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Oakley Split Jacket Transitions SolFX Sunglasses Review

Oakley Split Jacket Sunlasses

To wear, or not to wear, that is the question. Sunglasses or not? According to research by N3L Optics, 79% of motorcyclists wear sunglasses when outdoors, so presumably lots of us wear them while riding. Sunglasses serve the obvious function of reducing bright light and glare, but they also protect peepers from UV radiation, wind, dust and debris. If you ...

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Treds Motorcycle Boot Covers


RUBBER DUCKIES. Veterans of cold, slushy climates are all-too familiar with galoshes, rubber overshoes that keep shoes from getting muddy or wet. If you or someone you love has motorcycle boots that aren’t waterproof, try Treds rubber boot covers ($36.95-$41.95). They’re 12 inches tall, slide on easily over shoes and boots (the tough, tear-resistant rubber stretches up to 800 percent ...

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Cortech Piuma Jacket Review


[This Cortech Piuma Jacket gear review was originally published in the July 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Piuma Road, extending a mere 6.5 miles from end to end, from its junction with Malibu Canyon Road until it merges with Rambla Pacifico Street, is one of the most celebrated motorcycling roads in Southern California’s Santa Monica Mountains, as revered for its ...

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Roadgear Xcaliber Jacket and Pants Review


[This Roadgear Xcaliber Jacket and Pants gear review was originally published in the May 2011 issue of Rider] The origin of Roadgear is a tale of the American Dream. Man leads hectic life as a big-city banker. Overworked and frustrated, he embarks on an 8,000-mile solo motorcycle journey to overcome a personal tragedy. Along the way, he rediscovers himself and finds a ...

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Held Warm n Dry Gore-Tex Gloves


Blame an unpredictable El Niño, an upsurge in solar sunspot activity or Mother Nature’s ingestion of too many trans fats, but weather around here has been anything but normal. Not so good for underequipped tailgaters or trail hikers, but great for an evaluation of a product called Warm n Dry. In America, gloves lagged other articles of riding gear in ...

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Sedici Monza Leathers Review


[This Sedici Monza Leathers review was originally published in the September 2011 issue of Rider magazine] For me, buying motorcycle leathers is a process fraught with indecision. Will they fit well? Will they be comfortable on a long ride? What about temperature extremes? And why are they expensive enough to always make these considerations important? Cycle Gear sells quality apparel from ...

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Bohn Xtreme Armored Shorts

When you go down–and sooner or later, all ADV riders go down–chances are your backside will end up making contact with the ground. If you’re lucky, you’ll roll ninja-style and dissipate your energy evenly, saving you from unpleasant bruises and aches. Or, if you’re like me, you’ll land awkwardly, with flailing arms and a great expulsion of breath…THUD! Some riding ...

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Harley-Davidson Illumination 360° Hi-Vis Rain Suit

Harley Illumination Hi Vis Rain Suit Back

GLOW IN THE RAIN. Being conspicuous is a good strategy whenever you ride, but it’s essential when you get caught in the rain. Harley-Davidson’s new Illumination 360° Hi-Vis Rain Suit (P/N 98342-11VM, $275) provides enhanced visibility in low-light conditions so you’ll be seen from almost any every angle. Extensive use of 3M Scotchlite reflective tape, material and piping complements the Hi-Vis orange ...

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Harley-Davidson FXRG Pants

In our December issue I did a product review of the Harley-Davidson FXRG Pants that I’ve being wearing a lot during my commute and travels for the past year. Just weeks before the review was written up, they were my all-day-in-the-saddle riding pants on a four-day tour and were so comfortable I could have slept in them as well. And though ...

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Harley-Davidson Pink Label Collection

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every year. The purpose of the campaign is to increase breast cancer awareness, raise funds for research and to remind women to be aware that early detection is key to survival. With that in mind, we wanted to let you know about the Pink ...

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