A cheap anti fog solution to prevent your motorcycle helmet visor from fogging or misting

The most annoying and potentially dangerous thing a motorcyclist an experience when riding in wintry conditions is their visor misting, steaming or fogging up. Even with a supposedly anti fog visor and helmet vents open this fogging can still happen, so how do you stop your motorcycle visor from fogging?

The easiest long term method is to get a PINLOCK ANTI FOG VISOR INSERT HERE

But if you’re looking for a cheap and proven method developed through the long winters in Scandinavia, then watch the following video or read the quick steps below:

How to use washing up liquid to prevent anti visor fogging: 

Step 1: Remove your visor from your motorcycle helmet

Step 2: Thoroughly clean your visor in warm soapy water, inside and out, then wipe it dry with a lint-free cloth

Step 3: Add a tiny smidge of washing up liquid to a dry lint-free cloth and gently apply it evenly to the entire surface area on the inside of the visor

Step 4: After applying leave it for a couple of minutes then very lightly buff it with another clean dry cloth until no smear marks appear

Step 5: Refit the visor to your motorcycle helmet

And voila a cost-effective anti fog visor is ready to go. You can breathe heavily on the visor to test it’s effectiveness, you might notice a temporary mark or pattern which will quickly disperse. It’s best to use this system in conjunction with an anti fog mask if you have one, or if not just regulate your breathing sensibly. We’ve personally tested this method and it usually works for a good few days and then you can just quickly follow the above process again to give it a fresh coat.

Enjoy a fog free winter of motorcycling!

Alpinestars GP Plus Motorcycle Gloves Review

The Alpinestars GP Plus motorcycle gloves were born on the racetrack in the hands of some of the world’s best riders such as Nicky Hayden and Carlos Checa, as such they offer class leading protective properties and one of the best fitting designs in the market.

Motorcycle news: The Alpinestars GP Plus are good enough for Hayden and Checa
With a full grain leather construction, the Alpinestars GP Plus are pretty tough gloves and stand up well to abrasion. Once the leather bed’s in they provide a great fit for any shape of hand, which in turns provide good comfort, whether it’s a long ride or a quick blast.
On the protection front the Alpinestars GP Plus also feature ad injection molded PU knuckle guard which is designed to the brunt of any impact if the worst should happen. The same material is also utilized on the cuff to provide additional strengthening to the wrist area. For additional peace of mind the interior lining is also constructed using high-strength Kevlar material, even right down to the stitching.
To show the kind of thought and attention to detail that went into the design and production for the Alpinestars GP Plus gloves, the fingers feature a unique pre-curved design, to ensure a more natural fit right from the word go. The GP Plus gloves also showcase Alpinestars’ patented third and fourth finger bridge which is put in place to reduce the likelihood of broken fingers in the event of a spill.
There is no doubt that the Alpinestars GP Plus are a premium quality product, what you may be surprised by the extremely competitive price they can be purchased for. So whether you are a track day nut or a sports bike road rider, with the wide range of sizes and colour options available, these gloves should definitely make it onto your shortlist.

New range of outdoor motorcycle covers from R&G

Bike protection firm R&G announce new features and two additional fitments for their popular Outdoor Cover including new Cruiser and Scooter covers and updated Adventure and Superbike variants.

Motorcycle news: R&G launch new adventure outdoor motorcycle cover

Great news for riders who have to park their bikes outside all year as the award-winning R&G outdoor motorcycle cover is now available for Scooter/Urban and Cruiser machines while the existing Superbike and Adventure variants have been enhanced with no increased cost.

Despite the previous Outdoor Cover receiving top marks in an independent test for its waterproofing, ease of use, low weight, heat resistance and boasting other extra features; R&G is not a company to rest on its laurels. The improved cover from the world leader in motorcycle damage protection products builds on the success of its predecessor by adding more features, such as enlarged venting, a PVC numberplate window and – depending on the model of cover chosen – a foldaway pouch to expand for top cases or rear seat posts/sissy bars.

Motorcycle news: The new R&G urban outdoor motorcycle cover for scooters

Although R&G recommends a machine is allowed to cool down before fitting the cover due to the massive build-up of heat in catalytic converters, the Outdoor Covers are sufficiently durable to deal with regular bike heat and the addition of increased ventilation helps to drastically reduce condensation – essential in extreme conditions to avoid problems such as frozen ignition barrels.

The addition of a PVC rear window allows for the bike to be easily identified in places like busy bike bays where there can be rows of other bikes also shielded from the elements with a cover. For those not keen to show off their licence plate, an internal flap can be used to cover this window.

The Cruiser and Scooter variants of these rugged bike blankets come with the addition of foldaway pouches, allowing the covers to be easily expanded when used on bikes fitted with a grab rail or with a top box in position.

These four fabric shields boast a durable, waterproof outer layer and flaps at the front and rear wheel positions to run a security lock through without affecting the area of cover. Helping to secure the product in place are adjustable belly straps and a specific elastic hem that doesn’t cling and contract around the bike when removing the cover.

The new covers are priced between £39.99-£59.99, check out www.rg-racing.com for your local dealer

2014 MotoGP Entry List – including 5 Brits!

To help combat those January blues and look ahead to the warmth of the motorcycle racing season, we’ve picked apart the rider entry list for the 2014 MotoGP championship. The names alone reveal the high caliber of racing we can expect to witness, and best of all there are an amazing 5 Brits on the grid!

2014 MotoGP entry list confirmed – it look’s set to be a great season!

Here’s the full list of entries so far:

Factory spec machines

93 marc márquez – spain – repsol Honda team – Honda * – Won last year’s Championship in his rookie season, will be looking to retain the title.

26 dani pedrosa – spain – repsol Honda team – Honda * – Still waiting for his first MotoGP championship, will 2014 be Dani’s year?

99 jorge lorenzo – spain – Yamaha factory racing – Yamaha * – Desperately close runner up last season, Lorenzo has got to be the most determined guy on the grid!

46 valentino rossi – italy – Yamaha factory racing – Yamaha * – The veteran, can Vale prove he’s still got what it takes and claim his 10th World Title?

4 andrea dovizioso – italy – Ducati team – Ducati * – Plagued with bad lack last season, will the addition of his Tech 3 team mate Cal spur him on?

35 cal crutchlow – great britain – Ducati team – Ducati * – After heavy criticism for taking the Ducati ride, can Crutchlow silence all the negative press?

44 pol espargaro – spain – monster Yamaha tech 3 – Yamaha * – Joins his brother in MotoGP and joining the well-regarded Tech 3 team will undoubtedly see Pol challenging near the front.

38 bradley smith – great britain – monster Yamaha tech 3 – Yamaha * – With his rookie season dispatched, Bradley will be looking to prove himself this year.

6 stefan bradl – germany – lcr Honda motogp – Honda * – A consistently strong finisher, but can he get some wins under his belt in 2014?

19 álvaro bautista – spain – go&fun Honda gresini – Honda * – Another solid season for Bautista in 2013 but can he step up and pose a serious threat for the title?

29 andrea iannone – italy – pramac racing – Ducati * – A factory spec bike shows faith in Iannone, can he repeat some of his 250cc glory days?
Privateer spec machines

5 colin edwards – usa – ngm mobile forward racing – ftr Yamaha – another veteran, can Colin break into the top 10 and kick if with the factory boys?    

41 aleix espargaro – spain – ngm mobile forward racing – ftr Yamaha – top-placing CRT rider in 2013, will the experience of team mate Edwards push him forward?

8 héctor barberá – spain – avintia blusens – ftr  – Barbera shows huge potential but can he turn it into results this season?

63 mike di meglio – france – avintia blusens – ftr – Di Meglio has also show heaps of promise, we can’t wait to see him tearing it up in MotoGP.   

9 danilo petrucci – italy – iodaracing project – art – More young blood into the championship, can he match Marquez’s rookie season?

12 leon camier – great britain – iodaracing project – art – a top-class Superbike rider looking to make it in the Grand Prix circuit, we’ll be cheering him on!  
17 karel abraham – czech republic – cardion ab motoracing – Honda – Abraham shows promise and brings some serious funding, but can he secure some top 10 finishes in 2014?   
45 scott redding – great britain – go&fun Honda gresini – Honda – We’ve been waiting to cheer Scott on in MotoGP for quite some time now, this will undoubtedly be one to watch.

68 yonny hernandez – colombia – pramac racing – Ducati – Hernandez has got some skill but will need to deliver some results to maintain his ride going forward.
69 nicky hayden – usa – power electronics aspar – Honda – Finally off the Ducati and back to the good old Honda, we can’t wait to see the former world champ fighting in 2013.   

7 hiroshi aoyama – japan – power electronics aspar – Honda – despite his solid history, Aoyama is yet to really impress in MotoGP.    
70 michael laverty – great britain – paul bird motorsport – pbm – The follow up to a season plagued with bad luck, let’s hope Michael can deliver what we know he’s capable of in 2014.       

23 broc parkes – australia – paul bird motorsport – pbm – another well respected superbike rider back from injury and looking to make in in the big league.

Get the latest news at www.motogp.com

Oxford products to distribute Oakley sunglasses

Oakley are world-renowned for their advanced eyewear, that not only looks great but also has excellent technical properties to protect your eyes. These fashionable accessories are worn by top bike racers such as MotoGP world champ Marc Marquez.

Motorcycle News: The MotoGP collection from Oakley will be available in the UK

Oxford products, the UK motorcycle clothing and accessory manufacturer and distributor, has just taken on a distributorship for the popular range of sunglasses in an attempt to increase sales in the UK motorcycle market. A range of carefully selected models, such as the MotoGP and Rossi ranges, will be promoted by the firm through selected retailers and events, including this weekends Motorcycle Trade Expo at the Birmingham NEC.

Motorcycle News: ThisVR46 design from ‘The Doctor’ will also be available

To find out more visit www.oxprod.com