Lots of motorcycle gear smoothly transitions from its technical role as protective clothing on the bike to stylish fashion statement off of it. And some gear is actually able to do both at the same time. The now-classic one-piece Aerostich ain’t one of ’em. No, fashion hasn’t been high on [...]
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Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II – Product Review A sport-touring tire that offers more of, well, everything.
Sport-touring tires are a unique engineering challenge because by design—or at least in concept—they must be nearly everything to almost everyone. Nowhere was this more evident than at the launch for the new Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II, held in early December in Westlake Village, California. Press motorcycles fitted with the [...]
Dual Sport Riding Techniques and Advanced Dual Sport Riding Techniques DVDs – Product Review Off-Road 101 and 201.
The good news is, dual-sport bike sales were up 24 percent in the first quarter of 2011! The bad news is, dual-sport skillsets for many riders have barely ever gotten off the pavement. And while there are any number of places to turn for on-road education, unless you grew up [...]
Cortech Sport Saddlebags and Sport Tail Bag – Product Review High capacity meets versatility at a reasonable price.
Saddlebags have survived from horse to motorcycle because, well, they’re relentlessly effective. It’s fitting, then, that Cortech’s well-established luggage system uses its Sport Saddlebags as the centerpiece. When mounted in combination with Cortech’s Sport Tail Bag, the trio of 1680-denier bags keeps a whopping 53 liters of your “necessities” in [...]
Motorcyclists who favor tankbags for carrying their workday and weekend essentials have long relied on two simple hold-down methods: magnets or adjustable straps. Problem is, gas tanks on many late-model sporty bikes are now partly or completely shrouded in (or made of) plastic; magnets don’t stick. And straps can damage [...]
If you were a fan of the TV show “The X-Files,” you must have wondered, “Can’t the FBI afford real flashlights?” Every time agents Mulder and Scully entered a dark room where undoubtedly existential terror lurked in a corner, they held lights that cast a laser-like beam, illuminating about a [...]
Dirtbikes are subject to severe operating conditions, particularly in competition. High engine temperatures can lead to short-term power losses, premature oil breakdown and even mechanical failures. Not good. Fluidyne Powersports claims its U.S.-made radiators will increase the cooling capacity of any four-stroke European or Japanese dirtbike by 35-50 percent and [...]
Used to be, motorcyclists who enjoyed listening to music had to pop for a premium touring bike. Not any more. Now, all you need to rock out on two wheels is a compact digital music player and a set of earbuds. Unless you want to hear the music, that is. [...]
Wouldn’t it be great if every time you rode somewhere, you could have a virtual co-pilot who, geographically, knew everything—every road, every street, every address and could guide you there turn by turn? That “personal assistant” would also know and lead you to the exact locations of practically anything else [...]
Stop & Go Pocket Tire Plugger Plus CO2 Inflation – Product Evaluation Go ahead and keep sticking things in your tires.
While tire manufacturers say never patch anything (and who can blame them?), the underbreath mumble is that if you must patch a tire, you should do so from the inside with a permanent patch. That’s a lot of work at the side of the road, isn’t it? Stop & Go [...]