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All posts for the month October, 2013

Here’s a round-up of the 5 best reads we came across online this week. Enjoy!

(1) “Why We Ride Documentary: Coming Soon” by MotoLady

"The documentary will be in theaters November 1st, and looks incredibly promising as not only an entertaining documentary for those who ride, but an inspiring montage of footage wrought with excitement that could bring new people to the family." Photo from MotoLady.

“The documentary will be in theaters November 1st, and looks incredibly promising as not only an entertaining documentary for those who ride, but an inspiring montage of footage wrought with excitement that could bring new people to the family.” Photo from MotoLady.

 

 

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Honda is just one of the automotive companies investing heavily in R&D to benefit car and motorcycle drivers alike.

Honda is just one of the automotive companies investing heavily in R&D to benefit car and motorcycle drivers alike.

 

Booz & Co. recently published their annual report on the world’s most innovative companies for 2013. This report, the Global Innovation 1000 study, ranks both the top 20 R&D spenders as well as the top 10 most innovative companies.

For the second year in a row and the sixth time in the nine year history of the Global Innovation 1000 study, an automotive company took first place in R&D spending. Volkswagen ranked #1 on the “2013: Top 20 R&D Spenders” list, spending $11.4 billion USD on R&D this year.
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Here’s a round-up of the 5 best reads we came across online this week. Enjoy!

(1) “Five Fast Facts: Shoei RF-1200” by Matthew Miles, Cycle World

"The Shoei RF-1200 is available in two solid ($485.99) and seven metallic ($498.99) colors, plus 13 graphics ($589.99) in XS–XXL sizes." Photo from Cycle World.

“The Shoei RF-1200 is available in two solid ($485.99) and seven metallic ($498.99) colors, plus 13 graphics ($589.99) in XS–XXL sizes.” Photo from Cycle World.

 

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We’re looking forward to having Ed Becker (Executive Director) and Hong Zhang (Director of Education), two helmet safety standard experts from Snell, joining us at tomorrow’s Protect Your Pumpkin Helmet Sale event at SF Moto.

In case you’re not exactly sure who Snell is, how the foundation got its start, or what they do, we’re here to run you through the basics.

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Announcing Our Year-Round Helmet Trade-In Program!

If your motorcycle helmet is between 5-10 years old, bring it in any time and you’ll get 10% off any Kali helmet.  If you’re not sure how old your helmet is, simply look on the helmet’s permanent labeling or on the chin strap. New helmets are required to have their production date stamped on them, so if you can’t find a date anywhere on your helmet, you need to get a new one ASAP!

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Here’s a round-up of the 5 best reads we came across online this week. Enjoy!

(1) “The Truth About Lane Splitting: No one can say for sure… yet” by Tom Roderick, Motorcycle.com

"“When the study is complete we should know if lane splitting is a significant safety risk or if it’s actually safer to be between lanes,” says CHP sergeant Mark Pope." Photo from Motorcycle.com.

“This will soon change, however, when a lane splitting-specific study commissioned by the CHP and conducted by the University of California, Berkeley begins releasing reports in early 2014.” ‘“When the study is complete we should know if lane splitting is a significant safety risk or if it’s actually safer to be between lanes,” says CHP sergeant Mark Pope.’ Photo from Motorcycle.com.

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It’s that time of year again! Our Protect Your Pumpkin sale starts this Saturday, October 12.

We’ll be kicking off the sale with a Shoei vs. Arai helmet event at our shop from 12pm to 6pm on Saturday.
Reps from Shoei and Arai will be on-hand, in addition to reps from AMI Powersports with their Akari Clear Ride anti fog visor inserts.
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Here’s a round-up of the 5 best reads we came across online this week. Enjoy!

(1) “What’s All the Rave about Scooters in San Francisco?” by Nick Trenchard, 7×7

This article covers some of the many benefits of owning a scooter (or motorcycle) in San Francisco. From greater mobility, easier parking, being low-cost, and getting incredible gas mileage, the perks of riding a scooter or motorcycle in San Francisco can't be beat! Photo from SF Moto.

This article covers some of the many benefits of owning a scooter (or motorcycle) in San Francisco. From greater mobility, easier parking, being low-cost, and getting incredible gas mileage, the perks of riding a scooter or motorcycle in San Francisco can’t be beat! Photo from SF Moto.

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