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The gear section of Ridermagazine.com is all about equipping both you and your motorcycle. In this section you will find introductions to new gear (New & Cool), hands-on gear testing and reviews, buyers guides and an option to browse gear by type. To make it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for, our browse by type section breaks our gear into five sections: Apparel, Helmets, Tires, Parts & Accessories and Electronics.

Dynaplug Pro Tubeless Tire Repair Kit Review

Dynaplug Pro Tubeless Tire Repair Kit

Bill Stermer
December 20, 2013

Dynaplug Pro Tubeless Tire Repair Kit Few motorcycle breakdowns are as common or as irritating as a flat tire. Even if you’re packing a plug kit, too often the glue has hardened from disuse and you’re still dead in the water. The beauty of the Dynaplug Pro Tubeless Repair Kit is that it can plug... Read more »

Nelson-Rigg AS-3000 Aston 2-piece Rainsuit Review

Feeling dry and toasty post-deluge wearing Nelson-Rigg's AS-3000 Aston 2-piece Rainsuit.

Greg Drevenstedt
December 19, 2013

It doesn’t rain much here in Southern California, which can be both a blessing (humidity who? mosquitos?) and a curse (um…I’m thinking). Being American by birth, Southern by the grace of God, since transplanting to the Left Coast I’ve come to miss the dramatic beauty of thunderstorms and grass... Read more »

Book Review: Motorcycle Journeys Through the Alps, 5th Edition

Motorcycle-Journeys-Alps-5th

Clement Salvadori
December 5, 2013

Winter is coming on. Should great-uncle Arthur (R.I.P.) have left you a bit in his will, you can either hop on a plane and fly for way too many hours across the Pacific to the Southern Hemisphere and beautiful New Zealand and ride those delightful islands, or settle in with this book in front of the... Read more »

Corbin Seat for Honda Silver Wing Review

Corbin motorcycle seat

Jerry Smith
December 5, 2013

It’s called mission creep. Scooters, originally designed to be small, friendly, urban transportation modules, are morphing into larger, more powerful, more capable traveling companions, equally adept at taking you across town or across the country. But some scooters’ do-it-all aspirations are held... Read more »

Denali D2 LED Lights by Twisted Throttle Review

Mark Tuttle
December 3, 2013

Denali D2 LED Lights by Twisted Throttle Avoiding nasty encounters at night with animals, potholes, debris and such is a matter of not “out-riding” your bike’s headlight, or riding slowly enough that you’ll have time to stop if a black cow suddenly appears in the beam. That can mean riding at... Read more »

Kappa TKW746 DryPak Tankbag Review

Kappa TKW746 DryPak Tankbag

Greg Drevenstedt
November 27, 2013

Kappa is new, lower-priced brand of motorcycle luggage and accessories that is made in Italy and is a subsidiary of Givi. Tour & Ride is the exclusive U.S. distributor for Kappa products, which includes hard and soft luggage, apparel and bolt-on motorcycle accessories. One of Kappa’s more unique... Read more »

HJC IS-17 Motorcycle Helmet Review

HJC IS-17 Motorcycle Helmet

Greg Drevenstedt
November 27, 2013

As the largest motorcycle helmet manufacturer in the world, HJC makes millions of helmets every year. For the U.S. market, it offers more than a dozen full-face, flip-up and open-face models, priced from $99.99 to $564.99 and available in a wide range of colors and graphics. (HJC America’s new designer,... Read more »

Vertix Raptor-i Helmet Communication System Review

Vertix Raptor

Ken Aiken
November 26, 2013

The Raptor-i from Vertix does all that’s expected of a top-quality Bluetooth helmet communication system, and a bit more. The lightweight control unit fits onto the side of a helmet using a very strong type of hook-and-loop fastener that is claimed to be secure up to 130 mph. The control unit has four... Read more »

Harbor Freight Low Profile Motorcycle Dolly Review

Harbor Freight Low Profile Motorcycle Dolly

Dave Bucher
November 26, 2013

(Editor’s Note: addendum at bottom added on March 11, 2014) Problem: Storing and accessing your precious motorcycle in a small garage that’s full of stuff. Solution: Harbor Freight’s Haul-Master (Item 95896) Low Profile Motorcycle Dolly. I bought mine in 2007 to handle the dreaded chore of... Read more »

HeliBars Horizon LST Multi-Adjustable Handlebars for GL1800 Review

HeliBars Horizon LST

Greg Drevenstedt
November 8, 2013

HeliBars Horizon LST Multi-Adjustable Handlebars for GL1800 When I tested a set of HeliBars Horizon ST (Sport Touring) multi-adjustable handlebars two years ago, they were available only for the Kawasaki Concours 14 (Rider, October 2011). Heli Modified, Inc. has since expanded the fitment range to include... Read more »

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