It’s time for our September helmet giveaway! We had such a fantastic response last month that we’ve decided to raffle another SPARX helmet. In order to enter the contest, simply click here or visit this link: http://a.pgtb.me/h9sjr0. Like our Facebook page and fill out the entry form. All entries must be in by 11:59 p.m. on 9/30/12 and a winner will be contacted on 10/1/12 via email.
We asked last month’s winner to share a picture of the helmet on our Facebook page. Check it out below:
It’s time for another giveaway. We now have a SPARX helmet up for grabs. Click on the image above or visit the following link to enter the contest: http://a.pgtb.me/SStJ4T
You must enter by 8/31/12 at 11:59 p.m., EST in order to qualify. We will be announcing a winner on 9/1/12 via email. Don’t miss this great opportunity to enter the fall-riding-season in style. We will be giving away a new item or two, each month, for the remainder of the year. So stay tuned and keep riding.
As you know, we normally don’t shamelessly plug ourselves but we have to make an exception this time around. We are well into riding season and motorcyclists everywhere are enjoying the feel of their new gear. One item which has stood out in the last month or so has been the Shoei Qwest helmet. It is no surprise that most of you have opted to upgrade to this helmet with its advanced ventilation performance and long-distance comfort. Noise reduction technology has been significantly upgraded as well so it’s an easy transition from your previous hat.
If you are in the market for a new helmet, we highly recommend giving the Qwest a try. We have a large selection of color combinations available at Extrememoto.com.
The Crux is currently Yamaha’s least expensive motorcycle at approximately $650. Don’t go running to your wallets just yet, though. The Crux is strictly for the Indian market. New reports show that Yamaha will be supplying the Indian market with an even cheaper model priced at $500. With a very heated low-priced-motorcycle-war going on in the region, this could be a huge gain for Yamaha. Details haven’t been released yet but we know it would be the cheapest Japanese manufactured motorcycle in that market. Assumptions are that an engine in the 100cc range will be utilized.
Any GSX riders out there? If you happen to purchase a new 2012 model, here is some important recall information. Suzuki has recently identified an issue with loose bolts on some 2012 models which may cause the side stand interlock switch to fail. On the GSX-R1000 models, failure of this switch will terminate the ignition circuit. As a result, the engine will stop running, which obviously will increase the risk of a crash.
Suzuki reports that it will notify owners and dealers will be replacing the side stand interlock bolts, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin before the end of June 2012. If you own a GSX-R1000 and would like to find out more information about this recall, you may contact Suzuki at (714) 966-7040. The recall campaign number is 2A29. You can also get additional information by contacting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at (888) 327-4236.
Today’s post is dedicated to the moto-loving tweeps we’ve encountered in the Twittersphere. We hope you find them as awesome as we do and follow them as well. Thanks for always sharing worthwhile stories and ideas. This post is for you.