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2016 Holiday Gift Guide


A Few of Our Favorite Things… It’s that time of year again! To assist you in the search for that perfect gift, three of us on the Rider staff each assembled a few of our favorite things to review for this special Holiday Gift Guide. Every one is a much better gift for your favorite rider than a leopard-print Snuggie, ...

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National Cycle VStream Windscreen for 2008-current KLR650E

National Cycle VStream Windscreen.

Reduce annoying wind noise and turbulence the next time you take to the road on your 2008 and newer Kawasaki KLR650 with VStream windscreens from National Cycle. The “V” profile pushes the wind out and away from your helmet for a smooth, quiet ride. The screens mount using OEM hardware and come in three heights/tints: “Sport,” Dark Tint ($119.95); “Sport-Touring,” ...

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MachineartMoto Protection for BMW R 1200 R/RS

MachineartMoto Avantguard.

MachineartMoto has announced several new products for the 2015-and- newer BMW R 1200 R/RS. The MudSling ($149) is made of injection-molded nylon and protects the suspension and underseat area from rocks and debris while integrating with the bike’s styling. The AvantGuard ($129), also injection molded nylon, protects the front of the engine and exhaust headers, and the X-Head_LC cylinder guards ...

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Sargent World Sport Adventure Touring Seat

Sargent World Sport Touring Seat on a KLR650.

Maybe it’s because dual-sport riders are supposed to spend a lot of time standing on the pegs while picking their way over rocks and between trees, but the tall and narrow seats on dual-sports are usually pretty awful for longer, sit-down rides. The seat on Kawasaki’s KLR650 is shaped like a loaf of bread and offers about as much support, ...

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Cee Bailey’s Sport Shield, Headlight Guard & Bag Liners Review

Cee Bailey's Sport Shield in lowest position.

Luxury sport tourers come with power adjustable windshields that let you customize airflow according to speed, weather and personal preference. The stock windshield on my 2014 BMW R 1200 RT can be adjusted to create an almost still pocket of air, but when summer weather arrives that still pocket of air gets pretty hot. The RT’s shield can be raised ...

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HeliBars Horizon LST Multi-Adjustable Handlebars for GL1800 Review

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When I tested a set of HeliBars Horizon ST (Sport Touring) multi-adjustable handlebars two years ago, they were available only for the Kawasaki Concours 14 (Rider, October 2011). Heli Modified, Inc. has since expanded the fitment range to include BMW K 1600 GT/GTL, Honda ST1100/1300 and Kawasaki Concours ZG1000 models. And it has introduced all-new Horizon LST (Luxury Sport Touring) ...

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Scottoiler Chain Oiler eSystem Review


All chain-oiling systems promise to extend chain life and lessen maintenance. They all have their own interpretation of how to best accomplish this enviable task cleanly enough to improve upon the manual procedure. I once tested five systems of varying complication over a five-month period; hands down, the best one was the Scottoiler (produced in Scotland). And now Scottoiler has ...

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Öhlins USA Open House: Saturday, May 12, 2012


Öhlins USA will hold an open house on Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Western North Carolina to celebrate its 15-year history and the 36th year of Öhlins Racing AB. The event will include displays of numerous associates and friends. Also featured will be the company’s racecar lab with Seven-Post Shake Rig Demonstrations and informative Motorcycle Suspension Set-Up Seminars. Food will ...

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Cee Bailey’s Custom Seats Product Review

Cee Bailey Custom Seats

[This Cee Bailey’s Custom Seats Product Review was originally published in the November 2011 issue of Rider magazine] If you ever needed proof that many factory motorcycle seats were designed more with styling in mind than comfort, just look at the number of companies selling aftermarket seats. If the manufacturers were doing their jobs, the aftermarket guys would be out ...

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Honda VT1300 Accessories from Big Bike Parts

Big Bike Parts Honda VT1300 light bar 55-362L

VT TACKLE. Big Bike Parts has all sorts of accessories to make your Honda VT1300 look tip-top, such as the Live To Ride, Ride To Live Free Spirit Air Cleaner Cover (p/n 55-354, $99.95), Contoured Front Fender Tip Accent (p/n 55-351, $25.95), Elliptical and Contour Light Bars with 2-3/8-inch Mini Halogen Lights (p/n 55-353/363, $299.95-$389.95), Chrome Die Cast Aluminum Master ...

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