Öhlins develops Royal Enfield suspension

Premium Swedish suspension company Öhlins has developed special suspension for Royal Enfield motorcycles for the first time. The first models to get the Öhlins adjustable shock absorbers and fork springs with adjustable pre-load caps are the new and very popular 650cc twin-cylinder Interceptor and Continental GT. They will be followed by full suspension for the …

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Touratech Zega Evo

Touratech launch Zega Evo panniers

German motorcycle accessory company Touratech has released high-end aluminium Zega Evo panniers in black or silver with a new mounting system. Touratech says the mount is more robust than its predecessor system and can be attached and taken off easily thanks to the rounder design of the fasteners. Simply slide the hooks on to the …

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‘Cool idea’ for handlebar airconditioning

While most riders like to expose themselves to the elements, there have always been inventors trying to make the ultimate airconditioning unit to cool riders. The latest comes from Bruce Hammond of Hammond Brothers Motorsports, Colorado, who has invented a turbofan that blows cold air at the rider from the handlebars. Bruce, 35, says motorcycles …

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The smart brake light that could save your life

This Smart Brake Module could just save your life. It illuminates even when you slow down with the throttle only and acts as a warning to tailgating drivers. Smart Brake Module winners We ran a competition for readers and subscribers to win one of these $125 Smart Brake Modules The winners, drawn at random, are Sheree Kelly, Carol …

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Tenneco ownership to boost Öhlins suspension

Riders looking for premium motorcycle suspension should welcome the new ownership of Swedish company Öhlins Racing by tech company Tenneco. The American company has worked with Öhlins on their CES valves over the past 20 years. It will lend technological and logistic support that should lead to more products for more models, more outlets, faster …

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New dashcam recorder for motorcycles

More and more dashcam evidence is convicting traffic offenders and protecting vulnerable motorcyclists involved in SMIDSY crashes. Riders have a few options: Riders can wear a helmet camera which even Queensland police recommend and most police use, although Victoria police still believe it is illegal; They can wear an action camera on their body, but …

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BMW Adventure fuel tank

Do you really need a bigger fuel tank?

Some adventure bikes are big and heavy enough already, so adding a larger fuel tank seems an unnecessary addition of weight. Do you really need up to 500km of range when service stations are a maximum of about 250-300km apart even in the remote outback? It’s also extra weight right over the front wheel; just …

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