New Products for Safety and Theft Protection | Bitchin' Fresh Kit

Shelter yourself from the risks inherent with riding and owning a motorcycle

This month we were reminded of the risks inherent with riding and owning a motorcycle; crashes, theft, and other perils are part of the game. These newly introduced products are intended to shelter you from these threats.

Spot Trace

New Spot Trace
Thieves are clever, but with the satellite technology-backed SPOT Trace you can track your bike's exact GPS coordinates via your smartphone every five, 10, 30, or 60 minutes. The diminutively sized $99.95 unit (plus $99.99 a year for Basic Package service) can be placed well out of a thief's sight, too.
findmespot.com, (866) 651-7768

Alpinestars book One Goal One Vision

History Of Safety
Alpinestars' 50th-anniversary book won't keep you as safe as the company's protective gear, but the one-of-a-kind photos and tales from the racers who know the brand best will definitely save you from boredom. The 256-page One Goal. One Vision. 50 Years. retails for $45.
alpinestars.com, (800) 409-0903

Spidi Replica Suit

Spidi Replica Suit
Developed with input from MotoGP racer Andrea Dovizioso, Spidi's Track Wind Replica Leather Suit features a 1.2 to 1.3mm-thick cowhide chassis with CE-approved protectors at the elbows, knees, shoulders, and hips. Stretch material and neoprene inserts at the neck and wrists are claimed to increase comfort, and the $1,599.90 suit can be easily outfitted with Spidi's Hydroback system, which should provide plenty of relief while churning out laps on the track—in style!
spidi.com

Fly Racing FL-2 Gauntlet Glove

Touch-Capable Hand Protection
The $99.95 Fly FL-2 Gauntlet Glove provides protection in the form of a goatskin palm and knuckle sliders with impact foam. Added accessibility comes via touchscreen technology at the fingertips—perfect for using a GPS when lost. Sizes small to 3XL.
flyracing.com, (208) 319-3079

Moldex Rockets Earplugs

Moldex Ear Protection
Moldex's Rockets earplugs are designed to shield your ears from wind noise but not quell the sounds that keep you safe on the road—sirens, horns, and engine noise. Standout features include an air bubble in the tip that provides cushioned comfort and a handle that allows you to slip the plugs in with ease. The $8 earplugs can be washed and reused, a cost-saving feature.
aerostich.com, (800) 222-1994

Pilot Direct Air Riding Jacket

Pilot Riding Jacket
Pilot USA recently took the wraps off its $150 Direct Air Jacket, a 210-denier micro mesh and 600-denier nylon polyester fabric jacket with triple- and double-stitched seams. Removable armor in the elbows and shoulders is intended to absorb and disperse impact energy, and a removable waterproof/windproof liner keeps you dry and warm. Pockets include, but aren't limited to, hand/cargo pockets and a left wrist pocket for quick access to keys, garage door opener, or more.
pilotmotosport.com, (800) 299-9651

Dion Device Factory Lever Guard

Dion Device Lever Guard
The $299 Dion Device Factory Racer lever guard mounts between your lever perch and throttle housing and uses a forward breakaway design to reduce the chance of your glove or forearm getting caught during a crash. A carbonfiber deflector protects the lever during contact and acts as a slider when the bike hits the ground.
leovinceusa.com, (510) 232-4040

Lockstrap Locking Tie-Down Strap

Locking Tie Downs
Lockstrap's 8.5-foot-long Locking Tie-Down Strap uses combination locking carabiners to keep your bike, gear, or other equipment (a generator, for example) secure while loaded in the back of your pickup. Braided stainless-steel cables run the length of each strap for added safety, and a single strap retails for $44.95.
lockstraps.com, (949) 702-5333