Touring Tip: The Importance of Effective Wind Protection

Oct 31, 2016 View Comments by

The first visual clue that a motorcycle may be used for touring is the presence of a windscreen and/or other wind management devices. On the other hand, around town riders often eschew the look of a windscreen protruding above their handlebars. After a few months of riding my Suzuki cruiser back in the day I […]

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Review: SW-MOTECH Legend Gear and Ducati Sport Headlight Fairing

Oct 18, 2016 View Comments by

We’re seeing more scramblers on the road and for good reason. They’re small and fun to ride, but above all they look like the motorcycles of yesteryear. There’s no need to make a full-blown touring machine out of one. But with two additions, we greatly improved comfort and functionality of the Ducati Scrambler Classic: Ducati’s […]

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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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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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Touratech Accessories for New 2013 BMW F 800 GS

Oct 02, 2012 View Comments by

Earlier this year, BMW announced extensive updates to its GS lineup with new F 700 and F 800 GS models for 2013. As expected, these changes didn’t go unnoticed by the folks at Touratech. Half the fun of buying a new adventure bike is kitting it out with all the accessories and farkles that make […]

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