Skip to main content
Tag

Anniversary

Royal Enfield Successfully Completes Quest For The South Pole

By General Posts

90° SOUTH – Quest For The Pole is a success! Two riders successfully trekked across Antarctica to the South Pole on Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycles.

90° SOUTH – QUEST FOR THE POLE, first-of-its-kind expedition on Royal Enfield Himalayans, commemorates 120 years of adventure and exploration on motorcycles.

Milwaukee, WI (Wednesday, December 22, 2021) – Royal Enfield, the world’s oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production since 1901, has tested the endurance of man and machine time and again, and last week, it made history once again by successfully completing the 90° SOUTH Expedition, the quest for the South Pole on the Royal Enfield Himalayan. This extraordinary endeavor is a tribute to the brand’s 120-year commitment to pure motorcycling, and to the courage and resilience of countless riders and explorers who have made history on two wheels.

On December 16, 2021, two riders Santhosh Vijay Kumar and Dean Coxson reached the geographic South Pole in 15 days, making the ambitious attempt a reality.

The team arrived at Novo in Antarctica from Cape Town for four days of acclimatization, loading of supplies, checking equipment and the motorcycles. From Novo, the team covered an overland distance of 3200 km (1988 miles) over the next 9 days braving extreme weather conditions with temperatures between -30° to -25°C (-22° to -13°F) and wind speed of 60 km/h (37 mph), towards Ross Ice Shelf.

The Royal Enfield Himalayans and crew arrived at the geographic South Pole on December 16, 2021. (The team is in communication via satellite phone, hence the low-resolution image.)

The Ross Ice Shelf was the designated start point for the riders, however, an unexpected blizzard forced the team to alter their course. Instead of starting the ride from 86 South, the team started the 400-km (250-mile) ride from 87 degrees South. Despite a few initial roadblocks and a slight detour, the expedition team completed the quest by reaching the South Pole on December 16, 2021.

For this expedition, two Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycles were modified in-house, with functional upgrades to be able to navigate snow and ice, and function under extreme conditions in Antarctica. The motorcycles were ridden on a compacted snow track from the Ross Ice Shelf to the South Pole, to reduce motorcycle drag and limit emissions to an absolute minimum. Royal Enfield is consciously ensuring no footprint is left behind by the expedition team except wheel tracks that will be quickly lost to snow drift. In line with our #LeaveEveryPlaceBetter initiative, the team is ensuring all waste including human waste is brought back for appropriate disposal.

The team is currently heading towards the western part of Antarctica, Union Glacier, from where they will fly out to Punta Arenas, Chile.

Minimal changes were made to the 90° SOUTH Royal Enfield Himalayans; smaller countershaft sprockets (15- to 13-tooth) increase low-end torque and stronger alternators enable the team to run heated gear.

About Royal Enfield
The oldest motorcycle company in continuous production in the world, Royal Enfield made its first motorcycle in 1901.

Studded tires, a tubeless setup and low tire pressure will only do so much–riding in snow is no easy task.

Royal Enfield North America (RENA) is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is developing a growing network of more than 140 dealers in North America, including the contiguous U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

RENA currently offers the all-new Meteor 350, Himalayan and the 650 Twins (INT 650 and Continental GT 650) motorcycles, along with a range of Genuine Motorcycle Accessories and apparel.

For more information on Royal Enfield North America, visit www.RoyalEnfield.com/us/en/, www.Instagram.com/RoyalEnfield_NA, www.Facebook.com/RoyalEnfieldNorthAmerica.

Triumph Collector Stumbles Across Ultimate Collectible, the 1901 Prototype

By General Posts

from https://www.autoevolution.com/ by Daniel Patrascu

At the turn of the last century, a time when horse-drawn carriages turned into automobiles and bicycles into motorcycles, most of the companies active back then wanted a piece of the new action, and turned their businesses around to include the production of the new mechanical wonders.

So did a British enterprise that went by the name Triumph Engineering, which used to make bicycles. Which, if you come to think of it, are just like motorcycles, only without engines, hence easy to re-make.

And that’s exactly what Triumph did with one of its bikes, fitting it with a Minerva engine and opening the doors to a history that has spanned so far for 120 years. That production motorized two-wheeler came to be in 1902, but as you can imagine, a prototype had to be made before that. A prototype that, like many others of its kind, was considered lost for a long time, despite rumors surrounding its existence floating around.

Extremely conveniently-timed, the first 1901 Triumph motorcycle prototype just resurfaced, having been uncovered by a collector named Dick Shepherd, and put back into the spotlight by the company itself.

According to the available details, attesting to the motorcycle’s authenticity are the engine number, “consistent with references in Minerva’s engine records of a 1901 first Triumph engagement,” and a “letter from Triumph, dated in 1937, that outlined the bike’s unique origins and provided key details.”

As far as we understand, the bike was uncovered some time ago, as the collector had time to restore it.

“As a lifelong passionate fan of the history and achievements of this incredible British brand, to have discovered this amazing survivor and restored it to the glorious condition it would have been in when it first went on display in 1901, has given me an immense amount of satisfaction,” Shepherd said in a statement.

The prototype will be, of course, included in the celebration events the British company has planned for next year, and it will be shown, together with the millionth Triumph manufactured in Hinckley, in a special display being set up at the factory.

PRESS RELEASE

4 DECEMBER 2021 – An amazing historic find, discovered and restored by leading vintage Triumph collector Dick Shepherd, the 1901 Prototype rewrites the history books, adding a whole new chapter prior to Triumph’s official sales starting in 1902.

Long rumoured to exist and referenced within advertising and reviews that appeared in 1901, this first Triumph prototype was developed from a standard Triumph bicycle, with an engine provided by Belgian manufacturer Minerva, in order to generate interest and gauge the public’s demand for a Triumph motorcycle.

Dick Shepherd said “Having been approached by a friend of a collector, who had sadly recently passed away, to evaluate an old Triumph I was incredibly excited to discover that the bike they had featured unique details that were not present on the first production Triumphs. Along with the bike, the collector had also received a letter from Triumph, dated in 1937, that outlined the bike’s unique origins and provided key details.”

“With an engine number that is consistent with references in Minerva’s engine records of a 1901 first Triumph engagement the historic significance of this motorcycle became incredibly clear.”

“As a lifelong passionate fan of the history and achievements of this incredible British brand, to have discovered this amazing survivor and restored it to the glorious condition it would have been in when it first went on display in 1901, has given me an immense amount of satisfaction.”

First unveiled at the UK’s Motorcycle Live show the 1901 prototype will feature in dedicated event at Triumph’s Factory Visitor Experience on the 14th December, where the machine will be ridden in public for the very first time in over 100 years.

This incredible, historic motorcycle will then be on display, alongside the millionth Hinckley Triumph, in a new, specially created 120-year anniversary display, hosted within Triumph’s Factory Visitor Experience.

The Triumph Factory Visitor Experience is free to visit and is located at Triumph’s HQ in Hinckley, England and is open daily Wednesday through Sunday, from 10am – 4.30pm.

Pre 30th Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2021

By General Posts

Pre 30th Anniversary YOKOHAMA HOT ROD CUSTOM SHOW 2021
Dec. 5, 2021 at Pacifico Yokohama

YOKOHAMA HOT ROD CUSTOM SHOW OFFICIAL WEBSITE

https://www.yokohamahotrodcustomshow.com/

Pre 30th Anniversary YOKOHAMA HOT ROD CUSTOM SHOW 2021
Date: Sunday December 5, 2021
Location: Pacifico Yokohama
Nearest Hotel : Yokohama Intercontinental Hotel

MQQNEYES Official Website (English Edition)
https://www.mooneyes.co.jp/en/

YOKOHAMA HOT ROD CUSTOM SHOW, organized by MOONEYES, is the largest indoor custom car and motorcycle show in Japan. The event features vendor spaces, custom paint contest, pinstripers and so much more wrapped up in a one-day show.

In order to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2021(HCS) will be taking sufficient measures in accordance with the Guideline for COVID-19 by Pacifico Yokohama. In addition, in accordance with the guideline of restrictions on holding the event, the event will be held with the social distancing necessary to prevent the spread of infection.

Before coming to the event, we would like to ask for your understanding and cooperation to hold a safe event. Please read through it carefully and purchase the ticket and come to the event, after understanding the content enough.

ADMISSION TICKET

Advance Ticket 3,800yen (12 & under Free)
General Advance Ticket for Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2021 (HCS).

General Admission Ticket (Dec, 5) 4,800yen (12 & under Free)
General admission tickets will not sell out so, you will be able to purchase tickets in advance from our physical store in Honmoku, Yokohama MOONEYES Area-1 and MQQN Cafe till the day before the event December 4th (Saturday), closing time of our store.

Due to the prevention of the spread of the COVID-19, please purchase the Advance Ticket.

To keep the safety management for all participants and visitors we will ask you to fill out your Name, Address (Address or Phone Number or Email Address), Attendance Number on the back of the tickets. This is a rule to prevent COVID-19 which is issued by the venue.

If you are able to purchase or pick up the ticket before the event please, fill out the back of the ticket in advance to prevent taking time before entering the event.

If you already have the ticket please fill out the backside in Advance. If you are purchasing the ticket at the gate on the day of the event Dec. 5th(Sun), please bring your writing tools. We will prepare some writing tools, but to prevent the spread of the virus, we recoomend you to bring your own.

If you already purchased the tickets online, we strongly recommend you to pick up your ticket at MOONEYES Area-1 prior to the show.

TIME SCHEDULE

At the Pre 30th Anniversary YOKOHAMA HOT ROD CUSTOM SHOW, we are preparing exciting programs for every one to enjoy from OPEN to CLOSE.

This year’s YOKOHAMA HOT ROD CUSTOM SHOW has many Limited Items!

Beginning with Hot Item of VANS X MOONEYES Shoes, this year celebrating the BLACK FLYS 30th Anniversary we have special collaboration sunglasses and there will be zip hoodie T-shirt and other Clothing and Rat Fink Item. Limited quantity, Special Items will sold out soon so, don’t miss it!

Event Information ※ Date may change without notice.

2021 Dec. 5th(Sun)
Pre 30th Anniversary
YOKOHAMA HOT ROD CUSTOM SHOW 2021 (Scheduled)
Pacifico Yokohama (YOKOHAMA)
Contact:Official Website
http://yokohamahotrodcustomshow.com/

2021 Dec. 31st(Fri)
MOONEYES Area-1, MOON Cafe
working usually till Dec. 31st(Fri)

2022 Jan. 1st(Sat), 2nd(Sun)
MOONEYES Area-1, MOON Cafe New Year’s Holiday

2022 Jan. 3rd(Mon)
New Year Sale

Business Hours
MOONEYES Area-1 : 12:00 -19:00
MOON Cafe : 12:00 – 20:00

2022 Jan. 9th(Sun)
Sidewalk Sale
MOONEYES Area-1 (Yokohama)
Contact:Official Website
https://www.mooneyes.co.jp/

2022 Mar. 26th(Sat)
3rd Surf City Market Place by the Sea
Harbor City Soga (Chiba)
Contact:Official Website
https://www.mooneyes.co.jp/scmp2021/

2022 May 15th(Sun)
34th MOONEYES Street Car Nationals ®
Odaiba N.O.P Area (Tokyo)
Contact:Official Website
https://www.streetcarnationals.com/

Other Upcoming Event Schedule are HERE
https://www.mooneyes.co.jp/en/2017-event-schedule/

Celebrating 19 Years of Dale’s Wheels Through Time

By General Posts

July 4th weekend we’re celebrating our 19th Anniversary. Celebrate With Us.

Join Us in Celebrating 19 Years.

This July 4th weekend, we’re celebrating our 19th Anniversary! Join us as we fire up some of the rarest motorcycles and machines in the world, including the newest additions to Wheels Through Time, the 1912 Harley-Davidson Twin, the 1922 Harley-powered cyclecar, and the world’s fastest Model A, all while continuing to share the history of the American Motorcycle.

We’re also proud to announce the American Motor Drome Company: Wall of Death Thrillshow will be joining us all weekend long. The Wall of Death is a vintage live-action thrill show featuring a motor drome, a silo-shaped wooden cylinder 30 feet in diameter. Inside the drome, motorcycle daredevils travel along the vertical wall performing trick, fancy, and acrobatic riding.

Our anniversary weekend will be July 1st- July 5th, 10 am – 5 pm

Visit https://wheelsthroughtime.com/

Honda’s Summer Model is Anniversary Montesa Cota

By General Posts

by Cristina Mircea from https://www.autoevolution.com

Honda’s Two Summer Models Are an Anniversary Montesa Cota and a Rincon ATV

A Honda for every need. The Japanese automotive company recently confirmed its 2021 Montesa Cota 301RR trials bike and the 2022 FourTrax Rincon multipurpose ATV and you’ll be able to ride them this summer.

Both designed for off-road powersports, but each with its specific purpose, the new Montesa Cota 301RR, and FourTrax Rincon are designed to please all kinds of off-road enthusiasts. Honda is all about diversity, as confirmed by Brandon Wilson, Advertising & Motorcycle Sports Manager at American Honda, who claims no other manufacturer produces such a varied family of powersports vehicles.

The 2021 Montesa Cota 301RR is a tribute to the early Montesa models, and it’s a special edition meant to celebrate its 75th anniversary, with an included emblem to state it out loud. It comes with a new look, a red fuel tank, and most of the components found in Toni Bou’s Montesa, because why not get inspired by the bike of the 28-time FIM World Champion?

The 299cc four-stroke engine bike with Tech forks will be available starting this July, with a suggested retail price of approximately $11,700.

Moving on to the 2022 FourTrax Rincon ATV, the vehicle spells strength, with its rugged bodywork and steel racks. The ATV is comfortable and maintains Honda’s specific luxury look. Just like the Montesa Cota 301RR, the new Rincon also comes in red, and its three-speed automatic transmission can be shifted using the push buttons on the handlebar. According to Honda, the ATV features a liquid-cooled 675cc single-cylinder with the crankshaft aligned with the vehicle’s direction of travel, for a direct link to the rear axle.

The 2022 FourTrax Rincon will also be available starting July 2021 and has a suggested retail price of approximately $9,500.

But enough said, since a picture is worth a thousand words. We’ll let you feast your eyes on Honda’s new additions, and spread the word to your wallet.

One-Off Triumph Thruxton 1200 RS to be given away

By General Posts

by Daniel Patrascu from https://www.autoevolution.com

One-Off Triumph Thruxton 1200 RS Steps Into the Spotlight, to Be Given Away

At the beginning of April, as it once again announced its support for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR), British bike maker Triumph said it would be unveiling a one-off Thruxton 1200 RS during the event. The full reveal date is still set for May 23, but the bike maker gave us a preview of the motorcycle this week.

No exact details on the motorcycle were provided, and we do not know to the letter what makes this particular bike special, but a few of the released images with the two-wheeler show the paint scheme that makes this one stand out in its family.

Fully designed by Triumph’s paint shop, the scheme is clean and elegant, with white and black on the fuel tank, the DGR logo featured on the bodywork and the promise of unique customizations.

The bike maker will spill the full beans on the bike on May 23 because it is then when DGR is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The event came to be in Sydney, Australia, and it is meant to “raise funds and awareness of prostate cancer and men’s mental health.” To date, over 300,000 riders took part, and $27.45 million were raised for the cause.

The special Thruxton is meant as an additional perk for those willing to take part, as one of the participants in this year’s event will get to win it. The rides are open to all whose willing to attend and will take place all over the world. All one has to do to get a chance at winning the one-off motorcycle is to register, make a random donation, and raise an additional $250 from other rides.

Full details on rules and regulations for this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and the ways of getting a shot at winning the unique bike can be found at this link.

The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi 100th Anniversary Edition

By General Posts

NEW BOOK NEWS

The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi: 100th Anniversary Edition Every Model Since 1921

The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi

Preview it here: https://bit.ly/3lTyp1T

Coming next month, The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi: 100th Anniversary Edition, Every Model Since 1921, written by respected motorcycle expert Ian Falloon, offers enthusiasts a thorough review of Guzzi’s storied 100-year history via all of its production models.

This new edition of The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi includes a 100th anniversary introduction, new photography, and additional pages to cover the newest models from 2018 to 2020. All of Moto Guzzi’s production models are covered in detail, including the groundbreaking Falcone, the V-8 Grand Prix racers, the V7 Sport, the Ambassador, the Eldorado, the Le Mans, the Daytona, right up to today’s the complete range of modern bikes including the V7, Griso, Stelvio, and V9.

BMW reveals anniversary R1250 GS

By General Posts

from https://www.expressandstar.com

New adventure motorcycle has been launched to coincide with the 40th anniversary of BMW GS models.

BMW has released an updated R1250 GS to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the iconic adventure model range.

As well as a striking new anniversary paint scheme, the updates bring several new additions to the firm’s series of go-anywhere motorcycles.

A range of rider modes are available on the bike

Innovative new adaptive cornering lights are a key new addition, which help to light up the road when going through bends. The headlight reflector is able to swivel by 35 degrees, in fact. The feature sits alongside ‘follow me home’ lighting, which keeps the headlights on for a few minutes after turning the bike off so the rider can see where to go when it’s dark. New multifunction rear indicator lamps have been added too.

Dynamic traction control is fitted as standard too, as well as hill start control and full anti-lock brakes. Comfort levels have been increased as well through the fitment of heated rider and passenger seats, as well as heated grips that offer five different levels of heat adjustment. USB charging sockets have been added for charging devices, while a new 6.5-inch colour TFT display gives access to all of the major settings and readouts.

A striking new ‘40 years of GS’ paintjob is also available, mimicking the paint scheme applied to the classic R100GS. Classic grey and black shades can be specified instead, however.

Like other GS models in the past, the R1250 uses a two-cylinder boxer engine with 134bhp and though BMW has yet to state official figures, it says that it delivers ‘outstanding consumption and emissions values’. Pricing is likely to be announced shortly, too.

Twisted Cycles Has Select Pre-Owned Harley Davidson Anniversary Models Currently Available

By General Posts

from https://www.sfgate.com

Twisted Cycles has three pre-owned Harley Davidson Anniversary models available for purchase at its Texas locations in Dallas and Lubbock. These models include a 2013 Harley Davidson CVO™ Ultra Classic Electra Glide, a 2008 Ultra Classic Electra Glide and a 2008 Road Glide.

The most recent of the three motorcycles available is a gray 2013 Harley Davidson CVO™ Ultra Classic Electra Glide 110th Anniversary model. Its mileage sits at 17,888 miles and is priced at $17,995 with a potential $500 dealer discount. Customers can find the model at the dealer’s Lubbock location.

Another anniversary model available is a black 2008 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide. The model was built for the company’s 105th anniversary and receives up to 92 ft.-lbs. of torque. It can be found at the dealer with just 8,166 miles on it for a price of $12,995.

The last anniversary model the dealer currently has is an orange 2008 Harley Davidson Road Glide Anniversary, which was also built for the company’s 105th year in existence. The motorcycle has 61,037 miles on it and is currently listed at $11,995. Those interested in giving it a test drive can find it at the dealer’s Lubbock location.

Those interested in any unique model can find them at either Twisted Cycles locations. The Lubbock lot can be found at 2401 South Loop 289 or contacted by phone at (806) 687-7300. Meanwhile, the Dallas location can be reached by phone at (214) 937-5959 or at their location at 7700 S Interstate 35E. To schedule a test drive, customers can also find the dealer online at https://www.twisted-cycles.com/.

Suzuki Celebrates 100th Anniversary

By General Posts

from https://auto.ndtv.com

Michio Suzuki founded the Suzuki Loom Manufacturing Company in March 15,1920, and over the years expanded its business from looms to motorcycles, automobiles, outboard motors, and ATVs.

Suzuki Motor Corporation is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month. Currently the third-largest manufacture in Japan, it was on this day, March 15, in 1920, when Michio Suzuki founded the Suzuki Loom Manufacturing Company. Over the years, the company expanded its business from looms to motorcycles, automobiles, outboard motors, and ATVs, and right now, it has 35 production facilities in 23 countries and 133 distributors in 192 countries. To celebrate its centenary, the company has created a new website that walks us through the biggest highlights, iconic launches, and achivements of the company, over the last century.

While Michio Suzuki founded the Suzuki Loom Manufacturing Company 1920, it also started 11 years before that in 1909 with Suzuki Loom Works in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Later, in 1920, it was recognised, incorporated and capitalized at 500,000 Yen, which is approximately ₹ 3.42 lakh as per current exchange rates. However, it was 32 years later, in 1952, that Suzuki entered the world of motor vehicles with the launch of the Power Free 36 cc, 2-stroke motorised bicycle, and two years later changed the company’s name to Suzuki Motor Company.

In March 1955, the automaker introduced its first motorcycle, the Suzuki Colleda 125 cc 4-stroke bike, and the same year, in October, the company debuted its first four-wheeler Suzulight. The car was powered by a 360 cc engine and was in production from 1955 to 1969. In 1961 the company also introduced pick-up trucks and vans under the brand, which were called Suzulight Carry. It was manufactured at the company’s new plant in Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The Carry brand name is still used by the company for its light commercial vehicles, that is also sold in India as Super Carry.

In 1962, Suzuki won the 50cc-class championship in the Isle of Man TT race, and in 63′ Mitsuo Ito won the title again for Suzuki and became the first Japanese rider to win the Isle of Man TT in the 50 cc class. In 1965, the company started making outboard motors and launched D55 5.5hp, 2-cylinder motor. Two years later, in 1967, the company opened its first motorcycle plant outside Japan, in Thailand. 1970 was again a milestone year for the company for that is when the company launched the Jimny, a small 4×4 SUV powered by a 360 cc twin-cylinder engine, and in 1975 Suzuki begins its first overseas car production with the assembly of the Jimny LJ50 4×4 car in Pakistan. In 1972, the Suzuki GT380 371cc, twin-cylinder motorcycle made its debut. The company ended the decade with yet another iconic model, the Suzuki Alto hatchback, in 1979, which was powered by a 550 cc 2-cylinder motor.

In 1981, the Suzuki GSX 1100S Katana was launched, a 4-cylinder motorcycle which was also introduced in the global markets. And a year later, in 1982, Suzuki entered a joint venture with Maruti Udyog Ltd, which later became Maruti Suzuki India, currently India’s largest car manufacturer. In 1983 the company started production of Suzuki cars in India, with the Maruti 800, and the same year, Suzuki introduced RG250 250cc, twin-cylinder sportbike. In 1985, the company GSX-R750 750 cc motorcycle. In 1990, Suzuki signed yet another basic agreement on a joint venture for car production in Hungary, marking its entry into Easter Europe. In 1993, the company officially became Suzuki Motor Corporation. Subsequently, we saw the launch of some important models like – the Wagon R in 1993, the Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa in 1999, and, in 2004 the company’s popular Swift hatchback. In 2017, the company opened its new manufacturing facility in India, in Gujarat, and a new motorcycle plant in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan.