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Aerostich to Hold Pop-Up Event in Raleigh

Aerostich Riderwear Logo

Press Release
March 26, 2014

Aerostich is coming to Raleigh, North Carolina, with all of the latest riding gear and equipment for a special Five-Day Pop-Up event from April 9-13, 2014. Join Aerostich factory sizing experts and see, feel and touch all of the latest Aerostich riding gear, including the all-new, completely redesigned... Read more »

Ninja 1000 Touring Accessories

Expandable soft tankbag attaches with straps and magnets.

Greg Drevenstedt
January 1, 2014

Comfortable enough to be ridden day after day, the Ninja 1000 reaches its full sport-touring potential with Kawasaki Genuine Accessories. Due to their style, practicality and ease of use, the 28-liter Kawasaki Quick Release (KQR) hard saddlebags ($1,269.75 with mounting kit) are a must-have. A 39-liter,... Read more »

Bell Helmets Announces ‘Pro Deal Program’

Press Release
October 15, 2013

As a sign of gratitude, Bell Helmets is now offering VIP status through an exclusive “Pro Deal Program” for powersports industry professionals, active military and public service officials. The program offers an exclusive discount on Bell products, apparel and accessories to outdoor industry professionals... Read more »

Cycle Sounds Launches New Website

Cycle Sounds Website

Press Release
December 12, 2012

Cycle Sounds is proud to announce the launch of its new and improved website Cycle Sounds sells high-quality audio products for motorcycles, including a fully amplified handlebar mounted speaker kit, fairing audio upgrades and saddlebag speaker lids. As a launch promotion, Cycle Sounds... Read more »

Polaris Acquires KLIM Technical Riding Gear


Press Release
December 7, 2012

Polaris Industries Inc. recently announced the acquisition of Teton Outfitters, LLC, a privately owned, Rigby, Idaho-based company which designs, develops and distributes KLIM Technical Riding Gear. Calendar year 2012 sales for KLIM are anticipated to approach $30 million. KLIM is an industry leader... Read more »

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 »

Motorcycle: The Definitive Visual History (Book Review)

Front cover of "Motorcycle: The Definitive Visual History."

Greg Drevenstedt
October 2, 2012

When the ground-breaking “Art of the Motorcycle” exhibit opened at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, in 1998, I had the good fortune of attending—twice. At the time, I was living in Philadelphia, a two-hour ride to the south via the mind-numbing New Jersey Turnpike, and a diehard enthusiast... Read more »

Ventura Mistral I Bike-Pack Kit Review


Greg Drevenstedt
July 3, 2012

(This Gearlab review was published in the July 2012 issue of Rider magazine.) Last year I tested Ventura’s Bike-Pack System, with model-specific L-brackets installed on my 1998 Kawasaki KLR650, along with a multitude of racks and bags (Rider, April 2011). The high-quality system was easy to install... Read more »

Leatt STX Road Neck Brace Review

Leatt STX Road Neck Brace

Greg Drevenstedt
June 5, 2012

(This review was printed in the June 2012 issue of Rider Magazine.) One of the most important tenets of Rider’s editorial philosophy is ATGATT: All The Gear, All The Time. During road tests, photo shoots and pleasure rides, we choose gear that is functional and comfortable, but above all is designed... Read more »

DP Brake Pads Review

Braking performance is comparable between the stock pads (top four) and DP replacement pads, but the DPs are less expensive.

Greg Drevenstedt
June 4, 2012

(This review was published in the June 2012 issue of Rider Magazine.) Brake pads are the unsung heroes of motorcycling. Out of sight, out of mind, those little buggers save our lives hundreds if not thousands of times, every time we ride. Materials, design and quality vary, but all disc brake pads play... Read more »

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