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HeliBars Horizon LST Multi-Adjustable Handlebars for GL1800 Review

HeliBars Horizon LST

Greg Drevenstedt
November 8, 2013

HeliBars Horizon LST Multi-Adjustable Handlebars for GL1800 When I tested a set of HeliBars Horizon ST (Sport Touring) multi-adjustable handlebars two years ago, they were available only for the Kawasaki Concours 14 (Rider, October 2011). Heli Modified, Inc. has since expanded the fitment range to include... Read more »

Scottoiler Chain Oiler eSystem Review

Scottoiler Chain Oiler eSystem

Joe Michaud
April 3, 2013

All chain-oiling systems promise to extend chain life and lessen maintenance. They all have their own interpretation of how to best accomplish this enviable task cleanly enough to improve upon the manual procedure. I once tested five systems of varying complication over a five-month period; hands down,... Read more »

Öhlins USA Open House: Saturday, May 12, 2012


Press Release
April 19, 2012

Öhlins USA will hold an open house on Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Western North Carolina to celebrate its 15-year history and the 36th year of Öhlins Racing AB. The event will include displays of numerous associates and friends. Also featured will be the company’s racecar lab with Seven-Post Shake... Read more »

Cee Bailey’s Custom Seats Product Review

Cee Bailey Custom Seats

Jerry Smith
November 12, 2011

[This Cee Bailey’s Custom Seats Product Review was originally published in the November 2011 issue of Rider magazine] If you ever needed proof that many factory motorcycle seats were designed more with styling in mind than comfort, just look at the number of companies selling aftermarket seats. If... Read more »

Honda VT1300 Accessories from Big Bike Parts

Big Bike Parts Honda VT1300 light bar 55-362L

Press Release
November 10, 2011

VT TACKLE. Big Bike Parts has all sorts of accessories to make your Honda VT1300 look tip-top, such as the Live To Ride, Ride To Live Free Spirit Air Cleaner Cover (p/n 55-354, $99.95), Contoured Front Fender Tip Accent (p/n 55-351, $25.95), Elliptical and Contour Light Bars with 2-3/8-inch Mini Halogen... Read more »

Dunlop Roadsmart Sport-Touring Tires Review

Eric Trow
July 8, 2011

The Buell is a filthy mess. But the Dunlop Roadsmart tires shine. [This Dunlop Roadsmart Sport-Touring Tires Review was originally published in Rider magazine] About three years ago the folks at Dunlop Motorcycle Tires took on the seemingly impossible challenge to develop a tire that would meet the... Read more »

Kaoko Cruise Control

Arden Kysely
January 24, 2011

In 1975 I bought a new Honda CB400-Four and rode it to Chicago from southern California, pretty much as fast as I could. The trip included several 500-mile days between free lodgings with relatives, and a butt-busting 750-mile finale. The little Honda ran like a top, but hanging on to the low handlebar... 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 »

Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport-Touring Tires

Rider Magazine
November 23, 2010

Motorcycling paradise, with the right tires... Following the introduction of the new Bridgestone BT-023 sport-touring tire line in Japan and my factory tour and tire review from that trip (Rider, August 2010 issue), for a real-world follow-up I sent two pair of BT-023s to my buddies Dick and Bryar,... Read more »

Alt Rider Potentiometer Guard

Rider Magazine
October 26, 2010

The big ol’ BMW R 1200 GS is certainly a tuff-nuff adventure-touring bike when your adventures are paved or mostly paved, and can even handle 75% of the places you’re likely to ride a dirt bike, given you slow down some. Until you drop it, that is. You don’t have to crash–just drop it. A stick-your-foot-out-and-find-air... Read more »

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