Motoware june09

Steering RC bikes, flaunting Italian apparel or simply laying back on the couch engrossed in hardcore gaming – we give you the best options

Kyosho RC Bikes
Want the ultimate in scales? Get yourself the Kyosho Radio Controlled Motorcycles. Powered by real IC motors driving the wheel through a real chain system, these bikes come with fully functional suspension systems. You also get performance upgrades for the suspension, engine and gearing as per your requirements. A variety of aftermarket tyres with various compounds are also available. With all that, Kyoshos definitely top the scale model collectors’ list.

Oakley Oil Rig and Straight Jacket
Oakley has recently introduced the second edition of the Nicky Hayden Signature Series Oil Rig eyewear. Made for collectors, it gets metal icons for a new “split” look and includes custom graphics with Nicky’s traditional racing number. This Oil Rig is available in a Polished Black frame with Hayden’s signature etched on the Black Iridium coated lenses. For Casey Stoner fans, Oakley has offered the Ducati Edition Straight Jacket with ‘Stoner 27’ laser etched on the lens.

If street races and bike chases like those in Hollywood action flicks catch your fancy, then the Wheelman is what you want. Grab yourself some quality time on a gaming station as you play Vin Diesel’s character in the Wheelman. Get behind the wheels of a Pontiac or give yourself the adrenaline rush on a really fast bike as you race through the streets of Barcelona while accomplishing various missions. The game is now available for various consoles like PlayStation3 and XBOX 360.

Alpinestars S-MX R Boots
The all-new S-MX R series of boots brings together the classic Alpinestars racing performance, flexibility and protection with real world practicality, lightweight and comfort. Be it your easy Sunday morning ride or a track day, these S-MX R boots are the ones you’ll adore. What we have here is the latest colour option in black and green especially for those who are saving up their bucks for the Ninja!

Alpinestars MotoGP Collection
The Italian house has introduced the official MotoGP merchandise comprising of various jackets in both leather and textile. Seen here is the T-Estoril jacket which takes its name from the famous Portuguese circuit. Packed with shoulder and elbow protectors, removable liners and adjustable waist and sleeves, this one is for hardcore MotoGP fans who like to make fashion statements with first class products. Seen along with the jacket is a pair of the ’09 collection GP Plus gloves.

Motoware dec09


These premium products from Alpinestars will surely embellish your biker look






Alpinestars MX-1 Leather Jacket
The jacket features an aerodynamically designed ventilated hump that aids cooling and provides stability at high speeds. The 1.2-1.4mm full grain leather is highly abrasion resistant. The multiple stitched main seam construction provides better wear resistance. A-Stars’s patented GP protectors provide security to your shoulders and elbows and Kevlar stretch panel’s offer better flexibility. Other features include a back pocket for a spine protector, perforated leather panels, adjustment straps and removable thermal vest liner. Rs 40,000.

Alpinestars SMX-R Leather Jacket
This jacket is constructed using leather and textile panels for better ventilation. The 1.3mm premium full grain leather with stretch Kevlar and heavy duty polyamide are abrasion resistant. The internals consists of breathable stretch inserts through the sleeves. The shoulders get Alpinestars external protectors with mesh liner and high density foam pads in the upper arms. GP protectors provide security to the elbow area. The secure strap connection system accommodates a bionic race protector for extreme protection. Rs 16,500.

Alpinestars S-MX Plus Boots
These boots feature high modulus PU injected and contoured shin protectors that lend impact and abrasion resistance. The calf and ankle area feature a U shaped protector that is highly impact resistant. Interchangeable toe sliders, wide and ventilated heel and large instep flex zone make these boots rider friendly and the use of Lorica and leather in the upper area makes the boot quite comfy. Made for the track, these boots will surely add zing to your track attire. Rs 18,500.

Alpinestars Trigger Suit
This new suit from A-stars is made from 1.3mm grain leather blended with stretch Kevlar panels for better flexibility. The critical impact areas are well protected by Alpinestars CE certified protectors and it also provides optimum level of abrasion resistance. The suit features accordion stretch panels under the arm, lower back and over the knee areas to provide better movement. A secure strap connection is provided for a bionic back protector. Rs 49,000

Alpinestars T-Stunt Air Jacket
The new T-Stunt jacket is loaded with features like polyester mesh inserts, CE certified bionic protectors in the forearm and shoulder areas. The chest compartment has PE protection which can be upgraded with Alpinestars bionic chest guard. It also has a removable windproof and breathable inner jacket plus a back compartment with PE padding upgradeable with a RC back protector. Other features include connection zippers, adjustable Velcro panels and stretch panels for flexibility. Rs 12,500.

Motoware may09

This month we bring you performance accessories for your imports and new safety headgear
to match up to the speed


Pulse & Raptor jackets
Cramster’s 2009 range of jackets includes two new additions: Pulse and Raptor. Both these jackets are constructed using Cordura material and come with protective padding. Some designs are made to look similar to the jackets worn by A. C. Fariyas and his group in the acclaimed Pulsar Mania advert. For more details, visit their website.

The FFR range from KBC is their solution for customers looking to invest in a modular flip face helmet. It employs the company’s patented MagCam mechanism for its flip face operation. This is essentially a protective metal latching system which prevents the helmet from opening up in a crash scenario. Like other helmets in the KBC range, the FFR fits all the safety regulations like DOT, ECE and Snell.

TBR M2 V.A.L.E Slip-on / Full system
The Honda CBR1000RR and Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa are already here and their performance accessories are on the way. One of the first in the line of serious upgrades is the new M2 slip-on canister / full system from Two Brothers Racing. The canister is constructed using three choices of materials like carbonfibre, aluminium or titanium. The system as a whole claims to produce up to 2PS more than the stock Fireblade and can reduce the bike’s weight by up to 4 kilos. On the ‘Busa, power is augmented by as much as 4PS while weight is slashed by almost 10 kilos. Refer to the contact information for further details, pricing and availability

Sparx S07
Remember the helmet full of skulls that our BI journo Rohit Paradkar’s been wearing for most photo shoots? The same shell will now don new graphics for 2009. These include simple designs ranging from solid colour combos to whacky graffiti art to suit your taste. Priced a tad above the other brands available in market, the Sparx range boasts of DOT and ECE safety standards compatibility with the KBC brand backing it up.

Canon EOS 500D
The new Canon DSLR camera features a 15.1 MP CMOS sensor with the ability to record video in full HD along with those crisp and sharp images high resolution images. Who needs a handycam and a camera when you can tag along this baby. This new gizmo sets you back by Rs 50,000


The most sought after yet functional and fashionable biking gear available in the country



Alpinestars Paddock
A part of Astar’s Nero collection, the Paddock leather jacket for the fairer sex is the latest style statement in biking sisterhood. The jacket’s classic styling and contemporary finishing highlights its urban culture couture. It also incorporates lightweight safety padding in the shoulder and elbow sections to provide impact protection.

Sidi B2 Boots
Sidi’s base line race boots are now available in the country. The boots combine the trademark safety elements of the Sidi range but are priced economically courtesy a less radical design. With a variety of colours to choose from, safety and comfort at its best, an Italian design and a well known brand in the world of motorsports, the B2 are one of the best entry level boots money can buy.


Alpinestars Stella Octane
Here’s one suit that needs to be in the kitty of female bikers who look up to Alisha Abdullah and want to get their knees scraping on the racetrack. The Octane two-piece suit is designed to suit the female body form and is constructed using high grain leather for optimum protection. The two-piece assembly means that you can use just the jacket during your regular bike rides too.

Sidi Streetburner
Made from top grain leather, the Streetburner shoes from Sidi are what every fashion freak biker would want to wear each day. Designed for regular use, these shoes incorporate some of the necessary safety elements from Sidi’s race boots and at the same time they are comfortable enough for city commutes. In spite of being street shoes, the Streetburners come with toe sliders if you decide to scrape your toes while turning at intersections.

Ed Hardy Helmets
Top fashion designer Christian Audigier’s latest designs use imagery from tattoo god Ed Hardy’s collection. However, the designer has gone a step ahead from apparels and for a change has included helmets as a part of his 2009 line-up. The base shell choice for these designs comes in the form of the VR-2R helmet model from KBC. The helmets featured here are the Pirates and the Tiger models in white and black base colours respectively. For further details on pricing and availability, check out the website.



From boots to helmets and eyewear to jackets, we ensure you are all togged up for the ride



Marushin Helmets
Marushin, the parent manufacturer of Daijya helmets, has arrived in India with a huge range of their exclusive helmets for the enthusiast bikers. The 2009 range of Marushin helmets includes the RS-1 Carbon helmet which weighs just over a kilo and also ensures high safety standards. With other helmets in exciting graphics and eye-catching colours, you are definitely going to be the best looking biker around with utmost safety for your head with these Marushins. For more details and options for Marushin Helmets, log onto the website mentioned above.

Joe rocket big bang jacket
A timeless racer styling with a bold logo and design accents make for one killer looking jacket. The Joe Rocket Big Bang jacket has heavy duty Hitena® nylon outer fabric with CE rated protectors for the shoulders and elbows. The jacket has a removable insulated vest liner, a variable flow™ ventilation system and is priced at Rs 10,000.


Harley-Davidson’s official eyewear is now in India. Their Low Rider range of sunglasses weigh just 27 grams and are available in various shades for the frame and lens with the H-D name engraved on them. H-D sunglasses have a scratch and impact resistant lens with a hard coat and a sturdy built glass. 99.9 percent UV resistant, they are currently being sold through ebay India for Rs 2,799.

Joe rocket speedmaster and sonic boot
The Speedmaster boots were developed with the input of Joe Rocket’s factory riders with the goal of creating the ultimate professional race boot. These have a leather construction with injection molded protectors on the heel, shin, calf and ankle areas. The Sonic boots, on the other hand, are for the sole purpose of touring and utilize an adjustable ankle strap and a reinforced padded shin flap with hook and loop fastener for convenience. They are 100 percent waterproof and breathable with a DRY-TECH moisture wicking interior for all day comfort. The Speedmaster boots are available for Rs 15,000 and the Sonic boots are priced at Rs 8,500


Lazy sunday rides, weekend trips or serious track days, we have something for everyone this month





Fastrack eye wear
The new range of Fastrack shades compliment both half face as well as full face helmets. Available in various designs and colours, Fastrack’s range of sunglasses start from Rs 895 and go upto Rs 2,295. The products featured here are for Rs 1,595 each.

Cramster touring boots
Water resistant with a non-absorbing outer shell, Cramster touring boots are made from PVC based heavy duty synthetic leather. They also have a torsion cup for ankle bone protection. Other features include padded shin protection, toe shift protection strips, toe and calf sliders and anti allergic inner lining. Priced at Rs 4,800 the boots are available in one colour only and are suitable for street riding and touring.

Joe rocket ufo and lucky jackets
Joe Rocket’s UFO jacket combines bold racer styling and breezy free-air poly/mesh shell with all the obligatory impact protection. The Lucky jacket, on the other hand, has a Vegas themed graphic treatment adding to the allure of its stylish yet practical appeal. Aside from the typical assortment of impact protectors and comfort features, it also has something hiding up its sleeves. The Rocktex 600 outer shell has zip off sleeves to reveal mesh lower sleeves for summer riding. The jackets are priced at Rs 11,000 and Rs 7,500 respectively.

Cramster velocity riding pants
Specially designed for Indian weather conditions, Cramster Velocity riding pants feature an outer shell made of MaxTex Cordura while the inner shell has a perforated breathing liner. The pants are waterproof with CE approved armour for the knees and foam padding for the hip area. They are available in one colour only and are priced at Rs 4,300.

Joe rocket speedmaster 7.0 and gpx 2.0 gloves
Speedmaster gloves are the brainchild of Joe Rocket’s factory riders. It has molded knuckle, finger and thumb protectors with high density padding for fingers, cuffs and wrists. The GPX series are professional racing gloves with a drum dyed leather construction and high end pittards ceramix infused leather armour tan for the palm. They are priced at Rs 9,000 and Rs 6,500 respectively.


This month we showcase some of the finest riding gear from Italian icon, Alpinestars


Alpinestars Vector Leather Jacket
The Astars Vector jacket is constructed using MotoGP technology. The 1.2-1.4mm full grain leather has a soft finish with good abrasion resistance. The shoulder features MotoGP inspired cup protectors. The multiple stitched main seams provide the greatest tear resistance and Kevlar stretch panels maximize flexibility. The ventilated hump is aerodynamically designed just like a MotoGP racing suit. It also features a chest pad with PE protectors and removable CE certified protectors with a back pocket that holds a removable back protector. This jacket retails at Rs 29,499

Alpinestars Aero Tank Bag
The Aero tank bag has a capacity of 30 litres when expanded and 20 litres when closed. It features a transparent pouch for a map. The lower portion of the bag and the magnets are removable. There are built-in rain protects and the internal area has organizer pockets and a sleeve to hold a 15-inch computer. It features a strapping harness that can be used with plastic or aluminum fuel tanks. It also has straps that can transform the tank bag into a backpack. This bag is priced at Rs 9,999.


Alpinestars Vader Backpack
The Vador backpack from Alpinestars is constructed to give you loads of carrying capacity. It has a 100 percent nylon/polyester construction engineered for carrying stationeries. It also features side pockets with sub-divided storage areas and a top pocket for sunglasses and portable electronic devices and a sleeve for a laptop. The total volume of the backpack is a good 26.5 litres and the price tag reads Rs 5,999.

Alpinestars Sniper Air Flow Textile Jacket
This lightweight summer jacket is constructed using 600 Denier polyester fabric with non water absorbing and abrasion resistant mesh panels. Astars has provided soft CE certified protectors in the shoulders and elbows and a pocket for an optional back protector. The PE protector in the chest can be upgraded to Astars bionic chest guard. The internal area has a lightweight mesh construction. The jacket with an adjustable waist and two external pockets is priced at Rs 10,499.






The Double R helmet is a premium product built for optimal performance and exclusivity. This helmet offers you an anti-scratch, anti-fog and UV protected visor with no tools required mechanism for removal. The outer shell is made from composite materials that offer better protection upon impact. The overall shape is aerodynamic which offers better stability at high speeds. An excellent ventilation system offers you a sweat free ride.

These Rallye 3 gloves are made using super fabric which has a grain like texture that offers high resistance to abrasion just like leather and the flexibility of modern day fabrics. The exterior has a hard plastic shell with vents for effective cooling and 5mm thick foam padding for enhanced protection. The interior has a single layer of soft kangaroo leather for superior feel.

BMW’s Rallye GS pro boots are ideal footwear for adventurers as they provide you with all the features necessary for long hauls. They have a new removable inner shoe with a gel cushion around the ankles for a better fit and finish. Safety is top priority as the sole of these boots comes with reinforced steel springs for increased stiffness. Adequate protection on the outside assures complete safety in case of an impact.


BMW’s high quality Double R boots offer you superior quality combined with utmost safety. They are made using high quality leather with a high resistance to abrasion. These boots feature a reinforced perforated intermediate sole for extra comfort and a shin guard that is padded with foam on the inside. The boots also get patented protectors that guard vital areas like ankles and joints.

These new Double R race gloves are a step above the renowned pro race gloves that are a favourite among racers. These gloves are made from 100 percent kangaroo leather and have very few seams to reduce the bulge and swelling around them. The inner side of the hand consists of a twin layer of light leather that is clubbed with a layer of Kevlar underneath. On the exterior, the gloves feature knuckle protection and wrist

This sleek looking bag is an ideal carrier for your helmet as it features a plastic bottom which extends upwards to the sides giving it added stability. It also has a soft inner lining that is laid in order to protect the helmet visor from any scratches. A wide opening zipper allows you better flexibility for placing and removing the helmet from the bag. It also has external pockets for knickknacks. For further information visit