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2011 Nexx Helmets   wBW 2011 Dealer Expo Reports 2011 Nexx Helmets 2011 AFX Helmets Caberg Helmets U.S. Update Motorcycle Photo Slide Show Bell Revolver Bell RS-1 Bell Custom 500 Bell Moto-9 and Moto-4 Klim Enduro Clothing e-Tint MX-8 and AX-9 LCD Visor Inserts Warn Motorcycle HID Lights and XT15 Winch Vemar Jiano EVO TC Flip-up …

The Bell Moto-9 is the latest version in a long line of Bell motocross helmets. The Moto-9 pioneers some new features that you will see on upcoming Bell street helmets. These include magnetic cheek pads; the cheek pads attach to the inside of the helmet with the same magnet system used on the Bell chin …

Bell RS-1 Bell Announces the RS-1 Note: The Bell RS-1 review is now live. The RS-1 slots between the Bell Vortex (review) and the top-of-the-line Bell Star (review). That’s a pretty small slice, because the Vortex is an excellent helmet that has many of the features of the Star at a street price of only $134.99. The Bell RS-1 has …

Vemar Jiano EVO TC Helmet Preview (DOT Version) A Vemar Chimaera for the U.S.A. The Vemar Chimaera, aka Vemar Jiano EVO TC in the U.S., was first introduced at the EICMA show in November of 2010 and described in my report on the2011 Vemar Helmets. The Vemar Jiano EVO TC is now just coming online …

Bags-Connection Sport Panniers Motorcycle Luggage for Sportbikes Twisted Throtle, the distributor for Bags-Connection motorcycle luggage in the U.S., introduced a new sportbike soft luggage system at the 2011 Dealer Expo. The Bags-Connection Sport Panniers use a new system that provides clip-on bars that attach to the side of the motorcycle for support and security. The …

Haber Helmet Ventilation System HAFT: Haber Air Flow Technology Remember the AFX FX-11 “Lightforce”? I didn’t think so. Nevertheless, it was a good idea — perhaps slightly ahead of its time. The FX-11 featured an on-board battery system that powered a light and an internal fan. The idea was that the fan pulled air through the …

Klim Adventure Rally Jacket and More Have you noticed something about my 2011 Dealer Expo coverage so far? There are a lot of cool accessories to show you, but…where’s the clothing? Glad you asked! It’s not because I’m ignoring the topic; it’s just that there isn’t as much clothing on display as there was in …

webBikeWorld Live Report The 2011 Powersports Dealer Expo, Indianapolis, Indiana February 18-20, 2011 Nexx Helmets February 25, 2011 – My final report from the 2011 Powersports Dealer Expo describes the 2011 Nexx Helmets, which have undergone revisions and updates based largely on feedback from webBikeWorld readers who have provided comments, so be sure to see what’s new. …

Risk Racing “Flexit” LED Light Review The Flexit light is a unique flexible LED array that can be bent and shaped to focus the light. It’s unlike any other LED flashlight or work light and it sure is different, but it could use a few tweaks to make it more useful as a work light. …

Rigid Industries “Dually” and “Dually D2” LED Lights Rigid Industries makes LED and HID lights for the military, police, off-roaders and motorcycle use. They had on display a very interesting LED light called the “Dually”, along with its near-twin, the “Dually D2”. These are heavy-duty aluminum housings that measure approximately 3 inches by 3 inches …

The Akuma Ghost Rider We’ve brought you some very interesting, unique, hard-to-find and downright curious products in our reviews over the last 6-plus years. Finding cool motorcycle goodies is always a thrill for us and I hope it is for you, too. It isn’t very often when a motorcycle helmet hits each of those buttons; …

Micatech Roof Racks Review This is a long overdue Quick Look of the Micatech Roof Racks — it has only taken six months or so to complete. But in reality this is OK, as it has been time well spent in validating the functionality and durability of these versatile and attractive additions to my aluminum …

A Super Heavy-Duty Hanger for Your Leathers webBikeWorld searches the planet looking for unique motorcycling products. We get a charge out of finding something that’s really out-of-the-ordinary and letting people know about it. Well, here it is folks — this has to be the most unique and out-of-the-ordinary product ever! I never imagined that a …

The “Ventilator” Storage Hanger Make no mistake about it — this is a big, big, REALLY BIG hanger! It’s just the thing for those wet, heavy “waterproof” jackets after an Iron Butt. Or how about those icky post-race leathers? OK, so why do you need such a device? The Baker Fullbody “Ventilator” Shoulder Saver hanger …

Sidi Design Series Power Gloves Race gloves made from goat skin with functional air scoops and all the bells and whistles. The split main knuckle protector is interesting and adds some comfort to the gloves. But the price is a bit steep and the gloves aren’t that different from other similar imports. Note: As of 2013, Sidi …

2012 Honda Gold Wing Announced February 23, 2011 – American Honda Motor Company announced the first of their 2012 motorcycles, including the redesigned 2012 Gold Wing. Honda calls the Gold Wing “The Gold Standard For Two-Wheeled Journeys”. The press release states: “Long acknowledged as the pinnacle of two-up motorcycling (according to Honda), the 2012 Gold …

Arai “Profile” Helmet Review Arai is making a big marketing push with the Profile, so I thought I’d start out by deconstructing some of their sales propaganda to see if I could sort out some of the claims. Arai says that the Profile has “so many new features and such a completely new and unique …

Gaerne GRS Motorcycle Boots Review The Gaerne GRS boots have a cumbersome entry system but the boots are comfortable once they’re on. Gaerne is not one of the most widely recognized names in motorcycle boots, at least in the U.S.A. But you may recognize some of their sponsored racers. The list includes Makoto Tamada (MotoGP); …

Dispatch 1 Review Technology has given us some ingenious solutions, but it can also bring significant problems. For example, we now have many different and wonderful electronic gadgets, toys and accessories for the modern motorcycle. But they can introduce a problem: providing the different levels of electric power and then managing the power requirements for …

Simple Motorcycle Tire and Wheel Balancer If you can remove a wheel from your motorcycle, you can take off the old tire and mount a new one. It may seem like a job that’s beyond the ability of the average owner, but the task takes more brawn than brains. We’ve covered just about all of …

SCHUBERTH C3 USA DOT Helmet Review SCHUBERTH has made a big commitment to the North American market and the big news here is that there isn’t much news. That’s because the DOT version of the C3 is nearly identical to the popular ECE version of the helmet in every way — and that’s a definite …

First Look: REV’IT! 2011 Spring and Summer Clothing The winter/summer motorcycle clothing review cycle will never make sense. Cold-weather clothing can’t be reviewed until winter arrives and by time winter arrives, spring clothing is on its way to the dealers’ shelves. Does the word “irony” come to mind? It was only a couple of weeks …

Shift “Kicker” Street Shoe Review The new Shift Kicker Street Shoes are very comfortable and stylish. The shoes (boots) are easy to use and easy to wear, due to the speed-lacing system and quick-click locking buckle. Perforated leather on each side flows a lot of air, so these should be perfect for summer, if and …

BMW USA Motorcycle Sales Increase Reported for 2010 BMW S 1000 RR Superbike Beats R 1200 GS as Best Selling BMW Motorcycle January 18, 2011 – BMW Motorrad USA reported a nearly 4% growth in sales in 2010, despite a continued double digit downturn in the U.S. motorcycle market. BMW sales were bolstered by the February …

Milwaukee M12 Heated Jacket for Warmth and Style The Milwaukee M12 Heated Jacket is a good looking, high quality jacket. It uses a standard Milwaukee M12 (12 Volt) battery module to provide even warmth to the upper chest and back. The jacket may or may not work as a liner for motorcycle use but it’s …

Gerbing Core Heat Heated Vest Review The Gerbing Battery Powered Core Heat Vest Liner takes the chill off, whether you’re on or off the bike. It is very lightweight and thin, allowing it to be used under any motorcycle jacket, despite Gerbing’s claims to the contrary. Gerbing is well known in the motorcycling community for its …

Tourmaster Sentinel Rain Jacket Review The Tourmaster Sentinel jacket is an excellent choice for an outer layer rain and foul weather garment. It meets the claim of being both 100% waterproof yet it has some ventilation, which makes it more comfortable in warmer temperatures. The jacket has adequate storage in the three outer pockets and it stows …

Firstgear HT Overpants Review If you want what is arguably one of the best heavy duty textile outer garments on the market, then these pants, albeit slightly flawed, are the solution. Firstgear continues to offer a wide size range for the HT and other product lines, one reason why their products may be in such …

BKS Gloucester Waterproof Trousers Review By far the best-made and most comfortable motorcycle trousers I’ve ever worn — and probably the least stylish. Motorcycle trousers aren’t very exciting. Helmets, jackets and gloves give you plenty of ways to express your style and individuality, but trousers are much of a muchness and tend to go unnoticed. …

Caberg HyperX Motorcycle Helmet Review The new Caberg HyperX is a unique modular helmet with a removable chin bar, making it highly versatile for street riding, touring or adventure touring. The quality construction and solid feel sets it apart from other helmets of this type. Crossover Helmet Review Series: ▪ X-Lite X-402GT Review ▪ Caberg HyperX Review …

Cortech “Scarab” Gloves Review A warm and waterproof winter riding glove with styling and protection of a sport riding glove. I don’t like not riding my motorcycle. Although there are occasionally some good reasons not to ride. Perhaps I need to carry some equipment to or from work that day. Or maybe groceries are needed at home …

2011 REV’IT! Gore-Tex Winter Gloves The new REV’IT! Bastion GTX, Alaska GTX and Orion GTX gloves are comfortable and very nicely made, with looks and features that match the new REV’IT! GTX jackets and pants. GTX is Rev’it-speak for Gore-Tex and these winter gloves feature the new ripstop Cordura on top and leather on the …

The Zox Genessis RN2 SVS Helmet The Zox Genessis flip-up has a nice surface finish, a comfortable liner and decent face shield. But its other features and functions just aren’t quite up to par. The weight and ventilation problems also make this helmet difficult to recommend. Be sure to check out our 3D video and …

EZE Bleeder Brake Bleeder Review The EZE Bleeder lives up to its name. It’s an easy way to bleed motorcycle brakes or a hydraulic clutch with a minimum of fuss. Reference: Bleeding Motorcycle Brakes With the Actron Vacuum Pump Review Flushing the old and dirty brake fluid from your motorcycle’s brake system may seem like a …

EZE Bleeder Brake Bleeder Review   Summary The EZE Bleeder lives up to its name. It’s an easy way to bleed motorcycle brakes or a hydraulic clutch with a minimum of fuss. Reference: Bleeding Motorcycle Brakes With the Actron Vacuum Pump Review Introduction Flushing the old and dirty brake fluid from your motorcycle’s brake system may …

Synchronizing the Throttle Bodies on a Moto Guzzi California 15M INTRODUCTION This article will focus on synchronizing the Throttle Bodies on a 2000 Moto Guzzi Jackal.  I believe this will apply equally to Bassas, Stones, and any other Moto Guzzi California from 1999 on equipped with the 15M ECU computer. Synchronizing the Throttle Bodies is …

The Annual webBikeWorld.com Motorcycle Product of the Year Awards! wBW Motorcycle Product of the Year Awards The webBikeWorld Motorcycle Product of the Year Awards are a webBikeWorld New Year’s Eve tradition. Every December 31st, we recognize our favorite motorcycle products and accessories, chosen from all of the interesting gear we reviewed during the year. The criteria for the …

Shift-Tech Carbon Fiber Review Carbon fiber parts, in the form of belt covers, fenders and other bits are probably among the most frivolous of motorcycle accessories. When done right, carbon fiber looks great. But there’s a lot of poor quality carbon fiber out there, which can make even an expensive bike look bad. The Shift-Tech …

Honda Announces the EV-neo Electric Scooter More: wBW Motorcycle Helmet Reviews  |  Helmets By Weight and Shape December 16, 2010 – Here’s an interesting press release from Honda about a new electric scooter that will be available in Japan for business to “transport heavy goods” (!). Testing, data collection and feedback on this electric scooter during real-world business use in …

Kriega US-5, US-10 and US-20 Drypack Luggage Keeps Gear Dry A set of Kriega Drypack luggage was a long overdue item on my wish list and I now regret not having acquired it sooner. The products live up to the claims and the set has become an indispensable part of my motorcycle luggage collection. A …