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Roadgear Coconut Socks Review Nice socks for wearing under motorcycle boots. But I’m not sure if they perform any better than cotton socks. Also, the fabric pilled after just one or two wearings. We’ve seen many interesting products come and go over the years, but coconut socks have to be about as far out there …

The Shark RSX Eagle So I went ahead and bought the Shark RSX helmet that I emailed you guys about. All I have to say about it so far is WOW. I felt uber-patriotic when I first saw it. The screaming eagle on it sealed the deal for me. I dig it, hardcore. The liner …

Rukka Sapphire Women’s Motorcycle Jacket   Summary:  Extremely well designed and executed with style for a women’s fit.  Very good attention to detail and absolutely waterproof and highly windproof. Lack of venting is not a shortfall as the outer shell breathes well — the Gore-Tex layer does its job in superb fashion. Appreciating the shortfalls …

Jett Battery Heated Vest: Take 2 We reviewed the original Jett battery heated vest in October 2006. Jett made a few changes to the 2007 version so we decided to post this report. The original Jett heated vest was a breakthrough. It allowed motorcyclists to stay warm without wires! We’ve been predicting the eventual dominance of battery …

Psychological or Real Back Support? We Test Back-A-Line Back Support Belt The Back-A-Line is a true back support, not an elastic “kidney belt”. It’s patented and the manufacturer says it’s medically proven to promote good posture. It can help reduce back pain and it’s fairly comfortable. The slightly thick design may mean a tight fit …

Lace-less Boots From REV’IT! The REV’IT! Freestyle boots have an interesting no-laces design. They’re comfortable with a good peg feel. Relatively light weight and the upper section is very flexible for walking. Claimed waterproof and uses breathable membrane. UPDATE:  REV’IT! Redesiged the Freestyle Boots for 2008 (See Below) It took a while, but I’ve become …

Sidi Canyon Gore-Tex Boots   Summary The Sidi Canyon boots are light weight with clean, simple styling. They work well as casual but sturdy footwear and still handle the more demanding job of protecting the feet while riding. These boots are comfortable, warm and stylish, and fully meet the needs of the on/off-road rider, male …

Interphone, Scala Rider TeamSet and IMC Camos Intercoms You may recall our last chapter in the continuing saga of Bluetooth disappointment (more on that in a minute), when our original set of Interphone Bluetooth intercoms were replaced with the Interphone “Comfort Kit”. This is an update on the replacement and some observations on the current …

The Scorpion EXO-1000 Is Here! Rather anti-climatic after the long wait and buildup, the Scorpion EXO-1000 is built like a tank and loaded with features, but more isn’t necessarily better. Finally! After all this time, the EXO-1000 has arrived. webBikeWorld had the world’s first photographs and product information on this helmet, which we posted on …

Triumph Triple Challenge Back Bigger and Better in 2008 November 21, 2007 – The Triumph Triple Challenge one-make Championship will enter its second season in 2008, boasting a bigger and better prize fund for entrants, as well as the chance for the hottest and brightest UK talent to shine on the World stage. A test …

SPOT GPS Personal Tracking Device November 21, 2007 – AdventureTRAK, Inc. has announced the highly anticipated arrival of the SPOT Personal Tracking Device. SPOT is a brand new GPS personal tracking system satellite messenger unit that is available for sale or rental. The SPOT GPS personal tracking system is designed to work with total satellite-based …

Tourmaster Synergy Gloves Review These Tourmaster Synergy gloves barely put out any heat, unlike the Tourmaster Synergy heated vest, which pumps out almost too much. In my opinion, the gloves are clumsy, they make my hands sweat, the gauntlets are strange and the wiring connectors get in the way. I really like the Tourmaster Synergy vest but, …

7EYE (Panoptx) Zephyr Women’s Sunglasses and Taku Men’s Sunglasses As you can see in the right-hand column, we have plenty of webBikeWorld reviews about motorcycle helmet visors, visor cleaners, anti-fog treatments (and more on the way), sun shades and more. But we never quite got around to motorcycle sunglasses, for some reason. It certainly couldn’t …

Tourmaster Synergy Vest for Heat The prodigious amount of heat is transferred smoothly and evenly through carbon fiber fabric, so no worries about hot spots or wires. Segment-busting price includes the controller that should come with every other heated vest but doesn’t. Also, a wiring harness for the bike that should come with every other …

2008 Moto Guzzi Report The big news at Moto Guzzi for 2008 is the Stelvio (see our report).  But the Mandello del Lario based company has also made a few updates to the 1200 Sport and a major engine update for the Griso for 2008. We’ve included some information on the new Griso 8V, including …

Joe Rocket Ballistic 7.0 Jacket The Joe Rocket Ballistic jacket is this year’s perfect 3/4-length jacket for temperatures ranging from approximately 45 to 80 F (7 to 27 C). It’s light weight, very comfortable and fits like a glove. It also looks great, claimed waterproof, decent armor, good venting, loaded with innovate features…and the price …

Sidi On-Road Boots Review The Sidi On Road Gore-Tex boots are the number one boot for this rider. They are an impressive example of what sound design, technological innovation and craftsmanship can produce. Absolutely waterproof, breathable, warm, comfortable, and easy to care for day in, day out. With clean, simple lines and their obvious quality …

2008 BMW Motorcycles BMW’s two-wheel product expansion takes another step forward for 2008, with six new or extensively revised models in four different categories. In addition, the company moves into yet one more displacement class this year with another all-new off-road design. The company’s HP, Supersport and Adventure-Touring ranks also expand via new or extensively …

Itech Fog Free Spray C-Clear, Optic Guard and Vari-CLEAR Anti-Fog Treatments What started out as a review of Itech Fog Free Anti-Fog Spray turned into a search for this year’s “perfect” anti-fog coating. You won’t find it here, unfortunately, but the search will continue… Kevin started the latest round in what’s become almost a yearly survey …

The Zox Nevado R The Zox Nevado R is yet another surprisingly good helmet from Zox. It’s an excellent value for the money with high quality throughout. The build quality seems way better than it should be at this price point, with one major exception. And it’s also relatively quiet for a flip-up helmet. How …

Another Mil-Themed Helmet by Akuma High quality, unique graphics, good air flow and a built-in LED flashlight and red LED lights in the “exhaust pipes” make this helmet a standout. How do you one-up the Akuma V-1 Ghost Rider (review)r?  It’s not easy, to be sure. But remember: the Air Force inventory includes the F-117 Nighthawk …

A High/Low End HJC Helmet? Shell seems bulky. The exhaust vents and design of the liner allow higher than average noise levels. Rotating internal sun visor works only in the full on or off positions. The HJC FS-10 fills a gap that HJC apparently perceived in their lineup. The FS-10 is one of the most …

Will Pink Get You Noticed? This Vox flip-up has a strange fit, a very narrow eye port and so-so vent parts quality. The Zox Nevado R (review) is way more helmet for the same money, in our opinion. NOTE: Some Vox 803 helmets have been recalled, see below. We were all set to review the Zox Nevado when a …

Wizards Mist-n-Shine Quick Detailer Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Quick detailer Type: Spray bottle, 22 oz. (650 ml) Manufacturer: Wizards Products Made In: U.S.A Retail Price: $14.25 Claims – “Anti-Static; Anti-Streak; No Silicone; No Oily Film; Slippery; High Gloss.” For Use On – “Use on paint, chrome, glass.  Safe for paint, clear coat, metal, glass, plastic and rubber trim.” Claimed Features – “Safely removes …

Sprayway Motorcycle Helmet Visor & Windscreen Cleaner   Summary Non-ammonia based cleaner, works great on helmets and visors. I haven’t found anything that works better. Background There’s a cool little old-style auto parts store in my local village. It’s been there since Henry Ford was buying flame decals for the buttons on his knickers. Their …

Rollastand Wheel Roller Review Very handy device for a motorcycle without a center stand. Allows you to rotate wheels for cleaning, checking tire pressures and chain maintenance. Two models available; one for sportbikes and one for cruisers This is one of those “must have” products for any bike without a center stand. It’s also something …

Aqua Leopard Skin! WOW! What can I say, other than the Cortech LNX is not your typical women’s motorcycle jacket. Let me start with a couple of confessions: I just started riding motorcycles (as a passenger ONLY). What is my other confession? I am addicted to fashion. I love clothes, especially clothes that look like …

Women’s Joe Rocket Lotus Textile Jacket As I pulled this jacket out of the box, I have to admit, my expectations were not high. I had just reviewed the trendy Cortech LNX Leopard print leather jacket and I did not think that the Lotus jacket could measure up. Boy, was I surprised! This jacket looks just as …

SHIFT Dyer Jacket and Havoc Pants The best of both worlds?  The leather should provide good abrasion protection and the textile provides good air flow.  Comfort and good looks at a reasonable price. Believe it or not, there’s an urban legend — maybe one of the first? — that’s over 100 years old and still …

Wizards Black Renew Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Black plastic and trim cleaner Type: Squeeze bottle, 8 oz. (237 ml) Manufacturer: Wizards Products Made In: U.S.A Retail Price: $12.95 Claims – “Cleans, Renews, Protects all color exterior trim.” For Use On – “Use to remove old wax and white compound residue from old moldings, bumpers, door handles and mud guards.” Claimed Features – “Water …

Wizards Power Seal Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Metal polish sealant Type: Squeeze bottle, 8 oz. (237 ml) Manufacturer: Wizards Products] Made In: U.S.A Retail Price: $12.95 Claims – “Micro Polishes, Super Seals, Environmental Shield.  Transfers an ‘acrylic’ environmental shield to metal surfaces that helps retain gloss and resist tarnishing.” For Use On – “Smooth or previously polished metals.” Claimed Features – “Protects against …

Wizards Metal Renew Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Metal polish Type: Squeeze bottle, 8 oz. (237 ml) Manufacturer: Wizards Products Made In: U.S.A. Retail Price: $12.95 Claims – “Cleans, Shines, Protects.” For Use On – “All types of metal surfaces.  Wheels, exhaust parts, accessories, truck tanks (?), motorcycle components.  Aluminum, stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper, nickel magnesium, tarnished chrome, silver and gold.” Claimed …

Wizards Metal Polish   Manufacturer: Wizards Products Retail Price: $12.95 Type: Cotton wadding, 3.3 oz. (85 g) Made In: U.S.A. Category:  Metal polish Claims – “Cleans, Shines, Protects.” For Use On – “Use on aluminum, tarnished chrome, stainless steel, brass, copper, nickel, pewter, magnesium, silver, gold.  Not recommended for plated gold, plated silver or show chrome.  Safe for use on coated …

Sprayway Motorcycle Helmet Visor & Windscreen Cleaner Non-ammonia based cleaner, works great on helmets and visors. I haven’t found anything that works better. There’s a cool little old-style auto parts store in my local village. It’s been there since Henry Ford was buying flame decals for the buttons on his knickers. Their prices are about …

Wizards Supreme Seal Paint Sealant Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Paint sealant Manufacturer: Wizards Products Type: Squeeze bottle, 12 oz. (355 ml) Retail Price: $16.45 Made In: U.S.A. Claims – “Bonds to Paint; Tight Micro Seal; Super Acrylic Gloss; Tougher Than Wax.  Durable paint sealant, engineered to bond to paint with a tight ‘micro sealing’ process.” For Use On – “Safe and recommended …

From “D.W.” (December 2012): “I can’t believe I fell victim to this design fault and didn’t realise until I went looking for the information after the event. The front wheel on my newly purchased R1200GSA locked up as I came off the tar seal onto a gravel section. I have four broken ribs a broken ankle …

Wizards Shine Master Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Liquid polish Manufacturer: Wizards Products Type: Squeeze bottle, 16 oz. (473 ml) Retail Price: $16.45 Made In: U.S.A. Owner Comments:  Below Claims – “Show Gloss; Removes Swirls; Easy On – Easy Off; Durable Polymer Protection; Safe for Freshly Painted Surfaces.” For Use On – “Safe and recommended for clear coat, stripes and decals, fiberglass, Lexan, Plexiglas …

Olympia 4150 Gore-Tex All-Season Gloves Extremely comfortable, flexible, warm, lightweight and strong. Supple, with the feel of quality leather, soft cushioning insulation for warmth and waterproof even under prolonged wet conditions. Recommended for use over the 4C/39F to 25C/77F range (Spring, Fall and Winter, depending on riding location). These gloves, when used with hand-guards and/or electrical hand-warmers …

High Quality Protective Gloves High-quality race gloves with all the right features but at an astoundingly low price. Veloce has been developing a line of motorcycle clothing, and when they sent this pair of “Legionnaire” gloves a few weeks ago their website wasn’t even up and running. They never mentioned pricing, and I had no …

Airoh TR-1 Modular (Convertible) Helmet Is this the coolest-looking helmet on the planet? Its looks make up for its shortcomings; thin padding, tight fit and slightly higher than average noise levels. It’s official: Airoh has now taken over as purveyors of the most outrageous motorcycle helmets on the planet. That distinction was previously held by …