Thursday, November 20, 2008

Alpinestars Supermoto Boot Specs

Alpinestars seems to be getting closer to releasing their long awaited Tech 7 Supermoto Boot. Here are the specs:

Alpinestars unique, specifically developed, replaceable, three-pieces Supermoto outer sole. Fixed, one-piece, main area for rigidity and structural strength. Replaceable heel and front outer foot sections for sliding and wear resistance fit absolutely flush with the fixed sole to create a smooth, uninterrupted surface.

The replaceable heel and toe sections on the Alpinestars Supermoto Boot are formed with a specially developed rubber compound and are affixed to the boot with mechanical grip tabs and steel screws with a washer and raised screw head protection to ensure the screws and assembly are not damaged by wear and impacts.


* Full-grain leather with impact and abrasion resistant PU shell for unmatched levels of safety.
* Closure system features 4 aluminum buckles with memory settings and a quick release/locking system with self-aligning design for easy, precise closure.
* TPU protects toes, foot, ankle and lower leg from serious impacts.
* Contoured calf protector plate is injected with PU for high impact protection.
* Toe box area utilizes a unique dual injection process which offers greater flexibility and comfort.
* TPU rubber gaiter at the top of the boot effectively seals out elements.
* Dual compound toe-box for improved flexibility and increased impact protection.
* Inner side of the boot specifically designed with dual compound PU for improved grip.
* Achilles flex zones for superior comfort, control and support.
* A vented version is also available for summer riding/racing.
* The TECH 7 SUPERMOTO boot is CE certified.

The Alpinestars Supermoto Boot is available at

Gifts For Motorcyclists

Yup, the holidays are approaching. Tough time to be giving, so we are passing on a few ways to stretch your dollar with some cool gifts that are in stock now.

Any street rider would love to get an Alpinestars Balaklava for Christmas. Cheap and comforting. They are sold out every where, but we kept a stash of them just for the holidays. In stock.

Our Alpinestars T-Shirt 3 Packs are a dollar-stretching wonder and we also have some hat packs available too.

Right now, the Leatt-Brace is on sale at 10% off.

I heard on the news just yesterday, that statistically men stop buying new underwear when times are tough. Help a dude out with some fresh undies from Alpinestars, the fastest underwear on the planet.

Our TwoWheelSteals site has some deals on Scorpion EXO-400 helmets. A little over $100 gets a loved one a new lid.

Personally, I think one of the nicest gifts a motorcyclist can get is body armor. Motostrano stocks many brands of body armor, including our favorites, TPRO Forcefield and Alpinestars.

Lastly, if you want to go all out, for the special Rossi fan in your life, the AGV GP Tech Rossi Dream helmet is available once again, in very limited quantities. It's also on sale.

Last, but not least, new gloves are always a great gift. Motostrano has a full stock of the Alpinestars GP Plus Gloves in stock. - main web store for all the new cool stuff. has updated with amazing deals up to 80% off parts and accessories.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Steve Drew Finishes First in Supermoto Unlimited Championship

Rockstar Energy/Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co. Team Rider Steve Drew Finishes First in Supermoto Unlimited Championship Points

Sonoma, CA– Rockstar Energy/Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co team rider Steve Drew came in first in overall points for the Supermoto Unlimited group for the 2008 Supermoto Series. The final race, held at Infineon Raceway, gave him the one point he needed to take the championship.

“The whole season led up to this final race and we are so excited for Steve. He rode well all season with a total of 3 wins. This season could not have turned out any better.” said team manager Kenny Watson.

The other Rockstar Energy/H&H Tattoo Supermoto riders also fared well with Travis Marks placing 6th in the race and 5th overall and Doni Wanat placing 7th in the race and 6th overall in the series.

The team would like to thank sponsors: Rockstar Energy Drink, Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co., LeoVince, JST Racing, Motostrano, Honda, Carter Powersports, Sunline, Fox Racing, DVS, All Sport Dynamics, K&N Filters, Pro Honda, Mac Tools, Rooke Customs, SDG, One Industries, Merge Racing, Weekend Warrior, Pro Wheel, OGIO,, ACERBIS, Dunlop, Hinson, QTM, Works Connection

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Akrapovic Exhaust, 10 Reasons Why

10 Reasons Why Akrapovic Motorcycle Exhaust

The only way to win is to be the fastest, to be unstoppable, and to be unbeatable in every way. This is the motto of the Akrapovic Company since the very beginning.

1. Only the best materials are used

Three basic materials are used for creating exhaust systems: high grade titanium, stainless steel, and pre impregnated ultra light carbon fiber with high tensile strength and temperature resistance. The titanium compound is a unique formula manufactured under an exclusive contract by a Japanese supplier. It is therefore much stronger and durable than regular titanium on the free market. The titanium used by Akrapovič is stronger and 40% lighter than stainless steel.

2. Use of high technology in a state-of-the-art factory

Hydroforming is a process of forming header tubes using machines that mould metal with pressurized water (from 1,000 to 4,000 bars). The material also does not lose its strength in the process. This is necessary because exhaust fumes flow optimally through the tube only when its form is ideal.

3. In-house development and manufacturing – designed and created in the factory

Because we want to stay flexible and independent of outside suppliers and maintain 100% control over quality, we design and manufacture exhaust systems entirety in house. This also allows us to create exhaust tubes to our own specifications, resulting in maximum performance.

4. In-house development

The R&D department is the heart of the company. The skilled and highly motivated team uses state-of-the-art equipment, including three dynamometers, a 3D scanner and a 3D printer that allows the rapid creation of full-size prototypes from ABS plastic.

5. Involvement in motorcycle racing

Akrapovic works with numerous factory teams and is present in nearly all racing categories. The company boasts a total of 32 World Championship titles!

6. A wealth of experience

Igor Akrapovic’s daring vision of industry supremacy was based on his ingenuity to ad cutting edge technical skills and a desire for perfection to the experience gained on the racetrack as a competitor. The excellence of the brand was also corroborated by the fact that in the late 1990s all Japanese teams in the World Superbike Championship used exhaust systems that bore the Akrapovic logo. The turn of the millennium was also a milestone for the company as it gained visibility and became a reference name for quality exhaust systems. The company also made inroads into other segments of the four stroke internal combustion world, last but not least in high performance automotive industry.

7. Innovation in design

Patented hexagonal shaped mufflers caused a storm in exhaust systems in aftermarket industry. The shape transformed the concept of exhaust systems, as it replaced the standard oval-shaped muffler into a designer product that added an aesthetic value to the motorcycle. According to trends, each motorcycle will in the future carry its own exhaust system design.

8. Meeting the most stringent environmental demands

The Akrapovic exhaust systems for road use meet the most stringent norms for exhaust gas emissions and noise. But we did not stop there! Our new manufacturing facility houses a state-of-the-art laboratory, allowing us to meet the conditions for type approval and certificates.

9. Attention to detail

We use hydroformed conical header tubes for optimal exhaust gas flow. Because inner sleeves, flanges, and header tubes are independent, using floating couplings connected with just a couple of springs, the assembly is quick, while reduced vibrations also puts less stress on the material. Systems that use interference crossover tubes or additional chambers have additional reinforcement in order to reduce the possibility of cracking. Using CNC machined sleeve joints, attached together with silicon shielded springs, the highest possible level of compactness of the entire system and constant contact between the tubes is achieved. The interior of the muffler is made using a sandwich construction of stainless steel mesh and stainless steel wool to ensure longevity of the muffler packing interior that guarantees maximum engine performance. Another special feature of Akrapovic workmanship is TIG welding, which is the only way to guarantee the stiffness, durability, and smoothness of the welds.

10. Technology in combination with passion

Akrapovic employees work with a passion. They are levelheaded, have the know-how and are in constant search for technological perfection, which results in victory. But even they cannot win without cutting edge equipment, which is why the exhaust systems developed and manufactured by Akrapovic have been the staple of champions in recent years. And what is available to world champions is now available to all riders.

Available at

Friday, November 7, 2008

Scorpion EXO-700 Solid Neon for better visibility

Lake Forest, CA (November 2008) - Highly visible but not highly priced. Developed in real world conditions with features that will enhance any rider's experience, the Scorpion Neon EXO-700 helmet has established an all-new level of performance for an under-$210 hand-laid, fiberglass Kevlar composite helmet. The Neon colored EXO-700 helmet is offered in sizes extra-small through double extra-large. Combine the Neon helmet with the Scorpion Commander Jacket in Neon to obtain the ultimate in visibility.
The neon color increases rider conspicuity for increased visibility and safety while riding. The EXO-700's remarkable fit and comfort have become a new standard in motorcycle full-faced helmets. From its EverClear® no-fog face shield to its rider tested aerodynamics and breathable, removable and washable KwikWick® liner, the features and construction of the EXO-700 rival much more expensive helmets on the market.
J.D. Power and Associates ranked Scorpion EXO in the top two and three places for the Customer Satisfaction category, out of 40 helmet brands in the United States over the last two years. Scorpion helmets were also $25 below the average price index out of those 40 brands. The Scorpion Neon will be delivering to Scorpion dealers nationwide and Canada soon, stop by to place your pre-order now.

Features of the Scorpion EXO-700 Neon:

* Fiberglass and Kevlar Matrix Shell: Quiet, aero-tuned design for wind-tunnel tested comfort.
* EPS-lined chin bar for additional protection.
* SpeedShift® quick-change shield system: Easy, secure tool-less face shield changes in ten seconds or less.
* EverClear® no-fog face shield: Optically-correct shield with state-of-the-art, thermally bonded, hydrophobic, fog-free technology and anti-scratch hardened coating.
* KwikWick® moisture-wicking helmet liner and cheek pads: Breathable, easily removable and washable.
* Ventilation system: Adjustable, indexed front and rear vents with aero-tuned rear spoiler reduce lift, create vacuum and maximize airflow through helmet.
* Custom liner and cheek pad kits: Available in hot colors and wild patterns.
* Meets both Snell and DOT safety standards.

Available at

Thursday, November 6, 2008

2009 Acerbis Streetfighter Supermoto Parts

2009 products are beginning to trickle down to our parts desk as we speak and it looks like it will be a good year for the alien bike. You might guess, we get a little giddy when cool new parts come out that are better than the old stuff. Acerbis- one of our favorite companies in the aftermarket parts arena, has given us preview and pre-order permissions on some killer items for the naked street bike beast and burly motard.

First up, one of the most out-of-this-world headlight kits we've seen in a while, for less than $150. The Acerbis Vision Headlight looks like the head of an alien made from non-earthly metals. It looks like it should shoot blue metal-piercing lazer beams from each bulb. It comes in six colors and will look mean on any motard. Use it as a tail light too and scare your fellow commuters coming and going.

Next, Acerbis has produced a handguard set-up for street bikes, sport bikes and road going motards. They look slick. Minimalist design. They even feature an optional LED light kit that can be hooked up to turn signals. The Acerbis Dual Road handguards, a morphing of off-road ideas for road duty. They look cool and will be particularly useful to hooligan lane-splitters, bashing through car side view mirrors in a traffic jam near you. Now, now, share the road.

And again for the motardist, Acerbis has come out with a race handguard system that seems to follow the path of Cycra's triple clamp mount set-up. The Acerbis RAM Handguards. Aluminum reinforcements, slim plastic shields and a triple clamp mount option.

We'll keep you posted as more cool new parts come across our desk for 2009. Of course, we've also been busy dumping more and more clearance and close-out stuff in our two wheel parts clearance extravaganza web site,

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Supermoto National November 14, 15, 16

Everyone is invited!

In fact if you want to see this sport continue to grow, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Please tell everyone you know, this is the final two rounds of the 2008 AMA National Supermoto Championship. That's right, DOUBLE HEADER, right in our back yard. All the big names and factory teams. PLUS - Amateur racing on Friday, getting to ride on the same track.

I'm reaching gout to each of you to help us make this event what it needs to be. A large turn out is what the sport needs right now, if this event goes well, it WILL happen again!

Ticket prices have been reduced to make it easy and affordable, get them online or at the gate for the same price $10. for Friday $10. for Saturday and $15. for Sunday or $30. for all three days. On site camping is also available thru Infineon Raceway or at the main gate. Amateur promoter pracitce on Thursday, After Party Friday night and the best Supermoto riders in the world racing for Championships Saturday and Sunday.

Come cheer for your favorite Supermoto USA Pro as they do battle at their home track with the Nations top athletes.

Amateurs are encouraged to pre-enter as the post entry price will be more $

NO license is required to race on Friday and Thursday Practice is OPEN to all.

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tickets @

Monday, November 3, 2008

Supermoto Racer Magazine Changes Name and Makes A Video

Supermoto Racer Magazine, which recently changed its name to, Super Motorcycle Rider & SuperMoto Racer, recently also published a supermoto racing video online. Check it out here: