Welcome to the third edition of Performance - our online magazine which is becoming more reader driven… Thank you to all of those who have sent in articles and … please keep them coming!
It has been another busy Winter here at Öhlins as on top of product development, race testing for bikes and cars and training technicians from all over the World, we have had a really busy 'Show' season. The EICMA Motorcycle Show in Italy (with Andreani which is featured in this edition) and the Autosport Show in the UK, SEMA in Las Vegas, Tokyo Motorcycle show and many, many more. These events give us a great opportunity to talk to customers, dealers and of course check out the latest trends in racing and street vehicles.
We have two 'Me and my Öhlins' features written from very different perspectives - a gold leaf retro US Ducati and an ultra trick Fireblade from Croatia of all places.
Simon Pavey explains the challenges of the Dakar, and staying on the dirt (although much closer to civilisation) we look at the big bucks world of Supercross.
We also lift the lid a little bit on the secrets of our Automotive R&D division and showcase a saloon with a difference - the firebreathing 550bhp Volvo Polestar machine. And just recently Polestar launched a special version of the car for the Australian market.
With winter now gone and the motorsport season well under way the exciting period has come where we get to see how our customers do on tracks and dirt all over the world. As expected there has already been some strong results which we are proud to be part of.
There are many events I personally look forward to, not least the 24 hour races at Le Mans and the Nürburgring but one totally unique event stands out; Sébastien Loeb attempting to beat the Pikes Peak hillclimb record in the amazing 875bhp Peugeot prototype!
We hope you enjoy the stories from around the globe and remember you can view the previous editions of the magazine in 'PAST EDITIONS'.
Stay fast, stay safe...
Marketing Manager – Öhlins Racing AB