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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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New SW Motech Evo Spotlights

SW MOTECH NSW Intermot 2016LR 300x200 New SW Motech Evo SpotlightsSimple to fit, SW Motech Evo Spotlights use maintenance-free LEDs, to help riders spot potential hazards in good time, and make themselves more visible to other road users too.

LEDs emit a powerful light, but consume significantly less power than traditional bulbs, putting less strain on the bike’s battery. They’re also long-lasting and maintenance-free.Compact and subtly styled, Evo Spotlights are housed in a totally sealed, 100% waterproof, tough aluminium casing.

They connect directly to the motorcycle’s battery – no changes to the motorcycle wiring are required – and come complete with a splash-proof handlebar switch, which is illuminated for ease of operation in the dark.

They’re available in two different variants: 275 Lumen ‘Fog Lights’, which provide a wider horizontal spread of light; and 375 Lumen ‘High Beam’ for a narrow and powerful beam of light.

The Spotlights can be mounted horizontally or vertically, and can be fitted directly to crash bars or frame tubes, using bike-specific mounts (available separately). They measure just 7.1 cm in diameter, so are unobtrusive wherever mounted.

SW Motech Evo Spotlights cost £271.99 per pair, including VAT. Each kit comes complete with the required wiring harness and fuse, a ‘toggle’ handlebar mounted power switch – for easy operation when riding – plus all the required mounting materials and instructions.

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VENTURA for KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

Ventura’s Bike Pack system for the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT significantly increases carrying-capacity and works with or without the factory-fitted panniers.
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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 packs 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.

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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New 70-litre SW-Motech Drybag

DRYBAG 700BIKE LR 300x199 New 70 litre SW Motech DrybagLightweight, versatile and built for all weathers and all machines, SW-Motech’s Drybag 700 carries up to 70-litres of kit and offers reliable protection against rain and dirt.

Tough, durable and 100% waterproof PVC-coated 500D polyester construction, and roll-and-clip closure keeps contents dry and well protected. A large opening makes getting items in and out quick and easy too. Should extra capacity be required, integrated clip adapters allow for the mounting of additional Drybags.

A four-point strapping system gives a secure and stable fit, and the flexibility to find mounting points on most machines; D-rings are also included, for additional straps. Width adjustment enables the bag to be made wider or narrower to suit different bike tail sections.An ergonomic shoulder strap and carry handle give easy carrying off the bike.

Retro-reflective detailing helps when riding in low-light conditions.

Details HERE

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VENTURA RE-INVENTS THE BIKE-PACK SYSTEM

EVO Range5 300x225 VENTURA RE INVENTS THE BIKE PACK SYSTEMVentura has re-invented its unique luggage system with the all-new EVO-Rack and matching EVO-40 and EVO-10 Bike Packs.

Designed to match the sleek lines of whichever motorcycle it’s fitted to, the new EVO-Rack has a flat base and an adjustable mounting system. This allows the EVO-Rack to pivot, so it can be mounted in various positions on the same bike and also swapped between motorcycles, as long as a set of Ventura L-Brackets are fitted.

Two new packs, the EVO-40 and EVO-10, fit onto the rack using an innovative pocket fastening system in the base, that securely holds the packs on the rack while riding.
The EVO-40 is the larger of the two, offering a substantial 40-litre capacity, while the EVO-10 is geared toward commuting and day riding with its (you guessed it) 10-litre capacity. Both packs are manufactured using water-resistant and durable laminated ballistic fabric.

The EVO-Rack fits onto Ventura’s well-established L-bracket system, with fitments produced for more than 2000 models, including machines dating back into the 1970s.
The L-brackets attach using existing points on the sub-frame, so they add minimal weight, without making the machine any wider. The EVO Pack’s ‘slide on, ride off’ fitment eliminates the need for straps or bungees, so it’s quick and easy to attach or remove.

The EVO 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.

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

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New SW-Motech Messenger Bag

Designed for life on the road, the new SW-Motech Legend Gear Messenger Bag can even be converted from a handy shoulder bag to a tail pack.
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A combination of waxed canvas and robust Napalon synthetic leather, with webbing straps and anodized aluminium buckles, gives the Legend Gear Messenger Bag an authentic vintage look, as well as the toughness needed for everyday use on a motorcycle.

The shoulder strap can be adjusted for length with one hand and is suitable for wearing on either left or right side, making it easy to put on or take off, even over bulky riding jackets.
A removable waist strap keeps the bag firmly in place during the ride, while padding on both the shoulder strap and back section cushion the wearer. An additional carrying handle allows the bag to be carried like a brief case.

Offering a generous 12 litre capacity, the main section of the Messenger Bag has a splash-proof lining and water-resistant internal roll-top closure, to protect contents from the weather. A padded laptop holder (up to 15-inch screen size) also features. There are additional zipped pockets under the flap.

Should the user need extra capacity, Legend Gear’s unique military-style attachment system, with tough webbing loops and alloy hooks, allows LA1 and LA2 Accessory Bags to be mounted quickly and easily.

To convert to bag a tail pack, simply remove the shoulder strap and attach the optional mounting straps to the four integrated loops to secure to the bike seat or rack.

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