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Velocity Gear 2009 Motorcycle Gloves wBW 2009 Velocity Gear Motorcycle Glove Reviews ▪ Velocity Gear Exhibition Pro Gloves ▪ Velocity Gear Prodigy Gloves ▪ Velocity Gear Formula Gloves ▪ Velocity Gear Metalwear Gloves ▪ 2009 Velocity Gear Motorcycle Gloves Overview The folks at Velocity Gear are at it again, this time with a completely updated glove line for the 2009-2010 model …

Penny Tech: Making Tight Gloves Fit Here’s a trick to help to make a pair of too-tight gloves fit more comfortably. You may have found a particular brand or model of motorcycle glove that fits your hands perfectly. If so, you’re lucky and you don’t need this article. But if you’re like most of us, …

Zeus 508 Owner Reports Many webBikeWorld visitors have sent comments regarding this helmet. It’s apparent that there are a lot of Zeus helmet fans out there! News: Zeus is one of the few manufacturers that make motorcycle helmets in size XXXL; see the wBW Extra Large Motorcycle Helmets page for more information. Electric heated visors and double-lens visors to …

HJC vs Sliks Motorcycle Helmet Liner Comparison Several emails arrived recently from webBikeWorld visitors asking about helmet liners. We’ve often referred to this simple piece of equipment in our motorcycle helmet reviews, and I suddenly realized that an article on this topic was way overdue. I started wearing a helmet liner many years ago to …

Earbuds and Motorcycles Here’s a solution for motorcycle helmets that combines earplugs and hearing protection with speakers to listen to music while you ride. wBW Visitor “B.Y.” recently wrote us about an interesting solution that combines hearing protection with the ability to listen to your favorite tunes. “Hi Rick, I too have chronic tinnitus or “ringing” …

DuPont Motorcycle Chain Lubes and Products for 2012 The formula for the DuPont Multi-Use Dry, Wax Lubricant chain lube, which was a favorite for many years, has been changed. The new formula is no longer recommended by DuPont for motorcycle chain lubrication and it has dropped off our favorite list also. The company now recommends …

Liquid Wrench L704, L706, L711 Chain Lube The “Improved Formula” Liquid Wrench chain lube is a pretty close approximation of the original and sorely missed DuPont Teflon Multi-Use Dry Wax Lubricant (review). It sprays on as a clear liquid with a petroleum aroma and dries nearly completely, leaving a slightly oily film. The only problem is …

Men’s Vented Leather Motorcycle Jacket Note:  This article was first published in 2004.  The Vortech jacket has since been discontinued, although a few can still be found at various retailers. Leather is back!  Leather motorcycle jackets have been around forever, but they’ve been collecting a bit of dust on the racks over the last few years …

Mesh Motorcycle Jacket have become very popular in the few years that they’ve been on the market, and with good reason.  They’re a very welcome solution to hot-weather riding for those of us who like to have more than Fruit of the Loom between skin and asphalt. Motorcycle clothing manufacturers have been hard at work, …

50th Anniversary Sidi Boots Where to Buy Sidi 50th Anniversary Vortice Boots Also: Leather Motorcycle Boots, Touring Motorcycle Boots, Women’s Motorcycle Boots Sidi 50th Anniversary Vortice Boots In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Sidi Boots, Motonation is offering a very limited edition, one-time, built-to-order production run of the famous Sidi Vortice road racing boot (review). The …

Vendramini Elephant Boots Vendramini makes some very interesting motorcycle boots, no doubt about it. If you need proof, just take a look at the Vendramini “Desert Alp” Elephant boots shown here. But maybe “interesting” isn’t the right word. How about unique?  Over the top?  Yes, I think that’s getting closer… If you want more proof …

Tourmaster Cortech GX Jacket – Pants Does anyone remember the so-called “good old days”, when motorcycle riding gear meant a pair of jeans, work boots, some old leather work gloves and a plastic helmet? When the latest thing in “cool” was an old Air Force or Police surplus leather jacket?  Yep, the good old days… …

Roadgear AirTek Mesh Jacket – AirTek Mesh Pants Can there ever be too many choices for warm weather clothing?  I’m not sure if the “perfect” mesh combo exists just yet, but the evolution of the technology to produce these materials will surely give us more options. The mesh motorcycle clothing phenomenon is relatively new, but …

Alpinestars Drystar Suit There’s a strong correlation between my desire to sleep in as late as possible on a work day and a steadily declining regard for wearing proper safety gear on my morning commute. I have distant memories of having staggered out of bed with enough time to toast a bagel and eat it …

The Minimalist’s All-Season Riding Outfit If you’ve already taken a trip to Tierra del Fuego or have been on some other major dual-sport adventure, like the Trans-America Trail (report), you probably have very specific clothing requirements. On the other hand, if you’re content to ride the roads that are more heavily traveled (or at least better …

Adjusting the Triumph Tiger Chain It’s time for some basic maintenance on our 1998 Triumph Tiger project bike. So we thought it might be a good idea to record some of the work for the benefit of others. We’re also trying a slightly revised page format for a planned series of articles covering some basic …

Replacing a Motorcycle Chain and Sprockets Motorcycle ownership means belonging to a taxonomy of tribe and sub-culture that parallels those found in nature. Remember Biology 101? If I recall correctly, it goes something like: Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species. As motorcyclists, we end up on a branch of a tree that can be …

Leather Motorcycle Jacket Leather has a definite ch’i that speaks to you as soon as you get near it.  I guess it’s a combination of the look, the touch and a little bit of the smell, but get anywhere near some high-quality leather and it sort of jumps right out at you, demanding attention. And one of …

Fox Creek Leather “V 1.8” Jacket Next time Uncle Ralph claims that “they don’t make ’em like that any more”, break out your Fox Creek Leather V 1.8 jacket. We were impressed with the Fox Creek Leather Men’s Vented Racing Jacket and Lori (our Women’s Motorcycle Clothing page editor) absolutely loves her Women’s 3/4 Length Jacket, which still gets raves from strangers …

Alpinestars ACR Air-Flo Jacket This is the third in our series of reviews featuring Alpinestars mesh motorcycle clothing. First up was the Alpinestars T-Stunt 2 mesh jacket, then the matching Alpinestars ACR Air-Flo mesh pants, and this review features the ACR Air-Flo mesh jacket. We also have two pairs of Alpinestars jeans in the review pipeline, the Alpinestars …

Adjusting the Chain on the GT1000 and Ducati SportClassics Adjusting a Ducati GT 1000 chain is a fairly straightforward project. Thankfully, there aren’t any quirks that might make this job more difficult than it should be. However, there are two items that I think the GT 1000 owner will require: a six-point, 30 mm socket …

2013 Falco Boots Falco Boots for 2013 Falco is probably one of the lesser-known motorcycle boot manufacturers — and that’s too bad. The Italian company’s products are very nicely made and they have many stylish designs. The quality is excellent and several webBikeWorld evaluators wear Falco boots quite often for a variety of two-wheeled adventures. …

Women’s Motorcycle Helmets:  Bell SC-X motocross helmet is now offered in color schemes designed to match women’s motocross gear  |  More information about motorcycle helmets on the wBW Motorcycle Helmets page Women’s Motorcycle Clothing Reviews: See our reviews of women’s motorcycle clothing on the wBW Women’s Motorcycle Clothing Reviews index. Track Days – Riding Schools: How about a specialized beginner or advanced women’s riding …

ROOF Boxer and Roadster Motorcycle Helmets – Owner Reports From “M.H.”, reporting on the new ROOF Boxer V:  “This will be a series of reviews, because as we all know, impressions are sometimes dismissed over time. I presently ride BMW K1200R and prior to this bike, all my bikes were cruisers.  I ride about 15,000 to …

FM Motorcycle Helmets Owner Report “Hey, it’s new helmet time!  I’d been using an HJC ½ helmet for the last few years and its time was up (actually, I gave it to my girlfriend).  I was looking for something a bit different in an open face helmet and a search on the Internet introduced me …

BMW Sport Integral Carbon Fiber Helmet The BMW SportIntegral Carbon Fiber helmet is claimed to be the lightest production motorcycle helmet made at 1,000 grams, or about 2.2 lbs. Take a look at the webBikeWorld Motorcycle Helmet Weights page, where we have been tracking the weights of all of the helmets we’ve reviewed. A 1kg helmet is …

Arai VX-Pro4 Announced July 16, 2014 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – Arai has announced the VX-Pro4 off-road helmet, the successor to the Arai VX-Pro3 (details below).   Where to Buy Arai VX-Pro4 Helmet See More Motorcycle Helmets, Motorcycle Visor, Motorcycle Intercom Arai VX-Pro4 Details Like all Arai helmets, the VX-Pro4 helmet shell is made entirely by hand …

Shoei X-12 First Look The new Shoei X-12 was released on October 1, 2009. We purchased an X-12 in the TC-1 “Streamliner” graphics in size XL. And we also bought a new Shoei RF-1100 in the “Monolith” graphics, also in size XL. Here’s an X-12 taste-tease with a couple of quick photos and some initial …

HJC Sy-Max vs. Sy-Max III Comparison Yeah, I know — if you read my report on the HJC Sy-Max II helmet latch failure, I said I�d be looking for another brand of helmet. But then I heard about the Sy-Max III and after an exchange of e-mails with the engineers at HJC, which included some detailed …

Jarow Mono X2 Helmet Review (2004?) The Jarow Mono X2 is no longer being sold under that name in the U.S.A. The helmet is now sold using its original name of the Caberg Justissimo. Here is our original Jarow Mono X2 review, now posted using the Caberg Justissimo name. The Jarow Mono X2 was originally distributed …

It’s hard to believe that almost one year has passed since we published our “Battle of the Ultimate Helmets” article, a wBW comparison review of the Shark RSR vs. SCHUBERTH S1.  The comparison format proved to be very popular with our visitors, so we decided to do it again with two of this year’s most glamorous  — …

Bell Star Helmet First Look The new Bell Star helmet was introduced at the 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo (report) in February of this year. I took some photos (below) at the time and we quickly placed an order. We’ve been waiting ever since — as have many of our readers, who have been asking for …

Shoei GT Air Helmet Preview Here’s a sneak peek at the brand-new Shoei GT Air motorcycle helmet! We only had time to take some quick photos and about 20 minutes of handling of this pre-production sample before it went back. But a final production version is on the way from Shoei and we’ll have a …

Page 4: More live reporting from the 2006 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Home  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2005 Dealer Expo All text and photos © webWorld International, LLC 2001-2007.  All rights reserved. GMax modular helmets are distributed by Hap Jones and others.  The GMax regular street helmets weren’t impressive, …

Aprilia News:  Aprilia Mana 850 GT Review!  |  October 2010 – The new 2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 hypermotard style bike will have a 1200cc 90-degree V-twin engine with 130hp with ABS and traction control as options Aprilia News Archive:  Rumors say Aprilia will release 12 new motorcycles and 6 scooters over the next 5 years!  |  Aprilia announces the …

Continuing our live report from the 2005 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana – February 19-21, 2005. More:  2005 Dealer Expo Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2006 Dealer Expo Feb. 19, 2005 – 19:12:  Here’s another page with more goodies.  I’ll probably call it quits for today after this and get some dinner and …

Act Fast On This Ogio/Dainese Tail Bag The Ogio tail bag is a versatile, medium-sized storage option for your motorcycle. It should fit on a wide variety of motorcycle passenger seats. It has adjustable quick-release loop straps, which make it easy to mount securely, perhaps with some ROK Straps (review). Three compartments, with the main one …

Tourmaster Response SC Road Boots The Tourmaster Response SC boots have all the important stylistic and functional features of the recent crop of low-cut, short motorcycle boots, but at a slightly lower cost. I love my Doc Martens. I‘ve had ’em for years and they are so broken in that they slip on with barely …

More from from the 2005 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana – February 19-21, 2005. More:  2005 Dealer Expo Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2006 Dealer Expo Feb. 20, 2005 – 06:15:  Tons more stuff to see.  I could go nuts with posting photos, so I’ll try to show only the accessories I think …

Handlebar Riser and GPS Holder Combo for the Versys 650 This is a “Quick Look” at the Motowerx GPS Mount and Handlebar Riser Combo. This one is for the 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT Project Bike (Blog). It’s part number V650LT KV650LT-UMNT-RSR-COMBO. Motowerk also makes handlebar risers for the 650 cc and 1000 cc Versys …