Blog Section: Product Reviews

Shiny Side Up Motorcycle Book Review

Aug 18, 2020 View Comments by

Author Ron Davis has published a book compiling his best stories and reflections on his 50-year motorcycling odyssey. Shiny Side Up: Musings on the improbable inclination to travel on two wheels covers such diverse topics as the typical “First Motorcycle Purchase,” an attempt at a money-saving “Do It Yourself Oil Change,” and the “Worst Weather […]

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Joe Rocket Sonic X Boot Review

Aug 08, 2020 View Comments by

First and foremost, a motorcycle boot should provide ample protection in case of an accident, and the newest Joe Rocket boot offers plenty of that. The internally reinforced ankle, toe, and heel, as well as the reinforced shin and Achilles areas, cover the essential parts. But the price-conscious Sonic X has two notable shortcomings. While […]

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Giant Loop: MotoTrekk Panniers

Jul 23, 2020 View Comments by

For almost a decade I’ve been using hard panniers on different adventure motorcycles. They provided a secure storage space that was easy and quick to mount and dismount. As I moved deeper into the world of off-road adventures and eventually dual sport, I added a Husqvarna 701 Enduro to the stable. A very troubling and […]

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2020 GORE-TEX and Klim

May 29, 2020 View Comments by

It wasn’t that long ago when riding gear was defined mostly by one material: leather. Early synthetic gear was often coarse, stiff, bulky, and barely breathable. But we’re in a golden age of gear now, with a wide selection of fabrics and styles available to suit most any ride. Klim and W.L. Gore & Associates […]

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Diablo Pro Tankbag Giant Loop Plus DIY Customization

May 20, 2020 View Comments by

There are many types of luggage systems for different needs, but the tankbag is the tool of choice for immediate access to small gear. Giant Loop’s Diablo tankbag was designed with dual sport motorcycles and off-road usage in mind. The 4-liter bag is the smaller brother of Giant Loop’s Fandango Pro 8-liter tankbag, with similar […]

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Klim Switchback Cargo Pant

Mar 20, 2020 View Comments by

Klim, which is known for quality riding apparel, has introduced its versatile Switchback Cargo Pant, designed to be effective both on and off a motorcycle. Claimed to be lightweight and comfortable, it features a durable nylon chassis with Klim Karbonite micromesh and zippered thigh vents for breathability. The pants include six pockets (two hand pockets, […]

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Bohn Performance-Thermal Shirts and Pants

Mar 18, 2020 View Comments by

Bohn’s Performance-Thermal undergarments add a layer of warmth and protection for cold-weather riding, providing an armored base layer to wear under pants and jackets. Both the shirt and pants are intended to be worn as a base layer in cool to cold riding conditions and are constructed from stretchy and breathable tricot Lycra. Protection is […]

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Muc-Off Moto-Specific Pressure Washer Kit

Mar 13, 2020 View Comments by

We all enjoy riding our motorcycles more than washing them, but Muc-Off’s new motorcycle pressure washer makes cleaning them easier. Designed specifically for use on two-wheelers, the pressure washer kit includes four nozzles: a low-pressure wand for bicycles, a higher-pressure nozzle safe for use on a motorcycle’s bearings and suspension parts, an adjustable-pressure nozzle to […]

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Michelin’s New Cruiser/Bagger Tires

Mar 11, 2020 View Comments by

The Commander III is the next evolution of Michelin’s touring and cruiser motorcycle tires. It replaces the Commander II, which has earned an enviable reputation for durability and grip but has been around since 2012. New rubber compounds and a distinctive tread pattern are said to deliver improved wet traction while remaining just as enduring […]

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On the Road Impression of the Scorpion Exo Ultra Covert Jeans

Jan 24, 2020 View Comments by

Finally! Wear-anywhere riding pants that are truly appropriate for daily use in virtually any context. Scorpion Exo’s Ultra Covert Jean is a denim-style pant made with Cordura and Kevlar that features a unique, single-layer construction. This means you get the benefit of protective gear without the added bulk from an inner lining, which makes these […]

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Slipstreamer for Sport Glide

Dec 28, 2019 View Comments by

Slipstreamer’s lineup of replacement windshields now includes the T-238/239 series for the Harley-Davidson Sport Glide. Designed for 2018 and newer models, the windshields are made of 3/16-inch aircraft quality acrylic and come in 8-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch, and 14-inch heights, as well as custom heights. They are available in clear, smoke, and dark smoke (the 14-inch […]

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RAM Tough-Claw

Dec 26, 2019 View Comments by

The RAM Tough-Claw mounting base is the perfect solution for mounting phones and other devices to motorcycle handlebars ranging from 5/8 inches to 2 ¼ inches in diameter. The design lets you mount a phone navigation solution in seconds, making it ideal for not just your own bike but for rentals as well. Built on […]

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Waypoints, Volume I: Zen Motorcyclist: Inspiration For All Riders

Nov 30, 2019 View Comments by

In this collection of essays, motorcycle journalist Bud Miller touchingly and eloquently shares introspections and lessons learned during his more than 200,000 miles traveled on a motorcycle. Although his writings originated from the metaphorical waypoints visited along his riding journeys, riders and nonriders alike will find plenty to enjoy in these meditations on life, loss, […]

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Highway 21 Murtaugh Jacket: Classic Meets Modernity

Nov 26, 2019 View Comments by

Highway 21’s Murtaugh jacket is a classic motorcycle jacket with modern features. Made from premium cowhide leather, the police-style jacket features a large, easy-access front D-pocket, aged brass hardware, and a removable leather belt that can be modified to wear in your jeans. Other features include gusseted shoulders for flexibility, a chest media pocket, and […]

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OptiMate O-105 Dual USB Charger

Nov 22, 2019 View Comments by

TecMate’s OptiMate O-105 Dual USB charger allows you to fast-charge two mobile devices at the same time. It comes in handy for powering a phone during navigation or charging electronics in a tankbag. With two USB sockets, the weatherproof device is suitable for charging any USB-powered gadgets demanding a 3300mA fast charge. It fits BMW, […]

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