Product Test: ARAI VX-PRO3

As we get older silly things become more important, like the comfort of your head while riding. There once was a time I would wear anything on my head, as long as I was riding, everything was great. Now that I’m an old man, 45. I like to be unaware of the gear I’m using as I’m wearing it and I like it to fit properly. When it does I…

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2014 BMW F800GS Adventure Launch

By Neale Bayly Photos by Kevin Wing and Jon Beck It’s getting crowded out on the edge these days. As society advances at breakneck speed and technology shrinks the world, adventure seekers are forced to head off into the wilder places to escape, unfortunately these days we’re finding less and less room to be alone. One needs to travel farther, and longer, to find that space, so, for the two-wheeled…

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Product Test – Vance and Hines full Exhaust on our CRF450R

Bolting the Vance and Hines XCR Exhaust system onto the Honda CRF450R bike is easy. Using the power the Honda makes after this simple hop up, even easier. The pipe makes the Honda’s power very useable and more controllable from the mid to top. And even though it was meant to add more mid to top, I felt  it added just a little more snap at the bottom as well….

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EDM Tested – Shock Doctor Moto Shorts

If you are wearing boxers or tighty-whities under your riding pants and dealing with the OEM hip pads that come with them you might want to reconsider the safety and protection of your family jewels. We have tried bicycle shorts, even other riding short made by moto companies but none have come close to the quality and comfort we have found with the Moto Short from Shock Doctor. If you…

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OHLINS TTX Shock Review

June 23rd was shaping up to be an exceptional day. As a result of several weeks of phone calls and emails trying to get schedules to coincide, I managed to arrange a test with Thom Smith of Coppersmith Suspension Services to test the Öhlins TTX rear shock on the RMZ450 we have. I would be going for a pleasant drive to the country to a favorite track of mine called Center…

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Bell Revolver – Helmet Review

by Soul Cohen photos: Benjamin Segal Choosing a new lid for your noggin from the myriad of helmets on the market these days can be a daunting task. Should you go for the protection of a full face model or select something cooler or perhaps trendier that offers less protection? Modular helmets fall somewhere in the middle, they offer functionality and convenience and have become very popular amongst the road…

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BELL MOTO 9 MX Helmet Review

Are you ready to start wearing the most comfortable helmet we’ve ever tested? If so, step up to the New Bell MOTO-9. It’s everything we’ve ever wanted in a helmet, and more. The 9’s predecessor, the MOTO-8 had the fastest drying liner of all the helmets we have tested and was often our first choice when packing gear for a day of riding. For us, putting on a nasty, wet,…

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