Xenophya Metzeler Calendar 2013

Very pleased to announce that Xenophya Towers and Roy & Tom’s ‘famous’ Speed Twin concept have been featured in the 20th edition of Metzeler’s calendar for 2013. The “Garages” theme features images from some of the world’s best known bike builders and was unveiled by Giacomo Agostini in Milan at the ‘Metzeler Calendar Party’.

http://www.metzeler.com/site/uk/about-us/calendar/2013-Garages.html

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Our 10th year has seen a lot of changes, being our busiest ever. The team of full time staff has grown to 5 and we’ve invested more than ever in new equipment to help us provide a wider range of services in a more efficient manner.

Greg, Roy and Tom have slotted into their roles nicely providing fantastic new talent, additional capacity and new in-house CAD skills. The recent addition of a FARO arm has already proved it’s worth in supporting our Engineering partners, giving us the ability to inspect and digitise in-house. We are also awaiting delivery of our new 6 x 2.5m surface plate, Stiefelmeyer CMM and 3 axis CNC router which we hope to have up and running before Christmas, more on that soon.

Our growing list of products on the market are selling as well as, if not better than we could have hoped, and receiving positive reviews. With more exciting products in the pipeline there’s lots to look forward to.

Thanks to all of our customers and suppliers, old and new, for all your support and here’s to an even bigger 11th year!

Just a few pics from this years Salon Prive…

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Two lower fairing kits we developed for UK aftermarket accessories manufacturer Pyramid Plastics are now on sale. The kits for the Yamaha FZ1 and BMW F800S are priced from £299.95 and can be supplied colour matched in the usual OEM paint colours.

Yamaha FZ1 Lower Fairing Kit

BMW F800S Lower Fairing Kit

You can order online now from Pyramid Plastics. They also have dealers in over 20 countries around the world, click here to find your nearest dealer.

Triumph Speed Twin Concept Studio Side

Bike Exif has published it’s top ten bikes of 2012 and it’s great to see Tom & Roy’s Speed Twin at the top of the list! Read more…

Figures from the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) have revealed the Triumph Tiger Explorer as the UK’s top selling bike over 1000cc.

806 Explorers were registered between January and June this year, putting it 4th in the overall chart behind Honda’s CBF125 (1201), PCX125 (998) and Yamaha’s YBR125 (955).  The next ‘big bike’ was predictably the BMW R1200GS Adventure with 653 new registrations.

A good start considering the Explorer was only launched at the dealers in late March!

Rieju RS3 125 review

The Rieju RS3, designed by Xenophya and Arianetech Engineering, was the 125cc group test winner in the July issue of Motorcycle Monthly.

We were very pleased indeed with scores of 9/10 for both looks and performance, along with the ‘verdict’: Read more…

Congratulations to Luke Leighton on his First Class Honours degree in Transportation Design from Northumbria University. Luke was part of the Xenophya team for his year 3 industrial placement, and returned to use our modelmaking facilities to produce his full scale clay model for his final project. Read more…

Bike Magazine

Xenophya Towers was host to freelance pen pusher and Sideburn supremo Gary Inman a little while ago. Gary spent the day with us to have a go at clay modelling and have bit of a chat about what we do for a feature in ‘Bike’ magazine. Coinciding with the first road tests of the Triumph Explorer, the feature is published in the May issue which hit the shops this week. Grab a copy for a 3 page spread all about the joys of working at the ‘Phya station.

Thanks to Gary and Bike for the write up, a fun day was had by all.

Bike Magazine

Monday night saw Mark in surroundings which his old teachers at ‘Dartford West’ would never have believed. An invitation was extended to us to give a talk to Eton College’s Design and Engineering Society. It was such a rare opportunity to visit such an historical and prestigous school that we couldn’t pass it up. Read more…