Yoshimura Introduces Alpha Slip-on for 2018 Kawasaki H2 SX

Even a simple Yoshimura Alpha slip-on makes the supercharged Kawasaki H2 SX sound mean!

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The beautiful Supercharged 2018 Kawasaki H2 SX is one of the most desirable Sport-touring bikes on the market today. In our quest to perfect power delivery and make the bike look and sound better we dove in to enhance this powerful touring machine.

Our Alpha Street Series slip-on for the H2 SX comes in both carbon and stainless configurations makes the magic happen. Increasing HP and Torque while making this powerful beast more friendly and fun to ride. If saving weight is what you’re into we have that covered too. The carbon version saves over 8 pounds! Of course a complimentary exhaust note that makes everyone green with envy.

Also available is our ever popular Fender Eliminator Kit for the H2 SX. This new kit incorporates our new Shrink Solder Connectors and our new and improved weather tight light housing equipped with a brighter DOT compliant LED light.

Proudly made in the USA!


2018 Kawasaki H2 SX Alpha slip-on and FE kit pricing and info

2018 Kawasaki H2 SX Street Alpha SO SS/CF/CF 
Part # 14210BM220
MSRP: $649.00
QUALIFIED MANUFACTURER DECLARED “REPLACEMENT PART”
2018 Kawasaki H2 SX Street Alpha SO SS/SS/CF 
Part # 14210BM520
MSRP: $549.00
QUALIFIED MANUFACTURER DECLARED “REPLACEMENT PART”
2018 Kawasaki H2 SX Fender Eliminator kit 
Part # 070BG142100
MSRP: $179.00

Stock muffler weight: 13.0 Lbs.
Alpha SS/CF/CF slip-on: 4.8 Lbs.
Alpha SS/SS/CF slip-on: 5.8 lbs. 










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Federal Legislation Would Require Proper Labeling Of E15 Fuel And Consumer Education Campaign

Proper labeling of E15 fuel is important, as modern motorcycles were not designed to operate on such fuels. 

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U.S. Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) and U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fl.) have introduced the “Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018” in the U.S. House (H.R. 5855). The American Motorcyclist Association supports this bill.

The AMA has repeatedly warned of the dangers of E15 (15 percent ethanol by volume) for motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles because none of the estimated 22 million motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles in use in the United States is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency to operate on fuel containing more than 10 percent ethanol. Inadvertent use of E15 in vehicles not designed for its use can damage fuel system and engine components and void manufacturer’s warranties.

This bipartisan legislation would require the EPA to revise the labeling requirements for fuel pumps that dispense E15 and conduct a consumer education campaign to inform the public about the risks of improper use of E15 and the vehicles and equipment that are prohibited from using E15. To learn more and send a prewritten message to your representative, click the “take action” button below.

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Dunlop K180 Flat Track Tire Added To U.S. Product Line

The Dunlop K180 flat track tire was once reserved for the few who rode around dirt ovals. Now, thanks to the popularity of street trackers and scramblers in the States, Dunlop is offering the tires to everybody in America.

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With the introduction of various street trackers, scramblers and the growing culture of custom and vintage bikes inspired by American Flat Track racing, the timing is ideal for the introduction of the K180 to the U.S. market.

The K180 was inspired by American Flat Track and offers a classic and aggressive look. The K180 is P speed rated for speeds up to 93 mph and is a great choice for vintage flat track racing, or flat-track riders on off-road 450s who can fit the K180 3.00-21 size to their stock wheel. These will also be popular for riders building custom bikes with a street-legal flat track look.

Available at Dunlop retailers in select sizes, the K180 is also the original equipment tire on the newly popular Suzuki VanVan 200.

Sizes:

Front Load/Speed
3.00-21 TT 51P
Front and Rear Load/Speed
120/90-18 TT 65P
130/80-18 TT 66P
Rear Load/Speed
180/80-14 TT 78P

About Dunlop Motorcycle Tires

Dunlop is the largest supplier and manufacturer of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S.A. For more information, visit DunlopMotorcycleTires.com

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BMW M Celebrates 20 Years as Official Car of MotoGP

From pace cars to safety cars, the BMW M series has been the official track car of MotoGP for nearly 20 years now.

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New BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car heads the 2018 fleet, with a total of six BMW M high-performance cars taking care of safety

A special MotoGP season is underway for BMW M; the 20th season as “Official Car of MotoGP”. BMW and BMW M GmbH have been involved as partners of MotoGP organizer Dorna Sports since 1999, with activities focused on providing the safety car fleet.

In the 2018 anniversary season, the fleet will be headed by the new BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car. BMW M GmbH will provide a total of six BMW M high-performance cars this year to ensure the safety of the race events, with the BMW M3 Safety Car also in action, as well as a BMW M4 Coupé Safety Car with water injection and a BMW M2 Safety Car, provided for the Safety Officer and the Race Director respectively. In addition, the BMW X5 M Medical Car will take to the track this season and a BMW M6 Gran Coupé Safety Car also stands by ready for action. Two BMW S 1000 RRs, which BMW Motorrad provides as safety bikes, complete the 2018 fleet.

In addition, among the many other activities that make up BMW M GmbH’s commitment to MotoGP, the BMW M Award will be presented for the 16th time in 2018. This award is presented at the end of each MotoGP season to the rider with the best overall result in qualifying.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dorna Sports for the faith they have shown in us for what is now two decades. Rarely do you come across such a long and successful partnership in sport, and we are proud of this special anniversary,” said Frank van Meel, President of BMW M GmbH. “When we partnered with MotoGP organiser Dorna Sports in 1999, our aspiration was to use all our expertise, innovative technology from motorsport and new ideas to serve safety in MotoGP. That remains the case today. 20 years down the road, Dorna Sports still has a strong partner on board in BMW M GmbH, for whom the safety of the riders takes top priority.”

“It’s an honour for us to have had such a longstanding relationship with a partner such as BMW,” adds Pau Serracanta, Managing Director – Dorna Sports. “They make an incredible contribution to the Championship and the safety of the riders and everyone involved, and the anniversary season is testament to the importance of this relationship. We’re excited to continue together into this season and for many more to come.”

The incredible 2018 season continues next time out at Mugello as MotoGP races under Tuscan skies.

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New Spectro Ethanol Fuel Conditioner for the Off-Season

Not everyone has the luxury of being able to ride year round, and keeping your motorcycle properly stored in the off-season so that firing it up is easy and painless come time to ride is important. Spectro Performance Oils has just released their newest product that will keep your fuel system’s components it tip-top shape.

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BROOKFIELD, CT  – May 23, 2018 – Spectro Performance Oils would like to announce the newest addition to their already top quality product line-up… Spectro Ethanol Fuel Conditioner! This product is a must in any gear-head or powersport enthusiast’s garage. The Ethanol Fuel Conditioner will protect any fuel system components from damage by ethanol, which is present in most fuels, it will also inhibit the build up of gums and prevent corrosion in your fuel delivery system. It will extend fuel life and allow for extended and no-maintenance off-season storage. The Ethanol Fuel Conditioner will work with fuel systems in all 2 and 4 stroke vehicles, from yard equipment to classic cars.

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Spectro Ethanol Fuel Conditioner is so new and improved, the only thing that wasn’t changed was the bottle! This Ethanol Fuel Conditioner should be used with every fill up of your fuel tank to ensure maximum protection! The bottle will treat up to 17 gallons, just squeeze the bottle and fill to the top measuring line on the reservoir (0.5oz or 10ml) for every gallon of fuel in your tank. For fuel storage, add Spectro Ethanol Fuel Conditioner to the fuel and run engine for 10 minutes to ensure product is circulated throughout the fuel system and engine.

Head on over to our social media pages (and don’t forget to “Like Us” or “Follow Us”) to get schooled on Ethanol fuels and their negative effects on your fuel delivery system and motor. More the reason to add Spectro Ethanol Fuel Conditioner to your vehicles “insurance policy” and to avoid costly repairs down the road.

To learn more and find your local retailer, please go to the dealer locator.

“Spectro Ethanol Fuel Conditioner” (product code: K.EFC) is a new product and has replaced the now discontinued “Spectro FC Premium Fuel Conditioner & Stabilizer” (product code: K.SFC). If you have any questions, please call 800-243-8645.

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