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June 23, 2015

Usefool tools – Brakefix

Unless you live in Holland or another country where mountains only exist on photographs, you probably need Brakefix. It’s a little tool that secures the front brake on a motorcycle so that it helps to prevent the bike from rolling when parked. Brakefix is a simple and inexpensive little accessory that actually works. The jammer strap also helps to prevent costly mishaps when transporting your motorbike or raising it on a hoist. Read the full article »


May 30, 2015

Monitor you battery with the new OptiMate

Having problems with your battery? Today, we show you a useful tool from Belgian company OptiMate. OptiMate have designed a new dual function monitor, which displays the battery’s state of charge and will also provide active charging system monitoring, giving owners an immediate overview of the motorcycle’s electrical system. Read the full article »


March 5, 2015

K5, AGV’s most anticipated helmet of the 2015 collection, is now available

Made from carbon and glass fibres, the new AGV K-5 arrives on the market with clear intent of becoming the top helmet for sports and road use. Its optimum fit with 3D linings and the fanatical attention to detail such as the small spoilers that integrate perfectly with the overall shape of the shell, it can help reduce turbulence and improve the Cx (coefficient of aerodynamic penetration) the slim, aerodynamic chin guard also ensures that the AGV K5 is highly stable even at high speed. Read the full article »


February 9, 2015

Dainese presents 2015 jeans collection

Since they were first invented, jeans have undergone many changes. They started life as work clothes, went on to become stars of the prêt-à-porter catwalk and, more recently, became an essential wardrobe component for motorcyclists all over the world. In 2010 Dainese was the first company to make jeans a “technical” garment, and now the company has created an entire collection dedicated to denim—100% made in Italy. 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 »


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 »