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  1. The new Touratech Guardo Ultimate GTX

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    The Touratech Guardo Ultimate GTX motorcycle glove combines state-of-the-art technologies and sophisticated manufacturing processes to create a concept with outstanding comfort and the highest safety standards.

    At Touratech, Ultimate stands for products in the field of rider equipment that maximise what is technically possible in their segment. These include the high-end Compañero Ultimate textile suit and the premium Destino Ultimate GTX boot. Brand new is the Guardo Ultimate GTX, a motorcycle glove that combines a classic full leather construction with advanced Gore Grip technology and a top-level protection concept. 
    The innovative mix of materials and the technology applied give the Guardo Ultimate GTX, developed together with Rev'it!, the best protection, exceptional tactility and outstanding comfort.

    Advanced textile technologies

    The sophisticated interaction of construction and choice of material ensures maximum comfort. External seams prevent unpleasant pressure points on the hand and fingers. A Gore-Tex membrane is responsible for weather protection and thermal regulation. The advanced Gore Grip technology is used, in which the membrane is laminated onto the inner side of the leather. This guarantees an absolutely crease-free fit. In combination with the selected leather, this gives the fingers excellent tactility. This ensures sensitive operation of all controls and switches, which is supported by special grip elements on the fingers and palm. Thanks to the conductive fingertips on the index finger and thumb, capacitive smartphone screens can also be operated.
    An elasticated wrist contributes to the excellent fit, while a Velcro fastener allows the glove to be individually fastened without the danger of stripping. Convenient: a pull tab helps you put them on.

    Protection concept for maximum safety

    The Touratech Guardo Ultimate GTX features a sophisticated protection concept. The basic protection is provided by the full leather construction. While the base joints of the fingers are protected by a hard-shell protector made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), there are elements made of elastic Temperfoam® over the knuckles, palms and thumbs. The high-quality protectors of the Guardo Ultimate GTX are certified in accordance with level 1 – KP of the EN 13594:2015 standard. Reflective material on the ring finger provides additional passive safety. 
    In rainy weather, the Touratech Guardo Ultimate GTX not only impresses with its absolute waterproofness, the hydrophobised goatskin also makes it pleasantly light to wear. The effective visor wiper on the index finger ensures a clear view.

    With its wide range of functions, outstanding comfort and groundbreaking safety concept, the Touratech Guardo Ultimate GTX is a premium-class touring glove that is just as suitable for demanding adventure trips as it is for leisurely tours.

    The Guardo Ultimate GTX is available in eight sizes from XS to 4XL.
    Item no.: 515-1530 
    Further information in the webshop


  2. Touratech soft luggage for the BMW R 1300 GS

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    Everyday use, short trips, travelling on holiday - Touratech offers an extensive range of soft luggage for the R 1300 GS. Several product series cover the requirements of a wide range of usage scenarios.

    Three customised tank bag models are available for the BMW R 1300 GS. All three tank bags have the tried-and-tested Touratech fastening system with a combination of straps at the front and Velcro on the side facing the rider. This ensures a secure hold as well as easy access to the petrol cap.

    The Travel tank bag has a volume of 9 litres. The typical Molle patches are used to attach additional items. The hard-shell lid gives the waterproof product a particularly high level of stability and offers protection for the contents.

    If the tour is to take you through demanding off-road sections more often, we recommend the tank bag from the Extreme Edition series. Its rugged material and ultra-robust zips can withstand the stresses and strains of expeditions. This top-class tank bag provides approx. 10 litres of well-protected storage volume.

    The product marks the entry into the world of Touratech tank bags for the R 1300 GS is the Touring tank bag. With its clean look, the tank bag can hold 9 litres of luggage - 14 litres when extended. Otherwise, it offers all the features of the tried and tested Touring for the R 1250 GS.
    For additional luggage, there are crash bar bags from the Touring range that fit perfectly on the Touratech fairing crash bars for the R 1300 GS. Customers who own a BMW Vario top case can create additional, easily accessible storage capacity with the convenient Touring lid bag. The Touring bag for the Touratech top case rack is particularly clever as it utilises the space under the top case and is easily accessible from the side of the seat.

    As an interesting alternative to a rigid pannier system, Touratech offers side bags that can be attached to the Touratech pannier rack. Waterproof side bags are available from the Extreme Edition, Travel and Endurance lines. All three bags are mounted using a docking panel and practical quick-release fastener.

    Customers who have configured their GS with the small, sporty carrier that is part of the Trophy's equipment will find the Discovery2 soft luggage system an interesting solution that completely dispenses with a pannier rack. 2 x 25 litres of luggage are stowed waterproof in the optional yellow or black pockets. A further 2 x 7.5 litres can be stored in the integrated pockets with roll closure. The generous provision with Molle patches offers attachment options for additional equipment.

    As a practical and elegant addition, Touratech offers customised inner bags for the BMW Vario luggage system, which not only offer optimum utilisation of the storage capacity, but also allow the contents of the case to be transported comfortably when the pannier remains on the motorbike.

    Numerous other handlebar bags, seat bags or rack packs from the various product ranges complete the extensive range of Touratech soft luggage for the BMW R 1300 GS.

  3. A Brief Round-Up of Smartphone Apps That Might Come in Handy for Bikers

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    What can be more thrilling than to climb on the saddle of your bike and set off into the sunset? The feeling can produce a sense of power, freedom, exhilaration. Your riding companion can make the difference between a pleasing experience and a depressing trip. In case you didn’t already know, you can transform your phone into the ultimate touring companion for an east to west adventure. Gone are the days of carrying maps, multiple guidebooks, and phone numbers. Your smartphone is the best companion on the road. Whether you’re riding solo or in group for safety and camaraderie, there are many helpful apps out there. Let’s go over some of the handiest apps for two-wheel riders.

    Google Maps

    If you’d like to follow the roads, for a daily ride, use routes. There’s no right or wrong way to plan a motorcycle tour, so do the best you can and hope for the best. Google has added new features to Maps, including more data about bike routes, showing how busy traffic is or whether your chosen path includes a steep hill. You’ll be able to get a detailed breakdown of the route, so you’ll know what type of road you’re travelling on, whether a major road or a local street. Of course, you’ll need Internet data, even if some parts of the map can be downloaded and viewed offline. Just save an area to your phone. 

    Google Maps uses a mix of machine learning, complex algorithms, and a comprehension of real-world conditions based on imagery and data from government authorities and community contributions. Google and Apple Maps have been struggling to be the leading provider of turn-by-turn directions for some time now. Apple Maps provides routes on bike paths, lanes, and bike-friendly roads and is great for riding hands-free. Many alternatives have emerged, such as Strava, which incorporates social network features. All you need to do is install the app on your phone and your ride record will automatically upload. 


    Eat Sleep Ride makes it possible for you to track your activities and share your efforts, explore bike routes, and get safety features like CRASHLIGHT technology, which automatically detects crashes. When you’re on the road, you can see other motorcyclists using the app and easily reach out to them. Eat Sleep Ride has potential because it was designed with bikers in mind; it doesn’t address multiple genres of GPS tracking. The mobile app features challenges and leaderboards, so go out and collect miles if you want to stand a chance of winning valuable prizes. They make updates to the app from time to time, meaning it gets better every time.


    With Rever, you can plan your routes, draw attention to interesting, well-known roads, and track your epic rides in real time, as you go (distance, duration, and speed). If you’re looking to elevate your riding experience, making it more fun and memorable, decide on the style of ride you want, and Rever will do the rest. Join the community to share your journey, compete in challenges, and connect with like-minded individuals from around the world. You can navigate through your route, even in aeroplane mode, which only disables radio signals like Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Rever also has weather alerts and SMS safety alerts. 


    Calimoto makes available route recommendations, navigation, and tracking figures – it’s specifically developed for those travelling on motorcycles. Select a starting point, add via points, and the nearest point of interest (restaurants, gas stations, etc.). You’ll get details on the estimated time of the trip and the distance; Calimoto will show how twisty the road is. The free version of the mobile app offers access to more than 50,000 ride routes and a trip planner. The premium version is a little bit expensive, but it does come with a few extras, such as terrain and satellite maps with full-voice navigation. 


    Finally, yet importantly, if you’re not properly equipped with the right information, it’s even more challenging to forecast the weather. Climate conditions can have a significant impact on bike riding. Snow, ice, and rain can affect your performance and even put you in danger. This is why you should take precautions like wearing safety gear, adjusting your riding style, and avoiding venturing into the world during extreme weather conditions. AccuWeather is super easy to use, providing detailed hourly forecasts, not to mention weather alerts. The app becomes increasingly useful as your adventure lengthens. 

    AccuWeather offers data like real and perceived temperature, humidity, air quality, allergens, and so on. And all of this with superior accuracy, no matter where you are in the world. There’s a lot of online feedback about the app, generating five-star reviews and ratings for reliability, accuracy, and ease of use. All the information you need can be viewed directly in the Radar section, which features up to the minute reports. Prior to embarking on a motorcycle trip, there’s a lot to consider, from staying safe to the itinerary, but weather concerns are the focus of attention. Luckily, AccuWeather comes to the rescue.


    Regardless of your riding goals, there’s an app out there to help you achieve them. Every now and then, you’ll turn to the smartphone in your pocket – it’s your digital travel assistant. Each of the aforementioned apps provide benefits to bikers, but none requires you to be a tech genius.



    Image Source: Motorcycle Cruiser on highway - Unsplash License




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  4. Touratech components for the BMW R 1300 GS in black

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    Completely in black, an assortment of selected Touratech parts gives the BMW R 1300 GS an exclusive look.

    For many motorcyclists, black is still the colour of all colours: cool, mysterious, elegant and timeless! Touratech fulfils this wish with a range of accessory components for the new BMW R 1300 GS that are finished entirely in black. The components naturally go perfectly with the GS in the Triple Black colour scheme. However, riders who own a 1300 in a different colour can also set individual accents with the black Touratech parts.
    The black accessories are technically identical to the standard versions, guaranteeing the usual high level of quality and functionality.
    Both the engine crash bar and the fairing crash bar are available in the attractive black version. These ultra-robust tubular constructions are made of stainless steel, just like the pannier rack and the top case carrier. This not only makes them ultra-rugged, but also completely resistant to corrosion. The products are given a high-quality finish with an indestructible powder coating that can withstand even the toughest off-road use.
    With their elegant black anodised surfaces the ZEGA Evo pannier set or the ZEGA Evo topcase match the black-coated stainless steel carriers perfectly. The protector for the "Nano" LED auxiliary headlights from the BMW accessories programme, the GPS handlebar bracket and the radiator guard are also available completely in black. The black headlight guard with quick-release fastener forms an exciting colour contrast to its stainless steel-coloured fastening elements.
    And that's not all: further parts with a stylish black look are in preparation. The engine guard Expedition will be available from February, followed by the engine crash bar Sport with a black finish in March.

    Further information on the black Touratech components for the BMW R 1300 GS can be found in the webshop.

  5. Touratech inner bags for BMW Vario luggage system

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    Touratech is the first accessory manufacturer to offer inner bags for the Vario luggage system of the new BMW R 1300 GS. The precisely fitting and high-quality textile products create order in the case and top case and are characterised by their high practical benefit.

    Steplessly adjustable volume, interior lighting, remote control for the locking mechanism using the vehicle key - BMW Motorrad is setting new standards with the all-new Vario luggage system. Anyone travelling with these luxurious pieces of luggage expects maximum comfort and style. This demand naturally also applies to the packing of the cases and the handling of the luggage. With this in mind, Touratech has developed inner bags for the BMW Vario luggage system.

    The inner bags are made of a robust and dirt-resistant fabric that can withstand even the roughest of wear and tear. Thanks to the precise shaping, the volume of the panniers and the top case is optimally utilised. The careful craftsmanship of the high-quality textile material harmonises perfectly with the elegant look.

    Items of clothing can be neatly folded and stowed in the main compartment, while smaller items such as toiletries, a first aid kit, tools or charging cables are easily accessible in the additional front and rear pockets. The cleverly positioned zip allows access to the luggage at any time, even when the bag is in the Vario case. 

    Once you arrive at your destination, the Vario cases and the Vario top case can remain on the motorcycle - and serve as a safe and rain-protected storage place for the crew's helmets. Sturdy handles and a practical carrying strap make handling the Touratech inner extremely easy, so that the luggage can be conveniently transported to the hotel room. And last but not least, the high-quality appearance of the inner bags blends seamlessly into the appearance that riders of a premium-class motorcycle demand.