Friday, October 29, 2010

EICMA 2010 Opens Next Week

Milan's annual international motorcycle show EICMA 2010 opens next week and runs from Tuesday, November 2nd, to Sunday, November 7th. The first two days (2nd-3rd of November) are for press and trade visitors so you would need a special pass. The remaining days are general admission which costs € 18 or € 12 after 6pm.

CR&S will be there and on this year's stand you can expect to see a selection of production-ready DUU models as well as a display of VUNs.

It will be interesting to compare the DUU with Ducati's Diavel. Both bikes are new, Italian and are trying to define a new market niche, which is, a muscular cruiser style machine with good handling and a focus on technology over bling. MV Augusta have said that they will have a small, closed stand to display their new 675cc triple. I'm hoping for better things from the Electric Motorcycle pioneers this year. EICMA 2010 will have a special pavilion called Green Planet giving some focus to zero emission motorcycles.

It looks like there will be enough new and interesting things to justify me going this year. Last year I wrote this Blog article with information about EICMA and how to get there. You should check it out if you are planning on going, specially if it's your first time.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

VUN PPP Returns to the Track

Franco Cavina track tests the VUN PPP

The VUN PPP made a return to the race track recently in the hands of Franco Cavina. Franco has been testing the bike and turned 300km at the Tolmezzo track in the north of Italy.

Among other things this particular PPP has a close ratio gearbox. Franco says that the fuel map needs some optimization but the engine is powerful and has fluid delivery. Franco is planning to enter this bike in next year's "Roadster Cup" race series in Italy and is currently looking for a talented young rider.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

VUN PPP on Display in Bologna

Thomas Salomoni (Dainese Bologna), Franco Cavina and the VUN PPP

Last weekend was the first anniversary of the Dainese "D-Store" on via Stalingrado, in Bologna. To celebrate, the store threw a party with free barbeque food, discount vouchers, an exotic motorcycle display and the inevitable long legged girls to keep a smile on your face.

The VUN PPP was part of the in-store display and will be there over the next few months in-between track testing engagements (more on that to come...).

PPP stands for Pronto Per la Pista, or "track ready".

Monday, October 18, 2010

Vundes Vun van a Man

"Eleven VUN (riders) Go to the Isle of Man", the documentary recounting the journey of 11 VUNICs to the Isle of Man, riding their CR&S VUN motorcycles, has won “best foreign documentary” at the "All Sports Film Festival” in Los Angeles and was ranked second overall.

For more details follow this link...