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July 27, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA - X Games 16 returns to Los Angeles this week with a host of motorized mayhem set to go off July 29-31. Everything from Best Whip and Best Trick to all out Rally Car racing is on tap for the summer bash. Moto X Super X competition is also set to return with classes for men, women and adaptive athletes. Don't miss Super X Adaptive along with Moto X Freestyle and Skateboard Big Air starting at the Historic LA Coliseum on Thursday, July 29. Tickets are only $16 and available at www.ticketmaster.com/xgames.

The big news from X-16 is not so much what is happening, but who is going to be going off. X Games legend and perennial crowd favorite Travis Pastrana is in and competing in multiple disciplines, while Supercross superstar Jeremy McGrath is out (well, out of the competition and into the broadcast booth this year instead). MC brings his insight straight from the track last year to the microphone for X Games 16. Unfortunately the first story Jeremy will have to confirm is that James Stewart will not be bringing Bubba's World to the Best Whip, Moto Super X and Speed & Style competition in LA.

In other late breaking news, a broken femur suffered by Stewart's L&M Yamaha teammate Josh Hill puts him out of the field for X Games 16. Last Thursday Hill had been practicing his back flip for the Speed & Style competition when he crashed hard. "Broken femur, broken shoulder and a couple of fractures on his pelvis," was the word from L&M team manager Larry Brooks. "Yes, I know he is a kid and doesn't always make the best decisions, but he is a really good kid and has a huge talent racing motorcycles," says an obviously disappointed Brooks. "He was just trying to do something spectacular for you guys - the fans."

Jarryd McNeil
In better news for freestyle fans, look for a little thunder from downunder as Australia's Jarryd McNeil is in for Best Whip. Although this will be the 18-year old's first appearance at X Games, he is familiar with the FMX competition, having been part of the recent Nitro Circus Live tour of Australia where McNeil was seen throwing down some of the biggest whips anyone has ever seen! "It has always been a dream of mine to compete on the big stage," says the affable Aussie. "I am also very grateful that Travis Pastrana put a good word to the organizers to help me gain an invite, and for having me on the Nitro tour."

Speaking of sick tricks... although not officially part of the FMX competition inside the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the street stunters from the XDL Championship series will be putting on a free "Xhibition" at X Games 16. Check out the show-stopping stunts of series regulars like Scorpion's Eric "E-Brake" Petit (pictured) and Josh Borne for the freestyle street machines. The XDL program will run from Noon to 3:30 p.m. on Lot 4 at the south side of the stadium. An all-star cast of athletes from the XDL series has been invited, including the ever-popular Teach McNeil and Josh Borne and they will be showing off stunts like Freestyle Burnout, the Circle Challenge and the aptly named "Sickest Trick" throughout the afternoon. "Being a welcome part of the X Games in any capacity is the culmination of a dozen years of blood, sweat and tears," explains XDL founder Randy Grube. "I'm excited to let the athletes show off their skills for the X Games crowd... should be a great time!"

In addition to the two-wheeled Stunts and Moto X Super X competition, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will also host the Rally Car SuperRally racing. Easily the fastest event of X Games 16, SuperRally will be held in, and around, the historic stadium... including the infamous "peristyle jump" launching competitors from the top of the entrance all the way down to the stadium floor! Above and beyond the high-flying motorized action, BMX Freestyle Big Air, Skateboard Big Air and Skateboard Big Air Rail Jam competition will also be housed at the same facility. The human-powered flights of fancy should rival the MX bikes as the athletes will be launching over massive 50- and 70-foot gaps into a 27-foot quarterpipe that has been specially constructed for X Games 16.

Twisted Throttle releases the MRA Double Bubble racing windscreen for the new 2010 BMW S1000RR

The MRA Double Bubble racing windscreen for the new BMW S1000RR is now available in the USA exclusively from TwistedThrottle.com. Designed for and used by Grand-Prix racers, this windscreen utilizes a raised center bubble to provide superb airflow deflection. Wind tunnel testing led to the unique “double bubble” shape, which gives superior rider comfort and enhanced front wheel down force at racetrack speeds.

MRA employs a precision CNC milling process during manufacturing to accurately match the S1000RR’s factory windscreen mounts. This high tech process allows for unprecedented precision, ensuring a clean and effortless installation.
To further enhance this windscreen, MRA has integrated two air vents at the leading edge to reduce vacuum underneath the bubble and improve airflow over the screen.

The MRA Double Bubble racing windscreen for the BMW S1000RR is comes in clear, smoke, black and blue finishes.

Overall length: 13.4 inches (340 mm)
Color Options: Clear, Smoke, Black or Blue
Available in the USA exclusively from TwistedThrottle.com

Twisted Throttle releases the SW-MOTECH skid plate for the all new 2010 Kawasaki Versys 650.

Twisted Throttle has released a heavy duty 3 mm thick brushed aluminum engine guard for the new Kawasaki Versys 650. This skidplate wraps neatly around the vulnerable lower exhaust for both form and function. The angular design allows for added rigidity and protection, with a style that is truly complementary to the lines of the Versys.

While providing excellent protection for the exhaust and other vulnerable engine parts, the design shows that no small detail has been overlooked. Vibration dampened mounts bolt effortlessly to the motorcycle, while counter sunk washers and screws demonstrate the emphasis placed on fit and finish.

The SW-MOTECH Skid Plate for the 2010 Versys, from Twisted Throttle, comes complete with mounting hardware. The included installation instructions and diagrams are clear and concise, for easy mounting.

Twisted Throttle and SW-MOTECH are currently in the process of re-designing a similar product for the earlier Versys models, which they plan to release in the fall of 2010.

This product is available exclusively from TwistedThrottle.com.

New HK1 Hydraulic Wonder Wrench

Seriously. Hydraulic. Replaces twenty-three separate size wrenches with this one compact tool. The narrow profile allows it to fit into the tightest of workspaces and a ten degree tapered head leaves plenty of knuckle clearance too. Each end of the wrench features a hexagonal head with an adjustable piston slider to provide a three sided, full surface contact fitting with the bolt. Even works to extricate damaged, stripped and rounded-off bolts. It's hydrokinetic slider system is faster and easier to adjust to the proper size. Turn the valve located in the center of the wrench a quarter turn to release piston, adjust to bolt or nut diameter, and tighten for a firm, custom grip on every fastener. Cold forged steel construction and nickel plating combined with superior versatility make this tool destined to become a favorite. 7.25" x .5", 10 oz.

 

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Press release – 11th November 2009
Girlsbike2 Motorcycle Insurance
Girlsbike2 motorbike insurance, designed by women for women!

Girlsbike2, specialists for women‘s motorcycle clothing has added a new motorcycle and scooter insurance package to its already extensive product range.  

Working exclusively with MCE Insurance, polices will be tailored to meet the needs of female bikers, all with cheaper premiums as Girlsbike2 customers have fewer accidents!  FREE with insurance, customers will receive a £25 Girlsbike2 voucher and 12 months membership to Club MCE.

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