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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. more »


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. more »


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. more »


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. more »


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. more »


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. more »


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. more »


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. more »


April 14, 2011

Rizoma special parts for the 2011 Triumph Speed riple 1050

Rizoma has developed a complete kit to the Queen of naked bikes, the new Triumph Speed triple 1050. The most effective components are a mix of risers/handlebars/grips, levers, mirrors, which change completely the „dashboard” look. There are new high-tech EVO rearsets which are perfectly integrated into the frame and allow eight different adjustment options. The articulated connection to the peg houses a tiny screw, which can keep the peg from pivoting for a higher performance on the race track. more »


April 8, 2011

Double bubble windscreen for the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R

British aftermarket manufacturer Skidmarx developed double bubble screens the latest high performance road bikes, including the 2011 model 197 bhp Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. Proven to enhance the aerodynamics of motorcycles and increase the air pocket behind the screen, Skidmarx double bubble screens were used by Buildbase, the highest finishing Kawasaki team last season. The road bike versions are produced from 3mm acrylic using the same technology as the race screens. more »