Motorcyclists are an odd bunch, and no issue is more divisive amongst us than gear—especially when it comes to anything less than ATGATT. Obviously, impact resistance is the most important in protecting us from serious or catastrophic injury, but abrasion resistance is required in a much higher percentage of offs. So…
Modern helmets are very good, but BMW must think they aren’t quite what they could be. So at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, the German motorcycle brand is showcasing helmets with Heads Up Displays (HUDs)—oh, and bikes with laser beams. I love the future.
Dainese, one of the best motorcycle safety gear manufacturers, is tackling the final frontier with two new suits designed in partnership with NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) to help keep astronauts safer in space.
I just got back from riding one of the most anticipated bikes of the year, the all new Honda Africa Twin, all over South Africa. But riding an adventure bike requires wearing the right kind gear. Some of the pieces of gear I used were incredibly impressive, while others really let me down. Here’s what you need to know…
Crashing is a part of motorcycling, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck. While the words “crash” and “accident” are often interchangeable, they’re still learning experiences just like the rest of our time on two wheels. What have you learned from hitting the deck?
Until very recently, helmets have had two jobs: keep things from impaling your head and reduce the force of hitting things that hit it. Two companies unveiled street helmets at the AIMExpo show this year that take things one massively important step further—to protect your brain, as well as your skull.
Five stunters, five trials riders, and thousands of paintballs - what could go wrong?
Last week, we told you about how helmet company Bell made the biggest leap in helmet development in 50 years. Looks like it isn’t the only one fighting the good fight. Now, helmet makers 6D have something very interesting on the horizon too.
Motorcycle helmets are loud. Like, deafeningly loud. But, thanks to bluetooth communications company Sena and the Noise Control Helmet, they don’t have to be any longer.
When they wanted to sell gear to women, manufacturers used to just toss a pink butterfly on a small men’s jacket and call it a day, but companies are finally starting to realize women riders deserve gear that looks nice and protects them well too.
Experts in motorcycling and anyone who’s ever been in a bike crash will tell you: “Wear all the gear, all the time.” We’re curious about what your attire actually looks like when you ride. Do you hit the road in shorts or suit up like a power ranger for every trip?
Arai has been considered one of the best mass-market motorcycle helmet brands since forever. Their gear doesn’t come cheap, but it consistently rates high for comfort and quality. The 2016 Arai Corsair X, which you can take a close and complete look at here, will be the foundation of their future lids.
Modern helmet construction hasn't changed significantly since the adoption of styrofoam impact absorption in the 1960s. But new materials and construction methods are improving safety, in some cases absorbing 30 percent more energy than their styrofoam equivalents. And you can buy helmets made from them today.
Alpinestars is out with its first pair of street-focused airbag-equipped jackets, and they have me seriously considering hanging up by beaten and battered leathers and taking the leap.
I spent far too many years without the luxury of a garage. Oil changes in the street and ill-fitting car/bike-covers were the norm. This telescopic garage from Germany could've been the answer.
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Here's the world-first review of the 2014 Honda CB1100 Deluxe. Not because we tried all that hard to scoop it, but because everyone else really is just that lazy.
So you’re thinking about commuting to work by bike this summer? Congratulations, your life is about to get a zillion times more fun. But where to begin? The insular world of cycling can seem a little, uh, confusing to those unfamiliar with it—it’s hard to know what you really need to get started riding.
Motorcycle crash helmets have essentially been the same old thing since they were invented 60+ years ago - an energy absorbing chunk of styrofoam glued into a hard outer shell. Sure, some have better graphics or neato vents or whatever, but that's the basic technology. Now, a tiny company in California is bringing…