Friday, 27 April 2018

News Briefs

Yamaha announced that its MT-10 SP motorcycle, TMAX530 DX sports commuter and XMAX 300 scooter have all received the internationally prestigious iF Design Award 2018 in the product category – a fifth consecutive year Yamaha has featured in the awards.

Ivano Beggio, who helped Aprilia become a major player in the motorcycle industry, a motorcycle inventor creating the RSV Mille and founding the Scarabeo scooter brand, has died at the age of 73.

Dealers looking to access Parts Europe inventory at the weekend can take advantage of PE’s new “Happy Monday” delivery service. Monday delivery is available on orders placed by 16:00 hours on a Saturday afternoon (UPS Express); an English language payment and processing phone service is available between 14.00-16.00 to support PE dealers looking to use this service. The existing freight policy standards for each country will be retained.

Disc break and break pad producer Brembo SpA announced that it has broken ground on a new manufacturing plant in Curno, Italy. The new building will host Brembo's new Carbon Factory, a flagship facility for the processing of carbon fibre materials for competition use.

In the UK, motorcycle enthusiast Prince William was given the VIP treatment by Triumph Motorcycles on the occasion of a recent visit to their Hinckley, UK factory, taking the factory and Visitor Center tour and test riding one of their new Adventure Tourers.

Innovative technology, action-packed racing and international championships: more and more people around the world are discovering a passion for drone racing. BMW is collaborating with the Drone Racing League (DRL), an international, premier drone racing circuit, to further develop high-performance racing drones in the BMW Group wind tunnel and bring a professional drone race to BMW Welt.