Products and Accessories to Watch For

Mar 22, 2019 View Comments by

Diamond Brand Gear’s Belay Bag

DIAMOND BRAND BELAY BAG
Whether it’s strapped to your back or mounted to your motorcycle seat, Diamond Brand Gear’s Belay Bag ($ 139) will store all your adventure essentials securely and stylishly. The bag is durable and built to last. It has a customizable fit and a back pad that’s designed to take the weight off your spine. A raised and padded computer sleeve keeps your electronics off the ground, an internal pocket keeps small items, and two front pockets can hold a water bottle or nice wine for the evening. Inspired by a Diamond Brand Gear design from the 1980s, the bag is available in five color combinations. www.diamondbrandgear.com

 

 

 

BRIDGESTONE BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX41 BRIDGESTONE BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX41
Bridgestone has announced a new addition to its lineup of adventure touring tires. The BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX41 promises superior off-road performance and durability thanks to a high-rigidity compound and large blocks on the tire’s perimeter that produce strong traction on muddy surfaces. The Japanese manufacturer uses a technology that optimizes the block-wall angle, creating added durability and preventing uneven wear. The AX41 rear tire’s block cross-section area is 30 percent larger than the previous generation’s tire, giving the new offering high grip and traction. The initial lineup features four front tire sizes and five rear tire sizes. www.motorcycle-karttires.com

 

 

 

 

TECMATE’S OPTIMATE LITHIUM CHARGERTECMATE’S OPTIMATE LITHIUM CHARGER
If you’ve invested in a lightweight lithium battery for your motorcycle, you’ll want to use a charger made for lithium batteries. Keep your bike ready to ride with TecMate’s OptiMate Lithium 4s 5A ($ 129.99), a high-efficiency diagnostic charger and tester for lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries. OptiMate chargers were designed to make lithium batteries perform—even when you forget about your battery and allow it to run down. The multistep charge mode allows lithium batteries to charge to a maximum of 100 percent, so there’s no risk of overcharging. The maintenance charge mode monitors the charge level and delivers charge only when needed. www.optimate1.com

 

 

ALTRIDER FENDER KITALTRIDER FENDER KIT
If you’re looking for upgrades to get even more out of your Honda Africa Twin, AltRider’s high-mount front fender kit provides added clearance to prevent debris and mud clogging. Designed for all Adventure Sport models from 2018 to present, the fender mount kit includes a pre drilled fender, five-point mounting brackets, aluminum fork guards, and brake-hose routing clips—no additional fitting required. Kits are DOT-approved and available in red, white, or black. Due to the difference in materials, however, the colors are not a 100 percent match with Honda paint. More information at www.altrider.com

 

CARDO’S FREECOM+ LINECARDO’S FREECOM+ LINE
Cardo Systems has redesigned its Freecom+ line. The ideal solution to use for rider/passenger and rider/rider communication, as well as smartphone navigation, Cardo’s Bluetooth units have new premium features while maintaining affordable price points ($ 139.95 to $ 249.95). Freecom 4+, the top-end model, connects up to four riders within a three-quarter-mile range and has natural voice-command operation; riders can make hands-free calls by simply saying “Hey Cardo,” or by using Apple’s Siri or the Google Assistant. Cardo has partnered with JBL to provide high-quality sound. You can control the devices on the road using Cardo’s new mobile app, Cardo Connect. www.cardosystems.com

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