Blog Section: Product Reviews

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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Cellularline Interphone Tour

May 19, 2018 View Comments by

With an 80MHz signal processor to improve the audio experience, this new intercom system, compatible with all types of helmets and allowing configuration and control directly from Bluetooth-equipped Android or IOS phones, links up to four motorcycles in a one-mile range and charges quickly, providing 20 hours of talk time. It also features a built-in […]

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Motohansa Tool Set for BMWs

Apr 15, 2018 View Comments by

  “There’s a tool for that,” and when packing this 58-tool set, you’re likely to have the right one for most of the fixes the BMW needs on the road. The Motohansa kit of precision chrome vanadium tools wraps into a compact 17×12” bundle that holds 14 flank-drive, 6-point sockets from 10mm to 24mm, external […]

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Sena 30K Review

Apr 14, 2018 View Comments by

    Sena, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of personal rider communication devices, just released a new flagship version, the 30K, to replace its popular model 20S-01. And as soon as the new units arrived, I started testing them. My first impression: It’s stunningly beautiful, designed like something that fits on Megatron’s head, with […]

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Twisted Road – Peer-to-Peer Rentals

Apr 08, 2018 View Comments by

Peer-to-peer rentals. It’s a simple concept that’s revolutionized the lodgings sector, and Twisted Road, a new start-up company, is taking it to the streets. Wherever you travel, you can now ride the world by registering with them, on their easily navigated website, to rent or list a bike for rent anywhere. To catch a ride, […]

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Clearwater Lights: Darla LED Light Kit Innovv Motorcycle Power Hub 1

Apr 04, 2018 View Comments by

    One of the many joys of getting a new motorcycle is deciding what farkles to add. For the 2016 FJR-1300ES the first decision was easy: a power distribution module. I wanted to start out on the right path with electrical modifications and avoid the ever-growing stack of ring connectors on top of the […]

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AGV UNVEILS SPORTMODULAR: WORLD’S FIRST FULL CARBON FIBER MODULAR HELMET

Mar 27, 2018 View Comments by

Last week we were one of the first to receive AGV’s new SPORTMODULAR helmet. While we’re out actually testing the new lid this year, you can read up on the specs from the press release below. Our first out-of-the-box comment was “wow, this is light!” Indeed AGV claims it’s the first and only fully carbon […]

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SHOEI Neotec II and Sena SRL Communication System

Mar 07, 2018 View Comments by

SHOEI announced the Spring ’18 arrival of the all-new NEOTEC II to the North American marketplace, as well as the specially developed, SENA-exclusive SRL Bluetooth Communication System designed for seamless integration with the NEOTEC II.  An every-occasion helmet with the adaptability to excel no matter where your next journey takes you, the NEOTEC II does it all with […]

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Hepco & Becker Luggage Rack with Cases for Honda Africa Twin

Feb 11, 2018 View Comments by

Last fall we planned a big dual sport ride with the Africa Twin, but taking a brand new motorcycle off-road comes with risks. Dropping one usually isn’t cheap. So why not spend a little extra and protect your ride? We turned to Moto Machines, the Hepco & Becker distributor in the USA for 3 essential […]

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