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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.
KTM 1290 SuperDuke GT 16 17 0008098LR1 VENTURA for KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

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.

Click HERE for details

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New SW-Motech Evo Footrests

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.

  • Multi-position adjustment – both height and angle
  • Large dimension, removable rubber pad with profiled surface for grip
  • Tailored to fit the bike’s existing mounts
  • Stainless steel and CNC-milled aluminium alloy construction

SW MOTECH FRS LR 300x300 New SW Motech Evo Footrests

A tailored riding position can make all the difference on long journeys – even the smallest amount of adjustment provides much needed relief to cramped limbs – yet only a handful of motorcycles offer any adjustability, and most of those only have movement in the seat and bars. Available for a broad range of dual sport and touring bikes, the Evo Footrest Kits allow riders to increase legroom, by lowering the height and adjusting the angle of the foot.
Height can be adjusted from standard to 15mm lower, with 10 positions in between, and the foot angle can be rotated backwards or forwards by 18 degrees.

A large dimension contact area with a profiled rubber insert helps absorb vibration and road shocks, and is profiled to ensure a firm grip – especially reassuring on dirt roads and trails, when standing on the pegs is required. The rubber insert is removable, should the rider prefer.

Each kit is manufactured from corrosion-resistant stainless steel for durability and strength, and features lightweight, but tough aluminium alloy footrest links, which are CNC-milled for accurate fit and operation. The kits are tailor made to fit the original footpeg mounts, and come with all required fixings and full instructions.

To view the complete range of SW-Motech footrest kits, click HERE

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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.

Click here for details.

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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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