Latest accessories in the bike world include a sophisticated new brake disk lock, a mini video camera to capture those special ride-out moments and protective tank pads to avoid damaging your tank's paintwork...
Simple, yet sophisticated is how the latest Abus Detecto disk lock is described. The Detecto 7000 RS1 has an electronic 3D position sensor system for immediate alarm activation if moved or knocked. It’s easy to use with a one-hand ‘snap and go’ system, while the lock body and bolt are made of hardened steel surrounded by an ergonomically shaped shell. There’s even a display which shows if the lock is armed and how the battery is doing. The alarm is loud, as are the colours, it’s available in pixel yellow, pixel red, signature white and signature yellow.
Price is £121.99 and you can find out more by visiting the www.feridax.com website. Telephone 01384 413841
• Motohaus mini camera
We’re sorry to go on about the weather, but – should you decide to get your two-wheel kicks on the Continent this year – how about this cheap but very cheerful video camera to record the event?
More people than ever record their riding – we blame Bruce Brown of ‘On Any Sunday’ fame – but this little beauty is easy on the head and wallet, weighing in at just 278 grams and well under £100.
It has high-resolution video output and can shoot stills too, as well as being able to handle low-light situations.
Like an English summer, then.
Price is £84.98 and more info from the www.motohaus.com website or telephone 01256 704909
• Motografix tank pads
Poppers on jackets can ruin the tank of a modern sports classic – and tanks are pricey, as are resprays.
We’d suggest you should shy away from the more, er, ‘weird’ of these Motografix tank pads and find something a little more sober and in keeping with your bike. So, we would forgo the ‘flaming skull’ design for the classier, sober ones. They are made from thick vinyl with a deep gel coating and they have a lifetime warranty against colour-fade or if they peel off.
Price is £19.96 and you can find out more by visiting the www.wemoto.com website. Or telephone 01273 597072
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