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TCX X-Desert Boots Review


With the performance, technology and comfort of today’s adventure touring motorcycles, one bike really can do it all. Load up the panniers and trunk with a week’s worth of gear, then head off on a two-up tour with your spouse. Spoon on a set of knobbies, pack the camping gear and head into the national forest for an off-road adventure ...

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Cycle Gear Freeze-Out Base Layers Review


According to the National Weather Service’s windchill calculator, at an ambient temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit and a wind (or vehicle) speed of 65 mph, the windchill temperature is a teeth-chattering, hypothermia-inducing 32 degrees F. There are many ways to keep Jack Frost at bay when riding on cold days, but a smart, tried-and-true strategy is layered clothing because the ...

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Nelson-Rigg AS-3000 Aston 2-piece Rainsuit Review


It doesn’t rain much here in Southern California, which can be both a blessing (humidity who? mosquitos?) and a curse (um…I’m thinking). Being American by birth, Southern by the grace of God, since transplanting to the Left Coast I’ve come to miss the dramatic beauty of thunderstorms and grass that’s green for more than two weeks. And I spend a ...

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Cycle Gear Opens Store in Indianapolis

Cycle Gear Indianapolis

Cycle Gear Inc., a retailer of motorcycle apparel and accessories, has opened its first store in Indiana. The new location is now open and located at 6024 E82nd Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, near the Castleton Square Mall. There will be a special grand opening celebration from September 20-22, 2013, featuring store specific sales as well as vendor appearances. “Indianapolis is ...

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BMW Motorrad and Dainese Partner to Develop Motorcycle Safety Clothing


BMW Motorrad and Dainese recently announced that they will be working together to develop motorcycle safety clothing for BMW Motorrad that includes the Dainese D-Air Protect System with fully integrated inflatable protectors. The first product, the DoubleR RaceAir one-piece leather suit with D-Air racing protectors, is being designed exclusively for use on the track. It is scheduled to be presented ...

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Joe Rocket Ballistic Jacket and Pants Review

Joe Rocket Ballistic Jacket and Pants

Ballistic nylon, a thick, tough fabric developed by DuPont for flak jackets worn by World War II airmen, was named for its intended function, to protect the wearer from the shrapnel caused by ballistic bodies (bullets, artillery shells) ripping through airplane fuselages. Ballistic nylon gets its strength from heavyweight threads interlaced using a criss-cross basketweave, and it is now commonly ...

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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


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 elevation changes and challenging turns as Mulholland Highway, Latigo Canyon Road and Stunt Road, among others. Piuma ...

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Roadgear Xcaliber Jacket and Pants Review


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 new purpose in life. Upon returning home, he abandons his financial career and starts his own ...

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