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TechNiche Hyperkewl Evaporative Cooling Sport Vest Review

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In his Road Tales column in our December 2010 issue, Clement Salvadori waxes poetically about riding in bitter cold or oppressively hot weather, neither of which he enjoys. Since that issue will come out in late October, when the mercury will drop along with autumn leaves, Clem focuses primarily on the virtues of heated grips and apparel. He was in ...

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Rider Response: Greatest Hits

Here at Rider magazine we feel very fortunate to have such a large and loyal family of subscribers, many of whom have been with us from the very beginning, back in 1974. Through monthly columns and features, readers get to know Rider staffers and contributors. They learn about the motorcycles in our garage, the gear we can’t live without, even aspects of ...

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Alpinestars Interceptor and Dragster Jackets and Bat Pants

If you’ve turned the pages of Rider or scanned the photos posted on ridermag.wpengine.com, then you know we most often wear textile riding apparel on the street. It tends to be lightweight and versatile, particularly in terms of water-resistance. Of course, we wear leather on the track since its abrasion-resistance is hard to beat; in fact, most tracks require leather protective gear. ...

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Alpinestars Bionic 2 Protection Jacket Review

Most riding jackets/pants made today–at least the stuff worth paying real American dollars for–includes protective armor, which is usually removable and often adjustable for proper fit. Foam rubber pads made of various materials are located at places where impacts are most likely to occur. For jackets, that includes the elbows, shoulders and back; for pants, it’s the knees and hips. ...

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2009 KTM 690 Enduro R Road Test

2009 KTM 690 Enduro R Road Test — Rider magazine

[This 2009 KTM 690 Enduro R Road Test was originally published in the December 2009 issue of Rider magazine] If dirt’s your game, the 2009 KTM 690 Enduro R has the chops to take you anywhere you want to go (within its 150-mile range), no questions asked. The knobby-shod R will suck up any street chores you throw at it, ...

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Alpinestars Octane Two-piece Motorcycle Riding Suit Review

Octane Suit

[This Alpinestars Octane Two-piece Motorcycle Riding Suit Review was originally published in the October 2009 issue of Rider magazine] My Alpinestars Octane suit and I have developed a cozy relationship. It was my first piece of official Rider-logo gear, and it has served me well on many tracks in the United States, Germany and Japan. During my stay in Kyoto ...

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Alpinestars Ridge Waterproof Motorcycle Boots Review

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[This Alpinestars Ridge Waterproof Motorcycle Boots Review was originally published in the December 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Being long of limb, my hands and feet get cold easily. And when my mitts and dogs get cold and wet, I get pretty grumpy. Which is why I really dig these Alpinestars Ridge motorcycle boots. They were my footwear of choice ...

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