Blog Section: Product Reviews

Motorcycle Armor – Gladiator Gear for the Road

Jan 02, 2016 View Comments by

The evolution of motorcycle crash protection has been a slow process with over a century separating those first leather jackets and helmets from the high-tech headgear and armor protection we enjoy today. Several companies have risen to the forefront of the rider protection industry, but first let’s take a moment to talk about CE ratings. […]

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Pirelli SCORPION
 Trail II Review

Dec 30, 2015 View Comments by

Pirelli’s new SCORPION Trail II tire lineup is designed for the latest generation of adventure touring and enduro street motorcycles and is a direct successor of the previous SCORPION Trail series. They were developed for models such as the Aprilia Caponord, BMW R 1200 GS, Ducati Multistrada, Honda Crosstourer (VFR1200X in the U.S. market), Kawasaki […]

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Free SPOT Trace with Rebate

Dec 10, 2015 View Comments by

Many of us are familiar with SPOT. Their Messenger device offers great peace of mind when traveling, especially when alone or in remote areas. Similar to the Messenger, the Trace device is mainly used to track movement, without all the buttons for predefined messages. It works great as an anti-theft device. SPOT Trace automatically sends […]

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RoadRUNNER’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Part 2

Dec 04, 2015 View Comments by

Shopping for the Motorcyclist in Your Life – Click here for Part 1 of RoadRUNNER‘s Holiday Gift Guide Joe Rocket Moto Adira Boots www.joerocket.com (208) 932-0303 The foundation for the Moto 
Adira’s subtle styling is its lightweight, premium full grain, and matte finished leather chassis, which is complemented by a 
perforated leather comfort top and […]

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RoadRUNNER’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Part 1

Dec 03, 2015 View Comments by

Shopping for the Motorcyclist in Your Life – Adaptiv Technologies AdaptivMount www.adaptivtech.com (646) 722-0253 Thinking about mounting your phone, GPS, camera, radar 
detector, toll pass, or other gadgets on your bike? Check out AdaptivMount by Adaptiv Technologies, the only mount with a built-in anti-vibration feature. Crafted out of steel and aircraft-grade aluminum, AdaptivMount is highly […]

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Review: Sidi Adventure Rain and GORE-TEX Boots

Oct 17, 2015 View Comments by

High End Adventure Footwear from Sidi – Sidi Adventure boots are widely considered the gold standard for durable on and off-road touring footwear. Whether on the bike or walking, I never felt hindered by their formidable protection. An articulating ankle system makes walking a simple task while providing plenty of protection against hyperextension during a […]

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Review: Powerlet Microclimate H1 Jacket Liner w/ G1 Remote and Garment Controller

Oct 12, 2015 View Comments by

Staying Warm on the Road – Powerlet outlets and connectors are well known in the motorcycle industry. Using their electric liner as a base layer is a practical solution to the varying temperatures we encountered on a recent tour in Northeast Texas. The wireless remote makes it easy to adjust comfort level while the heat […]

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Review: REV’IT! Oxford Jacket

Oct 05, 2015 View Comments by

Not Your Average Motorcycle Jacket – The REV’IT! Oxford mimics the traditional four-pocket, belted Barbour-style jacket with several moto-specific upgrades. CE rated Knox armor at strike points, brushed cotton shell with waterproof Hydratex lining, and a quilted zip-in liner make this a practical garment for cooler weather riding. Two spring-loaded snaps with abrasion protection on […]

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Review: BMG Adventure II Jacket and Pants

Aug 27, 2015 View Comments by

Budget Friendly Adventure Gear – I wore the BMG Adventure II Jacket and Pants on the Shamrock Tour® featured in RoadRUNNER‘s October 2015 issue. Make no mistake; weather in the Deep South straddling the Florida-Georgia state line is both hot and humid. On this tour, temperatures hovered in the mid-90s for most of the day. […]

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Book Review: Lee Parks’ Total Control

Aug 24, 2015 View Comments by

Total Control: High Performance Street Riding Techniques, Second Edition by Lee Parks Every motorcyclist who’s serious about the sport is always looking for ways to improve his/her riding skills and become a better and safer rider. One way of becoming a better rider involves studying and mastering the physics and mechanics that govern motorcycles and […]

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Love Jugs Electric Cooling Fans for Harley-Davidson

Aug 20, 2015 View Comments by

Helping Your Harley Keep Its Cool – Soon after I added a 2008 Harley-Davidson Road King FLHP to my small motorcycle fleet, I became aware of the amount of heat a 103ci V-twin could give off. Sitting at long traffic lights and inching along in city traffic in triple-digit temperatures had me wishing I was […]

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Review: HJC FG-17 Flutura Helmet

Aug 17, 2015 View Comments by

An Affordable Full-Face with Great Graphics – For those in the market for a helmet with a more feminine aesthetic, HJC’s FG-17 Flutura comes in several colors and patterns that will appeal to women riders. The FG-17 is also available in solid colors and more masculine designs, so there’s a style for everyone. The shell […]

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Review: Sportz Truck Tent for Motorcycle Camping

Aug 11, 2015 View Comments by

A Tent in Your Truck? – Hold on. Before you give me major grief for ever transporting my motorcycle in the bed of my truck, hear me out. I pack my camp on the back of my BMW R 1200 GS at least 98-percent of the time. I can offer ample proof of this both […]

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Review: Bell MX-9 Adventure Helmet

Jul 25, 2015 View Comments by

It’s been more than a few years since the rise of the “Adventure” bike and several more since Bell Helmets developed the first full-face motorcycle lids back in 1971. In that time the “bucket” that (hopefully) protects our noggins has come a long way in terms of design, materials, and safety. Fast forward to present […]

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Review: Speed & Strength Rust and Redemption Jacket

Jul 22, 2015 View Comments by

Classic Style with Great Comfort – The motorcycle gear market is in the process of being flooded with traditionally styled motorcycle apparel with increased protection and functionality, which is great for riders. The Rust and Redemption jacket from Speed & Strength has a simple, classic look yet provides the rider with a versatile and protective […]

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