Tuesday, 19 January 2021

BMW Motorrad presents new R 18 custom bike - “Spirit of Passion” by Kingston Custom.

BMW Motorrad presents new R 18 custom bike.

“Spirit of Passion” by Kingston Custom.

 Munich, 18 January 2021. Unmistakable design that is distinct from all others – that is the new “Spirit of Passion” by Kingston Custom. After Roland Sands, Dirk Oehlerking lends the BMW R 18 his inimitable signature with the second R18 gem in the “SoulFuel” series, a collaboration between BMW Motorrad and selected customisers. Previously, a sensation was also caused by an R 18 conversion created by Bernhard Naumann – also known as “Blechmann”.

Oehlerking’s Kingston Custom is well-known for its extreme customising. Anyone expecting a complete rebuild of the R 18 will be in for a surprise, however. “The BMW R 18 is so perfect that I left the technology as it is. The frame is 100 % original and so sophisticated that nothing should be changed here,” says Oehlerking. But the bike has still been transformed into an unmistakable Kingston Custom conversion.

The “Spirit of Passion” in detail.

The biggest eye-catcher – and also the greatest challenge – is the Kingston fairing. The bodywork is finished in handmade Kingston design, as are the handlebars and mudguard. The BMW R 18 exhaust has been modified by Oehlerking in Kingston Roadster style, while his saddle is drawn from the range of universal accessories. The turn indicators have been replaced with Kellermann indicators and the LED front headlight is now integrated in the fairing. The original paintwork and lines have been adopted for the fairing and wing, with the addition of some details in Kingston style. The wheel suspension and fuel tank are original. The design as a whole is based on

Top Mountain Museum - update

 Top Mountain Museum - update January 19, 2021







some photos I just received. This is devestating.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Some motorcycles saved in Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum Inferno

 Some motorcycles were saved in 

Top Mountain Motocycle Museum Inferno


At the time of the fire a special Indian Motorcycle Exhibition was one of the many high-lights to be seen in the Austrian Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum


Major fire in the Mountain Top motorcycle museum - Großbrand in Mountain Top Motorradmuseum

Austria - Hochgurgl: Major fire in the Mountain Top motorcycle museum

The fire brigade in Hochgurgl (Imst district) has been on a large-scale operation since the morning hours. Around 4 a.m., a fire broke out in the motorcycle museum at the Timmelsjoch toll station. The firefighters are currently trying to prevent the flames from spreading to the cable car and the adjacent restaurant.


The fire brigade was informed by the museum operator at around 4 a.m. that smoke was leaking from the building. When the fire brigade arrived, the false ceiling was on fire, and within a few minutes the entire museum was on fire, said Matthias Klotz, commander of the Gurgl volunteer fire brigade.



Additional extinguishing water from the snow-making system

Around 70 to 80 fire brigades from the rear of the Ötztal are currently trying to prevent the flames from spreading to the adjacent restaurant and the Kirchenkarbahn valley station. The fire brigade has meanwhile tapped the snow-making system to increase the extinguishing water capacity.


When the fire broke out, there were two people in the building, but they were woken up by the fire alarm system, according to Klotz.


View from nearby place of Solden, Austria




So far, according to the latest news, only a few motorcycles could be saved.


Motorcycle museum in Hochgurgl

The "Top Mountain" motorcycle museum is 2,200 meters above sea level

In the motorcycle museum, around 230 historic motorcycles and some cars were exhibited on an area of ​​3,000 square meters. The building is largely made of wood. The exhibition house was built in 2016 by the brothers Alban and Attila Scheiber.

Source: red, tirol.ORF.at 


Hochgurgl: Großbrand in Mountain Top Motorradmuseum



Seit den Morgenstunden läuft ein Großeinsatz der Feuerwehr in Hochgurgl (Bezirk Imst). Gegen 4.00 Uhr brach im Motorradmuseum bei der Timmelsjoch-Mautstation ein Brand aus. Die Feuerwehrleute versuchen derzeit ein Übergreifen der Flammen auf die Seilbahn und das angrenzende Restaurant zu verhindern.


Die Feuerwehr wurde vom Betreiber des Museums gegen 4.00 Uhr darüber informiert, dass Rauch aus dem Gebäude dringe. Beim Eintreffen der Feuerwehr stand die Zwischendecke in Brand, innerhalb weniger Minuten stand dann das gesamte Museum in Flammen, schilderte Matthias Klotz, Kommandant der Freiwilligen Feuerwehr Gurgl.

Zusätzliches Löschwasser aus Beschneiungsanlage

Rund 70 bis 80 Mann der Feuerwehren aus dem hinteren Ötztal versuchen derzeit das Übergreifen der Flammen auf das angrenzende Restaurant sowie die Talstation der Kirchenkarbahn zu verhindern. Die Feuerwehr zapfte mittlerweile die Beschneiungsanlge an, um die Löschwasserkapazität zu erhöhen.

Beim Ausbruch des Brandes befanden sich zwei Personen im Gebäude, diese seien jedoch durch die Brandmeldeanlage geweckt worden, so Klotz.


Motorradmuseum in Hochgurgl

Das Motorradmuseum „Top Mountain“ liegt in 2.200 Meter Höhe

In dem Motorradmuseum waren auf 3.000 Quadrameter Fläche rund 230 historische Motorräder sowie einige Autos ausgestellt. Das Gebäude ist zu einem großen Teil aus Holz gebaut. Das Ausstellungshaus war 2016 von den Brüdern Alban und Attila Scheiber gebaut worden.

Source: red, tirol.ORF.at

Friday, 15 January 2021

NIEUW: STADLER Treasure Pro & Quest Pro

NIEUW: STADLER Treasure Pro & Quest Pro

-Gemaakt voor ontdekkingsreizigers-

Motorkledingspecialist STADLER uit Duitsland presenteert ‘s werelds meest ventilerende

3-laags GORE-TEX laminaat motorpak met een zeer innovatief ventilatiesysteem.

Dit pak, bestaande uit de Treasure Pro jas en de Quest Pro broek, beschikt over het nieuwe SASS ventilatiesysteem, diverse ruime zakken en een comfortabele pasvorm. Het pak is geschikt voor gebruik onder veeleisende reis- en weersomstandigheden, zelfs voor offroad.


De buitenlaag van dit pak is gemaakt van 3-laags GORE-TEX laminaat. Dit ademend, klimaatregulerend membraan voorkomt absorberen van water aan de buitenzijde en  ophoping van transpiratie aan de binnenzijde.

In dit nieuwe motorpak zit het STADLER Air Scoop System (SASS, gepatenteerd) ingebouwd. Dit systeem werkt middels “luchthappers” die door waterdichte ritsen opengezet kunnen worden. Wanneer deze opengeritst zijn, zullen de luchthappers uit gaan zetten, vergelijkbaar met een parachute in de rijwind. Dit systeem zal frisse lucht opvangen en vervolgens door de gehele jas en broek geleiden. Ook bij hoge temperaturen en lage snelheden zal een variabele luchtstroom het lichaam verkoeling bieden. Door gebruik te maken van het 3-laags laminaat membraan en het ventilatiesysteem is dit motorpak inzetbaar onder allerlei weersomstandigheden.



‘’Met de nieuwe Treasure Pro en Quest Pro hebben we alles uit de kast getrokken. We wilden een pak ontwikkelen welke bestand is tegen alle mogelijke gebeurtenissen tijdens een motorrit. Ventilerend en licht in de zomer maar ook waterdicht en warm wanneer nodig.’’ Hans Jürgen Stadler, eigenaar van STADLER GmbH.

De Treasure Pro jas is uitgerust met CE-level 2 protectie op de ellebogen, schouders en rug. Een borstprotector is als accessoire verkrijgbaar. De in totaal 11 ventilatieopeningen op de armen, borst en rug voorkomen warmte-ophoping. Verder bevat de jas 5 zakken: een binnenzak, een borstzak, een mesh-zak op de onderrug en twee verwijderbare, waterdichte zakken aan de

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Germany - motorcycle registrations +116.75% in November 2020

 Germany - motorcycle registrations +116.75% in November 2020


According to the latest data released by IVM, the motorcycle industry trade association in Germany, new motorcycle registrations were up by a staggering +116.75% in November (5,850 units). They were +50.71% in September at 10,429 units and +33.45% (6,630 units) in October.
For the year to November, the German motorcycle market was +11.45% at 123,829 units and despite the problems 2020 has seen, the market there is already ahead of the 2019 full year figure.


In the context of 2020, the motorcycle registration statistics in Germany for 2020 have been remarkable. The market demonstrated the same promising start to 2020 that was seen elsewhere in Europe, but after the decline in March and April it started to recover strongly in May - suggesting that demand hadn't gone away, with consumers buying when they judged the moment right to do so.
Indeed, in total PTW terms, it looks very much like the theory that the urban mobility and social distancing messages that PTWs have in their favour are being accepted by consumers - by commuters especially. For the YTD through November 2020 total PTW registrations in Germany were +26.38% at 205,240 units
In market share terms, BMW remains 'Top Dog' in its home market with a modestly reduced motorcycle market share (20.76%), despite somewhat higher units sales YTD at 25,707 units and has six models in the top twenty best sellers. KTM is in second spot (15,196 units YTD), followed by Honda (14,837), Kawasaki (14,419) and Yamaha (12,110).
The top selling model was BMW's R 1250 GS (8,771 units YTD), followed by the Kawasaki Z900 (Z650 in fourth), Yamaha MT-07 third (Ténéré 700 in 7th), KTM 690 SMC, 790 Duke and 390 Duke in 5th, 6th and 8th spots, Honda CMX 500 Rebel in 9th and CRF 1100 Africa Twin in 10th spot.
Last year saw the German motorcycle market grow by +4.38% to 113,039 units, with PTW sales growing by +6.53% to 165,311 units.




Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Drag Specialties News

 Drag Specialties News


Easy-Find Kickstand Extension

 
This Drag Specialties easy-find kickstand extension installs quickly (some drilling required) and includes all necessary mounting hardware. Available with a gloss black finish to complement the finish of the OEM kickstand, it fits '91-'17 FXD models.

M-8 Spin-On Oil Filters

 
These Drag Specialties high-quality spin-on oil filters "are a dependable replacement for most OEM filters - they have a large 900 cm2 media area that is rated down to 10 microns." Filters with nut include a 17 mm hex nut on the end of the filter for easy installation/removal. Available in a chrome or black version, with or without an end nut to fit '17-'20 M-8 models.

Predator II Two-Up







These Predator III 2-up seats by Drag Seats feature a 6 ½" tall driver support and "unique styling." The seat base is 3/16" thermoformed ABS with a carpeted bottom and rubber bumpers to protect the paint. "Molded polyurethane foam and a high-quality automotive-grade vinyl cover provide comfort and styling. The seats are available in Smooth style or Double-Diamond stitch pattern with black, silver or red thread." They fit '08-'20 FLHT/FLHR/FLHRC/FLTR/FLHX/FLHTC/FLHTCU models and will work with all Drag Specialties

M-8 Softail Soft-Ride Driver Footpegs


These stylish footpegs are designed to absorb vibrations to add comfort on long rides. The hollow core, long-lasting Neoprene rubber insert cleats are isolastically mounted on a special chrome socket-head bolt. The pegs mount to the stock footpeg mounts. Available in chrome or black finish for '18-'20 Softail models and the 2020 ELW.

M-8 High-Performance Starter Motors


These all-new (not remanufactured) 1.4 kW high-performance starter motors for M-8 applications have oversized clutch rollers, cold-headed steel idler gears and armature hairpins that are resistance-fused to the starter armature. Black finished, they are available to fit '17-'20 H-D Dresser and Trike models and '18-'20 H-D Softails.

DRAG SPECIALTIES
www.dragspecialties.com

AFT SuperTwins News, H-D to Back Latus/Rispoli for AFT SuperTwins Effort

 

AFT SuperTwins News, H-D to Back Latus/Rispoli for AFT SuperTwins Effort

In race team terms, the first outcome from Harley's decision to part company with Vance & Hines (in favor of direct factory support for dealership AFT and other race endeavors) comes in the shape of confirmation that Gladstone, Oregon based Latus Motors H-D and James Rispoli will follow-up their 2020 Production Twins Championship win by campaigning with factory backing in the senior AFT SuperTwins class in 2021.


"During this past season James showed grit, determination and skill in winning the AFT Production Twins Championship," said George Latus.
"Additionally, he provides great rider feedback, which will be extremely helpful as we move up to the ultra-competitive AFT SuperTwins class. The entire team is really excited to further develop the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R. James is a big part of our program and we're pleased to have him return as our rider for the 2021 season."
 


During his storybook 2020 season, Rispoli seemed in a class of his own at times as he dominated the Production Twins class with a five-race win streak and total of seven victories. "His lap times showed him to be consistently performing at a premier-class level." Based on their best laps in their respective Main Events, "The Rocket" proved to be the fastest H-D-mounted racer in any class in six of the season's final nine races.
"I am very excited to continue with Latus Motors Racing for 2021," said Rispoli. "The team is like a family to me, I am pumped that everyone is staying on board for this year. We know racing in AFT SuperTwins is going to be a huge challenge, but I feel like we can be competitive if we keep on the gas. I am very excited to get to work."


www.americanflattrack.com

Monday, 11 January 2021

NEW - S&S Cycle - Air Stinger High Flow Air Cleaner Kit

NEW - S&S Cycle - Air Stinger High Flow Air Cleaner Kit


S&S Cycle’s Stealth air cleaner kits have been a solid performance addition for the v-twin market since their launch in 2012 and we see them on a ton of bikes. Each year they seem to improve the franchise with a new cover or fitment and we’re definitely liking their latest addition. The Air Stinger takes the existing high flow Stealth air cleaner and replaces the air smoothing stinger with a similarly shaped filter element. 




More filter surface equals a 55% gain over a factory filter in an M8. “Big bore and mod’d engines require additional air flow and the Air Stinger was designed specifically for those needs” states S&S Product manager Grant Hilligass. The Air Stinger is also available with the classic Mini Teardrop cover in black or chrome (hard to go wrong with the S&S Teardrop!) or as a replacement cover plate to update your existing Stealth system. 




The S&S Air Stinger filter element is washable just like the Stealth filters and designed to last for years. Applications for most Harley® Models from 2001 to current.  

Check them out on their site at https//www.sscycle.com/air-stinger






 

Saturday, 9 January 2021

SHOWTIME in FRANCE!! 9th Grand Salon de la Moto Bikeshow March 6th-7th 2021

SHOWTIME in FRANCE!!

9th Grand Salon de la Moto Bikeshow

March 6th-7th 2021, Parc des Expositions, Metz, France

Just received news from "Duckman" Donald Potier, legendary Jet-Dragster Racer and organizer of the Chambley Jet & Dragster Racing Festival for decades. France is fighting to get back on the show-calendar as early as possible starting in Lorraine! Run before the Corona Shutdowns in 2020 and planning to run again in 2021, the 9th Grand Salon de la Moto in Metz is sheduled for the Weekend of March 6th-7th! Metz, situated in the east of France, is also in easy reach from Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg, but it will be seen if the political situation will allow exhibitors and visitors to enter the show. 

Final decision, however, will be made in February, pending on the Situation in Lorraine/Metz. For bikeshow and event, check the websites or contact 

 

Donald POTTIER – DUCKTEAM - + 33(0)6.07.34.90.25 - www.duckteam.fr, duckteam@aol.com

Biltwell Step-Style Adjustable Footpegs

  Step-Style Adjustable Footpegs by Biltwell

Popular Californian parts, accessory, gear and apparel specialist Biltwell's new 'Step-Style' adjustable driver footpegs for Sportsters are constructed from CNC-machined billet 6061 T-6 aluminum with investment-cast 4130 chromoly clevises and 5/16-18 t.p.i. Allen cap mounting hardware. 




They have replaceable stainless steel pins, ball-milled body surfacing for traction on boots or casual footwear, such as sneakers, and are available in polished silver or black. 

 


DRAG SPECIALTIES
www.dragspecialties.com
www.biltwellinc.com

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Perier Motorsport B.V. nieuwe importeur MONIMOTO anti-diefstal smart tracking systeem

 

Perier Motorsport B.V. is de nieuwe importeur MONIMOTO anti-diefstal smart tracking systeem 

 Perier Motorsport B.V. is de nieuwe importeur voor Monimoto: het enige anti-diefstal smart tracking systeem dat je actief opbelt wanneer het echt nodig is! 




Het systeem werkt door middel van een Monimoto GPS-tracker en een Monimoto “key fob” (sleutelhanger). De tracker kun je verstoppen in verschillende voertuigen. Denk hierbij niet alleen aan de motor maar ook aan de auto, scooter, quad, boot, caravan, camper etc. De tracker maakt verbinding met de bijgeleverde key fob.

Wanneer de tracker en de key fob niet bij elkaar in de buurt zijn en ongebruikelijke beweging van je voertuig wordt gedetecteerd, zal de tracker je binnen één minuut opbellen. Vervolgens wordt de locatie van je voertuig gedeeld en kun jij actie ondernemen. Op deze manier beschermt Monimoto al ruim 10.000 voertuigen binnen Europa!

De Monimoto tracker maakt gebruik van een voorgeïnstalleerde SIM-kaart voor internationaal gebruik en een daarbij behorend abonnement om te kunnen bellen en data te versturen naar het verbonden mobiele nummer. De eerste twee maanden zijn gratis, daarna bedragen de kosten € 3,-/maand.

Een aantal kenmerken van het systeem:

-          Snelle installatie (hooguit 10 minuten) middels Monimoto app.

-          De enige tracker die je actief opbelt (binnen 1 minuut).

-          Betaalbare manier van voertuigbeveiliging.

-          Draadloos systeem; geen koppeling met de accu nodig.

-          Onderhoudsarm; de longlife batterijen behoeven slechts jaarlijks te worden vervangen.

-          Monimoto Tech Support dagelijks direct bereikbaar via de Monimoto app.

-          Alle Monimoto trackers worden standaard geleverd met een SIM-kaart en longlife batterijen.

Het Monimoto systeem is leverbaar vanaf 169,-.

 

Voor meer info: https://periermotorsport.nl/product/monimoto-tracker-mm5-2g/

AMA Ice Race Grand Championship Schedule

 AMA Ice Race Grand Championship Schedule


The Pickerington, Ohio based AMA says that "America's finest motorcycle ice racers will have two opportunities to compete for AMA No. 1 plates in 2021, with AMA Ice Race Grand Championship events scheduled three weeks apart in January and February in Wisconsin."
The first event is a Grand Prix-style competition on January 17 that will run in conjunction with the Steel Shoe Fund's annual three-hour endurance race on Kettle Moraine Lake at the Tiki Beach Bar and Resort in Campbellsport, Wisconsin. The course once again will be designed by AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Jeff Fredette
.

Trever Wahr won the 250 cc, 450 cc and Open classes at the 2020 AMA Ice Race Grand National. Photo by Matt Milanowski.


Chris DaRonco, the event promoter, said: "We look forward to providing a challenging 6-plus mile course on Kettle Moraine Lake. We're working on some exciting changes to our program to make the event better than last year and to comply with any state and local orders regarding COVID-19. We look forward to hosting riders from all over and awarding those highly coveted AMA National No. 1 plates."
The Steel Shoe Fund was established in 1997 as a non-profit organization to assist flat track motorcycle racers who have been seriously injured during competition within the continental United States.
The second event, the High Voltage Ice Races, takes place February 6 on a half-mile oval at Miller's Bay in Oshkosh, Wisconsin - the second year that the High Voltage Ice Races will be sanctioned as an AMA Grand Championship.
The event is organized by Ron Brefka of iRon Enterprises, and proceeds go to support pancreatic cancer research. There is no admission fee for spectators, but donations to the We Care Fund are encouraged.
Brefka said: "We again will have spectacular ice racing at a great venue. And while our Grand Championship will be an absolutely great event for racers and spectators, we also will be supporting cancer research with donations to the We Care Fund for Medical Innovation and Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin."
The events will be scored separately, and class winners at each event will be awarded AMA National No. 1 plates.