As still unconfirmed for the UK market, the BMW K1600B, which we 1st saw as the idea 101, is a 158bhp bagger depending on the six cylinder K1600GT. Suspension is electronically controlled, with the reverse help that will be seen on the UK's K1600GT for 2017, also as an optional up and down quick shifter. With a feet forward riding position, the bike has a folding mudguard to help when changing the rear wheel. Wind deflectors are stretched back for improved weather protection, and more deflectors protect the rider's hands. The bike is projected to start at around $20,000 in the US about 16,500, and has a Euro four compliant engine, which could point to that BMW will gauge reaction in the US before possibly introducing the bike here.
The Vision Next 100 is the German company's idea of the future of biking. This electric powered bike does away with a conventional headstock and forks, instead using a adaptable frame. there is no suspension the tyres will supply the damping, while adjusting their tread pattern to match the conditions. An auto complementary system will promise perfect stability, while keeping the bike upright when stopped. seemingly there is no need for a helmet either as you will never crash, a pair of glasses allowing a head up display controlled by the rider's eye movements. it will tell you the ideal line to follow into a corner. If the rider does not follow the line the bike suggests, it will correct itself. A agreeing suit will not have to offer any protection, but it'll regulate its temperature, and inflate around the neck at higher speeds to offer support. "Motorcycling is about escaping from the everyday: the moment you straddle your bike, you're free. Your bike is the great escape," said Edgar Heinrich, head of design at BMW Motorrad. While we embrace new technology here at MSL, we are more keen to take pleasure in the smart bikes we have now.
The Motorcycle business affiliation MCIA has declared that the public will soon be able to take pleasure in a subsidy for electric motorcycles and scooters, which has so far only been available for four wheel vehicles. The price of each car will be lowered by 1500 or 20 of the total buy cost screen price, whichever is the smaller. Unlike cars, electric motorcycles and scooters may be charged at home or work using normal plug sockets, which makes them more available. The grant will be made available for new road registered electric motorcycles and scooters reaching the following requirements... Bikes will have to weigh at least 50kg without their batteries, emit zero CO2, have a range of at least 50km scooters must pass 30km between charges, and have a minimum top speed of 40kph. The batteries must not be lead acid or silicone lead acid, and while the car must have a two year unlimited mileage warranty, the battery or fuel cell and electric drive train must have a five year warranty, but this may be broken into a three year/30,000km warranty, with the choice to extend it by two years/20,000km. The government's description of drive train' will include the clutch, transmission, drive shafts, U joints and differential. The MCIA was involved in negotiations with the Office for Low Emission Vehicles OLEV for the past three years. An initial announcement about extending the grant to motorcycles and scooters was made by the Coalition Government in March 2015, but the detail wasn't confirmed till now, and is part of a 35 million increase for super low emission vehicles.
With new model training, Yamaha's web portal based Technical Academy gives certification to bronze, silver and gold levels. we will see gold mechanics starting to appear in the UK in 2017, and these will be diagnostic specialists, workshop leaders, and have
Extra skills this level may be achieved after two years as a silver technician like David, who is about to take his gold certification, and requires proficiency in diagnostics and fix, and two years of experience at bronze level. Bronze gives a thorough understanding of Yamaha's systems and correct knowledge of two and four stroke engines, electrical and chassis parts, correct use of tools and measuring instruments, pre operation checks and maintenance. In all cases, they are expertise that of course complement the mechanic's present workshop capability.
In June, technicians across the UK that held Yamaha silver level certification were invited to take part in the qualifying phases of the UK Technician GP by completing some number of online assessments. The five highest scoring then went on to compete in a series of practical challenges that included fault finding, diagnostics and buyer interaction. While Dave Ball of Fowlers won, James Fenton Yamaha Motor UK's service training officer, said that the scores were very close. The four runners up were: Liam Coffey of TK deal Moto Ltd in Colchester, Tony Green of Len Manchester in Melton Mowbray, Shaun Lock of Bridge Motorcycles in Exeter and Darren Osborne of Freestyle in Chichester. The in general winner of the seventh World Technician great Prix was Ryohei Samejima of Japan. Second was Canada's Luke Pakkala, while Remco Van Wijk of the Netherlands came 3rd.