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Introduction Hmm, must be fall. We’ve had our first snow fall, mixed in with the brightly coloured leaves still drifting off the tree branches, with both settling onto the still green lawns; and now we are finishing up almost two weeks of early fall-like weather; up and down we go – the past, present and …

Introduction In the early days, communicating vocally in real-time required a face to face encounter, and while this tried and true means of communicating has been very much impacted by our COVID-19 environment, it has not (yet) totally disappeared…but we also now have (many) other options. Real-time communication is more important than ever and thankfully …

An Exclusive Machine I usually avoid posting straight-up reviews that other outlets do of motorcycles, in the hopes that we will get to do a detailed review of the bike on our site, but seeing as how there are only 765 of the Triumph Daytona 765 Moto2s coming to North America, I doubt we will …

Part Two Not too long ago, I shared a video of Allen Millyard’s Viper V10 motorcycle. For those of you who don’t know him, Millyard is a British engineer that is known for crafting some of the most impressive and crazy machines out there. This motorcycle with a Viper V10 engine at its heart is …

Introduction Real time, face-to-face communication in our COVID-19 world is or can be severely restricted and technology-based solution is more important than ever.  And thankfully, for the most part, our requirements are met or being met through solutions that provide the ability to communicate in real-time, at any time, with someone in virtually any part …

How to Shop for Motorcycle Gear Shopping for motorcycle gear is nothing like shopping for regular clothing. Why? We’ve learned to shop for clothing based on an abundance of choices. We almost always choose regular clothing based on what we want, not what we need. Motorcycle gear has specific functions beyond covering skin and looking …

Introduction As many of us lament the baring of trees of their colourful fall renderings that (typically) foreshadows reduced riding opportunities for a few months, it is vital, no, critical, that we all continue to look forward in our COVID-19 pandemic world and that as motorcyclists, we all keep planning for the next ride, no …

I Hate The Cold and Now I’m Converted I live in Alberta, Canada. It’s what I like to call “Northernmost Texas” because we have ranchers, oil fields, country music, and a ton of lifted pickup trucks. I’m told some areas of Texas experience some chilly weather in the winter (even snow in parts), but up …

A Beautifully and Crazy Motorcycle Allen Millyard is a British engineer that is known for his crazy creations. Recently, Millyard showcased his Viper V10 motorcycle that he made in 2009. He posted a video to his YouTube channel and does a pretty detailed walkaround.  The motorcycle has done over 9,000 miles on the road, including …

The Harley-Davidson v.s. Indian Motorcycle Saga Continues Ryan F9 makes the most polished motorcycle content you can find on the internet; the guy is an absolute savant when it comes to making videos and ensuring viewers are getting all the information they need regarding the tops he is presenting. Today, he has the answers to …

Introduction Since early 2018, I’ve made an airbag vest part of my riding gear. I decided to invest in an airbag vest after I spent 2017 using a race collar from EVS as a way to help prevent/reduce neck injury in the event of a crash. I’m willing to admit, as I get older, I …

As the COVID-19 pandemic world continues to revolve, it is truly amazing to see how global, continental, national, and regional communities of interest have come together in responding to the pandemic; with many organizations shifting their day to day focus and getting involved in new or different activities that have both near and long term …

The Whistler Adventure Boots Are Here I’ve been wearing a pair of SIDI Adventure 2 Gore-Tex Boots for three years and appreciate them for all the reasons outlined in the review we did of them years ago. They set the footwear protection and comfort benchmark for me at this point and rank among the best …

A Three Helmet Showdown Is About To Go Down Search the internet today using the words “Best (insert topic here)” and you’ll get plenty of opinionated claims popping up from a myriad of sources touting their impartiality and honesty. But who can you really trust? It’s getting harder and harder to know whether the source …

Introduction Every now and then you get to review a product or products that are so functionally design-oriented, so well built, and so utterly effective that one feels most fortunate to have gotten the review opportunity. And while there are tons of good stuff out there, it’s still not a given that any product put …

Introduction Here we are, one day away from Fall, which usually means cooler nights (bug reduction protocol) and warmish days providing (hopefully) lots of opportunities to continue exploring local highways, roads, secondaries, and passable trails. We can indeed, in our COVID-19 world ride alone but together; don’t stop. And of course, riding is required to …

Introduction To repeat a statement made in the Introduction Section of the inView Wireless Helmet Brake and Turn Signal System review…”technology isn’t standing still”, even in our COVID-19 world; in fact, in some ways, some technologies have seen an acceleration with many solutions coming into their own to provide timely pandemic coping tools and solutions. …

Moto GP Commentator and 1998 British Grand Prix 500cc race winner Simon Crafar takes us through every little detail regarding the safety of a MotoGP Helmet. On this weeks installation of MotoGP’s “Tech Talk”, Simon is on the Arai Grand Prix helmet service truck to give us a detailed look into the construction, composition, and …

Sena provided this helmet at no-cost for the purposes of this review. Thank you, Sena! Introduction In heading towards the fall season and with (hopefully) the worst of the heat and humidity behind us, but in coping with our COVID-19 environment, our motorcycling activities are ramping back up (not that they stopped) to take advantage …

Introduction This is the first of three new for 2020 Wolfman Luggage reviews. Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage is a long-term major player in the motorcycle luggage industry and for 2020 Wolfman has redesigned their whole line. Every new product is redesigned using heavy duty nylon with TPU laminate and radio frequency (RF) welded for strength and …

Introduction This is the second of three reviews for Wolfman Luggage. Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage is a long-term major player in the motorcycle industry and for 2020, Wolfman has redesigned their whole line. Every piece uses heavy duty nylon with TPU laminate and radio frequency (RF) welded for strength and absolute sealing. The new gear is …

Introduction This is the third and final submission for the 2020 Wolfman products provided earlier this year. Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage is a long-term well-respected major player in the motorcycle industry and 2020 has seen the complete luggage line redesigned. Every piece uses heavy-duty nylon with TPU laminate that is radio frequency (RF) welded for strength …

The Enigmatic Touratech Aventuro Traveller Carbon Jay Leno has a magnificent chin on him. I’ve often wondered if it puts any strain on his neck muscles or affects his posture. Just for the record, I’m a big fan of Jay and don’t mean anything derogatory with this observation. I only mention it because after wearing …

Note: Arai North America kindly provided the XC for the purposes of this review Introduction Arai has long been known for its high-end class-leading helmets. After reading Jim Pruner’s recent article titled Arai Is The Helmet To Buy (it may be long, but is well worth the read), I was intrigued to try out an …

Introduction Earlier this year I took a look at the Alpinestars SP Air gloves as an option for a protective hot-weather glove and they provided a good balance of protection versus ventilation. However, they had some other issues that kept me looking for another summer glove option. 2020 has not only been a year of …

Introduction Around May of 2018, a thread under the ADVrider Forums/Gear/Vendors regarding a Kickstarter campaign for a new CANbus interface device using a smartphone as the controller caught my eye but, I admittedly didn’t follow up at the time. Zoom forward to late last year…in revisiting a longish list of things to pursue as product …

Introduction In retrospect, I guess the title for this review should have been used for Sena Momentum EVO posting, but it fits here just as well. Sena continues moving forward with some speed, what I call a ‘bit of a tear’, evidenced by the release of these Series 50 systems – the 50R and 50S …

Updated Garmin has some new GPS systems that are designed for hiking but can be easily used on motorcycles. The new Garmin Montana 700 GPS Series can be mounted to handlebars of basically any bike to help you navigate this wonderful world of ours on two wheels. The Montana 700 GPS Series features a five-inch, …

Co-Written by Jim Pruner and Greg Phillips The First Electric Harley Davidson Was Born in 2019 If you can name a more controversial motorcycle than the Harley Davidson LiveWire I would be shocked. Mention it on any social media platform and prepare to read dozens of strong opinions with most of them being on the …

There’s a turn of phrase in Ireland which is used as a withering put-down for people who are struggling to disguise the fact that their feet are not attached to terra-firma. I’m pretty sure I could apply it to my Alpinestars Andes II trousers. As someone who used to slip on waterproof overtrousers above my …

Motorcycle racing has existed since the very first engine was mounted to the very first frame and connected to the very first rear wheel in a “motor-bicycle.” Rough road courses were drawn up, and those early first pioneers would set out on timed runs. They were not, in the beginning, racing each other. They were …

Will This Change the Helmet Accessories Market? I’ve heard before that the accessories you wear on your helmet can impact its safety. It makes sense. Helmet manufacturers spend a lot of time perfecting the shape of the shell only for many of us to toss on a Bluetooth comm unit and mess that up. The …

These Guys are Crazy The biggest complaint I hear about the Royal Enfield Himalayan is that it lacks power. Well, the Custom Crew at Royal Enfield’s UK-based Technical Centre decided to change that by strapping a Garrett GT 125 turbo to the bike and making some other changes, according to MoreBikes. They call it the …

“Ever drink espresso while getting high at an Ikea?” – Mr. Regular Mr. Regular, for those who don’t know, is a bit of an eccentric. His reviews are often laced with dirty language, jokes about male members, and fart noises, but they’re also in-depth, interesting, literary, and at times downright touching. He recently had the …

At the time of this writing, the first official day of Summer is only a couple of weeks away. As such, it’s time to start breaking out the hot weather riding gear. A lot of riders will be reaching for riding gear that includes mesh fabrics in the construction. I’m one of those riders and …

Introduction Finally, my first opportunity to do a formal Mosko Moto product review for wBW… it’s been a long time coming. The situation is somewhat of my own making, in having one or two earlier Mosko Moto products pass through as travel loans or for short term viewing, without having done anything formally. My interest …

Introduction This review of the Mosko Moto Navigator Cell Phone Pocket or just ‘Navigator Pocket’ is the second of two Mosko Moto products provided and a companion piece to the just submitted Mosko Moto Pico Tank Bag (V2.0) review. As stated in the Pico review, my interest in Mosko Moto products is two-fold: anything new …

Redemption? Or More Pain? Last year I reviewed the Klim K1R Raw Karbon helmet and although I liked many things about it, the fatal flaw was how loud it was to wear on the highway. Brutally loud, in fact. After touring the Klim HQ in Rigby, Idaho last September while I was down there enjoying …

Several years ago RevZilla and Cycle Gear (and now J&P Cycles) merged under COMOTO Holdings. This has allowed RevZilla’s team of designers to completely redesign the house brands and address a lot of the issues from previous generations. Sedici is one of these in-house brands, and the Garda Pants is one of the results of …

Several years ago RevZilla and Cycle Gear (and now J&P Cycles) merged under COMOTO Holdings. This has allowed RevZilla’s team of designers to be involved in the redesign of the house brands and address a lot of the issues from previous generations. Sedici is one of these in house brands, and the Garda Jacket is …