Blog Section: Product Reviews

Review: Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart III Tires

Jun 28, 2017 View Comments by

We all want tires that wear like iron but stick like glue. Dunlop is doing its part by upgrading its existing Sportmax Roadsmart II line of sport-touring motorcycle tires to create the Roadsmart III (RSIII). The RSIII is designed to give long-haul performance with near-sportbike-like grip that lasts the life of the tire. As tires […]

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Review: Lone Rider MiniTent

Jun 26, 2017 View Comments by

I didn’t grow up camping. But I love to travel with the bare necessities, with everything I might need on my back—or in this case, on the back of my motorcycle. Lone Rider is best known for its MotoTent, a lightweight two- or three-person tent with a motorcycle canopy, but I wanted something smaller. The […]

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Review: iXS Madox Boots

Jun 21, 2017 View Comments by

A good motorcycle boot should provide excellent protection for your foot and ankle, be weatherproof, and comfortable enough to wear day after day on and off the bike. The iXS Madox is an all-season GORE-TEX offering that does all of this in a stylish package that looks great with your riding gear and regular jeans. […]

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Review: Options to Mount Electrics

Jun 15, 2017 View Comments by

While just about everybody at RoadRUNNER prefers standalone GPS devices for navigation (since phones are not quite there yet in terms of development), smartphones are a multi-tool, offering riders the ability to listen to music, communicate with others, search the internet, and use GPS functions. Hooking one up to your bike doesn’t have to be […]

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Review: Chain Monkey Chain Tensioning Tool

Jun 09, 2017 View Comments by

Regular drive-chain maintenance is a necessary evil to ensure prolonged chain and sprocket life, and, of course, rider safety. Most of us fulfill this requirement with a few squirts of lube periodically, and some even give the chain a nice cleaning first. Far less, however, take the time to accurately check the chain tension. Taking […]

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Review: Sena FreeWire Bluetooth Adapter for Harley-Davidson and Honda Gold Wing

Jun 05, 2017 View Comments by

Less mess, less stress. The FreeWire is a Bluetooth adapter designed for both Harley-Davidsons and Honda Gold Wings that allows riders to wirelessly connect to their bike’s infotainment system. Once connected to your Bluetooth headset, you can use it to communicate via CB radio, hear turn-by-turn directions from the GPS system, listen to your favorite […]

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Review: Aerostich Women’s Cousin Jeremy Jacket

May 25, 2017 View Comments by

Made from waxed cotton fabric, Aerostich’s Cousin Jeremy Jacket for women has been refined by more than 30 years of on-road testing. I’ve only tested it on a few rides this spring in cold to bearable temperatures and found it to be functional and well made. With pockets, vents, armor, and details taken from the […]

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Review: Klim Latitude Jacket and Pants

May 03, 2017 View Comments by

I put the Klim Latitude jacket and pants through the ultimate test: riding through steady rain and sleet in Idaho and Wyoming, as well as in the extreme heat of Arizona desert, where triple-digit temperatures are not uncommon. Referring to any riding gear as “all season” is setting the mark high, but using a mid, […]

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Review: Stylmartin Women’s Continental Boots

Apr 30, 2017 View Comments by

Stylmartin’s Continental boots have a tough, vintage vibe. On more than one occasion, women stopped me in public to ask where they could buy a pair. Looks won’t save you in the end, but they don’t hurt. I wore these boots in early winter for street and dual-sport riding. Made of water-repellent Nappa calfskin leather […]

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Review: Bridgestone Battlecruise H50 Tires

Apr 27, 2017 View Comments by

Bridgestone has introduced the brand new Battlecruise H50, their first tire designed exclusively for American V-twin motorcycles. Developed to provide better performance for large cruiser and touring bikes, the Battlecruise H50 is available in three constructions: radial, bias, and belted bias. The tire, only the second model to benefit from Bridgestone’s new R&D facility and […]

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Review: Touratech Aventuro Carbon Helmet

Apr 21, 2017 View Comments by

Touratech is well known for its efforts to equip adventure riders with the right stuff, from shock absorbers to crash bars, even all-weather riding gear. Helmets are a relatively new offering from the Bavarian-based supplier. As part of their first installment, the Aventuro carbon helmet nails the needs of adventure riders. That’s no easy task. […]

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Review: Finding Cannon Ball’s Trail by Don Emde

Apr 17, 2017 View Comments by

Erwin G. “Cannon Ball” Baker was a “different breed of cat,” writes Don Emde in his book Finding Cannon Ball’s Trail. Baker was a legendary motorcycle and automotive enthusiast who spent most of his life shattering American coast-to-coast and other speed records. In 1914, he set a new transcontinental record on an Indian motorcycle, riding […]

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Review: LS2 Strobe Helmet

Apr 09, 2017 View Comments by

This is a DOT and ECE approved modular helmet with an internal sun visor for $150. With these features and such a low price point, there’s no reason not to wear a lid. I wore the Strobe during the summer and fall of 2016 to find out how a less expensive helmet compares, as most […]

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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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