Archive for April, 2011

International Female Ride Day Promotion

Apr 29, 2011 View Comments by

In conjunction with International Female Ride Day, Friday May 6, Kawasaki is launching a $250 savings opportunity to purchasers. Regardless of motorcycle type or size, anyone considering a motorcycle purchase is encouraged to stop by an authorized Kawasaki dealership between May 6 – 8, to take advantage of this program celebrating female riders. The first […]

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Motorcycle Touring Goes Mainstream

Apr 28, 2011 View Comments by

National Geographic magazine has selected Compass Expeditions’ popular 18-day Patagonia Explorer tour as one of their top 50 “tours of a lifetime.” “We are the only motorcycle tour operator on earth to receive this wonderful accolade” says a very happy Mick McDonald, a Compass Expeditions director. The selection process was competitive and the National Geographic […]

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Learning On the Go with On-Street Motorcycle Training

Apr 21, 2011 View Comments by

Motorcycle training can help riders learn new life-saving skills. The courses offered by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and other organizations can help us become proficient riders and perhaps lessen the risk involved with riding motorcycles. As an MSF-certified RiderCoach, I can often be heard on closed parking lot ranges asking students to “Imagine this corner, […]

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Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown 2011

Apr 20, 2011 View Comments by

For 2011, Harley-Davidson teams up with Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown, as the official motorcycle sponsor. The tour has 24 stops, starting off in Philadelphia on May 27 and ending on July 4 in Texas, with stops throughout the south and Midwest along the way. The music festival features an array of country acts, including Willie […]

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BMW Motorcycles First to Offer Life-Saving Antilock Brakes (ABS) on all Models

Apr 19, 2011 View Comments by

After pioneering the concept of antilock brakes (ABS) on motorcycles 23 years ago, BMW Motorrad USA announced today that it will be the first motorcycle manufacturer to offer ABS as standard equipment on its entire range of 2012 model year motorcycles. “Plain and simple, being able to stop a motorcycle faster and more predictably helps […]

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Get Out and Ride!

Apr 18, 2011 View Comments by

AMA has deemed April as “Get Out and Ride” month for 2011, and it’s not too late to get in on the action. This week, April 18-24, is the “Get Out and Ride for a Cause” week, where the motorcycle community is encouraged to use their love for riding to benefit others, by participating in […]

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AGV K3 Multi Helmet

Apr 16, 2011 View Comments by

AGV’s K3 full-face helmet is a good-looking DOT-approved lid at a reasonable price. The tough thermoplastic resin shell comes in 10 brilliant color combos. Inside padding employs Dry-Lex hygienic treatment and is removable and washable (except neckroll). Front, chin, side, and top air vents provide excellent circulation, plus AGV’s Visor mechanism is included with an […]

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Suzuki Motorcycles

Apr 16, 2011 View Comments by

Suzuki recently unveiled two updates to its GSX popular sportbike platform, as well as a new GSR naked model at Germany’s Intermot, according to a company press release. GSX-R600 — With a newly designed frame, a Big Piston Fork (BPF) in the front, and Brembo Monoblock front brake calipers, Suzuki claims higher output at high […]

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Vemar Eclipse Helmet

Apr 15, 2011 View Comments by

Vemar added helmets to its product line in 1986 and since then has become one of the top brands in Europe. The full-face Eclipse meets current Snell, EC, BSI, and DOT certifications. Its exterior shell is constructed of a strong carbon-fiber/aramidic/fiberglass blend. The mid-oval shell shape offers a more generous fit front-to-back and more snug […]

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Scala Rider G4 Upgrade – Connect to other G4 users on the fly

Apr 14, 2011 View Comments by

Cardo Systems, Inc. announced today the availability of an upgrade Version 3.0 for its scala rider® G4. The free upgrade is available to motorcycle scala rider G4 users and provides motorcycle riders with additional opportunities to communicate on the road. The Click-to-Link feature allows spontaneous intercom connectivity with other G4 users.  This unique feature enables […]

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Triumph H2Protec Jacket and Pants

Apr 13, 2011 View Comments by

Triumph’s new H2Protec clothing line boasts “waterproof leather.” I admit skepticism when I first heard what sounds like an oxymoron – but one ride made me a believer! The H2Protec jacket is nicely styled, with excellent quality and protective features, as well as many adjustment options that insure a customized fit. The removable liner is […]

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PressurePro Motorcycle Tire Monitor

Apr 12, 2011 View Comments by

A slow leak in a tire can ruin your whole day — or worse! All too often, the first indication of pressure loss occurs when you lean into a corner and lose control of your bike. We recently tried out a PressurePro Moto Monitor system, which constantly checks tire pressure and alerts the rider before […]

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AltRider Debuts Parts for Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z

Apr 12, 2011 View Comments by

American motorcycle accessory manufacturer AltRider now has hard parts available for the Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z. The new company worked around the clock developing and prototyping products for the new adventure bike, and finally has crash bars, skid plates, luggage racks and more in stock and for sale. When the Seattle company learned the new […]

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MSF introduces ‘Dr. Jim’s Question of the Day’

Apr 07, 2011 View Comments by

With the goal of encouraging motorcyclists to be more involved with safety, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) now features “Dr. Jim’s Question of the Day” on their website and Twitter page. This interactive, multiple choice question posed by MSF’s director of licensing, Dr. James Heideman, allows riders to get immediate feedback on their response and […]

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Draggin’ Jeans Celebrates 15 Years And Thanks Customers With Special Deal

Apr 07, 2011 View Comments by

Fast Company is celebrating the 15 year anniversary of its ground-breaking Draggin’® Jeans. This year marks 15 years of selling high-quality, casual Draggin’® products which are all Made in the USA. As the inventors of Kevlar® motorcycle jeans and the only company to hold a U.S. patent for Kevlar® motorcycle jeans, they are very proud […]

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