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The RST Pro Adventure 2 Textile Jacket and Trousers

Motorcycle PartsThe RST Pro Series Adventure 2 jacket and trousers. Versatility is excellent with RST's range-topping adventure suit, which has a removable waterproof and breathable membrane and a zip-in thermal liner. There are vented panels all over the place, space in the upper back for a water reservoir and a pocket at the lower back can be detached and worn as a waist-pack.

I wouldn't be surprised to discover some other useful tricks somewhere. It's also comfortable, waterproof as claimed and the outer shell is made from good quality materials with Ballistic nylon at key impact points. It's equipped with a full set of armor including a CE-approved back protector and the all-in price of less than 22,000 THB represents good value.
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The Daytona Smartphone Controller for Motorcyclists

Motorcycle PartsDaytona is a global manufacturer based in Japan and is well known for gauges and digital speedometers. The Daytona Smartphone Controller is a new addition to the range and it's waterproof, wireless smartphone controller that fits onto your handlebars and allows easy control of your device while riding your motorcycle.

Now you can receive calls, text, control music, use mapping software etc. all without having to take your hands off the handlebars. You may think that smartphone operation is easy, but put a pair of gloves on and the screen functions will no longer work, even when the device is in its 'glove mode'. The smartphone controller can easily be used with gloves.

The unit can be directly mounted onto 22.2mm and 26.4mm handlebars – or directly onto a 38mm handlebar grip. The standalone unit has a battery life of approximately 40 hours and can be easily recharged via a micro USB when needed.
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The 2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS In Thailand

Motorcycle ReviewsThe very first thing I consider when it comes to wanting, needing, owning, craving or even considering purchasing a new motorcycle is – would I sit in my garage on a average evening, drinking beer, just looking at it and admiring the curves? Would I glance at the motorcycle every single time I walk through my garage and smile?

For me, very few naked-bikes pass this test but plenty of sportsbikes do. I like fairings. I have a good amount of motorcycles and most are sportsbikes... However, I've busted my back a few times. I'm not that young. I'm a bit overweight (according to my doctor) and I think it's time for a naked-bike – without losing the fun.
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Future bike engines made with plastic?

Motorcycle PartsAs motorcycles continue to strive for weight saving, could the future generation be made with plastic engine parts? And no, we're not joking...

Europe's largest application-oriented research organization, the Fraunhofer Project Group, believes they can reduce the weight of an engine by 20 percent using fiber-reinforced plastic parts, such as the cylinder casing and even crankcase bearings, rather than metals such aluminum. Furthermore, they believe it won't cost anymore to mass produce.

They demonstrated their experimental 650cc 'plastic' engine at the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology, the Hannover Messe, in Germany in April. Project leader Dr Lars-Fredrik Berg says they used a special fiber-reinforced phenolic composite material for the cylinder casing in the single-cylinder engine. It is made of 55 percent fibers and 45 percent resin and is cheaper than carbon fiber-reinforced composite. The material was developed by SBHPP, a business unit of Sumitomo Bakelite.
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The 2015 Zero Engineering Type 5 Premium Cruiser

Motorcycle ReviewsMost people who see, for the first time a Zero Engineering motorcycle are not won over by the Japanese workshop's design philosophy and attention to detail. Using a traditional, torque V-twin, Zero Engineering draws inspiration from the concept of wabi wabi (austre refinement) and the beauty of the raw materials to incorporate the essence of wa (harmony) into their designs.

The result is a range of minimalistic, vintage-looking motorcycles that combine high-tech function and traditional form, based around a rigid, gooseneck frame, springer front forks and spoked wheels, with many components deliberately left in a bare-metal finish.

The frame may look like a classic but it's a completely re-engineered modern component that employs top-grade steel tubing of varying thickness and specification to best achieve the firm's goal of rigidity with flexibility. Zero Engineering explains why it went to such lengths: 'Without the extra weight and soft rear suspension of a typical cruiser soaking up all the vibrations and brute force of a large V-twin, these rigid motorcycles lay down the power like no other. The combination of a rigid frame and so much torque is truly shocking to first time riders. Absolute, reliable, super fine control over the engine is a must.'
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Bosch eScooter Drive System

Motorcycle PartsBosch's innovative fuel-saving technology is not just confined to fancy cars. The concept of electromobility has also been extended to two-wheelers, namely scooters, with an aim to offer it at the affordable end of the market.

The technology is currently being used in countries like China and a few other Asian countries. Bosch's eScooter Drive System comprises a wheel-hub motor and an electronic control unit. Integrated smart solutions are under development at Bosch and are expected to have superior quality and robustness.
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Honda Announces Further Technical Details of the New 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

Motorcycle NewsHonda is pleased to announce further technical details of the new CRF1000L Africa Twin, which will be in Honda showrooms across

From the start of the CRF1000L Africa Twin project there was one motorcycle that consistently impressed with its balance of usability, poise and handling, on road and in the dirt – the seminal XRV750 Africa Twin. It proved a worthwhile benchmark, even when set against today’s myriad choice of adventure motorcycles. The machine that now bears its name may share no common part with the old model but it inherits to the full the essence and spirit of what made the XRV750 Africa Twin so good.

The “go anywhere” approach starts with the engine, which has to perform in off-road situations as well as on-road long-range touring, and all points in between. The CRF1000L Africa Twin’s 1000cc parallel twin power plant draws heavily on Honda’s off-road race experience in the form of the CRF250R/450R competition machines, and uses the same four-valve Unicam head design for compact overall dimensions. A lightweight cast camshaft – using the same materials as the CBR1000RR Fireblade – operates the valve train, and twin spark plugs fire the fuel/air mixture in each combustion chamber.
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Husqvarna Becomes a High-Tech Motorcycle Company

Motorcycle NewsResurgent Husqvarna have released the first detailed information about the forthcoming Husqvarna 701 Supermoto which will be launched later this year.

Husqvarna have confirmed the motorcycle will have ride-by-wire throttle with three different riding modes, it will get the latest Bosch 9.1 MP ABS system and an accessory plug-in dongle will unlock Supermoto ABS which will allow rear wheel lock-up but keep the front wheel under electronic control.
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Eric Buell Racing Bought by Hero Motor Corp.

Motorcycle NewsReliable sources in the USA have said that massive Hero Motor Corporation are to buy out all of the EBR shares from Eric Buell and now own the Erik Buell Racing operation in total.

Sources also said that Erik Buell has also been given full time employment and the famous American motorcycle brand will remain in place.
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Ducati and BMW Sales Figures

Motorcycle NewsDucati has reported first half-year results that saw a 22 percent increase in volume over January to June last year, the Italian brand selling 32,600 motorcycles worldwide, a record. Sales rose 10 percent in the US, 51 percent in Italy, by over one-third in Spain and the UK, while Germany and France were up by almost 25 percent. June was an all-time record for Ducati, with 7,400 motorcycles sold, 60 percent more than in June 2014. June sales for Ducati Thailand were also up double digit.

The success of the Ducati Scrambler has played a key role in the result, with over 9,000 being delivered in the first six months of 2015. Ducati Multistrada 1200 continues to be popular with 4,700 motorcycles sold, the new Ducati Monster 821 s faring well with 3,700 happy new owners, while 3,000 Ducati Panigales went to new homes.
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