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Dainese “Shotgun” Jacket Review Outstanding air flow, great looks, super-comfy stretch fabric and Dainese quality make this a current favorite for riding during the global heat-up of 2010. Ask your favorite search engine for a report on “July 2010 record temperatures” or “world temperatures July 2010” or the like and you’ll find results that will be …

The Shift “Viper” Jacket This is definitely not a cookie-cutter motorcycle jacket! The Shift Viper stands out from the crowd. It has vintage-look leather and CE approved protectors. That provides protection and a modern design lends plenty of style. I have definitely found my calling in life: a “job” riding motorcycles and reviewing clothing. Does …

JC Whitney Top Case Review It’s difficult to recommend the JC Whitney top case, even if it is on sale. webBikeWorld is fortunate to have contributors and readers from every aspect of the two-wheeled universe. Many of them enjoy the ride but also believe that simple economics is a big factor. My guess is that …

Cruisers — be they bare bones Main Street brawlers or dressed-up touring cruisers — are all about one thing: looks. Acceleration, handling, stopping and sometimes even comfort play second fiddle to that basic tenet of cruiserdom — looks. If its not hot, cool, a fit bird, a stunna, sick, fab, a cherry, or any other …

Speed and Strength “Hell ‘N Back” Jacket The Speed and Strength Hell ‘N Back jacket is similar in many ways to the Coast is Clear jacket but it kicks it up a notch with a few more “pro” level features. Rick described the Coast is Clear jacket in Part 1 of this series on Speed and Strength gear, …

Drift HD 170 Video Camera Review The new Drift HD170 offers very good quality 1080p HD video and a rugged form factor designed for outdoor use. It is definitely the easiest to use helmet video camera we’ve tried and the live view comes in very handy. Soon after the Drift X170 video camera review was published on …

Speed and Strength Pants Pants to match the Speed and Strength jackets, but which could also be worn with other brands. Both of these pants feature a zip-off panel that exposes a mesh insert for ventilation and water-resistant removable liner. I hope I don’t have to type the phrase “Speed and Strength ‘Coast is Clear’ …

Shift “Dynasty” Women’s Motorcycle Gloves Review Short-cuffed leather gloves with integrated knuckle armor and reinforced palms for extra protection. Every motorcyclist needs a variety of gloves depending on the riding conditions she (or he) will be in. That means warm or cold, longer gauntlet or short cuffs and leather vs. mesh or textile. I love …

Shark Evoline Series 2 Flip-Up The Shark Evoline Series 2 is an update to the original Evoline It demonstrates a commitment to this unique and highly versatile helmet. The updates are subtle but enough to make the Series 2 one of my current favorites. This is our third Shark Evoline review, and this very unique …

Thank You, Wootton Bassett! Wootton Bassett is a pretty market town in Wiltshire, in the south-west of England (Google Map). It has a half-timbered town hall and a 15th-century church, and is recorded in the Domesday Book. These days, however, Wootton Bassett is famous for a much more recent tradition. Nearby is the RAF base …

Diamond C Motorcycle Trailer Review This is the third motorcycle trailer reviewed on webBikeWorld.com This time we’re back again with a flatbed style. This type of trailer is the best solution for our needs for a number of reasons. The only disadvantage is that a flatbed trailer may be too large to store on the …

Cardo Scala Rider G4 Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom Review webBikeWorld was provided exclusive access to version 2.2 of the G4 upgrade software while Part 2 of the G4 review was underway, which allowed us to provide some insight into this much anticipated release. However, we couldn’t publish the full details about the upgrade because Cardo was still putting …

Keis Bodywarmer Heated Vest Review A new arrival at the budget end of the heated clothing market, the Keis X4 Bodywarmer is easy to connect, comfortable to wear, and really takes the chill off. A heated vest review in June? Why not? A cozy heated vest can be a motorcycle rider’s best friend any time …

British Motorcycle Gear BMG “Adventure” Jacket Review The British Motorcycle Gear (BMG) Adventure jacket is a lightweight shell optimized for off-road outback adventures. But it works just as well on the street and, when matched with the BMG Adventure pants, it looks Dakar Rally ready. It’s also an excellent bargain! The folks at British Motorcycle …

Speed Clean Plastic Cleaner Review Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Plastic cleaner and polish. Made In:  Unknown Type:  Spray bottle, 12 oz. and 2 oz Retail Price:  ~$9.95 (12 oz.) and $4.95 (2 oz.) Manufacturer:  Dan’s RC Stuff Claims:  Cleans and protects plastic.  Optically neutral finish. For Use On:  Plastic, windscreens, helmets, visors, etc. Claimed Features:  Cleans and protects. Application:  Spray on, wipe …

British Motorcycle Gear BMG “Adventure” Pants Review These lighter weight pants fit like a comfortable pair of jeans and they’re  a good match for the British Motorcycle Gear Adventure jacket. I briefly mentioned the British Motorcycle Gear Adventure pants in my review of the BMG Adventure jacket, Part 1 of this two-part review. The Adventure pants …

Shark S900 Ellipse and Lumi The S900 is the top-of-the-line helmet in Shark’s “Sport Route” (i.e., sport touring) range, which sits below their race range in terms of price. The S900 has high quality and ease of use and it’s loaded with features, . A stunning paint job and five-year warranty round out this excellent …

AKE “Stealth” Bluetooth Intercom 200 Review The AKE Stealth Intercom Set 200 is not a heavyweight — figuratively or literally — but it is fully functional, easy to use and it stands up well against newer systems. Upside: Simple, clean design; small component size. The intercoms have a low profile when mounted externally, and they …

Dainese X-ILE Motorcycle Gloves Review Superb quality and thoughtful design make the Dainese “Guanto” X-ILE gloves a summertime winner! Motorcycle gloves probably make the most difficult subjects for a webBikeWorld review. It’s not easy to spit out 1,000 words or so about a pair of gloves, that’s for sure. This is true also for motorcycle jackets — …

Caberg Konda Flip-Up Motorcycle Helmet November, 2009 – Caberg has announced a new flip-up (modular) motorcycle helmet, the Caberg Konda, which was announced at the 2009 EICMA trade show in Milan. The Konda replaces the Caberg Trip (review) for 2010. Caberg helmets, which are known for their innovation and style, will continue to produce the long-lived (and …

Study Claims Highly Satisfied Motorcycle Helmet Owners Are Notably More Likely to Repurchase the Same Helmet Brand May 30, 2010 – Highly satisfied motorcycle helmet owners are approximately 10 times more likely to repurchase the same helmet brand compared with owners with lower levels of satisfaction, according to the most recent J.D. Power and Associates …

AGV T-2 Motorcycle Helmet Review The AGV T-2 is new for 2010. It’s one of two helmets in the AGV “Race” category and it uses many of the high-tech features of the AGV GP-Tech. It has excellent ventilation and build quality; a composite shell in three sizes similar to the GP-Tech; and a mix-and-match liner …

Royal Purple Max-Chain Chain Lube Royal Purple Max-Chain Synthetic Chain Lube Type: Spray Cost: High (More Info) Efficiency: Medium Sprayer: Good Fling-off: Low Sticky Factor: Low Availability: Poor Manufacturer: Royal Purple More Details: 2010 Chain Lube Comparison See Also: 2008 Chain Lube Comparison Royal Purple has been around for a long time. But the brand …

Go High Performance Chain Wax Quick Look Made in South Africa and endorsed by motorcycle racer Wayne Gardner, Go High Performance Chain Wax is described by the manufacturer as “a unique emulsion chain lubricant ideally suited to all motorcycle uses. It lubricates better, stays on the chain longer than other dry lubes, and keeps the …

Kal-Gard Moly Chain Kote Chain Lube Quck Look Kal-Gard is another name that has been around forever but is probably known only to enthusiasts and not the general public. The company makes an assortment of lubricants and the Chain Kote product shown here is the “moly” version, which contains molybdenum disulfide, a commonly used lubricant. …

UK Motorcycle Industry Statistics and Economic Impacts May 15, 2010 – The Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCIA; UK) recently published a study on the economic significance of the “powered two wheel” (PTW) sector in the UK, according to ACEM, the European motorcycle industry association. The report, available as a .pdf file, says that 65,530 employees depend on …

Uncrating the 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200S! The Multistrada 1200 Has Arrived! The weekend of May 15, 2010 marks the official rollout of the new Ducati Multistrada 1200.  Most of the Ducati dealerships will be uncrating their first Multistrada, a 1200S model. I asked Donnie Unger, the owner of Duc Pond Motorsports in Winchester, Virginia, if I could …

DuPont Motorcycle Degreaser and Chain Cleaner Review   Background It must be chain cleaning and lubing season. That deduction is based on the number of emails that have been coming in recently. Our readers have many questions and recommendations for chain lubes and chain cleaning products. This thank-goodness-it’s-finally-gone winter has been pretty tough on the …

An All-Around Sport Jacket The 2010 AGV Sport Tempest is a good all-around jacket at a very reasonable price. It’s comfortable in cooler weather and it does a good job at keeping out moisture on casual rides. There are literally dozens of motorcycle jacket reviews that have been published on webBikeWorld over the years, with …

DuPont Motorcycle Degreaser and Chain Cleaner Review It must be chain cleaning and lubing season. That deduction is based on the number of emails that have been coming in recently. Our readers have many questions and recommendations for chain lubes and chain cleaning products. This thank-goodness-it’s-finally-gone winter has been pretty tough on the equipment around …

Tour Master Dri-Mesh Motorcycle Gloves Review An excellent choice for anyone in search of a good lightweight glove that provides temperature versatility, copes well with the elements and has just the right amount of soft leather and light padding in pretty much all the right spots. Considering the list price and factoring in the premium we …

Caberg Konda Motorcycle Helmet The 2010 Caberg Konda is one of the most stylish flip-up helmets available. It has an outstanding finish and excellent overall quality with generous sizing. It is also ready for and can be fitted with the Caberg “Just Speak” Bluetooth 2.0 wireless communication system. The Caberg Konda is new for 2010 …

Reevu MSX1 Rear View Mirror Helmet Review The Reevu MSX1 is the fist motorcycle helmet with a rear view mirror system! This is an amazing development in motorcycle helmets and it’s obviously an excellent safety feature. But the helmet is also good enough to stand on its own even if it didn’t have the rear …

Fine Vision Anti-Fog Visor Insert Review I’m singing in the rain with the Fine Vision anti-fog visor insert. It’s not pretty but it does the job, keeping the visor from fogging in damp conditions with minimal disruption to vision when the weather is fine. I love my BMW System 5 helmet. It’s far and away …

Sena SMH10 Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom Review Wow! This is the current intercom system to beat. While I could debate whether this is a “Gen 3” or “Gen 4” motorcycle communications system, I cannot and will not argue that the Sena SMH10 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset and Intercom system (review) is THE real thing. So with most of the …

Shift Trifecta Storm Series Jacket Review wBW 2010 Spring/Summer Clothing Review Series ▪ Dainese Shotgun Jacket ▪ Teiz Motorsports Saratoga Jacket ▪ BMW Rallye 3 Suit – Rallye 3 Jacket ▪ BMW Rallye Suit – Rallye 3 Pants ▪ British Motorcycle Gear Adventure Jacket ▪ British Motorcycle Gear Adventure Pants ▪ AGV Sport Tempest Jacket ▪ Shift Trifecta Jacket  ▪ Speed and Strength Hell ‘N …

Teiz Motorsports Tioga and Camino Jacket The Teiz Motorsports Tioga perforated leather jacket and the Camino non-perforated leather jacket have the styling and comfort of textile and the protection of leather, all at a relatively low price. The Teiz Motorsports Cross Continent textile mesh one-piece suit was reviewed on webBikeWorld just about one year ago. Teiz was a …

GoPro HD Hero Video Camera Review The GoPro HD video camera takes very good quality HD video and decent photos. It has several interesting features, but the menu system seems obsolete compared to the Drift X170 (see Part 2 of this review). The GoPro HD is slightly bulky for use on a motorcycle. Combine the best …

Sidi Sport Rain Boots Review Whether you’re touring, cruising, street riding or even walking, the Sidi Sport Rain boots have you covered. They have a unique combination of features that make them the Swiss Army knife of motorcycle boots. If it seems like we’ve been slowly working our way through the entire Sidi boot lineup, …

Drift X170 Video Camera Review The Drift X170 has everything going for it…except HD. Too bad, because the form factor, ease of use and the live view color LCD menu screen makes everything else seem so yesterday. We can only hope that Drift will release an HD version soon. In Part 1 of this two-part comparison, I …