Rukka. Rukka Rukka.The SRO Anatomic is Rukka's second generation of the Smart Rider's Outfit. The new elastic Cordura outer material features a three-layer laminate construction with a Gore-Tex membrane, reinforced in highly exposed areas. Armor in the elbows, shoulders, front, back, knees and hips is made with APS (Active Protection System), an intelligent, breathable synthetic fabric by Dow Corning. The material is treated with a high-tech silicone that is fully flexible under normal stress, but when impacted the material temporarily solidifies, offering maximum protection. Other features include Outlast temperature-regulation material, a neoprene-lined collar, a removable elastic Gore-Tex neck warmer, and waterproof zippers and pockets. The SRO Anatomic suit ($3000) has a five-year warranty and is available in black only, in Euro sizes 46-52. For more information, visit www.adventuremotogear.com or call (800) 217-3526.
Always innovativeBlack+Gray introduces Ultimax Tie-Down Anchors, intended to complement the company's line of wheel chocks. The anchors are designed and manufactured in the U.S. and are built for heavy-duty use in open or closed trucks and trailers. Eight different options are offered, including a simple one-piece anchor for horizontal or vertical mounting, a specially shaped anchor for corner applications and a recessed anchor with 360-degree rotation. Prices start at $24.95. For additional information, visit www.blackandgray.com or call (800)
Do You Believe In Ghosts?The latest performance jacket from California's NJK leathers is the Ghost Textile, which features an ultrabreathable, abrasion-resistant and waterproof Cordura shell. CE-rated armor is included in the elbows, shoulders and back. Prominent seams on the Ghost have reflective piping for maximum visibility. The jacket also has a fleece-lined collar and a hypoallergenic polyester mesh lining. The $189.99 Ghost Textile is available in black, blue, gray or red; more details are available at www.njkleathers.com or by calling (949) 481-3005.
Made In Germany, Now Available In The U.S.This Wilbers by Hyperpro steering damper is milled of 7075 CNC aluminum and possesses extremely sensitive reaction characteristics and a wide adjustment range of 24 clicks. The CSC steering damper ($249) is available in four stroke lengths, has a two-year guarantee and is compatible with all Wilbers assembly kits ($75). See the company's complete line of steering dampers, shocks and springs at www.wilbers.de/usa.
All The Cool Kids Are Wearing ThemRespro's Hump backpack cover slips over your backpack and makes you more visible to drivers, day or night. The cover features 3M reflective strips, an easy-access mesh pocket, elastic edging and a simple attachment device. Prices range from $30.35 for the basic Hump to $80.95 for the P15 version, which includes a battery-powered light. Find out more by visiting www.streetandcomp.com or calling (800) 326-5487.
Hey, Bub!Manufactured by BUB Enterprises, Mikado slip-ons feature billet-aluminum inlet and outlet covers, a polished stainless steel housing, two-stage sound suppression, unique styling and a spot-on exhaust note. A performance-tested "velocity chamber" inside the muffler is claimed to accelerate exhaust flow and maximize power over conventional systems. Check out Mikado Mufflers at www.bubent.com or call (800) 934-9739.
I'll Bust A Repli-Cap In Yo'...Touting them as "beautiful, high-quality interpretations of your heroes' Arai helmets," Arai Helmet Americas has introduced its line of Repli-Caps. According to the company, Repli-Caps are executed with embroidery and rich, colorful cloth panels and stitching and "come about as close as you can with needle and thread to the actual helmet designs." As of mid-September, there are three designs available: the Nicky Hayden Laguna Replica, the Colin Edwards Laguna Replica (yellow) and the Edwards Valencia Replica (white/red/black). Coming next are the Tommy Hayden "Tommy Gun" Replica and the newly redesigned Nakano "Big Eyes" Replica, with the promise of more designs on the way. Arai said the best way to know what's available is to log onto its Web site at www.araiamericas.com and click on the Parts & Accessories link.
Arai's new Repli-Caps have a suggested retail of $29.95 each, plus $5 S&H if ordered from the Arai Web site. They may also be available at a small number of Arai retail dealers. Even though the company stresses that each Repli-Cap design is a limited edition, a spokesman claims,"We're not trying to push somebody to buy them; we just don't want anybody disappointed. The designs won't be around forever. We want to keep them special."