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Smart Charger
Now available from Datatool, the new Smart Charger is the only intelligent charger on the market with an inbuilt hanging hook. No longer do you have to leave chargers laying on the workshop or garage floor, instead take advantage of the unique design to hang Smart Charger safely and visibly from the handlebars. When Smart Charger is not in use, the hook folds conveniently away into the rear of the unit.

The Datatool Smart Charger has been designed in the UK and offers the full range of recovery, charge and maintenance modes, all clearly identified by the rotary design LED indicators.

Datatool’s specialist motorcycle battery conditioner systems are designed to keep your motorcycle battery in its optimum state, especially during long periods of inactivity or cold weather conditions. A must for all motorcycle owners that can even pay for itself by saving the life of your motorcycle battery.

Protect your battery by installing the premium brand battery conditioner.

The full feature set includes:
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· Designed for motorcycles
· Fold out convenience hook
· 1.2 amp charge rate
· Sulphation diagnostics
· Ability to recover discharged batteries
· Assured full charge
· Internal battery problem indicator
· Automatic and continual rechecking
· Automatic restart of charging cycle
· Month after month maintenance
· Suitable for 2-50 AH batteries

RRP of £49.99
t: 01257 249 928

Award winning photographer, Martin Heath is proud to announce his support of the Marco Simoncelli Foundation with the release of a series of limited edition prints that perfectly capture the flamboyant MotoGP™ star in full flow. “After much soul-searching and a lot of discussion with Marco’s manager Carlo Pernat,” said Martin, “I’m excited and honoured to release this set of iconic limited edition print sets in association with the Marco Simoncelli Foundation.”

The idea is simple. To give every Marco Simoncelli and MotoGP fan the opportunity to own a very special limited edition Marco print at a very affordable price. Half of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Foundation, with the goal to raise an initial €10,000 in the first instance.

Just 58 A3 prints will be available of each image, numbered and signed by Martin for authenticity. A must-have for any Marco fan, and all to support a very worthy cause. Prices start from just £25.00 +p&p.

To coincide with the announcement of the partnership with the Marco Simoncelli Foundation, Martin Heath is delighted to announce the relaunch of his website that now features an online shop functionality where customers can buy a range of stunning prints captured in the fast & furious world of MotoGP.

The site incorporates a comprehensive selection of hand-picked images of MotoGP’s star riders from recent seasons, capturing the true essence of the world’s premier motorcycle racing championship.

Limited Edition Prints
Martin uses his unique shooting style to capture the stars of MotoGP. Many of his shots have become iconic in their own right – Rossi’s first captured elbow down shot at Catalunya in 2009, or Yamaha pairing of Lorenzo & Rossi clashing at Suzuka in 2010.

Online, Martin gives the background story behind each shot and why it has become so special to him or the rider in question.

Each print is strictly limited in numbers. Check out the online shop for more information and prices.

The Limited Edition Series is just that – a collection of some of his finest images, endorsed by the rider featured, numbered and signed by Martin for complete authenticity. These prints are a must-have for any true race fan.

For more information or to view the latest online gallery, head to

Note to Editors
Martin Heath is an award-winning photographer based in London, England. Specialising in MotoGP™ Martin has been a pro photographer since 1998. Working exclusively with Canon equipment, Martin shoots in a unique and creative style using natural light to create his distinctive images.

Martin’s work has been published globally, both in print and online, working with critically acclaimed companies and publications such as; Monster Energy, Red Bull, Saatchi & Saatchi, Philip Morris, Ducati, Kawasaki, Alpinestars, Haymarket, Bauer, Haynes, LAT Photographic, Back Page Images (BPi), Corbis Images, Gazetta Dello Sport, The Daily Mail, The Star, FHM (France), Motocourse, Motorcycle News, MCN Sport, Fast Bikes, SuperBike, and published in various books.

Images © Martin Heath Photography (2013)

DUCATI 1199 PANIGALE (2012-2014)

Racebikebitz now offers a 7-piece SamcoSport silicone radiator hose kit for the exotic Ducati 1199 Panigale. As used by Factory WSB race teams, the kit improves water flow, reduces temperatures, looks fantastic and comes with a lifetime manuafacturer’s guarantee. Perfect for road or track use.
An optional Clip Kit is available in Stainless Steel (£21.99), or lightweight Mild Steel (£16.80)

Price: £117.36
Stock Colour: Red or Blue

To Order Colours: Black, Green, Yellow, Orange, Purple, White, British Racing Green, Silver, Pink, Urban Camo, Ice Blue, Ninja Green, Solar Orange, Samco Blaze & new Samco Classic Black.

Click Here to visit the Racebikebitz website

Everyone who buys a new or used motorcycle, scooter or quad now has easier access to the peace of mind provided by the Datatool TrakKING GPS/GSM tracking system.

Datatool used the recent Motorcycle Trade Expo to announce a recommended retail price realignment to just £179.00 + installation, making Datatool TrakKING the most cost-effective tracking system on the market.

Datatool TrakKING constantly monitors your bike for unauthorised movement, alerting you initially by (optional) SMS text message and then alerting our 24/7/365 staffed call centre who will contact you to advise that a potential theft is in progress.

The annual subscription, now reduced to just £99.00 per year, includes an initial quantity of text alerts per month as well the access to our highly trained staff at our Secure Operating Centre, who will work directly with the Police to assist in recovering your vehicle should the worst happen. If you choose the 3 year subscription option, you can be protecting your transport for as little as 26p per day.

Datatool TrakKING is approved by the Thatcham Research Centre, the UK insurance industry approvals body, which means you should qualify for an insurance discount (subject to insurers’ terms and conditions) for having the unit installed at one of our authorised installers.

Datatool TrakKING is available to use on any motorcycle, quad or scooter fitted with a battery, whether road or off-road, yet has a virtually zero current draw so won’t drain the battery.

Datatool also recommends the use of visual physical security deterrents such as the Datatool Python lock & chain and a Datatool Fortress ground anchor for added home security or the Datatool Croc Lock when on the move.

The feature set includes:

- Full 24/7 Monitoring & Recovery Assistance via the Scorpion Monitoring Centre
- No Speed History Data Logging
- Virtually Zero Current Draw
- Early Warning Feature
- Pinpoint Locate Feature
- Greater Reliability
- Thatcham Cat 6 (TQA) approved
- Easy User Interface
- Waterproof to IPX56 standard
- Text early warning system
- Straight Forward Pricing
- British Designed and Manufactured
- Automatic movement without ignition text alerts
- Battery tamper alarm included
- Low battery text alert
- Location on demand via website
- Online paperless registration
- 3 Year Warranty
- European coverage included
- 24Hr Monitoring by our Stolen Bike Monitoring Team
- Optional Keyguard Service – receive text messages every time ignition is switched on

RRP of £179.99 + installation
t: 01257 249 928

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