Girls Gear Up: Dainese and AGV

Welcome to Girls Gear Up, where we present information on the latest in safety, fit, and style for women who ride. This month we’re spotlighting Dainese and AGV, two great brands with very functional but chic styles. We asked our co-host Heather to test out a few of their products and give us some feedback regarding the fit, feel, and comfort, and why it’s so important to be properly outfitted every time you ride. “Too many times in Los Angeles or, for that...

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40 Years of Women’s MX

If you’ve been following motocross for a while, names like Windham, Villopoto, Tortelli, Roczen, McGrath, and Langston all bring to mind legendary races, killer comebacks, and top-level riding. But if we mention the names Fiolek, Golden, Fish, Gonzales, or Akin, would the same images come to mind?

Head out to any motocross track across the country or for that matter the world, and you’re likely to find a lot more female riders than there were, say, 10 years ago....

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Muscle Cruisin’

Despite what you may have recently read on the Internet, Harley-Davidson is not a company known for being edgy or technologically innovative. No doubt you’ve probably heard the old saying  “there are Harley riders, and then there’s everybody else.” (Feel free to insert your own joke or personal experiences here.) But just for a moment, let’s assume the world is a new and different place.

In this new world the year is 2014 and you’ve made up your mind to buy the...

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Harley-Davidson Iron 883

Coming from a vintage motorcycle background, I’m aesthetically drawn to Sportsters. There’s just something so appealing about a bike that keeps its simplicity while still managing to exude classic styling year after year. So while filming a feature down in Escondido, CA, I was psyched when the lovely gents at Biggs Harley-Davidson let me take the Forty-Eight and the Iron 883 out for a quick spin. Upon completion of the film I returned home and called up...

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The Exclusive

Just for a moment let’s pretend you haven’t seen the bike featured in the picture above. Now let’s say while visiting the local motorcycle shop, a friendly salesman approaches you and says the following, “if you give me $30,000 I’ll sell you the last bike you’ll ever need.” The first reaction most of us would have would either be to back away slowly, or to find the manager and ask that this guy be removed from the floor. No current bike on the market is worth...

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Duel of the Ninjas

For those of us not endowed with overflowing bank accounts or impeccable credit scores, buying a motorcycle can sometimes be a game of needs versus wants. While the newest Liter bikes or Custom cruisers have all the specs that look good on paper, at the end of the day we often find ourselves asking if it’s really worth the money. So it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that middleweight bikes are still in high demand. After all, what’s not to like about decent...

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Suzuki TU250X & the Roland Sands Design “Maven”

This past month, I had the pleasure of reviewing two of my favorite test subjects of the whole year: the Silvery-champagne Suzuki TU250X, and Roland Sands Design ladies leather Maven jacket in black. Though especially fun when combined, both of these two works of art deserve a detailed description of how they stack up.

I’ll start with the jacket.

Now, for the two-wheeling gents out there, finding a stylish, well-fitted jacket may be a process that requires only...

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2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs Ninja 1000

Matt and Heather test out Kawasaki’s Ninja 300 and 1000.


Strap in for a road trip and some helpful facts.

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2013 HONDA CTX700 – The Great White Hope

Youth In Revolt

Growing up, I can remember spending countless hours playing Nintendo, Sega, Playstation, and XBOX. I also found time to play outside, participate in a myriad of organized sports, and learned how to do my own laundry. More importantly though, was a little something I had to get called a job. This of course required me to get a Drivers License. So after an entire weekend with the family car in an empty parking lot (and more heavy sighs and eye...

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Clutch Cables and Cripples

Brigitte, all by her lonesome.

Brigitte, all by her lonesome.

Almost exactly one year ago, I got into a pretty serious accident. No, I didn’t lay my bike down, in fact this horrific accident had nothing at all to do with my two-wheeled baby. It did concern wheels, though, eight of them. Now before you go racking your brain for some strange 8-wheeled vehicle, I’ll just admit the embarrassing truth: I crashed on roller skates. I had been helping a friend out for her music video, and though I...

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