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Caberg Ego Helmet Review The Caberg Ego is a very innovative and revolutionary new motorcycle helmet that makes everything else seem so old-fashioned. But there’s more to the Ego than just the top vent. It’s an outstanding helmet that adds a webBikeWorld-inspired internal sun visor, relatively light weight and low cost to make a hard-to-resist …

Warmthru G4 Heated Gloves Review The Warmthru G4 heated gloves are plenty warm; no doubt about it! They’re also waterproof and windproof and they have a comfortable lining. And a few other features have been added based on webBikeWorld feedback. The G4 battery-operated heated gloves put out more heat over a longer period of time …

Permanent Anti-Fog Visor Coating First Permanent Anti-Fog Coating Developed More:  wBW Motorcycle Reviews  |  wBW Motorcycle Product Reviews March 18, 2011 – Researchers under the supervision of Université Laval (Quebec City,, Canada) professor Gaétan Laroche have developed the very first permanent anti-fog coating. UPDATE: RIA2 permanent anti-fog coating review! Dr. Laroche and his colleagues present in the online edition …

Shift Trooper Storm Series Jacket Review The Shift Trooper is yet another nice all-around, three-plus season waterproof jacket at a reasonable price from the company that has this down to a science. Shift has one of the fastest product introduction schedules around, with new versions of their reasonably priced street gear popping up on their website …

Motus MST American V4 Sportbike March 2011 –  Against the backdrop of the world’s most extensive motorcycle collection, Motus Motorcycles unveiled the stunning MST series of comfortable sportbikes, powered by the first gasoline direct injected V4 engine in a motorcycle. UPDATE: Motus MST “American V4 Sport Tour” photos and video of the Motus MST! The Motus MST was designed …

A Different Kind of HD Action Cam The Tachyon XC HD is the most disappointing video camera in this comparison because we expected a lot more from it. It’s relatively heavy at 181 grams (6-3/8 oz.) and larger than the others. The video quality, especially in bright sun, is somewhat disappointing and seems consistently underexposed …

Good Results and Reasonable Price But SD Only The Midland XTC-100 VP2 is the ease of use champ in this group and it takes decent quality video but it’s SD only. It tended to overexpose in bright sun in our comparison and it has some lens flare and fairly extreme barrel distortion in some situations. …

Motorcycle Helmets Reduce Spine Injuries After Collisions Helmet Weight as a Risk to Neck Injuries Called a “Myth” March 2011 –   Motorcycle helmets, long known to dramatically reduce the number of brain injuries and deaths from crashes, appear to also be associated with a lower risk of cervical spine injury, new research from Johns Hopkins University …

Nolan N94 Casey Stoner Replica Helmet The Nolan N94 is a very lightweight helmet with super-cool Casey Stoner replica graphics. It has a neutral fit and an interesting new type of visor release. Otherwise it’s fairly average and very loud, probably due to minimal padding around the back and bottom of the helmet. We blew …

Nolan X-Lite X-402GT Review The new X-Lite X-402GT is Nolan’s take on the new category of modular or “crossover” helmets. This type has recently become popular. These are versatile helmets that can be converted from one form to another to accommodate different riding styles and situations. The X-402GT is homologated to the ECE standard as …

Motorcycle Photographs Motorcycles on Display! The annual Powersports Dealer Expo is all about motorcycle accessories, clothing, helmets and gear. It’s not about motorcycles themselves, which is quite different from the European Intermot and EICMA (report) shows, which are used by the motorcycle manufacturers to announce new models. Many displays at the Dealer Expo feature motorcycles …

2011 Caberg DOT Helmets Caberg Helmets and the U.S. Market There were probably more helmet manufacturers on display at the 2011 Dealer Expo than any other type of motorcycle product. I’m not sure why; perhaps there only appeared to be more helmets due to the paucity of clothing manufacturers who attended the event. I do …

FogShield Sport Anti-Fog Treatment Review The new Bausch & Lomb FogShield Sport is easy to apply…once you know the secret. It also works well and it’s more cost effective than our other anti-fog favorite. It was about one year ago that Rick and Burn reviewed the Clarity DeFog It (review) anti-fog treatment for motorcycle helmet face shields. …

Marushin X-Moto “Squadron” Helmet Military-themed helmets are hot, hot, hot. Helmets like the Akuma “Ghost Rider” (review) selling faster than an F-22A. I’m not sure about the origins of the military look. And as for the sociological implications of people dressing like soldiers…well, let’s not go there. Maybe motorcyclists are simply getting tired of helmets with same-old …

Arai Vector 2 Helmet Review The new Arai Vector 2 is a careful evolution of the original Arai Vector (review), with a few new tweaks to make it…better, of course! The ultra-plush Arai interior is still there (thank you!) while the excellent ventilation system has been improved even more. Visibility is also improved, along with the …

The Alden Wrench Set Is…Different The Alden wrench has a unique design It combines open-end wrench with ratcheting function. It’s very useful in certain situations where there isn’t enough room to swing a conventional wrench. Hand polished 17-4PH stainless steel. 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Note: As of June 2011, Alden Wrench was bought by Chicago Brand Industrial …

Sears Craftsman Motorcycle Lift Review Works well but is not a replacement for a proper motorcycle lift table.  It may be hard to find a safe balance point on some motorcycles. Just about every motorcycle I’ve ever owned had a center stand. When I purchased the Triumph Thunderbird Sport shown here, it crossed my mind …

e-Tint MX-8 and AX-9 Liquid Crystal Anti-Fog Visor Inserts An LCD Anti-Fog Visor Insert! Our 2008 Dealer Expo report included an article on a unique and interesting new product for motorcyclists: an electrochromic visor. It wasn’t quite ready for retail at that time and after more development, it started shipping in August 2009, when it was introduced as …

Arai Race Helmets The Arai Helmet Archive I was cruising by the official Arai booth at the Dealer Expo and found this display of Arai helmets worn by famous motorcycle (and car) racers. It looked pretty cool so I did a quick video walk-around. With apolgies for my tired and stumbling feet shaking up the …

Bell Custom 500 and “Skratch” Limited Editions Bell Custom 500 and “Skratch” Deluxe Limited Edition Helmets Bell had the Pinstripe Guru “Skratch” make up a line of very, very cool Custom 500 helmets in a limited edition. These lids hit so many buttons, they give me chills! Retro, cool, vintage and, well, they definitely bring …

Bell Revolver: First Look Bell has been on a roll and every one of their helmets reviewed on webBikeWorld over the last few years has been a hit. Bell seems to have nailed the price/value equation and the Bell Revolver just may be another winner. Well know for sure pretty soon, as we have a …

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 …