Harley Davidson vs Ridley Motorcycles Settles

Ridley Motorcycle Company accounted today that it has settled a seven year legal battle with Harley-Davidson over the trade name “Auto-Glide”.

Harley brought the suit against Ridley in 2003.

As part of the settlement agreement, Ridley has agreed to discontinue use of the Auto-Glide name in any future models. The full terms of the settlement have not been disclosed as part of the settlement agreement.

The case was tried in the Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Court in August 2007, but a verdict had not been announced before the suit was settled. Ridley introduced its automatic transmission Auto-Glide models in 2003, and plans to continue to offer their fully automatic transmission under a different name.

The death of a bike

Just like the picture – the death of a bike, or the skeleton of a dead biker, who he saw.More particularly anything sensible with this artist was not found in our subject.)))

Harley vs. Japanese

Harley vs. Japanese. The American firm “Harley Davidson” felt for the only weak point of Japanese firms: lack of flue to the beginning of the century traditions. Since the “Harley” has long passed for 100 years, they do not hold the traditions, and Americans are enthusiastically developing a gold mine. More distant from the 1993rd top designers Willie G. Davidson (a descendant of the founder) has demonstrated the crowd in Dayton reporters a new model in the style of 30-ies, the symbolic name “Nostalgia”. Although all the Japanese companies produce models of motorcycles “by Harley” Americans reasonably believe that the original is always better to copy. Alloy modern technology and style.

Kids on bikes

Kids on bikes. Since 1993, entered into Russia by virtue of a unified system of issuing driver’s licenses.For motorcyclists are provided for three categories. With 16 years of age can drive a motorcycle engine capacity not exceeding 125 cm3, with a capacity of 15 liters. with.and a maximum speed of up to 100 km / h. With 18 years of age are allowed to change seats on a more powerful bike, but the power of which, however, does not exceed 35 liters. with. or the ratio of the engine power to the mass of the motorcycle not more than 0.22 liters. AS / kg. And only 21 years of age, with the driving experience of at least two years, the rider will have access to “supermototsiklu. Old-fashioned look of the exterior bears good fruit: only in Europe, sales of these very expensive bikes last year rose by 40%.

Scooter with electric motor

Scooter with electric motor. The famous “cobra” Viktor Pugachev, he has done for Su-27 fighter, produced, seems an indelible impression on the West. At least in the production program of the firm.
Serial production of motor scooters with an electric motor start Netherlands firm Maharishi Technology Corporation. Electric motor power 0.56 kW at 1200 rpm, two batteries with a capacity of 56 Ah provide mileage within a radius of 60 km per charge at speeds up to 25 km / h. Rechargeable batteries can withstand 300 charge cycles, which corresponds to about fifteen thousand miles. The charge is carried from the mains voltage of 220 V. Chassis – Conventional motorcycle type: telescopic fork in front, tilting rear drum brakes, alloy wheels. Author project – Indian designer Mahesh Yogi Maharishi – plans to expand in the future production and small electric vehicles.
Quiet and environmentally clean electric transportation attracted increasing attention of Western European customers. Several firms have submitted to his attention bicycles with auxiliary electric drive.
Certificate of compliance with ECE Regulations – document, allowing to sell automobile and motorcycle production in virtually all countries of the world. Have been certified by the Central Avtopoligone in Dmitrov near Moscow, Izhevsk Motorcycles IZH-6.113-01 “Jupiter-5-01 and IZH-7.107” Planet-5.

Мotorcycle brand

The famous old British motorcycle brand Norton “,” Matchlessu “,” Triumph “. The new owner of millionaire John Bloor built factory, equipped with modern Japanese and German machinery and designed to produce 10 – 15 thousand motorcycles a year. The family of motorcycles Triumph, designed “from scratch”, includes a model with three-and four-cylinder engine capacity ranging from 750 to 1200 cm in its design, motorcycles combine the thoroughness of the British and the latest technological advances: engines with four valve cylinder heads and liquid-cooled suspension with progressive characteristic. The most powerful version of “Trophy 1200”, has an engine capacity of 141 liters. with.

The company AGV, which produces the world’s best motorcycle helmets, there is a model of “dry”. Incidentally, one of the most expensive – 493 Swiss francs.


Mototouristik. Who had seen all the vaults of the Kazan station in Moscow than it is difficult to surprise, and by the appearance of the luggage outside the four dilapidated motorcycles long remained unnoticed. As long as strict receptionist, hopping from one group of women – from carpets to another similar – with washing machines, not stumbled suddenly motorcycle and not looked at their eyes.
– What’s this? – Dumbfounded, she asked. – And do not look like they are sports! There are huge tanks, and no thorns! ..
Evidently, I saw it once on TV, and maybe had to send bikes to race on ice, with their memorable appearance.
– So it’s very special – we shouted in unison – it’s this, well … in! To rally! – He remembered someone had a magic word, become familiar in the inscriptions on bags and boxes with toys. The unpleasant incident was closed.
And so we race in a comfortable car to meet our route and new adventures.

Motorcycle – safety on the road?

Motorcycle – safety on the road? Safety on the road – not an abstract concept. This is the result of many factors unrelated visible and sometimes invisible causality. Responsible Chief GU GAI MVD USSR B. KORYAKOVTSEV.
– On a motorcycle I “otkatal” more than 10 years. Started in 1960, the Inspector tool in the Tselinograd and completed in 1973 in Alma-Ata is the head office GAI Interior Ministry. I remember this time as the best. Maybe because it is generally remembered youth?
On a motorcycle I was, as they say, inseparable. Always admired his agility, ruggedness. He gave and a very special feeling of unity with the road and nature, sense of speed and pleasure from the process of movement. In addition, the motorcycle – the best way to hardening of the body.
Central Kazakhstan – pretty cool area. And we started going out with April and ends in October – means the season lasted six months. And no one complained to health: indeed, the inspector hurt much less then than now.
To tell the truth: I do not pony by May, why now is the motorcycle does not have in our front-line units of the former popular? At the first opportunity inspector strive to dive into the cabin of the car and sit behind the wheel of the motorcycle, though serving a fault.
By the way, recently I was in France and saw a motorcycle owned by employees of traffic police. Two motorcyclists were accompanied by our delegation on a fairly busy road with dozens of unregulated intersections. Without the hustle and bustle they managed to overtake us, to block the intersection, clear zone, along which our machines, to prevent a counter-trans port – and in doing so we never for a moment left without cover. These were the professional class. And do their job, they could only be on motorcycles!
Each year, through the fault of the owners of individual motor vehicles are more than 75 thousand traffic accidents, in which 12 thousand people are killed and more than 80 thousand are injured. This is even more frightening that such an accident killed and injured, as a rule, young people – our future, our hope. Sad peak was reached in 1989, when 82,733 road accidents killed 13,276 people and maimed 89,926.
In many developed countries, these figures are much lower anyway, the share of motorcycles in the overall accident rate for 23% of all accidents, 20% died and 23% of the wounded.
– Perhaps you could name the most frequent violations of the Rules of motorcyclists!
– According to our statistics, motorcyclists often err speeding; often ignore traffic lights, traffic controllers, violate the rules of the road markings and overtaking. Last
while the cases of departure on the road without registration, driving without documents, without helmets. It worries us is that behind the wheel of a motorcycle often sit down drunken drivers.
Because the rider is less protected, then, of course, when a traffic accident and he and the passenger are almost always suffer. In any case, the severity of the consequences there are always higher than that of motorists. The situation is exacerbated by the overall low-skilled riders: it behind the wheel again, sit mostly young people.
– In the cities, and in the villages has become a popular phenomenon, which we call a single word: “bikers”. Your opinion about this!
– For us, the police employee, baykerstvo quite specifically. It is riding on motorcycles, in large groups at high speeds, with the calling to the fracture of traffic regulations and that no less than is typical – behavior. It is unlikely to work with this group of drivers can count on the success of some liberal measures: from that violators only pluck. I am convinced that there needed more stringent administrative sanctions.
Today’s legislation provides that “drivers of motorcycles and other trans tailors funds for participation in the group moving into cities and towns of interference with traffic or safety, subject to a fine of 50 rubles. or disqualified driving for up to three months. ” Recently in Moscow penalty is increased to 100 rubles. But I can not say that it dramatically changed the picture for the better. The mechanism of punishment does not work when a motorcycle is no room, and the driver – no rights, no money. You’ve got to think about and to legitimize the process of compensated exemption of motorcycles from such breach lei. The work that is underway.
– What advice would you give our industry in terms of improving the quality of a motorcycle!
– Studies in the All-Union Research Centre for Traffic Safety (VNIITSBD) Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR, showed that in 30% of major trauma are the elements of the wheel controls, wind shield and elements of his mount, side trailer.
The reason 70% of motorcycle collisions with other vehicles is their lack of visibility on the road.
Technical fault – even if the cause of approximately 10% of road accidents.
Distribution of accidents by type of faults in domestic motorcycles following. Depending on the motorbike cycle on the brake system malfunction must 22,4-31,2% accident; steering – 3,1-10,3%; wheels – 7,2 – 13,5%; lighting – 31,0 -48.0%.
These data clearly show that at first do is to research and development work.
In our view, given the analysis of accidents, we must first improve the system of electric motorcycles and external lights. To equip the bikes running lights used in the daytime. Change the color of motorcycles: make it more colorful, noticeable on the road.
Requirements for effective braking mechanisms remain virtually unchanged since the mid 60-ies and can not stimulate the developers. Until now, heavy and medium-sized motorcycles, except for one mo Delhi IL, are not equipped with disc brakes, although almost all similar models overseas have any.
Need to develop service motorcycles. Currently, technical failures on motorbikes occur 3-4 times more often than cars.
– What steps taken or planned traffic police to improve the accounting and registration of motorcycles, especially in the countryside!
– Indeed, in rural areas, as shown by expert estimates, up to 40% of motorcycles are operated unregistered.
Currently, the republican and regional units of D oc auto inspection is recommended that the registration of motorcycles in the district offices, traffic police, that is, to approach the place of registration to a residence of citizens. It is necessary to strengthen controls on the line, as well as the strengthening of measures of administrative responsibility.
You can not make this type of transport in the murder weapon! And especially I would like to draw the attention of parents. As the theater begins with a hanger, and the way rider starts at home. How parents can calmly look at how their son is barefoot, wearing only shorts, no helmet leaves on the road? But this can be seen quite often, especially in rural areas. More culture, more human relationships and respect.

Mini bikes.

Mini bikes. I suppose it is not clear what good these mini bikes, and why they do buy. So, indulge yourself with minor kids did that. But the taste and color, as they say no friends.

Thus, the name of the famous “Honda” model Cub (if you discard the prefix Super – it’s all clear) has nothing to do with the “cube”. It’s just a “puppy” – young wolf, bear, dog. Well, let’s see, that for “puppies” walk on Russia.

“Dakar” 2010.

So, off-road marathon “Dakar”. Again, sad to note: among the participants brightest sporting event or a Russian motorcyclist. The first and only Russian participants are the most difficult marathon Sergei Cooks and Alexander Nifontov, the last three “Dakar” – 1994, 1996 and 1997.
What barriers stand in the way of our athletes? After all, many only dream, as if to get to the precious list of participants of the prestigious race. What should I know and how to prepare the motorcycle? And anyway, how much fun it would cost?