Thursday, 30 April 2020


Now available at your Zodiac Dealer
Tungsten steel tap and die set for semi-professional use in a sturdy plastic box. Includes two die holders, two tap holders, one T-holder and pre- and main cutter taps. 

Now available at your Zodiac dealer, starting at:
Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA  116,00
Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt.  114,00
España, Euro incl. IVA   116,00
Finland, Euro incl. ALV   121,00
France, Euro TTC    114,00
Hungary, Euro incl. AFA   122,00
Italia, Euro incl. IVA    117,00
Nederland, Euro incl. BTW  116,00
Norway, Euro incl. MVA   119,00
Österreich, Euro incl. MwSt  115,00
Poland, Euro incl. PTA   118,00
Sweden, EURO incl. MOMS  120,00
United Kingdom, EURO incl. VAT 115,00

These products in the Zodiac Online Catalog:
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Where to buy:

Part Number Information
754702 110-Piece Metric, UNC, UNF and UNS tap and die set

Ducati starts its engines again - new motorcycles due at dealers soon

Ducati starts its engines again - 
new motorcycles due at dealers soon
Ducati started up production again at its Borgo Panigale, Bologna factory on April 27 and says that sales are strong and that its dealers are short of bikes.

A company press release stated that the company had recalled the minimum possible number of employees necessary to carry out production and research activities and that they must "comply with a rigid safety protocol developed together with the RSU and subject to a specific agreement. Masks will be mandatory for everyone, regardless of distancing".

CEO Claudio Domenicali stated: "It is absolutely essential to pay close attention to strict compliance with safety procedures - the virus has not disappeared. The work done jointly with the Emilia-Romagna region has been important. It will be an extremely difficult year, but starting up again is still a beginning; we have a lot of orders for the Streetfighter V4, for the Multistrada GT and for the Panigale V2. 

"The motorbike is a perfect vehicle for 'phase two': no parking problems and distancing guaranteed; safety and fun at the same time."
The company went on to explain that "this is a first phase of return, which at the moment will only involve some of the workers needed for the production lines. Workshop staff will begin first, then engine assembly workers and, from Tuesday 28 April, motorcycle assembly workers. As for employees, the use of smart working will remain mandatory, only those who are not in a position to carry out their work from home will be allowed to access the factory. 

"All resources employed in the commercial, marketing, IT, personnel management, finance, purchasing and logistics areas will therefore be working remotely. The production has been reorganised, going from an eight-hour shift to two seven-hour shifts to allow the minimum number of people to be inside the plant at the same time and thus minimise possible contact. 

"R&D technicians who could not work from home were already at work as allowed by the specific ATECO code: therefore the engineers of the engine test rooms, those who carry out motorcycle tests and those who carry out laboratory testing, are all present at Borgo Panigale." 
Domenicali said that "we are ready to go, we have worked hard over the past few weeks to minimise any risk. Despite this we will have to be extremely cautious and rigorous. The virus is still in circulation and we must therefore be careful to combat any possible form of transmission. We will obviously adapt the protocols to the evolution of the health situation and to the indications given by the state and the Emilia-Romagna region. 

"The two-wheel market is highly seasonal, and the stop to production in March and April has already had negative effects on sales. The Chinese market is already booming, sales in Korea and Japan are doing well. In Germany, dealers have been open for a week and we already have a major shortage of product. I really believe that this restart can allow us to reduce at least in part the negative effects of the lockdown that we were forced to respect, unfortunately at the worst time.
"I want to thank all Ducati employees who have patiently and collaboratively managed this difficult phase and are supporting us in the management of the restart."

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Powersports Employees Included Among Essential Workers

Powersports Employees Included Among Essential Workers

 Powersports employees in manufacturing, distribution, sales, rentals and maintenance are essential workers, according to newly revised federal guidelines released April 17.

This clarifies that many powersports businesses nationwide can remain open, thanks to the addition of new language added to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.
This guidance, which outlines the federal government's position on essential workers, is currently in use by 33 of the states with stay-at-home orders, and has always listed "automotive repair" employees as essential workers. The CISA 3.0 guidance for the transportation sector now expressly includes: "Workers critical to the manufacturing, distribution, sales, rental, leasing, repair and maintenance of vehicles and other transportation equipment (including electric vehicle charging stations) and the supply chains that enable these operations to facilitate continuity of travel-related operations for essential workers."
"We are grateful to CISA Director Christopher Krebs, who heard our case and made this important clarification," said Scott Schloegel, MIC Senior Vice President of Government Relations. "Proper servicing of all types of vehicles, including during times of emergency, is absolutely necessary. However, everyone still needs to follow state and local guidelines, as well as health official directives and practice social distancing."

Friday, 24 April 2020

Heb jij je droommotor al gevonden? De beste koop vind je op zet de toon met TV- motorcommercial

Heb jij je droommotor al gevonden? 
De beste koop vind je op

Bekijk de commercial op deze video

 PRIMEUR zet de toon met TV- motorcommercial.
·         Eerste TV - motorcommercial een groot succes!
·         Zet het motorrijden in een nieuw daglicht
·         Bezoekers aantallen bereiken een nieuw record
·         Met maar liefst 41 PRIME-TIME uitzendingen

Motoroccasion Nieuwsbrief header heeft het moment aangegrepen om het alsmaar populairder wordende motorrijden bereikbaar te maken voor iedereen. De positieve en frisse commercial zet het motorrijden in een nieuw daglicht. Motorrijden is voor iedereen, ook met een rijbewijs B.

De tv-commercial is afgelopen zaterdag op zender gegaan. Te zien bij SBS6 en Veronica op prime-time. Direct na de eerste uitzending bereikten de bezoekers aantallen op ’s Neerlands
meest bezochte motorsite nieuwe records. De commercial laat motorrijden zien zoals het is. Vriendschap, het avontuur en het gevoel van vrijheid bij het motorrijden zit ik ook in jou!
Ook jouw droommotor vind je op

In de commercial zijn onder andere een hagelnieuwe Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX Tourer te zien, dé elektrische motor van het moment een Energica ESSEESSE9 en een Qooder waarmee met B rijbewijs mag worden gereden.

Je droommotor nog niet gevonden? ……..De beste koop vind je op 

De TV Commercial van is een paar keer per dag te zien op SBS 6 en Veronica tot en met 26 april.

Sturgis Buffalo Chip Questions? Woody Answers Your Recent Buffalo Chip Questions

Woody Answers Your Recent Buffalo Chip Questions  

Every day folks like you who are planning a trip to Sturgis ask all sorts of questions about the Buffalo Chip and plans for the upcoming rally. With an event like the Best Party Anywhere® there’s a whole lot to learn, so we’re taking you right to the top and getting you the low down straight from the source. Read on to get answers to some of the common (and not so common) questions you’ve been asking recently from Sturgis Buffalo Chip® President and Founder Rod “Woody” Woodruff.

1. Is the Buffalo Chip festival postponed because of COVID-19?

The rally has NOT been Postponed. The president has announced a plan to safely reopen the country and its businesses. The Governor of South Dakota has said that we can continue to plan for rally. Experts predict the virus will die down during summer. The rally is in late summer, so we’re staying on the gas. See our full statement on COVID-19 here.

2. What will happen if the Sturgis Rally is postponed?

Things continue to change daily, if not hourly, as the world comes to grips with the COVID-19 virus. We know that you are anxious to know all the details of what will happen, just like the rest of us. At the time of this writing, our first show is 114 days out, and we are optimistic there'll be substantial improvements that will allow you to be able to attend as planned. We don't want to get the cart before the horse or be premature. We're all figuring this out together. Thank you for your patience as we monitor the situation and work out the details.

3. What do I do if I made a reservation, but now I can’t come? Do you offer refunds?

If you’re unable to attend, you can transfer to someone else prior to July 1. Once you have found a person to transfer your passes to call (605) 347-9000 and we will help you make the transfer. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 8-5 Mountain Time.

4. I’ve been working really hard on my beer gut lately. How can I get entered into the Beer Belly Contest?

It can be way more fun to drink a six-pack than to have six-pack abs. If you wanna participate and show off what you got, all you have to do to is show up to our Fan Fest Event at the Big Engine Bar on Wednesday of rally week. The bar sits in the center of our free-access CrossRoads area, so you won’t need to have a wristband to participate or watch.

5 .I heard the Buffalo Chip is sold out. Are you?

Absolutely not. If you want to come party with us, we’ve got room for you. However, RV sites are limited and selling fast, so if your style of camping includes an RV, motor home, camper or trailer, the time to reserve your passes is now!

6. When will you start announcing more bands?

We are confirming more bands as we speak. When they sign on the dotted line, you'll know.

7. Can we get concert passes if we’re not camping at The Chip?

Concerts are free with camping, but it’s up to you whether you camp or not. Camping at The Chip is an experience you and your friends will never forget, but if you don’t want to camp, you’ll still need to reserve a pass online, over the phone at (605) 347-9000 or at the box office

Thursday, 23 April 2020

India's TVS buys Norton Motorcycles' assets

Norton Motorcycles

India's TVS buys Norton Motorcycles' assets

India's TVS Motor Company has emerged as the buyer of Norton Motorcycles, or at least of the brand and the most likely remaining still viable current models and design IP.
In an all-cash deal for a consideration of GB£16 million ($20m/€18m) the assets have been acquired from Norton Motorcycles (U.K.) Limited (in administration) through one of TVS Motor's overseas subsidiaries. "This will be one of the most interesting acquisitions of a storied motorcycle maker in recent times and will reflect TVS Motor Company's and India's rapidly rising prominence in the international two-wheeler market," said a TVR press release confirming the deal.

Norton went bankrupt in January after several months of appearing to become increasingly creative in its attempts to secure additional funding, and several years in fact ever since the brand was acquired by Stuart Garner, in which there has been widespread industry scepticism about the financial and strategic stability of the project to revive the brand in Britain under British ownership.
Commenting on the acquisition, Mr. Sudarshan Venu, Joint Managing Director, TVS Motor Company said: "This is a momentous time for us at TVS Motor Company. Norton is an iconic British brand celebrated across the world and presents us with an immense opportunity to scale globally. This transaction is in line with our effort to cater to the aspirations of discerning motorcycle customers. We will extend our full support for Norton to regain its full glory in the international motorcycle landscape."

This is not the first attempt TVS has made to "scale globally". Among other hitherto unsuccessful endeavours had been a non-equity deal with Triumph some years ago to take on manufacturing of lightweight and middleweight machines for the Asian market.
Mr. Sudarshan Venu further added: "Norton will continue to retain its distinctive identity with dedicated and specific business plans. TVS Motor will work closely with customers and employees in building the success and pre-eminence of the Norton Motorcycles brand and we look forward to growing together globally in the years to come."
TVS is India's third largest motorcycle manufacturer by volume, and this deal brings them toe-to-toe with Eicher Motors, whose UK/USA bred Interceptor 650 parallel twins

Update openingstijden Motor Saloon Amersfoort

Update openingstijden
A.s. zondag 26 april gesloten
Motorsaloon nieuwsbrief

Beste klanten,
Uw komst naar onze showroom zal tijdens deze crisis wellicht wat minder gezellig
aanvoelen dan u van ons gewend bent. Echter waarderen wij, ondanks de 1,5 meter
afstand en niet te veel bezoekers tegelijk binnen te hebben, uw komst. Heeft u vragen
of bent u geïnteresseerd in een nieuwe-of gebruikte motor? Wilt u onderhoud aan uw
motor laten uitvoeren maar bent u niet in de gelegenheid langs te komen? Wij kunnen
uw motor halen en brengen! Neem gerust contact met ons op via:
of bel 033-4617398.
Wij zijn op de gebruikelijke tijden geopend;
- Dinsdag t/m vrijdag van 09.00-18.00 uur.
- Zaterdag van 10.00-17.00 uur.
Ook a.s. zaterdag 25 april bent u van harte welkom om bij ons langs te komen voor de
aankoop van een Harley-Davidson, proefritten, onderhoud en service, motorkleding en
accessoires. Zondag 26 april zijn wij gesloten.
Voor het kopen van accessoires, onderdelen maar ook de nieuwste collectie kleding
& merchandise kunt u tegenwoordig ook terecht in onze webshop! Klik hier.
Wij wensen een ieder sterkte toe de komende tijd en bedanken u voor uw begrip.
Team Motor Saloon

Motor Saloon Amersfoort • Siliciumweg 2 • 3812 SX Amersfoort
Tel.: 033 461 73 98 • •

Motor Saloon Amersfoort • Siliciumweg 2 • 3812 SX Amersfoort
Tel.: 033 461 73 98 •