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Moto Machines is pleased to announce it is the new representative for Scorpion Exhausts in the United States. The addition of Scorpion Exhausts to the range of brands represented by Moto Machines is part of a growth plan focused on premium quality products for discerning riders. Scorpion Exhausts is a world leading performance brand handcrafted in England near the Donnington...
Attaching motorcycle luggage to the side of your motorcycle can be a somewhat daunting task if you are not sure what to look for. There are a plethora of options out there! Some proprietary mounting systems actually make it more complex than it needs to be. In our biased opinion, we believe the absolute best option for attaching motorcycle panniers or saddlebags no matter where you are located in the world, is the Hepco & Becker side carrier because of how simple the system actually is. All you need is the side carrier specific to your bike and the bags; all side cases from H&B will fit along with any universal soft bags. And this is without any need from additional adapters some other guys require you to buy!
In regards specifically to the Triumph Tiger 900 side carrier we just installed - it’s truly a breeze of an install. You don’t need any special tools and all the necessary hardware is included ready to go! It is the only side carrier for this bike on the market that does not require the use of passenger pegs to keep the side carrier fixed on the bike. If you do not have a need for passenger pegs or simply do not want them on the bike, you are free to take them off! This means freeing up extra room for you and your luggage on those long trips and minimizing the chance for parts of your bike to get caught up on the trail.
All side carriers are designed to be low profile, especially without the cases of course, where the rectangular mounts are brought in as close to the bike as possible while still providing safe breathing room for that exhaust of yours. So if you don’t have a need for luggage that riding day you can take them off, which is incredibly easy as it is just a one key latch that holds the case on. With the side cases off, the additional width on the back is minimal so you don’t have to think whether you can squeeze through that gap or not. You can even use them as grab handles to help get that bike out of the mud!
All in all, Hepco & Becker hit the nail on the head with their side carrier system; especially with this one for our Triumph Tiger 900 build series. Hepco & Becker side carriers make an excellent addition and practical luggage solution to any motorcycle. They are easy to install, low profile, and allow simple fitment of all side cases made by Hepco & Becker as well as universal soft bags!
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Have you ever wanted one more luggage alternative to choose from? Panniers and top cases are awesome for sheer volume when you are traversing the globe, but the reality is most people do not need that amount of storage for day to day life. This is where motorcycle tank bags come in; ranging in size from just enough room for your wallet, ear plugs, and pack of gum to the ability to fit a whole six pack! Whatever your desire, there is an option for you.
Available for a select amount of models, especially those geared towards off-road travel, is the handle protection set from Hepco & Becker. These bars give the extra protection needed when hand and handle protection is critical. Made of steel tubing, these guards bolt right into the top of the steering column, and also fasten into the end of the handlebars. No drilling is required, and can be used in conjunction with the OEM hand-guards.
For several adventure and touring style motorcycles, Hepco & Becker designed a wire mesh protection plate for headlights. These grilles are recommended and approved for both road and off-road use, as they will protect the expensive headlight from any flying debris that may cause damage during riding. All headlight grilles are easy and straightforward to install, and made to fit each specific headlight shape.
The Gobi luggage system from Hepco & Becker offers a roomy and robust option for motorcycle luggage. Made from double walled, impact resistant ABS plastic, these cases are among the toughest on the market. The Gobi's offer a 38L carrying capacity for the side cases, and a 42L capacity for the top case, which is enough to fit a full faced helmet.
The double walled design provides enough protection to ensure that these cases can take a beating and maintain their structural integrity, when most other cases would be left in the dust.
Also doubling as a water well, the Gobi's have the option to use the double wall lining as a storage space for water, with the attachment of the water tap.
Color options include Alu Optics, Black, and Black Edition, which features added strap loops, and reflective strips for maximum visibility. A dark gray option is also available, to match the old style KTM OEM cases.
Other accessories include strap loops, inner bag, and a back rest for the top case.
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One of Ermax's most popular items would without a doubt be the aftermarket windshield. Available for a vast range of makes and models, these windscreens come in different styles, sizes, and colors. From Sport Screens, to Touring Windshields, Ermax covers all the bases when it comes to wind protection. Each windshield is specifically designed to fit each motorcycle make, meaning they not only have a practical application, but allow for a stylish add-on as well.
Available colors include, but not limited too:
Combining aesthetics with functionality, the Ermax Scoops add that extra bit of style to your motorcycle, while providing an increase in air flow to the radiator for a greater efficiency in cooling your engine.
The scoop is ready to be bolted on, as it is specifically made for each bike, even coming in factory matching color options.
The Ermax Rear Hugger provides the perfect balance of style and under-body protection from mud and debris. Each Ermax hugger is a cinch to install, requiring just a few screws, with absolutely no drilling required. Available in unpainted, as well as factory-matching color options, with some bikes offering two-tone or tri-color options.