Barkbusters AERO-GP

Barkbusters AERO-GP protect lane filterers

Australia’s Barkbusters has released the AERO-GP handguard especially for naked, streetfighter and sports bikes to protect them while lane filtering, road riding or on track days. They call it a lever protector and anyone whose bike has fallen off its side stand or had a low-speed drop and broken their levers will appreciate it. They will also protect your …

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Port and Hide leather gear for custom bike scene

New Port and Hide leather gear for custom bike scene

Brisbane’s blossoming custom bike scene now has a new leather accessories brand, Port and Hide, which officially launched recently at Smoked Garage in the Valley. The brand specialises in handcrafted leather goods designed to fit custom, café-racer and classic-inspired motorcycles. Emerging scene Port and Hide co-founder Josh Bailey says the brand is part of an …

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KTM Australia adds WP Suspension and gear

KTM Australia adds WP Suspension and gear

KTM Australia has a new range of PowerWear street, race and adventure gear available in Australia and is now distributing KTM-owned WP Suspension. The new range of gear is in collaboration with specialist companies such as Shoei and Alpinestars. Street gear includes the Street Evo Jacket ($399.99), while race gear adds the Speed Gloves ($99), …

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Farkle custom motorcycle

When is enough farkle enough?

For most riders the farkle (motorcycle accessories and bling) starts to appear the day you buy your new motorcycle and doesn’t stop until it’s sold or crashed. So the answer to the question in this article’s heading is “never”! Diminishing returns However, there is a law of diminishing returns on any motorcycle accessories. So it …

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Touratech Travel Event madagascar insolvency

Touratech bailed out of insolvency

Adventure riders can breathe a sigh of relief now that famed German motorcycle accessory company Touratech has been bailed out of a voluntary insolvency. Touratech filed for insolvency in August this year after an increased demand in sales saw them unable to fulfil many orders – attributed mostly to the late completion of their new …

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Moriwaki exhaust Honda Grom

‘Forgotten’ Moriwaki brand bounces back

The Moriwaki performance motorcycle parts brand has been largely forgotten in our market, but now Bikebuilders is attempting to return it to its former glory. The Brisbane-based company has added the Japanese brand to its inventory and plans to actively import parts. Bikebuilders partners Leif Martinsen and Yosuke (Yoshi) Kawamura are good friends of MD …

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12L Cargo Tail Bag

Motorcycle tail bag kickstarts

New York rider Shaun Lee has started making an innovative waxed-cotton tail bag for motorcycles even before he has raised all the necessary funds through a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign. The 12-litre tail bag fits on most motorcycle rear seats with a simple under-seat strap system, roll-down waterproof top and zippers, and a cargo net to …

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