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How to Shop for Motorcycle Gear Shopping for motorcycle gear is nothing like shopping for regular clothing. Why? We’ve learned to shop for clothing based on an abundance of choices. We almost always choose regular clothing based on what we want, not what we need. Motorcycle gear has specific functions beyond covering skin and looking …

From the moment humans figured out how to derive power from gasoline and build machines to move us about, we had one question: how fast is it? Going fast, being fast, finding ways to get faster, this is how we measure superiority. For me when it comes to motorcycles, I divide fast into quickest A …

Riding a motorcycle means something different to anyone that rides. Some ride to relax. Some ride because of the freedom it makes them feel. Some ride as a primary means of commuting. However, there is that subset of riders that ride for the adrenaline. The riders that want to redline at 16,500 RPM, that want …

Two hundred horsepower is a perfectly decent amount for a small family hatchback or even a mid-sized family sedan. It’s absolutely ludicrous to stuff that amount of horsepower into a motorcycle that weighs less than 400 lbs and has a contact patch across two tires the size of a large business card. Yet, such machinery …

Ready to Get Dirty? There are few things more satisfying than ripping down a trail through the woods on a dirtbike. Riding at a motocross track or any other venues that are off-road, is equally as enjoyable. However, you can’t just jump on a bike and head off, you need to get geared up. Gear …

There’s a turn of phrase in Ireland which is used as a withering put-down for people who are struggling to disguise the fact that their feet are not attached to terra-firma. I’m pretty sure I could apply it to my Alpinestars Andes II trousers. As someone who used to slip on waterproof overtrousers above my …

Ready to Cruise Around? Cruisers aren’t the massive sellers they used to be. However, manufacturers still sell a lot of them, which is why the cruiser style is still a big part of the industry. A lot of these machines are high-dollar bikes, but they don’t have to be. You can get a wonderful cruiser …

Contents BMW History What Makes BMW’s Special? 2020 Adventure Lineup Our Recommended BMW’s Just hearing someone say BMW adventure motorcycles conjures up images of twisty mountain highways, steep dusty trails, vast deserts, and dense forest fire roads. BMW is the company that pioneered the adventure motorcycle segment, and it’s the first that comes to mind …

Redemption? Or More Pain? Last year I reviewed the Klim K1R Raw Karbon helmet and although I liked many things about it, the fatal flaw was how loud it was to wear on the highway. Brutally loud, in fact. After touring the Klim HQ in Rigby, Idaho last September while I was down there enjoying …

We’d like to thank the RevZilla team for providing this REAX Traveler pro overpant at no-cost for the purpose of this review. Introduction With spring waning and summer waxing, we finally seem to be putting the cooler wet weather behind us, although as we head into the warm (hot) humid (sticky) days of summer, thunderstorms …

We’d like to thank the RevZilla team for providing this REAX Apex Pro jacket at no-cost for the purpose of this review. Introduction With the exit of spring and the arrival of summer, we are still experiencing widely varying climatic swings although it hasn’t put a big damper on moto-enthusiasts as we move forward into …

Foreword A big thank you is due to Chris at Volt Heat who supplied wBW with the 2XL Volt Heat Fusion 12V/7V Dual Source Leather Motorcycle Heated Gloves and subsequently, one of the first (new) Fusion Vests in XL with wireless Bluetooth interface and App (wBW review to follow). Introduction Winter in this part of …

There’s nothing quite like a track day. We all know the bikes under us are capable of great speeds, exhilarating acceleration, and lean angles that would make a Michael Jackson “Smooth Criminal” dancer jealous. We also all know, or at least should know, that such things are not entirely legal, or safe, on the public …

A Smart Helmet For the Future We reported on Forcite a while back, the smart helmet company has an innovative product unlike any other on sale today. Forcite just launched its MK1 smart helmet in Australia and will expand to other markets in the near future. You can order the helmet on the company’s website, …

Introduction Recently, Trilobite sent me a “Care Package” in the form of a box containing their new Go-Up jeans, the Ace jacket, and a pair of gloves which is the subject of this review. Trilobite is fast becoming a familiar name to webBikeWorld readers with us having published several reviews of the Czech Republic based …

Introduction I really appreciate when a manufacturer engages with me in regards to a product that I reviewed. I’ll take the negative with the positive because the important thing is it shows they’re paying attention to independent and unbiased reviews like those we publish here at Web Bike World. The story of this review you …

Updated February, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: Fly 9mm, AFX FX-70 Flag, GMax GM65 Half helmets were mainly popular in the 1960s in the British Isles. These helmets were sometimes referred to as Pudding Basins or as a Shorty. They rock a design similar to that of an open face helmet, sharing the …

The weather is starting to turn here already (seriously), and now the Tasker’s have become the glove of choice for my morning rides. In the thick of summer I tend to stick with textile or mesh gloves that allow for maximum airflow, but when the needle dips below 48F, I’m quick to something that better …

Introduction Over the past several years I’ve reviewed a lot of jeans designed for the motorcycle rider. Most of these follow a similar formula which includes a cotton denim outer shell with an interior lining that uses a type of abrasion resistant material. Most often the abrasion resistant material is Kevlar but I’ve also seen …

wBW readers and fans of modular helmets everywhere will note that the original Shoei Neotec was introduced in 2012, and since its introduction it has rightfully earned and maintained its reputation as one of the best modular helmets around. In fact, earlier this year we selected it for our recommended modular helmets guide. The Neotec …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  SIDI Duna Special, Icon Varial. TCX Blaze Purpose built riding boots are often an overlooked piece of gear by many riders, that is, until the day that they are hobbling around on crutches as a result of a foot or ankle injury from a wreck or …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  TCX RT Race Pro Air, SIDI Streetburner, TCX Roadster2 Boots are a very critical piece of gear for riders as they are your means of contact with the pegs of your bike and also with the ground. In addition, your feet tend to be the “leading …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: SIDI X-3, TCX Baja, SIDI Agueda When you think about purpose built riding boots, dirt boots are likely to be the most durable and versatile in terms of the environments that they can handle. These boots are designed to provide the same high level of impact …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: SIDI Adventure 2 Gore-Tex, Dainese Centauri Gore-Tex, Gaerne Balance Oiled A large part of the fun of touring and adventure riding is not knowing exactly what you are going to encounter around the next curve. But what rider do know is that these are normally some long …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: Roland Sands Mojave, Forma Swift Flows, Merlin Charge Cruiser boots are purpose-built riding boots that offer all of the protection of other types of riding boots but in a relaxed format that focuses equally on comfort both on and off a bike. Cruiser riders want a …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  Alpinestars Supertech, REV’IT Spitfire, Dainese 4 Stroke EVO Gloves are a very important piece of gear for any rider who is looking to protect his or her hands as well as enhance the riding experience. But when it comes to racing, gloves might be one of …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  Scorpion Talon, Leatt GPX 3.5 Lite, REV’IT! Striker 3 A pair of good off-road/dirt bike gloves are pretty much just a workhorse piece of gear that will not only tolerate a huge amount of abuse but will almost thrive on it. These gloves start life big and …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   Klim Mojave, Sedici Marco Mesh Waterproof, Joe Rocket Phoenix Ion The climate that you ride in and the type of riding that you enjoy can have a huge impact on the type of gear that will best meet your needs. For riders in a hot …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   Dainese Antartica Gore-Tex, Rukka Stretch Air, Klim Switchback Cargo Textile bike gear is no longer just a cheap substitute for high-quality leather gear. Modern technology and the desire to create a more comfortable alternative to heavyweight leather safety gear have combined to create durable fabrics. …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   Spidi RR Pro Wind, Spidi Evotourer, Dainese Misano Leather and other animal hides have been used to make garments since the Paleolithic period. And after over 3 million years of trials and testing, leather is still the most favored material for durable, protective and comfortable …

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 March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   Dainese Tivoli, Spidi J Tracker, Scorpion Covert Ultra When most people think about riding a motorcycle, there are three very distinct images that come to mind. They picture the bike, the leather jacket and the blue jeans that seem to work together like a BLT. …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: Rukka Roughroad, Triumph Exploration, FIrstgear Kilimanjaro Women’s The adventure rider is likely to be the toughest customer for any gear manufacturer. By definition, adventure means to exploit or undertake an escapade, journey or quest – and that is what adventure riders do each time they put …

Updated February, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: Shoei Hornet X2, Scorpion EXO-AT950, AFX FX-41 Dirt bike gear and street motorcycle gear are quite different from each other. A dual sport helmet, on the other hand, combines the best features of both into a single helmet that can be used effectively both off-road and …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  Spidi STS, Triumph Navigator, Klim Adventure GTX Adventure/Touring gloves need to function much like a multitool for the hands. Some conditions demand amazing impact protection while others need to provide a strong grip even for hot, sweaty and dusty hands. The secret to a great selection …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   Joe Rocket Alter Ego, First gear Rush Air, Cortech Dino The V-Twin/Cruiser Jacket is the jacket of choice for the purest rider who is looking for comfort and function without all of the flash and gizmos that can be found on the race style jackets. …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   REV’IT Prometheus, Joe Rocket Old School 2.0, Scorpion Covert Hoody The Cafe Racer is modeled after the Gran Prix road racer from the ’60s and holds sentimental value for all who were growing up during those years and dreaming for the freedom that was afforded …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   Icon Motorhead Z, Alpinestars T-Missile Drystar, Dainese Razon As a sportbike rider, you have chosen a purpose-built machine that is designed for flat out speed, rapid acceleration, quick braking, and cornering likes its on a rail and not just two sticky tires that provide less …

Updated February, 2018 There are two main reasons that riders choose to wear a base layer when riding and both are related to the climate in which they will be riding. The most popular reason for a base layer is to fend off colder temperatures. This is a sign of a truly dedicated rider, as …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  Icon Hypersport, Alpinestars GP Pro R3, Cortech Adrenaline 3.0 Gauntlet gloves are a bit of a Griffin, in that they are tasked with two duties that are almost polar opposites. These gloves are expected to provide the ultimate level of protection to the hands and wrists, …