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The Moto Guzzi Experience is coming to the USA – and they intend to bring you along for the ride.  For those of you who don’t know, Moto Guzzi is an Italian company that started in 1921 and currently stands strong as Europe’s longest-running motorcycle manufacturers. They were also, surprisingly, responsible for the world’s first …

The Right Gearing For Your Hearing Taking the bike out for a long ride is a joy we share with millions of people around the world. When talking about safety apparel, most riders think of helmets and eye protection, jackets, pants, gloves and boots made for motorcycling. But there’s another piece of protective equipment often …

Gearing Up For The Summer Note: Thanks to Racer Gloves USA for providing the Pitlane Gloves for this review I always carry extra gloves in case of changing weather during my ride. So when Racer Gloves USA asked us if we would like to try out some of their gloves, I asked for two pairs, …

Riders Share has just released an incentive program that’s going to get you another bike for your garage – and they’re paying you $250 to get on the bandwagon.  We all know that purchasing a motorcycle requires a bit of finesse. It can be a daunting and expensive task – and it helps to try …

Being relatively new to motorcycling, the idea of special base layers was a bit foreign to me. As a fan of Powersports, I knew that MotoGP and World SBK riders had their base layers to go under their one-piece leathers, and being familiar with the Dakar rally, I knew that multiple layers for riders was …

Introduction With the Summer of 2021 fast approaching (or already here depending on my publish date), I found myself looking for a new hot weather riding jacket. While I felt that I had a nearly perfect solution for warm weather riding with my Knox Zephyr jacket, my new (as of fall of 2020) Klim Ai-1 …

Introduction I will start by saying I am all for All The Gear All The Time (ATGATT). However, I’ll be honest and say that I often wear most of the gear all the time, as I often switch out riding pants for jeans. I am hoping the Gryphon Moto Indy pants change that. The Indy …

If you’re a motorcyclist and you enjoy reading about motorcycles, then there’s a good chance that you’ve already worked your way through the classics. You can’t go wrong with Jupiter’s Travels, Che Guevara’s Motorcycle Diaries should be on every rider’s bookshelf, Long Way Round is always an inspiring read, and I think pretty much everyone …

Every riding enthusiast appreciates versatile motorcycle gear. When I reviewed the Alpinestars Andes V3 Drystar Adventure Tourer jacket through the month of April, 2021, at the time the weather was, for Calgary, Alberta, seasonal. Varying between 5 C and 20 C (41 to 68 F), it was perfect weather that the jacket was designed for. …

Getting to Grips with the Sena 10C Evo As so many of us gear up for a new riding season, with related planning that goes with it, there is obviously a new or renewed appreciation for the ability to just get out and ride, whether alone or together, locally, or farther afield. We all have …

Gryphon Moto Vancouver Jacket: Impressive ADV Gear For Budget-Conscious Riders The Vancouver is a complete technical ADV / Touring suit for around $500 for both jacket and pants. It features waterproofing, tons of pockets for storage, ventilation, CE Level 2 protection, and an included insulated jacket. Straight away, that adds up to a lot of …

Introduction Note: Thanks to Racer Gloves USA for providing the Multitop 2 Gloves for this review I am one of those people who tends to carry extra gloves in case of changing weather during my ride. So when Racer Gloves USA asked us if we would like to try out some of their gloves, I …

Raven Rova Falcon Pants The Raven Rova Falcon pants are a textile and leather hybrid that offers a fantastic combination of more unique features than I was expecting. I live in Phoenix, AZ, and I am ALWAYS on the lookout for gear that I believe will combine the airflow I want with the safety and …

Freedom of expression is so incredibly important to the motorcycle community – without it, riders wouldn’t be who they are today.  Vic Bath, a Sikh, Canadian motorcyclist and creative lead at marketing firm Zulu Alpha Kilo, grew up with a father who saw the Harley Davidson motorcycle as a symbol of that freedom – and …

America’s first motorcycle company has just expanded their Rental Program – and they’re putting their best foot forward with this one.  Indian Motorcycles will be offering this rental program to 14 new affiliates, available in Canada and the United States – providing a total of 25 locations, including San Diego, Sturgis, Austin, Nashville, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Panama …

Getting Serious About Dashcams Here we are headed for summer 2021 but still coping with our pandemic world, although one that is being overcome on many fronts thanks to ongoing health and safety protocols, vaccines, and the continuing tireless efforts of health care workers. With a new riding season (wherever you are), new and updated …

Introduction First introduced in the fall of 2019, at EICMA to be exact, we got first-hand news regarding the new SHAD TERRA product line via email from the Director of SHAD USA who was at the show and participated in the unveiling. The official press kit and a link to an initial promo video also …

Background I’ve been in need of a helmet upgrade for quite some time now. Over the years, I’ve often leaned towards modular or sports-touring lids but circumstances have changed somewhat, and I found myself wanting something a little more sports-focused. As luck would have it, the good folks at Scorpion were looking for someone to …

Dude, Where’s My Bike? As the 2021 riding season started, I planned a solo two-week-long road trip to Yellowstone National Park. One of the major concerns I had for the trip was safety. Specifically, I was worried about my bike getting stolen while I stopped overnight. The solution was twofold; prevention of theft by a …

Retro MX Design for the Street Following the nostalgia craze and riding the waves of the retro and cafe racer surge all across the motorcycling industry, Bell Helmets crafted the Moto-3 to have simple, clean, retro lines. It’s actually a rebirth of a helmet of the same name and style from the 1970s, but now …

Wolfman’s Versatile Luggage Range Ah, another review of motorcycle luggage and one of many that I hope wBW will ask me to do for 2021, even though many of us are not (yet) getting to implement either the near or long term or distance-based travel we have and are planning for; patience and understanding are, …

One That Got Away in 2020 In 2020, the new Spartan GT sport helmet was presented to us, the motorcycling masses by French manufacturer Shark Helmets proclaiming it would better protect our heads than the previous Spartan model did. The differences between the older and newer models of Spartan when it comes to protection consist …

With motorcycle accidents on the rise and vehicle-related accidents at an all-time low (head over to WebBikeWorld for a recent report on road safety statistics), an Italian company has just patented what they believe to be the answer to road safety for riders.  Italdesign, a company providing development services for the automotive industry, is the inventor …

With industries leading the way into a newer, brighter, cleaner future for transport, it is time to take stock of the statistics surrounding sustainability, particularly when saving lives. A report from Forbes has released a series of studies carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA keeps track of accident patterns …

It’s not every day that you see a blast from the past in such impressive shape as this one. Built by British manufacturer A.J. Stevens & co. of Wolverhampton, the 1913 AJS was one of five machines from AJS to be raced in the 1914 Junior TT – and is considered the only model to …

The title of this article has been changed to better suit Klim and In&Motion’s airbag payment methods. Despite the diversity of the moto industry, the one thing that unities the industry is a unified concern for road safety. Klim, a motorcycle gear and apparel company, struck gold when they partnered with In&Motion – a company …

Introduction My first introduction to HJC helmets was not for use on a motorcycle. I purchased my first HJC helmet almost twenty years ago for snowmobiling. It was a modular helmet with dedicated features for snowmobiling, including additional wind protection and a double lens electric visor to eliminate frosting and fogging. Since that time I …

A French manufacturer has just launched the new lineup of off-road electric bikes for kids, and they’re the smartest gadgets I’ve seen today.  Founded in Vitoria by Don Luis Iriondo in 1948, Torrot started as a company by manufacturing sturdy touring and road bicycles. This lineup eventually expanded to more cc-hefty staples (such as the …

Introduction Ah, my first helmet review for 2021 and the timing is perfect, with the up and down spring weather seemingly morphing into a more stable warmer environment; next thing you know we’ll all be complaining about the heat and humidity. One thing that hasn’t yet disappeared of course is our COVID-19 pandemic environment, although …

Background Not that many years ago we were getting ready to go on our first extended motorcycle trip and I decided I needed to buy myself some dedicated motorcycle pants. Up to that point, I had been riding in heavy jeans, mostly because that’s all they had for women riders. I went down to my …

Introduction It seems such a long time ago, June 2020 to be exact, when SENA Technologies, Inc. announced the (pending) launch of the premium HD Speaker Kits for the 5S, 10C Pro and 10C EVO, 20S and 20S EVO, and 30K, providing users with the same HD audio experience provided with the 50-series systems. And …

Introduction Having a 2020 BMW F 850 GS Adventure, aka the ‘tanker’ as the primary multi-purpose ride tends to spoil one regarding the requirement to carry additional fuel on an ongoing basis, especially in our current restricted travel environment. Although, as experienced during past travels, one never knows when one will need a bit of …

Introduction As long time advocate of and for tank bags, well before ‘tank bags’ were typically available or marketed as such (yes, that long ago) some form of small usable container, preferably soft or semi-rigid that could be securely and even safely strapped to or around the tank was used; some of my earlier experiments …

*Photos in this review are courtesy of Brian Buchsdruecker. See more of his work here: Instagram / Bookstrucker Photography Unboxing the Simpson Speed Bandit had me feeling like a kid on Christmas morning, giddy with excitement. Simpson Performance Products dates back to the late 1950s as a safety products company for the racing world. Legends …

Anyone that’s been around to do with motorcycles has heard the name Forma. Purveyors of fine touring and ADV boots, the sole focus of the company lies below the knee. As such, when I was looking for a suitable boot for this season of riding, the name Forma was on the tip of my tongue …

Scientists at Harvard have just made a breakthrough for the EV industry by creating an optimized, high-capacity, energy-dense battery that promises stable enhancement to electric vehicles worldwide. To put it bluntly, it’s hard to be energy efficient when fuel-driven engines have been top of the list for distance and price per mile. And it’s been …

Introduction I’m the guy who can often be found eating dessert before the meal or breakfast at dinner time. So I’m going to start off by saying the Zero DSR is an incredible experience. There, saved everyone loads of time. Haters can start bitching right away and fanboys can say I told you so. Simple …

Icon is a name that is very popular in the sport and sport-touring segment of the motorcycle gear world. They manufacture everything from touring jackets to full on racing gauntlets, and everything in between that could be attached to anything named “touring.” This is especially true when it comes to their multi-role gear, especially their …

Jim Has A New Favorite Adventure Jacket Before I dive into why I’m so satisfied with the Mosko Moto Basilisk jacket, let me first talk about another excellent jacket to put things into perspective. For the past three years whenever I’ve undertaken a multi-day adventure motorcycle trip I’ve always turned to the most comfortable, trusted, …

Introduction In today’s jacket market, it’s almost overwhelming trying to find the right jacket. There are jackets for different riding styles, different weather conditions, hell, there are jackets for even the most niche of markets. Armored hoodies, anyone? Now, add in the fact that the big-n-tall crowd has more than a few issues finding gear …