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BMG Challenger Jacket I’ll admit it: I’m a Belstaff fan and have been for a number of years. Belstaff was the “It” brand back in the day…I’m talking about the way, way back, when engineer boots, jeans and a thrift store leather jacket were all we had. Yep — add a pair of leather garden gloves and …

Gorillapod Flexible Camera Tripod I’ll bet you’re wondering why in the world webBikeWorld has a review on a miniature tripod? What does this contraption have to do with motorcycles?  Stay with me here, because I’m about explain. Neither my wife nor I are what you would call true camera buffs, but we do take a …

Teknic Speedstar Gloves Review Teknic Speedstar gloves offer what is probably the latest and greatest thinking for motorcycle race gloves. They fit my slim fingers and although they’re snug, they are comfortable because of the extra care taken on the lining and internal stitching. We’ve always been impressed with Teknic motorcycle clothing and accessories and we even …

webBikeWorld Live Report From The 2007 Powersports Dealer Expo   Live Report Home  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5 Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 I’m back from the show, but there are still a few more stories to tell.  First of all, I have to apologize for the poor quality photos.  The lighting is …

Those of us who have experienced the misfortune of seeing our own bike in its “natural” position, on its side, know what a gut wrenching site this is. On occasion it’s a toss-up as to which is injured more, our pride or the bike. And of course, this is most apt to happen when there’s …

Roadgear TDF Motorcycle Boots Our new fascination with less-than-full-height motorcycle boots has led us to the Roadgear TDF, a relatively new product in the Roadgear lineup. I’m not sure that “short” is the best way to describe this type of motorcycle boot, but “height inhibited”, “ankle height” or “less than full height” don’t cut it, …

Wiha Micro-Finish Screwdriver Review   Summary The Wiha Micro-Finish screwdrivers are very well made. They have a high quality, excellent feel and good gripping surface. They’re so nice, it’s rather a shame to get them dirty and greasy. But they work better than any other screwdrivers I’ve tried, so don’t be afraid to use them! …

Wiha “Magic Ring” Hex Driver Set   Summary The Wiha Magic Ring is a special tip that holds socket head cap screws. This set is Wiha Part Number 36795. It includes 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm and 6 mm sizes. Each tool has the special Wiha cushion grip and “Magic Ring” patented end. The …

T-Handle Allen Wrench Set for the Garage The Craftsman T-handle Allen wrenches are very nice to use with their big, fat handles. I really appreciate the extended lengths on these tools because they are handy when working on motorcycles. The Allen Wrench I must be the only motorcycle mechanic in the world without a “T” …

Garmin C330 GPS Review Although I hate to admit it, technology has continuously played an important role in my life. Over the past two years it has taken over my sense of reality as it pertains to motorcycling. As luck would have it, my income outpaces my common sense, so I tend to dabble in …

The Arai Vector motorcycle helmet is new to the 2007 Arai lineup. The Arai staff have been pretty busy lately, because the Vector comes right on the heels of the recently released and all-new Arai Profile, which replaced the Signet. The Vector (known as the Arai Chaser in the UK), which replaces the Astral-X in the …

Triboseat Seat Cover Review The Triboseat seat cover gets its name from the science of tribology. Tribology, by the way, is not the study of tribbles! Tribology is defined as “a study that deals with the design, friction, wear, and lubrication of interacting surfaces in relative motion” according to Merriam Webster’s dictionary. I first heard …

Roadgear Tierra del Fuego Pants We’re very lucky indeed to have a huge selection of motorcycle jackets, pants, helmets, gloves and other gear lying in wait for the next webBikeWorld review. But even with all of the various combinations of jackets and pants to choose from, I still seem to gravitate towards one or two …

Interphone F3 Bluetooth Intercom Review The Interphone Bluetooth intercom was developed by a European consortium and the product was just officially launched in Europe about two weeks ago. It’s made in Italy by Cellular Italia S.p.A. The set shown here is known as the Cellular Line Interphone and it was kindly sent to us for …

Shoei Multitec Flip-up Helmet The Shoei Multitec is without a doubt the most anticipated motorcycle helmet of 2006. The Shoei Syncrotec (review), the Mulitec’s predecessor, was getting “long in the tooth”. Although it was still one of the best-selling modular helmets in the world. So, I’m sure everyone wants to know if the Multitec is the ne …

AFX FX-87X Snowmobile Helmet Review Convertible helmet for motorcycle and/or snowmobile use is a bit clumsy on the road. Our reviews of the Shoei Hornet, Arai XD and Airoh S4 “Enduro” style motorcycle helmets are very popular with webBikeWorld visitors. Many of those visitors have also suggested the AFX FX-87X helmet as a potential candidate for a webBikeWorld review, so …

Icon Mainframe Helmet Icon Helmets are relatively new, having only appeared within the last couple of years, along with other Icon branded products. The edgy Icon ads have appeared in just about all of the motorcycle print magazines in the U.S.A., but apparently the products are not available in the U.K. or other parts of …

Forcefield Armor and Protectors Many of you are still responding to the series of motorcycle armor review articles we’ve published over the last year or so. Although we knew it all along, this just proves that webBikeWorld visitors are extremely knowledgeable — and concerned — about safety. This pleases us to no end, because we’ve …

The Swiss Watch of Motorcycle Wheel Rollers The Easy Wheeler has to be one of the most over-the-top motorcycle accessories we’ve seen in a long time. But hey — when it comes to motorcycles, too much is never enough, right? Any sport that craves 300mm wide cruiser tires, chromed swingarms, gold-plated chains and carbon fiber …

Warmthru Fingerheaters Battery Heated Gloves My safe prediction is that within the next year or two, motorcyclists will be freed from their wired heated vests, pants, gloves and who knows what else. Time — and technology — marches on, and as new generations of batteries get smaller, lighter and more powerful, the day will soon come …

Vice-Grip Self-Adjusting Wire Stripper Review Heavy-duty tool works better on heavier gauge wires. Slightly difficult to adjust and probably better suited for industrial use. The Vise-Grip brand is probably one of the most recognized trade names in the world. I’ll bet that there are as many pairs of the familiar Vise-Grip locking pliers stashed in …

Battery Heated Vests for Motorcycling? Our review of the revolutionary Jett battery heated vest has generated more interest than just about any product that we’ve reviewed in quite some time. Many visitors have asked about other battery heated vests and we tried three different types. We reported our initial thoughts in the Jett Battery Heated Vest …

Cardo Scala Rider TeamSet Review UPDATE: See the extensive comments from Midland in the Comments section below. Also: See our Scala Rider MultiSet Q2 review and our Interphone Bluetooth Intercom review It’s been a long time coming, but motorcyclists finally have a couple of solutions for wireless rider-to-passenger communications with Bluetooth intercom systems. Our definition of wireless definitely does not include “Gen …

The wBW Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom Page When webBikeWorld was first started in 2000, motorcycle intercom systems were clumsy wired beasts. Bluetooth intercom systems started to appear a few years later and the first systems were complicated to use and had very poor sound quality and range. But the industry has rapidly evolved and now there are many …

Excellent Cold Weather Jacket and Pants Outfit It was exactly two years ago today that we took delivery of the unique clone Jacket and Pants for evaluation. At that time, we came away very impressed with Teknic’s “out of the box” thinking and the multiple features that made the outfit a real standout. The uniqueness …

AGV Miglia Helmet Review I used to be the world’s biggest fan of flip-up, or “modular” motorcycle helmets. It wasn’t because of styling or comfort or convenience; it was due to poor eyesight. A modular helmet offered the only full-coverage solution that I could find to wear over my eyeglasses. I really wanted to ride …

Increasing the Rear Visibility of a Yamaha FJR1300 Part 2 of 2 The installation of the 3M Scotchlite reflective tape kit is the second part of an overall plan to increase the visibility of my new 2006 Yamaha FJR1300 from the rear. My reasons for performing the improvements are detailed in Part 1: Installing Hyper-Lites. I read about …

The Givi E52 Maxia Top Box Looking for more space on your ride?  How about adding a top case? Givi has the solution if you have a space issue – or if you just want to dress up your bike! They’ve created the “Mother Of All Cases” at 52 liters in capacity: the Givi E52 …

Roadgear’s Touring Jacket The onset of winter has rekindled my interest in 3/4 length motorcycle jackets. Besides their good looks, they provide the right amount of coverage for cool weather. And when they’re designed correctly, a garment of this length is probably about as close as one can get to that mythical “all season” motorcycle …

Hurt Schizo Gloves Review I’m still trying to wrap my mind around spending 300 C’s for a pair of motorcycle gloves. The numbers keep ticking off in my head and I can’t keep from thinking about what else I could buy for that much cash. My mind rolls over and over, trying to conjure up something — …

Griot’s Garage Compact Tire Pressure Gauge After reading a review of a tire pressure gauge on webBikeWorld, it got me thinking about the gauge I owned and used. It was just a dial type gauge with a reset button on it and a short stem. Nice enough gauge, but not easily used on a motorcycle …

My ’06 Yamaha FJR1300A and I have logged several thousand miles since new, and I’ve noticed it has what I would call a “touchy” throttle. This is most noticeable in traffic and when rolling on the throttle entering a turn. At first I dismissed it as being a combination of new bike glitches and my …

“Rocket” Folding Motorcycle Trailer I’ve learned a lot about motorcycle trailers since purchasing this Rocket Fold-Up trailer, no doubt about it. I hadn’t anticipated a couple of semesters at the webBikeWorld College of Motorcycle Trailers, but that’s about the way it turned out. Well, maybe not college actually, but certainly the School of Hard Knocks. …

Jett Battery Heated Vest Review   Summary Finally — nice warm heat without wires! Introduction This must be the Year of the Heated Vest! And just in time, because the frost is on the pumpkin, as they say, here in the Mid-Atlantic U.S.A. (translation: it’s October and it’s starting to get cold!). The EXO2 StormRider heated …

Voltage Valet Alarm Locks Your Valuables Motorcycles are great but they typically don’t have much room for storage. And leaving your riding gear on the bike when it’s parked can be a nuisance. I ride with a jacket and a helmet year ’round, and although I can carry them with me when I’m walking through …

Motorcycle Rear Wheel Swingarm Stand Easy lifting; nice finish; rolls smoothly; lightweight yet strong; Rhino Linings coated saddles. A rear swingarm stand is a useful item, whether your bike has a center stand or not. I never owned a bike without a center stand until my most recent purchase, a Triumph Thunderbird Sport. Since I …

Fogtech Anti-Fog Coating Review Special anti-fog coating prevents visor fogging better than any competing product that we’ve tried to date. Places a thin coating on visor. Lasts up to several days. Used in many other sports. I’ll admit it: I’m a fair-weather rider. My preferred riding time is early in the morning. I often like …

Sears Craftsman Electronic Torque Wrench Review The Sears Craftsman Electronic Torque Wrench is and electronic sensor and the torque readings are clearly displayed. The torque limits can be preset and a warning beep sounds when reached. It switches between Nm or Lbs-ft and has an audible torque alert. It is too big and bulky to …

TechSox Boot Socks Review It’s nearing the end of the summer motorcycle riding season here in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.A. All of the new-for-2006 motorcycle helmets, clothing and many accessories have long since been released and we’re waiting for the new batch of 2007 goodies. In the meantime, there are a few items …

Stanley Tripod Flashlight Review Very nicely made and a real conversation piece. Also very handy and by the way — it throws a nice, wide and powerful beam. I’m not sure when I first became aware of the Tripod flashlight, but as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have one. We …