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Held Sereena Women’s Gloves

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Held’s new Sereena women’s glove offers premium comfort, tactility and protection to female riders. Its goatskin construction is flexible and abrasion-resistant, and the leather is doubled up and underlaid with Schoeller Keprotec, a high-tech fabric engineered for racing, in key abrasion zones. SAS-TEC knuckle reinforcements round out the protection package. A comfortable Outlast liner and stretch fabric panels offer a ...

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New Helibars Products for BMW

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HeliBars now offers products for several recent BMW models. Handlebar Risers ($129) for the R 1200 RS and K 1600 GT/GTL move the grips up and back for optimum comfort on long trips. Replacement handlebars for the R 1200 RT ($329) are 11⁄2-inch taller, 11⁄2-inch farther back and 2 inches wider than stock. The patented Horizon handlebar system for the ...

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Z1R Seats

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Z1R has several new seats for metric bikes. The 2-Up Predator Seat offers a lowered seating position for the 2010-2015 Honda VT1300 Stateline, Interstate and Sabre models. The Low-Profile Double-Bucket for metric cruisers lets you and your passenger ride comfortably into the horizon, and includes one backrest that can be used in the driver or rider position. Upgrade your 1998-2015 ...

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Dunlop Elite 4 Tires

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Dunlop’s new Elite 4 tire promises extended mileage, a quiet ride and great handling. Unique Multi-Tread (MT) technology uses a long-wearing center compound along with special lateral compounds on the edges for cornering grip, and its tread is designed to provide even wear and limit road noise. An innovative depth indicator incorporated into the pattern disappears when tread depth reaches ...

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Givi Trekker Outback Panniers Review

Givi Trekker Outback Panniers.

I’ve owned a wide range of adventure bikes over the last few decades, so I am well acquainted with the luggage obsession of adventure riders. Having been a fan of Givi accessories for years, it was time to give its new Trekker Outback line a try. The Outback products are specifically designed for the adventure market, thus employing both the ...

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Bill Mayer Saddles Ultima Leather Seat Review

Bill Mayer Saddles Ultima Leather Seat on a BMW R 1200 RT.

Despite all of the welcome functional improvements BMW incorporated into the latest “water boxer” R 1200 RT, as far as my butt is concerned, sitting on a bare I-beam is the height of luxury compared to the bike’s stock seat. Indeed, the park-bench flatness of its shape and spongy, unsupportive foam result in abject misery after only a few hours ...

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Olympia Alpha Mesh Tech Jacket Review

Olympia Alpha Mesh Tech Jacket.

Summer is here, and whether or not you believe in global warming, it is hot. So I asked Olympia Moto Sports if I could try its new Alpha jacket. I like the look, and what I have read about it appeals to me. Olympia calls it a “three layer systems design,” with an outer jacket having panels for good airflow, ...

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Book Review: ‘Indian Motorcycle: America’s First Motorcycle Company’ and ‘The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles’

Indian Motorcycle: America's First Motorcycle Company, by Darwin Holmstrom. (Image: Motorbooks)

Large coffee-table books dealing with the motorcycle world seem to be all the rage. These are not books dealing with criticisms, but visual histories, with lots of pictures and a smattering of prose. The two books I am reviewing here are both published by Motorbooks, and both arrived within a couple of weeks of each other. They are certainly not ...

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Book Review: ‘On Grief, Hope and Motorcycles: A Diary’

On Grief, Hope and Motorcycles: A Diary, by Candiya Mann. (Photo: the author)

Nothing is certain, except death and taxes. This oft-quoted truism is still pertinent, but for those of us who are immersed in the world of motorcycling, there are even more certainties: the left-turning driver coming toward us will not use a signal, it will rain in the middle of a 10-year drought two days after we leave home without rain gear…the ...

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Gear Review: Fly Cool Pro Mesh Jacket and Pants

The Fly Cool Pro Mesh Jacket and Pants are a great way to beat the heat. (Photo: Kevin Wing)

Established in 1998 by Western Power Sports, a powersports distributor based in Boise, Idaho, the Fly brand includes Fly Racing (gear for dirt bikes, BMX and mountain bikes, snowmobiles and watercraft) and Fly Street (gear for on-road motorcycles, including helmets, apparel and luggage). With summer upon us, I’ve been beating the heat with Fly Street’s Cool Pro Mesh Jacket and ...

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