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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 …

Thanks to Volt Heat for providing the Fusion Heated Gloves for the purposes of this review Introduction I am always anxious to get riding in the spring and push fall riding as late as possible. Cold hands during the extended seasons can have a detrimental effect on the ability to properly control the motorcycle. This …

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 …

New riders have a lot to take in, and one of the most complex (and divisive) topics is helmets. Spend a few minutes diving into new rider helmet recommendation forums, subreddits, and blog posts, and you’ll see what I mean. When talking helmets anywhere, Snell inevitably comes up. Opinions from riders vary, but there is …

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. …

Motorbiking is a daring sport. At the same time, it is adventurous and can actually be a lot of fun. Whether you’re a first-timer or a regular motorbiker, here are 6 clothes you should avoid and 6 you must have for an enjoyable (and safe) motorcycling experience: 5 Clothing Items Every Motorbiker Should Avoid: 1. …

When I decide to invest in a new hobby or interest, the philosophy I use is generally to start simple and work my way up to complex from there depending on my interest level. Others begin at full throttle, diving in with both feet right from the get-go. If you have the money to spend …

It’s true. The technology found in the four wheeled world is starting to take hold in the two wheeled one as well. It stands to reason because the standardization of airbags in the automotive world has helped save many lives and significantly cut back the number of injuries to drivers and passengers. Using a shoulder …