Thursday, 15 March 2018

News Briefs

Parts Europe has announced a partnership with the 2018 Judd British Youth National Championship – the official ACU British Championship “for the very best junior MX riders in the UK”.

Mahindra, the Indian conglomerate that owns a 51% stake in Peugeot Scooters and recently acquired ownership of the BSA and JAWA brands, has opened a new North American HQ and manufacturing operation at Detroit. The (initial?) plan is to build ROXOR branded off highway vehicles there.

Indian manufacturer Royal Enfield posted worldwide sales of +16% for December 2017 at 66,968 units. For the period April to December 2017 sales were up +21% at 593,450 units. Their two new 650cc parallel twins are slated for sale in Europe from April 2018.

Triumph has announced a diversification with a limited edition run of 500 high-specification all-terrain bicycles – the Triumph XCX.

Starting this season, it is mandatory for GP riders (Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP) to wear an approved airbag system within their leather
racing suits.

BRP is celebrating 50 years since the launch of the Sea-Doo personal watercraft brand.  The first model was a two-seater and proved ahead of its time, creating what has gone on to be a two-million- unit industry. Powered by an air-cooled, 320cc Rotax engine, to prove its capabilities, Bombardier CEO and President at the time, Laurent Beaudoin and his management team rode new Sea-Doo watercraft from Montreal to New York City, a trip with over 430 miles through Lake Champlain and down the Hudson River.