This time of year, having the right gear can make the difference between riding comfortably and not at all. Check out some of our favorite products for winter riding activities.
Klim, having established its name manufacturing rugged, stylish adventure gear, introduces its Badlands Pro jacket. This jacket is designed for serious, hardcore adventure riding.
The Gore-Tex three-layer shell has variable-density Superfabric at the shoulders, elbows, and forearm. It is fitted with vented Custom Klim D30 Aero Pro armor for optimum protection.
The Badlands jacket has abrasion-resistant 630D Karbonite ripstop panels in key impact areas. A D30 Viper Pro CE Level 2 back protector provides significant protection and is vented for comfort.
Superfabric overlays, mixed with Cordura fabrics, reduce the jacket’s bulk while providing exceptional abrasion resistance. A built-in kidney belt provides body support for rough riding while 3M Scotchlite reflective material offers high visibility.
With a total of 14 functional pockets (including internal organizer compartments), the Badland jacket offers plenty of useful storage. The Klim Badlands Jacket is available in a variety of striking colors and dynamic trim.
An excellent accessory to take the edge off cold winter temperatures, Klim’s glove liners are compatible with all standard-sized Klim gloves. Utilizing a unique blend of hyper-wicking fabrics, the liners work by moving moisture away from the skin, helping your fingers stay warmer.
The result is increased comfort and warmth during cold weather riding while maintaining flexibility in the digits, allowing for proper lever feel. The liners have an e-touch index fingertip function which allows for touchscreen operation.
Winter weather means less riding and more time that your bike sits in the cold, adding to the likelihood of a battery dropping below adequate levels to start when an unexpected sunny day arrives. The Battery Tender Plus High Efficiency Charger is a 1.25 amp charger that can fully charge a battery and maintain the voltage for storage.
The four-step charging program transitions through initialization, bulk charge, absorption mode, and float mode. It automatically switches from full charge to a floating charge mode to help preserve battery life.
The Battery Tender requires an input of 120VAC/60Hz and produces an output of 12V/1250mA. It’s equipped with a quick-connect terminal ring harness for hard-to-reach units and alligator clips for solid connections.
The charger has reverse polarity protection for user safety and a 72-hour safety timer. Protected by a full five-year warranty.
When storing your motorcycle for the winter, it’s a good idea to protect and preserve your precious mount’s internal workings by treating the fuel in the tank. There are a number of excellent fuel stabilizers on the market that are easy to use and can prevent a lot of anguish and expense when the riding weather returns.
Aged fuel can foul up injectors and cause overheating, harm valves and pistons, and reduce engine life. Fuel stabilizers help neutralize degradation and can help keep a stored engine clean upon start-up when the weather warms.
A small amount can treat a sizable tank full of fuel. Fuel stabilizers are available from all the fuel additive companies such as VP Racing, STA-BIL, Star Tron, and Helix.
The RoadRUNNER Clip Beanie is a premium, warm beanie that has a fashionable leather clip label on the front, branding you as part of the RoadRUNNER clan. It fits easily into any available space in saddle or tank bags. Keep your helmet hair under wraps beneath this stylish statement. Available in Army Green, Crimson, or Heathered Gray.
The RoadRUNNER Hoodie keeps you warm either on the bike, under your riding jacket, or when you stop for sightseeing or food. This trendy fashion statement is emblazoned with RoadRUNNER branding. The 100% cotton shell is warm and comfortable while the two-ply hood has colored lining and a V-notch rib detail at the front with a half-moon insert at the back of the neck. The drawstrings are tone-matched and the cuffs and bottom band are 2x1 ribbed spandex enhanced to ensure a snug fit and added comfort. A front pouch pocket works as storage or a hand warmer. Available in Black or Navy in sizes S-XXL.
Anyone who has ever been caught out in the cold, wet, or clipped a branch while trail riding can attest to the protection offered by hand guards. To help riders avoid the discomfort and possible injury, Barkbusters offers the Storm Handguard Kit for street, off-road, or adventure bikes with a ⅞-inch or 1⅛-inch handlebar.
The Storm handguards are aerodynamically designed and provide a large profile that covers the whole hand, offering exceptional wind, weather, and obstacle protection. A signature full-wrap backbone mounts at two points for the strongest protection available—which is highly advantageous for dual sport and adventure machines.
All individual pieces of the Barkbusters Storm Handguard system are replaceable, making repairs easy.
We all have our rain story—a tale of a great ride being ruined by an unexpected downpour. Spidi’s Touring Rain Suit is a compact, effective, and essential accessory for battling the elements.
This one-piece polyurethane nylon fabric rainsuit fits effortlessly over riding gear to provide moisture protection. The elastic wrist and hem cuffs ensure a snug fit to prevent water seepage and zippered lower legs keep a tight seal around boots.
The adjustable waist strap keeps flappage to a minimum while the thigh pocket (protected with a flap) provides additional, easy-to-reach storage with gloves on.
Designed to pack down small for convenient stowing, the Spidi Touring rain suit is an essential piece of gear that can and should go along with you on every outing—just in case.
Designed with the urban rider in mind, the REV’IT! Hydra 2 H2O Gloves provide warmth and dryness when the weather changes. Hydratex waterproofing keeps your hands dry while the Thinsulate G interior insulation and Tri-fleece liner keep hands and fingers warm for optimum feel and finesse of controls.
The drum-dyed goatskin palm has exceptional abrasion resistance and the PWR/shell twill stretches to accommodate freedom of movement. Connect index fingertip fabric won’t interfere with touchscreens.
Lining and insulation composition is 100% polyester while the glove membrane is 100% polyurethane for breathability. For added protection, the gloves have hard-shell knuckles and there’s Temperfoam at finger knuckles, thumb, and palm.
For added visibility there is reflective material on the back of the hand. Knitted, short cuff design has an adjustable strap at the wrist to ensure individual fit.
Ergonomically engineered for comfort and style, constructed for safety and protection against the elements.
Your fingers and hands are critical for motorcycle operation. They are also the most susceptible to cold and the elements.
Get ahead of the cold with Hotwired heated glove liners. These low-profile items are lightweight and made from stretch fabric with brushed lining.
Designed for use with Hotwired Jacket Liners (with a pre-installed wiring system and controller) they work off 22 watts (2 amps) and heat to the maximum temperature in seconds, with automatic shut-off.
For the ultimate in riding with warmth and comfort in cold weather, pair the Hotwired heated jacket, glove liners, and pant liner with Hotwired Heated Insoles. These ergonomically-shaped insoles are lightweight and injection-molded with wicking surface fabric to eliminate moisture and maintain heat.
Designed to work with the Hotwired pant liner (with the wiring system pre-installed), the soles operate off of 17.2 watts (1.5 amps) for stable, consistent heat delivery. The automatic shut-off prevents heat build-up.
With the full complement of Hotwired heated gear elements, cold weather no longer has to mark the end of your riding season.