Tag Archives: Motorcycle News

2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition Now Available

The 2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition is probably the closest thing to a factory ride most of us will get. 

Begin Press Release: 


HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES UNVEILS 2021 FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION

ALL-NEW AESTHETICS AND FACTORY RACE TEAM COMPONENTRY FURTHER ENHANCE THE CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNING MACHINE

Featuring a striking, brand-new look and class-leading performance, Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc. is excited to reveal the 2021 FC 450 Rockstar Edition. Most recently acclaimed as the starting point for Zach Osborne’s 2020 AMA 450MX championship-winning Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing machine and the proven basis for Jason Anderson’s 2018 450SX title, the competition-ready motorcycle features numerous upgrades and improvements over the standard FC 450.

2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition

Building off an incredible conclusion to the 2020 AMA Supercross Championship with a Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing podium sweep via Osborne, Anderson and teammate Dean Wilson, the 2021 FC 450 Rockstar Edition is designed to further increase its winning potential inside the arena. Beneath the updated Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team graphics, the FC 450 Rockstar Edition uses Husqvarna Motorcycles’ lightweight FC 450 chassis, together with the latest WP XACT suspension. Delivering precise handling, the optimized suspension improves rider confidence allowing all racers to master the toughest terrain with conviction.

2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition

With a focus on the latest technology and offering fully customizable riding experiences, the 2021 FC 450 Rockstar Edition comes with Husqvarna Motorcycles’ all-new Connectivity Unit, which together with the myHusqvarna app was launched in October 2020. Fitted to the handlebar pad and controlled with the application, personalized engine maps and fine-tuned suspension settings can be created and stored to provide the ideal set-up for any track or conditions.

Ensuring an uncompromised power delivery from the SOHC 450 cc engine, an upgraded, high-performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system provides perfect action in all conditions, while also delivering exceptional reliability.

2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition

Completed with an FMF Racing Factory 4.1 silencer, GUTS Factory high-grip seat cover, Rekluse clutch cover, Factory wheel set, ProTaper handlebars and Factory CNC-machined triple clamps with adjustable offset, the FC 450 Rockstar Edition is built to perform at the highest level, straight out of the showroom.

Technical Highlights:

  • New Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics
  • New Connectivity Unit fitted as standard to connect with the myHusqvarna app
  • Allows the rider to customize engine behavior to personal preferences and take terrain and track conditions into consideration
  • New high-performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system
  • Compact SOHC engine providing class-leading performance
  • Hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame with premium black powder coating
  • Factory CNC-machined triple clamps with adjustable offset [20 – 22 mm]
  • Composite carbon fiber two-piece subframe design
  • Carbon fiber reinforced skid plate
  • WP XACT 48 mm front forks with AER technology
  • Mechanical Factory holeshot device
  • FMF Racing Factory 4.1 silencer
  • Softer, grey ODI lock-on grips
  • GUTS Factory high grip seat cover
  • Rekluse clutch cover
  • High-quality ProTaper handlebars and bar pad
  • Factory wheel set with D.I.D DirtStar rims and blue anodized CNC machined hubs
  • Multifunctional map switch, which also activates launch and traction control
  • Electric starter powered by a lightweight Li-Ion 2.0 Ah battery

Providing comfort, protection and style, the Functional Offroad Apparel Collection ensures riders of all abilities are fully prepared for their next ride. Additionally, a comprehensive lineup of Technical Accessories allows riders to customize, protect and further improve the performance and durability of their motorcycle.

The new 2021 FC 450 Rockstar Edition is available at authorized Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers now. For more information, please visit www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com.

2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition
2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition
2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition
2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition
2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition
2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition

The post 2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition Now Available appeared first on Motorcycle.com News.

Progressive IMS Outdoors Reveals 2021 Tour Dates and Locations Spanning Nine Markets

In 2021 the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows are going outdoors.

Begin press release:


The organizers of the nation’s leading consumer motorcycle tour today announced the official dates and locations of its inaugural Progressive IMS Outdoors tour. 

Developed in partnership with the powersports industry’s leading OEMs, the 2021 IMS Outdoors tour will span five months, taking place between June and October, stopping in nine cities throughout the U.S. The reimagined, festival-like outdoor tour combines the familiar aspects of the IMS brand that has kept enthusiasts returning for the past 40 years by showcasing the latest in motorcycles and powersports while broadening the event experience for attendees to learn and immerse themselves into brand-new market products including electric mobility (eBikes, eScooters, etc.), RVing, and much more to bring the thrill of powersports and beyond for both enthusiasts and interested riders.

The new completely-outdoors experience will feature more two- and four-wheel demo opportunities on motorcycles, ATVs, eBikes, eMotorcycles, and other powersports vehicles for attendees than ever before spanning both on- and off-road tracks. IMS Outdoors is an evolution of the IMS brand that brings more qualified riders into the industry – the largest and only industry-wide effort to do-so – by introducing existing riders to alternative forms of entertainment and transportation that naturally compliments the motorcycle lifestyle and enabling new riders to test their balance on electric bikes, four-wheeled machines, and more in a welcoming and safe environment.

The 2021 Progressive IMS Outdoor dates and cities are as follows:

  • DENVER

JUNE 18-20, 2021
Loveland, CO

  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

JULY 9-11, 2021
Irvine, CA

  • NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

JULY 16-18, 2021
Sonoma, CA

  • CHICAGO

AUGUST 20-22, 2021
Elgin, IL

  • NEW YORK CITY

SEPTEMBER 3-5, 2021
Brooklyn, NY

  • PENNSYLVANIA

SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2021
Carlisle, PA

  • NASHVILLE

OCTOBER 8-10, 2021
Lebanon, TN

  • CENTRAL FLORIDA

OCTOBER 15-17, 2021
Lakeland, FL

  • ATLANTA

OCTOBER 29-31, 2021
Conyers, GA

City venues will be announced early-2021. The latest updates can be found here.

“The Progressive IMS Outdoors tour signifies not just a physical expansion for the event itself but the continued growth and evolution of the IMS brand to connect enthusiasts with the ever-evolving world of transportation/mobility and new lifestyles that riders may not have previously considered. Expect a larger and more interactive event than ever before with lots of new and familiar activities and attractions planned to entertain and inspire more riders of various forms,” said Tracy Harris, Senior Vice President, IMS. “Whether you want to see the latest bike models, introduce your friends and family to experience two- and four-wheels in a safe and approachable manner, or check out the future of RVing and electric mobility—it’s all possible at IMS Outdoors. Our IMS family looks forward to seeing you at a future event very soon.”

IMS Outdoors Introduces Electric Mobility and RV Products, Expands Demo Opportunities

IMS Outdoors represents a shift from the traditional IMS format to an outdoors experience highlighting new transportation lifestyles and more demo opportunities. The new outdoors format will notably introduce market adjacent products into the event from electric mobility products such as electric bicycles, which is seeing increased popularity across the U.S., and electric scooters, skateboards, and motorcycles. Moreover, as the adventure tourism market is expected to grow in the next decade, IMS Outdoors will introduce more RV products at each market stop for attendees to engage with to see what fits their adventurer lifestyle. The inclusion of new market-adjacent industries into the event will bring more qualified riders to support the Powersports industry.

More than ever before, the new larger venues for the 2021 IMS Outdoors will support more demo ride opportunities for attendees to test the latest motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, SxS, and electric mobility products (eBikes, eMotorcycles), and much more. Demo opportunities will vary per market stop and will have options for both licensed and non-licensed attendees.

Progressive’s multi-year support of IMS as title sponsor has enhanced the event experience for enthusiasts for ten years to-date. “Supporting riders as the #1 motorcycle insurer in the U.S. is our top priority at Progressive, and since 2010 we’ve partnered with IMS as the title sponsor to continue to reach current and new riders,” said Eric Doubler, Recreational Vehicle Business Leader at Progressive. “With this refreshing launch of Progressive IMS Outdoors tour, we are excited to continue to connect with more riders across the U.S. to support the growth of the Powersports community.”

Fan-Favorite Attractions Return to IMS Outdoors

Alongside new products, at each IMS Outdoors stop, attendees can expect to be entertained all weekend-long with local artisans and musicians planned to perform each day at the event while checking out the various options for craft food and drinks to re-energize their time on the various demo opportunities and attractions.

IMS Outdoors will confirm the return and expansion of several fan-favorite attractions from the traditional IMS tour format including the feature and display of the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, ATVs, gear, and aftermarket accessories. Other returning attractions include the Marketplace for attendees to purchase the latest gear, an expanded Adventure Out! area featuring more RV products for the adventurer, stunt shows, SHIFT, IMS Vintage, an expanded Discover The Ride program, and the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show.

This 2021 IMS Outdoors schedule represents just the beginning of the IMS brand evolution to reach new riders across the country and riders that have been attending IMS for years. IMS is working towards expanding the tour schedule in 2022 and beyond to re-visit past IMS markets and new markets that work best for attendees, participating OEMS and brands, venue operators, and event staff.

Industry professionals and enthusiasts can stay informed and connected on all things two-wheeled conveyance on ContinueTheRide.com. To subscribe to the industry and consumer e-newsletters and learn more about the IMS digital products, please visit ContinueTheRide.com.

Connect with IMS (#RidersUnite) and Continue The Ride (#ContinueTheRide):






The post Progressive IMS Outdoors Reveals 2021 Tour Dates and Locations Spanning Nine Markets appeared first on Motorcycle.com News.

Energica In Collaboration To Produce Marine Powertrains

Energica’s partnership agreement aimed at producing powertrains for other applications.

Begin press release:


Energica Motor Company S.p.A. has just begun a technological collaboration with Sealence s.r.l, an innovative startup that has revolutionized the world of naval propulsion with its own DeepSpeed electric jet.

The meeting of these two Italian companies will allow Energica to approach a new field, the nautical market, and gives additional impetus to the company’s long-term strategy to help turn The Motor Valley into a center for sustainable “Made in Italy” mobility.

This industrial cooperation will be aimed at the development of an electric powertrain: providing not only economies of scale, but also ensuring this new electric product by Energica-Sealence will be among the most powerful and technologically advanced on the world market.

“We are very proud of this new all-Italian collaboration that will bring us to the marine market”, said Livia Cevolini, CEO of Energica Motor Company S.p.A. “Our country is fast becoming the epicenter of extraordinary electric innovation.

Sealence although a young company has been able to establish itself in a very short time. The synergy of skills between our companies is only the first step towards new eco-sustainable industrial scenarios. ”

“As Energica we are convinced that we can accelerate the development of DeepSpeed by bringing our technology and our know-how gained both on the road and on the track, thanks to our experience in the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup”.

“Energica represents excellence in electric mobility”, says William Gobbo CEO of Sealence s.r.l. “Over the years they have been able to build a business capable of competing at the highest levels, on a global scale. I know how difficult it is to launch similar entrepreneurial initiatives in Italy but, despite these difficulties, it is clear that Energica is now emerging in the sector as a key point of reference. We are therefore honored by this collaboration”.

In the future, high-powered Energica-Sealence powertrains could become available for other types of applications in different fields based on technical compatibility, thus prefiguring the basis for other new electric vehicles.

The post Energica In Collaboration To Produce Marine Powertrains appeared first on Motorcycle.com News.

The 2021 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition will be available at dealers in January 2021

The Austrian’s dish out some high-performance eye-candy in the 2021 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition.

Begin Press Release: 


THE 2021 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION IS FUNNELING THE FLOW OF COMPETITION EXCELLENCE

December 1, 2020, MURRIETA, Calif. – KTM North America, Inc. is pleased to announce details of the new KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION, offering enticing performance and aesthetic upgrades for 2021, along with the innovative addition of myKTM app connectivity straight off the showroom floor.

With its development based on feedback straight from top-level Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team stars, competition never stops as KTM remains true to its fundamental goal of continuously pushing the boundaries while searching for something even better for all racers at the starting line. From a stadium seat, a track fence or through a screen, the sight of a race-winning motorcycle in full flight is something special for every READY TO RACE fan.

2021 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition

After securing the 2019 AMA Supercross 450SX Championship, Cooper Webb collected 13 podium results and four Main Event victories to finish runner-up in the 2020 championship aboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. This machine was also the tool for Marvin Musquin to post seven top-three moto finishes in the 2020 AMA Pro Motocross series as he bounced back from injury with a satisfying fourth in the final 450MX class standings.

Taking full advantage of the experience collected through countless training and racing laps, KTM has applied key upgrades to the latest installment of the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION, including a near-identical visual aspect to the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing machines raced in Supercross and Motocross. When it comes to performance, there’s a direct link to the works machines of Cooper and Marvin as the bike comes with an orange frame, Factory wheels, Factory triple clamps anodized in orange, a composite skid plate, a Hinson clutch cover and an orange rear sprocket. The spec list also boasts elements like the Akrapovič silencer, the Factory start holeshot device, the semi floating front brake and the disc guard.

2021 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition

A notable addition for 2021 is the Connectivity Unit that comes as standard on this special model and is integrated onto the new bar pad. This means the innovative myKTM App can be synced immediately and without the need of any additional parts. Through the use of the myKTM app, riders of all levels can customize ENGINE settings.

An additional benefit of the myKTM app is its ability to offer SUSPENSION recommendations based on every rider’s personal characteristics. Through a few easy menu options and swipes of your smartphone, every 2021 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION rider can shape their bike to a variety of conditions or terrain.

KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION – MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Updated Red Bull KTM Factory Racing graphics
  • Connectivity Unit fitted as standard
  • Ability to connect with the innovative myKTM app
  • Akrapovič slip-on silencer
  • Factory triple clamps anodized in orange
  • KTM Factory wheels
  • Factory start for front fork
  • Exclusive orange frame
  • Composite skid plate
  • Factory seat with Selle Dalla Valle cover
  • Semi-floating front brake disc
  • Front brake disc guard
  • Orange rear sprocket
  • Engine updates
  • Hinson clutch cover

Produced in limited quantities, the 2021 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION will be available at authorized KTM dealers from January 2021 onwards. For more information please contact your local KTM dealer or visit www.ktm.com.

2021 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition
2021 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition
2021 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition
2021 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition
2021 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition
2021 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition

The post The 2021 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition will be available at dealers in January 2021 appeared first on Motorcycle.com News.

Volcon Invites Investors To Join In A Round Of Public Funding

The all-electric off-road enthusiasts at Volcon invite you to join in a round of funding.

Begin press release:


Beginning today, investors of all kinds will have the opportunity to join the growing electric-powersports sector with the announcement of Volcon’s new funding round on crowdsourcing-investment platform WeFunder – the largest funding portal by number of investments, investment volume and investor returns. Investment opportunities are open to the general public by visiting the website: www.wefunder.com/volcon.ev

“In addition to funding rounds for institutional and accredited investors, we are inviting the powersports community and EV start-up investors to also be part of the industry’s evolution to electric by investing in the only 100-percent electric, outdoor powersports company,” said Andrew Leisner, Chief Executive Officer of Volcon. “This way, our customers and EV fans can be part of a company they believe in, while gaining equity in an industry that is accelerating its move to electrification.”

In contrast to rewards-based crowdfunding sites, the platform WeFunder is an SEC-regulated site that allows accredited and non-accredited investors (general public) to own equity in a company for low investment amounts, versus an accredited investor-only offering with minimums that are typically out of reach for the average American.

Volcon Inc. announced this new WeFunder funding round in tandem with the news of a 53-acre property being secured in northwest Austin, for their future factory headquarters which will include multiple production lines. This is the latest example of a leading EV brand joining other major electric vehicle manufacturers in the Austin area, such as Tesla, Ayro and Hyliion, in what is becoming the electric vehicle capital of the world.

The property currently features a trail network through a dense mix of cedar and oak trees that will soon become the company’s proving grounds. Along with a dry creek bed and running river, the property will serve as the perfect location to continually test and refine Volcon’s two- and four-wheeled vehicles, while rapidly incorporating production feedback. In addition to the planned factory-headquarter facilities and proving grounds, future plans also include a customer experience center, off-road demo testing track, as well as an RV, zipline and camping site for Volcon clients to recreate and experience the Volcon lifestyle first-hand.

Pricing for the Stag and the Beast utility and sport UTV models was also announced today. With production to follow in late 2021 into 2022, pricing for the Stag model will start at an MSRP of $14,995 and the Beast will be available for a starting MSRP of $24,995.

Launched to the public in early November, Volcon’s first electrified vehicle, a family-friendly off-road motorcycle named the “Grunt,” will be delivered to customers beginning in Spring of 2021.

Reservations to guarantee a spot in the Grunt production schedule are available now for a small deposit of $100 at www.volcon.com/reserve

The post Volcon Invites Investors To Join In A Round Of Public Funding appeared first on Motorcycle.com News.

World’s Oldest Club Racing Champ Retires

Bagging a number 1 plate at any age is something. Doing it at age 81 is remarkable. 

Note: the photo above is of Tony Serra and Ed Sorbo at Streets of Willow in 2013 after Serra earned his first expert class championship.

Begin press release:


81-year-old Tony Serra clinched his sixth club level class championship at Willow Springs on November 26th, concluding a racing career that spanned seven decades.

Part one of Serra’s career started in 1964 with the Association of American Motorcycle Road Racers and concluded in 1970. A highlight for Serra was racing in the Junior Class of the 1968 Canadian GP at Mosport.

Part two of Serra’s career began in 2008 at the age of 68 when he rented a 250 Ninja from Race Bike Rentals for track days and Willow Springs Motorcycle Club races.  Serra purchased that motorcycle and hired Lindemann Engineering’s Ed Sorbo as his Crew Chief & Coach.
Serra is heavier than the kids he raced against and wanted more power for his 250 Ninja. Because adding a turbo to a 250 Ninja is impractical Sorbo offered his 1990 TZ 250.  Serra used it to earn his first club level championship.  In the 2010 WSMC Novice 250 GP Class,
thus, becoming the world’s oldest motorcycle club level class champion at 71.  In 2011 Serra earned both the Novice 250 GP and Novice Ninja Cup Championships with WSMC. By 2013 Serra was an expert and clinched the Moto West GP Lindemann Engineering 250 Ninja Cup Championship.

In 2019 Serra earned the WERA West F Super Sport Expert Championship and in 2020 he concluded his second career by again earning the WERA West F Super Sport Expert Championship.

Of note:  Serra’s best TZ lap at Willow Springs is 1.44 and his best 250 Ninja lap is 1.47.  Serra’s racing accomplishments are unlikely to be matched however he wants to encourage everyone to pursue their dreams. The Serra Challenge does not require extraordinary skills. Tony Serra encourages you to do the thing that challenges you regardless of age and if it’s motorcycling, all you have to do to join Tony is go racing anytime between the ages of 68 and 81 years young.

The post World’s Oldest Club Racing Champ Retires appeared first on Motorcycle.com News.

Pirelli Offers a Trio of Options for the New Ducati Multistrada V4

Lots of rubber options for the Multistrada V4, depending on how seriously you want to take it to the dirt.

Begin press release:


The new Ducati Multistrada V4, recently presented to the public on the digital platforms of the company from Borgo Panigale, represents the fourth generation of Multistrada and is an important step forward in its offering for the maxi enduro segment. The Multistrada V4 is an even more high performing motorcycle compared to its predecessor; designed to show a sporty attitude and versatility at the same time, capable of tackling all conditions in complete safety, on- and off-road.

Pirelli has worked closely with Ducati since the inception of the Multistrada project in 2003 offering to the company from Borgo Panigale tires focused on supporting the attributes of this machine in terms of performance and safety. The first version of the Ducati Multistrada in 2003 was equipped with Pirelli SCORPION Sync, the new 2010 model adopting Pirelli SCORPION Trail, while the Multistrada 1200 in 2012 was the first to have as original equipment the revolutionary Pirelli SCORPION Trail II tires. With the recent introduction of the fourth generation Multistrada, the partnership between this motorcycle family and SCORPION Trail II is increasingly strengthened, and it is joined this time by the motorcycle additional homologations for SCORPION Rally STR and SCORPION Rally tires.

The Ducati Multistrada V4 range features as original equipment tires Pirelli SCORPION Trail II in the sizes 120/70 ZR19 M/C 60W TL (D) front and 170/60 ZR17 M/C 72W TL (U) rear, a specification developed specifically for the new Multistrada. The sizes chosen for the new Ducati Multistrada have now become the reference for the maxi enduro segment. For this reason, the motorcycle is homologated also for the Pirelli enduro on/off tires SCORPION Rally STR and SCORPION Rally in the same sizes, which are more suitable for off-road use and for the needs of bikers who love adventure.

The Multistrada V4 S and Multistrada V4 S Sport models offer motorcyclists the possibility to be purchased with light alloy cast wheels or alternatively with spoke wheels, which will be directly assembled in the factory. In both cases, the original equipment tires remain Pirelli SCORPION Trail II.

The three different Pirelli tires homologated for the Ducati Multistrada V4:

SCORPION TRAIL II

ON-ROAD 90 / 10 OFF-ROAD

SCORPION Trail II is the perfect combination of the best features offered by an off-road product and those guaranteed by a sport touring tire, specifically designed to meet the most demanding market expectations, and for years the original equipment of prestigious enduro road bikes. Since its market introduction, SCORPION Trail II has achieved 11 victories in the enduro street tire comparative tests. The first one was the one promoted by Motorrad in 2015, the year of its debut. From 2016 until 2019, it’s the winner of 10 additional comparative tests organized by the most authoritative industry publications from Europe, achieving results that make this tire one of the most successful products ever from the Pirelli motorcycle range.

SCORPION RALLY STR

ON-ROAD 70 / 30 OFF-ROAD

SCORPION Rally STR is a tire of the enduro on/off segment that is able to combine the best performance of a rally competition tire with that of an enduro street tire. It’s designed for those motorcyclists that desire a knobby tire with an aggressive look, while being versatile, which translates to a balanced behavior on and off-road. SCORPION Rally STR provides optimal off-road performance combined with excellent handling, grip and stability on the road.

SCORPION RALLY

ON-ROAD 50 / 50 OFF-ROAD

Pirelli SCORPION Rally can rely on the pedigree of the SCORPION family, which carries with it all the experience developed through decades of participation in different off-road racing on different types of terrain, from soft sand to hard rock. Born specifically for desert racing and rallies, the SCORPION Rally range is enriched with new sizes that have been designed especially for high displacement enduro street bikes. This was made possible by the constant research & development work of Pirelli engineers, which pursued an evolution of all the tire aspects: from tread pattern design to tire structure, from profile to compounds. These sizes, including the ones for the new Ducati Multistrada V4, were designed to guarantee excellent off-road performance including better traction, tear resistance and less wear on the tread, and at the same time to provide high mileage and excellent road stability, even at high speeds and fully loaded.

The post Pirelli Offers a Trio of Options for the New Ducati Multistrada V4 appeared first on Motorcycle.com News.

KLIM Announces Updated Kodiak Jacket and Pant

The KLIM Kodiak Jacket has undergone some technical updates to make it more adept at touring no matter what conditions are thrown its way. 

Begin Press Release: 


KLIM ANNOUNCES UPDATED KODIAK JACKET & PANT

KODIAK JACKET

KLIM is redesigning the Kodiak Jacket & Pant, looking to make their most premium touring suit even more comfortable and versatile for motorcycle travelers. While the Idaho-based company hasn’t yet published full details, some exciting information has been released about the upcoming new gear.

The redesigned Kodiak will feature upgrades across the board, including better mobility for range of motion, new fabric patterning for more comfort on the bike, more airflow with better venting, comprehensive weather protection with a removable storm collar, and an included down jacket for cold weather.

KODIAK JACKET

KLIM’s reputation for using the finest materials and most advanced construction techniques has been well established with their premium touring outerwear. Ingredients include GORE-TEX, D3O® armor, premium leather overlays, 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material, 90/10 goose down, YKK® Zippers all help KLIM reach the level of performance they demand. This new version of the Kodiak promises to be a complete long-distance, multi-season touring suit, engineered down to the finest detail for a perfect riding experience.

The Kodiak Jacket and Pant will be officially released in the beginning of 2021. Follow KLIM Motorcycle social media channels for the latest updates.

KODIAK JACKET

KODIAK JACKET

TOP BENEFITS

• LONG-RANGE COMFORT WITH ADJUSTABILITY AND MOBILITY

• ULTIMATE VERSATILITY WITH VENTILATION, DOWN JACKET, STORM COLLAR FOR ALL CONDITIONS

• CONFIDENCE WITH ROAD-READY PROTECTION AND PREMIUM FEATURES

KODIAK PANT

TOP BENEFITS

• LONG-RANGE COMFORT WITH ADJUSTABILITY AND MOBILITY

• GRAND TOURING FOCUSED VERSATILITY

• CONFIDENCE WITH ROAD-READY PROTECTION AND PREMIUM FEATURES

The post KLIM Announces Updated Kodiak Jacket and Pant appeared first on Motorcycle.com News.

Rottweiler Performance announces Pre-Sale for KTM 790/890 Adventure Performance Intake Systems

Rottweiler Performance has announced its kit to help open up your 790 or 890 Adventure’s intake system for optimal performance. 

Begin Press Release: 


790 Adventure Performance Intake System is almost here!

Click here for Pre-Sale!

Rottweiler Performance

The Rottweiler Performance 790/890 Intake System is closing in on completion and we are on the final stretches folks. Nearly a year of design and development has gone into this intake system and we could not be more proud of the next-level quality, fit, and finish this intake system exudes. It is a shining example of our commitment to being the best at what we do and our desire to constantly innovate and push the boundaries so that we can deliver better and better products to our customers.

We have been testing the system in its current state of development and it has passed the white glove tests with flying colors, all while increasing airflow over stock by simply designing the system with a massive reusable foam surface area.

Features:

  • RALLY VERSION – PRESALE NOW: Real carbon fiber construction. (Think Akrapovic quality fit and finish)
  • PRO VERSION – EXPECTED JAN 2021: Plastic construction for lower costs
  • Drop-in 10+ HP at 6300 RPM safely with no mapping.
  • Further gains with custom mapping. (See 790/890 PCV mapping page)
  • Race tested at professional level Rallies
  • 1.7 lb. (.77kg) weight reduction
  • Included Filter is supplied DRY
  • Packable and replaceable main filter with removable cage just like a dirt bike. Carry 6 or more in your side pods or pack for long trips.
  • Over 20 free maps to support a Power Commander V.

Check out all of our 790/890 Adventure Power Commander Maps here!

Rottweiler Performance
Rottweiler Performance
Rottweiler Performance
Rottweiler Performance

NOTE: Customers who purchased our Pro Power Plate will receive an email with a Discount Code. Use this discount code when placing your order online and receive a full $69.95 off your intake purchase.

Rottweiler Performance

Reach significant and safe gains over stock without any mapping. Even more gains when matched with a Power Commander V!

Rottweiler Performance

Stocking up on replacement filters for our 790 Adventure Intake System couldn’t be easier. Easily fit multiple filters in your stock toolbox or in a fender bag. No one wants to carry cleaning solution and oil with them on extended trips, grab a few filters, and limit unnecessary downtime!

Available in DRY or PRE-OILED versions.

The post Rottweiler Performance announces Pre-Sale for KTM 790/890 Adventure Performance Intake Systems appeared first on Motorcycle.com News.

Triumph Launches Certified Pre-Owned Program

Most of the benefits of a brand new Triumph, but without the sticker shock.

Begin press release:


After proving successful in Europe, effective November 23rd, Triumph has launched a Certified Pre-Owned Motorcycle Program in the United States.

The program is designed to offer customers confidence in the condition and history of their chosen pre-owned Triumph motorcycle. When someone buys a bike that’s pre-owned, it’s important they feel confident in the purchase and that there will not be any surprises or problems further down the road. To help instill this confidence, every Certified Pre-Owned Triumph motorcycle comes with the following consumer benefits.

Customer Benefits

  • Minimum 1-year, Unlimited Mileage Warranty
  • 1-Year Roadside Assistance
  • Certified Vehicle Quality Check
  • Full Service History
  • Financing Available

Purchasing a pre-owned motorcycle may very well be a rider’s first experience with the Triumph brand. For Triumph, it’s imperative that their new pre-owned motorcycle lives up to our same high expectation and product experience of our new motorcycles. To ensure this quality, every Triumph motorcycle available through our Certified Pre-Owned program must meet precise standards before being offered to riders as Certified. In addition to the firmly defined criteria below, we rely on dealership discretion to carefully select motorcycles that deserve to be deemed as Certified Pre-Owned.

Motorcycle Eligibility

  • Triumph Motorcycles up to 5 years of age from first registration.
  • Maximum mileage of 25,000.
  • Service History recorded on Warranty-On-Line.
  • Completed multi-point inspection and all rectification work completed.
  • Any service required within 1,000 miles or 3 months will be completed.
  • The following bikes are NOT eligible for the program:
  • Bikes involved in major accidents.
  • Bikes used for racing
  • Bikes equipped with non-Triumph accessories

“We are proud to offer a Certified Pre-Owned program, ensuring that customers joining the Triumph family with a pre-owned motorcycle are given the same great product experience and factory-backed assurances as someone buying a brand-new Triumph.” Rod Lopusnak – General Manager, Triumph North America. “The program also offers a great benefit to new bike buyers, by protecting the residual value of their brand-new Triumph when they’re ready to sell or trade-in for a new bike. And for our dealers, they’re now able to list their Certified Pre-Owned motorcycle inventory on our new website for national visibility.”

Riders interested in shopping for a Certified Pre-Owned Triumph motorcycle can browse the full national inventory at https://www.triumphcertified.com/. Here they can filter their search by geography, model, category, price, age, mileage, engine size, or color to efficiently find the right bike for them.

The post Triumph Launches Certified Pre-Owned Program appeared first on Motorcycle.com News.