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2012 Holiday Marketplace

The holidays are here. There are get-togethers where you can talk about motorcycles, time off so you can ride and work on motorcycles and, best of all, excuses to buy new motorcycling stuff. Need ideas? Here are some of 2012’s hottest products.

Pack For Adventure

Saddlemen has come out with new Adventure Pack Soft Luggage designed to overcome any tough environment and styled to look great. Each of the three bags is easy to install with quick-release, lockable buckles and are expandable to hold an impressive amount of cargo. Also, all three bags are designed to mount to existing points on most adventure motorcycles, or to directly connect with Saddlemen’s Adventure Track line of seats.

All bags come with a rain cover for inclement weather. The large Pillion and Rack Bag includes backpack straps for easy transport.

MSRP: Starting at $114.95
Info: www.saddlemen.com or (800) 397-7790

Mount It Right

Got a gadget-loving biker on your holiday list? Leader’s free guides and demo videos will help you choose the perfect gift. The company offers mounts for GPS units, radios, iPods and phones, including iPhone 5. Plus, there is a new anti-vibration feature, and there are waterproof and power options.

Other gift ideas for the motorcyclist who has it all are the Roadrunner drink holder, DeluxeCAM camera mount or a beautifully chromed motorcycle clock.

Info: www.leadermotorcycle.com or (800) 828-0844

Be One With The Force

KTM and Thor have produced a top-level product with top-level design: the Force helmet. It’s a no-compromise helmet designed, tested and refined for championship performance. Features like the tapered eyeport gasket, ergonomic base gasket and extensive intake and exhaust ports make the Force helmet a class leader.

The helmet has a hand-laid composite fiberglass/Kevlar construction for superior strength with minimal weight. It also features increased liner and EPS ventilation for maximum airflow. For increased strength, EPS material extends throughout the chinbar, which includes a high-flow mouthpiece and an integrated roost guard. The antibacterial, moisture-wicking SilverCool liner is removable and washable.

The Force is DOT and ECE 22.05 approved. Sizes: XS-XXL. Part number: 3PW132901-6.

MSRP: $319.99
Info: www.ktmusa.com or your KTM dealer

Cruise The Easy Way

2WheelRide calls its Go Cruise throttle control “the simplest motorcycle cruise control device on the planet.” A simple solution to relieve stress on your wrist, the Go Cruise installs on your throttle grip in a few seconds without the use of tools. When you reach your desired speed, just push the Go Cruise down with your index finger until it rests on your brake lever. Go Cruise has just enough grip to hold your throttle in place and take stress off your wrist.

To reduce your speed, simply roll the throttle off manually to override the Go Cruise. The company has a demonstration video on its website to show just how easy it is to use.

Go Cruise comes in two sizes to fit most motorcycles, and comes with a custom silicone ring to protect your rubber grips or to use with billet grips.

MSRP: $19.95
Info: www.2wheelride.com

Street-Legal Exhaust Nirvana

If you have a 2010-2013 BMW S 1000 RR and are looking to upgrade to an exhaust system that you can use on the track and the street, then BMW has just what you need.

BMW Motorrad has extended the range of sport exhaust systems available for the S 1000 RR to include a titanium full system produced especially for BMW by Akrapovic.

The system is completely street legal and inspired by the race exhaust system of the HP Race Power Kit and is standard on the hot new HP4.

The system is comprised of an exhaust manifold, intermediate pipe with catalytic converter, exhaust-flow control valve and bowden cables for exhaust-flow control flap and silencer. It removes 12.5 pounds compared to the standard exhaust collector with catalyst and silencer and the Akrapovic logo is laser etched into the silencer. BMW says users can expect a performance boost, particularly in midrange rpm, and optimum throttle response in all four riding modes. Installation and programming of the stock ECU must be done by authorized BMW Motorrad dealers only.

The exhaust system is street legal in all states.

Info: Your BMW Motorrad dealer

Show Your BMW Pride

Wear your fan pride for BMW’s S 1000 RR superbike and BMW Motorrad racing efforts around the world with a BMW hooded jacket. Based on the racing team wear and part of BMW Motorrad’s Motorsport Style collection, this is a 100 percent cotton, casual sweatshirt-type jacket with a front zipper and hood.

The color is BMW Motorsport blue, white and red and it has printed logos of the BMW roundel, Motorrad Motorsport and main sponsors for the FIM World Superbike factory team.

Sizes: XS-XXXL.
MSRP: $99
Info: Your BMW Motorrad dealer

Power Up

Keep your phone fully charged anywhere you go with Goal Zero’s easy-to-use portable solar power source. With Goal Zero’s Guide 10 Plus Adventure Kit in your saddlebags, your phone can be powered up within a few hours. While you’re on the go, spread out the solar panels to soak up the power of the sun and charge your phone directly. An even cooler option? Hook up the solar panels to charge the Guide 10 Plus and take the rechargeable battery pack along with you to stay connected wherever your ride may take you.

MSRP: $159.95
Info: www.goalzero.com

Quick! Get A Doctor!

Hardline Products says its Tread Doctor Knobby Cutting Tool is the perfect holiday gift because it works on any motorcycle and gives dirtbikers a tool to use over and over.

This lightweight, handy tool cuts new edges into dull, worn out knobby tires. This provides new traction for more riding. The Tread Doctor uses a specially designed heated carbide cutting blade to trim a knobby tire. It’s easy to use: just plug in and start cutting. The company says that with a little practice a rider can cut the minimal amount of rubber off each time to get a new edge, thus extending the life of the tire. It’s a 100-watt, 120-volt heated cutting tool built to UL standards for design, construction and operation. The unit includes an on/off switch and holding stand.

It’s designed to be used with motocross, trail, enduro, dual-sport and racing machines as well as all-terrain vehicles.

MSRP: $59.99
Info: www.hardlineproducts.com

Lower Your Ride

Synergy Seals offers an X-Bushing/Z-Bolt Kit that allows you to lower the seat height of your 1999-2013 KTM with PDS shock or 2010-2013 Husaberg with PDS Shock with three different adjustable positions.

The kit has a greaseable, precision grade 10.8 bolt, is durable and long lasting, and won’t rust. Maintenace is easy, and a replacement bushing is available, if needed. Plus, it’s made in the U.S.A.

MSRP: $99
Info: www.synergyseals.com, (209) 772-1729 or (209) 938-9726

Find The Road Less Traveled

Not all roads are created equal. If you don’t have a lifetime to search out the best ones, then Butler Motorcycle Maps has you covered. Butler’s waterproof, tear-resistant maps highlight every great section of road so you can head straight for the good stuff. The maps are made for slabbers as well as dual-sporters, so no tank bag should be without one.

MSRP: Starting at $14.95
Info: www.butlermaps.com

Get It Straight

The ProAligner is an easy gift that the company says will make your two-wheel loved one respond to your touch. The company says it’s the only method certified to align wheels easily and quickly with laser-like precision. It’s easy to use, fast, compact and never loses its accuracy. It also is adaptable for all kinds of bikes and for aligning bikes on rear stands, front stands, center stands, side stands or no stands at all.

MSRP: $29.95
Info: www.proaligner.com

Hear Clearly

Enjoy clear, powerful bike-to-bike communications with Rugged Radios 2-Way Motorcycle VHF Radio Kit. This kit combines a powerful 5-Watt VHF handheld radio for best audio performance, easy mount push-to-talk-button, “Clear Hear” helmet speakers and complete communication harness. With 40 channels and an LCD display, the HX370 radio is waterproof, dustproof and ultra-durable for the harshest environments.

Easy to connect, easy to transmit, easy to listen to your iPod while riding! The company says that unlike wireless technology, the direct-connect harness combined with professional VHF operation makes this a step up for riders wanting serious communications. Part number MC-HX370V.

MSRP: $399
Info: www.ruggedradios.com or (888) 541-7223

Ride In Style

For comfort and protection, it’s hard to top the Cortech GX Sport Series 3 jacket.

The jacket features a performance cut and a 600-denier Carbolex shell that incorporates 1680-denier ballistic polyester material in the elbows and shoulders. It also has a waterproof and breathable barrier.

Waterproof, zippered chest vents combine with sleeve vents and rear exhaust vents to provide flow-through ventilation. The jacket comes with removable, CE-approved armor at the elbow and shoulder as well as an articulated triple-density back protector.

The jacket also has reflective piping and Cortech’s signature reflective rear triangle to increase nighttime visibility, and a zip-out quilted liner with 100g polyfill insulation.

It’s available in red, blue, yellow, black and gun metal in sizes XS to 4XL (black only). It’s also available in tall sizes in black.

MSRP: $219.99
Info: www.cortechperformance.com or your local dealer

Keep Power And Keep Quiet

KTM is now offering a KTM-Powered by FMF Titanium Slip-on Silencer. The company says its goal was to offer a lightweight, high-performance exhaust system that also maintains a responsible noise level. “After all, loud decibel levels are one of the greatest threats to the future of our sport,” the company says.

The silencer also had to meet the needs of both enduro and motocross riders. The result is an all-new KTM-exclusive construction that is performance matched to the new generation of 2013 KTM engines. Based on the successful Q4 architecture from FMF, KTM took it further by rigorously testing and tweaking in collaboration with FMF R&D. Wrapped in a sleek titanium skin, the final result is a lightweight (4.4 pounds), quiet exhaust with excellent performance. It includes a removable spark arrester.

This system fits : 250/350/450 SX-F/XC-F 2013 and 250/350/450/500 XC-W 2013, and is designed for closed course competition only. Part number: U6912018.

MSRP: $479.99
Info: www.ktmusa.com or your KTM dealer

Stay Warm. Stay Dry. Ride Longer.

Leader is a family-owned business in Minnesota that knows what cold is and wants to help riders ride more days each year. One way is with the company’s Desert Dawgs Rain Guards. These slip on over your engine-guard bar to keep your legs and feet dry and warm. The Desert Dawgs Rain Guards install in 30 seconds and are easy to remove. The company also offers Desert Digits Wind Deflectors. Leader says these deflectors are like having a motorcycle fairing you can adjust to almost any angle. They’re easily removable and can be stored in a saddlebag.

Plus, Leader has Desert Digits Hand Guards. The company says: “No gloves. No wiring. No kidding.”

MSRP: Desert Dawgs Rain Guards $119.99-$149.99, Desert Digits Wind Deflectors $169.99, Desert Digits Hand Guards $169.99
Info: www.leadermotorcycle.com or (800) 828-0844

Paint Your Bike Right

ColorRite makes motorcycle paint that is more than just a “match” for your motorcycle’s original paint. ColorRite paint is the factory color paint. OEM recommended and approved, all ColorRite paints are available in touch up, aerosol, half-pint, pint and quart sizes.

Paint is available for most motorcycle brands and models, from sportbikes to cruisers. Paint is also available for all-terrain vehicles, personal watercraft and more.

MSRP: $15.95 to $199.74
Info: www.colorrite.com or (800) 358-1882

Get The Touch

Adaptiv Technologies has come out with Farkle Fingers that will make any pair of gloves touch-screen friendly.

Just pull the Farkle Fingers over the tips of your gloves and you’ll be able to use any touch-screen device. Make calls with a smartphone, navigate a GPS or change your mp3 player settings all without having to take your gloves off. Farkle Fingers are stretchable. They fit any size glove and will stay on the glove while riding.

MSRP: $20
Info: www.adaptivtechnologies.com

Wipe That Dust!

Synergy Seals makes 48mm Dust Wiper seals that fit all 48 mm WP forks, such as those found on KTMs and Husabergs, as well as 48 mm SACHS forks, such as those found on Gas Gas, Beta and Husqvarna machines.

The seals have a new, non-stiction rubber compound, a nice sharp seal lip and are designed for extreme conditions. The color is blue/green.

MSRP: $24 a pair
Info: www.synergyseals.com, (209) 772-1729 or (209) 938-9726

Feel Good All Under

Looking for a comfortable, practical gift? Then consider Freegun Underwear. Freegun combines stylistic appeal with smooth, thin, light, comfortable, designs. The 92 percent polyester, 8 percent Elastane material wicks away moisture. Whether riding or hustling around town, the company says that once you’ve worn Freegun you won’t go back.

Break the mold of plain black/white underwear and give gifts that stave off monkey butt, add comfort, and show your true colors. Product “supporters” include MotoGP, motocross and X Games riders as well as a mix of Hollywood celebrities.

MSRP: Men’s $12.95, Youth $9.95
Info: www.freegun-underwear.com

Protect Your Lid

Condor Helmet Hangars are ideal for storing and protecting all types of motorcycle, snowmobile or auto racing helmets. Manufactured from sturdy 1/8th-inch, electroactive epoxy-coated, rolled steel and rubber, the helmet hangers keep your helmets dry and fresh by allowing air to circulate throughout, avoiding any musty odor.

The Mount-Type features two screw holes to attach them virtually anywhere in your home, garage, trailer, or wherever. The Universal Type is designed to hang over doors, office cubicles, clothes rods or wherever you need it.

MSRP: $19.95
Info: www.condor-lift.com

Quick! Get A (Fork Seal) Doctor!

KTM has a great tool called the Fork Seal Doctor to remove dirt and help prevent leaky fork seals.

A specially designed “knife” edge helps evacuate dirt from the fork seal, prolonging seal life. No more carrying 35mm film strips or gouging up the seal using some other random tools.

The right tool for the job also includes a toolbox holder to help keep the edge sharp. It’s molded in KTM orange and designed to work on all 48mm forks. Part Number: 781.29.994.000.

MSRP: $24.99
Info: www.ktmusa.com or your local KTM dealer

Flip Your Bike Stand

Matrix Concepts offers an affordable, dual-purpose solution for your bike and supplies: the M15 Flip Stand.

The stand features a durable “I-Beam” construction that supports off-road bikes from minis to big four-strokes. It’s designed to be flipped upside down, with large built-in handles that make it easy to carry supplies, oils, gear, or your Matrix Concepts M3 Utility Can to the track. The Flip Stand is available in black, red or blue, and Custom ID graphics with your name and number are also available for the stand.

MSRP: $79.95
Info: www.matrixracingproducts.com or (661) 253-1592

The Gift Of AMA Membership

Help friends and loved ones stop wasting money while helping protect their right to ride and race. Give an AMA membership as a gift. AMA members enjoy a variety of money-saving benefits and discounts. More importantly, more members mean more political clout for the AMA to fight discrimination against motorcyclists and public land closures.

DUES: $49
Info: membership@ama-cycle.org or (800) AMA-JOIN (262-5646)

Cruise In Comfort

The Lindby Custom, Inc. MULTIBAR highway bar is a combined engine guard and highway peg with unique rounded corners. The rubber footrests provide traction and comfort for even the longest road trip. The company features fitments for Harley-Davidson, Victory and many metrics.

The MULITBAR is available in chrome or a gloss black powder coat finish for select models.

MSRP: $269.95
Info: www.lindbycustom.com or (714) 528-0085

Get Pumped

The MP1 Foot Pump from Matrix Concepts is a lightweight, compact foot pump with a built-in gauge that works with new schrader or presto type valves, and also includes a needle for inflating sports equipment.

Features include high pressure capability and more efficiency than a hand pump. It has a foot brace that folds away to compress the pump. The MP1 Foot Pump is available in red, blue or gray.

MSRP: $29.95
Info: www.matrixracingproducts.com or (661) 253-1592

KTM Holiday Spirit

Just in time for the holidays! Whether you get presents or coal, this KTM Holiday Stocking will look awesome hanging from the fireplace mantle.

Measuring more than 17 inches tall, you can stuff this full of all the best KTM accessories and put a smile on anyone’s face this holiday season. Part number: 3PW137125.

MSRP: $19.99
Info: www.ktmusa.com or your KTM dealer

Show Your American Motorcyclist Pride

Are you proud to be an American motorcyclist? Are you a proud defender of motorcyclists’ rights? Show your pride with American Motorcyclist Association T-shirts, hats, patches and stickers. A variety of T-shirt options are available for men and women, and the patches and stickers make great stocking stuffers.

MSRP: $2 to $32
Info: www.americanmotorcyclist.com

From Flowers To Gears

The inventors of the Kinekt Gear Ring—which is interactive jewelry for men and women—have designed a T-shirt for women called the Kinekt Design r(evolve) T-shirt.

The artwork depicts a transformation from flower to gear, inspired by the concept that nature influences design. The design is printed on a midnight blue basic crew T-shirt made of 100 percent soft cotton. Women’s sizes: S, M, L and XL.The company also offers a men’s concrete gray basic crew T-shirt with a different design.

MSRP: $25
Info: www.kinektdesign.com or (888) 600-8494