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We are in Milan for a couple of days at the Motorcycle Show here and the first new product to share with you is a full image of the new Davida Koura crash helmet we teased you with a couple of days ago.
The New Davida 94 FF Koura features an “Advanced ‘ orbital laminated’ GPR composite shell construction” and there will also be an optional shell made from T700 grade racing carbon fibre. Davida claim it has a compact and close fitting shell derived from their open face Davida Speedster V3 helmet and say that the shell shape is “designed to give optimal weight-balanced ergonomic performance, gradually sculptured upwards from front to rear to eliminate clothing interference.”
There are six chin air vents, the helmet will be supplied with a 3mm anti-fog ECER22-05 approved visor, it also features multi-density EPS shock liner, removable, washable, fast-drying, anti-bacterial fabric liner and interchangeable with after-market leather liner kits in five colours. Secured using traditional webbing strap and double D Ring the Koura will be available in the 20 Davida Core Colour Range as standard, two shell sizes and six helmet sizes from XS to XXL. SRP is expected to be £435 when launched in 2018.
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Suzuki has unveiled a number of new concept models at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, two of which we think are of interest to scooterists.
The Concept GSX sports bike was “designed to highlight the potential and the future development of Suzuki’s GSX ranges, from GSX-R and Hayabusa to GSX-S.”
‘So what?’ You may ask. Well apart from stereotype sportsbike lines and powerful multi-cylinder engine, features include “a twist shifter…” Ring any bells amongst the Lambretta and Vespa riders out there?
Meanwhile the Hustler Scoot (pictured) is a concept model of a “rider-friendly, 50cc scooter with luggage space for diverse purposes.
“A conventional underseat luggage bay is complemented by a removable, carryable luggage case that mounts between the rider’s feet. There’s more room for luggage on the rear carrier and on the sides of the bodywork.”
For more details of Suzuki at the Tokyo Show click here.
Mid-November 2013 and Piaggio Vietnam launched a new Vespa GTS on the local market. This is a locally produced scooter in their Vietnamese factory and specifically for their local market (European, American, Australian, NZ Vespas for example are produced in Italy) and as well as taking advantage of cheaper labour rates and presumably more competitively sourced components, it also uses a locally produced 125cc 3-valve air-cooled engine that the Vietnamese factory produce for their Vespa LX and new Primavera range (also only for the local market).
Peugeot Motorcycles went back to their scooter roots in Milan and announced the launch of their new Django scooter to the public, adding that they did make a few scooters back in the 1960s by displaying an old S57 scooter too.
As predicted it is based around their limited edition 946 model which means the 125cc 4-stroke automatic engine has 3 valves and is relatively frugal while still able to sit at 60-something mph.