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HJC CL-16 Helmet

LIGHT MAKES RIGHT. HJC’s all-new CL-16 is 100 grams (3.5 ounces) lighter than the model it replaces and is one of the first helmets to have Snell 2010 approval. It has new multi-layer foam padding for a better fit and new SpeedCool interior fabric for moisture-wicking comfort. Every CL-16 comes standard with a Pinlock-prepared faceshield and a Pinlock anti-fog insert. ...

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HJC IS-Max Motorcycle Helmet Review

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[This HJC IS-Max Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the October 2009 issue of Rider magazine] There are two major trends in full-face-style helmets today. One is the proliferation of flip-up modular versions, and the other is the popularity of the integrated, drop-down sunshield. If you like these features, you’re going to love the HJC IS-Max motorcycle helmet as ...

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Shark EvoLine Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review

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[This Shark EvoLine Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the July 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Modular full-face helmets offer the convenience of rotating the chinbar out of the way. At gas or rest stops, just press a button and slide the front portion of the helmet up to the top. Blow your nose, sip on coffee, kiss ...

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HelmetSecure Motorcycle Helmet Security System Review

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Review by Reg Kittrelle [This HelmetSecure Motorcycle Helmet Security System Review was originally published in American Rider magazine] Once it’s off your head a helmet is a fairly useless item that’s difficult to deal with. Take it in a restaurant and it takes up a seat. Hang it on your bike without locking it and the evildoers can snatch it. ...

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Arai XD3 Motorcycle Helmet Review

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[This Arai XD3 Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the June 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Just as dual-sport motorcycles have hybrid features that make them capable on the street and in the dirt, the Arai XD3 motorcycle helmet attempts to give you the best of both worlds. XD stands for “crossover design” and the 3 indicates its third ...

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Shark Evoline Flip-Up Motorcycle Helmet Review

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[This Shark Evoline Flip-Up Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in American Rider magazine] I’m always pleasantly surprised at what helmet technology brings us, like this Evoline crashie from Shark, a French company of good repute, that converts from a full-face to an open-face. I don’t mean a “flip-up,” which has the chin-bar stuck up in the air over your ...

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HJC FS-15 Motorcycle Helmet Review

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By Gabe Ets-Hokin [This HJC FS-15 Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the March 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Remember the good ol’ days of helmet shopping? You could get a cheap helmet, or you could get a good helmet, but you couldn’t get a good, cheap helmet. At the top of the shelves, you had big-bucks race replicas. ...

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Shoei Hornet DS Motorcycle Helmet Review

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[This Shoei Hornet DS Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the July 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Given the diverse nature of dual-sport riding, it’s hard to pin down a perfect design for any piece of equipment–but it does happen. Shoei’s Hornet DS motorcycle helmet strikes at the heart of the dirt/street divide with a lid that works equally ...

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Scorpion EXO-1000 Motorcycle Helmet Review

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[This Scorpion EXO-1000 Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the July 2008 issue of Rider magazine] According to that interactive archive of what is, Wikipedia.com, “product differentiation” is a marketing term that refers to the “process of distinguishing the differences of a product or offering from others, to make it more attractive to a particular target market.” In this ...

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Bell Star Motorcycle Helmet Review

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[This Bell Star Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the April 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Now that the new Bell Helmet Company has served the mid-priced motorcycle helmet market for the last several years with some success, it has opted to throw its well-recognized name back into the premium full-face helmet ring as well. The new Bell Star ...

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