Triboseat Seat Cover Review The Triboseat seat cover gets its name from the science of tribology. Tribology, by the way, is not the study of tribbles! Tribology is defined as “a study that deals with the design, friction, wear, and lubrication of interacting surfaces in relative motion” according to Merriam Webster’s dictionary. I first heard …

Roadgear Tierra del Fuego Pants We’re very lucky indeed to have a huge selection of motorcycle jackets, pants, helmets, gloves and other gear lying in wait for the next webBikeWorld review. But even with all of the various combinations of jackets and pants to choose from, I still seem to gravitate towards one or two …

Interphone F3 Bluetooth Intercom Review The Interphone Bluetooth intercom was developed by a European consortium and the product was just officially launched in Europe about two weeks ago. It’s made in Italy by Cellular Italia S.p.A. The set shown here is known as the Cellular Line Interphone and it was kindly sent to us for …

Best Motorcycle Products of 2006 December 31, 2006 – Is it 2007 already?  Wow!  It’s become a webBikeWorld tradition — if you can call two years a tradition — to offer our humble awards to what we consider to be the best motorcycle clothing, helmets, products, accessories and gizmos of the year. And what, you might …

Shoei Multitec Flip-up Helmet The Shoei Multitec is without a doubt the most anticipated motorcycle helmet of 2006. The Shoei Syncrotec (review), the Mulitec’s predecessor, was getting “long in the tooth”. Although it was still one of the best-selling modular helmets in the world. So, I’m sure everyone wants to know if the Multitec is the ne …

AFX FX-87X Snowmobile Helmet Review Convertible helmet for motorcycle and/or snowmobile use is a bit clumsy on the road. Our reviews of the Shoei Hornet, Arai XD and Airoh S4 “Enduro” style motorcycle helmets are very popular with webBikeWorld visitors. Many of those visitors have also suggested the AFX FX-87X helmet as a potential candidate for a webBikeWorld review, so …

Icon Mainframe Helmet Icon Helmets are relatively new, having only appeared within the last couple of years, along with other Icon branded products. The edgy Icon ads have appeared in just about all of the motorcycle print magazines in the U.S.A., but apparently the products are not available in the U.K. or other parts of …

Forcefield Armor and Protectors Many of you are still responding to the series of motorcycle armor review articles we’ve published over the last year or so. Although we knew it all along, this just proves that webBikeWorld visitors are extremely knowledgeable — and concerned — about safety. This pleases us to no end, because we’ve …

The Swiss Watch of Motorcycle Wheel Rollers The Easy Wheeler has to be one of the most over-the-top motorcycle accessories we’ve seen in a long time. But hey — when it comes to motorcycles, too much is never enough, right? Any sport that craves 300mm wide cruiser tires, chromed swingarms, gold-plated chains and carbon fiber …

Warmthru Fingerheaters Battery Heated Gloves My safe prediction is that within the next year or two, motorcyclists will be freed from their wired heated vests, pants, gloves and who knows what else. Time — and technology — marches on, and as new generations of batteries get smaller, lighter and more powerful, the day will soon come …

Vice-Grip Self-Adjusting Wire Stripper Review Heavy-duty tool works better on heavier gauge wires. Slightly difficult to adjust and probably better suited for industrial use. The Vise-Grip brand is probably one of the most recognized trade names in the world. I’ll bet that there are as many pairs of the familiar Vise-Grip locking pliers stashed in …

Battery Heated Vests for Motorcycling? Our review of the revolutionary Jett battery heated vest has generated more interest than just about any product that we’ve reviewed in quite some time. Many visitors have asked about other battery heated vests and we tried three different types. We reported our initial thoughts in the Jett Battery Heated Vest …

Cardo Scala Rider TeamSet Review UPDATE: See the extensive comments from Midland in the Comments section below. Also: See our Scala Rider MultiSet Q2 review and our Interphone Bluetooth Intercom review It’s been a long time coming, but motorcyclists finally have a couple of solutions for wireless rider-to-passenger communications with Bluetooth intercom systems. Our definition of wireless definitely does not include “Gen …

The wBW Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom Page When webBikeWorld was first started in 2000, motorcycle intercom systems were clumsy wired beasts. Bluetooth intercom systems started to appear a few years later and the first systems were complicated to use and had very poor sound quality and range. But the industry has rapidly evolved and now there are many …

Excellent Cold Weather Jacket and Pants Outfit It was exactly two years ago today that we took delivery of the unique clone Jacket and Pants for evaluation. At that time, we came away very impressed with Teknic’s “out of the box” thinking and the multiple features that made the outfit a real standout. The uniqueness …

AGV Miglia Helmet Review I used to be the world’s biggest fan of flip-up, or “modular” motorcycle helmets. It wasn’t because of styling or comfort or convenience; it was due to poor eyesight. A modular helmet offered the only full-coverage solution that I could find to wear over my eyeglasses. I really wanted to ride …

Increasing the Rear Visibility of a Yamaha FJR1300 Part 2 of 2 The installation of the 3M Scotchlite reflective tape kit is the second part of an overall plan to increase the visibility of my new 2006 Yamaha FJR1300 from the rear. My reasons for performing the improvements are detailed in Part 1: Installing Hyper-Lites. I read about …

The Givi E52 Maxia Top Box Looking for more space on your ride?  How about adding a top case? Givi has the solution if you have a space issue – or if you just want to dress up your bike! They’ve created the “Mother Of All Cases” at 52 liters in capacity: the Givi E52 …

KTM 990 Super Duke R and 690 Supermoto November 15, 2006 – KTM has announced that the 2007 Super Duke R and 690 Supermoto will be released at the EICMA Trade Fair in Milan. KTM stated that the bikes are the “spearhead of sporty street fighters”, with improvements to the Super Duke 990 for 2007 …

Roadgear’s Touring Jacket The onset of winter has rekindled my interest in 3/4 length motorcycle jackets. Besides their good looks, they provide the right amount of coverage for cool weather. And when they’re designed correctly, a garment of this length is probably about as close as one can get to that mythical “all season” motorcycle …

Hurt Schizo Gloves Review I’m still trying to wrap my mind around spending 300 C’s for a pair of motorcycle gloves. The numbers keep ticking off in my head and I can’t keep from thinking about what else I could buy for that much cash. My mind rolls over and over, trying to conjure up something — …

The Premier Cycle Accessories XM – Sirius Radio Mount I’ll be first to admit that I hate doing things twice. I will plot and plan and scheme about a project until my head hurts, just so I don’t have to do things over. I guess I’m bearing my sins when it comes to satellite radio …

Griot’s Garage Compact Tire Pressure Gauge After reading a review of a tire pressure gauge on webBikeWorld, it got me thinking about the gauge I owned and used. It was just a dial type gauge with a reset button on it and a short stem. Nice enough gauge, but not easily used on a motorcycle …

My ’06 Yamaha FJR1300A and I have logged several thousand miles since new, and I’ve noticed it has what I would call a “touchy” throttle. This is most noticeable in traffic and when rolling on the throttle entering a turn. At first I dismissed it as being a combination of new bike glitches and my …

Streetbikes – Everything You Need To Know Paperback: 160 pages. 300 color photos. Dimensions: 8-1/4 in. x 10-5/8 in. Publisher: Motorbooks (2005) Price: $24.95 – $33.95 CDN – £16.99 ISBN: 0760323623 I’m usually not a big fan of this form of “do-it-all” compendium. It typically tries to cover everything and ends up covering nothing. So …

“Rocket” Folding Motorcycle Trailer I’ve learned a lot about motorcycle trailers since purchasing this Rocket Fold-Up trailer, no doubt about it. I hadn’t anticipated a couple of semesters at the webBikeWorld College of Motorcycle Trailers, but that’s about the way it turned out. Well, maybe not college actually, but certainly the School of Hard Knocks. …

Pit Bull Rear Stand for the Ducati GT1000 The Pit Bull rear swingarm stand is a very sturdy and handy device. It’s available in several different configurations, like the special design for the Ducati GT1000 and Sport Classic motorcycles that is the subject of this review. NOTE: See updated instructions (below) Until recently, every motorcycle …

Jett Battery Heated Vest Review   Summary Finally — nice warm heat without wires! Introduction This must be the Year of the Heated Vest! And just in time, because the frost is on the pumpkin, as they say, here in the Mid-Atlantic U.S.A. (translation: it’s October and it’s starting to get cold!). The EXO2 StormRider heated …

Voltage Valet Alarm Locks Your Valuables Motorcycles are great but they typically don’t have much room for storage. And leaving your riding gear on the bike when it’s parked can be a nuisance. I ride with a jacket and a helmet year ’round, and although I can carry them with me when I’m walking through …

Motorcycle Rear Wheel Swingarm Stand Easy lifting; nice finish; rolls smoothly; lightweight yet strong; Rhino Linings coated saddles. A rear swingarm stand is a useful item, whether your bike has a center stand or not. I never owned a bike without a center stand until my most recent purchase, a Triumph Thunderbird Sport. Since I …

Fogtech Anti-Fog Coating Review Special anti-fog coating prevents visor fogging better than any competing product that we’ve tried to date. Places a thin coating on visor. Lasts up to several days. Used in many other sports. I’ll admit it: I’m a fair-weather rider. My preferred riding time is early in the morning. I often like …

Sears Craftsman Electronic Torque Wrench Review The Sears Craftsman Electronic Torque Wrench is and electronic sensor and the torque readings are clearly displayed. The torque limits can be preset and a warning beep sounds when reached. It switches between Nm or Lbs-ft and has an audible torque alert. It is too big and bulky to …

TechSox Boot Socks Review It’s nearing the end of the summer motorcycle riding season here in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.A. All of the new-for-2006 motorcycle helmets, clothing and many accessories have long since been released and we’re waiting for the new batch of 2007 goodies. In the meantime, there are a few items …

Stanley Tripod Flashlight Review Very nicely made and a real conversation piece. Also very handy and by the way — it throws a nice, wide and powerful beam. I’m not sure when I first became aware of the Tripod flashlight, but as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have one. We …

Jett Battery Heated Vest for Motorcycling Finally — nice warm heat without wires! This must be the Year of the Heated Vest! And just in time, because the frost is on the pumpkin, as they say, here in the Mid-Atlantic U.S.A. (translation: it’s October and it’s starting to get cold!). The EXO2 StormRider heated vest (review) remains …

A Cooling Neck Wrap for Summer I’ve either been accelerated through time in a wormhole or the fall weather has bulldozed its way in much quicker than I expected. Or, all of the above. Because it seems like yesterday I was riding in mesh clothing and today I’m freezing my buns off. The beautiful fall …

REV’IT! “Scoop” Windproof Vest Review Stylish comfort that works to block the wind. It provides about an extra 10 degrees Fahrenheit worth of protection when riding an unfaired bike in winter. The weather has quickly turned nasty this year. It changed from our typical hot and humid summers to a cold and damp fall seemingly …

Marsee “Teardrop” Tank Bag I found the 20 liter teardrop tank bag by Marsee fits all of my needs. This is the first in a series of improvements to the new 2006 Yamaha FJR1300A in my quest to make it my “Ultimate Sport Tourer”. I elected to start with installing a tank bag because it can be …

Ducati Sport Classics For Sale! UPDATE: October 10, 2006 – Ducati releases two new Sportclassics, including the Sport S and the Sport 1000 Biposto with higher handlebars.  More information as it becomes available! If ever there was a motorcycle manufacturer capable of turning dreams into reality, it’s Ducati At the end of 2003, Ducati previewed …

Changing the Oil and Filter on a Ducati 1000DS Engine NOTE: See important update regarding recommended oil viscosity (below)  |  New information added regarding the oil pickup screen below We often rant about motorcycle owners who bring their rides to the dealer for the most basic maintenance tasks rather than doing it themselves. The ranting has boxed …