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Safety top of the agenda for new riders   Print  
TyreSafe and the Motorcycle Industry Association are encouraging new riders to prioritise safety as they take to the roads for the first time Thursday, 2nd April 2009

As thousands of riders take to the roads for their first ride of the spring, TyreSafe and the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI) advise motorcycling newcomers to boost their knowledge of tyre safety

New rider proficiency and safety are top of the agenda as TyreSafe and the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI) encourage motorcycling newcomers to learn more about tyre safety this spring. Lighter evenings, warmer weather and the long Easter weekend will see riding surge by almost one quarter* in April compared to March’s total.

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Stuart Jackson becomes new TyreSafe chairman   Print  
Stuart Jackson, managing director of Vredestein UK, has become the new chairman of TyreSafe Wednesday, 1st April 2009

TyreSafe has appointed Stuart Jackson, managing director of Vredestein UK, as its new chairman

Tyre safety group TyreSafe has announced that Stuart Jackson, managing director of Vredestein UK, has become chairman of the organisation. He recently replaced former chairman Rob Beddis as the public face of TyreSafe and will continue Beddis’s good work in raising awareness among motorists of the importance of tyres in road safety.

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Delphi launches new European Steering & Suspension catalogue   Print  
New European Steering and Suspension catalogue. Tuesday, 31st March 2009

User-friendly catalogue includes more than 260 new part numbers and many additional applications

WARWICK, UK — Delphi Corp. is launching its new European Steering and Suspension catalogue, with more than 2,990 part numbers for European and Asian applications. The addition of more than 260 new references to its already comprehensive offer for sale allows Delphi to be the leading provider of steering and suspension parts, representing 96% European parc coverage.  Delphi is also at the forefront in offering many “First to Market” parts for vehicles such as BMW, Peugeot, Alfa Romeo, Audi/VW/Skoda, Fiat, Opel/Vauxhall, Hyundai, Kia, Honda, and Lexus.

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TyreSafe helps bikers get round the bend   Print  
Bike Tyre Safety Month runs throughout April Tuesday, 31st March 2009

300 free 90 degree tyre valve extensions are available from the TyreSafe website

As April’s Bike Tyre Safety Month gets underway, TyreSafe is helping bikers to stay safe and check their tyre pressures with greater ease by offering 90 degree tyre valve extensions to the first 300 people to sign up to its e-newsletter at www.tyresafe.org. The valve extension can be simply screwed onto the tyre’s existing valve, making checking and inflating tyre pressures a simpler operation as the valve’s 90 degree bend allows bikers to attach air lines and pressure gauges with greater ease. When inflation is complete, the extension can be removed and stored under the seat so it is always to hand.

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Allison is the safe, easy choice for road maintenance crews   Print  
Aone+ is running 25 Allison equipped Mercedes Econics for the Highways Agency, responsible for what the Agency describes as ?some of the most challenging, heavily trafficked and complex? roads in the entire national network. Thursday, 26th March 2009

Choosing the right vehicle to protect, repair and maintain the UK’s busy road networks is a tough brief, requiring adherence to stringent duty of care laws and maximum efficiency on behalf of the tax payer. This special case highlights how the use of fully automatic transmissions is helping two major fleet operators keep the road infrastructure safe and operational, around the clock.

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Thermal coating enhances turbo efficiency on Litchfield Impreza   Print  
Litchfield?s new Subaru Impreza STI Type-20 is the latest application of Zircotec?s thermal coating, benefitting from enhanced heat management around its twinscroll turbocharger. Wednesday, 18th March 2009

Zircotec ceramic thermal coating helps twinscroll turbo spool up 500-750rpm sooner on new Subaru Impreza based Litchfield Type-20

An importer and modifier of Japanese performance cars has been so impressed with a zirconia-based thermal coating that it has returned for more. Following the success of its Type-25, Litchfield’s new Subaru Impreza STI Type-20 is the latest to benefit from Zircotec’s thermal coating, with the enhanced heat management helping the cars twinscroll turbo spool up to speed 500-750rpm sooner than normal.

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XPart?s Close Call cuts prices on MG Rover repair items   Print  
XPart?s Close Call programme offers bodyshop managers the opportunity to win MG Rover repair work by offering discounted prices on crash repair items Friday, 13th March 2009

XPart is strengthening its crash repair offering for MG Rover cars with new pricing discounts, helping bodyshops to win new business by avoiding write-offs

XPart is offering bodyshop managers the chance to win repair work by cutting the cost of crash repair products for Rover 200/400/600/800 models by up to 40 percent. The new reduction in pricing is the latest offering from the company’s Close Call programme, which aims to keep more MG Rover cars on the road by ensuring that the cost of repairing a car involved in a major collision is less than the residual value of the vehicle.  The discounts cover all major crash repair items, including panels, lighting, bumpers, mirrors, glass and air bags. With insurers’ budgets for MG Rover repair increasingly squeezed, the latest discounts allow bodyshops to provide even more compelling estimates to insurance assessors, helping them to win new business while preventing more cars from being written off the road.

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Ultimate road bike unveiled to showcase exhaustive Formula One technology transfer   Print  
The Factor 001 ? the world?s most advanced bicycle ? was unveiled today (March 11th) at the Science Museum?s free exhibition, ?Fast Forward: 20 ways F1TM is changing our world.? Wednesday, 11th March 2009

Factor 001 – the definitive version of the innovative new road training bike –launched today, and now on public view

The most advanced bicycle in the world, by motorsport precision engineering specialists, BERU f1systems, was revealed today (March 11th) at the launch of the Science Museum’s new free exhibition “Fast Forward: 20 ways F1TM is changing our world.” Factor 001 is the first truly modern training aid for the serious athlete, combining innovative design and advanced electronics.

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Zircotec in pole position at Science Museum   Print  
On March 11th the Science Museum?s ?Fast Forward: 20 ways F1 is changing our world? will be showing how Zircotec?s and other companies? motorsport technologies can be transferred from the racetrack and applied to other fields. Wednesday, 11th March 2009

Zircotec ceramic thermal coating will be on show at forthcoming F1™ innovation exhibition

Zircotec’s ceramic thermal barrier technology that allows high strength, lightweight materials to be used in high temperature environments has been selected to appear at a forthcoming exhibition. Opening on March 11th, the Science Museum’s ‘Fast Forward: 20 ways F1TM is changing our world’ will be showing how Zircotec’s and other companies’ motorsport technologies can be transferred from the racetrack and applied to other fields of innovation.

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New vehicle emissions joint venture formed by leading UK consultancies   Print  
Integral Powertrain?s John McLean says the new test company will deliver ?value without compromise?. Monday, 9th March 2009

IP Tickford brings value without compromise for vehicle emissions,fuels and lubes development testing

A new vehicle emissions test company has been established by powertrain engineering consultancy Integral Powertrain and test specialist Tickford Powertrain Test. The joint venture, IP Tickford Ltd, will provide highly efficient whole-vehicle gasoline and diesel testing to next-generation emissions standards, supported by a high level of expertise in powertrain design, test and development.

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