Tag: Motorbike Tyres

April motorcycle sales up 7.3 per cent year-on-year

20th May 2019 | 0 Comments

“The motorcycle market continued its upward trend in April, with sales up 7.3 per cent ahead of the same period last year and up 9.4 per cent year-to-date”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK. The figures were released by the Motor Cycle Industry Association

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Philippinas Agila Tires aims for manufacturing plant in 2022

1st April 2019 | 0 Comments

The Philippine Rubber Farmers’ Cooperative (PRFC), composed of farmers from Mindanao and Palawan in the Philippines, is leading efforts to develop finished products from raw rubber.

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August motorcycle sales up despite impending plate change

13th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Referring to the latest figures from the Motorcycle Industry Association, Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK, said: “It is encouraging to see that registrations of motorcycles in the UK grew by 9.1 per cent in August from the same month last year”. In number terms, August registrations are always low due to the volume of customers who prefer to wait until September to obtain the latest registration plate on their new machine. As a result of the monthly increase, the year to date picture shows a steady growth of 2 per cent for the first eight months of this year.

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Dunlop SportSmart TT wins Fast Bikes blind tyre test

10th September 2018 | 0 Comments

UK-based motorcycle magazine, Fast Bikes, has named the Dunlop SportSmart TT as the winner of a blind track test of six of the leading hypersport tyres on the market. Testing each tyre independently on the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R1M, Fast Bikes’ Mike Booth considered feel, stability and outright grip on each of the tyres tested.

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Motorcyclists unaware of new battery rules

26th June 2018 | 0 Comments

New motorbike battery laws, effective 1 July, see the most common type of motorbike battery, a ‘dry battery’, become illegal to buy or sell unless customers have a valid Explosives Precursors and Poisons (EPP) licence. The licence costs £39.50.

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Maxxis teases new products at EICMA

1st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Maxxis will be using next week’s EICMA event to treat its fans with a sneak peak at its latest tyre innovations. The tyre manufacturer will be exhibiting plans to introduce its latest ATV and motorcycle tyres to the market. It will also be announcing “exciting new [OE] plans in the pipeline”, and will also be joined by a newly crowned world champion.

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Maxxis-sponsored rider win FIM EnduroGP World Championship

24th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Beta Boano and Maxxis-sponsored rider Brad Freeman has added another title to his name after crossing the finish line in first place on Maxxis MaxxEnduro tyres and winning the Enduro GP Junior Class title at this year’s Maxxis FIM EnduroGP World Championship. For the enduro world championship, Freeman used MaxxEnduro tyres, designed to perfectly fit enduro conditions. The tyre features side blocks, which provide accurate steering and handle aggressive cornering in the muddiest of conditions.

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Superbike World Championship extends Pirelli official tyre supplier contract to 2020

Superbike World Championship extends Pirelli official tyre supplier contract to 2020

28th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli’s contract with promoter-organiser Doma and the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) to be the official tyre supplier to the Superbike World Championship for all classes has been extended by two years to cover the 2019 and 2020 seasons. The technical partnership between the Italian tyre manufacturer and the production bike based series, which started in 2004, is the longest running control tyre supply deal in international motorsport history. The previous contract was due to expire at the end of the 2018 season.

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Moto-tyres.co.uk supports Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

8th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Moto-tyres.co.uk is donating 5,000 US dollars to the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, which supports projects to improve men’s health. On 24 September 2017, tens of thousands of bikers worldwide will once more don their finest threads and dust off their vintage and classic motorbikes for a city tour. And all for a good cause: the event, which is taking place for the sixth time, has the aim of raising money to fight prostate cancer and fund suicide prevention initiatives. Last year it collected more than 3.6 million US dollars, and in 2017 organisers hope to raise over 5 million dollars.

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Delticom’s motorbike tyre retail site, Moto-tyres, offers flexible fitting for new season

Delticom’s motorbike tyre retail site, Moto-tyres, offers flexible fitting for new season

5th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Moto-tyres.co.uk, Delticom’s e-commerce site dedicated to motorbike tyres, is offering a wide range of tyres at the start of the new biking season, with flexible options for fitment. While many experienced bikers will want to fit their own tyres, Moto-tyres said its option to deliver to one of its fitting partners free of charge ensures those inclined to leave tyre fitment in the hands of professionals can use the site too.

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Pirelli enters 10th consecutive British Superbike Championship

Pirelli enters 10th consecutive British Superbike Championship

28th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli enters its tenth season at Donington Park supporting the MCE British Superbike Championship as both presenting sponsor and sole tyre supplier with newly developed rubber to increase the pace. Shane Byrne starts as title favourite, targeting a sixth series crown, but he will be forced to fight for every race by rivals Leon Haslam, 2015 BSB Champ Josh Brookes and ex-World Superbike Champion Sylvain Guintoli. The 25 rider grid features 10 race-winners, and a further five podium-finishers.

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15 per cent decline in January motorcycle sales “reasonable” says NMDA

10th February 2017 | 0 Comments

“Following extremely high numbers of bikes registered in December (10,990) the slowdown seen in January was hugely anticipated. Compared with last year’s strong results, this shows a decline of -15.6 per cent which is, surprisingly, reasonable”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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Avon Cobra tyre OE on Triumph Bonneville Bobber 

Avon Cobra tyre OE on Triumph Bonneville Bobber 

26th October 2016 | 0 Comments

British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph has selected the Avon Cobra tyre as the original equipment fitment for the newly launched Triumph Bonneville Bobber. Avon’s 100/90-19 57V Cobra, which exists within the current motorcycle tyre range, has been further developed to improve performance and is the front tyre of choice on Triumph’s latest bike.

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Good August demand for motorcycles despite imminent plate change

9th September 2016 | 0 Comments

“In what is traditionally a low volume month for motorcycle registrations, it was encouraging to see a strong 4 per cent growth in sales over the same period last year - ahead of the 66-plate change next month”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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Michelin buys Brazilian two-wheel tyre maker

30th August 2016 | 0 Comments

The Michelin Group has acquired Levorin, a Brazilian manufacturer of bicycle and motorcycle tyres. Levorin is a family business which was founded in 1943 by Hercules Levorin. It specializes in the production of tyres for the commuter segment in Brazil. In 2015 Levorin had an annual turnover of 135 million euros and employs 2,000 people at its two plants in Sao Paulo and Manaus.

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