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  1. 5 Protective Clothing to Wear When Riding a Motorcycle

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    There is no greater feeling than riding a motorcycle and feeling the wind on your face. The thrill that a motorcycle gives is something that other forms of transportation can not. However, riding a motorcycle is an activity that can turn very dangerous. Problems with the motorcycle or the road can lead to serious injuries. A lot of people get involved in fatal motorcycle accidents yearly. Still, this doesn't mean that you should stop riding your motorcycle. Protective clothing can help to minimize the risk associated with riding a motorcycle. By protecting different parts of the body, they help the rider to feel safe and secure.  Protective Clothing to Wear When Riding a Motorcycle

    Some of the most essential protective clothing for riding your motorcycle is:

    1. Helmets

    This is by far the most important protective clothing there is. It protects the skull from harm, which makes it very important. The human head is something that can easily be affected by external forces. By riding your motorcycle, you are exposing your head to these external forces. A sudden impact on the head can cause minor issues like concussions or major issues like fractured skulls.

    Therefore, your head must be well protected when you are riding your motorcycle. Helmets are designed to crumple and take most of the impact in case anything happens.

    2. Jackets

    When you think about it, the cooling sensation that comes from riding a motorcycle isn't all that good. It can cause different health issues that can affect the lungs. If this is mixed with the cold that comes from riding in the rain, the results could be disastrous. Jackets are therefore the perfect protective clothing to take care of this. They are comfortable and warm, making the rider feel hot when traveling in cold weather. Also, most jackets are waterproof, so you can ride your motorcycle even when it is raining.

    3. Boots

    Even though it is worn on the leg, this helps to make the rider feel safe. A boot helps to protect the ankle of the rider. Accidents can cause a lot of damage to the legs and ankles. They can crush the legs and ankles of riders. Boots with solid soles help to reduce the impact of such accidents. Also, some boots come with shin protection, which protects the shin whenever it hits the brakes.

    4. Gloves

    Gloves are useful protective clothing for any motorcycle rider. They help to give a good grip on the motorcycle when the rider is riding. Also, the gloves help to keep the hands warm and toasty.

    5. Pants

    Pants are an underrated, yet fairly useful protective clothing. They help to protect the upper legs by keeping them warm and protecting the skin from harm. Some pants are padded at the hips and knees, to protect those parts from excessive impact. Good pants are light and comfortable, yet stable and secure to make the rider stable on the motorcycle.

    Conclusion

    The thrill of riding a motorcycle should not make you forget to be safe on it. It is best to wear light and comfortable protective clothing to protect you from unexpected occurrences.

    Finally, click here to get the best motorcycle gear on BMW Motorrad.

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  2. The windscreen: your motorbike greatest ally

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    The road, the bike, the sun: the dream of any motorcyclist when setting off on a trip is that it will be a great one, but the most important thing on the way is to arrive safely and remember a pleasant experience on the road.

    For that you have to have everything ok, the motorbike, the tyres and something very important a good windscreen according to the route you are going to do because comfort is everything and few things give more security than a good windscreen on the road.  Motorcycle windshields, Sabac

    Why use a windscreen?

    The motorcycle windshields may not look very stylish on your motorbike, but when you're out on the road, wind, rain, insects and even a few rocks come along, this gadget will save you.

    Another vitally important advantage is that when the journey is long and the weather gets rough, especially with strong draughts, we don't have to fight against the wind when riding behind the windscreen, which means we have a better view and are less tired on the journey.

    Which windscreen to choose?

    We already know why it is important to use this device on our motorbike, but which one is the ideal one for my vehicle? There are several factors that will tell us which one is the best, but above all, what we need it for.

    It depends on the journey, the type of riding you have in front of you, whether it is a long or short trip, and whether it is on the road or on dirt roads.

    There are several types of windscreens for scooters and motorbikes, but to be more precise we can summarise them in two types. On the one hand, those that are fixed to the scooters, which can be removed, but do not have the benefits of the second type, which are the extendable ones, a much more versatile alternative that will help you to vary their height, adjusting them to make them wider or smaller according to your needs.

    And if that's not enough, there are also additional screens and spoilers that fit on top of the windscreens to further increase protection.

    Our recommendation? If you're going on a long journey, the best thing to do is to use a wide, long, fixed windscreen to protect you as much as possible from the elements.

    However, if the use is occasional and mostly on close circuits, you can give more importance to the style and wear a small or adjustable one that protects, but also gives a much more aesthetic face to your motorbike. You can see more information on Sabic.

    Take note!

    Now that we have them in place, how do we clean and care for them? To have an optimal and accurate vision of the road it is necessary that they are impeccable and that is why you should wash them very delicately with neutral soap and a well wrung out damp sponge so that your vision is perfect.

    What are they made of?   Motorcycle windshields, Honda, Sabac

    They are made of polycarbonate and acrylic materials. The former is much more expensive, but also more resistant, it is very difficult to suffer any breakage from stones or strong wind, while acrylic is cheaper and more susceptible to scratches.

    Now you know why windscreens are key to your motorbike, so choose the one you need and go out and explore the world.

     

     

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  3. New Touratech Retail Store & Distribution Center in Brookfield, CT

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    Touratech USA has opened a new retail store and distribution center in Brookfield, CT. Located only a few miles from the New York border, the company invested in this expansion to better serve its customers living on the East Coast.
     
    The store will provide riders with an opportunity to see products in-person and speak directly with adventure motorcycling experts. Visitors can try on riding gear and get expert help fitting motorcycle helmets, riding boots and more.
    The Brookfield location will also provide customers with faster delivery times for the company's phone and online sales. Besides riding gear, the store will offer a wide range of Touratech products including crash bars, skid plates, protection items, suspension, luggage and GPS navigation. Adventure riders will also be able to shop other brands including KLIM, Garmin, CruzTOOLS, Backcountry Discovery Routes, Sidi, REV’IT, RAM and Butler Maps among others.
    „We are excited about this expansion because it provides better service for our customers and allows them to experience our brand values with a retail experience. We believe this location will serve as a hub for the adventure motorcycling community on the East Coast. We’ve even partnered with Backcountry Discovery Routes to provide a retail location for BDR maps, stickers and logo-wear.“ - Paul Guillien, CEO, Touratech-USA
    Just outside of the Danbury city limits, the store is conveniently located right off US 7 / US202 and Interstate 84 which provide easy access from all directions. The store is 55 miles from Hartford, CT and 60 miles from the George Washington Bridge which connects New Jersey to Manhattan, NY.

    Address
    Touratech-USA East, Brookfield
    67 Federal Road, Brookfield, CT 06804
    1 (800) 491 2926
    touratech-usa.com

     

  4. Bulgari x Ducati: an exclusive collaboration that revolutionizes the standards of luxury sports watches

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    • Ducati and Bulgari sign a new partnership based on shared values of lightness, technology, design and passion for beauty
    • The Bulgari Aluminium Ducati Special Edition chronograph redefines the standards of luxury sports watches with unconventional materials and exclusive colors
    • Produced in a limited series of one thousand pieces, the watch is personalized with the Ducati brand and carries an engraving on the case back

    Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 19 May 2022 - Ducati and Bulgari announce a new partnership, a collaboration between two Italian icons in their respective worlds who share a common vision of innovation and design, as well as a great passion for beauty.

    The collaboration gives birth to the Bulgari Aluminium Ducati Special Edition chronograph, an elegant sports watch produced in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces that celebrates the union between the jewellery Maison and the iconic Italian motorcycle manufacturer. A combination of excellence, performance and passion.

    The Bulgari Aluminium Ducati Special Edition redefines the standards of what a luxury sports watch can be. The chronograph presents a stunning dial in Ducati red color and three counters with a sporty style inspired by the Ducati rev counter graphics: black background, white indexes, red sphere. The hour markers also refer to the aesthetics of the Italian motorcycle manufacturer.

    Andrea Ferraresi, Ducati Centro Stile Director: "The collaboration with Bulgari is based on many elements that we have in common, first and foremost the fact that it is another Italian brand for which design is much more than a corporate asset, it is a true raison d'être. The quest for lightness, obsessive attention to detail, the use of fine materials and the creation of a distinctive and immediately recognizable design are the values that have inspired us in this project. Working on this project with Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, Bulgari's Product Creation Executive Director, whom I have known for 15 years, was a way of bringing together our passions: motorbikes and high-end watchmaking."

    Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, Bulgari's Product Creation Executive Director: "I had a great pleasure to visit once again the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale in Italy and exchange with Andrea Ferraresi, discussing the many parallels between motorbikes and watches, our common passion for the beauty of the mechanics and the Italian design approach. For this special collaboration the Bulgari Aluminium model was a natural choice due to its combination of materials, sporty character and iconic look. The red color and the recognizable font that we use for the numerals on the dial are a nod to the captivating universe of Ducati motorbikes."

    Made of unconventional materials, the watch features a 40 mm diameter aluminum case with the iconic bezel and bracelet in black rubber, while the crown and chronograph pushers are made of titanium. The chronograph is water-resistant to 100 meters and the mechanical automatic BVL 130 movement, beating inside at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour, ensures tenth-of-a-second accuracy.

    The titanium case back, with anti-wear DLC treatment, is personalized with the Ducati brand and production number, to attest to the uniqueness of the limited edition piece. The watch is delivered in a special anodized aluminium case with rubber interior and soft touch finish, bearing the signatures of the two brands Ducati and Bulgari.

    For Ducati the collaboration with another Italian brand such as Bulgari is an occasion to celebrate the excellence of Made in Italy. At the same time, this represents an opportunity to offer to passionate Ducatisti experiences and products outside of the motorcycling world that enhance beauty, technology and passion.

    The Bulgari Aluminium Ducati Special Edition chronograph is already available for sale in Bulgari stores and with authorized retailers as well as on the brand's website.

  5. Mitas extends its mousse range with a new rally version

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    Mitas extends its mousse range with a new rally version to meet the specific demands of rally racers from all over the world.

    Gustavo Pinto Teixeira, Vice President Two Wheels at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, explains: “When developing the new Mitas Rally Mousse, we had in mind that racers are seeking a durable and versatile mousse option, which will deliver constant performance throughout the whole race.”

    The complete development process was supported by professional racers in various weather conditions and terrains. The most demanding test was performed by rider Simon Marčič during the arduous 2022 Dakar Rally. He reviewed the mousse in an online video after he successfully finished the race: “This new Mitas Rally Mousse really proved its superior performance in terms of versatility, and resulted in the perfect choice for different types of rally from short to long ones.” Link to the video

    The new Mitas Rally Mousse features a durable compound that is suitable to high speeds and resistant to heat and sharp objects, delivering superior performance on vertical technical sections. It is designed for use in combination with a range of Mitas Rally tyres including E-12 RALLY STAR, E-13 RALLY STAR, C-21 STONEKING and C-17 STONEATER Dakar, and available in the 140/80-18 rear and 90/90-21 front sizes

    In addition to the Mitas Rally Mousse, the Mitas mousse range includes products for Motocross and Enduro, available in several 18 to 21-inch sizes and in three different versions: from a standard for motocross and cross country, to a soft version for enduro and an extreme version for technical extreme enduro sections.

    For further information on the Mitas mousse range, go to here