Alaska Women’s Ride with MotoQuest

May 06, 2014 View Comments by

Riding Alaska is on the bucket lists of riders all over the world. The wildlife, scenery, and adventure found in America’s last frontier are certainly second to none. Though they have bikes for rent at various locations along the west coast and offer tours around the world, MotoQuest got their start in Alaska. Building on […]

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Icon Airframe Statistic Helmet

May 02, 2014 View Comments by

If you’re the kind of rider who insists on wearing a helmet with limited coverage, or worse, a novelty helmet or even none at all, you may want to go ahead and exit this page. For the rest of you, however, the Icon Airframe helmet offers a grim reminder of the importance, not only of […]

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Review: AGV Skyline Helmet

Apr 10, 2014 View Comments by

Many of motorcycling’s technological advances have trickled down from the racetrack to the street. Some of the same research and development that goes into shaving tenths of seconds off lap times as well as keeping riders safe at 200 mph eventually makes its way, in one form or another, to showroom floors and gear catalogs. […]

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The Gear Up, Ride Smart Program

Apr 06, 2014 View Comments by

As the summer riding season approaches it’s time to get excited about hitting the road again, but also a time to remember to always be safe. The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Motorcycle Dealers Association have teamed up to bring The Gear Up, Ride Smart program to their state. Illinois and Pennsylvania are […]

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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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Tour Bell Helmets Testing Facility

Mar 09, 2014 View Comments by

Ever wondered how helmet companies make sure their lids are as safe as possible and that they’ll pass certifications like DOT, Snell, and ECE? Well check out this video, though it doesn’t go into a ton of detail, it at least gives you an idea of what goes on inside the testing facilities of Easton […]

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Helmet Hed: Long Hair Gets some Help!

Feb 16, 2014 View Comments by

Long hair and motorcycle helmets aren’t the most ideal combination. The Helmet Hed offers a unique solution for riders whose long hair is a constant source of frustration while on the road. It is basically an extremely soft, comfortable, and stretchable headband with elastic mesh around the top. The mesh quickly secures your locks in […]

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A Simple Guide to Helmet Certifications

Feb 14, 2014 View Comments by

You’ve seen the letters gracing the backs of numerous motorcycle helmets—DOT, ECE, Snell—but what do they mean? Here, in the simplest way possible, we break it down. DOT (Department of Transportation) This is the standard set forth by the DOT and NHTSA that all on-road helmets sold in the U.S. must adhere to. Without going […]

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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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NUVIZ Ride:HUD is a Heads Up Display That You Can Use with Your Own Helmet

Dec 17, 2013 View Comments by

There must be something in the water, because 2014 is already shaping up to be the year of the Heads Up Display, and we’re not even there yet. Hot on the heels of the Skully P-1 comes the NUVIZ Ride:HUD, a HUD that you can add to your existing helmet (as long as that helmet […]

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Review: Bell RS-1 Helmet

Dec 05, 2013 View Comments by

Bell has long been one of the biggest names in motorcycle helmets and in the last few years the company has been aggressively pursuing a larger share of the U.S. market in particular. What that means for all of us consumers is a variety of new, competitively priced, and feature rich helmets. One of these […]

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Schuberth $150 Trade Up Offer

Nov 21, 2013 View Comments by

Good news ladies! If you’ve got an old, out of date, or otherwise replaceable helmet, Schuberth will give you $150 towards a new C3W when you trade it in. The C3W is a modular helmet that was designed from the outset specifically to fit the shape of a woman’s head and face. The $150 trade […]

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You Can Take it With You. All of it, With the Skully P-1 Helmet with Heads Up Display

Nov 09, 2013 View Comments by

There used to be a time when we thought of motorcycles as escape vehicles from the hum drum of the same old everyday. And indeed, some of us still view them that way. But modern life is finding ever more insidious ways to embed itself into our escapes, from Bluetooth headsets and GPS navigation to […]

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Collections: Motorcycles, Gear, and Friendships

Nov 03, 2013 View Comments by

I’ll admit it’s been tough to sit down and write lately. After months of focused attention on preparing my home of fifteen years for sale it sold in under a month, which left me scrambling to give away or sell the bulky items that I couldn’t take with me. It’s funny how many things you […]

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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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