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Updated June 2019 to reflect replacing Scorpion EXO-T1200 with Scorpion EXO-R710. Our Top Picks Other great options: Bell Vortex, Bell Qualifier DLX, AGV Corsa R If you’re in the market for a helmet that will provide you with the best protection available, a full face helmet is the route to go. These helmets are designed …

Updated February, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: AGV Sportmodular Carbon, HJC IS-Max 2, Nolan N100-5 Updated June 2019 to reflect the replacement of the C4 with the C4 Pro. Last year around this time we first published our recommended modular helmet article. Today we update it, taking into consideration a year’s worth of new products …

Updated February, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: Fly 9mm, AFX FX-70 Flag, GMax GM65 Half helmets were mainly popular in the 1960s in the British Isles. These helmets were sometimes referred to as Pudding Basins or as a Shorty. They rock a design similar to that of an open face helmet, sharing the …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  SIDI Duna Special, Icon Varial. TCX Blaze Purpose built riding boots are often an overlooked piece of gear by many riders, that is, until the day that they are hobbling around on crutches as a result of a foot or ankle injury from a wreck or …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  TCX RT Race Pro Air, SIDI Streetburner, TCX Roadster2 Boots are a very critical piece of gear for riders as they are your means of contact with the pegs of your bike and also with the ground. In addition, your feet tend to be the “leading …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: SIDI X-3, TCX Baja, SIDI Agueda When you think about purpose built riding boots, dirt boots are likely to be the most durable and versatile in terms of the environments that they can handle. These boots are designed to provide the same high level of impact …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: SIDI Adventure 2 Gore-Tex, Dainese Centauri Gore-Tex, Gaerne Balance Oiled A large part of the fun of touring and adventure riding is not knowing exactly what you are going to encounter around the next curve. But what rider do know is that these are normally some long …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: Roland Sands Mojave, Forma Swift Flows, Merlin Charge Cruiser boots are purpose-built riding boots that offer all of the protection of other types of riding boots but in a relaxed format that focuses equally on comfort both on and off a bike. Cruiser riders want a …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  Alpinestars Supertech, REV’IT Spitfire, Dainese 4 Stroke EVO Gloves are a very important piece of gear for any rider who is looking to protect his or her hands as well as enhance the riding experience. But when it comes to racing, gloves might be one of …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  Scorpion Talon, Leatt GPX 3.5 Lite, REV’IT! Striker 3 A pair of good off-road/dirt bike gloves are pretty much just a workhorse piece of gear that will not only tolerate a huge amount of abuse but will almost thrive on it. These gloves start life big and …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   Klim Mojave, Sedici Marco Mesh Waterproof, Joe Rocket Phoenix Ion The climate that you ride in and the type of riding that you enjoy can have a huge impact on the type of gear that will best meet your needs. For riders in a hot …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   Dainese Antartica Gore-Tex, Rukka Stretch Air, Klim Switchback Cargo Textile bike gear is no longer just a cheap substitute for high-quality leather gear. Modern technology and the desire to create a more comfortable alternative to heavyweight leather safety gear have combined to create durable fabrics. …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   Spidi RR Pro Wind, Spidi Evotourer, Dainese Misano Leather and other animal hides have been used to make garments since the Paleolithic period. And after over 3 million years of trials and testing, leather is still the most favored material for durable, protective and comfortable …

Updated February, 2018 Motocross riders are a unique breed who seek the thrill of competition with other riders but also the invigoration of the purely philosophical battle of man versus nature. And this internal and external battle is played out from atop a lightweight, rugged bike with knobby tires, hard shocks, and an awesome little …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   Dainese Tivoli, Spidi J Tracker, Scorpion Covert Ultra When most people think about riding a motorcycle, there are three very distinct images that come to mind. They picture the bike, the leather jacket and the blue jeans that seem to work together like a BLT. …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: Rukka Roughroad, Triumph Exploration, FIrstgear Kilimanjaro Women’s The adventure rider is likely to be the toughest customer for any gear manufacturer. By definition, adventure means to exploit or undertake an escapade, journey or quest – and that is what adventure riders do each time they put …

Updated February, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: Shoei Hornet X2, Scorpion EXO-AT950, AFX FX-41 Dirt bike gear and street motorcycle gear are quite different from each other. A dual sport helmet, on the other hand, combines the best features of both into a single helmet that can be used effectively both off-road and …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  Spidi STS, Triumph Navigator, Klim Adventure GTX Adventure/Touring gloves need to function much like a multitool for the hands. Some conditions demand amazing impact protection while others need to provide a strong grip even for hot, sweaty and dusty hands. The secret to a great selection …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   Joe Rocket Alter Ego, First gear Rush Air, Cortech Dino The V-Twin/Cruiser Jacket is the jacket of choice for the purest rider who is looking for comfort and function without all of the flash and gizmos that can be found on the race style jackets. …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   REV’IT Prometheus, Joe Rocket Old School 2.0, Scorpion Covert Hoody The Cafe Racer is modeled after the Gran Prix road racer from the ’60s and holds sentimental value for all who were growing up during those years and dreaming for the freedom that was afforded …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   Icon Motorhead Z, Alpinestars T-Missile Drystar, Dainese Razon As a sportbike rider, you have chosen a purpose-built machine that is designed for flat out speed, rapid acceleration, quick braking, and cornering likes its on a rail and not just two sticky tires that provide less …

Updated February, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: Arai CT-Z, Nexx XG10/XG10 Savage, Nolan N40 An open face helmet is pretty self explanatory: a helmet that does not cover the face, only the head. They resemble almost a nutshell, or a beefed-up scrum cap, resting on your head. Although they have such a simple …

Updated February, 2018 There are two main reasons that riders choose to wear a base layer when riding and both are related to the climate in which they will be riding. The most popular reason for a base layer is to fend off colder temperatures. This is a sign of a truly dedicated rider, as …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  Icon Hypersport, Alpinestars GP Pro R3, Cortech Adrenaline 3.0 Gauntlet gloves are a bit of a Griffin, in that they are tasked with two duties that are almost polar opposites. These gloves are expected to provide the ultimate level of protection to the hands and wrists, …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  Scorpion SGS MKII, REV’IT Sand 3, Spidi Ranger Gloves are one of the most important pieces of gear that a rider can wear. They protect your hands from a variety of potential injuries on every ride, not just in the event of an accident. It could …