January 28, 2011

2010 - KTM 1190 RC8 Superbike

The KTM 1190 RC8 is a sport bike manufactured by KTM. It has a 1,148 cc V-twin engine and is the Austrian manufacturer's first-ever Superbike design. The retailing price is US$19,498 in US market.

The first concept of the bike appeared in 2005, powered by the Super Duke 999 cc v-twin. The displacement was increased to 1,148 cc for the production version. The bike features a steel trellis frame with a cast aluminium seat subframe. The suspension uses high-end upside-down forks and an alloy, double-sided swingarm manufactured by WP, a KTM subsidiary. The bike comes in two colors, the traditional KTM orange and a white and black version.

At the launch of the RC8 superbike KTM announced it will race in the RC8 in the FIM Superstock championship in 2008. KTM's two year plan is to get the bike regularly on the podium in superstock before moving up to the Superbike World Championship. For 2009 the KTM RC8 Super Cup has been running as a one make support class at selected rounds of the British Superbike Championship, and in 2010 Redline KTM are competing in the newly formed BSB Evo class with rider James Edmeades.

Model Type Sport
BASE MSRP(US) $19,498.00
Engine Type V Twin
Cylinders 2
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke
Cooling Liquid
Valves 4
Valves Per Cylinder 2
Valve Configuration DOHC
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Starter Electric
Fuel Requirements Premium
Fuel Type Gas
Transmission Type Manual
Number Of Speeds 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain
Wheels & Tires:
Front Tire (Full Spec) 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 190/55 ZR17
Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc
Technical Specifications:
Wheelbase (in/mm) 56.3 / 1430
Fuel Capacity (gal/l) 4.4 / 16.5

January 16, 2011

Harley-Davidson Third-Quarter 2010 Earnings Mark Continued Progress

Harley-Davidson reported third-quarter 2010 income from continuing operations of $93.7 million, or $0.40 per share, compared to income of $56.4 million and earnings per share of $0.24 from continuing operations in the year-ago quarter.

However, during the third quarter of 2010, dealer retail sales of new Harley-Davidson motorcycles decreased 7.7 percent worldwide, 9.4 percent in the U.S. and 3.6 percent in international markets, compared to the prior-year quarter. Industry-wide U.S. heavyweight motorcycle (651cc-plus) retail unit sales decreased 14.4 percent in the third quarter compared to the year-ago period.

Revenue from Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the third quarter of 2010 was $798.8 million, down 0.6 percent compared to the year-ago period.

The Company shipped 53,293 Harley-Davidson motorcycles to dealers and distributors worldwide during the quarter, compared to shipments of 54,236 motorcycles in the third quarter of 2009.

January 8, 2011

January 7, 2011

New Release of Masei 708 DOT Open Face Helmet

Masei 708 DOT Open Face Helmet with removable chin front part. Only US$59.00 or EU45 including shipping fee worldwide.

300 units only available in this year from Feb 2011 - Only S M L XL available & Only limited to our Facebook & Twitter friends.

January 4, 2011

Honda Motor plans to tripple sales in India in 5 years

The Japanese motorcycle maker Honda has announced plans of expanding in India to the tune to tripping motorcycle and scooter sales by 2015. In 2010, they sold 1,40,642 motorcycles and scooters. Honda will invest 18 billion yen in India over the next 5 years, or just over $1.5 billion USD. China, Indonesia, and India together demands over 30,000,000 units of low-end motorcycles as estimated.

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