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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 »

August 19, 2015

Remus exhausts now available for the entire Indian Motorcycle line-up

Indian Motorcycles have just announced the addition of custom Remus exhaust systems to its entire line-up. According to the press release, every model in the range can be fitted with a direct Remus replacement exhaust in black or chrome depending on the model. Models catered for are the Chief Classic, the Chief Vintage, the Chief Dark Horse, the Chieftain, the Roadmaster and the Scout. Read the full article »

August 16, 2015

Knox All Sports textile motorcycle jacket

The multi-activity All Sports jacket from the Knox Studio Collection provides comfort, waterproofing, protection and style in one flexible garment. Providing for a seamless transition between life on and off the bike, the All Sports features the Studio Collection’s Dual Fit System: open up the underarm zips for a close and perfect fit over any Knox armoured shirt on the bike; remove the armoured layer, close the zip and the jacket is now ready to wear in everyday life and for other outdoor sports. Read the full article »

August 15, 2015

Akrapovič “Release the Beast” for the Ducati Scrambler

Akrapovič’s latest addition to its ever-expanding range of Ducati exhaust systems aims to “Release the Beast” lurking within the Italian brand’s latest iconic motorcycle, the Scrambler. The Slip-On range is constructed using ttiaium and will deliver a solid power gain across the whole rev range. According to Akrapovic, installing the cans only takes 45 minutes. Read the full article »

August 14, 2015

Gadget of the week: “D Shield” parking protection system

Many urban riders know how expensive the repair bill can be when a stranger knocks your bike off the side-stand. A new device can save you this money by protecting your motorcycle or scooter by creating an invisible shield around it. The creators claim that "D Shield" is completely wireless and that no installation is required. If you do want to know how the system works, click through. Read the full article »

August 13, 2015

Ventura makes the 2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer more versatile

Instantly adaptable for touring, commuting and those afternoons scratching the back lanes, Ventura’s Bike Pack System is the ideal luggage solution for all-rounders like Yamaha’s MT-09 Tracer. The Ventura Bike Pack System rolls the best features of hard and soft luggage into one: a sturdy rack-mounting system, which holds the load safely and securely, plus a range of lightweight, soft and semi-rigid bags that are easy to handle off the bike and can be rolled up and stashed away when not in use. Read the full article »