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Cycle Gear Opens Store in Indianapolis

Cycle Gear Indianapolis

Press Release
September 16, 2013

Cycle Gear Inc., a retailer of motorcycle apparel and accessories, has opened its first store in Indiana. The new location is now open and located at 6024 E82nd Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, near the Castleton Square Mall. There will be a special grand opening celebration from September 20-22, 2013,... Read more »

BMW Motorrad and Dainese Partner to Develop Motorcycle Safety Clothing

The DoubleR RaceAir one-piece leather suit is being designed exclusively for use on racetracks.

Rider Magazine Staff
July 22, 2013

BMW Motorrad and Dainese recently announced that they will be working together to develop motorcycle safety clothing for BMW Motorrad that includes the Dainese D-Air Protect System with fully integrated inflatable protectors. The first product, the DoubleR RaceAir one-piece leather suit with D-Air racing... Read more »

Joe Rocket Ballistic Jacket and Pants Review

The Joe Rocket Ballistic Jacket and Pants.

Greg Drevenstedt
March 1, 2012

Ballistic nylon, a thick, tough fabric developed by DuPont for flak jackets worn by World War II airmen, was named for its intended function, to protect the wearer from the shrapnel caused by ballistic bodies (bullets, artillery shells) ripping through airplane fuselages. Ballistic nylon gets its strength... Read more »

Oakley Split Jacket Transitions SolFX Sunglasses Review

Oakley Split Jacket Sunlasses

Rider Magazine
November 17, 2011

To wear, or not to wear, that is the question. Sunglasses or not? According to research by N3L Optics, 79% of motorcyclists wear sunglasses when outdoors, so presumably lots of us wear them while riding. Sunglasses serve the obvious function of reducing bright light and glare, but they also protect peepers... Read more »

Treds Motorcycle Boot Covers


Press Release
November 10, 2011

RUBBER DUCKIES. Veterans of cold, slushy climates are all-too familiar with galoshes, rubber overshoes that keep shoes from getting muddy or wet. If you or someone you love has motorcycle boots that aren’t waterproof, try Treds rubber boot covers ($36.95-$41.95). They’re 12 inches tall, slide... Read more »

Cortech Piuma Jacket Review

Cortech Piuma Jacket

Rider Magazine
September 14, 2011

[This Cortech Piuma Jacket gear review was originally published in the July 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Piuma Road, extending a mere 6.5 miles from end to end, from its junction with Malibu Canyon Road until it merges with Rambla Pacifico Street, is one of the most celebrated motorcycling roads in... Read more »

Roadgear Xcaliber Jacket and Pants Review

Roadgear Xcaliber Jacket and Pants

Rider Magazine
September 8, 2011

[This Roadgear Xcaliber Jacket and Pants gear review was originally published in the May 2011 issue of Rider] The origin of Roadgear is a tale of the American Dream. Man leads hectic life as a big-city banker. Overworked and frustrated, he embarks on an 8,000-mile solo motorcycle journey to overcome... Read more »

Held Warm n Dry Gore-Tex Gloves

Held Warm N Dry Gore-Tex Gloves

James Parchman
September 6, 2011

Blame an unpredictable El Niño, an upsurge in solar sunspot activity or Mother Nature’s ingestion of too many trans fats, but weather around here has been anything but normal. Not so good for underequipped tailgaters or trail hikers, but great for an evaluation of a product called Warm n Dry. In America,... Read more »

Sedici Monza Leathers Review

Sedici Monza Leather Jacket

Joe Michaud
August 9, 2011

[This Sedici Monza Leathers review was originally published in the September 2011 issue of Rider magazine] For me, buying motorcycle leathers is a process fraught with indecision. Will they fit well? Will they be comfortable on a long ride? What about temperature extremes? And why are they expensive... Read more »

Bohn Xtreme Armored Shorts

Rider Magazine
April 6, 2011

When you go down–and sooner or later, all ADV riders go down–chances are your backside will end up making contact with the ground. If you’re lucky, you’ll roll ninja-style and dissipate your energy evenly, saving you from unpleasant bruises and aches. Or, if you’re like me, you’ll land awkwardly,... Read more »

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