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BMW Concept R18

The 1,800cc Boxer Twin Is Coming BMW’s Concept R18 is the first concept bike to feature the massive 1,800cc engine. The engine in this bike is the big news for the company, but I can’t stop staring at the breathtaking motorcycle that lovely engine rests in. It looks almost comically large cradled in what pretends …

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Jeo Doucet's Sotera motorcycle helmet

Making You More Visible The designer Joe Doucet has an interesting design for a motorcycle helmet that makes a lot of sense. While most helmets focus on protecting you when you crash, his design works to actively prevent crashes from occurring. The helmet you see above has built-in lights near the bottom half of the …

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Missouri motorcycle helmet law

Another State to Allow Helmet-less Riders? Missouri used to have a mandatory helmet law. It might not in the future due to the fact that lawmakers in the state repealed the old law and put in its place a law that would allow for riders over 18 with the proper insurance to ride without a …

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Dainese Patina72 Jacket

Some Killer Deals Out There I’m a big proponent of getting yourself the right gear, and I want you to buy it when it’s the most affordable, too. Memorial Day is a great time to take advantage of gear deals. Revzilla is currently offering some seriously good discounts on a wide variety of gear. Some …

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Close up of vents & logo on Scorpion EXO-R710

Quick Specs Under $200 / Intermediate Oval / 3.55lbs / 1,610g A $200 SNELL/DOT-Certified Bargain, & My New Full Face Value Pick The Scorpion website proclaims the EXO-R710 to be the best fiberglass helmet you can buy for its $200 price point, and I have to say that I can get on board with that …

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Knox Orsa Leather MKII Glove

Introduction I want to start off by saying that I haven’t been a fan of short cuff gloves for the past several years. Concerns over the lack of wrist protection combined with some “less than strong” wrist securing methods had me looking towards full gauntleted options. So how did I end up looking at (and …

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Alpinestars Tech Air Street Vest

A Good Reason to Pull the Trigger When it comes to the latest technology in motorcycle gear, you’re going to end up paying a premium price for high-quality gear. The Alpinestars Air Street Vest is no different. However, right now you can get this vest with state-of-the-art, race-proven airbag technology for $150 off. That works …

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Icon Airflite Inky Helmet side view with FliteShield down and Drop Screen up

Some First Impressions I was really looking forward to testing out the Airflite Inky from ICON, and had it out of the box and ready for a test ride as soon as it arrived. I took a short ride on city streets to get the feel of the helmet, learn to locate the controls for …

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SIDI REX BOOTS HEEL AND SOLE VIEW

Some First Impressions In all honesty, I was wondering if I had requested something that was going to be far beyond my level of appreciation for riding footwear. I had researched the SIDI line for a best-of article and was super impressed by the Tecno-3 Push Closure System and the ability to replace many parts …

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Sena Prism Tube WiFi Action Camera

Introduction Years ago, GoPro essentially created the action camera market by offering small and lightweight devices that could take a beating and deliver good quality video. Since that time, many other players have stepped into the “action camera” arena including Sony, Garmin, and others. A large majority of action cameras followed GoPro’s lead and designed …

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Pullstart Racing League

Pullstart Racing League’s Inaugural Race The rider to my right leaned toward me and said over the sound of the engines, “Let’s not kill each other today. Okay?” I nodded. The three of us pulled up a little closer to the starting line of the track outlined in cones behind Duke’s Indy—a honky-tonk bar on …

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REV'IT Bastille Gloves

My Glove Experience Everyone that knows me understands that I have a mild glove fetish. At one time I had over 20 pairs of motorcycle gloves, including a pair of fingerless gloves I don’t recall ever wearing. Over time several pairs wore out and others were given away (with some encouragement from my spouse) until …

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Halley Helmet Stand

I gotta say, I didn’t think that when I sat down to write this review that the angle I’d take would be one of sex appeal and beauty. Yet, here I am about to write exactly that… about helmet stands, of all things. Disclosure: Halley sent me their helmet stands at no cost for the …

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Indian motorcycles

Anything Under 150cc Power Will Need to be Electric The electric motorcycle revolution is something I talk about a lot. Now it seems India has plans to kick that into high gear for its market. As you probably know, India is a huge market for motorcycles and scooters. Most of their bikes are small displacement, …

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Moto Guzzi V7 Rizoma

Customize Your Moto Guzzi You might think that your Moto Guzzi V7 motorcycle is pure Italian perfection, but according to Rizoma, everything can be improved upon. The aftermarket parts company recently came out with a new collection for the Moto Guzzi V7 allowing you to take your beautiful Italian bike and make it into an …

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Triumph Concept Rocket TFC

In Case You Just Can’t Wait The Bike Shed 2019 motorcycle show in London will showcase the new Triumph Rocket 3 TFC. If you want to see the motorcycle in the flesh, then that’s where you’ll need to go. According to Motorcycle News, the bike will make its official debut at the motorcycle show. It’s …

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SVARTPILEN 701 STYLE

Get Ready for Another Version of the Svartpilen 701 Husqvarna’s Svartpilen 701 Style is a new special edition of the Svartpilen 701 that’s immediately available at dealerships. The company calls its latest iteration of the motorcycle a “flat-track inspired street explorer” in its press release. The bike gets a special bronze, black, and silver color …

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Auto race

Who Wants to Go to Japan? I’ve seen or participated in some wild motorcycle racing, but this one might take the cake. It’s called Auto Race and it happens in Japan. The name might make you think of cars, but these are definitely bikes. Motorcycle enthusiast and voice actor Peter von Gromm was able to …

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MV Agusta Superveloce 800

This Concept Bike Comes to Life If you thought the MV Agusta Superveloce 800 that was unveiled as a concept bike at EICMA 2018 in Milan should become a production bike, you weren’t alone. MV Agusta confirmed it will build the bike. The production version of the bike will come in 2020, according to a …

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Close up of vents & logo on Scorpion EXO-R710

Quick Specs Under $200 / Intermediate Oval / 3.55lbs / 1,610g A $200 SNELL/DOT-Certified Bargain, & My New Full Face Value Pick The Scorpion website proclaims the EXO-R710 to be the best fiberglass helmet you can buy for its $200 price point, and I have to say that I can get on board with that …

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Knox Orsa Leather MKII Glove

Introduction I want to start off by saying that I haven’t been a fan of short cuff gloves for the past several years. Concerns over the lack of wrist protection combined with some “less than strong” wrist securing methods had me looking towards full gauntleted options. So how did I end up looking at (and …

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Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Ducati, Get Ready for Some Competition The Ducati Panigale V4 R is a serious force to be reckoned with. Recent information suggests that Kawasaki may have a new Ninja ZX-10RR in the works that could be the company’s answer to the Italian bike that’s currently dominating the World Superbike Championship. According to Asphalt & Rubber, …

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