Master Your Moto
Moto-Master says its flame-design replacement rotors provide instant improvement over standard OEM units. Made from hardened and refined Chrome-Molybdenum alloy steel, the rotors ($299.95 each) have very little wear and are CNC-machined for ultimate flatness. The flame design provides optimal cooling and brake pad cleaning. See more info on Moto-Master brake rotors at www.moto-masterusa.com.
967 Was A Good Year
Shift's 967 jacket is made from 1.1mm distressed leather for a pre-worn look and feel. The $349.95 jacket has removable CE-approved armor in the shoulders, and the pre-curved sleeves have padding in the elbow area. For that antique look, it has custom metal snap closures and metal front and wrist zippers. The jacket is available in sizes S-XXL and in black/red or white/blue. Check out www.shift racing.com or call (888) 826-5143 for more details.
Supplement your winter reading with Ian Falloon's new book, The Moto Guzzi Sport & Le Mans Bible. Read about Lino Tonti and how he took the V7 touring engine and turned it into a very capable sportbike back in 1971. This book has everything you'd want to know about these machines in a year-by-year chronology with specification and development changes along the way. The Moto Guzzi Sport & Le Mans Bible is priced at approximately $44, and you can find this and other books through Veloce Publishing at www.velocebooks.com.
Alpinestars' S-MX 1 Shoe ($159.95) blends racing-boot technology and riding-shoe comfort. The S-MX 1 is constructed with 1.4mm leather and airflow mesh. It has a Gilly lacing system with Tech 10 buckle to keep it securely on your foot, an injection-molded heel, TPU toe shifter and a sole specifically designed for motorcycle riding. Color options are black and black/red. Sizes range from 6-13. Check them out at www.alpinestars.com.
Jeepers, It's GPR
Stop that annoying tank-slapper from turning into something far worse with the new GPR Version 4 steering damper. The $475 kit includes the smaller, lighter V4 Stabilizer, your bike's particular baseplate and postmount and all other mounting bolts and bits. GPR steering dampers are available for most modern sportbikes in a variety of colors. Buy online directly from GPR at www.gprstabilizer.com or call (619) 661-0101 with questions.
Stand By Your...Bike
Pit Bull has a stand for just about everything on two wheels. Pictured here is the company's rear stand for Ducati 1098/MV Agusta models. The $149.95 stand fits those bikes' single-sided swingarms and is an incredibly stable platform. More information on Pit Bull rear stands and steering dampers can be seen at www.pit-bull.com or call (877) 533-1977.
Just In Time For Winter
Keep your digits warm and dry with RS Taichi DryMaster WRX winter gloves. Containing waterproof and breathable DryMaster inserts with 3M Thinsulate material throughout, the gloves will keep your hands warm and dry no matter what the weather throws at you. The outer WRX glove is constructed from synthetic leather and has molded carbon-fiber armor on the knuckles for added protection. The DryMaster WRX comes in black, gunmetal and red. Sizes run from S-XL. Find your closest RS Taichi dealer and see all of the company's products at www.rs-taichi.com.
Replace your OEM excuse for a tool kit with the new CruzTools RoadTech M3, specially designed for metric bikes. The $74.95 kit includes wrenches, sockets, a tire gauge, a flashlight and much more, all in this handy roll-up pouch. All RoadTech tools come with a lifetime guarantee, and there are lots of different kits to choose from. Check out www.cruztools.com for all the options.
New Booties From Gaerne
This limited-edition GRW boot from Gaerne uses the Floating System, which surrounds the ankle while allowing it to move freely. The GRW boot features Lorica upper construction with elasticized material for ease of movement while limiting ankle twisting. The heel cup, shin plate and toe sliders of the GRW protect from the outside while the breathable antibacterial lining and interior padding keep you comfortable on the inside. The limited edition includes a carbon-look heel cup and is available in this black/silver color only for $289.99 with sizes from 6-13 U.S. Find your nearest distributor at www.gaerne.com.