Denali D1 LED Lighting Kit Review ven base product has been turned into an excellent accessory lighting kit for motorcycle use. Fully ruggedized and tested to survive the wear, tear and shock of typical motorcycle use, the Denali LED D1 light modules are the real deal. For anyone concerned about power draw, effectiveness, on/off transition …

Sena SMH-10 Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom Review A motorcycle Bluetooth intercom system with a very different approach to control layout that makes it very easy to use. Very loud volume and excellent sound quality also. The Sena “Jog Dial” is a new feature that makes it easy to choose or switch the internal features. Firmware updates …

New Motorcycle Safety Reports Available ▪ Motorcycles With ABS Are Safer ▪ Helmets Save Lives ▪ Motorcycle Training Does Not Reduce Crash Rate More wBW:  Motorcycle Safety Page  |  Motorcycle Reviews April 6, 2010 – The Highway Loss Data Institute, an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the U.S.A., has released a series of reports on motorcycle safety …

REV’IT!! “Giri” Motorcycle Gloves The REV’IT! Giri gloves are an excellent choice for the rider looking for a pair of medium-weight summer gloves but doesn’t wish to opt for the weight and cost of a full leather. Just like the humble editor of webBikeWorld, we are also big fans of REV’IT! gear. Most of the rider …

The Motorcycle Book: Everything You Need to Know About Owning, Enjoying and Maintaining Your Bike by: Alan Seeley Hardcover: 160 pages, Color. Dimensions (in inches): 10.6 x 8.4 x 0.6 Publisher: Haynes Publishing; 2nd edition (September 2006) ISBN: 1844253422 List price: $29.95 Well written with clear and precise focus; excellent photographs demonstrating the tips; lessons …

Spark Plugging the Classics ISBN: 978-0-9556595-3-9 Panther Publishing (UK) 2010 16 pages, photos, illustrations and charts. List Price: $24.95 At only 16 pages, Spark Plugging the Classics is probably what Sherlock Holmes would call a “monograph” rather than a book. It was recently written by Stan Dibben. Does that name ring a bell?  Sharp webBikeWorld readers (are there …

Protective Equipment Ratings for Motorcycle Riders March 31, 2010 – Personal Protective Equipment can help motorcycle, scooter and moped riders reducing the effects of accidents. Nonetheless, the benefits of good quality motorcycling clothing are still widely underestimated. With the aim of encouraging a wider take-up of protective gear ACEM, the Motorcycle Industry in Europe, has …

Bell Star 2010 Helmet Review Just two years from the re-launch of one of the most famous motorcycle helmets of all time, the Bell Star has been updated for 2010. The updated Bell Star has new features, a slightly different head shape and Snell 2010 safety standard approval. The 2010 Bell Star has outstanding quality …

A Woman’s Perspective on Motorcycling and Engines In a male–dominated sport, women don’t have to take the back seat, pillion or, should I say, be the “two–up”. In fact, from what I’ve read, female riders are the fastest growing demographic in motorcycling. Ladies, whether you’re twenty or sixty, if you’re interested in riding there’s no …

WorldNav 3500 GPS Review wBW WorldNav 3500 GPS Review ▪  Part 1: Introduction and Details ▪  Part 2: WorldNav GPS 3500 Overview ▪  Part 3: Applications and Settings ▪  Part 4: Where To? WorldNav 3500 Navigation ▪  Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 ▪  Part 6: Installation and Conclusion ▪  WorldNav 3500 GPS Owner Comments  Related wBW Reviews ▪  Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercoms ▪  Motorcycle Intercoms ▪  wBW Review Index …

Scottoiler eSystem Review The eSystem is a true Scottoiler product in every regard. Design simplicity, quality components and robustness are givens and it remains true to its origins. While there are those who will remain skeptical of an electrically driven system, I am not one of them. I have no hesitation in recommending the newest …

The New Mid-Range Sand Pants The new REV’IT! Sand pants are here and they’re a perfect match for the REV’IT! Sand jacket (review). The Sand pants are also styled and tailored for comfort and the duo makes an excellent all-season outfit. Like the REV’IT! Sand jacket, the new Sand pants are an evolution of the Dakar pants we …

The Mid-Range, 3/4-Length Adventure-Touring Jacket The new REV’IT! Sand jacket is the 2010 replacement for the popular REV’IT! Off-Track jacket. It has rugged good looks, excellent fit and “professional” styling details that make it an excellent choice for all-weather, all-season use. I described the new REV’IT! Sand jacket (review) in a 2010 REV’IT! clothing update. That article was published …

Roadgear H2O Maxx Motorcycle Gloves Lightweight and waterproof three-season gloves are comfortable and easy to wear. They provide more warmth than expected even in colder temperatures and they passed the webBikeWorld “Bucket Test”. Most four-season riders own at least two pair of motorcycle gloves; one pair for summer and one for winter. Gloves are relatively inexpensive, compared …

Scala Rider G4 Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom Review Loaded with features, the new Scala Rider G4 intercom is leagues ahead of previous Scala Rider intercoms in performance and sound quality. Continuing our foray into “3rd Generation” motorcycle intercom systems, we finally acquired a pair of the new Scala Rider G4 intercom, in the “Powerset” guise. The …

Maximum Control Book Review Soft Cover: 159 pages Dimensions (in inches): 8.25 x 10.625 Publisher: Motorbooks (Quayside Publishing), U.S.A. Publication Date: January 2010 ISBN: 978-0-7603-3674-8 List price: $24.99 Pat Hahn is well known to webBikeWorld readers. He’s the author of Ride Hard Ride Smart (review) and How to Ride a Motorcycle (review). Now he’s back with this brand-new …

The First CMS Flip-up Helmet The first CMS flip-up feels solid and has a dual homologation as both a full-face and “Jet” styled open-face helmet with the visor removed. CMS has been manufacturing helmets in Portugal since 1976 and they’re now one of the very few remaining independent motorcycle helmet manufacturers with European production. We …

AGV K3 Helmet Review That the K3 is the most basic street helmet in the AGV lineup matters not. The helmet exudes quality and it includes some outstanding features and good comfort. The smooth external shape helps reduce noise and makes a noticeable difference in reducing head toss. AGV has been making helmets since Vincent …

Cardo Scala Rider G4 Preview No matter how many intercom reviews we publish — and we have many, as you can see in the right-hand column — webBikeWorlders always want one more. And its no wonder, with new intercom announcements coming about once a month! By the way, it appears that Bluetooth has pretty much …

Scottoiler FS-365 Corrosion Protector   Summary I can only echo what so many others have already said about the Scottoiler FS365 corrosion protector — it is a great product. I should have tried it a long time ago. Get some, use it year-round, appreciate it. It will serve you and your two-wheelers well. Introduction I …

If only I had a dollar for every time a prospective new rider walked up and asked me what is the best beginner bike on the market, I would have enough to buy Mat Mladin’s racebike at the end of the season. It is one of the most common questions I am asked when out …

webBikeWorld Live Report The 2010 Powersports Dealer Expo is scheduled for this coming weekend at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The yearly event is the largest show in North America where motorcycle and powersports dealers can see and touch all of the latest products about to be released for the start of a new …

VholdR Contour HD Video Camera Review I like the new VholdR ContourHD version of the VholdR video camera much better than the original. It’s easy to use (ditto for the original) and the HD video is surprisingly good — much better than I expected. I can pick a few nits, especially with the QuickTime .mov …

Treds Waterproof Motorcycle Rain Boots 2010 Review Revised for 2010, the Treds Waterproof Motorcycle Rain Boots really are waterproof with no ifs, ands or buts. The new design is thinner at the top with the same thickness at the soles for less bulk and weight. So-called “waterproof” motorcycle clothing often isn’t, so we recently decided …

Joe Rocket Dry Tech Nano Pants Review Styled to mach the Joe Rocket Nano jacket (review), the Nano pants offer the same potential for water resistance. They’re comfortable and warm, with a thick liner but a looser-than-average fit. The Joe Rocket Dry Tech Nano pants are made to pair with the Nano jacket, although either could …

Scottoiler FS-365 Corrosion Protection Spray I can only echo what so many others have already said about the Scottoiler FS365 corrosion protector — it is a great product. I should have tried it a long time ago. Get some, use it year-round, appreciate it. It will serve you and your two-wheelers well. I have to mea …

AKE BT Bluetooth Intercom Review Another easy-to-use Bluetooth helmet system; weatherproof and rugged, with very good audio and excellent volume control. Appearances can be deceiving and generic isn’t all bad. webBikeWorld visitors will remember that the AKE PowerCom INNOVA and Roger One, along with related Bluetooth peripherals, were reviewed in a series of articles published in April 2008. …

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 …