Sport-Touring, Taichi style The RS Taichi Signature all-season jacket has a Teflon-coated nylon outer construction and is cut for a sport-riding position. The $182 Signature has CE-approved armor in the shoulders and elbows and includes a foam back protector. Large vents in the chest and upper arms help ventilation, and a removable inner jacket keeps you toasty warm. The RST355 glove ($89.95) has carbon-fiber protection in the knuckles, wrist and fingers, along with stretch Cordura for comfort and mobility. Color options for the RST355 are black, blue, red, white/grey and yellow. Find your nearest RS Taichi dealer at www.rs-taichi.com
More from the Master While artist Alan Jones has officially retired from publishing, his work continues to be available thanks to a company called Out of the Frame. Choose from a huge selection of Alan Jones prints, some of which are available in a new, smaller size. Shown here (top to bottom) are Mike Hailwood, James Toseland, Carl Fogarty and Loris Capirossi. Prices vary depending on size, so check out all of Alan Jones' fantastic works at www.outofthe frame.co.uk
We're Pining For These Sliders The Woodcraft Klucky Puck Knee Sliders are made from a durable proprietary plastic material that provides the feel you knee-draggers are looking for. These $40 sliders are backed with leather that uses super-strong hook-and-loop fasteners, so they won't be left on the side of the track while you continue on your way. Klucky Pucks come in black, blue, red, white and yellow. Go to www.woodcraft-cfm.com to find these and other Woodcraft products.
Transpo Made Easy The Cycle Cynch ($49.99) by Pro Moto not only keeps your bike snug on your trailer or truck bed, but also keeps tie-downs and buckles away from your bodywork. Creating a solid mounting point, the bar loops are set away from bodywork, also aiding stability. Dealer listing, loading instructions and more information can be found at www.cyclecynch.com or by calling (512) 563-5650.
Headgear from the Rocket Joe Rocket's new RKT101 helmet has a lightweight fiberglass/Kevlar composite shell that meets or exceeds SNELL M2005 and DOT standards. Comfort comes from a new integrated quad-port venturi vent system that raises heat up and out by accelerating airflow from intake to exhaust. The Bioceramic-treated liner is removable and washable. The RKT101 costs $249 and is available in three graphic options (Solid Edge shown here) and sizes XS-XXL. Check out all the Joe Rocket gear and find your closest dealer at www.joerocket.com or call (800) 635-6103
Spring reading, the right way The Ducati 750 Bible by Ian Falloon covers everything you ever wanted to know about the Ducati 750 line. Inside you'll find a year-by-year description and details about the changes and developments of the model line. Also included are specifications listed by engine and frame numbers as well as pictures and a brief history of the company prior to the 750. This hardback book lists for $59.95 and has 160 pages of information with 163 pictures. Pull up a chair next to your fire and wait for the snow to melt in Ducati bliss. For more information, go to www.veloce.co.uk or call (44) 01305 260068
Duhamel Canadian for fast Duhamel-Adrenaline Rush is a new DVD that offers a look at the legendary racer, Miguel Duhamel. Directed by Stephan Gravel, the DVD combines racing and family footage that gives an insight into the life of the five-time Daytona 200 winner. Duhamel-Adrenaline Rush ($17.95) is distributed through Imavision at www.imavision.com
Casually Cool This Motion Pro jacket is made by Dickies and has a Navy shell with a black diamond-quilt inner liner. Made of 65-percent polyester and 35-percent cotton, the jacket has three-color embroidered patches on the front and back. The price of the jacket is $67.50 for sizes S-XL, with XXL costing $72.90. Motion Pro tools and gear can be seen at www.motionpro.com, or call (650) 594-9600.