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"Fast Bikes", April 1, 2013

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SHOEI X-SPIRIT II

£524.99 WWW.FERIDAX.CO.UK

After the raft of colourful lids in last month’s helmet special, it’s always important to remember that some lids look damn cool in just a single colour. And, like this awesome X-Spirit 2, it means they’re on average £100 less than a ‘scheme’ or replica. That’s a pair of gloves saved, right there – and you’re hardly sacrificing anything on the safety front!

FAST BIKES BEST BUY

OPTRIX XD5

£89.95 WWW.XENIAHD.COM

GoPro kit is brilliant, but many folk have high-resolution cameras on their phones these days, so why not make the best use of them? The XD5 is for the iPhone 5 (also available for older versions), and is a tough case that comes with a wide-angle lens and mounting system. It is also waterproof, too. Clever kit.

CORDURA XGP ASG HRC QS

£335 WWW.MOTO46.CO.UK

This system is approved and used by loads of Moto2 and Moto3 teams, so you instantly know it’s the shizz. Thing is, it plugs directly into a HRC harness, and we’re not quite sure how many of you guys out there have one. But worry not! Cordura cater for most motorcycles, road and track, this ’ere system just lets you know how good they are.

MV AGUSTA WINTER BLUE

£235.00 WWW.MVAGUSTA.CO.UK

Not cheap for a ‘normal’ jacket, but with MV Agusta on the breast, that changes things entirely! It’s actually a really nice bit of clothing, and from the outside feels like pure quality. It’s also comfortable and warm enough, though perhaps not in the depths of winter. It has ‘R you fast enough?’ on the rear, so you know.

REV’IT! HUNTER SUIT

£699.99 WWW.REVIT.EU

The Hunter is made from Monaco Performance cowhide, and is crammed with Rev’it!’s new honeycomb dual-comp protection. It also has the option of a water-bag drinking system, comes with dual-comp kneesliders and special ‘comfort’ collars and cuffs. The lining is also removable and washable.

MOST WANTED FAST BIKES

AUSTIN DAYTONA EXHAUST

£780.00 WWW.AUSTINRACING.INFO

This beauty from Austin Racing is for the new Triumph 675 Daytona. It’s a titanium link pipe, with a choice of carbon or titanium for the can. The clever part is the internal (and tune-able) baffling in the link pipe, meaning you can have anywhere between 98dB and 118dB with no loss of performance. It also weighs 2kg, so the weight saving alone will be epic!

FAST BIKES BUDGET BUY

RICHA MOSCOW HEATED GLOVE

£169.99 WWW.NEVISM.CO.UK

The Moscow glove is handy (sic), mostly because you don’t need to plug them into your bike’s battery. They come with a rechargeable battery solution, a bonus in itself, and a charger. Elsewhere there’s Goat skin in the construction, with a comfy TRI-fleece lining and an MC fit-tech membrane.

KNOX CK LONG-SLEEVE SHIRT

£24.99 WWW.DRYINSIDE.CO.UK

Designed to keep you as dry as possible, the Dry Inside long-sleeve shirt can be used in conjunction with other Cold Killer fare. It’s made from a non-friction fabric, which helps keep moisture away from the skin, while remaining water and stain repellent on the exterior.

KYRANO C6 JEANS

£139.99 WWW.KYRANO-UK.COM

From Hood Jeans comes Kyrano C6 men’s jeans, which feature soft-knitted K-tech abrasion protection on the thighs, knees, arse and hips. It also carries D30 armour in the knees and hips, to compliment the K-tech patches. They come in sizes 30-44, and as a free-of-charge service will set whichever leg length you require. A nice touch.

SHARK RACE-R PRO ‘REDDING’

£549.99 WWW.NEVISM.CO.UK

The Race-R Pro is constructed from carbon-aramid fibre, and has a double-blade spoiler, so if by any miracle you end up doing 180mph, you’ll be aerodynamically sound! The 2.8mm thick visor remains the thickest in class, and also the best anchored in class via four points. Shark are now up there with Shoei and Arai, believe it.

Extremities Silk Balaclava

£20.00 TERRA-NOVA.CO.UK

Did you know that silk is amazing for a biker balaclava? Well, you do now! We all want one.

Ducati Shorties

£129 WWW.DUCATIUK.COM

These little Ducati shorties, made by TCX, are pretty smart, still protective and comes in sizes 37-47.

KTM GP Pro Glove

£164.17 WWW.KTM.COM/GB

These KTM gloves are, if you hadn’t guessed, top gloves from Astars. So expect all their quality, with added orange!

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