Blog Section: Product Reviews

Inflatable Airbag Vests and Jackets

Sep 28, 2018 View Comments by

Airbag technology has come a long way. The idea of absorbing impact with air goes back to the 1950s, but only in recent years has it become feasible and affordable for motorcycle usage—not just for racers, but for any rider. While helmets have proven their value with excellent head protection, the spinal cord and especially […]

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465 Series Monoshock
from Progressive Suspension

Sep 03, 2018 View Comments by

Progressive Suspension recently announced the availability of the 465 Series for the new Harley-Davidson Softails. The specially created shock will enhance the ride with features like deflective disc damping, a five-position rebound adjuster, and threaded pre-load body, or Remote Adjustable Preload (RAP). The new shock is available in stock, low, and tall height versions. They […]

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MachineartMoto ADVance Guards

Aug 27, 2018 View Comments by

If you have handguards on your motorcycle, you have probably thought about this before: How great would it be if more air would reach the hands on sweltering days? How convenient would it be if I could enlarge the guards when it’s cold? The ADVance Guards do exactly that. The slick design allows you to […]

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REAX Motorcycle Gear

Aug 22, 2018 View Comments by

REAX is a new line of moto apparel including jackets, pants, and gloves from the company behind RevZilla and Cycle Gear. Their philosophy is that premium gear doesn’t have to look overly technical. The result is a line of gear for the classic leather jacket rider, the urbanite, and the traveler, all in a package […]

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MirrorLok

Aug 01, 2018 View Comments by

This patent-pending, American-made accessory serves multiple functions. It repositions the mirror out two inches and up an inch to give a better view of what’s behind; the damper with cushioning O-rings reduces vibration; and most importantly, it serves as a helmet and gear lock. The push-button lock and key are easy to use and with […]

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Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41
 and Battlax Sport Touring T31

Jul 31, 2018 View Comments by

A typical motorcycle tire’s contact patch with the road is roughly the size of a credit card, so the way a tire performs in that narrow arena becomes perhaps the most critical aspect of a motorcycle’s overall performance. The demands on tires are not only to provide handling, feedback, and safety, they must also provide […]

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AltRider BMW R 1200 GS/GSA Reinforcement Crash Bars

Jul 30, 2018 View Comments by

The water-cooled R 1200 GS and GSA have a weak spot: the OEM crash bars. Specifically, the rubber pad between the OEM crash bar and the valve cover. Even during a tip over, the rubber pad can damage the valve cover. AltRider’s solution beefs up the OEM part by reinforcing the whole structure and directing […]

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Trilobite Apparel

Jul 28, 2018 View Comments by

Now available in the U.S. through Moto-
nation, Trilobite offers riding jeans for men and women, shirts, gloves, and a jacket. With an emphasis on protection and style, Trilobite appeals to the rider who doesn’t want to don that full GORE-TEX suit or leathers yet values safety. Jeans range from $159 to $274, $49-$79 for gloves, […]

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Route 66 Tequila

Jul 26, 2018 View Comments by

To toast the occasion of our 100th issue, we wanted some motorcycle-themed spirits. Route 66 Tequila delivered with its Platinum Award reposado enclosed in a motorcycle-shaped bottle. We know motorcycles and geography much better than we know reposados, but according to one tippling expert’s review, “The entry is soft and gentle, and then it expands, […]

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Metzeler KAROO

Jul 21, 2018 View Comments by

Most large adventure bikes are used mostly on road, yet riders of these bikes want the ability to take occasional forays onto the dirt when their travels place them there. Metzeler recently introduced a new line, called KAROO Street, designed specifically for this, the need for versatile tires. Designed to provide excellent handling and grip […]

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Slatin Motogear

Jun 08, 2018 View Comments by

It’s hot as Hades in the shade, kids are frying eggs on the sidewalk, and you just have to ride somewhere. Are you going to stick your head inside the steam cabinet your regular helmet will soon become and suffer through it, or do you become a bona fide member of the Jetson Generation and […]

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Klim F5 Koroyd

Jun 02, 2018 View Comments by

Built for all-day comfort, the lightweight F5 Koroyd is the latest iteration of Klim’s safety and ventilation advances. For heightened strength and safety, the F5’s full carbon-fiber shell incorporates Koroyd and MIPS, the company’s energy-absorbing and head-protection technologies. It’s designed to take in copious amounts of air at speed and vent heat at low speed […]

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Michelin Road 5: Coming to Grips with New Rubber

Jun 01, 2018 View Comments by

  At the Michelin world press launch for the new Road 5 tire line, held outside of Seville, Spain, at the Circuito Monteblanco track and the surrounding countryside, we had a full day to ride a variety of motorcycles fitted with their new rubber on public roads, and under dry and wet track conditions. Proclaimed […]

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Lucas Oil Products Review

May 27, 2018 View Comments by

  I have been using various Lucas products in my motorcycles and four-wheeled vehicles for many years. And after I received a package of their latest products to try out, that prior experience gave me a good head start on product familiarity. Lucas has a slew of products, including some innovative new ones, which are […]

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Sena Momentum

May 26, 2018 View Comments by

The first of two Momentum helmets released, Sena’s first, are full-face composite fiberglass models fully integrated with the company’s proven 20S Bluetooth communications technology right out of the box. Available in glossy white and matte black versions, the Momentum combines optimal speaker placement with Advanced Noise Control, all of which allows a rider to send […]

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