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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 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 Selecting the best motorcycle race glove can be challenging as it needs to be a delicate balance between safety and comfort. Protecting your hands is always a concern when racing, but it is equally important to be sure that you have a good ability to grip and a good sense of touch. …

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 February, 2018 If you’re in the market for a helmet that will provide you with the best protection available, a full face helmet is the route to go. These helmets are designed to not only protect just your head, but your jaw and face as well. They also offer a much quieter ride by …

Updated February, 2018 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 on-road. Whether or not you should be buying a dual-sport helmet really depends …

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 February, 2018 An open face helmet is pretty self explanatory: a helmet that does not cover the face, only the head. They resemble almost a nutshell, or a beefed-up scrum cap, resting on your head. Although they have such a simple design, there are many different styles and features within the open face category. …

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 February, 2018 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 same bowl shape but lacking the lowered rear. Half helmets provide the minimum …

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 …

Updated January, 2018 Modular helmets offer the perfect blend of style and function. The evolution of the modular helmet has been, like all motorcycle safety gear, continuous and explosive. The perfect hybrid between the full face and open face helmet, a modular allows you that additional level of comfort and convenience. If you’re in the …

AGV Sport Aero Sport 2 Jacket Review Very good quality open weave mesh jacket with hefty-feeling armor and excellent air flow. Mesh motorcycle clothing has evolved dramatically since it first arrived on the scene about 10 years ago. The first mesh jackets were made with an open weave textile fabric and they usually had a …