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Dunlop Motorcycle Tires Introduces the Geomax AT82
Dunlop Motorcycle Tires is excited to introduce the latest addition to the Geomax family – the AT82, the most versatile off-road race tire Dunlop has ever developed. With championship proven Progressive Cornering Block Technology (PCBT), a complete redesign inside and out, as well as a bi-directional rear tread pattern, no matter what the course has in store for you, you can be confident knowing you are prepared with the Geomax AT82.
A redesigned construction was focused on improving overall handling, absorption of impacts to common offroad obstacles and dampening harsh feelings that are frequently transmitted to the rider. The new pattern provides greater support under braking forces and increased predictability under acceleration.
Not stopping there, Dunlop created an all-new Bi-Directional rear pattern that provides increased performance in a wider range of conditions making it the most versatile off-road tire Dunlop has ever created. The Bi-Directional center knob has been optimized to excel in both soft and hard terrain, simply by changing the mounted direction.
“Creating a tire to replace the tried-and-true AT81 was no easy task,” said Broc Glover, Sr. Manager, Off-road Motorcycle. “Having a tire perform and be consistent on such a wide range of terrain and obstacles you encounter off-road puts a lot of burden on the tire development team. Using decades of experience and input from the world’s best off-road racers, plus our test riders in Huntsville, we know that the AT82 really raises the bar!”
Geomax AT82 Features and Benefits:
- New front tread pattern design increases grip and predictability under load.
- New Progressive Cornering Block Technology (PCBT) design in both front and rear tires reduces knob deformation for better handling and performance.
- Increased damping and bump absorption due to new profile and construction.
- New bi-directional rear tread pattern has been optimized for both soft and hard terrains simply by changing the mounted direction.
- New rear pattern provides increased drive grip and consistency while cornering.
- Updated pattern and knob design provide increased durability.
- New 90/100-21 front size and 120/90-19 rear size
Any obstacle. Every condition. One tire.
The all-new Geomax MX34 is available in all popular big-bike off-road sizes:
Damon Motors Returns to CES 2024 With HyperFighter Superbike
Damon Motors Inc. (“Damon” or the “Company”) today announced it will return to CES, organized by the Consumer Technology Association, to showcase its award-winning HyperFighter electric motorcycle. The naked streetfighter motorcycle offers 200 hp, 200 nm of torque, a top speed of 170 miles per hour, and an estimated 146-mile range on a single charge. It will be on display in the NXP® Semiconductors booth CP-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center Central Plaza, January 9-12, 2024.
“CES 2020 is where it all started for us and we’re excited to be back,” said Jay Giraud, CEO, Damon Motors. “We’re eager to give CES attendees an up-close look at the future of motorcycling with our HyperFighter superbike. We’ll also be making key partnership announcements that will further our mission to create the industry’s smartest, safest and most powerful motorcycles.”
In pursuit of its vision to become the future of motorcycling, Damon has developed groundbreaking technologies for its line of motorcycles, including its CoPilot™ advanced warning system; and Shift™, which transforms the riding position between sport and commuter modes with the push of a button, which are built into HyperDrive™, a first of its kind, ultra-high-performance exoskeleton powertrain that will form the basis of a wide range of motorcycle models and sizes.
Damon has won over a dozen awards for its innovations including a 2022 CES Best in Innovation award for its HyperDrive technology and a 2020 CES Best in Innovation award for its flagship HyperSport motorcycle. The Company has also received awards from The Edison Awards, GOOD DESIGN, Digital Trends, Red Herring, Popular Science, Robb Report, and more.
Damon’s return to CES comes on the news of its announced merger in partnership with Inpixon, with plans for a NASDAQ listing of the combined company. Damon has been riding a wave of momentum and growth, including raising $70M in funding and securing more than $85M in deposit-backed reservations for its superbikes. The Company has also been granted several patents and entered into global partnerships for distribution with Auteco (Latin America) and Indika IMG (Indonesia).
For more information, visit damon.com.
Volcon ePowersports Operational Update for December 2023
Volcon Inc. (NASDAQ: VLCN) (“Volcon” or the “Company”), the first all-electric, off-road powersports company, shared operational updates today, including sales growth and an expansion of its distribution network during the holiday shopping season. The company has seen an increase in sales for its EVO and Volcon Youth Motorcycle lines as well as Brat e-bikes, attributing much of this success to effective holiday promotions and steady production advancements.
Stag Model Update: The development of the Stag model has encountered some challenges, particularly with supply chain related issues. The company is working closely with vendors to ensure these issues are comprehensively addressed. Volcon is committed to releasing a product that meets the highest standards of quality, safety, and performance. Volcon will provide further updates once a final release date is determined.
Holiday Sales: The EVO and Volcon Youth Motorcycles and Brat e-bikes have experienced growth in sales, buoyed by the season’s promotional activities. This period has proven to be a critical time for Volcon ePowersports, showcasing the increasing popularity and demand for electric off-road vehicles.
Promotional Success: The company’s targeted holiday promotions for the Brat and Youth products have resulted in an increase in sales volume. These promotions have not only bolstered sales but also enhanced the brand’s visibility and appeal among a broader range of consumers.
Steady EVO Production and Americas Distribution: In a major operational milestone, the EVO model has achieved steady production and is now being shipped to a wide network of dealers and distributors across the Americas. This marks a pivotal step in Volcon ePowersports’ commitment to providing accessible and innovative off-road electric vehicles.
New Zealand Market Expansion: Expanding its global footprint, Volcon ePowersports has successfully introduced the Grunt EVO and Brat series into New Zealand. This expansion is a testament to the brand’s growing international appeal and its capability to meet diverse market needs.
Customer Purchase Advisory: With the holiday promotions nearing their end, Volcon encourages customers to promptly reach out to their local dealers to purchase these in-demand products. For assistance in locating or contacting a dealer, customers can directly contact Volcon for support.
Quality and Safety Commitment: The company emphasizes its dedication to releasing products that adhere to stringent quality and safety specifications. The launch of the Stag will proceed only when the team is fully satisfied with the testing results, ensuring that customers receive a product that embodies the innovation and reliability of the Volcon brand.