Moto Classic Slip-on Mufflers

May 01, 2007 View Comments

Moto Classic Slip-ons are O.E. style replacement mufflers that impart a bigger, deeper sound and improved performance on your Kawasaki VN900 and other metric V-twins. The 3 1/2-inch diameter muffler canisters are similar in appearance to stock, feature removable baffles (optional quiet and performance baffles available), and come in a choice of interchangeable tapered and […]

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British Motorcycle Gear (Belstaff) Challenger Jacket/Pioneer Pants

May 01, 2007 View Comments

When combined, the pieces of British Motorcycle Gear’s all-weather riding suit exceed the sum of their parts. In fact, this outfit is so weather-resistant and comfortable that with the removable quilted liner installed in both pieces, an adventurous rider might trade in his or her two-wheeler for a dogsled and race the Iditarod in relative […]

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BMW ProRace Gloves

May 01, 2007 View Comments

As with everything else at BMW, it’s all about the quality and engineering. Their ProRace Gloves are made entirely of very fine but strong kangaroo leather; the inner hand is pre-formed to ensure a non-folding grip; and the extremely flat seams eliminate pressure points. Knuckles and wrists are protected by tough, light, good-looking carbon fiber […]

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Tired and Confused?

May 01, 2007 View Comments

Motorcycle tires have come a long way in the last 30 years. Apart from improved tread compounds and patterns, two major innovations – tubeless technology and radial construction – are now standard on most sportbikes and sport-touring machines. Tubeless tires in particular offer a number of benefits over the older tire-and-tube system. Reduced weight, lower […]

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Scooters to the Rescue!

May 01, 2007 View Comments

If you ask the scooter faithful, they’ll tell you that their fun, hip, economical rides can go a long way toward making the world a better place by curing the social ills of traffic congestion and global warming. Now, there is some solid scientific evidence to back that contention. Data from a new traffic model […]

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The Rock Store

May 01, 2007 View Comments

West of the San Fernando Valley, a slew of riders regularly head for a 1910 stagecoach stop that has become one of the most famous biker hangouts in the world. Nestled in the tree-lined canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains, on Mulholland Highway, arguably the most famous stretch of back road in the world, the […]

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Hein Gericke Tuareg Rallye GTX II Jacket and Pants

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments

Well known for producing functional and stylish motorcycle gear, Hein Gericke has created an excellent option that addresses a woman’s needs in its Tuareg Rallye GTX II ensemble. Once on, this jacket and pants combination feels, quite simply, like a second skin. The designer’s commitment to quality and eye for detail show up in the […]

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Crystal-Glo

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments

Those warmer days are just over the horizon and the sun will be shining down on a new riding season. Why not make the most of those rays and have the surfaces of your precious ride reflect them for all to see? That’s a perfectly easy proposition if Crystal-Glo Acrylic Motorcycle Polish is part of […]

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Triumph Sympatex® Explorer II Boots

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments

These extremely light, very durable boots feature nu-buck and leather construction with easy-on Velcro™ closures. I’ve worn them in all weather conditions and found them equal to all others, at any price, that I’ve tested. Very comfortable when worn with an average-weight sock, they also live up to the maker’s claims of being wind and […]

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Lookwell Woodland Jacket & Storm Pants

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments

No matter how well organized a tour may be, there’s no way to truly predict the weather. This was especially true on a recent tour in the Adirondacks. Though the forecasters promised clear skies during the planning stages, those rosy prognostications quickly went south as I ventured north. Thankfully, part of the trip’s strategy involved […]

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Royal Enfield The Legend Rides On “Celebrating 50 Years In India”

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments

If motorcycle history interests you, then you’ll appreciate Gordon May’s Royal Enfield, The Legend Rides On. Tracing the history of the marque from its beginnings in Redditch, England, in the late 1800s, to the iconic Bullet model produced today in the modern, Chennai, India factory, this fine coffee-table book is packed with lush photography and […]

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Joe Rocket Speedmaster Back Protector

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments

I guess the timing was perfect – Joe Rocket’s Speedmaster back protector arrived when I was doing a bit of soul searching about the level of protection I employ while riding. On a recent motorcycle trip in Europe, after noticing how many riders were including back protection as part of their normal routine, I decided […]

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British Motorcycle Gear Rapido Gloves

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments

I always use BMG’s Rapido Gloves for my longer tours. Smooth on the inside, without any seams in the wrong places, they fit comfortably around my hands. BMG uses Grade-A semi-aniline leather with carbon leather molded knuckle protection. Strategically placed padding ensures good protection, and air vents at the fingertips provide suitable airflow. The thumb-and-forefinger […]

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BestRest Products Cycle Pump

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments

You’re way off the beaten path and your tire goes flat, potentially a nightmare situation for the unprepared. Plugs and patches will fix the offending flaw, but playing the inflation game can be a whole new experience in frustration. Now, there’s no reason to be caught flat-footed and infuriated when BestRest Products Cycle Pump can […]

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Dowco Guardian® Ultralite™ Plus

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments

Being out on the road does not mean your bike needs relentless exposure to the elements. When you’re snug in your room or tent, why should your faithful ride have to rough it? The folks at Dowco have a perfectly valid answer to that question in their Guardian® Ultralite™ Plus motorcycle cover. Yeah, we’ve all […]

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