Product Review: HJC FG-17 Helmet

Aug 21, 2017 View Comments by

This is a quality lid at an affordable price. Weighing 3.53 pounds, it won’t leave you with a sore neck at the end of a long day ride, and its scoop-top intake vent combines with rear exit vents to pull heat out of the helmet’s interior. A chin bar provides interior airflow, helping to eliminate […]

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Product Review: Kriega Duo-28 Saddlebags and Precision Motorcycle Racks

Aug 02, 2017 View Comments by

British-based Kriega has been in the business of producing top-shelf luggage for motorbikes and riders alike since 2000. With the Duo-28 Saddlebags, the expectation for a well-designed product was already set. The saddlebags are billed as having a universal fit to modern retro-styled bikes, and as these would be finding a home on a 2015 […]

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Review: iXS Madox Boots

Jun 21, 2017 View Comments by

A good motorcycle boot should provide excellent protection for your foot and ankle, be weatherproof, and comfortable enough to wear day after day on and off the bike. The iXS Madox is an all-season GORE-TEX offering that does all of this in a stylish package that looks great with your riding gear and regular jeans. […]

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Review: Chain Monkey Chain Tensioning Tool

Jun 09, 2017 View Comments by

Regular drive-chain maintenance is a necessary evil to ensure prolonged chain and sprocket life, and, of course, rider safety. Most of us fulfill this requirement with a few squirts of lube periodically, and some even give the chain a nice cleaning first. Far less, however, take the time to accurately check the chain tension. Taking […]

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Review: Biltwell Gringo S Full-Face Helmet

Mar 07, 2017 View Comments by

Southern California-based Biltwell has been in the business of producing stylish motorcycle riding gear as well as parts and accessories for over a decade now, and the retro-inspired Gringo S is one of the company’s staple products. Reminiscent of the original Bell Star (circa the 1970s), the Gringo S offers riders old-school styling and “new-school” […]

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Review: Bates Adrenaline Boots

Oct 10, 2016 View Comments by

It might be a new name in the motorcycling world, but Bates, a division of Wolverine Worldwide, has been making footwear for military, public safety, and industrial use since 1885. It wasn’t until early 2015 that they entered the motorcycling world. By combining everything they’ve learned over the years, the company should make a stellar […]

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Review: BMW Women’s AirFlow Suit

Oct 01, 2016 View Comments by

Some gear fits so well and holds up so long that when it is time to replace it, I opt to get the same exact suit. The new and improved BMW Women’s AirFlow lineup is deserving of such praise. Resistance to fading, rub fastness, color fastness to perspiration, oil repellency, and fastener abrasion resistance are […]

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Review: REV’IT! Tryonic Feel 3.7 Back Protector

Sep 23, 2016 View Comments by

While some jackets offer insertable back pads, many are little more than rectangles of foam that don’t provide the coverage or impact protection of a dedicated back protector. The Tryonic Feel 3.7 from REV’IT! has CE Level 2 armor for those looking to supplement their safety gear. Running from the shoulder blades to the tailbone, […]

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Weld86 Motoparts Skidplate for Suzuki DL650 V-Strom

Sep 15, 2013 View Comments by

Proper protection is a necessity for any motorcycle traversing terrain that contains hazards capable of causing serious motor damage should an impact occur. Though oriented toward the street end of the adventure bike spectrum, the Suzuki DL650 V-Strom is certainly capable of all-surface road duty, but lacks a factory skid plate or safeguard of any […]

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Montana Jacket from British Motorcycle Gear

Sep 04, 2013 View Comments by

The BMG Montana is a classic-looking, vintage-styled jacket. The leather is a rugged 1.4mm grade A cowhide, but it is also quite supple. It’s the type of leather that one might expect to find on a nicely finished dress jacket. It wears, smells, and feels like a quality leather garment should. Once worn the leather […]

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