Category Archive: Product News

FM-V Visors for Arai Helmets – Review

FM-V Green Visor on Arai SK-5 Helmet

“Most drivers report much long life” with FM-V visors, and the visor’s coating “not come off when you drive hard rain condition.” Don’t mistake the amusing use of Japanglish on FM-V’s website as an indicator of an inferior product – these are definitely worthy competition to the other two popular mirrored visors available on the market (CaraCoat and LLC from Lucky Design).

I recently got a couple of these fancy looking visors for use on my yet to be “dressed up” plain white Arai SK5 helmet.

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Arrow X1 – Q & A With Adam Klunyk

Arrow X1

Over the next few weeks we’ll be looking at some of the new karts homologated for the 2009-2014 CIK-FIA homologation period in detail by asking the manufacturers about their latest creations and what went into their designs. We’ll start things off with Arrow’s latest CIK homologated kart, the Arrow X1-CIK.

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Maranello RS8 – set to change the look of the modern kart?

Maranello have come out with a very radical new design for 2009, the RS8. It features a centrally located rear brake system and 3rd bearing with a floating disc, floating caliper, and floating bearing. The entire frame design is also different to anything else currently on the market. The tubing has a symmetrical design, no rear torsion bar (one fixed tube across the back), and a very interesting front end.

View the pictures here, and discuss the kart in the forums here.

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Onboard Video Coming to!

Edge Cameras On Board Helmet CameraEdge Cameras, an On onboard digital video recording company developed for racers, has come on board as an advertiser on They will be sending over a unit for for our use so you can expect to see a lot of onboard karting action once the camera arrives! To view and purchase what Edge Cameras has to offer visit their website

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New Reed Valve Assembly From Rotax

BRP Rotax KartingRotax has introduced a new Reed Valve assembly which will replace the one currently in use. This change came about because Rotax’s reed valve assembly production tool reached the end of its production life cycle.

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Benefits of an AMB Personal Transponder

AMB TranX 160 TransponderI’ve used my new AMB personal transponder at the first round of the Malaysian Rotax Max Challenge so I’m now able to share what added functionality you gain on by owning your own transponder and the other benefits.

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