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[REVIEW] Raven Rova Phoenix Jacket

Overview Here in the heartland spring has sprung, the snow has melted, and it’s time to get the motorcycle out and ride! It’s also time to check out new gear and what better way to start than the gorgeous red leather Phoenix Jacket from Raven Rova. Background It wasn’t that many years ago that finding women’s gear was like looking for a needle in a haystack. In fact, as few as 10 years ago all you could find were boxy men’s jackets colored pink and pants that made you look like the Pillsbury...
Tags: Review, Leather Motorcycle Jacket Reviews, Women's Motorcycle Clothing, Women's Motorcycle Jackets, Best Womens Jackets, Motorcycle gear, Women’s gear, Raven Rova


[REVIEW] Pando Moto Robby Arm 01 Jeans

The Breakdown The Robby Arm 01 jeans represent an excellent combination of abrasion protection and stealth. With little outward indicators to their durable nature, these black jeans offer EN 17092 level AA protection while providing the look and feel of your average cotton denim. To top it off, Pando Moto offers removable impact protectors for the knees and hips. 4.5 Stars Pros Very comfortable Stealthy “normal” jeans look Super durable Armalith fabric (AA rated) Removable knee and hip ar...
Tags: Milan, Review, Eu, Motorcycles, Lithuania, Harley Davidson, YKK, Motorcycle Gear, Fox Racing, Pando Moto, Armalith, Motorcycle Pants Reviews, Motorcycle Jeans Reviews, Karl Devil, SAS TEC, Pando Moto Robby


[REVIEW] Shark EVO-ONE 2 Modular Helmet

Background It seems I’ve accumulated quite a number of helmets in the last few years. My husband keeps asking me why I don’t give some of them away but they each serve a specific purpose. For rides to work through rush hour traffic I like to wear my GMAX OF77. It has an LED brake light in the back for safety in heavy traffic and a mirrored face shield that makes me look tough. For weekend rides around the countryside, I wear my Bell RS-2 helmet because it’s the most comfortable and for long dis...
Tags: Review, Shark, Motorcycles, Ducati, Marseille, Portugal, Bell, Sena, ECE, Motorcycle Gear, Motorcycle Helmet Reviews, Pinlock, Modular Helmet Reviews, Pinlock Max Vision, EVO ONE, Shell This EVO ONE


Enginehawk’s Brand Lineup Hits the Market

Enginehawk built an exciting hype for its brand release today. The fresh brand was developed by Ruroc, a UK-based helmet manufacturer responsible for launching the notorious ‘Atlas’ helmet.  The Ruroc team grew to success by developing a helmet that couldn’t be mistaken for anything else on the market. One month ago, Ruroc released the third version of the unmistakable helmet – dubbed the Atlas 3.0.  As Jim Pruner stated in last week’s news release , the Enginehawk marketing team...
Tags: Facebook, UK, News, Atlas, Motorcycles, Jacket, Jim, Motorcycle Gear, Jim Pruner, Riding Gear, Ruroc, Ruroc Atlas 3, Enginehawk


Speed Read, 25 April 2021

We’re kicking things off this week with a chic Triumph Street Twin from FCR Original. We’ve also got a BMW R nineT from Gas & Oil, a Yamaha XT600 street tracker, Arai’s new ECE 22.06 approved helmet, and a look inside Thronton Hundred’s workshop. Triumph Street Twin by FCR Original Thanks to its mag wheels and upswept exhausts, the Street Twin is the least retro-looking motorcycle in Triumph’s range of modern classics. But this custom from the French shop FCR Original has such a classic vi...
Tags: Czech Republic, Motorcycles, Bmw, Ama, Yamaha, Olivier, Thornton, Sharon, Monza, Jody, MIPS, Didier, ECE, Arai, Gas Oil, FCR


Road Tested: Gear from Icon 1000, Saint and Beeline Moto

For this round of gear reviews, we’ve picked kit that gets the job done with tech that doesn’t scream at you. We’ve got the first MIPS-equipped helmet from Icon, new Saint denims with hidden armor, and a radical navigation unit from Beeline Moto that could fit inside a whisky tumbler. Icon Airflite MIPS Stealth helmet The designers at Icon wear two hats. The Icon 1000 collection has a slight tactical vibe, while the broader product range skews heavily towards wilder styles. The Icon Airfli...
Tags: New Hampshire, Motorcycles, Ducati, Levi, Saint, MIPS, Motorcycle Helmets, Motorcycle Gear, ICON Motorcycles, Devin Paisley, Motorcycle pants, Beeline Moto, Airflite, Airflite Stealth


Road Tested: Gear from Icon 1000, Aether and REV’IT!

The Bike EXIF team can never agree on how much gear is enough—but we do agree that looks, quality and protection rate high. So this week, we’re each profiling top notch pieces from our individual closets: Icon 1000’s Airform helmet and REV’IT’s Drifter 3 glove (Wes), and Aether’s Expedition jacket (Chris). Let’s dive in… Icon 1000 Airform helmet There’s a plethora of retro-style helmets on the market right now. But there are also a few ‘modern’ lids with styling that’s subtle and neutral e...
Tags: Wes, Motorcycles, New Zealand, Bell, Chris, Exif, Leatherman, ECE, Motorcycle Helmets, Motorcycle Gloves, Motorcycle Gear, ICON Motorcycles, Aether, Harley Davidson Low Rider, Motorcycle jackets, Devin Paisley


Belstaff Resolve Riding Boot: Class, Comfort, Protection

It’s Not Redwing, It’s Belstaff Nice gear goes hand in hand with nice bikes; you don’t want to be found on your resto-modded Ducati cafe racer wearing racing boots and a Monster Energy sponsor jacket… Or maybe you do (oops)… But if you don’t, just remember that sometimes elegance calls for elegance, which is important when picking out gear for you to wear on your rides. Belstaff is on top of the game when it comes to class and safety in it’s purest form.  Belstaff’s new Pure Motorcycle collect...
Tags: Boots, Motorcycles, Ducati, Belstaff, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Gear, Belstaff Nice


[Review] 2020 Wolfman Luggage Expedition Saddle Bag

Introduction This is the first of three new for 2020 Wolfman Luggage reviews. Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage is a long-term major player in the motorcycle luggage industry and for 2020 Wolfman has redesigned their whole line. Every new product is redesigned using heavy duty nylon with TPU laminate and radio frequency (RF) welded for strength and absolute sealing. The new gear is still distinctively Wolfman in look and function, but now even better. Close to three decades ago, one of my first tank b...
Tags: Europe, Usa, UK, US, Canada, Motorcycles, Wolf, Rocky Mountain, Interior, Lisa, GSA, KTM, Rallye, USG, EXP, Motorcycle Gear


[Review] 2020 Wolfman Luggage Blackhawk Motorcycle Tank Bag

Introduction This is the second of three reviews for Wolfman Luggage. Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage is a long-term major player in the motorcycle industry and for 2020, Wolfman has redesigned their whole line. Every piece uses heavy duty nylon with TPU laminate and radio frequency (RF) welded for strength and absolute sealing. The new gear is still distinctively Wolfman in look and function, but now even better. One of my first real pieces of motorcycle luggage was an early Wolfman textile tank ba...
Tags: Europe, Usa, US, Canada, Motorcycles, Wolf, MOLLE, Lisa, GSA, YKK, BLACKHAWK, Motorcycle Gear, Mosko, Wolfman, Motorcycle Accessory & Parts, Global Warehouse


[Review] 2020 Wolfman Luggage Wolf Bottle Holster

Introduction This is the third and final submission for the 2020 Wolfman products provided earlier this year. Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage is a long-term well-respected major player in the motorcycle industry and 2020 has seen the complete luggage line redesigned. Every piece uses heavy-duty nylon with TPU laminate that is radio frequency (RF) welded for strength and absolute sealing. The new gear is still distinctively Wolfman in look and function, but now even better. My first experience with t...
Tags: Europe, Usa, US, Canada, Motorcycles, Water Bottles, Wolf, MOLLE, Lisa, GSA, Tim Horton, Motorcycle Gear, Wolfman, Motorcycle Accessory & Parts, Global Warehouse, Blackhawk Tank Bag


The Phase Hoodie: Get Ready for Mobile Warming

In the depths of a Canadian winter, there are a few essential items that are recommended, warm shoes, a warm jacket, gloves, and a toque. Yet seemingly the staple of any winter wardrobe collection is the hooded sweatshirt affectionately known as the “hoodie”.  A comfortable and versatile insulating mid-layer caught in a cross-section of fashion and function, a good hoodie is a must. The team at Mobile Warming has very effectively combined material, fit, technology, and attention to detail to ...
Tags: Amazon, Review, Milwaukee, Motorcycles, Rockies, Grey, DeWalt, Gore Tex, Motorcycle Gear, Motorcycle Clothing Reviews, Heated Riding Gear, Heated Motorcycle Clothing Reviews, Mobile Warming, Winter Riding Clothing


Gerbing’s Must Have Heated Vest

Thank You! Our friend Justin Silverman at Gerbing Heated Clothing supplied me with this vest, battery harness and temperature controller at no charge for this review.   First Impressions In the Spring of 2019, I reviewed the Exotogg thermal vest and experienced first hand how electric dependant heated gear can fail at the most inopportune time. Click on the Exotogg link after reading this one to better understand what I mean. With that lesson in mind, when the opportunity arose to t...
Tags: Amazon, Review, Montana, US, Canada, Idaho, Motorcycles, Batman, Vietnam, North Carolina, Alberta, Battery Power, Justin, Gordon, Matt, Roberts


Road Tested: Icon 1000 and Knox upgrade their bestsellers

This week, we’re looking at new and improved versions of two hugely popular pieces of gear: Icon 1000’s new Variant Pro helmet, and Knox’s updated Urbane Pro armored shirt. The originals are mainstays of many riders’ gear closets, but are the new versions better than before? Let’s find out… Icon 1000 Variant Pro helmet Icon 1000’s original Variant helmet took cues from the popular ‘adventure’ helmet style, and blended it with Icon’s own brand of hooliganism. And it ultimately became a hall...
Tags: Motorcycles, Portland, Knox, Icon, Jacob, ECE, YKK, Motorcycle Helmets, Motorcycle Gear, ICON Motorcycles, Motorcycle jackets, Bell Moto, Shoei EX Zero, Knox Jacob


Road Tested: Gear from Icon 1000, REV’IT! and Saint

I’ve got a thing for stealthy, murdered-out gear. So this week, I’m profiling some low-profile pieces: the Brigand jacket from ICON 1000, the Arch gloves from REV’IT! and a new version of the popular Saint Unbreakable Stretch jeans. Let’s take a closer look. ICON 1000 Brigand jacket The Brigand jacket follows ICON 1000’s tried and true formula of gear that is a little bit retro, a little bit casual and a little bit tactical—while still being unapologetically ride-focused. Icon have absolu...
Tags: Google, Motorcycles, Icon, Levis, Napoleon, Saint, Arch, Cordura, YKK, Motorcycle Gloves, Motorcycle Gear, ICON Motorcycles, Motorcycle jackets, Dyneema, Motorcycle jeans


Oil In The Blood is out, so we’re giving away $3,700 of gear

Some of you may have caught a glimpse of Oil In The Blood at a handful of moto shows earlier this year: it’s a documentary feature film about contemporary custom culture. Director Gareth Maxwell Roberts and his crew spent three years travelling the world and interviewing nearly three hundred builders, riders, journalists, artists and racers. The focus is on modifying, customizing, and personalizing bikes—the very heart of the motorcycling experience. We get to meet illustrious builders l...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Motorcycles, Exif, Brentwood, Quebec Canada, Café Racer, Royal Enfield, Motorcycle Gear, Tony Prust, Tim Harney, Velomacchi, Bobber Motorcycles, Motorcycle Videos, Gareth Maxwell Roberts, Max Hazan Craig Rodsmith DeBolex


Road Tested: the Icon 1000 Nightbreed collection

Portland-based Icon Motorsports traditionally makes in-your-face riding gear with a strong street hooligan vibe. But their Icon 1000 label walks a slightly different path. That apparel is much stealthier, riding the line between casual and aggressive—but always functional. For this review, I’ve put some miles into Icon 1000’s big value Nightbreed range: a jacket, pants and gloves. Icon 1000 Nightbreed jacket ($215) Styled very much like a technical softshell jacket, the Nightbreed is the s...
Tags: Motorcycles, Portland, Levis, Napoleon, YKK, Motorcycle Gloves, Motorcycle Gear, ICON Motorcycles, Motorcycle jackets, Motorcycle pants, Nightbreed, Icon Motorsports, Icon HQ


Last Call! Vote to win prizes in our Photo competition

Fancy winning free gear from top motorcycle brands? We’ve got hundreds of dollars of products from Velomacchi, REV’IT!, NEXX and Rizoma up for grabs, but the deadline is looming. Just take a couple of minutes to vote for your favorite images in our photography competition, out of the ten finalists we’ve selected. These are the prizes we’re giving away to voters: Velomacchi Speedway 28L Backpack and Speedway Impact Storage Case, a REV’IT! Halo jacket, a NEXX XG100R helmet, and Rizoma Taper...
Tags: Motorcycles, Photographers, Livingstone, Rizoma, Motorcycle Gear, Velomacchi Speedway, Mike Higgins, IT Trench GTX, Eccentrico Mirrors Total Value, Velomacchi REV, Rizoma Tapered Handlebars Total Value, Viktor Radics


7 Great Gift Ideas for Motorcycle Riders

There’s a bewildering amount of gear available for riders these days—we’ve never had it so good. And with Christmas looming, the tills are starting to ring. So we’ve put together a tight selection of gear and gifts that are exceptionally popular with our readers, or likely to strike a chord with the motorcyclist in your life. We aim for quality rather than quantity when choosing which products to stock, and the gear we sell is tested by the guys who operate our London-based store. If it’s n...
Tags: Europe, Usa, UK, London, Star Trek, Motorcycles, Portugal, Poland, Exif, Barstow, ECE, Li Ion, Motorcycle Helmets, Motorcycle Gloves, Motorcycle Gear, Motorcycle jackets


Win gear from Velomacchi, REV’IT!, NEXX and Rizoma

It takes just a couple of minutes to vote for the best images in our photography competition, and you could win high-end gear from four top brands: Velomacchi, REV’IT!, NEXX and Rizoma. We’ve picked out the ten best professional and privateer shots sent in by photographers over the past few days, and now it’s our readers’ chance to win gear. When you vote for your favorite shots, you automatically go into the draw to win one of three prize packages: Velomacchi Speedway 28L Backpack and Sp...
Tags: Motorcycles, Photographers, Livingstone, Rizoma, Motorcycle Gear, Velomacchi Speedway, IT Trench GTX, Eccentrico Mirrors Total Value, Velomacchi REV, Rizoma Tapered Handlebars Total Value


The Bike EXIF Moto Photo Contest is back

We all like taking photos of our bikes, capturing memories of weekend jaunts and adventurous road trips. So once again we’re giving you a chance to win riding gear and motorcycle accessories from four of our favorite moto brands: Velomacchi, REV’IT!, NEXX and Rizoma. The theme is simple: ‘My Favorite Road.’ Show us where you like to ride, and include your bike in the image. It might be a twisty mountain road, a wide-open highway under big skies, a forest track, or even a tight city street. We...
Tags: Motorcycles, Photographers, Livingstone, Exif, Motorcycle Gear, People 's Choice, Velomacchi Speedway, Jose Gallina, Lance Koudele, IT Trench GTX, Eccentrico Mirrors Total Value


On Sale Now: The 2019 Motorcycle Calendar

The world’s most prestigious motorcycle calendar is back. The 2019 edition of the famous Bike EXIF wall calendar showcases 13 incredible new customs, including Max Hazan’s supercharged KTM, the BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak Racer and BAAK Motocyclettes’s BMW R nineT. The cover star is the Auto Fabrica Yamaha XS750, one of the most popular motorcycles ever featured on Bike EXIF. We’ve also got Sportsters from Rough Crafts and One Way Machine, Justin Webster’s beautiful CB550, and PAAL Motorcycles’ K...
Tags: Europe, US, Canada, Motorcycles, Exif, KTM, Australia New Zealand, Yamaha motorcycles, Café Racer, Max Hazan, Motorcycle Gear, Auto Fabrica, Justin Webster, Octane Press UK, EXIF Equipment, Yamaha cafe racer


Road tested: Gear from Aether Apparel, AGV and Pagnol

We all love retro looks crafted with modern materials. This time around we’re checking out new gear with classic styling from AGV Helmets, Aether Apparel and Pagnol Motor. AGV X3000 Helmet Not long ago, finding an old-school helmet meant trolling garage sales for something old, smelly and downright unsafe. Now, ‘vintage-inspired’ buckets are everywhere—but not all of them actually deliver the goods. Some sacrifice safety, fitment or comfort in pursuit of style; the AGV X3000 doesn’t. The $4...
Tags: La, Toronto, Wes, Motorcycles, North America, Chris, Red Wings, Martens, Goodyear, Mojave, YKK, Rosas, Motorcycle Helmets, Motorcycle Boots, Motorcycle Gear, Primaloft


Road tested: Gear from uglyBROS, Velomacchi and 1Self

This month, Wes and Matt check out two new additions to Velomacchi’s range of moto luggage, discover a surprisingly good kangaroo leather jacket from a new Australian brand, and road test the Kevlar version of the famous uglyBROS Motorpool jeans. 1Self Gear Genesys Jacket Wes: Headquartered in Australia but manufactured in Thailand, 1Self Gear is a young apparel company that has come out the gate swinging. Their flagship jacket—the Genesys—costs US$795, pitching it against offerings from p...
Tags: Usa, Australia, US, Wes, Thailand, Motorcycles, Cape Town, Knox, Kevlar, Matt, Koi, YKK, Motorcycle Gear, Motorcycle jackets, Motorcycle backpacks, Motorcycle jeans


Issue One: Bike EXIF for your coffee table

Today is a momentous day for Bike EXIF. For almost ten years we’ve been showcasing the world’s best custom motorcycles, selecting the crème de la crème to satisfy our readers’ voracious appetites. We’re now extending Bike EXIF into print, with the help of our friends at CRAFTRAD. We’re launching a beautifully designed, biannual motorcycle magazine focused on the cutting edge of motorcycle culture. It’s 146 luxurious pages packed with exclusive stories, photosets, interviews and bike reviews. ...
Tags: Europe, London, Berlin, Brooklyn, Motorcycles, Royal Mail, Patagonia, Hamburg, Exif, Yamaha, PAUL, Nicholas, Behance, Hans, Petersen Museum, Motorcycle Gear


Road tested: Gear from Urban Helmets, Pando and Saint

This week, we’re looking at a high-end pair of riding jeans, an entry-level helmet, and a stylish military-style jacket that sits in between. Let’s dive right in. Urban Helmets BigBore helmet The basics: Retro full-face design; removable visor; DOT approved; $189.95 We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to retro helmets, with plenty of options at both the high and low ends of the affordability scale. Urban Helmets’ BigBore full face helmet won’t cost you an arm and a leg—but its premium l...
Tags: Motorcycles, Knox, Saints, Lithuania, Bell, Saint, Motorcycle Helmets, Pando, Motorcycle Gear, Biltwell Inc, Motorcycle jackets, Motorcycle jeans, Pando Moto, UHMWPE


Road tested: Gear from ICON 1000, Knox and Rough Crafts

One of our favorite custom shops—Rough Crafts—has just released its first helmet. So we put it through its paces, along with an armored undershirt from Knox, and new boots from Icon 1000. Get the low down before parting with your cash. Rough Crafts Revolator helmet We’ve been swooning over the bikes that roll out of Winston Yeh’s Rough Crafts shop for years. The Taiwanese whizzkid has now turned his attention to gear, with the ‘Revolator’ helmet. Winston’s been working on the Revolator (ye...
Tags: Motorcycles, Cape Town, Knox, Velcro, WINSTON, ECE, YKK, Winston Yeh, Rough Crafts, Motorcycle Helmets, Motorcycle Boots, Motorcycle Gear, Motorcycle armor, Revolator, Bell Bullitt


Road tested: Gear from Arai, Alpinestars and REV’IT!

Today I’m going to spill the beans on three new items of riding gear I’ve been getting friendly with. Each piece is pretty stylish and stealthy, in my humble opinion, but it’s the integrated safety tech that stands out with these. Arai DT-X/Chaser-X Constructed using their ubiquitous, egg-shaped R75 shell shape, the DT-X (or Chaser-X for the Euro set) is Arai’s freshest take on the Swiss army helmet. They claim the DownTown-X excels at commuter duty, works well for extended trips, and can ...
Tags: California, Wes, Motorcycles, Buffy, Al Pacino, Ellis, Charlie, Marc Marquez, Arai, Alpinestars, Tech Air, VAS, Motorcycle Helmets, Motorcycle Gear, Motorcycle jackets, Motorcycle pants


Win motorcycle gear from Velomacchi and REV’IT!

Are you feeling lucky? It takes just a couple of minutes to vote for the best images in our photography competition, and you could win high-end gear from Velomacchi and REV’IT! We’ve picked out the ten best professional and privateer shots sent in by photographers over the past couple of weeks, and now it’s our readers’ chance to win gear. When you vote for your favorite shots, you automatically go into the draw to win one of three prize packages: Velomacchi 40L backpack, REV’IT! Blake ja...
Tags: Motorcycles, Photographers, Blake, Motorcycle Gear, Velomacchi, Velomacchi Roll top Backpack, Velomacchi Giro Backpack


Shoot To Win in The Bike EXIF Moto Photo Contest

We all like taking photos of our bikes, and capturing memories of weekend jaunts and adventurous road trips. So we’re giving you a chance to win backpacks, jackets and accessories from two of our favorite moto brands: Velomacchi and REV’IT! The theme is simple: ‘My Favorite Road.’ Show us where you like to ride, and include your bike in the image. It might be a twisty mountain road, a wide-open highway under big skies, a forest track, or even a tight city street. We want to see where you twis...
Tags: Motorcycles, Photographers, Exif, Motorcycle Gear, People 's Choice, Velomacchi, Roll Top, Jose Gallina, Gregor Halenda, Blake Jacket