Review: Rukka Armas Jacket and Pants

Dec 09, 2013 View Comments by

I first saw this combo on Uwe Krauss (world traveler extraordinaire and guide for some of our European tours) while on the Grand Alps tour in June 2013. It impressed me that he wore it during a bitter rain shower near St. Moritz without getting wet or cold. Almost all four-season suits claim to be […]

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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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Review: Continental Tire’s New Trail Attack 2

Dec 02, 2013 View Comments by

Good Road Grip and Sporty Handling for Adventure Bikes Continental Tire Company’s management recognized that sales of large adventure-touring motorcycles (or as the Brits say, “big trailies”) have been booming on both sides of the Atlantic. To meet this need for tires, the new Trail Attack 2 is designed for riders of heavy adventure touring […]

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Review: Harley-Davidson Ranger Boots

Nov 29, 2013 View Comments by

Touring boots are fantastic. They offer great protection and comfort on long motorcycle rides, and many are, or at least claim to be, waterproof as well. Where their luster fades is on shorter rides, commuting for instance. For quite a while I wore my touring boots to work every day and changed into a pair […]

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Aether Apparel Skyline Motorcycle Jacket

Nov 26, 2013 View Comments by

Chances are you’ve never heard of Aether Apparel, and it’s no wonder since they’re relatively new to the world of moto gear. So it may seem strange for me to admit that the Skyline is my favorite motorcycle jacket I’ve owned. Why? Mainly because it doesn’t look like a riding jacket at all, yet sports […]

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Product Review: Wunderlich Vario Wind Deflector

Nov 14, 2013 View Comments by

Virtually all OEM windscreens have a fixed upper edge that cannot be adjusted to meet individual rider requirements to eliminate wind turbulence and buffeting, hence the development of attachable wind deflectors. The folks at Wunderlich have taken the capabilities of these windscreen add-ons and elevated them to the next level. Although most of their products […]

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Book Review: Anxiety Across the Americas, A Great Read

Nov 10, 2013 View Comments by

I’ve always ridden in all kinds of weather and don’t always pack rain gear so I keep a book stowed in my saddlebag for those times when I need to sit out a storm or just want to stop for a hot cup of coffee, get warm, and take a break. Generally my book choices […]

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Tour Master’s Lawndale Leather Jacket

Nov 07, 2013 View Comments by

Tour Master’s Lawndale jacket is a classically styled, high-grade, three-quarter length buffalo leather jacket. In addition to its attractive retro look, the Lawndale has many of the features expected in contemporary motorcycle riding gear. These include, front and rear zippered vents for flow-through ventilation on warm days, a quilted zip-out liner with removable sleeves, a […]

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MadStad Replacement Windscreen

Oct 29, 2013 View Comments by

This past spring I bought a new Honda NC700X in order to get into a more upright riding position. I’d done a fair amount of riding on my friend Jim’s KLR, which has similar ergonomics, and found myself having a lot of fun. So I traded in my VFR and found myself enjoying rides from […]

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2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Preview

Oct 11, 2013 View Comments by

With some skillful and well-chosen changes, Kawasaki has transformed the sporty 1000cc Ninja into a high performance sport-touring model that’s both good-looking and very capable. It didn’t hurt that the new Ninja version’s press launch was held in conjunction with the World Superbike races at California’s Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. Kawi’s top rider, Tom Sykes, […]

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Vega Touring Boots

Sep 27, 2013 View Comments by

Vega’s touring boot uses a double zipper configuration, with a longer one on the outside, to ease putting them on and taking them off. Each of the zippers is sewn under the outer leather and above the inner liner. Although the zippers are not waterproof, leather Velcro flaps at the top of the zippers track […]

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Firstgear Kilimanjaro Jacket

Sep 21, 2013 View Comments by

Touring apparel has a tall order to fill; they must keep a rider dry, warm when it’s cool, and cool when it’s warm, provide protection in the event of a crash, and possibly help prevent a crash through high visibility coloration. The DayGlo/Black Kilimajaro jacket by Firstgear tackles this long list of demands admirably with […]

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Schuberth C3 Pro Modular Helmet, Pinlock Lens, & SRC System

Sep 20, 2013 View Comments by

The new Schuberth C3 Pro model represents the latest step in the company’s march along the path of continuous enhancements to their line of motorcycle headgear. The C3 Pro comes in two outer shell sizes to help achieve an aerodynamically optimal shape, a greater degree of rider protection, high-speed stability, and low weight. The inner […]

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Dainese Teren D-Dry Jacket & Pants

Sep 18, 2013 View Comments by

The Dainese Teren D-Dry Jacket and Pants is a true all-season, all weather two-piece riding suit. A thermal liner provides warmth for cold weather and the D-Dry liner layers-in extra warmth and protection from rain and wind. The D-Dry and thermal liners can be installed and removed either together or separately to customize your weather […]

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Reader Review: Uni-Go Trailer

Sep 10, 2013 View Comments by

Editor’s note: When RoadRUNNER subscriber Francois Berger stopped by our offices while on tour, we instantly noticed the Uni-Go Trailer hitched to the back of his Honda ST1300, so we decided to ask him a few questions about it… RR: How many miles per year do your ride and on what bike(s)? How many miles […]

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