Newsworthy is our regular news update. Instead of killing your inboxes with re-hashed press releases or junk you don’t need, we’ll pull out a few interesting products, stories and other things we stumbled across from recent times, write our thoughts on them and let you read the info for yourself.
AltRider’s Dual control system is something we really like. It’s a relatively simple solution to a problem. We’ve used one on the BMW R 1200 GS, a bike that has a serious problem with its rear brake placement. The American company have now released a version of the product to fit the incredibly popular new Honda and that can’t be a bad thing.
Any product that improves the riding experience is a product worth buying in our eyes. For the full press release continue reading below.
Full Press Release//
AltRider DualControl Brake System Offers Honda Africa Twin Riders Control Off the Pavement
Seattle, WA – October 18, 2016 – Motorcycle accessory manufacturer AltRider is now stocking their DualControl Brake System for the 2016-17 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin. This innovative device offers riders better control over their rear brake lever in both seated and standing positions, making it an ideal upgrade for adventure riders looking to leave the pavement.
“Most ADV riders change their foot position as they switch between standing and sitting,” explained AltRider Founder Jeremy LeBreton. “If your foot is not situated properly on the rear brake pedal, you’re potentially doubling reaction time and stopping distance, which can be especially hazardous when riding off-road. The DualControl Brake System aims to correct that problem so riders can maintain control over the rear brake at all times.”
AltRider’s patent-pending DualControl Brake System features two pieces to help enhance a rider’s control and reaction time: a riser and an enlarger plate. When a rider transitions from a seated position to a standing position, the change in angle tends to bring the front of the foot higher and further away from the rear brake lever. The riser was designed to provide quick access to the rear brake, no matter what position the rider is in.
The enlarger plate was designed to combat the effects of off-road terrain on the rider’s footpeg position. This piece provides a greater surface area to minimize slips or misses in bumpy riding conditions. With both pieces installed, the DualControl Brake System helps Africa Twin riders improve reaction time and control over the rear brake lever.
- Patent pending design
- 4mm tall riser is constructed of billet aluminium
- Billet aluminium enlarger plate is precision fit to the Africa Twin
- Replaceable grip pins provide traction in all conditions
- Riser and enlarger available separately or as a kit
- Installs easily with included stainless steel hardware
- Available in silver or black finish
- 100% designed and manufactured in the USA
The AltRider DualControl Brake System is 100% engineered and manufactured in the United States. The riser and enlarger are offered separately or as a kit, and are available in a silver or black finish. AltRider DualControl Brake Systems are available at www.AltRider.com and through authorised AltRider dealers.