Executive summary about Motorcycle Clothing by Paul Searle
Surrey County Council has teamed up with the local Police force to remind bikers of the need for adequate motorcycle clothing UK when out riding. Around three-quarters of the motorcycle accidents in Surrey involve collision with another vehicle, Inspector Chris Colley from Surrey's Roads Policing Unit told the Epsom Guardian.
Triumph Motorcycles Ltd
Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. is the largest surviving British motorcycle manufacturer. When the Triumph Engineering Co Ltd went into receivership in 1983, John Bloor bought the name and manufacturing rights from the Official Receiver. The new company continued Triumph's record of motorcycle production since 1902.
The new company's manufacturing plant and its designs were not able to compete against the Japanese so Bloor decided against relaunching Triumph immediately, set to work assembling the new Triumph, hiring several of the group's former designers to begin work on new models. By 1987, the company had completed its first engine.
As sales built, the big fours were phased out of the lineup and parallel twins and triples became the marketing and development focus of Triumph's marketing strategy. Triumph also decided to exploit demand for retro motorcycles with modern engineering.
For their contemporary range, the triple is Hinckley Triumph's trademark, filling a niche between European and American twins and four cylinder Japanese machinery. Triumph's best selling bike is the 675 cc Street Triple.
In 1994 Bloor created Triumph Motorcycles America Ltd. Triumph made a commercial decision to design all their own motorcycle clothing rather than license other producers.
Furthermore, in 2003, Triumph opened a new manufacturing facility in Thailand. In September 2008, Triumph announced that they were expanding their Thailand factory to increase capacity to over 130,000 motorcycles.
The Triumph Group announced sales of 37,400 units in the financial year ending 30 June 2006. Company turnover rose 13% to £200 million, but net profit remained static at around £10.3 million due to recent investment in production facilities.
On 21 July 2008, Triumph held a Global Dealer Conference where new models for 2009 were launched, including the official announcement of the parallel twin-cylinder Triumph Thunderbird 1600.