Third Eye Design Helmet Mounted Brake Light and Turn Signal

Sep 07, 2013 View Comments by

At RoadRUNNER we are always interested in new technologies that improve safety. We came across this one at the Americade Rally in June. In the video below, Dave Werner, President of Third Eye Designs, demonstrates the prototype for his patented helmet mounted brake light and turn signal. The system works by installing a transmitter unit […]

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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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Book Review: Red Tape and White Knuckles

Aug 23, 2013 View Comments by

These days motorcycle adventure logs are starting to become a dime a dozen. At one time circumnavigating the globe, or even crossing a continent, on a motorcycle was akin to summiting Mt. Everest. Now, much like Everest, the adventure has been at least somewhat commercialized (though it’s by no means easy). That’s why Lois Pryce’s […]

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Digital Rider: Aerostich Roadcrafter Light Midsummer Report

Aug 20, 2013 View Comments by

And so the Aerostich is filthy. Like industrial grade filthy. Like I’d better wash it before it gets up and walks away filthy. No, it wasn’t the woods of Ontario that did it, although some of the bugs (big enough to throw a saddle over) left their mark. And no, it wasn’t the mist of […]

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Alpinestars Jet Road GORE-TEX Gloves

Aug 16, 2013 View Comments by

When it comes to thick, waterproof, cold-weather gloves, you have to be careful not to judge the book by its cover. A pair of gloves may look warm and waterproof in the store (or online), but a hundred miles down the road in January its true colors will come out. So let’s get this out […]

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Saddlemen Custom Seat

Aug 16, 2013 View Comments by

One of my biggest complaints about riding our ’99 Triumph Speed Triple has always been the seat. Even though I prefer a hard seat to a softer one, the stock option just isn’t comfortable for a long day in the saddle, especially multiple days on the road. The Race Tech suspension is set up sporty, […]

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Alpinestars Tech ST GORE-TEX Jacket and Pants

Aug 15, 2013 View Comments by

In general, the term “all-weather” is applied far too liberally to any gear with a removable liner. If advertising accuracy were as important as, well, advertising, the term would be revised to “most-weather” or “some-weather.” In reality, no single article of clothing outside of a space suit can honestly claim to be “all-weather.” There are, […]

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Pirelli Angel GT: Yes, Tires Can Be Fun!

Aug 14, 2013 View Comments by

What do an Italian aircraft carrier, a Porsche test facility, and motorcycle tires have in common? I found out the answer when Pirelli hosted a world press event in Southern Italy, which involved all three. Reportedly, Pirelli did some market research and discovered that more than 30 percent of European replacement motorcycle tires are sport-touring […]

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A ‘Stich in Time

May 02, 2013 View Comments by

Quick, what’s been the greatest technological breakthrough in motorcycling of the last twenty-five years? You’ve got ten seconds … [cue Jeopardy theme song]…three…two…one… ok, time’s up, what’s your guess? Engine management? Tires? Brakes? GPS? Cup holders? You could probably build a strong argument for any of them (well, maybe not the last one), but I […]

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Alpinestars Overland Drystar Gloves

Mar 29, 2013 View Comments by

Winter gloves are usually a compromise between warmth and feel, and it’s often the attention to detail that helps strike the right balance. The Alpinestars Overland Drystar gloves incorporate many of the features that their racing-oriented gloves are known for—full gauntlets, knuckle protectors, pre-curved fit, and a “finger bridge” connecting the pinky and ring fingers […]

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KTM 1190 Adventure

Feb 01, 2013 View Comments by

What a blast to ride! After several years of modest street releases by KTM, the Austrians hit with full force. The 150hp 1190 Adventure leaves little to be desired. The ride-by-wire system allows for specific riding modes to be selected and damping adjustments can also be made on the fly. Continental Attack 2 tires do […]

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