Shoei GT-Air full-face helmet with internal sun shield:
Shoei’s all-new GT-Air makes it easier to adapt to the ever-changing conditions that lie ahead. Features like the convenient flip-down internal sun shield, free-flowing yet easily adjustable ventilation system, superior aerodynamics, and Pinlock Anti-Fog System ensure greater comfort and thus more time in the saddle than ever before.
We’re ready for 2012’s final giveaway and it’s a good one. This time we are giving away TWO jackets. Get ready ladies, this time there’s one for you as well. Click here or visit this link to enter: http://a.pgtb.me/ZVVxtt. As always, we love it when previous winners share pictures with their prizes. Check out last month’s winner, Ronald, enjoying his new Tourmaster jacket in the picture below.
As 2012 comes to a close, we would like to thank all of you for supporting us throughout the years. We hope you and your family have a fantastic holiday season along with a healthy and prosperous 2013.
The holidays are around the corner and the weather is becoming fantastic. One of the best times of year to go out riding, for sure. Since most of you are taking advantage before the heavy winter hits, we thought another Tourmaster jacket would be a great item to give away. Click on the image above or copy and paste this link to your browser: http://a.pgtb.me/tZffv9 to enter this month’s raffle. Good luck and happy riding!
We have a great giveaway for all of you this month and it’s just in time for the cold weather. This month we’ve decided to raffle off a brand new Tourmaster Jacket. In order to enter the contest simply click here or copy and paste this link to your browser: http://a.pgtb.me/c5xqWv. Like our Facebook page and fill out the entry form. All entries must be in by 11:59 p.m. EST on 10/31/12. A winner will be contacted via email on 11/1/12.
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.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, we thought we would put together a few ideas to make that hog-loving man happy on his special day. Here are a few helmets and accessories which will definitely bring a smile to his face. Tell us what you’re getting dad by commenting below or joining the conversation on our Facebook or Twitter pages.
Click on any of the images to see the rest of the products:
Summer is in full bloom, which means we’re taking advantage and hitting the road as much as possible. We carry lots of quality products at Extrememoto, but since we had such a fantastic response to Shoei’s recent promotion, we thought it would be a great idea to show you some of their new styles. Visit our Shoei website page and view their new color options and added inventory. If you have any questions, post your comments below and join the conversation on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Enjoy the ride and keep it safe!
Before we give you some of these numbers, keep in mind that Hong Kong is only 426 square miles in total. With that said, Hong Kong has recently upped it’s game when it comes to electric vehicles and charging stations. Brammo is one the first companies to take advantage of this movement and has already sold a number of bikes to their police force. The number of EV’s (Electric Vehicles) being sold in the country has grown as well. This is surprising considering the size of the territory.
There are currently 310 EV’s riding around in Hong Kong. Just a year ago there was only 74. The government has 33 EV’s with another 43 arriving in the coming months. They will also be ordering another 140 by the end of the year.
A few private companies along with the government had already installed 500 charging stations and there will be 1000 by the end of June. This is a very big move for the country and it’s effort to reduce pollution levels.
We’re excited about the EV movement and look forward to big changes like these to be implemented in more areas around the United States. How do you feel about EV’s? Comment below with your thoughts or join the conversation on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Ride Annie Ride is an event dedicated to Annie Goeden, a victim of Osteosarcoma (bone cancer). The event was put together so Annie could enjoy a day of riding on the back of a Harley-Davidson. There was a huge turnout for the event and Annie was overwhelmed with joy. Unfortunately, Annie is no longer with us and this year’s event is dedicated to, Hayden Elliott (son of Megan Handy Tenaglio), who has the same horrible disease.
If you would like to participate in this year’s event, take a look at the flyer below or visit the Facebook event to get started. Get out there and do you what enjoy doing most while helping a family in need.
Smart Car recently announced a plan to release an electric scooter in 2014. The electric scooter was originally unveiled in 2010 along with a plan for a Smart eBike. The electric versions of the ForTwo will launch this summer and delivery of the Smart eBikes is getting started soon.
Harley-Davidson reported a stronger that expected rise in quarterly profits. The company reports that a younger audience has embraced their brand and that they expect to ship more motorcycles this year than they expected in January.
Here are some of the details:
This is great news for Harley. Will you be purchasing one this year?
No matter the type of bike you prefer, all riders have some type of connection to Harley-Davidson. Whether a family tradition or a brand new hobby, the sound of that engine has always been a head-turner for all of us. After 50 years of unforgettable designs, the creative genius behind them has finally called it quits. This past Monday, Willie G. Davidson retired from Harley. Aside from many others, Willie G. is responsible for designs like the Fatboy, Super Glide, Low Rider and Street Glide. When asked if he still had any projects in the works, he confirmed but did not provide any details. At least there will be a couple more gems with Willie G.’s influence.
It’s time for Ride for Kids again and this year there is a drawing for two great custom bikes. There is a Honda CBR250R with custom work by Gregg DesJardins and a Honda Rockus scooter customized by Troy Lee. Obviously, this event is all about the kids, but it doesn’t hurt to have the opportunity to win one of these bikes. In order to enter the drawing, simply make a donation online. Tickets are $5 a piece. VIP Experience packages to the World Superbike Utah USA round await the winners and are provided by Miller Motorsports Park.
For more information, click here. We hope all of you will participate and wish you the best of luck!
We are very excited to announce a new promotion from Shoei which will earn you a free shield. With a retail value of $52.95, this is an opportunity to take advantage of. The details of the promotion and the form to fill out can be found here. We have also added images with links to all the helmets included in this offer. See one you like? Click the image and you will be redirected to our product page. Promotion lasts from April 12, 2012 to May 31, 2012. If you have any questions, feel free to post your comments below, ask us on Facebook or message us on Twitter.
Spring is here and summer is so very close. For us, that just means more time to ride. We’ve restocked and added new products to our Arai line and wanted to share them with you. Visit our website here, and take a peek. We want to know what you think, so post your comments below or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to join the conversation.
Jose Hurtado’s hubless twist bike is definitely a site to see. Not only is it extremely cool looking, but it can also be attached to another one to make it a tandem. Not sure if any of you have ridden a tandem bike before but it’s a lot of fun. Working together with the other rider, or not, is half the fun. Take a look at some of the images below so you get a better picture of how the technology works. It’s really simple and incredibly detailed.
It’s riding season and all of us are gearing up for the road ahead. If you are in the market for a new motorcycle jacket, then you must take a look at Speed and Strength’s Call to Arms jacket. Not only is it stylish but it also has some great features. Here are a few:
Created by Filippo Barbacane, the Ipothesys is a modern take on the classic cafe racer. Winner of the first prize at the International Bike Expo in Verona, this machine is ready for mass production. At least, we’re ready for its mass production. For now, there will be a small number produced. Aside from its sleek look and mean design, we wanted to share some of our favorite features:
We are always on the lookout for new concepts and this week’s featured bike is the FB R2000S. Based on the BMW 1200 GS, the R2000S is equipped with 3 independently suspended hubless wheels. We could keep talking about it but the pictures really say it all. Check them out and let us know what you think by commenting below.
Last month we reported that Ducati was up for sale. Some of the potential buyers were BMW, Mahindra and Volkswagen. Recent reports indicate that Audi (owned by Volkswagen AG) is considering purchasing the company for 850 million Euros. It’s known that Volkswagen Chairman, Ferdinand Piech has been interested in acquiring the company since 2008. Since VW owns Audi, the sale is being set up as a purchase for Audi with VW supplying the money and making the decision.
We are eager to find out who finally purchases Audi and will update you as soon as we hear any news.
First off, happy Friday. The weekend is finally here and we can all rejoice. We have recently received a few emails asking about our social media presence. Some of you were wondering how to connect with us through other platforms aside from our website and blog. Below we have listed the different sites we participate on and a link to our pages. Simply click on the images below and you will be redirected. We hope you like what you see and that you will connect with us.
Have any ideas or recommendations? We’d love to hear them. Comment below and let us know what you think.
Ducati is recalling the 2011-2012 Monster 1100 EVO due to cracks on the real wheel spokes. While developing a different model late last year, engineers discovered the issue on a bike which used a similar wheel design. The affected wheels are labeled “DU6-RR”. The Monster 1100 EVO test units were then examined and Ducati discovered a 26,888 mile unit with cracks on two spokes. Ducati has since designed a new wheel with Enkei Thai labeled DU6N-RR. All Ducati dealers will replace the rear wheels on affected units free of charge.
Victory Motorcycles recently released their event schedule for Daytona Bike Week and it includes a full week of complimentary demo rides at the Daytona International Speedway, March 10-17. The new Victory Judge will be available along with the complete 2012 lineup. There will be a camera crew taking pictures of all the demo rides so you can download them and have a cool souvenir of your experience.
Here’s the event schedule:
March 10-17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m daily:
March 13, 9:30 p.m.
March 14, Registration starts at 2 p.m., Judging at 3 p.m.
March 15, starting at 7 p.m.
March 16, 8-10 a.m.
March 16, Meet between 8-10 a.m.; Kickstands up at 10 a.m.
March 16, Noon-2 p.m.
We would love to hear about your experience at the show. Feel free to post pictures of your experience on our Facebook page and comment below to let us know if you had a good time. Enjoy!
The Shoei Neotec is one of the most advanced modular helmets in the market. As adventure touring becomes more popular, riders are transitioning to modular helmets due to the combination of liberty and safety they provide. The new Neotec is definitely the helmet for today’s hybrid motorcyclist. Check out the Neotec’s specs:
Are you into modular helmets or do you prefer another style? Post your comments below.
We are always on the lookout for new innovative motorcycle designs and this week none stood out more than the Lazareth Wazuma V8F. Though it has configurations that are very similar to a trike, the V8F comes with four wheels. Aside from it’s peculiar design, there is a very unique power train inside of it. A very famous Italian automaker you’re probably familiar with, Ferrari is responsible for its 3.0-liter V8 engine that produces more than 250 horsepower. The engine is also mated to a BMW M3-sourced six-speed sequential gearbox. From the looks of it, Lazareth did not cut any corners when it came to technology.
Now, who’s ready to ride?
PIAA has been providing drivers and riders alike with exceptional road visibility for many years. Recently, the company has released their new 1100LED for motorcyclists. These lamps are by far one of the best in the market. They are equipped with 3-mm high-impact clear glass lenses which illuminate the road with a bluish-white color (6300 Kelvin) that is the closest yet to sunlight. Emitting light in a symmetrical pattern, the 1100 ensures the rider with no loss of visibility when leaning into a turn.
Each lamp comes with three, 4 watt high-output LED bulbs which only require one amp per light at 12 volts. The 1100LED also draws significantly less power than H.I.D. or halogen lamps. CNC machined die-cast aluminum front and rear housings protect the lamp for any challenges the road provides. We were really impressed when we saw the specs of these lamps and highly recommend them to any of you who are looking for really powerful and dependable aftermarket replacements.
If any of you happen to have these installed, we would love for you to share some images of your bikes. Feel free to post comments below or upload images to our Facebook page.
Recently, reports have been circling around that motorcycle manufacturer, Ducati is up for sale. Selling price for the company is set at 1 billion euros, which is three times the initial investment made by the Italian private-equity owner. Insiders believe the potential buyers to be Volkswagen, BMW and Mahindra (Indian motorcycle manufacturer). Back in 2009, VW showed some interest in purchasing the company but invested in Suzuki instead. We will keep you posted on the latest developments.
With Valentine’s Day only four days away, we thought it would be a great idea to put together a quick shopping guide for easier access to specific gear on Extrememoto.com. Below you will find direct links to Shoei helmets, HJC helmets, Sparx helmets, gloves, shields, pants, jackets and boot covers. We hope this helps your purchasing experience. Questions? Comment below or post directly on our Facebook and we’ll respond ASAP. Enjoy and happy Friday!
Alright bikers, it’s that time of year again. In about one month, possibly the largest bike event will be taking place in Daytona Beach, Florida. If you have never attended, it contends with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as one of the biggest motorcycle events in the country. Over 500,000 bikers are expected for the week long event. There will be races, concerts, parties and street festivals with plenty of food. The event will take place March 9, 2012 through March 18, 2012. If you attend, we would love it if you posted comments below or images to our Facebook page.
Each week on Facebook we try to share the coolest motorcycle images we can find. We thought it would be a great idea to give all of you a recap of the pictures we’ve found this week. Though there are many of you who already “like” us on Facebook, we wanted to make sure we have everybody covered. This weeks images come courtesy of BMW Motorrad, Ducati, Icon Motorsports and Orphiro. Let us know which is your favorite by commenting below.
As promised, we have a new exciting cruiser to talk about. The new Victory Judge has caught the country by storm as one of the premier muscle bikes. The Judge is a lighter and more versatile bike than Victory’s Hammer S and should have better handling. Below is a list of the Judge’s specs.
Check out Victory’s new video for the Judge.
It’s been a while since we posted about new electric bikes so we’re starting off 2012 with one of the brightest looking companies in the industry, Zero Motorcycles. A recent report by Pike Research shows that Zero Motorcycles is one of the better positioned companies in the market to take advantage of this new age demand. Pike’s report is based on 12 different points.
Zero understands that electric motorcycles should vary in styles and that there are several types of riders who are interested in this technology. This is why they have a full product line of street, dirt and dual sport bikes. We are excited to see how Zero impacts the market in 2012.
Last week we posted about the amazing growth BMW Motorrad experienced in 2011 and today we are happy to announce similar news about one of our favorite manufacturers, Ducati. The company recently announced a 43 percent growth in their global markets and for the first time ever, North America is the number one market. It wasn’t only their bikes that experienced large sales growth, their apparel and accessories also recorded a 50 percent increase in 2011.
Much of Ducati’s sales growth is due to a new product line which include the very popular Diavel and the Multistrada. The Diavel has been named “Best Cruiser of 2011” be numerous motorcycle publications and the Multistrada is not far behind as it was named “Best Open Street Bike” by Cycle World for the second year in a row. Ducati expects growth to be fueled in 2012 with the release of their new Superbike, the 1199 Panigale, along with other new releases like the 848 EVO Corse Special Edition.
We are excited to see what new innovations Ducati put out in 2012 and cat’s wait to test some of them out.
Do you consider yourself a smart online shopper? There are many trusted websites which offer great shopping tools to help you find exactly what you need in an aggregated manner. We wanted to let all of you know that our products can also be found on sites like Amazon, Google and TheFind. These sites carry thousands of different products for you to look through. We hope that this helps you shop smarter and provides you with a new avenue to locate all your motorcycle needs.
We’ve added hyperlinks in the name of each search engine to direct you to our storefronts on the respected sites. Simply click on the website name or the images to be redirected. Post any questions or comments in the area below or visit our Facebook page and write us a message.
The folks at BMW Motorrad must have been thrilled when they crunched the numbers for 2011. The company reports its best sales year since its inception. Here are some of the company stats for 2011:
We do not have details on the model unit sales but in 2010, BMW credited the S1000RR for driving their sales increase. BMW also expected the high demand for the S1000RR and their new K series bikes to continue fueling their sales growth.
A big “thumbs up” for BMW team. Keep it up!
Are you a Supercross or Motocross fan? If you are, you probably love to watch videos of riders taking on the best and most remote tracks in the world. Prepare yourself for Dream Ride. It was filmed in Cairns, Australia and features pro riders, Malcolm Stewart and Josh Cachia. Some of the aerial shots in this short video are the best we have seen in a while. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
All of us at Extrememoto wanted to wish you and your family a fantastic new year. This year would not be possible if it wasn’t for all of you and we wanted to send out a big THANK YOU for your support. We look forward to continue providing you with top notch customer service and the best motorcycle gear on the planet in 2012.
Take advantage of coupon code HNY2012 and save 10% store wide.
We wanted to stop by and thank everyone that participated in our Holiday Helmet Giveaway. We received hundreds of submissions and can’t wait to announce the winner on New Year’s Day! Stay tuned…
We just wanted to stop by and thank you, our clients and family, for a wonderful 2011. You guys have made it a fantastic year and we can’t wait to get started with 2012. Wishing all of you the best during this holiday season.
The Extrememoto Elves.
As you know, we are always on the look out for new innovations in the world of “green” transportation. Recently, we found the Tilter, a fantastic creation by French entrepreneur, Eric Rose. The Tilter is an all electric, motorcycle-car which provides the driver with a top speed of 68 miles per hour and travels 0-60 in 13 seconds. A fully charged battery lasts for about 80 miles so the driver has some room to roam around town. Mass production of the Tilter should begin in 2012. So get ready, you may be seeing this 3 wheeled beauty zipping around pretty soon.
Yesterday’s blog post featured one of the sickest short movies we’ve seen of a car and a motorcycle engaged in a drift battle. We were really impressed with the way the Kawasaki ZX-10 performed and wondered what bike would be used for the sequel. After some research, we found out that the next short film will feature the Triumph Speed Triple with an extended swingarm kit from Roaring Toyz. We can’t wait to see how this bad boy performs. Check out the pictures and let us know what you think by commenting below.
Oh yea, happy Friday!
The sport of drifting is more popular then ever and there are some talented individuals who are merging cars and bikes into the mix. Nick “Apex” Brocha from team Icon Motosports and professional race car driver, Jim Guthrie, take to the track for a motorcycle vs car drift battle. Nick is riding a 2005 Kawasaki ZX-10 (modified with an extended swingarm) and Jim is driving a 1993 Mazda RX-7 (equipped with a 375hp engine). Check out the battle below:
It’s pretty incredible that it’s that time of year again but Black Friday is upon us. That means crazy lines, shopping frenzies and best of all, sales. If you are in the market for any type of motorcycle gear, visit Extrememoto and use the following coupon codes on the corresponding days to save 10% store wide:
Coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY11 (for use on 11/25/2011 and 11/26/2011)
Coupon code: CYBERMONDAY11 (for use on 11/28/11 and 11/29/2011)
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
What’s better to spice up your slow Tuesday than a drifting video from a stunt rider? If you haven’t heard of Jorian Ponomareff, pay attention. This is a name the motorcycle world will begin to recognize regularly.
Check out this video of Jorian putting his drifting skills to the test: