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MotoCentric Mototrek Luggage MotoCentric Mototrek soft luggage is thoughtfully designed, uses quality materials and has virtually flawless construction. These facts make the Mototrek line of products a contender right out of the starting gate. Well worth a look – there is a lot of value represented in the three products evaluated here and with some …

BMW K1600GT and K1600 GTL Final Production Versions Announced   The BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL: Introduction October 5, 2010 – BMW announced today the final production version of the BMW K 1600 GT and GTL. Both of these motorcycles feature the brand-new BMW 6-cylinder engine. We first presented the engine in …

Shoei Qwest Motorcycle Helmet Review Smooth styling, sleek appearance, outstanding quality… The Shoei Qwest build quality is a benchmark helmet that others should aspire to. The Shoei Qwest was named the webBikeWorld 2010 Motorcycle Helmet of the Year! UPDATE: November 2010 – Shoei Qwest Receives 5-Star SHARP Rating (see our SHARP rating page). I used to think of …

Sit Relief for Seated Relief? Padded seat in a pair of undershorts don’t work very well for motorcycle use. I can’t remember how I first came upon the Sit Relief shorts, but they looked interesting, so I ordered a pair. These shorts are made from a polyester and Spandex material that fits snug to the …

Bell Announces Two New Helmets Bell MX-9 “Adventure” Dual-Sport Helmet and the Bell Moto-9 With New “Progressive Layering” Impact Management Technology October 10, 2014 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – Bell Helmets has announced two new helmets. First is the company’s first dual-sport helmet, the “All-Terrain MX-9 Adventure”. The design is said to have been …

HJC RPS-10 Motorcycle Helmet Review The HJC RPS-10 moves slightly upmarket with a solid offering. But how does it compare with the Shoei Qwest? We’ve always been partial to HJC, for a number of reasons. First of all, the helmets are available — you can find one at just about every Mom ‘n’ Pop motorcycle …

Rev’it! Marryl Women’s Motorcycle Pants Review Classic styling, ProLife women’s CE-approved knee armor and integrated stretch panels make this a great pair of leather riding pants. Designed with a women’s specific fit, the Rev’it Marryl pants are also available in three different lengths and a perfect match for the Rev’it Ignition jacket (review). In my fashion design …

Rev’it! Ignition Jacket Review Some motorcycle gear is more show than go, but not REV’IT! The Ignition jacket is a great combination: the protection of leather and the breathability of mesh. High-end ProLife CE-approved shoulder and elbow armor, usually found only in full race gear and a perforated Temperfoam back pad offer additional protection. A …

Eska Squadrato Motorcycle Gloves Review Good looking street and sport gloves with better than average protection compared to other women’s gloves. I guess I’m the last again, as usual! Because this is the final installment of the five-part webBikeWorld series on Eska gloves. This one took slightly longer, so my apologies for the delay but …

Eska H2 Motorcycle Gloves Review Good basic gloves at a bargain price that work for day-in day-out riding. Eska is one of the largest glove manufacturers in the world, but the brand is not as well recognized among motorcyclists as it should be. The Austrian company has been manufacturing gloves for nearly 100 years and they make …

The Akuma R3 Apache The R3 Apache is the third military-themed helmet made by Akuma. This one has 3D-look graphics meant to educe visions of the AH-64 helicopter used by several nations. The helmet also includes the Akuma Integrated Power System with front and rear LED lights. While the graphics may not be for everyone, …

SCHUBERTH SRC Review and a SCHUBERTH C3 Redux The same high-quality SCHUBERTH C3 as always and now with the available SCHUBERTH SRC (SCHUBERTH Rider Communications), a Bluetooth intercom system. Made by Cardo (Scala Rider), the SRC will fit any C3 helmet. An SRC system for the C2 and SCHUBERTH Concept helmet will also become available …

SHIFT Fuel Street Shoes A cross between a street boot and a motorcycle boot that is successful at both. Nice styling and high-quality construction combined with comfort on and off the bike make these a winner. It’s not uncommon to see motorcyclists in Europe fully outfitted in leathers, race boots and other protective gear. Civilians …

SCHUBERTH Returns to the U.S.A September 17, 2010 – Rumors of Schuberth’s return to the U.S.A. have come true and the company announced its new California headquarters and helmet sales in the U.S. for the first time in four years. The new SCHUBERTH Helmets offices in Aliso Viejo, California will serve as the headquarters, which …

AGV Sport “Venus” Women’s Jacket Review AGV Sport has been in the motorcycle apparel business for many years and their gear is very popular with street riders in the U.S.A. A company doesn’t survive that long without quality products, so for details about one of their women’s high-quality, armored leather jackets, read on… In the …

Spark Diablo & Spark Carbon Shirts The Spark motorcycle underwear is very soft and comfortable with impeccable tailoring and details. The excellent Dryarn fabric transfers moisture without trapping too much heat. I reviewed a selection of Spark windproof underwear (review) designed for motorcycle use in the heart of winter, 2009. I found all of the Spark items …

Original Bike Spirits Spray Cleaner & Polish Review Original Bike Spirits is a brand of motorcycle products aimed at the cruiser market. The product line currently includes brake cleaner, chain cleaner, carb cleaner and a few other items. The Original Bike Spirits “Spray Cleaner & Polish” product has been heavily advertised recently in print magazines, …

Eska Indianapolis Motorcycle Gloves Review Race gloves with the addition of a Gore-Tex membrane and Gore-Tex guarantee. Next in our five-part series on Eska products is this review of the Eska Indianapolis gloves, a not-so-distant relative of the Eska Indianapolis GTX gloves reviewed previously. It’s uncertain why Eska decided to also use the Indianapolis name for this part-mesh glove; …

Diadora “Xtreme” Motorcycle Boots Light and airy feeling, the Diadora Xtreme boots are for riders who are looking for comfortable, good looking and affordable racing boot. Why do motorcycle riders buy racing equipment? Do they ever go racing? Or do they really need the protection? I see many riders in full racing garb, even thought …

Sidi “Jasmine” Rain Boots Review They look like leather but these protective, waterproof motorcycle boots are made with Lorica. When it comes to shoes, I normally prefer leather — leather looks good, breaks in easily, breathes well, and is usually very durable. The Sidi Jasmine Rain Boots look like leather boots, and I had to …

Lee Parks DeerTours Motorcycle Gloves Review Unlike any glove you’ll find at your local shop.  Super-supple deer hide gives a “creamy” feel that you can’t get from typical bullskin. These are the gloves to wear on a coast-to-coast trip! “The hand is the cutting edge of the mind” Jacob Bronowski. Gloves is gloves, right?  Wrong! “In the old days”, …

Eska Indianapolis GTX Motorcycle Gloves Review Race gloves with the addition of a Gore-Tex membrane and Gore-Tex guarantee. Continuing with our five-part series on Eska gloves, we’ll turn now to the top-of-the-line Eska race glove, the Indianapolis GTX. Eska actually makes many dozens of different types of motorcycle gloves for street, sport, scootering and racing. The …

Eska GP Pro Motorcycle Gloves Review Full-featured motorcycle race gloves for street or track are also a good bargain. Next in our five-part review of Eska gloves is the Eska GP Pro. Please see the Eska H2 glove review for an introduction to Eska and some background on this nearly 100-year-old Austrian glove manufacturer. The GP Pro shares …

Nolan N90 Motorcycle Helmet Review Outstanding quality, relatively quiet, comfortable and with a few interesting safety/convenience features, the Nolan N90 is the flip-up to beat. We liked it so much, the Nolan N90 was named the webBikeWorld 2010 Flip-up Motorcycle Helmet of the Year! Nolan has been making flip-up helmets since, well, forever. So they know …

HJC IS-Multi Motorcycle Helmet Review The HJC IS-Multi is an interesting modular helmet that can be easily converted from a full-face to six other helmet types. The question is, do you need a 7-in-1 helmet? HJC now claims to be the “#1 in the World” and they didn’t get there by resting on their laurels. …

Nexx XR1R Carbon Motorcycle Helmet Review How do you make a good helmet btter? Easy: use that miracle of modern science, carbon fiber! The original version of the Nexx XR1R was one of the lightest full-face helmets reviewed on webBikeWorld.com and now the XR1R beats that. The XR1R Carbon is lighter than every other full-face …

Icon “Variant” Motorcycle Helmet Review The Icon Variant is comfortable, with better than average air flow through the top vents and excellent visibility. It’s my favorite of all the “Enduro” styled helmets I’ve worn so far. Adventure Touring motorcycle sales have continued to increase in many countries around the world, according to reports. That’s mostly …

Booster Plug Review A simple and effective leveraging of technology to mitigate many of the performance issues users cope with from modern lean-burn fuel-injected engines. A true plug-and-play device, the Booster Plug does not have or need an interface or dynamic controls. Read the installation sheet, plug it in and go riding. Like so many …

PowerFlare LED Emergency Light Review Not really a motorcycle product, but pretty cool nonetheless. The PowerFlare is a high-tech LED electronic safety beacon that replaces those nasty old (and dangerous) wax-covered emergency flares. It’s super rugged, highly visible and with 10 different LED light patterns, the PowerFlare is an interesting device…but it’s not cheap. I can’t …

A Magnetic LED Light Single white LED on a plastic ball covered with small magnets is more of a novelty than a serious flashlight. I discovered the Risk Racing Magnetic Light Mine whilst doing some background research for the PowerFlare LED Emergency Light (review). The Magnetic Light Mine is a small (approximately 40 mm across) plastic …

Shift Women’s Silhouette Jeans Review Ladies, you wanted it — now you can have it! The Shift Silhouette Kevlar-reinforced, stretch riding jeans are protective and sexy! Low-rise jeans with a women’s specific fit that hugs our curves; there’s no need to settle for men’s baggy riding jeans. ATGATT: All the gear, all the time. Many …

LD Comfort “DryLine” Shorts and Shirt Review Controls moisture somewhat better than cotton underwear, but I’m not sold on wearing them in hot weather. LD Comfort (LD = Long Distance?) underwear or “undergarments”, as they’re called by the company, is the latest underground hit with touring and adventure touring riders. Most owners swear by them, …

CGR Bike Gear Fleece Polo Review CGR’s fleece polo is a really useful layer designed by bikers for bikers, at a great price. Have you ever spent hours trawling online or offline boutiques for an item of clothing you’ve decided will make your life complete, but doesn’t seem to exist? For me, it was a …

Fulmer Helmets Adds Texport Clothing Fulmer Helmets, a motorcycle helmet manufacturer with over 40 years of experience in the motorcycle industry, has merged operations with newly acquired Texport, a Plymouth, Massachusetts-based motorcycle apparel brand. Arthur Fulmer III, president of the helmet company, sees the merger as a cause to celebrate. “We are bringing together two …

More:  wBW Vintage, Classic and Antique Motorcycles Page August 12, 2010 – The Antique Motorcycle Foundation, an organization created to educate the public about the history of motorcycling, has unveiled its new website at www.antiquemotorcyclefoundation.org. The non-profit, tax-exempt educational foundation was formed in 2007 through a restructuring of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, the nation’s largest organization …

Teiz Motorsports “Saratoga” Leather Motorcycle Jacket Outstanding air flow with the protection of leather — along with that great leather smell!  The leather is soft and gets softer as it breaks in. CE-approved padding in the shoulders and elbows and a tapered fit make the Teiz Motorsports Saratoga jacket a perfect match for summer weather. And the …

Key Indigo Denim Dungarees Review An inexpensive double-front jean that could be used for riding, but are they the bargain they appear to be? Unreasonable demands! Yep, I said it and here’s why: It’s unreasonable to expect denim jeans to take the place of pants designed specifically for motorcycling. I’ll admit I’ve done it, and …

Wayloo “Gladiator” Motorcycle Gloves Review The Wayloo gloves are good basic gloves at a bargain price that work for day-in day-out riding. NOTE: As of April 2011, apparently Wayloo is no longer in business (website is non-functional). Wayloo is a new entrant into the community of motorcycle apparel manufacturers and the company offers a limited line of products. Their …

Shift “RPM” Women’s Motorcycle Gloves A short-cuffed textile and leather glove with protection and attitude. Even with hard knuckle armor, these gloves are very comfortable while riding and they breathe well. Some time ago, when I first started riding, I was shopping at the local motorcycle stores for gear when I slid on a pair …

MachineArt Moto Mud Sling Review The MachineArt Moto MudSling is the perfect accessory for the BMW R1200GS, GS Adventure and F650/800 GS models. For what it costs vis-à-vis what it does, it should probably be the first accessory installed. I first became aware of the MudSling some years ago while looking for a simple and hopefully inexpensive …