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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

INTERMOT Customized 2016 review cont.

STANDARD MOTORCYCLE PRODUCTS: Tracing their history back to 1919, Long Island, NY based SMP is best known in the motorcycle industry for their huge range of Harley OE replacement components such as cam position sensor plate assemblies, EFi parts, switches, points sets, condensers, relays and their ‘Blue Streak’ brand “Super Fast” ignition coils that feature a quick rise time for easier starts. A standalone product that will enhance the performance of the motorcycle’s ignition system it delivers more spark energy than the OEM Harley coil under full load and can deliver 45,000+ volts for maximum performance. Fully encapsulated for long life, it will withstand extreme conditions and is compatible with stock and aftermarket ignitions;


EHINGER KRAFTRAD: Uwe Ehinger and Katrin Oeding founded their high-end concept design, custom bike and concept parts and accessory business in 2008 – just as the market headed into recession. Their success shows that the demand for quality and design transcends economics – craftsmanship and innovation will always succeed;


KAWASAKI: Another of the OEs who invested in a second INTERMOT booth to showcase the custom results that can be achieved with their platforms, along with a series of customized specials;


YAMAHA: Now headed into its third year, Yamaha’s ‘Yard Built’ program has seen dealers and noted guest customizers (such as 2010 and 2014 AMD World Champion Fred “Krugger” Bertrand) reinterpret their ‘Sport Heritage’ platforms;


DELTRAN EUROPE: Headed up by European motorcycle industry veteran Erwin Van Hoof, Deltran Europe is a subsidiary of the Deland, Florida based manufacturer of the Battery Tender range of charging and diagnostics products;


DR JEKILL & MR HYDE: German/Dutch exhaust manufacturer Dr Jekill & Mr Hyde specialize in electronically adjustable exhaust systems. They showcased their new system for the Harley XL Roadster – the first Harley model before the new 2017s to achieve its European homologation after new EU noise measurement rules (ECE R 41-04) came into force in 2016. It is available with choice of end caps, in black or chrome, as a muffler only or as a complete system with a stainless steel manifold;


BOSS HOSS: The German V-8 specialist has grown from Monte Warne’s Dyersburg, Tennessee workshop where he created the first Chevvy V-8 powered motorcycle that maintained cruiser looks in 1990 into a 22,000 sq ft manufacturing facility. In 2006 they became the first V-8 motorcycle manufacturer to receive full vehicle type approval from the European Commission;