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HJC Helmets free sun visor promotion (photo)

For a limited time, HJC's IS-16, IS-Max, IS-33 and Sy-Max II helmets are now available with a FREE high-definition Sun Visor. As the #1 helmet manufacturer in the world, HJC utilizes industry-leading CAD 3D modeling programs to design helmets that are lightweight, aerodynamic and extremely comfortable.

The helmet pictured, the IS-16, features an Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell, a 3-stage Adjustable Integrated SunShield, (ACS) Advanced Channeling Ventilation System for full front to back airflow and a moisture-wicking and odor-free SilverCool interior.

AGV Helmets founder Amisano Gino Valenza dead at 89

AGV founder Gino AmisanoThe "king of helmets" is dead, long live the king!

World-record motorcycle adventurers visit Touratech (photos)

World-record setting motorcycle adventurers, Simon and Lisa Thomas visit Touratech to make some upgrades to their bikes before leaving for the next four years of their journey. The Thomas' are 152,000 miles into a 10 year continuous motorcycle journey around the globe. After overhauling the bikes with the help of Touratech and BMW, both bikes are shipping to Japan this week.

From Japan the Thomas' will venture into East Russia where they will traverse west to Siberia and Mongolia.

Alpinestars ATL Leather Jacket Review, and more

Alpinestars ATL Leather Jacket

When I put the Alpinestars ATL relaxed fit leather motorcycle jacket on, I felt like a pit bull--stocky and solid. The 1.2-1.4mm thick, full-grain leather made its presence felt with its bulk and stiffness. I certainly felt I would be in good hands, so to speak, in the unfortunate event I'd find myself sliding across the pavement.

Scorpion release new Klaw race-spec glove (photo)

Proving you can't have too much of a good thing, the engineers at Scorpion Sports have revamped the original Venom version of their race-spec glove to create the all-new Klaw. In keeping with Scorpion's goal of providing ExoSkeletal protection, upgraded goatskin leather is combined with "PowerStretch" panels across the knuckles and a protective plate over the back of the hand. The result is an expanded range of flexibility and a perfect fit, without sacrificing protection.

Working in conjunction with the protective plate is the patented ExoTec CE-approved armor.

Ultimate Motorcycling Ducati 1098 Special - left profile

Ultimate Motorcycling Ducati 1098 Special Custom Motorcycle

Ultimate MotorCycling Special

Maybe you're too young. Or perhaps you are not intimately acquainted with automotive racing history. Whatever the reason, if dark and light blue stripes with red fail to make your heart go pitter-patter, you might miss the inspiration for the Ultimate MotorCycling Ducati 1098 Special.

Isle of Man TT: Alpinestars rider-mounted telemetry (photos)

The 2009 Isle of Man TTXGP will provide a unique glimpse into the future of the motorcycle, as the first major electric motorcycle race takes place during one of the most historic events in motorcycle racing. Alpinestars will be present at the TTXGP bridging tradition and technology.

Arai announces Aoyama Replica Corsair-V

Arai has introduced a new mid-season addition to its 2009 street-helmet line. Called the Aoyama Replica, it is the design used by 250cc GP front-runner Hiroshi Aoyama, and is available on Arai's new cutting-edge Corsair-V model. It will now be arriving in Arai dealers nationwide.

The bright red/black/grey graphic is designed "to match nothing, but go with everything." The Corsair-V that will carry the new Aoyama replica is Arai's newest top-of-the line helmet, introduced just this year.

Touratech oversized tank kit for BMW F800GS and F650GS

Touratech-USA introduces an oversized fuel tank kit for the BMW F800GS and F650GS twin cylinder motorcycles. The kit includes the additional tank, supply lines and fittings for a gravity-feed connection to the stock under-seat tank. The tank is crafted from nearly indestructible Polyamide Nylon, the same material used for car bumpers. The combined volume of 9.5 gallons (36 liters) more than doubles the mileage range over the 4.2 gallon stock fuel capacity making the F800/650GS motorcycles capable of long distance adventure riding.

J.D. Power: Arai ranked #1 for 11th straight year

Arai ranks highest in satisfying motorcycle helmet owners for an 11th consecutive year, according to the J.D.

Scorpion announces Master XDR Jacket

Scorpion's XDR Collection (Xtreme Distance Rider) is all about overkill. For the rider who really needs the added features and benefits, the vented mesh Master jacket is the only choice. From the tough 600-denier outershell to the removable Exo-Tec CE-approved armor inside the shoulder and elbow pockets, the aptly named Master has it all.

Externally, ripstop Cordura panels at the shoulders and elbows offer abrasion resistance.

Alpinestars announces Women’s Stella Lux Jacket

he Stella Lux Leather jacket is a modern, stylish, urban jacket that looks at home on the street and on the bike. Featuring Alpinestars bio-armor in the shoulders and forearm for added protection, the jacket perfectly combines motorcycle safety with street styling making it an essential choice for the modern female biker.

Stella Lux Leather Jacket Key Features

Alpinestars announces Women’s Stella Uptown Jacket

The Stella Uptown jacket combines an ultra modern, fashionable look with Alpinestars' range of renowned protection and functionality features. The jacket brings a classic women's winter jacket to the Stella range.

Stella Uptown Jacket Key Features

Constructed using a combination of 500 denier quilted cordura combined with polyester mesh inserts positioned on the arms. Providing the ultimate in abrasion resistance, comfort and ventilation.

Arai Kevin Schwantz Replica Helmet is offical helmet of racing school

Arai Helmets has announced a new Kevin Schwantz "Restyle" Replica retro-graphic helmet as a mid-season addition to its 2009 Helmet Line. Not surprisingly, the most immediate reaction came from the former World 500GP champion's school. The Schwantz School, which now operates out of Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL, said the new Arai will now be the official student helmet at the school.

Available on Arai's popular Vector model, the new Schwantz replica is scheduled to reach North American retail dealers in the July-August timeframe.

Akuma Helmets | Motorcycle Design Award

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.