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Scorpion VX-14 Flashback Helmet

Jan 01, 2007 View Comments by

Air-flow and good protection for the most important part of your body (the head) for $129.95 – what more could one want? This Scorpion Helmet is a great alternative to a closed, full-face helmet on a dual-sport bike, especially in hot climates. But I found it functional even on a spring trip to Newfoundland, except […]

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GARNY™ – LeatherSpex™

Jan 01, 2007 View Comments by

Needless to say, proper ocular protection is a must when out on the road. Aside from the obvious hazards of dust, debris, and insects, the constant battery of wind can cause a degradation of vision. Needing a new pair of specs, I was excited to receive a new pair of GARNY™ LeatherSpex™. With frames constructed […]

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Gerbing Cascade Extreme Riding Suit

Jan 01, 2007 View Comments by

A late October ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway, with its explosion of reds and yellows, is one of the most beautiful rides imaginable. Yet, the higher elevations and the autumnal temperatures can conspire to make for a frigidly unpleasant affair. Such was the case several months ago. Thankfully, Gerbing’s Cascade Extreme riding suit was […]

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Marsee Day Pack Deluxe

Jan 01, 2007 View Comments by

If you ride, then you know that bookbag-style packs are easy to carry, practical, and can handle anything from lunch to gear for a few days on the road – if you travel light, that is. As my old favorite was in tatters, I was happy to grab the Day Pack Deluxe from Marsee as […]

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Triumph Hard Carbon Gloves

Jan 01, 2007 View Comments by

These gloves are among the most comfortable we have tested, in a category where comfort is sometimes sacrificed for aesthetics and protection. They feature full-knuckle, carbon weave Keprotec® abrasion panels, double leather impact panels, raised wrist padding, 3M® night reflective piping, and ventilated finger sections. The leather is very soft and supple. The carbon weave […]

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Slime Power Sport Tire Inflator

Jan 01, 2007 View Comments by

Flat tires happen, it’s one of those terribly unpleasant aspects of spending time on the road. Thankfully, most street bike tires are the tubeless variety, which makes a roadside plug job a fairly painless procedure. Thanks to the folks at Slime, an easy, quick method of reinflation is at hand. The Power Sport Tire Inflator […]

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Fast Company Barracuda Jacket

Jan 01, 2007 View Comments by

The venerable black leather motorcycle jacket is justly revered as a fashion icon; but it could use a little updating, too. And rolling up at a top resort in a ratty old biker jacket doesn’t cut it anymore. So for my Palm Springs Shamrock Tour® this year, I wore Fast Company’s sharp-looking Barracuda jacket in […]

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Retro Leather Jacket and Classic Jeans from Triumph

Jan 01, 2007 View Comments by

The Retro jacket from Triumph has a great vintage look, with numerous Triumph logos. However, what really sets this jacket apart is its quality construction, fit, and attention to detail. The leather is 1.2 millimeters thick, yet very supple, with all key stress points double-stitched. European craftsmanship abounds inside and out, with ample pockets for […]

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Motonation Spidi Fjord H2OUT Touring Gloves

Jan 01, 2007 View Comments by

There’s only one complaint about Spidi regarding the Fjord H2OUT Touring Gloves. Their claim of ‘all weather’ could be somewhat of an exaggeration if the gloves are used in warm weather. They are definitely more at home in cooler to cold temperatures than in a July, Atlanta rush hour. Now that winter has fallen across […]

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