Shift 2017 White Label Pro Gloves Review It’s pretty rare that I get a piece of equipment that I get the opportunity to crash test, mainly because I try and avoid crashes whenever possible! Unfortunately in early December 2008 I had a 30mph get-off on the freeway. I was fully geared up at the time, and …

Shift M1 Leather Jacket Review For a long time my only riding jacket was a First Gear Mesh jacket, and it held up pretty well in all weather conditions. After trying on my friends leather jacket and seeing how much more protection it offered, I decided I needed to get some leather of my own. …

Shift Airborne Motorcycle Jacket Review The summers in California can get pretty hot especially when you are riding a motorcycle. Some riders choose to ride around in shorts and a T-shirt instead of any protective motorcycle gear. Just a couple weeks ago a coworker of mine who regularly rides around in normal clothes crashed his …

Olympia Moto Sports MJ410 Jacket Review The piece of gear I received for testing was the Moto Sports MJ410 Jacket. The first things I noticed when I took it out of the box were, “Wow this seems like a good quality jacket,” quickly followed by, “Wow, this is… bright!” Constructed in rugged Dupont Cordura® with ballistic nylon …

Viking Extra Large Motorcycle Tank Bag Review   When you own a motorcycle and use it for errands and around town transportation, often times need to carry things. Sometimes you can hold things in a jacket pocket, or maybe in your pants pocket, but usually you need something a bit larger. The first time a …

Viking Cycle Ironside Jacket Review, A great first jacket!   There are a few pieces of gear that every rider should include in their standard riding kit, even if they don’t use them every time. Those pieces include a helmet, gloves, boots, pants, and the focus of this particular review, a jacket.  There are several …

Xelement BXU6050 Mens Black Armored Leather Motorcycle Jacket Review   The following a a Motorcycle jacket review by the BBM user Sangria7. I am very new to the motorcycle riding community, and as a new rider it is very important for me to have good riding gear. Unfortunately, I have found that a lot of …

Olympia Moto Sports MJ222 Motorcycle Jacket Review USER REVIEW BY TWOWHEELS I was looking for a jacket that would provide good protection and be comfortable from 80F down to 32F and hopefully waterproof. From this criteria I decided to look at 3/4 length jackets. The 3/4 length has a slight advantage in the colder weather …

Joe Rocket Ballistic 5.0 Gloves Review The following a a Motorcycle jacket review by the BBM user Budd. Fall is upon us and those mesh gloves just aren’t cutting it in these cooler temperatures. I went out looking for gauntlet style glove that could offer me some warmth in these cooler fall months. The Joe …

Tourmaster Cortech Sport Tail Bag Review Although I love my Chrome Messenger Bag, I found that sometimes I just don’t want something on my back when I am riding my motorcycle, especially if I am carrying something heavy or something that needs to be transported horizontally (like food!). I looked around for an inexpensive but …

Teiz Motorsports Lombard Suit Review In my experience there are two types of motorcycle riders. No, I am not talking about Harleys VS sport bikes, or even dirt bikes VS street bikes. What I am talking about is weekend warriors VS ‘Real’ motorcycle riders. The former likes to take out their bike when its between …

Joe Rocket GPX Gloves – Reviewed & Crash Tested These Joe Rocket gloves are constructed of 1.0mm thick cowhide with extra leather and double stitching on the palm. In addition to that they have high density plastic positioned along the knuckles so if you crash you won’t be missing too much skin on the top of …

HJC IS-MAX II Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review When it comes to helmet fit it is very important to make sure you get the right sized helmet for your noggin. It even goes a step further since different brands cater to different head types. Shoei might design their helmets to fit a more egg shaped head …

Fog City Pro Shield Review I really love my Shoei helmet, it is comfortable, has a removable liner, and I can switch out the face shields easily. The one thing that it gets a C grade on is vents! For some reason my helmet fogs up more than my friends helmets, even if they spent …

Firstgear HT Overpant – Crash Tested When I first started riding I knew I definitely wanted a jacket, helmet, and some gloves, but I didn’t really think about pants or boots. Luckily I had an older, wiser friend recommend that I get some pants and boots as soon as possible. His rationale was if you …

Firstgear Mesh-Tex Motorcycle Jacket Review When I first got into riding it was summertime in California, and like most Californian summers it was VERY HOT! I couldn’t picture being cooped up in a leather jacket for the next few months, the thought just seemed way too suffocating. My riding mentor at the time recommended getting some sort …

Draggin’ Jeans – HoleShot Motorcycle Jean Review I’ve been riding for years and have tried out all sorts of protective gear, especially when it comes to riding pants. I’ve worn full 1 piece suits, textile overpants, leather pants, vented pants, and motorcycle jeans. Some of those outfits make you look like an astronaut who missed …

Draggin Jeans Cargo Pants Review In our never ending quest to find comfortable, safe, and quality riding gear one of the most overlooked items is a good pair of riding pants.  Many of us are satisfied with a good jacket and jeans, while others may forego all the fanfare of pants altogether and simply don …

Dainese Drake Air Textile Pants Review I love trying out new gear and this is the first time I have gotten the opportunity to test the Italian gear maker Dainese. I’ve heard nothing but good things about them and I was stoked to get a pair of the Dainese Drake pants to review. The sizing …

Cortech 8230-0305-36 Black Super 2.0 Bag Review When it comes to carrying things on a motorcycle sportbikes have gotten the short end of the stick for a long time. Cruisers are almost always seen packing around saddlebags, in fact it just seems natural for a Harley or similarly styled bike to have a luggage system of …

Chrome Citizen Messenger Bag Review I haven’t owned a car in over a year, so my motorcycle is my only mode of transportation unless I feel like walking or riding my bicycle. That means I ride to work, to the movies, and to the grocery store. The last location provided me quite a bit of a …