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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Touring Tip: Staying Hydrated

Jul 08, 2015 View Comments by

Water: The Essential Riding Companion – Did you know that your body is mostly water? The average human body contains around 10 to 12 gallons of it. With high temperatures across the nation, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit the importance of keeping hydrated. Water performs several critical functions in your […]

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Review: iXS Carbon Mesh 3 Gloves

Jun 29, 2015 View Comments by

High End Summer Glove – In warm weather, cloth and mesh have a decisive advantage over leather in breathability and moisture dissipation. However, leather is well known to motorcyclists for offering a great combination of abrasion resistance and grip—both are necessities for a good riding glove. The Carbon Mesh 3s from iXS have leather covering […]

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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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Touring Tip: Riding In A Proper State Of Mind

Jun 10, 2015 View Comments by

A Mental Checklist for Riders – It’s been observed that operating a motorcycle is 90-percent mental and only 10-percent physical. In addition, scientists tell us that we are not consciously aware of most of what the mind is doing in everyday life. Do you consciously think about breathing or making your heart beat or which […]

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Touring Tip: Motorcycle Performance Metrics

Jun 05, 2015 View Comments by

Part 1: What’s Horsepower Got To Do With It?  It seems that almost every month or so a new motorcycle model is crowned king of the horsepower hill. For many years, manufacturers have been competing for consumer dollars based on the published performance statistics of their various models. In addition, consumers are bombarded with a […]

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Motorcycle Safety Checklist for Spring Riders

May 27, 2015 View Comments by

The Pre-Ride Check – Spring is officially here—time to kick off the riding season. But before you hop on your bike and put on your helmet, take a few minutes to review our safety checklist. By taking the time to inspect your bike for any potential hazards, you can ensure your safety and protect others […]

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Motorcycle Awareness Month

May 05, 2015 View Comments by

AMA Promotes Rider Safety – The American Motorcyclist Association has dubbed May to be Motorcycle Awareness Month. Throughout the month the AMA is seeking to raise awareness for the prevention of distracted driving and the promotion of training for both riders and drivers. The AMA’s president and CEO, Rob Dingman, says, “The warmer weather in […]

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An Introduction to the 2015 Touring Weekend Guest Speakers

Mar 19, 2015 View Comments by

Once a year, hundreds of motorcyclists from around the country join together at the Touring Weekend to ride amazing roads, enjoy delicious food, and socialize with one another. But the event also boasts many wonderful guest speakers. This year is no different, the 2015 Touring Weekend guest speakers will inform and inspire us each evening. […]

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Review: Arai Corsair-V—
Made for the Track, Great on the Street

Mar 15, 2015 View Comments by

Arai’s top-of-the-line helmet was designed with professional and amateur racers as well as track day enthusiasts in mind; many of the features that make the helmet suitable on the track also make it street worthy. Before we move on to what makes the Corsair-V a respectable helmet, let’s talk about two of its less-than-flattering characteristics. […]

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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: KLIM Element Short Glove

Feb 22, 2015 View Comments by

KLIM serves the premium motorcycling market with a full line of high-tech adventure riding gear. The Element Short Glove is a perfect complement to KLIM’s riding jackets and pants, or any riding jacket and pants for that matter. Here are some of the glove’s key features: highly-mobile armor pivot system for comfort, titanium knuckle protection […]

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2014 Motorcycle Insurance Claims from Progressive

Feb 12, 2015 View Comments by

Insurance claims can tell you a lot about motorcycle safety. Progressive recently released a variety of statistics from the company’s 2014 claims information. Much of the findings aren’t surprising, such as the fact that more motorcycle accidents happen on Saturday than any other day of the week, followed closely by Sunday and Friday. The month […]

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Motorcycle Safety: Taking a Breather

Jan 31, 2015 View Comments by

Here’s the situation: the sun is shining, and you’re carving your way down a beautiful mountain road. The curves are exhilarating and plentiful. It’s a perfect riding day. You’re humming along having a blast when you slice around yet another spectacular bend and run straight into a bunch of gravel deposited by the previous day’s […]

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