Schuberth Joins KTM to Provide Co-Branded Gear

Oct 10, 2015 View Comments by

The C3 Pro Joins the Powerwear Line – The North American arms of Austria-based KTM and Germany-based Schuberth have partnered together to add Schuberth’s spectacular C3 Pro helmet to the Austrian company’s Powerwear clothing and gear line. The C3 Pro is one of the quietest, most comfortable, and highest quality modular helmets we’ve ever tested […]

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A True Story: Protective Motorcycle Gear Saved My Life

Sep 28, 2015 View Comments by

It was Labor Day of 2007, a Sunday. I’m a teacher and school had begun for me the previous week so this was my last real gasp of summer and I was looking forward to the ride. I was with a group of about six riders. My friend Jonathan and I were riding solo, and the rest of […]

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Do You Wear the (Motorcycle Safety) Gear?

Sep 23, 2015 View Comments by

ATGATT? – When I first started riding, a friend of mine who’d been riding just a little bit longer showed me his fairly cheap textile motorcycle jacket with built in shoulder and elbow armor. Up until that time I had been riding in a t-shirt, jeans, and a beat up old helmet my brother gave […]

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Review: HJC FG-17 Flutura Helmet

Aug 17, 2015 View Comments by

An Affordable Full-Face with Great Graphics – For those in the market for a helmet with a more feminine aesthetic, HJC’s FG-17 Flutura comes in several colors and patterns that will appeal to women riders. The FG-17 is also available in solid colors and more masculine designs, so there’s a style for everyone. The shell […]

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Review: Bell MX-9 Adventure Helmet

Jul 25, 2015 View Comments by

It’s been more than a few years since the rise of the “Adventure” bike and several more since Bell Helmets developed the first full-face motorcycle lids back in 1971. In that time the “bucket” that (hopefully) protects our noggins has come a long way in terms of design, materials, and safety. Fast forward to present […]

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Second Take Review: Shoei Neotec Helmet

Jul 20, 2015 View Comments by

Another Look at Shoei’s Modular – We’ve reviewed the Shoei Neotec before, and quite favorably. However, after I recently wore it during a 1,700-plus mile, eight day tour in temperatures that reached 115-degrees, I thought I would report again on how it faired. It was hot. Really hot. So hot that opening the visor felt […]

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Review: Arai Pro Shade Visor System

Jun 02, 2015 View Comments by

How to Turn Down the Sun if You’re Wearing an Arai Helmet – Arai helmets have long been an industry benchmark in terms of quality, safety, and attention to detail. The elite Japanese company has a reputation of being resistant to abrupt changes in style, form, or function. That is especially true when it comes […]

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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Cruiser Rider

Apr 21, 2015 View Comments by

  RoadRUNNER‘s Summer Gear Buyers’ Guide It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of gear to match. […]

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Review: Arai Corsair-V—
Made for the Track, Great on the Street

Mar 15, 2015 View Comments by

Arai’s top-of-the-line helmet was designed with professional and amateur racers as well as track day enthusiasts in mind; many of the features that make the helmet suitable on the track also make it street worthy. Before we move on to what makes the Corsair-V a respectable helmet, let’s talk about two of its less-than-flattering characteristics. […]

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Review: SHOEI Neotec Helmet

Dec 23, 2014 View Comments by

During the last two years, I have almost exclusively worn the SHOEI Neotec helmet on tours. It’s very comfortable and fits a wide range of head shapes. I have a long, oval shape and there are no pressure points within the Neotec. Besides comfort, the modular design is perfect for my work. While taking pictures, […]

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Review: Scorpion EXO-R2000 Helmet

Aug 18, 2014 View Comments by

The old adage “you get what you pay for” isn’t always true; in some cases you get more. Premium helmets generally command a premium price, but the feature-packed Scorpion EXO-R2000 offers a long list of amenities for less than $400. Starting with performance ratings, the R2000 meets both Snell M2010 and DOT standards. The R2000’s […]

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Schuberth Demo Ride Program

Jul 23, 2014 View Comments by

Like motorcycles themselves, helmets can be an expensive investment, especially high-end ones. Few riders would purchase a new motorcycle without at least taking it for a short ride first. Schuberth North America has realized this fact and decided to offer a test ride program for their helmets. Peter Meade, Schuberth North America’s National Sales Manager, […]

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Review: Nolan N91 Modular Helmet

Jul 20, 2014 View Comments by

I’m a big fan of modular helmets. The ability to flip up the whole face is perfect for taking a quick photo, having a conversation, or any number of other instances when it’s nice to not have to take the whole helmet off—and yet you still have the protection of a full face. Over the […]

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Touring Tip: Helmet Check

Jul 11, 2014 View Comments by

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has noted that DOT-compliant helmet use by riders is on the increase, even in states without universal helmet laws. And you probably already know that full-face DOT-approved motorcycle helmets are the single most important component of protective gear for saving your life in a crash. Short of a crash, […]

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Product Introduction: Helmet Hook

May 18, 2014 View Comments by

It’s perhaps one of the most persistent problems in all of motorcycling. Where do you put your helmet when you make a quick stop for gas or to take in a roadside view? If you’re like me, you’ve set your helmet on the seat—only to have it slide off and fall to the ground with […]

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