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Motorcycle Gear Reviews
This section includes motorcycle gear reviews with testing conducted by Rider magazine editors. Gear reviews include apparel, parts & accessories, helmets, electronics and tires. If you are looking for a certain type of gear, use our browse by type option to see one gear category at a time.

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

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Rider Magazine Staff
May 12, 2015

A Roundup of Great New Gear Rider Magazine Staffers Have Recently Put to the Test Aerostich Kanetsu Warm Bib Aerostich Kanetsu Warm Bib $97 A heated vest or jacket provides the most warmth in the least amount of packing space. The Kanetsu Warm Bib takes that idea to the extreme, since it only covers... Read more »

Avon Storm 3D X-M Tires Review

Avon Storm 3D X-M, Front.

Bill Stermer
May 4, 2015

Here at Rider we’re always on the road, often on sport-touring machines. Like you, our goal is to find a tire designed for sport-touring motorcycles that delivers long tread life with great grip, ride comfort and enhanced handling. The Storm 3D X-M tire from Avon is so new that, late last summer, we... Read more »

KTM HQ Adventure Suit Review

KTM HQ Adventure Suit

Greg Drevenstedt
April 29, 2015

Nearly every motorcycle manufacturer offers its own line of branded riding apparel, and KTM is no exception. Like its motorcycle lineup, the Austrian company’s PowerWear line includes gear for adventure, street and off-road riding, everything from jackets and pants to helmets, boots and gloves, most... Read more »

Fly Racing Ignitor Gloves Review

Fly Racing Ignitor Gloves

Jerry Smith
April 29, 2015

Winter is just another riding season here in Oregon, thanks mainly to snow-free weather and heated riding gear. But although I love heated gear, I’m not so fond of all the wires, especially the ones I have to thread through the sleeves of my jacket to power heated gloves. Now there’s a way to... Read more »

Aerostich Transit 2 Suit Review

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Greg Drevenstedt
April 14, 2015

Aerostich Transit 2 Suit Back in 2008, Aerostich released the first-generation Transit suit, made of Gore-Tex Pro Shell leather—top-grain leather fused with a breathable, waterproof inner membrane. During tanning, the leather is treated with repellents so it won’t absorb water like traditional leather,... Read more »

Dainese Fulcrum C2 Gore-Tex Boots Review

Dainese Fulcrum C2 Gore-Tex Boots

Greg Drevenstedt
April 2, 2015

Elastic bellows on the Dainese Fulcrum C2 Gore-Tex Boots allow the foot to flex naturally. To get my seal of approval, touring boots need to be comfortable, durable, waterproof, easy to get on and off (yet stay securely on my feet while riding), and capable of protecting my feet and ankles, with their... Read more »

HJC RPHA ST Helmet Review

HJC RPHA ST in the Rugal graphic.

Greg Drevenstedt
March 19, 2015

HJC RPHA ST in the Rugal graphic. HJC has been North America’s top-selling helmet brand for more than two decades, and its offerings include full-face, modular and open-face street helmets, off-road helmets and even auto and snowmobile helmets. After selling low-to-mid-priced helmets for years, in... Read more »

Touratech Desierto 3 Motorcycle Fairing Review

Touratech Desierto 3 Motorcycle Fairing

Arden Kysely
March 5, 2015

I knew from the get-go that wind protection was not a strong suit of my BMW F 800 GS. Earplugs sufficed while I made busy fitting other aftermarket parts. When I finally looked up from my accessorizing, the screen options had multiplied. Touratech’s Desierto 3 stood out from the crowd as a complete... Read more »

Race Tech G3-S IFP Custom Dual Shocks Review

Race Tech G3-S IFP Custom Dual Shocks

Bill Stermer
March 5, 2015

If you own and ride an older bike, obtaining upgrades for it can be frustrating. A year ago, I had Race Tech rebuild the fork on my 1976 BMW R75/6 (Rider, June 2013), and experienced a renewed joy in riding it. Not only was the ride improved, but it no longer leaked fork fluid on the front brake disc.... Read more »

Nelson-Rigg CL-2020 GPS Tank Bag Review

Nelson-Rigg CL-2020 GPS Tank Bag

Jerry Smith
March 4, 2015

Just about everyone needs a way to carry a few things––gloves, a sweater, a phone––when they ride more than a few miles. For years, tankbags filled that role, but the time is long past when you could just toss all your stuff in a big open compartment and rummage around for items when you needed... Read more »

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