A traditional, understated MX riding jersey from Fasthouse. The Boss Man Flo Jersey. A simple design, no flashy colour mixes or hyper graphics. Clean text based font graphics. Black with bright yellow top. Moto crew front text. Designed and made in LA County, California, USA.
If the future is electric powered transport, then Alta Motors’ Redshift EX shows us what the dual sport motorbike category might evolve into. Designed for both road and dirt duty, the new Redshift EX puts a water-cooled 14,000 RPM electric motor, with a waterproof Li-Ion 350v Alta Pack battery, into a traditional MX frame, suspension, and wheel package. Electric motor reliability, low maintenance, and high performance define some of the advantages of electric powered bikes. Plus low running costs.
What if you wanted to travel around the world on a motorcycle, but had little money, certainly not enough to finance your multi-year trip. Would you delay your trip until you had saved sufficient funds?
Daniel Rintz’s approach was to work as you travel, stop when you need to, and travel slow, taking time to experience and interact with people from different cultures. The result in a journey
that’s performative, driven by experiences and the hard work required for long distance travel, rather than a trip set to a timetable and deadlines, like your typical holiday. It also makes for
an interesting documentary film.
The documentary Somewhere Else Tomorrow is a record of his journey. The film was released in 2015. A sequel is currently in the works, that follows Daniel and his girlfriend Josephine for three more years across the Americas and Africa.
Where fashion meets eye protection. A design based on round, dual poly-carbonate lens in a lightweight injected TR90 frame. With a chrome metal brow bar and a keyhole nose bridge. The hose bridge has integrated soft, rubber pads. Provides 100% UV Protection. The Dragon Proflect Sunglasses.
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A basic first aid kit for two people, out enjoying nature for a day or two. Small and lightweight, so there's no excuses for not carrying it. The Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Day Tripper Lite packs medical equipment to help “manage muscle pain, blisters, splinters, ticks, cuts, and other basic first aid issues.” The kit’s contents include A Quick Guide to Wilderness First Aid pamphlet by Eric A. Weiss, M.D, supplies like bandages and ointments for cuts, scrapes, sprains, and fractures, medication for pain, sting, and bite relief, and various wound care supplies and equipment. Check their website for a full list.
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A modern camping gadget, the ECOXGEAR EcoLantern covers most technological needs for the post-modern outdoors person. First there’s light, with 400 Lumens max brightness including multi-coloured party light modes, then sounds, thanks to a 5W speaker with 360° surround sound, and finally, a built-in 4400 mAh power-bank to charge your smartphone or camera. Other features include an IP67 rating for waterproofing and shock resistance, Siri and OK Google voice assistance, and ECOXGEAR EcoConnect pairing to allow sound sync between speakers.
Riding is an acquired skill, no one just gets on a bike and automatically rides with skill. Often you hear statements like some people are naturally gifted, they learn a skill faster than most. Or, the more you practice the better you’ll get, as your skill level will improve through repetition. Often skill is connected with instruction, as you learn a new skill through lessons or tutoring.
But what do we really mean by gaining a new skill?
And how can a better understanding of skill acquisition improve our riding?
Are you thinking of picking up a bike for the 2018 Dakar Rally? Yamaha Racing and DRAG’ON have got together to produce a replica Yamaha WR450F Rally. All the race components and bike turing makes this rally replica model as good as the real thing. Also, “DRAG’ON are going the extra mile by offering anyone who buys the WR450F Rally Replica a full Rally Race Service for the 2018 Dakar Rally.”
With its polycotton, wax coated look and polyester oxford material covering the impact zones, the new Revit Sand Urban Jacket draws on traditional motorcycle clothing design. But it’s not all about just looking good. The Sand Urban’s “outer shell includes SEESMART protectors on the shoulders and elbows, a highly breathable and fully waterproof detachable hydratex membrane, and a snug thermal liner for colder conditions.” Other features include removable liners for summer riding and various ventilation zippers. Available in black or dark green.
A titanium handle and a CPM 20 CV stainless steel blade with a stonewashed finish makes the 0920 an aesthetically pleasing pocket knife. And it’s functional too. Zero Tolerance’s 0920 Knife has a ball-bearing opening system with a built-in flipper and a titanium frame lock. The titanium handle is 3D machined; texturing adds grip and hand-feel. Plus an anodised titanium pocket clip helps to secure your knife in your pocket.
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Designed for women, the new Salewa Wildfire Vent shoes provide foot traction and support on technical hiking and rocky mountain paths, rock climbing adventures, and most other types of off-road terrain. The Wildfire has a low-cut shoe style made with a breathable, microfibre ballistic mesh upper and has no lining. Where the shoe meets the dirt, a Vibram Tech Approach EVO outsole with Megagrip compound (a sticky but durable rubber) provides the necessary traction. Available in three colour designs.
For the MotoGP fan. Only 5000 watches. Comes in a helmet presentation box. Has a silicone bracelet with motorcycle tyre tread pattern. Brake-disc imagery on the bezel. Tissot’s T-Race MotoGP Quartz Wristwatch is a limited edition for 2017 that features many motorcycle design elements, a Tissot Swiss quartz movement, and sapphire crystal face.
The UCO Gear Stormproof Survival Kit is a must have but never want to use item. The kit has basic survival items for shelter and cooking. It includes “15 compact Stormproof Matches that will stay lit for up to 12 seconds and will light in any weather—plus they will relight even after being submerged in water.” For cooking food, there is a Esbit Emergency Stove and three 14 g Esbit solid fuel tablets. And for temporary shelter, a polyester film tube tent provides protection for two adults.
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Fox Racing’s all new, affordable MX 180 boots provide comfort and protection at the value end of their footwear line. The 180 has a three buckle closure system with the two lower buckles to ‘lock-in’ your foot and a top silicone strap at the mid calf position. Other features include a floating cuff system for improved agility and feel, durable rubber medial and burn guards, and a grippy outsole for good foot peg support and control. Available in four colour designs.
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The new ADATA DL8000L Power Bank has a split personality, one part power bank and one part LED light. As a camping tool that’s a good thing. A bright, four-mode light (standard, flashing, slow flashing, and emergency) is rated for 200 lumens with an IP54 dust and waterproofing housing, provides up to seventeen hours of light. Useful. An 8000mAh rechargeable li-polymer battery, two USB ports with circuitry to prevent issues with charging, overheating, voltage, current, and short circuiting. Very useful. Plus an integrated loop hook to mount the DL8000L to your tent, pack, etc. Also useful. Available in three colours.
Classified Moto describe their Custom Triumph Speed Triple 1050 as "fast, unapologetic and beautifully ugly". It has a rugged aesthetic dominated by that massive eleven inch-wide ATV tyre held in place by some suspension art; a hand-built, chromoly single-sided swing arm. A custom bike that’s stripped down to its raw essence, drawing on scrambler heritage with a touch of the mongrel.
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A portable pot and lid for your next camping trip. Store a 250 g gas canister and small stove inside the pot. Made from hard anodised aluminium. Yellow pot handles. Weighs only 219 g (7.7 oz). Pot holds 0.75 L. Lid holds 0.43 L. Use the lid as a cooking pot or a bowl. The Montbell Alpine Cooker Deep 11.
“This is a metal detector, we are detectorists" is the catchline of Toby Jones’ character Lance Stater from the wonderful BBC4 series Detectorists. In the first two series, Lance uses a Minelab metal detector. In the third and final series, due by the end of 2017, maybe Lance will be using the new Minelab EQUINOX Metal Detector. The Australian company have just announced their latest all-terrain, multi-purpose detector designed for the serious coin and treasure hunter. There are two models, the EQUINOX 600 has three detect modes (Park, Field, Beach) and features Minelab's Multi-IQ simultaneous multi-frequency technology with four frequency options (5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, Multi) and wired headphones. The high end model, EQUINOX 800, has four detect modes (Park, Field, Beach, Gold), six frequency options (5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, 20kHz, 40kHz, Multi), and comes with a bluetooth headphones setup.
Multi-use garments are hard to make. Add in a fashion aesthetic and a Class B rider protection standard, now that doubles the difficulty. However Earnest, a small company based in Auckland, New Zealand, achieves this rare feat with their new Tasker Pant K-CANVAS, “the world’s very first work pant to be so strong, it's been CE rated for motorcycle use.” It’s tough and durable thanks to K-CANVAS having twenty times the tensile strength of normal work canvas or denim. Key features include structural seams with Dupont Kevlar stitching, double-layer reinforced leg panels, a three-compartment tool pocket, and a padded smartphone pocket.
In the style of a Honda Grom, the new Benelli Tornado Naked T brings Italian design sensibility and flair to the small 'hooligan' street bike market. The Tornado is powered by an air cooled, single cylinder 125cc four-stroke engine with 4 valves and double spark, producing a fun-level inducing 11 horsepower (8.2 KW at 9500 RPM). The engine is held in place by a trellis frame. Note the MV Augusta Brutale style exhaust pipes. Twelve inch wheels all around. Stopping power is provided by disc brakes. Available in three colour designs.
A clean work wear type design, featuring a boxy fit made from cotton twill fabric. Manufactured by Danish Kansas. The Wrenchmonkees’ MC Jacket. Good for urban riding and wearing while off your bike. Five pockets including two inner pockets, one with a key loop and D-ring attachment point. Buttons are engraved brass and the front opening has a heavy duty brass zip. Inside back pocket takes a back pad protector. Available in black and Khaki.
A short cuff glove design, durable yet light weight that’s good for summer riding. Maximises airflow across your hands thanks to a nylon mesh outer shell construction and power mesh between fingers for additional air cooling. Hand protection comes from a carbon knuckle and EVA foam padding on the sides, and synthetic leather reinforcement on the palm area. Touchscreen compatible finger and thumb fabric. The RS Taichi RST418 is available in seven colour designs.
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For your next car camping trip. A large waterproof ground blanket. It neatly rolls up for transport and packs up small for storage. It’s lightweight, durable, and easy to clean. The Alite Designs Meadow Mat Blanket also comes with closure and carry straps.
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AJP have released details on their 2018 lineup of motorcycles with mostly minor upgrades and an interesting off-road rally version of their new PR7. For the small displacement bikes, the 2018 AJP PR5 Extreme 250 looks like a fun dirt bike that offers a titanium and carbon fibre full factory Doma race exhaust system, a factory brake and wheel package including Galfer brake rotors, red anodised aluminium components, and a cherry red metallic frame and sub-frame.