March 2 2010.

Developed with the help of coaches from the California Superbike School, the new Essential Packs from v2mal contain all those really useful little items that can make a big difference to a rider's track day, tour or weekend away.

Constructed from a combination of a hardwearing and waterproof 'shark-skin' neoprene with an elastomeric membrane, the packs are easy to access thanks to the dual-zipper opening.

Overall size is 200 x 100 x 100mm, so they are easy to stash too.

Inside can be found a selection of indispensible items, including; earplugs (2 pairs in a case), v2 visor cleaning sponge, large microfibre cloth, 10-pack of essential wipes (to clean hands after tinkering), sachet of Fogtech anti-mist for the visor and five sachets of Raincoat, to disperse water from screen/visor.

Science in Sport energy, hydration and nutrition products can also be found in the packs, as Superbike School director Andy Ibbott explains. "All too often riders resort to chocolate bars and fizzy drinks for an energy boost, but these can wear off quickly, leaving the rider even more tired. SIS products are developed for athletes to give sustained energy, rather than a sugar and caffeine rush."

The Touring and Trackday packs also include Sdoc100 white chain spray and digital tyre pressure gauge, while the Touring and Weekend packs have hi-viz vests too. Packs cost £24.99-£39.99.

For more information and trade prices call 08700 677 617.