Gear Up: Corbin Ninja 650 Saddles & More

May 9, 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.

Corbin Front & Rear Saddles for 2012-2014 Kawasaki Ninja 650
Front Saddle: $272
Rear Saddle: $194

Corbin looks to make the riding experience of any 2012-2014 Kawasaki Ninja 650 more comfortable with its new front and rear saddles. Built from Comfort Cell foam, the seats shape to the body of the rider and distribute weight to alleviate pressure points. A Fibertech basepan provides a foundation for the foam shape and both the front and rear saddles mount to stock points on the motorcycle.

MSRP: $189.99

Add even more storage capacity to your adventure-touring motorcycle with the new SW-MOTECH Seat Rack. There are currently versions available for the BMW R1200GS Adventure, KTM 690 Duke and KTM 1190 Adventure, with more in development. The Seat Rack allows riders to replace the original passenger seat with a 4mm black powder-coated aluminum piece which features numerous slots and tie-down points to secure gear, bags and other items with standard straps. It’s secured utilizing the seat’s original locking points and requires no modification to install. 

AETHER Eclipse Motorcycle Jacket
MSRP: $1195

AETHER teamed up with SPIDI to create the Eclipse Motorcycle Jacket, a piece of gear that features a premium leather shell and box-quilting on the upper torso. The Eclipse comes with SPIDI CE-certified armor in the elbows, shoulders and back, which are removable. Designers paid special attention to on-bike fitment, and the joints have been articulated to reduce pressure points and fit comfortably through long rides. It comes with a chest pocket, zippered hand pockets and zippered cuffs to allow for optimal fit with different types of riding gloves.

US Cargo Control 6” Motorcycle Tie Down Systems
MSRP: $169.89 – $399.89

US Cargo Control offers a wide range of 6” Motorcycle Tie Down systems that apply to a number of top brands such as Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Honda and Yamaha. There are smaller, 28-piece kits up to 57-piece kits which also include a two wheel chocks. A basic kit includes L-track tie-down rails, single stud ring fittings, a soft motorcycle handlebar loop strap, cinch straps and a ratchet strap.


CurbNinja Motorcycle Parking App
MSRP: Free

The CurbNinja Motorcycle parking app is available for free download for iPhone and Android devices. CurbNinja allows users to share the best parking spots with fellow motorcyclists. A rider can tag a location, take a picture and share all the information with other users. Information is stored and is available for others when searching for that perfect two-wheeled parking spot.

Motorcycle GP Racing in the 1960s
MSRP: $41

Chris Pereira’s new book, “Motorcycle GP Racing in the 1960s” examines the Grand Prix era between the years of 1960 and 1969. It includes a forward by former GP rider Tommy Robb and has detailed race reviews, complete results, year-by-year GP spec charts, rider statistics and biographies as well as 150 photos. The book looks at the rise of Japanese factories and two-stroke technologies and examines some of the most significant events of the period in GP competition.


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