Halvarssons “Safety Grip” Motorcycle Gloves Review A combination of soft goat and kangaroo skin makes the Halvarssons Safety Grip gloves feel supple and comfortable. They meet the European EN 13594:2002 safety standard for motorcycle gloves and the EN 340 protective clothing standards and they have a certificate to prove it. But, the sizing may be …

Joe Rocket Dry Tech Nano Jacket Review A step up from previous Joe Rocket designs, the Dry Tech Nano jacket (and pants) are claimed “One Hundred Percent Waterproof”. The jacket has several unique features but the styling, the single color choice and a few details that seem a bit out of place on a $500.00 …

Modern Sports Helmets – wBW Book Review by: James A. Newman Hardcover: 256 pages Dimensions: 22.5 x 28.5 x 2.5 cm Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Atlen, Pennsylvania USA ISBN: 978-0-7643-2718-6 List price: $49.95 Available From Amazon.com ($37.96) This book is not just about motorcycle helmets; it’s part history and part technical guide to the evolution of head protection from …

Firstgear Glacier Women’s Gloves Review The Firstgear Women’s TPG Glacier Gloves are comfortable and waterproof winter gloves. No insulation in the palms increases the effectiveness of heated grips. A heel skid on the palm and padding on the side of the hand and wrist give added protection, and reflective piping adds nighttime visibility. One fall …

HJC CL-16 Review  The new HJC CL-16 continues the HJC tradition of great value with their “bread and butter” CL-series. The CL-16 is one of the least expensive helmets available that meets both DOT and Snell 2010 safety standards. It is comfortable, not too heavy and has excellent visibility with an easy-to-remove face shield. It’s …

Clarity Defog It Anti-Fog Treatment Review An anti-fog solution that’s easy to apply, lasts a long time and really works! We’ve been evaluating and reviewing anti-fog treatments and solutions of all types for many years. Some work, after a fashion, most don’t and a few are downright strange. Take the Pinlock insert. It works, but …

Zeta Armour Hand Guard and XC Deflector Kit The Zeta hand guards and deflector kits are of good quality and cost effective. The straight type hand guard provides necessary clearance between all controls, a concern with most other designs. The kits have met all basic requirements and look good mounted on the motorcycle. Now these …

Triumph Speed Triple Review Moto-journalists are all alike; we think we know it all when it comes to bikes. Take me picking up the 2009 Triumph Speed Triple that was used for this article. Since I was swapping out the 2009 Triumph Bonneville SE that I had just finished testing, Triumph Media Guru Jim Callahan …

Wide open two-lane highways stretching out into the distance. Tree covered roads meandering through small towns. Winding country lanes cutting a scenic path beside a stream. Main Street USA on a Saturday night. All these places are the domain of that distinctly American of bikes, the cruiser. But not just any cruiser will do, mind …

Icon Accelerant Boots Review A reasonably priced waterproof boot that is comfortable but doesn’t really stand out from its peers. A protective and comfortable motorcycle boot that excels at being both protective and comfortable can be a difficult item to find. There are numerous reviews on webBikeWorld that back up this statement. A couple of …

Sidi Crossfire TA Boots Review A new year is upon us and notwithstanding the piles of white cold stuff outside, my first evaluation of 2010 comes up as a positive experience. The Sidi Crossfire TA boots might represent the base motocross offering, but I am glad to say that these boots accommodate without much sacrifice. …

Interphone F4 Bluetooth Motorcycle Intercom Review Easy to use, outstanding sound quality and volume, pairs with multiple Bluetooth devices, IP-67 waterproof and dustproof, reasonably priced. We first started reviewing Bluetooth intercoms for motorcycle use about 3 years ago. The technology in 2006 was definitely less evolved and the limited number of Bluetooth systems available were rather quirky. …

Hein Gericke Pathan Evo Three-Finger Gloves Review This unusual design from Hein Gericke gives you extra warmth without sacrificing feel, and it won’t break the bank. A glove for pretty much everything winter can throw at you. Is it a giant lobster? Is it Mr. Spock? No, it’s a biker in three-finger gloves! The theory behind this …

A High-Tech Tire Pressure Gauge The Roadgear Digital Programmable motorcycle tire air pressure gauge is designed specifically for motorcycles. It stores the recommended pressures for one pair of tires. But as is the case with any digital item, if the batteries die and you don’t have spares, you’re out of luck. If this Roadgear Programmable …

REV’IT! and GORE-TEX Motorcycle Product Test Team REV’IT!! and GORE-TEX to Create “Test Team” to Evaluate New Motorcycle Clothing REV’IT! and GORE-TEX Test Team January 4, 2010 – REV’IT! Sport International and GORE-TEX have now formed the motorcycle apparel industry’s first prototype and product development test team composed exclusively of rider-enthusiasts (see article below). “The …

wBW Quick Look: Hand Kind Hand Cleaner Summary:  A different type of hand cleaner with an environmentally conscious formulation works very well. Editor’s Note You know it must be the dead of winter when I’m writing and you’re reading a 500+ word article about hand cleaners! But this product is different enough to deserve a close …

The 5th Annual webBikeWorld.com Motorcycle Product of the Year Awards January 1, 2010 (The Editor) – Happy New Year and new decade!  Best wishes to all of our visitors, contributors and affiliates for a happy, healthy, joyous and prosperous 2010! It’s become a New Year’s Day tradition to announce our Product of the Year awards for the …

The Shoei X-Twelve The Shoei X-12 has superb build quality, paint and graphics. But, it’s very difficult to get around the fact that this helmet is very expensive And that may be a difficult obstacle for many to surmount. We ran a “First Look” of the new 2010 Shoei helmets back in 2009. That included …

Garmin zūmo 660 Review – Part 1 One for the road, the zūmo 660 isn’t the “perfect” navigation device yet, but it has enough enhancements over the zūmo 550 and competitors’ products to make it a contender. The zūmo 660 is larger, brighter and the very crisp display is one of the best features for …

Tri-Flow Chain Lube and Lubricants Review Reviewing the easy-to-find, off-the-shelf chain lube products would be too simple, right? And it’s not really unexpected to find that just about any one of the run-of-the-mill, garden variety chain lubes from the local motorcycle shop will do a pretty good job as long as the chain is clean, …

Thor “Quadrant” Knee Guards Inexpensive knee protection for off-road use, but the design also lends itself very well to street riding. I reviewed the Alpinestars Reflex off-road style knee guards recently on webBikeWorld to see how they would fare in street riding conditions. The reasoning was that a pair of knee guards can offer significant protection when …

Updated Sintesi is Improved My original review of the Caberg Sintesi was published on webBikeWorld in September of 2009. My conclusion about the helmet was…inconclusive. I usually have fairly strong opinions one way or the other about a product, but I ended that review with mixed feelings, or what I’d call a “60/40” opinion of …

BikeVis PodMod LED “Twinkler” The PodMod is a modulator for the BikeVis Bullets LED accent lights. The modulator causes a “twinkling” effect which enhances the visibility of the BikeVis LED lights. The BikeVis “Bullets” LED accent lights (review) that we added to the Multistrada put out a lot of light for their tiny size and they definitely …

Dainese D-System D-Dry Jacket Review Classic styling, excellent construction, unique D-Dry liner and probably the best venting of any non-mesh 3/4-length jacket I’ve tried makes the D-System D-Dry jacket a four-season standout. Search webBikeWorld for the keyword “Dainese” and you’ll find just three articles featuring that storied brand. And if that isn’t sad enough, two …

Garmin zūmo 660 GPS Review Part 1   Summary One for the road, the zūmo 660 isn’t the “perfect” navigation device yet, but it has enough enhancements over the zūmo 550 and competitors’ products to make it a contender. The zūmo 660 is larger, brighter and the very crisp display is one of the best …

Super-Powerful Rechargeable LED Flashlight Extremely powerful for its size, the Clearwater LED flashlight throws a focused  beam of white light that is simply amazing, especially considering it has only a single LED. Somehow during our correspondence regarding the Clearwater “Glenda” LED driving lights we reviewed recently, Clearwater mentioned that they also manufacture an LED flashlight. They asked …

Scorpion “Haley” Pants Review These low-rise leather pants have CE approved knee and hip armor. They also include adjustment straps on the legs for a custom fit. With all the finishing touches, the Haley pants are anything but boring. Leather or textile riding pants — that is the question. When I started shopping for gear, …

Scorpion Elektra Jacket Review The Scorpion Women’s Elektra Jacket is a beautiful armored leather jacket with a large degree of adjustability to suit many figures. Vents and a full-sleeve insulated liner provide the rider with versatility for warm or cool days. Background There was some debate on another website about whether I put safety or …

Polo “Drive” PT-P Bahiro Jacket The Bahiro jacket from German manufacturer Polo is a real all-rounder. It’s warm and waterproof for winter and vented for summer. It’s suitable for touring or commuting, and not bad-looking either. A discussion of warm, waterproof winter wear on my bike club’s mailing-list indicates the changing season as reliably as …

Blazewear Battery Heated Vest A simple and (very) effective heated garment, it has few bells-n-whistles and doesn’t need them. Proven singlet design, very well made, lightweight with effective insulation and even more effective heating panels. It does what it is supposed to do, without fail. The battery lives up to its claimed performance parameters and …

Bonnie’s Story If you were to look at my family history, you’d find quite a few famous movie stars within the past few generations. For example, my grandfather starred in the movie “The Wild One”, while my grandfather’s younger brother starred with Steve McQueen in “The Great Escape”. My dad was in the movie “An …

Nexx XR1R Helmet Review The new Nexx XR1R is definitely different, with a unique shape, very light weight and outstanding outward vision through the large eye port. The internal shape is also adjustable by using the included pads, which allow a semi-custom fit for different head shapes! Nexx has quickly built a reputation for building …

TAG Heuer and Triumph Special Edition Bonneville November 24, 2009 – British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph and Swiss watch manufacturer TAG Heuer have collaborated to create a special, one-of-a-kind “Bonneville Heuer” Triumph motorcycle. The association between Triumph and TAG Heuer comes as a result of their common values and the legacy of Steve McQueen, who was …

New REV’IT! Gear for 2010 November, 2009 – Hard to believe it’s already Thanksgiving, November of 2009! This is the time of year when the motorcycle clothing manufacturers announce next year’s new products, to give the distribution chain a chance to place their orders and make room for the new gear. REV’IT! won’t be attending …

BikeVis Bullets Motorcycle LED Accent Lights Tiny LED lights that are amazingly bright for their size, the BikeVis Bullets add a lot of visibility and they’re relatively easy to install. The theory says that adding a “triangle of light” to the front of a motorcycle will enhance visibility. Others say that adding lights on either …

Sub Zero Thermals for Near-Zero Weather Very soft and comfortable no-nonsense thermals. Snug fit and flexibility makes them almost seem to disappear when riding. Excellent compromise between fabric weight, breathability, moisture wicking and wind blocking. This has been a year of strange weather for us. We’ve had endless rain and cool weather in the Spring, …

Bags-Connection Daypack II Tank Bag It’s a beautiful sunny day and you’re about to head out for your Sunday afternoon ride. The bike is clean, she’s topped up with fuel, and you’ve got your music player loaded with your favorite playlist. Time to throw on your gear and take off. Did you forget anything? Well …

BMW K1300S   Summary Since we as motorcyclists age like a fine wine as the years go by, we tend to gravitate towards a more balanced motorcycle rather than ride the razor’s edge of a true sport bike. Want proof?  Look no further than the sport touring market as that segment has exploded in recent years. …

BMW K 1300 S Review Since we as motorcyclists age like a fine wine as the years go by, we tend to gravitate towards a more balanced motorcycle rather than ride the razor’s edge of a true sport bike. Want proof?  Look no further than the sport touring market as that segment has exploded in recent …

wBW First Look: 2010 REV’IT! “Sand” Jacket The REV’IT! Sand jacket is a replacement for the REV’IT! Off-Track jacket (review). That one was reviewed a couple of years ago and it slips in just under the top-of-the-line REV’IT! Cayenne Pro (review) jacket. The Off-Track was originally designed as more of a street version of the also-popular Cayenne Pro. The Off-Track didn’t have …