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  1. Touratech luggage plate XL for Yamaha Ténéré 700

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    The luggage plate XL for the Yamaha T7 offers solo travellers the perfect solution for safely stowing even extra-large rack packs. The extremely robust aluminium plate takes over the pillion seat and luggage rack area.

    It's not only veteran travellers who know that luggage stowed on a motorcycle should be as close to the centre of gravity as possible. It therefore makes no sense for solo travellers to fix their luggage roll right at the back on a rack. Experienced riders strap their rolls to the pillion seat.
    But the fastening options in this position are often limited, and the bench foam does not provide an ideal base either. For the Lonesome Rider on a Yamaha Ténéré 700, Touratech now has the perfect solution in the form of the luggage plate XL with which you can lash even the largest luggage rolls securely, with a low centre of gravity.
    The luggage plate XL not only replaces the pillion seat, it provides a flat surface, reaching over the mudguard - where the luggage rack normally sits. The luggage plate XL is definitely not lacking in robustness. An aluminium adapter plate with stainless steel hooks snaps exactly into the original locking mechanism of the pillion seat. The device is locked with the standard lock, operated with the ignition key. In addition, rubber buffers ensure a play-free fit.
    The actual luggage plate is made of black anodised aluminium with a sturdy thickness of four millimetres. Generous material recesses keep the weight within practical limits. The straight lines, forming an exact extension of the surface of the rider's seat, prevent the creation of an edge so that coccyx injuries, for example during rough off-road use, are excluded.
    To enable secure lashing to meet any terrain, the luggage plate XL has generously dimensioned strap eyelets. Rack packs can be attached either classically crosswise to the direction of travel or lengthwise.
    The grips at the rear of the frame remain fully accessible, and there is nothing to prevent the simultaneous use of a ZEGA aluminium pannier system.

    Luggage plate XL for Yamaha Ténéré 700 benefits
    • Easy exchange with pillion seat
    • Lock with ignition key
    • Four millimetre thick aluminium
    • Huge storage area
    • Generous strap eyelets
    • No risk of injury
    • Can be used together with case system

    Item no.: 632-5457

  2. Spin e-scooter trials in Essex are extended to until at least March 2022

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    • More than 450,000 rides have taken on Spin e-scooters across Essex since launching in December 2020
    • Operations have been extended in Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford and Colchester. The Clacton-on-Sea trial will conclude by end of October
    • Accessibility schemes that offer free 30-minute rides for eligible NHS workers and subsidised rates for unemployed and low-income riders continue in areas we operate in

    Thursday 14th October 2021 — Spin, the micromobility unit of Ford Motor Company and Essex County Council today announce the extension of its e-scooter hire schemes in Essex to March 2022, aligned with the updated Department for Transport (DfT) legislation. In agreement with the local authority districts, Spin will continue to offer short term hire to riders in Basildon, Chelmsford and Colchester and it will conclude the trial in Clacton-on-Sea by the end of this month. Spin’s long-term e-scooter rental scheme in Brentwood and Braintree will also carry on.

    Spin first launched its public hire e-scooter scheme in Essex in December 2020 and since then riders have taken more than 450,000 e-scooter rides. Chelmsford has seen the most rides (146,000), followed by Colchester (143,000), Basildon (124,000) and Clacton-on-Sea, which was launched in March 2021 (37,500).

    The extension also includes the Spin Access and Spin Everyday Heroes schemes to support NHS workers and low-income riders with free and subsidised rides in Essex, to make essential journeys affordable. Since launch, Spin’s Everyday Heroes programme had 947 NHS workers signing up while nearly 100 riders are taking advantage of Spin Access.

    In Clacton-on-Sea, the eight-month trial will conclude and operations will cease by the end of October. During this period nearly 6,000 riders opted for Spin’s greener transport option, clocking 37,500 journeys. Out of these riders, 40 work for the NHS, who were able to take advantage of Spin Everyday Heroes’ free rides and 20 riders on low income benefited from Spin Access’ subsidised rates.

    Rider data reveals Spin e-scooters are most often used for short journeys, on average 3 km in distance and 23 minutes in length, with 82% of riders stating they have used a Spin e-scooter to replace a solo drive car journey at least once already. This is aiding Essex County Council (ECC) in its goal to lower carbon emissions across the region as part of its Safer, Greener, Healthier campaign. 

    As part of Spin’s commitment to safe riding, it helped convene the Essex E-scooter Trial Stakeholder Group, which represents various disability interest groups across the county. They work in partnership with Spin to ensure that those with eyesight, hearing impairments or other disabilities can voice their concerns through a single organisation.

    Peter Blackman, Chair, Essex E-scooter Trial Stakeholder Group said: “The extension of the trial is sensible and welcome as it will provide more time to implement and examine the efficacy of ongoing improvements arising from the constructive dialogue our Group is having with Spin and Essex County Council. Plus the Essex experiences are influencing the national framework. By the end of the extended trial we trust legislation will be forthcoming to provide a smooth transfer from trial to the permanent, but continually improving, safe use of legitimate e-scooters and eradication of the dangerous illegal private ones. In accordance with the recently revised Highway Code, users of all e-vehicles must assume all pedestrians they see may be visually impaired, deaf, frail or have a disability.”

    Commenting on the trial extension, Steve Pyer, UK&I Country Manager at Spin said, “The success of our e-scooter trials in Essex represents an exciting shift to a more sustainable transport solution aligned with Essex County Council’s Safer Green Healthier campaign. Our community-centred, consultative approach with local authorities and collaboration with the Essex E-scooter Trial Stakeholder group demonstrates that micromobility solutions can provide a safe, sustainable, and reliable service that meet the needs of all residents.”


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  3. Knox wins RIDE magazine Best Buy for base layers

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    In a recent RIDE magazine test between a range of motorcycle base layers our Dual Active underlayer long sleeve top and trousers came out best against the competition.  Knox wins RIDE magazine Best Buy for base layers

    RIDE described the base layers as 'smooth and silky', the reviewer went on to say that they 'barely knew they were on'.

    Knox Dual Active base layers are constructed with carefully chosen soft Melange fabric which combines Hydrocool® and Silverplus® technology for enhanced wicking, drying and anti-bacterial properties - the result is an extremely comfortable base layer with impressive levels of breathability, moisture management and odour resistance.

    They are the perfect base layer for all types of riding and during in all seasons!

  4. Mitas TOURING FORCE-SC tyres selected as original equipment for new Piaggio Beverly 400

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    Mitas has been selected as an original equipment supplier for the new 2021 Piaggio Beverly 400 range with its TOURING FORCE-SC tyres.

    “We are very pleased to be selected as an original equipment supplier for the new Piaggio Beverly 400. The partnership represents a further strengthening of our relationship with Piaggio and our efforts to provide products for efficient urban mobility,” says Gustavo Pinto Teixeira, Vice President Two Wheels and Specialty Tyres.

  5. Touratech Accessories for KTM 890 Adventure

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    To cover the KTM 890 Adventure's broad range of use, Touratech offers an extensive selection of accessories. This selection includes luggage systems, protectors, ergonomically designed parts and lots of practical accessories.

    Luggage systems
    For transporting luggage, there is the tried and tested pannier rack made of robust 18 mm stainless steel tubing, which has been perfectly adapted to the geometry of the 890. The rack - available with an electro-polished or black-coated surface - can be fitted with the complete range of ZEGA aluminium panniers. This clever, specially designed system fits tightly around the rear silencer, making particularly efficient use of the space available at the rear and saving on overall width. A topcase rack and luggage plates are also available for securely lashing a luggage roll.
    In addition, there is a choice of numerous soft luggage items including three model-specific tank bags and a range of other bags.
    Of course, robust protector equipment is an absolute must on a meaty enduro like the KTM 790 Adventure. The three-piece Rallye Evo engine guard is designed for tough use. It consists of an extra-robust Skid Plate made of canted aluminium and hydro-formed side panels that hug the engine tightly with their complex three-dimensional design. If you want to continue using the standard KTM engine guard, Touratech offers a Hard Part for reinforcement. A strong bracket made of 25 mm stainless steel tube is responsible for protecting the fairing and the tank. The brand new Defensa hand protectors are, of course, also available for the 890. Thanks to diverse configurations, they can be perfectly adapted to different usage profiles, from hard enduro riding to touring.
    Effective protectors for sensors, expansion tanks or headlight round off the selection.
    And, when it comes to ergonomics, the 890 Adventure can also be further upgraded with Touratech Parts. Comfort seats, which are available in three heights, ensure optimum long-distance capability. The Pivot Pegz articulated foot pegs, or wide long-distance foot pegs, and handlebar risers are excellent for off-road use, while the windscreen is a favourite with tour riders.
    Riders who don't like the Adventure's airy seat height will be thrilled by the 30 millimetre lowering of the suspension.
    Touratech also offers a huge range of accessories for the KTM 890 Adventure - from adjustable handlebar levers and a professional tool set through to support widening for the legendary kick stand - providing that little extra bit of riding enjoyment and practical benefit.

    Touratech Parts for KTM 890 Adventure (selection)
    • Stainless steel tank crash bar
    • Stainless steel fairing crash bar
    • Rally Evo engine guard
    • Defensa hand protectors
    • Headlight protection
    • Long-distance foot pegs
    • Handlebar riser
    • Comfort seat (available in three heights)
    • Windscreen
    • Topcase rack
    • Stainless steel pannier rack
    • ZEGA Topcase
    • ZEGA Aluminium pannier
    • Ambato Exp tank bag
    • Ambato Pure tank bag
    • Ambato Exp Rallye tank bag
    • Ambato tail rack bag for the luggage rack
    • Suspension lowering