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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Buyers’ Guide: Motorcycle Jeans

Apr 22, 2014 View Comments by

For a combination of comfort, style, and protection, it’s hard to beat a good pair of specifically designed motorcycle jeans. But, with the marketplace full of options, which pair is right for you? Manufacturers take a variety of routes to produce motorcycle trousers with the look, feel, and practicality of a pair of blue
jeans but […]

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Talking Motorcycle Gear Tech: Interview with First Gear’s Greayer Clover

Apr 14, 2014 View Comments by

Greayer Clover is currently the Brand Manager for the high-tech company Firstgear. He has worked extensively in the industry and is an expert in the field of touring and adventure outfitting. RR: How did you get started in the motorcycle and apparel industries? Greayer Clover: My first foray into technical attire was with The North […]

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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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Ducati Multistrada D-Air Airbag System

Mar 29, 2014 View Comments by

Just a few days ago we brought you news of Alpinestars’ latest airbag system worn by their sponsored MotoGP riders like Marc Marquez. These technologies are exciting for us street riders because they’re a glimpse of the future of motorcycle safety. That future has come a little faster than even we anticipated at Ducati just […]

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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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BearTek Bluetooth Moto Gloves

Feb 20, 2014 View Comments by

What will they think of next? With the recent proliferation of Bluetooth audio and communication systems, Willie Blount Jr., BearTek’s founder, had an idea. The idea turned into a Kickstarter campaign, which then became a product and a company. So, what is that product? It’s a Bluetooth-enabled glove capable of controlling your phone, or other […]

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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: Aerostich Darien Light Pants

Jan 15, 2014 View Comments by

This is the second pair of Aerostich Darien Light Pants that I’ve had. The first set was purchased at the end of the last century (or thereabouts) and withstood well over a decade of regular use. They were (and are) great pants to wear over a pair of slacks, and they’re cut quite conservatively. From […]

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Review: MadStad Windshield System

Jan 12, 2014 View Comments by

Yamaha’s first-generation FZ-1 (FZS-1000 or Fazer 1000 in other markets), sold from 2001 through 2005 in the U.S., is a quick and affordable street bike that is surprisingly comfortable. There’s one problem though, the tiny windscreen barely provides any wind protection at all to the rider. Fortunately, MadStad offers several taller windshield sizes to fit […]

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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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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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Safety Tip: Protecting Your Ears

Dec 19, 2013 View Comments by

Your ears live a hard life. Aside from the abuse suffered at all those rock ‘n roll shows as a teenager, your ears are one of the few parts of your body that don’t have the ability to regenerate and heal themselves. The result is that, over time, your hearing steadily declines until you’re old […]

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Review: AeroMoto Sport Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Dec 13, 2013 View Comments by

The combination of clean, simple styling, good materials, and low price doesn’t come around too often so when it does you’ve got to take a look. AeroMoto is one of the in-house brands of motorcycle gear distributor Competition Accessories, and the elimination of the middleman is why the price is so reasonable. That old saying […]

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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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