Euro Gossip July 2009 — Motorcycle USA

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Benelli 2ue 756

Euro Gossip July

Lots of good motorcycle to start with this for a change, along with good riding weather, which should help sales and tempt a few car drivers two wheels. First up is the latest UK figures for road casualties in has just been published, shows a very positive for motorcycle fatalities and injuries. for Transport (DfT) Transport Bulletin: Road Casualties in Britain — Main 2008) This document is a year behind, but shows almost a hundred fewer were … on Britain’s in 2008 compared to the previous

Despite the welcome news the number is the lowest since (440), it still means 493 were … in 2008. the official figures now show over the same period use has increased over 44%, put another way, mile-for-mile, is becoming safer.

This news is backed up when at in percentage terms, 16% in the number of fatalities is a greater reduction for all road users, where have fallen just The actual number of riders or seriously injured is down while the total number of casualties is 8% down on 2007

The UK’s Motorcycle Industry believes that this fall is a result of many working together and recognizing the of motorcyclists, as well as better training and safer machines. they also point out there is no room for complacency as the will be soon setting new

Vintage motorcycles seem to be a investment with some selling higher than So dust off those classics in garage.

As well as good figures for new machines, interest in the bike market, both for use and investment continues to rise. Auctioneers Bonham’s’ Motorcycle continues to report a lot of positive with a recent sale 98% of lots sold and a total of achieved.

Over 1,000 attended to view the collection of recently found untouched in the of an old bike dealer who had ceased Of the 400 who registered to bid, 200 were new according to staff. Highlights of the bag show the top price was made by a Brough Superior MkI, sold for a premium-inclusive £35,050. too continued to do well with a Vincent Rapide racking up and a circa 1971 Egli-Vincent for £23,000.

While on the earlier bike a 1903 Excelsior Motorcycle made £21,850, a 1905 £20,125 and 1954 Norton 40 Manx cost its new owner It seems bikes are better money in the bank!


The Pannoriaring circuit, near Hungary will play to a Ducati Speed Week by the Italian Motoclub Aquile Seven classes will be run in to a classic event for bikes between 1950 and 1980.

2ue 756 is looking like a reality year with the Chinese moving forward with

The official industry body in the ANCMA has reported a fall of for the first four months of compared to last. In addition also fell by 2.7%, is despite the recent positive made after the 500-Euro new incentive launched by the Government. insiders state that will only really a positive trend in the next set of when it has had time to show an on buying trends.

It is now almost that the Benelli 2ue 756 be available to buy if not by the end of this year, early next, having seen undergoing final Also close to production are off-road machines waiting to be off by the Chinese owners. However, the hub-center steering four-cylinder remains a paper concept at according to sources.

MV is playing down suggestions in Motociclismo magazine that are looking at adding ‘Superscooter’ to range. It seems that an conducted in English with Levatich prior to him moving to Harley became a little specific than his original — that it might be that could be considered in the


Rieju brings a new to the market with the Marathon 125 Pro (SM

Spanish manufacturer  Rieju has launched another new model the Marathon 125 Pro. Available in two Enduro or SM, both are powered by the proven six-speed Yamaha four-valve engine, as used in its own WR125/YFZ-R125 However, thanks to using European components they managed to trim the weight to a 117 kg (258 lbs) compared to the 133kg (293 lbs).

The comes with all the things a new would want for street An alloy swing-arm, 40mm Marzocchi forks, radial twin piston brake 300mm Galfer Wave a PRS rear link suspension with remote reservoir shock and an alloy end can. in Blue or white it costs

United Kingdom 

Royal are continuing on a crest of wave, interest still running in the classic machines despite the to the new fuel injected unit engine. At a recent open at the importers factory in Gloucestershire an 2000 visitors took the to look at the new models, with taking the opportunity to take a test ride on them, to the over 1600 miles covered during these

MCIA hopes to show the how much people enjoy the lifestyle with National Week.

UK registrations have shown a fall of 12.2% the first four months of year. Most classes a substantial fall, aside … machines which rose by 10.9%!

The Motorcycle Association (MCIA) hopes to riders to do more with bikes and their riding and persuade non-riders to take to two by running a National Motorcycle on 13th -17th July a Ride to Work Day on July

“The Association is encouraging all and even non-motorcyclists to participate in an during the week to demonstrate to the press and politicians the number of that enjoy riding and scooters and why they have the motorcycling choice,” said a

Rest of the World

Suzuki’s looks to be a hit in India with a growth in sales.

Suzuki seems to be bucking the trend its GS150R which is leading a sales rise. The company a 33% sales increase for April 13,548 machines finding new

The Japanese press continues to be of various financial releases the big four motorcycle manufacturers.

is now projecting a 30 billion yen group loss for fiscal 2009, ends December, its first result in 26 years, according to the press. Long-term debt has grown to more than 36% of interest-bearing liabilities and the motorcycle has now topped up its working capital loans.

The same source Yamaha’s debt has more doubled to 505.1 billion yen the most in 10 years. Yamaha more from domestic and took advantage of low-interest financing. Due to the uncertain demand for all of motorsports equipment the company is currently restructuring.

Kawasaki is out of the Tokyo Motor show due to difficulties, a growing trend in the industry.

However, rumors supported by applications suggest that the manufacture will be the first to a hybrid machine using and electric power next beating Honda to the market who are known to be on a similar machine. The same suggests that the tilting motorcycle, the Tessercat, also a shown at the Tokyo show in will also become a reality, but with a conventional IC as the motive power.

Kawasaki has announced that it will not be part in the 41st Tokyo Show, seen as the premier showcase, later this citing economic difficulties. just posted a sales of 10.8% and a 66.6% loss in net with predictions of even losses in the forthcoming months, the is not surprising.

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