Archives – November, 2010
The Rally teams of Casteu Aventure and Croco Aventures set up their camp in the “theatre de verdure” last Friday, November 19th in Nice (France). On Saturday and Sunday they moved the camp to ” Domaine de Terre Blanche” in the Var …
Continue November 28, 2010
The review on the 2010 World Enduro Championship (WEC) is now available on DVD. Cameramen of ABC Communication and Alexandre Vigneau travelled all over the world, from Slovakia, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Poland, France and of course Italy with Bergama’s Valley and the very popular GP of Turkey.
Such a variety of events could only give astonishing images, raised by the talent of stars, as Mika Ahola and David Knight, 2010 winners.The Antoine Meo (E1) title offered much passion and emotion to this season review with some fights between Johnny Aubert (F) and Eero Remes (SF). The Best Of also reviews …
Continue November 21, 2010
With its Concept C study, BMW Motorrad is yet again embarking on a new path and demonstrating a fascinating mobility option for the future. Here, C stands for “commuter”. Particularly in view of the traffic development in urban areas, it presents the prospect of an innovative, sporty big scooter for the future premium segment.
The Concept C features a highly complex monolever mechanism with hollowed-out shaft connected to a suspension strut visible from the outside. In this study, front-wheel control takes the …
Continue November 18, 2010
The nobel manufacturer Ducati occurs now very evil and presents with the Diavel a musclebike at its best. Logical that the Italians don’t want to give up on typically identifying features and a certain chic even in the segment of the riders with the darkest visors.
The obligatory space frame refers to the Diavel as well as the strongest desmo twin from Bologna, the Testastretta engine. Like in the Multistrada, the 11 °-version is used in the powerbike. It delivers 162 hp and a torque of 127.5 nm at 9500/revs from the combustion chambers. Three riding modes, traction control, ride-by-wire throttle control and anti-hopping clutch are today …
Continue November 16, 2010
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the BMW GS a dedicated group of GS-enthusiasts is doing a one-off epic ride along the length of New Zealand. The BMW GS Anniversary and Charity Ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff over 12 days will reach Invercargill for the start of the Burt Munro Challenge on 24 November before finishing the next day. The aim of the trip is to take as many off road trails as …
Continue November 15, 2010
The planned introduction of exchange number plates could give the vehicle industry a new push. According to a survey of the Dekra among 1800 car drivers, 37 percent of them would »very likely« and another 37 percent »maybe« buy another vehicle. Most of them would like to have a second car while 32 percent would choose a motorcycle as an additional vehicle. 79 percent of the interviewed endorsed the …
Continue November 13, 2010
The Swiss Post has doubled its fleet of CargoScooters of the Oxygen Company. This brings the fleet of the Swiss Post to 1,000 Oxygen scooters and makes it the largest electric scooter fleet in the world. The lithium ion batteries used in the cargo scooter from Oxygen will not lose their performance over time and are over five years to maintain a top performance, even if it is charged seven times a week. The CargoScooter available with three battery options depending on the requirements of the fleet supervisor.
Continue November 10, 2010
BMW offers the possibility of testing the new models in southern Spain. While it is still winter here, one can take extensive test rides on the streets of Andalusia in the region of Murcia and on the track of Almeria from January 29th to February 6th.
Continue November 9, 2010
Simson in Suhl is history but at least the most successful model of the former East German motorcycle manufacturer returns. At the Intermot in Cologne showed Elektrofahrzeug-Werke (efz) Suhl a scooter with electric drive in the retro design of the classic bike. The market launch is planned for the end of the second quarter 2011.
Continue November 8, 2010
Moto Guzzi sends the touring flagship Norge GT 8V with some retouches on tour next year. A modified panel should improve the weather protection and keep noise and engine heat more efficiently from the rider and passenger. The instruments have moved closer to the rider and ensure better readability.
Continue November 6, 2010