Blog Section: Product Reviews

Hepco & Becker Luggage Rack with Cases for Honda Africa Twin

Feb 11, 2018 View Comments by

Last fall we planned a big dual sport ride with the Africa Twin, but taking a brand new motorcycle off-road comes with risks. Dropping one usually isn’t cheap. So why not spend a little extra and protect your ride? We turned to Moto Machines, the Hepco & Becker distributor in the USA for 3 essential […]

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BMW Enduroguard Riding Suit

Feb 10, 2018 View Comments by

BMW’s new Enduroguard suit is a good cross between their Rallye-Pro ADV suits and traditional touring gear. The Enduroguard is a waterproof off-road riding suit that also handles the demands of long-distance road riding with equal effectiveness. Constructed of a thick, high abrasion-resistant material developed in conjunction with Schoeller Textil AG, the suit offers plenty […]

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BURSIG Center-Lift Stand

Feb 08, 2018 View Comments by

With the arrival of the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT at the office, I quickly went shopping for a bike stand. Not wanting to mount a bunch of unnecessary parts to the KTM, I chose to go the other route: How much can I take off to highlight the Super Duke’s beautiful lines? One part […]

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NUVIZ Review

Feb 05, 2018 View Comments by

Let’s get this out of the way—if you are an “I ride my motorcycle to get away from it all!” rider, then the NUVIZ is simply not for you. You can skip this review and spend some time with your cat. But if you owned a PalmPilot, waited in line for the first iPhone, or […]

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British Motorcycle Gear Legend Jacket and Knox Micro-Lock Armor

Feb 03, 2018 View Comments by

When the company reached out a year ago about a brand-new jacket they wanted us to test in preproduction we happily obliged. With a few cruisers and vintage bikes still in the stable, I spent the summer and fall riding around in what is now called the Legend jacket. Although the 1.4mm cowhide leather jacket […]

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Klock Werks Nomad Mount

Jan 31, 2018 View Comments by

The Nomad mount is a reliable option for keeping mobile devices secured to a bike on the roughest of trails. Razor-thin magnetic discs produced by iOmounts affix the Klock Werks mount to smartphones and GPS devices. Its rugged, flexible strap installs on any .5” to 2” diameter bar, and the design allows for 360-degree rotation. […]

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Moto-Skiveez Performance
 ADVENTURE Tight

Jan 27, 2018 View Comments by

The new Performance ADVENTURE Tight incorporates the latest in bicycle-pad technology. It forms a multi-density scaffold from a single layer of proprietary foam which maintains support and cushioning while reducing rider discomfort. The fabrication technology also improves breathability and moisture absorption. Designed as a base layer and composed of a higher compression fabric than the […]

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Racer Tour FHH Gloves

Jan 25, 2018 View Comments by

Waterproofed with an AquaPoint membrane and lightly insulated in Dexfil, with special attention paid to heightening touchscreen reactivity to the index fingers, the Racer Tour FHH (For Heated Hand) gloves will keep you warm and dry. The insulation on the palm allows heat transfer for those with heated grips. Constructed in a leather and textile […]

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Strider 14x Sport
 with Pedal Kit

Jan 17, 2018 View Comments by

Strider recently added to their lineup of learn-to-ride balance bikes for children and those with special needs with the release of the lightweight 14x model, recommended for children aged 3 to 7. Other beginner 14-inch bikes currently on the market weigh twice as much. Designed for children with a 16-23” inseam (a height range of […]

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Overland Adventurer – Kit Kubes

Jan 07, 2018 View Comments by

Overland Adventurer, a start-up owned by Dave Thum, an adventure rider and aerospace engineer, recently released a softcase system called Kit Kubes. Water, dust, and vibration demolish a typical packing cube in short order. But Kit Kubes are made from 600-denier poly fabric and thick PVC. A transparent PVC panel on each cube allows users […]

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Michelin Announces Road 5 Motorcycle Tire

Nov 14, 2017 View Comments by

The MICHELIN® Road 5 is designed for sport touring motorcycles with patented technologies that provide riders with enhanced grip, comfort, and stability, particularly in wet conditions. Available in January, the MICHELIN Road 5 incorporates patented XST Evo siping and ACT+ technology to add a new dimension of confidence in wet and dry conditions over the […]

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Product Review: The Art of Riding Smooth

Sep 25, 2017 View Comments by

Among some motorcyclists, there’s an old joke that beginner motorcycle training courses teach new riders how to ride safely … in a parking lot. The skills necessary for safe street riding, with other vehicles around, are usually acquired over time through on-road experience. But riding in mountainous terrain is more challenging than just going to […]

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Product Review: Joe Rocket Meteor FX Boots

Sep 20, 2017 View Comments by

The Joe Rocket Meteor FX is a full-height motorcycle boot (a mid-height pair is available for purchase) with split-grain leather construction and DryTech waterproof membranes. They have a rubber gear shift protector and full-length zippers inside, which makes them easier to get on and off. The non-slip aggressive sole pattern offers good grip. So far […]

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Product Review: Klim 626 Series Revener Jacket

Sep 18, 2017 View Comments by

While Klim is well known in the adventure gear market, the new 626 collection has the manufacturer throwing its hat into the urban and retro markets. The Revener’s straight-cut, military style lends itself to those looking for a sturdy, stylish, purpose-built riding jacket. I love the look and feel of the Revener. With a “guaranteed […]

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Product Review: Dainese Veloster Perforated Suit

Sep 14, 2017 View Comments by

Dainese’s Veloster, a mid-range race suit, weighs in at just over 10 pounds. With perforated leather panels around the torso and on the front above the knees, it provided much-needed airflow when tested at the famous Motorland Aragón racetrack near Alcañiz, Spain. The suit is made up of Tutu leather, a cowhide that has gone […]

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