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BikeComm Hola Motorcycle Intercom Review Part 3: Hola Intercom Ride Report As a long-term effort there has been lots of opportunity to use all of the Hola systems with different helmets while riding different motorcycles under differing riding conditions. The first thing that needs to be mentioned is how much the firmware updates and upgraded …

Does the DR650 Need a Fork Brace? The SuperBrace Fork Brace is relatively easy to install on the DR650. The manufacturer claims it can reduce low- and high-speed wobbles, improve stability and reduce tire cupping. It is also supposed to help reduce sensitivity to rain grooves in the pavement. We haven’t noticed any of these …

FandyFire UV-S5 LED Flashlight Review The FandyFire UV-S5 is a 3,000 lumen beast. It’s more flashlight than anyone needs, proving that more isn’t always better. But, it’s cheap enough, so if you want ultimate bragging rights, this is the light to have. One thing’s for sure: the FandyFire UV-S5 makes every other flashlight — and …

Hillside Leather Jacket Review I just got back from a trip to the Grand Canyon that is 2,630 miles round trip from Magnolia, Texas. 2,630 miles in 6 days plus an extra day touring the Grand Canyon park — not bad for a 71 year old guy! The Hillside jacket worked as advertised. I rode in temperatures …

BMW Announces Updates for 2013 July 6, 2012 –  Munich. A number of model updates will be integrated in the BMW Motorrad program for the model year 2013. The models will be available for order in the new configuration at all BMW Motorrad dealerships from August 2012. The 2013 changes are outlined below. BMW on Record …

UClear WT300 “Spider” Bluetooth Adapter Review An excellent universal Bluetooth audio adapter, the UClear WT300 “Spider” streams stereo sound from any connected device. It also connects a two-way radio with your motorcycle Bluetooth intercom system. The WT300 kit comes with a wireless Push-to-Talk (PTT) controller that can be attached to the handlebar or elsewhere. The …

Airoh J106 Helmet Review The Airoh J106 is a true modular motorcycle helmet that can be converted from full-face to open-face in an instant. It is dual homologated, meeting the ECE 22.05 P and J safety standards to be worn in either configuration whilst riding a motorcycle. The J106 is very light, with a thin …

AGV and Dainese 2012 Summer Style Series: The new AGV Grid helmet is an update of the popular AGV T-2 (review). The Grid evolves some of the familiar T-2 features, including that low-profile chin vent with excellent air flow, a “semi-race” fit and excellent overall quality and feel. The helmet shell is made from a combination …

Dainese “Aspide” Jacket Review The Dainese Aspide jacket is new for 2012. It is a lighter-weight motorcycle jacket designed to provide good air flow with decent protection and a lot of style. The Aspide is not a mesh jacket, but the special Cordura fabric provides excellent air flow. Protection includes EC Level 1 shoulder and …

Dainese “Air Frame” Jacket Review The Dainese Air Frame jacket is also new for 2012. The Air Frame is a lighter-weight motorcycle jacket designed to provide excellent air flow with protective features and style. It provides maximum air flow due to the type of open-weave mesh used in the jacket shell. The jacket also includes …

AGV “K-4 EVO” Helmet Review The AGV K4 EVO is the 2012 update of the AGV K-4, which was an evolution of the AGV K-3 (review) from 2010. The K4 EVO has an upgraded liner and padding system that uses a new “skin friendly” fabric. The weight has also been reduced and the quality has been improved. …

MOTO-D Summer Undersuit Review The MOTO-D summer undersuit is a surprisingly comfortable and very stretchy liner for leathers, textile or other riding gear. It makes climbing into and out of leathers a lot easier and it reduces chafing. Works just as well under a textile street jacket and pants outfit and it’s surprisingly cool and …

BMW Launches New Motorcycle Race Helmet June 15, 2012 – BMW announced a new “Race” helmet today but provided very few details and only a single photo of the prototype. It’s possible that the helmet is being developed in conjunction with Schuberth, who has developed other BMW motorcycle helmets. Their press release stated the following: BMW …

Built-in Spats for Asphalt Style The Dainese Asphalt shoes are comfortable, stylish and comfortable. But, wide feet may not fit. A few of the safety and protective features have been borrowed from Dainese race boots, a nice surprise. They’re also a great match for the Dainese Druids gloves and the rest of the AGV and …

Dainese D1 Kevlar Jeans Review The Dainese D1 Kevlar jeans feature a heavyweight blend of denim with Kevlar fibers incorporated into the weave. Additional abrasion protection is provided in the form of “Kevlar Jersey” knitted fabric in the crotch and hips. The D1 Kevlar jeans have a lot of style and the cut is shaded …

BikeVis Bullets V2 LED Running Lights The new BikeVis Bullets V2 are claimed to be twice as bright as the originals. And the original BikeVis Bullets LED running lights are still one of our favorite motorcycle accessories. The V2 Bullets are the same size as the originals, but an upgraded LED light and a tweaked …

Nolan N85 Helmet Review The new Nolan N85 is something like a full-face version of the popular Nolan N104 (review). It has the same high levels of quality we’ve come to expect from Nolan and it has all the features expected in a high-end street/sport helmet. But the single most amazing feature of the N85 is …

Dainese “Druids” Gloves Review The Dainese Druids gloves are a street-sport type that is lightweight and with high levels of protection. Features include a large knuckle protector, carbon fiber sliders over the secondary knuckles and TPU protectors on the outside of the hand. The quality level is high and the Druids gloves come in a variety of …

Nolan N85 Helmet Review   Summary The new Nolan N85 is something like a full-face version of the popular Nolan N104 (review). It has the same high levels of quality we’ve come to expect from Nolan and it has all the features expected in a high-end street/sport helmet. But the single most amazing feature of the …

AGV Sport Laguna Motorcycle Gloves Review The AGV Sport Laguna gloves are the “premier full length sport-racing glove” in the AGV Sport lineup. These sport or sport-touring gloves are made from soft, mid-weight leather and they have an array of protective features. Their main claim to fame is the large amount of perforated leather surface area between …

“Those Wearing Full Face Helmets Will Be Shot…” Editor’s Note: This just in from the Philippines, sent by webBikeWorld reader “N.S.”. Probably the only good reason I’ve heard of for not wearing a full-face helmet! From “N.S.” (May 25, 2012) – This is the type of thing we have to deal with here in the Philippines. The headline …

AGV AX-8 Dual EVO Helmet Review The AX-8 Dual EVO is a redesigned version of the 2011 AGV AX-8 Dual helmet. The new version has high-quality construction and several features not found on other dual-sport helmets. It’s also quieter than average and the peak has a low-lift design that works. The helmet is also relatively …

The SCHUBERTH S2 Helmet The SCHUBERTH S2 is the company’s new sport/touring helmet that includes an internal sun visor. It is made with typical SCHUBERTH quality and features, including a built-in intercom antenna (for the SCHUBERTH SRCS-2 system only). Its comfortable and the weight is very reasonable, especially considering the features. However, the S2 doesn’t …

U.S. Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by State: 2011 Preliminary Data May 22, 2012 – A report released today by the U.S. Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) finds that no progress was made in reducing motorcyclist deaths in 2011. Based upon preliminary data from 50 states and the District of Columbia, GHSA projects that motorcycle fatalities remained at about …

Cardo Scala Rider G9 Intercom Review Far more feature-rich than the Scala Rider G4 (review), the latest addition to the “G” family isn’t much bigger, but it is definitely better. For example, the Cardo Scala Rider G9 has the best (i.e., most responsive) audio gain control I have experienced. Combined with near-silent functionality, the G9 intercom …

And Improved Clearwater “Andie” With Even More Power The Clearwater Andie 800 lumen LED flashlight is another stunner. It’s so powerful, it makes the original Andie LED flashlight seem weak — and that’s saying something! The original Clearwater “Andie” LED flashlight (review) was a hit when it was first released in 2009. We’re big flashlight fans here …

Vitesse “Glove” Motorcycle Boots Review The Vitesse Glove motorcycle boots are outstanding. They are built to a very high standard of design and quality and they don’t look like every other sports boot on the market For the serious motorcyclist, the balance between protection and style/comfort is always hard to get right. Everyone’s seen foolhardy …

Flo Stainless Steel Reusable Oil Filter The PC Racing Flo Oil Filter is a beautifully machined billet aluminum case with a reusable stainless mesh filter. The filter is claimed to have 200% more filter capacity than disposable media types and it allows the owner to see the residue to check for problems. The spin-on Flo …

Spark Camelot Windproof Vest More outstanding Spark quality in a wind-blocking, moisture-wicking vest to match the Camelot shirt. It works for summer or winter, as a wind barrier for mesh jackets or to improve wind-blocking in cold weather. Where to Buy Spark Motorcycle Windproof Underwear Also Shop for: Motorcycle Jackets, Motorcycle Gloves, Motorcycle Boots, Motorcycle Pants Background We have …

Second Take on the BMG Adventure Jacket The British Motorcycle Gear BMG Adventure II jacket is a recent update to the original BMG Adventure jacket (review). The updates include the deletion of the removable sleeves (some originals with removable sleeves are still available). Also included in the Adventure II jacket is the use of new DuPont 2120D Cordura …

Harley-Davidson Dealers Ranked 1st in 2012  Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index More wBW:  Motorcycle Reviews  |  Product Reviews  |  Motorcycle News May 11, 2012 – Industry benchmarking study shows widespread improvement in dealership treatment of motorcycle shoppers Harley-Davidson dealerships returned to the top ranking in the newly released 2012 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index (PSI) U.S. Motorcycle Industry Benchmarking …

Michelin Pilot Road 3 Motorcycle Tires Outstanding grip in wet and dry conditions. Very neutral handling, fast warm-up times. Noticeable difference from the Michelin Pilot Road 2 tires on the Ducati Multistrada 620. “Motorcycle tires are so good today that 99.9% of motorcycle owners wouldn’t notice the difference from one brand or type to another”. …

CRF1000L Africa Twin Confirmed for 2016 Model Year. Honda has announced the return of one of motorcycling’s most celebrated and evocative names: the Africa Twin. Having shown the direction of its development and intent with the reveal of the True Adventure prototype at EICMA in November 2014, American Honda can now confirm that the all-new …

ROOF Boxer V8 Helmet The Roof Boxer V8 helmet is another variant in the classic Roof Boxer helmet series. The Boxer V8 looks as unique now as it did when the original was first introduced in 1995 as the world’s first dual-homologated (full-face and Jet) helmet with a fully rotating flip-up visor. Like the original Roof …

Arai XD4 Helmet Review The Arai XD4 is a modest update of the XD3. It includes a new face shield design that now incorporates brow vents. A redesigned peak and refined overall shape makes the XD4 the smoothest-feeling, low-drag, low-lift dual-sport helmets you’ll find. The XD4 is one of the lightest weight dual-sport helmets and …

Clover Tekno Jacket Review The Clover Tekno jacket is the world’s first motorcycle jacket with detachable layers that is certified to the CE EN-13595 series Level 2 standard. The series includes three of the most important tests for motorcycle clothing: EN 13595-2 impact abrasion resistance; EN 13595-3 for burst strength and EN 13595-4 for impact …

Norton TT Racer Norton TT Racer to Compete at Isle of Man More wBW:  Motorcycle Reviews  |  Product Reviews  |  Vintage & Classic Motorcycles April 18, 2012 – Norton Motorcycles has announced the factory’s intent to compete in the 2012 Isle of Man TT Senior race, and the development of their new race bike. Racing is an essential part of …

Nelson-Rigg CL-950 Deluxe Saddlebags Review The Nelson-Rigg CL-950 Deluxe Saddlebags sleek styling and adjustability will fit many different motorcycles. Installation and removal is a “piece of cake” with the efficient included mounting system. Large compartments and the fuss-free ability to attach a Nelson-Rigg tail bag make this the perfect luggage for a week on the …

A Front Fender Bag for the DR650 This is a Quick Look at the Wolfman Enduro Fender Bag and the Pro Cycle DR650 Fender Brace. The fender bag needs a few tweaks to be more useful and I’m not sure the fender brace is really necessary. Oh well — you win some, you lose some… …

Midland BT Next Intercom Review Using the Midland BT Next system is a pleasure in every way. Midland has truly brought the BT to the “Next” level. Introduction to the Midland BT Next Connectivity with multiple devices via primary and secondary Bluetooth inputs and a wired connection lets the Midland BT Next offer unmatched services …