December 31, 2010

Paris Hilton Goes Biker & Owns a 125-GP Motorcycle Team


Paris Hilton will now be hanging with bikers.

The hotel chain heiress who draws photographers wherever she goes will have her own team on the world motorcycling championship circuit.

The SupermartXe VIP by Paris Hilton team was unveiled by her in Madrid. It will compete in the 125cc category from 2011-2013. Hilton has agreed to attend at least five races next season.

“I can’t believe I have my own racing team! So cool! :)” Hilton posted on Twitter while at the launch.

Hilton wore a low-cut, pink and white, rhinestone-studded racing suit. Team riders Sergio Gadea and Maverick Vinales are expected to wear more reserved outfits.


December 22, 2010

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced its electric scooter (Approx US$5400) in Japan



Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it will start selling the EV-neo electric scooter starting Friday, December 24, 2010. The suggested retailing price is US$5400 and the annual target sales is 1000 units only.



This electric scooter has been developed for businesses to transport heavy goods or for delivery services. It is claimed to deliver a clean and quiet ride without compromising power. The vehicle qualifies as a first-class motor-driven cycle in Japan for engine displacements of 50cc or less.

On top of the excellent environmental performance offering a clean and quiet ride worthy of an electric scooter with zero CO2 emissions while riding, the EV-neo leverages a motor that, even with cargo loaded, generates high torque even in the low-speed range to achieve a powerful starting and hill-climbing performance.

December 13, 2010

Suzuki Sales Continues to slide in UK & Many Dealers Shut Down


A Motorcycle magazine from the UK indicates a marketing strategy that may have backfired for Suzuki. Apparently, a combination of the continuing recession in Europe, a strong Japanese Yen, which caused prices to rise and a backlog of inventory has depressed sales of new Suzuki motorcycles from a high of approximately 21,000 in 2007 to approximately 12,000 in 2010.

Suzuki UK has the second-largest number of dealers in the UK but will close nearly 40 dealerships during the next year. It is estimated that the number of UK Suzuki dealers will drop from 130 to 90.



November 30, 2010

Reviews: KTM 690 Duke 2011



ENGINE: L-C 4V 654 SINGLE / SEAT HT. 34.0 IN / WHEELBASE 58.0 IN.

With a claimed 65 horsepower from its LC4 engine, KTM labels this motorcycle as "the ultimate single-cylinder naked bike." It includes Brembo brakes, WP suspension, a one-piece die-cast aluminum swingarm.


Price: approx: US$10900.00

Tipo de motor Monocilíndrico, 4 tiempos
Cilindrada 654 cc
Diámetro x carrera 102 / 80 mm (4.01 / 3.15")
Potencia (homologada) 48 kW / 7500 rpm
Torque máximo 67 Nm / 5500 rpm
Ratio de compresión 11.8:1
Transmisión primaria 36:79
Manillar Aluminio, Ø 28 / 22 mm (1.10 / 0.87"), conificado
Suspensión delantera WP USD Ø 48 mm (1.89")
Suspensión trasera WP mono shock with Pro-Lever linkage




November 28, 2010

Masei Sponsorship of Helmet & Boot from 2011


From the coming year of 2011, Masei Helmet offers sponsorship to motorycle clubs, stuntmen, & racing teams. Our sp
onsorship is Only limited to Helmets & Boots. If interested, please contact us via masei_helmet@hotmail.com.


November 25, 2010

Motorcycle Production Increases among Japanese Manufacturers


JAMA reported an increase in motorcycle production in Japan, signaling an end to the nearly two-year long decline due to depressed world economic conditions.

The Japanese manufacturers counted includes Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, and Kawasaki.

Motorcycle production in September 2010 was recorded as 57,908 units for the first nine months of the year 2010. Compared with the 45,646 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 12,262 units or 26.9%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for seven consecutive months.

Japan - September 2010 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 8,410 units, down 73 units or 0.9%
51 - 125cc 9,106 units, up 3,678 units or 67.8%
126 - 250cc 12,870 units, down 747 units or 5.5%
Over 250cc 27,522 units, up 9,404 units or 51.9%


On the other hand, its domestic sales in September 2010 stood at 38,512 units, a decrease of 4.9% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Japan - September 2010 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 23,160 units, down 11.3%
51 - 125cc 10,316 units, up 19.5%
126 - 250cc 2,917 units, down 34.6%
Over 250cc 2,119 units, up 62.7%

November 16, 2010

Special Site - Helmet Coating & Spraying Taken in China


This is a confidential scene and movie I took in my inspection of other helmet suppliers. What do you think? Our are getting machine instead. The obsolete style production still needs labor to do this coating job.

By Luusama

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Junior Clothing & Product Designers & Local Sales Rep Wanted


We are currently short of experienced workers and also need talented & potential designers for our clothings and helmet products. Part-time or freelance is acceptable too. We count one job by one job If interested, please contact me to masei_helmet@hotmail.com. Luusama.


November 13, 2010

Eicma 2010 - the worlds largest motorcycle event



I have been busy for weeks doing orders and designs. We will catch it up!

Eicma! - the worlds largest motorcycle event annually. It started
November the 2nd 2010.

They claim each time there is a population of 0.3-0.4 million visitors. (Not sure this year) There are most well-known manufacturers and suppliers filling 6 pavilions & halls.







November 10, 2010

Masei Motorcycle Casual-Wearing Boots 101



Masei Motorcycle Boots 101

Color: White/Black/Red/Gray/Blue Available


for casual-wearing.

Size (US7-12 / EU40-45)


For our facebook friends,
Only US$69 including shipping fee worldwide.




November 4, 2010

Masei Racing Team won 127cc A tournament in CSBK Shanghai with Masei 802 Helmet.


Who want to race with Masei Helmets? Let us know.
We sponsor racing teams with helmets and boots. Luusama.

November 1, 2010

Driving attitude - the main factor of causing motorcycle accidents


Driving attitude is the most important factor to reduce the risk of motorcycle accidents.

As with all road accidents, the causes and contributory factors of motorcycling accidents are varied and complex.

In Hong Kong, a 29-year-old motorcyclist was killed together with his wife, when his scooter crashed with two trucks in Hong Kong this week. They were found dead on the spot and were considered their dangerous driving attitude was responsible of this tragedy.

As the driver had a provisional license, there is suspicion that his wife was illegally riding pillion on his bike at the time of the accident and had broken other traffic regulations. On the other hand, he was cutting lines in between two med-size transportation trucks in a high speed of over 70 mph with carrying a passenger. He was riding a scooter too in bridge highway. As believed, this motorcycle accident was evitable.

The accident happened around 9:20 am when the two-wheeler was running along a slip road of Ting Kau Bridge towards Kowloon. When approaching Ting Kau Bridge along the slow lane, the motorcycle first risked to cut line into a truck vehicle in the middle lane and then crashed into its back. Then, another coming truck behind rolled over their bodies and head. They were later certified dead on the spot.

According to traffic law, new license holders for motorcycles are given a provisional license for the first year. During that time, they are not allowed to carry a passenger on their motorcycle.



October 23, 2010

US Motorcycle Sales Down 18.3% in 2010 3th Quarter (June-Sept 2010)


I have shown the US motorcycle sales figures for the first six month of 2010 in my previous article. However, the US motorcycle market contines to slump to the new records.
The Sales data from the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) shows a continued 18.3% drop in annual sales for 2010.

The quarterly sales data claims 555,440 total units sold year to date, compared to 679,806 units from the same time last year. The 18.3% decline is identical to the overall totals in the January through June second quarter report.

On-highway motorcycles sales, which is the largest segment of the report, continues a 14.3% decline with its 265,095 sales down 44,327 units from last year. Scooters sales are down 10.9%, at 2856 units off 2009’s pace, though a slight improvement of the -12.2% of the Q2 report.



2010 MOTORCYCLE SALES YTD JAN - SEP

2010 YTD Sales 2009 YTD Sales
% Change

Totals: 555,440 679,806 -18.3%
ATVs: 186,688 244,309 -23.6%
Scooter: 23,432 26,288 -10.9%
On-Hwy: 265,095 309,422 -14.3%
Dual: 19,969 23,174 -13.8%
Off-Hwy: 60,256 76,613 -21.4%


October 19, 2010

FREE Helmet Adding Foam Pad for Motorcycle Riders Worldwide












































































Free Masei Helmet Adding Pad for motorcycle riders worldwide!
We get few complaints about helmet sizing these months.

In order to make a perfect fit for all of motorcycle helmet users, we make these adhesive foams for you to stick them behing the helmet liner and put them in forehead and bottom.


These are foam sizing adjustment pads. Use as needed Behind the linerfor a more snug fit. It can size down from half size to one & half size.
Test fit with pads in place before peeling the adhesive backing off. Once fit is satisfactory, peel it and apply against the EPS headform (styrofoam) belind the liner. See pictures.

All of our new helmets are attached with these adding pads all at our cost starting from Nov 2010.
If you need them now, leave me a messge in facebook and twitter and send you one for free (you pay for shipping fee of US$3.50)










October 15, 2010

Masei 832 Helmet "Luusama Wanted"


Our recent helmet graphics design for Masei Helmets.
This is Masei 832 Helmet and DOT & ECE certified.



October 12, 2010

Tom Cruise 's Motorcycle Crash & Accident in LA























You may have watched "Mission Impossible 2" By John Woo that Tom Cruise rides as a special agent with one wheel on the ground in a super highseed gunning down "bad ass". Not in reality.

While riding his bike around El Lay on Sunday, Tom Cruise had an unfortunate accident. He was at an El Lay intersection on Sunday when an SUV ran a stop sign, causing Tom's red Ducati motorcycle to spin out in order for him to avoid hitting the vehicle. "It was like a scene from 'Mission Impossible,'" said an onlooker.

Cruise struggled to his feet and was seen limping after the accident, but he's fine. Tom sat outside KOI Restaurant on La Cienega, where he made two phone calls and waited for paramedics.

Tom Cruise's publicist, Amanda Lundberg, tells that the 47-year-old Cruise was not involved in any such incident. "Totally false," she says of the report, which also claimed Cruise needed medical attention at a nearby hospital. "Not true at all."

Motorcycle Show in Eicma, Milan, Italy - Nov 4-7th, 2010




















Motorcycle Show in Eicma, Milan, Italy - Nov 4-7th, 2010 (10am - 18:30pm)

This is the biggest motorcycle event annually in Europe. There will be 44 Motorcycle-related companies joinning the shows with mos big brands of motorcycle products ranging from motorcycles of latest models to even LED lights...

Every year, there is a population of 300,000-400,000 visitors mostly within Europe including motorcycle-related vendors, manufacturers, agents, businessmen to spend days over there (tired of walking there... better bring a good and comfortable shoes)

As close as I know personally, I have few helmet companies of two friends from China joinning them. They said last year's was not as good as those before 2007.





October 7, 2010

Honda Motor Co makes US$600 Motorbike to Fight Chinese & Indian Rivals



Honda Motor Co., the world’s largest motorcycle maker, will introduce a new motorbike that may be its cheapest to raise sales in emerging markets among rising competition from Chinese and Indian rivals.Honda will build and sell the motorbike for as little as 4,000 yuan ($599) in China starting next year and also introduce it in Nigeria and Latin America. The company will compete with Chinese and Indian motorcycle makers, targeting low-income customers in developing countries.

Currently, the company’s cheapest motorcycle in China is the 100cc Wave that retails for 4,600 yuan, while in India the 36,350-rupee ($817) 97cc CD-Dawn is its lowest priced model. Honda’s most expensive offering is the 1,800cc Gold Wing that sells for 3.68 million yen ($44,370) in Japan.

Honda Motor Co., needs to look for growth from emerging economies, since the unit sales plunged 41 percent in North America last fiscal year. In India, Honda is expanding an existing motorcycle plant and building a new plant to add 2.2 million units of capacity next year in India.

For a long term, profits from emerging markets will become a main source of motorcycle makers' incomes, as developed countries struggle from economic woes.

October 6, 2010

Motorcycle HELMET Graphics in mass production (Dust Free Environment)


Confidential Movies By Luusama


See how helmets are put up graphics in mass production
- 1000-2000 units per day

Not painting one by one that takes few days that you usually see.


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September 30, 2010

Yamaha's 2009-2010 Global Motorcycle Sales Trumbled on Debt Crisis & Stronger Yen

Yamaha Motor Co., the world’s 2nd motorcycle maker, said sales in North America and Europe may fall twice as much as forecast, since the spreading debt crisis damps demand. Combined sales in North America and Europe may decline as much as 20 percent this year. Slumping demand for motorcycles in developed countries is forcing Yamaha to slash jobs and close plants. The company will shut five factories in Japan and one making boats in the U.S. by 2012, adding to the closure of a motorcycle plant in Italy last year. Yamaha will cut as many as 1,000 jobs this year after eliminating 1,100 positions in 2009.

The company last year posted its first loss since the year ended April 1984 as sales tumbled 45 percent in North America and 25 percent in Europe. Declining demand for large leisure-oriented models in the U.S., such as the 1.3-liter $19,690 Royal Star Venture, contrasts with a recovery in car sales.

September 28, 2010

US Motorcycle Sales Down 17.3% in the first six months of 2010


First six months of motorcycle sales in US are still down, compared to the same reporting period in 2009, according to various sources.

The motorcycle sales in America has kept slumping down since the financial year of 2008, especially the sale of off-road motorcycle. It is understandable that, in any bad economy, more people are concerned about their works than leisure.

The YTD motorcycle sales figures for Q1 and Q2 (combined) 2010 and a comparison to 2009:


Q1-Q2 2010 Q1-Q2 2009 Change % Change
Dual Sport 14,045 15,700 -1,655 -10.5%
Off Road 44,673 54,416 -9,743 -17.9%
Street Bikes 181,542 212,129 -30,587 -14.4%
Scooters 14,122 16,079 -1,957 -12.2%
Totals 254,382 298,324 -43,942 -17.3%





September 23, 2010

Photo Shooting of Helmets

Here is our photo workshop in Foshan, China.
We shoot our helmet products once a month.

September 22, 2010

Tragedy of US Motorcycle Off-Road Maker - U.S. Highland


The future of US Highland, an upstart American off-road motorcycle manufacturer, is now facing an uncertain situation, after the deaths of company President Mats Malmberg, Chief Operating Officer Chase Bales and Chief Financial Officer Damian Riddoch, in a plane crash near Tulsa, Oklahoma, late Saturday, July 10.

The three men were returning to their Tulsa-area homes from a business meeting in Detroit. Bales was piloting the private plane, a twin-engine Cessna 421, at the time of the crash.

The plane crash-landed in a densely wooded area less than a mile north of the airport. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The reason investigated was due to the the plane running low on fuel.

U.S. Highland had just recently completed construction of a new motorcycle factory in Mounds, Oklahoma, and was starting production of its first customer bikes with deliveries scheduled for August - the 1050cc Viking streetfighter & 950cc Desert X enduro.

The company has the 30-plus employees currently working at the main U.S. Highland facility in Tulsa. The company's stock value fell by 44 percent in over-the-counter trading on the news of the crash.





September 16, 2010

Masei Motorcycle Chopper Short Helmet



Our new Masei Shorty Helmet (with fire pattern) gives riders the open road feel while still providing the safety, fit and comfort you are accustomed to. Only US$34 including shipping fee worldwide.
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September 13, 2010

Masei Motorcycle Racing Sponsorship By Luu


Hi! Bike friends!

I am luu and I am on trip for 3 days. Thanks for your usual support.

Recently, I received few emails and twitter messages about our racing sponsorship.

Let me clear this out here. Yes, I can sponsor any racer in formal motorcycle racing tournaments for our helmets, boots, and T-shirt. We can customly make them for racing friends.

On the other hand, I also can give out some of our motorcycle accessories to related organization for charitable purpose.

Please email me personally to masei_helmet@hotmail.com, but I reply slowly sometimes, due to the frequent trips. Or you can leave me a message in our facebook group. I want to hear from you my pals! Keep in touch

Luusama

September 9, 2010

Masei Motorcycle Biker Shoe 101 By Luusama





Motorcycle Shoes are retailing up to US$250-500 in store...

Those prices are not affordable for normal consumers. Now, you can have a chance to get it for less than US$49 plus actual shipping fee. We customly make one by one upon your size.

This shoes can help you maintain a strong cadence, and keep your feet cool and comfortable when you’re riding hard.



September 4, 2010

Beautiful UFO HE003 Motorcross & Enduro Helmet


Warrior Helmet by Ufo is a product made entirely in Italy and used by GP riders Tanel Leok, Jonathan Barragan and Speedway Star Magnus zetterstrom. This graphics is my recent favorite. it is Absolutely beautiful.


Achieved after long and attentive research resulting in better protection, and can be used in combination with the modern Neck Brace, the UFO HE003 deserves a little attention. When planning this helmet particular importance was given to the internal comfort, (fit and ventilation system), to the aggressive and aerodynamic design and to reduced weight. Conceived, realized and optimized for maximum performance with optimum comfort.

September 1, 2010

Benelli Car-Bike Hybrid with easy & removable cover!


The Benelli Adiva is one of the most interesting new concepts - a two-wheeled cabriolet scooter offering more collision and weather protection than any other available two wheeler, with an easy & removable top.

In European cities, where parking and road space is limited, this type of car-scooter hybrid is beginning to get a lot of attention as commuters are exploring new, more convenient types of personal transport.


To be true, this idea is not quite new. BMW C1 scooter was the first to invent this type of cover bike to solve the space problems of European cities and the inherent two-wheeled disadvantages of weather and crash protection.

Bikes such as the C1 BMW and Adiva are plentiful on roads in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, and are marketed there with a variety of accessories including sound systems, heated seats, sunroof and mobile phone holder.

New Concept Motorcycle Bike in Tokyo


Bike of the future...
It looks like the batman bike in the movies "Batman - Dark knight", isn't it?

August 27, 2010

New Release of Masei Bluetooth Helmet (MP3, Radio, Phone)


New Release of Masei Bluetooth Helmet (MP3, Radio, Phone)
ONLY US$125 here including shipping fee worldwide
.




  • Take or make a cell phone call via your Bluetooth compatible phone
  • Integrated Blinc 3 Bluetooth
  • Lightweight, fiberglass composite shell
  • 3 shell sizes for superior fit
  • Washable/removable technical fabric liner
  • Dynamic, flow-through ventilation
  • Fog-free, scratch-resistant shield
  • Quick-Draw quick release shield
  • DOT/ECE approved
  • OLED screen shows mode (pairing, intercom, FM), for easy use
  • 450 Meter helmet-to-helmet intercom
  • Two high-quality, built-in, multi-directional speakers with true stereo sound
  • Built-in, hidden mic with noise cancellation
  • Listen to MP3 music and GPS instructions via Bluetooth capable devices
  • Incoming calls automatically mute music or GPS instructions and automatically reconnect after call is ended
  • FM radio with auto seek


  • August 26, 2010

    Monster-Looking Scooter - YAMAHA MAJESTY C




    This renovated Yamaha Majesty C is one of "maxi" scooters in our 2010 Yamaha line-up. The 395cc 2010 Majesty pumps out the power of a motorcycle with the convenience and comfort of a scooter.

    Offering a fully automatic transmission, an upgright riding position, great weather protection, and tons of room for a passenger and gear, the 2010 Yamaha Majesty breaks the traditional scooter mold and is fully highway capable.

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