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  • krishna77
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    Sad and unfortunate incident. Though I should not, still can't help but think about poetic justice.

    Sent from my Xperia L.

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  • The Monk
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    Georgia politician who campaigned against motorcycle helmets dies in motorcycle crash

    A Georgia politician who was well known for his efforts to repeal a state law requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets died this week in a motorcycle accident.

    Read here -
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/georgia-politician-who-campaigned-against-motorcycle-helmets-dies-in-motorcycle-crash-10237894.html

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  • B7ACKTHORN
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    Self Balancing Caged Motorcycle



    They call this thing the C-1 and it was developed by Lit Motors.

    Cheers!
    VJ

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  • ArnabC
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    Seriously a nice read.

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  • The Monk
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    A Ferrari V8 Engine in a motorcycle! -

    A Wonderful Crazy Genius Crammed A Ferrari V8 Into A Custom Motorcycle

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  • ArnabC
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    Now that's a fantastic innovation from A Star. Though the reaction should be lowered, but still it's a great thing which addresses the concerns raised by Dainese D-Air, which was designed to work only with sensors attached to the bike and hence making them bike-specific airbag jackets.

    Monk, thanks for the link bhai.

    Divya bhai: As per the article it will not ask you to wear helmet, but it may ask you to wear seatbelts while riding pillion on R15V2.

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  • Divya Sharan
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    Originally posted by The Monk View Post
    BMW and Alpinestars Team Up for Bike-Independent TechAir Airbag Jackets

    Alpinestars has finished testing their airbag jackets last fall, and the TechAir gear was in the last straight line to production, with the Valparaiso and Viper jackets being the first ones to roll out the factory. Alpinestars and BMW Motorrad inked and agreement for offering the TechAir technology as Beemer-branded gear.
    Will the air bags deploy if seat belts/PRS (read helmets) aren't worn?


    Sent from my phone. Kindly avoid it while riding.

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  • The Monk
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    BMW and Alpinestars Team Up for Bike-Independent TechAir Airbag Jackets

    Alpinestars has finished testing their airbag jackets last fall, and the TechAir gear was in the last straight line to production, with the Valparaiso and Viper jackets being the first ones to roll out the factory. Alpinestars and BMW Motorrad inked and agreement for offering the TechAir technology as Beemer-branded gear.

    For the full story - BMW and Alpinestars Team Up for Bike-Independent TechAir Airbag Jackets - autoevolution

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  • tanay
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    Rumours of KTM Duke/RC 250 coming:

    KTM's new Duke 250 and RC250

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  • sparky
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    Originally posted by deepak82 View Post
    Another Italian Company Gets Acquired As ChemChina Set To Buy Pirelli
    Read more at Another Italian Brand Acquired As ChemChina Eyes Pirelli | MotorBeam – Indian Car Bike News & Reviews
    Wow, so this means they will cut down on Pirelli's made abroad and move the manufacturing to China. In all probability India might get Pirelli tyres all made in China two years from now.

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  • deepak82
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    Another Italian Company Gets Acquired As ChemChina Set To Buy Pirelli
    Read more at http://www.motorbeam.com/2015/03/new...t-buy-pirelli/

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  • B7ACKTHORN
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    Suzuki Recursion concept heading for production?

    A JAPANESE bike mag has released what appears to be a production version rendering of the Suzuki Recursion concept.

    The render of the 588cc turbocharged parallel-twin concept, first revealed at the 2013 Tokyo Motor show, is on the front cover of the latest issue of ‘Young Machine’ (YM) magazine.
    It features a number of similarities to the turbo concept, including a belly pan exhaust, two-cylinder engine and half-fairing setup.
    Oddly, however, the front end looks curiously similar to Suzuki’s own 1100cc six-cylinder Stratosphere concept released in 2005.

    The last time YM had a render appear on its front cover was when it released an image of the Yamaha R25 several months before its official launch. It was about as accurate as a computer-generated picture could be and looked identical to what was eventually released by Yamaha. The Recursion is said to make 100hp at 8,000rpm with peak torque of 74ft.lb at 4,500rpm, overcoming the poor mid-range associated with early turbo systems.

    It weighs 174kg and offers 50% better fuel economy than a sports 600, according to Suzuki.

    Check out the website for the pic.

    Source/Thanks Suzuki Recursion concept heading for production? - Motorcycle news: New bikes - Visordown

    Cheers!
    VJ

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  • B7ACKTHORN
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    GM/Tyco to swap Suzuki for BMW

    Martin & William remain with Tyco for 2015.. But with new machine partner, BMW


    ...but neither of them have raced with BMW machinery before

    TYCO'S international road racing team, William Dunlop and Guy Martin, is to remain unchanged despite the move to BMW machinery.

    It was announced that Tyco had split from Suzuki earlier this month and said were looking to 'take on a new challenge'.

    With the confirmation the Tyco have secured BMW machinery with BMW Motorrad UK, they have already seen support from BMW in Germany.

    William said: Neither Dunlop or Martin have raced BMW machinery before on the roads, however William's brother Michael won both the Superbike TT race and the Senior TT last year on a BMW S1000RR.

    Martin added: Michael Dunlop is still yet to confirm his plans for 2015, but it is now highly unlikely he will be back with BMW.

    Source/Thanks: Visordown

    Martin & William remain with Tyco for 2015 - Motorcycle racing news : road racing - Visordown

    Cheers!
    VJ

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  • krishna77
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    Re: Yamaha Launches the Mio 125 M3 Scooter in Indonesia: xBhp News

    The power figures are simply great for a 125cc scooter. Looks unconventional too!
    Hope to see the Indian equivalent of the same.

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  • NewsReaper
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    Yamaha Launches the Mio 125 M3 Scooter in Indonesia: xBhp News

    Yamaha motors launched the Mio 125 M3 Scooter and Blue M3 Core 125 in Indonesia. The scooter was earlier showcased at the Indonesia Motorcycle Show in November 2014.

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    The M3 is a sporty scooter with angular lines and catchy paint scheme that attracts the Japanese market. The scooter carries regular telescopic forks and disc brakes at the front, providing good handling.

    The engine is a 125cc, four-stroke air-cooled unit that produces 12.5 bhp @ 8,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 9.6 Nm @ 5,500 rpm, making it quite a punchy little engine. It lays its power down on to the road with the help of a CVT gearbox.

    Yamaha said:
    The Yamaha Mio 125 would be sold in Indonesia in 6 different colour options and is priced at 1,130 USD (Rs 70,000!), having targeted towards the age group of 17-25, Yamaha expects to sell upwards of 860,000 units by the end of 2015.

    News Source: Yamaha Launches the Mio 125 M3 Scooter in Indonesia

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