Gear Up: GPRV4 Stabilizer & Thor Gloves

May 23, 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.

GPRV4 Steering Stabilizer
MSRP: $495 – $550

LeoVince USA now offers new GPRV4 Steering Stabilizer applications for the 2013-14 MV Agusta F3, 2010-2014 Triumph Scrambler, 2013-14 Triumph Street Triple and 2013-14 Yamaha FZ-09. The GPRV4 kit comes with the damper, mounting brackets and hardware and requires no drilling to mount. Allowing for 20 damping settings, the GPRV4 is designed with a large no-slip dial to make on-the-fly adjustments easy. There are eight different color choices available in each application. The MV and Yamaha stabilizers retail for $550 while the Triumph options price at $495. 

Tour Master Transition Series 3 Jacket
MSRP: $209.99

The Tour Master Transition Series 3 Jacket is a three-quarter length jacket designed to handle various weather conditions and be comfortable during long motorcycle tours. The shell is a 600 Denier Carbolex and 1680 Denier Ballistic Polyester that also features Phoslite reflective material for improved visibility. It comes with a waterproof Rainguard barrier and waterproof, zippered vents in the shoulders. Additional vents in the chest, sleeve and rear of the jacket improve breathability as well. The microfiber collar and cuffs optimize comfort while the CE-approved elbow and shoulder armor enhance rider protection. Sizing ranges from Men’s XS through 4XL and there are also Tall MDT-3XT and Women’s XS-XL sizes available as well. 

Brock’s Performance 20” Sidewinder Exhaust System for Kawasaki ZX-10R
MSRP: $1165

The Sidewinder Exhaust System from Brock’s Performance is a 4-into-1 which improves the power and performance of 2011-2014 Kawasaki ZX-10R motorcycles. This system features a 20” megaphone muffler and is built of aerospace quality stainless steel. It requires slight fairing modification, but cut-out instructions are available. The Sidewinder can be used with the OEM oil pan, oil cooler and stock oil lines as well. If the system proves too loud, there are 2.25” noise reduction inserts available, though sold separately. 

Essential Buyer’s Guide Ducati Desmodue Twins
MSRP: $20.17

Ian Fallon’s Essential Buyer’s Guide to Ducati Desmodue Twins offers tips on where and how to buy Ducati Desmos, what to check for in a machine, analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the different models, market value data and more. From the Pantah to the Monster, this book also comes with inspection guides and information on clubs and support organizations. It covers the period from 1973 to 2013 and doesn’t include information on 4- or 3-valve Ducati models. 

Thor Impact Gloves
MSRP: $39.95

If you’re looking for additional protection in a motocross glove, the Thor Impact has you covered. They feature knuckle protection to deflect the harder bits that might come your way and have mesh venting to allow for air flow. Tacky silicone is added to the fingertips for improved grip and the reinforced Clarino palm is made to protect high-abrasion areas of the hand. 

AltRider Universal Header Guard
MSRP: $37.77 – $74.97

AltRider offers a Universal Header Guard to help keep dents and dings out of your motorcycle. It’s made from 1.5mm thick 304 stainless steel and features a six-flange design to wrap around the header pipes. The Universal Header Guard was also made to add a rugged, aggressive look to your machine. There are specific kits available for numerous adventure bikes currently on the market or single dirt bike kits that are made to fit additional applications.