• skwoosh motorcycle gel pad on a ducati monster
    11
    Jun

    Skwoosh Gel Seat Pad

    The motorcycle seat usually carries most of the rider’s weight, so it has a significant impact on rider comfort. However, this is an area where motorcycle manufacturers tend to fall short. If you take a test ride, ride mostly around town, or take short day rides, you probably won’t take particular notice of the seat. Motorcycle characteristics such as riding ...
  • Ducati 848 Power Commander Race Track
    25
    Feb

    DynoJet Power Commander and Optimizer

    Modern motorcycles are nothing short of amazing. Traction control, slipper clutches, variable valve timing; bikes have become so good their power and performance seem to be limited primarily by legislation. EPA/Environmental laws that dictate how much “stuff” is allowed out of the exhaust pipe, in the form of noise, CO, CO 2, soot or hydrocarbons become the limiting factors to ...
  • Timbuk2 Messenger bag on a motorcycle
    18
    Sep

    Timbuk2 Messenger Bag

    Motorcyclists and cyclists have more in common than many of each group probably wants to admit, and as such there’s quite a bit of gear that translates between the two activities. One such item that has become one of our favorites is the Messenger Bag. Ruck’s (or backback’s as us Yanks call ‘em) are miserable. Because your arms are reaching ...
  • Continental Sport Attack Tire Test Review Multistrada Race Track
    21
    Aug

    Continental Sport Attack Revised Hypersport Tire

    Still somewhat unfamiliar to most Americans, Continental Tire has been involved in rubber manufacture since 1871. They re-attacked the motorcycle world with force in 2004 and moved their Road Attack to the top of the uber-competitive sport touring tire heap. We unabashedly called the Road Attack one of the best sport touring tires money could buy. Soon after the Sport ...
  • SV650 Army Green Race Bike
    17
    Jul

    Continental Race Attack Street Tire Review

    There is a lot more to a tire than all-out grip. Carcass construction, profile and a myriad of other factors all need to come together in order for a tire to have much value. Continental has proven its ability to make a good tire; their Road Attack, we feel, raised the bar for Sport-Touring/Road tires and the Sport Attack is ...
  • Wheel Jockey Roadside Chain Maintenance
    26
    Jun

    Wheel Jockey Chain Maintenance Roller

    While modern sport touring bikes are becoming more and more like the luxury tourers from a few years ago, we’ve tried pretty hard to keep the “sport” in our Sport Touring. Our riding preferences put us on as many tight and twisty roads as we can pack in a day, sometimes going 1000 miles out of our way to avoid ...
  • No-Mar Tire Changer
    15
    Jun

    No-Mar Motorcycle Tire Changer

    No-Mar, No Scratch Depending on where you live and your current situation, getting motorcycle tires changed can be an ordeal or a very expensive ordeal. Shops nowadays are charging upwards of $30 a tire change with the wheels off the motorcycle, so a simple procedure such as swapping track-day tires between road/touring tires gets to be expensive enough to consider ...
  • SLEDNECKS minor details blood sweat and tires
    7
    Jan

    Minor Details | Blood, Sweat, and Tires

    First, SLEDNECKS (all caps) is primarily a video production and apparel and outer-wear company focusing mostly on snowmobile kit. A few years ago they started getting more involved in motorcycles. (The name makes more sense now, ehy?) They sponsor a snowmobile race team, and more recently a motorcycle race team, which brings us to our review. Minor Details (MSRP $29.95, 80 ...
  • Ducati Multistrada 1000DS in a corner
    7
    Nov

    AGV Ti-Tech Full Face Motorcycle Helmet

    I say that if it were not for Valentino Rossi, the majority of American Sportbike enthusiasts would barely know that AGV existed. But AGV is an old Italian company that has been around since the late 1940’s founded in Valenza, Italy by the motorcycle visionary Gino Amisano (AGV, Amisano Gino Valenza) beginning its existence by building leather seats transitioning to ...
  • Fox Creek Ladies Leather Motorcycle Jacket
    16
    Sep

    Fox Creek Leathers Women’s All Season Jacket

    Fox Creek Leather is a small family owned and operated business located in rural Virginia. In his youth, founder, Paul Trachy lived the biker lifestyle and from that experience, he learned the need for durable, reliable, functional and attractive leather riding gear. His answer to that need was and is, Fox Creek Leathers. With few employees and low overhead, commitment ...