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Taipei gets revved up for high-octane behemoth of bike show

Taipei gets revved up for high-octane behemoth of bike show

Thousands of motorcycle buffs and buyers are expected to flock to Taipei World Trade Center Hall 3 from May 18 to 20 to check out some of the hottest and fastest two-wheelers ever built.
Motorcycle Taiwan 2007 will be featuring six major manufacturers of complete scooters and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) from Taiwan and China, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council said. Taitra is the organizer of the second annual show.
According to the show organizer, Taiwan Golden Bee, a maker of motor scooters and ATVs, will be showing off its premium line including a number of sport and utility ATVs. TGB will also be unveiling its newest line of scooters such as the R50X, 303R, and Delivery models. The manufacturer's latest ATVs are powered by a 425cc high-efficiency engine that it jointly developed with Morini Franco of Italy. The vendor will also be adopting the new engine in a series of new vehicles including utility vehicles, scooters, and motorcycles as part of its ambitious development project, Taitra said.
The trade fair is the only exhibition in the world that brings together the complete production line of the motorcycle industry, from motorcycle parts and accessories to whole motorcycles.
The show has attracted 166 local and foreign exhibitors, up 10.6 percent compared with last year's show. Buyers will find a vast range of quality, innovative products displayed in some 370 booths, 20.5 percent more than the 2006 fair.
The fair will be featuring complete motorbikes, scooters, ATVs, electric scooters, electric bicycles, engine parts, frames, accessories, riding paraphernalia, testing and inspection equipment, and noise and emissions testing gear.
Next year, the show will be moving to TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 where some 200 exhibitors using 450 to 500 booths are expected to attend, Taitra said.
World-renowned brands such as Ducati, Suzuki, Honda and Vespa signed up for the trade fair last year. More than a hundred parts and accessories makers such as Tung Pei Industrial, Tong Yah Industrial, and Factory Motorsports also exhibited their latest merchandise at TWTC. The fair also featured exhibitors from the U.S., Japan, India, Hong Kong, Pakistan and Vietnam.
This year's exhibitors will include Unilli Motor, Hartford Industrial, Cosmos Motor and 128 local and foreign parts and accessories suppliers, Taitra said.
"Suppliers from Taiwan have apparently been making a name for themselves in terms of quality, safe and durable motorcycle parts; so much so that BMW plans to send a procurement delegation to Motorcycle Taiwan 2007, while Kiska Design of Austria, a major European design company, is expected to explore (possible partnerships) with exhibitors at the show," Taitra said in a statement.
As motorbike enthusiasts know, BMW is one of the world's top makers of shaft-driven motorbikes for discerning and affluent consumers who want "understated power, cutting-edge design" and of course, exclusivity.
Last year, roughly 12,500 visitors from 40 countries checked out the displays, Taitra said. Monster bikes, carrying price tags ranging from NT$500,000 to NT$800,000, were the stars of last year's Taiwan International Motorcycle Show.
"The show may be the best and most convenient opportunity for world buyers to confirm first-hand that Taiwan suppliers can equal Japanese quality but at more competitive prices," Taitra said in a statement.
On May 18, the show is open only to trade members. The fair is open to the public on May 19 and 20.


Updated : 2021-05-08 05:55 GMT+08:00