Royal Enfield, part of Eicher Motors, has acquired “all assets, employees, trade names, technical know-now and intellectual property” of Harris Performance Products limited.
Royal Enfield CEO Siddartha Lal said, “Royal Enfield is working on its new generation of products and platforms. To have the Harris Performance team dedicatedly working with us will clearly enhance our engineering and product design capabilities. All the current staff at Harris Performance will become employees of Royal Enfield, taking responsibility of performance and development engineering of our new range of motorcycles. They will be part of the UK Tech Centre.”
E-Bike specialists Batribike and Oxygen have finally launched the result of a new shared-technology initiative, "Hand Built in Britain".
The STORM, a full suspension electric bike, is now available through the two companies' respective dealer networks, badged as Batribike STORM and Oxygen MTB-X respectively.
The specification is impressive - these 24-speed bikes are powered by 250W rear hub motors, 36v 10.4Ah Samsung lithium batteries and include lockout forks, disc brakes, and chunky 28" puncture resistant tyres as standard.
The Batribike-branded models. as supplied by Haywards of Cambridge, include the Datatag Stealth Pro security system in their £1599-00 price tag.
A STORM demonstrator is now available for test rides at Haywards of Cambridge.
See: Batribike website
"It's instant, old-school cred in a bottle. And if you're cool enough to pull off the look, you won't find much on the market that comes close"
International technology site Gizmag has reviewed the Continental GT, complete with 36 images and a video.
We are now stockists of the DMD Vintage range of helmets. Wide range of colours and designs to choose from; fully homologated (ECE approved); made in Italy.
See: DMD website.
"Cult bike maker Royal Enfield is aggressively readying itself for a global push to attain its target of becoming the top middle weight motorcycle manufacturer in the world dominating the 250-750 cc displacement bike market. The company, which has seen over 50% growth in exports in the last 18 months is looking at its global foray as a "strategic initiative" putting a top management team in place, "furiously adding capacity" to increase production by 50% by end 2015 and developing a fresh line up of products that are all geared up for the global market.
Speaking to TOI, Siddhartha Lal, MD & CEO, Eicher Motors said: ""We are getting ready for our big global play and that strategy will play out in the next 10 years. Our ambition is to drive the international strategy in a manner that will help us attain the same inflexion point internationally that we have attained in India," he said. The long-term target of this strategic initiative, he said, is to top every market the company enters globally. "We want to be No 1 in every market we enter and we want to be the No 1 mid-size motorcycle company in the world."
The Times of India, April 2015
Haywards' motorcycle workshops have upgraded to the latest version of TEXA IDC4 software, covering all popular brands including Yamaha, Triumph, Honda, Suzuki, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Vespa and Royal Enfield.
See: Texa IDC4 video
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