Why we know two-wheels is the solution for the 'new normal'. The campaign is to draw attention to motorcycles & scooters as the answer to not using public transport during the pandemic and of course beyond. A new website has been created along with a radio campaign promoted by Motorcycle News (Bauer Media).
240 of those jobs will be at Hinckley. In a statement from Triumph Motorcycles they have announced global job cuts of 400 staff of which more than half will be at Hinckley. Exactly which jobs are going have not been specified at this stage but this apparently does include the 50 job cuts that were announced previously.
The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the cancellation of the British and Australian Grands Prix. The ongoing coronavirus outbreak and resulting calendar changes have obliged the cancellation of both events. If you booked a ticket you can choose whether to transfer it to 2021 or get a refund.
From 1st June Triumph dealerships in England will be back open for business following advice received from the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA). Social distancing rules are being practiced by all the dealerships. No news for Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland but Dublin Triumph is back open already.
Limited to 250 models world wide, Triumph are launching a version of their excellent Scrambler 1200 motorcycle range to celebrate the machine being used in the forthcoming 007 James Bond movie. It will retail at £18500 in the UK (€19500 in Europe, $18500 in the USA) and is based on the Scrambler 1200 XE.
The ACU, in partnership with the ACMA, have decided that a phased return to sporting events will commence in parallel with the UK Government's Step Three. This will coincide with the reopening of all remaining business, public places and leisure facilities which have been required to close during the crisis.
The Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, has recognised motorcycles as an important form of transport. In response to a question by Julian Lewis - a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Motorcycling - Mr Shapps agreed that motorbikes play a key role in delivering billions of commuting miles in the country.
Recommending you use Club Forums or other Club contacts for any technical queries on restoration, fixing faults, or model years and suitable parts, Draganfly have announced that they are currently very busy taking orders over the phone since the Bank Holiday. If you can, please email them instead.
Following on from the update yesterday that referenced the TOMCC's branded necktubes, we have now been informed that they have already sold-out! Such was the demand and we didn't forsee that happening! The necktubes will be available to order again from mid-June - drop Colin at Redline a message for more info.
Following the televised announcement on Sunday and the publishing of more detailed guidelines on Monday and the clarification of aspects to various organisations by the UK Government, the TOMCC are also updating their response to the measures in the UK that will be in place from Wednesday.
In what could be one of the first events happening after the Lockdown, EHAAT have confirmed their desire to run the Harwich event. The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Events Team wanted to reach out to say thank you so much for your past, present and hopefully future support – it’s always very much appreciated.
The Legendary Daytona Story is the current exhibition at the Triumph Visitor Factory Experience. It's not possible to visit the exhibition at the moment due to the current Coronavirus measures in place, so Triumph released a short video on Instagram and YouTube with Stuart Wood (Daytona Chief Engineer) showing us the models on display.
Triumph America have issued a recall for a range of motorcycles to replace the Front Brembo Brake Pads in case they fail. Triumph America should be informing owners of affected machines in due course and will arrange to have the brake pads replaced for free. A potential 3691 motorcycles are affected.
After restructuring, re-financing, and with full order books for 2020, the Triumph dealer Three Cross Motorcycles have unfortunately had to go into administration due to the extra financial pressures caused by the Coronavirus situation in the UK. It is possible that the dealership could be rescued, we'll keep you posted.
Even with all the restrictions going on, North America has a new dealership in Foxboro Triumph. They have a virtual showroom which is open and you can schedule a live video walk-around. Unfortunately they are currently closed to walk-in customers but the service department is open so give them a ring to find out more.
Three motorcycle rights organisations are working together to combat Oxfordshire County-Council's anti-motorcycle bias which has been made apparent in their new transport policy document. If anyone wishes to join in with the effort then click on the Consultation Survey below and make your voice heard.