Friday, 1 August 2014

Exhaust Pro-Guide

New exhaust options from Arrow

ARROW has created the Reflex 2.0 range of exhausts for use on scooters as an alternative to its existing Reflex line. The new Reflex 2.0 features a black-painted cover and rear end cap.

The key features of the Reflex exhaust remain as the 2.0 version, and these include
stainless steel alloy used for the collector, silencer body and internal parts, lightweight, quick and easy fitment thanks to the mounting shaped-plate (securing the silencer to the swingarm), and reduction of vibrations by means of silent-block bushes. 

Alongside its selection of replacement scooter exhausts Arrow also makes exhausts for motorcycles, and the latest additions to the range have been created for use on the 2014 Honda CBR1000. The exhaust selection available for the CBR includes full systems, slip-on silencers, collectors and mid-pipes.
The street legal Indy-Race slip-on for the CBR1000, which is available with a titanium, carbon fibre, aluminium, or black anodised body, all with a carbon end cap, will only work with Arrow’s own mid-pipe.

Designed to work with the Arrow collector, the X-Kone nichrom is a street legal silencer with a carbon end cap.

The Competition full system from Arrow for the CBR1000 only works with race pegs and bodywork, and is made up of a low-mount version with stainless steel headers and mid-pipe, and a titanium Trophy silencer; a low mount, full titanium system; a high-mount version with stainless steel headers and mid-pipe, and Race-Tech silencer in titanium; and a full titanium high mount system.  

San Giustino (PG), ITALY
Tel: +39 0758 61811


Exan Black Evo X for Z1000

EXAN has created a version of its Series X for the 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 with the introduction of the new Black Evo X exhaust.

The dual exhaust is available in a choice of stainless steel or black stainless steel, with both options featuring a carbon fibre end cap. The replacement exhaust silencers are said to offer improved performance as well as reduced weight. The homologated exhaust is supplied with a removable DB killer than can be taken out for track use.

Lissone, ITALY
Tel: +39 0392 782 799


MIVV Speed Edge Black

ORIGINALLY launched by MIVV in 2012, the Speed Edge exhaust muffler was designed to meet stringent regulations imposed on aftermarket exhaust manufacturers, while at the same time offering performance benefits to motorcycle riders. Now the manufacturer has reworked the Speed Edge for use on the latest generation of maxi scooters. 

The newly revamped Speed Edge exhaust now has an all back look, which is obtained by means of a chemical process that modifies the surface molecular structure of the stainless steel sheet, followed by brushing to further enhance the result. Other changes include rotating the end pipe 180 degrees and redesigning the end cap and the anchoring band, both manufactured in carbon.

Sant' Omero (TE). ITALY
Tel: +39 0861 8120 237

Peugeot Scooters

Peugeot evolves scooter range

PEUGEOT is now offering its big wheeled Tweet Scooter in an updated form as the Tweet Evo. The scooter is offered with a choice of either a 50cc or 125cc four-stroke motor, both of which are combined with a short wheelbase of 1,330mm, low weight and 16in wheels. 

As part of the refresh carried out by Peugeot, the Tweet Evo has a restyled headlight, flush-fit indicators and badge, as well as a combined alloy luggage rack/pillion grab handle assembly. The comfortable dual seat gets sport stitching and is colour contrasted to the scooter; the Antarctica White has a black seat, light brown for the Blueberry bodywork and maroon for the Onyx Grey models. In addition the Antarctica white colour Tweet 50 and 125 get polished all-black alloy wheels.
A second new option from Peugeot is a special edition of its successful Speefight 125. The Darkside edition is finished in a distinctive matt black and orange colour scheme.
The 125cc engine used in the Darkside Speedfight has been tuned for mid-range torque, and to provide matching stopping power, the 215mm Shuricane front brake disc is gripped by a four-piston radial calliper, while at the rear there is a 196mm disc with twin-piston calliper. Responsive handling is delivered by 32mm upside down front forks and 13in alloy wheels fitted with sports profile 130/60 section tyres.


Puig parts for MT-07

PUIG is now making a range of parts for the 2014 Yamaha MT-07.
Among the new parts selection are two heights of screen, which have been especially designed for the naked bike. Both the Sport and Touring screens are manufactured from 3mm high impact acrylic and available in dark smoke, light smoke, black and clear. 

To help prevent damage to the MT-07 in the event of a fall Puig’s R12 sliders are made of nylon with a rubber topping to protect the rider’s knee from accidental knocks. They sliders are available in a variety of colours. 

The license plate support from Puig for the MT-07 is adjustable for its mounting angle and has mounts for separately available turn signals. The licence plate light is included.  

Puig’s Racing footpegs are rotational to allow user adjustment and available for both rider and passenger. 

Granollers (Barcelona), SPAIN
Tel: +34 938 490 633


Compañero Boreal riding suit

TOURATECH’S latest version of its Compañero technical riding suit, which follows on from the Worldwide and Black Editions, is the Boreal. Made with a high-quality, triple layered laminate with a climate membrane, it is designed for all those who rarely travel under the tropical sun, and for whom the double suit system of the present Compañero is too cumbersome.

The waterproof suit includes an innovative ventilation system, trousers fitted with detachable thermo-lining, a Polartec fleece inner jacket, which can be worn separately, and a generously cut triple-layer laminate by Gore-Tex. Additional features are various reflective surfaces, a practical backpack, adjustable arm, hip and waist lengths, as well as a selection of pockets. The trouser legs are fitted with zippers to make them easy to get on over boots, and the boot section is additionally reinforced with Cordura to provide maximum durability.
The latest generation SAS-TEC soft protectors provide safety and comply with the highest motorcycle standards.

"Riders often asked us for a classic combination with the same high quality and comfort standards as the Worldwide Compañero. This is the group we are addressing," said Tilo Jentzsch, the product manager responsible for the Compañero Boreal.
Development was oriented more towards classical bike travellers than globetrotting adventurers, and was created in collaboration with German clothing outfitter Stadler and is manufactured in the EU. It consists of black trousers and a jacket which is available in black or black-grey-yellow. The Compañero Boreal is available in the men's sizes standard, short and long, as well as in a ladies’ cut.

Niedereschach, GERMANY
Tel: +49 (0)7728 92790

Barracuda srl

Barracuda for Yamaha MT-07

BARRACUDA has developed a selection of accessories for customising Yamaha’s MT-07, which it says improve the bike with unique details and eye-catching design which is unmistakably Barracuda. 

The company’s range of universal accessories includes mirrors, knobs, pro tec levers, indicators and in addition there are a number of accessories specifically designed for the MT-07, such as windshield, license plate, frame sliders, levers and gas cap. 

Florence, ITALY
Tel: +39 055 412 746

Forma boots

Freeride urban riding shoe

FORMA has designed a technical, practical and fashion-orientated shoe called Freeride, which is said to be comfortable and easy to wear while riding, but also for easy walking.
The full grain oiled leather upper is perfectly adaptable, and the personalised double density rubber sole especially designed for urban use. The full grain padded leather collar enhances the overall comfort, while the reinforced hooks and laces complete this practical shoe. A rear reflex insert is positioned at the back of the shoe to further increase safety.

Internally Freeride features the personalised Drytex membrane, which assures breathability and waterproofness, while the internal moulded TPU plastic protections enrich an already safe and comfortable shoe. The Mid Dual Flex midsole, made in PP with felt covering and padding with memory foam, are additional features. The anti-bacterial, replaceable footbed features APS (Air Pump System). The APS System provides exceptional ventilation starting from the center of the insole; when pressure is applied during walking or riding, the channels within the sole expel air uniformly, providing the user air cushioning that absorbs body weight.
Freeride is available in brown and black and sizes 38 to 47. Like all new models in the 2014 Forma collection, Freeride is CE approved, designed and developed in Italy and manufactured in the EU.

Altivole (TV), ITALY
Tel. +39 0423 915 335

Fechter Drive Motorsport

Fechter exhaust options for Z1000

FECHTER has introduced two new exhaust options for the 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 under its Shark and Hurric brands. The slip-ons that are available for the bike are the Shark Track 1000 and Hurric Pro 2.
Stainless steel is used in the construction of the 1-into-2 Shark Track 1000 slip-on silencer, which features a removable dB killer and has EG/BE approval. The Shark slip-on mounts to the bike by a carbon fibre clamp.

The range of Hurric slip-ons sold under the Hurric name by Fechter are a budget option. Like the Shark slip-on, the Hurric Pro 2 for the Z1000 is a 1-into-2 silencer complete with EG/BE approval and a removable dB killer.

Fechter Drive Motorsport GmbH
Weilheim/Teck, GERMANY
Tel: +49 (0)7023 95230