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The RSD brand expands beyond custom motorcycles and hop-up parts with the addition of fashion-oriented riding gear designed for the long haul.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
We review Frank Melling’s autobiographical “A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest,” which chronicles Melling’s early life as a motorcyclist and freelance motorcycle journalist.
Friday, November 6, 2015
The FIXT Pro Torque T-Handle makes setting nuts and bolts to proper torque a very quick and easy task. Read MotoUSA’s review on the FIXT torque T-handle.
Monday, October 12, 2015
We’ve put the Sidi Cobra Boots through dirt training, track days and a 24-hour endurance race in addition to hundreds of road miles this year. See how they stack up in this review.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Bell’s Star Carbon helmet is already top-of-the-line, but becomes even more attractive when it’s custom-fit. Check out our review of the personalized lid here.
Monday, August 24, 2015
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, August 12, 2015
Motorcycle riding jeans may not be the most protective option on the market, but offer comfort and on/off bike versatility. Scorpion’s Covert Jeans shine in this regard and proved to be a great value over many months of testing.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Arai gets back to business introducing an all-new road racing motorcycle helmet with its Corsair-X.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Scorpion offers quality and comfort in its 1909 Leather Jacket, a piece of gear that pays homage to the year Indianapolis M
Monday, July 13, 2015
The BikeMaster Lithium Battery is very lightweight and powerful. MotoUSA reviews it.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
One of the newest additions to TCX’s Urban Trend line, the X-Blend Waterproof boots are a great on/off bike option for riders that want a vintage, worker boot-styled piece of gear this coming riding season.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
MotoUSA reports on its year-long experience wearing the RSD Ronin jacket both on and off the bike.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Scorpion offers a MotoGP-derived lid with its EXO-R2000, which comes complete with a host of features from an AirFit Liner Inflation system, fantastic ventilation and both Snell M2010 and DOT safety ratings.
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.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Chrome Industries introduces a handful of new items geared to motorcycle riders, one being the Motor Barrage Rolltop Backpack, designed to stand up to abuse and provide plenty of storage space.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Kali Naza Carbon full-face street helmet features new motorcycle helmet technology alongside up-spec materials such as carbon fiber and Kevlar, all offered at a reasonable price.
Monday, August 11, 2014
The Speed and Strength Black Nine Moto Shoes are a budget-friendly and stylish option for riders looking to leave more bulky riding boots behind.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Michelin appeals to a broader spectrum of road motorcyclists with its latest motorcycle tire offering: the Pilot Road 4.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The ICON 1000 Vigilante Jacket is a leather and textile combination that has a subtle look and plenty of vintage style.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The Weise Avance Riding suit features the highest quality construction and materials, but is it more than the average rider wants or needs?
Thursday, November 28, 2013
We put in over a year’s worth of mileage on Fox’s Motion Elite athletic shoe with some very favorable result.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Bridgestone trickles down MotoGP tire technology to the everyday rider with its Battlax S20 road tire but did the Japanese tire giant succeed?
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Style meets function with the ICON 1000 Elsinore Boot. Leather construction combined with heavy-duty stitching, steel buckles and adjustable leather straps give these boots a retro cool look that’s timeless.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Mr. Melling has an epiphany in the dentist’s chair and decides to try a pair of medical spec Nitrile gloves in the shop.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
MotoUSA heads to Southern Italy to see how Pirelli’s newest sport-touring tire, the Angel GT, performs in the wet and dry.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A backpack is a vital piece of gear for any motorcyclist. We review the latest offering from Icon, the Squad 3 Backpack.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Michelin replaces its five-year-old dual-sport tire with its latest Anakee III rubber engineered for more handling precision, grip and riding enjoyment.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Motorcyclists looking for the ultimate all-season riding jacket will adore Dainese’s line of D-Dry motorcycle coats engineered for the most diverse road and climate conditions.
Friday, March 29, 2013
An oft-misled miracle cure chaser, our man Melling makes a monumental discovery – no snake oil cure but the real deal, effective rust and corrosion prevention for his beloved V-Strom.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
You may not always ride like a pro but at least you can travel like one with Ogio’s specially designed motorcycle luggage, the Rig 9800 gear bag.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Contributor Gary Ilminen tests the merits of Columbia’s Baselayer Extreme Fleece in the cold climate of northern Wisconsin.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A guest editor contributes this review of a new name and helmet concept to most American riders, offering up an evaluation of the unconventional Roof Boxer V8 modular helmet.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Dainese aims to lure fashion conscience motorcyclists with its Scarpa Technical Sneaker.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Our vintage racer turns to Alpinestars for a footwear fashion transfusion. Read more in Mr. Melling’s Alpinestars Crew Shoes product review.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
We review some simple and affordable motorcycle tie-down straps from Powertye.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Motorcycling and actions sports apparel brand, Fox, continues to expand into the casual and active wear scenes with its new Fox Racing Motion-Elite Shoes.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
We’ve got a couple thousand miles of adventure touring in the TCX Infinity GORE-TEX boots. These Italian motorcycle boots are a blend of street and dirt features.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Our vintage motorcycle expert goes high-tech, reviewing the Contour Roam, an everyman’s action sports video camera.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Pinlock visors claim to offer fog-free vision for motorcycle riders. Our tester sees for himself, reviewing the Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Visor.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Axo releases a new fashion inspired hightop motorcycle riding shoe. Find out more in this review.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
We survive nasty riding conditions in the Richa Spirit pant and jacket. Hear our editor’s opinion on this high-dollar touring gear.
Friday, January 6, 2012
We put the Dunlop’s latest offering for sport-touring to the test. Check out all the details of the Sportmax Roadsmart II.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Looking for a new set of adventure touring gear? Climb into Alpinestars Durban jacket, pants and boots for a peek at what the ultimate multi-purpose motorcycle gear is all about.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
A MotoUSA contributor submits his review of the Aerostich Transit All-Weather Suit.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Alpinestars’ Urban DNS Pants have a casual style but feature the proctetion needed for duty on the street. Read what we thought of these pants in this review.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Michelin crafts some new tech in to the latest Power Pure motorcycle tires. Motorcycle USA takes them for a ride to see how much these tires can handle during the day to day abuse of the mean So-Cal streets.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
We ride with the new AGV AX-8 Dual helmet. This hybrid street bike helmet/dirt bike helmet offers something for everyone. Hear our testing thoughts in this product review.
Friday, July 15, 2011
We put the new Metzeler Roadtec Interact Z8 tire to the test on a damp day in the hills of Los Angeles.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
We spent an unusually long spring riding season inside the AXO Freedom GT Waterproof Boots. See what we like about these motorcycle boots in this gear review.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
We put Icon’s Accelerant Waterproof Boot to the test on wet mountain roads and scorching desert heat. Read on to see how they held up.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Pirelli releases the successor to its Diablo Rosso high-performance street tire and we test it in this motorcycle tire review.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Dainese is well known for quality and stylish gear, including its footwear. We put the Tulu riding shoe to the test in this review.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
MotoUSA put the Diesel-designed AGV Mowie Helmet through its paces over the last few weeks while pounding out miles on scooters. Read on find out what we thought of this funky scooter lid.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Bell Helmet’s RS-1 Helmet is the newest addition to the lineup for the historic helmet company. Read more about this mid-priced helmet in this Bell RS-1 Helmet Review.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
With the newest Bluetooth technology staying connected all the time is easy, even on a motorcycle. We put the SENA SMH10 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset and Intercom to the test.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
A rainy, cold Oregon stormfront provided the perfect opportunity to test Icon’s top-shelf foul weather riding gear, the Patrol Waterproof Jacket.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The Shoei Qwest helmet is quiet, comfortable and perhaps the best value in the premium Shoei helmet line. Read more in this Shoei Qwest Helmet review.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
We review Troy Lee Designs latest riding jean in this street bike motorcycle apparel review.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
A casual look for the casual ride. Do the Shift Racing Torque Jeans live up to the pitch? Find out in this riding jean review.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Wearing a pair of Shift Kickers, no not cowboy boots, Shift Kicker riding shoes. Read the review here at Motorcycle USA.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Alpinestars releases a new street bike riding shoe that blends some safety features of a motorcycling boot and the comfort and fashion of a tennis shoe with its Shibuya Canvas Shoe. We put it to the test in this motorcycle boot review.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Scorpion packs the Extreme Distance Rider Commander jacket with features that make it safe, comfortable and versatile. Read the motorcycle jacket review to see how it treated our tester.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
We test Bell Helmets latest Transitions Photochromatic Face Shield for the Bell Star and Vortex helmet in this product review.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Motorcycle USA reports on its riding season behind the versatile Shift Trifecta Storm Series Jacket in this motorcycle gear review
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
European shoemaker Piloti takes aim at the motorcycle market with its Moto 800 boots, with rider comfort off the bike a top priority.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
The Bridgestone BT-023 sport-touring tire promises improved performance and durability. We sample the new tires at Bridgestone’s exclusive proving grounds in Tochigi, Japan.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The VholdR Contour HD delivers high-quality video footage with an easy-to-use interface.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
MotoUSA tests Icon’s latest motorcycle lid, the Icon Variant Etched Helmet, with its large visor and sheild.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Motorcycle USA samples the latest touring motorcycle jacket from Firstgear in this Firstgear Ranier jacket review.
Friday, December 11, 2009
GoPro releases a new wearable video camera that can capture video in true high-definition quality. Motorcycle-USA puts it to the test in this product review.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Shock Doctor, maker of innovative sports protection equipment, offers an affordable and easy-to-use emergency helmet removal system for use in any motorsport-type helmet. Read the Shock Doctor Eject Helmet Removal System product review.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
No you can’t smoke it, but the Joe Rocket Hemp Jacket makes for an interesting motorcycle riding jacket. Read the Motorcycle USA hemp jacket review.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Whether the mercury rises up or plummets downward, the Scorpion XDR Fury Jacket has got you covered. Read our test of the new for 2010 woman’s jacket.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Motorcycle USA samples Pirelli’s latest sport-touring rubber, the Angel ST tires. Is it Angel or Demon? Pirelli says both, find out what we think in this tire review.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Motorcycle USA samples the Shift Streetfighter Storm Series Jacket, a versatile year-long textile riding jacket.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Motorcycle USA samples the TCX Airtech boot, a new motorcycle boot from the Italian firm which sources an improved Gore-Tex liner.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Fashion and motorcycling protection fuse together with the new Alpinestars Nero collection of motorcycle apparel, including the Skeletal Air-Flo Jacket.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Metzeler tires releases a new tire for your combined sport-touring needs. Check out the all-new Metzeler Roadtec Z6 Interact
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Motorcycle USA tests the convenience of the flip-up motorcycle helmet when it reviews the Shoei Multitec Modular Helmet.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Motorcycle USA tests the Shift Stryker motorcycle riding glove for protection and comfort.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
We put GoPro’s latest motorsports wide-angle on-board camera to the test.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Motorcycle USA’s resident lady track day rider kept her eyes on the skies for a chance to test out her Icon Accelerant Waterproof Boots.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Break out the Brylcreem, throw some Eddie Cochran on the turntable,grab that old studded leather jacket and take a ride back in time to the glory days of cafe racers in this book by Mike Seate.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
The Joe Rocket Alter Ego 2.0 Jacket survived through the riding season. Read Motorcycle USA’s report on how it weathered the storm.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Staying safe while riding is always a top priority. We test U-Tag’s latest invention.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Motorcycle USA contributing editor Frank Melling tests the Alpinestars Royal Drystar Jacket.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
For our wet weather plagued editor, some water resistant boots were essential. Good thing he grabbed some Sidi Sport Rain Boots.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Getting lost can be fun sometimes, but thanks to the Garmin eTrex Legend HCx GPS, it only happens when we want it to.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Cardo Systems improved its Scala Rider in the form of the Q2 that now provides for motorcycle-to-motorcycle communication, which comes in handy in this profession.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Oakley, the leader in High Definition Optics manages to stuff a MP3 player into their Square O designed sunglasses. Say goodbye to your iPod and hello to the Split THUMP’s.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The Scorpion Women’s Nip Tuck Jacket has styling that would make male riders envious. We asked MotorcycleUSA’s resident female sportbike rider Misty Taylor to put the jacket to the test.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Everyone loves a good pair of sneakers, and the Shift Racing street shoe is the one to have.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
The Joe Rocket Steel Pants deliver the casual denim blue jean look and comfort with the extra protection of steel-reinforced nylon.
Friday, May 16, 2008
MotorcycleUSA’s VP of Operations tested out a set of Icon’s versatile ARC Overpants on a recent outing to the Oregon Coast.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Fieldsheer provided Motorcycle USA with a solid riding combo in its Fieldsheer Highland Jacket and Booster Pants just in time for a 1100-mile trip up the California coast.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Want to look as sharp and mean as your Speed Triple, Triumph has what you need with the new Sympatex Speed Jacket.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Want to work on your bike but don’t know how? Author Charles Everitt is here to be your guide with How To Repair Your Motorcycle
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Metzeler unveils its latest multipurpose street and sportbike motorcycle tire dubbed the Sportec M5 Interact. Motorcycle USA puts it to the test in this tire review.
Friday, February 29, 2008
We test one of Joe Rocket’s ’08 designs for the sportbike masses in the form of the Big Bang Jacket.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Dunlop seeks to provide the best sport touring rubber for all riding conditions with its new Roadsmart tire, a claim we put to the test in the hills of Malibu.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Kevin and Julia Sanders lead 11 British riders from the top of Alaska to the bottom of South America on a lively two-wheeled adventure.
Friday, November 2, 2007
The lack of storage space inherent to virtually every motorcycle has opened the door for aftermarket companies like Tour Master to come swooping in for the rescue.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Can a set of budget buns hold up under some serious track abuse? We find out with the Shinko Stealth Tires.
Friday, October 5, 2007
Riders looking for a rock solid street boot need to look no further than the Solution Boot from Tour Master.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
In the world of motorcycle jackets, when it comes to style and protection out on the asphalt, it’s hard to beat the affordable Tourmaster Coaster II.
Friday, March 30, 2007
World’s Fastest Motorcycle is a two-hour DVD chronicling the epic three-streamliner shootout for the world motorcycle land-speed record.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Want to know about streetbikes? Well, author Bill Stermer tells you everything you need to know in this new book.
Friday, March 2, 2007
Icon’s Daytona Jacket has been well-worn during our recent testing, here’s our evaluation of the squideriffic threads.
Friday, February 2, 2007
In this how-to book, author Gregory Frazier gives folks the skinny on what they need to do in order to ride around the world.
Friday, November 3, 2006
Debuting as an hour-long DVD after its original incarnation as a program on Discovery’s Science Channel, Speed on Two Wheels provides a behind-the-scenes look at the AMA SB paddock and the world of high-performance sportbikes.
Friday, October 13, 2006
The Anthem pants from Icon offer up a solid improvement over regular blue jeans for riders looking to find a solution for casual riding apparel.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Would a hands-free communication device help or hinder out on the road? We tested the Scala Rider helmet headset to find out.
Friday, May 26, 2006
This two-disc DVD release of the reality TV series chronicles Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman as they take two Beemers the “long way round” from London to New York.
Friday, April 15, 2005
Innovative technology and extensive R&D have resulted in what might be the best chest and back protection we’ve tested.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
First layer performance gear is the most overlooked component of comfort. RideHide Performance Gear has a solution, the MicroFiber Tour Long Sleeve Shirt.
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Looking for a way to satisfy that need for supermoto speed? Supermoto in the USA does an adequate job.
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Time to step out of those squid clothes and get into some real motorcycle gear without breaking the bank.
Wednesday, May 5, 2004
Bike security is priority one for motorcycle owners and the H-Base Security system is the best thing to insure bike safety short of hiring an armed guard.
Monday, January 19, 2004
Metzeler’s long-in-tooth Z4 has finally been replaced, and the new Z6 sport-touring tire is a huge step forward.
Wednesday, December 3, 2003
Kendon’s second-generation big-bike trailer is a well-built, ingenious and space-saving hauling solution.
Tuesday, November 11, 2003
As the temperatures continue to drop across the country, it’s time to break out the cold-weather riding gear. Riding in the cold weather sucks. Riding in the cold weather with crappy gloves sucks even more.
Friday, September 26, 2003
Have a need for a stylish leather jacket? Look no further than the GP Star Allstar jacket which combines funky fashion with solid protection.
Thursday, July 17, 2003
What looks at first like a chain-mail bodysuit is actually a riding jacket designed to keep you cool when the going gets hot: Joe Rocket’s Phoenix Jacket.
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
When you want some decent foot protection when riding, but squeaking your way through the aisles at 7-11 in your fancy roadrace-style boots is a little too conspicuous and a little too uncomfortable.
Friday, June 13, 2003
One of the inherent problems with riding motorcycles is the inability to tote a significant amount of stuff with you. The most common solution is the classic backpack, but here’s a new motorcycle-specific spin to an old idea.
Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Teknic’s Violator can at least take the heat, if not the bulk, out of the leather jacket.
Monday, November 11, 2002
If there is one axiom when it comes to street protection it’s ‘there is no substitute for quality gear’. Not everybody can afford a $500 Suomy helmet, $200 boots, $100 gloves, and a $300 jacket, but they should.