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Motorcycle Riding Suit Buyers Guide

Alpinestar suit

photography by Scott Hirko [This Motorcycle Riding Suit Buyers Guide was originally published in the September 2008 issue of Rider magazine] A good all-weather motorcycle touring or commuting suit is one that’s versatile enough to cover a wide range of temperatures, that provides some impact protection and keeps out rain. Though not necessarily waterproof, any of the dozen suits tested ...

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Motorcycle Soft Luggage Buyer's Guide

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[This Motorcycle Soft Luggage Buyer’s Guide was originally published in the July 2006 issue of Rider magazine] Whether you call them seatbags or tailpacks, these guys can really haul. Often, our staff riders have been able to take an overnight (and sometimes a two-day) trip with just the gear we could pack in a tankbag and seatbag. When on tour, ...

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Touring & Sport-Touring Motorcycle Tire Buyers Guide

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[This Touring & Sport-Touring Motorcycle Tire Buyers Guide was originally published in the May 2006 issue of Rider] Looking for a new tire? There’s certainly no shortage of good rubber available these days for the tire shopper. If you’re happy with your tires’ mileage and performance, you can always buy new copies of the original equipment tires for your bike. ...

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Twelve Three-Quarter Motorcycle Helmets: Buyers Guide

2008 HJC AC-3 Motorcycle Helmet

[This Three-Quarter Motorcycle Helmets Buyers Guide was originally published in American Rider magazine] In the world of motorcycle head protection, there are three basic types of helmets. There’s the half-helmet that covers just the top portion of the head, the full-face that covers the entire head except for the eyeport, and there’s the three-quarter. Let’s look at the latter, the ...

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