Archambault’s Angle: The Life of a Helmet

The life of a helmet by Touratech’s Eric Archambault Manufacturers universally tell us that a motorcycle helmet has a five year service life. While it could be easy to brush this off as a grand conspiracy to get you to buy a new helmet more often, the reality is that the helmet is slowly degrading…

Review of the Shoei Hornet X2

By Mike Gebhart This is my review of the new Shoei Hornet X2 helmet, this is my third style of ADV helmet and so far this is looking to be my favorite. I still have the AGV AX-8 DS EVO and the Arai XD4. The X2 is not as light as the AGV but is…

Apparel Update

Originally posted on Mosko Moto:
March 23, 2015 Apparel design is a lot different from bag design.  For one thing, with apparel we start on the computer from day 1 with all the patterns generated from CAD drawings, whereas with bags we start out making the physical pattern-pieces ourselves.  With apparel we communicate with the…

Bell MX-9 Adventure Helmet Review

Review by Paul Nelson: Yesterday I rode 300+ miles in my new Bell MX-9 Adventure helmet. For you guys who know me, I love my red Bell Star Rally helmet. It’s light, quiet and comfortable. Off-road it didn’t flow enough air though and the auto-darkening shied (which I love) got too dark to see when…

Alex Guth of Alyxmoto

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have access to some incredibly talented motorcycle craftsmen, whether it’s Darryl VanNieuwenhuise’s Cyclops Adventure lights, Alex Marten’s Konflict Suspension or Alex Guth of Alyxmoto. OK, you might ask, who is Alex Guth? Well, Alex is a master motorcycle mechanic who moved here from Germany in the late 90s. He…

IDBDR Premier at Hinshaws Yamaha

We had a great turn out last night at Hinshaws Yamaha for the Idaho Backroads Discovery Route movie put on by Touratech. Twelve showed up for dinner at Dickeys BBQ then we rolled over to Hinshaws for the movie. There were about 6 or 8 others waiting at Hinshaws for us for a total of about 20!   Bob Davis, the promotions guy…