Friday, 12 January 2018

EICMA 2017 review part 6

Wunderlich: Felix Wunderlich, Head of Product Management and Development. One of the best-known players in the crowded BMW parts and accessories space, product design and quality have always been a hallmark. One major differentiator for Wunderlich has been its engineering creativity with a track record of customised BMWs, special editions and concepts that have become a highlight of the show calendar;


Rusty Pistons: The Czech Bikers Crown owned and operated apparel brand combines classic Cafe and retro styling in a range of riding and casual apparel that has the contemporary ‘Zeitgeist’ nailed. “It is easy to take a piece of clothing, have it printed and present it as authentic, however, this is not the case with Rusty Pistons. Authenticity is in our DNA. Our brand is not only based on great design, but we put the accent on the use of advanced techniques and materials. “Good” is not “good enough” for us. We know that our customers deserve more than that, therefore we want to give them perfect fashion clothing spiced with outstanding design ideas that is as great on the road as off it. A line aimed at a specific group of demanding enthusiasts who seek the same values as us”;


Kriega: The British luggage and accessory specialist’s tough, durable and ergonomic off-road luggage range features a new, flexible mounting system – the OS Base – which allows any combination of heavy duty Hypalon construction OS-Packs to be mounted to virtually any Enduro or dual-sport bike without the need for pannier frames;


Puig/Motoplastic: The award-winning manufacturer is celebrating another WSBK Championship win this year as a ‘sportive’ and technical partner to KRT (Kawasaki Racing). Following the launch of a new generation of sport and touring windscreen options for naked style bikes such as Yamaha’s MT-09, another recent new product is the precise fit, round-finish edge, model-specific Z-Racing screen design for the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR. Available in dark smoke, light smoke, clear, carbon look, black, blue and red, it is made of 3 mm “high impact” acrylic and “optimised for rider protection and airflow” - using the company’s virtual wind tunnel - providing 43% improvement on aerodynamic wind protection compared to the OE fitment, but still using the OE hardware for mounting;


LeoVince: The newly launched LV-10 and Black Edition slip-ons have been developed in collaboration with Moto2 and Moto3 teams. Other recent new products from the Italian exhaust specialist include race-inspired GP One slip-ons for KTM Duke 125/390 and RC 125/390 models. The compact design is made in AISI 304 stainless steel and finished with a high temperature resistant metallic ceramic-based black paint. They are EU-approved and easy to install with the supplied laser-cut connection bracket enhanced with features such as metallic ceramic-based black paint, laser-etched LeoVince logo and modern sandblasted end cap. Other recent new lines include EU-approved AISI 304 stainless steel ‘Classic Racer’ style exhausts for the 2016-2017 Triumph Bonneville T100 and Thruxtons;


Magura: The patented technology used in Magura’s precision-manufactured master cylinders is said to significantly improve response of brake and clutch systems. Initially developed for the racetrack, its "Advanced Seal Technology" prevents the penetration of air into the hydraulic system - its HCT hydraulic system uses a slotted piston with a stationary primary seal that is fully compatible with all brake systems, with or without ABS, to reduce the internal friction, improving the performance of the brake and clutch and avoiding damage in the case of ABS kickbacks;


J.Juan: The big news from the Barcelona region based international motorcycle braking systems manufacturer is of the formation of a new division – J.Juan Electronics – to lead research and development in to new generation data capture, connectivity and safety for integration into motorcycle handling systems for the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead with future Powered Two-Wheelers of all kinds. Already a leader in braking technology with manufacturing in Europe, India, China and, soon, North America, the new division will be headed up by Maurizio de Lucia;


Digades: Two years ago, the German manufacturer was the first to market with a retro-fit aftermarket E-Call system. Its award-winning ‘dguard’ automatic crash detection system with integrated theft alarm function detects an accident and automatically connects the driver with the emergency call center. If he or she is still able to speak, they can inform the call center about their injuries; in case the driver isn't responsive anymore, ‘dguard’ sends the GPS coordinates to the emergency call center, which will activate the appropriate measures;