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AUSTRALIA’S MOTORCYCLE PARTS & ACCESSORIES INDUSTRY MAGAZINE BIKE Business Issue 8 November 2008 bu iness o bu iness b u ss i n e s s tt o b u ss i n e s s YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD OF KYMCO - soon you may wish you had. SCOOTERS MOTORCYCLES ATVS SEE PAGES 7 & 11 Wunghnu Farmer Is The Fastest On Earth This Melbourne and Milan Motorcycle Shows issue: EXHAUST EMISSION TESTING PART 2 PLUS - News - Accessories - PArts - service - workshoP welcome Sales are up and it’s Show Time Even with all the apparent global boasted an improvement on 2007. keep riding almost regardless of financial doom and gloom the new The Sydney Motorcycle show will any environment. Does this current Motorcycle and ATV sales are up be on as this magazine is delivered, awareness campaign offer an with the Scooter segment leading so if you are local to Sydney you opportunity for dealerships to ‘do the charge. This is good news for the should drop in, and get a sense of the their bit’ to contribute to a safer riding Australian Motorcycle Industry and current market, which if the Melbourne environment? as petrol prices continue to increase Motorcycle Show is any indication the If you’re not already up-selling on the Motorcycle and ATV sales look to Australian Motorcycle Industry market is initial bike purchase, why not impress continue to strengthen. as buoyant as ever. that safety items are part of the bike The increase in sales could be Have you noticed at least in Victoria, package. So the bike, the helmet, and reflective of the Motorcycle Show the recent graphic advertisements quality riding gear being the base line circuit’s continuing success. Milan 2008 promoting motorcyclist awareness? package to ride not just the bike. only closed last week and all accounts What do you think, do these It wont hurt us all to try. measured up to expectations. Local advertisements actually discourage And last but not least this will be the importers will be retuning to our shores riders and effect the market, or last communiqué from the Editor’s desk with a host of new products to share encourage a safer approach to riding, until 2009, wow where did 2008 go to! with the Australian Motorcycle Industry, and potentially a safer environment So all the best for the festive season we can’t wait. because motorists are more aware of and we shall be looking forward to Only one week earlier the Melbourne motorbikes? bringing you more Bike Business news Motorcycle Show concluded, with great Then motorcyclists being as in 2009. exhibitor and visitor numbers the show passionate as they are, will mostly The Editors Desk. BIKE Business business to business contents AUSTRALIA’S MOTORCYCLE PARTS & ACCESSORIES INDUSTRY MAGAZINE About the cover: news 4-9 BIKE Business Kymco has been quietly producing components, Issue 8 November 2008 bu iness b u ss i n e s s tt o b u ss i n e s s o bu iness bikes & atvs 10 - 12 YOU MAY NOT HAVE engines and entire HEARD OF KYMCO - vehicles for the ‘name soon you may wish you had. accessories 13 - 21 SCOOTERS brand’ manufactures for decades. They’re about to introduce a range service parts 22 - 30 MOTORCYCLES of quality Scooters, ATVs and Motorcycles workshop 31 - 34 under their own brand ATVS – providing great advertisers index 35 SEE PAGES 7 & 11 opportunities. Wunghnu Farmer Is The Fastest On Earth Melbourne and Milan Motorcycle Shows This See page 7 and 11 advertisers by product 35 issue: EXHAUST EMISSION TESTING PART 2 for details. 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The publisher reserves the right to omit or alter any advertisement and the advertiser agrees to indemnify the publisher for all damages or liabilities arising from the published material. BIKE Business 3 November 2008 business to business news Motorcyclists hit Melbourne showcase in their thousands The eighth Australian Motorcycle Expo showcased the practicality and enjoyment Brenden ‘BJ’ Kelly from Sydney stole in Melbourne saw 24,317 enthusiasts from that riding offers to all ages,” said Petersen. the show in the Victorian leg of the National across the state visit the event for their fix “The industry can really stand tall and Pogo Championships presented by of horsepower from Thursday October 30- congratulate itself on a spectacular event.” Motostik and Dirt Action. Sunday November 2. “The economic trend suggested we Petersen said the momentum would Widely regarded as the most would see fewer visitors through the doors, now shift north to Sydney for the second comprehensive and visually-exciting but a drop of just 3.5% is very encouraging showcase event. event yet, the open plan layout of major considering other major events have “We’re now preparing to head to Sydney motorcycle manufacturers, surrounded experienced significantly larger reductions.” from November 21-23 for the Sydney by various industry representatives, was “The motorcycling lifestyle is a diverse Motorcycle Show, which is shaping up to embraced by visitors and exhibitors alike. one, there are options for riders of all ages be another fantastic event. “Through its planning strategies, the city is embracing the use of motorcycles to ease the burden of the day-to-day commute and the lessen environmental impact associated with cars.” “Along with a range of exciting exhibitors, we’re also going to be welcoming back stunt rider Matt Mingay and introducing Lukey Luke to NSW crowds, as well as the ever-popular Showtime FMX riders, trials display and Mini Moto Playground with the first portable motorbike quarter pipe.” Weathering the storm of the current and budgets and we set out to ensure economic climate and the challenges that every enthusiast would be catered of running alongside Spring Carnival for with a range of exhibitors plus various festivities, International Rules football, attractions and guest appearances.” World Cup Rugby and the Bledisloe “An electronic survey conducted on- Cup final, the event proved exceptionally site saw 70% of the 1000 respondents successful for attending manufacturers and indicate they were looking to purchase a exhibitors. new motorcycle within the next 12 months, “The Olympic Park venue also allows Decreasing by just 3.5% in 2008, visitor which shows how valuable the Australian us to conduct a range of test rides, with numbers bucked the trend of other major Motorcycle Expo is in providing a one-stop enthusiasts able to try out the latest from shows and exhibitions within Australia showcase for every major manufacturer.” Suzuki and Harley-Davidson, as well as throughout the year, a sign of the industry’s The event opened to visitors last taking the revolutionary Can-Am Spyder continued growth. Thursday, with World Supercross champion Roadster for a spin.” In fact the majority of the 115 exhibitors Chad Reed hosting a special preview for Visit www.sydneymotorcycleshow.com. reported a greater response and higher media and returning for an insightful Q&A au for further event information, including sales than the 2007 Australian Motorcycle session on the QBE Stage followed by an opening hours and ticket prices. Expo Melbourne, signifying a shift towards autograph signing for hundreds of fans. two wheels and the benefits that come with A number of new models broke cover to it. media and visitors throughout the course Mark Petersen of Exhibitions and of the event, along with a range of exciting Trade Fairs said the event had exceeded products and services from a range of expectations in a period where consumers exhibitors. had tightened the purse strings on leisure Dillan Robb from Warnambool took out activities. the first round of the East Coast Custom “We’re pleased with the response from Australian Custom Bike Championships the public and industry to the Australian presented by Heavy Duty and QBE Motorcycle Expo Melbourne. The show Insurance, securing a spot in the finals had a range of fantastic features and early next year. BIKE Business 4 November 2008 business to business news The fastest in the world Greg climbed on his 750cc Suzuki was clocked at 210mph, and his run back WUNGHNU farmer Greg Watters has GSXR motorbike, modified with a at a staggering 220mph, giving him the recently returned home from America with turbocharger, and set a record at 215 record at 215mph. With his 220mph time, it two world-wide motorbike records and miles per hour (mph), which equates to makes Greg the fastest man in the world on the fact that he is the fastest man in the approximately 350kph. The previous best a 750cc motorbike. world on a 750cc motorbike. Greg and his was 209mph set in 2004. The Aussie pair’s next challenge was The average of an “up and down” run competing in the Utah Salt Flat Racing crew chief and friend Mick Donohue from sets the speed of a rider. Greg’s run past Association event. Greg recorded a record Kyabram flew over to California and spent 212mph, beating the previous speed of a month at American friend Jim Higgins’ 197mph. By creating a record at a speed home. “We took over Jim’s house, his of more than 200mph, Greg was made a workshop and almost his life, and we are life member of the Bonneville 200mph Club both very grateful to him,” Greg said. and presented with the elite prize of the Greg stripped his own bike and put the club’s famous red cap. It is believed Greg spare parts in suitcases and, hoping there is the first Australian to obtain the legendary would be no trouble with customs, used red cap. “The cap is a pretty big deal,” the parts to re-build a 750cc bike he bought Greg said. “More people have climbed Mt sight unseen in the US. Everest than who have won the red cap.” “We worked day and night on the bike Mick said the bike performed beautifully for a week,” Greg said. with hardly any hiccups. “We finished the bike at midnight and “We left the bike over there (USA), so headed off for the eight hour trip at 5am to now we have a reason to go back again go racing.” next year,” Mick said with a grin. Greg and Mick’s goal was to compete Speed freaks ... Crew chief Mick Donohue in the American Motorcycle Association with Wunghnu’s Greg Watters and his sanctioned Bubs Motorcycle Event on famous Bonneville 200mph Club life the Bonneville Salt Flats where 311 riders member red cap. competed in various classes. Supplied by Numurkah Leader Newspaper Embrace the two-wheel lifestyle at the first ever Australian Scooter Festival Embrace the two-wheel lifestyle at the and Bug, with more to be confirmed as the rides, demonstrations, a range of apparel first ever Australian Scooter Festival. event grows closer. and accessories displays and entry Australians are invited to embrace the The lineup includes entry-level 50cc discounts for club members. numerous benefits that come with owning to luxury 500 and 600cc scooters, and Organisers are encouraging interstate and riding a scooter at the inaugural everything in between. visitors to contact one of the many scooter Australian Scooter Festival (ASF) on the Mark Petersen of Exhibitions and Trade hire outlets on the Gold Coast and spend a Gold Coast. Fairs said the event was created to cater for weekend exploring all the Festival, and the Two-wheel transport is fast becoming a growing market of scooter enthusiasts and picturesque region, has to offer. recognised as an efficient and cost- the range of quality manufacturers. Festivities will kick off a week prior, with effective solution for regular roadgoers, “We feel the Gold Coast is the perfect the Le Minz 24 Hour Scooterthon set to with significantly reduced journey times, place to introduce the first-ever Australian make it’s highly-anticipated return to the registration and fuel costs sitting high on the Scooter Festival - it’s a lifestyle that is Gold Coast Parklands venue. list of advantages. actively embraced by tourists and locals Designed as a endurance test for To be held at the Gold Coast Convention alike,” said Petersen. “The city is expanding showroom-spec scooters, the event gauges and Exhibition Centre from February 20-22 at a rapid rate and more and more people the reliability and efficiency of leading 2009, the ASF will showcase the nation’s are recognising the benefits associated with models over a gruelling period of 24 hours most comprehensive range of scooter riding a scooter to work or on the weekend,” - the longest event of its kind in the world. manufacturers and models under one roof, he said. “What people may not realise is All scooters competing in the event making it easier than ever for the first-time that there is such a variety of models on will be on show at the Australian Scooter rider or devout enthusiast to compare the market, for all budgets and all levels of Festival, with winners’ trophies to be features and cost. riding experience.” Petersen said he was presented on the QBE Insurance stage. A liveable, vibrant and rapidly growing- enjoying the savings of scooter transport on The ASF is held in conjunction with the region, the Gold Coast has embraced the the Gold Coast after switching from four to first-run Australian Motorcycle Expo Gold use of scooters, and is reaping the benefits two wheels on weekdays. “I now fill up my Coast and Australian Personal WaterCraft of improved traffic flow and the increased 50cc scooter tank once a week, for around (PWC) Show. availability of public parking. $6 compared to the $80 I was previously Visit www.australianmotorcycleexpo.com. Exhibiting local and international spending filling up.” au for further information on the event. manufacturers include Honda, Suzuki, “It’s a significant saving, and the freedom Exhibitor Enquiries Aaron Morrison, Aprilia, Vespa, Yamaha, Sachs, TGB, SCP , and mobility is fantastic.” Exhibitions and Trade Fairs: 07 5535 6766 Benelli, Gilera, Piaggio, Hyosung, MotoVert The event will also feature scooter test or visit firstname.lastname@example.org BIKE Business 5 November 2008 business to business news HONDA DEMONSTRATES LIFE SAVING MOTORCYCLE TECHNOLOGY Honda has reinforced its commitment to within the ASV (Advanced Safety Vehicle) ABS for Super Sports motorcycles, which road safety by revealing a motorcycle to car program in Japan and is now in phase provides riders with enhanced braking communication system that could prevent four (ASV-4) of its development, following capability in a wide range of road conditions. injuries. the introduction of ASV-3 technologies in The resulting technologies in the area of Industry research at the CAR 2 CAR 2005. The development of inter vehicle preventative safety include the Motorcycle Communication Consortium in Germany communication is part of Honda’s ongoing Riding Simulator and the Riding Trainer, both has shown that the majority of accidents approach to safety for powered two- of which are used for hazard perception involving motorcycles are caused by wheelers. Stuart Strickland, Senior Director, training. perception failures. Honda’s new system Honda Australia Motorcycles welcomed the Further innovations and world-firsts by aims to significantly reduce these incidents. breakthrough. Honda include: Both the causes and the consequences “This technology will improve road • The car navigation system, which of motorcycle accidents are different to safety for all, especially motorcycles, and is now commonly used in several those involving only cars, as the majority of we look forward to it being introduced vehicles around the world incidents are caused by the simple failure of around the world over the coming years,” • Collision mitigation braking systems other motorists to detect the presence of a he said. Honda’s research into motorcycle which initiate occupant restraints motorcycle on the road. safety focuses on three key safety areas and the brakes in pre-collision The Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) system – Preventative, Active and Passive – and its situations generates warnings to riders and drivers of technology breakthroughs have contributed • Lane keeping assist systems in cars other vehicles through continuous exchange to the advancements of motorcycle safety in Europe of positioning data from satellite GPS around the world. • Intelligent night vision systems sources and alerting them to vehicles that In 2006, Honda introduced the world’s recognising pedestrians are potentially on a collision course, allowing first motorcycle airbag on a Gold Wing and • The first floating car data system time for avoidance manoeuvres. earlier this year released the world’s first from a car maker in the Honda Honda has developed this technology ever electronically controlled Combined Internavi navigation system 2008 VACC SAFE ROUTES SCOOTER RALLY There are also HART centres located in Honda Australia is pleased to announce “I believe the New South Wales system Victoria at Tullamarine and Kilsyth as well the appointment of Mr Rod Hill to the of compulsory rider training is the best as the new centre at Brisbane Airport. position of Manager, Honda Australia Rider way to go in all states.” Training (HART), New South Wales. HART is Victoria’s leading, accredited “It’s great to be working at HART; provider of rider training programs. the people I work with are so skilled and They offer road and off road courses passionate and I am proud that HART from beginner to advanced, including is expanding nationally. We now have specialised courses for those returning to training centres in New South Wales, riding after a sustained break. Victoria and Queensland.” HART are the only accredited “We’ve developed a reputation at HART training provider who currently utilise a for providing the highest level of rider riding simulator as part of their course and driver safety, and I look forward to curriculum. expanding so that we continue to be seen Rod will be based at the St Ives HART as the leaders in Australia.” centre in NSW. Cars not the only stars at Australian International Motor Show A handful of two and three wheeled artwork dedicated to the Aussie’s MotoGP Stoner tribute Ducati.” machines are grabbing the attention of title win last season. The 2008 Sydney Motorcycle Show visitors attending the Australian International Mark Petersen of Exhibitions and Trade will be the biggest showcase event ever Motor Show at the Sydney Convention and Fairs said the stand was proving particularly staged, with a multi-million dollar display of Exhibition Centre. popular with Sydneysiders. motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, customs and The Sydney Motorcycle Show stand “With figures recently released by the concepts on display. features a host of incredible moto models, FCAI indicating that motorcycle sales figures The event will run for three big days and giving a small but tantalising insight into the continue to rapidly rise, it is little wonder features a range of demonstrations from lineup of motorcycles, scooters and ATVs that visitors to a car show are showing stunt and FMX riders, the next leg of the that will be on show when the event comes so much interest in the bikes on display,” Australian Custom Bike Championships and to town from November 21-23. said Petersen.“We’ve got a variety of very National Pogo Championships, a massive Of particular interest amongst a variety different models on the stand - some straight apparel sale and much more. of models is the recently-unveiled Casey from the showroom and other one off For further event information, please visit Stoner tribute Ducati, featuring custom models, including the very popular Casey www.sydneymotorcycleshow.com.au. BIKE Business 6 November 2008 business to business news SALES UP AGAIN Record numbers of Australians are higher fuel prices, road congestion and city road bike segment achieving 7,703 sales, turning to two-wheeled transport for parking,” Mr McKellar said. ahead of Suzuki with 5,667 and Harley- everyday commuting and recreation. Year-to-date, road bikes remain the Davidson with 5,644. Official figures released by the Federal most popular segment in the marketplace Cruisers retained leadership of the road Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) recording 36,128 sales (10.8 per cent bike sub-segments (9892 sales), ahead of show that 96,281 motorcycles, scooters and increase) compared to the off-road 250cc (8035 sales) and sports road bikes all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) were sold to the segment’s 33,897 sales (2.0 per cent (6296 sales). end of September, a five per cent increase decrease), ATV’s 14,541 (2.2 per cent In the off-road class, Yamaha secured on the same period last year. increase) and scooters with 11,715 sales the top spot with 11,338 sales, followed by “It is encouraging to see that the (14.5 per cent increase). Honda with 9,793 and Suzuki with 4,476 motorcycle market continues to show such “There is now an exciting array of models sales. Enduros remain the most popular positive results in the current economic on offer in all segments, meaning everyone model in that segment (10,431 sales), ahead circumstances,” FCAI Chief Executive from experienced to first-time riders should of motocross (9,859) and then mini bikes Andrew McKellar said. have no problem finding a motorcycle to suit (8,464). Honda achieved the top-selling The scooter segment was a key driver of their needs,” said Mr McKellar. position in the ATV sector with 4,079 sales, the growth in the marketplace, recording a Honda retained the number one spot in followed by Yamaha with 3,952 and Suzuki 14.5 per cent increase on a year ago. the total market with 22,573 sales, followed with 2,437. In the scooter segment, SYM “The increasing popularity of scooters by Yamaha with 20,599 and then Suzuki with held the top spot with 1,806 sales, ahead of reflects the community’s concerns with 12,743. Honda also dominated sales in the Piaggio (1493) and Yamaha (1329). ASSISTED RIDES PROJECT Assisted Rides Project VMAC is positioning to reduce motorcycle strong rider feedback and research progressing the implementation of the accidents via participation in component to assist in developing and Assisted Rides training project. professionally supervised riding refining curriculum and methodology The plan is to assist riders in sessions. around the provision of this kind of improving hazard perception and The project will also incorporate a practical rider training. DO YOU? Kymco’s brilliant range of scooters, motorcycles and ATVs is coming to Australia. Which means there’s a brilliant opportunity for people, who mean business to join us for a most exciting ride. Kymco’s on and off-road vehicles are already highly regarded in Europe and North America for their quality and value. Now it’s Australia’s turn to benefit – and your opportunity to seriously build your business. The Kymco range is extensive, with high quality scooters, motorcycles and ATVs. They are also renowned for their reliability and performance – backed up with complete and professional support. If you’re looking for a better way to grow your retail Automotive or Power Equipment business, now’s the time to talk to Kymco. Kymco have prime metropolitan and rural open PMA’s available right across Australia. Are you interested in seriously building your business? Let’s start with a confidential meeting by contacting: Stuart McLean (03) 9580 0788 or email@example.com THE BETTER WAY TO GO BIKE Business 7 November 2008 business to business news EICMA Milan International Bicycle and Motorbike Exhibition The 66th edition of the EICMA Milan bicycle and motorbike sectors but I think themes such as urban mobility.” International Bicycle and Motorbike the exhibitors are generally satisfied with It was an emotional day for cycling Exhibition ended early November with the results of the show,” EICMA director fans at the show as Paolo Bettini rode yet another huge crowd packing the general Costantino Ruggiero said. his last race as a professional with halls of the new Milan exhibition centre. “The event has definitely found its Spain’s Juan Llaneras during the last The biggest two-wheeled show in the place even if we can perhaps consider day of the Milan Six-Day held inside the world lived up to expectations yet again, creating a second event for the bicycle EICMA show. satisfying exhibitors, trade visitors and trade at an earlier date and creating Earlier in the day he gave a moving the huge number of public visitors. better synergy between the bicycle and final interview, revealing the special The final numbers for the show speak motorbike sectors, perhaps via common moments of his fantastic career. Bettini for themselves and left the organizers crashed heavily on the very first day extremely satisfied: 500,000 visitors of the Milan Six-Day and was taken to travelled to the show, a similar number hospital after hitting his head but was to 2007 despite the effects of the determined to finish his last race in front current economic climate. of the Milan crowd. Even so, the event ran smoothly with Naturally the roar of motorbikes no traffic problems. More visitors arrived could also be heard on the last day of by car this year but the time needed to the show, with hundreds of bikers taking leave the exhibition centre fell from over part in the “Rosa d’inverno” ride from an hour to just 12 minutes. central Milan to the exhibition centre. “The amazing success of this year’s The two events were a perfect way to EICMA show shouldn’t distract us bring down the curtain on yet another from our objectives of satisfying the successful show and look forward to the companies in the two-wheel industry and 67th edition in 2009 which will be held of finding a perfect balance between the between November 10-15. Would you like an exciting NEW EUROPEAN brand in your shop Sherco Motorcycles Australia is looking for new dealerships. We have spots available in QLD, W.A, TAS & certain locations in Vic, S.A. & NSW and are looking for dealerships that are passionate about off-road riding in their region. With an extensive line-up of 2 & 4 Stroke Trials bikes as well as the Fast, Reliable & Fuel injected Enduro range, Sherco Motorcycles could be just the ticket to add some spice to your shop With Trials riding being the background & cross-training choice of many top Road & Offroad Riders it will increase potential new customers through your doors. Low initial commitment, solid spares & tech backup & support with advertising, signage Play With Gravity” & local rider sponsor deals make Sherco “ Motorcycles a great addition. Moto Central Group Pty Ltd 12-16 Sandford St, Mitchell ACT 2911 Phone: 02 6248 0229 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: Sherco.com.au BIKE Business 8 November 2008 business to business news New Suspension Technology shocking conventional thinking! A revolutionary suspension technology, a patented bushing design to deliver presence in motorcycling a number developed initially for a new cycling a tailored, controlled reaction in direct of applications have been identified concept, is about to be launched across a proportion to the speed and force of to improve suspension effectiveness range of industries, including automotive any impact. and riding efficiency; including use in and motorcycling. Critical to the success of the design suspension to achieve constant trail The RIASORB™ system, designed is the use of the limited torque angles to which is not possible with standard by Perth company RIAS Technologies reduce and control stress risers and take suspension, vibration mounts, (RIAS), applies rotational shear to advantage of the elastomer’s rheopectic incorporation in pivot designs to remove specially formulated elastomers, utilising qualities, the versatility of elastomers the occurrence of static friction on which allow formulations to be designed shocks, and replacing rubber stops used to suit a wide range of applications in rear wheel torque couplings. and the strength of bond that has been For more information Rias Technologies achieved between the elastomer and the 0400 531 076 or visit www.riastech.com core and outer surfaces. RIAS Chief Technical Officer, Aldo Contarino, stated that the suspension arrangement has many proven advantages over traditional spring or hydraulic suspensions. “It’s lighter, more robust, maintenance and lubrication free, more effective in overload situations for the prevention of catastrophic failure, and is capable of performing at both extremes Picture: Aldo Contarino holding a suspension of temperature” he said. pivot incorporating the technology While RIAS is yet to establish a Chifley Eastern Creek At Chifley Eastern Creek you are ideally positioned directly opposite Eastern Creek International Raceway, and just 2km from the junction of the M4 & M7 Motorways allowing for easy access to all areas of Sydney. The 4.5 star hotel features 104 stylishly appointed rooms and suites, complete with high speed broadband in all rooms and LCD televisions in the suites. Hotel features include 24 hour reception, indoor heated lap pool, fully equipped gymnasium complimentary onsite parking and shuttle service to surrounding areas. Phone: 02 8889 7700 Visit: www.chifleyhotels.com/easterncreek Email: email@example.com BIKE Business 9 November 2008 business to business bikes & atvs 2009 Sherco Trials Models Progress continues in both 2 and 4 stroke models The new 2009 Sherco trials models These changes when combined The 2T and 4T motors have been totally continue to make progress in the trials together have resulted in a considerable designed and developed by Sherco and world, maintaining the commitment to improvement in the neutrality of the frame. incorporate the latest advance in materials continue the evolutionary process in order These changes have been made to all of and electronic engine management to provide our customers with a product the models, both 2T and 4T as they share controls. that offers them a superior motorcycle. the same frame. Thanks to the ongoing technical Constant improvements in the areas of In addition to these changes the development they have become the rideability, competitiveness, reliability and suspension system has been reviewed most competitive motors in the trials quality are features that define all of the and modified to work in concert with the sector. They are also environmentally Sherco trials models. frame changes. The 2009 models have friendly having obtained the current CO2 These improvements are the result of also received new brake discs that are emissions certificate for their category. our constant testing and development in more precise and effective. The Sherco motors also comply with the field and in the lab, which makes us a The motor has also received important the Euro 3 emission regulation for motor reference point in the off road motorcycle improvements; the 2.9 2T model vehicles. world. incorporates a new cylinder head, a new For more information Moto Central cylinder, a new piston as well as a new 02 6248 0229 or visit motocentral.com.au air box. The 3.2 4T engine has an additional crankshaft bearing; it also has a new more powerful radiator fan. It is equipped with the same carburetor that was released on the 10th anniversary special edition models, the SPS (Sherco Prompt System) which provides immediate engine response in any situation, avoiding the common 4T sputter. The graphics are completely new, the motor is black and the body work on the 2T is blue while the body work on the 4T is red. All of the new 2009 trials models have received significant improvements and design changes that are the result of our ongoing testing and development programs. The result of these changes is a motorcycle that is very balanced and easy to ride, which generates great confidence in the rider, no matter what type of obstacle they are confronted with. One of the most significant items that has been changed is the frame. The geometry has been modified in order to increase the overall balance of the motorcycle. Small changes have been made to the very core of the frame to provide these improvements; an example is the repositioning of the footpegs. BIKE Business 10 November 2008 business to business bikes & atvs BRAND TRANSITION their commitment by dedicating over 700 Engineers/designers of their workforce to The Kymco name may not be well launch the brand transition from Bug to this ‘stand-alone’ department. known in Australia - even though it is Kymco, while supporting - and expanding The energetic team at Kymco Australia the fourth largest scooter supplier here. - on their already established scooter have much to achieve. Developing a wider Internationally, however Kymco produces models; and at the same time widening and stronger dealer network is one of their over 400,000 units per annum to meet their market penetration by introducing a top priorities. Stuart adds; “Because we world-wide demand and Kymco Scooters range of quality ATVs and Motorcycles. don’t have an established ATV network, are extremely popular throughout Europe Newly appointed parent company here’s a unique opportunity to get in - it’s and North America. (Standard Motor Australia L/ P) C.E.O., a ‘blank canvas’ and we’re looking for Kymco started production of engines Stuart McLean sees a very exciting future dealers who believe they can add value to and components in 1963 and its massive and states, “our research shows over this exclusive network. growth has seen the company evolve 95% of the Australian market for ATVs is What we’re looking for is savvy into a global supplier of Power-Driven ‘utility’ driven. business operators across the Products. Kymco’s quality is renowned by rural communities and major cities, those ‘in the know’. who appreciate the importance of Hence the company is also a supplier professionalism and profitability. to the famous Japanese and European Customer service is paramount and motorcycle brands. ‘Attitude Equals Altitude’. ATVs and By now you should be asking yourself, Scooters offer a different channel to “How could a company of such magnitude market - perhaps helping to ‘drought and success not be a household name proof’ business in some ways”. here?” Kymco may not be a household name The answer lies in the little known at present. When you see the innovative, fact that Kymco’s Australian success expanded product range and the new has ‘flown under the radar’. It has been distribution company in action, you can be largely hidden under the very successful sure it will be - very soon. ‘Bug’ brand over the last 9 years – now Please direct Kymco dealer enquires to: expansion is about to get in to overdrive. Therefore, the purchase decision Kymco Australasia (03) 9580 0788 A new and energetic Australasian revolves around durability and fit for Email: firstname.lastname@example.org distributor, ‘Kymco Australia’ is about to purpose. 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Trail Tech also offers a has it covered. If indicator lights are billet protector for the Vapor to mount to required for dual-sport and supermoto some aftermarket anti-vibe stems with a road ready bikes, Vapor is available with a 100-103mm bolt spacing. stylish indicator dashboard accessory. Trail Tech also make a range of billet If rougher treatment is expected, the Vapor housing light kits to suit ATV’s. speedo has a full line of model-specific Available are the stock mounting aluminum billet guards and protectors for position, frame mount, bar mount or even motocross, enduro, rallies, and trials. Helmet mount in Halogen or HID lighting. The Vapor ATV speedometers main Contact Hardiman ATV 02 4353 3622 feature is a large, well lit RPM tachometer or go to www.hardimanatv.com.au for graph. Vapor is useful as a ATV more information. speedometer and side by side or utility vehicle speedometer (or any machine with a wheel.) Vapor’s large digital tachometer bar graph is easy to read. The digital gauge has many other useful features like time keeping, engine temperature, resettable distance, and odometer. Vapor’s tachometer shift lights and Billet Mounting Kit temperature lights are great to warn about Improve the looks and functionality of potential mechanical problems while there the controls on ATV’s with the Trail Tech is still time to react. The built in stop watch high polished billet alloy mounting kit. and hour meter is perfect for race training. The kit is designed to suit fat bars The adjustable distance setting can be and encases the Vapor computer onto a used on those tough enduro courses. standard steering stem. On some models Vapor is enough to replace an entire this kit also provides a mounting position instrument cluster on the dashboard. for the original warning lights and or Light Kit Protect your assets. Wear The RTA to promote Toll Road Safety new Minx by Draggin Jeans. 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FITMENT of health & safety and of maintaining bold as it was when our team first hit the VARIABLE AXIS LOCKING EXHAUST good relationships between riders and track. The V.A.L.E.™ system is Two Brothers the non-riding community, Two Brothers Two Brothers Racing’s M series Racing’s revolutionary and patent Racing has developed a series of highly exhaust canisters feature the high levels pending method of attaching our muffler effective sound reducing tips which can of quality construction and are designed canisters to the exhaust tube without the help everyone to get along. to be fully serviceable in the event of use of springs or welding. For more information call Motohansa on damage, routine maintenance or the Our V.A.L.E.™ systems allow the 02 9638 4488 occasional repack. 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Bel-Ray EXS Synthetic is BIKE Business 23 November 2008 business to business service parts SPORTO MUFFLERS offers on competitive option Our team with over 30 years motorcycle experience formed D. J. Manufacturing Australia, and identified that Australians needed an alternative to some imported after market mufflers. They introduced SPORTO MUFFLERS. D. J. Manufacturing identified their concern with prices of competitors products, Sporto mufflers retail at a very affordable price and come with a guarantee - If it is faulty in manufacture we will replace it. D. J. Manufacturing also produces under the O.C.D. brand, disks for various makes and models of bikes including Series 5 racing. They also carry a large range of other service parts and spares. 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BBI importers and distributors of these fine products and many others. ‘Over night delivery in most areas’ Bikes & Bits Importers Phone: 08 9295 6688 BIKE Business 24 November 2008 business to business service parts NGK Spark Plugs launch New Website with “Show Us Your Ride” interaction and prizes. NGK Spark Plug (Australia) Pty Ltd are excited to announce and awarded the prize along with the bragging rights to be the launch of their new and improved website www.ngk. crowned the “NGK ride of the month”. NGK will continue to com.au NGK’s existing website has been given a complete add new information including product additions, new product overhaul and has been designed to meet the needs of launches and news bulletins as it becomes available. mechanics, product end users and those in search of more NGK’s Marketing Manager Tom Mathiesen said the launch information. of the new website has been a long time coming however, the The website has been designed as a very user friendly end result is well worth the wait. NGK extends an invitation to product incorporating such features as: everyone to view the site and use it to its full potential. Easy to navigate product icons; Product part finders; Visit: www.ngkspark.com.au Comprehensive product and technical; information; Home page search engine; Up to date racing results, race team galleries and links back to official race team websites. A new website would not have been complete without involving the participation of NGK’s loyal customers. Beginning in December this year, NGK invites all motoring and motorcyclist enthusiasts to submit photos and details of their Pride and Joy to the “Show Us Your Ride” section. Enthusiasts will have the opportunity to show off their car, motorcycle or powerboat to the nation and have the chance to win a set of performance Spark Plugs to suit their application. Each month, one winner will be judged FREE Diagnostic demonstration sessions for Victoria TEXA sponsored Diagnostic demonstration sessions, are coming to Melbourne in February. These sessions are intended as a valuable information resource covering the diagnosing of errors and faults by interrogating the ECU on fuel injected bikes. The sessions will feature Exhaust gas analysis for all sorts of bikes. These informative sessions will be well suited for workshop managers & staff, especially relevant for independent service workshops. The date is set for Tuesday February 10th at 7 pm located centrally in Melbourne. The night will be catered with a BBQ and refreshments. Proudly sponsored by TEXA Australia for expressions of interest please contact Russell on 0417 320 742 or email firstname.lastname@example.org DEALERS WANTED IGNITING CHAMPIONS PO BOX 1267 ST KILDA SOUTH VIC AUSTRALIA 3182 MOB: 0418 389 367 PH/FAX: (03) 9531 1315 www.brisksparkplugs.com.au S T A N D A R D R E P L A C E M E N T, L P G , L O N G L I F E & P E R F O R M A N C E S P A R K P L U G S BIKE Business 25 November 2008 business to business We also sell: Brake Pads and Shoes - Heavy Duty Clutch Kits - Brake Disc Rotors service parts The Thumper Revolution Changes in environmental regulations, But with the extra weight, you loose engine technology and motorcycle the advantage. So how do you get a racing rules have seen the rise of heavier, bulkier 4-stroke engine to have high performance 4-stroke singles or the punchy midrange and top end power “Thumpers” in the past 5 years. so desired in off-road racing? First, The 2-stroke sounds and pre-mix engine designers have started using aroma that once defi ned off-road riding exotic metals like magnesium and titanium is now a chorus of lowpitched 4-stroke to reduce engine weight, and secondly, “Thumper” engines. If you have been to and more importantly, the bore has been a motocross race lately, you know why re-engineered to reduce the engine’s these motorcycles are called “Thumpers”. bulkiness and increase engine power. In BORES CYLINDERS & PISTONS The powerful exhaust pulses relate to a normal 4-stroke engine, the width of the The diameter of the cylinder is called the bore. a heavy thumping noise that you can The distance traveled by the piston, during feel. Even the most hardened two-stroke one cycle, is called the stroke. fanatics must agree that the “Thumper” is When looked at from the side, the cross sectional area formed by the the future of off-road. two dimensions, bore width and the stroke These new Thumper engines are height, looks like a square. constructed quite differently from both When the bore is much wider than 4-stroke singles of the past and current the length of the stroke, the rectangular multi-cylinder engines, but what is cross sectional area is referred to as “over square”. unknown to many is this has changed the lubrication demands within the engine. This Bel-Ray technical report is a short summary of those unique demands and how the lubrication experts at Bel-Ray responded to them. A New World Inside the Engine Casing Theoretically, a 4-stroke engine with double the displacement of a 2-stroke should be able to produce roughly the bore is similar to the stroke. same peak horsepower with greater In the new Thumper engines the bore is average torque over a broader range of much wider than the stroke. RPM. Torque relates to acceleration and But the wider bore created other design if you can get more torque, you can bring requirements, namely a shorter stroke Old Thinking: Standard engine design dictates that the bore should your bike up to speed faster. and a unique piston design. To maintain be equal to or slightly longer This theory assumes that the weight of the same displacement as a standard than the stroke the bike, the gear ratio and the rear tire sized bore, a shorter stroke is required diameter are the same. to compensate for the wider bore and New Thinking: Greater usable horsepower People know that a 4 stroke is therefore a wider and shorter piston is also and higher RPM can be created with a wider bore inherently bulkier than a 2-stroke with the needed. This new engine design is called and shorter stroke same horsepower. “over square”. B BK Performance Products represent Athena within the Australian marketplace. 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UNDERSTANDING VISCOSITY contributes to its great horsepower. Viscosity is the measurement of the Old Thinking: Pistons need long “skirts” Comparing two 4-stroke engines with to keep them from rocking fluidity of an oil. In a multi-grade oil the the same displacement, the wider bore and to create an effective first number is the viscosity grade for allows more room for larger valves which seal cold starts and the second number is means more air flow, resulting in greater the viscosity grade for the operating New Thinking: Less concern about piston temperature. The higher the number, horsepower. There is more power to your rocking… more on rear wheel because you are exerting less weight reduction the thicker the oil. The lower the energy pulling and pushing air. number, the thinner the oil. As we said, the wider and shorter The Changing Lubrication Environment cylinder geometry of the over-squared Here we begin to see the vast Motorcycle manufacturers recommend engines requires a wider and shorter difference in the stresses placed on a 10W-40 viscosity oil and frequent oil piston. lubrication within these new “Thumper” changes for Thumper engines, but there These wider, shorter pistons came engines. are situations like a Six Days or a Hare straight from the world of Formula One Having only two rings on the piston Scramble (long endurance races) where racing - a wide but thin piston called a means large amounts of fuel blow past the a 20W-50 maintains a safe viscosity range “slipper” piston. This thin, light weight rings and down into the engine oil. for a longer duration. During operation, piston enabled these engines to produce This fuel “blow-by” dilutes the engine the original viscosity of the oil (out of the more power with each stroke, but the oil, lowering its viscosity and quickly bottle) changes as it is lowered over time result came at a cost. Normal pistons robbing it of its protective power. due to fuel dilution from “blow-by” (as have thick “skirts” on each side to prevent Furthermore, this blow-by contains fuel described above). the piston from rocking side to side as it combustion products that can lead to moves up and down. Also, normal pistons deposit and varnish formation as well as Any single cylinder engine is going have 2 sealing rings and a 3rd ring to corrosion. At Bel-Ray these issues alone to have this blowby problem, but the control the amount of oil that lubricates the signaled the need for an oil designed Thumper engine design exacerbates this cylinder wall. specifi cally for these engines, but there by having one less ring due to the piston The “slipper” piston has virtually no were more elements to consider. design. Also, Thumper engines run hot, Springs H Valves H Seals H Bushes H Tools H Performance Upgrades Australia’s most extensive range of Suspension Componentry Terry Hay’s SHOCK TREATMENT Phone: 02 4773 9115 w w w. s h o c k t r e a t m e n t . c o m . a u BIKE Business 28 November 2008 business to business service parts and oil thins at higher temperatures. The Evolving World of Oil Additives oil with an additive package designed for The combined effects of the heat and Fuel injected street motorcycles with a catalytic converter when you don’t have fuel dilution compound the viscosity catalytic converters restrict the types of one? decrease, so starting with a higher additives that can be used in an engine oil. viscosity is added insurance that a high There are certain performance enhancing Bel-Ray’s unique Solution: enough viscosity will be maintained to oil additives that cannot be used for Bel-Ray Thumper 4-Stroke protect the engine. environmental reasons. Racing Motor Oil These restrictions reduce the film Once these new lubrication demands strength potential that off-road high were clear, Bel- Ray’s chemists set out to performance 4-stroke single engines need. create the best oil both to address these This means that if you want the best unique challenges and to outperform the oil possible for your off-road machine, a competition. general purpose or multiuse motorcycle oil The result was Bel-Ray Thumper 4-Stroke is out of the question. Racing Motor Oil, a blend of synthetic Why be restricted to the limitations of an and mineral based oils, in two multi-grade viscosities: FILM STRENGTH A MEASURE OF • The 10W-40 meets the owner’s OIL PROTECTION The oil fi lm is the manual recommendations of Old Thinking: A general purpose or thin protective lubricant layer between motorcycle manufacturers. multi-use motorcycle oil is an engine’s moving parts to prevent • The 20W-50 is for more extreme high fine for all types of metal-to-metal contact from occurring. motorcycles temperatures and longer endurance The measurement of fi lm strength type racing. New Thinking: Additive restrictions on gauges the ability of the oil to maintain street motorcycles make a this protective fi lm under higher stress Bel-Ray chose a synthetic blend for distinct difference between (loads) and higher speeds (RPMs). Thumper engines for two reasons. Because what oil is best for an on- Higher fi lm strength means greater road motorcycle and what the recommended oil change interval protection and less wear which result is so short, it would be overkill in both oil is best for an offroad motorcycle in longer lasting engine parts. performance and price to use fully synthetic CYLINDER REPAIR AND COATING SERVICE Looking for The Advantage Extreme Power & Reliability BIKE Business 29 November 2008 business to business service parts base oils. In fact, the optimal blend of • film strength four times stronger than This is an oil made specifically for off-road synthetics and mineral oils found in Bel-Ray conventional oils racing and the unique demands created by Thumper 4-Stroke Racing Motor Oil actually • actual improvement in horsepower the new 4-stroke Thumper racing engines. has advantages like increasing traction • excellent traction control in wet clutches BEL-RAY TECHNICAL REPORT control in the wet clutches found in Thumper • excellent lubrication for harsh For further product information bikes. transmission use and questions contact: Designed just for Thumper engines Bel- • viscosity protection against the effects of Ficeda 02 9757 0061 Ray Thumper 4-Stroke Racing Motor Oil high engine operating temperatures and delivers: fuel blow-by or visit www.ficeda.com.au LOOKING FOR CONFIDENCE UNDER BRAKES Racing Teams have used Beringer products for many years in increased comfort the result. 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Please see our advertisement on the back page for more information, or call SPX Australia 03 9544 6222 BIKE Business 32 November 2008 business to business workshop techo talk Exhaust Emission Testing Part 2 - Written by Clive Ward & Robert Prudius Welcome back to the continuing ratio will be in the fuel delivery system. 0.90 and yield best fuel economy when series of articles relating to the Engines that run for prolonged periods Lambda is 1.03. effect that air fuel ratios have on the with Lambda values in excess of 1.05 when using exhAust emission combustion efficiency of spark ignited, will suffer burnt exhaust valves, piston AnAlyseRs, it is impoRtAnt internal combustion engines. crown fatigue and excessively high to estAblish the tRue AiR Although air fuel ratios can be used combustion temperatures that will Fuel RAtio RAtheR thAn view to determine whether or not an engine facilitate the excessive formation of the diFFeRent exhAust gAs has received the correct amount of fuel, Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx). concentRAtions As the FiRst they do not guarantee that, a) all the If the Lambda value is less than 0.95, diAgnostic ReFeRence point. fuel has been completely burnt and b) then the fault is in the fuel delivery Once the air fuel ratio of the engine that each cylinder received the right system, which of course would warrant has been established, the service amount of fuel required for correct and further investigation by the service technician can quickly determine whether efficient combustion. technician. a) a problem exists or, perhaps more It therefore must stand to reason, that Engines that are allowed to run importantly, NOT, and b) in which area the if the exhaust system of an engine is for prolonged periods of time with problem lies. i.e. Fuel delivery, Ignition gas tight and does not allow the ingress Lambda values less than 0.95 will suffer energy or Mechanical integrity. of post combustion gases into the premature engine wear, excessive fuel Using the Exhaust Gas Concentrations exhaust gas stream, then all of the gas, consumption, fuel contaminated sump for Advanced Diagnostics. vapor and solids present in the exhaust oil and will be highly prone to catalytic Now that the engine’s air fuel ratio gas stream must have either passed converter failure. has been established, you can use the through the combustion chamber or be Spark ignited engines, should idle various exhaust gases present in the a product of the combustion process. with an air fuel ratio which yields exhaust gas stream to determine the By analysing the exhaust gas stream a Lambda value of 1.00, produce cause/s of various engine performance of an engine with an analyser that can maximum torque when Lambda equals complaints. not only measure the exhaust gases present in the stream, but process and present that information as a collective summation of those gases into the air fuel ratio and combustion efficiency of the engine, then the service technician will have the best possible insight into potential problems with that engine in the shortest possible time. Air Fuel Ratio Requirements. When an engine is IDLING or CRUISING, regardless of the fuel being used in the engine, petrol, LPG or a petrol/alcohol blend, for correct combustion, the engine requires an air fuel ratio that will yield a Lambda or excess air value of one. (See previous article). Any air fuel ratio that produces a Lambda value greater than 1.05 or less than 0.95 is deemed to be unacceptable. If the Lambda value is greater than 1.05, Firstly test for air leaks, of course if there are no faults found in the air intake system or with intake manifold vacuum levels, then the cause of the lean air fuel BIKE Business 33 November 2008 business to business workshop techo talk A new concept to grasp is engine it does not matter how well set up When under load CO 2 should not be combustion efficiency. it is (ideal air/fuel, ignition, ignition below 9.5%. Any value below these Just because an engine is receiving timing & surplus ignition energy), the readings, indicate that the combustion the correct air fuel ratio does not mean simple fact of the matter is that the efficiency of the engine is below that all the fuel is being totally burned. combustion efficiency of the engine expectation and must be deemed Unburnt or partially burnt fuel will will be less than that of the same suspect. always comprise some percentage of engine, under the same conditions Smart exhaust emission analysers the exhaust gas stream. Combustion but with good compression. Engines will automatically plot combustion efficiency is not that easy to determine that have low compression but no efficiency for their operators, thus as it is influenced by many factors. other problems usually have low CO 2, alerting the technician to mechanical Combustion chamber design, engine (10% to 11%); high CO, (2% to 4%); and other problems within the engine temperature, ignition spark energy, slightly high O 2, (1.5% to 3%) and low ignition and fuel systems. ignition timing and of course air fuel HC, (100 to 450 ppm). NOx will be The next article will discuss the ratio all affect combustion efficiency in almost non-existent due to the lower effects that ignition problems have on some way or other. combustion temperatures found in low engine combustion efficiency and the Another aspect of combustion compression engines. resulting pollutants, ignition problems efficiency is the effect the catalytic When determining the combustion cause. converter has on the exhaust gas efficiency of an engine, firstly ensure I would like to take this opportunity stream. that the engine is at Normal Operating to wish you all a very merry Christmas The oxidising elements of the Temperature (NOT) and ignition timing and a safe, prosperous New Year. catalytic converter further promote the as well as the air fuel ratio are correct. combustion process of the exhaust Then view the CO 2 concentration in the Written by Clive Ward, National gases. What is not consumed or exhaust gas stream. When the engine Sales Manager for Coda Products is only partially consumed by the is idling or at cruise, the CO 2 should be & Robert Prudius CEO. www.coda. engine is often completely consumed in the 13.0 to 15.5 percentile range. com.au or Phone: 1800 039 092 . by the catalytic converter, resulting in an exhaust gas stream, which after analysis reveals a combustion efficiency of close to 100%. This can be deceiving if it is the engine only combustion efficiency that you wish to examine. To view the engine’s combustion efficiency independently of the catalytic converter, simply bring the engine to operating temperature, and then turn it off for 10 minutes. The convertor will cool down and stay cool long enough to allow the exhaust gases to pass through unconverted, for a sufficient period of time to allow analysis. Another benefit of this testing procedure is to ensure the effective operation of the catalytic converter. testing for combustion efficiency without the converter alight. Carbon Dioxide (CO 2) will always be at its highest value when no further increase in combustion efficiency can be attained. This does not mean that there is a set value for CO 2 that will indicate a pass or fail status of an engine’s ability to correctly burn fuel. eg If an engine has low compression, BIKE Business 34 November 2008 business to business business to business ADVERTISING INDEX Australian Motorcycle Components 17 John Stamnas 26 Shock Treatment 28 Bikes & Bits Importers 24 Kymco 1 Sportomuffler 21 Boss Toolboxes 31 Kymco 7 Sportsbike 16 BK Performance 27 Link 2 SPX 36 Brisk Spark Plugs 25 Moto Central 8 The Chifley 9 Donald Motorcycles 21 OMP 30 Topace 18 Draggin Jeans 19 Proven Products 22 Typology 11 Electrosil 29 R & R Speedsports 14 VMI 12 Hardiman Auto 15 Ship my Bike 9 Warana 32 ADVERTISERS BY BRAND Brand Advertiser Ferodo Link Polisport Link Tecnotest SPX Aprilla John Stamnas GP Crono Sportsbike Pro X Bikes & Bits Importers Texa OMP Athena Bikes & Bits Importers Hagon Proven Puig AMC Athena BK Performance Heli Modified AMC PVM Sportsbike The Chifley The Chifley Baroni VMI Honda BK Performance Race Tech Shock Treatment Tommy Jack OMP Berenger Sportsbike Ikon Proven Products Rivet R & R Speedsports Bike Grab OMP Kazuma VMI RK Chain Link Two2Cool Shock Treatment Blingstar Hardiman Auto Kymco Kymco Scotts Shock Treatment Typology Typology BMW Sportomuffler Lonestar Hardiman Auto Sherco Moto Central VeeRubber Link Boss Boss Toolboxes Maier Hardiman Auto Ship my Bike Ship my Bike Brisk Brisk Spark Plugs Motul Link Speedo Healer AMC Warana Warana Douglas Wheels Hardiman Auto North west Bikes & Bits Importers Sportomuffler Sportomuffler WileyX Topace Draggin jeans Draggin Jeans Odes VMI Strong Arm OMP Eazy Rider OMP Otc SPX Suter Sportsbike Windorisa Bikes & Bits Importers Electrosil Electrosil Period 5 Sportomuffler Brand Advertiser Wossner Bikes & Bits Importers AutoElka Hardiman Brand Advertiser Synergy Shock Treatment XXX VMI Brand Advertiser Planet Knox Draggin Jeans ADVERTISERS BY PRODUCT Product Advertiser Product Advertiser Product Advertiser Product Advertiser A-arms,axles,swingsarms Cramp control Donald Motorcycles Logo Development Typology Shock Absorbers Proven Products Hardiman Auto Crash protectors AMC Product Advertiser Sleaves Bikes & Bits Importers Accessories Moto Central Cruise control Donald Motorcycles Motorcycle enduro Moto Central Sparkplugs Brisk Spark Plugs Accommodation The Chifley Cylinder recoating Electrosil Motorcycle lifts OMP Special service tools SPX Advertising Typology Digital dashboards & Lap timing Motorcycle trials Moto Central Speedo healers AMC Alloy wheels Hardiman Auto Sportsbike Motorcycles Kymco Springs Proven Products Aluminium welding Electrosil Engine parts Bikes & Bits Importers Motorcycles VMI Sprockets Link Apparel Draggin Jeans Engine parts BK Performance Mufflers Sportomuffler Steering dampers Shock Treatment ATV’s Kymco Eyewear Topace Multi meters SPX Portable control stand OMP Bike grab wheelstand/chock OMP Fork seals Shock Treatment Nerf bars & bumpers Hardiman Auto Suspension Proven Products Bike lifts Warana Freight moves Ship my Bike Oil Link Suspension & dampers Braied brake lines John Stamnas Gas analyser SPX Oil seals BK Performance Hardiman Auto Brake & Clutches John Stamnas Gasket sets Bikes & Bits Importers Piston kits Bikes & Bits Importers Suspension modification Brake discs Sportomuffler Gaskets BK Performance Plastics fenders Hardiman Auto Proven Products Brake pads John Stamnas Gloves/boots R & R Speedsports Precision boring Electrosil Suspension tools Shock Treatment Brake pads Link Gold valves Shock Treatment Race spares BK Performance Tail tidies/Undertail AMC Brake shoes John Stamnas Graphic design Typology Racing discs Sportomuffler Texa diagnostic tools OMP Catalogue design Typology Grinding Electrosil Radiator mesh protection Sportsbike Textiles R & R Speedsports Chains Link Heated grips R & R Speedsports Rotors John Stamnas Toolboxes Boss Toolboxes Chrome plating Electrosil Helmets R & R Speedsports Scooters Kymco Tyre Warmers Sportsbike Clutches Sportsbike Huggers AMC Scooters VMI Tyres Link Connecting rod kids Jack-lubricate bike chain OMP Screens AMC Web design Typology Bikes & Bits Importers Labscope SPX Sets Sportsbike Wheels & Brakes Shock Treatment Control cables BK Performance Leathers R & R Speedsports Shock Absorber repair Proven Products Wheels & Brakes SPX Need More Copies of Bike Business V i s i t : w w w. b i k e b u s i n e s s . c o m . a u BIKE Business 35 November 2008 business to business REFLEX ENHANCED MOTORCYCLE SCANTOOL YOUR wORkSHOPS COMPLETE DIAGnOSTIC SOLUTIOn – SCAnTOOL, LABSCOPE, GAS AnALYSER – FROM A SInGLE HAnDHELD TESTER READ AnD CLEAR CODES, DISPLAY “LIVE DATA”, TEST FUEL InJECTIOn AnD IGnITIOn SYSTEMS, ADJUST FUEL MIXTURE, IDLE SPEED AnD THROTTLE POSITIOn; 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