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September 26, 2015

New accessories from Ventura for the 2016 BMW S 1000 XR

The new S 1000 XR is BMW’s answer to the magnificent Ducati Multistrada. The Bavarian’s adventure sport machine is a versatile even without any aftermarket parts but now Ventura decided to make it more practical for longer tours. Stable, versatile and adding minimal width and weight, Ventura’s Bike Pack System is the perfect match for BMW’s high performance S 1000 XR. Read the full article »

September 26, 2015

Scorpion makes the Peugeot Metropolis three-wheeler sportier

A sports exhaust has been developed for the Peugeot Metropolis 3-wheeler that is not only half the weight of the original, but also boosts the engine’s power by 5% and is road legal too. Specially manufactured for Peugeot by Scorpion exhausts in the UK, the slip-on style silencer has a 400mm long T304 stainless steel sleeve with a flared oval construction, for extra ground clearance, enabling riders to take full advantage of the 3-wheeler’s 39-degrees of lean. Read the full article »

September 24, 2015

2016 BMW C 650 GT Side View Assist on video

BMW has revealed the updated C650 Sport and C650 GT models for the next model year two days ago. One of the most important new features of the model is the Side View Assist, the first of its kind in the motorcycle industry. This new option for the C 650 GT supports the rider when changing lane, for instance, by monitoring the blind spot. BMW has now released a video showing how the system works. Read the full article »

September 22, 2015

Akrapovič exhausts for 2016 Victory Gunner, Judge, Hammer S, Hammer 8-Ball, Vegas 8-Ball and High-Ball cruisers – video

From now on, Akrapovič will be Victory’s official supplier of aftermarket exhausts for its cruiser models. Owners of the Gunner, Judge, Hammer S, Hammer 8-Ball, Vegas 8-Ball and the High-Ball can simply make a straight swap of their standard exhausts for these new Akrapovič ones. The exhausts come in either matte black or chrome and have a two-year warranty. Read the full article »

September 15, 2015

Dainese’s new Misano 1000 jacket features a stand-alone airbag

Dainese has just announced a new jacket that will reach new levels of rider safety. The Dainese D-Air Misano 1000 jacket is the first of its kind that features a stand-alone electronically deployed airbag for road use. The Misano 1000 has a unique construction that differs from all other airbags used in the automotive industry. The innovative product comes with a price tag of €1499 and will be available in two colours from November. Read the full article »

September 7, 2015

Ducati 899 Panigale receives Sports and Touring packs – video

Ducati have just announced two special packs for the 899 Panigale supersport bike to enhance the performance and practicality of the model. The Sport pack includes many carbon fibre and aluminium parts, making the bike lighter and more aggressive while the touring pack brings funcionality, making the 899 Panigale more comfortable on longer rides. The two packages are already available. Read the full article »

September 6, 2015

Touring with the Ducati Scrambler? Why not? Ventura shows us how

Ventura have released a version of their strap on luggage for the Ducati Scrambler. Yes, we are talking about the Ducati Scrambler, a bike that is praised for being easy to ride, compact and lightweight and not for its practicality. Although the Scrambler range has potential for a weekend away, with a compact seat and no secure strapping points, the Scrambler offers little concession to carrying luggage thanks to Ventura, that’s about to change. Read the full article »

September 1, 2015

New Vespa shirts in summer colours

Originally developed by Grand Slam tennis champion Rene Lacoste to wear whilst competing, polo shirts have long been associated with scootering thanks to their popularity with mods in the 1960s. Woven from 100% washed cotton for natural comfort and flexibility, Vespa’s latest Summer Colours range of Polo Shirts for men and women are perfect to wear under a riding jacket and for making a statement on the street. Read the full article »

August 27, 2015

Maintenance tip of the week: roadside inflation with Gear Gremlin

New from the Gear Gremlin range of motorcycle tools and accessories, the CO2 Canister Valve Adaptor makes light work of emergency tyre inflation. Compact and light, the Adaptor can be left under the seat or stowed in luggage and forgotten about until required. When it’s time for a top-up, just screw a Gear Gremlin CO2 canister into the bottom of the Adaptor and push onto the valve to release the gas and inflate the tyre. The Adaptor suits the Schrader valves found on most motorcycle and scooter tyres. Read the full article »

August 24, 2015

Italian suspension manufacturer Marzocchi closes down

American owner of Marzocchi, Tenneco, has today announced its intention to end production of motorcycle and mountain bike suspension completely and shut down its plant in Italy indefinitely, and liquidate its Marzocchi operations. Tenneco currently employs 127 people at the Marzocchi plant in Bologna, Italy and an additional 11 people in its operations in North America and Taiwan. Approximately 138 jobs will be eliminated in the process and the closure is expected to take place fully until the end of 2015. Read the full article »