Shinko 016 Verge 2X Dual-Compound Motorcycle Tire Review The Shinko 016 Verge 2X tires seem to be more of a supersport tire that perform very well in the grip and handling department and have good handling in the rain. The wide sipes cause a slight vibration or roar on the road that is tolerable but …

Aeromoto Dry Tour Waterproof Motorcycle Boots A better than expected waterproof boot for the price. Motorcycle footwear choices. I think newer riders may not appreciate the wide variety of boots (and shoes) we have today that are made specifically for motorcycle riders. It wasn’t too long ago that the only choice you’d have to make …

One-Piece Suit for Surviving The Joe Rocket Survivor Suit is an inexpensive way to get into a one-piece textile suit that is versatile enough for year-round use (depending on your local weather extremes). It also has a more “sporty” look than most other textile suits. I have wanted a one-piece textile suit for several years. …

RS Taichi RSS006 Drymaster Boa Motorcycle Riding Shoes The RS Taichi RSS006 Drymaster Boa Riding Shoes are a good mixture of form and function. The shoes — or boots — have some style without being over-the-top and the protective features are good for a motorcycle boot or shoe of this style. The Boa lacing system …

Tourmaster Response 2.0 WP Road Boots A comfortable and reasonably protective boot that is a real sleeper when it comes to bang for the buck. But, are they really waterproof? When it comes to riding gear, my boots get the most use. I often commute to work on my bike and when I get there, …

AeroMoto Corsa Pro Leather Gloves Review A comfortable glove with many protective features that is let down by quality control issues. Recently I’ve had the opportunity to review several items of Sliders brand apparel from Competition Accessories. Most of the Sliders apparel seems geared toward general motorcycle riding, such as commuting or touring and sport/touring. AeroMoto is …

Vessel Motorcycle Repair and Restoration JIS Screwdriver Kit A well-made set of tools for the motorcycle mechanic who wrenches on Japanese machines. The shorter handle design may make it difficult to get a good grip with larger hands. In 2011, I reviewed a pair of JIS screwdrivers to see what, if any, differences there were between the …

Sliders “All Season 2” Jacket With Kevlar The Sliders All Season 2 jacket is a very good combination of protection and versatility for comfortable multi-season riding conditions. Compromise. That’s the first thought that comes to mind when I hear the phrase “All Season”. When applied to motorcycle tires, it means they are designed to cope with various …

Sliders “All Season 2” Pants With Kevlar The Sliders All Season 2 Pants With Kevlar provide a good balance of protection and hot weather riding comfort. I live in a part of the country that has seasons. Four of them. In summer (as it is now), it is hot and humid. But when winter comes, …

Shark Vision-R GT Carbon Helmet The Shark Vision-R GT Carbon starts with the unique Shark Vision-R helmet with its panoramic view. It then adds several small touches to improve comfort and weight for the touring or long-distance rider. These include an internal sun visor, an air pump bladder system in the liner and a new …

Sliders 4.0 Jeans Durable motorcycle jeans with some nice extra features but be careful choosing a size. Motorcyclists have been wearing jeans long before any denim blues were designed specifically for riding. The thought was that denim was tough and comfortable and in many job situations this held true. However, it didn’t take long for …

Sliders Cargo Pants Purpose-built motorcycling pants thinly disguised as regular cargo pants. I have reviewed several different motorcycle pants and jeans through the years. But some of them are not specifically designed as motorcycle riding apparel. For example, see my Cortech and Carhartt jeans review. Or my Duluth Firehose Logging Pants review. Those are both pretty popular …

Sliders “Cold Pro” Waterproof Gloves Review The Sliders Cold Pro waterproof gloves are very warm and comfortable and a very good value for money. Only one small design decision keeps them from being an excellent value. It’s cold outside here in the Mid-South of the United States right now; in fact, it’s lightly snowing as I type …

Joe Rocket “Nitrogen” Motorcycle Gloves An inexpensive foul weather glove with good protective features but doesn’t quite live up to the waterproof labeling. Recently I stopped by one of my local motorcycle dealers on the hunt for a tail bag for one of my old Honda motorcycles. While I didn’t find one that suited my …

The Gorilla 8007 Motorcycle Alarm The Gorilla 8007 Alarm system is basic on features and offers good (or loud) bang for the buck. Its simple and straightforward design make installation easy once it is determined where to locate the system. Motorcycles come and go for many owners. The reasons vary; a new bike means the …

U.S. General Motorcycle Stand – Wheel Chock Review The U.S. General Motorcycle Stand is a simple and sturdy stand and wheel chock that lacks refinement and some adjustability. Some steps may need to be taken to secure it if used in free-standing mode. It is convertible from a wheel stand to a motorcycle front wheel …

Joe Rocket Reactor 2.0 Jacket Review A hot weather jacket that is a happy medium between keeping you cool and keeping you protected. Beating the heat. When the temps go up people tend wear clothes that cover less of their skin. This of course allows more air to flow over the skin, which then helps …

Joe Rocket Highside 2.0 Motorcycle Gloves Review A lightweight gauntlet street glove for everyday use.Sequels are often done to extend the life of a good premise and hopefully even improve upon the original. Motorcycles are great examples of when new versions are often improvements on the previous one. Just when one thinks “They got it just right …

Waterproof Boots for Riding and Roaming Waterproof for sure, but not the easiest boot to live with. In the past I have extolled the virtues of Alpinestars boots, in particular the Alpinestars Recon Boots (review). As good as those boots are, they are not ideal for cold-weather riding. The problem — if you want to call …

JIS Screwdrivers for Motorcycles JIS screws: Myth or Miracle? That is often the question when it comes to discussing JIS or Japanese Industrial Standard screwdrivers. I’ve been told there is no difference between a standard Phillips (or “cross-head”) screwdriver and a JIS screwdriver, as long as the sizes are equal. I wasn’t so sure. And …

GoCruise Throttle Control Review A simply elegant throttle lock device for motorcycles. I live in the southeast United States, an area with a great variety of different roads on which to ride. Do you like to cruise and enjoy the scenery? We’ve got it. Do you prefer twisty, technical riding? We have that as well. …

Bilt Trackstar Leather Pants Review A very good pair of leather sport pants for the price point. Let me state first that I’ve never considered myself a leather pants kind of guy. Certainly leather is a great material for motorcycle apparel and I have always owned a leather motorcycle jacket, gloves and boots, but pants …

Drayko “Drifter” Jeans Review A very protective and comfortable pair of jeans for motorcycle riding that suffers from some fit issues. Having reviewed several motorcycle jeans or “jean-like” pants over the past couple of years for webBikeWorld, our Editor asked me to review a new pair of riding jeans that are now on the market. …

Shift “Enforcer” Knee Guards Review An inexpensive set of knee guards that offer excellent value to the street rider who wears jeans and wants better protection. The Shift Enforcer Knee Guards may also serve as an improvement on the armor included in textile or leather motorcycle pants. Last year I reviewed two different types of …

Cortech “Scarab” Gloves Review A warm and waterproof winter riding glove with styling and protection of a sport riding glove. I don’t like not riding my motorcycle. Although there are occasionally some good reasons not to ride. Perhaps I need to carry some equipment to or from work that day. Or maybe groceries are needed at home …

Key Indigo Denim Dungarees Review An inexpensive double-front jean that could be used for riding, but are they the bargain they appear to be? Unreasonable demands! Yep, I said it and here’s why: It’s unreasonable to expect denim jeans to take the place of pants designed specifically for motorcycling. I’ll admit I’ve done it, and …

The JC Whitney “Glossy Motorcycle Trunk” Since I will be using the Ninja 1000 for commuting as well as light sport touring, getting luggage installed was a high priority. As such, the very first add-on for this new machine was my Bags Connection Daypack tankbag followed soon after with a top case rack to mount …

Icon Accelerant Boots Review A reasonably priced waterproof boot that is comfortable but doesn’t really stand out from its peers. A protective and comfortable motorcycle boot that excels at being both protective and comfortable can be a difficult item to find. There are numerous reviews on webBikeWorld that back up this statement. A couple of …

Thor “Quadrant” Knee Guards Inexpensive knee protection for off-road use, but the design also lends itself very well to street riding. I reviewed the Alpinestars Reflex off-road style knee guards recently on webBikeWorld to see how they would fare in street riding conditions. The reasoning was that a pair of knee guards can offer significant protection when …

Bags-Connection Daypack II Tank Bag It’s a beautiful sunny day and you’re about to head out for your Sunday afternoon ride. The bike is clean, she’s topped up with fuel, and you’ve got your music player loaded with your favorite playlist. Time to throw on your gear and take off. Did you forget anything? Well …

Duluth Trading Company Fire Hose Loggers Jeans Review Another pair of working men’s pants moonlighting as motorcycle gear. Back in May of this year, webBikeWorld presented a review and comparison of two different approaches to jeans for motorcycling: Cortech DSX Jeans vs. Carhartt Double-Front Work Dungarees. The Cortech DSX jeans were designed from the ground up …

Alpinestars Reflex Knee Guards Review   Summary An excellent companion for riding jeans and similar pants are let down by a few design and quality flaws. Introduction Let’s face it, as much as we should wear all the gear all the time, motorcycle pants are often too hot during the summer or too “un-cool ” …

Alpinestars Reflex Knee Guards Can excellent companion for riding jeans and similar pants are let down by a few design and quality flaws. Let’s face it, as much as we should wear all the gear all the time, motorcycle pants are often too hot during the summer or too “un-cool ” for the workplace. Mesh …

Joe Rocket Highside Gloves The Joe Rocket Highside gloves are very comfortable, offering reasonable protection for the the street at an also reasonable price. Joe Rocket has come a long way over the years to reach its current status of one of the most popular manufacturers of motorcycling gear. One thing they have managed to keep consistent …

MotoGP “Grid” Jacket Review A good looking, versatile riding jacket that is built to last. MotoGP Apparel — you see adverts for it now and then… But they don’t seem to have as much of a marketing push as many of the big names like Joe Rocket, Fieldsheer and Scorpion (yep, I think they’re a …

Cortech vs. Carhartt Jeans Review Two pair enter, one pair leaves. Which will it be? We all want to be as comfortable as we can be when riding our motorcycles. And now with the weather warming up — here in the Northern Hemisphere anyway — the urge to quickly throw on a pair of blues …

Frank Thomas “Rage” Motorcycle Gloves The Frank Thomas Rage gloves include many safety features and look good. The price is reasonable but the quality may need to be addressed. Frank Thomas may not be the first name you think of for motorcycle apparel, but regulars of the Cycle Gear chain have probably seen the name. Frank Thomas is …

Add Comfort and Protection to the Ride The new Racer “Profile” D3O motorcycle shorts improve riding comfort and add some padding with their integrated D3O protectors and Lycra fabric. Shorts and underwear. These aren’t the types of apparel we often have the opportunity to review here at webBikeWorld, but occasionally it does happen, as you …