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New KTM 690 Enduro / Husqvarna 701 Unifilters now available

Unifilter KTM 690 Enduro & Husqvarna 701 filters

Unifilter now have the AU1451ST filter available, designed specifically for the KTM 690 Enduro and Husqvarna 701 air box to ensure complete dust protection without compromising airflow.

Unifilter KTM 690 Enduro & Husqvarna 701 filters

With dual stage protection and a 100 per cent increase in effective filter surface area over standard, combined with unique sealing technology, the AU1451ST the essential air filter for those who demand the best.

Alongside the dual-stage filter layers, the Unifilter uses impregnated polyurethane seal technology, with the increase in filter surface area thanks to the use of corrugated foam. The filter is also re-usable and Australian made, and comes supplied with spare set of foam inserts. The AU1451ST supersedes the previous AU1445ST.

Unifilter ORush Foam Corrugated
Corrugated foam helps boost effective surface area

The Unfilter AU1451ST will fit the 2008-onward KTM 690 Enduro, as well as the 2016-onward Husqvarna 701 models and is available in Australia now for $95.35 RRP.

For best results re-oil with Unifilter Filter Fix air filter oil, heavy weight mineral based red foam filter oil, which will not dry out like synthetic filter oils.

Unifilter motorcycle air filters are available from all good motorcycle stores around Australia and New Zealand via our Australian and New Zealand Distributor, Ficeda Accessories – www.ficeda.com.au.

Unifilter KTM 690 Enduro & Husqvarna 701 filters

Source: MCNews.com.au

New Unifilter now available for BMW R 1200 & R 1250 GS

BMW R 1200 & R 1250 GS Unifilter air filters

Australia’s Unifilter have revealed a new air filter solution specifically for BMW’s water-cooled R 1200 GS and R 1250 GS models, with the AU7319ST utilising their steel impregnated polyurethane frame and seal to ensure the best seal possible. Dual layer corrugated air filter foam ensures the dust is kept out of your machine, offering plenty of surface area.

Unifilter AU-7319ST for BMW’s R 1200 GS

The dual stage filter layers join impregnated polyurethane seal technology, with a 100 per cent increase in filter surface area using corrugated foam. The Unifilter is also of course re-usable and Australian made, and comes supplied with a spare set of foam inserts. The AU7913ST supersedes the AU7315KIT and AU7315ST air filters.

The Unifilter AU7913ST will fit the BMW 2013-onward R 1200 GS and R1250 GS water-cooled models and is available now for $95.35 RRP. A AU7315PC pre-filter set to suit BMW R 1200 & R 1250 GS (water cooled) is also available for $26.50 RRP.

For best results re-oil with Unifilter Filter Fix air filter oil, heavy weight mineral based red foam filter oil, which will not dry out like synthetic filter oils.

The Unifilter AU-7319ST fitted

Unifilter motorcycle air filters are available from all good motorcycle stores around Australia and New Zealand via our Australian and New Zealand Distributor, Ficeda Accessories – www.ficeda.com.au.

Source: MCNews.com.au

Christmas gift ideas from Benelli & Royal Enfield

Looking for Christmas gift ideas? Check out the Royal Enfield apparel and Benelli apparel ranges, featuring protective gear like the Clymer Jacket or Benelli KV-03 Helmet, Street Ready T-Shirt for casual wear, Garrison Facemask, or splash out and buy someone a Royal Enfield Classic – in a 1:12 scale model that is!

Check out the websites linked or head into your local Royal Enfield or Benelli dealer for more information or the full range.

Clymer Jacket – $269.95 RRP (Black)

The Clymer Jacket celebrates the versatility of the mythical Interceptor. A classic field jacket at first glance, look closer and you’ll find a full suite of motorcycle safety features. Plus when the Puffer winter jacket is attached to the loops inside the Clymer, you get a truly all-season ecosystem, perfect for the all-season rider.

The outer shell is made from abrasion resistant 100 per cent heavy duty cotton twill fabric, with CE Level 1 protectors at shoulders and elbows. A high density impact absorbent EVA foam back protector is joined by genuine Cordura panels on elbows for reinforced slide protection.

Clymer Jacket

A water resistant coating keeps you dry in light drizzles, as do waterproof zippered vents, which let you modulate the ventilation as required. This is compatible with the Puffer winter jacket (sold separately) and also has four pockets, genuine YKK Zippers and Royal Enfield metal branding on chest plus miniature motorcycle on arm.

Street Ready T-Shirt Peach – $25.95 RRP

Stylish, comfortable and ride ready is the motto of the Street Ready T-Shirt. The design takes from the realities of roads known only to a rider.

Street Ready T-Shirt Peach

The Street Ready T-Shirt in Peach is regular fit, with a crewneck and is 100 per cent cotton, 190 GSM. The single jersey includes a leather patch, with branding at the back and there’s helmet badging on the sleeves.

Garrison Facemask Tri-Pack – $59.95 RRP

Extend safety beyond the saddle with Garrison face protection mask. Treated with Viral Off Polygiene technology, this face mask is anti-microbial, anti-pollution, anti-dust, and anti-odor. Crafted with three layers of premium fabric for comfort and has a wide face coverage for better protection. This pack includes three different designs of facemask

Garrison Facemask Tri-Pack

These are a universal fit, with soft elastic and are reusable for up to 30 washes, and are designed to minimise eye-wear fogging up, like glasses or sunglasses. The set of three includes three different designs.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 1:12 Scale Model – $54.95 RRP

The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Desert Storm is inspired by the valour of the men in uniform serving in the deserts. This 1:12 scale model is an official replica of the iconic Classic Desert Storm. The 3D scale model is diecast metal with plastic parts, including steerable handlebar; free rolling wheels; working rear suspension and side stand; and measures 17.5cm (L) x 6.5cm (B) x 10.5 (H); weighing just 250 gm.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 model

This product is suitable for the age group of 8+ years. Not suitable for children under the age of 36 months due to the danger of swallowing small parts. Choking hazard!

Benelli KV-03 Helmet Red – $175.95 RRP

The Benelli KV-03 full face helmet is available in red, with an ABS thermoplastic resin shell, aerodynamic outer shell design, anti-scratch visor and anti-UV inner sunglasses, in sizes Medium, Large and XL.

Benelli KV-03 Helmet

Benelli Coper-Tex Jacket (Black/Red) – $269.95 RRP

Benelli’s Coper-Tex Jacket in black/red features a detachable zip-out thermal, cell phone pocket, drop pocket and inside chest pocket, with YKK zippers, custom adjusters at waist, neoprene soft collar and is a unisex, cropped fit.

Benelli Coper-Tex Jacket

Source: MCNews.com.au

Quad Lock vibration dampener helps protect latest phones

Quad Lock Vibration Dampener

I have successfully used QuadLock mounts on all types of motorcycles over tens of thousands of kilometres and had no problems. However, from iPhone 11 onwards I have heard a few stories of the cameras in these phones failing due to vibration issues from being used on motorcycle phone mounts, particularly on dirt bikes. QuadLock have obviously heard the same and that has led them to develop this new vibration dampener to help protect these fancy new stabilised camera lenses in the latest smartphones.

Compatible with all Quad Lock Motorcycle Mounts, the Quad Lock Vibration Dampener is claimed to reduce over 90 per cent of high frequency vibrations produced by motorcycles, adding further protection to your smartphone.

Featuring a dual chassis suspension system with precision engineered silicone grommets, QuadLock says the Vibration Dampener absorbs vibrations to protect your smartphone’s camera.

Quad Lock Vibration Dampener

The Quad Lock Vibration Dampener comes with everything you need to integrate with your existing Quad Lock Motorcycle Mount and can be installed in minutes.

You can currently order the Quad Lock Vibration Dampener from www.quadlockcase.com.au now for $24.95 RRP.

Quad Lock Vibration Dampener

Source: MCNews.com.au

Sherco launch electric balance bikes for Christmas

Sherco EB12 & EB16 electric balance bikes

Sherco Australia have just introduced two lightweight electric balance bike models, designed to foster Australia’s next generation of up-coming enduro and trail warriors. The Sherco EB12 and EB16 are specifically designed for developing hand-eye coordination and balance.

The Sherco EB12 features 12″ wheels and a smaller battery

On sale from your nearest Sherco dealer now, the Sherco EB12 and EB16 electric balance bikes have a recommended retail price of $649 and $749 respectively.

Michael Poynton – Sherco Australia

“The Sherco EB12 and EB16 are the ideal choice for little rippers. They’re fun, affordable and a great introduction into the world of two wheels.The benefits, enjoyment and skills developed at such an early age are priceless. And they’ve arrived just in time for Christmas!”

The Sherco EB16 runs 16″ wheels, a larger battery, weighs 2 kg more and has a higher top speed

The EB12, with its 12-inch wheels, is suitable for children between the ages of two and six, or weighing up to 34kg, with little or no experience on a balance bike. Children should have an inseam of more than 14 inches/35cm to adequately touch the ground with a slight bend in the knees for optimum sizing.

The 16-inch wheeled EB16 is suitable for children between five and six years of age (18”/45cm inseam), or weighing up to 40kg, with some experience on a balance bike or who are taller and need a larger platform.

The Sherco EB12 and EB16 are suitable for riders two to six, and five to six respectively

Both bikes feature a simple twist-and-go throttle with a battery level display and a host of safety features to inspire confidence in the young rider as well as the supervising adult.

These include selectable low/full power modes; a fully-enclosed chain cover; a rear drum brake activated via hand lever; as well as a power cut-off switch built into the brake lever, which automatically cuts power if the rider pulls in the lever, thus preventing a panic throttle twist. Also included is a height-adjustable seat, a front plate with number decals as well as a 12-month parts-only warranty.

A low and high power mode are offered, for additional safety

The EB12 is powered by a 100W brush motor and a 2.6Ah lithium-ion battery, which gives approximate top speeds of 7.5km/h and 15km/h (low/full power modes).

The EB16 is paired with a larger 170W brush motor and a 5.2Ah lithium-ion battery for top speeds of 10km/h and 21km/h (low/full power modes). The EB12 tips the scales at just 9kg while the EB16 weighs just 11kg.

Both models use brushless motors

Running time for both models is up to 60 minutes of constant use, however battery range will vary depending on speed setting, rider weight and riding conditions. Recharge time is up to three hours via an external charge port for convenient recharging. Additional batteries are available for $139 for 2.6Ah or $199 for 5.2Ah – and both are compatible with either model, for a quick and convenient swap to keep the fun times rolling.

A charge indicator keeps you updated, and batteries are removable so you can bring spares

Other technical highlights include a lightweight aluminium frame and handlebar, chain drive, pneumatic all-terrain rubber tyres as well as durable water-transfer frame decals. Each bike comes with an Australian 240V household charger, owners manual and toolkit.

The bikes are charged via a 240V Australian charger, with an approximately three-hour charging time

Children can learn to push, balance, and coast in the non-powered mode of both models, which makes for an excellent, gradual introduction. Once the child demonstrates proficient use and understanding of the brake and the ability to coast and brake while standing then a low-power mode via the twist-and-go throttle can be introduced.

The chain is enclosed for safety

For more information see the Sherco Australia website – https://www.sherco.com.au – with a full list of dealers available under their Dealers (link) tab, for finding your local dealership.

Source: MCNews.com.au

Hydragun | New percussive Massage Gun

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Hydragun – Percussive Massage Gun

The latest craze in sports recovery is percussive massage guns, which can be used to treat delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS), as well as used in exercise and fitness routines to prevent or reduce injuries and soreness. Since arriving in Australia in October a number of high profile sports-people have given the Hydragun a big thumps up, with the massager available for $399 RRP making it an affordable option compared to many comparable units which cost as much as $899. You can check out the official website at hydragun.com.au.

Hydragun now available in Australia for $399

Where cheap massage guns only vibrate at the surface, percussive guns push into the muscles to deliver an effective deep-tissue massage. The Hydragun features a hard-wearing, high-torque brushless motor which runs at 11 amps – powerful enough for serious lifters and pro athletes.

Premium components and materials include an aerospace-grade aluminium casing and a comfortable, nanoscale silicone-wrapped handle. Full compliance with Australian quality assurance standards, an 18-month warranty, and a generous 30-day love-it-or-return-it policy offer further peace of mind.

The Hydragun has gained fans like Australia’s most successful Winter Olympian, snowboarder Torah Bright, ten-time Muay Thai World Champion John Wayne Parr, Olympic swimmer Bronte Campbell, and five-time Paddleboard World Champion Matt Mbevilacqua.   MCNews.com.au editor Trev has recently commenced using one after recently undergoing shoulder surgery and is find the Hydragun helpful in his recovery.

The Hydragun gets five stars from home users and ordinary fitness fans too, replacing bulky foam rollers traditionally used in sports recovery sessions, while being quiet enough to use while watching TV, and cleanable with a simple wipe-down. The six speeds and six different attachments make it versatile enough for different muscle-groups and body type, while at only 1.04 kilos, you don’t have to be a power-lifter to enjoy it.

For more information check out the Hydragun website at hydragun.com.au.

Hydragun features

  • Effective and soothing percussive massage therapy
  • High power and speed settings, maximum RPM of 3200 – the highest on the market
  • Quiet noise level ranging from 30 to 50 decibels
  • Industry-leading battery life of up to 6 hours
  • Weighs only 1.04 kilos
  • Competitively priced at $399 RRP
  • Durable, aerospace-grade aluminium alloy design
  • Six different massage heads and six speed settings
Feedback on the Hydragun from athletes

DOMS and Percussive Massage Therapy

Percussive massage, the therapy on which Hydragun is based, is a form of vibratory massage that induces rapid blood flow to the soft tissues of ligaments, tendons and muscles throughout the body. While massage guns are still fairly new in the wellness industry, studies about how deep vibration massage helps with muscle recovery among athletes have been done for years.

The Hydragun with six attachments (one fitted)

Percussive massage is also found to speed up rehabilitation of muscles that have experienced some form of trauma or disease. The increased blood flow relieves stiff joints, which greatly improves range of motion. Percussive massage works to break down internal scar tissues that are present after surgery.

Massage guns like Hydragun are popular as post workout recovery tools. However not many people are aware that massage guns can be used before and during a workout. Warm up exercises often include dynamic stretches to prepare the body for workout, but doing these exercises on “cold muscles” could lead to pain and possible injury. Using Hydragun “wakes up” these muscles which prevents excessive muscle elongation (overstretching).

The Hydragun can be used before, during and after exercise routines

Using Hydragun between sets keeps muscle fatigue at bay. This boost in blood flow means you don’t feel sore and achy while you’re in the middle of working out, so performance and efficiency is improved.

Cooling down is a crucial part of every workout session. Sadly, it is also one of the more neglected aspects of exercise. Apart from doing light cardio and static stretches to bring heart rate back to normal, using Hydragun provides immediate relief and helps prevent the onset of post workout soreness.

Gently run the Hydragun on low settings on muscles used during workout for two minutes per muscle group. This breaks down the formation of lactic acid in the muscles, so inflammation and fatigue goes down.

Hydragun available now for $399

Source: MCNews.com.au

Celebrate Christmas with Great gifts from Husqvarna

Functional Apparel.

Selecting the right riding gear for the conditions is as important as setting your bike up before a ride. You should be able to focus 100 % on getting the job done without any distraction from poorly selected equipment. In the early days, when Husqvarna Motorcycles helped shape the sport of motocross, riders had little choice but to wear heavy, non-breathable clothing for protection.

Today, riders have the opportunity to select light, comfortable and vented gear for hot days, and waterproof options for colder, wet rides. It is important to wear a set of quality riding gear that has gone through the same vigorous preparation that you and your motorcycle have gone through.

Source: MCNews.com.au

Save on Indian Motorcycle inspired jewellery for Xmas

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20% off Indian Motorcycle inspired personal bling

Indian Motorcycle are running a special introductory offer on a range of jewellery available through their apparel range, with a 20 per cent saving just in time for Christmas, available across a huge range of personal bling all of which is handmade in the USA.

If you’re a big Indian Motorcycle fan, or have one in the family, this could be the ideal Christmas treat, with each piece produced by King Baby, specialising in designer jewellery handcrafted for men.

The discount is available until December 20, 2020 and will be automatically applied on checkout, and you can check out the range here – at the Indian Motorcycles apparel website. Here’s a look at a couple of the items on offer.

Brown Leather Cuff with Indian Logo Silver Button

Made of .925 sterling silver and brown leather, available in two sizes 7.5 inch (19.05 cm) or 8.75 inch (22.2 cm) and handmade in the USA.

Brown Leather Cuff with Indian Logo Silver Button

Thin Braided Black Leather Indian Headdress Double Wrap Bracelet

Also made of .925 sterling silver with a braided leather bracelet, two sizes are available 7.5 inch (19.05 cm) or 8.75 inch (22.2 cm) and naturally it’s handmade in the USA.

Thin Braided Black Leather Indian Headdress Double Wrap Bracelet

Indian Headdress Two Tone Brass and Silver Coin Ring

Featuring the Indian headdress and in two-tone brass and silver this ring stands out, with a .925 sterling silver and brass construction, and as with the entire range is handmade in the USA.

Indian Headdress Two Tone Brass and Silver Coin Ring
Indian Headdress Two Tone Brass and Silver Coin ring pictured far left.

Source: MCNews.com.au

Shoei unveil new 2021 helmet designs

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Shoei unveil new 2021 helmet designs

Shoei have announced a host of new helmet graphics for the 2021 range, with many arriving this month. This includes the Shoei X-Spirit III in Aerodyne TC-4, GT-Air II in Emblem TC-1; Panorama TC-10; Panorama TC-5 and Lucky Charms designs, and the Neotec II in Separator TC-5 and TC-3, with the Separator TC-10 expected shortly.

Here’s a look at what’s on offer and the new livery, head into your local Shoei stockist to check them out in person.

Shoei X-Spirit III

The Shoei X-Spirit III is track certified by some of the world’s top racers, and is wind tunnel designed with MotoGP developed aerodynamics for exceptional stability at all speeds. The design has been specifically optimised for improved stability, reduced lift and easier breathing in racer crouch position.

A redesigned, patent-pending rear stabiliser helps maximise high-speed stability while reducing negative forces on the rider, while rear flaps can be fitted with optional wider or narrower flaps to customise aerodynamics.

A six layer AIM+ shell construction is used, with a multi-composite fibre shell for a premium, super-lightweight shock absorbent shell with optimum rigidity.
An EPS Liner with multiple densities ensures maximum protection, while the EQRS – Emergency Quick Release System allows easy cheek pad removal.

Shoei X-Spirit III Aerodyne TC-4

A new Double Lock CWR-F Flat racing visor with tear-off system is also featured, and is Pinlock prepared, with a Pinlock provided with the helmet separately. Multiple hi-flow vents optimise ventilation alongside an innovative cheek pad cooling system.

There are four shell sizes across the range, with compact dimensions tailored to each head size, and a modular 3D Max Dry Liner offers rotating liner components to allow an increase in upper field of vision when in tucked racing position, alongside a fully removable, washable and replaceable quick-dry anti allergenic and anti-bacterial liner interior.

The Shoei X-Spirit III in Aerodyne TC-4 is available for $1249.90 RRP in sizes Extra Small through to 2XL.

Shoei GT-Air II

For all-round performance look to Shoei’s GT-Air II, a sport-touring helmet incorporating an aerodynamic shell design with molded air spoiler, with redesigned upper air intake and enlarged lower intake vent compared to the original GT-AIR. In total there is three intake and six exhaust vents, with a breath guard and chin curtain included.

Shoei GT-Air II – Emblem TC-1

A multi-piece EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation alongside the AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) shell, which combines high performance fiber materials with elastic organic fibers for a light, rigid and resilient outer shell.

A built in QSV-2 sun shield offers sun protection in a single motion, with the distortion-free shield blocking 99% of UV rays, with the outer shell designed to accommodate the sun shield, while maintaining the protection of the EPS liner.

Shoei GT-Air II – Lucky Charms TC-10

The interior is a 3-D Max-Dry center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads, while cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance.
An eyeglass compatible interior is ready for glasses wearers, plus there’s the E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) making the helmet easier to remove in an accident.

The chin strap is a micro ratchet type, with 100 per cent stainless steel interlocking mechanism and is quick, smooth and easy to operate. Also included is a Pinlock Anti-Fog Lens, while the GT-Air II is ready for a Sena SRL2 communication system (bought separately), and runs a CNS-1 sheild, with wide field of view.

Shoei GT-Air II – Panorama TC-8

The Shoei GT-Air II is available in Emblem TC-1; Panorama TC-10; Panorama TC-5 and Lucky Charms designs for $1099.90 RRP in Extra Small through to 2XL.

Shoei Neotec II

For those after a high performance modular helmet, the Shoei Neotec II offers Sena Bluetooth system provision, newly designed cheekpads for noise reduction, and newly designed chin spoiler for aerodynamics, alongside an AIM shell, EPS liner with two densities, stainless steel micro ratchet system, and 360 degree Pivot-Locking system, allowing P & J homologation.

Shoei Neotec II – Separator TC-5

A simple latch at the front of the helmet allows it to be almost instantly converted into an open-face helmet. A QSV-1 sun visor ensures you’ll never get caught out wishing for sunnies, with the interior a 3D centre pad and cheek pads, all of which are detachable and washable. Even the chin-strap cover can be removed and washed.

Inlets in the upper head and chin offer generous ventilation with the helmet closed, alongside two outlets at the rear of the helmet, with dramatically increased airflow over the previous Neotec. Helping with aerodynamics is an integrated spoiler and vortex generator, as well as a new chin spoiler.

Shoei Neotec II – Separator TC-10

The Neotec II is available in Separator TC-5 and Separator TC-3, with the Separator TC-10 arriving late November, all for $1149.90 RRP, in sizes Extra Small through to 2XL.

Source: MCNews.com.au

WP release new XPLOR PRO 8946


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WP Suspension has announced the launch of the new WP XPLOR PRO 8946 Shock. WP claim that the new shock is the product of the latest innovation in motorsports and handcrafted perfection takes the performance of Enduro machines to the limits of what is physically possible…

XPLOR PRO helps enduro riders to get through even the most demanding terrain faster, more efficiently and with significantly more power to the ground.


The duo of technical All-Stars consisting of SUPERTRAX and PROGRESSIVE DAMPING SYSTEM (PDS) works perfectly as a unit to improve ground contact, enables the most sensitive feedback from the ground and provides the most reliable damping performance with sufficient reserves no matter what awaits the rider behind the next hilltop.

The WP XPLOR PRO 8946 Shock is unaffected by all the obstacles the terrain throws at it. Due to the highly innovative SUPERTRAX technology, the rebound speed can be optimized via adjusters after a lift off of the rear wheel and the time without ground contact can be drastically reduced.


This means that enduro riders with the XPLOR PRO 8946 Shock are back on the throttle faster and dig their rear wheel into the dirt without losing precious time. Reduced motorcycle compression and a more upright riding position reduces the physical stress on the rider and ensures a crucial advantage in competition.

  • Increased control and a more comfortable riding experience even in tough terrain
  • Individual adjustability of the rebound movement and speed
  • More grip and traction of the rear wheel and therefore improved acceleration
  • SUPERTRAX is used by the most successful factory team riders in Enduro
Separate adjustment of high-speed and low-speed compression damping to adapt the damping performance perfectly and flexibly to the rider’s needs

The XPLOR PRO 8946 Shock will be available from late October in Australia for the following motorcycles:

KTM EXC (150, 250, 300); EXC-F (250, 350, 450, 500);  -From 2017-
KTM XC-W (150, 250, 300); XCF-W (350, 500). -From 2017-


Available Spring Rates – 63, 66, 69, 72, 75 (STD), 78, 81, 84 N/mm

The shock weighs 4236 grams, offers 103 mm of travel and has a 46 mm piston. The spring length is 225 mm and the total shock length is 413 mm.

Source: MCNews.com.au