Blog Section: Product Reviews

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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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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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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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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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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