Mounting new Givi saddlebags on Erik Stephens’ (Twisted Throttle) BMW F 650 GS on a very rainy Sunday afternoon. Givi Panniers on a BMW F 650 GS Mounting new Givi saddlebags on Erik Stephens’ (Twisted Throttle) BMW F 650 GS on a very rainy Sunday afternoon.  

New REV’IT! Cayenne Adventure Jacket The REV’IT! Cayenne jacket is the perfect compliment to the REV’IT!! Ultimate pants (review). It has dual removable liners; one is waterproof and one is an insulating liner. It also includes Knox CE-approved shoulder and elbow armor. Large elastic panels in waist provide adjustment. The outer shell is also mesh lined. …

EDZ Motorcycle Moisture Wicking Underwear Review Comfortable, breathable under layer for leathers or textile motorcycle clothing. Helps make it easier to slip in to or out of leathers, especially after a sweaty ride. I’ll take a wild guess and estimate that something like 99.998% of the world’s population of motorcycle riders don’t realize that there’s …

Zamp JS-1 Helmet Review The Zamp JS-1 is a nice-looking open-face helmet. It offers a decent level of quality; certainly not the best, but we’ve seen much worse for more money. There are so many motorcycle helmets to choose from — so many styles, colors and types. How to pick one for a review? We’ve …

Marsee “Rocket Pocket” Tank Bag The Marsee Rocket Pocket is a well made, smaller sized tank bag is just right for carrying a few items. But the zipper can be balky at times. Long-distance riders will probably laugh at the size of this tank bag. After all, it’s not uncommon to see 20, 25 and …

Marsee “Mighty Mini” Tank Bag The Marsee Mighty Mini tank bag is about as small as you can get. It should fit just about any size fuel tank. It’s fully lined, nicely made and the zippers have big pulls. The shape is narrow and tall, which maximizes the amount of internal storage space, but makes …

The BikeSeen High-Visibility Visi-Bag Several different types of motorcycle backpacks are available from a variety of sources, but most of them seem too large for casual use. Hard-shell backpacks are also available, but surely carrying something with a hard case on your back would be a liability during an accident. I also try to avoid …

One of the Best Cheap Helmets Good quality, comfortable liner, quiet on unfaired bikes but can be loud when affected by turbulence. Air flow could be better. Lots of chin room. The CL-14 face shield provides good visibility, but this one is rather flimsy. According to our search logs, one of the most popular helmets …

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Guide to Motorcycling Excellence, Second Edition Paperback: 192 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 8.25 x 10.5 Full color illustrations and photos. Publisher: Whitehorse Press; (August 2005) ISBN:  1884313477 The original Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Guide to Motorcycling Excellence (wBW review) was first published in 1995. The book has been updated to reflect ten …

Roadgear XKJ Motorcycle Boots Review Comfortable boots with relatively thin liner made from Outlast phase-change material, designed to keep cool in summer and warm in winter. Claimed 100% waterproof. Breathable Aerotex liner. Several good safety features. Sticky soles help provide traction. Race-inspired motorcycle boot styles with their bold graphics and plastic creaky bits of exoskeleton …

OSI “CoolGuard” Motorcycle Gloves We must get at least a dozen emails each week from factories in Pakistan, India and other points around the globe with interesting offers of motorcycle gloves, jackets and other apparel. Since we don’t sell any products through webBikeWorld, the offers end up in the email trash bin, but not without some …

Ride With Your iPhone 6 and 6+ This is Part 3 of our “Using a Tablet as a Motorcycle GPS” series. It could be called “Using a Phablet as a GPS”, because the iPhone 6+ is about as close as you can get to being a tablet without actually being one! The focus of this …

Battery Doc Review The Battery Doc Motorcycle Battery Charger and Observations on the Battery Tender Plus The Battery Doc is a smaller-sized charger. It works well…but so do many others. It’s a bit difficult to distinguish between the yellow and green light colors, but this doesn’t seem to affect the performance of the charger. We …

The Draxtar “Tank” Helmet webBikeWorld logs have consistently demonstrated that motorcycle helmet related pages are the most popular topic for webBikeWorld visitors. Our email also indicates that motorcyclists are keenly interested in information about unique or unusual motorcycle helmets. Manufacturers should take note — build a unique-looking helmet and the customers will be there. My …

It doesn’t get much cooler than this. The Firstgear Hypertex Mesh II jacket has excellent air flow. The pants aren’t quite as cool if you’re riding behind a fairing however. Both the jacket and pants are very comfortable. The jacket runs true to size; the pants seem a touch short. The jacket zips to pants …

Firstgear Hypertex Mesh Women’s Pants It doesn’t make any sense, at least to me, to have the FirstGear Hypertex Meshtex mesh jacket (review) without having a matching set of pants. I don’t like to wear jeans when riding, first because I don’t think that jeans offer even a minimum amount of protection and also because jeans just …

Installing a Maintenance-Free Battery on a Triumph Thunderbird Sport My luck with motorcycle and car batteries has been awful. If the warranty expires in 36 months, I can guarantee that on or about the 1st day of the 37th month, my battery will fail. It’s happened to me so many times, with cars and bikes, …

Rev’it Fusion Boots The Rev’it! Fusion boots are a new entry within the Rev’it! family of motorcycle clothing, expanding the scope of the Rev’it! product line. Our opinion is that the Rev’it! line of motorcycle boots also represents a new trend for Rev’it! clothing because they provide the Rev’it! style and attention to detail but …

Rev’it Airvent Mesh Pants This is Rev’it! month at webBikeWorld — in addition to this review of the new Rev’it! Airvent mesh motorcycle pants, we’re in the process of evaluating the new Rev’it! Cayenne jacket, Ultimate pants, Ultimate gloves and their new Fusion boots. I got a quick overview of these new Rev’it! products during …

Roadgear “Talking” Tire Pressure Gauge We covered the original (“millions sold”) Roadgear Digital Tire Pressure Gauge (review). Also, the pencil-thin, newer style Roadgear Digital Tire Pressure Gauge (review) was also described in previous webBikeWorld reviews. You’d think that a tire pressure gauge is, well, a tire pressure gauge, right? After using both for several years, our favorite is …

Motorcycle Journeys Through the Pacific Northwest by: Bruce Hansen Paperback: 288 pages, color illustrations and photographs Publisher: Whitehorse Press (June, 2005) ISBN: 1884313531 Whitehorse Press has recently released a new motorcycle travel guide for the Pacific Northwest, “Motorcycle Journeys Through the Pacific Northwest” by Bruce Hansen. The book is one of the Whitehorse Press series …

Shoei VFX-R Air Pastrana 2 What’s this?  A motocross helmet in a webBikeWorld review? Hey, why not?  We’re always looking for an excuse…or not…to buy some new gear, and the new Triumph Tiger sitting in the garage gave us the inspiration. The popularity of Supermoto bikes with some of the local riders got us thinking …

Motorex Helmet Care Helmet Cleaner Motorex Helmet Care cleans helmet liners. It can also clean the outside of the helmet shell, but we’d rather use other products for that job. It has a sickly-sweet perfume or chemical smell, which is strange, considering the purpose of the product. Motorex Helmet Care can be hard to find; …

TinWolf Custom Reflective Vests Unique designs really light up at night or in poor visibility when radiated with light. Well made and highly adjustable for various waist sizes. webBikeWorld has consistently promoted motorcycle safety, which includes proper riding gear, riding techniques and visibility. Some of our first product reviews from over 5 years ago were …

BikeSeen Fluorescent Blouson Over-Jacket Next time you see an advertisement for a motorcycle rain suit, check out the color. Chances are it will be black or some dark shade of green or gray. This has always been a source of amazement to me. Because if I’m riding in the rain (an admittedly rare occurrence if …

Smith OTG “Airflow” Goggles Review Comfortable with wide and thick foam padding and wide 33 mm strap. Strap has silicone strips to prevent slipping off the helmet. I haven’t owned a dirt bike in a long, long time, so I’m definitely a neophyte when it comes to modern off-road riding equipment. When we decided to …

A Master Lock Cable Lock For Your Helmet Interesting cable lock with features designed for motorcyclists. Removable cable is available in several lengths and it has a vinyl coating to prevent scratching. I discovered the Master Lock Python locking cable system at the 2005 Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. They had a display showing how a …

Tyre Down Tie-Down System Review The Tire Down motorcycle tie-down strap is easy to use and installs fast and secure. It is a brilliant idea for trailering a motorcycle. This is one of the all-time great products ever invented for motorcycle use and something we can’t live without! We’ve picked up quite a few tips …

DuPont Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant Very interesting product that is claimed safe for O-ring chains. Sprays out as a liquid, then dries to a waxy touch. Repels water and dirt. Claimed to last 3-5 times longer in friction testing than competitors. NOTE: This product is no longer made in this form. See our updated DuPont Teflon Multi-Use …

Olympia Moto Sports Recon Transformer Jacket & Pants Let’s see — we have riding outfits specifically designed for hot weather and for cold weather.  Then we have leather outfits for track days. Dirt riding?  Back road scratching?  Cruising?  Rain? Yep, got ’em all covered with separate ensembles. I’ve long ago given up on finding the …

Improving Visibility With Yellow Headlight Bulbs There are many wonderful and unique things to do and to see in France. One of the most curious for me was the use of the very distinctive yellow headlights on cars in France about 20 years ago or so. They looked so…different. Every once and a while, a …

The Most Popular Held Motorcycle Gloves? Before the days of communication at the speed of light, news about motorcycle gear would travel around the world on the heads, backs and hands of owners returning from Europe. SCHUBERTH helmets, Hein Gericke leathers and Belstaff clothing are now ubiquitous brands that were once rarely seen outside what …

The Classic SCHUBERTH Flip-up I’m not sure if anyone has actually charted the evolution of flip-up helmets, but if they did, SCHUBERTH would certainly be right there at the root of the flip-up family tree. The SCHUBERTH C2 is the direct descendant of the Concept, which was the lid that probably did more than any …

How To Clean a Motorcycle Chain   Summary webBikeWorld visitors have responded to our recent articles on motorcycle chain maintenance (Motorcycle Chain and Sprocket Replacement and Motorcycle Chain Lube). Here are a few tips on products for cleaning motorcycle chains, with some useful comments below. One of our interesting discoveries was the relative paucity of motorcycle chain …

The Tommy Jack Portable Motorcycle Lift The Tommy Jack is a handy device for a motorcycle without a center stand. It allows the motorcycle to be lifted slightly so that the rear wheel can be rotated for a chain lube. It’s also handy for checking tire pressures or cleaning the rear wheel. But much caution …

Motorcycle Front Stand “Professional grade” front stand. Cross bracing and 1″ steel tubing makes for a beefy product that seems stronger than the competition. High quality powder coating. Dual wheels spread out the weight and make the stand easier to use. If I was motorcycle King for the day, I would decree that every motorcycle …

How To Clean a Motorcycle Chain webBikeWorld visitors have responded to our recent articles on motorcycle chain maintenance (Motorcycle Chain and Sprocket Replacement and Motorcycle Chain Lube). Here are a few tips on products for cleaning motorcycle chains, with some useful comments below. One of our interesting discoveries was the relative paucity of motorcycle chain cleaning products. …

The Ducati Multistrada 620 July 2007 – The latest addition to the webBikeWorld inventory is this black Ducati Multistrada 620. A brand-new 2006 leftover, the bike was originally consigned to Winchester Motosports in Winchester, Virginia. That shop stopped selling Ducati (and Moto Guzzi), and Duc Pond Motorsports in Winchester picked up the Ducati franchise and bought the …

Motoport Ultra II Air Mesh vs. the Aerostich Roadcrafter Review When it comes to protective clothing, the truth is I don’t care what you wear: Aerostich, Motoport, Joe Rocket or you name it. Spend as much money on buying the very best gear you can afford. When I returned to riding a few years ago …

Joe Rocket Blaster 2.0 Jacket Review The Joe Rocket Blaster perforated leather jacket is relatively inexpensive. It also mates to all current Joe Rocket pants. But the loose sleeve cuff zippers don’t stay put and the leather feels a bit stiff. It’s comfortable and flows lots of air, so it’s a good replacement for a …