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Akrapovič Exhaust Sytems

Brembo Braking Systems

DynoJet Power Commander V

K&N Air Filters

LSL Crash Pads

Marchesini Wheels

Öhlins Shock Absorbers

Puig Racing Screens



Akrapovič Exhaust Sytems

This leading exhaust manufacturer known mainly from MotoGP and WSBK racing events it's a great addition to any motorcycle, they are beautifully made from best available materials like carbon fiber and titanium formed and welded by the latest technological achievements by over eight hundred employees who take great care when designing new exhaust systems.

The hexagonal muffler was a great success for the company and the new conically shaped muffler is on a whole new level with even better sound and performance, before any exhaust hit the market and lands in your garage they are tested by professional racing teams in all conditions and a highly skilled engineers ensure that the final product is absolutely perfect without any imperfections.

They are one of the most expensive exhausts out there but you pay for what you get, the titanium structure is tested to meet the tensile properties, micro-hardness, gas content and chemical properties to ensure the best quality and meet the highest standards requirement for racing teams around the world.

With removable baffles you can use it on the road within the legal limit or on the race track using it's all potential without worrying about the noise level, and the sound that is one of the main goals for engineers is something you'll never forget.

Founded by Igor Akrapovič in 1990 this company based in Slovenia is also developing exhaust systems for cars for some time with same superb quality properties, definitely worth checking out if you're also into four wheel sports.

Thanks to partnership with Kawasaki, Yamaha and many other motorcycle manufacturers you can purchase a motorcycle with Akrapovič exhaust right from the dealer, most of them are unfortunately equipped with required catalytic converter unless the bike is specifically made for track racing only, the top of the line Evolution full exhaust system for 2016 Yamaha R1 can reduce the weight by almost 6KG and increase power by as much as 7.3hp and 7Nm of torque at 7200rpm.

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Brembo Braking Systems

Power is nothing without good brakes, the more power you've got the more stopping power you kneed to fully utilize it and the best in the business are Brembo brakes that don't need introduction, used by the best riders has helped gain them a victory countless times with it's superior quality and attention to details.

The only thing that never stops with Brembo logo is the ongoing research and development of new improved technologies that has in it's offer complete braking systems from discs, calipers, master cylinders to the dedicated pads that will use the full potential of this powerful systems.

In 2011 Brembo has celebrated it's 50 years anniversary, company that started it's live back in 1961 by Emilio Bombassei and Italo Breda with the current company president Alberto Bombassei, the first consumer ready products were available in 1964 for cars and 1972 for motorcycles and as of 1975 the company has started manufacturing it's braking systems for Formula One Ferrari cars that greatly increased their popularity and respect.

They also acquired British company known as AP Racing Ltd. that was well known too for it's braking and clutch systems as well as seventy percent of Marchesini company that we discussed earlier, further increasing their position in the motorcycle industry.

We recommend using official Brembo racing brake fluid and braking pads to be sure it's operating at it's best using the full potential of this fine systems in every riding conditions.

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DynoJet Power Commander V

This small box can transform your bike to make it more responsive for your throttle input and making it smoother and easier to control, it will also make the best out of the modifications you applied to your engine like after market exhaust or air filter.

The difference between this and the good old PC3USB is mainly in size and accessories you can connect to it, it now comes with an integrated ignition module BUT it only works for a certain selection of twin cylinder engines and the bad news is that the new PC-V is not backward compatible with the accessories made for PC3USB so you have to buy a new ignition module as well.

Also we don't have the fast and easy to use three buttons with led indicator to make the fuel map richer or leaner but you can now connect your phone using USB cable, no external power is required as in previous model and you only need "Dynojet C3 Mobile" application available from Google play:

  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dynojet.c3mobile
  • With the app you can change maps, configure quick shifter, calibrate throttle position and increase your engine revs by using "REV X-tend" but use it only after you modified engine for higher RPM or you will damage your engine.

    The fuel pump accelerator is now enhanced for better adjustment and you can choose between two maps with a switch sold separately, it is compatible with 0-5 volt sensors you can connect for better on the run adjustment taking input from boost or temperature sensors depending on your needs, fuel map can be adjusted for each gear individually as well as for each cylinder with one more throttle position compared to nine in PC3USB.

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    K&N Air Filters

    If you're looking to increase the power of your engine there's no easier way than replacing the standard OEM air filter with the after market one, with increased air flow your engine will not only perform better but also sound better.

    To make the best of it we recommend changing the fuel map to the modified air/fuel ratio, we advice using power commander as it's easier to change the map and there are plenty of maps for many motorcycles to choose from and you don't have to visit the dyno as you will find the most popular maps already tuned by professionals, either you changed only air-filter or exhaust system you can fairly easy find the map you need.

    K&N is one of the leading companies in this market with over forty years of experience, they are easy to wash and last forever, K&N has in it's offer a nice maintenance kit consisting of "Power Kleen air filter" cleaner and air filter oil that will help you get rid of the dirt easier and make it like new.

    With many satisfied customers around the world including racing teams we can recommend it to you without any doubt, we have used it in all our bikes for decades and we are satisfied with it, the quality is always perfect and it's the first thing we change along with the exhaust system to make it breath freely without any limitations.

    It's recommended to clean it every 50,000 miles for highway use or more often depending on conditions you ride in.

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    LSL Crash Pads

    This lightweight aluminum crash pads will protect the most valuable parts of your motorcycle from damage when you're out of luck, they come with wide range of mounting points specifically made to fit your motorcycle.
    They are beautifully machined from alloy with replaceable plastic inserts and depending on the color they are either anodized or powder coated.
    Not only looking good but also practical, the shape of the crash pad is designed to prevent the motorcycle from spinning which will greatly reduce the cost of repair.
    LSL has in it's offer crash pads for engine block, clutch, axle and bar end weights for handlebars available in anodized black, titan, gold and silver, transparent coated blue and red, powder coated red, yellow or green, chrome and carbon.

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    Marchesini Wheels

    With a multi-forged magnesium wheels from Marchesini that are lighter over 40% from standard wheels will make a huge difference as it is a rotational mass that has a great impact on how motorcycle reacts to steering input, it's easier to turn at higher speeds and the performance in a straight line is greatly improved as well.

    Not only they perform much better than the original fitted wheels but also a great looking, especially in the golden color, the latest racing M10RR Corse wheels come in black, matt black and gold.

    Light and extremely rigid will make your ride more enjoyable thanks to better response by reduced gyroscopic effect improves both acceleration and braking along with a higher top speed, the unique design of Marchesini wheels with ten spoke model being the most popular as well as new seven spoke wheels M7RR Genesi will make your bike look like a MotoGP machine.

    the rigorous quality tests ensure that every wheel is perfect as it needs to be for the intended high speed racing to ensure safety at the highest level thanks to the strict inspections.

    Italian beauty and quality at it's best, we can recommend this product without any hesitation, it will increase the trust in your motorcycle even more and make it more unique, definitely a must have for all riders that like to modify their bikes with only the best of the best.

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    Öhlins Shock Absorbers

    Well known Öhlins brand from it's leading class suspension used in racing is a perfect solution for more advanced riders who need more feedback from the road and more damping to get closer to the limits of their bikes, we recommend replacing standard OEM steering damper with the Öhlins one, it's an easy replacement that will greatly improve your comfort and making it easier to go faster.

    Even the most advanced electronic steering dampers that come with the majority of bikes now are replaced by racing teams with the Öhlins one that is easy to predict with it's linear curve, important factor when you travel around 320km/h on public roads during the isle of man TT racing.

    Packed with advanced technology developed in MotoGP and World SuperBike represents the pinnacle of suspension engineering used by racing legends such as Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha/MotoGP) and being part of the motor-sport industry from 1976 founded by Kenth Öhlin in Sweden is a well respected company.

    They are actively working with MotoGP racing teams as well as Formula One and couple other racing events, all this feedback from professional racers is used by one of the best engineers in the world to create one of the best suspensions in the world.

    You can find this suspension in equipped as standard on premium bikes as it's adding great value to the prestige not to mention all Öhlins products look stunning, you would rather hang them on your wall in the guest room it's so perfectly machined.

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    Puig Racing Screens

    This highly durable racing screens developed in wind tunnel with average of 12.7% better aerodynamics will give you the protection you need when racing at high speeds and will give your bike that racing look you love.

    Easy replacement in just a few minutes with only a screwdriver it will make your front of the bike stand out from the crowd, it gives you much more protection from the wind especially for taller riders when riding in an upward position that can be seen on the aerodynamic test results available on the official website, it shows their professional approach to the topic rather than focusing only on looks that not always come in pair with the performance.

    We have used it for several years now and there's no sign of any bigger damage than some scratches we made by our own mistake, remember to always use appropriate detergents and soft cloth not to damage your screen and it will last for a very long time making your ride much more enjoyable.

    The list of bikes that they support is very long and we're sure you will have no problem in finding one for your machine, usually there are couple choices to choose from depending on your preference and the bike's purpose, for pure track racing they have thiner wind screens for weight reduction as in racing every gram counts, the only thing we didn't like is the price that is too high for a little piece of plastic.

    They have lot of other products in their offer worth checking out but we can only recommend racing screens as we tested only them, feel free to contact us if you want to share some opinion about other products from their line.

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