It seems like everyone is coming out with magic cleaning sprays nowadays. Next thing we know we’ll be seeing “30 Seconds” style ads with dirt bikes. Wouldn’t that be great if you could simply “Spray and walk away…” and your dirt bike would be clean. Okay, so that’s not reality, but the Putoline Put Off cleaner we’ve been using recently is pretty good. You just need to use a brush or sponge and then a jet washer before the walking away bit, but you can be assured the bike will look shiny clean when you do.

Designed as a super-efficient all-purpose cleaner for motorcycles, quads, bicycles, etc. the concentrated formula, which includes Nano Tech components, is not only suitable for delicate surfaces but also helps keep your machine clean after the next ride as the formula assists in stopping dirt stick. It does a pretty good job, although we’d recommend going for the 5-litre bottle as it’s pretty easy to chew through the 1-litre bottle if your machine is particularly grotty.

Tester: Paul | Distributed by: Whites Powersports | Price: $13.27 (1 litre) | $37.43 (5 litre) |
Check it: www.bits4bikes.co.nz

 

What started as a one-day event in 1998 has turned into what some people call the “MX Woodstock”.  It’s a gathering of family and friends and what they love most – dirt bikes. It not only attracts some of the fastest racers in the world and the who’s who of the moto industry but also riders from the Hollywood stunt community and moto fanatics worldwide.  To commemorate the ‘Day In The Dirt’, Bell has released a Limited Edition ‘Day In The Dirt’ helmet, with all the specialities we’ve come to love of the Moto-9 Flex in a commemorative Red Bull ‘Day In The Dirt’ colour scheme.

Bell is committed to providing purpose-built solutions that provide across-the-board head protection for the modern rider. So when it came to evolving the race proven Moto-9, we wanted to re-think fit and build on the helmet’s longstanding ability to manage energy. We’re pleased to report, we did. Leveraging the segmented liner from our Segment bike helmet, we sought to achieve a more personalized, adaptive fit, for a wide variety of head shapes. In creating a first-of-its-kind 3 layer impact liner, we utilized a revolutionary combination of polymer materials to provide a “progressive” energy management system that’s designed to absorb low, mid and high energy impacts. When it came to testing, our initial Flex samples outperformed any other motocross helmet we’ve tested to date. The result is no accident, the Moto-9 Flex is the most advanced helmet we’ve ever made and is quickly setting a new level of rider protection in motocross and off-road racing.

Features:

  • 3K Carbon Shell
  • Flex Energy Management interior liner
  • Fully adjustable Flying Bridge Visor™ with air intake vents
  • Industry-Leading Five-Year Warranty
  • Integrated Vented Roost Guard
  • Lightweight Carbon Composite shell construction
  • Magnefusion Emergency Release System (MERS)
  • Magnefusion Magnetic Strap Keeper
  • Magnefusion™ Removable Magnetic Cheekpads
  • Padded Chin-Strap with D-Ring Closure
  • Padded, Lined Helmet Bag Included
  • Velocity Flow Ventilation™ system for maximum cooling
  • X-Static® and XT-2® Padding

Specifications:

  • Weight: 1450 grams
  • Certification: ECE

The Bell Moto-9 Flex Helmet is the pinnacle of motocross helmets, featuring core technologies that surpass all industry standards for safety. A 3-layer liner manages low, medium, and high-speed impacts. Segmented and flexible, the liner allows for a more custom fit of your head, while also being designed to reduce energy transfer from oblique impacts. The rider also benefits from ‘Velocity Flow Ventilation’, aero ports that are assisted in airflow via the segmented liner.

The 3-layer liner is a progressive layering, with each individual layer designed to perform a specific reaction to impact. Firstly, the EPO (Expanded Polyolefin) layer is designed to absorb low-speed impacts, up to a rate of 3 metres per second. The second EPP (Expanded Polypropylene) layer takes up mid-speed impacts, to a rate of 5 metres per second, while the third EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) works in high-speed impacts, absorbing at 7.75 metres per second. The layers are also made to ‘slip’ on each other in the event of an angled impact, to greatly reduce rotational forces being transferred through the rider’s head into the brain, significantly reducing the potential for brain injury. This technology is being implemented in varying forms in both on- and off-road helmets, and Bell has undertaken vast testing to ensure they are delivering a class-leading product in the Moto-9 Flex.

The Composite Carbon shell carries an industry-leading Five-Year Warranty, with special technology to give the rider the most comfortable and highest safety rated helmet possible. The chin-bar is EPS lined for extra frontal protection, along with an integrated roost guard and Flying Bridge Visor™. In the event of an emergency, the Magnefusion Ememrgency Release System (MERS) ensures medical staff can safely remove the helmet without further injuring the rider. It can also be easily removed, along with the rest of the XT-2 Extended Wear Interior, for safe washing.

For a top-level motocross helmet that doesn’t sacrifice on looks safety or performance, the Bell Moto-9 Flex ‘Day In The Dirt’ Limited Edition definitely stands out, pushing the boundaries even further than ever before.

Proudly brought to New Zealand by Crown Kiwi Enterprises, you can check the special model helmet out on their website:

Crown Kiwi Enterprises – Bell Moto-9 Flex ‘Day In The Dirt’ Edition

Looking for a Moto-9 ‘Day In The Dirt’ stockist?

Contact: Brent Scammell HondaTracktion McEwan Alan HondaWhyteline |MR Motorcycles

 

 

If you hit the trails rather than the moto track at the weekend, chances are you’ll be looking for gear that’s designed for the extra demands that riding all day brings. Gear masters, Fox, produce the Legion gear especially for the trail crowd, and I have to say, it’s pretty awesome.

The jersey is, well, a jersey as there’s not really that much more tech to put into a garment that’s essentially designed to be light and cool. The Legion Off-Road jersey ticks those boxes, with the comfortable fit combined with mesh at the sides making it the perfect choice for getting sweaty in the bush. But it’s the pants which are a bit special, with the over-the-boot style not only making them more comfortable to wear (there’s nothing to jam in your boot and rub all day!), but the design also makes for a more unrestricted movement. When you’re on and off the bike all day, cruising around and just generally chilling, the Legion EX pant with their multitude of zipped pockets make for the perfect companion.

 

Finally, the gloves are also tailored for the trails, with a reinforced palm and thumb helping keep blisters to a minimum, plus they’re waterproof and smartphone compatible making them ultra-versatile, just like the rest of the gear.

Even with a fair bit of punishment interspersed with time spent at the bottom of a kit bag, the extra development of the Legion gear to withstand the rigors of the trails makes them the perfect bit of kit for someone who tends to be a bit harsh with their gear. Plus, they also give you the right image, rather than looking like a moto wannabee.

Tester: Chris | Distributed by: Level Ltd | Price: Jersey: $59.95, Pant: $229.95, Glove: $69.95
Check it: Fox Retailers, good bike stores!

 

 

We take a closer look at the MXF ProRider S from glove manufactures FIVE. Its lightweight and comfort, combined with its durability and features make this one of the best off-road gloves on the market today.


CLICK HERE to check them out in a little more detail and to get some for yourself.

 

 

 

The new X-ROCK from ACERBIS is the brands top of the line footwear with many new features and a cool exciting look. Check out the quick video for yourself. And at only $599 it is very competitively priced. 


 

 

CLICK HERE for availability and sizings – said to be coming in hot to a dealer near you soon.