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Tourmaster Response 2.0 WP Road Boots A comfortable and reasonably protective boot that is a real sleeper when it comes to bang for the buck. But, are they really waterproof? When it comes to riding gear, my boots get the most use. I often commute to work on my bike and when I get there, …

Poseidon Gore-Tex Pants to Match the Jacket The new REV’IT! Poseidon GTX pants match thePoseidon GTX jacket (review). The pants feature the same Gore-Tex Pro waterproof construction that is “Guaranteed to Keep You Dry”. The updated REV’IT! VCS Aquadefence vents are also featured on the pants. That includes the FidLock magnetic snap system, which makes …

Rokker “Original Rokker” Jeans Review The Rokker Original (actually, it’s Original Rokker) jeans are very comfortable and they’re also probably the best fitting motorcycle protective jeans I’ve tried to date. You’d never know there’s a full-length Schoeller Dynatec (.pdf info sheet) lining underneath because the outer stitching is nearly identical to street jeans. The Dynatec lining is …

Radiantz Flexible LED Turn Signal Accessory Lights Roll your own custom LED lights. These lights will wrap around forks or they can be arranged on saddlebags, turn signal stalks, anywhere! They’re the best thing since … LEDs! How would you like to improve the visibility of your motorcycle AND have a ton of fun doing …

Michelin Anakee III Tires   Summary When I first purchased my (used) 2002 BMW R 1150 GS (review), my intentions were to explore more unpaved roads. It wasn’t long before I discovered that riding off-road requires an additional set of skills, especially when riding a bike as large and heavy as my GS. You can learn …

Fulmer RX4 Helmet Review The Fulmer RX4 is the latest version of the company’s “RX” off-road helmet series. The RX4 has a more modern off-road helmet shape and style than previous Fulmer RX helmets and it’s available in a range of bright colours and graphics. The overall build quality and construction is excellent and the …

Kabuto FF-5V Helmet Review The Kabuto FF-5V is the latest iteration of the OGK top-of-the-line race helmet. Don’t let the phrase “race helmet” scare you though, because the FF-5V is also an excellent choice as an all-around street/sport helmet. It meets the DOT standard and all sizes are Snell M2010 certified. The FF-5V has outstanding …

2014 Honda Motorcycles Announced More wBW: Motorcycle Reviews  |  Product Reviews  |  Helmet Reviews November 20, 2013 –  Honda introduces 13 new or revised models for 2014. Honda introduced its 2014 lineup, with six new models, two new 650cc machines with in-line 4 engines, a new CTX trio with distinctive custom cruiser look and new styling directions for VFR800F and …

Volt “Titan” Battery Heated Gloves Review The Volt Titan 7 Men’s 7v Leather Heated Gloves are comfortable, waterproof and warm. They’re not specifically designed as motorcycle gloves, but other than the absence of hard protectors, you’d never know it. The gloves are slightly bulky, but that is the case with most winter motorcycle gloves. Each Titan glove uses …

Mobile Warming LTD Max Battery Heated Gloves The Mobile Warming LTD Max heated gloves are comfortable and have a thinner profile than the Volt Titan gloves reviewed in Part 1 of this series. The thinner profile provided by the Exkin Air insulation has a downside, however. The Mobile Warming gloves registered the same 150° F as the …

The Mid-Range Adventure-Touring Jacket The REV’IT! Sand II jacket is an update to the originalREV’IT! Sand jacket (review). And the original Sand jacket was their best-selling jacket ever, according to REV’IT! The REV’IT! Sand II jacket and pants are the current highest level of REV’IT! clothing that does not include Gore-Tex. Several features of the Sand II jacket …

Pilot “Trans.Urban” Jacket The Pilot Trans-Urban jacket is comfortable and it feels rugged and reliable. The jacket shell is a combination of 600 denier “Pilotex” textile with 1680 denier overlays on the shoulders and elbows. It is also water-resistant; water did not leak through in our testing. The shell also feature an attached Reissa breathable waterproof liner …

Tokyo Motor Show 2013 Report Tokyo is the most interesting motor show for two-wheelers, because there’s always a generous showing of bikes from the Big Four. This year’s Tokyo Motor Show was a lot livelier than 2011’s iteration (the show runs once every two years); this was clear to see by the larger number of …

All-Weather Mid-Range Pants The REV’IT! Sand 2 pants are a mild upgrade to the original REV’IT! Sand pants (review). Actually, either pair would be a good match for both the original REV’IT! Sand jacket (review) and the updated REV’IT! Sand 2 jacket (review). Either way, the Sand 2 pants are much like the originals; these are nicely styled and …

Tucano Urbano “Aviatore” Gloves Review The Tucano Urbano Aviatore gloves feature modern technology and protection with vintage looks. The good looks are matched by equally fine performance, even in rain and cold. The Aviatore gloves are 100% genuine leather and include a synthetic fur lining for that “genuine” WWI SPAD S.VII fighter pilot look. Modern …

Sena and Nexx Partner on X-COM and SX-COM Bluetooth Intercom (Nov. 5, 2013) – Sena Technologies, Inc., a Bluetooth innovator in the motorcycle and outdoor activities market, today announced their recent partnership with Nexx Helmets to create the all-new X-COM and SX-COM Bluetooth communication devices. Both of the all-new units have been designed to be …

Sena and HJC Announce the H-Talk Bluetooth Intercom November 4, 2013 –  Sena Technologies, Inc. today announced their recent partnership with HJC Helmets to create the all-new H-Talk Bluetooth intercom system. Sena also announced today the Sena Universal Intercom (report) and the X-COM and SX-COM intercoms for Nexx helmets (report). H-Talk is a communication system that will be integrated …

Cardo Scala Rider SmartSet Android App for the G9 Intercom We all anxiously await the next generation of Bluetooth motorcycle intercom systems which promise a whole lot more “gee whiz” and bang for our buck. In the meantime, Cardo has quietly (sort of) added an Android-based “SmartSet” mobile app to its system maintenance suite. This …

Michelin T63 80/20 Dual-Sport Tires I found the Michelin T63 tires to be reliable both off-road and on the pavement. They have excellent tire wear for a knobby off/on road type tire. The T63’s handled whatever surface we encountered on the western half of the Trans-America Trail with aplomb. They provided good grip on the …

REV’IT! Sand Pro vs. Striker Gloves Comparison Review The REV’IT! Sand Pro and Striker gloves are similar in both design and intended use. They are two of five total off-road oriented short textile gloves offered by the Netherlands-based company for 2013. The Sand Pro and Striker make for a good comparison because each has a …

HJC CL-Max II Helmet Review The HJC CL-Max II is a basic, no-frills, flip-up motorcycle helmet. It’s comfortable (for “Round” shaped heads) and the price is right; it can be found for $115.00 in solid colors. One of the big selling points for the CL-Max II is that it is available in a huge number …

Caberg Tourmax: World’s First Dual-Sport Flip-up Helmet! October 25, 2013 – Caberg Helmets is celebrating its 40th anniversary in typical Caberg style with another motorcycle helmet first. The Caberg Tourmax is the world’s first dual-sport flip-up motorcycle helmet! UPDATE (November 7, 2013) – The Caberg Tourmax prototype has arrived! Full review coming soon. Here are some …

Shoei RF-1200 Helmet The Shoei RF-1200 is the latest iteration of the very popular and venerable RF-series. It’s an all-around sport, sport-touring and streetbike helmet that comes in lots of different colors and graphics and it spans 4 shell sizes in an XS to XXL head size range. The DOT version of the RF-1200 is …

New SCHUBERTH Helmet Colors for 2014 October 20, 2013 – Final report from the AIMExpo show. SCHUBERTH has spiced up their color palette for 2014 with many new colors. The SCHUBERTH C3 Pro (preview), the SCHUBERTH SR1 (review) and the SCHUBERTH S2 (review) all get the treatment. I took a closer look at the SCHUBERTH C3 Pro at the SCHUBERTH …

More Photos and Motorcycle Gear From the 2013 AIMExpo October 19, 2013 – Here are more photos from the show. I didn’t get all the details on these but will follow up on some of them with a detailed review. More: 2013 AIMExpo Reports Publication Date: October 19, 2013 Note: For informational use only. All material and photographs …

Sena 20S Bluetooth Intercom and Sena “Expand” Preview October 17, 2013 – Sena had another major announcement today at the AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida. In addition to the Sena Action Camera (preview), Sena has announced the new Sena 20S intercom. The all-new Sena 20S is a state-of-the-art motorcycle and powersports Bluetooth communication system. It has a …

Impulse LED Brake Light/Turn Signal Jacket October 17, 2013 – Here’s a quick video only of the Impulse LED jacket. This is a new company that coincidentally is located not far from the AIMExpo show in Orlando. So they decided to come over and show their new jackets, which are in the final prototype stages. …

October 17, 2013 – There’s retro and then there’s retro. The new Bell Bullitt is both. Not sure who’s going to buy one of these to actually ride with… Maybe somebody making a 1960’s movie who needs a prop? It’s apparently meant to be a Bell 60th anniversary special. Here’s the info from the (edited) …

Pilot Trans.Urban Jacket Preview October 17, 2013 – Pilot USA is a relatively unknown custom manufacturer of motorcycle apparel. Pilot makes custom leather suits for AMA motorcycle racers and others and the company also makes the apparel for Suzuki, Honda and others. Chances are you’ve seen Pilot motorcycle clothing, but just didn’t know it! That …

2014 Shark “Raw” Helmets October 16, 2013 – The new Shark “Raw” helmet has to be one of the most unique designs…ever. I ordered one — as did many other webBikeWorlders — way back in the Spring. The helmets were supposed to be here in July, then September. Well, the wait is finally (almost) over! …

The One and Only Ultra-Classic The Belstaff Tourist Trophy jacket is based on the iconic Belstaff Trialmaster jacket (review). But it’s now modernized with D3O protectors and a removable quilted lining. This type of waxed cotton water-resistant design has been used for well over 100 years and has been proven by sailors and anyone requiring protection from …

Tucano Urbano “Trip” Jacket The Tucano Urbano Trip jacket is a very stylish take on motorcycle and scooter attire. No problem wearing this to a store, a movie or to dinner. In fact, it’s probably better looking than most jackets in your street wardrobe. Not only that, but it comes with a nice looking synthetic …

Garmin VIRB Action Camera Preview The Garmin VIRB is brand new and ours just arrived yesterday. The battery is still charging, but here are a few very quick pics and initial impressions. A full webBikeWorld review will be coming soon and we’ll compare the Garmin VIRB with the GoPro Hero 3 (review). It seems like everybody …

Garmin Makes An Action Camera The Garmin VIRB action camera is built like a brick with excellent overall construction. It’s also relatively heavy and we discovered that this has implications when mounting the camera. Overall, we’re disappointed with the video quality of the Garmin VIRB and we hope that Garmin can and will correct the …

Sidi “Traffic Air” Boots Review The Sidi Traffic Air boots are the fully perforated version of the Sidi Traffic Rain boots. They include two useful features and also something rather interesting that we discovered. First, they’re “user friendly” due to the simple side entry zipper. And the combination of perforated sides and thin liner give …

Tactical Boots Comparison Are you willing to forgo some of the features of motorcycle-specific riding boots? Then try the Ridge Outdoors “9000 Ultimate Zipper boots” and the Blackhawk “Warrior Wear Light Assault Boots”. They will cover most — perhaps all — of your riding needs. They are both rugged, functional, extremely comfortable, and cost less …

Cardo and Shoei Announce Intercom Partnership October 28, 2013 –  Shoei and Cardo announce a high-end communication system for Shoei Customers Shoei Co., Ltd. and Cardo Systems Inc. announced today that they have signed an agreement under which Cardo will design, develop and market an unique and high-end communication system to specifically fit the Shoei Neotec, …

Nolan N44 Helmet Review Releasing even a single new helmet design is a major undertaking; three at once is nearly unheard of. But that’s just what Nolan is doing today, with the release of the brand-new Nolan N44. Also released today are the completely redesigned Nolan N86 full-face replacing the Nolan N85 (review), which was the …

Nolan N91 Helmet The Nolan N91 replaces the Nolan N90 (review), which was the 2010 webBikeWorld Flip-up Helmet of the Year. The N90 was and still is a very popular flip-up helmet. Priced at $150 less than the flagship Nolan N104 flip-up (review), the N90 is what we like to call a “steal”. The N91 continues that legacy. …

Nolan N86 Helmet Review The Nolan N86 is the third new helmet announced by the Italian manufacturer for 2014. The N86 replaces the Nolan N85 (review), which was the webBikeWorld Motorcycle Helmet of the Year in 2012. The N85 was very impressive when it arrived and it had a lot to like. It reminded us of …