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Neo locks deal among distributor deals

Distributors have announced a range of sponsorships and deals over the past days, included the one pictured between Motohaus Powersports and Heli Bars.

Heli Bars handlebar risers from the USA are now available to UK dealers through Motohaus Powersports.

The Hampshire-based distributor of premium brands, including Sena helmet intercoms, SW-Motech accessories, SDoc100 bike care products, Ventura luggage, Keis Heated Clothing and OptiMate battery chargers, recently moved into larger premises in Hook in order to provide additional space for the new lines introduced in 2018 and early 2019.

Heli Bars are designed for easy installation, in most cases retaining all original cables and hydraulic lines, requiring little or no modification to the motorcycle. Made in America, they come with comprehensive instructions and are backed by a one-year warranty on all materials and workmanship, for a hassle-free sale.

Two styles are available: Tour Performance risers, designed for bikes with traditional tubular handlebars, such as the BMW R 1200 GS and Yamaha MT-09; and TracStar risers, the clip-on type, suitable for machines such as the Honda VFR800 and Suzuki Hayabusa.

Retail prices range from £88 including VAT for the Kawasaki ZX-14 to bars for the Honda GL1800 kit at £695.

Motohaus Powersports: tel 01256 704909.

Pictured are Wayne Harrison, head of brand and marketing at Motohaus (left) with MD David Gath, unpacking Heli Bars ready for the season

Meanwhile, Neo Distribution has added a range of security products to its portfolio. The company has secured exclusive UK distribution of products made by Luma Industries of Spain.

The range includes disc and U locks, plus locks and chains.

Neo Distribution brand manager Craig Millar said: “Our product portfolio now consists entirely of high-quality European brands. These include Putoline motorcycle oil and Putoline Action filters from Holland, Roof Helmets from France, Kappa luggage, helmets and accessories from Italy, and to be able to add another top European brand such as Luma just makes so much sense.”

Millar added: “Like most of our industry, we have noticed an alarming and ever-increasing trend in thefts of off-road motorcycles from domestic garages and vans, as well as stolen scooters within large cities. As we are heavily involved in both these sectors, we are ideally positioned to provide our dealers with security products to protect their customer’s machines with the correct anti-theft devices.”


Lastly a sponsorship deal involving Maxxis, which returns as title sponsor of the British Motocross Championship, and this year will offer a win bonus at every round for riders finishing first, second, or third, overall on Maxxis tyres.

It comes following the launch of the brand’s new Maxxcross MX-ST, and is applicable to riders in both the MX1 class and the MX2 championship. The win bonus will see £150 awarded to the top Maxxis rider each weekend, with £100 available for second place and £50 for third.

Teams and riders who wish to participate can register their interest here. Maxxis’ new MX-ST will be offered at a discounted rate, with other conditions also required to be met to qualify for the bonus. Eligible riders will be contacted post-event to arrange payment.

The new Maxxis MX-ST has been tested and developed in partnership with seven-time AMA Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath. It has a new, unique tread block design for improved grip and cornering performance, while also extending tyre life.

For more information on the MX-ST click here. For information on the Maxxis win bonus scheme, click here.



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