Become one with your bike
Stomp Design helps you grip your bike better by offering clear or black elastomer material with "Volcano" profile bumps. These bumps help you use lower-body strength to control your bike. Backed by strong peel-'n'-stick 3M Adhesive, it ain't goin' nowhere! Stomp grips are available in premolded kits for most late-model motorcycles or universal kits for custom cutting. Priced at $39.99 for the premolded kits, go to www.stompdesign.com or call (714) 894-9388 for details.
The Royal Review
Relive '05's greatest roadracing moments with Duke Video's year-in-review series. Available DVDs include the '05 AMA, MotoGP, British Superbike and World Superbike reviews. Priced at $34.95 each, these and other DVDs can be ordered through Duke Video at www.dukevideousa.com or by calling +44 (0) 1624 640000.
The latest entry in the helmet wars from KBC is the Force-RR. It features a high-impact, solvent-resistant alloy PC shell, new 2.2mm scratch-resistant visor with "RIB" visor-sealing technique and an ultra-quick visor removal mechanism. The Force helmet is also available in an S (Sports) version with smaller air intakes for general street and touring use. Prices range from $170 for solid colors to $220 for the Airborne graphic shown here. Check out other choices at www.kbchelmets.com or call (818) 526-7771 for details.
It's Not Software
Spidi's three-quarter length Netway jacket ($469.99) and XR Tex glove ($69.99) provide comfort and protection by using Spidi's H2OUT liner in conjunction with a Cordura nylon outer shell. The Netway has CE-approved biomechanical armor protection in the elbows and shoulders, and a Warrior protector fits in the back of the jacket. Large mesh panels and multiple adjustments in the collar, arms, chest and waist allow for ventilation and a snug fit. Reflective panels are included for safety. The Netway is available in black or blue, in sizes M-XXL. The XR Tex glove has padding in the palm, knuckle guards and an extended cuff with strap closure. It is available in black only, in sizes S-XXXL. Contact Motonation at
www.motonation.com or call (877) 789-4940.
Know the Past
"Suzuki GSX-R: A Legacy of Performance" ($34.95) is written by Marc Cook and follows the development and racing heritage of the GSX-R series of sportbikes. This book explores each generation of the GSX-R family-from its roots to the modern-day model-through photographs and interviews with engineers and designers. See this book at your local Suzuki dealer or order direct from Bull Publishing at www.bullpublishing.com or call (800) 831-1758.
Hump Your Hayabusa!
Use all that space inside your Hayabusa's tail section with Humpmod.com's hump kit. The basic kit ($11.99) comes with everything you need to start using that empty space. The deluxe kit ($18.99) includes everything in the basic kit, plus shock/anti-slip material for the inside of your hump. Check it out at www.humpmod.com.
Because the More You Know...
MSF Guide to Motorcycling Excellence is the new and expanded second edition of the MSF's first Motorcycling Excellence book. With chapters that cover everything from riding gear and street strategies to special situations and group riding, every rider will be able to learn or review the mental skills that are important to safe riding. Priced at $24.95, order through
Whitehorse Press at
www.whitehorsepress.com or call (800) 531-1133.