Riding Gear Review
Motorcycle House contacted me and asked me if I’d be willing to review some of their gear. They wanted me to review a set of their leather saddlebags, but, since I ride a VFR1200, that wasn’t possible. So, they asked if I’d be willing to review a jacket. They even let me pick the jacket I wanted to review. Since I’m a sucker for a nice leather jacket, I chose the Warrior motorcycle jacket. There was no quid-pro-quo for a nice review. The deal was that they’d send me a jacket, and I’d review it, as always.
For years now, I’ve been using a set of Sony Bluetooth earbuds/phone remote when I ride. They’ve been OK for listening to my XM unit, or my phone, but, of course, far from perfect. The phone is pretty much unusable since all the other person can hear is the whoosh… Continue reading
First, for full transparency, this is a solicited review. Leatherup.Com contacted me and asked if I would be interested in having them sending me some gear to review, and I said I’d be happy to. There is no payment or quid pro quo, other than that they’d send me stuff… Continue reading
Cycle Gear is running a sale on their Freeze-Out line of motorcycle under layer clothing. I picked up the zipped jacket gilet and the inner glove liners. Cycle Gear’s web site touts this line of gear with the following description:
FREEZE-OUT® utilizes cutting-edge membrane laminate barrier technology to block wind… Continue reading
So, you want to ride a motorcycle, but you don’t know what riding gear to wear with your new scooter? Well, look no further. Motorcycle.Com is ready to help.
The 2011 helmets are on display in all their glory at the annual Powersports Dealer Expo, and Motorcycle-USA has coverage (Get it? coverage?) of new & notable lids for this year.
Included are new modular helmets from Bell and Vega for the graying Sport-Touring gentleman to wear with his hi-vis… Continue reading
Ah, science! It’s so good at telling us that things we “know” are true…aren’t. In this case, it’s the idea that the extra weight of a helmet on one’s head increases the chance of a spine injury, as the extra weight snaps your whiplashing vertebrae like toothpicks. The people… Continue reading
Compared to the way the world was when I was a kid, when helmets were optional, and leather vests & blue jeans constituted protective gear, we really do have a wide option of riding garments, protectors, armor, and helmets. The thing is, aside from the invention of some tough… Continue reading
A British company is set to bring a brand new helmet concept to market. Called the Reevu MSX1, this new helmet allows the driver to see the road behind him through a small mirror inserted into the visor.
The mirror reflects the image of whatever is to… Continue reading
I’ve used a Scorpion EXO-1000 full-face helmet as my daily hat for two years now. It’s a fairly heavy helmet, but I’ve liked it a lot, as it has a lot of premium features, like the adjustable air bladder to custom fit it, the fuller… Continue reading
August has arrived, and that means that, here in Southern California, it’s about to get hot. Barring a few warm snaps here and there, earlier in the summer, August and September are usually when San Diego gets blazing hot, with an intensity that won’t let up until sometime… Continue reading
If you’re like me, you sometimes get irritated by bright sunlight when riding, so you want a darker visor. But, as soon as you stick a dark visor on your helmet, you have to ride at night, or in heavy overcast, and you need to switch out for a… Continue reading
It’s now November, which means that the new Snell M2010-standard helmets should have reached the stores. Among them are two offereings from the premium helmet makers Arai and Shoei. The Arai RX-Q and Shoei RF-1100 should run you between four and five bills, retail. Motorcycle Daily… Continue reading