Gear Up: DEI Pipe Shield & Bitubo Shocks

February 28, 2014
Byron Wilson
Byron Wilson
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Byron's sure to be hunched over a laptop after the checkers are flown, caught in his own little version of heaven. Whether on dirt, street or a combination of both, MotoUSA's newest addition knows the only thing better than actually riding is telling the story of how things went down.

DEI Titanium Pipe Shield
MSRP: $52.95 – $89.95

Design Engineering Inc. (DEI) now offers Titanium Pipe Shields, flexible heat shields that provide up to 1350-degree Fahrenheit protection. The Titanium Pipe Shields feature a dual-layer design and the outer layer is constructed from DEI proprietary fiber technology that utilizes pulverized and stranded Basalt which is tightly woven together. The internal layer is made from heat resistant fabric (89% silica). The Titanium Pipe Shields (so named thanks to the titanium-colored finish) can be used in a variety of ways in addition to protecting legs and boots from exhaust heat. DEI suggests using the heat shields as barriers between the exhaust and bodywork, suspension components or electrical harnesses. Multiple sizes are available, from 4”x8” to 6”x36”. 

Bitubo Twin Shocks for Harley-Davidson & Café Racers

Bitubo, an Italian aftermarket suspension company, is looking for a piece of the custom pie with its new twin shocks for Harley-Davidson and Café Racers. The WME V1 twin shocks are black anodized and have aluminum billet alloy upper and lower attachments. The springs are Cr-Si allow steel, available in black or chrome, and each absorber is pressurized with nitrogen and comes with an oil/gas separating aluminum piston. The WME V1s come with rebound and preload adjustment as well.

Arai Vector-2 Hawk Graphic
MSRP: $639.95

Arai’s Vector 2 helmet is now available in a new Hawk graphic option, featuring a vivid, angular feather design in Red on Red, Blue on Blue or Grey on Frost Black with Green accents. The Arai Vector-2 Hawk comes with the company’s adjustable FCS Cheek Pad System, high-flow ACR-type crown ventilation and R75 Shell Shape. It also features Arai’s SAI shield and wide eyeport.

MSRP: $249.99 (Dual Packs $449.99)

The UCLEAR HBC200 Force communication system features boomless microphones and high quality speakers, with noise suppression and ABF technologies to reduce engine and road noise for riders. The Force system is Bluetooth enabled and features voice activation, allowing riders to answer calls, listen to music or communicate with others hands-free. A full-duplex intercom system allows for an unlimited number of riders to connect. The system is weather and temperature resistant and cross-product compatible.

Dowco Fastrax Sport and Adventure Xtreme Luggage
Tail Bag MSRP: $69.99
Tank Bag MSRP: $69.99
Backpack: $59.99

Dowco now offers Fastrax Sport and Adventure Xtreme Luggage, a line that includes a tail and tank bag as well as a backpack. Fastrax Xtreme series tail and tank bags are made of vinyl coated polyester and feature water resistant zippers, universal mounting straps and reflective graphics. Both come with bungee webs on the lid, carrying handles and non-slip material underneath to keep them stable during a ride. Fastrax Xtreme bags come with a limited two-year warranty.


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