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Bilt Explorer Motorcycle Helmet Review

Bilt Explorer Helmet

Greg Drevenstedt
March 8, 2013

Since it was founded in 1974, Cycle Gear has grown from a single store in the Bay Area to 98 retail stores in 31 states, and it claims to be America’s largest retailer of motorcycle apparel and accessories. Having carried other brands of apparel for years, in 2011 Cycle Gear launched two in-house brands:... Read more »

Arai XD4 Motorcycle Helmet Review

Arai XD4 Helmet

Greg Drevenstedt
May 31, 2012

(This review was published in the June 2012 issue of Rider Magazine.) Adventure bikes continue to grow in popularity and sales, and paralleling this trend is a proliferation of gear and accessories tailored to the demands of on- and off-road riding. In the late ’90s Arai introduced the first dual-sport... Read more »

Icon Airframe Helmet Review

Rider Magazine
December 6, 2010

[This Icon Airframe Helmet review was originally published in Rider magazine] I found a good way to see how well the venting system on my Icon Airframe helmet really works: Hair was still wet from the shower, vents were open and off to work I went in 47 degrees. Twenty-five miles later when I arrived... Read more »

Joe Rocket RKT101 Motorcycle Helmet Review

Joe Rocket RKT201_3

Bill Stermer
October 29, 2009

[This Joe Rocket RKT101 Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the December 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Now that Joe Rocket has established itself as a power in the motorcycle apparel field, it has branched out into the helmet market. Its first effort is the RKT101 (shown in one of several... Read more »

Nolan N103 Motorcycle Helmet Review

Nolan N103 Motorcycle Helmet

Bill Stermer
October 9, 2009

[This Nolan N103 Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the November 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Another in the growing list of flip-up helmets, the new N103 is not only Nolan’s first helmet with a retractable sunshade, but it also accepts Nolan’s N-com communications system. The... Read more »

HJC CL-16 Helmet

Rider Magazine
October 1, 2009

HJC CL-16 Helmet LIGHT MAKES RIGHT. HJC’s all-new CL-16 is 100 grams (3.5 ounces) lighter than the model it replaces and is one of the first helmets to have Snell 2010 approval. It has new multi-layer foam padding for a better fit and new SpeedCool interior fabric for moisture-wicking comfort. Every... Read more »

HJC IS-Max Motorcycle Helmet Review

HJC IS-Max Modular Motorcycle Helmet in full-face mode

Bill Stermer
August 18, 2009

[This HJC IS-Max Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the October 2009 issue of Rider magazine] There are two major trends in full-face-style helmets today. One is the proliferation of flip-up modular versions, and the other is the popularity of the integrated, drop-down sunshield. If... Read more »

Shark EvoLine Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review

Shark EvoLine Helmet in the closed-face position

Rider Magazine
May 19, 2009

[This Shark EvoLine Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the July 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Modular full-face helmets offer the convenience of rotating the chinbar out of the way. At gas or rest stops, just press a button and slide the front portion of the helmet up to the... Read more »

HelmetSecure Motorcycle Helmet Security System Review

HelmetSecure Motorcycle Helmet Locking system

Rider Contributor
May 4, 2009

Review by Reg Kittrelle [This HelmetSecure Motorcycle Helmet Security System Review was originally published in American Rider magazine] Once it’s off your head a helmet is a fairly useless item that’s difficult to deal with. Take it in a restaurant and it takes up a seat. Hang it on your... Read more »

Arai XD3 Motorcycle Helmet Review

Arai XD3 Motorcycle Helmet

Rider Magazine
April 28, 2009

[This Arai XD3 Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the June 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Just as dual-sport motorcycles have hybrid features that make them capable on the street and in the dirt, the Arai XD3 motorcycle helmet attempts to give you the best of both worlds. XD stands for... Read more »

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