Drop in Motorcycle Fatalities in 2010 Reported More:  wBW Motorcycle Reviews  |  wBW Motorcycle Product Reviews April 2011 –  Motorcyclist fatalities declined by at least 2 percent last year, according to a report released on April 19 by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports Based on preliminary data, the GHSA projects that fatalities …

Snap-on LCD For Your GoPro The GoPro LCD BacPac brings a whole new world of functionality to the GoPro HD video camera (review). It adds a sorely missed live view, a speaker and it also provides a menu system that makes it easier to use the video camera. It’s a “must have” accessory for any GoPro …

Tourmaster Flex Pants Review The Tourmaster Flex textile pants have the same rugged build quality and the “convertible” versatility of the Tourmaster Flex LE jacket (review). This is a high-quality, rugged pair of pants that also have the ability to adapt to any season or weather condition. Police Motor Units may want to consider this civilian …

The Chain Pickle Chain Cleaner and Degreaser A discovery by a webBikeWorld visitor means the perfect motorcycle chain cleaner has finally arrived. Made from an organic compound, it’s also inexpensive, and although it may seem strange, it works. We’ve been reviewing motorcycle chain lubes, chain cleaners and degreasers since metal chain links were first invented. …

Sunax Max Sunshield for Arai CT-Z If ever a helmet needed a sun shade, the CT-Z is it. So the good news is this: the Sunax Max Sunshield (review) fits the new Arai CT-Z (review)! The CT-Z is a unique helmet that works well but it has a very large eye port, which can create glare for the …

REV’IT! Airvolution Gloves Review Airvolution. The name suggests the breathability of this revolutionary leather summer glove. But you don’t have to give up protection for air flow! The Airvolution gloves have all the race-like features, with goat skin palms, carbon-fiber knuckle protectors and padded reinforcements. The Airvolution gloves provide needed protection while the perforated leather …

Bell Adds a Flip-up to the Lineup The Bell Revolver has sharp, angular, modern styling and a few of the excellent features that characterize recent Bell helmets. It’s a solid performer and a good first effort at a flip-up for Bell and a few design tweaks might just make it the best of the bunch. …

An X-Lite Dual Sport The X-Lite X-551 is a new-for-2011 Adventure Touring helmet by X-Lite. X-Lite is the performance brand or division of Nolan Helmets. The X-551 was introduced at the 2010 EICMA show in Milan and first previewed by webBikeWorld.com. It is a high-quality Adventure Touring helmet (X-Lite calls it a “Crossover” helmet) and …

Tucano Urbano R360/R361 Handlebar Muffs So stylish they’re liable to get stolen, the Tucano Urbano design keeps hands warm and dry without sacrificing control. Mention handlebar muffs to most riders and you’ll conjure up an image of a grubby courier on a rat bike held together with duct tape and malice. Muffs are for warmth, …

Bell Arrow Helmet Review The Bell Arrow is one of the best motorcycle helmet bargains to be found. It has excellent build quality and it includes a few features either not found or poorly implemented on other helmets costing three or four times more. Less than $100.00, outstanding comfort, low noise levels and a five-year …

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 …

Yamaha Power Beam Anti-Vibration Chassis Damper for Motorcycles Yamaha “Power Beam” Adapted From The Yamaha Performance Damper Is Claimed To Be The “World’s First Anti-Vibration Chassis Damper for Motorcycles”. March 17, 2011 – Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has developed a motorcycle-specific version of its anti-vibration damper used for automobile chassis and will release it in …

5,000 Miles With the Sena SMH-10 The mainstream Cardo scala rider G4 is one of the most popular Bluetooth helmet communications systems on the market, with a loyal following around the world. But I still see if as another leading edge example of a product whose potential has not yet been realized. The G4 is …

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. …

Gryyp “Cargol Turn & Go” Review The Cargol Turn & Go, aka the Gryyp Tire Tool, is an easy-to-use carry-along device that can plug a tire in a limited range of situations. It’s more useful for car or trike tires than for motorcycle tires, but it’s cheap enough and easy enough to carry on a …

Kawasaki Triples Bible All Road Models 1968-1980 Plus H1R and H2R by: Alastair Walker Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-845840-75-4 Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd., England Publication Date: November 2010 in U.S. and UK 160 pages. Size: 250×207 mm List Price: £30.00 UK; $59.95 in the U.S. It’s here! The Kawasaki Triples Bible has been a much-anticipated book for …

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 …

English 101 – Triumph Tuning and Service Host: Wes White (Four Aces Cycle) DVD (HD, NTSC Format, Region 0) Release Date: 2009 Run Time: Approx. 4 hours List Price: $39.95 I don’t currently own a Triumph or BSA but I’ve turned a wrench or two on them over the years (Whitworth included!). The elegant simplicity …

The Handy SAM 1000 Motorcycle Table Lift Well-made motorcycle table lift that is often used by professionals and in motorcycle dealerships and repair shops. Many options are available and the table can lift up to 1,000 lbs. (453 kg). If you’ve ever considered purchasing a motorcycle table lift for working on your bike then you …

Leather Protection Leatherguard is a clear spray treatment claimed to protect leather from water, wine and other liquid spills; mildew and moisture; scuffing and fading. Unique water based formulation with no solvents; it’s also claimed to be non-toxic and environmentally safe. A small amount goes a long way. It seems to work well and it’s …

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 …

2011 Powersports Dealer Expo Live Report A Leatt Brace for Street Riders The Leatt Brace is designed to help prevent neck and spinal injuries that might occur during a crash. These injuries have scary medical names like hyperflexion, hyperextension and lateral hyperflexion; axial loading and posterior hypertranslation. I hate it when I get posterior hypertranslation …

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 …