This Week's Motorcycle Gear Deals

–We’re constantly on the look for great deals on motorcycle gear. We’ll be updating this post each week with the latest sales on gear and accessories, so keep checking here for new deals.

HEY! Did you know you could help support us MOrons by buying stuff at Revzilla? It’s true. Whenever you click on over there after seeing a thing here, we get a piece of the pie. It’s a win/win situation – especially when the thing is on sale. You get a deal on what you needed anyway. We get to keep eating. Here are a few of this week’s retail therapy opportunities.

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2021 Honda Trail 125 Review - First Ride

The re-introduction of the Honda Trail in the United States marks a homecoming of sorts for a model that was, and still is, very special to American Honda and many Americans that grew up riding it. While attending the introduction of the 2021 Honda Trail 125 in Julian, California a few weeks ago, I had the chance to see the new model sat next to a well-preserved, but used 1985 Trail 110. The resemblance is commendable. From the dimensions themselves, to small details like the large hub on the front wheel that looks reminiscent of a drum despite the new model’s disc brakes (front and rear), Honda has done a really great job making the 2021 model a spitting image of the Trails imported to the US in the ‘80s. 

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Best Dirtbike Helmets

Just like anything else, motorcycles are continually evolving and getting lighter, faster and more powerful with each passing year. Despite improvements to how well bikes handle and perform, having an accident and crashing is always a looming threat that can never be eliminated, only mitigated – especially off-road. Fortunately for us riders, there are engineers working hard to keep our heads and bodies as safe as possible so we can continue to enjoy riding motorcycles – both on- and off-road – with confidence in knowing that we have the best chance in decreasing the amount of damage a potential crash can cause.

We here at MO are proponents of ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time), however, if you’re only going to buy one piece of equipment, you better make it a helmet. Below is a list of the best dirtbike helmets money can buy.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About MIPS

Stop and think about helmets for a minute. Undoubtedly the most important piece of safety equipment motorcyclists wear, have you thought about what goes into testing a helmet? Basically, a helmet is dropped straight down onto a surface and the results of the impact are measured. That’s all well and good, but there’s more to a crash than the impact itself. And besides, how many accidents involve the rider falling straight down, as if dropped from a building?

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Revzilla Orange Week-Daily Mega Deals on Moto Gear This Week Only

It’s flying under an odd name, but Revzilla’s new Orange Week Sale is giving you yet another great excuse to shop for motorcycle gear in time for the holidays (whether for yourself or for others). They’re blowing the doors off all sorts of moto apparel and accessories, with daily deals being added every 24h, and other deals lasting all the way through the week. Of the many deals on the list ( the full list can be found here), here are some of the biggest savings we spotted so far.

Save 30% On All Velomacchi Accessories

Save Up To $350 On Bell Star Helmets

Save 40% on Cardo Bluetooth Smart Headsets (2pk)

Save Up To 50% On Select Roland Sands Riding Gear 

Save up to $700 On AGV Helmet Closeout Deals

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MO Tested: Bell ProTint Photochromatic Visor Review

Photochromatic visors are the ultimate convenience when it comes to helmet visor technology.  They eliminate the need to carry extra visors or have complicated internal visor mechanics built in to a helmet to account for changing light conditions. Since their introduction, photochromatic visors have gotten progressively more versatile in their reactivity time and percentage of tinting that they provide. While still priced considerably more than regular visors, their utility makes them great items for daily riders. With the ProTint visor, Bell has become the first helmet manufacturer to develop its own photochromatic shield technology. 


MO Tested: Shoei CWR–1 Transitions Shield Review

Designed to fit any Bell helmet that features the Panovision viewport, the $149.95 ProTint is compatible with the Pro Star, Race Star Flex, Star MIPS, and SRT-Modular helmets. The visors react to UV light and vary with its intensity. This translates into a visor that quickly darkens in bright light yet offers clarity for riders in low light. Bell also claims that the color of the tinting is more neutral than with other photochromatic visors, which means that riders’ eyes don’t have to go through an extra step to discern colors. According to Bell, the ProTint achieves 80% of its darkening in just 20 seconds and can go to full dark in a minute.

My experience with the ProTint visor over the course of a month of frequent use is that I hardly notice it’s there. Occasionally, after going from cloudy conditions with a relatively clear visor to bright sun with the visor darkened, I’ll flip up the visor at a stop and be surprised by how bright it is. The reverse is also true; the ProTint changes from dark to clear so seamlessly that I frequently don’t notice the change – even when going in and out of varied light.

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