Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Norton Motorcycles supports student electric motorcycle research with University of Warwick

 Norton Motorcycles supports student electric motorcycle research with University of Warwick

Norton Motorcycles engineers have supported students at WMG, University of Warwick to develop a TT capable electric racing motorcycle, named ‘Frontier’


This includes donating a high performance bike frame and data to students undertaking research into study of electric motorbikes at WMG, University of Warwick

Students adapted the sports bike platform to run a specially developed electric powertrain rated with a power output of 160kW/201bhp and 400Nm torque

Immersion-cooled 16kWh battery pack is the first of its kind for application on a motorcycle, with battery cases manufactured using advanced laser-welding technology to deliver structural integrity and maximise reliability and repeatability

The Norton Motorcycle Co Ltd. is proud to support students at the University of Warwick who are researching the future of electric racing motorcycles. The group of students undertaking the project are aided by the donation of a sports bike frame by Norton Motorcycles, which has been adapted by the student team to be fitted with an electric powertrain, with batteries and control systems designed in-house.

The group of 13 students at WMG, University of Warwick – made up of cross-functional team from first- to final-year degree students, with the support of some EngD students – are joined by a selection of leading academics, engineers and researchers representing WMG, at the University. On-campus research has been reinforced with input, support, mentoring and technical guidance from Norton’s own designers and engineers, further to the supply of the frame.

The research team supported by WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult have developed an electric motorcycle powertrain, using a high performance sports frame as a platform. The motorcycle developed using this frame has been called the Frontier. The electric powertrain designed to work in the Norton frame is rated with a power output of 160kW or 201bhp, and delivering 400Nm of torque from a standing start. The acceleration and speed characteristics of the electric bike in motion roughly translate into a combustion-engine equivalent of around 900cc to 1,000cc.

The electric motor draws power from an immersion-cooled battery pack that has been designed and tested by the students and is the first of its kind for application in an electric motorcycle. The battery with a capacity of 16 kWh is designed to last longer with the application of robust thermal management strategies, while also allowing for larger short term power peaks required by a

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Harley Takes a One-Two at Second King Of The Baggers Round

2021 King Of The Baggers

Harley Takes a One-Two at Second King Of The Baggers Round

If Kyle Wyman felt under any pressure going into round two of the 2021 King Of The Baggers 3-race series, it didn't show as he managed to channel it into giving the H-D Screamin' Eagle factory team its first series win after his second place to the S&S/Tyler O'Hara Indian Challenger at Road Atlanta.


Racing at Road America (Plymouth, Wisconsin - just up the road from Milwaukee) on June 13th, Wyman started from pole and led all the way to the checkered flag; the Motor Company swept the podium with new recruit Travis Wyman second and Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson's Hayden Gillim finishing third.
The championship leader coming into the Road America weekend was Mission Foods S&S Cycle Indian Challenger's Tyler O'Hara, but the Californian's Indian suffered a mechanical problem while trailing Kyle Wyman.





"It's amazing," Wyman said. "There was (Harley-Davidson's) Bill Davidson congratulating me in victory lane, and the who's-who of the Motor Company was here to see it. I think they gave away 200 tickets to employees this weekend. There were people that came out specifically just to watch this race - so to get it done here in Harley's backyard is just an incredible feeling.
"Those guys deserve it. They work so hard. Harley has put a pretty large number of people on this project full-time. They were told, look, this is racing. You don't punch out at 5 o'clock. Those guys are putting in the hours and putting in the extra time, and it's all paying off. It's amazing also to have my brother finish second."
It wasn't a day of unalloyed joy for Wyman though - later that same day he broke his left arm, crashing while running seventh in the 12-lap MotoAmerica HONOS Supersport Race Two, going into the chicane on his Panera Bread KWR Ducati Panigale V4 R. Wyman was placed eighth in the Supersport championship table for the season so far before crashing and will likely now need surgery. 


Following this second round of the three-race KOTB series, Wyman leads the standings, ahead of Vance & Hines' Hayden Gillim in second, and Frankie Garcia third on the Roland Sands Design Indian Challenger.
The next MotoAmerica race is June 25-27 at Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington. The third and final round of the King Of The Baggers series will take place July 9-11 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

The Krauts are riding again: „Chicken Bike Run“ at H-D Wurzburg!

The Krauts are riding again:

„Chicken Bike Run“!

 June 11th to 27th 2021, Grossheubach/Germany: Harley-Davidson Wuerzburg stages successful After-Corona Biker event!



2021_CCE_June_14_ChickenRun_R&R

 17 Days of testing the new Harley-models and party again!


Christoph "Chicken" Repp with one of the bikes from his "classic" collection. 

With a solid one and a quarter year in "Corona" mode and "locked down" for more than half a year, Saturday June 12th witnessed an almost surreal scene in Grossheubach/Franconia, situated somewhat on the state line to Hessen and part of what was one of the german states raising the strictest Corona limitations. Hundreds, through the weekend thousands of bikes arrived from surrounding states and counties to one of the first biker-meetings allowed on Bavarian soil: The Harley-Davidson Würzburg-Village "Chicken Run".


Early afternoon: Parking outside the Noodle production facility becomes crowded. 



It was a huge risk to plan a massive event of this scale – especially with the conservative state government of Bavaria acting as the "toughest" Corona-fighters of Germany – but it finally did pay off! Insiders and customers of HD Wuerzburg know the event for year and know the route. Few outsiders know that Christoph "Chicken" Repp, owner of HD Wuerzburg Village at Hettstadt outside Wuerzburg also owns a stylish and popular noodle manufacturing business at Großheubach, just outside the scenic middle-age jewel of Miltenberg on the Main river, at this route dividing the hessian "Odenwald" forest from the Spessart mountains, both home of many fairy tales. The event has been staged for many years, but the 2021 version is somewhat special: Lasting 17 (!!) days and including daily Harley-Davidson Demo Ride tours from Hettstatt to Großheubach and back - an approx. 120+ km round trip through some of the most scenic (and empty!) motorcycle roads Germany can offer! June 11th to 13th, the party started with several HD Wuerburg partners being present, namely exhaust specialists Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde, Kess Tech, handlebar manufacturer "Custom Hands" and Hamburg's Leather craftsmen "Sir Leder Michel". 




HD Wuerzburg Custom with rare 1932 race motor. 

With only 500 visitors allowed "on site" during the day – and the same amount to be seated for the nights AC-DC cover band, the place was never "packed", but a steady stream of visitors came and went all day, thanks also to the great riding weather. Repp had exhibited some of the "classics" and also custombikes from his outstanding collection, US-Car visitors added to the event riding into the well-prepared eventside. As "check-ins" by local authorities were to be expected, everybody was eager to fullfill the given rules and regulations, no matter how surreal they sound anyway in a time when the infection rate is hitting summer-bottom again. 


Rebuild from parts: One of Christoph's first Custombikes!

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Motorcycle Storehouse News - ROEG - 2021 collection

 

Motorcycle Storehouse News

ROEG - 2021 collection

Motorcycle Storehouse presents the new "old school" ROEG brand collection of helmets and goggles.

'JETTSON', the new "old school" kit of ROEG


The latest addition to the ROEG helmet line-up is the 'JETTSON' - handmade in a four-size PolyFibre shell with a "super comfortable woven liner - so it sits nice and low on the head. Tested and approved to the highest ECE-R22.05 standard, it comes complete with padded chin strap, classic double D-ring closure and small peak - plus, brass rivets for visors/shields and a wide, rough trim with a leather lining gives the 'JETTSON' that distinguished 70s vibe."
The matching 'JETTSON' "old school" moto goggles "fuse vintage moto design with modern styling and technology for a timeless look with 'next level' performance." The goggles meet the CE EN1938:2010 regulations applicable to motorcycle use. The chrome retro goggle frame is finished with 100% premium cowhide and fitted with a grey anti-scratch lens and a 35 mm woven strap.


The ROEG 13 1/2 Skull Buckets 'JETT' helmet


Designed in collaboration with the editors at '13 and a Half' magazine, ROEG has also produced "an incredibly special of-the-moment 'JETT' Skull Buckets collection - also featuring chrome trim and contemporary features such as the multi-size CE approved PolyFibre outer shell and luxury liner.


The ROEG 'JETTSON' "old school" moto goggles



In other news, the new Motorcycle Storehouse Lifestyle 2021 catalog is "the one to have when you're in to something ... different". It includes a wide selection of over 10,000 products that are "fashionable, stylish, practical, non-practical or a combination of these properties" - helmets, visors, goggles, gloves, jackets, vests, hoodies, jerseys, sweatshirts, T-shirts, tank tops, overalls, jeans, riding pants, work pants, aprons, shorts, shoes/boots, socks, caps, beanies, tunnels, scarfs, luggage bags, tool rolls, back packs, pins, signs, key fobs, patches, stickers and more from fine brands. 


New brands added to the 2021 catalog include Coleman, Roland Sands, Bobby Bolt and new collections of Roeg and 13.5.
 


MOTORCYCLE STOREHOUSE BV
www.motorcyclestorehouse.com

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Harley to Rebuild 'Hometown Rally'

 Harley-Davidson to Rebuild 'Hometown Rally'

Harley has announced Labor Day Weekend (September 2-6, 2021) for an "all new" 'Hometown Rally' at the Harley Museum that promises to be "a bigger, better biker bash with music and special events."

Harley to Rebuild 'Hometown Rally'

Described as a "celebration of moto-culture," it will be centered in Milwaukee, "the city where it all began for the Motor Company," with the museum campus serving as a central rally point for events taking place at that downtown site and at six surrounding Harley dealerships."
Jochen Zeitz, chairman, president and CEO is quoted as stating: "The 'Hometown Rally' is an event no Harley-Davidson fan will want to miss. It will be a celebration of all things Harley, a chance to reconnect with other riders who share the desire for adventure, freedom and community that is the real heart of the Harley-Davidson experience."


Throughout the weekend, the 20-acre museum campus "will host the party of the summer, with free live concerts on three consecutive nights, food and beverage sites, stunt exhibitions and skills demonstrations, MY2021 demos, and motorcycle showcases hosted by Born Free and V-Twin Visionary. The Museum will be open for general admission during the event."
H.O.G. member check in will be hosted at the museum and each of the six participating dealerships - House of H-D (Greenfield), Milwaukee H-D (Milwaukee), Suburban Motors H-D (Thiensville), Uke's H-D (Kenosha), West Bend H-D (West Bend) and Wisconsin H-D (Oconomowoc).



Friday, 4 June 2021

HIGHSIDER(TM) Custom Motorcycle Components Now Available in the USA


HIGHSIDER(TM) Custom Motorcycle Components Now Available in the USA

German Engineered – For whatever you ride!

(Morgan Hill, CA, June 4, 2021) -- Paaschburg & Wunderlich USA, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the leading European distributor, announces the launch of its premium Highsider brand for the North American market.


Featuring modern styling, efficient technology, and superior quality, the initial product launch includes mirrors, headlights, turn signals, taillights, and related accessories such as handlebar weights, handlebar grips and load equalizers. 

High functionality, innovative design, and value for price paid are the brand’s hallmarks. Most Highsider components are TUV or EC-Approved, a certification not necessary in the U.S. but an indication of Highsider‘s rigorous testing and quality stance.



Founded in 2008 by Paaschburg & Wunderlich GmbH, Highsider is Europe’s market leader for innovative lighting technology and high-quality motorcycle accessories. According to company Co-owner and CEO, Dr. Oliver Moosmayer, this expansion

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Mick Grant’s North West 200-winning Heron Suzuki XR69 racer set to be auctioned

 Mick Grant’s North West 200-winning Heron Suzuki XR69 racer set to be auctioned

  • Highly original and period-correct factory Suzuki XR69 motorcycle raced and owned by road racing legend Mick Grant to be auctioned online by Car & Classic
  • Winner of the North West 200, second at Isle of Man TT and Macau GP with lap record at Donington
  • Rare opportunity to acquire racing motorcycle with provenance from the rider who has owned the ‘bike for over 35 years
  • Auction on Car & Classic ends on June 26th

Motorcycle fans will have the rare opportunity to acquire a period correct, ex-works Heron race 1982 Suzuki XR69 from legendary seven-time TT winner Mick Grant when it is auctioned by Car & Classic ending on June 26th.


Retaining every magnesium or titanium ‘nut, bolt and washer’ since its handover from an appreciative Suzuki to the retiring racer in 1985, the machine, is according to Grant, one of only six genuine 130bhp XR69 produced. Today, historians believe this example is one of just three known to still exist and the actual machine on which he secured the 1982 North West 200 victory on the challenging 8.970-mile circuit comprising closed public roads in Northern Ireland.

The XR69 made an immediate impact in both road racing and circuits when it debuted in 1980, beating the once mighty Honda CB900s. This factory machine, first ridden by Grant in ‘82, still wears its period and original Heron Suzuki livery, flecked with stone chips and light scuffs from its successful and documented on track career. Unusually for a racing machine, it remains exactly as it last raced and retains its dry clutch, rare triple barrel magnesium carburettors, hand-finished billet forks and twin spark plugs that Grant says form the optimum specification for the 1000cc machine that featured in the 1982 Shell film You're on Your Own - From Bray to Governor's.


For motorcycling enthusiasts, Grant should need no introduction. Having participated in every Isle of Man TT from 1970 to 1984, he is a seven-time TT winner with further success in GP racing notching up three wins alongside a string of podiums and fastest laps alongside other notable road racing victories including Macau. Grant retired from his racing career in 1985, a year in which he was still winning TTs, and to commemorate this he was gifted this special bike from the Suzuki works team. To-date it has only had one previous privateer owner, Mick Grant.

Since receiving the XR69, Grant has demonstrated it at Spa and even won a race on it in South Africa Classic TT, and is selling it due to lack of use. Most recently it has been a major attraction at the motorcycle museum on the Isle of Man. Mick believes that there’s only a handful of people who have ridden his bike including himself and Alan

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

ZODIAC NEWS - 5 3/4 INCH ODYSSEE BOTTOM MOUNT LED HEADLIGHTS

 5 3/4 INCH ODYSSEE BOTTOM MOUNT LED HEADLIGHTS

EU approved 5 3/4" (146mm) diameter LED headlight with High Intensity Hi- and Low beam and position light. Has a heavy-duty reinforced bottom mount and comes prewired. 


Now available at your Zodiac dealer, starting at:

Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA                       381,00

Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt.          375,00

España, Euro incl. IVA                       381,00

Finland, Euro incl. ALV                      397,00

France, Euro TTC                              377,00

Hungary, Euro incl. AFA                    400,00

Italia, Euro incl. IVA                            384,00

Nederland, Euro incl. BTW                381,00

Norway, Euro incl. MVA                    391,00

Österreich, Euro incl. MwSt              378,00

Poland, Euro incl. PTA                      388,00

Sweden, EURO incl. MOMS                        394,00

United Kingdom, EURO incl. VAT    378,00

 


Links:

These products in the Zodiac Online Catalog:

https://catalog.zodiac.nl/en/searchresults/?search=160154

 

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

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

 


Part Number Information

160154            Odyssee LED headlight with gloss black housing and rim

160155            Odyssee LED headlight with chrome housing and rim




Motorcycle Storehouse ROEG - 2021 Collection

 

Motorcycle Storehouse

ROEG - 2021 Collection

Motorcycle Storehouse presents the new "old school" ROEG brand collection of helmets and goggles.


'JETTSON', the new "old school" kit of ROEG




The latest addition to the ROEG helmet line-up is the 'JETTSON' - handmade in a four-size PolyFibre shell with a "super comfortable woven liner - so it sits nice and low on the head. Tested and approved to the highest ECE-R22.05 standard, it comes complete with padded chin strap, classic double D-ring closure and small peak - plus, brass rivets for visors/shields and a wide, rough trim with a leather lining gives the 'JETTSON' that distinguished 70s vibe."

The ROEG 'JETTSON' "old school" moto goggles


The matching 'JETTSON' "old school" moto goggles "fuse vintage moto design with modern styling and technology for a timeless look with 'next level' performance." The goggles meet the CE EN1938:2010 regulations applicable to motorcycle use. The chrome retro goggle frame is finished with 100% premium cowhide and fitted with a grey anti-scratch lens and a 35 mm woven strap.

The ROEG 13 1/2 Skull Buckets 'JETT' helmet


Designed in collaboration with the editors at '13 and a Half' magazine, ROEG has also produced "an incredibly special of-the-moment 'JETT' Skull Buckets collection - also featuring chrome trim and contemporary features such as the multi-size CE approved PolyFibre outer shell and luxury liner.



MOTORCYCLE STOREHOUSE BV
www.motorcyclestorehouse.com

Drag Specialties News

 Drag Specialties Additions


Easy-Find Kickstand Extensions


 

Drag Specialties says that these easy-find kickstand extensions "are what you need to make hard-to-reach kickstands easier to operate. Installs quickly (some drilling required) and includes all necessary mounting hardware." They are available in a black finish and for '07-'17 FLST and '86-'21 XL models.

Predator III Seats for Softails


 
Drag Specialties Seats' Predator III seats are now available for '06-'10 FXST, '07-'17 FLSTF and '08-'11 FLSTSB models. They feature a 7" tall driver support with molded polyurethane foam interior and a thermoformed ABS seat base with a carpeted bottom and rubber bumpers. "The high-quality automotive-grade vinyl cover is available in Smooth or Double Diamond stitch with black, silver or red thread and measures 30" L (14" x 11 1/4" W front) (10 1/2" L x 6 1/2" W rear).


Intake Manifold Flange Kits


These replacement intake flange kits are made from die-cast material with a silver base color and choice of chrome or zinc finish. The kits include two flanges with NBR or Viton seals and four screws and fit '06-'17 Twin Cam models; they replace OEM part numbers 26993-06 and 26995-86B. 


Backrest Docking Kits



These 4-point docking kits are made of steel and include all hardware for a fast and easy installation, with choice of chrome or black finish. The kits fit '14-'21 FLHT/FLHR/FLTRX/FLHX models.

Premium 80W-140 Synthetic Transmission Oil

 
This Drag Specialties Premium full synthetic 80W-140 transmission oil is highly recommended for use in 4-, 5- and 6-speed Big Twin transmission. "Specifically formulated for high-performance gearboxes, its exceptional extreme pressure additive package provides excellent wear protection and durability. Specifically blended for hot weather applications, the viscosity of this product protects components across a wide range of temperatures. While providing smooth shifting operation across all rpm, this USA made oil meets and exceeds API GL-5/MT-1 service rating.

DRAG SPECIALTIES
www.dragspecialties.com