Review: Nolan N91 Modular Helmet

Jul 20, 2014 View Comments by

I’m a big fan of modular helmets. The ability to flip up the whole face is perfect for taking a quick photo, having a conversation, or any number of other instances when it’s nice to not have to take the whole helmet off—and yet you still have the protection of a full face. Over the […]

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Touring Tip: Helmet Check

Jul 11, 2014 View Comments by

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has noted that DOT-compliant helmet use by riders is on the increase, even in states without universal helmet laws. And you probably already know that full-face DOT-approved motorcycle helmets are the single most important component of protective gear for saving your life in a crash. Short of a crash, […]

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Product Introduction: Helmet Hook

May 18, 2014 View Comments by

It’s perhaps one of the most persistent problems in all of motorcycling. Where do you put your helmet when you make a quick stop for gas or to take in a roadside view? If you’re like me, you’ve set your helmet on the seat—only to have it slide off and fall to the ground with […]

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Alaska Women’s Ride with MotoQuest

May 06, 2014 View Comments by

Riding Alaska is on the bucket lists of riders all over the world. The wildlife, scenery, and adventure found in America’s last frontier are certainly second to none. Though they have bikes for rent at various locations along the west coast and offer tours around the world, MotoQuest got their start in Alaska. Building on […]

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Icon Airframe Statistic Helmet

May 02, 2014 View Comments by

If you’re the kind of rider who insists on wearing a helmet with limited coverage, or worse, a novelty helmet or even none at all, you may want to go ahead and exit this page. For the rest of you, however, the Icon Airframe helmet offers a grim reminder of the importance, not only of […]

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Review: AGV Skyline Helmet

Apr 10, 2014 View Comments by

Many of motorcycling’s technological advances have trickled down from the racetrack to the street. Some of the same research and development that goes into shaving tenths of seconds off lap times as well as keeping riders safe at 200 mph eventually makes its way, in one form or another, to showroom floors and gear catalogs. […]

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The Gear Up, Ride Smart Program

Apr 06, 2014 View Comments by

As the summer riding season approaches it’s time to get excited about hitting the road again, but also a time to remember to always be safe. The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Motorcycle Dealers Association have teamed up to bring The Gear Up, Ride Smart program to their state. Illinois and Pennsylvania are […]

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Schuberth Adds Stealth SR1 Model

Mar 19, 2014 View Comments by

Schuberth’s racing and sport riding helmet, the SR1, gets a new matte black color range known as “stealth.” The range will include Stealth Blue, Stealth Orange, and Stealth Red colors. Though in each case the majority of the helmet remains matte black, Schuberth is still keeping safety and visibility a top priority. Reflective branding and […]

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Tour Bell Helmets Testing Facility

Mar 09, 2014 View Comments by

Ever wondered how helmet companies make sure their lids are as safe as possible and that they’ll pass certifications like DOT, Snell, and ECE? Well check out this video, though it doesn’t go into a ton of detail, it at least gives you an idea of what goes on inside the testing facilities of Easton […]

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Helmet Hed: Long Hair Gets some Help!

Feb 16, 2014 View Comments by

Long hair and motorcycle helmets aren’t the most ideal combination. The Helmet Hed offers a unique solution for riders whose long hair is a constant source of frustration while on the road. It is basically an extremely soft, comfortable, and stretchable headband with elastic mesh around the top. The mesh quickly secures your locks in […]

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A Simple Guide to Helmet Certifications

Feb 14, 2014 View Comments by

You’ve seen the letters gracing the backs of numerous motorcycle helmets—DOT, ECE, Snell—but what do they mean? Here, in the simplest way possible, we break it down. DOT (Department of Transportation) This is the standard set forth by the DOT and NHTSA that all on-road helmets sold in the U.S. must adhere to. Without going […]

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Review: BiLT Sprint Air Pump Full-Face Helmet

Dec 28, 2013 View Comments by

In the realm of value priced full-face helmets, Cycle Gear’s in house brand BiLT is certainly one of the leaders. And, while the Sprint is one of their more premium models, it’s easy to see why. The first thing I noticed about the Sprint is that it’s quite light, which is always a good trait […]

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NUVIZ Ride:HUD is a Heads Up Display That You Can Use with Your Own Helmet

Dec 17, 2013 View Comments by

There must be something in the water, because 2014 is already shaping up to be the year of the Heads Up Display, and we’re not even there yet. Hot on the heels of the Skully P-1 comes the NUVIZ Ride:HUD, a HUD that you can add to your existing helmet (as long as that helmet […]

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Review: Bell RS-1 Helmet

Dec 05, 2013 View Comments by

Bell has long been one of the biggest names in motorcycle helmets and in the last few years the company has been aggressively pursuing a larger share of the U.S. market in particular. What that means for all of us consumers is a variety of new, competitively priced, and feature rich helmets. One of these […]

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Schuberth $150 Trade Up Offer

Nov 21, 2013 View Comments by

Good news ladies! If you’ve got an old, out of date, or otherwise replaceable helmet, Schuberth will give you $150 towards a new C3W when you trade it in. The C3W is a modular helmet that was designed from the outset specifically to fit the shape of a woman’s head and face. The $150 trade […]

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