September 3, 2007 – Hot Products
September 3, 2007
Filed under Features
Forge-Tec Motorcycle Wheels
Specifications — Forge-Tec Motorcycle and Accessories is now making wheels for all 2005-present Big Dog motorcycles: the K-9, Bulldog and Mastiff. These wheels are available either in show polished, black powder coated or chrome finishes. There are 13 different styles and each style is available in a 3D version, which means the design runs all the way out to the outer lip of the wheel.
Benefits — All wheels are shipped with the rotors and pulley attached and torqued to OEM specs, which eliminates a lot of guess work at the dealer level and ensures that wheels arrive to their customers in perfect condition. All Forge-Tec Motorcycle wheels come with a lifetime structural and two-year warranty on chrome wheels.
Suggested retail price — Polished $795; black powder coated $995; Chrome $1,095
Contact — 805/982-9820; www.forgetecmotorcycle.com
TRC Twin Slip-On exhaust
Specifications — The TRC (Tri-Oval Cone) triangular shape canisters and straight “race-inspired” baffles provide great performance. A strong top-end power gain is accompanied by a healthy increase in mid-top rpm torque. This new twin Slip-Ons bolt onto the stock 1098’s header pipes. From there, the Yoshimura titanium mid-pipes then feed into the titanium sleeved carbon fiber canisters. The look follows the flow of the Ducati’s lines.
Benefits — The entire Slip-On assembly is very light. Reducing weight up high lowers the polar moment, and overall, improves the handling of the motorcycle.
Suggested retail price — $1,098
Contact — 909/628-4722; www.yoshimura-rd.com
Gloss Black Sissy Bar and Rack
Specifications — The Detachable Sissy Bar Sideplates and Short Rail Sissy Bar Upright combination is lower than traditional low uprights, and the hidden backrest pad mounting system provides a sleek look when the pad is removed. The Tapered Luggage Rack provides a solution for toting lunch across town or luggage across country. All fit most 2004-later XL models. See dealer for fitment details.
Benefits — The new gloss-black sissy bar and luggage rack components complement the black-out looks of the new Harley-Davidson Nightster and other Sportster models, and make adding a sissy bar and rack a simple “slide-and-click” proposition.
Suggested retail price — Sissy Bar Sideplates $139.95; Short Rail Sissy Bar Upright $68.95; Tapered Luggage Rack $105.95
Contact — 800/443-2153; www.harley-davidson.com
Autolite Xtreme Sport Spark Plugs
Specifications — Autolite’s Xtreme Sport plugs are engineered with an Iridium enhanced .6mm Finewire design for better ignitability and more focused ignition. Iridium creates faster fuel combustion and more focused ignition, which reduces fouling.
Benefits — Can use with virtually all makes and models of motorcycles, scooters, mini bikes, PWC and snowmobiles. The spark plugs improve overall machine performance.
Suggested retail price — $7.95
Contact — 760/732-3161; www.rkexcelamerica.com
PIAA 510 Lamp Kit
Specifications — Two PIAA 510 lamp kits – the 510 ATP and 510 Star White – will brighten the lighting performance of any ATV. Utilizing the PIAA Star White 35W halogen H3 bulb with PIAA’s proprietary XTRA technology, the 510 ATP (All-Terrain Pattern) provides the perfect beam pattern for off-road and dual-use ATVs. The 510 Star White using the same 35W H3 halogen bulb throws a powerful long-range driving beam.
Benefits — Both feature tough steel housings, removable grill covers and black finish. Kits come complete with wiring harness, relay and switch.
Suggested retail price — Contact PIAA for details
Contact — 503/489-6666; www.piaa.com
GSX-R1000 Swingarm Inserts and Socket Tool
Specifications — It replaces OEM tool and stock inserts for better traction. It’s made of hardened tool steel. The TCPN 4301 Swing Arm Pivot Nut Socket Tool makes installing the inserts a breeze. Race Tech’s Swingarm Pivot Inserts for the 2005-06 Suzuki GSX-R1000 raise the swingarm pivot by 2 mm. They’re available via Race Tech Customer Service.
Benefits — The increase in angle provides more grip at the rear under acceleration. Made of aluminum and hard anodized, the swingarm Inserts relocate the swingarm pivot to provide better traction and faster lap times.
Suggested retail price — TCPN 4301 Swing Arm Pivot Nut Socket $79.99; CSPI S1002 Kit contains both left and right pivot inserts $299.99.
Contact — 951/279-6655; www.racetech.com
V.A.L.E. Slip-on Exhaust System
Specifications — To enhance the 2008 Polaris Ranger RZR800’s already smooth torque powerband, add one of the new M-7 exhaust systems. The exhaust systems have serious weight savings, HP and torque gains throughout the powerband. It also has mandrel bent thinwall polished stainless steel, 1.75-inch by .035-inch stainless steel perf core, removable die-cast magnesium M-7 outlet.
Benefits — It has removable USFS-approved spark arrestor included and optional power/sound tuning tips available. Made, tested and assembled in Santa Ana, Calif.
price — $399.98
Contact — 800/211-2767; www.twobros.com
N28201 and N28202 V-Stream Windshields
Specifications — The N28201 and N28202 VStream windshields for the 2006-07 Suzuki Boulevard M109R. These shields are designed specifically for the M109R to provide wind protection for the rider’s chest and shoulders, along with an aggressive profile.
Benefits — Mounting brackets clamp to the forks, requiring no modifications to stock components. This four-point mount system offers quality rigidity and resistance to impacts. They have 89 percent tint. It’s compatible with National Cycle’s N5512 hand deflectors for the Boulevard M109R.
Suggested retail price — $229.95
Contact — 877/972-7336; www.nationalcycle.com PSB