Blog Section: Product Reviews

Product Review: REV’IT! Tryonic Feel 3.7 Back Protector

Sep 23, 2016 View Comments by

While some jackets offer insertable back pads, many are little more than rectangles of foam that don’t provide the coverage or impact protection of a dedicated back protector. The Tryonic Feel 3.7 from REV’IT! has CE Level 2 armor for those looking to supplement their safety gear. Running from the shoulder blades to the tailbone, […]

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Product Review: MondoMotos MM10 Bullet Auxiliary Light Kit (V3)

Aug 23, 2016 View Comments by

See and be seen. As motorcyclists this should always be top of mind. Besides wearing colorful gear, the next step in increasing safety is adding accessory lights. They come in all shapes, sizes, and light patterns. What drew me to the MM10s was the reasonable price and straightforward installation. My ’97 Triumph Tiger is a […]

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Product Review: Michelin Anakee Wild Tires

Aug 18, 2016 View Comments by

Michelin has upped the ante with a new tire designed for 50/50 use by all you dual-sport and adventure bike addicts! This knobby radial tire is designed for big “trailies” such as the BMW R 1200 GS, KTM 1190 Adventure and 1290 Super Adventure, Yamaha 1200 Super Ténéré, and other large adventure bikes that use […]

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Combining Hobbies with Riding: Photography

Aug 17, 2016 View Comments by

Motorcycle-sized Fun As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other favorite […]

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Product Review: Alpinestars Multiair XCR GORE-TEX Boots

Aug 16, 2016 View Comments by

Take breathable summer boots on tour and you can be sure to see rain and get cold and wet feet. Wear your 100 percent waterproof boots and it’ll be 100 degrees, giving you trench foot. It might not have rained, but your feet will think differently. Not many companies offer up a true compromise. Alpinestars’ […]

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Product Review: TomTom Rider 400 GPS, Part 2

Aug 11, 2016 View Comments by

Slick, light, but robust, the Rider 400 is an improvement on the weightier outgoing model. Translucent widgets and panels make the user interface graphics design easy to use, and information shown on the side bar—e.g., upcoming gas stations—is very useful. The screen is bright and colorful. While it’s not a Retina display, it does look […]

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Product Review: Metzeler Roadtec 01 Tires

Aug 04, 2016 View Comments by

Metzeler’s new Roadtec 01 sport-touring tire, which replaces the Roadtec Z8 Interact, was designed to provide improved traction on slick surfaces and deliver increased mileage. It also needed to be adaptable to a wide variety of different motorcycles, riding styles, and weather. Metzeler used new materials, compounds, and profiles. Roadtec 01 contact patches are wider […]

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Product Review: Tour Master Men’s Transition Series 4 Jacket and Venture Pants

Aug 03, 2016 View Comments by

Transition Series 4 Jacket Transitioning from one weather condition to another as you travel demands special features in a jacket. Tour Master’s Transition Series 4 has what it takes, from a chilly early morning run to a warm and humid afternoon ride. Opening up the vents on the chest, underarms, and back allows maximum airflow. […]

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Product Review: Racer Grip Gloves

Jul 30, 2016 View Comments by

Introduced just a few months ago, the Grip by Racer is a quality leather glove with a pre-curved design for maximum riding comfort. Much of the glove is made of goatskin, for superior feel and fit. The palm has a Pittards leather patch for extra toughness and grip. The gloves are lined for comfort, and […]

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Combining Riding with Hobbies: Kayaking

Jul 27, 2016 View Comments by

Motorcycle-sized Fun As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other favorite […]

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Product Review: TCX Infinity EVO GORE-TEX Boots

Jul 20, 2016 View Comments by

What’s the primary reason for wearing boots while riding a motorcycle? Comfort? Important, but no. Style? Shouldn’t be. If you said protection, then go ahead and pat yourself on the back. Comfort and style could be more easily accomplished with other types of footwear, but only dedicated motorcycle boots can supply the required level of defense […]

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Metzeler Roadtec 01 Tires: Reader Road Test

Jul 18, 2016 View Comments by

When Rubber Meets the Road In early 2016, we partnered with Metzeler and asked our readers to participate in a unique opportunity to put real-life miles, on real-life motorcycles, while on real-life tours. Metzeler selected riders from across the country on a variety of motorcycles to test the all-new Roadtec 01. Here are their first […]

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Product Review: Pirelli Night Dragon GT Tire

Jun 11, 2016 View Comments by

Cruiser and custom motorcycles need tires too! Pirelli’s new Night Dragon GT line is built for better adhesion, road holding, and appearance than standard tires for these bikes, along with 20 percent higher mileage than the previous Night Dragon. The new compound features a full carbon black formulation, combining different types of thermo-reactive polymers. Overall […]

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Product Review: On-Road/Off-Road Continental TKC 70

Jun 06, 2016 View Comments by

Sales of adventure motorcycles continue to climb. Once such a large displacement machine complements your own stable and wanderlust sets in, it’s often a stark realization that the new bike doesn’t have the proper tires for what you want to do (or think you want to do). Continental thought the same, and as an alternative […]

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Product Review: iXS TS-X Gloves

Jun 01, 2016 View Comments by

When it comes to sport-riding gloves, precise fit, comfort, durability, and serious protection are attributes that rank high on the list of must-haves. Luckily, the iXS TS-X is a premium goatskin option offering quality construction and meticulous attention to detail. The TS-X is extremely comfortable, with ergonomically shaped fingers and a tricot fabric inner lining. […]

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