Let's talk about Nexx, baby
WITH the arrival of a new test lid, my Nexx XR1.R is going to have to take a backseat for a while, and that's a real shame, as we've got along very well together over the last three-and-a-half months.
Safe to say the Nexx brand doesn't figure in most people's top ... Continue reading
First impressions of Arai's new lid for naked bikes
I'VE just done my first 100 miles with Arai's new Rebel helmet, a 2013 model lid intended specifically for use on naked/streetfighter bikes. It's basically the Quantum with a new chin section, with an integrated spoiler which aims to better deflect wind blast, given the more upright and less protected ... Continue reading
Simple indicator device could save you from starting failures or breakdowns
OPTIMATE has launched a simple device to warn riders if their bike's battery has less than half its charge left.
With the RAC attending some half a million battery-related call-outs annually, the unsubtly-named 'CHARGE NOW!' indicator device looks to address what is evidently a common problem.
All you need to do is connect ... Continue reading
Give your GS a bit more bite and a louder bark
Akrapovic have released this new exhaust for the 2013 BMW R1200GS and here's what they have to say about it:
This impressively detailed – and EC Type approved – race-styled titanium bodied muffler is considerably lighter than the stock item and increases performance and throttle response without the need for additional tuning. ... Continue reading
Three new textile jackets for the rider on a budget
FURYGAN has launched the Genesis range of CE-approved textile jackets, priced from £160 to £180.
The French manufacturer says the new range is 'budget-friendly without compromising on safety and technical features'.
The three models in the range are the understated Tourer, distinctively-branded Claw and coloured Full.
They are multi-season jackets, with an Air Flow System and 3D honeycomb mesh ... Continue reading
New range from the makers of the original do-it-all spray
WD-40, the maker of the eponymous lubricating/water-repellent spray which supposedly has over 2,000 uses and has been used by bikers for decades, has launched a new motorcycle-specific cleaning product range under the WD-40 Specialist brand.
The new range of seven products, available excusively from The Key Collection, covers cleaning, lubricating ... Continue reading
Grab one quick. Er, or don't
Are you desperate to look like The Predator? Thought not.
This helmet from Russian website nlo-moto.ru is causing quite a stir among (we hope) non-bikers who love the thought of riding a bad-ass motorcycle looking like their favourite movie villain.
Based on a motorcycle helmet, it features three red LED dots mounted next ... Continue reading
Leathers, jackets, boots... Dainese has something new for everyone
DAINESE has announced a whole bunch of new kit for 2013.
The Italian company's new Crono leathers, the P.Estiva one-piece and the Div two-piece, are technical suits boasting aluminum shoulder inserts and certified composite and pro-shape soft protectors. The Estiva is perforated for warmer weather and has an aerodynamic spoiler. Price: £695 / £635.
The Super Speed Pelle is a new sports leather jacket made ... Continue reading
Boots should be worn not heard...
FALCO is not the first name that springs to mind when you think of motorcycle boots, but this Italian manufacturer makes some good-quality and reasonably priced boots.
I've been wearing their 305 sporty all-weather boots this winter, and I'm impressed by the package. They are of visibly good quality, with lots of protection in ... Continue reading
Visor and helmet cleaner for when things get messy on the move
Do you remember that yellow thing in the sky? I think they call it the sun and we occasionally see it in summer.
And summer means flies, lots of them. Especially if you're doing a mad sun's-going-down blast in which case your visor and lid will be peppered with the little blighters.
Shift-It's ... Continue reading
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