Despite the love I have for my REV’IT! Arc Air mesh jacket, I soon learned through the month of July that even a “warm weather” jacket could get suffocatingly hot when a heatwave decides to arrive. It was just through sheer timing, then, that REV’IT! asked webBikeWorld if there was anything out of their recent …

Since riding a while wearing my Alpinestars Bionic Knee Pads under my jeans through the first part of summer, I soon learned through the month of July that even just regular old jeans with armor on underneath was not passing enough air through to my legs, and certain parts of me below the beltline would …

As I ride a sport tourer, a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650, I have often focused more on the tourer part of the equation. This is probably through the combination that I’m still relatively new to the riding world as a whole, and that I am still gaining confidence slowly but surely about the capabilities a …

The story of how I came about getting the Scorpion EXO-Talon gloves is a bit of a tale, but suffice it to say, I bought a pair of Scorpion EXO-Vortex Air gloves way back in June 2021 at my preferred gear shop in town. I wore them home, took them off, and then didn’t think …

Walking Up To A Little Piece Of Germany Let me start off this review by first thanking BMW Motorrad Canada and BlackFoot Motorsports of Calgary for having the cross-Canada demo days event. For Calgary, it happened on September 3, 2021, with the first ride going at 9:30 AM on a fairly chilly day so as …

If there is one disadvantage to being a taller and bigger rider is that many manufacturers don’t seem to think that anyone has a waist bigger than 40 inches, hips that are larger than 44 inches, or an inseam longer than 30 inches or shorter than 34 inches. Seeing as my hips are at about …

In the world of motorcycles, there are about as many types of bikes as there are riders for them. Some love to ride sportbikes, some love to ride cruisers, others go for ADV bikes or dual sports. Each style of bike also seems to come with its own distinct style of gear, with the full-body …

Being honest from the start, GoPro and DJI action cameras are expensive. Unless you are a YouTuber, an action sports star, or just need the best of the best, it can be seen as a waste of money to go after the top end. Thankfully, however, there is a complete range of action camera manufacturers …

With the exceptionally hot temperatures that ravaged the Pacific Northwest of the USA and pretty much all of Western Canada during the month of July 2021, having hot-weather-appropriate riding gear turned from being a nice thing to an absolute necessity. While I do have my Icon Super-Duty II gloves, they seem to perform much better …

While riding around in my Scorpion EXO-GT920 was perfectly fine from March through to May here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, when June arrived this year, it arrived with hell on its heels. The temperature spiked hard, pushing through to over 30 C (86 F) almost every day of the month. Frankly, the GT920 no longer …

You really can’t call your company Combat Motors and not have some inspiration from militaries past and present. Therefore, on April 2, 1991, such a company sprung into being in California, and set about both building up the contacts and partners within the motorcycle industry to make their ideas into reality, and also putting those …

If you don’t do cross-continental touring every summer as part of your owning a long-distance touring cruiser, you’ve come to the right place! This guide is meant to get you through the basic, and a couple of the advanced, things you need to do to prepare for a long distance motorcycle trip. The first thing …

Being relatively new to motorcycling, the idea of special base layers was a bit foreign to me. As a fan of Powersports, I knew that MotoGP and World SBK riders had their base layers to go under their one-piece leathers, and being familiar with the Dakar rally, I knew that multiple layers for riders was …

Every riding enthusiast appreciates versatile motorcycle gear. When I reviewed the Alpinestars Andes V3 Drystar Adventure Tourer jacket through the month of April, 2021, at the time the weather was, for Calgary, Alberta, seasonal. Varying between 5 C and 20 C (41 to 68 F), it was perfect weather that the jacket was designed for. …

As one of the Big Four Japanese manufacturers, Kawasaki has had a storied history in the world of motorcycling. From their classic UJM W1 to their nearly indestructible KL series of dirt and off-road bikes, they have always been there to ruffle the feathers of the other three of the Big Four and always in …

As we reported earlier this month, Road Guardians is auctioning off the Harley-Davidson New Glory Flag Bike, with the entries ending next Monday, May 31. We’re happy to report that this deadline has been extended! The official drawing will be on July 4, 2021, in a LIVE broadcast from Choppertown at the Cross Country Chase …

Anyone that’s been around to do with motorcycles has heard the name Forma. Purveyors of fine touring and ADV boots, the sole focus of the company lies below the knee. As such, when I was looking for a suitable boot for this season of riding, the name Forma was on the tip of my tongue …

Icon is a name that is very popular in the sport and sport-touring segment of the motorcycle gear world. They manufacture everything from touring jackets to full on racing gauntlets, and everything in between that could be attached to anything named “touring.” This is especially true when it comes to their multi-role gear, especially their …

In the USA, there is no name that defines the open road and freedom more than Harley-Davidson. These are the V-twin baggers, cruisers, low riders, and long-distance tourers that are meant to cruise down an Interstate, rumbling out a throaty bellow. These are the bikes that have defined more than one generation. These are the …

Introduction In today’s jacket market, it’s almost overwhelming trying to find the right jacket. There are jackets for different riding styles, different weather conditions, hell, there are jackets for even the most niche of markets. Armored hoodies, anyone? Now, add in the fact that the big-n-tall crowd has more than a few issues finding gear …

**This article was written in collaboration with Road Guardians, an organization dedicated to teaching motorcyclist first aid and accident scene management. While we consulted with experts, every situation is different. In the event of an injury, it is best to contact emergency services and follow their instructions. To be blunt right off the top, according …

The 2021 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe: Retro cafe vibes, modern cafe technology Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Kawasaki’s 2021 Z900RS Cafe is a throwback to the lightweight, four-cylinder road rockets that raced between cafe stops in the 1960s and 1970s. A lowered seat height, raked back clip ons, and the aerodynamic headlight cowling …

2021 Yamaha Super Tenerse ES: A Dakar Rally Bike For Your Own Adventures Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links It is a known fact that a lot of modern automotive and motorcycle technology first passed through the crucible of motorsport. Yamaha Motorcycles decided to test their idea of an adventure bike in quite …

The 2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS: Designed For Long-Distance Sports Touring Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS is the latest model of the Japanese manufacturer’s entry into the long-range sports touring category. Utilizing a 1,352 cc DOHC liquid cooled inline-four, the biggest four cylinder in the entire …

The 2021 Kawasaki KX450: Super-Class Motocross & Cross Country Agility & Power Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The KX450 and KX450X are two versions of the same model by Kawasaki for the 2021 model lineup. The KX450 is designed to be taken from the dealership floor to supercross competition without passing go …

The 2021 KTM 125 XC: The Best Entry Point To True Cross Country Racing Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 125 XC is a brand new bike added to the Enduro lineup for the model year. After demand for lower class entry other than 250cc, KTM acknowledged that demand and …

The 2021 KTM 250 XC TPI: A New Technology That Makes Racing Even More Fun! Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The KTM 250 XC TPI is the first of a new series of off-road competition motorcycles that use a new version of KTM’s 2018 introduction of Transfer Port Injection (TPI). This technology …

The 2021 KTM 300 XC TPI: The Ultimate Balance Of Power & Weight Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 300 XC TPI is nothing short of an amazing cross-country racer from the KTM off-road design department. This Austrian-made bike combines the light weight of a steel alloy double cradle frame …

The 2021 KTM 300 XC-W TPI: A Powerful Beginner Bike For The Aspiring Rider Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 model of the KTM 150 XC-W TPI is nothing short of an amazing cross-country racer from the off-road design department. The Austrian manufacturer engineered it to be extremely lightweight, but to …

The 2021 KTM 300 XC-W TPI: A Powerful Beginner Bike For The Aspiring Rider Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 model of the KTM 150 XC-W TPI is nothing short of an amazing cross-country racer from the off-road design department. The Austrian manufacturer engineered it to be extremely lightweight, but to …

The 2021 KTM 350 EXC-F: Street Ready Powerhouse Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 350 EXC-F is an interesting bike, in that it seems to straddle the gap between a 250cc and a 450cc bike, and not in name only. Powered by a 350cc four stroke single, it develops approximately …

The 2021 KTM 500 EXC-F is a Dual Sport Powerhouse Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The KTM 500 EXC-F builds on the framework laid out by its little brother, the 350 EXC-F, which is also part of the new 2021 lineup. Namely, the bike is a dual-sport that is fully and truly …

The 2021 KTM 890 Adventure: The Heart Of KTM’s Adventure Lineup Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 890 Adventure is the cornerstone, the pillar, upon which the entire current 2021 Adventure model lineup is built upon. The smaller 390 Adventure and the larger 1290 Adventure models would not exist if …

The 2021 KTM 50 SX: Young Motocross Bikes For The Beginner Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM model range for the 50 SX includes three bikes, all powered by the same engine: The 50 SX-Mini, the 50 SX, and the 50 SX Factory Edition. The 49cc two-stroke engine produces just …

The 2021 KTM 65 SX: More Fun In The Sun For The Young Ones Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 65 SX is a fully fledged racing bike, designed for the young rider between the ages of 7 and 12. This 2021 model is a step above the beginner bike …

The 2021 KTM 85 SX: The Competitive Edge In Junior Motocross Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 85 SX is the final step in Junior Motocross, and to provide the best chances at a win, KTM makes two versions of the bike for the 2021 lineup. Both are powered by …

The 2021 KTM 125 SX: Introduction To The Big Leagues Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The KTM 125 SX is what KTM themselves call the first bike to buy to start your racing career. This 2021 model is a pure racing machine, built with a lightweight chassis and frame cradling a 125cc …

The 2021 KTM 150 SX: Track Attack To The Max Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 150 SX is an interesting take on the supercross and motocross categories. Using a special chromoly steel alloy, KTM’s engineers have managed to keep the weight of the 150 SX down, letting the extra …

The 2021 KTM 250 SX: The Fastest In Its Class Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The KTM 250 SX is a true competitor, from the rawness of its power to the lightness of its frame. There has been no expense spared about fitting the lightweight frame with one of the most powerful …

The 2021 KTM 250 SX-F: The Fastest In Its Class, Now With A Four-Stroke Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 250 SX-F is a true competitor, from the rawness of its power to the lightness of its frame. It’s been so successful as a two-stroke, that the European manufacturer put …