Archive for December, 2010
Hyundai has a selection of motorcycles to choose from. Ranging from solar, electric to normal ones. This week we are asking YOU which Hyundai motorcycle is your favorite the Czerwinski, the Batmobile or the Hot Flash Genesis??!!
Wondering what riding the latest Hyundai’s® motorcycles feel like? Experience it for yourself. Take a free test ride of any Hyundai’s® motorcycle available at your local dealer. Just stop by or schedule your test ride in advance.
Which models are available?
A variety of new models based on availability at the Hyundai® dealer where you schedule your test ride.
How much is a test drive?
All test rides are free of charge.
What is needed?
A valid driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement, A D.O.T. certified helmet (full face helmet recommended) and Long pants, long sleeved shirt and close toed shoes.
How do I get started?
Get started scheduling your test ride online by entering the information on this page or contact your local dealer by telephone.
You can either rent a Hyundai or attend a Demo Ride Event to try several bikes.
The average motorcycle on the road today gets somewhere around 35 to 40 miles per gallon. That is surprisingly low, when you compare the size of the engine and the weight of the motorcycle’s load with that of a car. While some motorcycles can get more than 60 miles to the gallon, that 35 to 40 mpg number is where the vast majority fall. Hyundai’s motorcycles being that most are either electric or solar get more than 50 to 75 mpg.
Here are some quick and easy ways to improve your motorcycle’s gas mileage:
- Keep your engine clean. A clean engine is an efficient engine. Make sure you regularly use a fuel additive to keep things humming along on the inside.
- When you can, drive on the highways. Long stretches of road without stop signs are better for fuel efficiency. All of that stop and go of traffic just sucks the gas right out of your tank.
- If you ride in the city, consider a lighter bike. If most of your driving is in the city, a lighter bike will help to reduce the amount of fuel you’re using.
- Keep your tires inflated. While the amount of fuel you can save by keeping your motorcycle’s tires inflated is less than what you’d save in a car, it can still help your overall mileage.
- Don’t drive aggressively. Brake and accelerate slowly. Keep a constant speed whenever possible.
- Watch your speed. Stay at or under the speed limit. For every 5 miles per hour over about 55, you could be costing yourself as much as 2 miles per gallon or more. Not only that, keeping free of tickets will be a boon to your motorcycle insurance.
- Dress aerodynamically. A full-faced helmet is much more aerodynamic than other helmets, for example.
- Watch for accessories that create drag. If you have accessories attached to your bike that stick out, they’re going to create drag and reduce your fuel efficiency.
- Use higher-grade fuel. How much this will save you depends largely on the price of the fuel, but it will allow you to use less fuel.
Since 1998 Hyundai and its dealers have been committed to supporting the fight against childhood cancer. What began in 1998 as a local initiative supported by New England-area Hyundai dealers to raise funds for the Jimmy Fund at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has evolved into Hyundai Hope on Wheels, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which is supported nationwide by all of Hyundai’s more than 800 dealers and Hyundai Motor America. At the end of 2010, Hyundai Hope on Wheels will have donated more than $23 million to children’s hospitals nationwide to help kids fight cancer. Every time a new Hyundai vehicle is sold in the U.S., $5 is donated to Hope on Wheels.
The Hope on Wheels Tour is the united effort of Hyundai dealers across the country to raise awareness about childhood cancer and celebrate the lives of the courageous children battling the disease. In 2010, the Hope on Wheels Tour traveled to 42 children’s hospitals across the country and donated more than $2 million to support further training and research for doctors involved in childhood cancer research. Hyundai Hope on Wheels designates the medical professionals supported by these donations as Hyundai Scholars.
The 2010 Tour also hosted Handprint Ceremonies for childhood cancer patients, both past and present, at the 42 children’s hospitals receiving donations. The symbol of the Hope on Wheels Tour is a white Hyundai Santa Fe vehicle covered with colorful handprints representing childhood cancer patients from all over the country. The Handprint Ceremony celebrates the courage of childhood cancer patients by capturing their colorful handprints on the white Santa Fe; children attending the ceremony are asked to lend a hand and place their own handprints on the car to commemorate their battle with cancer.
Why handprints? Because there’s nothing more personal than a handprint – and the goal of the Hope on Wheels Tour is to share the personal triumphs of each of these children with other childhood cancer patients and their families across the country. Whether it’s completing a round of chemo, celebrating a beautiful new head of hair or receiving a clean bill of health, one childhood cancer patient’s milestone can be another’s symbol of hope.
This year, Hyundai and its dealers are expanding their commitment to battling childhood cancer with the “Hyundai Gives Hope on Wheels” September program. During the month of September – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – Hyundai Motor America and Hyundai dealers will raise national awareness about childhood cancer and donate $6.8 million to children’s hospitals and other non-profit organizations across the country.
Hyundai Motorcycles is introducing their latest creation, EcoBike and expanding its platforms at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
EcoBike offers a state of the art battery and frame design, and artfully combines the highest quality parts from the most competitive manufacturers – Shimano, SRAM, and Cionlli, to name a few. The result is a masterpiece in convenience, reliability, and style. Combining style with functionality, EcoBike is a world-renowned quality electric bicycle, sold all over Europe ,North America and now expanding into South America.
The EcoBike is powered by an innovative hub-mounted, brushless permanent magnet motor with a triple planetary gear drive system and proprietary heat resistant materials. The Zero-Smart-Start speed controller delivers ease of use and smooth drive control and offers a multi-function variable speed output. EcoBike electric bikes have been specially designed with the daily commuter in mind.
Hyundai Motorcycles is expanding its platforms to Brazil, one of the advancing political economies in South America and closely working with the United Nations to provide the EcoBikes at a low cost to developing countries like Kenya, Haiti, Bangladesh, and Ghana just to name a few. Brazil, which is leading in childhood education is partnering with Hyundai Motorcycles and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide EcoBikes to families that that live more than 3 miles from schools. The initiative is to “bridge the distance” between children and education and providing them access to schools.
The project is said to take off at the World Cup in Brazil 2014 and it will help over 1,000 families all over the world
Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, stated, “This is the first time a major vehicle company is partner.ing with our efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Education is fundamental to the development of a child, a town, a nation and our world. The initiative to “bridge the distance” is one of the greatest initiatives taken to combat illiteracy.”
ECO-FRIENDLY FINALLY GOT ECON-FRIENDLY
The elite don’t have a monopoly on the environment. Nor do they have a monopoly on our responsibility to take care of it. We all have to do our part. That’s why Hyundai is taking strides toward making environmental efficiency more affordable. Hyundai has introduced hybrid motorcycles, solar, electric and other high-efficiency, low-emission models that cost far less than you’d expect. Our goal is to provide the best price-to-MPG ratios of any company out there. After all, we can’t all afford the ultra-expensive eco-machines, and we want everyone to have the opportunity to drive a little greener.
HYUNDAI’S SELECTION OF MOTORCYCLES
Hyundai’s selection of motorcycles have become one of the most popular motorcycles available. Not only are they Eco-Friendly, they are economically friendly as well. Thousands of people have already begun to switch over to Hyundai’s motorcycles and as part of its program Hyundai is offering its loyal customers the opportunity to sign up for its “10 year exchange program” where customers can return their motorcycles after 10 years and receive 33% towards the purchase of another motorcycle. Customers across the U.S. saying that “Hyundai’s offers are like none other.”
The Harley Davidson Company will be folding over to Hyundai Motorcycles. The company which has been operating for over a century has become bankrupt because of the recent recession. Hyundai Motorcycles executives have decided to transform some of the Harley Davidson’s into electric, hybrid or solar. Harley Davidson executives although, disappointed at their loss are excited that Hyundai is taking over since many are going to continue operating in the same factories and dealerships in an effort to save jobs.
Maricruz Retana, Harvard graduate school of International and Public Affairs entered in the Hyundai’s challenge to win a free Batmobile after being the 1000th person to donate to the “Hyundai’s Marathon/Concert fundraiser.”
She recently made a statement about Hyundai’s Batmobile:
” Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn -VAMPIRES. What about them? What makes them unique? Besides the fact that they are beyond strong, intelligent, able to see the future and immortal, why does everyone want to be one or at least date one? Because there amazingly fast….speed is what it’s all about! Well so now think about it, Vampires are obviously fictional (sorry Twilight fans) and are practically figures of our imaginations but yet we want to be as fast as they are, so how do we do this? By buying the NEW Batmobile Motorcycle released by Hyundai…duh!
The new bike is not only just attractive to the eye or environmentally conscious to please President Obama and his cabinet but as well it is the fastest bike on the market right now, so Harley Davidson watchout! The bike’s top speed is 185 mph and is both faster than the current number one holder, BMW’s R 1200S, but is both street legal, so not only can you continue to be a speed demon but as well have an attractive bike that’s environmentally friendly ….I don’t know about you but that’s what a quadruple threat whereas every other bike is just a triple threat. No where close to Hyundai….its ok we’ll wait for them to catch up, if they ever get there!”
Begins at 10 seconds also available on you tube under “Mari”
- Hyundai Breaks A Half Million 2010 Sales In The U.S. (ridelust.com)