Archive for September, 2008

Honda hybrid motorcycles in 2011

Sep 29, 2008 View Comments by

Honda Motor Co. will start selling hybrid motorcycles as early as the mid-2010s, and with smaller electric motorcycles coming out as early as 2011, the automaker has announced.

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The MSF Includes Scooters

Sep 25, 2008 View Comments by

In response to the dramatic increase in the number of new scooter riders on our streets, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation is now offering a half-day, entry-level scooter training and education course.

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South Coast Motorcycle Celebration

Sep 25, 2008 View Comments by

Vanson Leathers, in partnership with supporting area businesses and attractions, will be hosting this year’s South Coast Motorcycle Celebration at their design and manufacturing headquarters located at 951 Broadway in Fall River, Massachusetts on November 20-23.

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Best Western and Harley-Davidson Make It Easier To Hit the Road

Sep 24, 2008 View Comments by

From September 14 through November 21, members of Best Western and Harley-Davidson’s Ride Rewardsâ„¢ will earn double points or double airline miles when they stay two or more nights at a Best Western property in North America.

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Moto Express Washâ„¢, the Country’s First Automated Motorcycle Wash

Sep 24, 2008 View Comments by

The country’s first automated, touch-free wash for motorcycles has opened in Indianapolis, and recently got a full test run during the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP motorcycle race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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SW-Motech Crashbars

Sep 01, 2008 View Comments by

Twisted Throttle is fast becoming one of the largest U.S.-based suppliers of high quality aftermarket hardware for adventure touring and other types of motorcycles. SW-Motech is a German company that markets its crashbars, pannier racks, and other products to American riders through Twisted Throttle. Because another aftermarket radiator crashbar had proven to be less than […]

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2-BSeen Safety Brake and Signal System

Sep 01, 2008 View Comments by

We’ve heard it all before, the car pulls out in front of the motorcycle, causing a collision, and the hapless driver informs the reporting officer that he/she “never saw the motorcycle.” An increased visual presence in the eyes of already distracted drivers is obviously an important factor in avoiding collisions, and 2-BSeen’s stylish Safety Brake […]

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Held Oasis Jacket and Dakar Pants

Sep 01, 2008 View Comments by

We tested this pair on a four-day ride up to the mountains. The temperature ranged between 80 in the flatlands and 58 in the hills, and two out of the fours days were spent riding in rain. For the hard rain, I did have to put on extra raingear. Both jacket and pants fit perfectly, […]

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Lee Parks Design Laguna Tail Pack

Sep 01, 2008 View Comments by

This past winter I ran into Lee Parks at the IMS in Washington, DC. He immediately ushered me to his booth and handed me one of his Laguna Tail Packs. As a fellow journalist and traveler, he assured me that his new product had the attributes to fit my hectic lifestyle perfectly. Truth be told, […]

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Vemar Jiano Helmet

Sep 01, 2008 View Comments by

The Jiano helmet, like all Vemars, meets U.S. DOT and EU specifications. Engineered in Italy with comfort and safety foremost in mind, this helmet might be mistaken for a fighter pilot’s lid, the way the integrated, tinted inner-shield slides up or down. A lever on the exterior left side lets the rider move the shield […]

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AGV S4 Helmet

Sep 01, 2008 View Comments by

The S4 helmet is a lightweight, composite-shell with a stylish look. The shield is coated with an efficient, long lasting anti-fog treatment, and it can be changed in just seconds without tools thanks to the Extra Quick Release System. Controlled airflow ventilates the entire helmet for maximum comfort, and the lining is removable and washable. […]

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Olympia Stealth One-Piece Mesh Tech Suit

Sep 01, 2008 View Comments by

The one-piece Stealth suit offers great protection and maximum airflow. It is constructed of Dupont Cordura® with ballistic nylon mesh panels; the shoulder, back, elbow, and knee pads offer added safety; and with all the airflow, there isn’t a one-piece suit similar to it on the market today. A terrific commuter suit (but also great […]

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Aerostich Helmet Liner

Sep 01, 2008 View Comments by

I’ve often noticed it’s the little things that make all the difference in the world. It’s because of that philosophy that I smiled so widely when I received Aerostich’s Helmet Liner. Tired of sweat-drenched helmets that quickly become stinky helmets, I certainly appreciate the appeal of having a liner that works better than a bunched-up […]

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Aerostich Darien Light Jacket and Pants

Sep 01, 2008 View Comments by

Ever wonder why police and fire departments issue jackets in lime-yellow? It’s the most conspicuous color in the visual spectrum, says Aerostich. Crash studies have shown that “conspicuity” is a major factor in helping to avoid being hit by a car, and loud clothing – not loud pipes – is what really saves lives. So, […]

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Shoei Hornet DS

Sep 01, 2008 View Comments by

With dual-sport motorcycling increasing in popularity, helmet manufacturers are beginning to provide for the unique needs of those riders. Never a company to be left in the dust, Shoei has introduced the Hornet DS. Designed to function equally well on the road and in the dirt, this entry has proven to be one fine multi-purpose […]

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