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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...

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...

2023 Holiday Buyers Guide

Motorcyclists might be in the minority in thinking December is not “the most wonderful time of the year,” but a gift of motorcycle parts...

Joe Rocket Sinister Leather Motorcycle Jacket | Gear Review

When it comes to leather motorcycle jackets, Joe Rocket doesn’t make the motorcycle-apparel equivalent of Chef Gordon Ramsey’s often cited cardinal sin of too...

AGV Tourmodular Modular Helmet | Gear Review

When I slide on a full-face helmet, there’s a kind of click. My focus instantly sharpens, and my shoulders relax. The lighter and more...

Lone Rider MotoBags 2-Year Torture Test | Gear Review

Lone Rider, which entered the ADV world with its popular MotoTent that features a vestibule to park your bike, introduced its semi-rigid MotoBags in...

Schuberth E2 Modular Helmet | Gear Review

Knowing I’d be riding more than 1,000 miles during the dog days of summer – when Sirius, the “Dog Star,” rises with the sun,...

Nelson-Rigg Commuter Motorcycle Luggage: Tail Bag and Tank Bag | Gear Review

Motorcycles offer many advantages over other methods of transportation. However, one drawback is a lack of storage space. Whether packing for a weekend trip...

Weiser Extreme EVO Multifunction LED Motorcycle Light Kits | Gear Review

Weiser Technik's Extreme EVO LED Motorcycle Light Kits transformed my 2020 BMW R 1250 GS test mule into a much more conspicuous presence on...

LS2 Thunder Carbon Motorcycle Racing Helmet | Gear Review

Established in 2007, Spanish manufacturer LS2 produces a full line of motorcycle helmets, including full-face, modular, open-face, off-road, and youth. The LS2 Thunder Carbon...

Hudson Valley Motor Parts Motorcycle Bar End Weights | Gear Review

After nearly two decades aboard various generations of BMW’s venerable RT-Series sport-tourers, I recently decided to learn how to ride off-road and made the...

Motoz Tractionator GPS and Dual Venture Tires | Gear Review

When I was young and broke, I’d stretch the mileage of a knobby on my Honda SL100 or XL250 by reversing the tread when...

Harley-Davidson Pan America Engine Guard from SW-Motech | Gear Review 

The popularity of adventure-touring motorcycles surged in the 2000s as more riders discovered their inherent versatility. So-called ADV bikes can not only eat up hundreds...

ScorpionEXO XT9000 Adventure Motorcycle Helmet | Gear Review 

The ScorpionEXO XT9000 is the company's newest entry into the midline adventure motorcycle helmet class, boasting a 3K carbon fiber shell and inflatable cheek...

New Gear: SW-Motech Motorcycle Crash Bars for Kawasaki KLR650

SW-Motech’s Motorcycle Crash Bars for the 2022-23 Kawasaki KLR650 provides extra protection for the tank, fairing, and other components. Related: 2022 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure...

New Gear: Continental TKC 70 Adventure Motorcycle Tires

Continental’s TKC 70 adventure motorcycle tires feature rugged off-road capability with balanced street performance. Combining the best of Continental’s TKC 80 and ContiTrailAttack 3...

New Gear: HeliBars Horizon HSTX Handlebar for Can-Am Spyder F3

The HeliBars Horizon HSTX handlebar for Can-Am Spyder F3 from model years 2015-22 allows riders to move the handlebar position 1.5-5 inches taller than...

Highway 21 Axle Waterproof Motorcycle Shoes | Gear Review

When I’m riding, no one has to tell me that the journey is the destination, because I’m usually not thinking about where I’ll end...

SW-Motech Pro and Blaze Sportbike Luggage | Gear Review

Whether commuting to work, picking something up from the store, or bringing essentials on a trip, there are plenty of good reasons for having...

SMK Titan Carbon Motorcycle Helmet | Gear Review

Founded in 1972 by brothers in a small garage in India, SMK Helmets has grown over the past 51 years to become one of...

New Gear: BMW Motorrad Rallye Motorcycle Suit

The Rallye motorcycle suit by BMW Motorrad is an off-road-ready suit with useful features. It’s designed for warm to moderate temperatures, and it’s made...

New Gear: Giant Loop Tillamook Motorcycle Dry Bag

Giant Loop’s roll-top Tillamook Motorcycle Dry Bag features an integrated anchor strap system that makes it ideal for an array of motorcycling adventures both...

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