Harley-Davidson Releases New Gear

Jan 15, 2015 View Comments by

H-D MotorClothes, the Motor Company’s gear and apparel line, has released a number of interesting items for 2015. These include several men’s and women’s riding jackets. One of particular interest is the new women’s Rallyrunner 3-in-1 Leather Jacket. The Rallyrunner’s exterior consists of a blend of solid and perforated cowhide. Features include pockets for armor […]

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Review: Icon Patrol Raiden Waterproof Jacket

Dec 30, 2014 View Comments by

Who doesn’t want to look cool riding that tricked out adventure bike? This Icon jacket makes me feel like I can ride like Ernie (famous from Icon’s Portland to Dakar video). Plus, the six company logos adorning the chest make me appear like a Dakar racer. Besides the ridiculously good looks, it functions very well […]

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Cycle Gear Opens New Stores

Dec 08, 2014 View Comments by

The nation’s largest motorcycle gear retailer has recently announced the opening of two new locations, both in Southern California. The first is located in Culver City, CA at 5577 Sepulveda Blvd. near the 405 and Marina Freeway interchange. The other is situated in Huntington Beach at 15021 Goldenwest Street by the Westminster Mall. Cycle Gear’s […]

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Touring Tip: What To Take?

Dec 05, 2014 View Comments by

Deciding what to take on a multiday motorcycle trip can be as important as deciding where to go. Taking too little or the wrong items can pose certain risks and taking too much can make the daily loading and unloading a hassle. Less seasoned moto-tourists typically take too much, possibly because they have not yet […]

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So, Your Baby Wants to Ride

Nov 27, 2014 View Comments by

Your “baby” is your son or daughter of 16-plus years of age—who will of course, be your “baby” forever. You feel very protective of them, and that’s natural. Unfortunately, you know too much about riding, and all the bad drivers out there just waiting to ruin their day. In your mind’s eye they are still […]

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Alpinestars Tech-Air System: The Future of Impact Protection

Nov 24, 2014 View Comments by

With the proliferation and advancement of armored riding gear as well as electronic aids like ABS and traction control and the increased popularity of advanced rider training, motorcycling is perhaps safer than it’s ever been. However, it looks like the next great advancement in rider safety may be arriving in stores this spring. It’s called […]

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RoadRUNNER’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Oct 28, 2014 View Comments by

3BR Powersports TAPP™ All-Weather USB Powerports www.3brpowersports.com (408) 891-4603 All-weather, all the time, means that you don’t have to unplug your USB device and cap the TAPP series USB power port when the weather turns ugly. The patented TAPP CAPP mating cable seal is the difference. With TAPP’s 2.1A or TAPP Lite’s 1.2A output, there […]

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Review: M-Tech Men’s Adventure Jacket

Sep 23, 2014 View Comments by

The challenge with multi-season motorcycle gear is that, in trying to be all things for all seasons, they end up being all-compromise, not quite vented enough on a hot summer day and vents that leak cold air (and possibly water) when the temperature drops. Multi-purpose liners do help in colder weather, but when removed result […]

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Review: Firstgear Women’s TPG Monarch Jacket and TPG Escape Pants

Aug 16, 2014 View Comments by

With more and more women taking to two wheels, women’s gear is finally starting to come into its own. Female riders have more choices than ever before (though still nowhere near as many as men), and we’re not just talking about downsized men’s apparel with some pink butterflies thrown on. Perhaps one of the best […]

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The Vis Biz

May 24, 2014 View Comments by

I was topping off my Transalp’s gas tank years ago when a guy walked up to me and asked in a very offensive tone of voice why I wasn’t wearing a white helmet. Here in Ohio we don’t have a helmet law, and sadly only a small minority of us even wear head protection. I’d […]

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Review: SHAD SH50 Topcase

May 19, 2014 View Comments by

A topcase can be a wonderful, practical addition to a motorcycle, though they come with a few inherent drawbacks. The first of these is aesthetics. Even the best looking topcases generally only detract from the overall style of your machine. The second is in performance. With their mounting point high off the ground and to […]

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Buyers’ Guide: Motorcycle Jeans

Apr 22, 2014 View Comments by

For a combination of comfort, style, and protection, it’s hard to beat a good pair of specifically designed motorcycle jeans. But, with the marketplace full of options, which pair is right for you? Manufacturers take a variety of routes to produce motorcycle trousers with the look, feel, and practicality of a pair of blue
jeans but […]

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Review: Nelson Rigg AS-3000 Aston 2-Piece Rain Suit

Apr 18, 2014 View Comments by

Rain gear. It’s utterly forgotten when not needed and usually needed when forgotten. It’s the motorcyclist’s first line of defense against the soaking downpour that is sure to catch us sooner or later. Though some riders view these brightly colored plastic ensembles as either a nice luxury or a complete waste of space, most serious […]

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Ducati Multistrada D-Air Airbag System

Mar 29, 2014 View Comments by

Just a few days ago we brought you news of Alpinestars’ latest airbag system worn by their sponsored MotoGP riders like Marc Marquez. These technologies are exciting for us street riders because they’re a glimpse of the future of motorcycle safety. That future has come a little faster than even we anticipated at Ducati just […]

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Aerostich Pop Up Event Coming to North Carolina

Mar 28, 2014 View Comments by

For five days in April Aerostich is bringing their unique set of motorcycling wares down to the southern city of Raleigh, NC. The event will take place from April 9th through 13th 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature the Minnesota based company’s latest and greatest gear including the new Roadcrafter 3 and Roadcrafter […]

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