Earlier this month, we had a chance to check out the MiRock World Finals; where we were able to check out a few races, as well as talk to a few racers like Rickey Gadson. We also ran into one of racing’s newest stars, Dystany Spurlock. Despite starting her career only two years ago, Dystany has already made a name for herself in the motorcycle racing world. She began riding at the age of 17 with her first bike, a 2006 GSXR 750. Both Dystany’s mother and father are riders, so you could say that motorcycles are in her blood. She also has a godfather, Shawn Freedman, who was a drag racer; Dystany would often go with him to the track to watch races, and he was part of her inspiration for wanting to take on the sport. Dystany began riding with BMW after meeting Brock Davidson at the Manufacturers Cup Finals in Georgia. It was there that Brock let Dystany test drive a stock BMW S1000 RR. She set a record of 163 MPH in 8.61 seconds. It was clear that Dystany and the S1000 RR were a match made in heaven, and she swapped her Suzuki out for a Bimmer soon after. In 2011, she announced her NHRA Pro Stock Endeavor. Dystany won her first event at Virginia Motorsports with a time of 9.39 ET at 141 MPH. Her best time to date is 8.46 ET at 158 MPH. Regardless of her young age, or her technical “rookie” status, Dystany Spurlock undeniably races like a pro. She has recently joined with the independent racing team Alter/Bivins, and she also has plans to expand her skills beyond just the motorcycle world. Next year Dystany will be pursuing stock car racing for NASCAR, and is already sponsered by the Africa Channel.
Today we take the time to recognize and honor the brave men and women who defend and have defended our country. It was first proclaimed as Armistice Day in November 1919 by President Wilson. It was later made a legal holiday on October 8, 1938 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower who issued the first Veterans’ Day Proclamation, officially making it Veterans Day. We here at Competition Accessories would like to personally thank each and every veteran! Swing by our website and check out our special Veterans Day sale!
When you’re on a group ride, or even just riding two up, its convenient to have a means of easy communication. This is where motorcycle communcation devices come in. Most of these devices have the abilty to function as not only an intercom, but as a bluetooth stereo headset for MP3 players, GPS systems, and cell phones. We’ve recently taken three of these headsets and reviewed their overall efficiency and productivity. The three that we chose to review were the Cardo Scala Rider G9, the Sena SMH-10, and the Interphone Wireless F5. Check out the full written review on our website here: Motorcycle Bluetooth Communications Comparison
Winter will be here before we know it, and cold weather is never pleasant to ride in. A solution to this problem is making sure that when the temperature drops, you’re riding in heated motorcycle gear. You can get almost any type of heated gear from gloves to pants, etc.; and its a far more effective solution than just layering jackets. Layering outerwear only attempts to trap your body heat between layers; whereas, active heating from a liner provides direct heat sources. In this review we’ll be talking about heated jacket liners. We’ve picked four of our top quality jacket liners; each with varying features and varying price points and compared their qualities. No matter your budget, you’re sure to find a heated motorcycle jacket liner that will work for your wallet, and keep you warm as the days get colder.
Veture Heat 12V Heated Jacket Liner
TheVenture Heat 12V Heated Jacket Lineris constructed from a lightweight, wind resistant, nylon fabric. The liner is heated by thin micro-alloy heating fibers that have been designed to connect to a 12V DC power source such as your bike battery. The Venture Heat controller is included. Check our website for pricing!
Mobile Warming Heated Softshell Jackets
The Mobile Warming Heated Softshell Jackets are made from Carboflex 4 way stretch, highly breathable, waterproof fabric. Its integrated stretch panels provide additional flexibility. The Softshell Jacket has bee designed to be worn as either a layering piece, or a stand-alone jacket. A rechargable, lithium-ion battery and charger are included with the jacket. The battery features four, built-in, thermo-regulating controls to adjust to your level of comfort; and also provides up to 10hrs. of heat at the lowest setting. The Heated Softshell Jacket has the ability to reach a max surface temperature of 135 degrees F at full power. Take a look at our website for pricing!
Firstgear Warm & Safe 90 Watt Heated Jacket Liner
The Firstgear Warm & Safe Heated Liner has been designed to be plugged into a DC power source/battery. The 90 watt liner is compatible with large single or twin cylinder bikes; who’s electrical stator outputs will handle the draw of a 90 watt system. Heating pads are located on the front of the jacket, the upper and lower back, as well as the sleeves and collar for overall heat coverage.This liner can be worn over a single layer such as base-gear, t-shirts, or other lightweight garments. However, a protective jacket should always be worn over it.The liner has a lightweight, soft nylon shell for minimum bulk, and a non-coated finish for maximum breathability. The liner has an intentionally snug fit for optimum heat transfer to the body. It’s been built to be temperature neutral so that you can wear the liner all day.Integragted glove and pants plugs have the ability to stow into their own zippered pockets when not in use. Some other convenience features include: stretch panels for flexibility, fleece-lined moisture wicking collar, and easy storage with zippered carrying pouch. The heat controllers for this liner are sold separately. Available in both Men’s and Women’s sizes. Go to our website to see our competitive deals!
Tourmaster Synergy 2.0 Electric Jacket Liners
TheTourmaster Synergy 2.0 Electric Jacket Liner has been designed to operate in all weather conditions while connected to a vehicle’s 12 volt electrical system. The Synergy 2.0 features lightweight, flexible steel fiber heating elements whose low profile supplies warmth without bulk or discomfort. Expanding side panels help to fine tune the fit and increase comfort. A water resistant single or dual rheostat is included with the jacket. Take a look at our pricing on CompetitionAccessories.com!