Road Rash: The Procedure

Nov 17, 2015 View Comments by

A Humorous Look When Things are Less than Perfect – Being the center of attention is great when you want it, but it can wear thin very quickly when you don’t. Sharon and I had exited the restaurant about the same time as a dozen or so members of the H.O.A.R. (hop on and ride, […]

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Review: Sidi Adventure Rain and GORE-TEX Boots

Oct 17, 2015 View Comments by

High End Adventure Footwear from Sidi – Sidi Adventure boots are widely considered the gold standard for durable on and off-road touring footwear. Whether on the bike or walking, I never felt hindered by their formidable protection. An articulating ankle system makes walking a simple task while providing plenty of protection against hyperextension during a […]

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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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Review: REV’IT! Oxford Jacket

Oct 05, 2015 View Comments by

Not Your Average Motorcycle Jacket – The REV’IT! Oxford mimics the traditional four-pocket, belted Barbour-style jacket with several moto-specific upgrades. CE rated Knox armor at strike points, brushed cotton shell with waterproof Hydratex lining, and a quilted zip-in liner make this a practical garment for cooler weather riding. Two spring-loaded snaps with abrasion protection on […]

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Review: BMG Adventure II Jacket and Pants

Aug 27, 2015 View Comments by

Budget Friendly Adventure Gear – I wore the BMG Adventure II Jacket and Pants on the Shamrock Tour® featured in RoadRUNNER‘s October 2015 issue. Make no mistake; weather in the Deep South straddling the Florida-Georgia state line is both hot and humid. On this tour, temperatures hovered in the mid-90s for most of the day. […]

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Review: Speed & Strength Rust and Redemption Jacket

Jul 22, 2015 View Comments by

Classic Style with Great Comfort – The motorcycle gear market is in the process of being flooded with traditionally styled motorcycle apparel with increased protection and functionality, which is great for riders. The Rust and Redemption jacket from Speed & Strength has a simple, classic look yet provides the rider with a versatile and protective […]

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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: Helite Hi-Viz Airnest Vest

Jul 12, 2015 View Comments by

An Airbag That You Wear! – Protective gear for motorcyclists has continued to progress at a rapid rate over the last 20 years or so. From better helmets to armored jackets and pants to hard shell back protectors, riders have more defenses against injury than ever before. Perhaps the next great leap forward in protection […]

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Review: Harley-Davidson Riding Gear

Jul 06, 2015 View Comments by

Medallian Reflective Jacket and Riddick Performance Boots – When riding a Harley-Davidson across its home state, a rider has to look the part, but protection is important, too. I wore the Medallion Reflective Leather Jacket from Harley-Davidson MotorClothes—a stylish, black leather jacket with some intriguing practical features. To start with, though the branding on the […]

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Review: Joe Rocket Classic ’92 Jacket

Jun 25, 2015 View Comments by

Vintage Leather Looks Good – A leather jacket is and forever will be the number one accessory for a motorcyclist. Every rider should own at least one. There are certainly a lot of options on the market, and we’re always looking for items that not only look good, but also offer protection, comfort, and a […]

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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 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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Review: AGVSport Laguna Gloves

Mar 26, 2015 View Comments by

Most motorcyclists own multiple pairs of gloves as (perhaps more than any other piece of motorcycle gear) gloves tend to be more focused to their specific use. In fact, I never go on tour without bringing at least two pairs, one for the best-case weather scenario and one for the worst. The Laguna Gloves from […]

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Touring Tip: Top Five Touring Accessories

Mar 13, 2015 View Comments by

Some bikes come with all of the touring accessories a rider could possibly want, but for many of us our bike requires a few additions. Having gone on many multi-day tours, I’ve developed a top five list in order of my own personal preference: A Comfortable Seat: It’s hard to imagine any other component on […]

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Review: National Cycle Windscreen Replacement

Mar 10, 2015 View Comments by

When I first started riding, I thought windscreens were dorky and shunned them, instead riding my Ironhead Sportster with bugs in my teeth. That lasted until I rode a motorcycle with a good screen at highway speeds in cold weather and rain! Now, I don’t want to be without one. My 2008 Harley-Davidson Road King […]

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