The new FX-50 Dual Shield motorcycle helmet from AFX comes with the protection and comfort for a short cruise or long weekend trip.
This dual shield helmet is equipped with a face shield, inner flip shield and visor. The hard-coated face shield is optically correct, compound curved and UV- and scratch-resistant. The inner flip down shield comes in a smoke tint to ensure visibility when riding in sunny conditions.
The aerodynamic shell design is constructed of advanced poly-alloy plastic for lightweight strength and has a clear-coat finish to protect paint and graphics. Cleaning is easy with the hypo-allergenic, antimicrobial nylon liner and cheek pads that are removable and washable.
The FX-50 is equipped with ear cavities for speakers to keep you tuned in while riding. The advanced ventilation system with chin, side, rear and forehead vents will keep you cool and comfortable. The cam buckle-style, quick-release retention system keeps the helmet securely in place. Available in six colors. Sizes XS- XXL. The FX-50 is DOT and ECE 22.05 certified. The suggested retail price is $99.95.
To see the complete line go to www.afxhelmets.com, www.parts-unlimited.com, or contact your local Parts Unlimited dealer. www.facebook.com/AFXNA
Automotive and motorcycle detail specialist Wizards Products has introduced a detailing clay used for surface restoration of fine finishes. Wizards says its Mystic Clay quickly and easily removes tree sap, industrial fallout, brake dust and other contaminants. Wizards says it’s also good for removing fresh overspray without having to use solvents or rubbing compound, and that it’s safe for all paint and clear coats, plus glass, fiberglass, metal or any hard surface. Two 120 gram bars per package. $15.95. MC
Gary Ilminen sporting the Alpinestars T-Dyno waterproof jacket.
Versatility in riding gear is a real asset if you ride where there are four distinct seasons and not all of them favor motorcycle riding.
Making the most of the available days means having gear that will help you stay warm and dry on those days when riding conditions are less than ideal or can quickly get that way.
The Alpinestars T-Dyno waterproof jacket is just such a piece of gear. It is available in the red/white/black color combination shown or black/white and both include reflective logos and piping on front, back and sleeves to enhance visibility in low light.
The 600 denier polyester outer shell has a polyurethane (PU) coating that creates a breathable waterproof membrane. Inside, a zip-out insulated long-sleeve lining backs up the outer shell for cold-weather comfort.
The Alpinestars T-Dyno design includes something a number of other riding jackets with zip-out linings don’t: a wide, robust interior storm flap that seals the opening of the YKK main zipper. Absence of a storm flap (exterior or interior) on some jackets I’ve had allows cold wind to penetrate the front of the jacket, even if the insulated lining keeps the wind out everywhere else. That feature in combination with the shell and lining, hook and loop closures around the sleeve cuffs and a hook and loop closure around the stand-up collar make the T-Dyno remarkably windproof. Riding on a sunny but unseasonably cold, windy day in November proved how well the combination works.
The jacket provides enhanced impact protection, as well with removable padding over the chest and back as well as CE-approved Bio-armor at the elbows and shoulders. The chest and back padding is accessible via a zipper across the bottom edge of the back of the jacket. The chest and back padding are not CE-approved armor, but they can be upgraded with Alpinestars back and chest protectors as accessories.
Exterior pockets have YKK zipper closures and two interior chest pockets are also provided. A zipper across the back of the lower edge of the jacket allows the jacket to be zipped together with a variety of Alpinestars riding pants.
For more information on the Alpinestars T-Dyno waterproof jacket, visit burnoutitaly.com.
Designed by motorcycle riders in Pennsylvania looking for a better way to lube their drive chains, the GreaseNinja is little more than a sculptured block of polymer plastic, cut to clear the drive chain. A simple malleable wire tethers the GreaseNinja to a can of chain lube. The delivery tube from the chain lube plugs into the GreaseNinja, which is ported to deliver pressurized chain lube evenly and completely as the chain passes underneath. Unbelievably simple and incredibly effective. $15. MC
Continental continues to advance the performance levels of the adventure touring/dual sport market with the release of the new ultra-high performance Trail Attack 2 which is intended for touring riders who demand ultra high performance and mileage from their large capacity adventure touring/enduro machines.
Trail Attack 2 features advanced adventure touring/dual-sport technology for large capacity bikes, engineered to meet the demands of today’s modern powerful high performance adventure touring/enduro machines and provide exceptionally quick warm-up time. Reinforced carcasses on the front tires utilize a newly designed tread pattern to ensure higher precision and optimized wear. The stunning new tread pattern is adapted from the Conti Attack family.
Continuous compound technology makes it possible to use a homogeneous grip grading with a single compound thanks to a temperature-controlled curing of the tire during the production process. It offers continuous transition. The shoulder area is flexible providing excellent Grip and the zenith area is wear resistant.
Traction skin provides an extremely safe and short tire break-in. This is possible due to the revolutionary raw tread surface, which is the result of a new mold coating technology which eliminates the need for tire-release agents.
Black chili compound has been improved to offer quick warm-up time, shorter braking distances, and excellent grip.
The 0° steel belt construction delivers superior stability and comfort even at high cruising speeds and high loads.
Trail Attack 2 Sizes — Retail Price Ranges
100/90-19 57H TL, front — $89.00 + USD/CAD
110/80R19 59V TL, front — $170.00 + USD/CAD
120/70R19 60V TL, front — $185.00 + USD/CAD
90/90-21 54V TL, front — $110.00 + USD/CAD
120/70ZR17 58W TL, front — $195.00 + USD/CAD
130/80R17 65H TL, rear — $215.00 + USD/CAD
140/80R17 69H TL, rear — $220.00 + USD/CAD
150/70R17 69V TL, rear — $230.00 + USD/CAD
170/60R17 72V TL, rear — $245.00 + USD/CAD
180/55ZR17 73W TL, rear — $285.00 + USD/CAD
190/55ZR17 75W TL, rear — $290.00 + USD/CAD
150/70R18 70V TL, rear — $230.00 + USD/CAD
Continental Tire is currently the fourth largest tire manufacturer in the world, founded in 1871 in Hanover Germany, and built its first motorcycle tire in 1894.
Continentals were used on the first motorcycle that set the Land Speed Record at over 200 mph at Bonneville in 1956 and Bill Warner’s motorcycle that set the Land Speed Record for a “sit-on” motorcycle at over 311 mph in 2011.
On the automotive side Continental builds tires that come as standard OE equipment on name brands such as Porsche, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi, VW, Ford, GM, Honda, Nissan, etc…
Check out Continental’s website at www.conti-moto.com or call 740-966-3106 for more information.
Ace 1200CR Street Special
"Built in England and Powered by America". Timeless lines and raw power combined with effortless handling and exhilarating performance, the Ace 1200CR Street Special is a Limited Edition bespoke motorcycle built in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, by the custom and speed shop Krazy Horse, in a collaboration with Ace Café London's Stonebridge Motor Company celebrating this years twin anniversaries of Harley-Davidson, it being their 110th, and having originally opened in 1938, the 75th of the Ace!
Based on the iconic V-Twin engine from Milwaukee USA, the four cam 1200cc gas-flowed, ported, polished and tuned motor, producing 78bhp & 82lb ft torque, is housed in a bronze welded, nickel plated and especially fabricated, legendary and ever popular "featherbed" wideline style frame of seamless, cold drawn T45 carbon manganese steel tubing, renowned for its lightweight, strength and stability.
Fully detailed with high gloss black powder coated cylinder heads, primary cover, cut down timing case and an Ace Café Racer points cover, the normally aspirated engine draws air in through a traditional "bell mouth" on a S&S Cycles Super E carburettor, fitted with a K-Tech choke, and breathes out via a polished stainless steel hand-built two-into-one-into-two tuned exhaust system with megas!
Feeding the engine's hungry Wiseco forged pistons, courtesy Crane roller rockers, is an Andrews N4 profile camshaft lifting Black Diamond valves, with "single fire" spark ignition, powered by a "single fire" coil, provided by the highly regarded H4 system from Crane. A Kevlar 6-plate Barnett performance clutch makes sure that power in transferred smoothly to the 5-speed gearbox. The sprockets, carrying a heavy duty 530 triple S O-ring chain, deliver power to the wheels via PBI alloy 48 tooth rear and 23 tooth front sprockets, which team up with gear ratios at 10.407 for 1st gear, 7.436 for 2nd, 5.53 for 3rd, 4.583 for 4th and 5th, top gear at 3.93 making for a quick bike.
Goodridge "carbon black" brake lines and stainless steel fittings hook up the special lightweight black anodised Ace callipers, 6-piston front and 4-piston at rear, machined from 6082-T6 aluminium by Harrison Billet, with a pair of 11-inch laser-cut diamond ground finish induction hardened stainless steel "wavy" contour discs providing race track performance braking.
The complimentary efficient and effective suspension consisting of polished 39mm conventional telescopic forks, with classic black rubber gaiters protecting the stanchions, is fitted with progressively wound springs from Progressive Suspension - eliminating end sag and reducing dive. At the back is a pair of dialled-in, emulsion type, Ohlins S36E twin shocks with mechanical pre-load spring adjusters.
Laced with stainless steel spokes, the polished aluminium hubs and 17-inch Morad TR type reinforced aluminium rims, front at 3.00in and a 4.25in at the rear, wearing Metzeler Lasertec tires of the newest high silica materials and compound technology, with a classic tread pattern design ensuring effective water dispersal for safe wet riding and long lasting mileage, all combines to ensure that the bike is "sure-footed" and handles as well as it goes!
With a single black seat at just 30 inches high, 7-inch headlight, "Blackeye" back light, 3.5 gallon "Manx" aluminium fuel tank and 8.45 pint oil tank, both with 13 coats of House of Colour primer, paint and lacquer, finished in a deep gloss black paint and equipped with clip-on bars with integral bar end indicators, machined Storz rear-set foot pegs and an analogue rev counter with built in digital speedometer, by Motogadget, mounted on the polished aluminium top yoke, all weighing in, with fluids at only a little over 385lb on an axle to axle wheelbase of 4ft 8in, this bike is light, nimble and fast - it's a café racer!
For more information visit ace-cafe-london.com/Ace-Cafe-Racer.aspx, and motorcyclelive.co.uk.
Engine: 1200cc air-cooled 45-degree V-twin, 88.9 x 96.8 bore and stroke, 9.5:1 compression ratio, 78hp at 5200rpm
Carburetion: Super E
Seat Height: 30in
Power: 78hp at 5200rpm
Price: $36,469.54 (£20,795) inc. VAT
Warranty: 12 months with Krazy Horse
Carbon Fiber Helmet
Akuma Helmets says its new Phantom II MFR carbon fiber racing helmet weighs in at only 3 pounds for a Size Large. The helmet features Akuma’s Quicklock visor system for fast visor removal and comes with a Shield Transitions SOLFX photochromic visor that changes tint in response to ambient light. Two top vents and two chin vents ensure lots of air gets in, while a large rear exhaust vent makes sure heat is drawn away from the rider’s head. $449. MC