Read sportbike gear reviews at Motorcycle USA for objective evaluations of the latest sportbike gear and accessories. From sportbike helmets and track tires to riding jackets and sportbike boots and gloves.
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A dominant force in the world of motorcycle protection, comfort, and of course, style, Alpinestars shows off its latest technical riding gear for the 2016 season.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
“The Ragged Edge” is a documentary that focuses on the demise of Buell Motorcycles and the rise of EBR, offering insight into the obstacles Erik Buell and his employees faced during the recession.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Replacing the Sportec M5 Interact, the new Metzeler Sportec M7 RR is designed to handle a variety of conditions. Rains in Southern Spain gave us the chance to put the new rubber to the test in the wet.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
MotoUSA puts 11 sets of the leading sport motorcycle tires to the test during a two-day evaluation at The Fastest Road in the West, Willow Springs Raceway.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
After wearing it during the summer riding season, we post our findings on the Arai Defiant Chopper Helmet along with the company’s Pro Shade System in this motorcycle helmet review.
Friday, September 20, 2013
We’ve ridden to Sturgis and tested many motorcycles in the last few months, all while wearing a Bell Star Carbon Helmet. Here’s our review of Bell’s top-shelf motorcycle helmet.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Our man Melling reviews the only lid that cradles his precious grey matter, the high-end top-line motorcycle helmet worn by a host of MotoGP and World SBK riders – the Arai RX-7 GP.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Joe Rocket brings the back protector to the people with their Speedmaster, an affordable, comfortable, long lasting piece of rider safety gear.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Find out how Dunlop’s AMA-spec D211 GP-A road race tires perform in our annual middleweight sportbike shootout.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
For the last few weeks we have been putting miles on a pair of Alpinestars GPX Gloves. Read on to see what we think about these short-cuffed sportbike gloves.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Motorcycle USA sits down with the latest MotoGP game to hit our desk, MotoGP 10/11 for Playstation 3. So get those leathers on and get ready to ride in our MotoGP 10/11 video game review.
Monday, November 1, 2010
We review 10 different performance oriented motorcycle tires for your street or sportbike. Find out which tire comes out on top in this motorcycle tire shootout comparison test.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Arai has raised the safety bar with the all new RX7 GP helmet, which offers extreme comfort and a 40% stronger construction than conventional glass fiber models.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Can the Bell Vortex deliver quality performance at a palatable price point? Find out in our Bell Vortex Striker Helmet review.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sporting a redesigned shell and new M2010 Snell standard, the Shoei RF-1100 helmet builds off the success of its predecessor with sterling comfort and premium performance.
Friday, December 4, 2009
MotoUSA puts Shoei’s all-new X-Twelve helmet to the test. Can it be better than the already awesome X-Eleven? We find out…
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Italian motorcycle helmet manufacturer Vemar sent us one of its Diadem lids to review, just in time for a recent sport-touring trip up the Oregon coast.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Motorcycle USA puts the latest and greatest DOT race rubber to the test to see who makes the best sticky tires these days in our 2009 DOT Race Motorcycle Tire Shootout.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
When it comes to motorcycle gear, you never skimp on the helmet. Check out Motorcycle USA’s review of the Icon Airframe Helmet.
Friday, June 20, 2008
With an aggressive, aerodyamic design and insane graphics, the Joe Rocket Rocket Science Helmet has seen its share of action over six months of testing.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Ken sounds off after wearing his Icon Mainframe Hooligan helmet during much of our 2006 season of bike tests.
Friday, December 9, 2005
Can a $200 helmet satisfy those who are accustomed to high-end lids? Three testers give their impressions.
Friday, August 12, 2005
MCUSA President and self-proclaimed “Arai guy”, Don Becklin, was reluctant to make the switch over to Shoei helmets, but the X-11 made the transition smooth.
Friday, October 1, 2004
Shoei has been protecting the brains of motorcycle riders for 40 years and their latest lids combine that experience with the latest in state-of-the-art helmet building technology to bring us the RF-1000.
Thursday, September 23, 2004
Cheap is good for the wallet, but is cheap good for the head? We rate one of Icon’s inexpensive skid lids to find out.
Monday, October 27, 2003
The Fly Sport Bike Stand is an amalgamation of craftsmanship and lightweight durability.
Monday, September 9, 2002
Upon first impression, the Italian helmet looks great and its paint finish and quality of materials is superb.