Archive for November, 2009

Willie and Max Revolution Series Saddlebag

Nov 01, 2009 View Comments by

When we received Triumph’s impressive Thunderbird cruiser, it had no luggage. That’s fine for the boulevard types, but we tend to aim for strips a few states over. Fortunately, the folks at Willie and Max provided a quick fix for our storage dilemma. The Revolution Series Saddlebags are designed with cruising machines in mind and […]

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Marsee Teardrop Tankbag

Nov 01, 2009 View Comments by

Marsee’s 12-Liter Teardrop Tankbag is easily installed via a four-strap setup that features the Quick Release Mono Buckle Mounting System, and when combined with the bag’s non-slip, non-abrasive bottom, attaches quite securely. Though every bike is different, the variable length ties are simple to adjust and mount cleanly to frame points beneath the seat and […]

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Scootology Scootcup

Nov 01, 2009 View Comments by

While we do our fair share of scootering at RoadRUNNER, motorcycles remain our primary focus. Maybe that’s why we didn’t quite know what to make of the Scootology’s Scootcup when it first arrived. Though a nifty design, this neoprene drink holder attachment for the glove box of a scooter didn’t really pique our interest at […]

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GoPro Motorsports HERO Wide

Nov 01, 2009 View Comments by

“You ought to be in pictures.” And with GoPro’s HERO camera that proposition is almost easier done than said. This super small, lightweight video-and-still camera can give you the necessary raw footage to create a moving tribute of your next ride. Measuring in at 1.75 x 2.3 x 1.25 inches, the HERO, when outfitted with […]

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Speed and Strength Hell ‘n’ Back Jacket

Nov 01, 2009 View Comments by

The first thing that comes to mind, after testing this jacket, is there are a lot of great ideas. They include a hydration system, excellent airflow, thermoplastic external shoulder protectors, dual stage “kinetic cuff” adjuster, and removable sleeves. The hydration system is a must in an adventure jacket nowadays. The Hell ‘n’ Back has it […]

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Draggin’ Jeans Women’s Modern Fit Jeans

Nov 01, 2009 View Comments by

For all the ladies who don’t like the traditional, high-waisted women’s cut, our thanks to Draggin’ Jeans apparel makers for recognizing that many of us prefer to wear jeans on our hips and not up around our chests. And in this regard, Draggin’ Jeans scores big and deserves some appreciation. This particular item they refer […]

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Held Tamaso Jacket and Sakai Pants

Nov 01, 2009 View Comments by

The Tamaso jacket is the right choice for hot weather riding. Lots of mesh material in the front, back, and around the arms ensure ample airflow. It also comes with soft CE protectors in the shoulders and elbows, and hard CE protectors are optional. The jacket features four well-placed outer pockets and two inner ones. […]

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NEXX X30 Viper Modular Helmet 

Nov 01, 2009 View Comments by

Seven-year-old Portuguese helmet manufacturer, NEXX, has delivered a futuristically styled DOT approved helmet which fuses flip-up function with full-face safety. The visor and chin vent component functions like a modular helmet, but the homologated chin bar remains in place. The helmet’s weight, noise, and aerodynamics all feel closer to a full-face than a modular, and […]

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Buyers’ Guide

Nov 01, 2009 View Comments by

Deltran – Battery Tender® 2-Bank Charger Deltran Battery Tender® offers a 2-Bank Charger that is not only two individual Battery Tenders® in one, but extremely lightweight (only three lbs)! The Battery Tender® 2-Bank Charger is great for anyone with more than one battery that needs to be fully charged and maintained. Instead of switching your […]

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1975 CB 400/Four, Honda’s Giant Killer

Nov 01, 2009 View Comments by

I sat there staring at my dinner plate not knowing how to respond. It was late May, and my only goal was to survive the last few days of teaching middle school. Now, my roommate was blurting out her summer plans involving a mode of transportation she only had a passing acquaintance with. A solo […]

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Cornerspin™

Nov 01, 2009 View Comments by

Having grown up riding dirt bikes, I never think much of it when my street bike gets a little squirrelly. To me, the floating sensation of the front wheel slipping through some corner crud or the rear end stepping out under hard braking is just what motorcycles do. After all, they’ve been doing that since […]

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Vespa World Days 2009 in Zell am See, Austria

Nov 01, 2009 View Comments by

Despite the altitude, they begin arriving. First a few, then a few more, and soon they’re all but uncountable! Thankfully, there isn’t one with a single stinger to be counted amid this swarm, all of them machines bearing the Italian moniker Vespa, meaning ‘wasp’. Literally thousands have made the arduous ascent of Austria’s Grossglockner High […]

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2009 BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster Owner’s Event

Nov 01, 2009 View Comments by

In late June, BRP Can-Am Spyder owners from all over North America rode to Los Angeles for the “Ryde to the Red Carpet.” This second annual Spyder owner’s event celebrated the Spyder roadster’s role in the movie Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, and up to 220 Spyder roadsters and 410 owners and passengers came […]

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Gerbing’s Microwire™

Nov 01, 2009 View Comments by

When it was determined that a new generation of heated clothing was needed for the military’s Special-Ops units, the suits with the gold-laden epaulets went straight to the experts: Gerbing’s. These road warriors from the Pacific Northwest have been keeping motorcyclists and outdoorsmen toasty warm for years, but the technology employed was still shy of […]

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