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  • Re: Yamaha MT Launch - The Darkside of Japan

    I saw this news yeaterday somewhere..
    2015 Triumpth is going to be very late for the parts.. 250cc won't cut the cake..
    Hope they give a really good machine, that even the 250cc get overseen..
    Fingers crossed..

    btw.. For bikers thinking of buying bikes in next 1-2 years (including me).. Its gonna be a full rock n roll party.. So many mind-blowing choices to choose from..

    Ride safe and have fun.
    Regards
    Nadeem

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      Thats good... So anybody planning to buy bikes in 200-400 cc category should wait till 2016.

      Lot of choices will be there in 2016..including hero ebr and maybe yamaha.

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      • Re: Random abroad News thread

        Originally posted by princesirohi View Post
        Thats good... So anybody planning to buy bikes in 200-400 cc category should wait till 2016.

        Lot of choices will be there in 2016..including hero ebr and maybe yamaha.

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        Sounds good. But then, better than waiting for 3 years, one could buy whats readily available right now and enjoy it till 2016 and then change... What say? Im going for the p220 currently....


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        • Re: Yamaha MT Launch - The Darkside of Japan

          I always think point does it makes if any new brands gets launched here in India and don't get a proper SVC availability through in India ??
          For any service or repair need to travel almost 60- 100 kms !!
          Buying a bike for Rs 2-3L or more is not a big deal. There are plenty buyers in India.
          But only thing that stops from buying is the SVC distance.
          I still remember there was a member here who use to travel some 200kms+ for timely service of his Duke/Ninja one of these model.
          He was from south.

          I feel to buy HD or Hyosung cruisers but HD SVC is some 60 kms odd away and 30 kms odd away to Hyosung, one way.
          So I am little back thinking this.
          But surely thinking on when some SVC comes near by.

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          • Re: Yamaha MT Launch - The Darkside of Japan

            Finally, An Actual Innovation In Helmet Technology


            Motorcycle crash helmets have essentially been the same old thing since they were invented 60+ years ago - an energy absorbing chunk of styrofoam glued into a hard outer shell. Sure, some have better graphics or neato vents or whatever, but that's the basic technology. Now, a tiny company in California is bringing actual technical innovation to that formula, all in the name of reducing concussions that result from low-speed impacts.

            That styrofoam and shell formula is actually really good at dealing with large impacts. The density of the styrofoam (or "EPS" as people with a vested interest in making this stuff sound expensive call it) can be varied with great specificity, allowing controlled deceleration of the head. What it's not terribly good at is reducing shocks from low-speed impacts.

            If you recall the Del Rosario helmet concept (still in progress), it addressed the absorption of low-speed energy with gel inserts between its carbon arches and the shell. This new 6D helmet does something similar, affixing gel between the two layers of styrofoam. It locates that gel between two discs (one on each layer of EPS) that move in six different direction, hence the "6D."
            We asked John Del Rosario to take a look at the 6D design for us. "This is actually pretty neat, separating the high & low impacts is the key," he says. "Gel-type material affixed between two plates is what gives it the multidirectional and damping qualities, I'd say it should fit in great in motocross because of the lower speed type of impacts."
            Traditional Snell and ECE-rated helmets work well in impacts above 9mph, but struggle to provide energy absorption at lower speeds. At 9mph, that force can be up to 120g, double the threshold at which concussions begin to occur.
            The gel dampers in the 6D helmet are designed to provide that low-speed protection, while traditional styrofoam remains to deal with faster hits.
            At 4.5mph, the 6D transfers 49g of force to the riders' head. An ECE helmet will transfer 79g at the same speed.

            Here, you can see the gel dampers located between the two layers of EPS and the gap that doubles as extra ventilation.
            Such low speeds may sound a bit silly, but most accidents on motocross tracks or while riding off-road simply involve falling to the ground. The quoted speeds above aren't how fast you're riding, they're the speed at which your helmet collides with something.
            Other innovations should help boost safety a little bit too. There's cutaways in the shell where the helmet would meet the clavicle in an impact, designed to reduce collar bone breaks and there's padding on the chin designed to absorb energy from either face plants or the helmet ramming into the sternum. As with many other helmets sporting a dirt peak, the screws are designed to shear away on impact, preventing forced rotation of the head. The gap between the two layers of styrofoam made necessary by the gel dampers is also used to flow extra air.
            6D claims there's not a substantial increase in weight compared to traditional helmets, but we'd worry a bit about additional bulk. The outer circumference of the helmet may need to be larger to accomodate that new found gap between EPS layers.


            Sales of the ATR-1 motocross helmet are slated to begin in February, 2013, no price has yet been announced, but the general consensus seems to be that the 6D will be one of the pricier motocross lids on the market. A street version dubbed the ATS-1 is also under development.





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            VJ


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            Triumph Opens Dealership in Bangalore-11 Dealerships planned for India!




            Triumph Motorcycles is an iconic British brand and one of the most awaited motorcycle manufacturers to come to India. Triumph is finally opening their first dealership in Bangalore at The Cash Pharmacy Building on Residency Road. A member of Team-Bhp.com spotted the Triumph banner at the building owned by the Prestige Group.We reported recently that Triumph India is launching their motorcycles for India on the 28th of November. With the dealership just a couple of weeks away from functioning fully we can be certain of seeing the legendary British brand in India. Triumph is also launching their line-up across a total of 11 cities including Bangalore. Triumph is opening dealerships in New Delhi, Chennai, Goa, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Jaipur and Cochin.In the first phase of its launch, Triumph will open dealerships in Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai city. In 2014 It will open showroom in the remaining 8 cities. At Bangalore, Triumph will utilize the spacious showroom for servicing their motorcycles. This might be the case with other cities as well once they roll out their motorcycles.Although there is no official word on the bookings for the motorcycles just yet, it should begin soon after the launch.Triumph India price list as announced at the Indian Auto Expo, January 2012:
            1. Bonneville – ₹5.5 Lakh
            2. Street Triple – ₹5.75 lakh
            3. Daytona 675 – ₹7 lakh
            4. Speed triple – ₹8 lakh
            5. Tiger 800XC – ₹11.4 lakh
            6. Storm – ₹17 lakh
            7. Rocket III Roadster- ₹22 lakh


            Cheers!
            VJ
            Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
            The girl said, 'NO!'


            And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


            THE END

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            • Motorcycle Gloves with inbuilt Bluetooth: xBhp News

              BearTek a company which specializes in making luxury gloves for motorcycling and other extreme sports, recently revealed a pair of gloves that has built in Bluetooth to operate your GoPro Camera, Mobiles and most other electronic devices.

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              The Gloves have a built in bluetooth system which allows you to operate your electronic devices without having to take the device out or even taking your gloves off.

              The innovative design relieves the issue outdoor enthusiasts have suffered from of stopping, taking out their mobile device and removing their gloves to answer a call, change a playlist or operate their GoPro camera. BearTek Gloves operate by tapping thumb to various finger touchpads embedded along the sides of the fingers to send a signal to the media device that is safely tucked away.

              Willie Blount (Founder & CEO of Blue Infusion Technologies) -

              Source: BearTek Motorcycle Gloves with Built-In GoPro Camera & Bluetooth Controls

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              • Kurt Caselli Dies During 2013 Baja 1000

                Kurt Caselli Dies During 2013 Baja 1000

                According to Mexican newspaper el Vigia, American KTM factory off-road racer Kurt Caselli died during the 46th running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 off-road motorcycle race. He was 30 years old.

                Hailing from Palmdale, California Caselli was competing on the 2x KTM dirt bike teamed with Kendall Norman, Mike Brown and Ivan Ramirez. Caselli was nearing the finish of the 833-mile contest when he crashed at approximately 4:55 pm PST.

                The KTM factory squad was leading the Baja 1000 race, when Caselli went down. The live feed indicated the incident occurred at the 796-mile marker, with a helicopter being sent to the scene. A SCORE Racing bulletin announcing the death states that Caselli "died of serious trauma incurred when he apparently lost control of his KTM motorcycle in a sandy, high-speed section."

                Source: Kurt Caselli Dies During 2013 Baja 1000 - Motorcycle USA

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                  Fake Vespas seized at EICMA 2013

                  Chinese imitations of consumer products is not new. It is now learnt that Piaggio was in for a rude shock when Chinese manufacturers displayed imitations of its premium Vespa scooters at the recently concluded EICMA 2013.


                  11 scooters being displayed by seven Chinese exhibitors were seized by the Mobile Unit of the Rho division of the Guardia di Finanza which is the financial law enforcement arm of the Italian military police. The vehicles that were seized had breached the exclusive right constituted by the three-dimensional trademark registered by Piaggio. It protects the characteristic shape of the Vespa and the design of the global and iconic scooter.



                  The fake Vespas being confiscated at EICMA


                  The Vespa is a premium scooter and is available in the Indian market. There are two models here- the Vespa and the Vespa VX. The VX was launched earlier this year in July and is the pricier model of the two. Both the scooters are powered by a 3-valve single-cylinder four-stroke engine that generates 10PS of power and 10.06Nm of peak torque. A disc brake, modified speedometer, new pillion grab rail, beige seat cover and tubeless tyres were added features to the VX. It was launched at a price tag of Rs 71,380 (ex-showroom, Delhi).


                  More recently, at the EICMA, Vespa drew the covers off the new Primavera, which could replace the LX lineup. It shares the base powertrain with the LX series, with a few tweaks, but uses sharp new styling and a reworked frame to make the scooter more stylish. Vespa says there will be 125cc and 150cc 3-valve SOHC fuel-injected engines – based on the LX engines – in the Primavera. The engines have a new crankshaft, roller-rockers and a new bore and stroke to ensure better torque. The spark plug position in the combustion chamber has also been altered in the interest of economy, performance as well as improved cooling and easier maintenance. The new engine is lighter than before.


                  Source: Overdrive.in

                  Cheers
                  VJ
                  Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
                  The girl said, 'NO!'


                  And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


                  THE END

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                  • Islamabad Police ride Honda CBR 250's now!

                    Islamabad Traffic police have been given Honda CBR 250's to help navigate the city in the course of their work.

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                    • Kawasaki

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                      • 2015 Triumph Daytona 250 Spied

                        Its Triumph's turn to take a crack at the 250 segment
                        "Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly."

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                          Now you can get married at a Racing Circuit as the Llandow Circuit in South Wales has been given the go ahead to be used as a venue for marriages! -

                          Circuit Granted Wedding Licence | Fast Bikes

                          How many bikers would like to tie the knot at Buddh International Circuit?!

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                            KTM Duke-based supermoto spied - Motorcycle news: New bikes - Visordown

                            the duke adventure bike maybe??
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                            • CHP Busts Professional Motorcycle Theft Ring, Arrests 51, Recovers $848,140 In Stolen Motorcycles And Parts

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                              • BMW Recalls over 50000 motorcycles for possible fuel leak in America

                                BMW America has recalled 51000 motorcycles after an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about a possible fuel leak. The effected motorcycles are from the period of 2005-11. The bikes belong to the K and R series.

                                The NHTSA started investigating consumers complaints around 14 months back and finally BMW have decided to recall these motorcycles to check and rectify the issue. Though BMW claim that this problem would not pose an unreasonable risk to the rider.

                                Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/07/au...leak.html?_r=0

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