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Quick-change communication with Sena MultiCom

SENA SMH5 300x150 Quick change communication with Sena MultiComQuick and easy to transfer between helmets, Sena’s new SMH5 MultiCom communication system is ideal for training schools, tour operators or riders who own more than one helmet.

Communicating at a noisy riding school or guided motorcycle tour can be a challenge, so the SMH5 MultiCom provides four-way intercom functionality, helping to keep a leader or tutor connected to the group. Should things need to be simplified, the static boom microphone can be quickly removed, so riders/pupils can only hear instructions from their coach or tour group leader.

Advanced Noise Control™ technology cuts down on background noise for both incoming and outgoing audio, for crystal clear directions/instructions and feedback.

The SMH5 MultiCom comes with Sena’s simplest attachment system yet, the Quick Clamp, which allows the unit to slide onto or off a helmet shell in seconds.

In addition to the simple installation, the jog dial and large intercom button make for an intuitive user interface that’s easy to control – ideal for those less experienced at using on-bike communications systems. Integrated voice prompts (available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish) help users quickly learn their way around the SMH5.

Bluetooth 3.0 technology gives the ability to make hands-free calls and participate in a one-to-one intercom conversation with another rider, up to 700 meters (760 yards) away. The MultiCom can also be paired with GPS devices, smartphones and MP3 players, for turn-by-turn navigation and music on the move.

A single charge gives up to seven hours of talk time and seven days of standby, and free firmware upgrades ensure the SMH5 is always operating with the latest software.

The new Sena SMH5 MultiCom comes complete with a Mono Speaker, Quick Clamp and Removable Microphone, and everything else needed to get set up and started.

Click here for price and details

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SENA 30K WITH MESH COMMUNICATION

30K 04 web 1 300x228 SENA 30K WITH MESH COMMUNICATIONSena’s smartest unit yet, the range-topping 30k connects through Mesh Intercom™ technology, Bluetooth 4.1, and the new Sena RideConnected app.

With Sena’s new 30K Communication System riders can stay connected – even if their group doesn’t stay together on the road – whilst streaming smartphone music, answering phone calls, and listening to turn-by-turn GPS navigation, seamlessly and hands-free.

Three ways to connect:

Sena’s Mesh Intercom™ technology allows automatic connection to a virtually limitless number of 30K users: a ‘private mode’ allows users to invite and communicate with up to 16 riders at a range of up to 2km (1.2 miles); there’s also the option to allow an endless number of ‘guests’ to listen in.

It also means more stable connections – if a rider goes out of range, the rest of the group stays connected while the 30K automatically searches for and reconnects to the ‘lost’ rider once back in range. In addition, the 30K is Bluetooth 4.1 enabled, and can connect to up to three other Sena and non-Sena Bluetooth devices, at the same time as Mesh Intercom™ devices.

The Sena RideConnected App allows users to communicate with a virtually limitless amount of riders worldwide, over an infinite range, providing they’re connected to a mobile network.

Multitask:

Audio Multitasking™ technology allows users to hold a conversation, while simultaneously streaming smartphone music or listening to the built-in FM radio, taking phone calls, or hearing GPS navigation. The 30K also takes away the frustration and distraction of different functions ‘cutting in’, because the audio features won’t interrupt one another, but simply ‘overlay’ for a smoother listening experience.

Hands-free and stress-free:

The 30K can be operated completely hands-free using voice commands, so the rider can move through music, phone, and intercom features without taking his or her hands off the bars or their concentration away from the road. A quick charge feature means that, in just 20 minutes, users get 5 hours of Bluetooth intercom use, or 3 hours Mesh Intercom™ use.

The 30K is water resistant and compatible with Sena’s optional Handlebar Remote control, as well as all the 20S clamp accessories. The Utility App (for iPhone and Android) means owners can configure device settings and access a quick user guide with ease.

The Sena 30K comes in either single or twin unit packs, each containing everything needed to get up and running. Click here for prices

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Keep out cold with new Keis Jacket

Keis Jacket J501 Front 3 web 200x300 Keep out cold with new Keis JacketLightweight, breathable and using the latest in heating technology, the new Premium J501 Heated Jacket from Keis brings comfort and controllable warmth to winter rides.

Designed specifically for motorcyclists, the J501 features a lighter and thinner construction than any of its predecessors, so it sits comfortably, even under close-fitting riding kit. Heating is provided by Micro Carbon Fibre panels, which deliver an even spread of heat around the chest, kidneys, arms and collar, helping the wearer to stay comfortable and focused on the road ahead. Carbon panels are not only thinner and more flexible than traditional wired elements, they are also more reliable, so they are covered by a lifetime warranty, for complete peace of mind. The jacket itself is made from lightweight and breathable soft shell fabric, and has elasticated panels, giving a snug fit that allows the rider to move around unhindered.

There are two external pockets – ideal for phone or wallet – and dedicated zipped pockets for the included cables and heat controller, to keep things organised and easy to find. Keis have also lengthened the elasticated cuffs, so they fit better under riding jackets and gloves. Designed to be run direct from the motorcycle’s 12v battery, current draw is just 7A.

Produced in black, with stylish red side panels, the Keis J501 comes in chest sizes 36”-50” and retails for £199.99 including VAT. As an introductory offer, a Heavy Duty Heat Controller – normally £34.99 – is included free of charge. For information the Keis range of heated clothing and accessories, call 01256 704909 or visit www.keisapparel.co.uk.

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New Heated vest from Keis

Keis Vest V501 Front 3LR 243x300 New Heated vest from KeisThe new Premium V501 Vest from Keis features the latest heat generation technology and has been restyled, for lighter and thinner construction, with improved pockets and distinctive new look.

Heated vests provide a layer of warmth to core chest and kidney areas, helping riders to stay comfortable and safe in cold conditions.
Micro Carbon Fibre panels deliver an even spread of heat and are so reliable that Keis offers a lifetime warranty on them. Current draw is a modest 1.5A and typical power output is 18W.

Made from breathable lightweight soft shell fabric, the V501 has elasticated side panels, giving a snug fit for men and women. There are two external pockets – ideal for phone or wallet – and dedicated zipped pockets for cables and controller, to keep things tidy and easy to find.

Designed for Dual-Power supply, the V501 is supplied with a wiring harness so it can be run direct from the motorcycle battery. Alternatively the vest can be powered by a Keis lithium battery pack (sold as an optional extra) for use anywhere anytime.

Available in Black, with stylish red side panels, the Keis V510 is produced in chest sizes 36”-52” (XS-5XL).

For information the Keis range of heated clothing and accessories visit www.keisapparel.co.uk.

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Ventura put A2 bikes on the rack

BMW G310R 300x255 Ventura put A2 bikes on the rackVentura has added three of the latest A2-class bikes to its new generation EVO-Rack fitment list: BMW’s G 310R, the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 and KTM 390 Duke.

Ventura’s all new EVO-Rack System is ideal for more compact machines, because it’s light, adds no extra width – great for darting through traffic on the daily commute – and offers a choice of Pack sizes too.

The new EVO-Rack features a flat base and an adjustable mounting system, which allows the load to be carried closer to the machine’s centre of gravity when riding solo, or positioned to give a pillion ample room.

The range of adjustment also means the rack can be fitted to any other machine fitted with L-Brackets, by adjusting the fittings to suit, so no need to purchase an additional Rack.
Two new packs, the EVO-40 and EVO-10, fit onto the rack using an innovative pocket fastening system in the base, that holds the packs securely on the rack while riding. The ‘slide on, ride off’ fitment means it’s quick and easy to attach or remove the packs – no fiddling with straps and bungee cords or locks and keys.

The EVO-40 is the larger of the two, offering 40-litres of carrying capacity – great for weekends away. The smaller, 10-litre EVO-10 is ideal for commuting and day riding. Both packs are made from water-resistant and durable laminated ballistic fabric.
The L-Brackets attach using existing points on the rear sub-frame and the EVO-Rack can be removed in seconds, leaving only the discrete L-Brackets behind. The rider then has the option of fitting a pillion Grab Handle.

For further details, prices and a full list of pack options, call 01256 704909 or visit www.ventura-bike.co.uk

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Sena RC3 keeps hands-free

RC3 RED 21 300x199 Sena RC3 keeps hands freeThe new Sena RC3 Three-Button Remote Control keeps on-bike comms at the rider’s fingertips, for safe, quick and easy bike-to-bike, rider-to-pillion and mobile ‘phone communication on the move.
It’s also water-resistant and can operate between -10 and 55˚C. And, let’s face it, you’re unlikely to be riding if it’s colder or hotter than those extremes!

The RC3 can be clipped onto the sleeve of a riding jacket, or attached to the bike, so there’s no more fumbling for fiddly switches on helmet-mounted communicators. The three-button design makes answering calls, communication with pillion or bike-to-bike and controlling music quick and intuitive – even with gloved hands.

It’s fully Bluetooth® 4.1 enabled, so connection to Sena headsets is completely wireless – no complex cable routing or wiring into the bike required – and the connection range is a handy 10 meters, so giving and taking directions with other riders in lay-bys – or taking orders from your pillion at coffee stops – is also easy.

A replaceable lithium-ion battery gives the RC3 an operating time of five months, so there’s no worrying about finding recharging points, or carrying cables and bulky adapters.

The RC3 is compatible with all Sena’s Bluetooth® 4.1 Smart Ready-enabled, on-bike communicators.

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SW Motech for BMW Purists

German motorcycle engineers SW Motech have created a selection of accessories for BMW’s R nineT Pure, all of which add a healthy dose of practicality, protection and carrying capacity, without cramping the BMW’s simple and uncluttered style.

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EXTRA CAPACITY – Mixing vintage looks and modern materials with a versatile and sturdy carrying system, SW Motech’s Legend Gear Luggage panniers are perfect for the R nineT Pure. A combination of waxed canvas and robust Napalon synthetic leather gives the bags a proper vintage look, while PU coatings on the inside, waterproof inner bags and rain covers protect contents from the weather. The range also uses a unique military-style attachment system, with tough webbing loops and alloy hooks, so bags can be quickly and easily attached and detached from the bike and each other – allowing riders to tailor the system to their needs. Designed for the R nineT Pure, the Legend Gear Side Bag Set fixes using light and discreet pannier rails with quick-lock attachment; prices start at £371.99 (including VAT) for the complete kit, including two 9.8-litre LC1 side bags.
ERGONOMICS – SW Motech’s new Evo Footrests are also available for the R nineT. Multi-position adjustable and with a large, removable rubber contact pad for added grip, they offer extra comfort for long rides at £125.99.

PROTECTION – The light and tough Engine Guard is constructed from 4mm brushed aluminium and is rubber-mounted to reduce vibration. It sells for £178.00. Beefy heavy-duty steel Crash Bars form a protective barrier around the bike’s vulnerable cylinder heads and come in a choice of black powder coated (£177.99) and stainless steel (£226.99) finishes. For additional peace of mind, Cylinder Guards shield the valve and spark plug covers. They are made from laser-cut, brushed aluminium, with an anodized aluminum pad and are lined with a rubber cushion for added impact absorption. They come in a choice of Black/Gold and Black/Silver finishes and retail at £158.99 per pair. Completing the package is a steel grill Headlight Guard, in powder-coated steel, which costs £134.99.

Other add-ons for the R nineT Pure include: Mirror Extenders, Exhaust Header Pipe Protectors and GPS Mount Kits. To view the complete range click HERE

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VENTURA for Honda CRF 250L Rally

Honda CRF 250L Rally 2017 2 300x285 VENTURA for Honda CRF 250L RallyVentura’s new Evo Bike Pack system for the Honda CRF 250L Rally provides plenty of carrying-capacity for riders looking to exploit the touring potential of this dual-sport machine.

This light system suits small capacity machines, because it won’t weigh them down, and the luggage is carried centrally, so it won’t be damaged if the bike falls over.

Bike-specific L-brackets attach using existing points on the sub-frame. The new EVO Rack slots into them and is secured by two locking bolts. Designed to pivot, it can be mounted over the pillion seat if no passenger is being carried, to keep the weight forward. If touring two-up, the EVO Rack can be fitted like a traditional luggage rack.

The 40-litre EVO-40 pack is manufactured using water-resistant and durable laminated ballistic fabric and fits onto the rack using an innovative pocket fastening system in the base, that securely holds the pack on the rack while riding.

Both Pack and Rack can be removed in seconds, leaving only the discreet L-Brackets behind. The rider then has the option of fitting a pillion Grab Handle.

Details HERE

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​ SW Motech Accessories for KTM 1290 Super Adventure S

KTM 1290 Super Adventure SWM LR 300x270 ​ SW Motech Accessories for KTM 1290 Super Adventure S German motorcycle engineering specialists, SW Motech, have introduced a comprehensive range of model-specific accessories for KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure S, giving owners plenty of options for tailoring their ride.

LUGGAGE

A tough, spacious and versatile luggage system enhances any journey, so SW Motech have developed their complete aluminium pannier and rack kit for the KTM.

Made from light and durable powder-coated aluminium, Trax Adventure Panniers are designed to sit neatly around the tail unit and exhaust system on the Adventure S, providing a whopping 82-litres of storage space.

The cases are attached using SW Motech’s new Quick-Lock Evo Side Carriers. The patented system means that not only the cases, but also the carriers, can be removed in seconds, leaving the KTM completely uncluttered.

Each box is shaped to give ample ground clearance when cornering, and feature glass reinforced plastic corner caps to protect against knocks and scuffs, both on and off the bike.

Removable lids and quick release fasteners make loading and unloading a breeze. Four large tie-down points feature on leach lid, for carrying extras.

A complete system for the KTM consists of Quick-Lock Evo carrier, 45-litre (left) and 37-litre (right) TraX Evo Alu-Boxes, and a locking kit with 6 matching locks and 2 keys..

For added carrying capability, the 1290 can also be fitted with SW Motech’s Alu-Rack luggage carrier, Seat Rack and the Quick Lock Tankbag system.

The high strength, machined Alu-Rack is a neat and slender alternative to tubular systems and is compatible with the Quick-Lock Adapter Plate and Quick-Lock luggage rack extension, which enables the attachment of the TraX® EVO Top Cases.

The bike-specific Seat-Rack replaces the passenger seat and offers additional and flexible tie-down options.

Quick Lock Tank Bags come in a variety of sizes and styles and simply click on and off using the tank ring system – no straps or magnets to wrestle with.

ERGONOMICS

Made from high-quality aluminium, the SW Motech Bar Riser helps take the strain out of long journeys. They’re available in either 20 mm or 30 mm rise and in a black or silver finish.

The Brake Pedal Extension replaces and enlarges the original brake lever surface area, for added purchase and control. The serrated surface helps stop riding boots slipping off when riding in the wet.

Multi-position adjustable and with a large, removable rubber contact pad for added grip, SW-Motech Evo Footrests offer extra comfort for long rides, both on and off the road.

PROTECTION

Finally, the SW Motech Engine Guard for the 1290 helps shield the motor from potentially costly and frustrating damage from flying debris and contact with the ground, trees and rocks when venturing off road. It’s made from light and sturdy 4 mm aluminium and has a wraparound design for large coverage.

For details of the complete SW Motech range of luggage and accessories, click here

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SW Motech Accessories for BMW R nineT Racer

German motorcycle engineers SW Motech have introduced a range of practical and stylish accessories for BMW’s R nineT Racer.  Mixing vintage looks with modern materials, and with a sturdy carrying system, Legend Gear Side Bags suit the Racer’s retro lines perfectly.

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A combination of waxed canvas and Napalon synthetic leather gives the bags the classic look, while PU coatings on the inside, waterproof inner bags and  rain covers keep contents well protected. LC1 bags hold a handy 9.8 litres of kit per side; the larger LC2 version holds 13.5 litres.  Both attach using the SLC Side Carriers. Made from tough steel tubing, they’re designed specifically for the R nineT Racer and allow a pannier to be carried on one or both sides of the bike.  They attach using original mounting points.  A quick-lock system gives easy fitting and removal, and unique military-style webbing loops and alloy hooks allow other Legend Gear bags to be attached to each pannier.

For those needing additional carrying capacity, the Legend Gear Tank Bag LT2 holds an extra 5.5 litres – great for items needed to hand during the ride. It attaches using a classic strap mounting – two clip buckles offer fast access to the fuel filler cap. Like the panniers, it’s made from Napalon synthetic leather and coated canvas, with a water-resistant PU inner lining and comes with a rain cover. A clear PVC window gives easy access to devices like smartphones and satnavs and there’s also a feed-through point for charging cables. Like the rest of the Legend Gear range, the Tank Bag also has the military grade fastening system for attachment of optional Accessory Bags LA1/LA2 and the Smartphone Bag LA3 (sold separately).

The Engine Guard offers protection to the Racer’s engine block and sump from stones and other debris thrown up by the front wheel. Constructed from 4 mm brushed aluminium, it is rubber-mounted to reduce vibration. Its steel mounting brackets are designed for quick and easy installation, and attach to existing mounting points. Air intake holes allow plenty of cooling airflow to the engine block.

Constructed from heavy-duty steel, SW-Motech’s Crash Bars form a protective barrier around the Racer’s vulnerable cylinder heads. Each set is tailor-made to fit perfectly and they’re available in a choice of black powder coated and stainless steel finishes.

For riders looking for additional peace of mind, Cylinder Guards help protect the Boxer engine’s valve and spark plug covers during a slow speed fall or slide. Made from laser-cut, brushed aluminium with an anodized aluminium pad, they’re shaped to follow the lines of the valve cover and are lined with a rubber cushion for added impact absorption. They come in a choice of Black/Gold and Black/Silver finishes.

To view the complete range of R nine T Racer accessories, click HERE

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