Blog Section: Product Reviews

Sidi Doha Boots

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

Wearing boots while motorcycling is a no-brainer. Feet are very vulnerable to injury while riding and they should be properly protected at all times. But full-length boots can often be cumbersome and uncomfortable, especially around the office or if your ride leads you to an attraction that requires a bit of walking. Thankfully, there is […]

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BMW Rallye 2 Pro Jacket Santiago Pants

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

‘Wow!’ That was the reaction of a certain lady the first time she saw me wearing this jacket. Great appearance obviously isn’t the primary attribute of enduro riding gear, but when it comes along in a high-quality package that fits and feels great, it’s definitely appreciated. Once out on the road, the rugged Cordura® 500 […]

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BMW ProRace Gloves

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

As with everything else at BMW, it’s all about the quality and engineering. Their ProRace Gloves are made entirely of very fine but strong kangaroo leather; the inner hand is pre-formed to ensure a non-folding grip; and the extremely flat seams eliminate pressure points. Knuckles and wrists are protected by tough, light, good-looking carbon fiber […]

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First Gear Sierra Jacket and Pant

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

Testing motorcycle-related products is almost always lots of fun, except when it comes to rain gear. But, as any traveling motorcyclist will attest, wet happens, and it’s best to be prepared when it does. First Gear has long been known for top-quality riding apparel and their rainproof Sierra Jacket and Pants are no exception. Both […]

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Horizons Unlimited The Achievable Dream

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

While traveling around the world on two wheels like RoadRUNNER’s own Uwe Krauss and Ramona Eichhorn is certainly not a new idea, it is one that is becoming more popular. Thanks to groups like Grant and Susan Johnson’s Horizons Unlimited, surveying the world from the seat of a motorcycle is a pursuit undergoing a process […]

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SportVue® MC2

May 01, 2007 View Comments by

If you’ve spent any time at all watching those Discovery Channel programs about jet fighters (and what motorcyclist hasn’t?), then you’re familiar with the high-tech, heads-up information displays the pilots use. Well, thanks to the folks at SportVue®, this radical technology is now available to motorcyclists in the form of their MC2 system. Like many […]

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Crystal-Glo

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments by

Those warmer days are just over the horizon and the sun will be shining down on a new riding season. Why not make the most of those rays and have the surfaces of your precious ride reflect them for all to see? That’s a perfectly easy proposition if Crystal-Glo Acrylic Motorcycle Polish is part of […]

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Hein Gericke Tuareg Rallye GTX II Jacket and Pants

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments by

Well known for producing functional and stylish motorcycle gear, Hein Gericke has created an excellent option that addresses a woman’s needs in its Tuareg Rallye GTX II ensemble. Once on, this jacket and pants combination feels, quite simply, like a second skin. The designer’s commitment to quality and eye for detail show up in the […]

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First Gear Jaunt Jacket Kwik-Dry Sport Tour Pants

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments by

As I spend months each year on the road, I’m always looking for the perfect three-season, waterproof, textile jacket. Recently, I think I found it. Made of 100-percent waterproof, 840-denier, Hypertex™ material, First Gear’s Jaunt jacket incorporates rain-beating features like fold-over, storm-proof pockets, and a rain gutter on the front flap. For warmer days, the […]

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Dowco Guardian® Ultralite™ Plus

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments by

Being out on the road does not mean your bike needs relentless exposure to the elements. When you’re snug in your room or tent, why should your faithful ride have to rough it? The folks at Dowco have a perfectly valid answer to that question in their Guardian® Ultralite™ Plus motorcycle cover. Yeah, we’ve all […]

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BestRest Products Cycle Pump

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments by

You’re way off the beaten path and your tire goes flat, potentially a nightmare situation for the unprepared. Plugs and patches will fix the offending flaw, but playing the inflation game can be a whole new experience in frustration. Now, there’s no reason to be caught flat-footed and infuriated when BestRest Products Cycle Pump can […]

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British Motorcycle Gear Rapido Gloves

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments by

I always use BMG’s Rapido Gloves for my longer tours. Smooth on the inside, without any seams in the wrong places, they fit comfortably around my hands. BMG uses Grade-A semi-aniline leather with carbon leather molded knuckle protection. Strategically placed padding ensures good protection, and air vents at the fingertips provide suitable airflow. The thumb-and-forefinger […]

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Joe Rocket Speedmaster Back Protector

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments by

I guess the timing was perfect – Joe Rocket’s Speedmaster back protector arrived when I was doing a bit of soul searching about the level of protection I employ while riding. On a recent motorcycle trip in Europe, after noticing how many riders were including back protection as part of their normal routine, I decided […]

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Royal Enfield The Legend Rides On “Celebrating 50 Years In India”

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments by

If motorcycle history interests you, then you’ll appreciate Gordon May’s Royal Enfield, The Legend Rides On. Tracing the history of the marque from its beginnings in Redditch, England, in the late 1800s, to the iconic Bullet model produced today in the modern, Chennai, India factory, this fine coffee-table book is packed with lush photography and […]

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Lookwell Woodland Jacket & Storm Pants

Mar 01, 2007 View Comments by

No matter how well organized a tour may be, there’s no way to truly predict the weather. This was especially true on a recent tour in the Adirondacks. Though the forecasters promised clear skies during the planning stages, those rosy prognostications quickly went south as I ventured north. Thankfully, part of the trip’s strategy involved […]

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