Gear Up: Race Tech Pro Series & Giant Loop

January 17, 2014

By Byron Wilson

Pro Series Products from Race Tech
RT 19mm Shock Shaft Kits MSRP: $999.99
Stainless Steel Reservoir Rod Compression Posts MSRP: $49.99 each
Shock Rebound Separator Valve MSRP: $49.99 each
Dual-Chamber Fork Pressure Springs: $49.99 pair

Race Tech offers a number of up-spec parts designed to handle the added strain put on a motorcycle in Supercross, Motocross and Freestyle Motocross. Rated 40% stronger than stock units, the Pro Series 19mm Shock Shaft Kit includes a built-in rebound separator and a spring-out top. The Stainless Steel Reservoir Rod Compression Posts replace the aluminum stocker and are claimed to be four-times stronger than units supplied by the factory. The Shock Rebound Separator Valve features an asymmetric valve to provide variable flow rates in compression and rebound damping. Finally, the Dual-Chamber Fork Pressure Springs serve to prevent cavitation and claim to deliver improved feel and more precise cornering.

Japanese Custom Motorcycles (Book)
MSRP: $40

Written by Ulrich Cloesen, “Japanese Custom Motorcycles” looks deep into the world of Japanese custom bikes. Cloesen has been a motorcycle enthusiast for 35 years and has also written “BMW Custom Motorcycles.” His latest title examines a wide range of Japanese custom bikes, from budget builds up to premium projects, and Cloesen also provides a rare glimpse of the Japanese domestic custom scene. Other features of the book include a section which tracks the progress of a factory cruiser to a custom bike and an evaluation of Chinese “clone” customs. It’s currently available in the UK and will be available in the United States this March.

Ohlins Race-Smart SCU for 2013-2014 Kawasaki ZX-10R Steering Damper
MSRP: $328.00

Ohlins now offers a Race Suspension Control Unit (SCU) for the Ohlins OEM-fitted steering damper on 2013-14 Kawasaki ZX-10R motorcycles. The Race SCU is designed to respond to higher speeds and to extremes of velocity and rider input common at the racetrack. The OEM-fitted damper is already designed to provide the damping abilities needed for superior track performance, the Race SCU helps realize the potential of the installed unit. Search product #21740-03 at any Ohlins USA dealer.

Rokform Motorcycle Mounts
Handlebar Mount MSRP: $123.00
Fork-Clamp Mount MSRP: $94.00

Rokform Motorcycle Mounts, sister company to Two Brothers Racing, now offers smartphone mounts for your motorcycle. For cruisers there’s a handlebar mount that comes with dual retention lock system that features a magnet kit and RokLock mounting technology. The fork-clamp mount comes with the same locking system but is designed for use on sportbikes. Both are made of durable 6061 T-6 aluminum and are compatible with all v3 mountable phone cases.

Giant Loop Possibles Pouch
MSRP: $50.00

Giant Loop introduces the Possibles Pouch, a two-liter addition to Giant Loop saddlebags and panniers. The Possibles Pouch can also be mounted to nearly any secure attachment point on the bike as well. Made in the USA and constructed with vinyl polyester Bomb Shell coating, the Possibles Pouch is backed by a lifetime warranty. Other features include multiple MOLLE-style webbing lash points, reflective tabs and two webbing and thumb-lock buckle straps.