When you find your motorcycle with a dead battery, the days of looking for someone to jumpstart your engine are done. Modern technology has put the starting power of a car battery into a package the size of an Apple iPhone 6, though a bit heavier (still under a half-pound) and thicker (just over a half-inch)—the Weego Jump Starter Battery+.Visit the Ultimate MotorCycling Gear/Parts PageUsing the portable battery starter couldn’t be easier. Simply attach the included miniature jumper cables to the battery terminals—we’d like to see something that plugs into a quick-connect harness—and plug them into the Weego. Turn the Weego on, and it is ready to rock.
Designed to jumpstart gasoline motors up to 4.6 liters in displacement, it has no problem with any motorcycle powerplant. We rekindled a Suzuki DR-Z400S with a dead battery multiple times with nary a hesitation from the starter.As a bonus, the Weego Jump Starter Battery+ also functions as a ashlight and it has a USB output port for charging phones and tablets. This is an essential product for the touring rider.
We tested the standard ($109.99), but Weego also offers a Heavy Duty ($149.99) for engines under 6.4 liters, and the Professional ($199.99) for engines under 9.6 liters. For additional information, visit Weego.
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.