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Wednesday
Jan102018

Zero Motorcycles announces learner friendly 11kW Zero DS ZF14.4

New model offers extended battery range and can be ridden by riders on provisional motorcycle licence

Zero Motorcycles, the global electric motorcycle sales and innovation leader, today announced the release of a longer range 11 kW Zero DS. The new model is designed for dual sport oriented riders whose licences limit their motorcycle options to 125cc or less. The 11kW Zero DS can be ridden by riders with a full A1 motorcycle licence, or by learners who have passed their compulsory basic training (CBT).
 
With twice the battery capacity of the DS ZF7.2 version, the 11kW Zero DS ZF14.4 gives riders the ability to ride up to 163 miles in the city or 78 highway miles on one charge. A Power Tank accessory can be added to increase those figures to 203 city miles or 97 miles on the open road.
 
Zero’s line of 11kW motorcycles also includes the street oriented Zero S and offer the best overall ride experience in its class. The electric motorcycles are easy to ride thanks to 109 Nm (80 ft/lb) of seamless torque that’s mated to a twist and go transmission that eliminates the need for a clutch or gear shifting. In addition, performance can be customized using Zero’s mobile app to fit the needs and experience levels of a diverse range of riders.
 
“The longer range 11kW Zero DS meets a growing demand from Europeans who carry standard car, or A1 motorcycle, licences and seek an exciting, new, dual sport experience,” said Umberto Uccelli, managing director at Zero Motorcycles Europe. “With twice the battery and fast charge options, the range and recharge capabilities of this new model will transform the daily transportation of a growing number of drivers and riders into a pure, powerful, and effortless, experience.” 

The 11kW Zero DS ZF14.4 is eligible for the UK Government's Office for Low Emissions Vehicles grant of £1500 and costs £12,190 after the subsidy.

For more details about Zero’s 2018 line or to see the new motorcycles at a dealer near you, visit http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/eu/
 
About Zero Motorcycles
Zero Motorcycles is the global leader in electric motorcycles and powertrains. Designed and crafted by hand in California, Zero motorcycles combine Silicon Valley tech with traditional motorcycle soul to elevate the motorcycling experience for intelligent, innovative, riders around the world.

Friday
Oct272017

News from MAG

The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) is contacting police in the areas most badly affected by last year’s outbreak of hooliganism on the evening of Halloween, to ensure that the motorcycling community is clearly distanced from any lawless behaviour by thugs on two wheels on Halloween night.
MAG has praised the efforts of the police to try to curb the hooligan behaviour of the thugs who created disorder on 31st October 2016 and Selina Lavender, the Chair of MAG, is encouraging members and the biking community to report such behaviour:  ‘We need to show that legitimate riders do not support these hooligan activities - by providing information about the perpetrators of any crime, reporting what we see and demonstrating that the legitimate riding community does not take part in these activities.’

Selina is determined to make sure that genuine bikers ‘aren’t dragged down by the stupidity of those who think it’s acceptable to disrupt an evening which is primarily intended for children to enjoy themselves. It’s wrong for the safety and confidence of youngsters to be compromised by lawless idiots, often on stolen bikes, who have no regard for the communities they upset.  If there is any trouble, the police and local councils can be assured of our full support on the evening of Halloween and after it.  We are on the side of the affected communities and are disgusted by the actions of these thugs.  We know that all genuine riders are too.  If there’s the slightest sign of a repeat of last year, I think it’s fair to say the hooligans aren’t going to have it their way in 2017: they can run but they can’t hide.’

MAG is already assisting local councils in gaining an understanding of the need to supply more secure parking facilities.  Riders’ representatives are assisting Council officers with the difficult decision to invest in supplying anchors and rails, which makes it harder for the criminals to steal machines.  Unconfirmed reports suggest that some youths are already ‘riding scooters like maniacs in Birmingham wearing Halloween masks.’  Please contact your local police force and give your support to their important work on Halloween and share what you know about any threats to the peace.  It means a lot to MAG for the local communities we are part of to know we’re on their side.

Contact MAG at 01926 844 064 or central-office@mag-uk.org

Friday
Oct272017

Bagger better screen for the K1600 B

Wunderlich's new Ergo 2 Screen is designed to bring extra protection from noise and buffeting, making the K1600 Bagger even more comfortable on longer journeys, without ruining the model’s distinctive lines.  

Similar in size and shape to the original screen, the Ergo 2 is has subtle differences, such as an air-flow breakaway edge to minimise turbulence and wind pressure on the upper body, and a raised contour, which helps to reduce buffeting around the rider's helmet.

Made from 5 mm thick Lexan, which is scratch and breakage resistant, the screen is designed to be completely distortion free, for a clear view of the road ahead. It also features form stability construction, to help reduce annoying vibrations.  

The edge of the screen is laser-rounded with a polished edge, for a safe and attractive finish. The Lexan is also resistant to UV, fuel and to the hairline cracks that often form at mounting points after few years of use.

TUV approved and with a five year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship, the Ergo screen is available in clear or tint options, and retails at £225.00 including VAT. It fits the all new K1600 Bagger, as well as the K1600GT, K1600GTL and K1600 Sport models.

For more information visit the exclusive UK distributor for Wunderlich, www.nippynormans.com.
Thursday
Aug172017

We Ride London Event

On August 21st between 8AM and 11AM We Ride London is organising a ride from Smithfield Market to Scotland Yard via the IPCC and several London landmarks including Parliament Square. We will hand in letters at the Met and IPCC demanding changes to the law and policies to allow our police forces to appropriately deal with motorcycle & scooter crime.

There will be several celebrities joining us for the ride and hopefully around 50 motorcycles and scooters.

 

Tuesday
Aug152017

R&G LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION IRON MAIDEN TROOPER BEER KNEE SLIDERS

 



R&G is launching a special edition of its Aero Knee Sliders, featuring the iconic Iron Maiden Eddie logo, as used by Peter Hickman on his way to securing a podium in the Isle of Man TT Supersport race. R&G will be making just 50 pairs of these stunning replicas.


The original R&G / Trooper Aero Knee Sliders were created for Peter Hickman to use in the 2017 Isle of Man TT Supersport races, where he secured a third place finish, and now R&G and Big Dawg Hydrographics Suppliers have decided to create a limited run of replicas. Coming in white, the slider shows Iron Maiden’s Eddie bursting through a hole in the shape of the TT course, clutching a flag featuring the three legs of Man. 

R&G’s Aero Knee Sliders have been developed with feedback from racers and road riders alike and are used around the world. The sliders are made from a blend of composite materials to ensure the rider gets the best feedback and attach simply and securely via Velcro ® hooks. 

The Iron Maiden Aero Knee Sliders are on a first-come-first-serve basis, costing £32.99, and can be obtained by contacting Alan Garrett, UK Sales Manager, on 01420 89007 or alan.garrett@rg-racing.com or via http://www.rg-racing.com/ 

R&G UK Sales Manager Alan Garrett commented: “Since unveiling the Iron Maiden Knee Sliders ahead of the TT this year, we’ve been inundated with requests from people all over the world. Working with Big Dawg Hydrographics Suppliers, we’ve created a very limited run of replicas for fans to purchase. Although with just 50 pairs being made, they are sure to sell out quickly.”