Arrow exhaust on Triumph Bonneville Thruxton R

Arrow exhausts liven up Triumphs

Motorcycle companies have a strong association with aftermarket exhaust companies such as Triumph has with Arrow exhausts. The first accessory most riders add to their bike is an exhaust system so it stands to reason that bike and exhaust manufacturers would forge strong links. Other examples are Suzuki and Yoshimura, BMW and Akrapovic and Ducati …

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Benzina motorcycle gear

Benzina launches Italian motorcycle style

Benzina is a fledgling motorcycle accessories brand that has launched exclusively on the new MotorbikeWriter shop site. The Brisbane-based brand will feature an array of innovative and stylish products from non-scratch keyrings to numberplate holders that guard against theft. Benzina means “fuel” in Italian. The brand is the brainchild of an Italian immigrant who has worked …

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Stoptix brake lights

Auto brake lights may make riders safe

Aftermarket automatic emergency brake lights could help save riders from one of the most common crashes – the rear-ender. Stoptix activates the stop light when it detects the bike slowing down under engine braking so that following motorists do not suddenly get surprised by a rapidly slowing motorcycle. It’s a common practice for riders to …

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Update your motorcycle with a lithium battery

While manufacturers are keen to show how they can shave a few grams off their new model’s weight, they could easily shave even more if they swapped to a more expensive lithium battery. Lithium motorcycle batteries are LifePO4 batteries, most using prismatic (square) cells. They are the same battery types as used in electric cars and now being …

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Mobed keeps riders and bike safe

This Mobed motorcycle tent promises to keep you safe from the wet, plus snakes, bugs and even crocodiles while also safeguarding your bike from theft? The German company has not yet listed a price yet for the Mobed, nor do they have it in production, but you can send them an email and declare your interest. So far …

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Weiser Ultrabrights indicators

LED indicators improve rider safety

Signalling your intention clearly is an important primary safety device, which is why many modern motorcycles come with LEDs to improve visibility. Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are ultra-bright, draw less power and last up to 15,000 hours, which should last most riders the life of their bike. They also burn much cooler and their small size …

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Triumph Bonneville T100 headlight protector

Protect your motorcycle headlight

All new bikes should come with headlight protectors as modern Xenon and LED headlights can be very expensive to replace, some more than $2000! It only takes one errant rock to drain your hip pocket. And don’t be fooled into thinking it is only adventure bikes that are susceptible to copping a rock in the lamp. In fact, …

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Touratech first-aid kit

Touratech waterproof first-aid kit

Every motorcyclist should consider getting first-aid training and carrying a first-aid kit on their motorcycle. This kit from adventure accessories company Touratech is a great idea because it is waterproof and a bright colour so it makes it easily visible. In includes a roll of self-adhesive bandage tape, self-adhesive dressing, rolls of bandage, a first-aid …

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Keanu Reeves on KRGT-1

Carbon wheels improve brakes, handling

Most motorcycle wheels are made of aluminium, steel or magnesium, but if you want to extract some extra performance from your road bike, you could consider carbon fibre wheels. They are lighter, tougher, longer-lasting and don’t corrode. However, they are quite expensive, usually costing several thousand dollars, which is why they are often used on expensive limited-edition …

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