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.

Newer Posts Older Posts Home