Buttery French Leather From Furygan The Furygan “Fighter” is a high-quality leather jacket with a wonderful hand. It’s also instantly comfortable. Just be sure to confirm your correct size before purchasing. It’s good to see Furygan gear finally sold in the U.S.A.! Hmmmm…I know I’ve seen this jacket before — but where? Then it hit me — Ago! Yep, …

Reasonably Priced 3/4-Length Jacket It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the more mature Firstgear Kilimanjaro or Denali jackets. But the Firstgear Jaunt jacket is a good choice for many reasons. That includes climates where sudden weather change is the norm, or for three to four season riding. The Firstgear Jaunt jacket is …

Ducati Desmosedici RR July 4, 2007 – The fireworks have started! The Ducati Desmosedici RR made its first ever public appearance in action around the Misano Circuit at World Ducati Week 2007 on Saturday, June 30, ridden by official Ducati MotoGP Team test rider, Vittoriano Guareschi. In front of thousands of Ducatisti, the pre-series version …

ROOF Le Mans Helmet Review Stylized yet simple and functional design. Unique face shield with infinite height adjustment and permanent de-fogging. Comfortable liner and fit. Very quiet when upper vent is closed. ECE 22-05 and ACU Gold approved. Good news for Roof helmet fans! Made in France and previously available only to their devoted fans …

The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Travel: Tips, Technology, Advanced Techniques By: Dale Coyner ISBN: 1884313590 Dimensions (inches): 8.25 x 10.5 Publisher: Whitehorse Press, 2007 176 pages, Color Photos and Illustrations Cost: $24.95 (U.S.) Review Date: July 2007 Editor’s Note:  This marks our 100th book review!  More reviews… Dale Coyner is a clever bloke. Read the title and you’d …

ROOF Rover Helmet The Rover is another unique helmet from ROOF. It’s based on the ROOF Boxer, but the Rover is an open-face helmet with a twist: a “Rider Mask” can be attached across the front. If you want to own something different, ROOF can surely oblige. Here’s another new design from the folks that …

MSF Experienced RiderCourse Review Any motorcycle training course is good, right? After all, there’s no such thing as too much training. Anyone who thinks they’re too good to learn anything new is probably ready for a tumble. Real soon. I was ready for more — just 3 weeks after taking the Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic (review), …

Soft luggage with self-supporting main compartment for shape.  Works well on larger sport touring and on/off road motorcycles with excellent ability to serve as main travel bag for other ground or air travel. Depending on mounting technique, can be removed quickly (one to two minutes typically). Water-proof exterior, full rain cover included for extended periods …

Roadgear Magnetic Tank Map Holder Review A thought occurred to me that I could probably draw a graph comparing the increased use of non-metallic motorcycle fuel tanks with the decreased availability of magnetic tank bags. The graph would look like a big “X”, with the non-metal fuel tank curve going way up and the use …

Liquid Performance Spray Cleaner & Polish, Metal Polish and Street Bike Wash The webBikeWorld garage is chock full of motorcycle cleaners, polishes, waxes, metal restorers, scratch removers, wheel cleaners, stink reducers and just about every other spray, lube, soap and gunk remover on the planet. One word invariably comes out of visitors’ mouths when they …

BMG Zodiac Jacket Lightweight jacket with chameleon styling works with anything from cruisers to Adventure Tourers. Includes six zippered vents, nice array of armor and a comfy but stylish fit. I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical when British Motorcycle Gear suggested the Zodiac jacket as a warm weather alternative to mesh. After all, mesh jackets have become …

Alpinestars “Recon” Boots Review Reasonably priced and apparently well made but with a thin sole. It was a great plan. But, as plans do, it completely unraveled. The idea was to review a supah dee-luxe Enduro outfit. That would be the M2R Rally Cross jacket and pants combo with the Alpinestars Recon boots. Also, the cool Marushin Enduro helmet …

Expensive as far as jeans go, but if they live up to their claims — a bargain. Are any jeans worth $399 a pair? Only you can decide, but for me it’s cheap insurance. This reviewer caught the motorcycle bug again — 15 long years since selling his last bike, a 1989 Honda CBR 600. …

One of the goals of webBikeWorld is to provide information about unique and hard-to-find motorcycle products and accessories.  The Tank Bib certainly fits into the “unique” category, and its always fun to find interesting products of this type. The Tank Bib solves an age-old motorcycling conundrum: I’m sure you’ve noticed that no matter how long you …

The Official DSA Theory Test for Motorcyclists ISBN-13: 978 011 552750 8 Published by the Driving Standards Agency, Sixth Edition, 2006 Cost: £11.99 The Official DSA Guide to Learning to Ride ISBN-13: 978 011 552645 5 Published by the Driving Standards Agency, Fifth Edition, Second Impression, 2006 Cost: £7.99 Know Your Traffic Signs ISBN: 0 11 551612 …

A Visit to MXL Industries, Inc. How do you make a motorcycle helmet visor? It’s easy. First, buy a 50,000 square foot factory. Next, fill it with a zillion dollars worth of injection molding machines, robots, inspection equipment and raw materials. Then add a highly skilled and experienced staff who know how to design the …

Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0 Motorcycle Gloves We counted 18 different pairs of Joe Rocket motorcycle gloves available for sale in their 2007 catalog. The list includes everything from full race gloves (Speedmaster 6.0) to Supermoto gloves and everything in between. Joe Rocket has settled on a few different branded clothing lines. These include the “Speedmaster”, …

Alpinestars Sledge Motorcycle Gloves Not the favorite pair in this comparison The Alpinestars Sledge Street Sport Riding Gloves are one of many different styles of motorcycle gloves offered by Alpinestars. The “Sledge” model is new for 2007; apparently, it’s so new, it hasn’t even shown up on their website as this article was published. The …

Joe Rocket Atomic 2.0 Motorcycle Gloves It’s interesting to note that the list price of the Joe Rocket Atomic 2.0 gloves is $10.00 less than the Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0 gloves. We’re not sure where the Atomic line fits in the Joe Rocket line, but you’d think that for 10 bucks less you’d get less leather …

REV’IT! Monster Motorcycle Gloves The REV’IT! Solar mesh gloves are a summer favorite around here, with just the right combination of air flow and comfort. The Solar gloves were revised last year to incorporate goatskin, giving them a broken-in feel right out of the box. REV’IT! has developed a huge selection of clothing over the years. Their …

MOMO “Komposit” Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet There was a time not too long ago when the terms “industrial design” and “consumer products” weren’t used in the same sentence. Functionality was the watchword, and no one thought much about how style. There wasn’t a deliberate movement against industrial design – it just wasn’t really considered as anything …

Fulmer’s High-End Helmet The Fulmer AFS7 is relatively quiet, which is a surprise. It’s also pretty comfortable with a “Neutral” internal shape that tends towards “Round”. It has a removable liner and a quick release face shield. The graphics are interesting and nicely done, especially considering price. The AFS7 also meets DOT and Snell standards. …

Nolan N-102 Flip-up Helmet Good modular helmet for riders with round-shaped heads looking for a solid, feature rich modular should be well pleased with the Nolan N102. If you’re sensitive to weight or price, you may want to look elsewhere. The Nolan N-102 helmet is a feature rich big brother to the Nolan X-Lite X-1002 …

HJC FS-Max: The Next Sy-Max? Average modular helmet with no real outstanding features. Includes an internal sun shade. Relatively quiet with comfortable liner. New and unique type of face shield removal mechanism. Our example had some quality flaws. This helmet in size XL is very heavy. NOTE: See our review of the HJC Sy-Max II, which is …

Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic My “Aha!” moment came about half-way through the afternoon cornering exercises. I was fighting the Ducati around the tight oval, trying not to flatten the cones while wrestling for control of the handlebars. It felt like a cage match with The Great Khali, and I suddenly realized that I didn’t …

Becka Coolwear Motorcycle Underwear Review Thicker fabric than most polyester-only wicking under garments. Definitely transfers moisture away from the rider’s body. This helps to make leathers or textile garments more comfortable to wear in hot weather. It seems counterintuitive to wear a full-length “Long John” under garment in the summer to keep cool. I can …

Squire Motorcycle Wheel Lock Big “D” shaped lock is about as hefty as they get. Probably wouldn’t completely stop a thief, but it should slow them down for a while. The folks at Squire Locks read our review of the Squire ML2L Motorcycle Disc Lock and sent us this monster Paramount Plus wheel lock to …

REV’IT! Infinity One-Piece Suit REV’IT! Infinity Suit Announced for U.S. Market The folks at REV’IT! are always hard at work, updating and releasing new products about as fast as anyone in the industry.  They usually have some interesting new motorcycle clothing announcements at the Indy show and this year was no exception. You really need …

From Dainese Press Release.  Edited by webBikeWorld.com May 14th, 2007 – Five European nations are to be involved in a beta test of the innovative Infinity helmet by Dainese. In the wake of the great success achieved by Beta testing with the Neck GoreTex jacket, Dainese has decided to get its customers involved again in …

REV’IT! Off Track Jacket and Dakar Pants I think we can safely credit BMW with popularizing the Adventure Touring or Enduro styling movement way back in 1980. I’m not saying that BMW started the fad; in fact, this type of motorcycle, which is a sort of two-wheel equivalent of an SUV, has one of the oldest legacies …

Glare Sahara Waterless Cleaner and Polish Review Interesting waterless cleaner, polish and wax combined into one product. Works very well when used as directed. Saves time and provides an outstanding finish. Our friends at Ultra 2000 have been at it again. First, they brought us Glare Professional Polish (review). Then it was Glare Spider (review). And now …

Speed Cleaner Motorcycle Windshield Cleaner and Polish Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Motorcycle windshield and plastic cleaner Type: Spray bottle, 12 oz. (355ml) Manufacturer: Kleenmaster Products Made In: U.S.A Retail Price: $10.95 Claims – Abrasive free, non-glare, non-static, will not scratch, cleans and polishes. For Use On – Motorcycle windscreens, windshields, helmets, visors, plastics. Claimed Features – Cleans and polishes. Meets U.S.A. Military Requirements …

That Bug Stuff Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Motorcycle cleaner Type: Spray Bottle, 32 oz. (946ml) Manufacturer: Eagle Lake Solutions Made In: U.S.A Retail Price: $12.95 Claims – “Spray on and wipe bugs away.” For Use On – Motorcycle windscreens, windshields, paint. Claimed Features – Bug remover. Will not remove wax. Drip resistant. Non-abrasive. Application –  Spray on, let stand for several seconds, wipe off.  …

Teknic Road Iron Motorcycle Gloves The Teknic Road Iron Gloves (also known as the Teknic “Iron Road” Gloves) are an interesting entry for 2007 in the summer glove market. While Teknic markets the gloves in their “Cruiser Highway” collection for 2007, this glove is sure to be popular with more than just the bad-ass Big Twin …

The Last Hurrah – wBW Book Review Book and DVD Video by: Des Molloy ISBN: 0954791258 Dimensions (in mm): 233x154x14 Publisher: Panther Publishing, 2006 183 pages, Color and B&W Photos and Illustrations The Last Hurrah is yet another fantastic motorcycle touring adventure tale. It is brought to us by Rollo Turner at Panther Publishing, who also published The Rugged …

The Zox Azuma R Helmet Surprisingly good helmet for the money with high quality throughout. The build quality seems way better than it should be at this price point and, in fact, rivals some helmets costing 3-4 times as much. It’s quiet, it has a nice, solid, clear visor, good air flow and relatively light …

The Scorpion EXO-400 Is A Bargain Bargain helmet with quality features, very nice graphics and paint and a few quirks. Heavy, but doesn’t feel it. Probably one of the highest quality helmets currently available at this price point. What’s a more polite term for “bottom of the line”? I guess I could say that the …

Light Sensitive Anti-Fog Motorcycle Helmet Visor And what, you might ask, is a “photochromic” visor? Good question!  The words “photochromic” and “photochromatic” are used interchangeably, so I decided to consult Merriam Webster to figure it all out. Both words are adjectives (a word that modifies a noun), and photochromic is defined as “capable of changing color on …

BMW Tests New Enduro Concept in Competition April 20, 2007 – BMW’s new 450cc Sports Enduro motorcycle enters World Enduro Championship. The involvement of BMW Motorrad in off-road sport has a long and successful tradition. BMW not only wants to perpetuate this success story with high-capacity machines such as the HP2 Enduro (wBW report) but also extend …