Street Gear

You may have a motorcycle in your garage, but you’d be foolish to go riding without proper motorcycle gear. If you’re not sure what to buy, read some of our reviews and features on the latest and greatest helmets from top brands like Shoei, HJC and Arai and jackets, pants and gloves from companies like Alpinestars, Dainese and Icon.

2010 Alpinestars Electronic Airbag Technology

In January, Dainese announced details of its new D-Air suit replete with airbags to mitigate common injuries from roadracing crashes. Now Alpinestars reveals its similar solution for racers: the A-stars Electronic Airbag Technology.

Icon Operator Gear Review

Icon's plan for its new for fall '09 "Operator" line of motorcycle gear was simple; take its Alliance SSR helmet, Hooligan jacket and Sub gloves and add a variant of the military's new Universal Camouflage Pattern.

2010 Dainese Lineup Unveiled

With an air of confidence toward the future and pride in the company's past, representatives from Dainese introduced its 2010 gear collection, along with details of the almost-ready-for-primetime "D-Air" airbag suit.

Icon Hella Crossbone Apparel Review

I don't know who "Mr. Icon" is but I can definitively tell you that he has a far greater appreciation of the female form than the average textile suit manufacturer. We test out the latest in his fine line of fashionable motorcycle gear.

British Motorcycle Gear Review

Early this riding season we tested out some new duds from British Motorcycle Gear which not only surpassed our expectations, but allowed us to ride further and longer without suffering the indignities of Mother Nature.

Held Air Stream Gloves Review

Held's new Air Stream summer gloves have reignited my hope for a fusion of protection and permeability that would defeat the heat of Southern California.

Fulmer M1 Modus Flip-front Helmet Review

In the market to replace my aging yet favorite workhorse helmet, the Icon Alliance, we ordered up the reasonably priced Fulmer M1 Modus for testing. It's flashy but not gauche, with what seems to be a solid latching closure.

Jett Battery Heated Vest Review

Heated vests are nothing new, but finding quality heated vests that don't require connection to the motorcycle can be challenging. Long time MOron, Eric Bass, checks out the Jett heated vest to see how it measure up.

Scorpion EXO-700 Helmet Review

The market for motorcycle helmets has drastically changed over the last few years. Scorpion EXO, which started producing quality helmets at a reasonable price in 2002, has been ably serving this market.

Fieldsheer Ladies Adventure Jacket Review

Recent years have brought an avalanche of snazzy new kit for the ladies, including many technical garments, like Fieldsheer's Ladies Adventure Jacket, that are thoughtfully designed for a woman's physique.

HJC FS-15 Helmet Review

HJC's FS-15 is one more of a growing number of quality helmets that looks and functions like a lid twice its cost.

Ducati Hi-Tech Jacket Review

The jacket is versatile fitting in easily on the street, track or local hangout. While safety is key in this jacket, Ducati never forgets style. The jacket blends the safety of a technical item with the design of a fashionable one

Givi Luggage and Brackets

If you ride a cruiser, there are dozens of companies that make saddlebags, tank bags or sissy bar bags. If you ride a sport bike, or "standard", however, there are far fewer options. Givi makes hard and soft bags that will fit most bikes.