Touring Tip: Be Cool!

Aug 07, 2015 View Comments by

Keeping Your Body Temperature in Check – 2015 is shaping up as one of the hottest summers on record. When the effects of high humidity are added into the heat index calculation, motorcycle riding can be very uncomfortable. To compensate, riders must enhance the natural evaporative cooling process produced by their body’s perspiration. Cooling Strategies: […]

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Review: iXS Women’s Zephyra Jacket and Archer Pants

Jul 14, 2015 View Comments by

Swiss Summer Gear for the Female Rider –  iXS Motorcycle Fashion is just now making their first incursions into the U.S. gear market, but the Swiss company has been making high-end riding apparel in Europe for over 30 years. In fact, iXS has a comprehensive gear line that includes everything from GORE-TEX technical gear and […]

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Review: AGV Sport Tornado Perforated Leather Jacket

Jun 09, 2015 View Comments by

A Leather Jacket for the Summer Heat – Racing-style leather motorcycle jackets, while not suited for a diverse array of weather scenarios, are hard to beat in their combination of style, protection, and comfort (when the weather’s right). The AGV Sport Tornado Perforated Leather Jacket is ideal for summer rides and days at the track. […]

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Review: Sidi Cobra Air Boots

May 24, 2015 View Comments by

Summer Track Boots that Work Great on the Street – Here in North Carolina winter seems to have broken. My lawn is starting to turn from brown to green, which means I’ll have to dust off the lawn mower soon, but it also means that riding season is finally here. Spring is coming and summer […]

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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Daily Commute

May 14, 2015 View Comments by

Practical Gear for Riding to Work 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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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Touring Woman

Apr 30, 2015 View Comments by

Touring Essentials for the Woman Rider – 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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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Adventurer

Apr 25, 2015 View Comments by

Practical ADV Gear for On and Off the Road 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 […]

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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: Alpinestars GP Air Gloves

Jul 27, 2014 View Comments by

For many gear companies, summer hand wear means a simple mesh glove that’s great for airflow but provides little or no real protection. Not so with the GP Air gloves from Alpinestars. In fact, the GP Airs don’t contain mesh at all. Instead, the gloves use different materials and clever design to achieve the airflow […]

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Windshields: A Blessing and a Curse

Jul 07, 2014 View Comments by

This time of year the last thing I want is protection from the wind. Here in the South daily high temperatures will most likely stay above 90 degrees for at least another two months. Pair that with our famous humidity and you’ve got a recipe for serious amounts of sweat. Last year around this time […]

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Cooling Vests: Air Conditioning on Your Motorcycle?

Apr 16, 2014 View Comments by

It’s mid July and you’re on tour. If you happen to be riding anywhere south of the Canadian border, you’re likely to get rather hot, especially in the south and west. We’ve all been there. The sun beats down, your eyes squint, and beads of sweat roll down your face. Your clothes are drenched and […]

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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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