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London Motorcycle Expo
The Motorexpo returned Monday to Canary Wharf for the 16th annual event, transforming London’s premier business district into a free for the public to visit display of the latest vehicles from many of the world’s leading motor manufacturers until Sunday, June 12.
The global private investment firm Invus, LP, has invested $26 million in Zero Motorcycles, one of the top manufacturers in the electric motorcycle industry. Zero said the money will help with US-based production, and also expand the company’s global sales footprint.
Isle of Man TT News
The Isle of Man TT may become an international race series with events held in the United States, the event’s commercial rights holders said Wednesday. The proposed series may start as early as 2014.
The news will be confirmed after a study is completed; this study’s objective is to see if TT-branded events can be part of a global race series.
If you happen to live in London, you know about the daily trials and tribulations of finding a parking space for your motorcycle. To help with this task, the 69 PIT STOP online shop now offers witty parking signs that feature a number of different bikes.
The plastic signs measure 42.5 x 29.5 centimeters (18.0 x 11.6 inches) and leave absolutely no doubt that only a specific type of motorcycle may be parked in this spot. The lineup of signs ranges from the legendary Kawasaki Z1 to the Triumph Rocket III to bike types such as chopper, supermoto and streetfighter bikes.
I read once that the planning stage of a motorcycle adventure should last an entire year. The same book told me to make maps and guides, and draw all sorts of lines in the sand. Take 12 months, 365 days to screw it all together and make cast iron a plan that will sail your ship safely through to the other side. Do this, and all will be fine. And, yet, here I was, blazing out of Sydney on a tiny motorcycle bound for London having packed and planned in just 48 hours.
BMW Motorrad developed the C1-E study as a contribution to the European safety project eSUM. This study unit is based on the concept of the BMW C1. It is characterized by a very high level of active and passive safety and is driven by an electric motor.
The Last Stans Ride
For years I had dreamt of doing what I considered to be the ultimate motorcycle ride, from London to Vladivostok. It would be a motorcycle ride into the unknown, into the storybook historical lands of Ghengis Khan and Tamerlane. Motorcycling into blazing deserts, soaring mountains and cities bejeweled with magnificent centuries old architecture dotted along the Silk Road.
On the eve of the last MotoGP race weekend at Donington Park some typical occasional showers at the Midlands track provided uncertainty over the weather for the next three days of on-track action at the British Grand Prix.
Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Toni Elías, Marco Melandri and James Toseland attended the official pre-event press conference, to talk over their expectations for the race ahead. Of the quintet only Elías has not lived in the British Isles, and there is strong motivation for everyone involved to take a win this weekend.
When Patrick Godet designed the handsome Egli-Vincent for dunhill, he thought it was a one-time deal.