Archive for June, 2018

29

Jun

2018

Get colour-coordinated for summer scooter style with the new VJ and VJ1 Helmets from Vespa, designed to match to their latest models.

Painted to perfectly match the popular Primavera, Sprint and GTS scooters, and even the exclusive 946, Vespa VJ and VJ1 Helmets combine modern components and materials with classic open-face styling.

Ideal for urban use, the designs offer all-round vision, and are compact enough to fit in most scooters’ under-seat storage compartments and top boxes.

Unlike many ‘traditional’ open-face helmets, both are fitted with a retractable sun visor, and the VJ also comes with a full-length clear external visor as standard.

Both models have a strong yet light ABS shell, fastened with a quick-release, micro-adjustable strap, and are approved to the ECE2205 safety standard.

Inside, a breathable textile lining keeps the rider comfortable and cool, and it can be removed and washed as necessary.

The VJ comes in sizes XS to XL, retailing at £139.00 in Azure Blue, Burgundy, Coral and Cream. A stylish chrome trim and a subtle Vespa logo on the front finish off the classic look.

The VJ1 also comes in XS-XL and retails for £125.00. Choose from Orange, Titanium, Yellow and Green.

For details on these and the complete range of Vespa official accessories visit www.fowlersparts.co.uk

15

Jun

2018

Alpinestars GP-Pro

Alpinestars GP-Pro – Was £499.99 now £379.99

Alpinestars have been making top quality motorcycle kit since 1963 and are the choice of many of the world’s best racers, like Marc Marquez in MotoGP and John McGuinness at the TT.

The GP Pro leather jacket combines racing technology with with everyday comfort for road riders, so that it can be worn with leather trousers or biker jeans.
Made from 1.3mm full-grain leather, with external Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) protectors on shoulders and elbows and advanced poly-textile accordion stretch inserts on back and elbows for a performance fit, the jacket’s racing pedigree is clear to see.
For road riding, the GP Pro is fitted with a 270 degree waist connection zipper, for attachment to Alpinestars’ riding trousers, has an extended lower back profile to prevent a gap between jacket and jeans, and reflective detailing for improved rider visibility.
CE-certified protectors to shoulders and elbows offer superior impact protection and an ingenious snap connection system allows a CE level 2-certified Nucleon KR-R Back Protector to be fitted, for ultimate protection.
MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves covered 20,000 miles in his GP Pro, describing it as his “favourite black leather biker jacket” and, after 5 years use, reckons it will “easily go on for another 5 years”.
If you’re looking for a top quality leather jacket that will last you for years, and you like a bargain, the Alpinestars GP Pro leather jacket is currently available from Fowlers Motorcycles for just £379.99, a saving of £120 compared to the regular price of £499.99.

15

Jun

2018

FROM ZERO TO HERO AT THE TT

By Fowlers News

PICTURE BY DAVE KNEEN/PACEMAKER PRESS.; www.iomtt.com

Michael Rutter (Mugen/Team Mugen) at the Creg ny Baa during the TT Zero race

A quiet revolution is taking place at the Isle of Man TT. It started two days before Peter Hickman’s record-shattering 135mph lap of the Mountain Course in the Senior race and it happened in near silence.

Michael Rutter won the TT Zero for electric motorcycles and set a new lap record with an average speed of nearly 122mph. That may not be as quick as the petrol-engined bikes – yet – but in less than 10 years the electric lap record has risen from 100mph to 122 mph. It took petrol-powered bikes 32 years (1957-1989) to find that extra 20mph.
That is a phenomenal pace of progress and it’s even more incredible when you consider that Zero bikes don’t have gears AND the rider has to moderate his speed to preserve charge in the battery. It won’t be long before these silent machines are matching the speed of the howling superbikes.
What’s even more exciting is that the second-placed electric motorcycle wasn’t developed and built by a multi-national corporation, but by students at Nottingham University – something unthinkable in the traditional classes. Electric motorcycle racing is coming. But you might not hear it!

 

6

Jun

2018

Press Adverts – 07/06/18

By Fowlers News

5

Jun

2018

Piaggio Modular Helmet in Army Green

New from Europe’s largest scooter manufacturer, the Piaggio Modular Helmet is comfortable, practical and protective – the perfect riding partner both in and out of town.
In town, when filling up with fuel, grabbing a snack or running an errand, the single button chin bar release makes it easy to reveal your face for recognition purposes.

A quick-release, micrometric chin buckle means there’s no fiddling about in the car park or bike bay either – it’s as quick to fasten and adjust as it is to release.

Out on the open road the aerodynamically designed shell offers cleaner airflow to keep the head stable, easing pressure on the neck for a relaxed ride. Made from tough, light thermoplastic/resin for strength and flexibility, with UV protection, the helmets is certified to the current ECE22.05 safety standard for road use.

The scratch-resistant visor and internal, flip-down sun visor keep the view of the road ahead clear, while venting to the top and chin bar channels a cooling breeze through the EPS liner and out via exhaust vents to the rear.

The high quality textile lining is hypoallergenic, as well as fully removable and washable, for season-long freshness and comfort.

Piaggio’s Modular Helmet comes in two subtle colour choices – Bianco and Army Green – in sizes XS-XXL, and sells for £129.

For a complete list of original accessories for Piaggio and Vespa scooters visit www.fowlersparts.co.uk