Alpinestars Tech-Air Airbag System Advances

Mar 26, 2014 View Comments by

Motorcycle racing, for all of its speed and apparent danger, has become dramatically safer over the years thanks to continual advances in motorcycle, racetrack, and protective gear design. Wearable airbag systems are one of these recent breakthroughs and Alpinestars has just taken them a step further. The latest version of A-Stars Tech-Air system holds eight […]

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REV’IT! Ventura Ladies’ Jacket and Pants

Feb 23, 2014 View Comments by

Historically, most women’s motorcycle gear has been downsized versions of men’s apparel. Times have changed, however, as more and more companies have responded to the demand for dedicated women’s riding gear. The Ventura from REV’IT! was designed specifically for the female body from the outset; there is no men’s version. The Ventura is a four-season, […]

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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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Crash Data from Marc Marquez’s Tech Air Suit

Sep 24, 2013 View Comments by

On September 1st MotoGP rookie sensation Marc Marquez crashed between turns seven and eight during warm up laps at Silverstone. At the time he was wearing the Tech Air airbag suit from Alpinestars. The graph above shows the impact forces recorded by Marquez’s suit as the event unfolded. The yellow line down the middle indicates […]

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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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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 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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