October 23rd, 2014
Dialing in your ride with the Fuzion Handlebar
Pro Taper is no stranger to motocross handlebar innovation. Since they introduced the first over-sized handlebar back in the early 90s, Pro Taper has been at the forefront of motocross control. Their latest handlebar innovation once again pushes Pro Taper to the top. The new Fuzion handlebar from Pro Taper will make you re-think what handlebars you use when hitting the track.
When it comes to quality, there’s no doubt that Pro Taper produces handlebars that work. Their EVO series handlebars are one of the top traditional style bars on the market and their oversized bars are the best out there. When Pro Taper set out to turn the motocross world on its head again, they decided to take the best attributes from the traditional style bar and mate it with the feel of an oversized bar. From that day, the Pro Taper Fuzion Handlebar was born.
Using a traditional EVO tapered oversized handlebar set-up, Pro Taper has added a “flex” dial in the middle of the cross-bar allowing the rider to ‘fine-tune’ the feel of the handlebar depending on track conditions. Want the bar to feel more rigid? Dial in less flex. Want more flex to absorb the bumps? Turn the dial the opposite way and the bar magically has flex. You get the best of both worlds without changing bars!
The Fuzion handlebar is a new concept in high performance control systems. The revolutionary flex locking system allows riders to choose between a stiffer, more controlled handlebar feel or a softer more shock absorbing feel depending on terrain conditions. Changing the bar from “Locked” to “Unlocked” takes only seconds. The bar itself utilizes ProTaper’s exclusive aluminum alloy computer profiled in a 4mm wall design for the ultimate in lightweight strength.
- - Revolutionary flex locking technology provides two completely different flex characteristics in one handlebar.
- - “Unlocked” function allows the cross bar to telescope and flex like a normal ProTaper handlebar.
- - “Locked” function connects the crossbar creating solid, definite feedback to the rider.
- - Constructed of ProTaper quality, ultra-strong aerospace aluminum.
- - Knurled clutch side offers better hand grip adhesion.
- - 1/4″ bar width cut guides ensures precise modification.
- - Plastic bar end plugs keep out the elements and provides a better base for grip ends.
- - 1/4″ cut guides for precise width modification.
- - Weighs only 975 grams.
- - Includes Fuzion specific molded crossbar pad.
- - Note: Bar is oversize and requires use of 1-1/8″ bar clamps.
While race teams have been cutting their crossbars for years to achieve the same effect, the Pro Taper Fuzion Motocross handlebars now allow riders to adjust the flex in their handlebar to suit their riding style without permanently altering the handlebars. With bikes becoming more customizable than ever before, don’t pass up the new Pro Taper Fuzion handlebar so you can dial in your ride.
The Pro Taper Fuzion Motocross handlebar is available now at BTO Sports for $116.99 in various bends. To order today, CLICK HERE
October 14th, 2014
As the hot summer months come to an end, it’s about that time to head out on the roads for one of the best riding seasons, the fall. With ideal weather that makes long riding adventures a pleasure, having the latest gear is also paramount in making your ride on the street more enjoyable. Below we have compiled a list of the hottest latest street gear available for the motorcycle street rider to make your riding season safe and fun. Alpinestars Bogota Drystar Jacket:
Alpinestars Bogota Drystar Jacket is perfect for all weather riding.
A versatile jacket that all-weather jacket that will keep you protected from the elements, the new Alpinestars Bogota riding jacket is designed for riding adventures where the weather isn’t always ideal. Featuring Drystar waterproofing and waterproof zippers and an innovative ventilation system, the Bogota is for serious riders who put a lot of miles on their adventures where temperatures could be single digits one minute and triple digits the next. To order Alpinestars Bogota Drystar Jacket, CLICK HERE Scorpion EXO-R2000 Masbou Helmet:
The R-2000 Masbou helmet is Scorpion’s flagship model.
Known in the road racing world for their ultra-exotic full face helmets, Scorpion has taken their road racing technology and wrapped it up in one of the best helmets on the market. The EXO-R2000 Masbou helmet is the flagship helmet in Scorpion’s lineup and it shows. Built with Scorpion’s exclusive TCT composite shell construction that makes the R2000 lightweight and an EPS liner designed to keep you safe. 6 intake ports and 10 exhaust ports keep riders comfortable on long rides. To order, CLICK HERE
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September 5th, 2014
One of the more unique motocross helmets on the market today is from a company that you may not have heard of, Scorpion EXO. Known in the road racing world for their super exotic street helmets, Scorpion has entered the off-road world with their top-of-the-line VX-R70 helmet. Used by MXGP riders in Europe, riders of the famed Paris/Dakar rally and most recently the WFO Baja race team, the Scorpion VX-R70 motocross helmet is a serious helmet with high-end features that will make this the helmet of choice for your next ride.
The VX-R70 is a Serious Helmet
Right out of the box, our VX-R70 “Flux” model feels like a race ready piece of equipment. The TCT (Thermodynamic Composite Technology) shell that is a 5-layer blend of interlaced and specially formulated fiberglass, aramid and organic poly-resin makes this feel like one of the lightest helmets on the market. The inside of the helmet is equipped with a super comfortable removable liner that is designed to wick moisture , thanks to the KwikWick II liner, and keep riders heads cool during warm weather. To aide in airflow, there are three intake ports to pull in fresh air and 2 exhaust ports to expel the hot air.
The fitting of the helmet is spot on in our test of the VX-R70. The size Large helmet fit snug but not too tight, which is the way you want your helmet to fit. The most interesting thing about the helmet is the air-fit bladder system. If you ever owned a pair of Reebok “Pump” shoes, you will be quite familiar with this adjustment system. Located at the bottom of the chin bar, a red button activates the pump to ‘fine-tune’ the helmet’s fit. There is a small metal button that releases the air pressure alongside as well. This is used to fine tune the fit to the rider, and not a replacement to an ill-fitting helmet.
The finish of this helmet is top-quality in every sense. You can tell the designers at Scorpion thought outside the box when designing the VX-R70. The crisp modern lines makes this one of the sleekest helmets out there on the track and works with all neck braces on the market. The VX-R70’s innovative features include a softer, more pliable visor that is shatter resistant (We tried to break it and it doesn’t!), a removable mud guard at the nose of the helmet, titanium D-rings, and graphics that make this helmet look custom painted! With DOT/ECE rating, you know this helmet will keep you protected when you need it.
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August 20th, 2014
The Latest Gear from Thor MX
Thor is always about advancing. Giving motocross riders gear that is on the edge of gear technology and styles that are ahead of the curve. The new 2015 gear line from Thor was designed from feedback from top riders such as Ryan Villopoto , Dean Wilson, Marvin Musquin, Darryn Durham and more, the new 2015 Thor motocross gear is designed to win. Let’s take a look at the full line from Thor.
2015 Thor Core:
The Core gear combines unrivaled performance features with legendary durability. Designed to withstand the toughest conditions and the most demanding riders, the Core is the standard by which others follow.
Thor – 2015 Core Jersey
- New Chassis for increased comfort and performance.
- Large mesh panels for increased ventilation.
- Athletic stretch-rib cuff panels.
- Dropped tail construction to keep jersey tucked in.
- 100% moisture wicking polyester fabric.
- No-fade sublimated graphics.
Thor – 2015 Core Pant
- New chassis for increased comfort and performance.
- Pre-curved 900D poly oxford construction for durability.
- Kevlar stitching around leather knee panels.
- Full grain leather inner knee panels.
- Accordion stretch upper knee panels for flexibility.
- Lower leg stretch material for comfort.
- Perforated inner liner with 4-way spandex panel at the waist.
- Ratchet style waist closure and adjustable side cinch.
- Hidden inner hip pocket.
- Removable hip pads included.
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August 4th, 2014
There’s not doubt that Fox is one of the biggest gear brands in the sport of Motocross. With riders such as Ken Roczen, Ryan Dungey, Ronnie Renner, Lance Courey and Carey Hart all wearing Fox gear when they take to the track, you can’t deny their power in the the sport. The new release of the 2015 Fox motocross gear line is one of the best looking sets we have seen of the new season. Building upon the strong knowledge and years of experience, the 2015 line of Fox will take you to the win! Let’s take a look at the new 2015 gear combos from Fox.
2015 360 Flight Gear Combos (Pant + Jersey – $234.90):
The 360 flight blends core logo placement with athletic color blockage.
2015 360 Franchise Gear Combo (Pant + Jersey – $234.90):
Gridiron meets moto in the all new 360 Franchise gear.
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