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Could things be looking up?
According to the latest FCAI figures new                                                                              to sacrifice service and warranty backing                    Consider the scenario where you help
motorcycle sales are on the up and up.                                                                                for a reduced price. To combat this                      your customer source an online item.
Sales do not tally with the figures we                                                                                intrusion some dealerships have started to               Your extensive experience could guide
experienced in 2008 but they are on the                                                                               charge a try-on fee so window shoppers                   their purchase and possibly steer them to
increase and this is for the first half of                                                                            can’t take advantage of getting correct                  purchase from you, gaining the advantage
2011, traditionally the slower half of the                                                                            sizing via their dealership and then order it            of the local after-sales services, product
year.                                                                                                                 online. Most would completely understand                 services and availability – things not
   In light of new-bike sales trends and                                                                              this kind of action.                                     offered by online resellers.
evidence of more overall sales, maybe                                                                                     Another Australian retail sector that has            I’m not so familiar with dealership sales
2011 will finish quite well for dealership                                                                            been obviously affected by online sales                  strategies, but offering an Internet
balance sheets. So with warmer weather                                                                                is the book business. In recent months                   searching service alongside your current
around the corner and riders heading                                                                                  two major book retailers have drastically                strategies just might help to break the
back to the road, be poised to take best                                                                              downsized, even closing some central city                cycle of riders purchasing out of store.
advantage of their spending.                                                                                          locations. Remaining retailers are hatching                  At least you can keep them in the store
   Most dealerships will cringe, if not be                                                                            survival plans and many have opted to                    and win the up-sale advantage.
outraged, by the mere mention of Internet                                                                             work the Internet sale options, effectively              Short of some catastrophic event, the
sales. For many years online sales have                                                                               working as agents for Internet resellers,                Internet is here to stay so working with it
been impacting on the retail segment.                                                                                 which is keeping customers in their stores.              might be one of the ways to combat this
Riders can source motorcycle accessories                                                                              And this is where you want them to be, not               business intrusion.
and repair items at drastically reduced                                                                               surfing the net.                                             All that said, we hope you enjoy the
prices, cutting dealerships out of the sale                                                                               Would this strategy work for Australian              latest issue of BIKEBusiness.
cycle. Many customers seem to be willing                                                                              motorcycle dealerships?                                  The Editor’s Desk



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                                                                                                                                                                             3 Sept - October 2011            business   to   business
news

Growth continues for Kymco
Kymco Australia posted a strong June               by the global powerhouse around the world.     Chief Executive Officer David Le Mottee.
result to cap off a remarkable first half of           Outstanding results since Kymco’s              “An outstanding product, value-for-
2011, which has seen the locally owned             introduction to the Australian market three    money, a strong dealer network and
and operated Taiwanese brand become                years ago has seen the company rise to         quality local management are among the
Australia’s number-one scooter brand,              become the eighth largest motorcycle brand     reasons that Kymco is the country’s largest
generate sales growth of 85 per cent in            in Australia.                                  independently owned motorcycle brand,
the ATV segment and capture 3 per cent                 After taking the mantle as Australia’s     and now Australia’s number-one scooter
of the entire Australian motorcycle market         number-one selling scooter during Q1,          brand.” Kymco ATVs also fared well with
– despite not participating in several key         Kymco has extended its lead as the             85.3 per cent sales growth during the first
product segments.                                  country’s premier scooter brand with sales     half of 2011 over the same period last year,
    In the first half of 2011 Kymco increased      growth of 75.7 per cent over the first half    finishing the January to June period with 4.9
total sales volume by a staggering 59.4            of 2010 in a market that has grown by          per cent of the national ATV market.
per cent over the same period in 2010,             only 14.3 per cent. This growth is unlikely        Kymco agricultural ATVs are built to the
according to results recently released by the      to slow over the coming months with the        philosophy of ‘Simplicity in Design – with the
Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries           introduction of the much-anticipated spring    correct features’.
(FCAI). Making this growth even more               launch of the Super 850 and Like 200i              This means easier maintenance and
impressive is the fact that 2010 was in itself a   scooters.                                      lower costs, and this is why many Australian
record-breaking year for Kymco.                        “We are delighted to be Australia’s        farmers are turning to Kymco to get the job
    In only its third year in the Australian       number-one scooter brand and share the         done.
motorcycle market Kymco is already                 market penetration enjoyed by Kymco                For more information visit:
beginning to replicate the success enjoyed         across the globe,” said Kymco Australia        www.kymco.com.au




Yamaha 50th Anniversary Moto GP VIP and Stars Dinner
2011 marks the 50th anniversary of Yamaha’s involvement in the                This year the cost is only $199, which is small considering the
pinnacle of road racing - Moto Grand Prix.                                unique nature of the event. In previous years, insider information
    This year the celebrations will extend to the legendary Phillip       has been revealed that has never
Island circuit on 15 to 16 October where Yamaha offers VIP                previosuly been discussed, so it is an
hospitality plus tickets to the popular Moto GP Stars Dinner.             opportunity for Moto GP fans to be the
    Why not join us for three days of fully catered corporate             first to find out the full story.
hopitality at our trackside suite, with the chance to meet Yamaha’s           Due to rider commitments YMA
Moto GP stars? Tickets include indoor and grandstand seating,             can’t guarantee rider attendance, but
superscreen viewing and pitlane walks and cost just $840 inc GST          we highly recommend you take the
each.                                                                     opportunity to witness Edwards, Spies,
    Each year Yamaha also invites Moto GP riders and teams to             Lorenzo and Crutchlow as you have
attend an informal evening on the Friday before Sunday’s main             never seen them before.
race.                                                                         Price includes a three course dinner,
    And each year most of the top riders attend and offer                 soft drinks and photo oppotrtunities
unmissable insights into life behind the scenes of a GP rider.            with riders. Visit http://www.yamaha-
    From information about how the grid girls are selected to riding      motor.com.au or call
tips for young hopefuls, the GP stars relax and give attendees the        1300 796 979 to sign up for one or
inside line.                                                              both of these experiences.


BIKE Business
4 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
                                                                                                                             news
Australian bike sales on the march in 2011
Australian motorcycle sales increased      “Continued strong demand for ATVs in             cent of all motorcycles sold.
in the first half of 2011 according to     rural areas and the increasing popularity        10,544 ATV deliveries represented a
figures released recently by the Federal   of scooters in inner-city Australia has          21 per cent market share (up from 16
Chamber of Automotive Industries           seen these segments grow 29 per cent             per cent in 2010), while scooter sales
(FCAI).                                    and 14 per cent respectively over 2010           increased to 5914 for a market share
In the six months to the end of June       figures,” said McKellar.                         of 11.7 per cent (up from 10 per cent in
50,379 motorcycles were delivered to       “The growth of scooter sales and the             2010).
Australian customers, representing an      resilience of overall road-bike sales            Japanese manufacturers continue
increase of 1501 units (or 3.1 per cent)   suggests commuters are finding                   to dominate sales. Honda was the
over the same period in 2010.              motorcycles to be a practical solution to        number-one brand, delivering 10,424
The growth in motorcycle sales has         continuing high fuel prices and inner-city       motorcycles to the end of June.
so far outpaced the wider passenger        traffic congestion.”                             Yamaha was second with 9349 sales,
and commercial-vehicle market during       Seven of the top 10 motorcycles                  followed by Suzuki (6333), Kawasaki
2011 according to FCAI Chief Executive     remain off-road bikes, testament to the          (4882) and Harley Davidson (2955).
Andrew McKellar.                           ongoing popularity of motorcycling               Kawasaki’s Ninja 250R road bike was
“The overall market for motorcycles has    as a recreational sport and pastime in           the best-selling single model with 1093
continued to see a little growth during    Australia.                                       sales. Honda’s popular CT110, sold
2011 compared with car and light-          The off-road segment accounted for               almost exclusively to Australia Post as
commercial sales, which are down 6.6       15,268 sales to the end of June for a 30         a delivery bike, was second with 1034
per cent year-to-date,” he said.           per cent market share.                           sales.
Driving the result was growth in the       The road-bike segment remains the                Motorcycles sales in Australia peaked
scooter and all-terrain vehicle ATV        single largest by market share, with half-       in 2008, with 114,210 motorcycles
segments.                                  year sales of 18,653 representing 37 per         delivered to customers that year.



Say hi to Darren Holmes
Kawasaki is pleased to announce the              serve him well alongside McCosh, who is
appointment of Darren Holmes as Victorian/       also an active off-road racer. He says he’s
Tasmanian Sales Manager. He will work            excited about his new role.
alongside active Sales Representative Ben        “I’m really looking forward to making a
McCosh to grow the brand in these states.        positive and sizeable difference for Kawasaki
Holmes is a motorcycle enthusiast who            in the Victorian and Tasmanian regions,”
emigrated to Australia in the 1990s from         he says. “Kawasaki products are world-
Northampton, England. With thirty years          renowned for being of the very highest
of industry experience he brings a wealth        grade. I hope to carry the momentum that
of both motorcycle wholesale and retail          Kawasaki continues to gather in Victoria and
knowledge to his new position.                   Tasmania and help bring the brand to new
An active motorcycle racer (he currently         heights.”
competes in the Gippsland Centre MX              For more information email:
series), Holmes’ competitive nature should       holmes_d@kawasaki.com.au



Ride Some Of The Best Trails In Victoria With The Myrtleford Alpine Rally
Put something back into the                the track will consist of fire trails, ridge     With the entry fee of $110, all
community by taking part in the            riding and some more challenging                 participants in the Myrtleford Alpine
Myrtleford Alpine Rally on October 08,     open flowing tracks. Marshall Points             Rally will go in the draw to win a Honda
2011 in the Merriang Plantation region.    and clear markings will make the track           Minibike as well as enjoy free camping
With the support of Honda and several      simple to follow and sweeper riders will         and showers on site, a BBQ lunch and
other sponsors the rally has been set      also be available.                               dinner and a rally t-shirt.
up as a charity ride with proceeds                                                          Participants must hold a valid
going to the local community.                                                               motorcycle license and have a
The ride will consist of a morning                                                          registered motorcycle - all makes
and afternoon loop ride through the                                                         and models welcome! Recreation
stunning Buffalo River Region totaling                                                      registration is acceptable.
around 130 kilometers return.                                                               With only 180 places available, log on
Designed for intermediate riders with                                                       now to myrtlefordalpinerally.com to
some more difficult options available,                                                      register.


                                                                                          BIKE Business
                                                                                          5 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
news
          Draggin HQ opens in style
Draggin Jeans officially opened its                                                                          Varnsverry from the United Kingdom, a
new Port Melbourne headquarters with                                                                         respected name in motorcycle safety who
a big bash on August 18. Joined by                                                                           has been instrumental in improving safety
guests from the motorcycle industry,                                                                         standards throughout the world.
VIP customers, government and media,                                                                         “Draggin’s focus on the research and
Draggin founder and CEO Grant                                                                                development has paid significant
Mackintosh made it clear they were there                                                                     dividends with the achievement of the first
for three reasons – to thank them for their                                                                  CE approval for a causal garment” said
long time support of Draggin, to celebrate                                                                   Varnsverry. “The family, their business
the opening of the company’s new                                                                             and the product deserve the accolade.”
Sabre Drive premises and to present the                                                                      Another big part of the evening’s
inaugural Old Bike of the Year Award.                Grant Mackintosh thanks the industry for its support.   celebrations was the Old Bike of the
The big night followed Mackintosh                    the person fortunate to be signing the                  Year Award. It was won by Michael
receiving a world-leading industrial                 board, I was acutely aware that this                    Samootin and his Kawasaki Z1000.
design award, the Red Dot award, on                  remarkable achievement would not have                   Jim Scaysbrook, Editor of Old Bike
July 4 in Essen, Germany, for his C-Evo              been possible without the support and                   Australasia, presented the award.
design. Grant recapped this experience               contribution of many people and partner                 “I am very proud to host these awards
to guests.                                           organisations… and a lot of you are in the              in conjunction with Draggin Jeans,”
“When I stood at the Red Dot winner’s                room here tonight.”                                     said Scaysbrook. “And I am thrilled
autograph board signing my name with                 Steve Brouggy from the California                       that tonight we are able to award and
designers from such well-recognised                  Superbike School welcomed guests                        recognise an individual for their efforts in
brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Apple,                 with his wicked wit and entertained with                restoring an old classic.”
BMW, Bose, I had an immense feeling                  anecdotes of Mackintosh’s racing ability                Guests were also treated to a colourful
of pride but also of humility,” he said.             and enthusiasm for the sport.                           and energy packed performance by
“Because even though I was                           Special guest speaker was Paul                          the Stone Cold Boners, who packed
                                                                                                             out the dance floor with their outlandish
                                                                                                             costumes and music.
                                                                                                             “We wanted a party atmosphere to thank
                                                                                                             our industry and the band definitely got
                                                                                                             the party started,” said Draggin General
                                                                                                             Manager Fiona Mackintosh. “The Stone
                                                                                                             Cold Boners delivered an amazing show
                                                                                                             and really did embody the excitement,
                                                                                                             freedom and energy of our brand.”
                                                                                                             For more information contact: Draggin
        Grant Mackintosh (left), Samantha Cockfield (TAC), Paul Varnsverry, Fiona Mackintosh and             Jeans 03 9646 0377 email: marketing@
                   Jess Truong (TAC) were all thrilled to be a part of the celebrations.                     dragginjeans.net


Honda scooters out in front
Honda’s PCX125 and Lead100 Scooters                   package.                                               maximised by the low seat height and high
led the way in their respective categories               Features such as an innovative Idle                 handlebars.
in figures released recently in the FCAI’s            Stop Switch, which helps the PCX achieve                  All Honda scooters offer low emissions
June 2011 Retail Report.                              an incredible 46km to the litre, gave the              and everyday practicality. And because
    The increasing popularity of scooters             model instant success. The inclusion of                they’re Hondas, quality and reliability are
in inner-city Australia has seen the whole            a brushless ACG starter was a first for a              paramount.
segment grow 14 per cent and Honda is                 Honda scooter and its lightweight liquid-
helping to lead the pack.                             cooled engine with PFG-FI fuel injection
    With motorcycle sales across the board            has an effortless power delivery.
improving, Australians are seeing the                    The slightly smaller but no less
benefits of two wheeled travel.                       impressive Lead100 scooter was named
    Honda’s PCX125 scooter, named                     best seller in the 100cc category and
the best seller by the FCAI in the 125cc              sports a similar combination of practicality,
category, was released last year and                  style and economy.
hit the market with a bang, offering                     Its slim, sculpted proportions and
commuters innovative technology and                   low centre of gravity ensure handling is
impressive styling in one unassuming                  easy even in dense traffic and comfort is


BIKE Business
6 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
                                                                                                                                  news

Dirt-bike riders to rev it up for kids with cancer
$13,500 motorbike up for grabs for the         from cancer tears my heart out and I want         Venue: State Motorcycle Sports Complex,
highest event fundraiser.                      to do all I can to raise as much money as         Broadford.
    Motocross and enduro riders across         possible for Challenge,” he says.                 Equipment needed: Participants need their
Victoria are revving up their engines in           “The emphasis of Ride4Kids…” is               own bike, helmet and riding gear.
preparation for one of the most unique         on having fun. All sessions are an open           Cost: Entry to ride is $80. Non-licensed
events on the dirt biking calendar - the       practice format with no actual racing on          riders will also need to purchase a non-
KTM Ride4Kids. Now in its 10th year,           the day so people of all ages and abilities       competition license on the day for $20.
Ride4Kids brings together the dirt bike        can get involved. Participants can get            How to enter: Entry forms can be
community for the biggest motorcycling         friends and family to sponsor them on             obtained at www.challenge.org.au, www.
charity event in the country, raising funds    the day, by asking for a donation and             motorcyclingvic.org.au, www.mxtv.com.
for Challenge, a not-for-profit organisation   recording it on their sponsor sheet or by         au, or by calling Challenge on 03 9329
supporting children and families living with   setting up “…an online fundraising page.”         8474. Once registered, riders will receive
cancer.                                        The three highest fundraisers from each           a sponsorship kit to assist them with their
    Scheduled for Sunday 23rd October          of the combined motorcycle classes will           fundraising.
at the Victorian State Motorcycle Sports       be rewarded with some great prizes from           About Challenge
Complex in Broadford, Ride4Kids is a           event sponsors with the overall highest           Challenge supplies information seminars
full day of riding where participants can      fundraiser walking away with a 2012 KTM           and resources that break down the
opt to ride in either Motocross or Enduro      350EXCF thanks to KTM Australia, valued           medical jargon, as well as financial
events. Various sessions will take place       at $13,500. In addition, all riders who raise     assistance, tickets to concerts and events,
throughout the day, starting with the          over $100 online will receive a free KTM          counselling, art and music therapy,
50cc juniors through to the open class of      Ride4Kids t-shirt.                                playgroups, camps, overseas trips,
thumping 450 big bores.                            Those not interested in getting on a          family holidays, retreats and home help.
    Race ambassador and recently retired       bike can still show their support. There          It also gives in-hospital support to kids
factory KTM road-racing champion               will be a BBQ lunch, as well as raffles           undergoing treatment providing iPads,
Shannon Johnson says the event is a            with some fantastic prizes up for grabs           gaming consoles, Internet access, family
great opportunity for riders to have a great   and guest appearances from some of                activities and celebrity visits.
day out on a professional track while          Australia’s pro riders.                               To set up an interview, photo
raising much-needed funds for children         Event details                                     opportunity or for more information
and families living with cancer.               Date/time: Sunday, 23 October 2011 at             contact: Bec Waley 03 9329 8474/0438
    “Meeting families who’ve lost children     9am-5pm (gates open at 7.30am).                   317 641 or Emma Fay 0415 477 537.



 Honda CBR250R wins big
  in US magazine awards
   Honda’s CBR250 has won                                                                                 electronic fuel injection and six-
the Best Bang For Your Buck                                                                               speed transmission.
category in US publication                                                                                CBR250R is also available with
Motorcyclist Magazine’s 2011                                                                              combined anti-lock brakes
Motorcycle of the Year Awards.                                                                            (ABS), a world-first for a 250cc
The CBR250R had already won                                                                               road-sports motorcycle.
the magazine’s 250cc sports-                                                                              The CBR250R is an ideal entry-
bike shootout earlier in the year,                                                                        level package, offering a fine
and was described as a “clean-                                                                            balance of agile handling, sleek
sheet build loaded with Honda                                                                             sports styling and renowned
engineering and innovation”.                                                                              Honda performance.
Released to the Australian market                                                                         Motorcyclist Magazine was
in March, the CBR250R has                                                                                 impressed by the CBR250R’s
hit the ground with speed and                                                                             “outstanding rideability and
received praise from critics and                                                                          durability” and said “with a
riders alike.                                                                                             wet weight of just 162kg and
Designed with a 249cc single-                                                                             a maintenance schedule that
cylinder, liquid-cooled engine at                                                                         could fit on the back of a
its core, it features an efficient                                                                        business card, it’s hard to find
four-valve DOHC setup, PGM-FI                                                                             anything that compares”.


                                                                                               BIKE Business
                                                                                               7 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
news

Get a better start at HART
HART and Draggin Jeans, leaders in rider                   riders from beginners to advanced.
training and protective riding gear, have joined           Road, off-road and scooter courses are offered.
forces to give new riders the best possible start             With summer just around the corner now is
to their riding careers this spring.                       the perfect time to take the leap to two wheels
   Riders attending a HART learner or licence              and take advantage of this great offer.
course in Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane this                  HART is owned and run by Honda Australia.
spring will not only receive the industry leading          The company is not only one of the world’s
training that HART is famous for, but a 20 per             largest motorcycle manufacturers, but one of the
cent discount off selected Draggin Jeans.                  world’s largest trainers of riders and instructors.
   HART’s mission and reputation has always                Call now to book your learner or licence course
been to train riders to a very high standard so            and receive a voucher for 20 per cent off
they can ride confidently and with low risk.               Draggins Jeans.
   Draggin Jeans, with styles for both men and             Offer ends November 30, 2011.
women, are constructed from high quality natural           For more information contact:
fibres. Designed to perform when it really counts,         HART Melbourne 03 9270 1377
Draggin Jeans are the only casual motorcycle               HART Brisbane 07 3341 5657
products to have ever passed the CE tests for              RTA Sydney 13 22 13
Abrasion, Burst and Tear resistance.                       (all pre-learner and pre-provisional courses
   HART rider-training centres are located in              booked through RTA)
Victoria, NSW and Queensland and cater to all              visit: www.hartridertraining.com.au



QBE stays behind bike exhibitions
QBE has extended its long-standing                 Expo Event Manager.” “They have a             25 to Sunday, November 27. It aims to
relationship with Exhibitions and Trade            great understanding of the market and         offer visitors the most comprehensive
Fairs (ETF), confirming its sponsorship of         have a strong presence at our shows           range of motorcycles and scooters, plus
the 2011 Sydney Motorcycle and Scooter             through way of an innovative and              a wide range of exhibits from accessory
Show and the 2012 Australian Motorcycle            interesting exhibit and enthusiastic staff.   and industry service providers.
Expo events on the Gold Coast and in               “We look forward to their involvement at         Over 90 per cent of exhibition space
Melbourne.                                         the Sydney, Gold Coast and Melbourne          has now sold, indicating that this year’s
   An integral part of the industry, QBE           events over the next 18 months.”              event will be the largest ever.
is a proactive supporter of motorcyclists             The Sydney Motorcycle and Scooter             The multi-faceted Australian
and has contributed significantly to the           Show moves from the Sydney Olympic            Motorcycle Expo Gold Coast event in
expansion of ETF’s two-wheel showcase              Park to the harbourside Sydney                February 2012 will showcase a complete
events.                                            Convention and Exhibition Centre in           outdoor leisure lifestyle with the inclusion
   “QBE is proud to once again present             2011, bringing with it extra emphasis on      of the Australian Scooter Festival and
the 2011 Sydney Motorcycle and                     the benefits of motorcycles and scooters      Australian Personal WaterCraft Show.
Scooter Show, the 2012 Australian                  for commuting and CBD transport.                 For more information visit: www.
Motorcycle Expo Gold Coast and 2012                   The show runs from Friday, November        motorcycleshow.com.au
Australian Motorcycle Expo Melbourne,”
says Michael Gallagher, QBE National
Manager, Motorcycles.
   We have had an ongoing relationship
with ETF for many years and have been
the major sponsor of the exhibitions since
2005. “We are excited about presenting
these upcoming events and look forward
to what they have to offer.
   Aligning demographics mean the
sponsorship provides mutual benefits for
QBE and ETF.
   QBE delivers a quality service and
provides us with a partnership that is both
relevant and suited to our visitors,” says
Mark Petersen, Sydney Motorcycle and
Scooter Show and Australian Motorcycle


BIKE Business
8 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
                                                                                                business services

     Get all set on the Net
The Internet is playing an increasingly                home computer, smart phone, iPad or              And as they use it more they become
important part in business. One of the                 other device.                                 more comfortable with it, often going on
reasons for this is more people are                                                                  to explore Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
becoming familiar with using it for more                                                             and other popular sites. All of which
and more reasons.                                                                                    can help business gain the attention of
   So what has changed? For a start                                                                  potential customers.
you can do a lot more quickly and                                                                       These are just some of the reasons
simply thanks to better software.                                                                    you should join the Internet revolution,
Google, for example, has become                                                                      and Evopos is just the company to help
one of the largest companies in the                                                                  you get the most out of it. Its Dealer
world because it made a really clever                                                                Management System is not just the
search engine; it does not just search                                                               business software; it’s an all-in-one
for words, it tries to figure out the most                                                           package that provides the tools to give
likely sites you are looking for.                                                                    a real advantage in today’s connected
   Staff at Evopos use Google search                                                                 world.
instead of Yellow Pages because it                                                                      Evopos is more than happy to give
works. This is one of the reasons why                                                                advice or answer any questions you
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) has                                                                 might have. It can also give a free no-
become so important because it helps                                                                 obligation demonstration if you would
businesses attract more customers.                                                                   like to see how it all works.
   Access to the Internet, too has                                                                      For more information contact:
become more common. Users can                                                                        Evopos 07 5530 3101
access it from their work computer,                                                                     visit: www.evopos.com




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                                                                                                   BIKE Business
                                                                                                   9 Sept - October 2011   business     to   business
business services
Bits                                and                      pieces
Bikes and Bits Importers is a West Australian company that has been supporting and servicing the Australian motorcycle
industry for 12 years.
    Despite the Australian retail market slowing over the past year due to the current world economic climate, the company is
aiming to serve its dealers in the
best possible way so they can
retain a high customer base.
    Bikes and Bits believes
offering a high-quality service to
its dealers is just as important
as offering a high-quality service
to retail customers. It has been
negotiating with its suppliers to
gain a better price structure for
the Australia market to help its
dealer network better compete
with the off-shore market.
    With this now coming into
effect Bikes and Bits has
obtained more stock and can
now offer lower prices to the
Australian motorcycle dealer
network, helping to increase
sales to retail customers.
    For more information contact:
Norm Williams 08 9295 6688
visit: www.bbimporters.com.au




BIKE Business
10 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
                                                                                              bikes & atvs
Kawasaki unveils 2012 KX450F
Fresh from its success in the 2011 AMA     track conditions, but perhaps the most       disc, a narrower front tyre and a
Supercross Championship, where it          exciting addition is the world’s first       lower centre of gravity, plus revised
was guided to victory by Ryan Villopoto,   production use of Launch Control on          transmission for smoother shifting and
Kawasaki has released details of its       an MX bike. Activated by the push of a       new styling.
2012 KX450F motocrosser.                   handlebar-mounted button, the Launch            The 2012 Kawasaki KX450F is
    The new model sports a host of         Control system, similar to that on the       expected to land in Australia before
updates and improvements, including        factory Kawasaki racers, activates           the end of the year.
adjustable footpegs and handlebars, a      a separate engine map designed to            For more information visit:
slimmer rider interface and the world’s    ensure efficient race starts in slippery     www.kawasaki.com.au
first production use of ‘Launch Control’   conditions.
– an electronic aid that assists fast         The Launch Control feature
standing starts.                           basically retards ignition
    The frame is 4mm slimmer than the      timing, allowing tyres to gain
old model, and sports minimalist new       grip in low-traction situations,
bodywork and a flatter tank-seat line,     leaving the rider to focus
providing a noticeably slimmer riding      on his or her line. Once the
position and improved ergonomics.          rider shifts into third gear,
A choice of four different handlebar       the system is automatically
positions and two different footpeg        disengaged, switching back
positions allows the rider to tailor the   to the normal engine map.
new bike to their riding position.            Other notable features
    The new ECU brings with it a choice    include a new Uni-Trak rear
of three fuel maps, allowing riders to     shock, new factory-inspired
tailor the ride to suit the prevailing     tuning, new front petal brake




DEALERS REQUIRED
phone: Michael Onrust
02 4285 9400 BH




                                                                                      BIKE Business
                                                                                      11 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
bikes & atvs
Shineray X2 ADR-complied models have landed
Zuma, the exclusive Australian importer of              So if you are open-minded, sick of         chapter in motorcycle history.
Shineray X2-series road-registerable dirt           ridiculous floor plans, high prices and low      For more information contact: Michael
bikes, is excited to announce the arrival           margins, give a ZUMA a call and become         Onrust 02 4285 9400 visit:
of the much-anticipated ADR-compliant               part of what will be a new and exciting        www.shineraytv.com
Shineray XY250GY-2 Enduro and Motard
models.
    The first shipment arrived on Australian
shores in August, with sales expected to
be brisk on the back of the internationally
successful XY250GY-2 MX.
    Shineray China is making a real name
for itself on the world market, being the first
Chinese Motorcycle factory to compete on
the world stage with a strong presence in
the MX1 series in Europe since 2006 and
winning the 2009 Belgium Cup with local
Shineray-sponsored rider Nick Triest. In
the Chinese domestic MX championship
Shineray’s XY250GY-2 took out the first ten
places, up against the 20 or more locally
made brands, proving the X2-series MX
bike is no same ol’ same ol’.
    Both the new Enduro and Motard
models use the same race-proven running
gear as the MX model but with an ADR-
complied carburettor and exhaust system.
Additional Features include electric start,
LCD speedo, rack, thematic fans, LED
indicators and tail light.


          Vity                                      city                            slicker
YMA is pleased to announce the arrival of           in the steering column and underseat           a convenient fuel gauge, and a wide array
the XC125 Vity to add to its scooter line-up        storage are great for stowing a helmet and     of indicator lights. All vital information is
for 2011. The Vity combines city practicality       essentials.                                    ready to read and in an easy-to-understand
with economy, taking the strain out of the              Vity is equipped with a powerful 153mm     layout.
daily commute.                                      diameter front disc brake. Working together        At just 730mm high, a sculpted dual seat
    Like the new BeeWee, Vity benefits from         with the rear drum brake, it’s designed        provides a low and extremely comfortable
Yamaha’s expertise in four-stroke, single-          to deliver the smooth and predictable          riding position. It also helps to keep the
cylinder engine design, and combines                stopping power necessary for a scooter         scooter’s centre of gravity low – for great
performance, refinement and resilience              with a powerful and lusty 125cc four-stroke    manoeuvrability – and lets riders easily put
– with a front disc brake that provides             engine.                                        their feet on the ground.
assured stopping.                                       The lightweight and compact 10-inch
    Vity is ideally suited to life on congested     diameter wheels are shod with 100/90-10
urban streets. Offers you the freedom               tyres at the front and rear. Combined with
to enjoy leisure time too. With a wet               a short wheelbase, they make for quick
weight of only 110kg, and a wheelbase               steering, low rider inputs and easy low-
of just 1250mm, it’s one of the smallest            speed manoeuvrability. Finished in black,
and lightest 125cc scooters in its class.           these stylish three-spoke aluminium wheels
In combination with a powerful and                  add a touch of class.
reliable fuel-injected 125cc engine, you                A comfortable dual seat can be easily
can navigate traffic and overtake with              unlocked and lifted up to reveal the
confidence.                                         spacious storage compartment. The Vity
    A range of features make longer rides           also has additional carrying capacity with a
more comfortable, too. A large seat                 handy luggage rack on the rear.
provides ample room for a passenger, while              The Vity’s clearly laid-out instrument
an easily accessible storage compartment            panel features an analogue speedometer,


BIKE Business
12 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
                                                                                                        accessories

Motobatt battery charger range
Motobatt has released a full line of               help the newly recovered battery          If a battery is defective and unable
microprocessor-controlled battery                  to continue to accept charge as it        accept voltage, and charging climbs
chargers, providing resellers with a               enters the reconditioning phase.          from 12V to 14V within a 72-hour period,
full line-up unique to the powersports          5. Recondition Phase: The Motobatt           a Motobatt nine-step charger will
industry. Wall-mounted or mobile, they             reconditioning phase continues            automatically shut down.
are supplied with ring terminals and clips         to work the battery at a slightly         This will occur during the bulk-charging
for each station.                                  higher voltage and amperage to re-        mode, so a Motobatt charger on a bad
    These Motobatt nine-step chargers              activate the battery plates               battery will not go into absorption mode.
are lightning fast and charge without              for improved depth of charge and              Motobatt two-bank and four-bank
heat by feeding the battery exactly the            acceptance.                               chargers are ideal for the workshop and
right current for optimum recovery. They        6. Bulk Charge Phase: With the               owners with multiple toys. They eliminate
can be left on indefinitely, no problems.          battery now through Pulse and             the need for multiple chargers and leads,
    By using Motobatt batteries and                Reconditioning phases and well on         minimising potential workplace hazards.
chargers you eliminate messy acid and              the way to full recovery, the             Single-station chargers:
dangerous vapours from your workplace,             Motobatt bulk charge phase gives              Baby Boy – 500m/a 6V/12V
as well as providing customers with a              the battery                                   switchable – three-step
great product fully charged at all times.          constant current, taking the battery          Little Boy – 1.0 Amp 6V/12V
    AGM batteries, including Motobatt,             up to 80 per cent of its capacity.            switchable – nine-step
require chargers with a charge output           7. Absorption Phase: In the Motobatt             Big Boy – 1.25 Amp 12V
voltage of up to 14.8 volts to fully charge        absorption phase the battery is                           – nine-step
the battery back to 100 per cent charge.           given constant voltage while the              Fat Boy – 2.0 Amp 12V
Most other chargers only charge to                 current is reduced based on action                        – nine-step
about 13.2 to 14.4 volts, which is not             taken from monitoring the batteries       Multi-station chargers:
sufficient and means the battery will              current state until the battery is 100        Two-bank – 2.0 Amp per channel
only ever be 80 to 90 per cent charged,            per cent charged.                                         – nine-step
robbing valuable energy.                        8. Check Phase: Battery will now be              Four-bank – 4.0 Amp per channel
    Motobatt chargers take the stress out          checked to be sure that it is holding                     – nine-step
of battery maintenance and are suitable            charge properly and the charger           (optional 10-metre leads available for
for Wet, AGM, Gel or sealed units.                 will make a determination and             all chargers)
They will properly maintain any battery            classify the battery for use or not.          For more information contact:
chemistry and there are no buttons to           9. Maintenance Phase: Battery can be         Motobatt 1300 246 764 email: sales@
push or confusing lights. Just plug in,            safely left on the charger                motobatt.com.au or Birdman Motorcycle
wait for green light and it’s done.                indefinitely. The unit will monitor       Accessories 03 9876 8966
Here’s how Motobatt nine-step                      the battery and turn on again as          (Vic, Tas, SA, WA) or Aone Accessory
chargers work:                                     needed to maintain the battery at a       Imports 07 3806 1800 (Qld, NSW, NT)
    1. Qualification Phase: Ensures the            full state of readiness                   visit: www.birdman.net.au
        battery is in good condition prior to
        launching charge processing.
        Will not activate if battery is below
        2.0 volts.
    2. Battery Rescue Phase: Starts if
        voltage has risen unusually high
        in the early portion of the cycle.
        This is caused by plate sulphation.
        Once the rescue phase has
        succeeded in getting the battery
        to accept power, normal charging
        will begin.
    3. Soft Start Phase: Used when the
        charger has detected a battery at a
        very initial state of charge. Voltage
        and current are delivered at a
        specified rate to help the battery
        to recover prior to entering the
        pulse mode.
    4. Pulse Mode Phase: Provides a
        high-frequency pulse charge to


                                                                                            BIKE Business
                                                                                            13 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
accessories
Laser Exhaust Full Systems – great quality, great price
Laser Exhaust Technology is one of the biggest manufacturers of aftermarket
replacement mufflers and high-performance exhaust systems.
   The keywords for any Laser product are design, performance and quality.
Each exhaust is produced using high-quality materials and tested extensively.
Laser exhausts are also tested in the field by race teams active in World
Superbike, Supersport and various national championships. Many years of
racing experience ensure Laser products deliver a higher level of quality and
performance.
   Laser Exhausts ‘Works’ Full Systems come in Full High Quality Inox or
Titanium Finish and are built using lightweight, high-tech materials and provide
maximum performance.
   They are designed for easy and perfect fitment.
   Prices include Titanium Header Pipes and there’s a great range of Laser
Exhaust mufflers to suit your customer’s particular model.
   For more information visit: www.wfo.com.au and click on the Laser Exhaust link.



                         The right protection
Crash Posts come in many makes and                  the blocks. When available, the badge         Powerbronze Crash Posts will not
shapes but many fail European safety                that covers the bolt hole will have the    have crazy brackets and rods attached
standards.                                          model ‘logo’ printed.                      because these will not pass UK safety
   Powerbronze is a manufacturer of                                                            standards. As with every Powerbronze
race-proven Badged Crash Posts made                                                            product they are manufactured
with de-embrittled bolts and crush                                                             exclusively in the company’s UK plant
washers to flex and bend under impact                                                          and are awarded the highest industry
rather than snap off in the thread. The                                                        standard quality TUV or ABE-type
blocks are crafted from either weapon-                                                         approval when required.
grade plastic or anodised CNC alloy in                                                            Have a look at what’s on the website’s
a range of colours to match most bikes.                                                        online shop for the choice of bike and
Both parts are ordered separately for                                                          compare the style and the quality. Trust
convenience, whatever the mishap.                                                              only the original – quality that shows.
   Some models will be listed ‘DF’,                                                               For more information contact:
meaning the fairing will need a 10mm                                                           Powerbronze 0430 535 716
hole drilled but this gets covered with                                                        visit: www.powerbronze.com.au



Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator
                                                                                   Australian Motorcycle Components is pleased to
                                                                                   announce availability of the R&G Racing Tail Tidy
                                                                                   (Fender Eliminator) for the 2011 GSXR 600 and 750.
                                                                                   This premium quality product is available to all good
                                                                                   motorcycle dealers throughout Australia and New
                                                                                   Zealand.
                                                                                      Made from 3mm aluminium and powder-coated
                                                                                   black, the unit is manufactured to R&G Racing’s
                                                                                   exacting standards and can withstand even track-
                                                                                   day speeds. The Tail Tidy is supplied with an LED
                                                                                   number-plate light and clear fitting instructions.
                                                                                      The LP0102BK Tail Tidy is part of a full range of
                                                                                   R&G accessories, including the only crash protectors
                                                                                   that are insurance company approved with a policy
                                                                                   discount.
                                                                                      For more information contact: Australian
                                                                                   Motorcycle Components Pty Ltd 07 5451 8733 (Aus)
                                                                                   09 887 0378 (NZ) visit: www.amcmotorcycles.com
                                                                                   email: sales@amcmotorcycles.com


BIKE Business
14 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
                                                                                                      accessories

Blaze Sport Panniers
German luggage specialists Bags-Connection has developed and manufactured a
soft-pannier system specifically designed for sports bikes.
   The panniers mount to the bike utilising the company’s Quick-Lock System first
developed in 1999. Two quick-release arms provide lateral support to ensure they
stay out of the rear wheel and off the exhaust, and they can be connected and
disconnected from the bike in seconds.
   The top-loading sport panniers are constructed from 1680 ballistic nylon and each
has a volume of 14 litres, expanding to 21 litres using an integrated expansion zipper.
   The panniers come with waterproof inner bags, reflective trim and use the latest
YKK RC-Fuse zipper technology, which Bags-Connection says helps to deliver
outstanding durability for a lifetime of motorcycle travel.
   Blaze Sport Panniers are bike-specific and available now for the BMW S1000RR,
Honda CB 1000R, Honda CBF1000, Ducati 1098, Kawasaki Z1000, Suzuki GSX-
R1000, Suzuki 1250 Bandit, Triumph Street Triple, Triumph Speed Triple and Yamaha
R1, with more models to follow.
   For more information contact: Motorrad Garage 08 9472 9768
email: info@motorradgarage.com.au




                                         Rivet
                                         Monsoon
                                         range
                                            R&R Speedsports has announced two
                                         new additions to its Rivet motorcycle
                                         clothing range. The Monsoon 3 Summer
                                         Jacket comes in black or silver and boasts
                                         CE-approved armour for the back, shoulder
                                         and elbows, removeable waterproof liner,
                                         adjustable arm/wrist straps and waist
                                         belts, Scotchlite reflective striping, zipper
                                         attachment for pants and six pockets.
                                            Also available are Monsoon 3 Summer
                                         Pants, featuring the same CE armour,
                                         zipout waterproof liners, reflective piping              available in a range of
                                         and extensive adjustability, as well as                colours and also fixed lengths
                                         stretch panels in the back and knee for
                                         extra comfort. Available in a wide                            Imported by
                                         selection of sizes.                                  Motorcycle Adventure Products
                                            For more information contact:
                                         R&R Speedsports 03 9768 2444 email:
                                                                                                     07 3139 0387
                                         speedsports_sales@bigpond.com                       www.rokstrapsaustralia.com


                                                                                          BIKE Business
                                                                                          15 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
accessories

 MRA                                       X-creen
Designed with the benefit of knowledge                 MRA says no other spoiler screen
gained from decades of aerodynamic-                 system offers greater versatility than the
screen development, the new MRA                     X-creen.
X-creen is a versatile adjustable spoiler              For more information contact: Pro
designed to improve rider comfort.                  Accessories Australia 07 3277 0693
    With the X-creen your customers can             visit: www.proaccessories.com.au
tailor their bike’s airflow to suit their
individual height and riding stance,
combined with the noise characteristics
of their helmet and typical cruising
speed.
    Easily adjustable in height and angle
without tools, the award-winning and
ergonomic X-creen alters the airflow
to reduce turbulence and buffeting,
improving comfort and reducing fatigue
on longer journeys.
    The X-creen is available in either clear
or grey. The kit includes a spoiler blade,
mounting hardware and both single and
double pivot arms, giving customers a
choice of just angle or angle and height
adjustment. MRA also offers a clamp-on
bracket for customers uncomfortable
with drilling their screen.




BIKE Business
16 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
                                                                                                               accessories
                     Draggin Drift                Staintune Exhausts
                       Ladies                     The Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX 1200 in standard trim seems quite tame, but fitted with
                                                  a Staintune GU MS NTX slip-on it recorded a six horsepower improvement on the
                            Draggin Jeans is
                                                  company’s in-house dyno. Staintune says there’s real a difference in the riding, too,
                              excited to
                                                  with a huge torque gain that really pulls at the arms when throttling on and a new
                               announce the
                                                  distinctive note that just stimulates the need for adventure. It also brings a 3.2kg weight
                          spring launch of the
                                                  saving.
                      Drift range for women.
                                                     For more information contact Staintune 02 4871 3188 visit: www.staintune.com.au
                          The company says
                      it only makes sense
                      following the success
                      of the men’s range,
                      which is the company’s
                      biggest seller
                      worldwide.
                          Featuring a boot
                      cut, stretch denim and
                      extensive embroidery
                      detail, Drift is a
                      welcome addition to
                      the Draggin female
                      range.
                          For more information
                      contact: Draggin
                      Jeans 03 9646 0377
                      email: marketing@
                      dragginjeans.net


Bikecraft Custom Streetbikes                                                           sss




Indicator Lights: Designed with speed in mind, the Graffio
indicator light is one more step in the direction of extreme
expression. With its robust aluminium housing and mounting these
are the latest SMD LED technology and includes resistors.
The Graffio indicators come in Silver, Black, Gold, Red or Blue.
Gas Caps: Boasting typical RIZOMA elegance and minimalism,
these fuel caps are designed to make an exclusive style statement
without compromising quality and safety. The quality and safety
of RIZOMA fuel caps is tested under the most extreme conditions.
These caps are available in Black or Silver.
   For more information contact: 03 9587 5554 or visit:
www.bikecraft.net.au




                                                                           20% More cold cranking amps
                                                                           Advanced glass mat technology, longer life cycle
                                                                           No acid to contend with
                                                                          No initial charging, install and go
                                                                          Accessorise easily with extra terminal connections
                                                                          Designed specifically for Australian power sports
                                                                          12 Months warranty
                                                                     Distributed by:
                                                                                                                            1300 246 764
                                                                     Go to www.              .com.au for more information




                                                                                              BIKE Business
                                                                                             17 Sept - October 2011            business    to   business
accessories

TKD                                            Jeans
Ron Angel Wholesale is the new national distributor for TKD Jeans. TKD Jeans has
already had great success with direct sales in Victoria, and both companies are
looking forward to releasing the jeans on a national scale as interstate customers
have been asking about supplies for some time.
   TKD Jeans is 100 per cent Australian-owned and has the worldwide patent on its
removable Full Kevlar liner system.
The jeans are premium boutique brand
quality jeans with stylish cuts and colour
washes. The fully removable Dupont Kevlar
liner provides full coverage protection, not
just sections like other brands, and can be
inserted or removed in seconds.
   Customers can own multiple pairs
of jeans in different styles and colours,
complemented by one full Kevlar liner.
   They can wear the jeans during the
week without the liner for full comfort, then
put the Kevlar liner in to go riding safely on
the weekend.
   TKD also has a range of standard
fixed Kevlar panel jeans to offer a similar
product to other brands.
   For more information contact: Grant
at Ron Angel 03 9464 3366 email:
gsammut@ronangel.com.au




      Extreme
     Expression
  only at Bikecraft




  DEALER
  INQUIRIES
  WELCOME

       Bikecraft
         www.bikecraft.net.au
         info@bikecraft.net.au
      Phone: 03 9587 5554


BIKE Business
18 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
                                                                                                                         accessories

    Not so ugly Slim gets a makeover
Ugly Fish has released its                                                                                                        foam gasket, adjustable
popular Slim motorcycle                                                                                                           strap and life-time
goggle in a brown frame                                                                                                           manufacturer’s warranty.
and brown lens. If it looks                                                                                                          “The Slim now also
good on ambassador                                                                                                                comes in a polarised
Angry Anderson, just                                                                                                              lens, completing our
imagine what it could do                                                                                                          extensive multifunctional
for your customer.                                                                                                                range and ensuring we
    “If I’m on my bike, if I’m                                                                                                    have something for every
out fishing or if I’m just                                                                                                        head shape, size and
strolling around looking                                                                                                          personal taste,” said Ugly
cool, I’m wearing Ugly                                                                                                            Fish Brand Manager Mick
Fish,” said Anderson at the                                                                                                       Donohoe.
launch of the new style.                                                                                                             All models (Cruize,
“Why? Because they’re the                                                                                                         Glide, Ultimate and Slim)
gear. And just remember,                                                                                                          are now available with a
everyone’s Ugly.”                                                                                                                 standard lens, polarised,
    The new style, also                                                                                                           photochromic or as part of
proving to be very popular                                                                                                        a multi-lens pack.
with females, includes all                                                                                                           For more information
the Slim’s usual features                                                                                                         contact: Ugly Fish
and benefits, including TR                                                                                                        Eyewear 1300 369
90 frame, short arms to                                                                                                           574 email: sales@
fit easily under a helmet,                                                                                                        piranhaeyewear.com




     C-EVO. The most technically
     advanced motorcycle jeans
     in the world™
     Only one motorcycle jean has achieved full CE garment approval, the new C-EVO
     by Draggin. Fully lined with Military + Grade Kevlar® and Dyneema,® The World’s
     Strongest Fiber,™ C-EVO provides all the protection you need in a comfortable,
     breathable denim jean. For stockists and further information go to dragginjeans.net




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                                                                                                             19 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
servicing

BK Performance Spares
Bert Kingston’s BK Performance Spares started in 1967 as a Speedway
Spares operation following Kingston’s return home from England after
three years riding for the Halifax Dukes Yorkshire Speedway team.
   Within a short period it became a Yamaha dealership and, following
a change with distributorship, changed franchise makes to incorporate
Kawasaki, Suzuki and Jawa.
   The company soon added Honda, then the country’s sales leader, to
the list in 1971. The partnership continued through to the 1980s, during
which time a huge array of spares was collected. Many remain in stock
and are listed on the BK website.
   BK Performance Spares says you should check out its Genuine
Honda parts list, as many of the parts are no longer available from either
the manufacturers or Honda distributors due to age. These items have
the potential to satisfy customers attempting to put early models back
on the road.
   BK also has one of the most comprehensive selections of brake
shoes and pads for Japanese and European models, as well as
extensive stocks of ignition points and condensers, carburettor needles
and seats, float valves and other parts.
   The company is the Australian distributor for European manufacturer
Athena spa and offers a wide range of gaskets kits and individual
gaskets. Products are distributed Australia-wide.
   For more information contact: BK Performance Spares
07 3286 4106 email: bert@bkperformance.com.au
visit: www.bkperformance.com.au


                                                                        Moose racing Full Wheel Building Service
     Consistent braking from                                                                            Owned and run by Darrell Groat

     beginning to end                                                        moose                       (Wheelwright) 2009 Sa Historic
                                                                                                           Road Race Champion 500cc

                                                                             racing
                          TM                                                                                128 Boundary Road South,
     … NO COMPROMISES                                                                                                  Euroa, Vic, 3666
                                                                                                           Phone: 03 5795 1828
                                                                             products                Email: dgr66699@bigpond.net.au
                                                                                                      Website: www.hagonoz.com.au

                                                                        At Moose Racing we offer a full wheel building
                                                                        service wheel building, spoke sets, rims at
                                                                        competitive prices.
                                                                        We restore - Vintage - Classic and Modern Wheels. Supplying all sizes
                                                                        of rims in stainless steel - aluminium - British chrome - flangeless and
                                                                        flanged. Most rims are stocked undrilled so that they can be drilled
                                                                        with the correct spoke angle to suit
                                                                        the hub size.
                                                                        Galvanised and polished steel
                                                                        spokes can be supplied, a pattern
                                                                        at time of ordering is preferred.
                                                                        Hub restoration is part of our
                                                                        specialised service - where we can
    THE SECRET IS… we engineer the bite, torque and release             blase and paint or blast and polish.
    of the brake pad to interact to give riders superior                We also repair cast wheels....
    control, unrivalled fade resistance and… lowest lap times           Offering a mail order or collection
                                                                        service - at competitive prices - our
                                                                        work is second to none as Darrell
                                                                        has been rebuilding wheels for
                                                                        over 20 years. If you require any
                                                                        technical advice you can call
                             www.performancefrictionbrakes.com.au       Darrell at any time he will be
                                                                        pleased to help and advise you.


BIKE Business
20 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
                                                                                 servicing

Brembo oversized disc kits
Link International is pleased to announce that Brembo
Racing has released oversized Brake Disc kits for
motocross applications. Kits are available for most
Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and
Yamaha motocross and enduro motorcycles.
   The kits include a CNC-machined hard anodised
caliper bracket in gold (to be used with the OE caliper).
This bracket includes the caliper pad retainer pin
and the pad locator clip. Also included is an oversize
rotor (267mm x 3mm) with CNC-machined carrier
hard anodised in gold. The rotor is machined from the
highest possible quality steel and is heat-treated for
a level of hardness that provides exceptional feel and
durability.
   The final component is a matching Brembo
sintered pad set to be used with the OE caliper. These
motocross-specific pads are designed for maximum
performance in all conditions when used with the
Brembo brake rotor.
   This comprehensive brake kit is guaranteed to
substantially improve the braking performance of your
customer’s motocross or enduro motorcycle.
   For more information contact: Link International
07 3382 5000 visit: www.linkint.com.au




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                                                            BIKE Business
                                                            21 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
servicing

Profi Laser Bike Alignment Tool
The Profi Laser BAT is a professional               providing the customer with tangible
wheel and frame-checking system using               information that many will be happy to
precision-manufactured lasers and                   pay for.
mounts.                                                This system allows checking of
    Wheel alignment and a basic frame               the offset rear wheels found on many
check can be performed in minutes,                  bikes, while still making sure the wheels
giving measured information to you and              are parallel and vertical. A ZX10 for
your customer.                                      instance has a 5mm offset that cannot
    The system can also be used when                be measured using the old string-lining
you take trade-ins, saving you money                technique.
and providing peace of mind to your                    Two versions of the Profi Laser BAT
potential customer that the bike is                 are available, one for sports/commuter/
straight.                                           trail bikes and another, more universal
    The system earns you money directly             setup that suits customs/cruisers.
as an extra service item, allowing you              Versions are also available for scooters
to easily recoup the cost. Checking one             and ATVs.
bike a week will have the item paid for in             For more information contact: Moto-
about six months.                                   Tech Diagnostics 07 3385 7977 visit:
    The Profi Laser BAT checks if the               www.mototechdiagnostics.com.au email:
wheels are in line, parallel and vertical.          sales@mototechdiagnostics.com.au
    It also checks if the frame, forks or
swing arm are damaged.
    Simply clamp the spring-loaded,
high-precision, CNC-machined gauges
against the rims of the front and rear
wheels. Then check the laser lines
against the screens mounted to the front
wheel. Both sides should show the same
numbers on the screens and both lines
should be vertical.
    If the lines are not vertical, either the
frame, forks or swing arm are bent.
    Five minutes on the Profi Laser BAT
generates an income that may not
otherwise be possible by string-lining.
It provides a professional look for your
business and a measurement certificate
can also be produced with your logo
and details showing all measurements,




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                              BK Performance Products represent
                              Athena within the Australian marketplace.
                              Athena are O.E. manufacturers for most of
                              the European brand motorcycle gaskets                                  ®




                              listed STREET, TRAIL, ATV/OFF ROAD.                        by     ATHENA
        Athena individual gaskets & kits for all: JAPANESE: Honda – Kawasaki – Suzuki – Yamaha
             EUROPEAN: Aprilia – Benelli – Beta – Bultaco – Fantic – Gilera – Husqvarna – KTM –
              Laverda – Macchi – Maico – MBK – Moto Guzzi – Norton – Polaris – Rotax – Triumph
 Trade inquiries for agencies are most welcome on the following Models.
 Italjet – Kymco – Lambretta – Malaguti – Peugeot – Piaggio –
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                                                                               8 - 11 Trade Street Ormiston 4160
 Vespa. Check out web-site for further details.
 www.bkperformance.com.au                                                      Phone: 07 3286 4106

BIKE Business
22 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
                                                                                                BIKE Business
                                                                                                             servicing
Yamaha Genuine Brake Pads
Developed In Conjunction With The         Optimized High Braking Power With              essential. The friction-producing
Engine, Suspension And Chassis            Low Wear                                       component of the brake pads is a
    Genuine Yamaha brake pads are             Brake pads and brake discs wear            metallic fibre, a chemical fibre or a
developed for each Yamaha model,          each time the brakes are applied. The          combination of the two fibres.
not only to maximize braking efficiency   desired goal is to maintain high frictional    Controlling Braking Noise And
but also to increase motion efficiency.   resistance while minimizing wear.              Vibration For A More Pleasant Ride
Motion efficiency balances the initial    Balancing wear with brake performance             Braking can create a high-frequency
braking performance with the action of    is not resolved by simply increasing the       sound called brake squeal, created by
the suspension to improve handling.       hardness of the brake pad material.            the frictional vibration of the brake pads
High Safety Standards                         Selecting the right materials to create    and brake disc. Whether brake squeal
    Genuine Yamaha brake pads must        friction in the brake pad is therefore         occurs depends on the nature of the
be developed to meet all safety                                                                  brake assembly’s vibrations.
standards and take into account                                                                  Brake pads or discs that are
every environment where the                                                                      replaced by non-genuine parts
machine may be used. Many                                                                        can disrupt the vibrational
areas of the world, such as                                                                      balance between these parts,
Europe, the USA, Canada                                                                          making it easier for squeal to
and Japan, have established                                                                      occur.
safety standards for vehicle                                                                        Growling sounds, meanwhile,
brake systems. In each of these                                                                  from low-frequency vibrations not
countries where motorcycles are                                                                  only compromise the pleasure of
sold, performance tests must be                                                                  a ride but also generate a strong
passed and safety certifications                                                                 force that can create damage
earned.                                                                                          to the wheel. This growling
    To make fair and accurate                                                                    sound comes mostly from
measurements to meet these                                                                       wheel vibration and cannot be
standards, strict requirements for                                                               suppressed simply with grooved
field tests have been established                                                                brake pads, or some other noise-
for tyre pressure, wind speed,                                                                   suppression method.
test rider posture and other                                                                        Therefore, considering a
inspection conditions.                                                                           vehicle’s overall vibrational
    Once we have ensured that                                                                    characteristics, only Genuine
our Genuine Yamaha brake pads                                                                    Yamaha brake pads should be
meet the strict safety standards                                                                 used. Their mixed composition
and product use in these                                                                         is developed to suppress these
markets, we can be assured                                                                       noises.
they will maintain the same high                                                                    For more information visit:
level of quality when shipped                                                                    www.yshop.yamaha-motor.com.
to countries without these                                                                       au email: spares@yamaha-motor.
standards.                                                                                       com.au




                                                                                        BIKE Business
                                                                                        23 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
servicing

Tsubaki Chains
Birdman Motorcycle                                  range of chains covering the
Accessories is pleased                              entire motorcycle market,
to announce it has been                             from moped and superbike
awarded exclusive Australian                        to motocross and ATV.
distribution rights for Tsubaki                        Tsubaki Chains are
Motorcycle Chain.                                   currently used by Team
   Tsubaki Chain Company                            Honda Australia on factory
of Japan is the world’s                             superbikes developing over
largest chain maker and                             200hp at the rear wheels.
manufacturer of power                                  “These Tsubaki chains are
transmission systems.                               horn,” says team manager
Thanks to vast development                          Paul Fee. “Last season we
and research resources,                             went through a chain per
Tsubaki has a leading                               meeting on the superbikes,
position in the development                         this year we go three
of technical concepts for                           meetings and we are making
industrial and motorcycle                           more power than ever.”
use.                                                   For more information
   A longstanding reputation                        contact: Birdman Motorcycle
for quality products has                            Accessories 03 9876 8966
helped Tsubaki expand and                           (Vic, Tas, SA, WA) or Aone
conserve its market share in                        Accessory Imports 07 3806
the motorcycle sector.                              1800 (Qld, NSW, NT) visit:
   Tsubaki boasts a full                            www.birdman.net.au




BIKE Business
24 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
                                                                                                                 servicing

Newfren 1570 ACR Superbike Clutch Plates for Ducati 1198
Italian brake and clutch manufacturer         of friction co-efficiency, a higher rate of        Now Ducati 1198 owners in Australia
Newfren has developed a new special-          wear resistance and all-round smoother          can run the same championship-winning
purpose race clutch plate system for          engagement.                                     products supplied to Checa and his
World Superbike Race Team Althea                 The steel plates have also been              Althea Race Team.
Racing’s assault on this year’s WSBK          modified to meet these demands by                  For more information contact: GPS
Championship. The results have helped         using a high-end carbon steel that is           Imports 03 8415 1800 visit: www.
produce some amazing wins for pilot           more resistant to higher temperatures           gpsimports.com.au
Carlos Checa, who led the championship        and less likely to deform under extreme
as this issue of BIKEBusiness went to         conditions.
press.
    The 1570 ACR Sinter Dry Clutch plates
developed for the Ducati 1198 offer
increased torque capacity and ensure
that performance is sustained during
extreme race conditions. Newfren’s
innovative friction plates offer bronze-
based sintered facings with a high
combination of non-metallic components
that increase the friction co-efficient
qualities, giving soft engagement
characteristics with superior drive quality
under load. The compound is produced
by Newfren’s sprinkling technique.
    Newfren says the advantages of the
1570 ACR include a high and stable level



Goodridge Silicone Hoses
John Stamnas Pty Ltd is excited to offer these high-quality
Goodridge silicone hoses for both road and off-road
motorcycles.
   The company is able to supply most Japanese and
European models and offers a choice of red, blue and black
colours. To complement the hoses, the use of jubilee clamps
is recommended.
   For more information contact: John Stamnas Pty Ltd
07 5447 7411 email: johnstamnas@aol.com



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                                                                                            BIKE Business
                                                                                            25 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
servicing

Tarozzi parts                                       Aprilia, BMW, Cagiva, Ducati, Guzzi,
                                                    Laverda, Triumph, the Japanese four and
                                                    more obscure makes such as Puch, Maico,
                                                                                                    CRASH BARS
                                                                                                    Available for older Japanese bikes. Mostly
                                                                                                    in chrome and a few in black as well…
Precision Performance Motorcycle Parts is
                                                    Penton, Aermacchi and more                      even universal ones with the basic frames,
the Australian importer and distributor of
                                                    Gold or Black Titanium Nitride (TiN)            as well as a heap of hardware.
Tarozzi, an Italian company with decades
                                                    – selected range for some bikes and             INDICATOR CLAMPS
of experience manufacturing motorcycle
                                                    special orders                                  Seven sizes to suit 31mm through to 58mm
parts suitable for a large range of bikes,
                                                    Red Titanium CarboNitride (TiCN)                FUEL FILLER CAPS
predominantly road bikes. Here are some
                                                     – selected range for some bikes and            120mm OD and eight holes at 102mm
of the items that are available:
                                                    special orders                                  centres
CLIP-ON RACE BARS
                                                    FORK BRACES                                        Available in blue, red and silver
Three styles in stock in most sizes from
                                                    A great addition for non-upside-down forks         For more information contact:
27mm through to 54mm
                                                    to gain increased front-end stability. Mostly   Precision Performance Motorcycle Parts
Axe 35 – adjustable in a fixed axis
Low Race – lifts the bars 35mm and fully
                                                    for older European and Japanese bikes           1800 823 818 visit: www.ppmp.net.au
                                                    but for some for newer bikes as well, like a
adjustable
                                                    2001 ZRX1200
High Race – lifts the bars 70mm and fully
                                                    REARSETS
adjustable
                                                    For older European and Japanese bikes
FORK TUBES
                                                    Fixed or folding versions in rubber or
Standard Hard Chrome Steel – large range
                                                    knurled-aluminium finish
available for most makes of bikes, including
                                                    Adaptable footpegs in fixed or folding are
                                                    a great product to help make your own
                                                    rearsets. We carry a large range of spare
                                                    parts and linkage rods
                                                    HANDLEBAR WEIGHTS
                                                    True weighted handlebar vibration dampers
                                                    available in 150, 250, 300 and 350 grams
                                                    per side


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     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
26 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
                              servicing

Hyperpro
Streetbox
Dutch suspension specialist Hyperpro has been a
market leader for years and believes the importance
of the right suspension cannot be emphasised
enough.
    A good suspension set-up gives more comfort
and, even more importantly, delivers better safety
thanks to shorter braking distances and greater
stability in the curves, even with a passenger on
board. The new Hyperpro Streetbox is a concept that
combines all these benefits in an affordable package.
If your customer rides a Z750, Bandit or Hornet,
doesn’t want to invest too much and is seeking the
benefits of improved suspension and ride quality this
could be the answer.
    The Hyperpro Streetbox contains an emulsion
shock with rebound adjustment, Hyperpro
progressive front fork springs and oil, with
specifications to match the setting of the bike.
    For more information contact:
Hyperpro Australia 08 8284 8033
visit: www.suspensionshop.org email: info@
suspensionshop.org




         BIKE Business
         27 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
                                                                                                       servicing

Performance Friction brake pads
Performance Friction brake pads are       strenuous dyno testing, full FEA          environment.
designed to deliver ultimate stopping     analysis and are produced under the          What does this mean to your
power with the best release, response     strictest automated control processes     customer? Consistent release control
and control.                              to ensure zero defects. You can be        from the first stop to the last.
    Innovative, race-winning technology   sure they are safe for riders, safe          They will feel more brake bite with
goes into producing Performance           for technicians and safe for the          more control and quicker transition
Friction brake pads. All                                                                       times. The race-ready heat
are made from high-                                                                            treatment provides immediate
temperature strength                                                                           stopping power with limited
carbon metallic, which                                                                         bedding of the brake pads.
is more resistant to pad                                                                           So if you could buy a
wear at high operating                                                                         brake pad that was quicker
temperatures. The                                                                              (more response, more
company’s patented ionic                                                                       bite, superior modulation),
fusion process bonds the                                                                       smoother (no vibration, no
friction material to the                                                                       judder) and more durable
backing plate with the                                                                         (high temperature friction
highest shear strength                                                                         material for high thermal
in the industry and the                                                                        stability) would you buy
patented powder coating                                                                        them?
process eliminates                                                                                 For more information
corrosion, ensuring                                                                            contact: Performance Friction
smooth faultless operation                                                                     Brakes 07 3807 8766 visit:
of the braking system.                                                                         www.performancefriction
    All pads undergo                                                                           brakes.com.au




           Geniune Parts to Trade Customers
           We offer the best Trade Discounts in the industry.
           With 40 years in the business we reckon we’re doin’ something right!
           We have the Largest Parts Holdings in Australia and we’re making daily orders.
           With a huge range of Genuine Parts and Accessories as well as Aftermarket.

           WE WILL BEAT ANY QUOTE!




                                                                                  BIKE Business
                                                                                  29 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
servicing

Yamaha Genuine Parts
Genuine Yamaha Brake Pads are                         strength-to-weight and with all required
developed for each Yamaha model, not                  mounting hardware included, and the
only to maximise braking efficiency but               GYTR Water Pump Guard, which provides
also to increase motion efficiency. Your              added protection for critical engine
customers can rely on guaranteed fitment,             components from front and side impacts.            They should be the parts you trust
optimal performance and competitive                      All Genuine Yamaha parts must pass            when you perform maintenance or
pricing.                                              tough performance and durability tests           overhaul your customer’s Yamaha.
   Also available are GYTR Radiator                   before they qualify for the title.                 For more information visit: www.yshop.
Braces, constructed from lightweight                     They are the same parts customers             yamaha-motor.com.au email: spares@
1.82mm thick aluminium for optimum                    trusted when they chose their new bike.          yamaha-motor.com.au




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                     - Piston kits - Connecting rod kits - Valves - Camchains - Gasket kits
               - Clutch parts - Cylinder sleeves - Oilseals (frontfork/crankshaft) and Dustcaps
                                - Bearings (crankshaft/wheel/swingarm/steering)
                            sales@bbimporters.com.au - www.bbimporters.com.au

          BB Importers are the Australian distributors of these and
                many more high quality engine components
        “AUSTRALIA WIDE OVER NIGHT AIR EXPRESS DELIVERY Service”




           Wossner                                 Athena                         Winderosa                             TKRJ
        High performance forged              Manufacturer and supplier of         Gasket and seal sets, sets         Japans pistons and
       German pistons large range           motorcycle gaskets, fork seals,       made in the USA massive        connection rods large range
       for European and Japanese           air filters, big bore kits, bearings      range for MX ATV                for early 60’s - 70s
              motorcycles.                    pipes, CDI and much more.                 and jet skis.                 Japanese bikes.



BIKE Business
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                                                                                                                    servicing
Mototech Texa Navigator Nano
Advanced techniques used have allowed            Texa says these characteristics allow          list. The software automatically connects
Texa to reduce size and instrument weight     mechanics to gain maximum benefit from            the functions to the electronic system of
by more than 85 per cent with its Navigator   their tools, bringing improvements to the         reference, thereby relieving mechanics
Nano as compared with a traditional           organisation of work in terms of practicality     of complex research within the various
solution, but diagnosis depth and potential   and speed.                                        systems.
are unchanged. It belongs to a new               Navigator Nano operates with IDC4,                 For more information contact:
generation of devices characterised by        the Texa platform that combines diagnosis         Moto-Tech Diagnostics 07 3385 7977
these key elements:                           potential with an enormous database.              visii: mototechdiagnostics.com.au
REDUCED DIMENSIONS                            This gives mechanics a whole range of
Offers increased practicality of use and      additional information at their disposal,
takes up less space within the vehicle.       such as wiring diagrams, technical data
With its ergonomic form, Navigator Nano       sheets, component sheets and bulletins
plugs directly into the diagnosis socket.     specifying the correct procedures to repair
WIRELESS                                      the most common, important failures.
Thanks to the self-powering and wireless      Images and film clips can also be viewed
Bluetooth communication, the mechanic         directly on the diagnosis tool. If the
can work up to 100 metres away from the       workshop has a connection, it can access
Navigator Nano.                               the famous ‘Solved problems’ search
FLEXIBILITY                                   functions powered by Google and TGS2.
Navigator Nano has been developed to             This innovative application allows
be used with Texa display units such as       for more frequent interventions and
the Axone 4, Axone Direct, Axone Pad and      immediate scheduled maintenance,
Axone Palmtop.                                quickly and easily, simply by selecting
                                              the individual operations from a specific




                       IKON SHOCKS AND FORK SPRINGS
                                                                                   Now available for many different makes
                                                                                   and models - Road, Race, Off-Road,
                                                                                   Vintage and Modern. Stock and shortened
                                                                                   lengths plus custom made shocks all
                                                                                   available from Ikon.
                                                                                         Made and distributed by:
                                                                                         Proven Products Pty Ltd
                                                                                         81 Boronia Street
                                                                                         North Albury NSW 2640
                                                                                   Tel (02) 6040 9955
                                                                                   www.ikonsuspension.com
                                                                                   BIKE ON WITH IKON
                           ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL TRADE RATES.                      sales@ikonsuspension.com



                                                                                              BIKE Business
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                                                                                                            servicing
New tool range from Ficeda
A comprehensive motorcycle service          SYKES-PICKAVANT
tool program is now available from          A quality UK manufacturer of hand
Ficeda Motorcycle Accessories.              tools since 1921 with a selected range
    This new range includes products        of general workshop, torque products
designed and developed specifically for     and pulling and extracting tools ideally
motorcycle servicing and repairs and is     suited for motorcycle repairs.
tailored for the motorcycle industry.       KNIPEX
    With DIY servicing and repairs on the   A German manufacturer of quality
increase, more consumers now require        pliers and the world’s largest pliers
selected tools to complete various          manufacturer, offering a selected range
tasks. Ficeda’s range includes tools        suitable for motorcycle service and
from these leading manufacturers:           repairs.
BIKE SERVICE                                RENNSTEIG
Motorcycle repair tools for electrical,     A quality German manufacturer of
engine service, clutch and                  chisels and punches.
transmissions, tyre, wheel, steering,          Ficeda says if you are not selling
suspension and general hand tools.          tools then you are missing out on lost
TOLEDO                                      sales opportunities.
A leading brand for over 60 years              Get in touch for your copy of the
featuring a selected range of general       company’s latest Motorcycle Service
hand tools, including workshop,             Tool catalogue.
electrical service, lubrication and            For more information contact:
pulling and extracting products to          Ficeda Motorcycle Accessories
suit motorcycle service work and            02 9827 7561 visit:
maintenance.                                www.ficeda.com.au




                                                                                       BIKE Business
                                                                                       33 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
servicing

Race Tech Shocks
After nearly 30 years modifying and tailoring suspension                       and Grant Hay have won races and smashed lap records on
components to suit the specific needs of individual riders, Race               Race Tech shock absorbers, so these shocks are the real deal.
Tech has taken the logical step of introducing its own range of                   Race Tech shockers are manufactured in the USA using the
shock absorbers.                                                               latest technology and high-end materials for assured quality
   The company says there are shortcomings with stock or                       and flexibility.
off-the-shelf aftermarket items, and insists on maintaining a                     For more information contact: Shock Treatment
custom-made approach. As such, each shock absorber is                          02 4773 9115 visit: www.shocktreatment.com.au
specifically made to the customer’s requirements.
   At the heart of each Race Tech shock absorber is the world-
famous Gold Valve, which the company says assures excellent
damping control. It’s coupled with high-quality Eibach springs,
so a quality outcome is assured.
   Customisation is not limited to individual spring rates or
damping values. Each shock absorber is available in a variety
of configurations offering different levels of adjustment, price
points or even lengths. Manufacturers of custom bikes no
longer have to settle for made-do shock absorbers.
   Shock absorbers can be created to suit your customer’s
performance and stylistic requirements simply by downloading
the custom shock geometry from the Shock Treatment website                      Pictured is a Harley
and following the simple procedures.                                            Black Anodised Twin
   National level riders such as Glenn Allerton, Jason Cullen                          Shock



Multi-purpose grease and storage case from Kincrome
Professional quality tools supplier Kincrome         Kincrome has also released a practical                    The removable tubs are also sold
has released a new range of multi-purpose           storage case for customers to store and                separately either individually, in a six-pack
grease ideal for general automotive and             carry all their bits and pieces. Suited for a          set or as a four-pack option with aluminium
industrial use.                                     variety of uses the innovative Storage Case            rail to mount on the wall so customers can
    The multi-lube lithium 2 EP grease              houses 18 removable storage tubs, ideal                mix-and-match to suit their storage needs.
provides good water resistance and                  for storing small items such as nuts, bolts,               Kincrome’s Multi-Purpose Grease and
contains an extreme pressure additive. Ideal        washers, screws, nails, seals and o-rings, as          Multi-Storage Case are now available from
for use on a broad range of general purpose         well as drill bits, electrical fittings, spare parts   leading automotive, industrial and hardware
uses such as automotive chassis and                 and more.                                              stores across Australia and New Zealand.
industrial ball bearings, the grease comes              Manufactured from heavy-duty                       For more information and details of your
available in both a 450g cartridge and 500g         Polypropylene plastic designed for everyday            nearest stockist visit: www.kincrome.com.au
tub. Kincrome also sells grease guns to suit        use, the case includes 18 removable
the 450g cartridge.                                 individual plastic storage tubs which lock
                                                    into the case. The tubs are transparent so
                                                    customers can easily see their contents
                                                    and include a lid to secure contents and
                                                    removable divider to further increase
                                                    storage. The tubs are also stackable and
                                                    can be mounted on a belt to “keep bits and
                                                    pieces at hand.” The case includes two
                                                    clip locks to prevent accidental opening
                                                    and an ergonomic grip handle which fits
                                                    comfortably in the hand.



 Ooops, some corrections:
 In the July-August 2011 issue of BIKE Business the incorrect                  page 15 a Yuasa battery was displayed with the related story.
 contact details were given Metorex range published on page                    That battery is not available in Australia.
 20. The correct details are to contact Birdman Motorcycle                        And on page 33 the Performance Brake Friction headed
 Accessories on 03 9876 8966.                                                  the incorrect listing.
    Also in the July-August 2011 issue of BIKE Business on                        Apologies to our readers and suppliers for the confusion.


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ADVERTISING INDEX                                     Evopos
                                                      John Stamnas
                                                                                                      10
                                                                                                      36
                                                                                                            Proven Products
                                                                                                            R & R Speedsports
                                                                                                                                                            31
                                                                                                                                                            18
Australian Motorcycle Components (AMC) 16             Kroll Heaters                                   21    Ship My Bike                                    10
Bikecraft                                18           Link International                               2    Shock Treatment                                 26
Bike Doctor & Bike Tyre City             25           Moose Racing Products                           20
                                                                                                            Suspension Shop                                 24
Bikes & Bits Importers                   30           Motorcycle Adventure Products (MAP)             15
Birdman Motorcycle Accessories       1 - 17           Moto-Tech Diagnostics                           23    Tridon                                          27
BK Performance Products                  22           Performance Friction Brakes Aust (PFBA)         20    Willmax Printing                                 9
Draggin Jeans                            19           Peter Stevens                                   29    Yamaha                                     28 - 32
East Coast Custom                        33           Precision Performance Motorcycle Parts (PPMP)   21    Zuma                                            11


ADVERTISERS BY BRAND
Brand                                 Advertiser      Brand                                  Advertiser     Brand                                   Advertiser
3DX - Motorradical                           MAP       IKON Suspension                 Proven Products      RAASK                                         PPMP
ABE                      Moose Racing Products        James Gaskets                  Eastcoast Customs      Race Tech                         Shock Treatment
Accel                         Eastcoast Customs       K & L Supply                   Eastcoast Customs      Race Tech, Eibach                 Shock Treatment
Air Tech                                 Bikecraft    Keyster                           BK Performance      RC Components                              Bikecraft
Airhawk              Bike Doctor & Bike Tyre City     Knipex                                      Tridon    Rennsteig                                    Tridon
Athena                           BK Performance       Koyo NTN                    Bikes & Bits Importers    RIVET                           R & R Speedsports
Athena & Nachman           Bikes & Bits Importers     Krauser                                      PPMP     Rizoma                                     Bikecraft
Barnett                       Eastcoast Customs       Kroll                                Kroll Heaters    RK Chains                         Link International
Bikeservice                                Tridon     KTM                                 Peter Stevens     Roaring Toyz                               Bikecraft
Biketech                  Moto-Tech Diagnostics       Lifan                                        Zuma     ROK Straps                                     MAP
BorgWarner                       BK Performance       Loncin                                       Zuma     S & S Cycle                     Eastcoast Customs
Boyer Bransden                              PPMP      Moose Wheels              Moose Racing Products       Sargent Seats                                  AMC
Brembo                          Link International    Morad                     Moose Racing Products       Scotts                            Shock Treatment
Carbon Metallic                             PFBA      Motobait          Birdman Motorcycle Accessories      Shineray                                      Zuma
CEMB                      Moto-Tech Diagnostics       Motul Oil                        Link International   Ship my Bike Australia                Ship My Bike
Draggin                            Draggin Jeans      Northwest Sleeve            Bikes & Bits Importers    Sykes-Pickauant                              Tridon
Draggin Jeans                      Draggin Jeans      OEM Parts                        Shock Treatment      Tarozzi                                       PPMP
Electrex World Ltd                          PPMP      Ohlins                           Shock Treatment      TecMate                Bike Doctor & Bike Tyre City
Enduristan                                   MAP      Optimate              Bike Doctor & Bike Tyre City    Toledo                                       Tridon
Evopos                                    Evopos      Optimate                   Moto-Tech Diagnostics      Triumph                              Peter Stevens
Exel                     Moose Racing Products        Performance Friction                         PFBA     Tsubaki            Birdman Motorcycle Accessories
FP Racing                                    AMC      Performance Machine                       Bikecraft   VacuumMate             Bike Doctor & Bike Tyre City
Freightmoves Pty Ltd                Ship My Bike      PFC                                          PFBA     Vortex                            Link International
Goodridge                          John Stamnas       Photon                                        MAP     Willmax Printing                   Willmax Printing
GYTR Yamaha Genuine Accessories           Yamaha      Pico                       Moto-Tech Diagnostics      Winderosa, Carrillo          Bikes & Bits Importers
Hagon                    Moose Racing Products        Pirelli Tyres                    Link International   Xmoto’s                                       Zuma
Harley Davidson                     Peter Stevens     Profi                      Moto-Tech Diagnostics      Yamaha Genuine Accessories                  Yamaha
Healtech Electronics                         AMC      Promax Suspension               Suspension Shop       Yamaha Genuine Parts                        Yamaha
Hepco & Becker                               MAP      Pro-X, Wossner, TKRT        Bikes & Bits Importers    Yamaha Racing                               Yamaha
Honda                            BK Performance       Prox-Potenza                      BK Performance      Yamalube                                    Yamaha
Honda                               Peter Stevens     Puig              Birdman Motorcycle Accessories      YSS Suspension                   Suspension Shop
Hyper pro suspension           Suspension Shop        QJ                                           Zuma     Zero Gravity                                   AMC
IgnitionMate         Bike Doctor & Bike Tyre City     R & G Racing                                  AMC     Zuzuki                               Peter Stevens

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Product                                Advertisers    Product                                Advertisers    Product                                 Advertisers
3m Products                       Willmax Printing    Exhausts                                  Bikecraft   Shock Absorbers                 Suspension Shop
Accessories                          Peter Stevens    Fork springs                    Suspension Shop       Signs                              Willmax Printing
Adventure Bike Accessories                     MAP    Fork Stanions             Moose Racing Products       Sleeves                     Bikes & Bits Importers
Air Lifts                      Eastcoast Customs      Forksprings               Moose Racing Products       Spare Parts                          Peter Stevens
Banners                           Willmax Printing    Gaskets                    Bikes & Bits Importers     Specialised Motorcycle Freighters     Ship My Bike
Battery Chargers             Birdman Accessories      Gaskets                           BK Performance      Specialist Tooling             Eastcoast Customs
Battery Charges       Bike Doctor & Bike Tyre City    Generators                                   PPMP     Springs                   Moose Racing Products
Bearings                    Bikes & Bits Importers    Gold Valves                      Shock Treatment      Springs                           Proven Products
Billet Parts                              Bikecraft   GYTR Accessories                           Yamaha     Springs                           Shock Treatment
Boots & Gloves                 R & R Speedsports      Hard & Soft Luggage Systems                   MAP     Stator Plate Assemblies                       PPMP
Brake Lines                         John Stamnas      Honda Rare Spares                 BK Performance      Steering Dampers                Suspension Shop
Brake Pad/Shoes                     John Stamnas      Hose Clamps                                 Tridon    Steering Dampers                  Shock Treatment
Brake Pads                       Link International   HT Coils                                     PPMP     Stickers                           Willmax Printing
Brake Pads       Performance Friction Brakes Aust     Freight & Custom Services            Ship My Bike     Tail Tidies                                    AMC
Camos                               Draggin Jeans     Jackets                             Draggin Jeans     Textile Garments               R & R Speedsports
Carbi Baths           Bike Doctor & Bike Tyre City    Jeans                               Draggin Jeans     The ULTIMATE Motorcycle Stretch Straps         MAP
Cargos                               Draggin Jean     Leather Garments              R & R Speedsports       Tools                                        Tridon
Chains                           Link International   Levers                                        AMC     Transmissions & Components Eastcoast Customs
Chinos                              Draggin Jeans     Motocross Graphic Kits            Willmax Printing    Transport Import/Export               Ship My Bike
Chisels & Punches                            Tridon   Motorcycle Tools                            Tridon    Tsubaki Chain                Birdman Accessories
Clutch Kits                         John Stamnas      Oil Lines/Coolers                   John Stamnas      Tyre Changers                  Eastcoast Customs
Commercial Air Heating                Kroll Heaters   Oil Seals                         BK Performance      Tyre Changers             Moto - Tech Diagnostics
Commercial Hydronic Heating           Kroll Heaters   Oils                             Link International   Tyres                             Link International
Connecting Rods             Bikes & Bits Importers    Optimate 6                Moto - Tech Diagnostics     Vintage Fairings                           Bikecraft
Control Cables                    BK Performance      PD Fork Valves                  Suspension Shop       Wheel Balancers           Moto - Tech Diagnostics
Crash Bars, Centre Stands/Head/L/Guards” MAP          Pistons                    Bikes & Bits Importers     Wheel Building            Moose Racing Products
Crash Protectors                              AMC     Pliers                                      Tridon    Windscreens                  Birdman Accessories
Leather Luggage & Accessories                  MAP    Pulse/Pick-up Coils                          PPMP     Workshop Equipment        Moto - Tech Diagnostics
Custom Painting                           Bikecraft   Ramps & Stands                   Link International
Custom Wheels/Brakes/Disks                Bikecraft   Rear springs                    Suspension Shop       Workshops                            Peter Stevens
Dealer Management Software                  Evopos    Regulator/Rectifiers                         PPMP     XY150 GY                                      Zuma
Diagnostic Tools          Moto - Tech Diagnostics     Scorpion 300                                 Zuma     XY250 GY Motard                               Zuma
Disc Rotors                         John Stamnas      Screens                                       AMC     XY250 GY Enduro                               Zuma
Domestic Air Heating                  Kroll Heaters   Seals                            Shock Treatment      XY250 GY MX                                   Zuma
Domestic Hydronic Heating             Kroll Heaters   Seats                                         AMC     Yamaha Genuine Accessories                  Yamaha
Dyno Tuning           Bike Doctor & Bike Tyre City    Shock Absorbers           Moose Racing Products       Yamaha Genuine Apparel                      Yamaha
Engine/Carburettor Parts          BK Performance      Shock Absorbers                  Proven Products      Yamaha Genuine Parts                        Yamaha
Engines & Components           Eastcoast Customs      Shock Absorbers                  Shock Treatment      Yamlube Lubricants                          Yamaha



                                                                                                            BIKE Business
                                                                                                            35 Sept - October 2011   business   to   business
                            A complete range of hose, fittings,
                            pads, brake lines and accessories
John Stamnas Pty Ltd
email johnstamnas@aol.com   to transform your ride.
www.johnstamnas.com.au

(07) 5447 7411

								
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