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May 11, 2012

New Akrapovič exhaust products for your Yamaha

Following on from the successful launch of the Yamaha-Akrapovič partnership in 2011, the range of raceproven exhaust products featuring unique Yamaha model-specific logos, has now expanded to include competition silencers and full race systems for selected road and off-road machines in the Yamaha range. Designed specifically for race use only, Akrapovič Racing systems are developed to fully exploit the racing potential of Yamaha models like the YZF-R1 and YZ450F, further improving their race winning potential. Read the full article »


November 5, 2011

Dani Pedrosa heads Arai line-up at Motorcycle Live

Arai has a superb line-up of racing heroes, new helmets, top activities and great service at this year’s Motorcycle Live event, which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC from the 19th - 27th November, 2011. Repsol Honda MotoGP superstar Dani Pedrosa will be in attendance on Monday 21st November and will be signing autographs and giving interviews on Arai’s stand B320, Hall 2. Opening the entire Motorcycle Live show will be Dani’s fellow MotoGP racer Cal Crutchlow, who’ll also be firing up his Yamaha M1 racebike on the main stage! Read the full article »


August 5, 2011

2011 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Sports Pack available

Honda UK has announced the special Sports Package for the 2011 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. The new package will be available until the end of 2011 and will be offered for both standard and ABS-equipped versions. It will be priced at £599 for the ABS pack and £699 for the standard pack. The package includes an Akrapovic exhaust, a bike cover, a higher screen, seat cowl, and a rear tire hugger for the non ABS model. The model will be available with a new HRC tricolor version that includes a stunning gold trim, white wheels, and HRC stickers on the middle and upper front cowl. Read the full article »


June 2, 2011

Suomy Capirossi Replica helmet revealed

Presented for the first time by Loris Capirossi during the Pramac Ducati team conference in Genoa, Suomy Excel Capirossi Replica will be available in stores starting in the next few days. The graphics remained similar to the previous version, much appreciated by users, with stylized and colorful running flowers around the base of the helmet, the number 65 on the left side and three stars on the right side with the colors of the Italian flag, Monaco and European Union flags. The colors are changing on a dark background, the yellow blends well with the greens, the glitter and colored streamers that run in a circle. Read the full article »


May 31, 2011

AGV’s new AX-8 BEAT helmet introduced

AGV expands their AX-8 dirt bike helmet line with its new BEAT helmet featuring Dry-Lex padding and AGV’s adjustable peak system. The design is pure AGV style with an evident family feeling in the front air vents and the rear extractors that recall both those in the on-road and MT-X versions. The AX-8 is available in 3 outer shell sizes with sizes that run from XXS to XXXL. The outer shell vaunts SSL layering made in Carbon, Kevlar and fibreglass in order to keep weight low while ensuring the maximum safety. AGC offers free shipping on this model until June 4th. Read the full article »


May 30, 2011

Z1R Helmets presents the Roost 3 Volt

The seasons have begun to change and that means more sun and longer days out riding. With this welcome change in the weather, now is the perfect time to get back out on the track or trail, and Z1R has the perfect helmet to welcome you back. A great helmet option for dirt bike riders, regardless of how long they have been throwing their leg over a bike, is the Roost 3 Volt. The Roost 3 Volt is a great entry-level helmet, making it the perfect fit for a rider fine-tuning and developing their skills. Read the full article »


May 23, 2011

Ducati Monster gets the LeoVince makeover

For those Ducati Monster owners that only want to add pure Italian made products to their Ducati, then look no further. Top Italian performance exhaust manufacturers LeoVince have just released some new slip-on exhausts, called the LV-ONE, for the Monster. The casings special finish looks like titanium, the exhausts are all 'E' approved for road use, and finished off with their new techno-polymer tailcones. Read the full article »


May 19, 2011

Stay cool, dry and comfortable all day with the function shirts from BMW Motorrad

BMW Motorrad is pleased to add a range of functional garments to its collection of Rider Equipment: the Function Shirt and T-Shirt. The Function range fuses advanced manufacturing techniques with the extraordinary properties of natural fibres – in this case from the coconut – to keep riders cool, dry and odour-free. BMW Motorrad is the first manufacturer to utilise Cocona in a motorcycling garment. Read the full article »


May 19, 2011

NHTSA updates motorcyclists’ DOT helmet rule

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced an update for the DOT regulations covering motorcycle helmets on May 13 that took effect immediately. The new rule is meant to decrease the use of "novelty" helmets while making it more difficult to sell helmets with markings that resemble the current "DOT" label showing compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218, the motorcycle helmet safety standard issued in 1973. Read the full article »


May 18, 2011

Marlon Brando Trustees sue Harley-Davidson for using name

Marlon Brando’s estate executors have filed a suit against Harley-Davidson Motor Company for the unlicensed use of Brando’s name on a line of boots. Brando Enterprises is seeking to recover damages caused by the sales and marketing of the unlicensed boot. The lawsuit says the boots look similar to a pair that Brando wore in the 1953 movie „The Wild One”. The movie mogul says, "The Marlon Brando name is among the most recognized in the world. Only a select few can transcend generations and Marlon Brando is in that rarified group of globally renowned icons. Read the full article »