SAE International Releases Four New Technical Standard Subscriptions

22 11 2011

WARRENDALE, PA – November 21, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Four new ground vehicle technical standards subscriptions are available from SAE International. Technical standards subscriptions are designed for companies, organizations and individuals who routinely need comprehensive, current information on key topics in mobility engineering.

The four new online subscriptions are:

  • Integrated Vehicle Health Management. IVHM is a concept that synthesizes various diagnostic and analytical tools to provide a picture of a vehicle’s overall health and maintenance needs. This subscription compiles current SAE International standards related to the generation, monitoring, and assessment of aircraft performance data to help improve long-term operations.  For additional information go to
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems. The standards in this subscription address the safety, security and operational performance of vehicle communication systems, helping improve their efficiency and effectiveness.  For additional information go to
  • Motorcycle Standards. This subscription includes all SAE International standards related to motorcycle parts and components, giving manufacturers and suppliers the critical information they need to reduce costs and increase efficiency.  For additional information go to
  • Snowmobile Standards. This subscription includes all SAE International standards related to snowmobile parts and components.  For additional information go to

SAE standards subscriptions are targeted and always current, giving customers what they need when they need it. For more information on these subscriptions or SAE International standards in general, visit or e-mail

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

Contact: Shawn Andreassi, SAE International, via or 1-724-772-8522

SOURCE: SAE International


2012 Lineup Includes New Sportbike, Cruiser, Dual Sport, Standard and Scooter Models.

25 10 2011

BREA, CA – October 24, 2011 – (Mtor Sports Newswire) – Suzuki is pleased to announce the unveiling of the full 2012 motorcycle and scooter lineup, with updated and new models joining the recently introduced 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS and 2012 motocross and off-road motorcycle lines.

The diverse line of 2012 Suzuki motorcycles and scooters was introduced at Suzuki’s annual business meeting held this year at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

“We are excited to release a wide range of incredible Suzuki models for 2012,” said Suzuki’s Senior Communications Manager Steve Bortolamedi, “whether it’s hitting the open highway on a Boulevard C50T Classic, cruising city streets on an efficient Burgman scooter, adventure touring on the new V-Strom 650 ABS or dominating the racetrack on a class-leading GSX-R sportbike – the 2012 Suzuki lineup has a motorcycle or scooter for everyone.”

The 2012 Suzuki motorcycle models include updated Sportbike, Boulevard Cruiser, Dual Sport, Standard and Burgman scooter models.

The 2012 sportbike models include the original ground-breaking high-performance Hayabusa model and the GSX-R1000, GSX-R750 and GSX-R600 models – the ultimate race-developed sportbikes designed to Own the Racetrack.

Boulevard cruiser models for 2012 include the new C50T Classic, M109R, M109R Limited, C50T and S40 models. These class-leading cruiser models feature advanced Suzuki technology to provide exceptional performance on the road or highway.

Standard 2012 models include the versatile GSX1250FA and classic-styled TU250X motorcycles – both models that offer outstanding performance and all-purpose versatility.

2012 Burgman 400 ABS and Burgman 650 Executive models continue to offer riders exceptional performance for the city or highway with incredible fuel efficiency and the ultimate in rider convenience and comfort.

In addition to the all-new 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS introduced earlier this year, a new 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure model will be available that provides a full touring package including hard saddlebags. The celebrated V-Strom 1000 model returns for 2012, along with a V-Strom 1000 Adventure model that also includes the full touring package. These adventure models are exclusive to the U.S. market and offer riders excellent versatility and convenience for adventure touring and long-distance riding.

Great riding doesn’t have to stop where the road ends though – Suzuki’s dual sport models for 2012 include the DR-Z400S and DR650SE. These versatile dual sport motorcycles offer class-leading features and technology to provide exceptional performance on the street or trail.

More information about the 2012 Suzuki product lines can be found at:


Powersports Vehicle Data Added to ACES

22 02 2011

Ready 2 Ride bike list becomes part of the AAIA vehicle database.

BETHESDA, MD – February 21, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) has announced the release of a complete set of powersports applications as part of the industry standard vehicle configuration database. Vehicle data for street and sport motorcycles, utility vehicles, ATVs, snowmobiles and personal watercraft is now published as part of the Aftermarket Catalog Enhanced Standard (ACES) vehicle database with cooperation from Ready 2 Ride, makers of the X-ActFit powersports electronic catalog.

Ready 2 Ride, of Georgetown, Ind., is the maker of the X-ActFit aftermarket parts software search tool used by powersports distributor Tucker Rocky and hundreds of other powersports retailers.

“We believe that adding the Ready 2 Ride bike list to the AAIA standard opens doors for makers and distributors of powersports parts and accessories,” said Jamie Longacre, president, Ready 2 Ride. “It’s an on-demand, online world, whether you are sourcing parts for your car, truck, jet ski or motorcycle. And we are excited to contribute to the extension of the aftermarket standard look-up table.”

The AAIA vehicle configuration database is a component of ACES and is available with monthly updates on a subscription basis. The powersports configuration data lists the year, make, model number, model name and engine size for multiple segments of recreational and powersports vehicles. Applications extend from the current model year back to the 1930s, in the case of Harley-Davidson.

“AAIA is delighted to partner with Ready 2 Ride to bring their robust data set to the automotive aftermarket,” said Scott Luckett, AAIA vice president, technology standards. “Ready 2 Ride is the unquestioned leader in providing electronic parts and accessory cataloging to the powersports market. The addition of their vehicle list to ACES adds great value to the standard and creates tremendous opportunities for our subscribers.”

To view a sample of the powersports segment of the ACES Vehicle Database, visit


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