Joe Rocket Old School Jacket Review

The Joe Rocket Old School Jacket is a new jacket with a cool retro look.  Whether you ride a vintage bike or just love the grass roots of motorcycling, you can’t deny that the styling of the Old School Jacket is timeless.  The drum dyed leather is soft right out of the packaging, and should get even better with some break in time.  Protection comes in the form of 1.0 to 1.2 mm thick leather, with high density padding in the shoulders and elbows.  A fully sleeved insulated liner is included with the Old School Jacket which will keep you warm in the colder months.  When the weather gets warmer, there are zippered vents on the front and rear of the jacket, as well as the arms.  A subtle Rocket logo is embroidered onto the back shoulder of the jacket, while all of the snaps have a cool “R” logo surrounded by little chain links (a nice touch).  The sides of the jacket have 3 position snap adjustments for a custom fit, while the collar is lined with a nice soft fleece material.  You can check out all of our Joe Rocket Jackets like the Joe Rocket Old School in our online store here.

AXO Striker Boot Review

If you’re searching for a short street boot that’s easy and quick to put on, stays secure on your foot, offers respectable crash protection and is all day comfortable, look to the AXO Striker. Not much bigger than a high-top basketball shoe, these all black motorcycle boots could easily blend in just about anywhere. Our overall favorite thing of the AXO Striker boots is undoubtedly the Boa lacing system. The Boa laces are in fact tiny coated steel cables that run through unique plastic guides on the motorcycle boots. A knob in the back of the boots features a ratcheting system which makes it fast and simple to equally tighten up the laces. With the Boa system there aren’t any loose ends to tuck in or maybe get caught on your bike. Just slide your foot in, give the knob a couple turns and off you go! In order to release the laces simply pull out on the knob and then it instantly releases. The toe section of the Striker motorcycle boots is coated in rubber, which not only causes them to be stronger and comfortable for shifting, but additionally makes it convenient to keep your boots nice and clean. The sides of the Striker boots are perforated for a bit of hot weather air-flow, together with exhaust vents on the back heel as well to keep your feet cool. The AXO Striker Motorcycle boots sure pack a lot of great features that make them a wonderful every day short street riding boot.

Brand New! Arai Corsair V Nicky-3 Stars Helmets!

Arguably one of the best helmets ever produced, the Arai Corsair V is now available in a hot new graphic: the Arai Corsair V Nicky-3 Stars Helmet. The Nicky 3 replica has been a popular choice of serious riders for the last year or so, and now Arai has amped up the graphic with signature Nicky Hayden stars at the back.  The new Arai Nicky 3 Stars Helmet features stars that fade up into the red at the top of the helmet, which makes for a really great look.  The Corsair V Nicky-3 Stars Helmets carry the Snell 2010 certification and are of course DOT approved.  Estimated delivery to the Arai warehouse is early to mid August, pre-order yours today!

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Lean In and Ride: Why Do You Ride a Ducati? [Video]

Lean_InWhy do you ride? Every motorcyclists, at one point or another, made the decision to throw their leg over the saddle of a bike and go for a ride. Some people ride a motorcycle because it’s cheaper. Some because it’s faster. And some because it’s a little more dangerous.

Ducati and Puma teamed up for this series of videos which examines the reasons why different people ride Ducatis.

Raymond Roker, founder of URB Magazine, loves the sport of motorcycling.

Hannah Johnson, a Master Technician at Ducati.

Andrew Sidwell, an Army Captain with a passion for the track, the gear and the bike.

Eric Hsueh, creative genius and owner of The Livery Gruppe.

Tony Angelo, a professional driver and Drift Judge, who loves to escape on bikes.

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Haynes Motorcycle Manuals To Be Put Online

haynes_harley_manualFor those of us who aren’t mechanically inclined, there are two options when it comes to fixing our bikes. We can either pay someone else to do it, or get a Haynes DIY manual and figure it out yourself.

Haynes has been helping garage mechanics for the last 50 years, and the company is finally taking its knowledge into the digital world.

“We have been closely watching developments regarding potential electronic delivery of our information for quite a long time. In fact we demonstrated a CD based product in Las Vegas over a decade ago,” said J. Haynes, Chairman of the Haynes Publishing Group.  “We now believe we have something that is so exciting that we are ready to make it available online. We believe that Haynes MOL (Manuals Online) can become as successful as the traditional Haynes Manual, which has sold over 150 million copies around the world.”

Haynes is still testing the online product, but the company plans to have the digital material ready by Fall, 2011.

“With this new product we have been able to incorporate a great deal of material that it is not possible to provide in a printed product. The electronic product includes all of the information in the print version but also includes audio and video clips demonstrating various DIY procedures,” said  Eric Oakley, Haynes Group CEO.  “The nature of the web has also encouraged us to incorporate color pictures and color wiring diagrams as well as hyperlinks, definitions and a keyword search function. This product enables us to provide a lot more help to our customers.”

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