Check bucket list boxes with two new tours from Ayres Adventures: Berlin to Budapest or Georgia and Armenia. The 15-day Berlin to Budapest runs in September and covers the best of Eastern Europe, including Hungary, Poland and Romania, with prices starting at $9,500. Or choose the 14-day Georgia and Armenia tour in October, delving into the rich culture of two former Soviet republics, starting at $8,950. See website for complete details.
If a basic, no-nonsense leather glove is your style, then the Louie ($39.95) from Highway 21 is right up your alley. The Louie is made from soft, supple deerskin, with a short cuff, double stitching where the thumb meets the palm, a rich, drum-dyed finish and unique tooled detailing. Its simple, single-layer construction allows it to break in and mold to your hand as you wear it. The Louie is available in black or brown, in men’s sizes S-3XL.
The new Ace jacket ($319) from Trilobite looks like stylish denim, but it’s actually abrasion-resistant polyester lined with Kevlar on the back, shoulders and elbows. It’s lined with a fixed Tri-Tex waterproof/breathable membrane and includes CE level 2 protection at the shoulders and elbows; a CE level 2 back protector is optional. It also features four outer and two inner pockets and a sunglasses holder. The Ace is available in blue in men’s sizes S-2XL.
While Starbrite Star Tron is engineered to stabilize fuel for up to two years, making it perfect for winter storage, it’s also ideal as a year-round fuel treatment that keeps your bike operating at its best. Star Tron improves combustibility by allowing more oxygen to attach to hydrocarbon fuel molecules. A more complete burn translates to more power, less emissions, fewer engine deposits and better fuel economy, even with modern ethanol-blend fuels.
Dunlop has announced a new Sportmax Roadsport 2 tire that slots in between the GPR-300 and the higher-spec Q3+, giving sport riders better performance than the GPR-300, with more grip and stability under braking, nimble, predictable handling and quick warm-up, all at a great value. The Sportmax Roadsport 2 is available in many popular sportbike sizes to fit machines such as the Yamaha YZF-R3 and Suzuki SV650. See website for details.
Tackle dirt roads on a budget with the DS-X1 helmet from HJC, with solid colors starting at just $169.99. The DS-X1 includes a lightweight polycarbonate composite shell, a removable SuperCool moisture-wicking liner, a Pinlock-ready shield, a large eye port for goggles, ACS Advanced Channel Ventilation and an eyeglasses groove. The DOT-approved DS-X1 is available in sizes XS-2XL and also comes in several graphics for $189.99.
Perfect for those warm summer rides, the Epic Air touring boots ($199.99) from Tourmaster combine microfiber synthetic leather with breathable small-diameter mesh fabric, and the OutDry waterproof/breathable membrane keeps you dry if you’re caught in a rain storm. They also feature accordion stretch panels, TPR shifter guards, reflective detailing and integrated armor. Men’s standard sizes run from 7-14, and wide widths from 8.5-14.
Mesh? Leather? Why not both? Joe Rocket’s Reactor 3.0 jacket is made from a combination of Free Air mesh and 1.2mm leather, and it even includes a removable windproof liner for cooler temps. The Reactor 3.0 includes CE-approved shoulder and elbow armor, a back pad and fitment adjusters at the waist, wrists and forearms, and it uses heavy-duty YKK zippers. It’s available in Black, Red/Black and Blue/Black in men’s sizes S-3XL for $239.99.
HeliBars, maker of adjustable handlebars and risers, has developed a new handlebar for the BMW K 1600 B and K 1600 Grand America. Made of 28mm seamless German tubing, HeliBars uses its in-house, five-axis CNC mandrel bender to shape the handlebars with minimal distortion to the tubing. The handlebar is 2 inches closer to the rider and 1 inch wider than stock, retains stock lines and cables and has no crossbar for easier refueling. Available in black or silver powdercoat for $349.
Collect some stamps in your passport and enjoy stunning scenery, delicious food and, of course, amazing roads, with Adriatic Moto Tours. This year it’s offering a new tour, Europe Royale, that takes you from the Austrian and Swiss Alps to the French wine-producing region of Alsace and into Germany’s famous Black Forest. Along the way you’ll explore medieval villages and fairytale castles. The Europe Royale tour runs from July 13-21, 2019, and pricing starts at 3,550 Euros.