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Flip Your Lid: Modular Helmet Buyers Guide

It’s no secret that full-face helmets provide better crash and weather protection than open-face helmets. However, it’s inconvenient to peel your helmet off every...

Best Motorcycles for Smaller Riders: Seat Heights 30-30.9 Inches 

Walking into a dealership as a shorter rider, or as someone who just wants a smaller ride, can feel a little limiting. You stroll...

Best Motorcycles for Smaller Riders: Seat Heights Under 30 Inches

Choices for smaller, affordable motorcycles are growing, and that’s good news for riders looking for a fun bike that won’t break the bank. Whether...

2022 Holiday Buyers Guide

The 2022 Holiday Buyers Guide and Winter Supplement is in! Pull on your favorite ugly sweater, pour a cup of eggnog, and cozy up...

2023 Motorcycle Buyers Guide: New Street Models

This 2023 motorcycle buyers guide highlights new or significantly updated street-legal models available in the U.S. We will continually update the guide as new...

2021 Holiday Buyers Guide

Our Holiday Buyers Guide & 2012-2022 Winter Supplement is here, and it’s stuffed as full as Santa’s sack on Christmas Eve! The editors of Rider...

2022 Motorcycle Buyers Guide: New Street Models

This 2022 motorcycle buyers guide highlights new or significantly updated street-legal models available in the U.S. It includes cruisers, sportbikes, retro-styled bikes, scooters, touring...

2021 Motorcycle Buyers Guide: New Street Models

This 2021 motorcycle buyers guide includes new or significantly updated street-legal models available in the U.S. It includes bikes in many categories, including adventure,...

Holiday Shopping Handled: Your 2020 Holiday Buyers Guide

Take the stress out of holiday shopping this year with the 2020 Holiday Buyers Guide presented by Thunder Press and Rider magazines Cozy up next...

2019 Holiday Buyers Guide and Fall-Winter Riding Special

Read and dream about great rides and exciting new gear for the holidays in the 2019 Holiday Buyers Guide and Fall/Winter Riding Special, brought...

Enhancing the Honda Africa Twin | Stage 1: Minimal Weight Gain, More Protection

It started innocently enough. At 507 pounds ready to ride, Honda’s CRF1000L Africa Twin is the lightweight among the liter-class ADV machines, and given my...

Level Up! Upgrading Your Riding Apparel Armor

Our riding apparel serves two major functions: it protects us from abrasion (sliding along the ground) and impact (hitting the ground or other objects),...

2018 Holiday Buyers Guide and Fall-Winter Riding Special

Read and dream about great rides and exciting new gear for the holidays in this inaugural Holiday Buyers Guide & Fall/Winter Riding Special, brought...

10 Last-Minute Gifts Under $50 for Motorcyclists

Got a motorcyclist or two on your Christmas shopping list? The big day is just a little over a week away, so here are...

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...

Gear Review: Riding Jeans Buyer’s Guide

Think wearing regular jeans when you ride is enough to keep you safe in a fall? Think again. Regular denim does very little on...

Good Gear For Great Rides – Spring 2016 Buyer’s Guide

Vega Stealth Helmet Exotic carbon fiber is now a well-established material for building lightweight, but generally very expensive, motorcycle helmets as well as parts and...

Plug In, Stay Warm: The Joys of Electric Motorcycle Apparel

Unless you live where the snow piles up hip-deep in winter, there’s no reason to stop riding when the mercury takes a nosedive. Heated...

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

We’ll look back on 2015 as a banner year, with more than 60 all-new or updated motorcycles that cover the gamut in terms of...

Rainsuits 101: Staying Dry At Speed

Weather forecasting isn’t an exact science, and you get caught in the rain even during the summer. If you keep riding through the fall...

Throttle Brakes, the Next Best Thing to Cruise Control

Unless you ride a bike with standard-equipment cruise control, you’ve probably gotten an urgent message from your right wrist at some point during a...

A Roundup of Great New Gear Rider Magazine Staffers Have Recently Put to the Test

A Roundup of Great New Gear Rider Magazine Staffers Have Recently Put to the Test Aerostich Kanetsu Warm Bib $97 A heated vest or jacket provides the...

2014 Holiday Gear Guide

With the 2014 riding season drawing to a close and the holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to take stock of your motorcycle...

Touring and Sport-Touring Tires Buyers Guide

Avon The Storm 3D X-M sport-touring tire has interlocking three-dimensional points in the sipes for better stability, faster warm-up times and more grip, all while...

2014 Modular Helmets Buyers Guide

More and more riders appreciate the benefits of full-face helmets, not just for the comprehensive crash protection they provide, but also for the additional...

2014 Trike Buyers Guide

CAN-AM: Is the Can-Am Spyder a trike? That’s up to you to decide. Before you do, consider the Spyder’s ABS that can monitor and control...

2013 Hi-Visibility Buyers Guide

No matter what time of year, it’s tough for motorcyclists to stand out in traffic. As winter closes in, daylight hours diminish and overcast...

2013 Buyers Guide: Riding Pants & Overpants

Blue jeans may be American motorcyclists’ riding pants of choice, but have you ever seen what happens to a pair of jeans when they...

2013 Buyers Guide: Touring and Sport-Touring Tires

Tires seem to be a pretty simple proposition. They’re round and they’re black. All we ask of them is that that they grip well,...

Full-Face Helmets Buyers Guide 2013

Why a Full-Face Although wearing any helmet that is at least DOT approved is better than wearing none at all, here at Rider we prefer...

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