Blog Section: Product Reviews

Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Adventurer

Apr 25, 2015 View Comments by

Practical ADV Gear for On and Off the Road It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of […]

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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Cruiser Rider

Apr 21, 2015 View Comments by

  RoadRUNNER‘s Summer Gear Buyers’ Guide It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of gear to match. […]

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Review: Gordon’s Heated Jacket Liner and Heat Controller

Apr 05, 2015 View Comments by

Winter may be in its final throws and riding season may be upon us, but in much of the country the morning commute is still mighty cold—certainly where I live at least. When temperatures are in the 30s or lower, heated gear is really the only solution that can truly keep you warm. Gordon’s Heated […]

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Review: AGVSport Laguna Gloves

Mar 26, 2015 View Comments by

Most motorcyclists own multiple pairs of gloves as (perhaps more than any other piece of motorcycle gear) gloves tend to be more focused to their specific use. In fact, I never go on tour without bringing at least two pairs, one for the best-case weather scenario and one for the worst. The Laguna Gloves from […]

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Book Review – FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection by Allan Karl

Mar 17, 2015 View Comments by

It seems like there could be an entire section of a library or bookstore devoted to motorcycle travel books. Perhaps it’s the legacy of Ted Simon’s famous work Jupiter’s Travels that has created the abundance of motorcycle travel literature over the past few decades. Nevertheless, Allan Karl’s book, FORKS, manages to stand out in the […]

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Review: Arai Corsair-V—
Made for the Track, Great on the Street

Mar 15, 2015 View Comments by

Arai’s top-of-the-line helmet was designed with professional and amateur racers as well as track day enthusiasts in mind; many of the features that make the helmet suitable on the track also make it street worthy. Before we move on to what makes the Corsair-V a respectable helmet, let’s talk about two of its less-than-flattering characteristics. […]

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Review: National Cycle Windscreen Replacement

Mar 10, 2015 View Comments by

When I first started riding, I thought windscreens were dorky and shunned them, instead riding my Ironhead Sportster with bugs in my teeth. That lasted until I rode a motorcycle with a good screen at highway speeds in cold weather and rain! Now, I don’t want to be without one. My 2008 Harley-Davidson Road King […]

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Review: KLIM Badlands Pro Jacket and Pants

Mar 08, 2015 View Comments by

KLIM serves the premium motorcycling market with a full line of high-tech adventure riding gear. The Badlands Pro Jacket and Pants are sleekly styled, comfortable, and with their high-end armor and durable GORE-TEX three-layer shell, provide significant rider protection. Jacket Some of the more notable features of the jacket include: Viper Pro Level II back […]

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Review: Hepco & Becker Junior 40 Hard Case Set and Side Carriers for 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS

Mar 05, 2015 View Comments by

Is Suzuki’s new V-Strom 1000 an adventure bike, standard, or a bit of both? It doesn’t matter what you call it, so long as you outfit this two-wheeled chameleon with some quality accessories and rack up the miles. Hard luggage is a great place to start when personalizing your bike, and among Hepco & Becker’s […]

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Bridgestone BATTLAX SPORT TOURING T30 Tires

Mar 01, 2015 View Comments by

Bridgestone’s press release on the BATTLAX SPORT TOURING T30 tire includes multiple references to the tire’s MotoGP development. No doubt there is some crossbreeding with race tires in the T30’s family tree, but make no mistake; this radial, tubeless tire belongs on the road and nowhere else. The tire strikes a wonderful middle ground between […]

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Review: KLIM Element Short Glove

Feb 22, 2015 View Comments by

KLIM serves the premium motorcycling market with a full line of high-tech adventure riding gear. The Element Short Glove is a perfect complement to KLIM’s riding jackets and pants, or any riding jacket and pants for that matter. Here are some of the glove’s key features: highly-mobile armor pivot system for comfort, titanium knuckle protection […]

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Review: Firstgear Women’s 90-Watt Heated Jacket Liner and Dual Remote Control Heat-Troller Kit

Feb 09, 2015 View Comments by

Here in North Carolina temperatures have been hovering in the mid-20s as I depart for my daily commute each morning (in January). That makes the 25-minute trek to the office quite chilly on a motorcycle, to say the least. That’s why I was excited to try out Firstgear’s Heated Jacket Liner hoping that it would […]

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Review: BiLT Explorer Air Adventure Jacket

Jan 26, 2015 View Comments by

Designed primarily for warm weather riding, The BiLT Explorer Air Adventure Jacket has some added features that make it a viable option in cooler temps and wet weather as well. Constructed of 600 denier material (1200 in impact areas) with mesh inset panels, the jacket offers riders protection in the form of CE armor in […]

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BMW Automatic Drive Chain Lubrication System (aka Scottoiler) for F 800 GS Adventure

Jan 20, 2015 View Comments by

Although the Scottoiler chain lubrication system has a long and loyal following, I had never tried one before installing the BMW branded version (for purchase only through the BMW dealer network) on my 2014 F 800 GS Adventure. The main contribution of BMW to their partnership with Scottoiler seems to be the BMW sticker and […]

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Review: Moto-Skiveez

Jan 03, 2015 View Comments by

Comfort on a motorcycle can make the difference between having an incredible day of riding or spending the time thinking about your bed at the end of the road. It’s hard to enjoy yourself when you’re constantly wiggling around in your seat, trying to take the pressure off that one spot, or worse when your […]

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