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2024 Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers Guide

The summer solstice, which is June 20 this year, is the longest day of the year, allowing us to maximize our riding time. With...

Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S23 Tire Review

When choosing a motorcycle tire, what do you look for? The answer varies from person to person. For my street riding, I prioritize longevity,...

Nelson-Rigg Solo Storm Motorcycle Rainsuit Review | Gear

A motorcycle rainsuit is like insurance: You may not need it often, but when you do, you’re darn glad you’ve got it. In early...

New and Cool Motorcycle Gear: May 2024

Keep up with the latest in motorcycling gear, parts, accessories, and products with Rider's New and Cool Motorcycle Gear monthly installments. The items in...

2024 Spring Motorcycle Gear Buyers Guide

Spring means the days are getting longer and the weather is warming up. Motorcycles that have been on trickle chargers in the garage are...

IRM Moto Sahara Highway Pegs for BMW Hexhead R-Series Review | Gear 

The IRM Moto Sahara highway pegs add a new dimension of sleek aesthetics and functionality to the usually dreary task of finding an alternate...

Spidi Tour Evo 2 Motorcycle Suit Review | Gear

The Spidi Tour Evo 2 Motorcycle Suit promises three-season, foul-weather functionality for the discerning on-road tourer or commuter. After riding in it for a...

Arai XD-5 Helmet Review

My how time flies! It’s been 30 years since Arai launched its DS (dual-sport) helmet, which had a chinbar like a dirtbike helmet, a...

Aerostich Messenger Bag Review | Gear

In the immortal words of George Carlin, “That’s the meaning of life: trying to find a place to keep your stuff.” I consider myself...

Schuberth S3 Motorcycle Helmet Review | Gear

Over the past couple years, German helmet maker Schuberth has completely redesigned its lineup of motorcycle helmets. In the past, we've reviewed Schuberth’s modular...

Michelin Commander III Motorcycle Tires Review | Gear

I can say without hesitation that every car tire purchase I’ve made has been done somewhat grudgingly, with safety and practicality being the primary...

SW-Motech Legend Gear LC2 Side Bags Review | Gear

When I first got my 2004 Harley‑Davidson Heritage Softail Classic, I felt like I was cheating a little when opening and closing my saddlebags....

New and Cool Motorcycle Gear: March 2024

Keep up with the latest in motorcycling gear, parts, accessories, and products with Rider’s New and Cool Motorcycle Gear monthly installments. The items in...

Aerostich Kanetsu Heated Motorcycle Vest Review | Gear

Cold temperatures and unexpected weather changes are the reality in the northern latitudes where many of us ride. Even though I’ve lived in Minnesota...

Michelin Anakee Road Tires Review | Gear

The Michelin Anakee Road is a new tire specifically for road-biased adventure touring motorcycles. It’s a “90/10” tire (90% road, 10% off-road) designed to...

Ducati DesertX Parts Review: Wunderlich Seat, Windscreen, Auxiliary Lights

It’s often said that good things come in threes, but so do the challenging ones – especially when purchasing motorcycles. When it came to...

New and Cool Motorcycle Gear: February 2024

Keep up with the latest in motorcycling gear, parts, accessories, and products with Rider’s New and Cool Motorcycle Gear monthly installments. The items in...

Warm and Safe Dual Remote Control Mounted Heat-Troller Review | Gear 

The Warm & Safe Dual Remote Control Mounted Heat-Troller provides riders with the ability to power and control two pieces of heated motorcycle gear...

Alpinestars Bogota Pro Drystar Motorcycle Jacket and Pants Review | Gear 

After breaking in the Alpinestars Bogota Pro Drystar Jacket and Pants at the Husqvarna Norden 901 Expedition press launch in South Africa, I've continued...

Forcite MK1S Smart Helmet Review | Gear

As a motorcycle enthusiast, I’ve had the opportunity to test many helmets over the years, but the Forcite MK1S smart helmet stands out. After...

Kemimoto Heated Motorcycle Review | Gear

I’m lucky enough to live in a part of Tennessee that only gets snowfall once or twice a year and where the roads are...

BMW Handlebar Risers from Wunderlich for the R 1200/1250 RT Review | Gear

BMW R 1200/1250 RT sport-tourers, for all their stellar attributes, arrive from the factory with a cramped cockpit, even for height-challenged riders like me....

Joe Rocket Turbulent Motorcycle Jacket Review | Gear

As motorcycle gear technology evolves and improves, a lot of riding gear has become hyper-specific for a certain type of riding or certain weather...

Yamaha Ténéré 700 Saddle from Seat Concepts Review | Gear

When it comes to stock motorcycles, the two items that owners are most likely to change – especially those who like to pile on...

New and Cool Motorcycle Gear: January 2024

Keep up with the latest in motorcycling gear, parts, accessories, and products with Rider’s New and Cool Motorcycle Gear monthly installments. The items in...

Shad TR40 Terra Adventure Saddlebags Review | Gear

When planning our trip to South Dakota to ride the Black Hills BDR-X, we knew we needed good adventure luggage and opted for Shad...

Tourmaster Ridgecrest Mesh Adventure Jacket and Pants Review | Gear

Since the first issue of Rider’s 50th anniversary year, which includes this Tourmaster Ridgecrest Mesh Adventure jacket and pants review in Gear Lab, is...

National Cycle SwitchBlade 2-Up Quick Release Motorcycle Windshield Review | Gear

When I’m on my cruiser, I like the feel of air passing over me while riding backroads, but in the colder months – or...

Highway 21 Gunner Leather Motorcycle Jacket | Gear Review

Engineering a motorcycle jacket seems easy, but it gets complicated to strike the optimal balance of protection, versatility, and style. It’s almost impossible to...

Shinko Off-Road Tires for Intermediate and Hard Terrain | Gear Review

Go to any track day with a sportbike, and it’s all about lap times – and tires. There are supersport tires, racing slicks and...

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