ENA 10Upad RELEASED

SENA 10Upad RELEASED

The Sena 10Upad replaces the ear/cheek padding in select model helmets to keep the nuts and bolts of the system out of sight. […]

MO staffers are big fans of Sena products, but not everyone wants a communication unit mounted on the side of their helmet. The Sena 10Upad replaces the ear/cheek padding in select model helmets to keep the nuts and bolts of the system out of sight – and the wind.

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THE ALL NEW 10UPAD

HIGH FUNCTIONALITY, LOW VISIBILITY

The 10Upad for HJC IS-17 offers the functionality of a Sena headset, but is completely invisible from the outside of the helmet. Take and make phone calls, listen to GPS navigation, stream and share music, talk to other riders through 4-way intercom and more all through the 10Upad. The new design is our easiest unit to install yet, simply snap in the right and left cheek pads and you’re ready to ride. The intuitive tri-button control is located at the lower part of the left cheek pad for easy access while riding.The 10Upad is now available for the HJC IS-17, and will soon be available for the HJC IS-MAX2, and Shoei RF-1200 helmets, along with even more models in the future.

Source: Sena 10Upad Released – Motorcycle.com News

2018 DUCATI 959 PANIGALE CORSE REVEALED IN EPA & CARB FILINGS

2018 DUCATI 959 PANIGALE CORSE REVEALED IN EPA & CARB FILINGS

Certification documents from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board reveal a new Corse-edition Ducati 959 Panigale is on the way.

The 2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse has been certified with the same emissions information as the 959 Panigale, suggesting no differences in the 955cc V-Twin desmodromic-valve engine which Ducati claims produces 158 hp at 10,750 rpm and 77.9 lb-ft. at 9,000 rpm. So, if the engine’s the same, what can we expect to see from the Corse version?

The last time Ducati released a Corse special edition was in 2013 with the 848 EVO Corse. It too had the same engine as the regular model but added an aluminum fuel tank that increased fuel capacity to 4.75 gallons from 4.09 gallons while weighing 2.2 pounds lighter. Ducati also upgraded the EVO Corse’s rear suspension from a Showa shock to an Öhlins and increased the front brake discs to 330mm. Either change would be update over the regular 959 Panigale.

The 848 EVO Corse also added traction control and a quick shift system. The current 959 Panigale already has both, but we might see the addition of cornering ABS or wheelie control inherited from the 1299 Panigale. And, of course, a special edition model also calls for a special edition color scheme.

We’ll find out more information as it becomes available. Check back here on Motorcycle.com for the latest updates.

Source: 2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse Revealed in EPA and CARB Filings