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WE, THE RIDERS:
ONE MOVEMENT FOR EVERYONE

 
Limitless. Global. Unified. WTR is a community for ALL riders.
 
The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) today announced its branding re-release for the We, The Riders (WTR) campaign. Both on and off the roads, all riders are equal, and there is strength in their beautiful diversity; this is the core vision of the rebranded We, The Riders campaign that is being launched today through the release of their promotional video. WTR stands ready to deliver an unmatched community experience and aims to unify the global population of motorcycling enthusiasts, providing them with a central social media hub.
 
Anyone can be passionate about motorcycling, anyone can learn to ride, and anyone can be a rider. Diversity is one of the fundamental, underpinning features of riding, and this historic movement will bring an unprecedented sense of closeness and community into the motorcycling world.
 
“Motorcycling is a global sport, pastime and passion, and it deserves an authentic, global movement that brings everyone together. Across all levels of performance, from all nations and across all differences, motorcycling has the capacity to unify people, and that is exactly what We, The Riders, is going to facilitate.” explained Jorge Viegas, FIM President.

The aim of the WTR campaign is to create a global movement for a safer, more sustainable, more exciting and more unified riding experience, free from discrimination and full of diversity. The movement was founded on four pillars, all given equal weight:

? Safety: education drives change, and the WTR movement will provide both online education and downloadable guides, as well as develop the reach of influential safety Ambassadors who are to be tasked with promoting rider safety across all aspects of motorcycling.

? Sustainability: diffusing news and information on eco-friendly motorcycling research, reporting on all concrete FIM actions for sustainability, and showcasing members’ innovative sustainability solutions are a vital part of the movement in today’s world.

? Leisure: riding is a way of life which goes beyond the passion of motorsports, and WTR brings attention to the underrepresented aspect of riding for leisure. Motorcycling also represents a large part of personal transportation in every day life. All riders are unified by the WTR campaign.

? Equality: showcasing the diversity of the WTR community and ensuring all riders are represented in our campaign materials. From gender, origin and (dis)ability to the more niche areas of motorcycling, WTR is for everyone.

 
Watch the promotional video on the designated YouTube channel!

About the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM):
The FIM is the official world Governing Body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. Bringing together 111 National Federations, it is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Dedicated to sustainability, FIM was the first International sporting Federation to enforce an environmental code, doing so in 1994.


By launching this re-branded initiative, both the FIM and the WTR campaign are working towards a more unified motorcycling community, providing opportunities for growing the motorcycling fanbase and providing a platform for authentic, meaningful and innovative interactions and collaborations.

NB: Pending completion of the official WTR campaign website, to be launched later this year, a follow-up press release will be released in due time.

Find out more and view the newly branded WTR content at @WeTheRiderswtr
on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
 
 

Mrs Isabelle Larivière | Communications Manager | Isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

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Vertigo, Vertical-Works 2020.

Perfecting The Revolution!

More information > Go to MX/Off  Road Tab then click on Moto Trials, Cross County

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BRAND NEW TRACK

Bush Riders Motorcycle Club are proud to announce

that we have secured a permanent club facility!!!

We are in the process of building new senior and mini tracks.

This is very much a work in progress so please be patient.

Come to our events and support the club so we can

develop this into an awesome facility for all.

 

Bush Riders, Pahiatua EVENTS CALENDER

September Friday 6th NZ Secondary Schools XC Taikorea MX Park

September Sunday 22nd Natural Terrain Series Rnd 1 Nikau Road, off Pahiatua Track

October Saturday 12th Central Enduro Rnd 6, Jaime Falloons, Masterton

October Sunday 20th Natural Terrain Series Rnd 2 Nikau Road, off Pahiatua Track

November Sunday 24th Natural Terrain Series Rnd 3 Nikau Road, off Pahiatua Track

December Sunday 22nd Annual Christmas Trail Ride TBA

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 Press Release – MV Agusta and Loncin sign a long term partnership agreemen Press Release – MV Agusta and Loncin sign a long term partnership agreement

25/07/2019

Go to Road Racing & Specialties for more details

 

MV AGUSTA AND LONCIN SIGN A LONG TERM PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

The iconic Italian manufacturer MV Agusta Motor and the Chinese industrial giant Loncin Motor Co., Ltd., have entered a long term strategic partnership agreement that has, as a base, the development of an all new family of MV Agusta products in the 350-500cc displacement.

Download Press Release
 
? MV AGUSTA Motor S.p.A - Via G. Macchi, 144-21100 Varese


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ATTENTION ALL NZSBK RIDERS


 
Dear Members,
 
As the governing body for motorcycling in New Zealand, we are committed to deliver a championship that aligns with our vision of advancing the sport of motorcycling.
 
In 2019, a rider forum was established and the key purpose of this was ensuring the NZSBK management team were informed with any rider feedback, technical issues, event management, and to improve communication between the NZSBK team and riders.
 
Motorcycling New Zealand appreciates the direct communication from riders regarding the recent control tyre announcement for the Superbike and SS300 classes at the 2020 NZSBK Championship.
 
Key tyre distributors have been approached yearly for the past two years to support our NZSBK Championship as a sponsor at various levels; Pirelli is the only brand who have invested annually in the past two years. From a commercial perspective and to keep growing our championship, we need sponsors like Pirelli who are passionate about NZSBK and supporting riders across all levels.
 
It was great to see the Pirelli global director recently in NZ wanting to grow their investment, allowing us to invest into growing the profile of the championship, raise the level of event coordination, technical support and promotion across the series, whilst keeping the cost down for our members.
 
Based on feedback, the decision to run a control tyre for these classes will not come into effect till 2021, allowing riders the opportunity to build a relationship with Pirelli and give sufficient notice to their current tyre suppliers.
 
For the 2020 NZSBK Championship, Pirelli will provide a support area at each round where riders can purchase additional tyres and will have a tyre changing station available. Please contact Kane Wilson on 027 741 7155 or kane@levelltd.co.nz at Pirelli to review details on tyre prices and product availability.
 
The NZSBK team are working extremely hard behind the scenes to ensure our championship continues to grow which wouldn’t be possible without the support of our commissioner, officials and volunteers who are aligned with our vision.
 
We appreciate the ongoing support from riders, teams, manufacturers, distributors and sponsors and we look forward to seeing you all at the 2020 NZSBK Championship.
 
 
Regards,
 
Motorcycling New Zealand


 

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FIM Trial World Championships & Prizes - TrialGP of Belgium

Round 4 – Comblain au Pont (BEL), 29-30 June for the Entry List go to MX/Off Road > Cross Country, Trials & Enduro page

This is really interesting > we have New Zealand's Dylan Ball competing the Trial 125 class along with Connor Hogan from Australia.

But shock horror - there's E-bikes running there too, an indicator for the future?

 

 

Super charged!

Gas Gas will be aiming to make it a hat-trick of TrialE Cup titles this year with Albert Cabestany, who retired from top-flight Trial at the end of last season following a long and illustrious career, representing the Spanish manufacturer when the series for electric motorcycles gets under way this coming weekend at TrialGP Netherlands, round three of the 2019 FIM Trial World Championship.

 

Kenichi Kuroyama is back with Yamaha's TY-E this year Pic (c) Pep Segales

The inaugural championship was held over one round in 2017 with 1996 TrialGP champion Marc Colomer coming out on top before Loris Gubian triumphed following two close-fought rounds in 2018. This year the championship will again be decided over two rounds, beginning at Zelhem on June 22-23 before signing off the following weekend at TrialGP Belgium at Comblain-au-Pont.

 

However, although it is an undeniably formidable pairing, it won’t be a walk in the park for Cabestany and Gas Gas and they will have to contend with veteran Japanese star Kenichi Kuroyama who will campaign Yamaha’s TY-E machine.

 

Last season Kuroyama – a former TrialGP contender and an 11-time All Japan national champion – lost the TrialE Cup on a tie-break with the Frenchman after the pair swapped wins and this time around he’s determined to make amends.

 

“Last year I won the first round but narrowly missed the win in the second and that ended up costing me the title. It was a really frustrating and disappointing result for me. I feel like there was so much more I could have done so I’m really happy to have another chance this year.

 

“From my experience in the TrialE Cup last year, I realised that even though it’s a Trial event just like any other there are a lot of differences between gas and electric bikes and it was also a big challenge mentally. This time I’ll be coming in with some experience so I’m mentally ready for it. I want to take the TY-E to the top and take an FIM title back home with me this time so look forward to [seeing] what we can do this year.”

FIM TrialGP Communications | media@trialgp.com

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 111 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.

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Mt. Wellington Race Track and the Auckland City Council

Have your say, go to this FaceBook page then lobby Auckland Councillors >    https://www.facebook.com/groups/SaveMtWellington/

Kids in sport - dont go to Court , come on Auckland Council what are you thinking

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Liam Venter

Mt Wellington race track has been the starting place for many world champions in so many sports, cars, Motorcycle Racing, not to mention three World Speed skating championships. On top of this it has been a place where so many Kiwi race engineers have started their craft. Walk into any Formula 1, World Superbike or MotoGP pit area and the Kiwi voices are noticeable (And hey it has been voted the sexiest accent in the world recently.). Inspirational heroes are vital for all of. People who have gone before and show what passion and commitment can deliver.

And while so many of future careers may never get started now, the real value of the track is the community value to Auckland.

. A place for us to gather, compete and give it 100%, smile and laugh but mostly have fun after a hard weeks work (we all need this,). When I look through the photos that people post on this page the ones that have the most impact on me are the ones of people. Not people on bikes, cars, or roller blades but the ones of people laughing together track side and in the pits.

. Friends that you create for life are there for you when you need them and who you are there for when they need you.

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Kids in sport - dont go to Court , come on Auckland Council what are you thinking 
 
 

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Motorcycling World joins the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

 

On Saturday 6 April, the sport’s world celebrates the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. The International Motorcycling Federation (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) together with its FIM Motocross World Championship Promoter Youthstream join the related #WhiteCard campaign on the occasion of MXGP round in Pietramurata (ITA) and FIM SnowCross World Championship event in Bodentravet (SWE).

 

From right - Tim Gajser, Lisa Leyland and Paul Malin supporting #WhiteCard in Pietramurata! © Youthstream

The FIM Motocross and SnowCross World Championship riders and people at the paddock are holding #WhiteCards to show their support and commitment to peace efforts worldwide. The white card symbolise equity, tolerance and inclusion – string values that both FIM and its Promoters are committed to.

FIM President Jorge Viegas: “For the FIM it is important that everyone is treated equally and fairly. Joining the #WhiteCard campaign is a strong signal underlining that sport and motorcycling can promote positive values and gather people together worldwide.”

Youthstream President Giuseppe Luongo: “Our riders race hard but everyone respects each other. Them, more than others understand how sport unites people and how sport can have a significant power. If we rely more on this power, we will be able to accomplish greater things for a better future.”

We count on you to raise your #WhiteCard,
take a picture, tag your friends and invite them to join the campaign!

 

 

Mrs Isabelle Larivière | Communications Manager | Isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 111 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.

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FIM President visits the
International Olympic Committee

 

On 2 April, Jorge Viegas met Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, at its headquarters in Lausanne, for the first time since he was elected FIM President in December 2018. The last meeting between the FIM and IOC Presidents goes back some twenty years.

 

From Left - FIM President Jorge Viegas and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach © IOC

The FIM President stressed the historic ties of the FIM with the Olympic Movement. He highlighted the highly successful appearances of Speedway at the World Games in 1985 and 2017 and of indoor Trial event in the 2005 edition in Duisburg, and assured the IOC President of the FIM’s determination to preserve the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect.

Jorge Viegas spoke with Irina Gladkikh, IOC Head of Winter Sports and IF Relations, and IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell. They addressed several important subjects including the energy transition and the development of championships for electric motorcycles and e-bikes. Not only is the FIM fully on board with this transformation of sport in human terms; it is also taking an active part in the energy transformation revolution. The two-wheel world is well aware of the urgent need to move towards sustainable and renewable energies.

Further to the reform of the Olympic programme in 2014, the IOC has introduced an innovative concept with the addition of five new sports that will be invited to take part in the 2020 Olympic Games starting in Tokyo alongside 28 more traditional Olympic sports. Jorge Viegas explained the FIM’s hopes that the work being done on the energy tradition by the FIM and the stakeholders of motorcycling sport will be determining for its chances of becoming an Olympic sport in the future.

Since 2019, 25 Federations have submitted candidatures for the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024, including the FIM, which expressed its desire to be represented at the Games by E-Trial. It will certainly apply again to be represented in future editions of multisport Games at world level.

The FIM and the IOC plan to meet again and IOC President Thomas Bach is expected to visit the FIM headquarters in the near future.

 

Mrs Isabelle Larivière | Communications Manager | Isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 111 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.


 

 

 

 Historic FIM presentation at opening MotoGP event in Doha

Breaking new ground in the seventy-year history of Grand Prix Racing, the recently appointed FIM President Jorge Viegas made the first ever presentation of its kind on the eve of the opening MotoGP event of the 2019 season in Doha, Qatar.
 

From left: Giancarlo Di Filippo (ITA) - FIM Permanent Medical OfficerFranco Uncini (ITA) - FIM MotoGP Safety Officer; Bill Cumbow (USA) - FIM Permanent MotoGP Steward; Franco Uncini (ITA) - FIM MotoGP Safety Officer; Jorge Viegas (POR) - FIM President; Franck Vayssié (FRA) - FIM Commission of Circuit Racing Director & Clerk of the Course of the Qatar Grand Prix; Paul Duparc (FRA) - FIM Commission of Circuit Racing Coordinator.   © Lukasz Swiderek

In front of a large gathering of International media, Mr Viegas was joined by invited guests - Carmelo Ezpeleta - Dorna CEO; Abdul Rahman Al Mannai - QMMF President; Khalid Al Remaihi - LCSC Vice President and General Manager Losail Circuit; Hervé Poncharal - IRTA President; Mike Trimby - IRTA CEO; Takanao TSUBOUCHI - MSMA Representative and FIM Board members.

The new FIM President explained that it is his aim to highlight the role of the FIM to the outside World, and to clearly show how its function is fundamental to the safe and fair running of the championship through the services, support and staff that it provides.

Mr Viegas confirmed that the FIM’s mission in MotoGP is to create the rules together with the Grand Prix Commission and to apply the rules and the relevant sanctions issued by the FIM Stewards panel. The FIM is also in charge of circuit homologation, safety including all medical aspects and the antidoping programme. The FIM’s remit also covers the training of the officials, including the race director, clerk of the course, marshals, the technical and environmental stewards. This important training is conducted through FIM seminars delivered by FIM instructors around the World. The FIM President also acknowledged that approximately three hundred track marshals are required during a Grand Prix weekend and how big a challenge it is for these people who are volunteers and who dedicate their free time to our sport.

Having set out the position of the FIM, the FIM President then invited each member of the FIM staff who were in attendance to present themselves and to explain their role within the MotoGP structure. The invited speakers included:
  • Franck Vayssié (FRA) - FIM Commission of Circuit Racing Director
    & Clerk of the Course of the Qatar Grand Prix
  • Paul Duparc (FRA) - FIM Commission of Circuit Racing Coordinator
  • Franco Uncini (ITA) - FIM MotoGP Safety Officer
  • Bill Cumbow (USA) - FIM Permanent MotoGP Stewards
  • Ralph Bohnhorst (GER) - FIM MotoGP Stewards
  • Stuart Higgs (GBR) - FIM MotoGP Appeal Stewards
  • Giancarlo Di Filippo (ITA) - FIM Permanent Medical Officer
  • Fabio Muner (ITA) - FIM Marketing & Communications Director
  • Isabelle Larivière (FRA) - FIM Communications Manager

Following the individual presentations, the FIM President Jorge Viegas concluded by saying: “It is the first time in seven decades of Grand Prix racing that the FIM has organised this kind of presentation, like has been done here today in Doha. My goal is to open the FIM to the outside World and to explain the fundamental role of the FIM and the important part it plays within the championship. Thanks to the close collaboration of all the stakeholders DORNA, IRTA, MSMA, we are all working hard together to manage and to promote with great success the FIM MotoGP World Championship. After today, we plan to repeat this kind of presentation in all of the other disciplines too.”

Isabelle Lariviere | FIM Communications Manager | communications@fim.ch

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 111 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

Sporting and Disciplinary Regulations

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Long Lap Penalty

Go to "Stop Press" >> "FIM World Championships" for the details

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cRU Oceania Cup

Two day test at Phillip Island gets the grid warmed up for the inaugural Cup

Tags MotoGP, 2019, #RoadToMotoGP

The bLU cRU Oceania Cup begins in 2019 and the first on-track task of the season was two days of testing at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit alongside the Official Australian Superbike Test. Two days and eight sessions saw the grid of Yamaha YZF-R15s impress, with the top ten covered by a second and the top 16 within two seconds. A mix of riders led the timesheets after each session, setting the Cup up for an exciting first season.

During the weekend the riders were also introduced to the Oceania Junior Cup team, from Yamaha to the technical team and their coach Damian Cudlin, as well as representatives of every partner involved. They then took to the track and in almost every session, a group of 10 to 14 riders was learning the art of slipstreaming and racecraft.

The action was akin to a mini Moto3™ race, with bunches of 10 and 12 riders having five-lap long drafting chains exciting enough to draw a good few onlookers. By the time the weekend came to a close it was Queensland’s Max Gibbons who came out on top, setting a impressive 2:14.735 to take fastest of the day, followed by Carter Thompson (2:14.835), Archie McDonald (2:14.897), New Zealand’s Cormac Buchanan (2:14.957), and Angus Grenfell (2:15.082).

Rider coach Damien Cudlin was thrilled with the performance of the bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup riders.

“It’s been a really positive test, I think the kids have all really enjoyed themselves, they’ve learnt a whole lot. They've really surprised me and I think a lot of people in the pitlane with how professional they've been and how well they're riding already, so I’m even more excited to see them in their first race.”

The young racers’ next outing is at Wakefield Park, where they’ll go racing for real with the first-ever Oceania Junior Cup round alongside Round 2 of ASBK.

Overall Fastest Top 10 Results:

1            Max GIBBONS - 2:14.735
2            Carter THOMPSON - 2:14.835   
3            Archie McDONALD - 2:14.897
4            Cormac BUCHANAN - 2:14.957 
5            Angus GRENFELL - 2:15.082 
6            Cros FRANCIS - 2:15.202  
7            Glenn NELSON - 2:15.486
8            Lucas QUINN - 2:15.668     
9            Jamie PORT - 2:15.681
10          Alex KENWORTHY-JONES - 2:15.890

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And if you want some entertainment  connect to this link!

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/bikes/109539236/manawat-motocross-legends-trials-behind-the-iron-curtain

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The city of Paradise, California was ravaged by bushfire in November 2018. A victim of the fires was Paul Hunt's restored motorcycle collection

Here's what it looks like after! Paul escaped with his dog & a small bag of clothes.

This is the remains of his home & workshop in which were many restored or being restored bikes. Another photo is on "Old Bike Memories" under "Those were the days" tab, along with photos of what is used to like. Here are the remains of his house, workshop & collection >

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FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup: rider and regulation updates. Go to "Stop Press" > "FIM World Championships" for details

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At least someone is thinking about the traditional motorcycle rider >>

Kymco's SuperNEX supersport electric motorcycle makes Milan debut

Kymco says that the 6-speed transmission will allow riders to "make use of the most optimal...  Kymco says that the 6-speed transmission will allow riders to "make use of the most optimal power band of the motor to extract the full potential of the vehicle"(Credit: Kymco)        Kymco is probably best known for its scooters, most gas-powered but more recently running on an electric powertrain. Now the Taiwan company is breaking into the emerging electric motorcycle market with the impressive SuperNEX electric supersport .  Kymco wants to bring back the art of motorcycle riding with the SuperNEX electric supersport    The SuperNEX electric supersport has been revealed at EICMA 2018 in Milan, Italy   The SuperNEX can sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in 2.9 secondsThe SuperNEX can ride from 0 - 250 km/h in 10.9 seconds  Kymco says that the lack of gear shifting in electric motorcycles and the absence of the "sustaining thrill of acceleration to the top-end after the initial rush" can make them seem at best utility-oriented, and even toy-like. So a 6-speed transmission with clutchless upshift/downshift has been included in the supersport launched at EICMA 2018, along with a slipper clutch to help smooth out downshifts."Unfortunately, the gears disappear in many electric motorcycles, and the sense of achievement so enjoyed by sportbike riders is lost as well," said Kymco's Chairman Allen Ko. "We want to bring back the art of motorcycle riding.""Most electric motorcycles today fall short of what the sportbike riders demand from a supersport bike," Ko continued. "The inherent characteristic of the electric motor has a power curve that reaches maximum horsepower at midrange and then declines thereafter. As a result, on a single gear electric motorcycle, once it reaches a certain speed the surge of acceleration starts to fade noticeably. Moreover, this lack of power is most often felt at high-speed riding, which supersport riders enjoy the most."The SuperNEX's transmission has been designed to allow riders to "make use of the most optimal power band of the motor to extract the full potential of the vehicle." That that translates to a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds, going from zero to 200 km/h in 7.5 seconds, and 0 - 250 km/h in 10.9 seconds. Impressive stuff. Kymco says that the SuperNEX marks the beginning of the next era of supersportKymco has also introduced a performance management system dubbed Full Engagement Performance (FEP) that helps keep the front wheel on the tarmac during hard acceleration and the rear wheel down when braking hard. The FEP system will provide maximum traction when riding on uneven or wet surfaces too, and can be adjusted by the rider for personal preference.Those who cringe at the whine of an electric motor can look forward to a bit more character from SuperNEX rides thanks to something Kymco is calling the Active Acoustic Motor, which generates multi-frequency acoustics and can be fine-tuned by the rider to personal taste. And riders can also select one of four SuperNEX "personalities" to change the character of the electric supersport – allowing for quiet cruising in quiet neighborhoods or rip-roaring performance out on the open road.Production schedules and pricing have not been not revealed as yet, and we'll have to wait for more detailed specs (including battery information and range).

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And Yep, Hamish MacDonald from New Zealand was 2nd overall in the Youth Class of the 2018 Enduro GP Series, riding a 125cc 2-stroke Sherco, privately sponsored by his parents "M&D Racing".German Round of Enduro GP - the Final Round of 2018 Enduro GP Season, first day results, October 12-14, 2018. Scroll down for Hamish from NZThe Akrapovic Super Test Award for HOLCOMBE