“Java” is back!

In the course of the presentation, three motorcycles showed the guests of the event – a classic Jawa, Jawa "Fourty-Two" and a custom bike based on "Java", which was called "Berak". It is worth noting that the first two of these models are already available for pre-order, but the custom bike will be sold a little later. However, they don’t give a more accurate date.
A representative from Java said that the developers consider the brand’s new products, like the history of Java, to be endless, and as a result, they are confident in high sales.
For technical specifications, it is worth noting that all motorcycles will be equipped with updated single-cylinder four-stroke DOHC engines having a liquid cooling system, 293 cubic centimeters and a 6-speed gearbox. Maximum power is 27 horsepower, and maximum torque – 28 Nm. Both motorcycles have the ABS anti-lock braking system as standard.
The Jawa model will be available in 3 colors, and the Jawa Fourty-Two model in 6 different colors.
And now about the price. In the Indian market, where the first sales will begin, for the classic "Java" you will have to pay 164,000 Indian rupees, which is equivalent to 2300 US dollars, and for the Fourty-Two model – 155,000 Indian rupees (2150 dollars).

Jaguar Land Rover invests in electric motorcycle production

The company Jaguar Land Rover, which produces cars, will also enter the motorcycle market – the investment venture fund InMotion Ventures, which is under its management, has become a shareholder of the Arc Vector start-up. This project involves creating an electric motorcycle with innovative solutions.
"Electric technologies are the future of urban mobility. They enable people to travel in personal vehicles, bringing minimal harm to the environment," said Sebastian Peck, managing director of InMotion Ventures. just change the way you travel, but also give owners new emotions. Thanks to the development and ideas of the talented Arc team, the Vector electric motorcycle will be the first step towards a new generation a two-wheeled vehicle. "
The prototype of the Arc Vector electric motorcycle model was demonstrated at the Milan Motorcycle Show in Italy. The handmade motorcycle is created around a carbon monocoque that has a battery module built into it. CFRP developers have applied in the suspension elements, and Ohlins has created a special shock absorbers for new items. The company is engaged in wheels BST, and brakes – the famous Brembo. The Arc Vector weighs 220 kilograms, which is 60 kilograms less than standard motorcycles of this class.
The authors of the project said that the electric motorcycle will accelerate in 3.1 seconds from a standstill to 100 km / h, and the maximum speed will exceed 190 km / h In the urban cycle, the motorcycle will travel about 320 kilometers without recharging, and about 190 kilometers on the highway.
The Zenith helmet, which has a projection display, will be included along with the Arc Vector. It displays information for the driver, for example, speed, system status, and other information.
"We have always strived to create technologies that guarantee dynamics and safety, as well as provide an opportunity to receive unforgettable emotions from each trip. Vector is not a regular bike, He is the first all-electric cafe-racer in the world, which has an innovative helmet with a projection display and a touch suit. All components function as a single digital cluster, ”said Arc founder and President Mark Truman. InMotion support at the launch stage of our product. Representatives of the fund fully share our vision of the transport of the future, I hope we will continue to work on creating new unique products. "

British police will mark the hijackers with an invisible spray

What to do if a criminal on a motorcycle tries to hide and his face is hidden under a mask or helmet with a dark visor? Solution found. Law enforcement officials from South Tyneside and Sunderland began carrying around cans with an invisible UV spray that they tagged hijackers or offenders on off-road motorcycles. If, after some time, the experiment is deemed successful, this practice will be introduced throughout the UK.
SelectaDNA is a colorless water-based spray that can be marked with equipment, clothing or skin with invisible paint. Shades of paint in each police station will vary. Thus, this mark will be material evidence during the trial, to link the suspect with a specific crime.
The new spray is almost impossible to wash off, but it is clearly visible in the ultraviolet rays, therefore, you can mark the hijackers or thieves. This spray will not be able to buy ordinary citizens, SelectaDNA will offer kits for labeling their own vehicles.
The number of crimes that are associated with two-wheeled vehicles is constantly increasing in Northumbria (the region in which South Tyneside and Sunderland are located). Growth is observed every year. In 2017, 265 bicycles were stolen, and only 143 were returned, and only 20 criminals were caught, it turns out that most of the crimes are committed by a small group of people. For this reason, the police are confident that the new technique will make it possible to easily detect these people.
This year, an increase in the number of hijacked low-toothed (up to 125 cm3) scooters caused the owners to lock them on anti-theft locks. However, the local police intend to fight not only with thieves and hijackers, but also with riders who violate public order. Law enforcement officials have already begun to stop the enduro, most of which were stolen to order, for driving in public places.

New electric motorcycles Energica 2019

The full line of electric motorcycles Energica 2019 model year will have the following technical updates:

  • "Traction Control", which has the ability to configure six modes, combines a working eABS system and Bosch ABS for even more exciting, but safe control
  • "cruise control", which has an electronic braking system to maintain speed and increase braking energy
  • a new electronic "gas knob" that guarantees an increase in linearity and accuracy of torque control (new I system can catch the turn of the throttle per hundredth of a degree).

In addition, all motorcycles are equipped with heated steering knobs, which will operate in three different modes.
It is worth noting that in January, users will be able to receive an update of the software, which will make additional improvements in the charging system. For example, as a result of updating the software, in fast charging mode, motorcycles will “refuel” 15% faster. To date, battery charging up to 85% in this mode lasts 25 minutes. From a standard outlet to full charge, the motorcycle charges for 3.5 hours. After full charging in Eco mode, the bike will travel 200 kilometers.
At the same time, all motorcycles in standard equipment will be equipped with “fast charging”, a color 4.3-inch display, as well as four cards for the motor, which include Four driving modes: "City", "Eco", "Rain", "Sport". In addition, four regenerative braking modes are available, as well as a parking assistant. Standard equipment will include a USB port only on the Eva model, Eva 107 streetfiber and retro Eva EsseEsse9 models. As an additional option, it will be offered to future owners of the sport bike Ego.
For all models, the manufacturer provides a warranty period of two years, without mileage limit. Therefore, for the warranty service of a motorcycle, it does not matter how long it has passed. But for the battery there is a 3 year warranty or 50,000 km.
Due to Energica’s early participation in the MotoE project, as well as the release of a new, third Eva EsseEsse9 model, Energica records an important upswing. For the Italian company from Modena, the German market is key, since there are five dealers in the country. Apparently for the same reason, during the Intermot exhibition, the Energica Ego Corsa racing demo motorcycle was demonstrated together with the civil models of Energica electric motorcycles. It is worth noting that it was tested throughout the year, during the MotoGP calendar. The Ego Corsa motorcycle is the prototype on which the pilots of the future MotoE championship will compete.
It is noteworthy that the Ego Corsa does not have a clutch and gearbox, and the "green" heart of a racing motorcycle is a synchronous permanent magnet motor that has oil cooling. As a result, a maximum continuous power of 120 kW and a torque of 200 Nm are guaranteed. Up to 100 kilometers, the motorcycle accelerates in less than 2.8 seconds, and the maximum speed reaches 270 km / h.

Upgraded KTM 690 Enduro R will be shown this fall

The information appeared on the Internet that the KTM 690 Enduro R 2019 will be equipped with a new power unit, the suspension and design will also be completely updated.
First of all, a completely new steel lattice frame is worth mentioning. In the photo, which got on the Internet, it is clear that the frame is very similar to the frame of the current model KTM 690 Enduro R. Perhaps minor changes will cause major improvements.
Regarding the engine, then most likely it will be an LC4 engine, since the current unit KTM 690 Enduro R does not fit Euro4 standards. Most likely on the dual-sport will be the motor Husqvarna 701 Enduro, issuing 74 liters. with. power.
In addition, the motorcycle will be equipped with the most modern electronics: Quickshift, corner ABS with off-road mode, modes, and so on. The best suspension option will be the WP Xplor system.
The novelty will be presented at one of two exhibitions: EICMA or Intermot.

Aktivo Scoot – a unique electric scooter from Barcelona

The main distinguishing features of the electric two-wheeled Aktivo Scoot, from similar models, are in the outboard wheels and rather interesting technical characteristics. The maximum speed is 30 km / h, with a weight of 13 kg. One recharge allows you to overcome almost 25 kilometers. It takes only 2 hours to fully charge. In addition, the novelty is able to drive up into the mountain at an angle of 20 degrees. The device has a high degree of protection against dust and moisture – “IP54.”
There is a small speedometer on the steering wheel, containing all the necessary indications, namely:

  • charge level
  • battery temperature.

In addition, on the steering wheel there is a supercompact diode headlamp, electronic "gas" levers and a horn. Present and handle "dual" brakes. It is double because the rear wheel brakes mechanically due to pressing the brake lever, and the front wheel stops electronically by receiving the appropriate command from the sensors on the brake lever. The scooter has ceramic brakes. In the process of braking on the rear wheel, the integrated brake light blinks.
When buying a scooter, owners will be offered the AKTIVO App, which will allow you to connect to the scooter via Bluetooth and monitor its battery status, adjust the device to suit your driving style, for example , "FUN" or "ECO". The electric scooter will be sold in two colors – “arctic white” and “cosmic gray.”
It is noteworthy that a team of enthusiasts collected assets for the development of this two-wheeled transport on the Kickstarter crowdfunding resource. The developers needed 32,500 euros, but the resource helped to collect 100,000. The scooter’s mass production will begin this month. The purchase will cost 560 euros.

The new Can-Am Ryker 2019 tricycle strikes with a rich bundle and an affordable price.

The new Can-AM Ryker will be equipped with two in-line Rotax Ace engines — a two-cylinder 600-cc and three-cylinder-900-cc. The client has a choice. The engine power level will be 47 and 77 horsepower, respectively. A more powerful option has a mode of "Sport". The price of a model with a motor of 600 cubes starts from 8,499 dollars. A tricycle with an engine of 900 cubic centimeters Can-Am Ryker starts from 9,999 dollars.
Any trike can be personalized. First of all, the manufacturer offers as many as 12 variations of shades of special linings, which give a certain unique style to the trike. In addition, absolutely all models are equipped with a rather curious detail – the Ufit system. Thanks to this system, any tricycle can be “tweaked” for a specific rider, in terms of ergonomics.
With a fairly affordable price, the Can-Am Ryker 2019 tricycle has everything needed for the modern life of an ordinary tricycler. "Riker" has an automatic continuously variable CVT transmission speeds (in other words, the variator), as well as the color display of the dashboard, a dual USB port. There is even a small trunk, of 7 liters, where, for example, a helmet can fit. At the same time, the volume of the fuel tank reaches 20 liters.
However, this is not all the details. The novelty from BRP has as many as 5 additional auxiliary systems:

  • stabilization system SCS
  • traction control system TCS
  • anti-lock braking system ABS
  • anti-theft system DESS

system HHC, working in conjunction with the brake system, allows you to hold the tricycle at the beginning of the movement when descending or ascending the slope.
It is noteworthy that the three-wheeler is actually distinctive, unlike its counterpart Can-Am Ryker has a cardan drive.
In addition to the standard Can-Am Ryker, the Can-AM Ryker Rally version will also be released, which in the basic configuration Comes with a 77-horsepower engine. The difference from the classic Can-Am Ryker is the presence of a more advanced suspension on the rally car, as well as stone protection. In addition, there are rally tires, rally seats, and the corresponding mode of operation "Rally". The price of such a unit will start at $ 10,999.
It is worth noting that the BRP product lines include not only trikes, but also Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo hydrocycles, ATVs and Can-Am off-road vehicles on three wheels Can-Am Spyder, power units for water equipment Evinrude and Rotax, karts, motorcycles and aircraft devices. The corporation's sales reach approximately 4.2 billion Canadian dollars annually. Products are officially sold in almost 100 states. 8,700 employees work in corporate divisions worldwide.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX10RR 2019 sports bikes will be released in limited quantities

Created on the basis of the KRT race car, which is actively used at three world championships in road-ring motorcycle races of the WSBK series, the Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle, or rather, a line of three bikes, will give owners more power, high-quality distribution and a new one, increased torque – in models in 2019.
The main point is the update of the valve actuation system “by pressing a finger”. Consider other innovations. All of them bring the already impressive parameters of the Ninja ZX-10R to a completely new level.
The maximum power will reach 203 hp and this characteristic can be further increased – to use the bike on the track – adding a full-fledged racing exhaust.
Created by Kawasaki's MotoGP-WSBK specialists, the timing system can be called an example of top-level racing technology. It is listed in the Ninja ZX-10R. The new system also shows a high level of reliability at high revs.
In comparison with standard valves with pushers, the finger system makes it possible to introduce a more aggressive profile of the combustion chamber. In addition, it warns the temporary wear of system elements.
All bikes of the new line are distinguished by the color of the head cover. She is red. Unfortunately, not everyone will get the cherished tales. Volumes of release of the Ninja ZX-10RR model are very limited – only 500 pieces for the whole world. This model will be different exclusive light titanium connecting rods, having a weight of 400 g less than the standard, but also increase the maximum torque by 600 revolutions per minute. Thus, the power becomes 204 hp
The developers reviewed the settings of the front and rear suspension, took into account the reduction of the shaft inertia.
Another update in the 2019 line is the two-way quickshift KQS.
It should be noted that the new paint system will be used in the novelties, taking into account the surface hardness, as a result of which the most susceptible to shocks will work together as a certain kind of chemical spring. Thus, a trampoline effect is created and the motorcycle is not deformed.
Three versions will be on sale – the ZX-10R, ZX-10RR and ZX-10R SE. They will be released for the Ninja ZX-10R in three shades – lime green, ivory and metallic gray. Bike ZX-10RR can be bought only lime green. The ZX-10R SE will be painted in carbon gray, silver and, of course, lime green.
The SE will have an advanced Kawasaki KECS electronic suspension, as well as forged Marchesini wheels.

Director of the Kiev Motor Plant told about the prospects for the revival of production

To the question: “Will motorcycle production be revived?”, Vasily Khmelnitsky answered:
“I admire customized motorcycles as a product of engineering enthusiasm. However, this is a hobby, not a business. I do not believe that the mass production of the domestic motorcycle will be successful. It will not compete with any modern global manufacturer. "
Vasily Khmelnitsky is sure that the KMZ could function earlier due to the fact that the products were sold in the territory of 15 republics of the USSR, as well as motorcycles were exported to such large markets as China, Cuba etc. Today it is not. In addition, according to Khmelnitsky, the scientific part died and motorcycles lost competitiveness.
“In theory, as a businessman, I understand that it is necessary to make a joint venture with Honda and create a small assembly workshop for Honda for the Ukrainian market and possibly for export. However, this is a separate business process. "- emphasized Vasily Khmelnitsky.
" The motozavod is subject to ruin. Unfortunately, either an innovation park or housing will be created here. The world does not stand still and what was sometimes impossible to restore yesterday. ”- Khmelnitsky summed up.
It is worth recalling that the State Property Fund sold 90.811% of the shares of PJSC“ Kiev Motorcycle Plant ”(KMZ) in the summer of 2012. The sale of shares was carried out at the competition, and the number of requirements for the buyer included the following conditions: preservation of the main types of plant operations, investing over UAH 2.7 million in the development of the plant.
Additional conditions of the competition determined that the buyer of the package must have experience in economic activities for the manufacture of motorcycles or trade in motorcycles, spare parts and accessories for them, maintenance and repair of motorcycles.
The State Property Fund sold KMZ to the company Capital Index Group for 59.8 million g n. Already then it became known that there was no talk about any revival of production at KMZ. The main objective of the transaction is to gain control over the territory or land of the plant. Thus, it happened.
KMZ was not just a factory, but the flagship of the whole branch of Ukrainian motor-building. Previously, he produced up to 100 thousand motorcycles annually, which were sent to all continents. And today in different countries there are fan clubs of the KMZ Dnieper machinery.
Kiev Motor Plant opened on September 21, 1945. The last motorcycles were produced here in 2008. The plant’s history includes about 3 million motorcycles of different models.

Panasonic and Honda launch battery sharing system for electric motorcycles

Such information appeared in a joint statement of the company. Indonesia has become a test site for a reason. This state ranks third in the world in terms of motorcycle sales and suffers a lot from the exhaust gases they produce. For this reason, the leadership of Indonesia is trying by all means to promote electric motorcycles and scooters, as they told Panasonic. Full control over the availability of batteries, their movement, performance and other characteristics will be implemented by a system developed by Honda and Panasonic.
It is worth noting that the project is subsidized by the Japanese organization New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). The main objective of the organization’s work is to “explore the prospects for the use of portable batteries as distributed energy”. For this purpose, several dozens of stations will be built on the territory of the provinces of West Java and Bali, each of which will simultaneously charge several Mobile Power Pack batteries.
Every year Honda sells over 20 million vehicles, including electric cars and electric motorcycles. Partner of the company in this project was the Japanese corporation Panasonic, which is famous for developments in the field of electronic technologies and solutions for consumer electronics. By 2022, the corporation intends to increase battery sales by 2.5 times – to 1.4 trillion yen (12.6 billion dollars).