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Givi’s top four suggestions for 2023 motorcycle equipment




For early 2023, the motorcycle and motorcycle gear brand have released a list of four products that every two-wheeler enthusiast thinks.

Bags XL04, XL05 and XL06

One of GIVIs Assortments is the X-Line range, they consist of various soft bags designed to meet the needs of motorcyclists in their daily life and on long journeys both on and off road. The items recommended by GIVI are the XL04, XL05 and XL06 tank bags, these are made of polyester for tanks between 15 liters and 20 liters capacity.

They feature TPU inserts and a thermoformed base and lid. These include a map holder with magnetic quick release and attachment system, a waterproof outer pocket, holes in the bottom for water or moisture drainage, a security strap to attach to the handlebars and a strap to convert to a shoulder bag.

ALA56A Trekker top case

This top case is made of natural aluminum with a capacity of 56 liters and 10 kg. It features a MONOKEY® closure that allows the use of the same key to lock, open and unlock the luggage rack and a WIRELEASE® system that allows the luggage rack to be unlocked through an external lever just below the security lock. It is also equipped with two handles on the back that offer the possibility of increasing the opening without the use of tethers.

Top case B360:

This top case was specially developed for the everyday driver. The B360 has a maximum capacity of 36 liters (3kg) and features a carbon fiber finish. It includes a grid, a universal fastening set and a monolock system. The lid can be closed with pressure via the Micro 3 system. It can be customized with accessories such as the security lock, the Keyless 2.0 opening kit or a foam backing.


60.1 Helmet

This off-road full face helmet is made of thermoplastic material. It features three front air intakes, two top air intakes and one in the chin guard area, and a rear vent that allows air circulation. The interior is made of hypoallergenic fabric and is removable and washable. It also has a “Double D” strap closure and an adjustable visor. The helmet is available in different graphics and in different sizes from XS to XXL.

Learn more at Givis UK website.

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Bastianini and Miller tip Marc Marquez for the 2023 MotoGP title!




MotoGP 2023

Round one – Portimão

The regular pre-season banter at the Portimao press conference that heralded the start of the 2023 season overnight saw a number of MotoGP stars asked to make their choice for MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE champions.

While many riders chose themselves as champions and Pecco Bagnaia was ranked as a favorite overall, there were a few notable exceptions.

Jack Miller gave the title to Marc Marquez, Luca Marini chose Pecco, while both Johann Zarco and Joan Mir typed themselves.
Jack Miller gave the title to Marc Marquez, Luca Marini chose Pecco, while both Johann Zarco and Joan Mir typed themselves.

Both Enea Bastianini and Jack Miller voted Marc Marquez MotoGP Champion. Miller selected his compatriot Joel Kelso for the Moto3 Championship.

Bastianini gave Marc Marquez the tip for the 2023 MotoGP championship win
Bastianini gave Marc Marquez the tip for the 2023 MotoGP championship win

Marc Marquez, Miguel Oliveira, Luca Marini and Pecco himself chose Francesco Bagnaia as their top pick.

Bagnaia likes his chances

Fabio Quartararo bet on the MotoGP title.

Marc Marquez tipped Pecco off.

Portimao MotoGP schedule

Time Class case
2000 Moto3 FP1
2050 Moto2 FP1
2145 MotoGP FP1
0015 (Sat) Moto3 FP2
0105 (Sat) Moto2 FP2
0200 (Sat) MotoGP FP2
1940 Moto3 FP3
2025 Moto2 FP3
2110 MotoGP FP
2150 MotoGP Q1
2215 MotoGP Q2
2350 Moto3 Q1
0015 (Sun) Moto3 Q2
0045 (Sun) Moto2 Q1
0110 (Sun) Moto2 Q2
0200 (Sun) MotoGP sprint race
[1945[1945 MotoGP WUP
2100 Moto3 RACE
2215 Moto2 RACE
0000 (Mon) MotoGP RACE

MotoGP calendar 2023

Rnd Date Location
1 March-26 Portugal, Portimao
2 April-02 Argentina, Termos de Rio Honda
3 April-16 America, COTA
4 April-30 Spain, Jerez
5 May-14 France, Le Mans
6 June 11th Italy, Mugello
7 June-18 Germany, Sachsenring
8th June-25 Netherlands, Assen
9 July-09 Kazakhstan, Sokol (subject to approval)
10 Aug-06 UK, Silverstone
11 August-20 Austria, Red Bull Ring
12 Sep-03 Catalonia, Catalonia
13 September-10 San Marino, Misano
14 September 24th India, Buddh (subject to approval)
15 Oct-01 Japan, Motegi
16 Oct-15 Indonesia, mandala
17 Oct-22 Australia, Phillip Island
18 Oct-29 Thailand, Chang
19 Nov-12 Malaysia, Sepang
20 Nov-19 Qatar, Lusail
21 Nov-26 Valenciana, Valencia

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Mo’Cycle Airbag Pants Win Traffic Safety Innovation Award




The French government has just presented a new road safety innovation prize the world’s first commercially available motorcycle airbag jeans — and to say Mo’Cycle is thrilled is the understatement of the year.

For reference, Mo’Cycle’s neat pant number popped up in our feed in the first quarter of last year, with the company touting its airbag pant as being crash tested and legal from 2021.

The airbag jeans from Mo'Cycle.  Media sourced from Mo'Cycle.
The airbag jeans from Mo’Cycle. Media sourced from Mo’Cycle.

Fast forward to 2023, and despite hits like airtime on both The Drew Barrymore Show and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, delays had taken over the production schedule.

Now the company is back on track and adding another feather to the proverbial hat thanks to le Gouvernement Français.

Moses Shahrivar with the Mo'Cycle Airbag Jeans.  Media sourced from Mo'Cycle.
Moses Shahrivar with the Mo’Cycle Airbag Jeans. Media sourced from Mo’Cycle.

“Woohoo – we just won the Traffic Safety Innovation Award in Paris, France – an award presented by the French government!” celebrates founder Moses Shahrivar in the brand’s recent coverage.

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A new machine currently in Royal Enfield's electrical lab.  Media is from RideApart.

“From day one, our number one goal has been to save lives on the streets – and we’re just getting started. Receiving this award is a great honor and a great indicator that we’re on the right track! Thank you for bringing us here. We couldn’t have done it without your support!”

With the pants nearing completion of their IndieGogo campaign (and the founder himself providing his number for people to contact with questions and the ability to save on canisters of CO2), we’re keeping our fingers crossed that the world’s first commercial available motorcycle pants will soon be made available to the public.

*Media related to Mo’Cycle’s IndieGogo campaign*
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Friday Forum Foraging: 2022 Kawasaki H2 Carbon




It’s posts like this that helped spark the idea for these Friday Forum Foraging posts in the first place. This particular one is from one of our sister sites, We do not know the seller or the circumstances that led him to sell this basically new 2022 Kawasaki H2 Carbon with only four miles on it, but this is definitely exceptional. And we like that here.

For those who don’t know, the Kawasaki H2 Carbon is basically Kawasaki’s street-legal land rocket. Built to go fast in a straight line, its aggressive and streamlined looks are matched only by the supercharged 1000cc four-cylinder. The H2 and its variants are absolutely wild, and this supercharged engine is one of the coolest powerplants to ever grace a production motorcycle. If the urge to own one appeals to you and you’re anywhere near Orlando with 35-big in your pocket, maybe give this person a call. His (or her) full list is below, but follow the link below for two more pictures and contact information.

2022 H2 Carbon, has 4 miles on it. I bought it and parked it at my parents house and flew back to NY for work. I’ve never ridden it. it’s basically brand new. I had the dealer ship it to my mother’s garage. 2 keys included, 1 open, the other still in blue packaging. Extended warranty included. $35,500

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