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BMW Motorrad presents the Navigator VI

BMW Motorrad presents the new Navigator VI, available from March 2017 alongside the existing Navigator V, comprising a new navigation system with numerous innovative features in addition to further enhanced functionality. The new system retains the same external dimensions as before, as well as the 5"display, which, thanks to the inclusion of a circular polarisation filter, now benefits from enhanced readability, particularly in strong and direct sunlight.

Munich. BMW Motorrad presents the new Navigator VI, available from March 2017 alongside the existing Navigator V, comprising a new navigation system with numerous innovative features in addition to further enhanced functionality. The new system retains the same external dimensions as before, as well as the 5" display, which, thanks to the inclusion of a circular polarisation filter, now benefits from enhanced readability, particularly in strong and even direct sunlight.

Not only has the internal storage capacity been increased from 8 GB to 16 GB (for the EU/US; the device with no preinstalled maps still has 4 GB), but the new Navigator VI now offers the "Winding roads" route option for avoiding built-up areas, providing the roads and conditions allow. Another new feature available for computing routes is "Avoid main roads". Used in conjunction with the existing "Avoid motorways" function, selecting the most suitable roads for motorcycling is now even better. The "Round Trip" function configures trips based on time, distance or interim destination, offering one more new way of creating a highly individual and intensive motorcycling experience. With the "Natural Guidance" function, navigation instructions also provide precise descriptions of the surroundings.

The new "Music Streaming" feature, which works in conjunction with Bluetooth, makes it possible to listen to music stored on a smartphone. Even compatible action cams can be controlled directly through the Navigator VI. The comfortable and intuitive operation of all the controls that are typically needed while riding can be model-specifically enabled using either the four-button mount cradle or the multi-controller on the handlebars. Additional functions such as the "My Motorcycle" pages as well as warning and status messages are available in conjunction with the navigation preparation. Traffic congestion and weather reports can be displayed in real time using the optional Garmin Smartphone Link App. With all future updates of preinstalled map data available free of charge plus an optional car installation kit, the new BMW Motorrad Navigator VI is the perfect companion for people on the road.


Motovan's 2016 Moto catalog available now

Motovan's 2016 Moto catalog is now available online. Find gear in the Catalog then go to your local dealer to either pick it up there or have them order it in.

Here's the LINK:


Victory Motorcycles’ New Spring & Sumer 2015 Apparel & Gift Collections

ust as Victory motorcycles deliver outstanding performance and exciting style, so too, do the items in the new 2015 Spring & Summer Victory Motorcycles rider wear, casualwear, gifts, and accessories collections. Victory riders will find great riding gear, comfortable and stylish casualwear, and premium personal accessories in these new product lines - all featuring genuine Victory branding.

Rider Wear for All-Weather Comfort
The new Lite Mesh Jacket ($149.99) is a simple, lightweight summer jacket at an entry level price point that features black mesh construction that promotes cooling airflow during warm weather riding. This jacket provides protection with CE-certified armor in the shoulders and elbows, and the action back and side adjustments ensure a comfortable fit. The powerful Victory branding includes an understated chest logo and large Victory “V” Badge branding on the back.

The Valor Jacket ($179.99) is a stylish, military-inspired jacket. It looks great on the bike or around town with its all-black construction, smart styling, and bold Victory branding on the back. The fabric is lightweight and water-repellent, and this jacket also has CE-certified shoulder and elbow armor.

New Casualwear Revs Up New Style
The Victory Men’s Casualwear line includes apparel in three distinct style segments – Modern, Attitude and Classic designs – and there are new additions in every segment with the new 2015 Spring & Summer collections.

The Modern segment features a newMen’s Pique Short Sleeve Tee and Men’s Pique Long Sleeve Shirt, both of which use a sublimination print technique to produce a premium feel and ensure the branding remains prominent mile after mile.

The Attitude segment includes the new Men’s Skull Tee, which has distinctive graphics on the chest and back, and theMen’s Attitude Race Neck Zip Thru that is made of premium 100% cotton. It features a fine French rib and is detailed with red zipper pull and Victory branding.

The Classic segment now features the new Men’s Ace Raglan Tee and the Men’s Classic Flat Collar Ace Shirt, both of which feature exciting graphics that combine the Ace of Spades, a warbird nose art bomber girl, and Victory branding.

Exciting new items in the Victory Women’s Casualwear collection include the Women’s Black Chambray Shirt, the Women’s Skull ¾ Sleeve Tee, the Women’s Skull Tank, and the Women’s Sequin Logo Tee, which is available in gray and in red. All of these shirts feature a flattering, comfortable fit and dynamic Victory branding and graphics.
Gifts & Accessories to Promote Your Ride
Victory riders can enjoy Victory branding on an expanded selection of premium gift and personal accessory items such as a large collection of Victory branded black wallets, a convenient flashlight, a garage bike mat, and Victory truck decals that add Victory style to your “other” ride. The Victory bags & luggage collection now includes backpacks in two sizes, a waist pack, a cargo bag, and a cabin luggage bag that’s perfect when traveling.


Pink is more than a colour to the Harley-Davidson Brand and its family of riders, Retailers, and enthusiasts. It’s an ongoing pledge to those affected by breast cancer that nobody rides alone, on the road or through life.
Since its inception in 2010, Canadian riders and fans have added extra horsepower to that promise by raising more than $110,000 for Rethink Breast Cancer, supporting and empowering women through purchases of Harley-Davidson Genuine MotorClothes Pink Label collection apparel and merchandise.

“The power of partnerships can change the world,” said Claudia Garber, Director, Market outreach, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “The Pink Label program is our year-round commitment to empower and support the courageous men and women who are affected by breast cancer. These are the people who inspire us to never let off the throttle.”

For 2015, Pink Label includes a broad collection of pink-themed items, led by the new Pink Label 3-in-1 Leather Jacket. Each item has the power to make a difference. Visit to learn more.

A few examples:

Pink Label 3-in-1 Leather Jacket

The new Pink Label 3-in-1 Leather Jacket (P/N 98090-15VW) is made from lightweight, washed goatskin leather with an allover waxy rub that delivers vintage styling.

The new Pink Label Socks (P/N 99505-15VW) are knee-length and available in two styles and colours.

The Pink Label Plaid Shirt (P/N 99139-15VW) features rhinestone-accented buttons and tabs and subtle embroidered graphics.


Schuberth Offers Tinted Face Shields and other Accessories

Aliso Viejo, Calif. - July 30, 2014 - Schuberth helmet accessories are in stock at Schuberth dealers across the country. Along with a variety of tint and mirror face shields, Schuberth offers PinLock® anti-fog lenses, replacement liners, helmet locks and bags, and more.


“Schuberth helmet owners and those shopping for a new helmet should know that we offer many replacement face shields for all of our helmet models,” said Randy Northrup, Vice President of Schuberth North America. “Everyone has their own preference for visibility as well as exterior appearance, so we offer a variety of tint and mirror shields to suit those preferences.”


Schuberth accessory face shields are injection molded for optimal clarity and adhere to the same stringent ECE testing as the stock shields. Schuberth’s unique tool-less EasyChange mechanism makes removal and replacement easy, allowing users to clean or swap shields in seconds.


Schuberth replacement face shields are available in the following options:

● Standard (Clear)
● Light Smoke - 50% tint for daytime use
● Dark Smoke - 80% tint for bright weather use
● Iridium - 80% tint, multi-color mirror finish for bright weather use
● Blue Mirror - 80% tint  for bright weather use
● Silver Mirror - 80% tint for bright weather use (SR1 only)
● Tear off Ready Shields and tear offs (SR1 only)


In addition to offering replacement face shields, Schuberth offers PinLock® anti-fog lenses for fog-free riding. Available in clear or yellow tint, the PinLock® lens easily seals to the inside of the face shield and is guaranteed to prevent fogging and improve visibility, regardless of conditions. Other Schuberth accessories include a helmet lock, helmet bags, replacement liners, T-shirts and more.Click here to shop Schuberth accessories or find an authorizedSchuberth dealer near you. Learn more and follow Schuberth on Facebook,InstagramTwitter and YouTube for more updates and product information.


Ducati Summer Offers Ending Soon!

Better act now if you want to get the in-store accessory credit Ducati is offering on multiple models. Offers end July 31st.

1199 Panigale | $1,200 in-store credit*

Purchase a select new 2014 1199 Panigale and receive $1,200 in-store credit towards the purchase of Ducati Performance accessories and/or Ducati apparel.

Eligible models include the following:
2014 1199 Panigale ABS
2014 1199 Panigale S 

Multistrada | $1,000 in-store credit*

Purchase a select new 2014 Ducati Multistrada and receive a $1,000 in-store credit towards the purchase of Ducati Performance accessories and/or Ducati apparel.

Eligible models include the following:
2014 Multistrada 1200 ABS
2014 Multistrada 1200 S Touring
2014 Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo 

Hypermotard | $750 in-store credit*

Purchase a new 2014 Ducati Hypermotard or Hyperstrada and receive $750 in-store credit towards the purchase of Ducati Performance accessories and/or Ducati apparel.

Eligible models include the following:
2014 Hypermotard
2014 Hyperstrada 

Streetfighter 848 | $750 in-store credit*

Purchase a new 2014 Streetfighter 848 and receive $750 in-store credit towards the purchase of Ducati Performance accessories and/or Ducati apparel.

Eligible models include the following:
2014 Streetfighter 848 

Monster 796 | $500 in-store credit*

Purchase a new 2014 Monster 796 and receive $500 in-store credit towards the purchase of Ducati Performance accessories and/or Ducati apparel.

Eligible models include the following:
2014 Monster 796

*In-store Credit does not include installation fees or taxes. Some parts and accessories are for off-road use only. Ducati Accessory and/or Apparel In-store Credits are valid for purchases of genuine Ducati Accessories and/or Ducati Apparel only. See your local authorized dealership for details. In-store Credit offers apply to the following new, previously unregistered 2014 model year Ducati motorcycles; 1199 Panigale ABS, 1199 Panigale S, Multistrada 1200 ABS, Multistrada 1200 S (Touring, Grandturismo), Streetfighter 848, Hypermotard (excludes Hypermotard SP), Hyperstrada and Monster 796. Demonstrator models are excluded from this offer. Subject to model availability and dealer participation. Offer valid through July 31, 2014. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer from Ducati. In-store Credit offer valid through participating and authorized Canadian Ducati dealers only.


A motorcycle Exhaust Pipe inspired speaker!

The folks at Braaper want you to help them make their motorcycle exhaust pipe inspired wireless speaker a reality. They've got a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo.

Cool product! Check it out:

Here's a direct link to their IndieGoGo Campaign


New CKX Gear Website

The entire Kimpex and CKX team is pleased and very proud to inform you that the new Website is now live.

This site will quickly become a reference in the world of fashion for motorized sports. Following lengthy studies and analyses, this new window for CKX products offers you more interaction via sharing photo modules, videos and testimonials with an amazing visual. By sharing photos of yourself with CKX products, you could be part of the Featured Photo section.

With this freshening up, the site is now easier to browse through and shows all products with pertinent information facilitating your searches and purchases at your retailers. (Item number, Suggested retail price, Available Options, Sizing charts, CP4 Classification…)

Please note:  The site is now accessible via mobile devices and tablets. With 100% total optimization, is now easier to find in search engines and allows for easy sharing on all social networks.

The site was developed to follow web trends easily, and therefore, many new functions will be added in the days to come. View it often.

View the new CKX site today and share the good news!



2014 Cruiser catalog from Motovan available online

Canadian motorcycle parts and accessories distributor Motovan has made its 2014 Cruiser Catalog available online.

There's 424 pages of all kinds of windshields, Seats, carriers/backrests, crash bars, headlights, exhausts, filters, saddle bags & luggage, and CHROME - lots of chrome.

Canadian parts numbers are listed so if you see something you like you can go to your local dealership and ask them to order it in if you don't see it on the shelf.

Check it out HERE.


Ninja 300 slip on from Two Brothers Racing

Looking to add horsepower, increase torque, drop weight on your small displacement motorcycle? Two Brothers Racing might have just the thing for you.  It won't come cheap though. MSRP on the Kawasaki 300 Ninja model is $619.98 USD. Honda CBR500R, Honda CBR250R, and more models to come...

Full details:

The all-new Tarmac exhaust is the latest state-of-the-art product from Two Brothers Racing. The new system features carbon fiber highlighted by a natural finished Aluminum outlet and stamped spring-mounted inlet for ultimate durability.

The Tarmac exhaust from Two Brothers Racing showcases a brand-new design while increasing all-around performance. The beautiful new look is courtesy of TBR's innovative high temperature carbon fiber weave, while the performance is supported by TBR's constantly improving technology.

Tarmac New Features:

- Aerospace high-temp carbon fiber
- Teflon coated magnesium end-cap
- Stamped spring-fit inlet
- Aluminum CNC Machined outlet
- Rubber-lined styled mount
- Spiral-wound perforated core
- Accepts sound reduction tips

Check out Two Brothers Racing website for more:


Shorai lithium batteries now available in Canada


Kimpex, Canadian distributor of parts and accessories for powersports, announces today its partnership with California based company Shorai Inc., the world’s principal producer of prismatic cell, lithium iron phosphate powersports batteries.
Significantly lighter than standard lead acid batteries, Shorai LFX™ batteries also deliver increased cranking power for faster starts, which results in increased overall performance for all power sports applications. Additionally, Shorai’s lithium iron compound maintains a charge longer than conventional lead-acid batteries making them a perfect choice for seasonal riders.
With this partnership, Kimpex becomes the exclusive distributor of SHORAI LFX™ BATTERIES in Canada. The complete line is now available through our dealer network.
Jimmy Mathieu, Marketing Analyst for Kimpex remarks, « We are pleased to announce our new partnership with SHORAI LFX™ BATTERIES. We are excited to offer this technology to the Canadian powersports enthusiasts. »
Kevin Riley, EVP Sales & Marketing for Shorai, states « We are extremely excited about taking Shorai to new heights in partnership with Kimpex. Kimpex is the preeminent powersports distribution company in Canada, and we look forward to working with their team to take our company to the next level. »
About Kimpex
With its two distribution centres and over 50,000 available products, Kimpex is the Canadian leader for the distribution of motor sports parts and accessories. Located in Drummondville, Quebec, the company has more than 3000 retailers in Canada and the United States. Kimpex is super star in the industry with 45 years of experience in the distribution of the most prestigious brands.
About Shorai
Founded in 2010 and based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Shorai Inc. is the world’s principal producer of prismatic cell, lithium iron phosphate power sports batteries. Shorai is leading the market’s conversion from traditional lead-acid batteries to lighter, more efficient and higher performance lithium starter batteries.


Motovan's new website

Motovan has a fancy new "feature rich" website. There's lots of motorcycle gear and accessories to take a look at. 


Holiday Gift Guide from Alpinestars

Here's the link. International shipping is available.


Mustang now makes seats for Honda Goldwings

With a longstanding reputation for comfort, the folks at Mustang have been handcrafting a wide array of seats since 1980. Given that the company’s tagline is “What A Difference Comfort Makes” and the fact that most Mustang seats are designed with all-day riding comfort in mind, it's a pleasant surprise to learn that they offer seats for Honda’s cult classic touring bike, the Gold Wing. Definitely worth the wait!

Honda introduced their ultra-mileage touring machines back in 1974 and more than a million Gold Wings were made in their Marysville, Ohio, motorcycle plant from 1979-2009. Now Mustang has most Wings on the road covered, with seats for the 2010-2011 GL 1800 available now. The 2012-2013 seats are coming soon (although purists will point out that there were no Wings produced in 2011).

Mustang’s one-piece touring seat pictured here is 18” wide, 1” lower than stock and also sits the Wing’s pilot back a full inch. By making the nose of the seat narrower than stock, it makes it easier for riders to plant their feet firmly on the ground.

The matching passenger’s seat is a full 18.5” wide, with a bucketed shape to prevent the passenger from sliding forward. The passenger backrest features Mustang's unique "comfort wedge" that angles the passenger's upper back 2" forward compared to the stock backrest for more vertical support and comfort. Combined with Mustang's proprietary polyurethane foam material and baseplate, the result is a seat guaranteed to deliver all-day comfort.

The world's most comfortable seats are also available with optional heating elements. To further help alleviate back pain during long days in the saddle, Mustang offers fully adjustable, easily removable driver’s backrests.


Direct bolt on to late model Gold Wings
The ergonomic shape keeps riders firmly and comfortably seated
Expanded vinyl cover stands up to the elements
Controlled density polyurethane foam makes for all-day riding comfort
Manufactured 100% In the USA

Pricing for Mustang's non-heated seat starts at less than $750. Get a Mustang seat and discover for yourself what a difference comfort makes! Mustang seats for Metric Cruisers and H-D® models are all proudly handcrafted in the USA. For more info, click on, “Like” us on Facebook or call (800) 243-1392.


Annual sale on at the Ducati Store

If you're looking for some Ducati clothing now might be the time to pick some up. They've got an annual sale on select products at up to 35% off.

Full details:

The Ducati Annual Fall Sale is the perfect time to stock up on all your favorite styles. Save up to 35% off select products while supplies last. Shop online now to choose men's, women's and kids sportswear from classic Ducati styles like Ducati Corse and Ducati Meccanica. Hurry! Product is limited and deals on product this exceptional only happen once a year!

Check it out HERE.


Yamaha announces parts and accessories pricing drop

Yamaha has dramatically altered pricing on over 135,000 of their parts and accessories! The change in pricing has allowed Yamaha to be more competitive with aftermarket, online and foreign vendors. Some items have been decreased over 50%!

The pricing alignment covers all product groups that Yamaha sells, from the smallest engine components to the largest bolt-on accessories. The changes aren’t limited to obscure, dated, highly stocked parts. Some of Yamaha’s popular ‘fast moving’ parts have received some sizeable decreases.  Here's some examples:

Yamaha’s National Manager, Parts & Accessories Sales, Jay Bretherick, commented on the massive pricing overhaul, “Yamaha customers can now get the quality, fit, and finish of Genuine Yamaha Parts & Accessories at a price comparable to those products supplied by other vendors. We feel that if given similar pricing, most customers would prefer to use OEM equipment for its quality and fitment advantages.”

Yamaha parts and accessories are developed in conjunction with the unit and are specifically made for a Yamaha, not an ill-fitting universal product designed for different makes and models.

Bretherick went on to say, “If you visit, you’ll see we’ve highlighted over 1100 accessories that have had a 10% or greater decrease from the original MSRP. When you factor in the tens of thousands of parts that were also impacted, this is some of the biggest news to come from Yamaha Motor Canada in quite some time. ”

If you’re looking to accessorize, repair or freshen up your Yamaha with new parts, be sure to look at Yamaha first.


Harley creates website extolling virtues of LED lights

Harley Davidson puts a lot of time and effort into marketing and selling accessories. I'd guess that they do as good or better a job than any company out there. One of their latest accessories to be heavily promoted is their LED headlight accessories - they've even created a page on their website offering all kinds of information on the differences of regular bulbs and LED's.

It's pretty useful information actually.

Check it out here at their Own The Night website.

Here's a preview of the information offered:


Newest parts and accessories from Harley Davidson

Harley-Davidson Motor Company Announces the Newest Parts and Accessories:

Hard Candy Paint Sets, Comfort Flex Shocks, and A New Metal Flake Solo Seat

Twelve sparkling two-tone Hard Candy Flake Core Series paint sets join the 2012 Colour Shop offering from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories. Metal flake, an iconic design element of the ’70s, is back in this new premium custom finish. Hard Candy Flake is created in a multi-step process that begins by laying several passes of silver microflake over a silver base that is then topped with clear coat. The scallop pattern is hand-laid and masked. Colour is applied next in a candy coat that allows the flake to show through. The design is then clear-coated, hand-striped, and clear-coated again to give it the final smooth, deep finish.

The Hard Candy Flake Core Series paint sets are available in Red Flake, Green Flake, Pink Flake, Lime Gold Flake, Orange Flake, and Black Flake with a Silver Flake accent; and in Red Flake, Green Flake, Pink Flake, Lime Gold Flake, Orange Flake, and Silver Flake with a Black Flake accent. Core Series Colour Sets are covered by a Two-Year Factory Warranty. The Hard Candy Flake complete paint sets are available to fit many Sportster, Dyna, Softail, and Touring model motorcycles. Also sold individually are Sportster, Dyna, and Softail fuel tanks in the Hard Candy Flake colour combinations. See an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer for program details.

New Comfort Flex Shocks for Sportster and Softail Models:
Designed to Raise the Seat Height and Improve the Ride of Factory-Lowered Models

The new Comfort Flex Rear Shocks from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories are designed for the Sportster or Softail rider who is willing to exchange the low-profile “slammed” look for improved rider comfort. These standard-length shocks raise the seat height of a Factory-lowered bike approximately one inch, and deliver an improved ride through a longer stroke. Spring rates and damping are tailored to ensure a controlled ride and optimal performance under varying conditions. Comfort Flex Rear Shocks for Sportster Models (part number 54000040) includes left and right rear shock absorbers. The Comfort Flex Rear Shocks for Softail Models (part number 54000041) includes left and right rear shock absorbers and a pre-load adjustment wrench. See an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer for specific model fitment details.

New Metal Flake Solo Seat for Sportster Models: 
A Classic Look Finished in a Diamond-Checked Pattern

The new Metal Flake Solo Seat – Silver Charcoal (part number 52000051) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories features a brilliant high-gloss metal flake vinyl seating surface that is a nod to the choppers and bobbers of the 1960s and ’70s. The cover is finished in a classic diamond-checked upholstery pattern. The seat fits 2004 to ’06 and 2010 and later Sportster models with a 2.1- or 3.3-gallon fuel tank, and the seat width is 10 inches.


Motovan 2012 Fashion Catalog available online

Canadian motorcycle parts and accessories distributor Motovan has made its 2012 Fashion Catalog available online.

There's 584 pages of all kinds of helmets, jackets, gloves, boots, saddle bags & luggage, and much more for you to check out while you're waiting for all that snow to go away outside.

Canadian suggested retail pricing and parts numbers are listed so if you see something you like you can go to your local dealership and ask them to order it in if you don't see it on the shelf.

Check it out HERE.


New Harley parts available

The folks at Harley-Davidson have some new accessory parts for you - some Screamin’ Eagle Muffler Shields, Chisel Custom Wheels, and Edge Cut Fork Slider Covers.

Full details:

The new Screamin’ Eagle Muffler Shields – Brushed Nickel (Part Number 65400079) from Harley Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories are styled to complement the jet-black finish of Screamin’ Eagle Street Performance Mufflers. These formed-steel muffler shields feature a unique electroless nickel plating that provides a warm, brushed finish. The rear shield features a black-filled, deep-embossed “Screamin; Eagle” signature script. The easy-to-install kit includes front and rear shields and mounting hardware, and fits 2004 and later Sportster models and 2006 and later Dyna models with shorty dual exhaust.

Pair the Brushed Nickel Muffler Shields with the Screamin’ Eagle Buckshot Exhaust Shield Kit – Brushed Nickel, which has a perforated design that exposes the head pipe. Manufactured to Original Equipment standards for an exacting fit, the easy-to-install kit includes front and rear head pipe shields and fits 2004 and later Sportster models and many 2006 and later Dyna models with shorty dual exhaust. See an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer for fitment details.

The new Chisel Custom Wheels from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories feature seven narrow-profile split spokes that radiate from a minimalistic hub, and the resulting see-through effect visually lightens the profile of the motorcycle when paired with the pedestal-mounted Chisel Floating Brake Rotors. Offered in 17 inch front and 16-inch rear sizes for Harley-Davidson Touring models, the Chisel Wheels are available in mirror chrome (Part Number 43300057, front; Part Number 40900067, rear), or black-and-chrome contrast finish (Part Number 43300059, front; Part Number 40900069, rear).

Chisel wheels fit 2009 and later Touring models (except Trike and 2012 CVOTM models). They require the separate purchase of Chisel Floating Brake Rotors, a model-specific Wheel Installation Kit, sprocket hardware, and brake rotor-specific hardware. See an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer for fitment details.

Chisel Floating Rotors are styled to complement the Chisel front wheel. The inner spider features a cutout design that mirrors the wheel’s seven distinctive open spokes. These rotors are available in two different finishes (Part Number 41500040, polished; Part Number 41500042, raw) and include chrome mounting hardware.

The new one-piece Edge Cut Upper Fork Slider Covers (Part Number 45600006) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories are finished in a rich black powdercoat and machined to expose the raw aluminium casting. The resulting contrasting surfaces complement the Original Equipment satin-finished front end, or are a great compliment with accessory black fork sliders and other black front-end accessories. For a complete look, these covers can be paired with available Edge Cut wheels, controls, grips, mirrors, and saddlebag latches. These new Fork Slider Covers fit 1980 and later Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike models.


New Cruiser Catalog from Motovan

Canadian motorcycle accessories distributor Motovan has a new 2011 Cruiser Catalog that's jam packed with 514 pages of stuff for your cruiser.  Actually, there's a lot of items for all sorts of motorcycles; helmets, windscreens, bags, etc.

You can check out the new Cruiser catalog on Motovan's website HERE.

Established in 1980, Motovan imports, exports, distributes and manufactures replacement parts and accessories for motorized recreational vehicles (Motorcycles/MX, ATVs, snowmobiles) as well as providing logistics services to other powersports organizations. Motovan is the Canadian distribution leader, boasting the largest sales team and network of powersports dealers in Canada.


Lots of new accessories from Harley Davidson

Harley Davidson has a bunch of new accessories they want you to know about - they've got a teardrop chrome cover, paint sets and cleaner, detachable racks, and new custom seat options.


The new Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather Filter Cover – Teardrop (part number 28740-10) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories is manufactured from forged aluminum, precision CNC-machined and polished, and finished in mirror chrome.

The easy-to-install, two-piece cover comes with a water-repellent rain sock and fits over Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather Air Cleaner filter elements (except Compact Version, part number 28716-10). It does not fit with decorative filter end caps. Screamin’ Eagle filters are designed specifically for high-performance motors, so you can rely on their 95% efficiency rating.


Two new limited paint designs from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor AccessoriesTM offer the opportunity to add a bold, custom finish to 2009-later Street Glide® Trike and Tri GlideTM Ultra Classic models. Limited in quantity to 75 sets total, these show-quality paint sets are hand numbered to provide the ultimate in exclusivity.

Intended for Trike models with original Red Sunglo paint, the Altercation Paint Set (part number 95774-
10DFK) features silver and rich orange bevels over a Red Sunglo background. For Trike models with Vivid Black original paint, the Confrontation Paint Set (part number 95774-10DFJ) lays silver and rich red bevels over a Vivid Black base.


The new Air Wing Detachable Two-Up Luggage Rack (part number 54283-09) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories features low-profile, aerodynamic styling. The die-cast wing and lightweight steel tubing incorporate high-quality welded joints, and the rack is hand-polished and chrome-plated. The engraved Harley-Davidson script adds a signature finish. Designed to work with or without Detachable Passenger Backrests, this rack can be installed or removed from the docking hardware in seconds. The kit includes all necessary mounting hardware, but requires the separate purchase of a Four-Point Docking Hardware Kit. Fits 2009-later Road King, FLHX Street Glide, Electra Glide, Road Glide, Road Glide Custom, CVOTM Street Glide, and CVOTM Road Glide models.

Additional Inlay Colours and Patterns; 1,300 Possible Combinations Now Offered

Formulated to Clean and Protect Matte Paint Finishes


BMW loses some weight - Canada gets the skinny

BMW is said to be offering its popular ENDURO helmet with a carbon and aramid shell for 2009. By switching over to the high-tech material, the weight is dropped to an all-in weight (size large) from 1380 to 1170 grams (or right around 3lbs to 2.6lbs).

BMW helmets don't come cheap but their quality makes them stand out. The lining, for instance, uses Coolmax like several other manufacturers, but it also features Alcantara (a synthetic suede) just so you know it's a BMW.

Like the Arai Tour X3 and Shoei Hornet DS, the ENDURO can be worn with or without it's peak or visor and, with the visor removed, with goggles too.

Folks in the US aren't able to buy BMW helmets but we can in Canada. This model isn't shown on the BMW Motorad Canada website yet, the 2008 rider equipment is there now. But if you're looking for a new lightweight helmet in the new year get yourself down to your local BMW shop and ask them about this model.