Slip Into Something More Comfortable
Two Brothers Racing has released its new M-2 V.A.L.E. slip-on exhaust systems for the '06 Suzuki GSX-R600 and 750. The all-new MotoGP-style systems feature a billet aluminum/gold-anodized V.A.L.E. (Variable Axis Locking Exhaust) inlet and outlet, Teflon-coated magnesium end cap, billet aluminum retaining ring, mandrel-bent polished thinwall stainless steel tubing, complete mounting hardware and easy-to-follow, step-by-step installation instructions. The muffler canisters are available in aluminum, carbon fiber and titanium outer covers. Two Brothers claims a 10-pound weight reduction and a 7.3-horsepower increase with these new systems. The retail prices (identical for both GSX-R600 and 750) are $379.98 for the aluminum canister system and $479.98 for either the carbon fiber or titanium canister system. For more information, call Two Brother Racing at (800) 211-2767 or log onto www.twobros.com for more info.
For Those Who Don't Like Mat
Now that Ben Spies is setting the AMA Superbike Championship series on fire, you can show your support by wearing a Suzuki by Joe Rocket Ben Spies replica jacket in either leather or textile. The leather jacket (left) features full 1.4mm cowhide construction throughout, with CE-rated armor in the shoulders, elbows and back. There's also a removable spine pad with pocket for an optional CE-rated spine protector. Hook- and-loop-fastened adjustable waistbands assure custom fit, and a 360-degree zipper (plus an 8-inch zipper in back) is included for attachable pants. Authentic sponsor logo patches are already sewn on at the appropriate spots, and a reflective stripe ensures adequate nighttime visibility. Available in American sizes 40-58, the Spies replica leather jacket retails for $499.95
The textile version (right) of the Suzuki by Joe Rocket Ben Spies replica jacket utilizes a heavy-duty 630 denier Hitena twill nylon outer shell, with CE-rated armor in the shoulders and elbows. As with the leather jacket, a spine pad with pocket for an optional CE-rated spine protector is included, as are the 8-inch internal zipper for attachable pants, the authentic sponsor logo patches and the reflective stripe for nighttime visibility. An adjustable zipper-actuated Variable Flow ventilation system ensures adequate comfort on hot days, while the hook-and-loop-fastened waistbands allow a snug and tailored fit. The Spies replica textile jacket is available in sizes S-XXL, for a suggested retail price of $219.95.
Both of these jackets are available through your local Suzuki dealer or by visiting www.suzukicycles.com.
Bitchin' Fresh Cleaning And Polishing
The Kit brand of cleaning and paint protection products has introduced its new Bike Clean and Bike Shine motorcycle care products. Utilizing a two-step process, Bike Clean and Bike Shine are easy-to-use products that work on and are safe for many motorcycle surfaces. Bike Clean deep cleans bugs, tar and road grime without streaking or spotting and is safe for paint, chrome, windshields and fairings. Application is easy: just spray on and wipe off for sparkling surfaces. Bike Shine gives intense shine and lasting carnauba wax protection for most surfaces. Bike Shine restores surface finishes and removes light oxidation and is safe for paint, chrome and fairings. The 16-ounce bottles retail for $3.99 each and are available at most major auto parts stores. More information is available at www.kitwax.com.
Meshing With Summer
Designed for summer weather riding, AGV Sports' new Aero Mesh 2 textile jacket boasts extensive venting to keep you cool along with serious protection and everyday convenience. Utilizing a "poly air mesh shell," the Aero Mesh 2's construction features multi-stitched seams to ensure strength and durability. CE-approved dual-density armor backed by high-density padding is used in the shoulders, elbows and back for superior protection, while a removable wind and waterproof Hydrablock liner aids in braving the elements. Adjustable YKK zipper vents allow you to tailor the amount of air circulation and cooling to your liking, and an 8-inch rear zipper is provided inside the back for attachable pants.
The Aero Mesh 2 textile jacket comes in black/chrome, red/black/chrome, blue/black/chrome and yellow/black/chrome colors. The jacket is available in sizes S-XXXL, with a retail price of $150 from your local Parts Unlimited dealer or www.parts-unlimited.com.
Cycle Cat has expanded its patented RIPS (Rider Integrated Positioning System) to include Japanese sportbikes, including the Honda RC51 and Suzuki Hayabusa. Originally developed to facilitate a more comfortable riding position on Italian bikes, RIPS is a combination bar-mounting and rearset system that optimizes the connection between rider and machine. RIPS rearsets (bottom) are made from billet aluminum, and have 72 possible adjustments for the footpeg carrier, three positions for the footpeg itself, and a 3/4-inch range of adjustment for the toe piece. The bar mounting system (top) incorporates a clamp design that permits easy access to a range of adjustments. The handlebars are CNC-machined from aluminum stock and anodized. Prices for the rearsets start at $545, and the multi-adjustable bar mounting systems start at $290. For more information call Cycle Cat at (614) 577-8080 or visit www.cyclecat.com.
This Cover Is Your Guardian Angel
Dowco has introduced the Guardian Ultralite Plus motorcycle cover, which is made from rip-stop lightweight polyester with an ultraviolet and water-repellent coating and offers excellent protection from the elements. The cover includes a full-perimeter elastic cord, underbelly straps, lockable grommets and a soft interior lining to protect your ride. A sewn-in interior stuff bag is provided for storage, and the cover folds up small enough that you can take it with you on trips. The Guardian Ultralite Plus is available in three sizes, with prices starting at $46.99. Find a cover for your bike by visiting www.dowco-inc.com or calling (800) 558-7755.
Quick-change Clutch Cover
Adjustment Tech Racing's two-piece clutch cover fits all years of Suzuki's GSX-R1000 and is CNC-machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. Its two-piece design allows easy access for clutch changes or adjustments, with a deep version available for drag racers using a lock-up clutch. The cover costs approximately $610 and is available online at www.adjustmenttech.com or by calling (705) 749-6477.
Foil those thieves!
The RoadLoK MID (Motorcycle Immobilization Device) replaces your rear brake caliper mount and incorporates an Abloy lock cylinder and locking pin to prevent criminals from rolling your bike away. It's available for the Suzuki GSX-R600, 750 and 1000, as well as the TL1000R, Katana and Hayabusa. Unlike traditional disk locks, the RoadLoK is mounted directly to the motorcycle, so you only have to carry the locking pin while riding. Find out more online at www.roadlok.com or call (866) 245-5756.