Tornado Puts a Twist on Traditional Motorcycle Jackets

Scorpion’s Top Textile Jacket

Lake Forest, CA June 23, 2011 — Scorpion’s Tornado textile jacket puts a new spin on the traditional motorcycle jacket, combining top features with incredibly low prices. “This jacket has it all… waterproofing, CE-approved armor, you name it,” says Scorpion Sports Inc. National Sales Manager Jon Eide. “The range of features we have incorporated into the Tornado for a price well under $200 really does blow me away.”

 

Starting with durable 600-denier nylon, the outershell is then treated with polyurethane for true water resistance, no matter how inclement the riding conditions may get. Internally, the fully removable AirGuard liner helps prevent wind chill from becoming a factor. When things do warm up, Scorpion’s AirVent™ ventilation system kicks in. Consisting of two zippered high-flow air intake panels in the front of the jacket and two matching rear vents, airflow over the body’s core is maximized when the panels are unzipped. Should it get chilly, simply zip-up to seal out any unwanted airflow.

Speaking of sealing things up, Scorpion’s exclusive ExoStitch® seams not only improve the seal, but also keep cuffs from fraying or seams for giving way. “It is this attention to detail that really differentiates the Tornado,” claims Jon.

“Sure the AirVent system is cool, but this is a serious riding jacket, so we didn’t skimp on the EXO-Tec CE-approved armor inside the shoulder and elbow pockets,” adds Eide. Further enhancing the safety aspect is a full-length back protector pocket, complete with a P.E. temper foam insert.

The Tornado offers its own unique styling twists and technical features, including adjustable sleeve tension straps for a custom fit… and to keep things from flapping in the breeze. Large zippered hand-warmer pockets and NightViz reflective panel front also add to this jacket’s functionality.

Men’s Sizes S-XXL MSRP: $189.95 in Black, Red or Blue

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About Scorpion Sports

Scorpion Sports, Inc. (SSI) is the home of the Scorpion brand supplying helmets and technical apparel directly to motorcycle dealerships. SSI imports a full line of unique dirt, snow and street products from their state-of-the-art production facilities. The brand is built on innovation and high quality. All Scorpion street helmets feature the exclusive SpeedShift® quick-change faceshield system, EverClear® no-fog faceshields and come with a washable, removable, moisture-wicking KwikWickII® liner. AIRFIT® is an air adjustable cheek pad system to personalize helmet fit, available on both street and off-road helmets. Another Scorpion innovation found on select models is the built-in SpeedView™ retractable sun visor designed to accommodate varying light conditions quickly without changing faceshields.

 

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5 Ways to increase fuel efficiency on your motorcycle

Poor  fuel mileage results in frequent stops at the gas pump, which translates into less money in your wallet.

Sometimes it takes a little detective work  to figure out where the problem is, and sometimes you can solve the problem yourself without taking the bike to a shop.

With gas prices reaching $4/ gallon and projected to go higher this summer, riders are looking for every possible way to make less stops at the gas pump.

#1 – You want to make sure you get gas at a pump that is accurate. Most pumps today are electronically configured and managed so they’re usually correct.  Basically this means to only stop at respectable gas stations and try to stay away from those old, outdated pumps that aren’t correctly managed.  Many states have agencies that inspect gas pumps and certify their accuracy.  Look for this sticker.

#2 –  Check the gas tank for small leaks. Before you crank up your bike, look on the floor for small puddles of gas. Most of the time you can see where the gas came from on the bike if you don’t move the bike. Hard-line cracks on the fuel tank are infamous on older tanks. Debris in the tank need to be cleaned out as well. Fixing Gas Tanks Guide You will also need to check the fuel lines for small holes.

#3 – Bad gas can clog  up the fuel injector or carburetor  and will reduce your fuel efficiency. Click here to find out how to clean your injector.

#4 – Nine times out of ten your motorcycle just isn’t getting proper combustion due to carbon build up in the engine. Air filters are the main air intake for the engine and if it’s clogged then the engine just can’t breath.  This will effect fuel efficiency as well and should be checked every time you change the oil.

#5  - Changing the oil and spark plugs are a basic necessity  with every vehicle but with your motorcycle there are several things you need to keep up with. Compression checks to make sure the piston rings are firing right, value clearance should be at manufactured specifics, clutch plate needs to be in good condition, chain should be tight not loose, wheel bearings,  and the brakes should be in good condition.

The rider is just as important when talking about fuel efficiency. Cold starting is the place where every rider puts the most wear and tear on the motorcycle. When starting the engine cold you never want to rev the engine excessively.  You also want to make sure you are changing gears at the correct speed and don’t rev the engine unnecessarily in-between gear changing or at the light. Ride easy for the first 5 miles and turning the engine of when having to stop for longer than a minute can help reduce wear and tear thus resulting in better fuel efficiency. Lastly, riding the clutch and depressing the brake while riding is the most common problem most riders do and most do it without even realizing it but this can cause major problems in fuel efficiency.

What about E85 fuel?  Avoid it.  Period.  Especially if your motorcycle will sit for a long period of time after filling up.   Motorcycles are not designed to run on ethanol blended fuel and cause all kinds of damage to internal components.  If you must fill up with E10 or E15 gas, make sure you use it up before parking your bike for longer than a couple days.  See more about ethanol and motorcycles here.