Thursday, 19 March 2015

BMW Motorrad

BMW Motorrad achieves sales high for fifth consecutive month

February saw BMW Motorrad sales increase by 13.5 percent "thereby achieving the fifth all-time high for this month in succession" according to the company.

BMW say that 9,195 motorcycles and maxi scooters (previous year: 8,098 units) were supplied to customers worldwide in February, bringing their year-to-date sales to 15.458 vehicles (previous year: 13,536 units), up by 14.2 percent.
Heiner Faust, BMW Motorrad Head of Sales and Marketing, said "with 15,458 vehicles sold we have achieved a new record after the first two months of the year. This is a considerable increase compared to the equivalent period last year. The main drivers of this success are the continuing high demand for the models we launched in 2014 and the new models of the current season. This spring will again see five new motorcycle launches".


Bultaco returns to production

BULTACO is returning to motorcycle production with the launch of the all new Brinco. This new version of the old model name is an electric assist pedal cycle.
The company states that the new Brinco will produce 60Nm of torque and a maximum speed of more than 60Km/h, while weighing in at just 33kg, including the 7kg battery pack. The low weight is helped by the use of an aluminium mono-beam frame to house the 3Kw motor. The motor can be used in conjunction with the pedals fitted to the bike and the nine-speed derailleur gear at the rear wheel, giving users the choice of the best motor/pedal combination for every situation at every moment with engine, independent pedal or a combination of both.

The Brinco offers three modes of use for the motor: Sport, Urban and Eco. In Sport mode the bike offers rapid acceleration and the maximum speed of 60Km/h. It is suggested that Urban mode is suitable for every day use, and Eco mode extends the useable range of the Brinco to more than 100km.
The lithium-ion battery used to power the Brinco is situated in the main frame and is removable, interchangeable and portable, and can be recharged from a domestic socket in two hours. 

Suspension on the Brinco is taken care of by an inverted fork offering 200mm of travel and a monoshock at the rear providing 220mm of travel. The 24in wheels are shod with 3in tyres and both wheels also carry 203mm floating brake rotors and there is a four-piston caliper at the front.
Bultaco has designed the Brinco to work with the rider’s smartphone with functions including check the battery’s level of charge. There is also the option of geographically locating the bike (provided a sim card has been installed in the Brinco), and it can also log information about the distance travelled.
Through direct contact, the Brinco is unlocked by a discreet wristband, which avoids the need to carry keys.

Barcelona, SPAIN


Tolosa and Giada motorcycle jeans jackets

MATCHING their motorcycle jeans, Hevik has two summer jeans jackets made in denim and stretch polyester with stonewash effect and inserts in stretch fabric.

Tolosa  and Giada have an inner lining in mesh, C.E. homologated protectors on shoulders and elbows and a pocket for a homologated back protector, as well as reflective inserts on the back, central zip closure and two upper pockets with press stud.

The jackets have a Mandarin collar and are adjustable at the waist through straps and press stud.

Brescia (BS), ITALY
Tel. +39 030 268 0374


Hurricane and Ranger boots; Redbike jet helmet

GERMAN boot specialist Kochmann's new 2015 line-up include their Hurricane and Ranger boots.
The Hurricane is said to be a perfect all-rounder made from matt cow's leather with a Reissa membrane, which is watertight and breathable. Two zips, inside and outside, ensure a comfortable fit and easy access. Ankle and shin reinforcements are further features of this boot, as well as charcoal grey reflective stripes. It will be available from March.

The company say that the Ranger is a classic and high quality "engineer" boot, also made from matt cow's leather, featuring an inner zipper and leather lining. It features a traditional Goodyear sole with a leather frame.

Also new in the Redbike helmet line is a classic jet helmet with ECE 22.05 in two colours, black and white, equipped with brown lining with brown fake leather at the edges. The helmet can be worn with or without a sun shade. Chromed press button covers come with the helmet. Available from March 2015.

Troisdorf, GERMANY
Tel. +49 (0)2241 3942-0

Öhlins Racing

Öhlins 2015 shock options

ÖHLINS is offering MotoGP developed shocks for circuit and road use and lower-cost street application options. The new TTX GP (replacing the TTX36) features a wider range of compression and rebound damping adjustments and upgraded components such as a new damping adjustment needle with improved guidance and modified flow restriction behaviour providing improved chassis feedback, and a new main piston for better traction and improved control.

The TTX GP continues to use Öhlins’ twin tube design, which allows the shock to use lower gas pressures and eliminate the risk of oil foaming, or cavitation, which can otherwise reduce damping performance. Ride height and spring preload are fully adjustable.
The TTX GP will be available for most major bikes used in national racing as well as most new street bike models, with full settings libraries available.
Öhlins also has a full range of lower cost RT (Road & Track) shocks for the hypersport segment that are designed for road and trackday riders.
Based on the TTX36 model and incorporating the TTX twin tube technology to eliminate cavitation, the new RT shock has a traditional C-spanner type pre-load adjustment, with rebound and compression adjustment easily accessed on the top of the cylinder head. 

Upplands Vaesby, SWEDEN
Tel: +46 (0)8 590 025 00

ProX Racing Parts

ProX Racing Parts introduces throttle and clutch cables

A complete new programme has been added to the already wide range of ProX Racing Parts products. ProX clutch and throttle cables are said to be high quality products that meet or even exceed OEM quality. The cables are made to exact OEM specifications to offer maximum performance.

All cables are equipped with pre-lubricated nylon inner sleeves and tightly coiled inner casings, and this combined with a flexible PVC outer jacket and strong steel inner cable offers high durability and smooth control.
The cables are easy to assemble due to the appropriate length with all necessary mounting parts. ProX Racing Parts offers a wide range of control cables for an extended range of dirt bike applications.

Tel. +31 (0)252 687 713

Rainers Sports

Rainers 999 boot

SPANISH boot specialist Rainers' new 2015 range includes the 999, a boot said to combine protection and flexibility, with millimetric fasteners for better adjustment, one in the instep and the other in the high rear part above the bow for torsion support.

This boot is made in two different colours, black and white, and there is also a premium version made with Kevlar lining and the lower part with perforated leather. This boot is used by professional riders in the MotoGP world championship including Jordi Torres, Hafizh Syahin and Carmelo Morales.

Elche/Alicante, SPAIN
Tel. +34 96 5422774

S.I.P. Scootershop

Digital speedos for Lambretta and Vespa models

S.I.P. Scootershop's new digital speedo is available for the Vespa PK50-125, S, SS and Automatica, and the Lambretta LI 125, 150 and TV 175 1. The original SIP is a V2.0 updated o their 2010 original. 

Almost identical to the Italian original, it is run on 12V AC/DC and requires no battery in the electrical system of the scooter, it is also compatible with Vespatronic and Parmakit performance ignition systems.
A new feature is the choice between analogue speedometer or rev counter. There is also the option to record the total journey time and the average speeds of daily stages and whole tours.
In combination with the SIP fast flow fuel tap, with fuel reserve sensor, all Vespa models can now benefit from a fuel level warning function. In addition, it is also said to improve the voltage regulation of the complete electrical system.
The electronic speedometers are supplied with a voltage regulator, all necessary connections, a temperature sensor and full installation instructions.

Landsberg, GERMANY
Tel: +49 (0)8191 9699969