter of intent has
been agreed (yet!). Polaris, owner
of the Victory and Indian brands, is
a deadly rival of Harley-Davidson a former owner of MV Agusta.
The number of team
members at the ISDE
(International Six Days
Enduro) has been reduced
from 10 riders in total (6 in
the Trophy Team and 4 in the
Junior Trophy Team) to 7
riders in total – 4 in the
‘Senior’ and 3 in the Junior
team. Some 35 countries are
expected to compete at this
year’s ISDE in Spain (Circuito
de Navarra), October 11-16.
SIAM, the automotive and
motorcycle industry association in
India, say that domestic twowheeler sales registered a
marginal growth of +1.21 percent
during April to December 2015,
with scooters +11.39 percent,
while motorcycles and mopeds
dropped by -2.46 percent and 5.39 percent respectively. Over the
same period Indian exports were
flat at +0.07 percent.
The Interphone F5MC
intercom has been awarded
Ride Magazine’s ‘Best Buy’ in
the UK - “The best by a mile.
All you could want in an
intercom”, said Ride.
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has
announced its consolidated
business results for the first
quarter of its 2016 financial
year (to March 31st 2016).
Net sales for Yamaha’s
consolidated accounting period
for the first quarter of the fiscal
year ending December 31, 2016
were 382.9 billion yen, (a
decrease of 6.8 billion yen or 1.7% compared with the same
period of the previous fiscal
year), and operating income
was 32.3 billion yen (a decrease
of 4.3 billion yen or -11.8%).
For developed markets,
although the motorcycle
business segment has returned
to profitability, it has
experienced a decrease in sales
and income due to unit sales
decreasing and the
appreciating yen.
In the emerging markets
motorcycle business segment,
despite an increase in unit
sales, there was a decrease in
the sales amount due to the
effects of emerging markets’
currency depreciation.
Regarding operating income,
due to the effect of increased
sales of products in the higher
price range and cost reductions
etc. in each region, the effect of
currency depreciation was
absorbed.
Ordinary income was 28.1
billion yen (a decrease of 8.0
billion yen or -22.1% against
the same period of the previous
fiscal year), and net income for
the quarter attributable to
Parts Europe
off-road
catalogue
Parts Europe has released its 1,200 page off-road
catalogue featuring “everything the dirt bike
enthusiast will need for the track”. Part of the
world’s largest parts and accessory distribution
group, their truly international reach is
demonstrated by some of the new products it is
crammed with, such as the new American made
Cycra range, innovative handlebar solutions by
Neken of France and stylish graphic kits from
Blackbird Racing in Italy.
www.partseurope.de
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parent company shareholders
was 20.7 billion yen (a decrease
of 5.1 billion yen or -19.7%).
For the first three months
consolidated accounting period,
the U.S. dollar traded at 115
yen (an appreciation of 4 yen
from the same period of the
previous fiscal year), and the
euro at 127 yen (an
appreciation of 7 yen).
Net sales of motorcycle
products overall were 229.8
billion yen (a decrease of 18.1
billion yen or 7.3% compared
with the same period of the
previous fiscal year), and
operating income was 7.6
billion yen (a decrease of -4.0
billion yen or -34.6%).
For unit sales in developed
markets, North America and
Europe saw a decrease due to
the effect of the launch timing
of new products and planned
reductions in distribution
inventories. Unit sales in
emerging markets such as
India, Vietnam and the
Philippines increased, but
decreased in markets such as
Indonesia and Brazil.
For net sales, there was a
decrease in sales in developed
markets due to the decrease in
unit sales and the appreciating
yen. In emerging markets,
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despite an increase in unit
sales, there was a decrease in
sales due to the effects of local
currency depreciation.
For operating income, although
developed markets have
returned to profitability, there
was a decrease in income due
to a decrease in net sales and
the appreciating yen. Regarding
emerging markets, due to the
effect of the product mix and
cost reductions etc., the effect
of currency depreciation etc.
was absorbed.
Net sales in Yamaha’s Marine,
Power Products, Industrial
Machinery & Robot Products
and business segments were
up for the first quarter.
Regarding the anticipated
consolidated business results
for the fiscal year ending
December 31, 2016, no
updates have been made to
the current forecasts that
were announced with the
previous fiscal year business
results on February 9, 2016,
namely 1,700.0 billion yen in
net sales, 120.0 billion yen in
operating income, 125.0
billion yen in ordinary income,
and 80.0 billion yen in net
income for the fiscal year
attributable to parent
company shareholders.
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16th annual BMW Motorrad Days,
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, July 1 - 3
The annual celebration of all things
BMW, BMW Motorrad Days – the
world’s biggest BMW Motorrad
meeting – will be held at the base of
the Hausberg mountain in GarmischPartenkirchen, southern Germany,
from July 1st to 3rd 2016.
A packed programme will feature “lots
of fun and something for every sports,
touring and Enduro rider, for
customising freaks and even visitors
without a motorcycle license. Among
the big names at the BMW Motorrad
Days will be German actor Hannes
Jaenicke, ice wheelie world record
holder Robert Gull, Superbike rider
Sabine Holbrook, the international GS
Trophy winning team, as well as the
international GS Trophy female team,
comic artist Riccardo Burchielli and
many more”.
The Boxer Sprint will provide a great
deal of live action where especially
ambitious BMW Boxer motorcyclists
drag-race over the traditional furlong
distance (eighth of a mile). BMW 2 and
4-valve Boxers are eligible to enter and
a jury selects a team of 16 racers from
all applicants. The more outstanding
the tuned or customised bike is, the
higher the chances are of getting onto
the starting grid.
Those looking to experience off-road
riding on their own BMW GS will be
thrilled by the GS Try-Out Trophy 2016.
Teams always set off together, the
number of starting places is limited.
The winner of the GS Try-Out Trophy
will win an exclusive prize from BMW
Motorrad.
There will be a trade fair and exhibitor
area, with up to 100 aftermarket parts
and accessory and lifestyle exhibitors
expected.
www.bmwmotorrad.com
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Piaggio Group posts best first quarter
financial performance since 2008
The Piaggio Group says it
strengthened its position on the
European two-wheeler market,
closing the first quarter of 2016 with
an overall market share of 13.6%
(13.1% in the first quarter of 2015)
and a 24.5% market share in scooters
(approximately 11 percentage points
ahead of its second European
competitor).
The Group says it also maintained
"particularly strong positioning" on
the North American scooter market,
with a share of 19.6%.
In the scooter sector, the Piaggio
Group reported excellent results in the
"high-wheel segment" thanks to the
new Piaggio Liberty scooter and the
strong performance of the Beverly
bestseller, which generated an
improvement of +32.8% in global
revenues from the first quarter of
2015.
In the high-wheel scooter segment,
beginning in the second quarter of
2016, the Group will also have the
support of the new Piaggio Medley
ABS launched recently in 125 and
150cc displacements.
The Vespa brand strengthened its
presence on the European market,
with revenues up by +7.1%.
Group revenues also improved in
motorcycles, with an overall increase
of +9.7%. This result was assisted by
higher sales for the Moto Guzzi
California line (+5.3%), while sales for
the Aprilia motorcycle brand were
driven by the Supersports models with
V4 engines, where shipments rose
sharply, with +62.5% growth in sales
volumes for the RSV4 1000 range and
+104.4% growth in sales volumes for
the Tuono models.
In the first quarter to 31 March 2016,
the Group sold 74,800 two-wheelers
worldwide (74,200 in the year-earlier
period), generating net sales of 208.2
million euro, an improvement of +2%
from 204.1 million euro in the first
quarter of 2015. The figure includes
Touratech sign exclusive deal for
Ortlieb waterproof luggage
Touratech has become the sole
distributor of the German made
Ortlieb range of waterproof
luggage.
Now being marketed exclusively
under the “Touratech
Waterproof made by Ortlieb”
name, the full range of Ortlieb
rack packs, saddlebags and
tankbags will be available
through Touratech’s worldwide
distributor network.
Established in 1982 in Bavaria,
Ortlieb Sportartikel GmbH is
well known for high-quality
outdoor equipment. Their
products are used in a wide
range of markets wherever
waterproofing is essential.
Touratech say they are working
closely with Ortlieb to leverage
their design experience,
especially with adventure
touring products in combination
with Ortlieb’s waterproofing
and manufacturing expertise to
further optimise the range for
motorcycle applications.
“I am delighted that we can
offer this additional range of
products under the Touratech
brand. ‘Touratech Waterproof
made by Ortlieb’ is precisely
tailored to motorcyclists’
spares and accessories.
The total workforce of the Piaggio
Group as at 31 March 2016 numbered
7,074 employees. The Group’s Italian
employees numbered 3,620,
substantially unchanged from the
previous year.
requirements”, says Touratech
Sales Manager Martin Wickert.
“We see obvious advantages in
partnering exclusively with
market leader Ortlieb in this
segment, and pooling the
knowledge of both firms is in
the interests of our customers”.
Ortlieb employs 170 people and
offers a range of more than 500
individual items. All waterproof
original Ortlieb products are
manufactured using a highfrequency welding process
directly at the company’s
headquarters in Heilbronn.
www.touratech.com
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Suzuki announces
financial results
for FY2015
Suzuki has announced its
corporate financial results for
its FY2015 (April 2015 to March
2016) with consolidated net
sales increased by ¥165.2
billion (+5.5%) to ¥3,180.7
billion compared to the
previous fiscal year.
Japanese domestic net sales
decreased by ¥46.7 billion
(+4.3%) to ¥1,047.9 billion
year-on-year owing to the
impact of the increase in the
light motor vehicle tax and
decrease in OEM sales.
Overseas net sales increased by
¥211.9 billion (+11.0%) to
¥2,132.8 billion year-on-year,
mainly owing to the increase in
the automobile sales in India.
In its motorcycle business, net
sales decreased by ¥16.6 billion
(-6.6%) to ¥233.9 billion yearon-year, mainly due to the
decrease in demand in
Indonesia, despite the positive
sales contribution of the new
road sportsbike GSX-S1000 and
the Indian Gixxer. The operating
loss of ¥0.7 billion in the
previous fiscal year became an
operating loss of ¥10.2 billion
partly owing to quality-related
expenses.
Consolidated motorcycle sales
to Europe for the financial year
to March 31st 2016 were
48,000 units, a +6.8 percent
increase from 45,000 units in
the prior financial year.
In North America the company
is reporting 46,000 units sold
against 43,000 in the prior
year; in total Suzuki is reporting
1,496,000 units sold worldwide
in 2015/2016 against 1,764,000
in 2014/2015, a decline of -15.2
percent, resulting in a -16.6
percent decline in sales revenue
from its motorcycle operations.
W800 “Final Edition”
After nearly 50 years in production, Kawasaki is finally bringing production
of its iconic W-series of four-stroke vertical twins to an end with a limited
availability run of 2017 W800 “Final Edition” specials to “highlight the
heritage of the W800 once more and prove a fitting end to the W-series”,
according to Corporate Planning Director for Kawasaki Motors Europe, Mr.
Morihiro Ikoma. “It’s never easy to say goodbye to an old friend, especially
one as iconic as the W800. Paying homage to the W-series with this “Final
Edition” is therefore a truly fitting end to a long and successful line of
machines.”
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NEWS
BRIEFS
KTM has announced what it
describes as a “brand new
generation of Enduro machines
for model year 2017 that have
been re-designed from the
ground up. With an entirely new
chassis, all-new engines and
some model changes within the
ever-popular Enduro machine
line-up, the new KTM Enduro
range is lighter, stronger and
faster”.
What Honda describes as
“Europe’s best-selling
scooter every year since
2013” – their 375 km range
PCX125 – is now Euro-4
compliant for MY17.
Launched in 2010 as the first
scooter with Idling Stop
technology; in 2012 the PCX
was the first two-wheeler to
feature Idling Stop
technology; two years later it
became the first scooter in
Europe to use Honda’s ultraefficient eSP (“enhanced
Smart Power”) engine.
BMW is reported to be working
on a number of carbon fibre
motorcycle chassis designs as
possible future platforms for
street bike models. BMW’s
automotive division already uses
CFRP frames on some of its
electric four-wheelers, and CFRP
frames and chassis components
have been a staple of specials,
one-offs, prototypes and rave
bikes for years. However, BMW
has filed two patents for
motorcycle frames in carbon fibre
- one a beam frame design, the
second a trellis frame design.
Congratulations to UK dealer
network Infinity Motorcycles.
Founded in London in 1999
by Rob Puttick, the 12-strong
group has been named in the
"1000 Companies to Inspire
Britain" list. Produced by The
London Stock Exchange to
recognise the UK's best run
and most inspiring small to
medium sized enterprises,
the report showcases best
practice and celebrates "high
growth companies in their
journeys from Start-up to
Stardom".
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SIP opens new facility
Over 1,400 enthusiasts attended the
grand opening of German specialist
SIP Scootershop’s new 6,000 sq m
headquarters facility in May.
Highlights included in-house dyno
testing, tours of the extensive
inventory in the new warehouse,
demonstrations of the firm’s state-ofthe art order processing and dispatch
systems, music, fun and food!
Founders Alex Barth and Ralf Jodl,
Vespa enthusiasts to the core, started
out by making their own parts in
response to what was poor availability
of the items they wanted at the time,
and by 1994 they had become a fixture
at scooter runs and brought their first
catalogue out in 1996.
The company has grown almost
continuously since it opened for
business 22 years ago, and has
expanded and moved several times
until now being able to create their
own bespoke facility dedicated to the
scooter and related parts and
performance markets.
Visitors came from as far away as
Russia, France, Italy, Vietnam and even
India, and Ralf, Alex and their
dedicated team can be rightly proud of
what they have achieved, and of the
new architect designed palace of
scooter loveliness that will serve their
international customer base for years
to come.
The company carries more than
24,000 scooter parts and lifestyle
items in stock at any one time, and
with a multi-lingual sales staff, the
company is able to dispatch most
orders on a same day basis.
www.sip-scootershop.com
Akrapovic to donate anniversary
exhausts to charity
Slovenian exhaust manufacturer
Akrapovic has chosen to mark
its 25th anniversary by
launching a limited edition
range of just 25 EC and ECE
approved exhausts to celebrate
this occasion – donating them
to charity to raise funds for
good causes.
The company says that the 25
exhausts will be instantly
recognisable with heat-resistant
black paint over an ultralightweight titanium muffler,
and that they will “all feature
an exclusive signature, the
Akrapovic logo – which is
dedicated to the company’s 25
years of exhaust technology
innovations – and most
important of all, a number that
will not only identify which one
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of the exhausts it is, but verify
the rareness of these exquisite
collectors’ pieces”.
Available for a range of six
motorcycles, they will be limited
to four of each for the BMW S
1000 RR, Yamaha YZF-R1, KTM
1290 Super Duke R, Ducati
Multistrada 1200, Kawasaki
Ninja ZX-10R and Honda CBR
1000RR (plus a one-of-a-kind
exclusive car exhaust, a slip-on
line (titanium) for the BMW
M4). “The exclusivity of these
exhausts will be further
enhanced by the fact that they
will not be available for
purchase through any of the
existing Akrapovic retail
channels. Instead they will be
donated to charity and will then
be auctioned to raise much-
needed funds for various good
causes.
The original prototype versions
will be numbered 00 and kept
by Akrapovic to be put on show
at the company’s headquarters
in Slovenia.
www.akrapovic.com
German parts specialist
Magura has a radically
updated, platform-optimised
new website – featuring a
dynamic, contemporary fresh
new look and enhanced
functionality such as 3D 360
degree renderings of their
products, integrated Tech
Centre and more.
www.magura.com
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The Wrenchmonkees’ Yard Built XSR900 'Monkeebeast'
Seen here is one of the entries
in this year’s Yamaha ‘Yard Built’
programme – a converted
XSR900 from Yamaha’s “Sport
Heritage” range by Danish
specialists The Wrenchmonkees.
'Monkeebeast' is not the first
‘Yard Build’ to come out of
their Copenhagen workshops,
and widely regarded as one of
the most influential builders on
the European custom scene,
Yamaha Motor Europe
Marketing Coordinator Cristian
Barelli said that "we have
worked with them since we
began the Yard Built project
and have collaborated on some
really ground-breaking
machines. This latest build is
brilliant; it shows clearly that
their design is constantly
moving forward and evolving,
ahead of the game!
“I'm really happy that they have
shown that with some clever
modifications, but no cutting or
welding to the frame, you can
transform the XSR900 into
something completely
different."
Taking the XSR900 from a street
machine to an all-terrain beast
comes courtesy of Borrani 17"
spoke wheels with black rims,
9mm stainless spokes and black
hubs. The Borrani wheels get
Continental TKC tyres and the
rear end has been beefed-up
with a K-Tech shock, Gilles
Tooling chain adjusters and a
TRW rear brake disc and steel
braided brake lines.
A Wrenchmonkees one-off
custom seat, Gilles Tooling
rearsets, modified with enduro
footrests, a Magura handlebar
and Biltwell Renegade grips add
to the details. Braking at the
front gets an upgrade with a
Nissin radial front brake master
and steel braided brake lines.
Motogadget push buttons clean
up the contact point and an MT03 style headlight and LED rear
light have been added.
AnSC Project exhaust caps, a
modified MT-09 system with a
Wrenchmonkees one-off
powdercoated aluminium rear
fender, front fender and engine
guard complete the custom
look.
Selected XSR900 parts designed
for ‘Monkeebeast’ will soon be
available directly from the
Wrenchmonkees.
www.wrenchmonkees.com
PRO GUIDE
G.Hybrid Gore-Tex
touring boots
New from Italian boot specialist Gaerne is this multi-functional
'G.Hybrid' design packed with technology to suit a wide range
of riding styles and conditions.
The leather upper features Cordura inserts, with additional
front and rear elastic inserts on the instep area. Additional
features include a practical closing system with zip and Velcro
strap, and increased breathability due to the internal
waterproof Gore-Tex extended membrane.
Further protection to critical areas and riding friendly additions
include tough, durable thermoplastic protectors on the ankle
and shin area, gear protection, reflective yellow fluo details for
better visibility, even in low light conditions, an anatomic and
removable inner sole and an advanced design anti-slip rubber
sole for excellent grip on and off the bike.
GAERNE S.p.A.
Coste di Maser (TV), ITALY
Tel. +39 0423 923169
[email protected]
www.gaerne.com
'Rebel' new style brake and clutch
fluid reservoirs
Italian specialist CNC Racing says it has
reinterpreted the shape of the front brake and
clutch reservoirs with its new 'Rebel' line "creating a shape that did not previously exist, an
exclusive new product design that is in the CNC
Racing tradition of innovation". The 'Rebel' is
available in 12ml (43mm wide) and 25ml (53mm
wide). Both are 52mm high, feature a secure fluid
level window and are CNC machined from a solid
single lightweight, high strength billet aluminium. Available
in five colours (black, gold, red, blue and silver), each tank kit is provided with all the assembly accessories (brackets and
three spouts with different angles) and mounted with three concealed screws “to preserve the clean lines and a sleek
and elegant look”. CNC Racing, Italy, www.cncracing.it
Top-end piston kits
These new top-end piston kits have been developed by Italian
specialist Vertex Pistons to ease the repairing process of 2 and
4-stroke off-road bikes - saving time and money.
The kits include all the required parts to update and renew the
thermal section of the engine. The 2-stroke kit includes the
complete piston, top-end gaskets and wrist pin bearing; the
4-stroke kit also includes a cam chain for free.
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VERTEX PISTONS VP ITALY SRL
Reggio Emilia, ITALY
Tel: +39 0522 918811
[email protected]
www.vertexpistons.com
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S-Line summer, all-seasons
and adventure jackets
French distributor Sifam is extending its S-Line
motorcycle clothing range with the addition of CEapproved summer, all seasons and adventure jacket
designs.
Their S-Line summer jacket is made from durable and
robust 6000D Oxford polyester with hard-mesh
inserts for comfort and air-flow. Arm and waist
adjustment features progressive tightening for
improved ergonomics and 3D mesh at the neck
delivers further structure and ventilation.
The interior mesh lining delivers optimal ventilation,
and protection is provided by CE-approved soft shells
at the elbows and shoulders, with a removable back
protector available in any size from S to XXXL.
The S-Line all-seasons jacket has the addition of two
zipped vents and a removable thermal lining, while
the S-Line adventure jacket features three zipped
vents in addition to the removable thermal lining, CEapproved soft shells at the elbows and shoulders and
a removable back protector.
Summer jacket in 6000D Oxford polyester –
features include ergonomically designed
adjustment and mesh lining
Adventure jacket – all three designs feature CEapproved soft shells at the elbows and shoulders
and removable back protector
SIFAM
Saint Laurent du Var, FRANCE
Tel: +33 (0)4 97.00 07 77
[email protected]
www.sifam.fr
All-seasons jacket – features include hard-mesh
inserts, zipped vents and removable thermal
lining
Hydroform
‘Black’
The latest creation from
the collaboration between
Italian exhaust manufacturer HP
Corse and hydroforming specialist
Steelform are these new black ceramic
coated steel mufflers from the Hydroform line.
Available for a growing selection of the most
popular 2016 models, the hydroforming process allows
the creation of weld-free shapes and exhaust gas flow
management techniques in steel thicknesses and profiles that
wouldn’t be possible with any other technology – available in street
legal and race versions. HP Corse, Italy, www.hpcorse.com
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Luggage system, protectors
and accessory options
German parts, accessory and luggage specialist SWMotech is always quick to market with products for
their dealers to add value to the latest models, and
here we see three new 2016 models getting the ‘SW’
treatment – the Honda NC750X, the BMW S 1000
XR and Yamaha’s XSR 700.
For the much updated 2016 Honda NCX 750, SWMotech’s R&D department have responded quickly
to the changes made to what is one of Europe’s top
20 sellers, and the company says they are one of the
first vendors to have bike-specific product designs
already available.
The items seen being used here include their BLAZE
brand pannier set in black, pannier spacer bars, their
TRAX ADV brand aluminium pannier system
(available in black or silver), side carriers and addons, engine guard, crash bar, centre stand, mirror
extenders, footrest kit in stainless steel, handguard
kit, and a universal GPS mount kit.
Where needed, TUV approvals are either already
concluded or under way.
For the BMW S 1000 XR the company’s offer includes
streamlined BLAZE pannier and handguard kits for
sporty riders, crash bars, slider kits, oil radiator guard,
engine case protector, robust and waterproof TRAX
aluminium cases, TRAX EVO aluminium pannier
system, side carriers, ABS side case system, mirror
extensions, bar riser, footrest kits and side stand foot.
Furthermore an alu-rack for OEM luggage, quicklock adapter plate, bar riser, oil radiator guard, crash
bar, engine case protector, footrest kit, frame slider
kit, front and rear axle slider kits and frame cap set.
For Yamaha’s “classic meets modern” XSR700, SWMotech are using luggage from their ‘Legend Gear’
line. This retro luggage range offers bags in several
sizes for the tank, side or rear of the bike.
Founded in 1999, the company currently employs
some 130 people at their Rauschenberg, German
headquarters and maintains an additional
production plant at Brno in the Czech Republic. In
addition to its massive aftermarket and retro fit parts
and accessories programmes, SW-Motech is a
certified OEM partner for the development and
production of original accessories for leading brands
and exports to more than 60 countries.
Seen here with GLAZE panniers and a selection
from SW-Motech’s model-specific and universal
parts and accessories programmes
SW-MOTECH GmbH & Co KG
Rauschenberg, GERMANY
Tel: +49 (0)6425 820280
[email protected]
www.sw-motech.com
Featuring SW-Motech’s TRAX ADV aluminium
pannier system, protectors, centre stand, mirror
extensions, footrest kit and KOBRA handguard kit
Showcasing items from SW-Motech’s ‘Legend
Gear’ range of retro style luggage
Touring friendly dual USB charger
Ideal for BMW and Triumph models and
other bikes fitted with 12mm DIN sockets,
this new dual USB O-105 charger by
OptiMate delivers 2200mA through two 90°
opposed dual USB sockets. Riders can
power and fast-charge two power-hungry
devices at the same time.
The ergonomic design delivers perfect
outlet positioning even for side-mounted
12V DIN sockets; it protrudes only 38mm
(1.5") from the side socket, and the 90° USB
outlet allows your phone’s USB cable to be
routed close to the side of the motorcycle.
Equipped with bike battery protection, it is
ideal for tourers and rally goers wanting to
charge their phones, cameras and other
devices after parking the bike. The O-105
shuts off 3 hours after the engine stopped
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running or if the battery is already weak,
and will warn you and shut down the
instant the voltage drops to 12.3V (+/- 40%
charge level).
The weatherproof plug and seal design is
perfect for riding in any weather, it seals at
insertion of the USB cable and the ‘ride
tested’ rubber cap keeps the unused USB
socket watertight at speed.
TECMATE
Tienen, BELGIUM
Tel: +32 (0)16 805440
www.tecmate.com
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X-Black oval for
Ninja 300
Italian exhaust manufacturer Exan is offering its popular and powerful XBlack exhaust for the two-cylinder Ninja 300 with diamond shaped carbon
end cap. Equipped with a removable db killer, it is available in brushed
stainless steel clear, satin stainless steel black, carbon and titanium, and is
said to be lighter than the stock exhaust and provides increased power at all
rev bands. EXAN, Italy, www.exan.it
Expandable side bags
Designed by the company at their Barcelona headquarters, these new SHAD
side cases (SL58 - from their touring bags range) are a line of ergonomically
oval shaped bags made from high quality, durable materials - the shape is
said to offer improved aerodynamics and loading capacity. The main and the
side compartments are made from polyester with glove friendly zips and
protected with a waterproof lining with reflective detailing. They include a
padded handle and two straps with a buckle for volume adjustment.
Mounting is either by Velcro straps or the new "Side Bag Holder" metallic
system developed by SHAD. Capacity is 46L, expandable up to 58L; optional
thermal protector available.
SHAD/NAD S.L., Spain, www.shad.es
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Increased hp and torque at
low revs for the S1000 XR
Italian exhaust manufacturer MIVV is now offering
an alternative to the OEM S1000 XR exhaust with
their Oval, Speed Edge (seen here) and Suono
mufflers, for which MIVV designed two different
adapters to connect to the OEM head pipes. This
means dealers can choose between the standard
low-mount (as in the OE configuration) or a new
high-mount; an available kit will allow the rider to
switch between the two mounts at any time.
The low-mount muffler allows for the mounting of
touring bags, while the high-mount, with its Carbon
black bracket featuring an aggressive XR logo,
complements the lines of the BMW rear end. MIVV
says “installing the system will improve performance
- from the +9.8 hp gain of the Suono standard to the
+13.9 hp gain of the Speed Edge open. Dyno data
also shows an increase in torque - +7.8 Nm with the
Suono in its standard configuration, up to +18 Nm
without the db killer, all at just 2,400 rpm”.
Similar values are said to be obtainable with the
Speed Edge (16 Nm/2,200 rpm).
The Suono is available in Steel Black stainless steel,
with carbon fibre cap; Speed Edge in brushed
stainless steel and Steel Black and Oval in brushed
stainless steel or full carbon and titanium body and
carbon fibre cap.
ZX-10R rearset options
Italian parts manufacturer Bonamici
offers precision CNC machined billet
Ergal aluminium alloy rear-sets for most
popular current production sportsbikes,
and these latest designs for the 2016
Kawasaki ZX-10R 2016 are described as
"robust, effective and fully adjustable".
The design uses bearings to completely
eliminate the friction on the levers and
MIVV S.p.A.
Sant'Omero (TE), ITALY
Tel. +39 0861 8120237
[email protected]
www.mivv.it
a spring for the assisted return of the rear
brake lever.
They are available in two kits - for
conventional shift use and one that includes
Bonamici's electronic quick-shifter for
reverse shifting use.
BONAMICI RACING
Magliano Sabina (RI), ITALY
Tel: +39 0744 919939
[email protected]
www.bonamiciracing.it
Jacket and suit options from Sinisalo
The new ‘Stina’ suit from Sinisalo is said to have
“everything that demanding female riders expect
from functional riding apparel: chic, safety and a
perfect fit”.
The outer shell of the jacket and trousers is made out
of tear and abrasion resistant 450D polyester fabric,
with extra 900D fabric reinforcements on the
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shoulders, elbows and knees. Beneath that is a
waterproof and breathable Z-liner membrane with
taped seams and skin-friendly lining. A removable,
60g thermal lining keeps the rider warm, while
ventilation zippers on the sides of the jacket and the
thighs provide cooling.
The jacket also has a soft, skin-friendly Neoprene
collar as well as a crotch strap, and a long zipper for
joining the trousers, which also have removable
braces. Width adjusters on the upper arms, legs and
cuffs and on the waist of the jacket and trousers
ensure a good fit, and a total of five pockets offer
plenty of storage space. Shoulders, elbows, hips and
knees are equipped with CE-approved protectors; a
protector pocket is provided on the back.
Sinisalo say that 2016 will see them add more
top quality “Street Culture” products to their
programme, but among the first are these
membrane equipped “Rate” and “Racy”
Stan line jackets and “Rate” pants.
The outer material is tear and abrasionresistant 450D polyester fabric,
reinforced with 900D thread on
shoulders, elbows and knees. Under that
is a Z-liner membrane and a skin-friendly
mesh lining. A removable 60g thermal
lining gives comfortable warmth when
needed, while four air vents at the
shoulders and at the sides provide cooling
when required.
The jacket offers a comfortable Neoprene
collar, four pockets outside, one inside, a
crotch strap and connecting zipper for the
“Rate” pants. Additional features include
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adjustable upper arm snaps and hem and cuff straps,
reflective details on the front, back and sleeves,
which ensure visibility, proven, CE-tested RVP Air
protectors at the shoulders and elbows and a
protector pocket on the back
SINISALO SPORT
Lahti, FINLAND
Tel. +358 (0)3 822 2313
[email protected]
www.sinisalo.com
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Rizoma options for 2016
Speed Twin
The naked styling of Triumph’s 2016
Speed Twin is a natural for those
who want to add value and attend
to all those little details that the
factory price-point has left less
finished or lacking in ergonomic
finesse.
Among the first of Europe’s leading
custom parts and accessory
specialists to show what they can
do with the new liquid-cooled
900cc Bonneville is Italian specialist Rizoma.
Products on offer in model-specific or
universal fit include a choice of mirror
adapters, including for their new ‘Sguardo’
Triumph
Twin
brake
kit
design indicators, four choices of Ride by
Wire grip designs, patented ProGuard
System lever protectors, handlebar caps,
22mm (1 1/8”) TUV approved tapered billet
aluminium handlebars (available in a choice
of colours), or clip-on bar kits for 41mm
forks (as seen here) that can be installed
with a choice of custom risers, and a wide
choice of front brake fluid reservoirs,
mirrors, indicators, rider and passenger
pegs, headlight, fender and hole plug and
cover kits.
RIZOMA
Ferno (VA), ITALY
Tel: +39 0331 242 020
[email protected]
www.rizoma.com
This new Gold Series Brembo 4-piston front brake
caliper kit for Triumph Bonneville Street Twin
comes complete with a CNC machined black
anodised mounting bracket, fully floating front
brake rotor with high-quality braking track, Ergal
aluminium hub and centres. It is said to mount
easily on existing fittings, is suitable for models
with ABS and it uses the OEM master cylinder and
brake line and includes the brake pads. Free
Spirits say that their kit "allows the wheel to
remain centred in the stock position, increases
braking power and modulation, is fast and easy
to assemble, requiring no modification".
Free Spirits, Italy, www.freespirits.it
SINCE 1997
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SBS DC Dual Kappa KV9 demi-jet
Carbon Classic
Derived from their more than 25 years of
experience in World Superbike & Moto GP
championships, and inspired by their
successful championship-winning SBS DC
Dual Carbon pads, SBS has introduced a
touch of modern technology for classic
bikes with pads formulated specifically for
classic racing.
The Kappa KV9 is a two-version, visor-less open
face helmet with a retention strap for goggles.
The KV9 'Varadero' has a metal flake shell finish
and comes in gold, black and 'bordeaux', all
matching a black inner lining; the 'Classic' has a
modern graphic design - a black wavy swathe
horizontally crossing the green, opaque yellow or
shiny red shell.
Made in techno-polymer and weighing just 900
grams, it features a non-allergenic and removable
lining and quick release/micro-adjustable ratchet
strap. Kappa also offers a range of goggles suitable
for this helmet with either "Total Black" or
"Chrome" outer rims.
KAPPA S.r.l.
Flero (BS), ITALY
Tel. +39 030 2686976
[email protected]
www.kappamoto.com
Modified and developed for production with
the same processes, machinery and quality
inspections as the DC, and tested and
approved in European classic endurance
series races by their partners, the SBS DC
Dual Carbon Classic is said to deliver a
smooth initial bite, ideal for the
construction of classic motorcycle front
forks and superior brake power and
front-end feel.
The high thermal stability and reduced disc
wear due to transfer film technology make
the DC Classic a versatile, reliable and
durable pad that brings modern race bike
braking standards and technology to older
bikes.
SBS FRICTION
Svendborg, DENMARK
Tel: +45 63 21 15 15
[email protected]
www.sbs-friction.dk
PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
Lightweight
C650 slip-ons
Slovenian exhaust manufacturer Akrapovic has launched
simple plug-and-play installation EC/ECE approved Euro-4
compliant slip-ons for BMW’s C 650 Sport and C 650 GT
Maxi Scooters. Manufactured with a titanium alloy outer
sleeve, carbon fibre end cap and heat shield, the company
claims increased power and torque levels through the
entire rev range with weight savings of 44.9% over the
stock system. AKRAPOVIC, Slovenia, www.akrapovic.com
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Kalahari jacket
and Aragon
boots
Kawasaki ZX-10 R 2016
accessories
The latest new model to get the ABM treatment is
the 2016 ZX-10 R with a selection of ergonomic
styling parts and individually adjustable items for the
handlebar area.
Their ‘multiClip’ sporty short handlebar comes as an
installation-ready kit with all necessary parts, has
laser scaling for symmetric and correct adjustment of
‘SyntoEvo’ lever
ABM’s 2016 170-page German/English catalogue
can be ordered free from their website
all positions, ensuring safety against twisting
through triple-clamping on the fork. The handlebar
tube is bent 5 degrees for optimum adjustment of
the angle (can be adjusted up to 40 mm) and made
from black, hard anodised CNC-machined
aluminium.
The black powder-coated licence plate holder has a
seamlessly adjustable licence plate angle and offers
a perfect fit and adjustable indicator insertion.
Supplied with all necessary mounting parts,
excluding indicator.
Their 6-way adjustable anodised ‘synto’ and
‘syntoEvo’ levers can be adjusted while riding and
come in short or long styles – available in a selection
of colours, they are said to provide excellent grip and
feeling.
ABM’s abrasion resistant Nylon crash pads and axle
are made from highly resistant material with
pressed-in aluminium socket. The crash pads are
impact-absorbing damper caps with a special
lamella profile.
Their ‘scio’ (seen here) and well known ‘cube’ design
brake fluid reservoirs are available with a sight glass
made from Jena glass.
Finally, their easy to mount repair stand-up bobbin
protects the swingarm against scratches, even after
multiple use, and the steering stop protector, which
protects the original steering stop, has a flexible
rubber profile with a Polyamid core in black.
ABM FAHRZEUGTECHNIK GmbH
Breisach, GERMANY
Tel. +49 (0)7667 944612
[email protected]
www.ab-m.de
New from AXO, the ‘Kalahari’ jacket is made
from high-tenacity polyester with tough,
abrasion- resistant Ballistic fabric inserts.
Features include an anti-bacterial, antisweat, perforated polyester lining,
anti-bacterial, anti-sweat soft inner collar,
‘WaterTech’ removable membrane and
‘ThermoLite’ removable quilting.
There are vents on chest, arms and back, a
double collar locking system, large internal
and external pockets, H.V. reflective inserts,
elastic ribbing on the elbows and a locking
system to attach trousers.
Also shown here, their ‘Aragon’ boots are
CE-certified (EN 13634:2002) and have a
water resistant leather upper with front and
back anti-abrasion inserts and polyurethane
shin and calf guards.
Features include a metal anti-shock heel
insert, ankle support hinge system,
removable and interchangeable plastic shin
slider, anti-torsion brace at the back, zipless,
patented micrometric BOA closure system
and titanium slider.
AXO
Istrana (TV), ITALY
Tel. +39 0422 832300
[email protected]
www.axosport.com
‘Scio’ brake fluid reservoir
‘MultiClip’ handlebars
Licence plate holder
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New exhausts by Arrow
Proving their all-round design and
manufacturing capabilities, here are
three very different kinds of exhaust
systems for three very different kinds of
motorcycles by Arrow Special Parts from
near Perugia in Italy.
First of all, going to their impressive race
heritage and credentials, it is a difficult
task to improve on a bike that has just
won the WBK, but in the case of the
impressive 2016 Kawasaki ZX10R, that
is exactly what Arrow say they have
done.
Arrow’s R&D department have come up
with no less than 11 different new
(street legal and racing) exhaust systems
and four competition racing kits. All slipon silencers can be installed on original
headers, removing the OE catalytic
converter, thanks to a model-specific
mid-pipe design.
Arrow say the dyno tests results are
excellent - the power on the rear wheel,
with the original exhaust, is around
185hp, which increases to around
186hp with the Arrow slip-ons and
reaches 192hp (with a "great
improvement" in torque at low and
medium engine range) with the "half
system" made by the silencers and the
link pipe, removing the OE catalytic
converter.
At the other end of the motorcycle
spectrum, 'Urban' is a new system for
Maxi-Scooters. Offered with new
materials and optional catalytic
converter, Arrow say that the 'Urban' is
a "giant step in innovation",
incorporating a "heap of new features".
Those features include a shorter silencer
with Superbike 'Race-Tech' style
diamond shape, completely reengineered interiors with a new
silencing system, swingarm mounts that
are welded to the silencer body,
eliminating the adapting plate and
improving durability, and a "Racing"
style header with optional catalytic
converter.
Available in stainless steel with black
painted finish or in aluminium, with
clear or "dark" finish (and rear end cap
with matt black finish), Arrow say the
street legal system with a removable dBKiller delivers reduced weight and
improved performance.
If the ZX10R is at one end of the
motorcycle spectrum, and with the
generation of large displacement MaxiScooters at the other, then Metric
Cruisers are right in the mid-market.
Arrow's new 'Rebel' exhausts for
Japanese cruisers is their first entry into
an exhaust market that rewards style as
much as performance.
The company says that "eye-catching
design and breathtaking sound" are the
hallmarks of their new 'Rebel' line, with
stainless steel alloy headers, "black
ceramic" coated silencer, removable
baffle, plug(s) for the oxygen sensor and
carbon fibre rear end cap.
Street legal, Arrow say the new designs
deliver up to a 40 percent weight
'Rebel' for the
Kawasaki Vulcan
S650 '14/'15 - 2:1
full system with
collectors in
stainless steel alloy
and "black
ceramic" coated
silencer
reduction and up to a 10 percent
increase in power.
They are available for Kawasaki Vulcan
S650 2014/2015 and Yamaha XV (Bolt)
950 / 950R 2014/2015, with new
model applications to follow, and work
is in progress to extend the range to
other bikes.
ARROW SPECIAL PARTS S.r.l.
San Giustino (PG), ITALY
Tel: +39 0758 61811
[email protected]
www.arrow.it
Arrow’s R&D department have come up with no less than 11 different new (street legal and racing)
exhaust systems and four competition racing kits for the Kawasaki ZX10R
'Urban', a new system
for Maxi-Scooters
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Müller triple tree kits
for Triumph models
Founded some 30 years ago,
Müller Motorcycle AG are well
known to Harley and custom
bike parts and accessory
aficionados with a deserved
reputation for design
innovation and manufacturing
quality.
The Bavarian manufacturer now
also includes products for
popular Triumphs in its
portfolio, including fitments for
Bonneville, Thruxton and
Scrambler models.
Seen here, the range features a
triple tree kit for improved
stability and optimised riding
performance that includes a
machined lamp holder, steering
head axle and wider wheel axle,
and all necessary spacers and
hardware. At 217 mm wide, it is
27 mm wider than the OE tree,
allowing fitment of wider tyres
up to 5.00 x 16".
In addition, an ignition holder
allows the lock to be relocated
to the left, under the tank, and
a tachometer holder for
Motogadget Classic Series
gauges adds to the sporty vibe
of the Triumphs.
A stiffer 20 mm wheel axle
improves stability, and a new
licence plate holder with LED
rear light and illumination with
detachable reflector and splash
guard, a tachometer holder for
Motogadget Motoscope mini
gauges, an inner gas pull and
aluminium grips complete the
offer.
MÜLLER MOTORCYCLE AG
Koenigsmoos, GERMANY
Tel. +49 (0)8433 929979
[email protected]
www.mueller-triumph.de
V-Strom engine guard
Following the release of parts designs for Suzuki’s 650cc Versys earlier this
year, German specialist Fehling has now announced a series of accessories
for 2012 and up DL 650 V-Strom models, including the protection guard seen
here, made from 38mm steel tube and black anodised. FEHLING, GERMANY,
www.fehling.de
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Nickel coated calipers
Following the success of the GP4-RX radial caliper, a
direct interchange with the standard radial forks of
Japanese maxi sportbikes, Brembo has extended the
range by offering a 100 mm fixing version for
European Supersport bikes.
The two-piece caliper body is completely machined
from billet and has a nickel surface finish. Brembo
say that this creates an "extremely attractive look"
and allows higher machining tolerances, bringing
benefits in terms of performance and operating
precision.
The calipers are supplied as a kit with Brembo
sintered pads fitted, an instruction manual, a set of
Brembo decals, special thermotapes as used in racing
to monitor caliper operating temperature, and
Brembo's quality control sheet and anticounterfeiting scratch card, allowing the buyer to
register for a certificate of authenticity.
BREMBO SPA
Curno (BG), ITALY
Tel: +39 035 605 1111
[email protected]
www.brembo.com
New 2016 KTM
clutch kits
The newest additions to the Barnett line-up of KTM
clutch kits are complete kits for the 2016 250 Freeride,
2016 250/350 SX-F/XC-F, 2013-‘16 1190 Adventure and
2014-‘16 1290 Superadventure/
Superduke R. These kits feature
clutch plates with our exclusive
Kevlar friction material, tempered
steel drive plates and a set of
heavy duty, heat-treated clutch
springs. Barnett clutch kits
provide a stronger, more positive
engagement and are designed for
more oil flow to increase clutch
life. All clutch kits are quality
checked for correct stack height prior
to packaging and manufactured in-house in
the USA. To order, contact your dealer or order online. BARNETT CLUTCHES & CABLES, USA
www.barnettclutches.com
Clubman XSR-Roadster
With the launch of the XSR 700 at the end of last
year, Yamaha launched a winning Retro all-rounder,
and German specialist LSL has used it as the
platform for their latest ‘Clubman’ conversion
special.
Changes include improved handlebar and footpeg
positioning, in which the handlebar position was
lowered and brought further forward, and can
further be adjusted with their well known 2Slide
eight position forward control, so the riding
position can be individually tailored.
The front end has had a make-over with a small SixDays headlight, CNC-machined holders and an
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artistically shaped instrument holder, plus an
aluminium fender with model-specific holders. A
small LED rear light in classic oval shape underline
the retro-classical look of the XSR, at the rear
further emphasized by the MT-60 Pirelli tyre profile.
Further details include adjustable levers, aluminium
rear mirror and adjustable passenger pegs.
LSL MOTORRADTECHNIK GmbH
Krefeld, GERMANY
Tel. +49 (0)2151 55590
[email protected]
www.lsl.eu
Kevlar Pro
gloves
New from German specialist Orina, these
Kevlar Pro gloves wear their "Kevlar
outside, not on the inside".
The concept is simple according to Orina to "place the Kevlar where protection from
impact is needed most - on the outer shell.
Instead of the standard usage of placing it
inside the gloves, we have taken advantage
of its protective qualities and used it on the
back hand area, resulting in a glove that is
lighter and thinner without compromising
safety in any way".
The company says that for added security
Carbolex protectors are located on the
knuckles and on the edge of the hand. The
kangaroo leather on the palm is reinforced
with extremely abrasion-resistant
SuperFabric, providing for "perfect grip and
fit".
"Safety should not compromise comfort, so
the back of the glove is padded with shockabsorbing EASA FOAM, with stretch inserts
located on the back side." Orina say that a
touring version of this glove is also
available - their Kevlar Evo.
ORINA BW GmbH
Eschweiler, GERMANY
Tel. +49 (0)2403 99960
[email protected]
www.orina.de
PRO GuIDe
CE-certified Jupiter
Evo shoe and X-Five
Evo boot
The “24/7 All Around series” from
Italian boot specialist TCX is a
complete collection of motorbike
footwear designed to "ride safely and
in style 24 hours a day, 7 days a week",
according to the company. The range
is divided into three segments performance, city business and leisure.
The CE-certified (EN 13634/2010)
Jupiter Evo Gore-Tex is a slim-style
technical shoe with a sole that
integrates into the design of the upper,
offering excellent grip and wear
resistance. Designed for riders seeking
an urban look with superior
waterproofing, it has a Gore-Tex
membrane with Extended Comfort
Footwear technology.
The membrane is said to increase
breathability as a result of its
combination with the chamois and Air
tech upper. Protection is provided by a
padded malleolus area with carbon
look insert and reinforced heel and toe
counter. The upper is suede leather
with wear-resistant textile mesh and a
replaceable, anatomic footbed.
Also seen here, the E-certified (EN
13634:2010) black X-Five Evo GoreTex boot has an upper of soft full grain
leather and features padded front and
rear folds and a practical elastic zip
fastening designed to ensure an easier
fit for a variety of foot shapes. A
waterproof and highly breathable
Gore-Tex membrane and replaceable
anatomic footbed increases comfort –
especially on long rides. Protection is
optimised with toe and heel
reinforcements and a thermoplastic
insert on the side of the ankle and shin
plate areas. The “zoned” design sole
uses different grip areas to optimise
grip on all road surfaces and stability
on the pegs.
TCX S.p.A.
Montebelluna (TV), ITALY
Tel.+39 0423 292211
[email protected]
www.tcxboots.com
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PRO GuIDe
Electronically
adjustable exhausts
for BMW GS series
The Jekill & Hyde Company, a leader in electronically
adjustable exhaust systems, has expanded its product
range to include the BMW Boxer models (in addition
to Suzuki, Honda, Harley, Victory and Indian models).
The company says that "performance, design and
sound were the focus of the development of the new
system", and that there are two different designs to
choose from - black or carbon look. The stainless steel
slip-on mufflers are mounted on the original
mounting points on the original manifold.
The rider has three different legal sound modes
available, selectable using a handlebar-mounted
switch - all 100% legal and EC/CH-tested.
The Travelling mode is quieter than the original, but
maintains stock performance; the "dynamic" mode,
with the valve open to 50%, is similar to the BMW
exhaust system, but with a deeper sound and
improved performance. In the Sport mode, with the
valve wide open, the engine develops an increased
performance and produces a deep and earthy Boxer
sound.
The company says that their system is lighter than
stock and that power gains of up to five percent can
be gained in the Sport mode.
Fitments for the GS series are the first to be released,
but a model-specific application for the R nineT will
also be available soon.
Legacy
luggage line
New from HEPCO&BECKER is their
"timeless" Legacy luggage line - "based on
our experiences from the past, but made
with materials of the future".
The line includes a courier bag for the
motorcycle or over the shoulder, with robust
zip, available in two sizes as a single bag or
as a set. Individually Velcro strap adjustable,
it can be used with or without the shoulder
straps.
The Legacy rear bag can be individually
mounted on the motorbike and comes with
shoulder strap; the Legacy leather bag is a
small tool bag for individual mounting on
the bike or shoulder bag use with the strap.
HEPCO&BECKER GmbH
Pirmasens, GERMANY
Tel. +49 (0)6331 1453100
[email protected]
www.hepco-becker.de
THE JEKILL & HYDE COMPANY GmbH
Eisenheim-Kaltenhausen, GERMANY
Tel: +49 (0)9386 978897
[email protected]
www.jekillandhyde.de
PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
The HEPCO&BECKER Legacy line was designed in
conjunction with German customiser LSL for their
recent Scrambler Clubman
PRO GuIDe
Andreani for Ducati
Scrambler and KTM
WP AER 48
To improve the performance and
comfort of the Ducati Scrambler, Italian
suspension specialist Andreani offers a
full range of products to tune the
suspension of this popular series of
models.
Manufactured in Sweden by Öhlins
and available from Andreani, this
conventional FG 434 front fork,
equipped with 43 mm gold anodised
inner tubes, is completely adjustable
(compression, rebound and spring
preload) and offered with Ergal CNCmachined triple clamps. Also available,
the Öhlins 46 DR shock absorber has
a 46mm piston with a 16mm piston
rod and is adjustable in rebound and
spring preload.
Also available and developed by the
Andreani Group’s R&D department is
an exclusive Andreani adjustable
cartridge equipped with a 20 mm
diameter piston. Adjustable in
compression, rebound and preload, it
features a sophisticated hydraulic
system that is said to improves the
bike’s handling and responsiveness,
especially in turns and under braking.
The Andreani items for the Ducati
Scrambler are available internationally
at Andreani Group authorised
distributors.
Also seen here, Andreani’s R&D
department have responded to
customer requests with a new
cartridge kit developed specifically to
improve the 2016 KTM WP AER 48
fork.
It is designed to eliminate the air
chamber and instead uses a cartridge
leg with a dedicated spring rate,
precisely tuned for the bike model and
rider’s weight, with a new setting
provided for the hydraulic leg.
The kit, which features adjustable
spring preload, is available for every
KTM 2016 MX equipped with the WP
AER 48 fork, except the SX250 2
stroke.
Andreani say the new kit improves the
fork's sliding, ensures a greater
stability under braking, reducing
braking distance and increasing
comfort for the rider in every condition.
ANDREANI GROUP
INTERNATIONAL S.R.L.
Pesaro (PU), ITALY
Tel: +39 0721 20921
[email protected]
www.andreanigroup.com
Air fork for KTM
WP AER 48
Parts for Ducati Scrambler
PRO GuIDe
X-PRO slip-ons
and full systems
Giannelli has added a lightweight high-performance
exhaust system for Aprilia’s 2015-2016 V4 1100
Factory.
Their X-PRO, a new exhaust range from Giannelli, is
available as a slip-on silencer or as a full system. Built
around a round-shaped silencer in NiChrom alloy with
black finish and laser-etched Giannelli logo, it is street
legal when used with its db-killer and is said to be
“characterised by a perfect compound of minimal
design and aggressive lines”.
Weighing just 1.3 kg, the silencer delivers very
worthwhile power gains on an already impressive
machine, has a mid-pipe
for the original collectors
and is one of a number
of options Giannelli
has for the Tuono V4,
including ‘Ipersport’
titanium, with carbon
and aluminium street legal slip-ons with carbon (or
inox) end caps and mid-pipes for the original collectors.
GIANNELLI SILENCERS SPA
Selci (PG), ITALY
Tel: +39 0758 61081
[email protected]
www.giannelli.com
ST 701 full-face helmet
The new ST 701 full-face helmet from Airoh is made
in two different shell sizes and created for
combination dual-purpose use as a touring or sport
helmet.
The outer shell is made up of a multi-axial system
that includes high strength, lightweight carbon fibre,
making the ST 701 one of the lightest helmets in its
category, according to Airoh brand owner and
manufacturer Locatelli. The EPS inner shell uses four
different densities, which help shock absorption and
comfort. The shell features highly evolved and
carefully researched aerodynamics, a powerful
internal ventilation system, an extra-wide visor with
a wide field of vision, visor positioning that prevents
internal fogging and a retractable sun visor with
included Pinlock original lens.
LOCATELLI S.p.a.
Almenno S. Bartolomeo (BG), ITALY
Tel. +39 035 553093
[email protected]
www.airoh.com
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Durable urban cycle
scooter brake pad
compounds
INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - JUNE/JULY 2016
Italian brakes specialist Newfren has
updated its brake pads programme with
new compounds and applications, offering
its distributors and their dealers access to a
comprehensive range with coverage for
most popular makes and models of on and
off-road motorcycles and scooters.
Their updated Scooter Line now features a
choice of two 'Elite' series sintered and
organic compound brake pads that have
been developed with urban riding and the
growing performances of the new
generation of Maxi scooters in mind.
For models that have to cope with the
urban riding cycle without the increased
power of larger displacement machines,
Newfren offers its durable, lowmaintenance overhead 'Active' organic
compound pad.
For off-road riders and racers the company
has a five-compound range for MX and
Enduro applications, and their Road Line for
street and race bikes now features a single
HH+ rated premium R01 Sintered Race
formula developed for Superbike,
Superstock, Supersport and Supermoto
models, and two lines of sintered and
organic pads for street bike pads.
Founded in the 1950s by Alessandro
Barbero, the company is still in family
ownership with Valter Barbero at the helm,
and has just completed a 24 month, multimillion Euro investment programme in new
manufacturing technology at its 6,000 sqm
facilty/10,000 sqm site at Cirie near Turin.
Products made there include brake shoes,
backing plates, clutch plates and parts and
brake discs and assemblies in addition to
brake pads.
NEWFREN S.r.l.
Cirié (TO), ITALY
Tel. +39 011 9200 111
[email protected]
www.newfren.com
PRO GuIDe
Race and enthusiast
off-road accessories
Fuelled by their continued race success, Italian offroad apparel and accessory specialist UFO Plast has
further new and updated product lines for 2016.
The company's range is "diverse" to say the least,
providing everything the leisure or race off-rider
could require.
Made in Italy by UFO Plast to ensure maximum
comfort during off-road riding, the 'Demon' body
belt is designed for the best possible lower back
support. Equipped with Velcro double adjustable
fasteners, it has polypropylene supports mounted on
a reinforced elastic structure. Available in adult and
child sizes in a range of colours.
UFO Plast's Italian made 'Morpho Fit' is "an
innovative addition to our range of knee protection
jointed braces for sport performances". Among the
main features are an ergonomic structure made of
special plastic polymer, total support of the knee joint
in specific areas (all crucial ligaments and patella),
size adjustment for perfect fit, and adjustable tibial
support.
The sealed stainless steel structural four-sided joint
allows proper movements of the knee with a
hyperextension limit system that has several
adjustment choices. The internal thermoformed, antibacterial and hypoallergenic foam is easily
removable for cleaning, there is support for the boot
contact point with the boot, and all materials are
water resistant and anti-corrosive.
UFO Plast already offers easy-mount 100 percent
Italian made replacement kits for the original plastics
on 2016 KTM MX and enduro models. Made in shock
and weather resistant materials, the OE colourmatch kit includes front and rear fenders, front
number plate, side panels and radiator covers for
standard tank. Kits are also available for 2016
Husqvarna and Kawasaki 450 models, with more
models being added all the time.
UFO PLAST S.r.l.
Bientina (PI), ITALY
Tel: +39 0587 488012
[email protected]
www.ufoplast.it
Morpho Fit knee braces
KTM MX and enduro
replacement plastics kit
Demon belt
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Racing fork oil with
“3D Response
Technology”
INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - JUNE/JULY 2016
PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
Said to “open up previously unavailable
options in suspension tuning”, this new range
of fork oils from Swiss manufacturer Motorex
includes 4W viscosity for the WP Performance
systems used by KTM and Husqvarna
motorcycles as standard equipment.
The company says that by way of selective
changes of the oil’s molecular structure, their
research and development department has
managed to “optimise and balance the
characteristics that help a suspension system
deliver optimum feedback. The special
molecular structure of the oil ensures that
tractive and impact forces are no longer
diverted along a zig-zag path like an
accordion, but through a multi-level grid
structure instead. Our “3D Response
Technology” takes its name from this threedimensional structure of the new molecular
composition”.
The lowest possible friction coefficients,
optimum air separation performance of the
oil and maximum thermal and shear stability
– “achieving a perfectly harmonious triad of
these partly contradicting characteristics is
the greatest strength of the new technology”.
Available in six different viscosities, with
finely graduated viscosity grades (from 2.5W
to 15W), allowing compliance with OE
specifications, Motorex says they allow finetuning of the forks to a rider’s own individual
preference and are described as “an ideal
basis for finding the perfect set-up – be it for
off-road use, for the race track or for road
riding – in conventional as well as upsidedown forks.
MOTOREX
Langenthal, SWITZERLAND
Tel: +41 (0)62 9197 575
[email protected]
www.motorex.com
PRO GuIDe
Versatile custom
screens from Givi
Italian manufacturer Givi recently launched two
new screens (the 100AL/ALB and the A800N),
which form a "bond" to the round headlights,
allowing custom specialists to install them on
specials or cafe racers with ad-hoc mounting kits
for the available installation points.
The 100AL/ALB model (seen here) is made by deep
drawing, meaning its concave shape is achieved by
placing a 2 mm thick aluminium sheet into a
forming die and pressing it with a punch. Compared
to the traditional bending technique, this
technology is said to enable different surfaces (3D
effect) to be created with absolute precision (and
removing the need to apply the classic and much
hated rubber trim).
The screen is available in two finishes - 100AL is
finely brushed and anodised to withstand
weathering and embellished with a gilded plate
with embossed Givi logo, fixed by two stainless
steel rivets; the 100ALB is black anodised with a
silver Givi logo plate.
The screen attaches to the bike using a modelspecific kit. Givi say they have already prepared kits
for the BMW R nineT, Triumph Bonneville 865 and
Yamaha XSR700; however, other kits will be
released during the year. A custom bike builder
wanting to install this screen could easily fabricate
a kit which anchors it to the two stainless steel
plates riveted to the rear.
Despite the size (20.5 cm height x 26.5 cm width)
the 100AL/ALB is said to provide respectable
aerodynamic protection, deflecting airflow above
the head of the rider (height and riding position
permitting).
The A800N model is moved by well designed
fairings and has a fibreglass structure that
surrounds the headlight to which it is attached and
a low, angled smoked screen, which is cut
horizontally along the top. Givi says it is a perfect
match for classic or modern bikes - a mounting kit
for the BMW R nineT is already available with
additional kits planned. Provided the headlight will
fit the 195 mm diameter aperture, custom builders
can easily adapt it to the front end of bikes, using
the existing anchoring points on the inside of the
fairing.
GIVI S.r.l.
Flero (BS), ITALY
Tel. +39 030 3581 253
[email protected]
www.givi.it
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PRO GuIDe
Lower back protector and ‘Virve’
feature-rich ladies gloves
Rukka's new lower back protector is said to combine
the benefits of a support belt with the extra
protection of a lower back protector, with integrated
lumbar protector.
The breathable support belt is made from waterrepellent microfibre fabric as well as temperature
regulating Outlast. Tested in compliance with the
current CE standard EN 1621-2 2014, the protector
adds very little bulk and can therefore be worn over
or underneath the trousers without impairing
mobility. The company says it offers one of the most
comprehensive line-ups of protectors on the market
today – with all the brand's jackets and trousers
equipped with Rukka D3O Air protectors as standard.
The air-permeable protectors are very soft and
flexible, allowing their protection to multiply through
the structure the instant an impact occurs.
Also seen here, their 'Virve' women's gloves “have a
perfect grip feel and a unique fit for women's hands”.
The X-Trafit technology by Gore includes a three-layer
laminate, consisting of the upper material, a wind and
waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex climate
membrane and a liner. This construction is said to
create some great advantages – in rain the gloves do
not get soaked, protecting the rider's hands from
cooling out and vastly accelerating drying, provide
excellent grip and feel, and no more pulling out the
liner when taking off the gloves.
They are made from abrasion-resistant Cordura
upper material, with visor wiper on the left-hand
index finger, touchscreen fingertips for thumbs and
index fingers on both gloves, integrated detailing for
‘Factory S’ mufflers
The new Factory S line of mufflers from
LeoVince is available in two different
materials, with a stainless steel
or carbon fibre sleeve, both
featuring an “aggressive
sound and style”.
The TIG-welded stainless steel AISI 304
muffler body is tapered with square lines and
comes in different lengths, depending on the
application.
“The effect is that of a massive but
elegant exhaust system,
perfect for installation on a
vehicle that wants to
stand out in
looks and
style”, says the
Italian
specialist.
The muffler is equipped with an aerodynamic
inlet with dual spring attachments for secure
attachment to the header pipes.
At the rear, the muffler has a carbon end cap
knuckles, scaphoid and fingers to increase
protection, and coated fabric improves grip on the
palms.
RUKKA/L-FASHION GROUP
Lahti, FINLAND
Tel. +358 (0)3 822111
[email protected]
www.rukka.com
with a dual asymmetric cut (outwards and
down facing), which determines the right
and left-hand side versions.
The exhaust pipe is fixed to the frame with a
rubber isolation mount carbon fibre clamp;
the stainless steel version has a laser
engraved LeoVince logo with a high
temperature die-cut aluminium logo on the
carbon fibre version.
The header pipes and silencer have been
developed specifically for each model, with
the design priority placed firmly on
improving the torque and generating
maximum power within the legal limits.
LEOVINCE
Monticello d'Alba (CN), ITALY
[email protected]
www.leovince.com
Upgraded 'Tornado-2' features
'Seeflex' protectors
Dutch apparel specialist Rev'It! has updated its
popular 'Tornado' textile jacket/pants combo, and
the "Three Season" second generation 'Tornado-2'
now features upgraded materials, protection and
colourway options.
The outer shell now incorporates rugged materials
like PWR/shell 750D mesh and PWR/shell 1000D at
key impact points. Rev'It! proprietary 'Seeflex' CE
level 2 protectors have been installed at the
shoulders, knees and elbows, and thin, flexible
'Seesmart' CE level 1 protectors come as standard at
the hips. The mesh outer shell is fitted with a 2-in-1
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detachable rain and thermal liner, and the jacket has
been upgraded for compatibility with their
'Challenger' cooling vest, HV connector vest and
'Strapper' suspenders.
It is available in black, silver/black and sand/black for
men, and black and silver/black for women riders.
REV'IT! SPORT INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Oss, NETHERLANDS
Tel: +31 (0)41 269 6757
[email protected]
www.revit.eu
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PRO GuIDe
Taking it to the
‘NEXX’ level
The Easy Lock shield is more soundproof and airtight.
Tear shaped, the X.R2 represents NEXX's new XMatrix technology, a process that combines multi-axial
fibreglass, 3D organic fibres, special Aramid fibres and
carbon reinforcement. The result is said to be a super
strong and lightweight shell, 35% stronger for
extension and bending resistance than normal
fiberglass.
NEXX Helmets has introduced its newest collection of
X.R2 sports full-face helmets. “Two exceptional new
graphic designs are offered; the “FUEL”, a fast and
sporty looking design, offered in seven colourways to
match anyone’s taste, and “VIRUS”, an edgy design
with original “vital signs” on the sides has a nice
metallic flake to it when exposed to the sunshine,
surely to be appreciated by many race fans”.
The two top vents are redesigned to increase airflow
and reduce noise levels, carrying more fresh air directly
to the forehead and interior of the helmet. The X.R2
spoiler and aerodynamic profile reduce turbulence at
high speeds. A race-ready flat face-shield has posts for
tear-offs and Pinlock insert (both sold separately).
NEXX HELMETS
Anadia, PORTUGAL
Tel. +351 231 590010
[email protected]
www.nexx-helmets.com
NEXX X.R2 ‘Fuel’ - the new X.R2 – super light for
its class at just 1,400 gr, NEXX’s new X-Matrix
shell technology uses multi-axial fiberglass, 3D
organic fibres, special Aramid fibres and carbon
reinforcement, with a Lexan polycarbonate antiscratch visor with Pinlock included
NEEX X.R2 ‘Virus’ – fully approved to ECE/22-05,
DOT and NBR-7471:2001, the UV resistant shell is
available in two sizes and features X.Mart Dry
fabrics, 2 inlets and 4 outlet air-vents (Air
Dynamic System), aerodynamic rear spoiler and
removable and washable 3D lining
New BC K900 EDGE battery
charger
Manufactured in Italy by
Forlettronica, this new ‘BC
Battery Controller’ brand
version BC K900 is said to be
the only 6/12V battery charger on
the market that is compatible with the
CAN-Bus system on BMW motorcycles.
Said to be more compact and offering
improved performance, the stylish design
delivers a maximum charging current of 1
Ampere. The user can select among three
different charging programmes for 6V or
12V batteries, and for charging the battery
directly through BMW 12V sockets
controlled by the motorcycle CAN-Bus
system.
Sales & Marketing Manager Andrea Capelli
told IDN that the “cutting-edge 8-step
charging technology makes it compatible for
recovering, charging, desulfating and
maintaining all kinds of lead-acid batteries
from 1 to 100 Ah, including sealed and gel
ones. Smart and automatic, BC K900 EDGE
can stay always connected to the battery,
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Kevlar lined 'Indigo'
motorcycle jeans
even in case of long-term
inactivity of the vehicle. A LED bar indicates
the selected programme, the charging cycle
and any operating anomalies”.
Backed by a 3-year warranty, the emphasis
of the new lightweight case is on portability,
but it can also be wall-mounted. The
package includes a BMW adapter together
with a waterproof battery cable with eyelets
and a cable with insulated clamps.
These new Kevlar lined men's and women's
fit 'Indigo' jeans from Hevik are part of a
wide range of Hevik jeans for riders that
also comprises their 'Stone' jeans (as
featured in IDN before), with new 'Titan'
jeans being added later in the summer.
Features include external knee protector
pouches with Velcro closure, "boot cut" legs
and a fashionable "distressed look" fabric,
which conceals the reinforced Kevlar lining.
Passive safety is addressed by providing
removable padding for the hip area and CE
approved knee protectors, which can be
removed from the outside and adjusted for
height.
The same features can be found on the
'Indigo' Lady model, which, together with
the necessary adjustments to ensure fit, also
feature a comfortable, elasticated,
removable and windproof waistband.
BC BATTERY CONTROLLER
Cisliano (MI), ITALY
Tel +39 02 903 85059
[email protected]
www.batterycontroller.it
HEVIK S.r.l.
Brescia (BS), ITALY
Tel. +39 030 358 1444
[email protected]
www.hevik.com
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PRO GuIDe
Gilles parts for
2016 ZX-10R
Luxembourg based parts and
accessory manufacturer Gilles
Tooling has a range of updates
available for Kawasaki’s 2016
ZX-10R, from brake and clutch,
drivetrain and foot control
components to handlebar
accessories and protectors.
The line-up includes their
adjustable phosphate bearing
equipped Factor-X brake and
clutch levers, Factor-X rear sets
that include reverse shift,
foldable pillion footrests, a
swingarm spool and choice of
chain adjusters, handlebar
weights, front and rear axle
protectors, frame sliders, right
and left-side engine covers and
their advanced design GT Shield
lever guard.
Designed to meet the
requirements for mandatory
lever guards on closed circuit
tracks, their GT Shield lever
guards (for race and street
application brake and clutch
levers) are CNC-machined from
billet aluminium with fibreglass
reinforced plastic; off-set
spacers means the guards can
be adapted to various lever
lengths - the downward sloped
design leaves enough space to
place the hands at the outside
of the handlebars. They are
compatible with most
Supersport bikes’ original
handlebars (and Gilles’ own GP
Light and ‘Variobar’ handlebars).
GILLES TOOLING GmbH
Wecker, LUXEMBOURG
Tel: +352 267 893 1
[email protected]
www.gillestooling.com
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PRO GuIDe
DESTINO Adventure combination boot-in-boot concept
Having successfully entered the riding suits, helmets
and gloves markets, German adventure tour specialist
Touratech is now bringing out its own touring boots
as the next step in its range of in-house developed
motorcycle gear.
The DESTINO Adventure is said to combine a high
level of protection with numerous comfort features,
and what Touratech says are several completely new
functions. As with its approach to the rest of its
apparel range, the DESTINO is a combination product
- a touring and enduro boot, a sporty motorcycle boot
and leisure shoe all in one, with functional and safety
features combined in a novel integrated concept.
Rather than being geared to one particular use, the
company says the design considerations focused on
the rider’s needs in a different range of situations reflecting the mixed-use that adventure tour riders
subject their machines to, and all their accessory and
apparel products too.
Made from waxed, full-grain leather, the boot is
reinforced with protectors - an impact-resistant
polyurethane toe cap and heel protector with a metal
cap that can be screwed onto the tip of the boot
supplied for off-road riding, and a plastic shin guard
protects against frontal impacts.
A robust insert in the sole effectively prevents the foot
twisting and bending in a fall, but at the same time
is said to be supple enough to allow the foot to roll
while walking. The oil and petrol-resistant rubber sole
has a chunky tread to provide a secure footing on
more slippery surfaces.
Features include an extra-wide opening and three
rugged buckles, which can be precisely adjusted in
length thanks to a finely pitched adjustment system.
On the shaft of the boot, a soft top edge made of
Cordura keeps the wet and dirt out; the outer shoe is
deliberately not made to be waterproof. This is
because the range of uses for the DESTINO Adventure
includes off-road touring. Special design solutions
such as a stitched-through sole make it impossible to
use a membrane in the outer shoe, and a membrane
installed directly beneath the upper material would
prevent the boot drying quickly if it ever gets soaked.
Instead the waterproof and breathable climate
membrane is integrated into the inner shoe. Patented
OutDry technology means it can be worn separately
as a fully functional, washable shoe in its own right,
as well as providing the internal comfort and weather
proofing for the boot.
A retractable, coated stainless steel cable concealed
behind the top buckle means the boot can be
attached to the motorcycle while just using the shoe.
The anti-bacterial footbed can be renewed, if
necessary, or replaced with an optionally available
comfort insole.
Available from the spring of 2016, Touratech is
claiming a world-first for this concept, saying it marks
a next logical step with a multi-purpose approach
that first appeared with their Compañero touring suit,
namely high-spec riding gear system components
that can also be used as functional outdoor clothing
- apparel designed for the destination as well as the
journey.
TOURATECH AG
Niedereschach, GERMANY
Tel. +49 (0)7728 92790
[email protected]
www.touratech.com
PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
PRO GuIDe
GPR Speed Triple
slip-ons
Italian exhaust manufacturer GPR has
added a range of homologated slipons for the new Triumph Speed Triple
1050 R.
They are available in a selection of
silencer shapes and styles, including a
single low slip-on or a dual version in
standard position and their Fast Can
PowerCone.
Described as “the perfect hand-made
product”, the lightweight TIG-welded
Fast Can saves more than 6 kg
compared to the OE exhaust for a 4-
hp power gain without any
modification.
GPR products are made in Italy,
manufactured at their Milan factory,
are EU homologated and backed by a
2-year warranty. GPR exports
worldwide.
G.P.R. ITALIA S.r.l.
Cerro Al Lambro (MI), ITALY
Tel: +39 02 981 12058
[email protected]
www.gpr.it
Amok Air Drystar jacket
The Amok Air is described as a
"versatile sport touring jacket
constructed from an innovative
poly-fabric main shell that is
highly durable and incorporates
extensive mesh panels on chest
and back for interior
ventilation".
Featuring an interchangeable
Drystar waterproof liner and
thermal jacket for guaranteed
waterproofing and breathability
plus removable, perforated CEcertified Bio-Air elbow and
shoulder protectors, Alpinestars
say it can be worn in a variety of
weather climates and that it
offers "superior safety and
impact protection".
Additional features include chest
and back pad compartments
with poly-foam padding
(CE-certified Nucleon
protection is available
as an accessory
upgrade), precontoured sleeves
with accordion
stretch panels on
the elbows and a
rear compartment
for the addition of
a water hydration
pack and hose.
Available in sizes S to 4XL, it is
detailed with integrated
reflective graphic details and
logos improving rider visibility, a
premium YKK zipper with double
sliders for main front closure and
waist and volume adjustments,
water-resistant front cargo-style
pockets and a large rear utility
pocket, as well as interior
waterproof compartments.
ALPINESTARS SpA
Asolo (TV), ITALY
Tel. +39 0423 529571
[email protected]
www.alpinestars.com
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TRADEZONE TRADEZONE TRADEZONE TRADEZONE TRADEZONE
AUSTRALIA - A1 ACCESSORY IMPORTS
T. (61) 7 3806 1800 [email protected]
JAPAN - OKADA CORPORATION
T. (81)(3)5473-0371 [email protected]
AUSTRIA -SCHUMOTO KG
T. (43)(732)757080 [email protected]
KUWAIT -TRISTAR MOTORCYCLES
T. (965)2405194 [email protected]
BELGIUM - BIKE DESIGN BVBA
T. (32)(52) 453361 [email protected]
LATVIA - MAXMOTO
T. (371)-67 81 78 16 [email protected]
BULGARIA – SENAX LTD.
T. (359)29441011 [email protected]
MALTA - MAGAZA MOTORCYCLE SERVICES
T. (356)21443716 [email protected]
CROATIA - NOVEMA NOVA D.O.O
T. (385) 47715930 [email protected]
MOROCCO - SHENO
T. (212) (0)5 22 35 97 16 [email protected]
CYPRUS - J.L. MOTORACE LTD (MOTORCYCLE)
T. (357)(22)752234 [email protected]
CZECH REP. - MOTOSERVIS DEYL
T. (420)606 460 579 [email protected]
DENMARK - NELLEMAN & DREWSEN APS
T. (45)(8743) 5433 [email protected]
ESTONIA - OÜ HELADORA LLC
T. (372) 5285672 [email protected]
USA
Parts Unlimited (608) 758-1111
Hap Jones (408) 432-1918
TEC Dist. (800) 356-0043
Tucker Rocky
(817) 258-9000
Canada
Parts Canada (403) 250-6611
Motovan Motorsport
(450) 449-3903
Kimpex Action (519) 659-0508
Germany
Grossewaechter
0049 (0)5225859256
UK
P.D.Q. Motorcycle
0044 1628667644
Australia
Serco 07 38232833
Netherlands
Motorcycle Storehouse BV
0031 (0)50 303 9771
NEW ZEALAND - NORTHERN ACCESSORIES
T. (64)(9)276-6453 [email protected]
NORWAY - SPARE PARTS SERVICE AS
T. (47)(64)837500 [email protected]
PHILIPPINES - STRONGHAND INC.
T. (632) 373-2311 [email protected]
POLAND - OLEK MOTOCYKLE
T. (48) (33) 810 19 05 [email protected]
FINLAND - OY BRANDT A/B
T. (358)(9)895501 [email protected]
PORTUGAL - JMP EQUIPAMENTOS
T. (351)(232)961841
[email protected]
FRANCE - MORACO SAS
T. (33)(3)85 51 45 30 [email protected]
SERBIA - MOTO-BIKE
T. (99)(381)641289979 [email protected]
GERMANY - ECON WERKST.-AUSRÜSTUNGS
T. (49)(2689) 928747 [email protected]
ROMANIA – MOTOBOOM
T. (40) 258734988 [email protected]
GERMANY - HERMANN HARTJE GMBH
T. (49)(42) 51 811 273 [email protected]
SINGAPORE - DWA LUBRICANTS PTE LTD
T. (65) 6515-6282 [email protected]
GERMANY - LANGENSCHEIDT GMBH
T. (49)23 63 36 18-0 [email protected]
SLOVAKIA - MOTOSERVIS DEYL
T. (420)606 460 579 [email protected]
GERMANY - PAASCHBURG & WUNDERLICH
T. (49)(40)248 277 0 [email protected]
CENTRAL & SOUTH AFRICA, OCEANIA TECMATE SOUTH AFRICA
T. (27)(21)5316087 [email protected]
GERMANY - SCHÜLLER MOTORRADTEILE
T. (49)(6245)994 79 10 [email protected]
GREAT BRITAIN - PROBIKE SHADOWFAX
T. (44)(1604)660555 [email protected]
GREAT BRITAIN - MOTOHAUS POWERSPORTS
T. (44)(1256)704909 [email protected]
GREECE - EKON TEKNIC
T. (30)(210)9221500 [email protected]
HOLLAND - HOCOPARTS B.V.
T. (31)(342) 412290 [email protected]
HUNGARY - DOVER KFT
T. (36)(1)2392202 [email protected]
ICELAND - NITRO SPORT EHF.
T. (354)-55 74 848 [email protected]
SPAIN - EUROMOTO 85, S.A.
T. (34)(936)376 611
[email protected]
SWEDEN - MOTOSPEED AB
T. (46)(21)351925 [email protected]
SWITZERLAND - TECHNOPOLYMER AG
T. (41)(91) 683-0333
[email protected]
SWITZERLAND - HOSTETTLER AG
T. (41)(41) 926-6111
[email protected]
TAIWAN - PROMO-TEC INTERNATIONAL
T. (886)(2)2562-7770 [email protected]
TURKEY - VELOMOTO
T. (90)(212)6061707 [email protected]
IRELAND INTERCONTINENTAL DISTRIBUTORS LIMITED
T. (353)(1)8344 289 [email protected]
UAE - TRISTAR MOTORCYCLES DUBAI
T. (971) 4-3330659 [email protected]
ISRAEL - A.E. MOTORCYCLE
T. (972)(50)271923 [email protected]
USA, CANADA, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
TECMATE NORTH AMERICA
T. 905 337 2095 [email protected]
ITALY - SOCIETÀ GENERALE RICAMBI
T. (39)(051)722557 [email protected]
EUROPE - PARTS EUROPE
T. (49)6501 9695 2000 [email protected]
MotoPro Sport 0031 (0)597 613 000
Japan
Wellington Moto
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TecMate (International) SA BELGIUM
www.tecmate-int.com
TEL: 0032 (0)16 805440 FAX: 0032 (0)16 805441
[email protected]
France
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ISSUE INDEX
BMW Motorrad Deutschland (DE) NewsBrief: Record sales continue ....................................................................48
BMW Motorrad Deutschland (DE) NewsBrief: Patents suggest Bagger plans ........................................................48
Bonamici Racing (IT) NewsBrief: Signs Moto-D as North American distributor ......................................................10
Bonamici Racing (IT) ZX-10R rearset options ........................................................................................................22
Brembo (IT) Nickel coated calipers........................................................................................................................28
This INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS INDEX is a complete listing of all the items in this edition.
It includes all our advertisers and the product, feature and news items published this month.
The INDEX will act as a quick reference guide, and will be useful when searching this and other
editions either for contact details for a particular company, or for a specific item that has
appeared. The INDEX appears in every edition of IDN.
Cellular Italia (IT) NewsBrief: Interphone F5MC awarded "Best Buy" ....................................................................12
CSIAM (FR) StatZone: New motorcycle sales stable in France ..................................................................................9
CNC Racing (IT) Rebel brake and clutch reservoirs ................................................................................................18
Energica Motor Company (IT) NewsBrief: Opens US flagship store ........................................................................48
Fehling (DE) V-Strom engine guard ......................................................................................................................27
Exan (IT) X-Black oval for Ninja 300 ....................................................................................................................21
THIS MONTH’S ADVERTISERS
Free Spirits (IT) Triumph Twin brake kit ..................................................................................................................23
Gaerne (IT) G.Hybrid boot ....................................................................................................................................18
ABM (DE) Kit varioRiser........................................................................................................................................43
Adler (IT) New LeoVince 'Factory S' exhausts........................................................................................................23
AIMExpo/MIC Events (US) AIMExpo 2016 ............................................................................................................40
Andreani Group International (IT) SP4 vacuum pump ..........................................................................................45
Barnett Clutches & Cables (US) Ducati clutch components, distributor network ................................................11,44
Caberg (IT) 'Up Town' helmet ..............................................................................................................................29
Design Engineering Inc (DEI) (US) Bodywork protecton kit ....................................................................................43
DID Europe (IT) Chains ........................................................................................................................................39
DIMSPORT (IT) Rapid Bike YouTune ......................................................................................................................11
DP Brakes and Clutches North America (US) Brakes & clutches ............................................................................17
DPM International (NL) Ultrabatt multiMIGHTY battery ........................................................................................30
Fehling (DE) Parts & accessories ..........................................................................................................................44
FMXeperience (NL) TFX Suspension......................................................................................................................15
GIVI (IT) Trekker Dolomiti case..............................................................................................................................21
Grossewaechter Racing Parts (DE) Tornado cams ..................................................................................................44
GSG-Mototechnik (DE) Parts & accessories ..........................................................................................................44
Hevik (IT) Denim jacket ........................................................................................................................................31
Industrias Galfer (ES) Brakes & accessories ..........................................................................................................39
Innteck (IT) SFX fork seal kit & shock seal head ....................................................................................................35
Kappa (IT) K-Venture cases ..................................................................................................................................27
Kellermann (DE) New Bullet 1000 series ..............................................................................................................37
Koelnmesse (DE) INTERMOT Cologne 2016..........................................................................................................47
LIGHTECH (IT) Parts & accessories ........................................................................................................................19
Locatelli (IT) Airoh 'Storm' helmet ..........................................................................................................................7
MotoDirect (GB) RST clothing ................................................................................................................................2
Motoplastic (ES) Puig Hi-Tech products ................................................................................................................42
National Cycle (US) Windshields and accessories ..................................................................................................33
Omnia Racing Special Parts (IT) Parts and accessories ............................................................................................4
Orina (DE) Kevlar Shield gloves ............................................................................................................................26
Rick's Motorsport Electrics (US) Starters, chargers & ignitions ..............................................................................10
SBS Friction (DK) SBS brake pads............................................................................................................................5
Sifam Trading (FR) S-Line clothing range ..............................................................................................................48
Spectro Oils of America (US) Premium-quality lubricants - off-road oil ..................................................................45
Surflex (IT) Clutches ............................................................................................................................................14
TecMate (BE) OptiMate O105 Dual 3300mA USB charger ....................................................................................13
TRW KFZ Ausruestungs (DE) Lucas parts & accessories ........................................................................................41
UFO Plast (IT) 'Revolution' limtied edition apparel ................................................................................................37
Vertex Pistons - VP Italy (IT) Pistons......................................................................................................................33
Giannelli Silencers (IT) X-PRO slip-ons and full systems ........................................................................................32
Gilles Tooling (LU) Parts for 2016 ZX-10R ............................................................................................................41
GIVI (IT) Versatile custom screens ........................................................................................................................35
GPR (IT) Speed Triple slip-ons ..............................................................................................................................43
Hepco & Becker (DE) Legacy luggage line ............................................................................................................30
Hevik (IT) Kevlar lined motorcycle jeans ................................................................................................................38
Honda Motor Co (JP) NewsBrief: Patent for blind spot monitors............................................................................10
Honda Motor Co (JP) NewsBrief: PCX125 Euro-4 compliant for MY17..................................................................16
HP Corse (IT) Hydroform mufflers ........................................................................................................................19
Infinity Motorcycles (GB) NewsBrief: Named as one of companies to inspire ........................................................16
IMMA (CH) Stephan Schaller takes over as President............................................................................................10
IVM (DE) StatZone: German motorcycle registrations up ........................................................................................6
JAMA (JP) StatZone: Japan exports to Europe up ....................................................................................................9
Kappa (IT) KV9 demi-jet ......................................................................................................................................24
Kawasaki Motors Corporation (JP) Sales up in Europe ..........................................................................................10
Kawasaki Motors Corporation (JP) W800 Final Edition..........................................................................................15
Koelnmesse (DE) International Night, Dealer Lounge ............................................................................................48
KTM Sportmotorcycle (AT) NewsBrief: New Enduro machines announced ............................................................16
LeoVince (IT) Factory S mufflers ............................................................................................................................36
LSL Motorradtechnik (DE) Clubman XSR-Roadster ................................................................................................28
Magura (DE) Updated website ............................................................................................................................16
MCIA (GB) StatZone: UK motorcycle registrations up ..............................................................................................6
McRF (SE) StatZone: Swedish motorcycles sales up ................................................................................................7
MIVV (IT) Oval, Speed Edge and Suono mufflers ..................................................................................................22
Motorex (CH) Racing fork oil with 3D response technology ..................................................................................34
Motosuisse (CH) StatZone: Swiss motorcycle registrations down ............................................................................7
Müller Motorcycle (DE) Triple tree kits for Triumph models ....................................................................................27
MV Agusta Motor (IT) NewsBrief: Rumours of takeover by Polaris ........................................................................12
NAD (ES) Shad expandable side bags ..................................................................................................................21
Newfren (IT) Durable urban cycle scooter brake pad compounds ..........................................................................32
Nexx Helmets (PT) Full-face helmets ....................................................................................................................38
Orina BW (DE) Kevlar Pro gloves ..........................................................................................................................28
Parts Europe (DE) Offroad catalogue ....................................................................................................................12
Piaggio (IT) Best first quarter financial performance since 2008 ............................................................................14
PZPM (PL) StatZone: Polish registrations down in April ..........................................................................................6
RAI Association (NL) StatZone: Dutch motorcycle sales up ......................................................................................9
Rev'It! Sport International (NL) Upgraded Tornado-2 ............................................................................................36
Rizoma (IT) Options for 2016 Speed Twin ............................................................................................................23
Rukka (FI) Lower back protector and ladies gloves................................................................................................36
THIS MONTH’S EDITORIAL
SBS Friction (DK) NewsBrief: Appoints SpeedMob as US distributor ......................................................................10
SBS Friction (DK) DC Dual Carbon Classic ............................................................................................................24
ABM Fahrzeugtechnik (DE) Accessories for Kawasaki ZX-10 R ..............................................................................25
Sifam Trading (FR) New S-Line jackets ..................................................................................................................19
ACEM (BE) EU motorcycle registrations up by 7.9 percent ......................................................................................1
Sinisalo Sport (FI) Jacket and suit options ............................................................................................................22
Airoh Helmets (IT) ST 701 full-face helmets ..........................................................................................................32
SIP Scootershop (DE) Opens new facility ..............................................................................................................16
Akrapovic (SI) Donation of anniversary exhausts to charity....................................................................................16
Suzuki Motor Corporation (JP) FY2015 results......................................................................................................15
Akrapovic (SI) Lightweight C650 slip-ons ............................................................................................................24
SW-MOTECH (DE) Luggage system, protectors and accessory options ..................................................................20
Alpinestars (IT) Amok Air Drystar jacket ................................................................................................................43
TCX (IT) Jupiter Evo shoe and X-Five Evo boot......................................................................................................29
ANCMA (IT) StatZone: Motorcycle registrations in Italy up ......................................................................................8
TecMate (BE) Dual USB charger............................................................................................................................20
Andreani Group International (IT) Air fork for KTM and parts for Ducati Scrambler ................................................31
The Jekill & Hyde Company (DE) Electronically adjustable exhausts for BMW GS ..................................................30
ANESDOR (ES) StatZone: Motorcycle registrations up in Spain ................................................................................8
Touratech (DE) Sign exclusive deal with Ortlieb ....................................................................................................14
Arge2Rad (AT) StatZone: Austrian motorcycle registrations up ................................................................................8
Touratech (DE) Destino adventure combination boot ............................................................................................42
Arrow Special Parts (IT) New exhaust options ......................................................................................................26
UFO Plast (IT) Race and enthusiast off-road accessories........................................................................................34
AXO (IT) Kalahari jacket and Aragon boots ..........................................................................................................25
Vertex Pistons - VP Italy (IT) Top-end piston kits....................................................................................................18
Barnett Clutches & Cables (US) KTM clutch kits....................................................................................................28
Vogel Auto Medien (DE) NewsBrief: Bike & Business wins award ..........................................................................48
BC Battery Controller (IT) K900 EDGE battery charger ..........................................................................................38
Wrenchmonkees (DK) Monkeebeast - Yamaha Yard Built entry..............................................................................17
BMW Motorrad Deutschland (DE) BMW Motorrad Days, July ................................................................................13
Yamaha Motor (JP) Unit sales down in Europe......................................................................................................12
BMW Motorrad Deutschland (DE) NewsBrief: Working on carbon-fibre chassis designs ........................................16
Yamaha Motor (JP) Yard Built - Wrenchmonkees' XSR900 Monkeebeast ..............................................................17
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INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - JUNE/JULY 2016
news ROOM
International Night,
BRIEFS INTERMOT 5th October,
18:00 hrs, Dealer Lounge
NEWS
Following last year’s Roland
Sands designed Concept 101
bagger design reveal, recently
filed patents suggest BMW is
planning to produce a more
modest 17” wheeled bagger, but
using the Duolever fork,
aluminium frame and 160 bhp,
1600cc engine from the
K1600GT.
German motorcycle industry
trade journal ‘Bike &
Business’ has been awarded
the “Best Specialist Media of
2016” title at the congress of
the German specialist press
in Berlin.
Italian E-sportsbike manufacturer
Energica has opened its first
flagship store in the US, in San
Francisco. The opening featured
the arrival of an Energica Eva
ridden by Bill Levasseur that had
been ridden the 450 miles from
Santa Monica to San Francisco
with nine fast charging stops
averaging 23 minutes each.
BMW Motorrad continued its
run of record sales in April
with deliveries up +1.4%
(16,793 units). Around the
world, a total of 50,581 BMW
motorcycles and maxiscooters have been delivered
to customers so far in 2016
(+5.5%). That said, with
Triumph now claiming to be
the biggest selling European
brand in the United States (in
class), BMW USA has
reported May sales down by
-40 percent compared to
May 2015 (1,221 units
compared to 2,034).
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International Dealer News is pleased
to announce that it is again
collaborating with INTERMOT to
present the “International Night”
business networking reception at
18:00 hrs on the Trade Day,
Wednesday October 5th.
An established and popular
opportunity for exhibitors to meet
with their importer/distributors and
key dealers, it will be staged, as usual,
at the Dealer Lounge Business Centre
of the Koelnmesse exhibition centre,
in the Business District off
the main boulevard
between halls 4 and 5.
The show is open to the
media on Tuesday October
4th, with Wednesday
October 5th being the
International Trade Day, and
will be open to all visitors
Thursday October 6th to
Sunday October 9th.
Since the move to Cologne
from Munich in 2006, this will be the
second time that INTERMOT has
promoted a specific International
Trade Visitor Day, and with 2014
having been judged a success, this is
now set to be a permanent feature of
the INTERMOT schedule, with
consumers only able to gain access on
the Trade Day by exhibitor invitation.
Promoted by International Dealer
News, and hosted by INTERMOT and
the show’s sponsors, International
Night is unique in the international
motorcycle industry - the only ‘meet &
greet’ business reception specifically
for international industry
professionals of all kinds.
The ‘Cologne’ Show has always been
regarded as the world’s primary
INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - JUNE/JULY 2016
international motorcycle industry
expo, and with the backing of
International Dealer News and
worldwide exhibitor and trade visitor
footprint that is expected to reach at
least 68 international markets and
over 55,000 trade visitors in total (43
percent of them from outside
Germany), this is a unique opportunity
to meet colleagues from the industry
in a relaxed environment as the show
closes (at 18:00 hours) on the special
Trade Visitor day.
In addition to International Dealer
News, the Business District is being
supported by other motorcycle
industry trade magazines in Europe such as World of Bike and Bike und
Business in Germany, British Dealer
News in the UK,
L’Officiel in France,
Moto Dealer News
(Italy) and Moto Taller
(Spain).
The Business District
provides exclusive
exhibition space for vendors who
only want to meet other professionals
in the international motorcycle
industry, and provides facilities of all
kinds for professional visitors, such as
being able to make meeting
appointments away from the
exhibition booths.
Additional trade initiatives operated
by INTERMOT include the Dealer
Card, which provides show access
privileges, and the online
Matchmaking365 service, which is an
expo visit experience optimiser – it
enables trade visitors to gain an
overview of the suppliers of selected
product groups in the run-up to the
fair, establish valuable business
contacts and place targeted meeting
requests.
www.intermot-cologne.com
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