New Bagger Bikes
Only Victory could offer the Cross Country and Cross Roads – high-performance, high-comfort interpretations of the ultra-popular hard bagger cruiser with distinctively fresh Victory styling. The fairing-equipped Cross Country and windshield-equipped Cross Roads provide long riders with the best power, handling, ride, comfort and cargo space they’ve ever enjoyed on the open road. Of course, these bikes feature distinctive, forward-thinking, creative styling – a Victory hallmark.
Wire Plus Power Sports Electronics announced today the introduction of their new "Smooth" single motorcycle Power Port. Now you can power your cell phone, heated vest, air compressor, cigarette lighter, GPS device or any electrical device up to 15 amps, anytime you ride your motorcycle. Get rid of dangling wires and connect a battery charger through the port when you’re not riding. You can actually maintain and charge your battery through this port.
Midland Radio announced today the launch of the newest addition to its Bluetooth Wireless Intercom Systems, the BT Rebel, a wireless multimedia system suited for the solo motorcycle rider.
As the leader in two-way communication products, Midland Radio introduced the BT Rebel as an option for solo riders, capable of connecting one Bluetooth device such as a cell phone or GPS. Conveniently, the BT Rebel device comes with two types of mounting hardware for helmets with screw and base adhesive along with two types of microphones, an AC charger, stereo cable and two-year warranty.
Rider Magazine has named BMW Motorrad’s F 800 GS adventure tourer its 2009 Motorcycle of the Year. The award announcement appears in the July 2009 issue of Rider Magazine, currently on newsstands.
"We are delighted to receive this prestigious award from Rider," commented Pieter de Waal, Vice President, BMW Motorrad USA. "This recognition is a true credit to all those who played a role in the development of this bike and confirms why it has become so popular among riders today."
Midland Radio Corporation, a leading manufacturer of two-way communication products has announced the expansion of Bluetooth Wireless Intercom Systems in North and South America.
Electrifying Motorcycle Helmet Innovation
Since the dawn of protective head-wear, the focus has been on increasing crash protection, improving aerodynamics, and lightening the weight of helmets. Akuma Helmets, based in San Antonio, Texas, has done something fresh with helmets-they have electrified them.
Motorcycle Safety Achievment in Design
Motorcycle safety equipment has come a long way from the pudding-bowl helmets and unreinforced leathers of yesteryear, providing significantly better protection with plastic armor inserts, abrasion-resistant materials, range-limiting joint and neck protection, and of course, superior helmets. However, injuries still occur, sometimes serious.
Bluetooth Your Motorcycle.
The Cardo Scala Rider Q2 MultiSet is a system that includes two Bluetooth headsets, each with two ear speakers, microphone, charger and carrying case. The Velcro-mounted headset speakers fit either on top or behind the cheek cushions. The base units easily slide into the clips that we had fastened to the side of the helmets and are easily removed for recharging and storage. The microphones flex to position in front of your mouth. Following the directions for the system set-up, we were able to use the headsets within 15 minutes.
Years ago, I bought a Chatterbox helmet communication system to be able to talk wirelessly to my motorcycle riding buddies while roaming around the east coast. That particular setup was very primitive by today’s standards, but it showed me the possibilities for adding music and communication to my moto experience.
Potato-potato-potato. That repetitive onomatopoeia was once used in a courtroom to describe Harley-Davidson’s distinctive V-twin idle, a rumble of such specific timbre and cadence that the manufacturer sought to trademark its sound. Victory Motorcycles, keenly aware of the lure and lore of air-cooled V-twins as popularized by Harley, has literally built its new Vision—not to mention their entire brand—around that storied powerplant configuration as well.