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.

Alpinestars Fall 2011 Collection attended the unveiling of Alpinestars' Fall 2011 product line, where it was clear that the main focus this season was on pushing its latest touring products. All told, however, there are 41 new items across the entire product range.

Suomy Apex Helmet Review

If all helmets were created equal, price would cease to exist as a purchasing decision, but helmets are unequal, so most helmet manufacturers offer a selection of models to create a tier of affordability.

2011 KBC VR4R Helmet Review

KBC sent us its newest helmet to test out - the VR4R. Weighting just 2.85 pounds, this carbon fiber lid was adorned in a U.S. Olympic Replica color scheme. If this motorcycle helmet is any indication of KBC's future, then expect big things to come.

Alpinestars Tech 8 Boot Review

After using Alpinestars' Tech 8 boots for a number of weeks we can stay that they're impressively put together, incorporate substantial armor, and work well. What else are you looking for in an off-road boot?

Dainese D-Air Race Suit Announced for Production

After 10 years of research and development, and as announced early this month at the EICMA show in Milan, Dainese's D-Air race airbag suit system is being released for sale to track day riders and racers in Europe.

2011 Shoei Qwest Helmet Review

Shoei's Qwest is a touring helmet utilizing the same materials, construction and quality as the company's RF-1100 high-performance-oriented helmet, and is functional for all kinds of street riding.

Schuberth North America Opens its Doors

With last week's opening of Schuberth's administrative facility in Aliso Viejo, Calif., U.S. riders now have another premier helmet to choose from.

2010 Dainese Summer Gear Review

We recently sampled some ventilated riding gear from Dainese with the goal of keeping you cool and safe during warm-weather riding.

Alpinestars Fall 2010 Collection

A new adventure-touring-style outfit, and racing-derived but budget-minded leather suit, headline dozens of new items from AStars.

Shoei RF1100 Helmet Review

Shoei's RF1100 is a thorough update to the venerable RF1000. Building on the success of the 1000, the RF1100 adds new features, making it an even better RF helmet.

2010 Arai Corsair V Helmet Review

You get what you pay for, according to the old saw. And Arai's latest top-line lid, the Corsair V, only reinforces it.

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.