Friday, 30 July 2021

FESTA BIKERS 2021 "TOMORROW IS TOO LATE!"

 FESTA BIKERS 2021

"TOMORROW IS TOO LATE!"


Finally we're here, and if you didn't already know, we'll tell you: #24FestaBikers will be ready!

It will be done with a new format in collaboration with BikerX friends and the news is many, the main ones are:

- not one but two weekends: from 19 to 22 and from 26 to 29 August,

- we have changed the area: we are waiting for you in the Cologno al Serio swimming pool park in Via Fausto Coppi (Galose area),

- motorcycle school by BikerX (discover here https://www.bikerx.it/festa-bikers-24/),

- demo ride with Harley Davidson Panamerica and Harley Davidson Forty Eight 🏍

It will be a different edition than usual but full of emotions, we assure you

Find out all the details on our official website 👉 https://www.festabikers.com/24festabikers-si-fara-19-20.../

Thanks for sharing!

PS: ❌❌in accordance with the covid19 regulations, there is no camping area or concert area 

Thursday, 29 July 2021

GP Products breidt het merkenportfolio uit!

Welkom in de wereld van premium merken!

 Loon op Zand, Nederland, 22 juli 2021 - In 2006 is GP Products gestart met het distribueren van Akrapovič motoruitlaatsystemen in de BeNeLux en later in Duitsland. In 2016 volgde een geleidelijke uitbreiding met de merken Scorpion en KessTech voor de BeNeLux. Deze uitlaatsystemen zijn goed ontvangen in de markt en hebben meer en meer bekendheid gekregen bij de eindconsument. Dit komt door de hoge kwaliteit van de producten, het inspelen op de behoefte van de markt en het hoge serviceniveau waar GP Products bij zijn dealers om bekend staat. Na het succesvol distribueren van deze merken is het merkenportfolio verder uitgebreid. Sinds een jaar heeft GP Products Rotobox en Cult-Werk aan het merkenportfolio toegevoegd. Rotobox levert hoogwaardige Carbon velgen voor motoren. Cult-Werk is gespecialiseerd in custom parts voor de motormerken Harley-Davidson en Indian. De meest recent toegevoegde merken zijn tuning software van PN-Performance en sportuitlaten van het welbekende merk Remus. Remus is

BMW R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental celebrate their debuts in The Cadillac Three’s new music video.

 A world premiere like never before.

BMW R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental celebrate their debuts in The Cadillac Three’s new music video.

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Munich, 29 July 2021. The new BMW R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental celebrate their world premieres like no other motorcycle before: they are starring in the music video of well-known Big Machine Records act
The Cadillac Three and their new song “Get After It”. After various digital world premieres, this is another completely new approach to show a new bike for the first time.

The collaboration with the band from Nashville, Tennessee (USA) came to life just natural. “One of the most exciting things about this partnership is being able to combine awesome music and motorcycles. It was a truly special experience to be the first person in the USA to ride these new bikes for the first time,” says lap-steel guitarist Kelby Ray, who is a passionate rider himself.
 
The video production took place just outside of Nashville in June with director Dylan Rucker leading the high-octane clip. “This was such an awesome experience! While recording the track we tried to incorporate the feeling of getting on that BMW Motorrad bike for the first time while playing a really loud guitar through huge Marshall stacks like we do out on the road. I think we nailed it,” Singer-guitarist Jaren Johnston adds. And the third member of the band, drummer Neil Mason, says: “We’ve had a great relationship with Marshall Amplifiers for a long time and when we found out they’d recommended us to BMW to help launch their new motorcycle with a music video for “Get After It,” it felt like a big ole hell yes for us.”

Riding a motorcycle while listening to music – both fit well together, as they promise deep emotional experiences and intense pleasure on two wheels. It is not for nothing that generations of artists have dedicated their songs to the experience of motorcycling.

“BMW Motorrad stands for the passion for riding, but it’s also about meeting people and being part of the community,” says Ralf Rodepeter, Head of Marketing and Product Management BMW Motorrad. “Both music and riding a motorcycle are just about pure emotion. I can’t think of a better song than this awesome track from The Cadillac Three for this project.” To ensure that beats and basses perfectly complement the ear while riding, BMW Motorrad has long been engaged in intensive development work on its sound systems. With its now agreed long-term partnership with world-renowned British company Marshall Amplification, the innovation and quality of BMW Motorrad sound systems are set to reach new heights.

With the Marshall sound system, the new R 18 Transcontinental and R 18 B offer an intense sound experience. Already as standard both bikes feature a sound system developed in collaboration with the British manufacturer Marshall, featuring 2-way speakers integrated into the front of the fairing. Black speaker grilles with white Marshall lettering round off the classic look.

The Marshall Gold Series Stage 1 and Stage 2 sound systems are optionally ex works to provide even more intensive listening pleasure. Up to 4 loudspeakers and 2 subwoofers with 280 watts of total output provide incomparable sound quality and "good vibrations".

For 60 years, Marshall, originally from Hanwell, London, now based in Bletchley, Milton Keynes (UK), have produced legendary guitar amplifiers used by the world’s best musicians. Since 2012 they have expanded their audio quality into award winning headphones and active speakers designed for music lovers.

“The legendary Marshall spirit and the development power of BMW Motorrad just fit perfectly together. It’s the perfect match,” says Alex Coombes, Commercial Director Marshall. “We’re already looking forward of much more to come”.

With the new R 18 Transcontinental, BMW Motorrad is adding a Grand American Tourer to the R 18 family as well as the R 18 B "Bagger", which is particularly popular in the USA. As with the previous R 18 models, the new R 18 Transcontinental and R 18 B combine the thrilling power of the "Big Boxer" with a classic chassis concept based on historical models, exclusive equipment and a stylish design.
 
The two new members of the R 18 family will be presented on 6 August in Sturgis, South Dakota, USA for the first time to the public. Worldwide start of sales of the new BMW R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental will be in September 2021.
 
You can watch the music video of “Get After It” by “The Cadillac Three” here: https://youtu.be/unY5VmGE86g






 

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Get On! Moto Fest Team AMD USA Qualifier - Get On! Moto Fest Texas Motor Speedway, May 20 - 23, 2021

 

Get On! Moto Fest

Team AMD USA Qualifier -
Get On! Moto Fest
Texas Motor Speedway, May 20 - 23, 2021


With the world tentatively headed towards a post-pandemic reboot, industry veteran Bob Kay and custom bike builder and show organizer Kevin Dunworth operated the first in their program of 'TEAM AMD USA' world Championship of Custom Bike Building qualifiers - hosted by the Get On! Moto Fest in Texas in May.



Builders from all over the USA headed for the Texas Motor Speedway at Fort Worth just a week after the U.S. CDC lifted its travel restrictions and mask mandates - all hopeful to qualify for an expenses paid trip to represent the United States custom bike building community at the next AMD World Championship. The next 'AMD' ('AMD' XIV - postponed from 2020) is presently slated for INTERMOT, Cologne, Germany, in October 2022. 

 


The structure of this competition was 'winner takes all' prizing with trophies for second to fifth places. "As usual, we had some heavy U.S. hitters bringing some amazing builds," says Kevin. "The first thing we did was to have everyone meet for a morning ride on the Friday of set-up. This was a 22-mile ride through the Texas countryside with a medallion handed to each builder for completion of the route.  

Winner: Rick Bray/RKB Kustom Speed, 'King Solomon', 1981 Shovelhead 76 ci

"There is a handicap for any bike that does not complete the ride under its own power - come the judging, it can't get the same full points as the bikes that do complete the ride. So, compared to display only shows, the heat was on and you could feel the tension as many negotiated their custom starting procedures, or kicked these beautiful machines to life.   
"With the test ride done and spectators starting to gather around the area, the unique 'in it together' camaraderie of the now established 'AMD' vibe kicked in with all the builders joining forces to get the bikes positioned and the display completed - helping each other and getting the bikes clean and ready for the crowds. The brotherhood of common goals and respect for each other superseding the underlying seriousness of the competition in a very cool display of shared commitment to the art.
"Once the display was ready and the event officially open, the comments from many industry peers and first time spectators were music to the ears of the competing builders. Mostly there was astonishment that the bikes had been ridden hard just hours before - the ultimate compliment and appreciation of the high standard of design and craftsmanship on show - the ride and the display showcasing the quality of the engineering and the marriage of form and function."

Second place: Ryan Gore/Paper Street Customs, 1978 Harley Shovelhead

Third place: Colt Wrangler, 1977 Yamaha XS650 'Theory Coffee Build'

Bob Kay headed up the chairman duties, with Team AMD USA team member Brian Buttera and Kevin rounding out the three-man judging panel. After the scores had been weighted for the ride, the Peer Group Review Judging (where the builders themselves cast votes - not for their own bikes though!) counted for around 50 percent of the judged score.
"Yes, the weekend saw some tough weather," said Kevin, "and as has

FLYON Rio open-face helmet by Caberg

 

Caberg News:

FLYON Rio open-face

The FLYON Rio is a new graphic version of the open-face helmet by Caberg, Italy. Conceived for daily urban and extra-urban use, it has a durable and robust design and comes in two sizes of composite fibre outer shell (plus a top of the range carbon version).


Features include a wide outer visor with lock system to prevent sudden opening, an anti-scratch visor with anti-fog Pinlock lens, an easy-to-adjust integrated anti-scratch sunshade, and what Caberg describes as "extraordinarily good ventilation with two vents on the top and an air extractor on the back".

The removable and washable liner is made from highly transpiring fabrics and it has a micrometric buckle and helmet-secure ring. The visor features Caberg's 'Double Visor Tech' (DVT) and the helmet weighs in from 1,320 g +/- 50 g for the small fibreglass version, and the same for the large carbon version; even the large fibreglass shell version only weighs 1,420 g +/- 50 g.
Two colourways are available: matt black/anthracite/red/silver and matt blue Yama/white/yellow Fluo/silver.


CABERG SPA

www.caberg.it



Friday, 16 July 2021

ZODIAC NEWS - TEXAS LEATHER WINDSCREEN BAGS

TEXAS LEATHER WINDSCREEN BAGS

 


These leather bags feature a hole in the center of the back to bolt them to the center screw of your windscreen. Available in two different sizes. Small: Height 4" (10cm), width 7" (18cm), 1 1/2" (4cm) deep at the top and 2 1/2" (6cm) deep at the lower side. Large: Height 5 1/8" (13cm), width 10 1/4" (26cm), 2" (5cm) deep at the top and 2 7/8" (7.3cm) deep at the lower side. 


Now available at your Zodiac dealer, starting at:

Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA           33,00

Pure&Crafted Festival returns to Berlin

 

BMW Motorrad News

Pure&Crafted Festival returns to Berlin

Two years after its last event - the final staging of BMW Motorrad Days at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria - BMW Motorrad has confirmed recent speculation by announcing a return for its Pure&Crafted festival concept.


Launched in Berlin in 2015 and initiated by BMW Motorrad, the Pure&Crafted Festival will return to the banks of the River Spree on 17-18 September 2021. BMW Motorrad will once again be the title sponsor of the event.
For the first time, the event will be held in the Berlin trade fair's event-proven Summer Garden, which offers a unique setting in the heart of City West directly under the Radio Tower. "Here, fans can experience the special mix of live music, motorbike culture and new heritage lifestyle. And this year, visitors and music fans can look forward to some truly special live music, with The Hives and Jake Bugg already confirmed.
"Away from the stage, of course, much will revolve around motorcycles and the world around them: in the Wheels Area, exciting custom bikes will once again be waiting to be discovered. But the focus is not only on these unique art objects and their makers, but also on everyone who shares their passion for motorbikes. New heritage culture, fashion and lifestyle accessories will be the focus of attention at the General Store here."
www.pureandcrafted.de

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

R.I.P. Nancy Davidson

 Last night we lost Nancy Davidson.

Always friendly, ready for a joke, smiling. My condolences to the Davidson family, friends and Motor Company.

Seen on this photo autographing my lens hood last time we met in Milwaukee. Nancy will be deeply missed.

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

NEW H-D 2021 SPORTSTER S

 NEW H-D 2021 SPORTSTER RH1250S

The Sportster® S model is designed to deliver a riding experience rooted in the thrill of unleashing extraordinary power in the act of dynamic acceleration, tempered by invisible technology. Stop light to stop light, corner to corner – on-demand torque produces an unrelenting, exhilarating blast of thrust and adrenaline.


SPECIFICATIONS

Model RH1250S Sportster® S Notes
Dimensions
Length 89.2 in. (2,265 mm)
Overall Width 33.2 in. (843 mm)
Overall Height 42.9 in. (1,089 mm)
Seat Height, Laden 28.9 in. (734 mm) 2
Seat Height, Unladen 29.6 in. (753 mm)
Static Ground Clearance 3.66 in. (93 mm)
Rake (steering head) (deg) 30
Fork Angle (deg) 28
Trail 5.8 in. (148 mm)
Wheelbase 59.8 in. (1,518 mm)
Tires, Type Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, radial
Tires, Front Model GT503
Tires, Front Specification 160/70TR17 73V
Tires, Rear Model GT503
Tires, Rear Specification 180/70R16 77V
Fuel Capacity 3.1 gal. (11.8 l)
Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light) 0.8 gal. (3 l)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 4.75 qt. (4.5 l)
Transmission Capacity N/A
Primary Chain Case Capacity N/A
Coolant Capacity 2.32 qt. (2.2 l)
Weight, As Shipped 486 lb. (220 kg)
Weight, In Running Order 502 lb. (228 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 922 lb. (418 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front 359 lb. (163 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear 595 lb. (270 kg)
Luggage Capacity -Volume N/A



Engine
Engine Revolution® Max 1250T
Valves Chain-driven, DOHC, hydraulic self-adjusting lifters, intake & exhaust VVT; four valves per cylinder
Bore 4.13 in. (105 mm)
Stroke 2.85 in. (72.3 mm)
Displacement 76.4 cu in (1,252 cc)
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) 3
Air Cleaner Downdraft intake, tuned velocity stacks, washable filter media
Exhaust 2-into-1-into-2; catalyst in muffler
Lubrication System Semi-Dry Sump
Drivetrain
Primary Drive Gear, 49/89 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 80/34 ratio
Clutch Mechanical, 8 plate wet, assist & slip, 1090N
Transmission 6-speed
Gear Ratios 12.21
Gear Ratios 9.022
Gear Ratios 6.994
Gear Ratios 5.641
Gear Ratios 4.731
Gear Ratios 4.131


Chassis
Frame Stressed-member, high strength low alloy steel trellis frame; stamped, cast, and forged junctions; MIG welded; aluminum forged mid-structure
Swingarm High strength low alloy steel, tubular sections, stamped x-member, forged axle junctions; MIG welded
Front Fork 43 mm inverted fork with compression, rebound and spring preload adjustability.  Aluminum fork triple clamps.
Rear Shocks Linkage-mounted, piggyback monoshock with compression, rebound and hydraulic spring preload adjustability
Wheels, Optional Style Type N/A 4
Wheels, Front Type Aluminum cast, satin black 4
Wheels, Front Width 4.5 in. (114 mm)
Wheels, Front Height 17 in. (432 mm)
Wheels, Rear Type Aluminum cast, satin black 4
Wheels, Rear Width 5 in. (127 mm)
Wheels, Rear Height 16 in. (406 mm)
Brakes, Caliper Type Front: radially mounted, monoblock, 4-piston caliper Rear: floating, single piston caliper
Brakes, Rotor Type Front: single rotor, floating, tower- mounted Rear: solid uniform expansion rotor
Brakes, Front Diameter 12.6 in. (320 mm)
Brakes, Front Thickness 0.2 in. (6 mm)
Brakes, Front is dual No
Brakes, Rear Diameter 10.2 in. (260 mm)
Brakes, Rear Thickness 0.2 in. (5 mm)
Front brake lever free travel N/A
Rear brake pedal free travel N/A
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Standard
Suspension Travel, Front 3.6 in. (92 mm)
Suspension Travel, Rear 2 in. (51 mm)


Performance
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 94 ft-lb (127 Nm) 5
Engine Torque 6,000
Power 121 HP / 90 kW @ 7500 rpm
Lean Angle Testing Method J1168
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 34
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 34
Maximum hill-starting ability N/A
Fuel Economy Testing Method Estimated City/Hwy
Fuel Economy 49 mpg (4.8 l/100 km) 6
CO2 Emissions Testing Method N/A
CO2 Emissions N/A


Electric
Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery, 12V, 12Ah, 225 CCA at 0°F
Charging Three-phase, 45 Amp system (300 Watts @13 Volts, 1200 rpm, 585 Watts max power @ 13 Volts, 2250 rpm)
Starting 0.9 kW electric with direct drive starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp All LED headlamp, low and high beam with signature position lighting
Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop All LED Tail/Stop lamp with signature tail lighting
Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal Lights LED Bullet Turn Signals
Lights, Rear Turn Signals LED Bullet Turn Signals
Gauges 4 inch viewable area TFT display with speedometer, gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, ambient temp, low temp alert, side stand down alert, TIP over alert, cruise, range and tachometer indication BT capable - phone pairing to access phone calls, music, navigation (H-D App ONLY)
Auxiliary Lamps N/A
Electric Power Outlet USB C-Type , Output 5V at 2.4 Amp
GPS System N/A
Reverse Gear N/A
Warranty And Service
Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage) 7
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km)
 thereafter 8















Thursday, 8 July 2021

Two-wheeled wonders from past and present set to roar into Salon Privé

 Two-wheeled wonders from past and present set to roar into Salon PrivĂ©

Motorcycle parade will open the event on 1 and 2 September

Concours d’ElĂ©gance set to celebrate 100 years of Moto Guzzi

Concours entrants can take part in the pre-event Tour Privé

World debut from top custom motorcycle builder Thornton Hundred

Salon PrivĂ© will be welcoming some of the world’s greatest motorcycles to the fabulous surroundings of Blenheim Palace when it returns the first week of September. Whether in the Concours d’ElĂ©gance  or elsewhere on the South Lawn, it will be a showcase for the finest two-wheeled machinery from past and present.

A new addition for 2021 is the introduction of a motorcycle parade to open the event on the mornings of Wednesday 1 September and Thursday 2 September. Entrants will start outside the show field, then parade through the grounds of Blenheim Palace and into place on the elegant South Lawn.

There will also be the opportunity for Motorcycle entrants to take part in Tour Privé for the first time, on Tuesday 31 August. The 100-mile route will depart the Great Court at Blenheim Palace and travel through the spectacular Cotswold countryside, with a luncheon stop at Grittleton House nestled in the picturesque village of Grittleton, Wiltshire.

The motorcycles in the Concours d’ElĂ©gance will be split into three classes. Early entries for the Motorcycle class include a 1968 Triumph TR6C Trophy. An extremely rare example of this iconic West Coast Street Scrambler, it was part of a production run that lasted only from January to July 1968, and which was considered aesthetically superior to the later models. This particular motorcycle has been completely restored to original specification, included twin-leading-shoe front brake and 12-volt electrics.

A fully rebuilt 1973 Yamaha TZ250A – the first of Yamaha’s water-cooled production race bikes – will star in the Exceptional Competition Motorcycles class, while a 1974 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport will do likewise in a class that will be dedicated to the legendary Italian marque, which is celebrating its centenary in 2021.

The judging panel for the Concours d’ElĂ©gance includes some of the most respected experts in the motorcycle world. Writer and consultant Somer Hooker will be joined by broadcaster Henry Cole, historian Dennis Frost, and former racer Steve Parrish. The Motorcycle Awards Ceremony will take place at noon on Thursday 2 September with judges, owners and the Duke of Marlborough present.

Manufacturers and specialists enjoyed great success at last year’s event – which hosted the

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Corbin Saddles introduces new Touring Fairing for Indian Scout Models

Corbin Saddles new Touring Fairing for Indian Scout Models

This Touring fairing for Indian Scout models from Corbin combines Old School visual appeal blended with the Indian Scout styling, along with Corbin's attention to aerodynamic design.
"This stunning fairing looks great while giving excellent wind protection so you can go out and rack up mileage on your Indian Scout. Subtle sculpting makes it beautiful to look at. Another example of form and function expertly combined in Corbin fashion."


The fairing is designed to slip through the wind, creating less turbulence and buffeting, for a quieter and smoother ride than the standard plexiglass windshield design.
Constructed using multiple thermoformed ABS skins, bonded together for a smooth, clean finish and durability, it is topped off with a smoked windscreen for a beautiful, ready install right out of the box. For taller riders, Corbin offers a 10" clear windscreen in place of the smaller smoked one.


Corbin also offers an audio kit upgrade for the Indian Scout fairing. "Using your Bluetooth device as the source, you'll have 500W of power at your fingertips. The dash-mounted controller gives convenient access to most functions, so you won't need to fumble with your cell phone."
Included with the kit is a pair of JL Audio 5.25" coaxial speakers, pre-mounted in the fairing. If dealers get the audio kit at the same time as the fairing, it will come with everything already mounted and ready to go.
The fairing is available in primer, pre-painted a single color or pre-painted two-tone. Corbin's Touring fairing is simple to install with complete directions and all required brackets included.


CORBIN SADDLES
www.corbin.com



Saturday, 3 July 2021

Finse motorfietsdistributeur Duell neemt Nederlandse IGM Trading BV en Duitse Grand Canyon GmbH over

 Finse motorfietsdistributeur Duell neemt Nederlandse IGM Trading BV en Duitse Grand Canyon GmbH over

- Nieuwe logistieke locatie in Hengelo gaat leveringen in Centraal-Europa optimaliseren
- Duits dealernetwerk met meer dan 500 dealers wordt vanaf juli 2021 direct beleverd
- Meer dan 200 merken en 130.000 artikelen "24/7" beschikbaar - drie eigen kledingmerken in het assortiment

 De grootste Scandinavische distributeur voor motorfietsonderdelen en -kleding, Duell Bike-Center Group, neemt de Nederlandse distributeur IGM Trading BV en het bijbehorende Duitse Grand Canyon GmbH over. Het Finse bedrijf zet daarmee zijn sterke expansiekoers naar Centraal- en Zuid-Europa voort, die al in 2019 werd ingezet. Met de overname beschikt Duell nu over een strategisch belangrijk logistiek centrum, dat de snelle en efficiĂ«nte belevering van het dealernetwerk buiten ScandinaviĂ« verder optimaliseert. 


Duell betreedt voor het eerst Duitsland, een van de grootste Europese motormarkten en gaat een 

netwerk van meer dan 500 dealers met het assortiment van zo'n 200 merken en ruim 130.000 
onderdelen vanaf juli direct beleveren. Met de overname breidt Duell haar assortiment van eigen 
kledingmerken Halvarssons en Lindstrands uit met de merken Grand Canyon Bikewear, Premier Helmets en Stylmartin boots die voorheen door IGM werden beheerd. De oprichters en huidige algemene directie van IGM, Arno en Ingrid Gaalman, zullen de Duell Bike-Center Group ook in de komende jaren met raad en daad blijven bijstaan. Alle medewerkers van IGM Trading BV en Grand Canyon GmbH zullen worden overgenomen in de Duell Bike-Center Group.

"Wij willen de beste producten tegen de beste prijzen met de beste levertijden voor onze klanten", 
licht Jarkko ÄmmĂ€lĂ€, CEO van de Duell Bike-Center Group, de bedrijfsfilosofie van de Finse handelsonderneming toe, waarmee de onderneming in amper 40 jaar tijd de onbetwiste nummer 1 in ScandinaviĂ« is geworden. Duell verkoopt dagelijks meer dan 200 topmerken en in totaal meer dan 130.000 onderdelen in ScandinaviĂ«, Denemarken, Groot-BrittanniĂ«, Ierland, Nederland, BelgiĂ«, Spanje en delen van Oost-Europa. "Met de overname van IGM Trading krijgen we een strategisch belangrijke logistieke locatie Ă©n toegang tot een nieuw handelsnetwerk in Duitsland, een van de grootste afzetmarkten voor motoraccessoires in Europa en uitbreiding van het netwerk in de Benelux. Ik ben ervan overtuigd dat we onze nieuwe klanten in de kortst mogelijke tijd zullen bereiken en inspireren met onze bedrijfsfilosofie, producten en diensten", aldus ÄmmĂ€lĂ€.


De Belgische motorbranche specialist en insider, Erwin Van Hoof, die sinds 2019 verantwoordelijk is 
voor de expansie en ontwikkeling van het bedrijf buiten ScandinaviĂ«, zal de snelle en soepele integratie van IGM in de Duell-groep aansturen. "Duitsland is een van de belangrijkste markten in Centraal-Europa. Om onze klanten vanaf de eerste dag de Duell premium service met talrijke merkproducten en kwaliteitsonderdelen te kunnen garanderen, hebben we al twaalf maanden van intensieve voorbereiding achter de rug. We beschikken nu niet alleen over een modern logistiek centrum, maar ook over een professioneel, gemotiveerd en krachtig team met vijf salesmanagers die klaar staan om onze klanten met raad en daad bij te staan", aldus Erwin Van Hoof, Export en Business Development Manager bij Duell Bike-Center Group.

Ook Arno Gaalman, oprichter en directeur van het voormalige IGM Trading BV, is blij met de 

succesvolle afronding van het contract: "Wij kijken uit naar de samenwerking en zijn er trots op deel uit te maken van deze grote en succesvolle distributiegroep. Door de bundeling van de 
Scandinavische kracht en de Nederlandse commerciĂ«le vaardigheden zullen we profiteren van talloze synergiĂ«n. De ambitieuze doelstellingen van Duell passen perfect bij de doelstellingen van het voormalige IGM en ik ben er dan ook van overtuigd dat we samen sneller dan ooit zullen groeien ten gunste van onze klanten, partners en medewerkers in Duitsland en Nederland."
Duell biedt haar handelspartners een uitgebreid portfolio aan met alle noodzakelijke productgroepen die nodig zijn voor het onderhoud en de service van motorfietsen. Daarnaast biedt Duell motorkleding, helmen en alle denkbare beschermingsmiddelen voor de moderne

Friday, 2 July 2021

Silverstone Auctions lot list is rapidly growing for their dedicated motorcycle sale at The Classic at Silverstone Circuit

 Silverstone Auctions lot list is rapidly growing for their dedicated motorcycle sale at The Classic at Silverstone Circuit

1982 Harris F1 Suzuki XR69 Replica

1983 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica

1995 Ducati 900SS SP

1974 Kawasaki H2B Mach IV 750

Silverstone Auctions next sale is The Classic at Silverstone with their dedicated motorcycle sale on Friday 30th July. Silverstone Auctions are welcoming back bidders and enthusiasts into the room for their flagship sale.


Included in the line-up is this c.1982 Harris F1 Suzuki XR69 Replica This is one of a batch of frames which was built by Harris in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This exceptional bike was sold to Steve Wheatman of Team Classic Suzuki who had Maria Costello ride it with success at the Manx GP in 2010 to 2012. Maria raced it again at CRMC events and in South Africa. In running order and ready to compete, it is estimated at £13,000 - £15,000.


Another exceptional bike is this 1983 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica. This is a lovely classic MHR, with the correct numbers and still in its original paint. This smart Ducati celebrated Mike Hailwood’s 1978 TT win by producing the MHR from 1979 – 1986 and is still in good running order. With a recent service, this is a very collectable, UK-registered example with a V5c and is estimated at £14,000 – 16,000.

Mark Bryan, motorcyclist specialist for Silverstone Auctions, added “We already have a superb line-up of motorcycles with more going live on our website every day. Our catalogue closes on Monday 12th July for this auction, don’t miss your chance to submit your motorcycle for this dedicated sale at one of our biggest events.”

Also going under the hammer on Friday 30 July is this 1995 Ducati 900SS SP. This is a limited edition 900SS SP, which is the US equivalent of the Superlight model and is rare in the UK. This super quick example has benefitted from some carbon fibre bits, adjustable Showa suspension and an aluminium swingarm. The 1995 Ducati is an original example, very collectable and described by Silverstone Auctions’ vendor as in ‘immaculate condition’. Estimated at £9,000 – £10,000.

The last of the four motorcycles to be previewed is this 1974 Kawasaki H2B Mach IV 750. Presented in a striking colour combination of Black and Candy Purple, this Kawasaki motorcycle has correct numbers and is UK registered from new. With 74bhp and 126 mph in 1972,