Aerostich Second Generation Ultralight Rain Pants

Oct 05, 2016 View Comments by

  Two things any touring motorcyclist benefits from: rain gear, and an ability to pack efficiently. Aerostich’s second generation Ultralight Rain Pants can be stashed in a backpack or on your bike, proving useful when skies suddenly turn gray and conditions get wet. The three-layer waterproof nylon pants pack away in a small, self-store zippered […]

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Track Days: It’s All About Preparation

Oct 03, 2016 View Comments by

In one of the last issues, I enjoyed demystifying track riding in “Track Days: Myth Buster Edition” and trust that I piqued some riders’ interest. Preparation is the key to having the best possible experience, so I’d like to share what I’ve learned after riding with multiple organizers and on different tracks. Bike Prep Before […]

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Review: BMW Women’s AirFlow Suit

Oct 01, 2016 View Comments by

Some gear fits so well and holds up so long that when it is time to replace it, I opt to get the same exact suit. The new and improved BMW Women’s AirFlow lineup is deserving of such praise. Resistance to fading, rub fastness, color fastness to perspiration, oil repellency, and fastener abrasion resistance are […]

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Review: REV’IT! Tryonic Feel 3.7 Back Protector

Sep 23, 2016 View Comments by

While some jackets offer insertable back pads, many are little more than rectangles of foam that don’t provide the coverage or impact protection of a dedicated back protector. The Tryonic Feel 3.7 from REV’IT! has CE Level 2 armor for those looking to supplement their safety gear. Running from the shoulder blades to the tailbone, […]

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KLIM Launches Gear Protection Guarantee Program

Sep 08, 2016 View Comments by

KLIM has launched its Gear Protection Guarantee, a program designed to replace qualifying KLIM apparel, free of charge, if damaged in an accident. Riders wearing qualifying KLIM apparel are automatically eligible for Gear Protection Guarantee benefits and, if involved in an accident, damaged qualifying apparel can be submitted through the program for replacement. “KLIM’s premium-quality products […]

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Review: Alpinestars Multiair XCR GORE-TEX Boots

Aug 16, 2016 View Comments by

Take breathable summer boots on tour and you can be sure to see rain and get cold and wet feet. Wear your 100 percent waterproof boots and it’ll be 100 degrees, giving you trench foot. It might not have rained, but your feet will think differently. Not many companies offer up a true compromise. Alpinestars’ […]

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Review: Tour Master Men’s Transition Series 4 Jacket and Venture Pants

Aug 03, 2016 View Comments by

Transition Series 4 Jacket Transitioning from one weather condition to another as you travel demands special features in a jacket. Tour Master’s Transition Series 4 has what it takes, from a chilly early morning run to a warm and humid afternoon ride. Opening up the vents on the chest, underarms, and back allows maximum airflow. […]

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Talking Motorcycle Gear Tech: Interview with First Gear’s Greayer Clover

Apr 14, 2014 View Comments by

Greayer Clover is currently the Brand Manager for the high-tech company Firstgear. He has worked extensively in the industry and is an expert in the field of touring and adventure outfitting. RR: How did you get started in the motorcycle and apparel industries? Greayer Clover: My first foray into technical attire was with The North […]

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