Archive for March, 2010

Digital Rider’s “Tenth” Anniversary

Mar 24, 2010 View Comments by

While the magazine celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, I’d like to take a moment on the 10th anniversary of the Digital Rider.

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Central American Specialty Coffee Adventure

Mar 23, 2010 View Comments by

Vespa USA, one of the most recognized and respected names in the two-wheel industry, is partnering with New York-based photographer Clay Enos to get in the mix of conversation through the remote hills of Central America and visit specialty coffee farms.

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News from AltRider

Mar 19, 2010 View Comments by

Sneak peek images of new parts and hints about others in the pipeline kept excited motorcycle owners whispering about the new company. With a fresh approach in store, the AltRider website went live on March 1st.

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You’re Not Alone On The Information Superhighway

Mar 12, 2010 View Comments by

And you thought that you had a lot of farkles and dashboard doodads? Just think about a modern police cruiser, festooned as it is with hi-tech radios, laptops, nav systems, and what I imagine to be a dozen switches just to control those fancy rave-worthy lightbars.

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Lazer Helmets – SuperSkin

Mar 04, 2010 View Comments by

Dr. Ken Phillips explains how the SuperSkin works and why the SuperSkin is so revolutionary.

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Royal Enfield Announces New “Royal Enfield Experience” Demo Ride Tour

Mar 02, 2010 View Comments by

Royal Enfield, the world’s oldest motorcycle brand, has announced a new series of events designed to allow consumers and enthusiasts nationwide to experience its new classically-inspired, yet thoroughly modern and reliable, Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle line.

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HJC CL-16 Helmet

Mar 01, 2010 View Comments by

HJC’s newest CL-16 model is another big hit. Typical of HJC’s lids, the helmet fits snugly and is all-day comfortable with nary an annoyance. The lightweight, polycarbonate outer shell was designed using CAD technology and on the freeway, this extra bit of research really showed through. Even awash in tractor-trailer wake, the CL-16 showed no […]

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Tour Master Decker Leather Pants

Mar 01, 2010 View Comments by

Tour Master’s new Decker leather pants offers the protection and styling of leather with the comfort of textile riding gear. The pant’s Grade-A Drum Dyed Leather construction features high strength, bonded nylon stitching, removable CE approved knee and hip armor, two layers of leather in the seat and knee areas, zippered hand pockets, mesh lining, […]

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Speed and Strength: Coast is Clear Textile Jacket

Mar 01, 2010 View Comments by

Just like every woman’s struggle to find that perfect pair of jeans, the same problem arises when looking for a riding jacket that is formfitting, functional, and safe. What sets this women’s jacket apart is versatility and comfort. Waist adjuster straps eliminate the common boxy structure, and two vertical zippers expand the base to accommodate […]

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Storm – A Motorcycle Journey of Love, Endurance, and Transformation

Mar 01, 2010 View Comments by

Riding a motorcycle is an experience that is hard to capture in words. And one could argue that unless you ride, you just don’t “get it.” However, Allen Noren’s hyper-descriptive narrative, Storm, does a great job of conveying to everyone, the almost spiritual connection riders have with their bikes. And of course, the book also […]

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Leatherman Super Tool 300

Mar 01, 2010 View Comments by

For the most part, motorcycle tool kits aren’t comprised of the finest quality fix-it items available. They’re usually rather anemic collections of pot metal pieces that often aren’t up to even the most rudimentary tasks. Unfortunately, a proper tool collection takes up space and it usually ends up far from reach at the very bottom […]

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TOURATECH Tire Puncture Repair Kit With Tools

Mar 01, 2010 View Comments by

If you frequently tour, you should definitely ride with some sort of a tire repair kit. Most riders carry a quick-fix product that can plug a hole and add air to the tire, but a quick-fix often doesn’t suffice – especially if you’re into dual sport and off-road riding. Imagine you’re out on the mountain […]

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Buyers’ Guide – Touring Boots

Mar 01, 2010 View Comments by

Aerostich Combat Lites Material: Leather upper, mostly waterproof with proper treatment Protection: Internal ankle and toe padding, padded collar at the top Special Features: Cleated sole, Scotchlite™ reflective in the heel gusset for added visibility Sizes & Widths: Men’s 7-14, medium width with larger shaft to fit riders with extra-large calf muscles Price: $267.00, www.aerostich.com […]

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The Joys of Camping

Mar 01, 2010 View Comments by

For starters, I suggest that, unless there’s no other option, pass on the RV parks. These places are designed for large vehicles primarily, not tent camping. As such, shade and grass are usually in short supply, and the distance to the restroom usually requires lacing up your hiking boots. When nature calls at 2 a.m., […]

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Kelty Gunnison 2 Tent

Mar 01, 2010 View Comments by

If you’re looking for the perfect companion for your motorcycle journey, look no further! The Kelty Gunnison 2 tent is lightweight, easy to pitch in just four minutes, self-supporting, and spacious enough for two people with luggage. Double opposite entrances, combined with vestibules, ensure comfort for each occupant. There are plenty of mesh-vents in the […]

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