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Bargain GP-Pro folding levers

Buying Guide - Kit yourself out for summer

Airoh ST 701 Helmet Review

Liqui Moly - Race-ready lubricants arrive in the UK

Tech Talk - Know your helmets

New summer gloves from Bike It

Twiins Hands-Free Bluetooth communication systems

BikeTek Top Box swallows it all

RiDE Review - BikeTek Front Head Stand

Liqui Moly Shooters - Feel the difference in your right hand!

 


 

Motohead

June 2017

Bargain GP-Pro Folding Levers

GP-Pro Folding Levers

Full race specification, full adjustable, motocross levers from GP-Pro. Manufactured from forged aluminium along with a hard-anodised laser-etched finish, these levers offer a top level specification at a very affordable price. The pivot flexing lever blade is designed to minimise lever breakage on impact and the stainless steel components make for a hard wearing replacement lever.

The levers are sold in either clutch or brake for a wide range of MX bikes from as early as the 1980s models up to the very latest machinery for sale.

Specification

•   Race specification MX levers
•   Tough forged aluminium build
•   Pivot flexing lever blade
•   Fully adjustable reach settings for rider comfort
•   Stainless steel components
•   Hard-anodised finish with laser-etch detail

 

Sold individually - Brake or Clutch
Manufacturers: Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Yamaha

RRP: £25.99 per lever

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On Two Wheels

June - July 2017 edition

BUYING GUIDE

Kit yourself out for summer

When the sun starts shining, we love getting out on our bikes and scooters - but with British weather unpredictable as ever, we've teamed up with Bike It to bring you this brief budget buying guide...

 

Now, we're not saying go out and buy a new kit especially for summer, at On2Wheels we fully appreciate that not everyone has the bank balance to do that - but when you're looking for new gear, it's worth considering the features on it which will make it suitable all year round.

 

Jackets & trousers

Does it have ventilation zips? Some jackets and trousers have ventilation on the arms and the body of the jacket - the more air that can be circulated through your jacket and expelled through the back, the cooler you'll be when riding.

Take out your thermal linings - we know it sounds like a no-brainer and super obvious, but you'd be amazed at the number of people who ride with their thermal liners still in their gear, unaware that you can take them out.

Have a look in your existing jacket and trousers and take them out or if you're looking at buying new, then make sure this is something on your wish list.

Look for breathable on the label - are they made from a breathable fabric or once you zip yourself in is nothing getting out?

 

Boots

Do they have ventilation or mesh sections? Is the ventilation adjustable? Some boots have plastic openers that you can close up in the cooler months and open in the summer. Mesh boots are breathable throughout and perfect for summer.

Take a look at the length - there are plenty of boots out there and lots of choices of length. You might want to opt for a shorter boot during the summer - but be sure not to trade ankle protection...

  O2W - Kit yourself out for summer

 

Gloves

Invest in a pair of summer gloves - if there's one piece of kit which you'll notice the biggest difference in during the summer months, it will be gloves.

Lightweight and breathable materials - summer gloves don't have to be waterproof or contain thermal linings and as a result are often lightweight. They're nice and thin but still protective and don't forget to make sure they're made fom abrasion resistant materials.

Take a look at the different lengths of glove on offer - it might be that you prefer a shorter glove so that there's less material around your wrists so you can feel the breeze.

 

Helmets

Can you change the visor easily? Does it come with a tinted visor to help shield your eyes from the sun on those really sunny days? If you're heading out on a long trip, make sure you take a clear visor with you as once the sun goes down you could struggle to see...

Is there an integrated sun visor? Some helmets have flip-down internal sun visors which are really great in summer - as you can simply flick it down and your eyes are protected by a tinted shield.

Is it well ventilated? It's pretty obvious that a helmet with plenty of ventilation is a sensible choice for the summer months - and you'll really feel the benefit when you're out on the road and the intake vemts are pulling in fresh air and the hot air is being removed at the back.

Sweat and salt can make the inside of your helmet pretty unpleasant, so make sure to air it out after every ride by storing it with the visor open and if you can, take out the linings to wash them. Some helmets also have breathable linings which stop moisture being soaked in.

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MoreBikes.co.uk

June 2017 edition

Reviewed by: Ross Mowbray

"Ultimately, I would wholeheartedly recommend the new Airoh ST 701 helmet."

 

Italian helmet manufacturer Airoh has long since been stalwarts of the off-road world, with its top quality helmets keeping dirt enthusiasts safe for many years - but its fantastic range of road helmets has only just made it across to British shores, so I got my hands on a new Airoh ST 701 ACU Gold approved full face helmet to see how well it held up.

The Airoh ST 701 is undoubtedly a good looking helmet - I opted for one in red, white and blue - and I've received many compliments, and answered many questions about the latest offering from Airoh on my more recent travels.

Now, let's get down to the specifics. The outer shell is made up of a multi-axial system and uses mostly carbon-fibre, so it's pretty light-weight (about 1400 grams) - one of the lightest when taking into account both price and technical specification, in fact. In addition, the EPS inner shell has been subjected to some pretty intense testing, with the use of four different densities guaranteeing the highest safety standards (according to Airoh and the ACU).

  Motorcycle Monthly Airoh ST 701 Helmet Review

 

 Airoh ST 701 ACU Gold Approved helmet

      

 

It features evolved aerodynamics and a pretty impressive three-pronged internal ventilation system - plus an additional nose deflector to push air humidity down and out of the helmet. There's also an internal drop down retractable sun visor, and a quick release Pinlock anti-fog racing visor (which is pretty much impossible to fog up, and is complemented by a really wide field of vision.

The helmet comes in two different shell sizes - to ensure the best fit, no matter the size of your head. While all inner linings are hypoallergenic, fully removable and washable.

Designed for both sports and touring use, this helmet was as comfortable on the track as it was taking on some (admittedly light) trails in deepest, darkest Lincolnshire. Yes, it comes in at just (and only just) under £400 - but it's a really well equipped helmet that can stand side by side with much more expensive kit. It is phenomenally light, feels really well balanced once on, and cuts through the air with very little turbulence - and with being ACU Gold approved, it is pretty much guaranteed to keep you safe.

Ultimately, I would wholeheartedly recommend the new Airoh ST 701 helmet.

 

RRP: £399.99

Colours: a wide range of colours and designs

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MoreBikes.co.uk

June 2017 edition

 Liqui Moly race-ready lubricants arrive in the UK

If you're into modern motorcycle racing, you've probably heard of Liqui Moly. It is Europe's leading motor oil manufacturer, a global lubrication powerhouse, and official partner of the Moto2 and Moto3 - and their top quality motorcycle products are finally available to buy in the UK.

 

Who are Liqui Moly?

Founded in Germany in 1957, where its products are still developed and manufactured, Liqui Moly is a globally renowned manufacturer of premium quality lubricants, motor oils, additives, vehicle care products, chemical repair tools, service products, glues and sealants.

Liqui Moly claims that its products are perfect for use at home, in professional workshops, or for industrial use - and the company is confident that its high performance products products lengthen the service life of motors and aggregates, ensuring that they will go on performing just as they should for years to come.

And Dorna thought that made the firm a perfect partner for the world's fastest motorcycle racing championship, MotoGP.

  Liqui Moly - race-ready lubricants arrive in the UK

 

Liqui Moly and MotoGP

When the lights go off at the start of a race, it's not (just) the best start that counts in the battle for the podium, but the best overall performance. Man and machine must be able to cooperate in absolute harmony if they are to be successful at the highest level of racing - and the use of top quality lubricants make that cooperation a little bit easier.

In 2015, Liqui Moly joined forces with the FIM MotoGP World Championship, as the Exclusive Lubricant Supplier to Moto2 and Moto3 (an agreement which runs through to 2020). This season (as in previous years) all teams will use the same 'Made in Germany' motor oil, a commercially available Motorbike 4T Synth 5W-40 Street Race. The fact that the oil is eminently suitable for both top level racing and general consumer use, is surely a testament to the very high quality of product that Liqui Moly turns out.

Peter Baumann, marketing director at Liqui Moly said: "We're proud to see our brand related to the most interesting and exciting events in global motorsports and it's also a great feeling seeing all Moto2 and Moto3-teams of the FIM MotoGP World Championship using our products in and on their bikes."

While Pau Serracanta, managing director, commercial area at Dorna Sports added: "We are proud to contimue our relationship with a company such as Liqui Moly, who are a global player in providing one of the most important yet unseen aspects of top level competition."

And that's not all either; Liqui Moly is also involved with the IntactGP team, whose riders Sandro Cortese and Marcel Schrotter race in Moto2 under the Liqui Moly banner, while making use of the extensive range of top notch products available to them. And in North America Liqui Moly sponsors both the National MotoAmerica Racing Series and the Canadian Superbike Championship Series.

So no matter what you need, be it engine and gear oils, oil and fuel additives, chemical problem solvers, service products and special lubricants, everything you might conceivably require to keep your pride and joy in the best possible condition and performing exactly as you need it to is available from a single source - Liqui Moly. And with their commitment to racing, you can guarantee you're going to get some top level tech.

For more information on the new range of Liqui Moly motorcycle products, Click Here >>

 


 

Fast Bikes Magazine

 

June 2017 edition

Tech Talk - Know Your Helmets

What you wear on your head matters... a lot. So, to get a fuller grasp of what you should be buying for your bonce, Fast Bikes Magazine spoke with Airoh Helmets' resident technical expert Angela Locatelli.

 Fast Bikes Magazine - Know Your Helmets  Fast Bikes Magazine - Know Your Helmets

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ScooterLab.UK

Summer gloves from Bike It | NEWS

April 2017

Last week gave us a glimpse of the kind of summer we deserve, even the fair weather bikers came out of hibernation for their annual Sunday blast. It may be a bit premature and there's still time for the cold weather to return but it is time to start thinking about our summer kit, especially if you're venturing abroad on your scooter this summer.

 ScooterLab.UK - Trigger and Revel from Bike It

Bike It have just released their affordable new summer glove range. There are four variations in the range, two short, two long and all are made from nice and supple cowhide leather, with a reinforced palm, thumb and heel. They also have anti-slip palm layering, as well as thumb and fingertip guards and all four variants cost just £ 49.99.

ScooterLab.UK - Spyder and Crossfire from Bike It

The gloves come in various colours, sizes are from Small to 2XL and you can find your nearest Bike It stockist here.

Summer gloves from Bike It | NEWS

 

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SuperBikeNews

April 2017

TWIINS HANDS-FREE BLUETOOTH COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

TWIINS Hands-Free Bluetooth Communication Systems

New to the UK market, the high-quality motorcycle hands-free communication range from Twiins makes communication on the go easy and affordable.

The four models in the range offer mobile solutions, from call answering and audio GPS instructions to listening to music in stereo and direct speech to pillion via the intercom facility.

Suitable for both open and full-face helmets, the models in the range let the user choose the features that they desire for the type of riding being undertaken and the type of helmet that they are wearing.

Easy to install and fully integrated into your helmet, the system is 100% compatible with all Bluetooth cellular and smart phones and all types of intercom devices.

Twiins D1VA Hands-Free Bluetooth Communication System

•   One speaker
•   Ready to connect to Bluetooth enabled mobile phones
•   All electronics are integrated into the speaker housing
•   Intuitive one button control located on the microphone
•   Dual link facility, stay connected to your phone and intercom
•   Follow audio GPS instructions
•   Intercom available by linking to Twiins D3 model
•   Rechargeable by USB cable
•   Hands-free voice call answering using voice answer
•   10 metres range
•   Standby 200 hours
•   7 hours talk time
•   35g total weight

RRP £43.99

 

Twiins D2 Hands-Free Bluetooth Communication System

•   Twin speakers
•   Receive Calls, Listen to Music
•   Ready to connect to Bluetooth enabled mobile phones
•   All electronics are integrated into the speaker housing
•   Intuitive one button control located on the microphone
•   Red/Blue LED indicator system status light on the microphone
•   Dual link facility, stay connected to your phone and intercom
•   Follow audio GPS instructions
•   Intercom available by linking to Twiins D3 model
•   Rechargeable by USB cable
•   Hands-free voice call answering using voice answer
•   Foam speaker covers with Velcro
•   10 metres range
•   Standby 200 hours
•   7 hours talk time
•   55g total weight

RRP £51.99

Twiins D3 Handsfree Bluetooth Communication System

Twiins D3 Hands-Free Bluetooth Communication System

•   Twin speakers
•   Receive calls, listen to music in high quality stereo
•   Ready to connect to Bluetooth enabled mobile phones
•   All electronics are integrated into the speaker housing
•   Intuitive one button control located on the microphone
•   Red/Blue LED indicator system status light on the microphone
•   Dual link facility, stay connected to your phone and intercom
•   Follow audio GPS instructions
•   Intercom use by linking to Twiins D1VA/ D2 for rider to pax intercom
•   Rechargeable by USB cable
•   Hands-free voice call answering using voice answer
•   Foam speaker covers with Velcro
•   10 metres range
•   Standby 200 hours
•   7 hours talk time
•   55g total weight

RRP £51.99

Twiins FF2 Hands-Free Bluetooth Communication System

Twiins FF2 Hands-Free Bluetooth Communication System

•   Full Face Helmet specific communication kit
•   Fully integrates into a full face helmet
•   Twin Speakers
•   Ready to connect to Bluetooth enabled mobile phones
•   All electronics are integrated into the speaker housing
•   Red/Blue LED indicator system status light on the microphone
•   Dual link facility, stay connected to your phone and intercom
•   Follow audio GPS instructions
•   Intercom available by linking to Twiins D3 model
•   Rechargeable by USB cable
•   Hands-free voice call answering using voice answer
•   Foam speaker covers with Velcro
•   10 metres range
•   Standby 200 hours
•   7 hours talk time
•   55g total weight

£ 79.99

To find your nearest stockist please CLICK HERE

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MCN

BikeTek TOP BOX SWALLOWS IT ALL

April 2017

BikeTek Top Box Swallows It All

Tested by: Alison Silcox, Office Manager and centre of the MCN universe

Time tested: 700 miles/four months

What's good? I love my top box! There I've said it and feel much better that it's out in the open. This 48-litre box looks vast perched on the rear of my Honda SH125 but having so much space makes life easy on my daily commute. It swallows up lunch, gym kit and laptop with ease plus, once off the scooter, I can stow my own lid and gloves plus a friend's.

When loaded it doesn't impact on the handling of the bike, even after a visit to the local supermarket to top up on vital supplies (wine)! There's a reflective strip covering a large area, that improves my visibility and it gives me great peace of mind. The lid fits securely and is completely water tight, even in the wettest of winter storms. The locking mechanism is sturdy an it comes with a spare key, just in case.
the box is a universal fit and comes complete with all the necessary fitments.

What's not? I really struggle to find fault with this piece of kit, if I did want to be picky it could do with a little netted section to secure loose items or keep liquids upright.

Price: £49.99

Contact: www.bikeittrade.com

Quality: 4/5
Value: 5/5

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MCN

RiDE review: BikeTek Front Head Stand

April 2017

MCN BikeTek Front head stand review 

This stand locates into the headstock, which will allow more jobs to be done, like removing forks for example. It’s easy to assemble, well-finished and comes with several pins to fit a range of bikes. Using the right pin is essential, but it does lift the bike easily. It’s not the highest stand here, but it does get the bike up to a useful height. Once it’s on the stand, it’s pretty stable, though there is a bit more movement than on some of the others here. It’s a well-finished product, with plastic wheels that worked well enough on both surfaces.

Construction: Powder-coated stainless steel tube, plastic wheels
Raises by: 35mm
Contact www.bikeittrade.com
Price £75.99 

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Ride magazine have been testing motorcycling products since 1995. The Best Buy and Recommended green triangles are only awarded to products that exceed expectations in both quality and value for money.

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SuperBikeNews

April 2017

LIQUI MOLY SHOOTERS, IMPROVE THE FEELING IN YOUR RIGHT HAND

Liqui Moly Shooters, improve the feeling in your right hand

Liqui Moly is the official lubricant supplier to all Moto2 and Moto3 teams, selected and performance tested by HRC Japan and used exclusively across the two championships.

Developed and manufactured in Germany, the Liqui Moly Shooters additive range targets three areas: increased performance, improved economy and enhanced engine life. Keeping your fuel system and engine free of harmful and damaging deposits. Guaranteed for better throttle response and performance.

Shooters are a single use 80ml solution designed to be added to the tank when refuelling.

Speed Shooter – For increased Performance

•   Increases acceleration
•   Improves engine performance
•   Promotes optimum combustion
•   For 4-stroke and 2-stroke engines
•   One 80ml is sufficient for 10 litres of fuel
•   Recommended for use at every fuelling

RRP £4.99

 

4T Shooter – For improved economy

•   Fuel System Cleaner
•   Optimises engine performance
•   Improves fuel economy
•   Reduces emissions
•   Corrosion protection
•   For 4-stroke carb and fuel injected engines
•   One 80ml is sufficient for 5-10 litres of fuel
•   Recommended for use at every fuelling

RRP £4.99

 

Engine Flush Shooter – For enhanced engine life

•   Oil circuit flush and clean
•   Restores engine performance
•   Thorough engine cleansing
•   Promotes longer engine life
•   Will not harm seals or gaskets
•   Safe for catalytic converters
•   For 4-stroke engines
•   Use between oil changes

RRP £4.99

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