It is no secret that as we get older, our bodies change. And in most cases, we do not get better with age. That only happens in the movies and with fine wine. As motorcycle riders, we need to be aware that the changes that we are facing certainly do not mean that we need …

Not every rider is looking for the maximum protection available from head to toe, but if you are that street rider who likes to push the limits on occasion and sail into a curve or corner just a bit faster than ever before, then a leather race suit could be one of the best pieces …

Cooling Jade – Hype of Science? To be completely honest, I am always pretty skeptical of a “new” discovery or process that claims to be better at, in this case, cooling. It can be very easy to manipulate tests and results of testing in a very controlled environment to produce the results needed to make …

A Great Experience with Packtalk Bold and Packtalk Slim Earlier this year I was offered the opportunity to test the Cardo Packtalk radio system. To be honest, I had never used a radio or communication system when riding and never really felt like I needed to get one. I have always liked the solitude that …

A Great Experience with Packtalk Bold and Packtalk Slim Earlier this year I was offered the opportunity to test the Cardo Packtalk radio system. To be honest, I had never used a radio or communication system when riding and never really felt like I needed to get one. I have always liked the solitude that …

The new REV’IT Clare women’s jacket is a very classic tight-fitting leather jacket. As soon as I touched it, I knew that this was not just any leather jacket. This was a top quality piece of leather craftsmanship. The leather is actually Iceland Buffalo which allows for a certain degree of softness without sacrificing durability. …

Being that I live in a very warm climate, I was eager to test any jacket that offered good ventilation as well as solid protection. And the added benefit of the Motonation Metralla being designed for a woman was an added bonus that doesn’t come along very often. I ride in men’s jackets most of …

My Criteria And Gloves Of Choice For me, touch is important. I like to have the ability to touch lightly with just a finger or two if I am moving my helmet screen or adjusting my glasses. And in a lot of cases, a bulky glove does not allow for those fine motor motions. And …

Bargain Pricing At only $99 the Motonation Cappra Vented Textile Pants are an outstanding option for hot weather riding pants. Most other options are in the $150- $200 range such as the Cortech Sequoia XC Air which Revzilla offers at a regular price of $179.99. The Motonation Cappra Vented Textile Pants Features Starting from the …

Updated February, 2018 Not all riders understand the value and importance of good motorcycle boots until it’s too late. Most people forget that there are 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments that make up the human foot and that the ankle is comprised of the lower ends of two of …

Updated February, 2018 Boots are a critical piece of gear for any rider, but the type of riding that you do and the type of bike you are riding can have some impact on the type of boot that will best meet your needs. Sports bikes normally encourage a rider to sit in a more …

Updated February, 2018 Dirt boots, offroad boots or motocross boots, three different names but really all the same boot. And the reason that these are all pretty much the same is that these are the boots that are going to take the most abuse, be pushed to the greatest extremes and still be expected to …

February, 2018 Touring and adventure riding creates a unique and rather comprehensive set of parameters for riding boot requirements. The touring aspect implies, rightfully so, that the rides will likely be long so there is a definite need for comfort and mobility. A tight-fitting sport boot is great for a day at the track or …

Updated February, 2018 Cruiser boots are expected to provide the same level of protection for the feet, ankles and lower legs as all other styles of motorcycle boot but with a more casual or even covert look. Cruising is about a relaxed ride on a comfortable bike and in comfortable gear. The riding position allows …

Updated February, 2018 Good off road/dirt bike gloves are pretty unique in that they need to tolerate an environment which is much different than anything that you will encounter on the street. When riding off road and on natural dirt trails, it is very common to repeatedly “brush” against or get smacked by tree branches …

Updated February, 2018 In some areas of the country, riders are fortunate enough to never be facing temperatures in excess of 100 degrees when riding. But for the most part, those riders are also putting their bikes in storage for three or more months out of the year. So the trade-off still seems to favor …

Updated February, 2018 For decades, the strongest and most durable material available to make safety gear was leather. But technology has made some huge strides in the textile products which are now available. One of the most well known of these products is Kevlar. The product’s claim to fame is predominantly from its application in …

Updated February, 2018 Leather has been the material of choice for motorcycle riders since the early 1920’s when Irving Schott began creating a purpose built leather biker jackets in his lower East Side Manhattan factory. The material had survived nearly two decades of use in the jacket of choice of the early aviators and the …

Updated February, 2018 Motocross riders are a unique breed who seek the thrill of competition with other riders but also the invigoration of the purely philosophical battle of man versus nature. And this internal and external battle is played out from atop a lightweight, rugged bike with knobby tires, hard shocks, and an awesome little …

Updated February, 2018 For most riders, comfort is a big factor when selecting any gear. Most of us ride a bike to get someplace and not just out to experience the ride, so you want to be dressed in what appears to be everyday street clothes. You might be going to work, going out for …

Updated February, 2018 The adventure jacket is kind of the Swiss Army knife of motorcycle jackets. This jacket is going to be asked to provide outstanding protection and safety features while still being able to adapt to a wide array of climates and environments. In addition to fluctuating temperature and weather conditions, the terrain will …

Updated January, 2018 Adventure/touring gloves need to provide riders with protection and comfort in a variety of different conditions and environments. The greatest challenge facing riders is achieving this balance in a durable glove. The most common choice for adventure/touring gloves is the short cuff as most riders consider this feature to offer more comfort …

Updated February, 2018 The V-Twin/Cruiser Jacket is a classic look that never goes out of style and is never going to disappear as long as there are motorcycle riders out there who want comfort and great looks. This style is all about comfort with a relaxed cut and simple design. Riders who are looking for …

Updated February, 2018 The Cafe Racer is a bike that pays homage to the early 1960’s Grand Prix road racers. These were bikes designed to be lightweight in weight and power. Riders were drawn to them for their optimal speed and handling. Visually they provided a minimalistic appearance as the complete focus was on performance …

Updated February, 2018 Sportbike jackets are a critical piece of gear for every rider who is jumping on a rocket for even just a short ride. Wikipedia defines a sports bike as, “a motorcycle optimized for speed, acceleration, braking and cornering on paved roads, typically at the expense of comfort and fuel economy by comparison …

Updated January, 2018 Gauntlet gloves are designed to provide maximum protection for both the hand and wrist while still allowing a rider to have full range of motion. These gloves include padding and armor around the hand, and the extended “gauntlet” which fully covers the wrist and lower cuff area of the jacket sleeve. An …

Updated January, 2018 Most experienced riders agree that gloves are must even in the hot summer months. There is really no excuse to risk your hands when there are a number of really great short glove options on the market. From the “dry heat” of Arizona at 113 degrees to the humid 90 degree plus …