From the monthly archives:

January 2012

Tail of the Dragon

by Jeff on January 26, 2012

It’s pretty cold now on the East Coast, and my R1 is tucked away on the CTEK smart charger, and only gets ridden on moderate days.

Here’s a cool video taken in better weather.

I’ve ridden from the Gap a few times, and it is addictive. Well worth going, but as you can see, caution is advised. If you’re aggressive, you’ll want to know your limits, and no matter what, wear gear. As you can see the hospital is an hour or more away.

See why gear is a good idea? …

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Competition Accessories Slider 4.0 Kevlar Riding Jean Review

by JeffJanuary 8, 2012 Product Reviews

  Competition Accessories informed us it just received a new batch of Sliders 4.0 Kevlar riding jeans. The company says its Sliders 4.0 Kevlar Jeans provide the comfort and look of your favorite pair of jeans, but with the added protection of genuine DuPont Kevlar. Sliders Motorcycle Jeans use a generous amount of Kevlar, with [...]

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Insurance Institute announces motorcycle ABS brochure

by JeffJanuary 7, 2012 News

New brochure on motorcycle antilock brakes provides key safety information for riders ARLINGTON, VA — Riding a motorcycle is safer when the bike is equipped with antilock brakes, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety explains in a new consumer brochure. “Motorcycle ABS: Why you want to ride with it” explains what antilock braking systems (ABS) [...]

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Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet comes to America

by JeffJanuary 6, 2012 News

The New Shoei Neotec Helmet has just been released in the U.S. As with all modular helmets the Neotec will be a DOT certified helmet and come with some great upgrades over the multitec. Considering the the upgrades we expect the Shoei Neotec to come in slightly above the multitec in pricing. We will have [...]

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2011 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year: Grassroots activist Nancy Sabater

by JeffJanuary 2, 2012 News

AMA member and motorcycle activist Nancy Sabater is the 2011 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year. Awarded annually, the AMA Motorcyclist of the Year designation recognizes the person or persons who had the most profound impact on the world of motorcycling in the previous 12 months. Sabater, a motorcyclist from Charlotte Hall, Md., earned the distinction [...]

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