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New Ducati summer-weight jacket and hoodie hit the market

Ducati has inntoruced a new line of breathable jackets and sweatshirts just in time for summer.

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The battle between comfort, looking cool, and safety always happens at the intersection of motor and cycle. A new line of outerwear from Ducati is specially designed for the hot summer months and combines comfort and safety. They leave it up to you to determine whether or not you look cool in it. The new line includes three jackets and a sweatshirt.

Flow C3 fabric jacket

Flow C3 fabric jacket

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The Flow C3 fabric jacket was designed by Drudi Performance exclusively for Ducati. It is lightweight and breathable, as well as fully CE-certified. The jacket's interior features Warrior lite protectors on the shoulders and elbows. It can accommodate a back protector.

A hook sewn on the back allows it to be worn with any pants having a standard coupling. Flow C3 also has a detachable breathable, waterproof, and windproof lining that is made of a three-layer membrane.

The jacket is available in men's and women's sizes.

Ducati Corse Tex Summer C2 fabric jacket

Ducati Corse Tex Summer C2 fabric jacket

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The Corse tex Summer C2 is made of fabric and features a richly colored design that has its roots in the Ducati collaboration with Dainese. It's body is a mix of lightweight fabric and mesh. There's a windproof lining. Ducati has explicitly designed this jacket for hot and humid climates.

Its shoulders feature aluminum inserts while there are composite protectors on the elbows. The back is designed to fit a Wave or Manis G2 protector.

Speed 3 fabric jacket

Speed 3 fabric jacket

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The Speed 3 fabric jacket was designed by Aldo Drudi and made in partnership with Alpinestars. Ducati says that the blend of mesh and fabric guarantees the stability of protective elements within the jacket in the event of a fall.

It features removable CE protectors on the shoulders and elbows. Inner pockets are designed to accommodate Nucleon back and chest protectors.

At the bottom are two hooks for connection pants, keeping both garments in the proper position.

Downtown C1 technical sweatshirt

Downtown C1 technical sweatshirt

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The Downtown C1 technical sweatshirt is an example of protection and comfort that translates from riding to daily life. It features a removable hood equipped with internal anti-abrasion aramid fiber reinforcements, protections on shoulders and elbows, and a pocket to fit the Nucleon back protector.

The garnet was designed with urban use on motorcycles in mind. It's a fully CE-certified product.

As summer approaches, and the threat of coronavirus lesses, the company's Ducati Cares program allows shoppers who wish to try on the garments at a retailer prior to purchase to do so. The collection of ventilated jackets for the summer is available on shop.ducati.com or in Ducati dealerships.

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New technology is embedded into the brake caliper.

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Brembo is celebrating 60 years of brand braking history with the debut of a bit of its future. The New G Sessanta Concept is a peek at what the company sees as the future of mobility. It was inspired by the first brake caliper for motorbikes produced by the company, an innovation in 1972.

The company says that the core of the concept is LED technology, which is applied directly to the body of the caliper, a feature that is adaptable to every type of caliper they craft. Brembo sees the tech as being able to enhance the caliper's form and function serving as both an interface and an aesthetic. It will be able to "communicate directly with the user" and "adapt to the user's tastes and preferences". A new video released by Brembo shows the LED color changing via a smartphone app.

 New G Sessanta Concept The New G Sessanta Concept features interactive tech.Photo courtesy of Brembo

Brembo is often known for using bright, flashy colors on its calipers and the new light plays on that. The New G Sessanta is designed to be customizable via wireless technology. When a vehicle equipped with the caliper is stopped, the user can control the desired shade of light to express mood, enhance the style of the bike, or adapt it to the surroundings.

Additionally, the LEDs could use color and light to relay data and information regarding the conditions of the vehicle and caliper itself, or even help localize a parked vehicle by emitting a courtesy light.

Watch the video below to see the vision of the New G Sessanta come to life.

BREMBO “NEW G SESSANTA”: THE NEW BRAKE CALIPER CONCEPT SET TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY www.youtube.com

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Motul has released a new line of lubricants for "rad" era vehicles.

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Motul has been around for 168 years, far longer than automobiles. The new Classic Line of lubricants have been specifically formulated for cars slightly newer, those that are members of the "rad" era. Motul's Classic Line features oils, detergents, and additives that the company has engineered to enhance the performance of older powertrains while offering improved protection.

Each Classic Line lubricant features an additive package with high-zinc (ZDDP) and molybdenum (moly) for reduced friction and increased power. Synthetic base oils and adapted detergent levels of each formulation are suited for metals and gasket materials that are common of the era of vehicle manufacturing. Advanced additives ensure that the lubricants meet or exceed American Petroleum Institute (API) standards.

Motul Eighties 10W30 Motul's Eighties formulation is made for forced induction engine vehicles.Photo courtesy of Motul

The Classic Line's products have high-adhesion properties that are designed to provide excellent cold flow properties to prevent engine wear during start-ups and to coat and protect engine internals and running gear during the periods of prolonged storage that collector vehicles often experience.

Motul Modern Classic Eighties 10W40 meets the needs of forced induction engines while Modern Classic Nineties 10W30 was designed for the demands of high-revving engines with more modern valvetrains. Both Modern Classic oils are the first products to offer high ZDDP and moly for "rad" era collector cars from these two decades.

To get the new 2100 Classic Oil 15W50, Motul revised its 2100 oil to better lubricate and protect naturally aspirated and forced induction engines with flat tappet cams common to the vehicles in the 1970s and beyond.

Motul Classic 10W50 Classic vehicles have different needs and their lubricants have a different formation than Eighties and Nineties branded oils.Photo courtesy of Motul

Classic Oil 20W50 is designed for hot rods, muscle cars, and collector vehicles, and uses additive packages fortified with ~1,800 ppm of ZDDP. According to Motul, this oil provides "improved protection for flat tappet or high-lift cams and high-performance engines with tighter tolerances and older elastomer gaskets; the medium detergent level also makes Classic Oil 20W50 an appropriate break-in oil for newly refurbished engines".

Straight-weight Classic Oil SAE 30 and SAE 50 are mineral monograde engine oils with low detergent levels, blended specifically for gasoline or diesel four-stroke engines generally produced before 1950.

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