Schuberth Adds Stealth SR1 Model

Mar 19, 2014 View Comments by

Schuberth’s racing and sport riding helmet, the SR1, gets a new matte black color range known as “stealth.” The range will include Stealth Blue, Stealth Orange, and Stealth Red colors. Though in each case the majority of the helmet remains matte black, Schuberth is still keeping safety and visibility a top priority. Reflective branding and […]

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REV’IT! Ventura Ladies’ Jacket and Pants

Feb 23, 2014 View Comments by

Historically, most women’s motorcycle gear has been downsized versions of men’s apparel. Times have changed, however, as more and more companies have responded to the demand for dedicated women’s riding gear. The Ventura from REV’IT! was designed specifically for the female body from the outset; there is no men’s version. The Ventura is a four-season, […]

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RPM Management: A Lesson in Safe Riding

Feb 04, 2014 View Comments by

Motorcycle shows can be sensory overload in the most positive way. Of course, there are visual treats in the form of gleaming new motorcycles and graphically scintillating gear. There is the tactile pleasure of straddling those bikes and hearing the sweet rumble of the engines in the test-ride staging area. There is the mixed aroma […]

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Five Ways to Become a Safer Rider

Jan 27, 2014 View Comments by

Motorcycling, for all it offers, involves danger. Most RoadRUNNER readers are veterans of the road who take great care to be as safe as possible. However, it’s easy to forget that there are also plenty of new riders who may not be aware of even the simplest methods of reducing their risk. Here are five […]

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Review: Aerostich Darien Light Pants

Jan 15, 2014 View Comments by

This is the second pair of Aerostich Darien Light Pants that I’ve had. The first set was purchased at the end of the last century (or thereabouts) and withstood well over a decade of regular use. They were (and are) great pants to wear over a pair of slacks, and they’re cut quite conservatively. From […]

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Review: REV’IT! Summit H20 Gloves

Dec 31, 2013 View Comments by

Sport touring gloves should do a few things. They should firstly protect your hands in a crash, secondly they should be all-day comfortable, they should also offer as much dexterity as possible, and, finally, being waterproof doesn’t hurt. When I first put on the Summit H20 gloves from REV’IT! I immediately notice how comfortable they […]

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Review: BiLT Sprint Air Pump Full-Face Helmet

Dec 28, 2013 View Comments by

In the realm of value priced full-face helmets, Cycle Gear’s in house brand BiLT is certainly one of the leaders. And, while the Sprint is one of their more premium models, it’s easy to see why. The first thing I noticed about the Sprint is that it’s quite light, which is always a good trait […]

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Review: AeroMoto Sport Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Dec 13, 2013 View Comments by

The combination of clean, simple styling, good materials, and low price doesn’t come around too often so when it does you’ve got to take a look. AeroMoto is one of the in-house brands of motorcycle gear distributor Competition Accessories, and the elimination of the middleman is why the price is so reasonable. That old saying […]

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Review: Rukka Armas Jacket and Pants

Dec 09, 2013 View Comments by

I first saw this combo on Uwe Krauss (world traveler extraordinaire and guide for some of our European tours) while on the Grand Alps tour in June 2013. It impressed me that he wore it during a bitter rain shower near St. Moritz without getting wet or cold. Almost all four-season suits claim to be […]

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Aether Apparel Skyline Motorcycle Jacket

Nov 26, 2013 View Comments by

Chances are you’ve never heard of Aether Apparel, and it’s no wonder since they’re relatively new to the world of moto gear. So it may seem strange for me to admit that the Skyline is my favorite motorcycle jacket I’ve owned. Why? Mainly because it doesn’t look like a riding jacket at all, yet sports […]

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Kappa Garda Adventure Luggage Review

Nov 12, 2013 View Comments by

Givi has been my ‘go to’ luggage choice for years. The Italian company has mastered both the design and execution of aftermarket luggage solutions for virtually any popular motorcycle you may ride. So when I started looking for a new case to mount on the Givi Monokey tail rack on my BMW R 1200 GS, […]

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Tour Master’s Lawndale Leather Jacket

Nov 07, 2013 View Comments by

Tour Master’s Lawndale jacket is a classically styled, high-grade, three-quarter length buffalo leather jacket. In addition to its attractive retro look, the Lawndale has many of the features expected in contemporary motorcycle riding gear. These include, front and rear zippered vents for flow-through ventilation on warm days, a quilted zip-out liner with removable sleeves, a […]

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News and Products from the AIMExpo in Orlando

Oct 18, 2013 View Comments by

Erik Buell Racing Unveils 1190RX  There was plenty of excitement around the Erik Buell Racing booth as a motorcycle shrouded in black cloth descended from the ceiling to alight on the carpet amidst members of the motorcycle media, dealer representatives, and curious bystanders. Once the cover was lifted, a bright red superbike, very similar to […]

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2013 RoadRUNNER Holiday Gift Guide

Oct 07, 2013 View Comments by

3BR Powersports www.3brpowersports.com (408) 725-8010 You are on a long adventure tour, it’s pouring rain, and you HAVE to find fuel. No problem. Your GPS stayed plugged in to a 3BR Powersports TAPP USB power port when the weather turned ugly. No more having to unplug and rely on batteries in bad weather. TAPP’s 2.1A output […]

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Two Riders and Reclining Figure

Oct 03, 2013 View Comments by

This morning I have awoken in a slightly better mood. I am still disappointed about my hat. I lost it outside, not in my room, but I am still reminded of my own advice regarding room prep to avoid losing things. After a long day of riding, I tend to approach motel room entry with […]

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