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volt heat fusion heated vest

Thanks to Volt Heat for providing the Fusion Heated Vest for the purposes of this review Introduction Last fall I tested a battery-powered heated vest and touted its versatility. In my summary, I mentioned that for extended cold weather trips I would still prefer a traditional 12V tethered system. In early spring (late winter in …

Can You Safely Ride a Motorcycle in the Rain? Let’s call a spade a spade: when the rain hits, the riding gets a bit more complicated. The thing is, despite the risks that rain represents, there are many riders that enjoy riding through light rain. I’ll never forget the first time I hit the rockies on …

 

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Best Commuter Motorcycles for Daily Riding for 2020

While many enthusiasts ride motorcycles for the fun, the sport, or the hobby of it, quite a few of us actually use them as urban transport. No long mountain drives, no highway cruises along the coast, just the simple point A to point B commute, or to the corner grocery when you need a pint …

The Best 50cc Motorcycles & Scooters for 2020

Not everything on two wheels needs to be the fastest, the most powerful, or even the most sleek. There is an entire world of two wheeled fun to be had at 50cc’s. Unfortunately in North America, the 50cc motorcycle has mostly been relegated to youth oriented dirt bikes. However, in Europe, due to how their …

Best Parallel-Twin Engine Motorcycles

While there is nothing wrong with a single-cylinder thumping away, an inline-four screaming through to its redline, or a v-twin rumbling, there is just that special something about a parallel twin motorcycle engine. It’s the humble tradesman in the corner, quietly working away on its craft with a determined and time-honed skill. In keeping with …

Best 125cc Motorcycles & Scooters for 2020

While we focus a lot on the best beginner motorcycles here, as the name of the site states, and we sometimes forget that the term motorcycle encompasses more than just the rip-snorting sport nakeds, the rumbling cruisers, or the screaming supersports. Not everyone wants, or even needs, a large displacement bike to get around. In …

You’ve done it! You did the safety course, you passed your license test, and now you’re a fully qualified rider of motorcycles. Now comes the most exciting part of being a new rider: buying your first bike! Now, instead of going to the showroom and picking up a shiny new bike (unless you really want …

Best 250cc Motorcycles for 2020

A lot of new riders are looking to start off on something that will give them the most fun without necessarily being the most powerful. For some, it’s due to their body size and weight being too small or light for higher displacement motorcycles, for others it may be the fuel efficiency or specific usage …

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Dual sport helmets combine all the things you want from a dirt bike helmet and put them into a helmet designed for street riding. What you get is a helmet that offers good performance both on the street and in the dirt. However, a dual-sport lid won’t be as good on the road as a …

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When it comes to open-face helmets, going with a three-quarter helmet is the way to go. Half helmets are great for certain purposes, but a three-quarter open-face helmet is going to give you better protection. I also think these helmets look better than half helmets, so they have that going for them, too. If you …

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If you’re a cruiser rider or have a standard motorcycle, an open face helmet can be a great option. I prefer a full-face lid, and I honestly wear a modular most of the time, but that said, my first helmet was a half helmet. You’ll hear some guys bash half helmets because they’re not as …

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used motorcycle helmet buying guide

Your head is the most important thing to protect while riding a motorcycle. While cuts, road rash, scrapes, and the like will heal over time on other parts of your body, if you do damage to your head, you can be left with brain damage, life-altering injuries, or, ultimately, you could die because of blunt …

Speidi Intercruiser H2Out Jacket

Save Over $120 on a Quality Sport Touring Jacket Sport Touring jackets can get very expensive. That’s why when I saw the Speidi Intercruiser H2Out Jacket at a 32 percent discount on Revzilla, I got pretty excited. Full disclosure, I have not worn or tested this jacket. However, the brand gets high marks from many …

HaloCam M1 Dashcam

Start Here: Setup Hardware/Tools Needed All you need before getting started are a few wiring clips and mounts (I’ll get to that later), pliers, tools to loosen your gas tank (if you want a super clean install) and a microSD card (they call it a TF card in the instructions) with up to 256GB capacity. …

 

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