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Anatomy of a Safe Motorcycle Jacket

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Motorcycle riders have forever been making important decisions about their protective gear, with little data to guide them.  The 1981 Hurt report remains the standard for investigative data on motorcycle crashes.  Obviously, materials and manufacturing are light years away…

  When it comes to riding motorcycles, the thrill of the ride and the social stamina of the group can take center stage.  However, safety should be a rider’s primary concern.  Whether you’re cruising down the highway, streamlining down…

When it comes to packing for a cross country motorcycle trip, there are a number of important things to keep in mind, including packing lightly, preparing for emergencies and dressing in layers. Less is More – Pack Lightly One…

A Kevlar Review of Motoport and Aerositch Aerostitch has a number of inseam options for motorcycle riding pants, and will also do custom alterations for you. This is a good thing, because few of us are exactly the same,…

Although the research and development of helmet technology began in the 1930’s, it wasn’t until the mid to late-1950’s that carbon fiber technology was introduced. What was once a problematic and inefficient development, lead to one of the strongest…

An oldie but a goodie, heres a great motorcycle infographic from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. I love this infographic because it so perfectly sums up how i feel about motorcycle protection: Here’s why you should wear it, and more…

BMW NP Body Armor

I finally got a hands on demonstration of the BMW version of D3O body armor, which BMW calls NP.   I happened to be near CAL Moto in Mountain View, a great shop run by enthusiasts Kari Prager and Mike Meissner. They…

It’s about time to look at a new lid.  As a long time Arai, and occasional Shoei, user, I have looked at some of the innovative safety features of Shark helmets from time to time.  Here is the Shark…