Marco Simoncelli replica helmets by AGV

It has been over a year since we lost the young lion but the legacy of ‘Super Sic’ lives on in our hearts.

Helping commemorate Simoncelli’s spirit, AGV helmets are realizing a more accurately re-styled Marco Simoncelli replica helmet. The famed No.58 Super Sic helmet, has been officially authorized by the Simoncelli family.

The helmet sports the San Carlo logo on the chin guard, Marco’s No. 58 number on the temple, a Dianese logo on the top of the shell, and completing the masterpiece is a heart with the colors of the Japanese flag on the back. The replica helmet is identical to the one which Marco wore during the 2011 MotoGP championship season.

The AGV GP-Tech version (Full-face version) costs €749 (INR 52,000) approx, and comes with a special t-shirt, while the AGV Bali Copter (Half version) costs around €149 (INR 10,000) approx.

Elofic Enters Indian Two-Wheeler Filter Market

Elofic Industries Ltd, manufacturer of automotive filters, recently entered the Indian two-wheeler filter market.

Its range of products encompasses foam filters, filter elements, and plastic moulded air filters for selected OEMs in India, with plans to cover all OEMs soon.

 

The company already exports two-wheeler filters for Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, and Harley-Davidson in the European and American markets.

The company was established in 1951 and currently has three manufacturing units for filters, 15 marketing offices, 1,000 distributors and 30,000 retailers across India. It plans to set up 100 distributors for two-wheeler filters.

Elofic holds multiple quality certifications including ISO:9002, ISO:9001, QS:9000, TS 16949:2002, TS 16949:2009, OHSAS 18001:2007, and ISO 14001:2004. The company received the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Quality in 1998 and the ACMA Quality Award in 1999. Its Chairman MS Sahni was awarded the All India Best Entrepreneur Award for 2007 by the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

High Note Performance store becomeShark Helmets’ official retailers in India

When it comes to world class helmets manufacturers of the world, the name ‘SHARK’ stands right up there with the very best of them all.

Cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art designs are the attributes on which the success of this brand rests. With the increase in super-bikers in India, riding gears have also played an important role as safety is quite necessary now days. High Note Performance store in New Delhi are the official importers / retailers of the ‘Shark’ helmets brand. On display are a variety of Shark helmets for bikers to choose from, with prices starting from INR 10,000 and going all the way upto INR 35,000. High Note performance are also retailers of other world class riding gears such as Icon, Momo designs, TCX etc to name a few. With free shipping all over the country, this store has surely struck a high note in the biking culture in India.

 

High Note Performance store become Shark Helmets’ official retailers in India

When it comes to world class helmets manufacturers of the world, the name ‘SHARK’ stands right up there with the very best of them all.

Cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art designs are the attributes on which the success of this brand rests. With the increase in super-bikers in India, riding gears have also played an important role as safety is quite necessary now days. High Note Performance store in New Delhi are the official importers / retailers of the ‘Shark’ helmets brand. On display are a variety of Shark helmets for bikers to choose from, with prices starting from INR 10,000 and going all the way upto INR 35,000. High Note performance are also retailers of other world class riding gears such as Icon, Momo designs, TCX etc to name a few. With free shipping all over the country, this store has surely struck a high note in the biking culture in India.

GoPro launches Hero 3 action cam

Action camera stalwart GoPro has released a new generation of its popular Hero video recorders.

The new Hero 3 action cameras are 30 % smaller and 25% lighter than their GoPro HD Hero 2 predecessors. The GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition which is the top model shoots 12-megapixel still images, a 4K resolution video at 15 frames per second, 1440p video at 48fps, 1080p video at 60 fps, and 720p video at 120fps. The Black edition performs at twice the speed of the lower models, the Silver and White Editions. It also comes with a Wi-Fi-connected remote control and is compatible with a GoPro app for smartphones.  Next in the line-up is the GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition, this one misses out on the  Wi-Fi remote control, app compatibility, and uses a different sensor offering 11-megapixel still images with a 10fps burst, 1080p video at 30fps, 960p at 48fps, and 720p at 60fps. The base model in GoPro’s action camera refresh is the White Edition. In the same body as the Silver Edition, its meant more for a consumer-level video and photo recording and features a 5-megapixel still images at a 3fps burst, 1080p 30fps video, 960p also at 30fps, and 720p at 60fps. A set of accessories are going to be offered with the Hero 3, including rear LCD screen, battery ‘BacPacs’, various mounting systems and video output cables.

 

 

StopGo now for bikes

There are several mid-level and high-end cars that come with a Start/Stop system in India.

The system automatically senses when the vehicle comes to a standstill or if the engine is idle, and subsequently switches off the car’s engine. Similarly as soon as the accelerator is engaged, the engine automatically cranks-up and you’re ready to roll again. The obvious benefit of this system is that it protect the environment by reducing CO2 emissions and, more importantly does what everyone desires – saving valuable money by boosting the fuel efficiency.

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that India predominantly moves on two-wheels and the idea of installing a similar fuel-saving system on them would be a dream come true for millions. Specially with the rocketing gasoline prices. Several companies are working on this technology, like Mahindra 2-Wheeler which displayed the Duro DZ equipped with the Start/Stop system, making it India’s first scooter with ‘Micro Hybrid’ technology.

And now, international component supplier SFK have developed ‘StopGo’, a Start/Stop technology adapted to be used on two-wheelers. With the StopGo, SKF claims to reduces CO2 emissions by 5g per kilometre on two-wheelers. If you estimate an annual mileage of, let’s say, about 8,000 km, this equates to a reduction of almost 36 kg/ CO2 per year! Now imagine if one million motorcycles were equipped with the SKF solution, the reduction would be 36,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. Besides making your bike more environment friendly, it is also said to increase the fuel efficiency by 6-8%.

The SKF ‘StopGo’ is a three-in-one integrated sensor-bearing system solution that performs a bearing function, senses speed and has a stop-start function. The unit fits into the hub of the front wheel, like a standard bearing, and is connected by a plug-and-play connector to a mating connector attached to the engine stop-start electronics. The design is a ready-to-fit unit which can be assembled easily for both OEMs and as a retrofit for a wide range of two wheelers models.

Speaking about the new product, Harsha Kadam, SKF Automotive, Two Wheeler Business Unit Director said, “The technology for SKFStopGo reaffirms our commitment towards providing sustainable solutions and helping our customers and end-users to reduce the carbon footprint. This solution for the two wheeler segment shuts off the engine when the vehicle has stopped, for example at traffic lights. It restarts the engine when the throttle is turned on”.

There hasn’t been any update yet as to the pricing or when the product will be available in the market. But be sure we’ll be the first to let you know when it does.

Riding the Feminine way

SteelBird Introduces Designer Series of Helmets – SB 27.

SteelBird recently introduced the Designer Series Helmet SB 27. This particular helmet is aimed at the women riders who eventually end up compromising or perhaps settling down with a design and fit made for men. Steelbird designed this series especially for the woman riders and suit their liking and personality.

These elegant looking helmets are made of high impact helmet grade plastic, which makes it highly durable and practically unbreakable. The high density thermocol will absorb the impact force of the fall or the impact produced during the time of an accident. Quite a saving grace with such features.

The helmet has a three dimensional shell (3D) making its shape an apt fit for the head. The fit is snug and covers the ear properly. The visor is an A-grade vision sheet which is effective in dull and dark conditions. It is a lightweight helmet over with decent protection. The design is ideal for extreme weather conditions. The inside layer is washable and not tight which makes it hair friendly. Maybe it’s good bye to hairloss due to helmet usage.

The SB-27 is available in various designs and colors. The feminine and catchy colors include Silver, Pink, Cherry Red, Spot red, Victor Blue, Black, White and few more shades to complement a lady’s choice.

Time for women to show their feminine side even on a bike. Don’t we agree that a lady in riding attire looks catchy. Let’s Ride.

 

The Helmet with a Dual Personality

Steelbird launches it’s new line of dual style helmet.

Steelbird Helmets have introduced India’s first Modular helmet – the Flip-off Helmet SB-2020.

Designed with the International standards, the SB-2020 has some features to rival mid range brands. The SB-2020 has a feature called the Flip-off which enables the rider to remove the chin guard transforming the helmet from a full face to an open face helmet. Featuring six-ventilations, replaceable interiors, anti scratch visor and 10 different color combinations, the SB-2020 will appeal to many riders as its priced at an affordable price tag of INR 2,999.

Steelbird has added the SB-2020 to their long line up of helmets as a value added and a highly innovative product. Best of all – Its Made in India.