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 Atem Leathers Review

Today's motorcycles are loaded with technology, and as sportbikes are getting faster protective apparel must advance at a similar rate. Alpinestars is meeting those challenges with its $1499.95 Atem leather suit.

HJC RPHA Max Helmet Review

After strapping on HJC's new RPHA Max and trusting it to protect our most delicate resource, we feel HJC had done a commendable job of engineering a quality modular helmet.

TCX R-S2 Boot Review

TCX's R-S2 race boot is a whole lot easier to put on than many other motorcycle boots, while offering all-day comfort and protection at a relatively affordable price.

Alpinestars Fall 2012 Collection Unveiled

Alpinestars has been busy working on its latest collection of motorcycle gear and introduced more than 20 items at a recent event in Southern California.

Shoei Neotec Helmet Review

Shoei's new Neotec is the best modular helmet we've yet sampled. Shoei's first modular, the Multitec, was introduced in 2007 and still remains in the lineup. The Neotec uses lessons learned from the Multitec to deliver a completely new modular.

Firstgear Jaunt Jacket Review

Wanting a jacket to help us deal with cool early morning rides and warm afternoon commutes, we picked up the Jaunt motorcycle jacket from the Firstgear catalog.

2012 Shoei RF-1100 Helmet Review

Shoei's RF-1100 is riding the wave of popularity shared by the RF-1000 before it. For 2012 the RF sees a host of new graphic options.

Dainese D-air Racing Leathers Make U.S. Debut

Dainese was the first to bring motorcyclists knee sliders, back protector and carbon/Kevlar knuckle protection. Now the Italian company is the first manufacturer to offer airbag protection in an off-the-rack (or custom) leather racing suit in America.

KBC V Zero Helmet Review

KBC, the Korean helmet manufacturer with a long-standing history in the U.S. market for producing both higher-end and budget helmets, has just released its newest lid - the V Zero - aimed directly at the rider looking to pinch pennies.

2011 Arai Signet-Q Helmet Overview

Wanting to capitalize on the popularity of the Signet name, and bring back its faithful followers, Arai has introduced the all-new Signet-Q. the Signet-Q differs in one major way from the RX-Q: internally, it's about 5mm more elongated front to back.

CruiserWorks Classic Boot Review

With our economy in a major slump, there's been a lot discussion about America's dwindling manufacturing base. Many of our jobs seem to be shifting to overseas markets. Thankfully, that's not the ase with CruiserWorks' made-in-the-USA boots.

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.