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Budget Audio for Honda Gold Wings


Jerry Smith
November 8, 2012

I put a Gold Wing GL1800 on my dream-bike list back in 2001, and finally snagged a used ’01 last year. But I quickly discovered that one of the features I was so eager to get—a factory stereo—came with speakers so anemic they had to be cranked up to ear-bleed volumes before I could hear them at... Read more »

Midland BT Next Motorcycle Intercom

Midland BT Next Intercom on helmet

Scott Williams
June 5, 2012

Remember when communicating with your passenger relied on hand signals, thigh pats and knee squeezes? ah, the good old days… OK, motorcycle intercom systems aren’t new, but Bluetooth technology makes them a lot easier to set up without hardwiring anything to your bike. You can share pithy observations... Read more »

High-Tech Motorcycle Gadget Buyers Guide


Greg Drevenstedt
May 30, 2012

When I was a kid, one of my favorite after-school cartoons was Inspector Gadget, about a quirky cyborg detective (think of a clumsy, incompetent Terminator with the personality of Maxwell Smart and the attire of Inspector Clouseau) who, along with his niece Penny and Brain the Dog, embarked on zany... Read more »

Diablo Super Biker App Now Also Available for Android


Press Release
April 12, 2012

The Pirelli Diablo Super Biker app is now also available for smartphones that run on the Android operating system. Shortly after being made available for iPhones in August 2011, the app received an award at SMAU 2011 for the “Utilities Tools and Productivity” category of the Mob App Awards.... Read more »

Bluetooth Helmet Headset Buyers Guide

Bluetooth helmet headset

Mark Tuttle
October 19, 2011

Among our many reasons to ride, lots of us like to get away from the constant communication involved in daily life, to be alone in our helmets with just our thoughts and the rush of the wind. Others among us wear helmets but regret the isolation that they and wind noise bring to the motorcycling experience,... Read more »

Chatterbox XBi2 Communicators Review

Chatterbox XBi2 Communicators

Rider Magazine
July 19, 2011

Riding time is “me” time, with the plush interior of my helmet providing sanctuary from email, phone calls and deadlines. No iPod, rarely a GPS, just the voice in my head. I compose Pulitzer-winning stories on such rides, but something always gets lost in translation when I finally put words on paper.... Read more »

SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker Review

SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker

Greg Drevenstedt
December 31, 2010

Paul was the Ennis Del Mar to my Jack Twist as we rode our trusty steeds up to Brokeback (Sawmill) Mountain. His BMW, my KTM and our unbridled bromance on the trail. We stopped occasionally to send “all OK” messages via satellite, to take happy snaps and to take in the grand ridgeline views under... Read more »

iMC Motorcom HS-500 iPhone Compatible Motorcycle Headset

Rider Magazine
February 10, 2010

DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER. If you have an iPhone, then iMC Motorcom has the motorcycle headset for you. The HS-500 allows motorcycle riders to utilize the phone and music functions of their Apple iPhone and other 3.5mm jack (standard stereo headset) equipped cell phones, including the Palm Pre and Blackberry... Read more »

TireGard Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitoring System


Rider Magazine
October 9, 2009

[This TireGard Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitoring System Review was originally published in the November 2009 issue of Rider magazine] When I received the press release for this product I thought it was too good to be true, especially for $210. A couple late-model motorcycles come with factory tire... Read more »

Glpro With ATRE Aftermarket Gear Indicator Review

Glpro With ATRE

Rider Contributor
February 4, 2009

By James Parchman [This Glpro With ATRE Aftermarket Gear Indicator Review was originally published in the March 2009 issue of Rider] The Glpro With ATRE aftermarket gear indicator installed In honor of GearLab’s first Hungarian product, let’s start by mentioning several famous exports from this beautiful... Read more »

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