NEW IDEAS: Moto Miscellanea

Ponder these choice bits over winter.

Reactor Warp watch

Speed Log

There are so many ways to track the speed of a bike at a racetrack, but few are as stylish as Reactor’s Warp watch ($600). The case is made of 316L stainless steel. Water resistant to 200 meters, the Warp is available in multiple finishes and bezel color options. With its tachy-meter and chronograph, keeping track of time and speed is simple.

(800) 291-6600

The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles book

BMW Bible

If you're a huge fan of BMW motorcycles, you should check out The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles: Every Model Since 1923 by Ian Falloon ($50). Available through amazon.com, this 288-page, 9.75 x 12.0-inch, year-by-year guide includes every production motorcycle ever built by BMW: Airheads, Oilheads, Twins, Fours, Sixes. They are all here.

Pro Circuit Racing Launch Control

Holeshot!

The most important moment of an MX race is the start. Get to the first turn first for a better chance of a good finish. Pro Circuit Racing has just released a version of its Launch Control ($109.95) for the 2016 Kawasaki KX450F. The CNC-machined aluminum device has a springless design and start trigger to simplify setting it before the start.

(951) 738-8050

Shoei X-Fourteen motorcycle helmet

Head Protection

The Shoei X-Fourteen ($682-$840) race lid arrives in the spring. Shaped for reduced drag and added stability, it has a hand-laid shell—made of interwoven layers of fiberglass with organic fiber—that comes in four sizes. Trickest feature: An adjustable liner provides four extra degrees of upper vision to help the view when rider is tucked.

(714) 730-0941

Ducati Scrambler motorcycleboots

Moto Slippers

Riding boots that manage to be comfortable and rugged on and off the bike are hard to find, but Blundstone's pull-on Ducati Scrambler Boots ($250) do so with style. They're made with premium Stout Brown leather with a green elastic, and they have Scrambler yellow trim and comfort footbeds. The left boot has a gearshift protector.

(800) 437-2526