Saturday, 31 December 2011

Salland Motoren Zwolle geen officieel Triumph Dealer meer.

Salland Motoren Zwolle is met ingang van januari 2012 geen officieel Triumph Dealer meer.

Na een jarenlang dealerschap van het fameuze Britse merk Triumph heeft Salland Motoren Zwolle besloten om vanaf 2012 geen officieel dealer meer te zijn, maar om ‘Service Center’ te worden, met de nadruk op onderhoud / reparatie en occasionverkoop. Beweegredenen om met het officiële dealerschap te stoppen is een gevolg van de dalende verkopen en de eisen die door Triumph worden gesteld aan haar dealers. Dit geldt niet alleen voor de voorraad nieuwe motorfietsen en demo's, maar zeker niet op de laatste plaats de gevraagde inrichting van de showroom. Uit financiele overwegingen zijn ze tot dit besluit gekomen omdat dit niet uit de onder druk staande marges bekostigd kan worden en de klant om deze reden geen verhoging van het werkplaatstarief wenst. Ze blijven wél gespecialiseerd op het gebied van onderhoud, reparatie en revisie. Ook willen zij zich meer richten op customizing van zowel Triumph’s als Harley-Davidson’s. ‘Wij hebben zeker ons Triumph hart zeker niet verloren en alle Triumph rijders zijn natuurlijk van harte welkom. Eigenaar Hans de Jong rijdt zelf een bijna compleet matzwarte Speed Triple 1050 uit 2008 en voorheen een Harley-Davidson Heritage ‘93
Uiteraard zullen we zeker nieuwe motoren leveren van alle merken, inclusief fabrieksgarantie.


Ze hebben de expertise, kennis en gereedschappen voor uw Triumph in huis om uw ECU uit te lezen en storingsmeldingen te verwijderen. Ze werken alleen met originele onderdelen, Castrol en Eurol motorolie.
Ze werken tevens met gerenomeerde toeleverancies zoals Motorcycle Storehouse, Zodiac etc.

Vanwege deze veranderingen zijn zij verhuisd naar het aangrenzende pand aan de Rudolf Dieselstraat 1a te Zwolle. Zelfde service, zelfde koffie alleen geen dure showroom meer die in de prijs verrekend hoeft te worden. U blijft welkom om een bakje koffie te komen drinken waarbij voor u de nieuwste motorbladen aanwezig zullen zijn om zo op de hoogte te blijven van de laatste nieuwtjes. Ook kunt u op de 1e verdieping een kijkje nemen in onze kledingshop welke airco gekoeld is en waar ook de accessoires getoond worden.

Zij zijn tevens dealer van Premier, Brembo, Caberg en Momo helmen. Richa, Grand-Canyon en Spear motorkleding. Andere merken: Rizoma, Bertoni etc etc

Bezoek ook eens de vernieuwde website en webshop.

Salland Motoren
Rudolf Dieselstraat 1a
8013 NJ Zwolle
Tel: 038-460 11 67
http://www.salland-motoren.nl
http://webshop.salland-motoren.nl
Volg ze ook eens op Twitter en Facebook

Openingstijden winkel/werkplaats:
ma: Gesloten, di-vr: 09.00-17.30 uur, za: 09.00-17.00 uur, webshop: 24/7
U wilt s’avonds kijken of uw motor laten repareren, bel voor een afspraak. Alles is mogelijk.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

EML V3 Trike Conversion for H-D Models

EML V3 Trike Conversion for H-D Sportster XL 883-1200 Models.
Based on the latest H-D Sportster XL 883 1200 models EML manufactures a Sporty Trike conversion. The EML V3 concept. The EML V3 can be driven with a car driver’s license.

Technical data: 883 /1200
Engine:
Type: V-Twin
Bore & stroke: 76.2 x 96.8 / 88.9 x 96.8 mm
Displacement: 883 / 1200
Max. torque: 70 Nm / 3750 rpm / 98 Nm / 3200 rpm
Power train:
Gears: 5
Final drive: belt
Max. speed: 150 kph / 160 kph
Weight:
Dry weight: 345 kg / 349 kg
Max. weight: 536 kg
Brakes:
Front: 292 mm disc(s)
Rear: 298 mm discs
Wheels:
Front: Depending on type: 16", 17", 18" or 19"
Rear: 7Jx16" with 225/50R16 tires
Dimensions:
Length: 2.280 mm (with luggage room 2.520)
Width: 1.292 mm
Wheel base: 1.635 mm
Track width: 1.028 mm

Standard features:
Independent suspension, manufactured from high end chrome moly racing steel.
Aluminum differential with belt drive.
Sophisticated stabilizer system.
Integral parking brake system.
4 piston radial rear brake calipers.
Triple tree set. (stretch)
Aluminum 16" design rear wheels.
Billet design rear LED lights




EML V3 Trike ombouw voor H-D Sportster XL 883-1200 modellen.

Op basis van de laatste H-D Sportster XL883 & 1200 modellen produceert EML een sportieve trike. Het EML V3 concept. Hoogwaardige race technologie samen met de unieke en variërende stijlen Sportsters. Hierdoor biedt EML u een belevenis op drie wielen.
De V3 mag bestuurd worden met een auto rijbewijs.


Technische gegevens: 883  -  1200
Motor: 883 / 1200
Type: V 2 cilinder
Boring & slag: 76.2 x 96.8 mm / 88.9 x 96.8 mm
Cil. inhoud: 883 cc / 1200cc
Koppel: 70 Nm / 3750 rpm / 98 Nm / 3200 rpm
Aandrijving: 
Versnellingen: 5
Eindoverbrenging: Tandriem met differentieel
Max. snelheid: 150 Km/h / 160 Km/h
Gewichten:
Droog gewicht: 345 Kg / 349 Kg
Max. gewicht: 536 Kg
Remmen:
Voor: 292 mm schijf(en)
Achter: 298 mm schijven
Wielen:
Voor: Afh. van type: 16", 17", 18" of 19"
Achter: 7Jx16" met 225/50R16 banden
Afmetingen:
Lengte: 2.280 mm (met koffer 2.520)
Breedte: 1.292 mm
Wielbasis: 1.635 mm
Spoorbreedte: 1.028 mm

Standaard uitrusting
Onafhankelijke wielophanging geproduceerd van hoogwaardig chroommolybdeen racesport staal.
Aluminium differentieel met riemaandrijving.
Bochten stabilisator systeem.
Geïntegreerde parkeerrem.
4 Zuiger radiaal achterremmen.
Kroonplaat naloop set.
Aluminium design 16” velgen.
Billet design aluminium LED achterlichten.

Meer info www.emltrike.com

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More info www.emltrike.com
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Thunderbike Onlineshop

Der neue Thunderbike Onlineshop geht an den Start!

Unter shop.thunderbike.de ist er ab sofort online




Ihr wollt euch die Wartezeit auf's neu Jahr versüssen? Unser neuer Onlineshop ist prall gefüllt mit vielen guten Sachen die auch nach der Weihnachtszeit Spaß machen. Wir haben keine Kosten und Mühen gescheut, Tag und Nacht geschraubt und gefeilt, bis er endlich so war wie wir ihn uns vorgestellt haben. Komfortabel, schnell und aktuell.

Was erwartet euch?
In vier Kategorien findet ihr die kompletten Thunderbike Parts aus den beiden aktuellen CustomBooks für Harley-Davidson und Metric Bikes mit einer komfortablen Selektierung nach eurem Fahrzeugtypen, alle Zubehörteile aus dem aktuellen Harley-Davidson P&A Katalog, Bekleidung von Harley-Davidson, Thunderbike, King Kerosin und Rokker, sowie zahlreiche Accessories vom Aufkleber bis zum Zippo-Feuerzeug.

Lange Rede kurzer Sinn - einfach testen!
Unter http://shop.thunderbike.de findet ihr alles was das Bikerherz begehrt, und euch und euer bestes Stück in neuem Glanz erstrahlen lässt. Nutzt die ruhige Weihnachtszeit und schaut vorbei im Shop, online oder persönlich!
 

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Nansulate Cool Ride Technology

Nansulate® Cool Ride Technology


                   Put the Frost on Your Exhaust!

Our newly patented Cool Ride Technology is a one-of-a-kind protective coating that can be easily applied to motorized vehicles of any kind to reduce the surface temperature of exhaust pipes and lower the risk associated with skin contact. Whether you're protecting yourself, your passengers, or safe guarding your child's new motorized vehicle, you can be sure that Nansulate® Cool Ride will drastically improve the safety of your bike, and reduce the likelihood of a serious burn. Use it on the back end exhaust pipe, or on the forward feeding lines to make sure to avoid an unwanted accident that could result in a bad burn, trip to the emergency room, or even worse, long lasting scars and plastic surgery. Through our Cool Ride brand, we are committed to providing a quality product that will make a difference in the lives of people everywhere. Engineered at the Nano-Scale, our patented formula is a safe, easy-to-apply insulation that can be used to prevent the next serious exhaust burn accident.

A new safety coating product that aims to reduce surface temperatures of hot exhausts on motorcycles, motorbikes, ATVs, and sport bikes made its debut at EICMA last month. Naples, Fla.-based Industrial Nanotech, Inc., was showing its Nansulate Cool Ride line of high-tech insulation, energy-saving, and protective coatings.

The new product is described as an easy-to-apply clear liquid insulation that reduces heat conduction, provides a thermal insulation barrier, and lowers the surface temperature of hot exhaust pipes on motorcycles and other riding equipment. Details are at www.coolridetech.com. The company points to studies published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health showing that motorcycle exhaust burn injuries are a global issue.

"The statistics for motorcycle exhaust burn injuries among both adults and children show the severity of this avoidable issue," says Francesca Crolley, VP business development for Industrial Nanotech, Inc. "Our technology has been used extensively in industrial and commercial sectors to reduce the temperature of hot pipes and heat process equipment for employee safety, and to reduce hot handrail surface temperatures that heat up in direct sunlight, so it made perfect sense to extend our solutions to the motorcycle, motorbike, and ATV markets for burn prevention. The holiday season is when many of these vehicles are purchased for children as well as adults, so the timing was right to include a companion safety coating as a vital accessory to these bikes as a burn preventative."


Facts & Information

Burn Rubber not Your Body!
The majority (70%) of exhaust burn victims are on average younger than 25.
Burns from motorized vehicles are two times higher for children than for adults.
Most (52%) of burns occur in late spring/early summer during peak riding seasons.
Just as many passengers are burned as riders.
The majority (69%) of passenger burns are female.
Many burns happen while motorized vehicle is not in motion.
Mostly burns effect the hands or the right leg below the knee.
Most burns are at least 2nd degree.
Some burns are 3rd degree and require surgery.
Some of these burns will require plastic surgery.
Severe burns scar and will never fully disappear.
Burns often cause infections which can require hospitalization.
It can take several weeks to months for a severe burn to heal.
Severe burns will on average cost 3.5 hospital visits.
A Google search on "Motorcycle Burns" returns 12,800,000 results.
Nansulate® Cool Ride can drastically reduce the risk of burn.
There is no other product on the market like Nansulate® Cool Ride. **



How it Works

How it Works: The Science Behind Safe
Nansulate® Cool Ride is engineered at the nano-scale to specifically insulate metals (and other materials including plastic) extremely well. The coating reduces heat conduction, acting as a barrier against heat, and is also extremely hydrophobic (water resistant) to provide extra benefits such as rust protect in addition to heat insulation. There is no other product on the market that can do what Cool Ride Technology will.

Easy Application

Our water-based nano formula easily applies onto exhaust pipes using a typical paint sprayer, roller, brush, or applicator. The bike must be turned off and the exhaust pipes cooled to room temperature before application process begins. Once bike is off and cooled, lightly apply the Cool Ride solution over the area of pipe selected for cooling, thoroughly covering the area. Once covered with a coat, let it cure in a dry environment without turning the motor on at any point until finished. Repeating this process multiple times will give you the most benefit of an extremely cool exhaust. Review the application instructions for full details on recommended coverage (number of coats) and application method.

How Much Will It Reduce the Temperature?

You can use a certain number of coats to reach a desired temperature drop. The application can be tailored to your equipment needs. For example, a 350F surface can be reduced to a 140F (OSHA safe touch level) - a 60% reduction; And a 250F surface can be reduced to the same 140F temperature with the recommended application - a 44% reduction. Review our Temperature Gradient Chart to see how many coats to use.

How Long Will Nansulate® Cool Ride Last?

Product lasts between 5-10 years, depending upon wear and environment.

Specifications

Cool Ride Technology Rules
Nansulate® Cool Ride will work on any surfaces that reach a maximum of 400 (204). The temperature extremes to which the material can be applied are 40 to 210 (4 to 99). It is recommended that each coat be allowed to dry for 1-2 hours before applying an additional coat; the surface should be dry to touch and non-tacky. If a surface is brought above 212F (100C) too soon after application and before the product is allowed to cure, blistering may occur. Always use this product in accordance with the specifications for most effective results. **

It Will Work on Virtually Anything

You'll be able to use this product on virtually any motorized vehicle you have with exhaust pipes. We've developed Cool Ride with Motocross, ATV, Sport, Mobile Transport Motorcycles, Scooters, and Kids Mini and Pee Wee bikes in mind.


More info:
Industrial Nanotech, Inc.
1925 Trade Center Way
Suite 1
Naples, FL 34109
www.coolridetech.com

Beware of The Swiss Law

Swiss Law. Take it serious. Very Serious indeed!

Yes, I saw this 'postcard picture' in my rear view mirror many times.
Believe me, you don't want to...
Switzerland used to be a country where you could speed on your motorcycle as long as you were willing to pay the high speeding fines. It used to be a money game; rich people (and they have a lot of them there), could ride as fast as they wanted, since if one of the many radars caught them, they just pay the fine. For mere mortals, the fine would be prohibitive, but for the rich, it's just cigar money. Fines are determined by the monthly income you have, so the amount of money you pay is related to your income. So speeding could be very expensive, but no serious harm done. But not anymore. A new law passed recently, calling for strict measures against speeders and dangerous driving. Now the Swiss will be sent to jail, from 1 to 4 years.

Swiss Radar. Looks like fun, but the Swiss don't like fun. At all.
Some of the new rules and speed limit thresholds are: 70 kph in a 30 kph zone, 100 kph in a 50 zone and 140 kph in an 80 zone. Do one of those, and you'll end up in a cell with a cell-mate named Bubba (or whatever the Swiss equivalent). To make sure the Swiss obey the law, they have outlawed vehicles from warning each other of there's a speed check up ahead. They will not throw you in prison, but you can expect a hefty fine.

You have to ask yourself; do they serve cheese and chocolates in Swiss cells..?


And another one you should be aware of: Your Motorway Tax Sticker


If you have ever ridden your motorcycle (or car) in Switzerland, you'll know what I'm talking about. When you take the motorway in the country of cheese, chocolate and bankers, you'll need to pay an annual tax, even if you're only on the motorway system for 10 minutes. You can get the tax sticker at the border, motorway offices, post offices or garages. The CHF40 (32) sticker needs to be displayed on your car windshield, though motorcycle are allowed to put elsewhere on their bike. But riding on the motorway without the sticker is going to get tricky, or expensive. Starting today, the fine for being caught without the tax sticker is doubling, from CHF100 (€ 80) to CHF200 (160). And since the cops who patrol the roads are always on the lookout for citizens to fine, chances are you'll be caught. So better pay the annual tax, which is not proportional, so if you need to take to the excellent road system on 30 December, you'll pay the same as someone who went on the 1st of January.


Switzerland is beautiful. But the old saying 'Wenn es kein Gesetz ist - ist es Verboten'
 (If it's not a law - it's vorbidden) is absolutely true. Think about it. Be careful, you're warned.


Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Gator Engineering makes wheels with your own design!

Bike Steroids by Gator Engineering: Design your own Wheels!


New available at Gator Engineering; aluminum wheels that are manufactured with your own design, in the size you want. Sizes are from 15 inch up to an amazing 30 inches, from a skinny 2.15 to 13 inches wide to accommodate even the fattest tires; almost every size and width is available.


Make your own design (company logo?!) and the talented guys at Bike Steroids by Gator Engineering will make you your personal set of aluminum wheels. Also matching disc brake rotors and belt pulleys can be made. And no, they are not expensive; but surprisingly cheap! 


Bike Steroids by Gator Engineering
Zandheuvel 63 
4901HV Oosterhout NB, The Netherlands
   
Mobile : 0031 - (0)6 - 557 108 78
Phone : 0031 - (0)162 - 43 45 84
E-mail : info@bikesteroids.nl Website : www.bikesteroids.nl
     



Harley-Davidson's LED Bullets


Harley-Davidson's LED Bullet Turn Signal Kits

Harley-Davidson's LED Bullet Turn Signal Kits feature fast-acting, extra-bright LED lamps set in compact bullet-shaped die-cast chrome housings. In the front, the lights function as running light and directional indicators.

In the rear, the lights function as running light, brake light and directional indicators. Installation does not require a control box or load equalizer, and the turn signals attach directly to existing wiring without cutting or splicing. Featuring pillow-style optics and a Bar & Shield medallion, these signals are the perfect match for available LED Headlight and Tail Lamps.



The front amber lights fit 2012 Dyna® and 2011-later Blackline®, Fat Boy®, Fat Boy® Lo and Softail® Cross Bones™ models, and are available in Smoked (P/N 67800060, $174.95) or Amber (P/N 67800061, $174.95) lenses

The rear red lights fit 2012 Super Glide® Custom and Fat Bob®, and 2011-later Fat Boy®, Fat Boy® Lo and Softail® Cross Bones™ models, and are available with either Smoked (P/N 67800055, $174.95) or Red (P/N 67800056, $174.95) lenses. Sold in pairs.

www.harley-davidson.com

Monday, 26 December 2011

Terry the Tramp One Percenter book

Terry the Tramp: The Life and Dangerous Times of a One Percenter

This book review looks at a sordid time in history when being a biker wasn't fashionable or even safe. K. Randall Ball, Terry the Tramp: The Life and Dangerous Times of a One Percenter, MBI Publishing, Minnesota, 2011, takes the reader through the seedy streets of small California towns and the asphalt highways linking riders with their destiny.
a young Keith Randall Ball, circa 1970's


Although this book chronicles Terry Orendorff's journey from being raised in a broken family to his rise as national leader of a notorious one percent motorcycle club, it could be the story of any number of rebellious young men born in the mid 1940's who had a passion for freedom and living outside the norms of society. It's no surprise that these men chose motorcycles as a means to transport them to their dreams since motorcycles were also outside the accepted boundaries of civilized society at that time. Not all bikes and bikers, only the so-called one percent of riders who chose not to conform to the rules laid down by people they had no respect for.

What's really fascinating about this book is the way author Ball weaves the historical fabric of current events, music and the biker sub-culture together to provide the reader with a view of what it was really like in those days. Having been a product of those same times, and a biker, you can easily relate to what was happening in southern California between bike clubs and law enforcement. It was happening all over the country. Maybe not as intense everywhere as it was in, for instance, Hawthorne, but being a biker was a daily challenge.

If you rode during this time period, you will instantly enjoy this book as it tells one man's story, simultaneously transporting you back to your own recollections of events you witnessed or experienced. The bikes, the women, the parties and conflicts are all here. This is reality, not some made for TV fantasy of what being a biker is all about. If you want to know what drives a man to put his club before even his family, this is a rare glimpse into that world; a snapshot of history unlike anything you see in the movies. This is a biker's story, told by a biker. It doesn't get any better than this. Even if you don't ride or were born after this time period, this book will give you insight into the world of the one percent biker you haven't seen yet. This isn't National Geographic or the Gangland series. This is real people striving to survive in a world they were thrust into. They did bad things and bad things were done to them.

You can order a copy of Terry the Tramp: The Life and Dangerous Times of a One Percenter, by visiting Keith Ball's web site

If you have any old copies of Easyriders Magazine laying around, look for #208, October, 1990. There's an article about the Vagos' court battle against the Hawthorne Police, recounted in the book. There's even an illustration by David Mann at the top of the article.

Licks Hoodie

Licks Hoodie: the newest addition to the Licks apparel line


The Licks Hoodie is the newest addition to the Licks apparel line. These sweatshirts are discharge printed which means the logo is dyed into the fabric and there is absolutely no uncomfortable screen print feeling on the inside of the shirt. These babies are completely soft inside and out, no tags at all. They feel like your favorite sweatshirt that's been washed 100 times! Get yours today!


$29.99

Saturday, 24 December 2011

First Nortons in Italy

First Norton Motorcycles delivered in Italy

Last weekend, a crowd of more than 100 people gathered for the landmark unveiling of the first Norton Motorcycles to be delivered in Italy.

The first Norton Motorcycles delivered in Italy
This has only been possible because of the first ever Ex EFG funding facility for export provided to Norton from Santander and backed by the British Government. The funding has helped us enter into export sales and also gives us greater scale and volumes with suppliers. This helps parts supply across the business and increases the number of hand built bikes we are able to build for all markets. This takes Norton another step forward on its’ onward journey.

Mr Fagnoni received keys to his Commando 961 SE
In what is a very exciting time for us, the Mayor of Cremona, Dr. Tancredi Bruno di Clarafond, presented the keys to the first two proud Italian owners. Mr Fagnoni took delivery of his Commando 961 SE and Mr Vicomandi received his Commando 961 Sport.

Mr Vicomandi received keys to his Commando 961 Sport
This marks the start of a long lasting relationship between Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd and our Italian friends. It is fantastic to see the first of many Nortons’ on Italian roads. If you are interested in finding out more about Norton in Italy, contact our Italian dealer Motocicli - www.nortonitalia.com



Friday, 23 December 2011

Darwin Motorcycles raffles famous RLX

News from Dar Holdsworth of Darwin Motorcycles

I wanted to share this with you in hopes you could help me spread the word about supporting our troops with our raffle bike, the RLX.


I concepted an American Muscle Bike in 2008 and was going to develop it. But the economy fell out and I shelved the design (see attached).


I do a bike every year that supports the US military. I knew with such a tight economy, I'd have to do something big to get contributions from the top suppliers I was seeking to partner with. I wanted to build a no-compromise American Muscle Bike.

We partnered with race team, Rahal Lettermen Lanigan, with the idea of building a bike that would pay tribute to Bobby Rahal's storied championship racing career as well as compliment his world class race team. The bike is being raffled to support our troops through two military focused charities, SteelAnchor.org & Pros For Vets (http://www.pros4vets.org/)


The RLX, is designed and hand built by me and my team at Darwin Motorcycles.

The components listed have been generously donated by these exceptional suppliers and Darwin Motorcycles has built the bike for free.

The bike had a sneak peek at SEMA last year as a roller and officially debuted at the 2011 Indy 500 with Team Rahal.


The bike was entered in and Won the AMD World Championships of Custom Bike Building (production class).


We are raffling this bike through midnight pacific standard time, December 24th and need your help to raise as much money as possible to support our troops.

Tech Sheet:

Darwin Motorcycles : RLX
S&S 132" X-wedge
Baker FFP primary w/ Baker King Kong Clutch
Baker 6 Speed Transmission
2 into 1 into 3 stainless exhaust built by Darwin Motorcycles (materials from D&D)
Beringer Dual 4 piston front and single 4 piston rear brakes
Beringer hand controls
Brock's Performance BST Carbon Fiber wheels 19"x120mm front, 19"x180mm rear
World Ceramic Bearings
Dunlap Sportmax tires
Ohlins Road/Track suspension
Racing Innovations Muscle Bike frame: 25 degrees rake
Autometer STACK race gauge
Braille carbon fiber battery
Vortex clip ons
Vortex sprocket   
Vortex gas cap
Vortex/Darwin foot controls with reverse shifting (GP style 1 up - 5 down)
Joker Machine bar end mirrors
Motion Pro cables & switches
MoFlo Air Cleaner
Alloy Art headlight
Hix Design custom seat
Escort / Passport radar detector (machined into top clamp)
Cycle Electric Regulator & Stator
Darwin tag bracket
Darwin custom Top Clamp & rear brake hanger using Summit Machine.
Custom body work by Darwin Motorcycles
Front Fender: Shark Skins
Paint: Manny's Ink & Air


 Tickets are $20. Last day to purchase is Christmas Eve (Saturday) at midnight Pacific Standard time.

The bike is valued at over $65,000.

Only 3,500 tickets are being sold. Your chances are great.

Go to www.DarwinMotorcycles.com to be directed to purchase your tickets.


PHOTOGRAPHY BY ONNO "BERSERK" WIERINGA - http://www.madnessphotography.nl/

HOCO Parts: Rukka “Granite” – The trousers to wear over

Rukka “Granite” – The trousers to wear over

Full length zippers down the legs make the new Rukka “Granite” an ideal pair of trousers to wear comfortably over jeans, workwear or suit pants.


Often sitting on their motorbikes the whole day long, nobody knows better than long distance riders: even a top quality textile suit with breathable, waterproof fabric can only realize its full climate-regulating potential when worn above functional undergarments. On short hops though, like riding to work, downtown or to the sports ground, many riders would much rather keep on their working, sports or casual clothes and avoid having to change when they arrive. Now, Rukka makes that wish come true.

Made of abrasion resistant Cordura 500, the new Granite trousers easily fit over denim or suit trousers due to their relatively wide cut. Full-length zippers all the way down the legs make it easy to put them on and off, while two side adjusters let the waist fit perfectly. For safety, they have air permeable, CE certified RVPair knee and hip protectors as well as a second layer of Cordura 500 on exposed areas. A Gore-Tex Performance Shell Z-liner ensures lasting breathability while making the trousers wind- and waterproof.

The new Granite trousers can be connected to every Rukka jacket by way of a connective zip. However, the ideal pairing is with the matching Rukka Granite Z-Liner jacket whose relatively wide fit makes it perfect for wearing over a sweater, workwear or a suit jacket.

Granite trousers are available in Black and in the sizes 46 to 62. Tall riders may want to try the C3 sizes 48 through 58 with 7 cm longer trouser legs, while the C1 sizes 48 through 62 are 7 cm shorter than standard. The Granite jacket is available in sizes 46 through 62 and in the colours Black, Grey or White.

The price is € 599,- (NL) / € 609,- (BE) including VAT. Contact Hoco Parts for more information per mail at rukka@hocoparts.com.

H-D Sportster is auction item for Serious Request!

News! Waylon has an unbelievable auction item for Serious Request!


Persbericht: Harley-Davidson en Waylon veilen motor voor 3FM Serious Request
Populaire zanger rijdt op Sportster Forty Eight-model Glazen Huis binnen
Rijswijk, 23 december 2011 – Harley-Davidson en Waylon veilen een Sportster Forty Eight-motor voor 3FM Serious Request. Op vrijdagavond 23 december 2011 rijdt de populaire zanger Waylon het Glazen Huis in Leiden binnen op dit retro model. De opbrengst van de geveilde motor komt ten goede aan de 3FM-actie ‘Help een moeder, red een gezin’. Hierin halen 3FM-dj’s Gerard Ekdom, Timur Perlin en Coen Swijnenberg geld op voor moeders in oorlogssituaties.


Waylon, de eerste Nederlander met een contract bij het legendarische platenlabel Motown, komt rond 19.30 uur het Glazen Huis in Leiden binnenrijden om een nachtje te blijven slapen. Twee jaar geleden liet hij zijn hoofd kaal scheren voor deze actie. Dit jaar doet hij er nog een schepje bovenop en betreedt hij het huis op de spectaculaire Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight, die daarna geld zal opbrengen voor het goede doel.


When sleeping over at 3FM’s Glazen Huis, the guest is supposed to bring an item that’ll be up for auction for the Serious Request charity. Two years ago Waylon raised a lot of money by shaving his head while staying at the Glazen Huis. That was spectacular, but this year Waylon has something on offer that surpasses that – by far. He’ll auction off an item that is so shiny and beautiful, that it will simply blow your mind.. A Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight!


Als je een nachtje blijft slapen in 3FM’s Glazen Huis, hoor je een veiling item mee te nemen. Twee jaar geleden haalde Waylon een bak geld op voor Serious Request door tijdens zijn logeerpartijtje zijn haar af te scheren. Dat was al opzienbarend, maar dit jaar heeft Waylon een nog veel spectaculairder item dat hij ter veiling aan gaat bieden. Een glimmend,  supergaaf item, dat hij aanstaande vrijdag 23 december mee zal nemen naar het Glazen Huis. Wat het is? Een Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight!