BMW Introduces Dynamic Brake Lights for Selected 2016 Models

BMW Introduces Dynamic Brake Lights for Selected 2016 Models

BMW Motorrad is one of the pioneers of new technology in relation to motorcycle safety, having been one of the forerunners in the use of motorcycle ABS. Today, the company has announced the availability of a new system for six of their 2016 models (the ones that have the 'ABS Pro' system) which warns following traffic in two stages when the motorcycle in front brakes hard or makes an emergency braking maneuver. Currently, ...
Ninja 300 Track Bike Project – June Update

Ninja 300 Track Bike Project – June Update

This month we installed what will be our one and only major horsepower upgrade for our Ninja 300 track bike - a full exhaust system replacement form TYGA performance. We also recouped a small amount of costs by selling some unneeded parts plus drained the battery by accidentally leaving the ignition turned on overnight. Oops! One of the great things about spec bike series is that generally the modifications you're allowed ...
How To Replace Your Motorcycle Exhaust

How To Replace Your Motorcycle Exhaust

If you've just read our article on the ins and outs of motorcycle exhausts, you may be keen to go and buy a replacement system for your bike. It's not a cheap modification by any means but in relation to the horsepower gains and weight savings it produces, it's good value. Some might be scared of installing the exhaust themselves given that it connects to your engine, but fear not. This is one of the easier upgrades you can ...
Understanding How Motorcycle Exhausts Work

Understanding How Motorcycle Exhausts Work

One of the most popular modifications owners do to their motorcycles is to change the stock exhaust. But does installing a slip-on actually improve performance? What do you need to do after installing a full replacement exhaust? What should you be aware of before taking your modified exhaust onto the streets? Let's take an exhaustive look at how motorcycle exhausts work (first time ever that pun has been used, ...
How to Save Money Buying Replacement Parts for Your Motorcycle

How to Save Money Buying Replacement Parts for Your Motorcycle

If you've ever had a minor accident and don't want to get insurance involved, your eyes have probably bled after seeing how much it costs to replace some pieces of plastic or bent metal on your motorcycle. But apart from going online, there are some creative ways to get replacement OEM parts for your bike at a massive discount - you just need to know where to look. For those following our Ninja 300 project bike, you'll be ...
How to Siphon Fuel From Your Motorcycle Tank

How to Siphon Fuel From Your Motorcycle Tank

You were were probably taught how to siphon fuel from your motorcycle tank during primary school science class. Perhaps not in such exact terms, but you no doubt would have learned about siphoning and the magic of fluid mechanics. While you can buy (and we'd recommend you do) specialized siphon pumps, you can also go full MacGyver and take fuel from your motorcycle tank with just your mouth and a piece of flexible ...
Stoptix Automatic Brake Lamp For Motorcycles

Stoptix Automatic Brake Lamp For Motorcycles

Looking to give other motorists a bit more warning that you're slowing down that doesn't require any real technical know-how save for replacing your existing bulbs? The Stoptix by MechOptix is supposedly the world's first automatic brake light that illuminates for any deceleration event. That includes: Downshifting Engine braking Normal braking Collissions Malfunction (i.e. engine stopping and coasting to a ...
How To Change Your Motorcycle Clutch and Brake Levers

How To Repalce Your Motorcycle Clutch and Brake Levers

Replacing the stock clutch and brake levers is one of the easiest ways to improve the ergonomics and feel for your bike, especially if your stock levers offer no adjustment. It's not expensive either - we've found that adjustable levers on eBay do just the same job for a fraction of the price - sometimes as low as $20 a pair. Potentially, they're probably more likely to bend in a crash, but at that price there's no problem ...