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April 26, 2017

E1 Helmet by Schuberth

Schuberth’s long awaited E1 helmet might just have the perfect blend of safety and function that adventure riders have been asking for. The proof is in the fit and function, but before we get to that, let’s review the long list of impressive features. First and foremost, Schuberth has long been an international leader in helmet safety. From their plant…
April 10, 2017

Magura HYMEC Hydraulic Clutch Upgrade for Kawasaki Versys

More bikes come with cable-actuated clutches these days...even machines costing $10K or more. Unless they’re properly maintained, clutch cables can stretch, get gummed up or even break (usually at the worst possible moment). Although more expensive, hydraulically operated clutches have notable benefits, including being self-adjusting and having much lighter lever pulls. When mated with a capable and reliable platform like…
March 31, 2017

Racks and Top Cases: A Novel Approach by Back Road Equipment

A fairly common dilemma for adventure riders is having to choose between having a top case or a rack behind the pillion seat for transporting and securing those endless necessities when traveling, or even for just picking up groceries. Although a top case might not be your first choice, the convenience of being able to solidly lock up your personal…
March 27, 2017

Motoz Tractionator Desert H/T Tire Review

Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right pair right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” Tire manufacturers must have taken this to heart, because they’ve created a vast selection of tires for the dual-sport community to choose from. It seems there’s an option for every type of riding, whether you’re a commuter that hits a gravel road…
March 24, 2017

Gogo Elite 1-person Minimalist Shelter from Nemo

The Gogo Elite 1-Person Minimalist Shelter from NEMO boasts the smallest weight and volume for any tent or bivy in its category. The Gogo Elite easily inflates and collapses with a clever integrated air pump and the elliptical arch formed by the AirSupported technology gives the tent structural rigidity even in gusting winds of 30–40 mph. Because there are no…
March 21, 2017

Star brite Ultimate Corrosion Blocker

Like many off-road and motocross riders, my weekends consist of getting the motorcycles dirty, pressure washing, and a WD-40 soaking to help prevent rusty looking fasteners, foot pegs, spokes and unfinished two stroke expansion chambers. The problem with that solution is as soon as the bike is ridden in mud or water, the protection is removed.I decided to try Star…
March 17, 2017

iXS Montevideo II Jacket, Caracas II Pants and ADV Gloves

If the “Swiss Army Knife” of riding gear is what you’re looking for, look no further than the Montevideo II Jacket, Caracas II Pants, and Adventure Gloves by iXS. Born in Switzerland, iXS Motorcycle Fashion has been around since 1979 developing and producing high-quality apparel and accessories of sophisticated and fashionable design. The Montevideo II is a true four-season jacket,…
March 15, 2017

Motool Slacker Sag Scale

The Slacker Sag Scale is pretty awesome. Gone are the days of needing a buddy/mechanic/suspension-tuner to help with setting sag. This used to be such a cumbersome process which included: suiting up, getting on the bike, measuring, getting off the bike, adjusting, then repeating the process until the desired setting is acheived. Having the correct sag is the first step to…
March 13, 2017

MSC Moto RM3 Steering Damper

Australia’s MSC Products began manufacturing steering dampers in 1995 and has been steadily developing their product line since. The RM3 is their latest damper for adventure bikes. It features an Active Return to Center (RTC) system that MSC Moto developed with KTM Australia’s factory desert race team. On previous models, the rider could select the way the damper would behave…