Up to 85% off Official Triumph Motorcycles Accessories

Triumph Motorcycles has announced a limited-time offer on a raft of its official accessories with discounts of up to 85%.

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From now until Friday 14th December (subject to availability), a wide range of accessories across the Triumph Adventure, Cruisers, Modern Classics and Roadsters range have been reduced in price.

Whether Triumph fans want to enhance their Bonneville’s touring capabilities, add to a Tiger’s on-road performance or increase a Street Triple’s aggressive stance, it’s now easier than ever to create a unique ride.

Fans looking to fit an Arrow silencer to their Tiger Explorer can now pick one up for only £127.50 (down from £425).

Chromeline rider footrests are down from £60.00 to £18.00 (70% off), while a while a flyscreen kit for the Bonneville is down from £ 76.67 to £23.00 (70% off). 

Fans of the Roadster range can also get a massive discount on an official Arrow “Low Boy” exhaust, down from £966.67 to only £290 (70% discount).

To see the full range of accessories available under offer, visit: https://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/accessory-offers

To book a test ride online head to Triumph’s booking system here: https://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/motorcycles/test-ride 

Dainese unveil the new D-Air® range

The Dainese Group were at EICMA to present the third generation of the D-air® airbag, a line of racing and road products that is now available for women as well.

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The Motorcyclist’s Guide to Scotland

A little treasure trove of information for riding in Scotland.

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The Motorcyclist’s Guide to Scotland is the only guide book dedicated to exploring Scotland on a motorbike.

Written by a former BBC Scotland journalist – a lifelong biker who has ridden every road in this – The Motorcyclist’s Guide to Scotland features 30 routes from the Solway coast to Shetland, and a suggested itinerary to tour the country in four days.

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Exotogg – thermal armour

Exotogg take the principle of trapping layers of air for thermal insulation to a new level.

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Winter is drawing in and we’re all looking for ways to stay warm on our bikes. There’s a wide range of products out there to help from thermal layers to electrically heated clothing and they all have their pro’s and cons.
This month we tested a new product from Exotogg, a UK based manufacturer founded by Tony Hawkins.

Tony has been an all-season biker for the past 20+ years. He developed the Exotogg Inflatable Thermal Armour after leaving home on his bike, getting to cold and adapting an inflatable tent as a quick fix inside his jacket to try to keep warm. That was his eureka moment.

At first glance Exotogg Inflatable Thermal Armour does look lifejacket like and that’s no mistake. The product is manufactured in the UK by a lifejacket manufacturer. As Tony says, he could have gone out to Asia to make the thermal armour but wanted to maintain quality and control closer to home.

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Monimoto tracker

The ease of installation alone makes this a worthwhile investment for your bike security.

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The ease of installation alone makes this a worthwhile investment for your bike security.

The Monimoto smart tracker is a battery powered, easy to set up, auto arming GPS tracker alarm system that calls your phone if your motorcycle is being moved or stolen.

There’s no wiring, no special tools are needed, you can hide it anywhere on your bike with supplied ties and it connects to your phone via the Minimoto app. It’s a simple as that!

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Garmin’s zumo 396 LMT-S TESTED

Garmin describe the 396 LMT-S as being “for motorcyclists that want to turn their routes into thrilling adventures,” does it fit the bill?

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One thing certain about motorcycle navigation systems is that they attract attention and people want to know how well they work. When you ride with two of them on your handlebars they also generate a lot of odd looks and a few bad jokes. But we did it anyway.

We had been using Zumo’s for over 6 years across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and as far as South Africa so were well versed in its main features, the pro’s and cons and couldn’t wait to get the latest unit on test. We’ve also had TomTom’s Rider 450 for about 6 months and had grown quite attached to it is a we put more miles on it.

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Garmin Launches the Zumo 396

Garmin International has announced the release of its new zūmo 396 LMT-S and we’ll be testing it next month.

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The zūmo 396 LMT-S is a GPS designed specifically for motorcyclists that want to make the most of each adventure.

The sturdy sat-nav offers a glove-friendly, 4.3-inch display and packs a diverse feature-set ranging from clear, turn-by-turn directions, free real-time services1, built-in Wi-Fi, wireless GPX file sharing, and for the thrill seekers – twisty adventurous routing options to enhance every ride.

Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales, said: “Over the years, our customers have come to rely on the zūmo’s ability to provide easy motorcycle-dedicated navigation.

“Now, with the zūmo 396, riders can confidently venture out on the road, staying informed of the things that matter most, including updates for live traffic and weather conditions that could significantly impact their journey.”

In addition, the zūmo 396 makes staying connected simple. Using the Garmin Smartphone link app, owners can wirelessly pair their Bluetooth—enabled smartphones to the zūmo for access to a suite of free live services1, including traffic conditions and weather updates. Riders can safely store away their smartphones for convenient hands-free calling, in addition to receiving key Smartphone Link1 features such as smart notifications, and LiveTrack – a feature that gives riders the option to share their locations with friends who want to track their adventures.

Built-in Wi-Fi allows riders to easily keep maps, software, and points of interest up-to-date on the navigator without the need for a computer. The zūmo 396 also simplifies the planning, sharing, and tracking of routes by making it easy for riders to swiftly export GPX files – files containing preferred routes – from their mobile devices to the zūmo for solo or group rides.

The zūmo 396 helps to enhance an adventure with convenient on-screen controls for music and media sourced from a rider’s Bluetooth-enabled phone or media player. Riders can also choose their route preferences using the Garmin Adventurous Routing settings to limit major highways and discover more hidden, winding, hilly roads.

The zūmo includes detailed maps of Europe, millions of Foursquare POIs and new TripAdvisor ratings for restaurants, hotels, and attractions along a route or near a destination.

The zūmo 396 is equipped with new Automatic Incident Notifications1 — if an incident occurs, the zūmo can automatically send a text notification with GPS location information to a predetermined contact. The navigator also encourages rider awareness and safer driving by providing helpful rider alerts for upcoming sharp curves, rail crossings, red light/speed cameras, and more. Built to withstand the elements, the zūmo 396 is resistant to fuel vapors, UV rays and harsh weather.

The zūmo 396 LMT-S with Full Europe map has a suggested retail price of £349.99 and the zūmo 346 LMT-S with Western Europe mapping is priced at £299.99.

For more information, visit garmin.com/zumo.

 

Tucano Urbano launch Spring/Summer collection 2018

Urban Specialist: The new collection from Tucano Urbano is essential for those riders looking for both uncompromising style and safety.

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The whole range benefits from the Italian design and style, attention to detail and the level of safety that has come to be associated with the Tucano Urbano brand. And not forgetting, as is the Tucano Urbano tradition, for their good value for money. All the jackets are fitted with CE approved armour on the elbows and shoulders as standard – as well as a pocket for an optional back protector.

It is the café racer trend that has inspired the line Tucano Urbano has designed for urban riders. Introduced into the range for Spring/Summer, the BRED bomber, is a stylish sheepskin leather jacket with a high level of attention to detail. Alongside, but with a perforated leather outer, the TOM jacket has a gritty look, thanks to its metal zips. For 2018, the PEL jacket is now available in black, a further option to the brown jacket already a popular option in the range.

Safety and style have both been key in the design of items like the GIG PRO, which retains its classic leather outer but is now CE approved. The BOB and BOB LADY are constructed with a leather palm and elasticated cotton on the back of the hand. The full leather BOB SKIN LADY now comes in Black and Nut Brown.

Brand new for 2018, the MONSIEUR and ladies MADAME jackets feature a mesh liner. Made from real cow leather matched with Oxford fabric inserts, they balance safety, ventilation and style. Both jackets come with a 100% waterproof and breathable membrane to handle light showers but can be removed if not required. The NETWORK jacket – available in black and light grey – is also new for 2018.

The POL and POLETTE – two waxed effect cotton canvas jackets – have been introduced in Khaki for Spring/Summer 2018. Those riders looking or a classic biker style field jacket will be pleased to see the ROBERT jacket has joined the Tucano Urbano range. Sporting a washed effect cotton polyester mixture, it’s 100% windproof and breathable and available in Dark Blue and Khaki. These jackets go perfectly with the NEW CALAMARA or NEW CALAMARO gloves which feature leather palms and soft CPS protection on the knuckles and palms.

To handle surprise showers, not just the heat of summer, the men’s AREOS and ladies AREAS jackets feature the HYDROSCUD® system which guarantee 100% waterproofing and breathability, providing better ventilation for the body whilst also guarding against the elements.

The all-new TORPEDO glove, made with innovative OUTDRY® technology, creates a breathable but waterproof barrier to prevent the fabric staying wet after wet weather riding.

A new entry to the Tucano Urbano range of Gloves is the CE approved PENNA, with a neoprene cuff available in three colours: Black, White and Fluorescent Yellow. Similarly, but without rigid inserts on the knuckles is the MIKY: an entry level CE approved motorcycle glove also available in the versions LADY and KID.

The range of colours for the EL’JET helmet has been extended for Spring/Summer with the additions of Italian Red, British Green and German Silver. New colour options are also available for the EL’METTIN – still appreciated for its demi-jet design, comfort and attention to detail.

The Spring/Summer range also includes new, innovative accessories such as the COOL FRESH scooter and motorcycle seat cover and the NANO HELMET BAG, both of which are waterproof and foldable for easy storage. The KEY BAG, a small neoprene pouch, is designed to accommodate riders keys during journeys to avoid damage to bodywork.

For more information or to see the full range, visit: www.tucanourbano.co.uk 

2018 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing collection launched

NEW ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING COLLECTION AVAILABLE AT AUTHORIZED DEALERS

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Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to announce the release of the new ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING COLLECTION – a line-up of premium, team and lifestyle clothing designed to celebrate the success of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team.

Honouring the long-term partnership between the two global brands, the updated 2018 replica collection combines the logos of Husqvarna Motorcycles and Rockstar Energy Drink to create an exclusive range of garments for dedicated race fans. This new collection features a series of race replica and lifestyle items for both men and women.

The style of these industry pioneers is not only reserved exclusively for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team riders, but is also available for those who want to be part of the on-going success story.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING REPLICA COLLECTION

Items featured in this new collection are the official clothing worn by Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team riders in all racing disciplines around the world. Alongside its distinctive style, the collection is also designed according to Husqvarna Motorcycles’ highest standards for premium quality, functionality and comfort.

New ‘1901’ T-shirt designs from INDIAN

Indian’s range of T-shirts continue to be popular not only with bikers, but also with fashion aficionados around the world

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As in previous years, Indian continues to bring out fresh designs for 2018, with these new styles now available from dealers.

Here’s a look at the ‘Indian Motorcycle 1901’ collection in detail. The Indian Motorcycle 1901 Fashion Fit tees feature hand painted graphic designs that gives the range a distinctive style, as well as a fit that is closer to the body than other styles in the Indian range. Made in California, these t-shirts use a lighter weight cotton fabric for a more contemporary style.

NEW
1901 Motor Oil Tee
The graphic on the front of this tee is inspired by a vintage oil can and shows the Indian logo plus a mention of Spirit Lake where Indian motorcycles are currently built.

FABRIC: 100% cotton slub jersey
GRAPHICS: Large hand painted style graphic on front FIT: Men’s Fashion Fit T-Shirt
SIZE: S-2XL

NEW
1901 World’s Fastest Tee
The graphic on this features the outline of a vintage Scout coloured like the USA flag and the fabric has been given a vintage wash.

FABRIC: 100% cotton slub jersey
GRAPHICS: Large hand painted style graphic on front
FIT: Men’s Fashion Fit T-Shirt
SIZE: S-2XL

NEW
1901 Grand National Tee
This tee celebrates Indian’s historic return to pro flat track racing and winning the championship in 2017. Indian expects this one to be a top-seller!

FABRIC: 100% cotton slub jersey
GRAPHICS: Large hand painted style graphic on front
FIT: Men’s Fashion Fit T-Shirt
SIZE: S-2XL

NEW
1901 Factory Team Tee
Another tee to celebrate the Indian Factory Racing team and it’s historic return to racing. With a simple distressed looking headdress and typography, this is going to be a popular style in 2018.

FABRIC: 100% cotton slub jersey
GRAPHICS: Large hand painted style graphic on front
FIT: Men’s Fashion Fit T-Shirt
SIZE: S-2XL