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Scorpion Sports Yosemite Motorcycle Jacket Review

Scorpion Sports Yosemite Motorcycle Jacket

A jacket that promises versatility, like the Scorpion Sports Yosemite model tested here, has a lot to live up to. And it requires a lot of touring for a thorough checkout. A three-day ride to Nevada on our long-term Versys 1000 LT through weather ranging from hot and dry to cold and drenching got things going. Happy with its performance, ...

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Dainese Tempest D-Dry Motorcycle Jacket Review

Dainese Tempest D-Dry Jacket

By Ken Lee The Tempest D-Dry riding jacket comes from Dainese, a brand that sponsors MotoGP riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden, among others. Dainese classifies this textile jacket as a short-range winter touring jacket. The Tempest is made from Duratex fabric and incorporates a waterproof, windproof and breathable D-Dry membrane. It’s a 3/4-length design, longer than a sport-style jacket, ...

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Plug In, Stay Warm: The Joys of Electric Motorcycle Apparel

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Unless you live where the snow piles up hip-deep in winter, there’s no reason to stop riding when the mercury takes a nosedive. Heated clothing can extend your riding season far into winter, and kickstart it earlier in the spring. There’s no mystery to how it works. When you pass electric current though a wire, the wire heats up. That’s ...

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Moto Guzzi's Radial Brakes

We’ll look back on 2015 as a banner year, with more than 60 all-new or updated motorcycles that cover the gamut in terms of style, price and performance, as well as a wide range of high-quality gear to choose from. With the holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to treat friends, family or yourself with some new-fangled moto kit. ...

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BMW Rallye Motorcycle Suit Review

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BMW strives to maintain its premium image as a motorcycle brand, which carries over to its apparel. We’ve tested all sorts of BMW-branded jackets, pants, boots and gloves over the years, and the general consensus among our crew of use-it-and-abuse-it testers is that the gear may be expensive, but you get what you pay for. BMW’s Rallye Suit, the gear ...

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Rainsuits 101: Staying Dry At Speed

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Weather forecasting isn’t an exact science, and you get caught in the rain even during the summer. If you keep riding through the fall and winter, you’ll learn what real rain is. You might have ridden through short showers, but when you get caught in a sudden storm, or ride all day in a cold, steady drizzle, you’ll see how ...

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Cortech Sequoia XC Adventure Suit Review

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As the adventure-riding segment grows, so does the variety of clothing to wear while you explore the back-of-beyond, each new product promising to protect adventurers from a wide range of weather and mishaps. Helmet House has joined the fray with its Cortech branded and economically priced Sequoia XC jacket and pants ($349.99 and $164.99, respectively). A 600-denier Carbolex polyester fabric ...

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Power Trip Gauge Mesh and Pivot Motorcycle Jackets Review

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Two hundred and sixty bucks is a pretty typical price for a decent textile riding jacket, wouldn’t you say? What if that could buy you two? Joe Rocket’s Power Trip line says it has redefined cheap with its Gauge Mesh and Pivot jackets, and we’re inclined to agree. Starting at $129.99 each, you could own both an armored mesh jacket ...

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Dainese D-Explorer Gore-Tex Suit Review

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Dainese’s D-Explorer Gore-Tex suit is designed for the demands of adventure/dual-sport riding, where negotiating challenging terrain may require standing on the pegs, counterbalancing, pushing, pulling and, on those unlucky days, picking up your heavy bike again and again. The “modular flap system” allows panels on the chest, back and thighs to be opened—incrementally from small to large openings—to expose mesh ...

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Olympia Moto Sports Blaze Safety Vest Review

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Wearing hi-viz apparel is a great way to get motorists’ attention. Ultra-bright colors that don’t exist in nature catch their eyes, and that momentary “what’s that?” pause may make them think twice before pulling out in front of you. But what makes hi-viz gear appealing from a safety standpoint makes it unappealing in terms of style. Some people just can’t ...

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