Cleaning your dirtbike? Slick Products has expanded its line of bearing-and-finish-friendly products, adding powerful Cleaner Degreaser Formula ($11.99) and appearance-renewing High Gloss Pro Shine ($11.99) to biodegradable Super Concentrate Cleaning Solution ($19.99). Also available: a spray applicator, scrub brush and microfiber towel.
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Designed for riders ages 6-12 weighing between 70 and 120 pounds, the neck-brace-friendly Leatt Chest Protector Pro Junior ($129) is the first youth protector CE certified at prEN 1621-3:2012, Level 2, meaning it offers the highest available impact protection. The back of the protector is certified to EN 1621-2:2003, Level [...]
Attention, ladies: Prevent poor weather from ruining your next ride by slipping into a suit cut for your curves. Though advertised as “entry-level,” the fully armored BMW Motorrad GS Dry Suit ($599 jacket; $399 pants) is feature-packed, with seven pockets, zippered vents and a breathable, waterproof coating applied to the [...]
Accidents happen. Be prepared on the road or trail with ICEdot, an emergency ID and notification service that syncs to an ICEdot Band ($10), Snap ($10) or Sticker Pack ($5). Using SMS/text messaging from any mobile phone, first responders can quickly access your contact and health information. The service has [...]
Peruse Touratech USA’s 1795-page catalog and you’ll find everything you see here for BMW’s new liquid-cooled R1200GS, including the Zega Pro Pannier System ($1342-1538). These heavy-duty, aluminum-bodied carryalls are available in 31-, 38- or 45-liter sizes in bare aluminum or anodized silver or black. Locks sold separately.
Sunglasses come in all kinds of colors, shapes and sizes. The Oakley Twoface ($140-190) combines an “O Matter” upper frame and aluminum lower with patented “Plutonite” lenses that filter out harmful light, as well as protect from impacts you might encounter on the road. Available with Oakley Rx prescription lenses. [...]
Beautify the backside of your 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R with a Targa Accessories Fender Eliminator Kit ($79.95). The kit replaces and relocates the stock turnsignals and moves the license-plate bracket flush with the supplied underseat tray, giving the tailpiece a smoother, less cluttered appearance. Also available: Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Honda [...]
Sneakers for street riding? You bet. Offered in black or gray (shown), the Alpinestars Joey Canvas ($139.95; sizes 6-13) has a reinforced internal toe box and heel counter, a padded tongue and collar, and dual-density ankle protection. Plus, the white-sidewall rubber sole won’t slip on wet footpegs. A waterproof version [...]
“Not every rider needs a MotoGP-spec racing gauntlet,” says former AMA 250GP champ Roland Sands. Intended for around-town cruising, the Roland Sands Design Barfly ($70) is made from top-grain cowhide, has pre-curved fingers, knuckle flex panels and Velcro wrist closures. Choose from Black, Sand or Tobacco in sizes S-XXL. [...]
Look closely. What do you see? A 15-percent-wider contact patch? A “dramatic” increase in overall mileage? How about a tread pattern with variable-width grooves to maximize water evacuation? Those are the claims for Metzeler’s ME888 Marathon Ultra, in four front ($174.95-215.95) and six rear ($203.95-285.95) sizes for Harley-Davidsons, as well [...]