Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Buy him a gift certificate

Motostrano offers online buying of Gift Certificates that make it easy to give moto-related holiday gifts to your loved ones. Order online and send the Gift directly to your friends email address. Great when you know they want moto stuff, but have no idea what to get them.

Here are some other gift ideas for this holiday:

  • Motorcycle gloves - riders always need them and no single gloves works for all occasions. Here's a chance for you to get some nice winter riding gloves, or some waterproof gloves, or some new road race or warm weather gloves. Motostrano has them all.
  • Casual apparel - it's cold so grab your honey a hoodie, or a new beanie.
  • Exhaust - a new exhaust for the right rider on the right bike will bring smiles a mile wide to your buddy
  • Tools - moto specific tools are helpful and great to have around
  • Wheels - for that budding supermoto rider, some new 17 inch wheels will make him indebted to you for life.
  • Jackets - a new motorcycle jacket is always helpful. Riders like to let these things get ripe and funky before replacement.
  • Tires - tires are expensive and always wear out. Always.
From your pals at Motostrano.com

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Motorcyclists

Buying Christmas gifts for motorcyclists is always a challenge. This task is made particularly difficult because most folks buying gifts for motorcyclists don't ride themselves and typically don't know anything about motorcycles. You may have a list of things the recipient wants, you may not. It's not easy talking with the personnel at some motorcycles stores, which is why we make it easy for you you if you call our store. We'll try to help you get the right size, color or the the right fitting part for your loved ones motorcycle.

Here are some gift ideas worth thinking about. All of them available at Motostrano.com for fast shipping and easy ordering.

  • Motorcycle gloves - riders always need them and no single gloves works for all occasions. Here's a chance for you to get some nice winter riding gloves, or some waterproof gloves, or some new road race or warm weather gloves. Motostrano has them all.
  • Casual apparel - it's cold so grab your honey a hoodoe, or a new beanie.
  • Exhaust- a new exhaust for the right rider on the right bike will bring smiles a mile wide to your buddy
  • Tools - moto specific tools are helpful and great to have around
  • Wheels - for that budding supermoto rider, some new 17 inch wheels will make him indebted to you for life.
  • Jackets - a new motorcycle jacket is always helpful. Riders like to let these things get ripe and funky before replacement.
  • Tires - tires are expensive and always wear out. Always.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Trail Tech Voyager GPS

Wow, Trail Tech just released a GPS system. Called the Trail Tech Voyager GPS, this system is full integrated and bike specific, built for motorcycles.

Question: Voyager kits include physical sensors, magnets, and other cables. Why does the unit need this if it’s a GPS?

Answer: You can use Voyager handheld without any sensors connected. However, physically bolting Voyager to your vehicle provides many advantages over what you are used to in a “standard” GPS.

  1. Power from the machine enables several integration features, such as extended run-time and maintenance-free charging. (Voyager can be run using only the internal battery and charged with a wall charger.)
  2. The engine temperature sensor monitors the health of your machine and enables two major features: engine temperature diagnostics and over-temp warning LEDs.
  3. The ignition sensor tells Voyager when the engine is running. This enables logging of tracks only when engine is running and tachometer display features.
  4. The wheel sensor can also control when to log, and provides a more accurate odometer than GPS. See next question.

Question: Do I really need a wheel sensor? “Standard” GPS units get along just fine without one.

Answer: All speed/distance data can be gathered from either GPS or the wheel sensor. Voyager kits provide a wheel sensor for several reasons:

  1. When using a wheel sensor, Voyager knows to stop logging when the vehicle stops moving. When you start rolling again, the wheel sensor tells Voyager which starts logging again (without a GPS induced lag.)
  2. The wheel sensor will track distance regardless of GPS conditions. This is important under several circumstances:
    1. GPS cannot tell the difference between a motorcycle moving under its own power or in the back of a truck.
    2. The GPS signal can be lost, especially around metal structures or in tunnels. With no signal, speed and distance accuracy is lost.
    3. GPS cannot see small changes in elevation (i.e. whoops and ruts.) Over time this will create significant odometer error.
    4. GPS is accurate while travelling in straight lines at constant velocity. However, tight, fast corners will cause the GPS to skip over part of your path. Over time this will contribute to odometer error.
  3. Trail Tech believes an accurate odometer and hour meter are critical features. To maintain this accuracy, kits are provided with a wheel sensor included.

Question: Can Voyager use GPX files?

Answer: Yes, GPX (GPS Exchange Format) files are the main format that Voyager uses. Import and export GPX files directly from Voyager using the accessible waterproof MicroSD memory card slot. Download new GPX trails directly from OHVtrails.net and ride new areas with confidence. GPX also works well with Google Earth™,GPSBabel.org, the Trail Tech's GPX Editor software and many other resources.

GPX (the GPS Exchange Format) is a light-weight XML data format for the interchange of GPS data (waypoints, routes, and tracks) between applications and Web services on the Internet. GPX is being used by dozens of software programs and Web services for GPS data exchange, mapping, and geocaching.

Question: Does Voyager have topo maps?

Answer: On the trail, OHV (off-highway vehicle) riders do not typically utilize elevation data found on topo maps; instead, topo maps are used because of trail route information. Topo maps are mostly based on aerial photos from the 1950’s and 1960’s, so many are out of date and inaccurate. While some updated topo maps are available, the efforts to restore them focus on hiking trails, not OHV trails.

Because topo maps are not particularly well suited for use on OHV trails, Voyager provides a better means of collecting, displaying and sharing up-to-date OHV trail information. Routes may be imported into Voyager from standard GPX files, or exported for later review and sharing. Using Voyager’s trail-centric approach, riders can enjoy a superior experience using up-to-date trail maps.

You can find up-to-date trail information at Trail Tech’s OHV map website: www.OHVtrails.net. There you can plan your rides by overlaying a library of OHV trails and roads on top of detailed topographical maps and satellite images courtesy of Google Earth™. Create your own custom trail collection and upload it to your Voyager GPS dashboard. While OHVtrails.net currently covers only North America, it is being actively developed for other parts of the world. OHVtrails.net is provided free of charge for all to use.

Question: How many track points can Voyager hold?


You can have up to 200 waypoints.

You can also have 1 track with 72,500 points (or up to 300 tracks with 241 points, or some hybrid.)

You can also have 1 route with 72,500 points (or up to 300 routes with 241 points, or some hybrid.)

Route and track memory are independent (e.g. you can have up to 72,500+72,500=145,000 points total if track and route memory are both full.)

Friday, November 5, 2010

CRG Lane Splitter - Motostrano.com Top Selling Mirror 6th Year In A Row!


CRG Lane Splitter - Motostrano Top Selling Mirror 6th Year In A Row!


For the 6th straight year in a row, CRG's Lane Splitter bar end mirror has won the MOTOSTRANO Top Selling Mirror Award, it was announced today.

CRG (CONSTRUCTORS RACING GROUP) manufacturers the Lane Splitter mirror for sport bikes, cruisers, standard, supermoto and dual sport motorcycles. CRG Lane Splitter mirrors are sold via the www.motostrano.com web site and in Motostrano's Redwood City, California facility.

CRG Lane Splitter mirrors are designed to be functional yet sleek in design, mounted on the end of the handle bar for an unobtrusive look, while still allowing for excellent field of vision. With a convex design and adjustable folding arm the CRG Lane Splitter literally folds in to provide ample clearance while splitting lanes down your favorite congested California freeway.

CRG Lane Splitter mirrors retail for just $89.99. Order yours today.

ABOUT MOTOSTRANO.COM: Motostrano LLC is a motorcycle accessories, parts and clothing retail company based in Redwood City, California. In operation since 2002, Motostrano now specializes in racing and street parts for supermoto.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Alpinestars Red Bull T-Shirts!

We got the scoop on a limited range of Official Red Bull Alpinestars t-shirts and a hoody that will be shipping at the end of this month. Get an order in now, because these things will SELL OUT well before you find your arm stuffed inside the back end of a giant turkey hunting for left over entrails Thanksgiving morning. It may even be too late already. Think about it- when is that last time you've seen official licensed sportswear with the two most loved brands in motocross pasted in big bold colors for all to see? Here's the answer to that question: NEVER unless the number on your MX bike is 199.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

While supplies last, we have a great deal on a great leather jacket from Alpinestars. The ATL Jacket is on sale for just $199.00, marked down $150 for your close-out buying pleasure. Dude! You're gettin a deal!

Here's the specs: Relaxed fit, all-round leather riding jacket. 1.2-1.4mm full grain perforated leather panels for increased cooling on shoulders, inner arms and upper back. Alpinestars flat, multiple stitched pattern, main seam construction for max tear resistance. Removable CE elbow and shoulder protectors. Relaxed fit with pre-curved sleeves for riding comfort. Chest pad compartment with PE padding. Back pad compartment with PE pad (CE RC back protector available). Low collar with multi panel construction and mesh insert for comfort. YKK zippers. Die cut vents. Silicone rear logo. Removable thermal vest with internal pocket layout. Check it out!.

And, if that's just too slick for, dig around some more in our close-out section for more deals. <

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

FACTOID: Tire Weights

I was hefting around some tires here at the shop today and noticed that the Avon Distanzias are heavy! Very heavy! So, I weighed them and compared them to the Conti SM

REAR AVON DISTANZIA 150/60HR-17 16.2 lbs
REAR CONTI SM 150/60HR-17 12.1 lbs

FRONT AVON DISTNAZIA 120/70-17 10 lbs
FRONT CONTI SM 120/70-17 9.2

Conclusion- for a DRZ or other lighter weight street supermoto, a 4 lb difference on the rear and almost a lb on the front is no small amount of lard to be carrying around on such a slim bike.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pirelli Scorpion trail tires for on off pavement excursions


This segment was born during the 1980s when BMW GS had begun wining the most important African rallies, using resistant motorcycles with a 21" enduro tire on front. Soon these big motorcycles started to meet the street for long distance tours and the natural progression of their usage has modified the fitment: larger tire on the rear and a smaller 19" on the front.
Today, the segment of enduro is one of the strongest in the market, and BMW GS series is the unquestioned market killer. Other manufacturers are trying to enter the segment bringing back the off road heritage as Tènèrè, V-Storm or TransAlp, or introducing aggressive style bikes like Benelli Tre1103K or Moto Morini Granpasso.

As motorcycle manufactures are renewing their offers bringing in new models able to evocate to the rider the freedom and the power of following his own imagination, Scorpion Trail has been created to answer to the new requirements of an increasingly demanding market.
An aggressive look, mixed with technological innovations and essential features like high speed stability, off-road traction, handling and comfort, but also grip in all conditions: this is Pirelli's Scorpion Trail tire.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Cheap Helmets

they get the job done

It seems any rider with a discussion forum profile has an opinion about cheap helmets. "You get what you pay for". "Do you have a $100 head to match your $100 helmet?". But the fact is that manufacturing techniques and helmet material technologies have all gotten less expensive in the last few years, despite the fact that Arai offers a $800 helmet in this down economy. This has helped helmet makers offer more and more helmets at lessor and lessor cost.

So, we are on the side of cheap helmets, if it gets more riders on two wheels, lowers the cost-barrier for more folks to get on a motorcycle. Let's face it, many of us got into this activity because it's cheaper than other forms of motorized transportation, so things that keep costs down - like cheap helmets - are a good thing for the sport.

Our top selling "cheap helmet" line has traditionally been Z1R Helmets. Z1R has held fast to it's price point, letting you buy a DOT approved full face street helmet for $100. Our second helmet brand to offer cheap helmets is AFX Helmets. AFX has been around quite a while and also offers some low cost helmets for street and dirt riders. In fact, you can pick up a full face street helmet from AFX for just $59.95. That's a bargain.


Please also check our TwoWheelSteals web site for super blow out bargains.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Valentino Rossi Chicken Helmet

would you like your eggs sunny side up or scrambled?

Chickens are weird creatures. I know, because I have a couple that peck and scratch around in my yard all day long. They look at you with that sense of fear and mistrust that comes from absolute assurance that you're about to chop their head off and throw them on the rotisserie at any minute. They're stubborn, friendly, curious and hard working. They also produce lots of crap.

So it is perhaps fitting, in some way (I don't know how yet), that AGV would release its latest iteration of the limited edition Valentino Rossi helmets, featuring a giant chickensmack in the middle of the top of the helmet.. Designed once again by Vale's faithful designer and friendAldo Drudi. Only 300 or so will ever come to the United States, so if you miss out on this release, better brush up on your Italian so you can pay more and get it abroad.

The AGV Rossi Chicken helmet is shipping NOW. Buy to own, to wear and to collect. Once again, Rossi and AGV have created something very special and unique for the motorcycle community. Motostranohas been pre-selling this helmet already for about 3 months, but with the helmet shipping now, it's a great time to stop procrastinating and get that order in.


Friday, September 17, 2010

The Conversion Factor - Supermoto

The Conversion Factor

Motostrano's Supermoto Conversion kits help make getting into Supermoto easy and more affordable. With twelve kits to select from, it's easy to select a package that is right for your project, whether you're just getting into it and want something affordable, or you want to go all out and build a full blown race bike based on the same parts used professional racers. And if you're looking at our web site and reading all the gibberish on the chat boards about this or that and still can't figure it out, pick up the phone, or send us an email and we'll be happy to steer you in the right direction.

Our basic supermoto kit, the Bare Bones supermoto kit is on sale currently and this kit includes everything you need to do the supermoto thing without breaking the bank: wheels, tires, tubes, supermoto fender, big front rotor, rear rotor and sprocket, plus all required mounting hardware. Other kits offer lighter weight wheels, as well as tubeless options depending on your budget.

Motostrano has been offering supermoto parts and accessories for the past seven years, based on the best parts available, supplying parts to professional and amateur supermoto racers and street riders all over the world. Check us out.

Twowheelsteals.com has been updated again too!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

ICON Krazy Klown

ICON's new Alliance helmet, the Krazy Klown, is absurd, psychopathic and pretty cool.
Not sure if it was modeled after this guy or this this guy.

This is what they say

"Coulrophobia, or in laymen's term, a completely rational fear of clowns. It's an extremely common condition usually instigated by a youth spent near carnivals, hobo encampments, or fast food restaurants. Whatever the cause there is no known cure. Some will tell you that clowns are merely actors with facepaint. Wrong. All clowns are evil demonic demons and desire nothing more than to eat you alive - you know, for fun. Those aren't idle ramblings of the Iconic mind, those are facts. All world standard, meets or exceeds the following: DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (Europe), SAI AS1698 (Australia) & SG (Japan) safety and testing standards. Does not ship with SAI or SG certification stickers unless purchased in that country. Injection molded Polycarbonate shell Wind tunnel tested and refined Molded twin channel supervent for increased cooling Rear exhaust ports prevent heat buildup Internal on/off cheek exhaust switches Removable molded breath deflector Chin venting system reduces shield fogging Fully removable/washable HydraDryTM interior Quick-change fog-free eye ProshieldTM ProLockTM secure shield locking system Removable FSB fin kit included"

Thursday, August 26, 2010


PREVIEW ITEM. Not yet orderable. AGV AX8 DUAL Helmet. This is a Dual sport, Supermoto helmet. Features a peak and visor. Use off road without visor. Visor is removable to use helmet as a standard street helmet. 3 size SSL shell (FIBERGLASS KEVLAR CARBON). Integrated ventilation system with wide channels hollowed directly in the shell. 5 front air vents, 2 lateral air intakes and 2 rear extractors. Fully removable and washable inside padding. Adjustable peak system, patented by AGV. Dry-lex comfort fabrics with hygienic treatment. Double D titanium retention system.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

NEW: Alpinestars Mert Leather Jacket

Alpinestars Mert Leather Jacket

The Alpinestars Mert Jacket is cut from supple, 1.1mm full-grain leather for the optimal combination of • durability, comfort and abrasion resistance. Large perforated panels promote airflow within the jacket for extra • riding comfort. Adjustable and removable CE certified elbow and shoulder protectors • provide high levels of impact protection. Additional protection afforded by PE foam padding in the chest and back • pad compartments. Removable thermal wind breaker vest liner offers true year round • comfort capability. Wrist and waist adjustment allow a tailored fit. • Waist connection zipper allows connection to a wide range of • Alpinestars leather and textile pants.

Alpinestars Durban

For the Fall 2010 season, Alpinestars has upped it's footing in the adventure touring arena with the Alpinestars Durban Gore-Tex Jacket and Alpinestars Durban Pants. Zip them together and pull them over some Alpinestars Durban Boots and you're one Durbaned-out dude. You might even say that you have been Durbanified.

Alpinestars Durban Gore-Tex Jacket

Alpinestars Durban Gore-Tex Jacket Multifabric shell construction. • Lightweight polyamide main construction. • Lightweight protective polyamide inserts. • Superfabric® ceramic coated welded reinforcements. • Zippered air intakes and rear air exhausts on the sleeves, chest and shoulders. • Articulated elbow construction. • Detachable sleeves. • Two waterproof external pockets on front of jacket. • Multiple fit and volume adjustment. • Removable Paclite Gore-Tex® membrane with micro-fleece inserts. • Removable rear large utility pocket. • Lightweight, removable CE certified elbow and shoulder protectors. • Chest and back pad compartments with PE protective padding (Alpinestars back protector insert and chest guards available as accessory upgrade). • Integrated high visibility reflective stripes. • Internal waist connection zipper for attachment to riding pants. • Bionic Neck Support (BNS) connection system. • 2Lt Bladder storage (0.5 when used with BNS).

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

2 New Headlights For Supermoto

What species are you?

They've been a long time coming, but they are finally here. Moose Racing's new supermoto and dual-sport headlights are now in stock. If you are one of the patient few who've waited for these with us for the past 6 months, our hats off to you. A pretty patient and even well-mannered bunch, surprisingly. If you were chomping at the bit and waiting to pull the trigger, wait no more. >

The Moose Species headlight is the most popular of the two so far. A little bug-eyed and alienish. Universal fitting with anti vibration rubber straps. Protective transparent polycarbonate lens for off-road use. Heat resistant plastic headlight support. Spot light fitted with a 55w Halogen bulb. Flood light is fitted with a 55w halogen bulb and a 55w incandescent bulb. Lots of light!

The Moose Warrior headlight is the runner up and also a great looking light. More robot than alien, the Warrior is something out of an old Sci Fi flick. Also features a universal fitting and anti vibration rubber straps. High impact lens. Headlamp fitted with 35w incandescent bulb and a 4w running light. Headlight extensions included. made from rubber and polypropylene for excellent durability.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ICON Speedmetal Variant Helmet

ICON Speedmetal Variant Helmet
No one was really sure when it first became self-aware. A dark form cresting the artifical horizon between digital and analog. The predictions were all true of course. Malevolence at a scale not conceivable by a sentient being. The thing was upon us and there would be no redemption.

Welcome to the
ICON Variant: SPEEDMETAL Helmet at Motostrano.com

* All world standard, meets or exceeds the following: DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (EUROPE), SAI AS1698 (AUSTRALIA & SG (JAPAN) safety and testing standards. Does not ship with SAI OR SG Certification stickers unless purchased from an authorized dealer in that country * Fiberglass/Dyneema/Carbon fiber shell * Long oval headform * Wind tunnel tested and refined * Anti-lift visor to reduce glare * Multiple oversized intake and exhaust ports * Molded EPS nose reduces shield fogging * Quick-change fog-free shield * Fully removable/washable Hydradry interior * Rear spoiler for reduced helmet buffeting

ICON Overlord Prime Leather Jacket

ICON Overlord Prime Prime Leather Jacket
ICON Overlord Prime Prime Leather Jacket
ICON Overlord Prime Prime Leather Jacket at Motostrano.com For many years Icon has led the charge to conquer the moto leather market. Our unending quest for leather perfection has brought us to this point - the Overlord Prime. A chassis crafted from the finest cuts of Brazilian cowhide. The aggressive fit is complemented with engineered flex zones for unparalleled function. Precurved arms are set in a forward attitude to place you in an attack position, while strategically located plastic armor helps defend against the asphalt adversary. Finally, perforations and mesh panels combine for optimum operational temperatures. The Overlord Prime at Motostrano.com, truly a garment crafted for the most hostile of engagements.* Icon attack fit * 1.2-1.4mm premium grade leather chassis * Removable Icon CE field armor impact protector elbow and shoulder * Icon external injected plastic protection on shoulders, elbows, and back * Removable Icon dual-density foam back pad * Gathered stretch panels for comfort and flexibility * Stretegically placed perforated leather for ventilation * YKK autolock zippers * Removable insulated wind resistant vest * Upgraded to stryker CE back protector

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wolfman luggage

Stuff it

Motostrano is one of the few companies in the nation to actually stock Wolfman luggage. How do we know this? You might think we have a team of spies that go from shop to shop and travel around the country taking logs of the various products our competition sells and then this team sends in reports. Very Spy vs Spy. But no. We know this because from where I sit I'm always hearing customers in our store say "oh, you actually stock Wolfman luggage? Cool!" or "see, these guys sell Wolfman, which is a cool dual-sport brand of luggage. They are the only guys I know that stock them."

Wolfman luggage is a small manufacturer of a wide range of motorcycle soft luggage built with the dual-sport and world trekker in mind. Their luggage reminds me a lot of kayaking luggage with a liberal use of waterproof plastic and rubber. They've designed their bags to hold giant amounts of gear that gets strapped to large multi-purpose motorcycles as they go long distance to far away lands. It's rugged and designed for objects of all sizes. It's made to take some damage in a crash and some bags are made to withstand water submersion - for when the native canoe you've tied your BMW 1200GS using substandard jungle vine cracks in two, causing you and your bike to slip into snake infested river water.

You'll find the complete Wolfman catalog at Motostrano.com here.


Dirt Cheap Deals

Dirt Cheap Deals

There's some smoking hot deals to be had in the Motostrano Outlet store right now. Our Outlet Store is where we move all of our in-stock clearance, over-stock and close-out items. All items are marked down typically 50% and some items are marked down as much as 80% off retail. All items are in stock ready to ship.

Our Outlet store is currently selling HELMETS for up to 50% off and casual items like t-shirts and hoodies for as little as $5.00! There's Supermoto rotors for just $99 and plastics for 50% off. There's Alpinestars clearance pants, boots and suits online as well.

Check it out, tell a friend.

And, Twowheelsteals.com has been updated too.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ziggy Marley Road Trip 2010

“It’s a historic moment for Africa. We’re gonna take a road trip through it.”

These are the words of Ziggy Marley, eldest son of reggae superstar Bob Marley and heir to one of the most legendary families in music, on the historic motorcycle trip he took to Africa with his brothers, Rohan and Robbie, during World Cup 2010: the first-ever World Cup to be held in Africa.

REV'IT! tested to the limit
Camping under the stars and staying with local families kept the team close to Africa’s people, land, and wildlife, and their REV’IT! GORE-TEX® Defender GTX jackets and trousers kept the Marley brothers well equipped for all the twists and turns of their trip. Capturing all of the action was award-winning producer/director David Alexanian and his production crew from Elixir Films, for a series called Marley Africa Road Trip. Alexanian is known for filming Ewan McGregor’s unforgettable motorcycle trips across the world, in the series Long Way Round and Long Way Down, and he has created a wonderful record of the Marleys’ trip and its meaning to them, in part through personal interviews and tour diaries.

To watch the trailer click here and check out the Marley Africa Road Trip webisodes at www.revit.eusoon.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

WR450F, done

Got this email from our customer out in Vietnam who purchased a kit
from us from half way around the world. Poetry.

37 PM (16 hours ago)

boys it starts out borrowing LAMS kdx 5 months ago....i dreeam about how much i miss MX feel..after 3 sleepless nights of DREAM OFF ROADING u think about whats the best bike..
My YZ was beautiful but no lights and no electric start..
motostrano.com ADVENTURE CONVERSION kits appears bec we need keep some off road roots when ride a MX er.
MUST HAVE 'FMF' to give the 450 a lil sound and kick...
beside the fact i havent found BLACK PLASTIC replacement it looks ok.
sits lower then the mx tires..which is nice..
u defintly feel the weight of the ASERBIS protecters.

thats the review ..here is the machine..ready ride DIEN BIEN SAPA..anywhere with lots of fast curvy roads...or just go offroad and fly down soime fireroads..flexibilty boys ...

btw ..the front motard fenders sucks..this is with a bit of mud arriving ciputra from tn

Friday, July 30, 2010

Supermoto RETURNS to San Mateo Fairgrounds

Supermoto Racing at San Mateo Expo (07/27/2010)

New Motorcycles, Super Moto Racing, Demo Rides, Historic Race Bikes, Celebrities, Seminars and More

The International Motorcycle Shows® has partnered with Supermoto USA to bring a full weekend of Supermoto racing to the International Motorcycle Show’s second tour stop at San Mateo County Expo Center, November 19-21. International Motorcycle Show attendees in San Mateo will be entertained with indoor/outdoor Supermoto racing action on a dirt/asphalt combo course.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Enter the Chicken

Motostrano has begun pre-selling the soon to be released AGV Valentino Rossi CHICKEN limited edition helmet. A classic Rossi helmet that will be highly collectible. Go get 'em.

Details: This fantastic Valentino Rossi limited edition ‘The Chicken’ AGV helmet features the new ‘Chicken’ graphics that were worn by Rossi in celebration of his 9th World Championship, which he achieved in the 2009 Malaysian Moto GP. Valentino has been wearing this helmet design throughout winter testing and the helmet model used is the AGV GP Tech. This is the top of the range AGV helmet, that has been designed and developed with Rossi’s support. Please note that all our helmets are supplied with clear visors.Limited edition Super-light carbon-kevlar construction shell Cool max interior fabric Fully removable and washable interior padding and neckroll Clear, flat, anti-scratch and anti-fog polycarbonate Race X visor with tear-off system Extra quick release visor system, which doesn’t require tools Double D ring chin strap Integrated ventilation system with channels directly in the helmet shell Valentino Rossi Chicken design paintwork Limited Edition box Please note all our helmets are supplied with clear visors

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Yoshimura for your BMW S1000RR

Yoshimura and BMW are two brands you may not always think of as making the perfect cocktail to drown out your earthly sorrows, but think again and throw a little sushi into your sourkraut- you never know, it just might taste great.

Yoshimura did their homework and came up with some interesting parts for the BMW S1000R. And why not? No one else is making them.

Once we buy the perfect bike (you know, the one about which we tell our wives: "Honey, this is the perfect bike, the last one I'll every buy and it's got everything on it, doesn't need a thing, not like all those other bikes I had that needed all those aftermarket parts I had to buy.") besides actually riding it, you're going to have to spend a lot of time in the garage just looking at it and stuff.

Now, if you own a BMW S1000R, you can turn those idle hours gazing at your bike into productive time spent improving on perfection.

Yoshimura has both a slip-on exhaust for the S1000R and a number useful aluminum parts that bolt on easily.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

CRG Arrow Mirrors

Constructors Racing Group (CRG) recently put out their new Arrow Mirrors. The CRG Arrow Mirrors are some solid bar end mirrors, ideal for sport bikes, standard, naked and supermoto.

The Arrow mirrors fit to standard 7/8 bars and can either mount to the bar itself on the outside or inside of your grip, or to a bar end, or to a CRG mirror adaptor

These mirrors are solid and have a good feel to them. They seem to be made out of the same metal as the ever-popular classic CRG bar end mirrors.

According to CRG: "Aerodynamic styling in billet aluminum construction gives a superior, unobstructed view of the road behind. In keeping with the exceptional quality of all CRG products, the Arrow Bar End Mirror is an eloquent and minimalist design. Will fit any handle bar with sufficient clearance beyond the grip or use with specially designed barends. The Arrow Mirror can be positioned for optimal viewing without concern of movement during high speed runs or excursions over rough roads. Sold Individually -Unique multi-position mounting -Aerodynamic design -6061-T6 aluminium CNC machined billet construction -Automotive quality convex mirror glass -Anodized aluminum -Stainless steel hardware -Made in the U.S.A."

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Felt HOT Wheels Sixty-8 Cruiser

One hot, I mean, cool bike

Felt makes some pretty cool cruisers. Some may even think they're rad. Perhaps the "king of cool", Felt's "HOT Wheels Sixty-8 Cruiser" model is the epitome of a custom cruiser bicycle in a low-rider style, made awsomely. Known for their use of huge fat tires, the Hot Wheels model is no exception, with the big fat Felt "Thick Brick" white-wall tires front and back. While not quite as huge as the massive 3 inchers on the El Guapo, the Hot Wheels holds it own with a custom paint job, fabricator style framing, disc brakes front and rear and low straight like handle bars. .

I like to picture myself riding this bike on a hot and sunny day, in rush hour traffic, on one of my busier downtown boulevards. I'm wearing a big flat bill cap, big black sunglasses, big tats down my arms, giant comb sticking out the back of my jeans and I have this giant ice cream cone in one hand. Then I slide up to this red light where two dudes on Harleys are sweltering in their leathers and I just look over at them and nod.
The Hot Wheels features a "Rust-Free Aluminum Monocoque Tank Frame" and stuff. And it comes with the "hotwheels' decorative black custom license plates too. It also features an MX-style side stand that fits into the axle. Yea, it's that cool. Way too cool for a regular kick stand.
This bike is a 3-speed with a compact cassette hub w/14mm Axle. No sprockets. Just smooth gearing using the shifter located on the down tube. Like we said. It's cool.
Check out the full range of Felt Cruisers here

Friday, April 30, 2010

Supermoto Wheels For BMW G450X

Motostrano now has supermoto wheels available for the BMW G450X.
Available in either silver or black hubs, with black rims.
Excel rims on Talon hubs.

Tooting our own horn

For 8 years, Motostrano has subscribed to a review service that allows our customers to openly and honestly rate their experience with our company. Unlike other companies, we have no control of the reviews there and can't edit bad ones or good onces, as the whole thing is run independently by Yahoo. We review these reviews constantly to gauge how we are doing. Most customers don't review us at all. Fortunately , most reviews are positive and we've maintained a 98% or 99% positive feedback status for the past 8 years. We've had our fair share of negative reviews too, and to be perfectly honestly with, the really bad reviews are usually about things like men's underwear or similar products. So it's always nice to get a really nice review like this one today:

"Little story of how my trip snuck up and bit me in the ass and Motostrano helped a fella out.

I was going on a trip with some friends that we had been planning for ‘bout 3-months when a week before D-day I realize I needed an exhaust for my bike and hadn’t even ordered it yet. Research had been done and the exhaust was already removed, but I got busy before I tracked down a decent price.

I thought I was going to have to pay full retail price locally in order to get it with enough time to install it and we all know that just plain sucks. I talked to my local guy who was almost as helpful as a bagful-of-assholes. So back to the interweb I went surfing, floating and slowly drowning then I stumbled on to Motostrano.com. Not only did the “About Us” page say they cared about customers but the price was the best I had found. I figured what the hell I might as give well them try. Gonna make an assumption and say that we all hate doing things twice, but I figured if I needed to I could put the stock exhaust back on then tear it off and install the new one when I got back, whatever.

So, I ordered it on a Saturday w/ overnight shipping and sent an email asking them to “please notify me if there is any problem and it will not ship by Wednesday at the latest.” Went to work Monday with full expectations of calling them on my lunch, them saying that they would have to get back to me, then killing a couple more days playing phone tag only to have it ship out 2-days too late with no hope of using the overnight shipping charge I already paid for; or something to that effect. However, they actually called me (3-minutes after they opened Monday) and told me it was at another warehouse and would require special shipping to reach them in time to fit my timeline.

Long story shortened up just a bit, I ended up getting the whole kit with 2-days to spare because of their great service and fast shipping. Like my wife, you too may be thinking “two overnight shipping charges was a heavy price to pay for piss poor planning.” But little does she know I still came out $250 less than going with my local shop who wouldn't even guarantee that it would be here on time.

Anyway, sorry if this was long winded but I don’t normally do reviews and the fact that I made it on my trip without doing work twice and saved 250 bones in the process makes me giddy as a school girl. Bottom line: It was an awesome product at a kick-ass price with excellent customer service. Give ‘em a shot, I did and now I’ll always check them first."

Monday, April 5, 2010

2010 Supermoto USA NW Series Schedule

Its that time again, the start of race season where you look at your calendar
and say where the hell is the race schedule? The lack of a published schedule
is making every one ansty and rumors are flying around as to what is going on
within our community.

Let me give you the skinny on what is going on with the Supermoto USA NW series.
We have reestablished our relationship with the management of the Pacific GP facility.
PGP will continue to be our "home" track and is open for supermoto practice daily
(see pacificgp.com for exact details).

PGP is also establishing a local series to run exclusively at PGP, utilizing the SMUSA NW rule book and class structure.
In fact, our may 16th event will share points between the regional series and the pgp series.
SMUSA NW could not be happier to have this opportunity to share in the utilization of this top notch
facility and in the benefits of the consistency of a well established rulebook.

In additon to the local series, SMUSA NW will go back to its roots in covering the region. We will be offering
6 different facilties over the course of the year for your racing enjoyment. Everywhere from PGP, to
Evergreen Speedway with the monster trucks to Renegade Raceways in Yakima to our keynote event @ EK days in July.

Its not without trepidation that we undertake this endeavor (go to wikpedia.org to look up those words if you must).
We know that the economy sucks for everyone. We know there has been some infighting in the community
about certain facilities and certain personalities (myself included!).

We also know this this is a make or break season for our entire sport. There is no pro series
(or very limited) this year and groups all across the country are shrinking.
There are pockets of growth, we are hoping to rekindle this interest and the participation our area.

We are also aware that now you as a rider have choices, we are no longer the exclusive source of Supermoto
in the Washington area. Being a supermoto rider in Washington no longer means you have to be a racer,
with the construction of the excellent facility at PGP, many are making to choice to be track day riders
and forgo racing all together, or only choosing to race events that are within x miles of their homes.

We are well aware that all the possibilities could lead to a dilution of the racer pool, to the point
that no series could be successful. We at SMUSA NW, WHR Motorsports and Pacific GP are fighting hard to
prevent this. We want to ensure our sports survival locally by whatever means we can.
Its your job as a racer to show up and (and bring friends to spectate or try it out) support the races
that you can, so you will have the opportunity to race again next year.

So, enough with the doom and gloom, lets get to the fun part. Racing.
Here is where and when you can.
2010 Supermoto USA NW Series:
Round 1 - Sunday, April 18th Ephrata Raceways WHR Motorsports All Supermoto USA classes
Round 2 - Sunday, May 16th Pacific GP WHR Motorsports All Supermoto USA classes.
Round 3 - Fri-Sat, May 28,29th Evergreen Speedway
Practice on Friday with a Team Race, racing on Saturday.
Round 4 - Sunday, June 6th Packwood - All Supermoto USA classes
Round 5 - Sunday, July 11th Renegade Raceways, Yakima Wa (brand new track.. additional details will be posted).
Practice Saturday, Racing sunday.
Round 6 - Thurs-Sat, July 22/24 Evil Knievel Days, Butte Montana WHR Motorsports .
The streets of Butte, Montana in front of thousands of spectators.
Round 7 - Sat-Sun, August 7/8 Renegade Raceways
Practice Saturday, Racing sunday.
Round 8 - Sat-Sun, Sept 11/12 Renegade Raceways, Yakima Wa
Practice Saturday, Racing sunday.
Season Finale. Sat-Sun, Oct 2/3 Renegade Raceways, Yakima Wa
Practice Saturday, Racing sunday.

PGP Series:
May 16 - Pacific GP
Seattle Round #2 - June 27 - Pacific GP
Seattle Round #3 - July 18 - Pacific GP
Seattle Round #4 - August 29th - Pacific GP
Seattle Round #5 - September 19th - Pacific GP

As usual, we will keep the www site (www.supermotousa.net) up to date with any late breaking information.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email at ron@ronwest99.com.

For directions and any last minute updates see: http://www.supermotousa.net