Category Archives: Gear

Jay Leno and Arai Helmets

Jay Leno’s Garage is one of the best sites in the world. Leno’s collection of cars and motorcycles is legendary. And he’s a true enthusiast, who loves these vehicles and enjoys getting them out and on the road. I think … Continue reading

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Amazon Notices Motorcycles Are Popular

[/caption]Amazon has sold various bits of motorcycle gear for some time, but now they’ve pulled it all together under a Motorcycle & ATV section. It’s convenient to have everything in one spot and they have a pretty broad selection of … Continue reading

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MotoBrief Free Helmet Contest

We’re into the second week of the MCN Fantasy Road Race 2008, and I’m in second place. There are plenty of races coming up, so it’s not too late to sign up and try to win an Arai helmet. … Continue reading

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Dainese D-Air Racing System — Airbag for Motorcycles

Gizmag has an article on Dainese’s motorcycle airbag. It’s a revolutionary system — the high tech gear does not require a connection to the motorcycle like the airbag on the Honda Goldwing. Instead, accelerometers and gyros identify movement that looks … Continue reading

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What's in Your Motorcycle Tool Kit?

The tool kits that come with motorcycles range from the fairly useful to the woefully inadequate. Most riders find they need to supplement their tool kit in some way — a couple extra tools, perhaps, or some small spare parts. … Continue reading

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Who Wants a Denim Motorcycle Helmet?

Boing Boing points out an open face helmet by Nexx covered in denim. Denim? I can’t say that I’ve ever felt a burnining desire to have a denim-covered helmet. And I’m usually an advocate of full face helmets, because I … Continue reading

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BMW Motorcycles and Helmets

[Originally posted to my blog Portlanded.] BMW riders are some of the most likely to be wearing a helmet — and some of the least likely to have a place to put it. I’ve always been frustrated by the lack … Continue reading

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