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Airhawk Comfort Seats updated for 2017

Airhawk has updated its air-filled motorcycle seat cushions for 2017, with new cutaway sections around sensitive areas and re-designed cell geometry.
FA DUALSPORT11 300x204 Airhawk Comfort Seats updated for 2017

Airhawk’s proven Comfort Seating System uses air pockets to minimise pressure points on the pelvis and spine, as well as providing shock absorption and vibration protection, to provide relief from the discomfort many riders experience during long stretches in the saddle.

The new, updated cushions feature an additional centre cut-out area, running from front to back, for extra pressure relief and ‘non-contact’ of sensitive areas.
Cutaway sections

at the front and back – the latter also has a tapered transition – give increased comfort and pressure relief on both the groin and tail-bone areas.
Air cell geometry has also been re-designed, to improve airflow under the rider and eliminate ‘hot-spots’.

Each cushion comes with a breathable and water repellent poly-mesh cover, which helps to keep the rider cool and dry. The side panels also feature a three-layer knit polyester for air circulation

New and improved Airhawk Motorcycle Cushions are currently available in three versions: the ‘Cruiser R’ Large and Small, and the ‘Dual Sport’ for smaller, narrower seats, and Pillion Pads too.

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New Keis 2600mAH Battery Pack

Keis 2600LR 300x200 New Keis 2600mAH Battery PackKeis has introduced a lighter, more compact and longer lasting 12V Lithium (Li-ion) Battery Pack for its Dual-Power heated clothing.

Smaller, lighter and longer lasting than the previous model, it measures just 70 x 70 x 20 mm, and weighs only 200 grams – fitting neatly into the specially provided pockets on Keis heated garments.

Alongside the weight and size saving, power output is increased from 2000 to 2600mAh, so it’s 30% longer-lasting, capable of 2.6 hours power at 1 amp draw.

By eliminating the need to draw power from the motorcycle battery, the 2600mAh battery pack allows a much greater freedom of movement both on and off the machine. That means heated clothing can be used for a variety of other activities, including winter sports, hiking, horse riding and even sky-diving.

The new pack can be used with all Keis Dual-Power products and has a built-in LED capacity monitor, so users can see the charge level at a glance.

KEiS heated garments use the latest Encapsulated Element Technology to provide reliable, even heating throughout chilly winter rides. Lightweight, breathable and more flexible than garments using wired elements, they’re designed to be comfortable and unobtrusive – both on and off the bike – and the advanced heating elements are designed to offer much more even temperature than traditional wired systems, helping to regulate body temperature and keeping the wearer focused on the road.

As an added bonus, it can also be used to charge and power USB devices.

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Ventura Bike Pack for MT-10 and XSR900

Two of Yamaha’s most popular naked machines – the MT-10 and XSR900 – have been given the Ventura treatment, so owners can unlock their touring potential without messing with the bike’s minimalist looks or affecting weight, width and handling.

Stripped-out street bikes like the MT and XSR offer little concession to carrying luggage, with compact seats and subframes and few secure strapping points – the minimalist look also doesn’t really lend itself to bulky, hard luggage. Discreet, lightweight and with fuss-free fitting, the Ventura Bike Pack System is the ideal solution.

Combining the best features of soft and hard luggage, the Ventura System uses a sturdy rack-mount to hold the load safely and securely, and offers a choice of packs that are light, easy to handle off the bike and can be rolled up and stashed away when not in use.

It attaches using existing points on the sub-frame, it doesn’t add much weight or any width. The Pack’s unique ‘slide on, ride off’ fitment eliminates the need for straps or bungee cords, so it’s quick and easy to detach and reattach too.

Packs come in a variety of styles and sizes – from a 35 litre weekend bag, to a massive 102-litre touring combination – and come with carry handles and shoulder straps for easy use off the bike.

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 or a Sport Rack, designed for transporting small loads. Alternatively, the Brackets can be removed completely.

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

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SENA Prism Bluetooth Action Camera

Prism Handlebar Mount BMW R 1200 GS 4 300x199 SENA Prism Bluetooth Action CameraNow riders can record live commentary of their adventures with the SENA Prism Bluetooth® Action Camera.

Sena’s Prism is the first action camera to have Bluetooth® connectivity built-in, so users can record sound straight over their video footage, either through the built-in Ultra HD Voice Recording™ microphone, or connecting to virtually any Bluetooth® helmet headset they choose. No additional video/audio editing is needed, because the Prism mixes the audio feed in real-time, creating an instantly shareable multi-track audio.

The recording can be started, stopped and shared quickly and easily, using either SENA’s Bluetooth remote control or any SENA Bluetooth headset with a built-in Jog Dial.

The sights to go with the sounds are also high quality – the Prism shoots full 1080p FHD video recording with 5 MP still shot image capture, and has a variety of other video modes (1080p:30fps, 720p:30/60fps, 480p:up to 120fps) and photo modes (shot, time-lapse, and burst) to choose between.

A sleep-mode feature helps extend battery life and maximize memory usage, for longer recording, and the Prism can even be used while charging. Its firmware is upgradeable.

The Prism’s QRM™ (Quick Release Mount) System can be installed and removed swiftly on motorcycles and riding gear. It comes with the most extensive variety of mounting hardware, including clamps for helmets, handlebars and windscreen and even a motorcycle-specific fog lamp base, so users can choose the camera position to suit the bike and/or activity.

It’s water resistant right out of the box, and the waterproof housing keeps the Prism safe up to 40 meters deep.

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Heated gloves or grips?

Keis x900 heated motorcycle gloves 300x300 Heated gloves or grips?Heated grips have long been a popular choice for motorcyclists looking to winter-proof their ride, but they have some limitations compared to heated gloves.

Alongside the inconvenience and expense of fitting, grips only heat the palms and inside of the fingers, not the outside areas, which are exposed to the icy wind when riding.
Heated grips can also have a detrimental effect on the waterproof liners commonly used in winter riding gloves. Wicking/breathable fabrics work by allowing smaller less dense water molecules (perspiration) out, and stopping the larger and cooler water molecules (rain) from getting in. Heated grips can heat the water molecules on the outside of the glove, reducing their size and effectively reversing the way the membrane works. The moisture inside the glove increases and the hands and fingers become cold and damp.

KEiS heated gloves feature Micro Alloy-Fibre Technology, which provides reliable and even heat right around the hand, whilst still allowing easy movement and feel – crucial for delicate operation of the controls during winter riding conditions.

KEiS produce both inner and outer heated gloves, all of which come with a fused supply lead for connection to a 12v vehicle battery (an adaptor for 12v sockets is also available).
Both the X800i and X900 outer gloves have easy-to-use integral controllers, so riders can tailor the temperature whilst on the move, and feature waterproof/breathable liners. The X900 gloves can be powered by optional rechargeable battery packs that fit neatly into the cuffs, while the X800i feature hard reinforcement over the knuckles.

For further info and details of the complete KEIS range visit www.keisapparel.co.uk.

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SW Motech Scramble the Suzuki SV650

SV650 SW Motec Front 34 with dark GB LR 300x247 SW Motech Scramble the Suzuki SV650The German motorcycle accessory specialists have chosen a selection of add-ons from their extensive range to give the popular V-twin a ‘street scrambler’ makeover, as well as adding useful extra features and functionality.

The kit adds SW Motech Guards for the Radiator, Chain and Headlight, plus Front Frame and Sprocket Covers, Lateral Protection and Header Pipe Protection, to shield the SV during rough urban rides and on the open road.

The Footrest Kit provides extra comfort & grip, while Bar Risers are fitted for a commanding scrambler-style riding position; Mirror Extenders improve the scope of rearward vision.

SW Motech Indicators and Fender Kit, alongside the Dunlop Mutant dual sport tyres, Remus Okami End Can and Genuine Tuck Roll seat, finish off the street scrambler look and feel.

The Suzuki SV650 Dealer Kit represents just some of SW Motech’s extensive range of accessories tailored to the latest generation SV. Owners can also kit out their Suzuki with the new Legend Gear Luggage, which combines vintage looks with modern materials, and has a versatile and robust carrying system; add extra protection with the sturdy Engine Crash Bars; or top off the street scrambler styling with a choice of Handguards.

For details of the Suzuki SV650 SW Motech Dealer Edition, contact your nearest authorised Suzuki dealer, or visit Suzuki GB .

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AirHawk Integrated Seats

Airhawk integrated BMW GS1200 seatLR 300x200 AirHawk Integrated Seats AirHawk’s new Integrated Seats are designed to take the pressure out of long rides, using AirHawk’s proven Comfort Seating System air pockets to minimise pressure points and provide shock absorption for the pelvis and spine.

Designed as a direct replacement for the original bike seat, the first applications will fit all years of BMW R1200 GS and Adventure models.

Ergonomically designed to distribute the rider’s weight equally over the entire seat, and sculpted to prevent the rider sliding towards the tank, AirHawk’s Comfort Seating System air pockets are built into each seat, so riders can enjoy the same benefits they’ve always known of AirHawk, now built into the seat unit.

An integrated pump with a bleeder valve enables the rider to adjust the air pressure easily, even while seated, so comfort and seating position can be altered according to changes in the road surface and length of time in the saddle, while a breathable and water-repellent spacer mesh helps to keep the rider cool and dry.

AirHawk Integrated Seats come in either standard seat height or a lowered version, which is 31.75 mm lower than the factory seat. There are four models to choose from;
  • BMW GS1200/GS1200Adv (2004-2012 ) Standard height
  • BMW GS1200/GS1200Adv (2004-2012) Lowered height
  • BMW GS1200/GS1200Adv (2013-current) Standard height
  • BMW GS1200/GS1200Adv (2013-current) Lowered height

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Ventura’s KTM performance pack

KTM1290SDGT FrontLR 300x300 Venturas KTM performance packStable, versatile, light & slim, Ventura’s Bike Pack System is the perfect carrying solution for the new breed of sporting adventure bikes, like KTM’s new 1290 Super Duke GT.
Combining superbike performance with a dual sport chassis and riding position, any luggage fitted to the GT has to be just as versatile.
The Ventura Bike Pack System has the best of both worlds: a sturdy rack-mounting system designed to hold the load safely and securely, and a range of bike packs that are light, easy to handle off the bike and can be easily rolled up and stashed away when not in use – much more convenient than hard plastic or alloy cases.
The Bike Pack’s unique ‘slide on, ride off’ fitment eliminates the need for straps or bungee cords and doesn’t use a fiddly lock and key system, so it’s quick and easy to remove and reload at stop-offs, and when the rider wants to explore the KTM’s performance.
When the journey ends, and for daily/commuting use, both Pack and Rack can be removed from the machine in seconds, leaving only the discrete L-Brackets behind. The rider then has the option of fitting either a pillion Grab Handle or a Sport Rack.
The unique rack mounting system attaches to existing points on the Duke’s subframe, for a straightforward fit. It doesn’t add much weight or any width, like most hard luggage mounting systems.
Packs come in a variety of styles and sizes – from a 35 litre weekend bag, to a massive 102-litre touring combination.
A typical system for the 1290 GT costs just £340.00, including L-Brackets, Pack Rack, Grab Handle and the Mistral Pack (pictured).
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Bob-a-Job for Chain Lube with Sdoc100

Anwendungsbild Sauber Sepp 300x184  Bob a Job for Chain Lube with Sdoc100

The new Clean Bob from Sdoc100 is a simple-to-use splash guard that prevents chain lube from soiling the tyre, wheel rim and/or swing arm when spraying the chain.

Until now, most riders have resorted to placing a piece of card behind the chain when applying lube, to protect the rear wheel and surrounding area from excess spray. This usually makes the application time-consuming, messy and awkward.

The Clean Bob catches excess spray that misses the chain. It is designed to fit onto the valve plate on top of most aerosol cans with a diameter of 57 mm.

It also leaves one hand free to rotate the rear wheel while spraying the chain (lube should only be applied with the engine off and the bike in neutral).

Once the Clean Bob is attached to the can, turn the nozzle towards the shield, position the Clean Bob behind the chain, near to the rear sprocket, and carefully spray a thin layer of chain spray on the inside of the chain, rotating the rear wheel until every link has been sprayed.

After use, the Clean Bob can be wiped clean or rinsed with SDoc100 Chain Cleaner.

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Distinguish your Street Twin with SW-Motech

Bonneville T120 SWM LR 300x200 Distinguish your Street Twin with SW MotechSW-Motech has expanded its new Legend Gear luggage range to fit Triumph’s new Street Twin, as well as introducing a range of styling and functional add-ons and accessories for the new retro roadster.
Designed to suit the new wave of retro roadsters, Legend Gear luggage mixes a vintage look with modern materials  and a versatile and sturdy carrying system.
The bags are made from waxed canvas and robust Napalon synthetic leather for the proper vintage look, and the practicality needed for everyday use. PU coatings on the inside, plus waterproof inner bags and rain covers, keep contents well protected from the weather.
A unique military-style attachment system, with tough webbing loops and alloy hooks, means bags can be quickly and easily attached and removed from the bike – and each other – allowing riders to tailor the system to their needs.
Available for the Street Twin is the Legend Gear Side Bag Set £336.99 (including Side Carrier SLC) which fixes using discrete and lightweight pannier rails and the handy quick-lock system; the LT1 and LT2 Tank Bags (£69.99 / £110.99), plus the 17.5-litre LR1 and 48-litre LR2 Tailbags (£140.99 / £224.99).
Also available is an aluminium Engine Guard (£102.99), which helps protect the Street Twin’s engine casings from damage caused by gravel and other debris thrown up by the front tyre; a sturdy 27 mm Crashbar (£87.99), and a steel grill Headlight Guard (£87.99).
Other add-ons for the Triumph include: Mirror Extenders, Exhaust Header Pipe Protectors and GPS Mount Kits.
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