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BMW Motorrad Riding Jacket to incorporate Alpinestars Airbag Technology

BMW Motorrad announce excluside cooperation to incorporate Alpinestars airbag technology in BMW Motorrad riding jackets to maximize rider safety. BMW have not set a date for release of the technology into the US market but here's the news we have:

BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars announce that they are starting an exclusive cooperation in innovative motorcycle safety clothing systems. The first product to be launched under this cooperation will be a BMW Motorrad jacket jointly developed by BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars, combined with an airbag waistcoat developed using Alpinestars technology. The new BMW Motorrad jacket, being branded by both makers, will be available in both male and female versions and the public presentation of this newly developed airbag jacket will be held later this year.

The airbag waistcoat is based on Alpinestars’ Tech-Air™ airbag system, the world’s first self-contained street airbag system that independently functions without the need for sensors to be installed on the bike and the subsequent need to link a specific motorcycle to the airbag system used by the rider.

This means that the airbag waistcoat offers the freedom to ride any bike on any surface at any time and can be used with any type of BMW Motorrad motorcycle or scooter, allowing the rider to easily switch between bikes without reconfiguring or reinitializing the bike-to-rider set-up.

Therefore, the system is immediately ready for use and no time is wasted in setting up electronic pairing between rider and/or passenger and motorcycle. This BMW Motorrad/Alpinestars jacket and airbag waistcoat offers comprehensive upper body protection including shoulders, back and frontal torso. By incorporating its sensors close to the rider’s body the airbag system activates without the need for a triggering wireless signal to be sent from the bike.

BMW Motorrad is the only motorcycle manufacturer to have developed the complete range of rider equipment ever since the 1970s - from motorcycle helmets to rider suits, boots and gloves. In doing so, high priority is attached to maximum comfort for the rider and passenger as well as minimizing the potential consequences of accidents.

BMW Motorrad has always regarded motorcycling and safety as being inseparably linked and anchored in the "Safety 360°" principle. "Safety 360°" breaks down the overall concept of safe motorcycling into three facets: safety technology in the vehicle, safety deriving from rider equipment and safety through rider training Alpinestars has been innovating motorcycle riding technology for rider protection, performance and comfort for over 50 years. The Tech-Air™ airbag system, which forms the basis of their active safety cooperation with BMW Motorrad, is the result of Alpinestars’ intensive research and development which commenced in 2001.

For decades, both companies have maintained a leading role in active and passive motorcycling safety. This new cooperation, between BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars, is now extending their position further through this joint development agreement.

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Indian Motorcycle announces new motorcycle apparel

Indian Motorcycle Introduces Exciting New 2015 Spring & Summer Collections of Rider Wear, Casualwear, Gifts & Personal Accessories

Indian Motorcycle riders and all those with a passion for America’s First Motorcycle Company will appreciate the fit, comfort, protection, and of course the tremendous style of the new Spring & Summer 2015 Indian Motorcycle Apparel Collection. The new collection that is available now from Indian Motorcycle dealers and at www.indianmotorcycle.comincludes rider wear, casualwear, gifts, and personal accessories. All of these items feature premium materials, the highest quality construction, and iconic Indian Motorcycle branding.

New Rider Wear: Gear Up for the Ultimate Ride

A new jacket that delivers outstanding comfort, protection, and style is the Men’s Rocker Jacket (MSRP $499.99), a leather jacket that features a soft and supple distressed leather and contemporary styling that makes this a great jacket on the road and on the town. The Rocker Jacket has several convenient pockets, hidden back and arm ventilation, a removable quilted plaid liner, CE-certified shoulder and elbow armor, and subtle Indian Motorcycle branding.

Rocker Jacket


The Men’s Textile Benjamin Jacket ($269.99) is a lightweight all-‘rounder of a jacket with a water-repellent microfiber shell and removable lining. The Military Jacket ($299.99) has styling inspired by vintage army jackets and has a water-repellent canvas outer-shell and removable fleece lining. The Thunder Stroke Jacket ($299.99), which combines a durable fabric body with all-leather sleeves, is a riding jacket with contemporary styling.

Military Jacket


Avid touring riders will find the Men’s Indian Motorcycle Tour Jacket & Pants ($499.99/$249.99) deliver unmatched performance, comfort, and convenience in all riding conditions. The jacket’s zip-out waterproof liner will keep a rider dry in the nastiest weather, and it combines with the thermal lining to provide warmth and comfort on cold-weather rides. In warmer temperatures, a rider can simply remove the linings and open up the jacket’s adjustable vents –at the chest, shoulder, and back – for maximum airflow. The Tour Jacket also features a zip-off storm collar and 3M® reflective piping, panels, and branding for enhanced visibility.

The Tour Pants also deliver all-weather comfort and protection that a touring rider will rely on mile after mile.

For the ultimate in head-turning style off the bike, there’s the premium Shearling Jacket ($1499.99). Made from 100% sheepskin with a natural shearling lining, this jacket delivers a new high level of refined luxury and comfort.

The Spirit Jacket ($119.99) is a casual jacket that features lightweight construction, wear-it-anywhere comfort, and bold Indian Motorcycle branding.

New jackets in the Indian Motorcycle women’s collection deliver the same outstanding protection and convenience of the men’s jackets, along with flattering, comfortable cuts women will appreciate on or off the bike.

The Women’s Textile Benjamin Jacket ($249.99) delivers classic style and versatile performance, while the Women’s Indian Motorcycle Tour Jacket & Pants ($469.99/$229.99) provide the same versatile, all-weather comfort and convenience as the men’s versions.

Casualwear With Genuine IMC Style

The Spring & Summer 2015 casualwear collection features three new shirts that are Made In America – the Long Sleeve IMC Tee, the Pride Shield Tee, and the USA Pocket Tee. All three of these comfortable, premium-quality tees are made in California and feature powerful Indian Motorcycle branding.

The new collection also includes an expanded selection of Munro Casualwear, including four new tees and a sweatshirt with graphics and branding that pay homage to the legendary Indian Motorcycle land speed record holder.

Expanded Gift & Accessories Collection

Indian Motorcycle enthusiasts and their friends will love the new selection of branded gifts and personal accessories, including small leather goods such as premium leather wallets, card holders and a passport holder. There’s also a collection of luggage and bags, including a Backpack, Wash Bag, Gym Bag, and Messenger Bag.

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Tudor watch inspired by the Ducati Scrambler

Just in case you've got a new Ducati Scrambler and need a matching watch!

Fastrider is the new Tudor watch inspired by the Ducati Scrambler
 
A new world exclusive has been presented at Baselworld: Fastrider strengthens the partnership between Tudor and Ducati, which began in 2011
  • The new Tudor Fastrider is available in the following colours: '62 Yellow and Ducati Red for the Icon version and Wild Green for the Urban Enduro version
  • Inspired by the Ducati Scrambler and its universe, the watch is characterised by a seductive combination of brushed steel and ceramic, and is waterproof up to 150 metres
Borgo Panigale (Bologna), 27 March 2015 – Tudor, the famous watch brand, enters the Land of Joy, presenting the most recent version of the Tudor Fastrider at Baselworld, the World Watch and Jewellery Fair which took place in Basel (Switzerland) from 19 to 26 March. This new product strengthens - through the Ducati Scrambler brand - the relationship between Tudor and Ducati, which began in 2011.
While creating the Fastrider models, the Style Atelier of Tudor took its inspiration from the Ducati Scrambler world, characterised by creativity and free expression. Three different dials have been designed for the new Tudor Fastrider, to reflect the colours of the various Ducati Scrambler versions: '62 Yellow and Ducati Red for the Icon version and Wild Green for the Urban Enduro version. Stripped back to the essentials, the dials are legible and colourful, bringing versatility and new-found energy to the Fastrider line.
 
 
The Ducati Scrambler is characterised by a combination of authentic and sophisticated materials, such as the aluminium of the rear swingarm and engine cover, and the steel of the tear-shaped fuel tank and frame, with new-generation components such as the front and rear LED lighting, the LCD instruments and the USB socket underneath the seat. In the same way, Tudor blends noble materials such as steel with high-tech materials such as rubber.
The new Tudor Fastrider chronograph has a brushed steel case that is waterproof to a depth of 150 metres. The bezel is made of matt black ceramic and the push pieces and crown are also matt black. It holds a self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of approximately 46 hours, providing a calendar function with rapid corrector which may be read through an aperture positioned at 4.30.
The application of the motorcycle aesthetic does not end with the middle case of this new Tudor model. One of the two bracelets available with the Fastrider chronograph is an interpretation of typical leather saddles with gadroons, offering an additional sporty effect. The other option is a matt black rubber strap that reinforces the technical language of the watch.
Just as the Ducati Scrambler takes the best of the past and reinterprets it in a modern way, so the Tudor collection was developed according to two main cornerstones, heritage and technology. All of the watches in the collection combine elements of the brand's history with a contemporary touch, present in different proportions in each different model, depending on which of the two elements should be predominant. This is why both Tudor Fastrider and Ducati Scrambler use modern language to express the pure essence of their two individual worlds.

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Alpinestars Oscar Collection heading to Canada too

The Oscar Collection will available in U.S markets (Canada too!) in March 2015.

Alpinestars launches the unique Oscar Collection for men and women riders. Inspired from Alpinestars five decades of archives and reinvented for today’s style-conscious motorbike enthusiasts, products in the Oscar collection perfectly fuse innovation and craftsmanship, form and function, allowing riders to fully experience true freedom of the road. The Alpinestars legacy continues …



Follow this link http://alpinestarsinc.com/2015_oscar_collection/ to experience the Oscar Collection.

A couple of samples from the classically styled lineup:


 OSCAR MONTY BOOT 

Harking back to the golden, dusty days of the Suzuki RM 370 and the Metisse Desert Racer, the Oscar Monty Boot fuses retro styling with modern materials and the latest in protective technologies. Hand-finished, these CE certified boots are steeped in Alpinestars’ Italian craftsmanship heritage and incorporate a range of the latest developments in comfort and performance features.

 Main upper material made with supple full grain leather with vintage-effect styling and hand detailing.
 Rear collar flexion insert offers support and comfortable for the Achilles tendon.
 Gusseted tongue to keep out wind, water and grime, plus convenient heel pull-tab.
 Moccasin toe incorporates internal padding and is patterned to give excellent grip on the bike’s controls.
 Traditional, vintage style metal eyelet lacing system for convenience and secure closure.
 3D mesh lining for high levels of breathability with anti-sliding suede in heel.
 Alpinestars’ new anatomical backed dual-density TPU ankle disk protection.
 Shift pad and collar soft padding for comfort and flexibility.
 Toe box and heel counter provide internal reinforcement to give structured support and impact resistance.
 Replaceable, anatomical EVA footbed with Lycra lining on top for comfort and convenience.
 Alpinestars’ exclusive oil-resistant rubber compound sole with new grip pattern design.
 The Monty shoe is CE certified to CE Standards (CE 89/686/EEC – CAT 2)
 Available in international sizes 46-60.
 Suggested retail price: $259.95. 


 OSCAR RAY CANVAS JACKET 


A heavy waxed cotton chassis gives the Ray Canvas Jacket both its unique heritage styling and its durability. Incorporating the latest generation of CE certified protection, plus the ability to add an Alpinestars back protector as upgrade, this jacket offers safety and style, giving the rider a vintage look that will never lose its ‘cool’ cache.

CONSTRUCTION

 Heavy waxed canvas cotton and nylon main shell is water-repellent and durable; all seams are triple stitched.
 Removable, class-leading CE certified shoulder and elbow protectors for impact protection.
 Interior back protector pocket allows for accessory upgrade of back protector insert to ramp jacket’s protective capabilities.
 Interior and exterior compartment pockets incorporate zippers and button-snaps for safe closure.
 Unique OSCAR-style detailing, trims, snaps and rivets complete vintage look.
 Available in international sizes S-3XL. Suggested retail price: $259.95.



  

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Ducati Scrambler Apparel

Clothes looking a little tired? Time to gear up with some duds from Ducati - just in time for Christmas!

The Apparel page has a few non =-apparel items too... .Termi pipes for example. Might be hard to accessorize with that.

More details on the Ducati website:  http://scramblerducati.com/en/apparel


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