Blog Section: Product Reviews

Review: REV’IT! Women’s Monroe Jacket

Mar 28, 2017 View Comments by

Where I live in eastern North Carolina, the weather is unpredictable in fall and winter. One day it’s 80 degrees; two days later, it’s snowing. I wanted a jacket that was safe, well fitted, affordable, and could get me comfortably through the erratic ups and downs of winter weather in this region. REV’IT! describes the […]

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Review: Aerostich AD-1 Light Pants

Mar 21, 2017 View Comments by

Aerostich has been in the motorcycle clothing business for quite some time now, constantly improving the usability (if not the now-iconic style) of their jackets, pants, and suits until they audibly hum with refinement*. The AD-1 Light Pants are no different and ooze with the kind of thoughtful touches that have made them my go-to […]

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Review: Mission Vaporactive Men’s Base Layers

Mar 16, 2017 View Comments by

Mission, which designs gear to meet the needs of athletes, also caters to individuals with a whole lot of perseverance—an apt description for anyone on two wheels. The brand’s Vaporactive technology is infused with naturally derived active particles embedded at the fiber level. These particles use the body’s energy to rapidly attract, grasp, and evaporate […]

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Review: Innovv K1 Motorcycle Camera

Mar 14, 2017 View Comments by

One morning last spring I was headed to work and riding near the posted speed limit in an area where I see deer almost daily. I was surprised and startled by a driver who sped past me at double the speed limit, came far too close to me for my comfort, and then drove through […]

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Review: Velocity Chain Maintenance System

Mar 10, 2017 View Comments by

The Velocity chain maintenance system is designed to make cleaning and lubing a motorcycle chain a less messy job while allowing the use of bulk solvents and lubricants. The two-piece tool wraps around the chain near the sprocket, and the connected leash can be wrapped around a motorcycle part such as a footpeg to keep the […]

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Review: Biltwell Gringo S Full-Face Helmet

Mar 07, 2017 View Comments by

Southern California-based Biltwell has been in the business of producing stylish motorcycle riding gear as well as parts and accessories for over a decade now, and the retro-inspired Gringo S is one of the company’s staple products. Reminiscent of the original Bell Star (circa the 1970s), the Gringo S offers riders old-school styling and “new-school” […]

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Review: Vikingbags Medium Back Rest Tailbag

Feb 27, 2017 View Comments by

When it comes to luggage, sturdy and simple are two highly desired traits, and Vikingbags’ medium-sized tailbag delivers. Just under 10 pounds, it’s made of synthetic leather, and at 15.5 x 14.5 x 10 inches, it opens from the top and retains its shape even when empty. You’ll need a nine-inch mounting zone. The bag […]

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Review: Find It Now GPS Security System

Feb 22, 2017 View Comments by

Whether your motorcycle is the trusty steed that gets you back and forth to work every day or the decked-out tourer that carries you across state lines, preventing theft is a necessary precaution. Designed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, Find It Now’s (FIN) GPS security system is made for motorcycles and other recreational vehicles, and the […]

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Review: Venture Heat Deluxe Motorcycle Jacket Liner and Carbon Gloves

Feb 06, 2017 View Comments by

Venture Heat’s quick-heat technology will get you back to operating temperature in no time. The deluxe jacket liner heats up in 10-15 seconds, giving you the courage you need to take on the elements. A wireless remote easily mounts to your motorcycle for simple and safe microclimate control. Choose from three settings: low, medium, and […]

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Metzeler Roadtec 01 Tires: Reader Road Test, Part 2

Nov 30, 2016 View Comments by

When Rubber Meets the Road At the beginning of the year, we partnered with Metzeler to make tire testers out of a group of RoadRUNNER subscribers. Since spring, thousands of miles have put the Roadtec 01 to the ultimate test. Now close to the end of the tires’ useful lives, here’s what testers had to […]

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2016 RoadRUNNER Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 22, 2016 View Comments by

With so much great gear on the market, finding the perfect gift for your favorite rider can seem impossible. That’s why we’ve come up with a short list of some our most-used and loved items—everything from useful stocking stuffers to great reading to life-saving gear. Sliders Kevlar Riding Jeans from Competition Accessories Available for men and women, […]

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Book Review: How to Build a Motorcycle

Nov 21, 2016 View Comments by

If your kid is a budding rider, or you hold out hope that one day the two of you will carve roads together, you might want to pick up a copy of How to Build a Motorcycle. The book, by Saskia Lacey with beautiful illustrations by Czech Republic-based Martin Sodomka, continues the Technical Tales series, in which […]

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Review: SW-MOTECH Legend Gear and Ducati Sport Headlight Fairing

Oct 18, 2016 View Comments by

We’re seeing more scramblers on the road and for good reason. They’re small and fun to ride, but above all they look like the motorcycles of yesteryear. There’s no need to make a full-blown touring machine out of one. But with two additions, we greatly improved comfort and functionality of the Ducati Scrambler Classic: Ducati’s […]

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Review: Bates Adrenaline Boots

Oct 10, 2016 View Comments by

It might be a new name in the motorcycling world, but Bates, a division of Wolverine Worldwide, has been making footwear for military, public safety, and industrial use since 1885. It wasn’t until early 2015 that they entered the motorcycling world. By combining everything they’ve learned over the years, the company should make a stellar […]

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Review: BMW Women’s AirFlow Suit

Oct 01, 2016 View Comments by

Some gear fits so well and holds up so long that when it is time to replace it, I opt to get the same exact suit. The new and improved BMW Women’s AirFlow lineup is deserving of such praise. Resistance to fading, rub fastness, color fastness to perspiration, oil repellency, and fastener abrasion resistance are […]

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