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Showing posts from April, 2008

Fifty Buck Helmets

On the chopping block today is the price of the venerable Z1-R STRIKE ZRP-1 helmet . Get them while they last for just fifty five bucks. If you haven't heard about this helmet yet, you are likely either new to motorcycling, or, you have have been living in an ice cave some where near the North Pole studying ice shelfs peal off and explode into the Arctic. The ZRP-1 is the one they have been talking about, blogging about, writing about for the past two years ever since Motorcyclist Magazine stirred the proverbial helmet debate pot with their helmet safety critique. The last time any magazine article caused this must controversy in the motorcycle industry, I think was that time that Cycle Planet Review did that skin abrasion safety testing on the top brands of ass-less leather chaps. Yes, this is the one that received the BEST review in terms of actual safety. Ie. the most safe helmet among the 10 or so helmets reviewed. Other brands included Arai, Suomy, ICON, AGV, Scorpion and othe

Alpinestars Motorcycle Clothing for Women

The 2008 Alpinestars clothing collection for women, to my mind, is one of the best we've seen to date from the Italy based company. It's a unfortunate that such a great collection came to be in such a crappy economic situation for the world. Each day I talk to women who are pretty much disgusted with the stock at local shops for women sportbike clothing. "NOTHING" is used a lot for the quantity and quality of inventory at shops these days. Unfortunately, there's little a shop can do to actually stock or even sell women's clothing when the retail sector is so grim. To stock a varied selection and full size run of women's clothing in this market would be suicidal. The market is just too small. Manufacturers too are trimming their options for women. The women's motorcycle clothing market is a tough one to crack and even tougher to maintain for manufacturers. We know because we see them squirm each year to try and figure out what women really want. Of cou

2008 Supermoto Season

The 2008 Season de Supermoto has kicked off with the usual fanfare. To me, the starting gun for Supermoto in the USA is Stateline. Check out Supermoto this year in MOTO X, AMA and the S1 World Championship, plus all the local and regional series. As usual, Motostrano is a supporter and supplier for Supermoto in all major series.

Latest Deals on Alpinestars

Some top selling and noteworthy Alpinestars products to check out: Alpinestars Race Replica Suit $1599.00 Alpinestars S-MX 3 Gloves $22.95 Alpinestars Tech Race Undersuit $119.95 Alpinestars Spinner Jacket $266 Alpinestars DYNO Leather Jacket $207