Archive for May, 2007

SportVue® MC2

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

If you’ve spent any time at all watching those Discovery Channel programs about jet fighters (and what motorcyclist hasn’t?), then you’re familiar with the high-tech, heads-up information displays the pilots use. Well, thanks to the folks at SportVue®, this radical technology is now available to motorcyclists in the form of their MC2 system. Like many […]

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Horizons Unlimited The Achievable Dream

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

While traveling around the world on two wheels like RoadRUNNER’s own Uwe Krauss and Ramona Eichhorn is certainly not a new idea, it is one that is becoming more popular. Thanks to groups like Grant and Susan Johnson’s Horizons Unlimited, surveying the world from the seat of a motorcycle is a pursuit undergoing a process […]

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First Gear Sierra Jacket and Pant

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

Testing motorcycle-related products is almost always lots of fun, except when it comes to rain gear. But, as any traveling motorcyclist will attest, wet happens, and it’s best to be prepared when it does. First Gear has long been known for top-quality riding apparel and their rainproof Sierra Jacket and Pants are no exception. Both […]

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BMW Rallye 2 Pro Jacket Santiago Pants

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

‘Wow!’ That was the reaction of a certain lady the first time she saw me wearing this jacket. Great appearance obviously isn’t the primary attribute of enduro riding gear, but when it comes along in a high-quality package that fits and feels great, it’s definitely appreciated. Once out on the road, the rugged Cordura® 500 […]

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Sidi Doha Boots

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

Wearing boots while motorcycling is a no-brainer. Feet are very vulnerable to injury while riding and they should be properly protected at all times. But full-length boots can often be cumbersome and uncomfortable, especially around the office or if your ride leads you to an attraction that requires a bit of walking. Thankfully, there is […]

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Moto Classic Slip-on Mufflers

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

Moto Classic Slip-ons are O.E. style replacement mufflers that impart a bigger, deeper sound and improved performance on your Kawasaki VN900 and other metric V-twins. The 3 1/2-inch diameter muffler canisters are similar in appearance to stock, feature removable baffles (optional quiet and performance baffles available), and come in a choice of interchangeable tapered and […]

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British Motorcycle Gear (Belstaff) Challenger Jacket/Pioneer Pants

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

When combined, the pieces of British Motorcycle Gear’s all-weather riding suit exceed the sum of their parts. In fact, this outfit is so weather-resistant and comfortable that with the removable quilted liner installed in both pieces, an adventurous rider might trade in his or her two-wheeler for a dogsled and race the Iditarod in relative […]

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BMW ProRace Gloves

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

As with everything else at BMW, it’s all about the quality and engineering. Their ProRace Gloves are made entirely of very fine but strong kangaroo leather; the inner hand is pre-formed to ensure a non-folding grip; and the extremely flat seams eliminate pressure points. Knuckles and wrists are protected by tough, light, good-looking carbon fiber […]

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Tired and Confused?

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

Motorcycle tires have come a long way in the last 30 years. Apart from improved tread compounds and patterns, two major innovations – tubeless technology and radial construction – are now standard on most sportbikes and sport-touring machines. Tubeless tires in particular offer a number of benefits over the older tire-and-tube system. Reduced weight, lower […]

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Scooters to the Rescue!

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

If you ask the scooter faithful, they’ll tell you that their fun, hip, economical rides can go a long way toward making the world a better place by curing the social ills of traffic congestion and global warming. Now, there is some solid scientific evidence to back that contention. Data from a new traffic model […]

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The Rock Store

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

West of the San Fernando Valley, a slew of riders regularly head for a 1910 stagecoach stop that has become one of the most famous biker hangouts in the world. Nestled in the tree-lined canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains, on Mulholland Highway, arguably the most famous stretch of back road in the world, the […]

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