Light and Airy Meets Safe and Sound

Sep 12, 2019 View Comments by

When the weather runs hot and humid, as it does for a long stretch of time particularly in the southern U.S., motorcyclists face an ongoing conundrum—how do we remain cool, yet still ride with protective gear? Two promising products on the market aim to provide a solution when used in combination, keeping you safe and […]

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Shoei GT-Air II

Aug 02, 2019 View Comments by

Shoei has given the GT-Air helmet a design update and several new features: internal sun shield; improved ventilation, defogging, aerodynamics, and noise reduction; and the ability to integrate with the new SENA SRL2 Bluetooth system. Designed for the GT-Air II, the SRL2 allows riders to pair gadgets like GPS systems and phones, and of course […]

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Inspiration for Your Next Motorcycle Tour or Bike [Preview]

Jul 30, 2019 View Comments by

The Sept/Oct issue of RoadRUNNER is coming soon! As usual, this issue is packed with exciting new tours as well as extensive bike and product reviews. Featured tours include: Lighthouses & History:  John M. Flores cruises along the Chesapeake Bay. Fredericksburg, Texas Shamrock Tour®: Ride along with Bill Dragoo as he explores the Texas hill country. French […]

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Scorpion Covert Tactical Vest

Jul 22, 2019 View Comments by

The Scorpion Covert Tactical vest allows you to carry all your essential gear wherever you go—right on your body. Wear it over your jacket or jersey and you’ll have plenty of easy-to-access storage compartments. Made from abrasion-resistant 600D polyester, the vest has MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment) compatible webbing situated to distribute weight evenly across […]

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Racer Verano Glove

Jul 19, 2019 View Comments by

Racer Gloves, the Austrian motorcycle apparel brand that claims to have the best-fitting gloves available, has a new glove for summer riding. The Racer Verano Glove is a fully vented short cuff made of soft cowhide. The lightweight, comfortable glove has hard knuckle protection, an extra layer of leather in the palm, and a Velcro […]

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Klim Hardanger: One-piece Riding Suit

Jul 02, 2019 View Comments by

KLIM has announced its latest offering in motorcycle touring gear: the Hardanger One-Piece. The Hardanger is the company’s first full-body riding suit, designed to enhance the comfort and safety of the die-hard tourer—or the commuter who just wants to keep his business suit dry. Fans of KLIM jackets will recognize the overall fabric and design […]

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MotoBloopers: It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, No, it’s a … MotoHero?

May 15, 2019 View Comments by

I’m sure I’ve mentioned in prior posts that my first bike was a 1981 Yamaha Maxim. The Maxim was impressive in its day, with narrow cruiser styling draped over a Japanese 4-cylinder. Mine was flat black with gold lettering and a missing air box, my brother found it for me for $400 back in ’98. […]

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BMW Enduroguard Riding Suit

Feb 10, 2018 View Comments by

BMW’s new Enduroguard suit is a good cross between their Rallye-Pro ADV suits and traditional touring gear. The Enduroguard is a waterproof off-road riding suit that also handles the demands of long-distance road riding with equal effectiveness. Constructed of a thick, high abrasion-resistant material developed in conjunction with Schoeller Textil AG, the suit offers plenty […]

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Moto-Skiveez Performance
 ADVENTURE Tight

Jan 27, 2018 View Comments by

The new Performance ADVENTURE Tight incorporates the latest in bicycle-pad technology. It forms a multi-density scaffold from a single layer of proprietary foam which maintains support and cushioning while reducing rider discomfort. The fabrication technology also improves breathability and moisture absorption. Designed as a base layer and composed of a higher compression fabric than the […]

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Overland Adventurer – Kit Kubes

Jan 07, 2018 View Comments by

Overland Adventurer, a start-up owned by Dave Thum, an adventure rider and aerospace engineer, recently released a softcase system called Kit Kubes. Water, dust, and vibration demolish a typical packing cube in short order. But Kit Kubes are made from 600-denier poly fabric and thick PVC. A transparent PVC panel on each cube allows users […]

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Product Review: Sprocket Apparel T-Shirts and Hoodie

Aug 18, 2017 View Comments by

North Carolina born and bred, Sprocket Apparel knows what it takes to stay comfortable. This is the state of sweltering summers and snowy winters, after all. The company sells T-shirts and hoodies, which are made with its RideDry technology 100-percent microdenier polyester that is lightweight and moisture wicking, with a cotton-like feel that keeps you […]

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Whitehorse Gear to Close

Mar 26, 2017 View Comments by

In a recent email, we learned that Judy and Dan Kennedy, founders of Whitehorse Gear, are closing their Conway, NH, storefront and online business this spring. The couple’s love of motorcycling spawned Whitehorse Press, then Whitehorse Gear. Last year, the publishing arm closed. As the Kennedys state in their letter, they’re retiring from day-to-day business “to spend […]

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The Perfect Fit: Interview with iXS USA’s Didier Devaux

Nov 02, 2016 View Comments by

The story of iXS USA began in Switzerland more than a century ago with a tiny bicycle repair shop. Started by the Hostettler family in 1906 and still owned by them to this day, that tiny shop evolved into what is now known as the Hostettler Group, a diversified international trading conglomerate consisting of eight […]

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Aerostich AD-1 Pants

Oct 28, 2016 View Comments by

Aerostich’s new AD-1’s are waterproof all-weather advanced-technology protective pants suitable for all types of riding. They provide the classic jeans-cut fit, meaning the waist will fall at about the same location as the belt-line of your jeans (versus Aerostich’s similar-looking Darien Pants, which fit like khaki pants). Full-length separating side zippers help the pants go […]

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Review: SW-MOTECH Legend Gear and Ducati Sport Headlight Fairing

Oct 18, 2016 View Comments by

We’re seeing more scramblers on the road and for good reason. They’re small and fun to ride, but above all they look like the motorcycles of yesteryear. There’s no need to make a full-blown touring machine out of one. But with two additions, we greatly improved comfort and functionality of the Ducati Scrambler Classic: Ducati’s […]

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