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Rukka “AirMan” Jacket Review The Rukka AirMan jacket is an update of the Rukka Airway jacket, reviewed exactly one year ago on webBikeWorld. The Airway was a short length jacket but the AirMan is now a longer adventure-touring design. There’s really no comparison between the two however, because the AirMan has many new features and a completely …

M-Tech T-Sport Leather Jacket The M-Tech T-Sport leather jacket is a modern take on the classic leather motorcycle jacket. It has a few hidden technology updates, including the water and stain repelling “Mastrotech” leather treatment. The other modern addition is the “Refraction” technology, which reduces UV light absorption and is claimed to reduce the temperatures of …

Study Finds U.S. Motorcyclist Fatalities Down 7% in 2013 May 8, 2014 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – For only the second year since 1997, U.S. motorcyclist fatalities are projected to decrease in 2013 (once data is fully analyzed), according to a new analysis of preliminary state data released today by the Governors Highway Safety …

AGV Sport “Mercury” Motorcycle Gloves Review The AGV Sport Mercury gloves are a lightweight summer choice with barely-there protection. But, but…at a nearly giveaway price and with probably the best reflectivity you’ll ever find on any pair of motorcycle gloves…and a pretty darn nice main knuckle protector, well, why not? If they had more finger …

M-Tech Adventure Jacket The M-Tech Adventure is the company’s top-of-the-line 3/4-length textile jacket. The Adventure jacket has been popular with motorcyclists around the world and it’s now available in the U.S.A. It’s claimed fully waterproof and it has proven itself in our harsh winter and spring weather. The tough-feeling 500 denier Cordura outer shell is also treated with …

Icon Announces the Airframe Statistic April  24, 2014 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – The Icon Airframe Statistic (photos below) is a radical design that lists the percentage of impact areas on a full-face helmet. The numbers apparently come from the COST-327 helmet study “Motorcycle Safety Helmet Test Procedures – Interim Report Manuscript” in February 1998. From …

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. …

Dainese Teren D-Dry Pants Review As you might expect, the Dainese Teren pants are the perfect match for the Dainese Teren jacket (review). But the Teren pants would also make an excellent choice for all-weather wearing with other types and brands (Shhh — don’t tell Dainese!) of jackets. The pants have the same “heavy duty” Cordura …

Dainese Teren D-Dry Jacket Review In a world where there is very little differentiation in 3/4-length motorcycle jackets, the Dainese Teren is a standout. This adventure-touring flavored design feels as rugged as they come and it includes a host of unique and cleverly designed features. Speaking of unique, Dainese has also designed a simple but …

Tucano Urbano “Urbis” 4th Generation Jacket The Tucano Urbano Urbis looks like a plain black jacket, right? But like most of the other Tucano Urbano products, behind that exterior many clever and unique features are hidden. The Urbis jacket is also stylish in a subtle way and that is a recipe for success. And the …

Interphone F5MC Bluetooth Intercom Review The Interphone F5MC was just released as the latest in the highly successful line of Interphone F-series intercoms. The F5MC improves on the Interphone F5 (review) in several ways but keeps the same sleek form factor and ease of use. Interphone was the first manufacturer to include a “Voice Wizard” spoken status …

Sena GP10 Bluetooth Pack for the GoPro Hero3 Action Camera The Sena GP10 Bluetooth Pack for GoPro is a “Backpack” (actually, BacPac) add-on accessory for GoPro Hero3 series action camera. It allows the user to record voice-over narration in real time from Sena and other brands of Bluetooth intercoms. The Sena GP10 records in “Ultra …

AGV Skyline Motorcycle Helmet Review The new AGV Skyline slides into the “GT” category of the AGV expanded 2014 helmet lineup. The Skyline differs very little from the AGV Horizon (review). Both helmets have a very similar appearance, with the newer generation AGV styling theme readily apparent. Both helmets have an internal sun shade, which leaves …

The “Blow Hard” 3-Way Electronic Horn It looks like an old “ring the bell” bicycle horn, but the Blow Hard is actually a modern electronically-controlled sound system. It comes with three standard horn sounds and more can be downloaded from the Blow Hard website. All three sounds will get the attention of any fool daring …

AGV Numo Evo Flip-up Motorcycle Helmet Review The new AGV Numo Evo flip-up helmet is now the top of the GT range in the AGV helmet lineup. A new AGV Skyline (review pending) is now in the second spot in the GT lineup, moving the AGV Horizon (review) into third position. The AGV Miglia II (review) continues to anchor …

Wheeldock Front Wheel Chock Need a front wheel chock but not looking forward to muscling your big touring rig in and out of it? With its flat-loading, strut-based, system, the unique construction of the Wheeldock may be a better solution for heavy bikes than your average motorcycle front wheel chock. The Wheeldock is an extremely …

Solar Joos “Orange” Solar Battery Charger Review The Solar Joos Orange is a portable solar battery charger. It’s designed to charge cell phones, tablets, GPS units, MP3 players, digital cameras and more. It’s a very rugged unit with a polycarbonate and metal body and encapsulated or “potted” solar cells. The charger has one rather strangely …

Tucano Urbano “Dora” Women’s Motorcycle Jacket Tucano Urbano must be almost unique in that they make just as many jackets for women as for men. Sometimes they’re even complementary versions of the same design. Example: the Tucano Urbano “Mod” and “Modette” parkas of their wonderfully named “Mork” and “Mindy” quilted jackets. When selecting items for …

Midland XTC400VP Action Camera Review The new Midland XTC400VP is basically a higher-spec version of the Midland XTC300 (review) we reviewed one year ago. The XTC400 adds WiFi connectivity; a mounting system with standardized mounting rails on either side of the camera; a rotating lens and several user-controlled recording options. The kit also comes with a (rather …

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 …

The SHAD Zulupack SW05 Waterproof Pack The SHAD Zulupack SW05 is a small waterproof bag that can be used to carry a camera, wallet and more. The SW05 is the smallest of the many new Zulupack waterproof bags now being offered by SHAD. The bags feature vinyl-coated fabric and sealed seams and the roll-down top …

The Giant Loop Possibles Pouch The Giant Loop Possibles Pouch is a small heavy-duty bag that can carry a variety of gear. It uses a “MOLLE-like” system of straps on the outside that can be used to attach the bag to various points on a motorcycle or scooter. MOLLE is an acronym for “Modular Lightweight …

Shark Raw Soyouz Helmet Review The Shark Raw helmet (2013 Preview) is certainly a looker. But like most things radical, the chances are that you’ll fall into one camp or the other — you’ll either love it or hate it. There probably isn’t a better-looking helmet on the planet for sinister bad*ss cruising, but unfortunately, …

The Vendramini Marahton boots are made in Italy from real leather. These are very comfortable boots! The boots have a wide range of adjustments and include inner and outer ankle protection and shin protection. Vendramini claims that the Marathon boots are waterproof. But we haven’t used these boots in the rain so we can’t verify …

Cardo SHO-1 Shoei Intercom Review The Cardo SHO-1 is a new Cardo motorcycle helmet intercom system designed specifically for Shoei helmets. The SHO-1 was introduced at the 2013 EICMA show and the details were first announced in this Cardo SHO-1 preview, which was exclusive to webBikeWorld. The SHO-1 system is functionally similar in many ways to …

Sena Announces Universal Intercom With Cross-Brand Compatibility Will Be Available Via Firmware Update to Sena Intercom Owners! (Nov. 4, 2013) – Sena Technologies, Inc., a Bluetooth innovator in the motorcycle and outdoor activities market, has released a Universal Intercom feature for their full product line. The Universal Intercom is a unique technology to the industry, …

Sena SMH10 Version 5.0 “Universal Intercom” Firmware Update Preview Sena Technologies, Inc. announced today the version 5.0 firmware update for the SMH10 intercoms (review). The Sena “Universal Intercom” version 5.0 firmware upgrade (report) was first described on webBikeWorld in November of 2013 during the 2013 AIMExpo (report)in Orlando Florida. This is one of the most important motorcycle intercom news …

HJC FG-17 Helmet Review The HJC FG-17 slides in just under the company’s top-of-the-line RPHA-10 race helmet, which was formerly known as the HJC RPS-10 (review). The FG-17 incorporates many of the high-spec features from the RPHA-10, including the unique centrally-located visor lock. It has a fiberglass composite shell in place of the polycarbonate shells …

SPOT Gen3 GPS Tracking Device Review The SPOT Gen3 GPS is the third generation of a GPS personal tracking system and satellite messenger system. The SPOT GPS personal tracking system is designed to work with satellite-based communications. This means that the unit should be able to function virtually anywhere in the world, even in areas …

REV’IT! Seesoft Level 2 Back Protector Insert The REV’IT! Seesoft back protector insert is lightweight, flexible and comfortable. It also exceeds the CE Level 2 standard (report) for back protectors. The Seesoft back protector insert is relatively inexpensive. So even though I’d argue that it should be included in the higher-end REV’IT! jackets, it’s still a reasonable …

Kabuto Aeroblade III Helmet Review The OGK Kabuto Aeroblade III is the newest version of the popular Aeroblade series. It’s basically a street/sport version of the Kabuto FF-5V (review) that was reviewed recently on webBikeWorld.com. The Aeroblade III uses the same type of composite shell and the internal shape and fit is roughly the same as the …

A True GoPro Competitor The BlackVue Sport SC500 action camera takes excellent quality video and photographs that is better than most action cameras we have reviewed. The videos from the SC500 have a noticeably wider exposure range than is usually found in this type of video camera. Also, the colors are accurate and the video …

Clearwater “Erica” LED Lights Review The new Clearwater Erica lights are extremely powerful, with an incredible amount of light output. In fact, if you need more light than this, then you better wait for noon on a sunny day. We’d probably label the Erica lights as “For off-road use only”. That’s because even at their …

REV’IT! Oceanus GTX Gloves Review The Rev’it Oceanus GTX gloves are new for the fall and winter of 2013 and 2014. The “GTX” label signifies the Gore-Tex guaranteed waterproof and breathable membrane liner, and the Oceanus GTX gloves definitively passed the webBikeWorld “Bucket Test”. The glove exterior is entirely made from goat leather, which is …

Tucano Urbano “Seppia Invernale” Gloves Review The Tucano Urbano Seppia Invernale gloves are comfortable, warm and good-looking.They’re kind of a “stealth” winter motorcycle glove because it’s not easy to tell that there’s a big, hard main knuckle protector under the corduroy-look exterior. The finger knuckles have small hard protectors also. The gloves are completely waterproof, having …

Racer “Advance” Gore-Tex Gloves Review Like other winter gloves being reviewed in this series, the Racer Advance Gore-Tex “2-in-1” gloves are very comfortable when properly sized. They’re also very warm and quite unassuming in appearance, less the numerous branding markings. Setting them apart from many gloves though is the clearly labeled and highly valued Gore-Tex …

Racer “Race Carbon” Gloves Review The Racer Race Carbon gloves sacrifice some insulation and the Gore-Tex liner to both the Racer Advance gloves (review) and Racer Elevate gloves (review). Nevertheless, the Racer Race Carbon gloves have become my favourite. They are lightweight but solid, flexible but supporting, pliable but protective and they sure do provide lots of grip, wet …

Racer “Elevate” Gore-Tex Gloves Review The Racer Elevate gloves aren’t much like the other two Racer models evaluated — the Racer Advance gloves (review) and the Racer Race Carbon gloves (review). That is somewhat of a disappointment, although in retrospect, first impressions did count. We also had our doubts about how they would fare once exposed to the wBW “Bucket …

UClear “Pro” Microphones and Universal Earbuds UClear has introduced the UClear Pro headset and Universal Earbud kits for the HBC100 Plus and HBC200 intercoms. These are designed for use with half-helmets, 3/4 helmets and/or flip-up, modular or full face helmets. They include the patented UClear boomless “Microphone Array Technology”. And the systems add a whole …

Study Reveals Female Motorcycle Riders Feel Happier, More Confident and Sexier Than Women Who Don’t Ride December 29, 2013 – Harley-Davidson commissioned a study of female motorcycle riders and issued the following press release, edited by webBikeWorld.com. Who knew that the key to happiness might be where women least expect — out on the open road, and …