FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix – 2012 Racing Calendar

In 2012 F.I.M. will have their 64th Road Racing World Championship season. Casey Stoner is starting out as the defending MotoGP World Champion.

Portugal in 2012

This is an 18-race provisional calendar. The FIM has confirmed that the 2012 Grande Premio de Portugal at Estoril will be part of the MotoGP race calendar on May 4th, 5th and 6th.

Class Changes

There are two major changes for the 2012 racing season. In the MotoGP class riders can have bikes with up to 1,000 cc (61 cu in) in capacity, 4 cylinders, and a 81 mm (3.2 in) maximum cylinder bore.

For the Moto3 class, four-stroke bikes will be permitted.

Dates Grand Prix Circuit
8 April Qatar* Doha/Losail
29 April Spain Jerez de la Frontera
6 May Portugal Estoril
20 May France Le Mans
3 June Catalunya Catalunya
17 June Great Britain Silverstone
30 June Netherlands** Assen
8 July Germany Sachsenring
15 July Italy Mugello
29 July United States*** Laguna Seca
19 August Indianapolis Indianapolis
26 August Czech Rep. Brno
16 Sep San Marino Misano
30 Sep Aragon Motorland
14 October Japan Motegi
21 October Malaysia Sepang
28 October Australia Phillip Island
11 Nove Valencia Valencia

* Evening Race
** Saturday Race
*** Only MotoGP class

Wheel Jockey Video Review

Wheel Jockey makes on the fly chain maintenance and wheel cleaning a breeze. Whether you are on a road trip on in your garage, Wheel Jockey makes accessing all parts of your wheel and chain much easier, without the need for special stands or other bulky equipment.

  • Sealed ball bearing movement
  • Lifts wheel less than 1.5″ off the ground
  • Come in 2 sizes, Original size: 4″ x 4.5″ & Big Boy size: 4″ x 8″
  • Sturdy steel and aluminum construction
  • Non-skid backing

Check out our Wheel Jockey Video Review below!

Rules of the Road When Using Wheel Jockey

  • Always exercise caution and common sense
  • Make sure the motorcycle engine is switched off at all times
  • Always try and keep one hand on the bike when rotating the wheel
  • When possible, enlist the aid of a friend to help further stabilize the bike

Check out our Wheel Jockey Tire Rotators on our website today!

2012 Bell Helmet Lineup Sneak Peek!

Bell Revolver EVO Helmet

Bell Revolver Evo Helmets
Bell locked their R&D team in the laboratory and didn’t let them out until they had taken the Revolver helmet and turned it into a truly class leading modular worthy of the Bell name. When our engineering team finally emerged, the result was the Revolver EVO. With improved features like a redesigned eyeport seal to reduce wind noise, new chin curtain to keep cold air out, and an improved flip down sun shade, the Bell Revolver EVO has truly taken Bell modular helmetsto the next level in rider comfort and performance.

  • Industries first Modular helmet designed for function and performance all in one
  • Internal Sun Shade offers “on the fly” protection from the sun without having to stop and change shields
  • Velocity Flow™ ventilation system with FlowAdjust™ for maximum ventilation and temperature control
  • Lightweight composite polycarbonate alloy shell
  • Super stable aerodynamic signature resists buffeting and lift
  • Integrated speaker pockets for audio speakers
  • Contour Cut Cheekpads for superior fit and comfort
  • ClickRelease™ for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever
  • NutraFog II™ superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield
  • New redesigned eyeport seal dramatically reduces wind noise
  • Removable and washable interior for maximum comfort
  • Exclusive Magnefusion™ magnetic strap keeper (Patent Pending)
  • New Chin Curtain prevents cold air from entering the helmet
  • Padded chin strap with D-ring closure
  • Five-year warranty
Bell Mag-9 Helmet

Bell Mag-9 Helmets
The legend returns with the new Mag-9 helmet from Bell. Ultra comfortable and versatile, the Mag-9 redefines the open face helmet category with unmatched features and quality. From long distance touring to cruising your favorite local roads, the Mag-9 is the one helmet that does it all in style.

  • Tough and lightweight polycarbonate shell
  • 3 EPS sizes for maximum comfort and size range
  • Helmet can be run in multiple configurations: with or without shield and with or without visor
  • Fast and easy tool-free shield changes
  • Drop-down sunshield offers “on the fly” protection from the sun
  • Velocity Flow™ ventilation creates the most ventilated helmet in the open face category
  • Convenient speaker pockets make it easy to set up the Mag-9 with communication devices
  • Removable and washable interior for maximum comfort
  • Contour cheekpads for superior fit and comfort

 

Bell Drifter DLX Helmet

Bell Drifter DLX Helmets
Featuring Bell’s innovative Speed Dial adjustable fit system, the Drifter DLX is a breakthrough in half shell helmet comfort and style. Just put on the helmet and turn the dial on the adjustment system for a perfect fit, even with your gloves on. This system not only provides a high level of comfort, it also drastically reduces the tendency for half shell helmets to lift off of the head. The Bell Drifter DLX also features Bell’s ultra-low profile shell design while still passing tough DOT safety standards; maximum style with no compromises.

  • Lightweight, composite shell
  • Innovative Speed Dial™ adjustable fit system
  • Removable ear pads for cold weather riding
  • Rear goggle strap
  • Five-year warranty
Bell Pit Boss Helmet

Bell Pit Boss Helmets

Bell Pit Boss Speed Dial System

From the first time you put the Pit Boss helmet on, you can feel the difference. The ultra-light TriMatrix construction keeps weight to a minimum while still passing tough DOT standards. The Bell Pit Boss also features Bell’s innovative Speed Dial adjustable fit system which provides unmatched levels of comfort while drastically reducing the tendency for open face helmets to lift off of the head. And with additional features like a removable neck curtain and drop down sunshield, the Pit Boss truly reigns supreme on the wide open road.

  • Lightweight, TriMatrix composite shell—Kevlar/Carbon/Fiberglass blend
  • Innovative Speed Dial™ adjustable fit system
  • Internal Sun Shade offers “on the fly” protection from the sun
  • Removable neck curtain for cold weather riding.
  • Convenient speaker pockets make it easy to set up the Pit Boss with communication devices
  • Five-year warranty

 

Cardo Scala Rider G9 Headset

The Cardo Scala Rider G9 is the evolution of the G4 from Scala rider, it can pair with up to 8 other Scala Rider headsets and toggle between them. You program the names of your riding partners into the headset and when you want to talk to them you speak their name and will connect to them instantly for a full duplex intercom conversation. Also, the flash pairing technology makes is simpler than ever to pair two units together, touching two units together pairs them, instead of frustrating key sequences. The G9 will pair with all the previous versions of Scala Rider headsets, so you do not need to wait for your friends to upgrade.

You can order a Single Scala Rider G9 Headset, or buy the bundled Scala Rider G9 Powerset, which includes two headsets and will save you some money.

Features:

  • One+8 Pairing: Communicate with up to eight other riders in full-duplex toggling mode
  • Voice Recognition: Allows communication with all eight riders by simply speaking their names
  • Full Duplex: Full Duplex communication with up to 4 riders
  • Group Signaling: Allows you to send a signal to everyone in your group at once as an alert
  • Social Networking: Set up a social group based on physical location, riding groups and find other G9 users
  • Flash Pairing: Quick pairing of devices, simply touch the two G9 units and in less than 1 second they are paired
  • Mobile Phone Conference Calls: Full duplex telephone calls between a caller and both the rider and passenger
  • Larger Buttons: Easier to navigate the device with gloves
  • Two microphone options: Includes both boom mic and wired microphone
  • 4-Way (2 drivers and 2 passengers)
  • 3-Way (3 riders on different bikes)
  • 2-way (between two drivers or between a driver and passenger)
  • Noise cancelling microphone
  • Weather and dust resistant design
  • Up to 1.6km range in ideal terrain
  • Upgradeable firmware
  • MP3 Player – Music in Stereo streaming (A2DP connection via Cable is not available for MP3 players enabled)
  • Also: an integrated FM radio with RDS, 6 presets and scan Intelligent Auto Management Priorities: It is not need to manually disconnect intercom or listening to music to receive incoming calls or GPS instructions!

New Sparx Helmet Lineup for 2012!

For 2012 Sparx Helmets brings in a new lineup of Helmet Models.

For Full Face Helmet Models Sparx Helios Solids and Sparx Tracker Models feature the Internal TSS or Twin Shield System.

Sparx Helios Modular Helmets


Sparx Helios Modular Features:

  • Compact Thermo composite shell design
  • Drop-down inner sun visor
  • Tool-less ratchet system for easy face shield removal
  • Removable washable comfort liner
  • Covered by the industry-leading crash warranty program (Rules and restrictions apply)
  • 10 year warranty against manufacurer’s defects
  • Meets or exceeds DOT standards
  • Black, Silver, White and Fluorescent Green
Sparx Tracker Solid Helmets

Sparx Tracker Features:

  • Compact and lightweight Thermo composite shell design
  • Drop-down inner sun visor
  • Tool-less ratchet system for easy shield removal
  • Covered by the industry leading crash warranty program (Rules and restrictions apply)
  • Removable and washable comfort liner
  • 5-Year limited warranty against manufacturer’s defect
  • Meets or exceeds D.O.T. and ECE 22-05 standards
Sparx Nexus Octane Helmets

Dual Sport and Adventure Riders will love the Sparx Nexus Model.


Sparx Nexus Features:

  • Lightweight Thermo composite dual sport shell design
  • Removable washable comfort liner
  • Covered by the industry leading crash warranty program (Rules and restrictions apply)
  • True ventilation channels
  • Meets or exceeds D.O.T. and ECE 22-05 standards

 

Sparx Shotgun Stealth Helmets

Offroad Riders will love the Sparx Shotgun Model featuring the Stealth Graphic.


Sparx Shotgun Features:

  • Lightweight Thermo composite shell design
  • Removable washable comfort liners
  • True ventilation channels
  • Bonus spare peak included ($25 value)
  • Meets or exceeds D.O.T. and ECE 22-05 standards