International Dealer News IDN 147 February/March 2019 - Page 28

SHOW ZONE Rotobox: It is more than 10 years since motorcycle racer, research and development engineer and CEO Gregor Bizjak set out to find how to make the lightest and strongest wheel – and the answer was a revolutionary three-component carbon-epoxy-steel composite and a newly developed production procedure. At EICMA the company presented its latest all-new size 17”x 8” Rear Boost Carbon wheel model for Ducati XDiavel applications with a “unique Rotobox design that yields maximum output for the motorcycle while significantly reducing its overall weight for top performance and achieving the lowest unsprung weight”. The company also officially announced the start of a collaboration with Pro-Bolt on a new upgrade for 2019 model wheels that come standard equipped with Pro-Bolt titanium hex head race spec bolts. It also launched its own custom build motorcycle named SPLICE – an eight-model programme of Yamaha WR450F custom builds that are “equipped with the most advanced motorcycle parts and technology that combine the two worlds of motocross and Supersport into a track-day inspired extreme Supermoto, that weighs in at just 119 kg of total wet weight; Kappa: Recent new products from the Italian specialist brand include model-specific Honda X-ADV accessories such as top cases, a windscreen, hand protectors, radiator shield and model-specific supports and tools. The factory scooter frame allows the installation of both rear and side luggage racks, which makes it ideal for touring with a passenger, and Kappa offers a varied choice in terms of design, capacity and style. Their KD1156ST transparent windshield substitutes for the factory standard design, providing greater protection against the wind (65 x 40 cm; 13 cm higher), and the KHP1144 hand protectors in ABS for improved protection; Govecs: The Munich headquartered electric vehicle manufacturer, based at a 4,000 sq m high-tech facility at Wroclaw (Breslau), was founded in 2009 by CEO Thomas Gruebel, VP Operations Nicholas Holdcraft and Gerald Vollnhals. Now able to make the proud claim of being the leading manufacturer of electric scooters and light electric motorcycles in Europe, the company employs more than 230 people, developing and building “pioneering solutions for urban mobility”. “Our success is based on our in-depth technical know-how, our innovative product ideas and our love of exceptional design”; Schuberth: Three “new generation” flip-up helmets – the C4 series – have been “consistently enhanced with redesigned concepts for fit and acoustics. Our specially developed Direct Fibre Processing method and the aerodynamics developed in our in-house wind tunnel make the CF Pro the quietest and most comfortable flip-up helmet that Schuberth has ever built”, according to CEO Jan Becker. Prepared for use with Sena SC1 and SC2 communication systems, the entry level in the series is the C4 Basic, with the top of the range C4 Pro Carbon featuring pre- installed communication technology; National Cycle: Recent new windshield designs from the market-leading Maywood, Illinois based manufacturer include a choice of VStream windshield upgrades for Indian Chieftain and Roadmaster models from 2014-2018. Taking its name from its unique patented shape, the advanced “V” profile and dimensional contours of VStream windshields, which push the wind vortex out and away from the rider's helmet, result in a quieter and less turbulent riding environment. Made from tough, high- quality 4.5 mm Quantum hardcoated polycarbonate using National Cycle’s state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, the company says that they “provide outstanding clarity, impact strength and scratch resistance – unmatched by any windscreen maker worldwide. “Quantum hardcoated polycarbonate is the material of choice for serious motorcycle riders - it is 10 times more abrasion resistant than FMR hardcoated polycarbonate, and 30 times more than windscreens made from commonly used acrylic or “aircraft plastic”; 28 INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - FEBRUARY/MARCH 2019