Exide Technologies has announced a sponsorship deal with Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS in this season’s MotoGP championship. The company says it views this new arrangement, which will expose Exide to a potential audience of millions around the world, as an “attractive marketing proposition.” As part of the sponsorship deal, the Exide logo will appear on Franco Morbidelli’s bike, team livery and in team promotional material.
As of 2019, fans of motorcycle racing will be able to follow an all-electric series, with protagonists in the upcoming FIM Moto-e World Cup dispensing with internal combustion entirely. Dorna Sports has announced that Michelin will act as official tyre supplier to the series.
Stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert, Tracker, is urging motorbike owners to take greater steps to protect their vehicles, as the latest Home Office Crime Report announces that motorcycle theft is on the rise across the UK.
Figures from the Motor Cycle Industry Association show that UK registrations for 2015 were the highest for 33 years. “Consumer confidence and a stronger economy are just a few of the factors that contributed to boosted motorcycle registrations in 2015”, said Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.
Figures released by the Motor Cycle Industry Association show that, in October, sales of motorcycles were 14.2 per cent higher than the same month last year, at 8,504 registrations. The year to date figure was 102,229 registrations; 12.4 per cent up on the same period for 2014; in total 1059 more new machines were registered […]
Commenting on the release of figures from the Motor Cycle Industry Association for new motorcycle registrations in August, Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK, said: “In what is traditionally a slow volume month for motorcycle registrations, it was encouraging to see a healthy 13.9 per cent growth in sales, ahead of the 65-plate change next month.”
Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe has appointed of Xavier Fraipont to the position of managing director, motorsport and motorcycle EMEA. Fraipont, formerly director, consumer tyre technology EMEA, replaces Sanjay Khanna, who has been appointed consumer sales and marketing director for emerging markets.
Figures from the Motor Cycle Industry Association show that, in June, registrations of scooters and mopeds were down -7.8 per cent compared with June 2014, at 846 units. However, June motorcycle registrations were up 21.6 per cent year on year at 12,282 units. Overall, two-wheeler sales in June 2015 rose 19.2 per cent.
The year to date registration figures are encouraging too, with the sector showing sales over the first six months of 60,965 machines; a 12.9 per cent rise over the first half of 2014.
Dunlop has launched TrailSmart, a tyre designed for modern adventure bikes and riders. The brand said the new tyres have “exceptional” wet and dry grip, improving handling both on and off-road, along with increased mileage. The tyre builds on the achievement of the DunlopTrailmax TR91 tyre, tailored for the evolving adventure bike segment.
“It is encouraging to see that the motorcycle market has got off to a positive start, with dealers reporting an 11 per cent increase in January registrations”, said Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.
Upon announcing its projected figures for new registrations in the UK this year, the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) has voiced the expectation that the return to growth seen in 2014 will continue. “We estimate around 109,990 units will be sold during 2015, which is a similar growth rate to the one we enjoyed in 2014 – around ten per cent,” commented MCIA CEO Steve Kenward. “With Motorcycle Live attendance up ten per cent too, and growth every single month during 2014, we feel confident we have turned a corner.
“It is extremely positive to see that motorcycle registrations in 2014 were at their highest since 2009, suggesting that the improving economic recovery is finally having a positive effect on bike sales”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.
The BMW S 1000 XR, launched at the 2014 EICMA show in Italy this month, is the first series model to receive Continental’s newly-enhanced Motorcycle Integral Brake (MIB) system. The latest version of MIB builds on the motorcycle anti-lock braking system Continental has manufactured for more than a decade by adding an optimised curve braking function that facilitates safer braking in curves.
“September marked another stable month with a 6.4 per cent growth for the motorcycle market.” said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK. In total, 757 more machines were registered in September 2014 than in September 2013, however it was expected there would have been a higher demand on the back of the new 14-plate change.
The 2015 Freeride E has been officially launched in Saalbach/Hinterglemm, Austria. The ultra-innovative, electrically powered offroad machine, will be available in two versions and reach the dealers in a matter of weeks. The machines will cost around £10,000.