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  • 2012 LeMinz 24 Hr

     

    World Motorcycle Champions team up for 24 Hour charity event.

    Mark Peterson



    Image:Troy Bayliss getting 120% out of his 50cc Scooter


    When you think of 50cc Scooters, the names Bayliss, Crump and McCoy wouldn’t come to mind, or would they?

    December 8/9 Gold Coast Parklands Showground’s, the Worlds toughest scooter event will return, the Insure My Ride Le Minz 24 Hour Scooterthon presented by TGB Scooters.

    Into its 8th year, the 24 Hour Scooterthon is certainly an event that continues to grow each year, but this year it is going to be world class.

    Three time World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss will team up with three time World Speedway champion Jason Crump plus multiple Guinness Book world record holder Mark Brownie Brown to tackle 25 other teams in the most demanding scooter endurance test.

    Multiple Moto GP and World Superbike race winner Gary McCoy and many more excellent riders will also start on the grid.

    Bayliss who normally rides 1000cc bikes or more was beaming after his short ten minute stint in front of the cameras at the media call.

    “I can’t wait for next week, its going to be a lot of fun riding with Crumpy and Brownie, these little scooters are great on this track, I hope everyone comes down to support this great event, its only a gold coin donation entry and it all goes to charities” said Bayliss

    “I would also like to announce that I want to donate all my riding gear from the event to Mat & Chloe Rogers for their children’s charity 4 ASD KIDS” Bayliss continued.

    Mat Rogers (Duel International Rugby legend) who is a good friend of Troy’s.

    “This event its not about the size his engine its about the size of his heart”, said Rogers.

    “This is a very kind gesture Troy has offered us, a helmet would have been great but to have all his ride gear to Auction is amazing, this will help so many children and we cant thank Troy enough” Said Rogers

    “I look forward to bringing my family down to watch the guys in action, I didn’t think you could do that on a motorcycle let alone a scooter, I hope the Gold Coast and beyond support this event” said Rogers

    Mat together with his wife Chloe head up the great children’s charity ‘4 ASD KIDS’ ( www.4asdkids.com).

    The Scooterthon each year supports a number of charities and this year is no different, Give me 5 for kids Children’s Charity and Racesafe Medical team will receive all gold coin entry donations and funds raised from a major raffle that includes first prize of a new TGB Scooter.

    Where – Gold Coast Parklands Showground’s
    When – Sat 8th Dec 12 Midday – Sun 9th Dec Midday

    Special Guest Riders include –

    • Troy Bayliss – 3 x World Superbike Champion & Moto GP Race Winner
    • Jason Crump – 3 x World Speedway Champion
    • Gary McCoy – Multiple Moto GP and World Superbike race winner
    • Darcy Ward – 2 x Under 21 World Speedway Champion
    • Peter Spida Everitt – AFL legend and tallest guy you will ever see on a 50cc scooter.
    • Plus more current Australian Road and Off Road Champions to be announced.
    • Bring your family and friends down and enjoy the day and night event, dig deep and support all the teams supporting the charities.
    • Additional information can be found at www.facebook.com/leminzscooterthon


      For any further information please contact – Mark Petersen 0416048815 shotglass@live.com.au

     

    Image: Mat Rogers and Troy Bayliss in the gear he will donate to 4 ASD KIDS following the event.
  • PGO Ligero 50/150

     

    PGO display two new funky retro colours at the weekends Melbourne Motorcycle Expo.

    Allen Drysdale

     

    PGO Ligero 50/150

    PGO have added two new colours to the Australian Ligero range. A cool looking retro orange and an even cooler soft green. Both these colours are available now and both are available in either 50 or 150 cc capacities. The changes not only include colour, they also include touches of chrome around the headlight and front shield.

    The PGO Ligero might be small in stature but this is a scooter that punches well above its weight. The 50 cc 2-stroke is a flyer and the 150 cc 4-stroke is a robust performer. Don't be fooled by size. Mind you, the Ligero is just the scooter for those if they suffer height issues.

    The Ligero 50 is priced at $1990 plus on-roads. The 150 Ligero is priced at $2990 plus on-roads. For further information please refer to the importers website for further information. Refer to http://www.motorsportimporters.com.au/index.php?id=71 

     

     

     

  • Piaggio BV350 SportTouring

    Our first taste of Piaggio's all new 350 class engine. Piaggio Australia has started the ADR process on this highly anticipated model.

    Allen Drysdale

    Piaggio BV350 SportTouring

    Word is that Piaggio Australia have started the process to have the BV350 land on Australian shores during 2013. The BV350 SportTouring has been an instant success story in Italy, slotting into the top 10 best selling scooter list for 2012. The highlight of the package is the development of a new 350 class engine. The all-new engine features 4-valves, liquid cooling and dry sump lubrication.  

    The BV350 SportTouring will be setting new standards. The engine itself was designed to offer 400cc levels of performance with the efficiency of a 300 class scooter. By all accounts, the initial reviews suggest it does this and more. Power is specified at 24.5 Kw (8250 rpm) and 32.2 Nm of torque (6250 rpm). In comparison, the current 400cc Master engine outputs 24 Kw's and a fraction more torque(37Nm).

    The addition of ABS brakes and traction control would be welcome, though this is an optional extra in Europe and not offered in the USA. Still, the BV in any format would be a commuters dream. Big wheels, heaps of storage and great power. Service intervals at 10,000 km's would be another bonus. 

    We will obviously publish more when we know the BV has gone through Australia's strict ADR process. Pricing, colours, options etc etc, are all still unknown. It's early days.

     

  • Aprilia SRV 850 ABS/ATC In Australia

     

    Aprilia have started the process to launch the SRV in Australia. And I mean launch, this thing's a rocket.

    Aprilia

    Aprilia SRV 850 ABS/ATC

    Aprilia has started work on getting what will be Australia's most powerful scooter into Australian dealers. The ADR approval process has started and we can expect the SRV 850 to arrive towards the middle of next year(2013).

    The SRV has only recently received ABS and traction control(ATC) in Europe. I am pleased to announce we will get the full spec version here. The 839cc engine produces a whopping 56 Kw's. The engine and transmission package is shared with Aprilia's automatic motorcycle, the Mana 850GT.  

    The release of the SRV is timely. BMW Australia have only just released its new range of maxi scooters with pricing around the mid-teens. We expect the price of the SRV to land somewhere around this figure.

    What we do know is the SRV looks like it's direct from the SBK(World Superbike) grid. A title that Aprilia currently holds thanks to the RSV4 and Max Biaggi.

    Aprilia Australia's, Kris Matich, made the announcement at last weeks Melbourne Motorcycle Expo. The Expo also featured the release of Aprilia's new SRMT 50/125 cc scooters. You can see more on that release here....

     

  • TGB Bellavita Released

     

    It's arrived, TGB's new Bellavita 300i is now available in dealerships across Australia. Free top box till xmas.

    TGB Australia

    TGB Bellavita 300 Arrives

    The eagerly anticipated Bellavita 300i has arrived. The 300 model will soon be followed by a 125 cc version in early 2013. List price on the Bellavita 300i has been set at $5490. To coincide with the release of the Bellavita, TGB are offering a free colour coded top box with every Bellavita 300i sold. Value on the offer is $398 and valid up until the 24th of December. 

    Take the Scootersales.com.au tour of the Bellavita

    TGB Australia PR

    Over the coming days the TGB Belllavita 300i will be arriving in a TGB Dealership near you!  

    The TGB Bellavita 300i has been a highly anticipated release to the TGB range, offering classic European styling, modern technology and high performance.

    The Bellavita 300i has the renowned TGB CVT ‘Twist & Go’ automatic transmission powered by a fuel injected 267cc engine.  Boasting front and rear disc brakes, a glove box and 12 inch alloy wheels the Bellavita 300i is the ultimate scooter package.

    The Bellavita 300i holds the classic retro styling of a traditional 50’s era scooter, while possessing the exceptional performance quality of a frontrunner in the modern scooter industry. With front and rear indicators integrated into the body, the TGB Bellavita 300i mirrors a classic retro design.

    TGB’s stable suspension system for the Bellavita scooter ensures it is a safe ride on Australian roads.

    With plenty of under-seat storage, a glove box and the option of a colour matched top box the Bellavita 300i has been designed as not only stylish but practical. Even included is it’s very own USB charging outlet!

    The Bellavita 300i features enough power for highway travel, as well as great scooter agility making it ideal for the daily city commute.
     
    The elegant body design and high-class features of the Bellavita will give you that little taste of Europe any day of the week! The Bellavita is available in four classic colours: red, white, black and mocha.

    TGB SPECIAL: To celebrate the launch of the TGB Bellavita 300i, all Bellavita’s purchased before Christmas will receive a FREE colour coded genuine TGB top box and rack valued at RRP $398.

    Already an established brand in Australia, TGB scooters has continued to be prevalent in the Australian market place now celebrating the title of 5th highest selling scooter brand in the country.

    TGB is a Taiwanese brand established in 1978 with a wealth of experience in vehicle design and manufacturing, producing an extensive range of quality scooters from 50cc to 300cc.

    The TGB Bellavita will be available in a 125cc model also in early 2013. Stay tuned to the TGB website for further information.

    For further information on the all-new TGB Bellavita scooters, please visit www.tgbscooters.com.au  or www.thebellavita.com.au

     

     



  • Apriia SR MT 50/125

     

    Aprilia officially announce the replacement for the ever popular Sportcity, introducing the SR MT.

    Aprilia Australia

     

    Aprilia SR MT 50/125

    Introducing the Aprilia SR MT the scooter that brings fun and sportiness into your daily commute.

    Designed with the young rider in mind, the ALL NEW Aprilia SR MT (Motard) is Aprilia’s new budget priced performance scooter to replace the very popular Sport City 50 & 125cc models.

    Aprilia’s designers have created a compact yet aggressive style for the SR MT in the spirit of Aprilia’s famous off road and Super Motard models as can be seen from the extended and pronounced “beak” nose reminiscent of the off road bikes. The character is true to the Aprilia sports DNA offering unrivalled performance , handling and agility in traffic and backed up by confidence inspiring braking from the hi‐ performance dual piston front brake caliper and 220 mm front disc and powerful 140 mm rear drum braking system.

    The superior design of the SR MT is evident when you look at things like the sporty handlebars and pronounced "beak" which extends over the front wheel, (something reminiscent of the off‐road world). Couple that with the flat footrest which ensures convenient seating and riding comfort while also providing improved load capacity, thanks to the hook in the leg shield back plate.

    The large black 14" wheels with five doubled spokes show of a decisive and sporty design drawn from the Aprilia racing heritage. Also standard on this model is the large helmet compartment which can hold most helmets types.

    The tubular steel frame holds a sturdy front telescopic fork while the rear operates a dual action single hydraulic shock absorber linked to the transmission unit that also works as a swingarm and rear wheel support.

    The SR MT range offers two capacities 50 cc 2‐stroke and a 125cc 4‐stroke and is available in three colours: Black, White and Orange.

    SR MT 50cc  RRP $2,190 plus ORC (estimated Ride away price of $2,690)

    SR MT 125cc  RRP $2,990 plus ORC (estimated Ride away price of $3,690)

    Find a local Aprilia Dealer

     

     

     

  • TMAX Hyper Modified by Sands

    Here is the 3rd and final instalment of the TMAX Hyper Modified series. This brings the meaning of naked to a whole new level.

    Yamaha Europe

     

    TMAX Hyper Modified - Roland Sands 

    Since its launch in 2001, the TMAX has revolutionised the maxi-scooter world, introducing a new element of sporting ability as well as an aggressive and angular look to the class. It is a scooter like no other, and this year the 2012 TMAX’s dynamic look will be taken to the Max… and beyond.

    Earlier this year Marcus Walz unveiled his concept of a Hyper Modified TMAX that combined his trademark aggressive styling with radical lines and the TMAX’s sporting look, creating a maxi-scooter like no other. Not to be outdone, Ludovic Lazareth then looked to the skies and used his love of the aeronautics industry to give the Yamaha maxi-scooter a cutting edge new look with performance to match, thanks to a supercharged engine. Now the trilogy of Hyper Modified TMAXs is finally complete as Californian wild man Roland Sands unveils his stripped to the bones TMAX…

    “With this Hyper Modified project we wanted to take the TMAX back to the basics. I saw a picture of its aluminium frame, a signature of Yamaha sports bikes, and was blown away by what was underneath the fairing. I was surprised as structurally the TMAX looked really cool – different and a little bit weird, which appeals to me. I was intrigued and started thinking about the possibilities of taking this mechanical beauty and using it to create the look of the bike…”

    “Once you strip the plastics away and remove the sub-frame and exhaust, the line of the frame is very pleasing; the TMAX is a cool looking raw bike. Most riders wouldn’t be expecting to see such a sportsbike styled aluminium frame on a scooter so we decided this would form the backbone of our project.”

    “To give the bike a racer image we added grills into the frame and did a bunch of things to make it look more aggressive and kind of mean. We fabricated the whole tail unit and covered it in a distressed vinyl that looks great, then added risers, flat bars and number boards. The radiator intake is also built by us – after removing the plastics you need somewhere to put your feet so it doubles up as footrests. The front mudguard is a modified YZF-R6 unit and we built new engine covers and then hollowed them out to make the bike look more radical. All in all it took about four weeks to create the Hyper Modified TMAX – and it wasn’t easy.”

    “This project was really stressful, far harder than modifying a conventional bike. We were continually fighting the urge to turn the TMAX into a normal motorcycle. It would have been very easy to build a mock petrol tank and tail section to turn it into something with classic motorcycle lines but we wanted to keep it a step-through. It was a fight to keep it cool but I think we have managed it as the reaction from people has been fantastic.”

    “I’ve ridden the TMAX around and people freak out when they see it. To be honest I didn’t expect to like it myself as much as I do, it’s so different and weird and it works great. It still rides like a TMAX but is even lighter and more agile and sounds like a dirt bike thanks to the race exhaust! It’s crazy.”

    “People think I’m into cruisers but I’m more driven by dirt bikes and racers, but there is no way I’m letting the Hyper Modified TMAX go. I’ve got a scooter in my garage now – I didn’t think that would happen! All I need to do now is to fit a surf rack on it and take it to the beach!”

    With the trilogy of Hyper Modified TMAXs now complete, all that is left is to sit back and watch the results of this inspirational project. Walz, Lazareth and Sands have started the ball rolling when it comes to customising maxi-scooters – where it will lead to is a question that only future generations of bike builders can answer. One thing is certain; these three revolutionary Hyper Modified TMAXs are only a taste of what the future has in store…

    Other Hyper Modified Models

    http://www.scootersales.com.au/News-4606-tmax-hyper-modifed-by-lazareth.aspx 

    http://www.scootersales.com.au/News-4477-walz-hyper-modified-tmax.aspx 

     

  • Honda NSS300 Forza

     

     

    Another Eicma release. Honda introduces a new mid-sized sporty, the all new Forza 300.

    Allen Drysdale

     

    This year at Eicma, amidst all the bike releases, Honda slipped through a new middle weight. The Forza 300, which is an update for the long standing Forza 250. Not confirmed for Australia and set for release in 2013 for the European market.

    Here's what Honda had to say about the new model,

    The NSS300 Forza is a new high specification, mid-size sporty sit-in scooter powered by an engine that delivers long-range commuting performance with a compact chassis that offers storage for two full-faced helmets. 

    Some of the features on the new Forza are as follows : -

    • New 279 cc Engine
    • 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled
    • ABS Brakes (F 256 mm / R 240 mm)
    • 720 mm Seat Height
    • 2 Helmet Storage
    • 11.5 Litre Fuel Tank
    • Predicted Range 350 km
    • 14 Inch Front / 13 Inch Rear
    • New 12 Spoke Wheels 
    • 10% Weight Reduction (Over 250 Model)

    The Forza 300 has all the attributes of making an excellent commuter. The Forza would be comfortable, easy to manage, efficient and powerful and have a shed-load of storage available. The Forza 300 would make the perfect step-up from say, Honda's PCX150. We just happen to have a nice new PCX150 in the garage at the moment for review.

    To view the Australian Honda range visit http://motorcycles.honda.com.au/

  • Vespa 946 Official

     

    The official release from Piaggio. Due into Australia for 2013 with price and timing still to be confirmed.

    Piaggio Italy

     

    VESPA 946

    Only those who have made history can imagine the future.

    Since 1946 Vespa has been established as a unique case of style and technology, meeting the demand for freedom of entire generations and pointing the way for the world where individual mobility is concerned, synonymous with emancipation.

    For sixty-six years Vespa has incessantly renewed its myth, always evolving its unique concept of form-function.

    Essence of style.


    Today, after having put more than seventeen million vehicles on streets throughout the world, and becoming a legend worldwide, Vespa unveils its future.

    It does so by directly referring to its original product, the MP6 prototype, first embryo of the Vespa from which, in the spring of 1946, the world's most famous scooter was born, an Italian and unsurpassed icon of style and creativity.

    Distilling the purest essence of those traits which marked forever the aesthetics of individual mobility, forcefully entering our everyday life and enhancing the lines which made ​​it famous, the Pontedera Style Centre projects the Vespa in a new generation in which references and projections, tradition and innovation, seamlessly merge. Once again Vespa is ahead of its time, projecting itself into a future marked by style and technology at the service of a better quality of life.

    Vespa 946, with unswerving fidelity to the original idea, adopts the solution of the monocoque. The structure, unique in its kind, is made of welded steel but, for the first time in Vespa history, is embellished with elements in aluminium alloy.

    The result is a unique and valuable piece which acquires, since its first appearance, a special place in the magnificent history of Vespa, an object destined to perform, at the highest level, its natural function of mobility but which immediately represents an
object of distinction in the urban and metropolitan landscape. Vespa 946 is a unique and evocative object which embodies, and exhibits with class, all the values ​​of style and elegance which derive from the nobility of its origin. Vespa 946 expresses the maximum value possible in the scooter world and projects Vespa in the elite of luxury brands.



    A jewel of a body.


    As always in the history of Vespa the technically distinctive element is the body. A single steel and aluminium component which also has a supporting function, housing and supporting the engine, transmission and all the mechanical parts.
    The masterful construction quality and excellent materials used set Vespa 946 apart from any other two-wheeled vehicle in the world. The use of aluminium contributes, as well as to the definition of breathtaking aesthetics, to lighter weight and therefore an increase in energy efficiency, with the result of lower fuel consumption and emissions.

    Directly inspired by the Mp6, the first Vespa prototype of 1946, the 946 is a decisive discontinuity with the shapes of the current - and successful - Vespa families. Traditionally divided into “small body” (the current LX and S series) and “large body” (represented by the GTS and GTV) Vespa now sees the birth of an entirely new vehicle which, while making reference to the classical lines, breaks with the constant evolution of the design with a sort of fascinating “back to the future”.

    Vespa 946 distils and condenses the best characteristics of Vespas which over the decades have preceded it, admirably entwining the best of the features of the various Vespa families. The fundamental measurement of the chassis, the wheelbase, is testimony to a stable vehicle, overcoming the distance between wheel hubs of the big GTS. But the lightweight line, reduced weight and steering angle similar to that of the small LX make it exceptionally agile.

    The suspension department is distinguished by the originality of the front element (the classic swing arm, one of the style characteristics of the Vespa) and by the refinement of the solution adopted on the rear wheel. For the first time in the history of the Vespa, the single shock absorber - a gas unit with adjustable preload in four positions - is mounted horizontally with progressive lever system. A solution which has avoided impacting the pure lines of the rear of the Vespa 946.

    The lights, full LED, are one of the distinctive elements of the Vespa 946. In particular, the headlamp which is implemented with Full LED technology, stands out.
    The saddle, mounted on an aluminium support, is an extraordinary design element, capable of gracefully marking the overall design of the Vespa 946, at the service of functionality. Hinged on a cast aluminium support, the saddle is made of fine waterproof fabric.

    The front mudguard, in aluminium, covers with the usual elegance the 12 inch wheel. The same size as the rear wheel. The separable wheel rims, the largest size ever achieved on a Vespa, further embellish the 946. The braking system, in search of maximum safety, is double disc and comes complete with two-channel ABS system controlled by a control unit with dedicated software.

    Vespa 946 is equipped with the innovative ASR traction control, an advanced electronic system which prevents slippage of the rear wheel, avoiding loss of adhesion and always ensuring optimal traction. A unique technological sophistication of the Piaggio Group, for the first time on Vespa.


    Techno(eco)logic goals.

    Vespa 946 opens a window to the future in technology as well.

    The pulsating heart of the Vespa 946 is an extremely modern engine which reveals the lines of development of engines of the future, characterised by reduced fuel consumption and a dramatic reduction of gaseous and noise emissions.

    The single cylinder 125 cc 4 stroke, 3 valve, air cooled engine with electronic injection represents Piaggio Group's state of the art technology in scooter engines.

    The engine has been entirely designed, developed and manufactured in Pontedera, in the largest plant of the Piaggio Group, which is one of the most important and advanced research, development and production centres in the engine field worldwide. This engine is born from the challenge that the Piaggio Group has taken on: to provide an increasingly more evolved customer with a product that guarantees performance, reliability and safety while also leading the field in respect for the environment.

    To obtain greater performance while reducing fuel consumption and emissions, a scrupulous analysis of reduction of friction and improvement of fluid dynamics was carried out.

    The innovative 3-valve timing system which characterises the Vespa 946 engine optimises loading movements in the cylinder in terms of both tumble and swirl, as well as placing the spark plug in an optimal position, improving the efficiency of the combustion process and at the same time ensuring optimum cooling of the internal parts of the head.

    For all moving parts, bearings have been used for the maximum reduction of internal friction: the timing rockers have a roller, to the benefit of noise reduction and mechanical efficiency, the camshaft is on bearings, as too the entire final reducer.

    In the search for the best performance/fuel consumption ratio, the 3 valve timing solution is the most effective because it improves intake, increasing engine efficiency compared to conventional 2 valve engines.

    The cooling system has been the subject of careful analysis in order to improve performance even further, thereby obtaining a significant reduction in terms of acoustics and power absorption.

    The injection system is state of the art in terms of functionality and rideability, with automatic idling control and closed-loop fuel mixture management with lambda probe. The three dimensional maps of advance, titre and injection timing are managed by a new generation control unit. Together with the trivalent catalytic converter, compliance with Euro3 standard is guaranteed with ample margin, also with a view to future legislation, increasingly stringent in terms of reduction of polluting emissions.

    Performance, with maximum shaft power of 8.5 kW at 8,250 rpm and maximum torque of 10.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm put the new engine at the top of its category.

    The Vespa 946 125 3V represents a net improvement in performance compared to previous generation engines: maximum power increases by 7.1% and maximum torque by 10.3%.

    Despite the substantial increases in performance, excellent results have been obtained in terms of fuel consumption: at 50 km/h the range is 55 km/l (approx. 30% more than in the previous generation engine). Moreover, maintenance intervals, now scheduled at 10,000 km, mean that the new 3V engine has even lower costs.

    Vespa 946 – Technical details

    Tradition and innovation: body made of sheet steel with aluminium elements: handlebar, saddle support, side panels, front mudguard.

    Maximum safety: ABS braking system and ASR electronic traction control. Large 12-inch wheels, dual disc brakes.

    Ecology and economy: 125 cc 3V engine, electronic injection, fuel consumption and emission reduction at the top of the category.

    Technology and style: LED headlight and indicators, full LCD dashboard.

  • PS Importers Announce New Marketing Manager

    PS Importers appoints new Marketing Manager for Triumph, Hyosung, Piaggio and Vespa.

    PS Importers have announced the appointment of Mark Berger as the company's Marketing Manager. Mark has been with the company since 2008 working in a support role in the Marketing Team concentrating on; marketing communications, product releases and administration. "Although this role will be a challenge and I have big shoes to fill, I am up for the task in this very exciting role with a progressive company, working in a great industry." commented Berger.

    For all Marketing Communications, Events and Press related enquiries regarding Triumph, Hyosung, Piaggio and Vespa we welcome you to contact Mark directly on 03 9381 9733, 0417 060 937 mark@psimporters.com.au.

  • Vespa 946

     

    Set to be the show stopper of this years Eicma event in Milan. Initial details are already being released to the Italian press.

    Allen Drysdale

    We all remember this one from last years show. The 946 concept was released with ample fanfare surrounding this model. Talk of a production model soon followed and before too long Piaggio was needing to declare its hand. Well, here is the first production photo released. Below I have placed the concept version below the production version so you can see the difference.

    The design itself is a cracker from every angle. Piaggio are also using this model to showcase a host of technological advancements. The use of aluminium in the construction to reduce weight. The addition of ABS brakes and ASR(traction control). The use of Piaggio's latest 125 cc, 3 valve engine technology that produces fuel economy figures in the range of 55km/l.

    Further details of this model will no doubt be released as the show gets underway on the 15th of November . Get the cash ready, we know that Piaggio Australia will bring these into the country, all be it in limited numbers. I'd expect demand to far exceed supply.

     

     

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  • Choose Your Own Adventure

     

    Let's Scooter is offering full day adventure rides out of Sydney. Package includes lunch and a full days rider tuition.

    Let's Scooter Brookvale

     

    Let's Scooter is promoting itself as Sydney's No 1 scooter shop for new riders. One of the reasons why is this new adventure ride concept. These are fully escorted rides from Sydney's north, all the way through to Stanwell Tops and return. Traversing your way through the Royal National Park.

    The ride allows newcomers to develop confidence by learning the various techniques required to maneuver through corners.  Learning how to handle the different riding surfaces encountered. Learning advanced braking techniques.

    The groups are small and intimate and include a full days training and guidance. The day also includes lunch and in the event of getting tired, a support vehicle. Pricing starts at $180 excluding bike hire or $230 with. Next ride is on the 18th of November.

    Wanting to know more? Contact the team at Let's Scooter Brookvale. Phone 02 9938 3628 or visit www.letsscooter.com.au.

    See a video of the October adventure ride on Youtube

     

  • Summer Speedway Match-Up

     

    Buy any men's or ladies Speedway jacket and choose a matching pair of summer weight Corazzo gloves absolutely free.

    Corazzo Design Australia

     

    The Speedway has always been a Corazzo classic. The horizontal mesh stripe allows air to flow through the jacket, perfect for warmer weather. Features include full armour by Knox, 3M reflective and a fully abrasive resistant Cordura outer shell. The Speedway, made in North America, offers complete peace of mind.

    To coincide with Summer, Corazzo has reduced the price of the Speedway to just $259. And for a limited time if you purchase a Corazzo Speedway you'll also receive a free pair of summer weight gloves of your choice - choose from either the stylish Carbone, Cordero, Enzo or Urbano. We call it the Summer Speedway Match-Up.

    See your nearest Corazzo retailer or purchase online at http://corazzo.net.au/store


  • SYM MaxSYM 400i Update

     

    More on the impending release of this new SYM maxi. The MaxSYM 400i expected this December. Official release inside.

    SYM Scoota

    SYM MaxSYM 400i

    SYM are jumping head first into expanding their maxi range with the launch of the MaxSYM 400i expected by the end of the year.

    It’s already caused a stir at the recent Sydney Scooter Show with everyone blown away by SYM offering another incredible value for money scoota!

    The largest in SYM Australia’s range, this exciting new maxi scoota is perfect for those riders looking to upgrade to a safe, stylish and comfortable ride in and out of the city.

    The MaxSYM 400i has an SYM 399c fuel injected, liquid cooled engine which has incredible performance with 34ps @ 7000rpm. Combine this with 14 and 15 inch wheels and incredible braking capacity including ABS, hand brake, twin radial mounted 4 piston calipers and 275mm rotors up front and single 275mm rear discs.

    A 14.7 litre fuel tank will help you get where you’re going without interruption and you’ll get there in comfort with adjustable rear suspension, brake levers and windscreen, automatic headlights and huge dual LED tail lights. The lockable glove box also includes a 12V and USB charging outlet.

    The MaxSYM 400i has a multi-function dash with a voltmeter, trip metre, tachometre, temperature gauge, fuel levels and a clock.

    And the features keep coming on this one... under seat storage with space for two helmets, luggage box light and engine immobiliser switch. The seat itself easily accommodates two comfortably at 750mm with pillion back rest, raised passenger seating position, flick out pegs and passenger handles.

    And at only $7,990 on the road this is the maxi which will more than keep up with the pack! Find a dealer @ www.scoota.com.au

     

     

  • Bellavita 300 Update

    With the arrival now under two weeks away, TGB make a few final changes to the Bellavita 300 from the pre-production model we tested only a month ago.

    Allen Drysdale

    TGB Bellavita Update

    With only two weeks till launch we now find that TGB have made a few final changes to the Bellavita 300. From a few visual finishing touches to one very smart user friendly addition.

    Firstly we see the addition of black rims with a machined outer. These bring the finish of the Bellavita up a notch. TGB have also added an extra touch of chrome to the front suspension. Adding a chrome Bellavita nameplate to the swing arm. And last of all from a visual standpoint the Bellavita will now come with matching seat, top case and rack colours. (i.e. black on black)

    As for the before mentioned, smart "user friendly" item. TGB have changed the standard 12 volt charger to a USB type. Why more manufacturers just can't do this as standard, I'm not so sure. A welcome addition for anyone with a device that charges via USB.(most devices these days)

    TGB have made these additions relatively quickly. We only had our hands on the pre-production model last month and these changes are all relevant improvements.

    Pricing is expected to remain the same. The Bellavita will retail @ $5490 + ORC. See more including finding your local dealer @ www.thebellavita.com.au

     

     

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