Saturday, 20 February 2021

MOTO GUZZI FAST ENDURANCE WORDT EEN EUROPESE MOTOCUP

 

MOTO GUZZI FAST ENDURANCE 
WORDT EEN EUROPESE MOTOCUP

 

 


MOTO GUZZI FAST ENDURANCE
WORDT EEN EUROPESE MOTOCUP



De inschrijvingen voor de editie van 2021 zijn geopend, openingsronde in Varano op 22 mei, met dit jaar 6 races verdeeld over vier weekenden. De easy en fun Moto Guzzi V7 bevestigt zijn racepakket dankzij de GCorse Kit en Pirelli banden.

Na twee uitzonderlijk succesvolle seizoenen, blijft de Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance Trophy – het kampioenschap onder een merk voor teams van motorrijders op de eenvoudige en leuke Moto Guzzi V7 III – steeds verder uitbreiden en treedt het evenement buiten zijn landsgrenzen om uit te groeien tot een echte Europese Motocup. In het jaar waarop we het honderdjarig bestaan van de Moto Guzzi vieren, krijgt de Trofee die de legendarische moto van Mandello twee jaar geleden terug naar het racecircuit bracht, een internationale dimensie. Dit verwijst naar de sterke interesse die de Trofee wist te wekken, dankzij de uitstekende formule waarbij de race wordt opgevat als een moment van vriendschap en plezier.

 

De 2021 Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance European Cup, een echte Europese Motocup, die wordt erkend door de FIM, Federazione Motociclistica Internazionale (Internationale Motorsportfederatie), zal hetzelfde format volgen, waardoor een groot aantal motorrijders – sommigen met hun eerste ervaring op de racebaan – zichzelf kan testen in echte motorace, waar ze kunnen proeven van de echte motorsportsfeer van een lang vervlogen tijd in een jeugdige en zorgeloze sfeer. Een eenvoudige en toegankelijke competitie die geschikt is voor iedere motorrijder, dankzij de kenmerken van een lichtgewicht “seven-fifty” van Mandello, de Moto

Friday, 19 February 2021

Buell Motorcycles is back in production in America!

Buell Motorcycles is back in production in America

Buell Motorcycles is back in production in America. The new Buell Motorcycles will launch 10 performance models by the 2024 model year. The exciting models will be representative of the superbike performance and handling expected of the legendary brand. Exciting times ahead for fans of American Motorcycles.

“Buell is back!” said Bill Melvin, CEO. “We are excited to bring Buell back with this awesome assortment of superbikes and performance motorcycles. We start with the fastest American production motorcycles, hand built in the USA, so that’s a nice start! We’re building out those platforms for more touring & adventure models, then we’re expanding our displacements to be competitive with other global brands. The passionate Buell Nation can grow and thrive again.”


Buell Motorcycle upcoming models will include variants for dirt, dual-sport, touring, and cruisers while expanding the line up to include medium and small displacement motors. Buell is also in the initial exploration phases for a high-performance Electric model and is open to collaboration ideas with other companies. The models currently in production are built by hand in Grand Rapids, Michigan and based on the high-performance 1190 platform, known for the innovation of Fuel in Frame, Perimeter Brake Rotor, exceptional handling, and high horsepower.

“Buell is known as the American brand for high performance, innovation, & adventure. Fast is fun again on a Buell. We will continue and expand on that,” said Melvin. “We have already launched a dirt bike with Cipala Racing that won an AMA Championship and Buell will be dominating at NHRA this year. Follow us Facebook and Instagram where we’ll showcase passionate fans, new developments, as well as racers and riders having fun on a Buell. The future will be fast and fun on a Buell.”

EBR Motorcycles acquired the Buell brand in early 2020 and began developments to bring Buell back. Buell will be present at Daytona Bike Week 2021 at J&P Cycles Destination Daytona Mega Store. Visit the Buell booth for gear, to view current models, and learn about the developments of the fast and fun American Motorcycle brand.

Buell is back and racing to the future!

Website: www.BuellMotorcycle.com

Email for Information: Info@BuellMotorcycle.com

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Learn Linkert carburetor repair

 Learn Linkert carburetor repair

Ger Dijkshoorn deelt zijn technische kennis al tientallen jaren met de lezers van diverse motorbladen. Veel trouwe fans lezen zijn artikelen met tips en tricks om klassieke Harleys te repareren en verbeteren. Speciaal voor de oude Harley modellen met een Linkert carburateur heeft Ger een boekje geschreven in de Nederlands taal.


Op bijna 40 pagina’s kun je alles lezen over de geschiedenis, modellen overzicht, afstelling en revisie van deze icoon onder de carburateurs met duidelijke foto’s en illustraties. Zodra het mogelijk is, na de corona beperkingen, gaat MotorcycleAcademy starten met sleutelcursussen speciaal gericht op oude Harley modellen in de authentieke werkplaats van Harley-Davidson Service G. Dijkshoorn te Utrecht.

 Het 'Learn Linkert carburetor repair' boekje is te koop voor € 9,50 en verkrijgbaar bij: Harley-Davidson Service G. Dijkshoorn, Amaliastraat 3, 3522 AS Utrecht (zie de site www.prostreetholland.com voor de openingstijden). Mail gerdijkshoorn@gmail.com 

en via MotorcycleAcademy Johan Horalaan 4, 9681 CG Midwolda (op cursusdata) of te bestellen via info@motorcycleacademy.nl

Opsturen per post is natuurlijk ook mogelijk (€ 9,50 + verzendkosten). Vergeet niet in de mail je naam en volledig adres te vermelden. Je ontvangt dan een factuur per mail retour. Na ontvangst van de betaling wordt het boekje opgestuurd.

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

35th Biker Fest International Postponed to September

 35th Biker Fest International Postponed to September

Lignano Sabbiadoro (Udine,) Italy, 16th - 19th September 2021

For the second consecutive year, Biker Fest International (the 35th) has had to postpone from its traditional mid-May date to September (16-19). In these times when shows and events of any kind, anywhere, especially Custom Bike Shows, have become an endangered species, congratulations to Micke Persello and the Bikers Life team for pulling off what appeared to be the impossible - a delayed but ultimately hugely successful 34th Biker Fest International in September 2020, and they will be hoping for similar luck when they descend again on Italy's Adriatic Coast (north of Venice) later this year.


Having the passionate support of a loyal and enthusiastic attendance does help, of course, and last year regional authorities put the total crowd drawn by Biker Fest at around 90,000 people - a remarkable number under the circumstances. Italians love their motorcycle shows!
No doubt the organizers will be looking to repeat the four days of COVID-secure activities under rigid pandemic protocols that ensured their success last year, even if, by then, a significant percentage of Europeans will have been vaccinated.
Despite the impact that the pandemic could have quite reasonably have been expected to have on custom bike building activity, the standard of bikes in September last year was exemplary - and although, as I write, the arrangements for the next AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building remain a case study in uncertainty, whenever the 'AMD' tribe is able to assemble next, the quality of custom design and engineering that will be coming out of Italy will be as high, maybe even higher, than ever.
The Custom Bike Show - the Italian Motorcycle Championship - had a new location in the center of the Luna Park Strabilia with about 100 custom bikes registered and coming from all over Italy and neighboring nations. 


There were eight classes in total, and those that won a place at the next AMD World Championship included:
Moto Guzzi 850-T5 by Bepy Moto Service (Turin), Buell “Visione” by Debenedetti & Fiordi (Livorno-Brescia), BMW R65E (electric) by Freesound Customs (Pisa), and the H-D “Ghisarama” by Hazard (Bergamo), which took the Italian Motorcycle Championship and 'Best in Show' win. 

2020 BEST IN SHOW I.M.C., H-D "Ghisarama" by Hazard (BG)

Internationally respected former AMD stalwart Penz Custombikes (Austria) gave a debut to a new, refined Bagger called "Razzle Dazzle", and seven kilometers of track were dedicated to all off-road lovers with an Enduro, mini-Enduro and Scrambler Challenge - even garden tractor racing and mopeds had their moment! The track also saw classes and 250 and 450 cc bike rental opportunities from a flat track school.
More than 150 exhibitors of all kinds catered to all tastes and there were presentations from more than a dozen motorcycle travel, tour and adventure riding specialists - plus, of course, bands, American cars (over 400 for a 25th anniversary event), including V8s, and a Saturday evening parade through the streets of Lignano.
www.bikerfest.it

Piaggio Group: Europese leider op de markt van tweewielers met een totaal marktaandeel van 14,2%


Piaggio Group: Europese leider op de markt van tweewielers met een totaal marktaandeel van 14,2%

 

In 2020 versterkte de Piaggio Group zijn plaats als leider op de Europese markt voor tweewielers opnieuw, voor een totaal marktaandeel van 14,2%. Dit resultaat kon worden geboekt dankzij een sterke groei van de verkoopcijfers van motorfietsen en uitstekende prestaties voor de scooters, waar het aandeel van de Groep 24% bedraagt.

Volgens de beschikbare gegevens, werden er 1.455.000 voertuigen met twee wielen (motorfietsen en scooters) ingeschreven op de belangrijkste Europese markten* in 2020. 207.000 van deze voertuigen werden geproduceerd door de Piaggio Group, een stijging van 6% in vergelijking met 2019.

De belangrijkste producten waren de Vespa-scooters en de Moto Guzzi V85TT. Daarnaast noteerden we afgelopen jaar een sterke groei van het merk Aprilia voor de motorfietsen. Bovendien kende Piaggio een opmerkelijk succes op het vlak van scooters.

In de afgelopen dagen is de Piaggio Group gestart met de lancering van 11 nieuwe modellen (vijf scooters en zes motorfietsen) die zijn gepland voor 2021, waaronder de langverwachte Moto Guzzi V7, de Aprilia Tuono 660 en de nieuwe Beverly; daarnaast zal er een nieuwe elektrische scooter van Piaggio op de markt komen in juni.

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Ducati Smart Jacket - with airbag

 Ducati Smart Jacket: the vest equipped with an airbag 

for the safety of every motorcyclist

Ducati Smart Jacket uses the latest evolution of Dainese's D-air® airbag technology and guarantees protection for the rider in the event of an accident or fall

The vest is smart, safe, versatile and can be worn over or under any motorcycle jacket

Extremely ventilated and practical, Ducati Smart Jacket is easily foldable and can be stored in a backpack or motorcycle bags


Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 16 February 2021 - Ducati is continuing its commitment to the safety of motorcyclists, which is reflected in the adoption of the best devices available on the market. In addition to the development of active safety systems on its motorcycles and the promotion of responsible riding courses, the Bologna-based company is also paying great attention to the clothing offered and, in collaboration with Dainese, now presents Ducati Smart Jacket: an innovative and revolutionary sleeveless vest which uses the well-known D-air® airbag technology of Dainese in a version with graphics made specifically for Ducati.


Ducati Smart Jacket guarantees a high level of safety compared to the applicable standards, thanks to the research and technology used in the racing leathers of MotoGP riders. The result is a versatile vest, suitable for every motorcyclist and for all types of road use, available in both men's and women's versions and which can be worn over or under any motorcycle jacket,

ZODIAC NEWS: ÖHLINS REAR SHOCKS FOR MILWAUKEE-EIGHT SOFTAIL

 ÖHLINS REAR SHOCKS FOR 

MILWAUKEE-EIGHT SOFTAIL


Öhlins is probably the best known name when it comes to motorcycle suspension, particularly in the more recent history. Not only you will find Öhlins forks and shocks in expensive high-end sports bikes, Moto GP race bikes and Endurance racers, they are also becoming more and more popular in Heavy Tour Bikes. The S46-series mono shock absorbers are designed as a replacement or upgrade for stock 2018 to present Milwaukee-Eight Softail models, feature an internal reservoir, 46mm piston diameter and an adjusting wheel for the rebound damping just above the bottom mount. 



Now available at your Zodiac dealer, starting at:

Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA           932,00

Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt.          916,00

España, Euro incl. IVA                       932,00

Finland, Euro incl. ALV                      970,00

France, Euro TTC                              921,00

Hungary, Euro incl. AFA                    978,00

Italia, Euro incl. IVA                            939,00

Nederland, Euro incl. BTW                932,00

Norway, Euro incl. MVA                    955,00

Österreich, Euro incl. MwSt              924,00

Poland, Euro incl. PTA                      947,00

Sweden, EURO incl. MOMS              963,00

United Kingdom, EURO incl. VAT    924,00


Links:

These products in the Zodiac Online Catalog:

https://catalog.zodiac.nl/en/searchresults/?search=744634

The Zodiac Online Catalog: http://catalog.zodiac.nl

Where to buy: http://zodiac.nl/dealers

 Part Number Information

 

744634                       Fits 2018 to present FXBR & FXBRS Breakout, FXDR, FLFB & FLFBS Fat Boy, FLSB Sportglide & 2019 to present FXDR

744549            Fits 2018 to present FLHC & FLHCS Heritage Classic, FLDE Deluxe, FXLR Low Rider, FLSL Slim and FXBB Street Bob







 

Corbin Dual Saddle for H-D LiveWire

 

Corbin Saddles

Dual Saddle for H-D LiveWire

Corbin Saddles continues to work on unlikely and adventurous product projects as well as the mainstream models it is well known for.


Last month we featured products the company had designed for the all-electric Zero Motorcycles models and this month, underscoring the pedigree that multiple patent holder Mike Corbin has where electric transport is concerned, we feature this Corbin Dual for Harley's LiveWire.
Described as a characteristically 'Corbin combination' of "form and function, comfort and style," the seating areas have been ergonomically designed to distribute body weight over a greater area. This provides longer-range support and eliminates hot spots.
"A neutralized seating platform helps to hold your body in place and curbs sliding in the saddle. This also helps to relieve rider fatigue by taking pressure off the wrists and knees. For those chilly morning rides, we offer the option of heated rider seating.


"We incorporate a heater unit under the leather seating and a switch on the left side of the saddle (so you can turn it on without removing your hand from the throttle). Just flip the switch and the seat will warm up and maintain temperature automatically." The heater comes completely pre-installed in the saddle and installs simply by integrating the included pigtail - rider and passenger seat heating is controlled via the one switch.

CORBIN SADDLES

www.corbin.com


Yaffe focuses on H-D's new M-8 Softail platform as he rolls into his 30th year

 

Bagger Nation News

Paul Yaffe focuses on H-D's new M-8 Softail platform as he rolls into his 30th year

Paul Yaffe of Phoenix, Arizona based Paul Yaffe Originals and Bagger Nation fame is now into his 30th year in the motorcycle industry.  
The four-time V-twin industry "Trendsetter of the Year" recipient is no stranger to inserting his views on style into any given genre of H-D models that happen to grab his attention.  With the recent introduction of Harley's all-new Milwaukee-8 powered monoshock Softails, Yaffe received a fresh new canvas to focus his attention.  


In a few short years, Paul and his experienced team have managed to create a continuously growing line up of "Fixes," as Paul likes to call them, aimed at enhancing the M-8 Softails. With the Factory's release of an unprecedented eleven introductory models in 2018, Yaffe certainly had his work cut out for him (Paul calls it job security!).  
The company immediately created a shortlist of the common attributes that needed attention across the entire new Softail line.  The list includes losing the plastic side mount license holder, curing the dirt bike look created by the travel that the monoshock chassis creates, and last but not least, ditching the "mouse ear" brake lights and signals.  

Paul Yaffe with a Café Racer-inspired front fender for Sport Touring/ Performance Baggers or FL Softails.

The first result was "The Fix" Rear Fender line that eliminates the plastic side mount and replaces it with an ultra-clean, frenched license frame with hidden LED lights.  
It also features a new fender shape that cures the "dirt bike" look, plus Bagger Nation offers optional 'Lightning Bolt' flush taillights that will eliminate the "mouse ear" taillights - one product, three solutions.

'Lightning Bullet' taillights


The company then took the popular flush mount 'Lightning Bolt' flush mount lights and created super small bullet housings for them, creating 'Lightning Bullets' that still are "laser bright" as well as direct bolt-on replacements for the stock front signals.
The latest idea to come from the Bagger Nation 'Ideas Factory' and Paul Yaffe's lust for details and design perfection are inverted fork adapter kits for custom fenders. These allow you to mount Bagger Nation's line of real steel fenders as well as their new super light Café fenders for Sport Glides, Fat Bobs and Low Rider models. 

'The Fix' rear fender

All that is without mentioning the easy to install Sharknado fairing - a major hit, proving to be a very desirable option for Sport Glides and Fat Bobs, as well as fitments for everything from V-Rods to Road Kings.
Yaffe's M-8 Softail line is in full swing now with new products being added regularly - from digital gauge conversion products to chin scoops, suspension upgrades and M-8 Softail applications for Yaffe's world-famous 'Monkey Bars
.'

PAUL YAFFE'S BAGGER NATION
www.baggernation.com

Sunday, 14 February 2021

IGM Trading BV Nieuws: Stylmartin Synchro laars

IGM Trading BV Nieuws: Stylmartin Synchro laars

De in Italië ontworpen Stylmartin Synchro is perfect voor de motorrijder die op zoek is naar een lichte motorlaars. Door de 2 zijritsen en een verstelbare klittenbandsluiting op de achterzijde is de laars gemakkelijk aan te trekken. 

De laars heeft een anatomisch gevormde zool, dit zorgt ervoor dat de voet volledig ondersteunt wordt en vermijdt daardoor druk op de voetzool. Het bovendeel is gemaakt van een waterbestendig volnerf leder. De voering zorgt voor een waterdichte laars welke ademend is.

 




Merk: Stylmartin

Model: Synchro

Type: touring laars

Bovenkant: water afstotend volnerf leder

Voering: ademend en waterdicht

Protectie: enkel en

Sluiting: rits aan beide kanten en klittenband

Voetbed: anatomisch gevormd en een uitneembare zool

Zool: antistatisch en gripvast

Maatrange: 39-47

Prijs: 249,00

Gekeurd volgens norm EN13634:2017

Website:  http://bit.ly/3pUkqec



Friday, 12 February 2021

Up for auction is the one and only Harley Davidson Knucklehead, the bike from the series of films made by Discovery: "Harley and the Davidsons".

Harley-Davidson - Knucklehead - Discovery Channel: "Harley and the Davidsons" - # 1 of 2 - 1936
Up for auction at Catawiki is the one and only Harley Davidson Knucklehead, the bike from the series of films made by Discovery: "Harley and the Davidsons".

This is one of two specially made for this series of movies. The other is in the Discovery Museum, Wisconsin, and is not for sale.



The first Harley-Davidson "Knucklehead" was a true milestone and one of the most important American motorcycles ever made.
This bike was built from scratch, with only new parts and great workmanship (see videos).

Famous Hollywood actor Michiel Huisman starred in the lead role as Walter Davidson and rode the Knucklehead.




If you are looking for a unique actor engine, look no further. This is him.
It runs great and has an important background. Unique and a must-have for Harley Davidson collectors.



Some videos:
Official trailer of the miniseries: https://youtu.be/hge2aLJj29o
Video of the famous Knucklehead Speed ​​Scene:
Making of, builder interview, Discovery Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmHh6lUjBh8
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZxK4G_imKk&t
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCGWMYDsPeA&t
Behind the scenes, interview with the filmmaker: https://youtu.be/LCrNS_EyoyA?t=114
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewXDMbmQ0Yc
https://youtu.be/ov_5ndj1hvU
Video of the build process: https://youtu.be/aR2MTTIds_A Running motor: https://youtu.be/hLHLDsPQ2NE


First ride: https://youtu.be/ySvWa9wn8AU Brand: Harley-Davidson
Registration papers: with Romanian registration
Model Type: Knucklehead - Discovery Channel: "Harley and the Davidsons" - # 1 of 2 First registration year: 1936 Condition: Brand New
Located in: Romania
Mileage: 100 mi



Buffalo Chip Sturgis News - Gimme All Your Lovin’ and a ZZ Top Announcement, Too!

 

For Immediate Release

Gimme All Your Lovin’ and a ZZ Top Announcement, Too!

 

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is bringing in the ultimate, no-nonsense, make-you-party-so-hard-you-forget-what-planet-you’re-on band, ZZ Top, live on Wednesday, Aug. 11. And as the world-renowned expert in the definition of fun, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is celebrating the announcement and Valentine’s Day by showing love with the fans through internet memes.

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Sturgis, SD (Feb. 12, 2021): While the world is busy getting sucked into a black hole of seriousness, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is bringing blues-rock divinity ZZ Top to the masses as a reminder that good old rock and roll can help bring back their smiles. Festival fans worldwide are getting a ZZ Top announcement from the venue just in time for Valentine’s Day. Since ZZ Top music is about having fun and Valentine’s Day is a time for human connection, the Buffalo Chip decided to play around with fans’ hearts using the great unifier of our time – internet memes. Drawing inspiration from ZZ Top’s hit “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” the Chip is connecting fans with the band through composite photos, gifs, and videos depicting them giving each other all their lovin’ and their hugs and kisses too. Visit the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s social media channels to enjoy a few smiles and hilarious alternate universe fan experiences with ZZ Top. ZZ Top performs Aug. 11, 2021, at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Those who want to get in on the fun and preview the party that awaits can do so at BuffaloChip.com/BANDS.

 

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“The news of ZZ Top coming for the 40th anniversary to perform on the same bill as Kid Rock is about the best Valentine’s present we could think of for the rally crowd,” said Rod Woodruff, CEO of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “ZZ Top makes music for the fun-lovin’ biker, so we’re going to take a page out of ZZ’s playbook and just have some fun announcing them.”

Why is humor and having a good time so important? The Sturgis Buffalo Chip Resident Fun Expert explains:

“This ZZ Top announcement provides hope that the world of outdoor music festivals and real human connection has a bright future,” said Daymon Woodruff of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “Turn off the news. Turn up the ZZ Top and Kid Rock. There is enough bad news going on in the world. We’ll stick to what we do best – having a good time.”

 

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Performances by top entertainers like ZZ Top and Kid Rock are just a piece of what the Sturgis Buffalo Chip has in store for their 40th Anniversary in 2021. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience countless events, including legendary rides, powerful freedom celebrations, top-tier bike shows, white-knuckle racing events, and so much more. Entertainment is free with camping. More announcements are coming soon. See all events at www.buffalochip.com/EVENTS.