PowerMadd PowerX Series Handguard
The PowerX Handguard is a lighter, smaller and flexible handguard designed for motocross, ATVs, mini-MX and mini-ATV riders. The flexible mount system and handguard work together to dissipate and absorb impact, making the guard extremely durable. Available in seven colors and with PowerMadd’s exclusive one-year, no-questions-asked warranty. Available from most major distributors.
Contact: PowerMadd, 952-400-0101; www.powermadd.com
BrakeTech Cobra MX
BrakeTech USA has introduced all-new Cobra MX series premium stainless steel race rotors intended for pro-level competition. Incorporating an all-new petal design that draws heavily upon the company’s experience in roadracing, the rotors feature exclusive Cryo-Cure Cryogenic processing deep cycle performed at -300°F in a 36-hour computer controlled liquid nitrogen vapor system. Such notables as the U.S. military, NASA, NASCAR and many others utilize this high-tech process to stabilize metals and improve durability.
Contact: BrakeTech, 951/471-3476
M2R SX Performance Gear
The 2006 M2R line features a new line of off-road gear, SX-Performance. Retailing for $99.95, the SX-Performance pants are constructed from heavy duty nylon and double needle topstitched for extra strength. Retail priced at $29.95, the Jersey is constructed from 100 percent polyester that features an all-new micro mesh. Finally, the gloves are lightly padded with a single layer synthetic palm area, silicone fingertips for added lever grip, and a contoured cut for better fit while holding on to the bars. They retail for $24.95. All three pieces are available in White Blue, White Orange, Black Red and Black Silver
Contact: Made 2 Race, 530/644-7200; www.Made2Race.com
Shok SpotR is intended to raise the level of awareness of one important helmet care issue: hidden impact damage. The rule of thumb, as labeled in helmet bylaws, is “if a helmet experiences a severe blow, return it to the manufacturer for inspection, or destroy it and replace it.” Shok SpotR helps a rider follow this rule by monitoring the acceleration on a helmet’s outer shell and activating (turns red) if the acceleration meets certain criteria. The sensor calibrations are good for all angles of impact and for all modern helmets.
Contact: Yorba Safety Concepts, LLC, 800/530-0377; www.shok-spotr.com
LeoVince X3 Releases Honda CRF250R Dual System
This all-new X3 system for the Honda CRF250R is available in a unique dual-silencer design. It is constructed with a titanium header and either all-titanium silencers or carbon fiber silencers. LeoVince says all X3 MX exhaust systems for 2006 feature increased power output, highly durable construction, shorter overall length and lighter weight. Retail prices range from $1,424 for the Dual Silencer System, Carbon/Ti or Ti/Ti W/Low-boy Header to $348 for a single silencer X3 aluminum slip-on.
Contact: LeoVince/SITO USA, 888/610-4242; www.LeoVinceUSA.com
Park Tool Backpack Workstation
A custom-built backpack that transforms into a portable workstation right before your eyes. Park’s fold-out interior creates a convenient tool board that makes it easy to set up a workstation at any race, ride or home workshop. A variety of pockets and straps keep tools organized and secure for transport. Flexible compression netting and extra utility pockets secure odd-shaped items. Padded shoulder straps and waist belt distribute weight evenly and aid transport. Retails for $110.
Contact: Park Tool Co., 888/568-4959; www.parktool.com/motorcycle
Talon Ultra II Wheelsets
FTM Enterprises says the Excel Talon Ultra-Lite II Wheelsets are up to one pound lighter than stock wheels. Nickel hubs matched with black or factory color Excel Takasago Signature Series Rims (Blue, Green, Yellow and Red), or black hubs matched with black or silver Excel Takasago Signature Series rims, come with polished 302X stainless steel spokes with Spline Drive nipples. Wheelsets come laced and trued. Retail price for one wheel starts at $470.
Contact: FTM Enterprises, 760/732-3161; www.ftmbiz.com psb
PowerMadd PowerX Series Handguard