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Premieres, innovations, special events and test tracks are waiting for motorcycle fans

It’s the first trade fair highlight of the year for motorcycle and scooter fans from Europe and the specialised trade from all over the world: INTERMOT, the International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair, from 4 to 9 October 2022. Around 500 exhibiting companies and brands from around 29 countries, including many big names, will present their new and current models and product innovations to the international specialised trade and the biker community. In addition to motorcycles and scooters, the INTERMOT offering also encompasses accessories, clothing, parts, heritage and customizing, travel and workshop equipment. INTERMOT is organised by Koelnmesse GmbH, and the conceptual sponsor of the event is the German Motorcycle Industry Association (IVM), based in Essen, Germany.

The latest videogame dedicated to the FIM Superbike World Championship and developed by Milestone allows players to choose the tyres to be fitted, modifying the behaviour of the motorbike based on the compound used.

Pirelli has collaborated with Milan-based software house Milestone for SBK™22, the new videogame dedicated to the FIM Superbike World Championship.

Thanks to a high-level graphic rendering and a very realistic gameplay experience obtained with the advice of professional riders and experts, Milestone has managed to recreate the real world of the Championship with great fidelity. The extreme level of simulation is not only limited to the behaviour of motorbikes and riders but also the details. The Pirelli brand, for example, is present in the videogame on the trackside banners, on the fairings of the motorcycles, on the suits of the riders, as well as on the tyres that are used.

On October 1st, 2022, Heidenau will also increase the prices for motorcycle tires by 6% - 7% due to increased production and logistics costs.

"We've never had so many tires in arrears due to illness as we have at the moment," says Schäffer in bikeundbusines. At the same time, demand is increasing disproportionately because there are no tires from Asia. This applies in particular to the range of cross-ply tires that are also used in the popular travel enduro sector. A few specialists like Heidenau still produce cross-ply tires in Europe, but are currently hardly able to cope with the demand.

On May 1st, 2022, Heidenau will also increase the prices for motorcycle tires by 14% due to increased production and logistics costs.

Pirelli DIABLO Supercorsa V4: from track to road, the fourth generation of the tyre that symbolises sports riding.

The new product, both in SP race replica and SC compound versions, is in the final stages of development and testing, to be on sale from the beginning of 2023

The fourth generation of Pirelli DIABLO Supercorsa tyres, both in the SP racing street version and SC option (available in different compounds and designed for track use), is successfully completing final stages of development and testing and it will be available to the public from the start of 2023.

Compared to its predecessor, the DIABLO Supercorsa V4 (V4 indicates the fourth generation) is a completely renewed product in terms of tread design, compounds, structures and profiles. DIABLO Supercorsa, both in the racing and in the race replica version, is a tyre homologated for road use and has always been an emblem of pure performance and absolute sportiness, in other words ‘speed’.

Mitas price increase from September 1, 2022


Mitas price increase from April 1, 2022

The price increases for Mitas motorcycle tyres  of 15% 

Effective from April 2022, Trelleborg Wheel Systems has announced price increases up to 15% on all brands and segments globally.

This price increase is a result of the current market fluctuations and the sharp rise in the cost of raw materials, energy and logistics. Increases will vary by region to reflect the local market conditions.

Specific details on the actual increase will be communicated directly to customers by Company representatives in each market.

 

Dunlop's new sand tire Dunlop Geomax MX14, developed in collaboration with top riders from the Motocross World Championship (MXGP), is now available for all motocross riders.

The successor to the Geomax MX12 was designed for extremely sandy conditions and offers drivers noticeable traction advantages at the start, on straights and when exiting corners - whether in deep sand or on sandy surfaces with hard subsoil. The greatly improved overall performance was achieved by optimizing the profile, a new rubber compound and the adapted construction.

This year, too, the prices for Metzeler motorcycle tires and Pirelli motorcycle tires are rising sharply.

From July 1st, 2022, the prices will be raised again.


From April 1st, 2022, prices will increase by an average of 8%, for racing tires by 5%

So order quickly before it gets more expensive or the tires are not available at all, because the delivery situation will not improve this season. And the Ukraine war wasn't even included in the calculations.

The brand METZELER has been selected by Honda Racing UK as Official Tyre Supplier for its 2022 Road Racing campaign, which includes the Isle of Man TT and the North West 200 as both events return following a two-year hiatus. The team will run the latest generation METZELER RACETEC RR Slick tyres on the 30th anniversary Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP Superbike and RACETEC™ RR road legal tyres on Superstock machinery.

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Mitas extends its mousse range with a new rally version to meet the specific demands of rally racers from all over the world.

Gustavo Pinto Teixeira, Vice President Two Wheels at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, explains: “When developing the new Mitas Rally Mousse, we had in mind that racers are seeking a durable and versatile mousse option, which will deliver constant performance throughout the whole race.”

The complete development process was supported by professional racers in various weather conditions and terrains. The most demanding test was performed by rider Simon Marčič during the arduous 2022 Dakar Rally. He reviewed the mousse in an online video after he successfully finished the race: “This new Mitas Rally Mousse really proved its superior performance in terms of versatility, and resulted in the perfect choice for different types of rally from short to long ones.”

The new Mitas Rally Mousse features a durable compound that is suitable to high speeds and resistant to heat and sharp objects, delivering superior performance on vertical technical sections.

It is designed for use in combination with a range of Mitas Rally tires including E-12 RALLY STAR, E-13 RALLY STAR, C-21 STONEKING and C-17 STONEATER Dakar, and available in the 140/80-18 rear and 90/90-21 front sizes In addition to the Mitas Rally Mousse, the Mitas mousse range includes products for Motocross and Enduro, available in several 18 to 21-inch sizes and in three different versions: from a standard for motocross and cross country, to a soft version for enduro and an extreme version for technical extreme enduro sections.

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THE NEW MAXXIS SUPERMAXX-SC TIRE BECOMES OE EQUIPMENT TIRE FOR THE NEW BMW ELECTRIC SCOOTER, THE BMW CE 04

With a progressive spiral belt for a larger contact area in corners, a spiral steel belt for optimal directional stability and a dual compound rear tire for the ideal balance between mileage and grip, the Supermaxx SC is ideally suited for BMW's cutting-edge new product. This new Maxxis tire also optimizes efficiency with low rolling resistance to allow maximum mileage on a single charge. The Supermaxx SC was developed for use on both motor and battery-powered scooters.

"Maxxis is proud to be associated with BMW with the all-new Supermaxx SC, developed under Principal Innovation and a corporate culture revolving around the Triple 3 system: 100% Quality, 100% Service and 100% Trust," said dr Wally Chen, Chairman of Maxxis International. “With our innovative tire development and commitment to meeting BMW requirements, we look forward to expanding the OE fitment of BMW vehicles.”

The Maxxis Supermaxx SC is available in sizes 120/70 R14, 120/70 R15, 160/60 R14 and 160/60 R15 as replacement tires for the new BMW Scooter and other aftermarket maxi scooters.

During the Motorcycle Trophies, MICHELIN ROAD CLASSIC received the prize for the best motorcycle equipment of the year. This tire intended for neo-retro motorcycles combines driving pleasure and safety.

Michelin does not forget classic motorcycles with the new Michelin Road Classic tire which uses the group's latest technologies. It was Franck Ferreira da Silva, Business Segment Manager Michelin who came to collect his prize.

On October 1st, 2022 there will be another price increase at Avon.


Due to increased raw material and logistics costs worldwide, Cooper Tire will increase the price for Avon brand motorcycle tires on March 1st, 2022
realize. The increase is 7% for all tube, scooter and motorcycle products.

AVON MOTORCYCLE TYRES

 

We would like to inform you that due to increased raw material and logistics costs, we are making structural price increases for Bridgestone motorcycle tires in Europe as of May 1st, 2022.

Bridgestone motorcycle tyres will be 12-15% more expensive. There are some exceptions for racing tires.

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Mitas introduces a new version of the MITAS SW-07 SPEEDWAY tire, one of the tires most commonly used by speedway racers all over the world. The most advanced speedway tire Mitas has ever made, it is specifically designed for the highest level of competitive speedway racing.

A newly developed compound and construction for the SW-07 SPEEDWAY tire provides improved grip and footprint, delivering an extraordinary performance throughout the race. The new version is easily recognizable by an orange stripe marking on the tread pattern.

All the tire features of this new Mitas tire are strictly designed and implemented in accordance with International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) regulations and it can therefore be used in all races and championships under FIM.

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