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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 »


May 17, 2011

New tall touring screen and hugger for Triump Tiger 800

New from British bodywork specialists Skidmarx, a range of accessories to make life with Triumph's 800cc adventure sport bike even easier. Tall screens are a popular upgrade for riders planning to cover long distances. Manufactured from 3mm acrylic, the Skidmarx tall screen for the Tiger 800 is 53cm high and is supplied with support bars to ensure a secure fit even at motorway cruising speeds. Read the full article »


May 4, 2011

Triumph Tiger 800 XC accessories available from Touratech

The adventure touring experts at Touratech have developed a full line of accessories for the latest entrant to the middleweight adventure motorcycle category, the Triumph Tiger 800 XC. In true Touratech fashion, their designers have come up with a long list of protection and guards, auxiliary lighting, ergonomic enhancements, aluminum pannier systems, tank & tail bags, navigation, and more, most of which, will hit the U.S. shore before the Tiger 800 motorcycles arrive. Read the full article »


April 28, 2011

Summer cleaning kit from Sdoc100

New from Germany's favourite motorcycle cleaning brand (as voted by Motorrad magazine for the 5th successive year), this comprehensive kit from Sdoc100 contains everything needed to clean, protect and preserve a motorcycle during the summer months. Removing road grime, dirt, and grease is an important part of bike maintenance all year round and Sdoc100 Power Gel allows owners to do this without scrubbing – so there’s no risk of damage to paint and metalwork. Read the full article »


April 27, 2011

Z1R launched new helmet for kids

Z1R launched a new helmet, the Youth Strike Blitz. The helmet was constructed with the same advanced features found in the Z1R adult line of helmets. The compact shell has been designed specifically to fit a child's head. The result of this compact construction is delivery of a helmet that is more comfortable for the child and offers maximum protection. The Youth Strike Blitz is DOT approved, comes with all the great ventilation features that Z1R Helmets are known for, and parents will know their child is safe wearing a helmet created specifically to meet their needs. Read the full article »


April 26, 2011

Arai introduces special „Flag Japan” helmet to help tsunami victims

Arai introduces the special edition Quantum ”Flag Japan” design – available later this year. This special Quantum design is based on the popular “Flag” design series. Designer Aldo Drudi has made a special version with the Japanese flag as the center of attention. The result is a really stunning design that together with the excellent sport/touring properties of the Quantum helmet offers a very attractive combination. Read the full article »


April 15, 2011

New Tiger kit is a Triumph of German Engineering

Praised for its ability to perform both on and off road, the new Triumph Tiger 800 is set to become a popular choice for touring and adventure riders. As any long distance rider knows though, it’s the details that make the difference, so German engineering specialists, SW Motech, have introduced a comprehensive range of accessories and add-ons so owners can tailor their Tiger for any journey. Read the full article »