U.S. General Motorcycle Stand – Wheel Chock Review The U.S. General Motorcycle Stand is a simple and sturdy stand and wheel chock that lacks refinement and some adjustability. Some steps may need to be taken to secure it if used in free-standing mode. It is convertible from a wheel stand to a motorcycle front wheel …

Dirt Riding Skills For Dual Sport and Adventure Touring Riders This is a two-part review of dual-sport riding training videos. Part 1 of this comparison described the Dual Sport Riding Techniques Video (review) which is a two-DVD set. Dirt Riding Skills by Carl Adams is the DVD that complements the book The Essential Guide to Dual Sport Motorcycling …

Dual Sport Riding Techniques – wBW Video Review Dual Sport Riding Techniques Advanced Dual Sport Riding Techniques DVDs (HD, NTSC Format, Region 0) Produced By: Dual Sport Riding Run Time: 50 and 60 minutes Format: Stereo 16:9 List Price: $29.95 each. So you finally joined the revolution and bought that dual-sport motorcycle! Two things usually happen …

Waterproof Dive Light With a Twist Top? The Princeton Tec Impact XL LED flashlight is nearly perfect for the toolbox or EDC (Every Day Carry) on the motorcycle. It’s rugged, it’s Level 3 waterproof to 100 meters and it’s UL approved. It’s also made in the U.S.A and carries a lifetime warranty — one of …

Micatech Pack Rack Review and Micatech Top Case Review Like my earlier wBW review of the Micatech Roof Racks (review), this submission is also long overdue… Unless I use the excuse that it was meant to be a long term evaluation of course! Short and sweet: the Micatech Pack Rack, when used alone or with the …

Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0 Jacket Review The Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0 jacket is, as its name implies, the fifth generation of what was once a ground-breaking design. But time has moved on and the Phoenix jacket hasn’t really improved as much as I’d hoped and expected. It still flows a huge amount of air. And …

TCX “X-Cube” Waterproof Boots The TCX X-Cube boots are available in waterproof and “Air” versions. These are comfortable mid-height boots with a short-boot look. But they provide more protection than many shorter motorcycle boots, especially around the ankles. The X-Cube boots also have very nice styling and detailing, with complete double stitching used throughout. The …

DOT Version of SCHUBERTH SR1 Announced More wBW:  Motorcycle Reviews  |  Product Reviews  |  Vintage & Classic Motorcycles More: wBW SCHUBERTH SR1 Review September 8, 2012 – SCHUBERTH announced today the newest addition to their line of aerodynamic, areo-acoustic motorcycle helmets, the SR1. First introduced at the 2011 EICMA show (report), the SR1 is one of our all-time favorite motorcycle helmets. Be sure …

BMW Motorcycles Sets Record August 2012 Sales More wBW:  Motorcycle Reviews  |  Product Reviews  |  BMW Motorcycles September 6, 2012 – With 7.400 units sold, BMW Motorrad supplied more vehicles than ever before in a month of August. 11.3 % more motorcycles were handed over to customers than in August 2011. From January up to and including August 2012, …

2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC Announced September 2, 2012 – Triumph has announced a few details of the new 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC. Following is an edited version of their brief press release: Triumph Motorcycles increases its range in the Adventure Touring market with the launch of the new Tiger Explorer XC. With a nod …

DuPont Chain Saver Now in Travel Size Sometimes, you do get what you wish for. Back in 2012, when DuPont Chain Saver chain lube (review) was introduced, I suggested they make a smaller travel size for motorcyclists. Finish Line Technologies, who manufacturers and distributes the DuPont chain lube products, went to work on the idea. We had …

Caberg Justissimo GT Helmet Review The Caberg Justissimo has been in production probably longer than any other motorcycle helmet. It’s approaching a ten year anniversary and it’s still a very popular helmet. Continuous improvements and evolution through the years have kept it fresh. The current iteration, the Justissimo GT, is still one of the best-looking …

Airoh Aviator Helmet Review The Airoh Aviator is said to be the world’s lightest off-road helmet. We’ll go one better than that: the Aviator is by far the lightest helmet ever reviewed on webBikeWorld, and we’ve reviewed more than 200 in the last 13+ years. The Aviator feels like it’s packed with helium, no doubt …

The Vemar “Geo” Helmet The new 2012 Vemar Geo is a new mid-range helmet. It features a “Tricomposite” shell with an angular design. The intake and exhaust vent styling also makes the Geo stand out from the crowd. The ventilation and visibility are good. And the internal sun visor has about the best coverage of …

REV’IT! Athos vs. Oxford Bright Top Reflective Vest Review The Rev’it Athos Air and the Oxford Bright Top Active reflective vests are excellent examples of lightweight comfortable hi-viz garments that won’t impede while greatly enhancing comfort. Both vests are excellent examples of hi-visibility Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The Rev’it Athos Air has higher quality overall …

Randolph Engineering Aviator Eyeglasses and Clip-ons Review Why didn’t I buy these years ago? The classic Randolph Engineering Aviator eyeglasses work in every type of motorcycle helmet I’ve tried. If you’re an avid motorcyclist and eyeglass wearer, they are well worth the money. I’m a life-long eyeglass wearer and I’ve been riding motorcycles since…well, let’s …

Vintage BMW Motorcycle News August 20, 2012 – A one-of-a-kind art deco concept from 1930’s was honored at the world’s most prestigious concours d’elegance at 2012 Pebble Beach. The BMW R7 motorcycle won best-in-class in the Motorcycle class at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The award was received by Karl Baumer, Head of BMW Group Classic, the official …

Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa Photos MGS-01 Corsa at the track; engine and swingarm details Rear quarter view; front disc rotor and guages Side view; download a   1024×768 .zip version! Back to: Corsa Page  |  MGS-01 Corsa Track Bike  |  MGS-01 Serie  |  Moto Guzzi Page More:  Motorcyclist Magazine – First Ride

Teiz Motorsports “Mojave” Mesh Suit The Teiz Motorsports Mojave one-piece mesh motorcycle riding suit is comfortable in warm to hot riding conditions. It is made from 500 denier Cordura and 600 denier mesh with CE-approved armor throughout. It also incorporates a removable thermal and water-proof liner, all at a very competitive price. Teiz Motorsports has just …

Alpinestars Cape Town Air Drystar Jacket The Alpinestars Cape Town Air Drystar jacket is both unique and unusual. It’s a 3/4-length jacket but the outer shell is mostly mesh. A Drystar waterproof membrane removable liner is included. The Cape Town Air is very comfortable, with a correct shape and enough adjustments to custom fit anyone. It also …

Excellent Quality Video With Mounting Issues The brand new JVC GC-XA1 is also our new class leader for motorcycle “action” camera video quality. The video it takes is sharp and very nicely exposed, with smooth gradations and good response times when moving back and forth in shadows and light. The camera is also very easy …

More Motorcycle Video Camera Mounts Four more suction cup mounts that just don’t work very well for motorcycle video cameras. Someday, hopefully, someone will develop a better solution for mounting a camera on a helmet or bike. Motorcycle video camera manufacturers just don’t get it. Making a great little camera isn’t enough — if it …

1156 LED Bulb Replacement Choices 1156 incandescent bulbs work just fine, thank you. But for the inveterate farkler, everything and anything can and should be improved, changed or customized. That’s where the 18 LED “Tower” style LED bulb replacements come in. It’s a ridiculously expensive modification that is also completely unnecessary and, as we learned, …

The U.S. Version of the SCHUBERTH S2 The SCHUBERTH S2 is now available in North America with DOT homologation. The helmet is nearly identical to the ECE version of theSCHUBERTH S2 (review) we reviewed in May 2012. The weight has gone up slightly for the DOT version but otherwise, it’s the same outstanding helmet, with many …

Honda Factory to Race the 2013 Dakar Rally With Modified CRF450X July 22, 2012 – Honda has announced its intention to participate as a works team in the motorcycle class in the 2013 Dakar Rally. The 2013 Dakar Rally will start in January in South America, travelling north to south through Peru, Chile and Argentina …

Pop ‘n’ Drop With the Helite “Turtle” Airbag Vest The Helite “Turtle” airbag vest is a high-quality protective device designed for motorcycle use. It is the only airbag vest currently made that has been tested to and meets CE approval. The Turtle (also called the Airnest) airbag vest also includes a CE-rated Knox back protector …

AGV Sport “Breeze” is Breezy The AGV Sport Breeze jacket is a refreshingly simple and stylish jacket made from very soft and plush-feeling leather. Large sections of the leather are perforated, which gives the jacket excellent ventilation. All-around comfort and light weight make the Breeze a perfect “no polymer” alternative to textile mesh. The AGV …

IMMIX Racing Luggage Rack for the Suzuki DR-Z400S The addition of a 2003 Suzuki DRZ-400S to my “stable” was for the sole reason of returning to complete the Trans-America Trail ride. The plan was to locate much smaller dual-sport bikes for the tough terrain we would be encountering through the western half of the U.S.A. …

BikeComm Hola Motorcycle Intercom Review Part 3: Hola Intercom Ride Report As a long-term effort there has been lots of opportunity to use all of the Hola systems with different helmets while riding different motorcycles under differing riding conditions. The first thing that needs to be mentioned is how much the firmware updates and upgraded …

Does the DR650 Need a Fork Brace? The SuperBrace Fork Brace is relatively easy to install on the DR650. The manufacturer claims it can reduce low- and high-speed wobbles, improve stability and reduce tire cupping. It is also supposed to help reduce sensitivity to rain grooves in the pavement. We haven’t noticed any of these …

FandyFire UV-S5 LED Flashlight Review The FandyFire UV-S5 is a 3,000 lumen beast. It’s more flashlight than anyone needs, proving that more isn’t always better. But, it’s cheap enough, so if you want ultimate bragging rights, this is the light to have. One thing’s for sure: the FandyFire UV-S5 makes every other flashlight — and …

Motorcycle Tool Tube Stash Box As I mentioned in my Motorcycle License Plate Stash Box review, there’s a serious lack of places to mount, store or hide things on my 2003 Suzuki DR-Z400S. This is a big difference compared to my other adventure bike, the 2002 BMW R 1150 GS (report). One big question with the Suzuki …

Stash Box for the Suzuki DR-Z400S When I purchased my 2003 Suzuki DR-Z400S, it never entered my mind where I would store the registration and insurance card on the bike. On all of my previous and current, bikes there has always been a convenient, secure place to keep that sort of paperwork, either under the …

Hillside Leather Jacket Review I just got back from a trip to the Grand Canyon that is 2,630 miles round trip from Magnolia, Texas. 2,630 miles in 6 days plus an extra day touring the Grand Canyon park — not bad for a 71 year old guy! The Hillside jacket worked as advertised. I rode in temperatures …

BMW Announces Updates for 2013 July 6, 2012 –  Munich. A number of model updates will be integrated in the BMW Motorrad program for the model year 2013. The models will be available for order in the new configuration at all BMW Motorrad dealerships from August 2012. The 2013 changes are outlined below. BMW on Record …

UClear WT300 “Spider” Bluetooth Adapter Review An excellent universal Bluetooth audio adapter, the UClear WT300 “Spider” streams stereo sound from any connected device. It also connects a two-way radio with your motorcycle Bluetooth intercom system. The WT300 kit comes with a wireless Push-to-Talk (PTT) controller that can be attached to the handlebar or elsewhere. The …

2013 BMW F 700 GS – 2013 BMW F 800 GS July 2, 2012 – BMW announced this morning the new F 700 GS and revised F 800 GS motorcycles. Although BMW doesn’t specifically say it, the F 700 GS will apparently replace the F 650 GS (report). There is also no indication whether the F 650 …

Airoh J106 Helmet Review The Airoh J106 is a true modular motorcycle helmet that can be converted from full-face to open-face in an instant. It is dual homologated, meeting the ECE 22.05 P and J safety standards to be worn in either configuration whilst riding a motorcycle. The J106 is very light, with a thin …

AGV and Dainese 2012 Summer Style Series: The new AGV Grid helmet is an update of the popular AGV T-2 (review). The Grid evolves some of the familiar T-2 features, including that low-profile chin vent with excellent air flow, a “semi-race” fit and excellent overall quality and feel. The helmet shell is made from a combination …

Dainese “Aspide” Jacket Review The Dainese Aspide jacket is new for 2012. It is a lighter-weight motorcycle jacket designed to provide good air flow with decent protection and a lot of style. The Aspide is not a mesh jacket, but the special Cordura fabric provides excellent air flow. Protection includes EC Level 1 shoulder and …