Intermot 2018: New gear unveiled in Cologne
It may have been the new bike models that grabbed the headlines from Intermot 2018, but there were plenty of other products announced at the event, too. Here is a round-up of some of the things we saw coming in 2019.
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Forcefield Sport suit
This new suit from Forcefield is a one piece 'Sport' base layer with nine armour pockets at the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and back. It is ideal for wearing under your leathers on track or as an adventure base layer.
The high performance fabric is breathable and moisture-wicking and designed to be worn under any kind of bike gear.
It will be available with CE1 or CE2 armour (the back protector is CE2 in both cases), or you can get the suit without any armour at all in small, medium or large.
New Bridgestones for 2019...
Bridgestone unveiled their 2019 motorbike tyre line-up at the event, with four categories covering road, adventure, café scrambler and off-road.
Battlax Hypersport S22
The Battlax Hypersport S22 is aimed at road users and caters for the specific needs of hypersport riders with light handling, excellent feedback and cornering performance. The tyre gets a new compound and an updated tread pattern to maximise water dispersal and improve wet weather performance.
Battlax Adventurecross AX41
This updated trail off-road tyre has been designed to give off-road traction increase grip by altering the shape and positioning of the blocks. A high-strength compound aims to improve durability without sacrificing road performance.
Battlax Adventurecross Scrambler AX41S
The Battlax Adventurecross Scrambler AX41S is aimed squarely at the burgeoning café racer crowd, with axtra attention paid to the look of the tyre. The AX41S Aims to perform well in both wet and dry road conditions but the tyre’s looks are the main selling point.
The Battlecross E50 is the full-blooded off-road offering and is approved for use in all Enduro competitions. The tyre uses castle blocks for improved edge grip, delivering greater traction on all terrains.
Avon launch new cruising tourer range
Avon Tyres launched its new Cobra Chrome cruising tourer tyre range in Cologne, which now has improved longevity and more fitment options and replaces the popular Cobra range.
Avon’s latest tread pattern increases the tyre’s footprint by more than 5% to maximise grip and uses the latest compound technology to improve tread life by 10 percent compared with its predecessor.
The range fits a wide variety of bikes, with rears up to 23 inches in diameter and widths of up 330mm.
Riders wanting a classic look can opt for a white sidewall and all variants feature a cobra head and snakeskin design.