on April 24th-25th in Zhuhai China.
April 19, 2010
Further muddying the waters, the 2010 Spyder RT will come in a choice of three model-dependent color schemes, three feature-based models and two transmission choices. Colors include Full Moon Silver, Orbital Blue and Timeless Black, in either manual transmission (SM5) or semi-automatic (SE5), and three model distinctions – the RT ($20,999), RT Audio & Convenience ($22,999) and RT-S ($24,999).
April 15, 2010
But its power that comes with control and comfort. Twin balancers tune out all the unwanted vibrations that can make long journeys wearing, but allow the feel-good power pulses that you ride for in the first place.
And it all comes in a package of classic 1930s-inspired styling, with a tight body and low silhouette that’s old-school with a radical new twist.
Displacement: 1,304 cc
Bore x stroke: 100.0 x 83.0 mm
Compression ratio: 9.5 : 1
Maximum power: 53.5 kW (72.8 HP) @ 5,500 rpm
Maximum torque: 106 Nm (10.8 kg-m) @ 4,000 rpm
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Carburettor: Fuel injection
Clutch type: Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Ignition system: TCI
Starter system: Electric
Transmission system: Constant mesh, 5-speed
Final transmission: Belt
Fuel tank capacity: 18.5 L
Oil tank capacity: 3.7 L
Chassis: Double cradle
Front suspension system: Telescopic forks
Front travel: 135 mm
Rear suspension system: Swingarm
April 8, 2010
Blata is a Czech company, based in Blansko, that produces high performance, mini moto bikes. These bikes are designed and built for use on a closed, paved circuit.
Pavel Blata, the founder of the company, had his first experiences with motorbikes as a competitor of six-day motorbike endurance events. He was carrying their business in small minibikes, motorbikes and scooters developing and producing more than 17 years.
By the end of the 80’s he had started to produce and sell scooters and minibikes under the Blata name. He gradually built up a small team of people that he could trust, and set up a strong basis for the management of his company. This management core concentrated on building up another team of experts around them in the form of engineers, technicians and developers.
Blata has a high-quality products which are able to strike new market positions.
1974 - Pavel Blata – Povážské machine-works factory driver
1991 - first minibike builded up in Pavel Blatas garage
1992 - BLATA produced 554 minibikes a year and scooters development started
1993 - scooters BLATA exported to USA a EU nations
1994 - BLATA CUP minibike racing – Official Czech Cup founded
1995 - more than 20 employees and year production of 2200 minibikes and scoters
1996 - first CNC centers as well as new production hall were purchased,
1997 - Blata cooperates in founding European championship in Ulm (Germany) for the firs time. Jan Nemec team factory driver won the title and become the European champion. Lukáš Pešek european champion a and BLATA factory team driver. Nowadays racing in MOTO GP 250 ccm.
2003 - awarded by Outstanding product award and The best manager act award
2005 - finished production hall construction
2007 - Design award: Outstanding design of the year
2009 - Blata Motard 125 BXM and Blata Enduro 125 BXE are homologated and ready to sell. Brand new minibike series Blata ULTIMA presented on Prague exhibition MOTOCYKL
April 4, 2010
Masei 822 "Demi-Jet" Helmet shown here is another addition to the revived Masei lineup. They are DOT approved. Also, this masei has neutral fit that should fit a majority of owner head shapes.
The helmet includes several colors and the 822 prices range from about US$45.00 for the solids to $55.00 for the graphics - half the price of similar Jet helmet offered by Taiwanese makers. Additionally, this Masei Demi-Jet comes with internal sunvisor.
The internal shape is neutral and tends towards round. Anyone moving to a Jet-styled helmet for the first time from a full-face or flip-up will probably need an adjustment period.
The tried-and-true "D-ring" attachment system is widely used, very reliable and is used on every racing helmet. All Snell helmets must be with D-ring buckle. Other "quick release" systems have been developed and provided convenience in easy-adjusting, but like trying to build a better mousetrap, none have improved on this basic attachment system.
A D-ring is infinitely adjustable and there are no springs to wear out or plastic and metal latches to break. All of the quick release mechanisms we've tried make it very hard to adjust the tightness of the helmet straps. Accessory quick release latches that are user installed should also be avoided, because they can add too much length to the helmet's strap, making it difficult to adjust correctly.