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AMA Member Tested


Who better to put gear to the test than some of the most serious motorcyclists around: AMA members? The AMA Member Tested program enlists real AMA members to test and write about the products you want to buy, so you know you're getting the opinion of real riders with real-world expectations.

AMA Member Tested: Street


  • AMA Member Tested: Shoei J-Cruise Helmet

    December 01, 2014

    The Shoei J-Cruise is an open-faced helmet that fit my slightly egg-shaped head well. The shell is made of fiberglass strips. A multi-piece extruded polystyrene shell is inserted for impact absorption, followed by a 3D Max-Dry interior pad system. Layers of paint and clear coat protect the helmet from elements like dirt and bugs.

  • AMA Member Tested: Sedici Rapido Waterproof Textile Motorcycle Jacket

    December 01, 2014

    My first impressions of the Sedici Rapido waterproof jacket are that it is tough and stylish. Close inspection reveals both 600 denier construction and sturdy 1200 denier abrasion resistant panels in key areas, CE approved armor in the elbows and shoulders, a foam back pad with good coverage, and an easily removed, full length (not just a vest) satin and quilted liner for added warmth. The stitching is first rate and attractive.

  • AMA Member Tested: SoCal Motorcycle Tours

    November 01, 2014

    Earlier this year, I began to make plans for a vacation to Southern California. I have always wanted to ride in California and figured this was as good a time as any. I am an AMA Life Member and remembered seeing an ad for SoCal Motorcycle Tours in this magazine. I called the number and within seconds I was on the phone with Tim Rambo, tour leader, and on my way to what turned out to be a fantastic day.

  • AMA Member Tested: Biker Rain Chaps

    October 01, 2014

    Biker Rain Chaps are the brainstorm of Mitch Harris, a long-time motorcyclist, to fill a need to keep a rider’s pants or leathers dry. The chaps satisfy that need in an extremely cost-effective manner.

  • AMA Member Tested: Vstream Windshield

    October 01, 2014

    When the opportunity arose to test a VStream windshield for a Suzuki 650 Vstrom, the timing couldn’t have been better. My best riding buddy, Laurie, had just purchased this very machine.

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AMA Member Tested: Dirt


  • AMA Member Tested: MotoPumps Mini Pro Inflator

    October 01, 2014

    The MotoPumps Mini Pro Inflator (motopumps.com) is designed to be a compact air compressor that can help you maintain your motorcycle tires on the road.

  • AMA Member Tested: Fly Racing Kinetic MX Gear

    September 01, 2014

    Fly Racing Kinetic Mesh MX gear is designed to help you beat the heat of summer riding but still keep you safe.

  • AMA Member Tested: Bell Moto-9 Carbon

    August 01, 2014

    For me, the Bell Moto-6 was a milestone in dirt-bike helmet design. Adding to the greatness was the option of the Jeremy McGrath replica graphics by Troy Lee Designs. Having that lightweight, comfortable helmet with the eye-catching signature graphics of Mr. Supercross always garnered attention.

  • Member Tested: Factory Connection Suspension Revalve

    June 01, 2014

    Suspension is one of the most overlooked modifications. Riders instead opt for horsepower-chasing mods, which often just highlight poor suspension setup.

  • AMA Member Tested: Rev’It USA Chronos GTX Jacket

    May 01, 2014

    The Chronos GTX textile jacket from Rev’It USA is a good all-around jacket, but it’s particularly well suited for adventure riders who encounter all types of conditions and can benefit from comfort and comprehensive protection.

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Motorcycle Rides, Impressions and Reviews


  • BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT scooters

    September 01, 2012

    Recognizing scooters as a vital market, BMW has aggressively tackled the segment with two all-new machines: the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT, but to label the new machines “scooters” seems somewhat inappropriate given their performance and physical presence.

  • 2012 Can-Am Roadster Spyder RS and RT

    April 02, 2012

    When Can-Am introduced the three-wheeled Spyder in 2007, it was met with—and continues to draw—a lot of head scratching from the motorcycle community. However, with five years of retail sales in the books -- during a period of significant contraction in nearly all motorcycle categories -- it’s clear the Spyder concept has some traction. We get the latest by riding the 2012 Spyder Roadster RS and RT.

  • 2012 BMW G 650 GS Sertão

    February 01, 2012

    It stands to reason that with the popularity of BMW’s GS line, the company would introduce a friendlier adventure-styled model for new, beginning or returning riders. To that end—and new for 2012—is the G 650 GS Sertão, a well-appointed, single-cylinder, off-road capable machine with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) standard, with a color scheme of Aura White and Arroyo Blue.

  • Yamaha Super Ténéré adventure bike

    July 01, 2011

    The Yamaha Super Tenere was built from the ground up to devour whatever road surface you care to point it at. No, this is not an “off-road” bike, but it is perfectly happy kicking up roost on those unpaved and unmaintained backroads.

  • From Zero To Now

    July 01, 2011

    It was Zero Motorcycles’ first formal press introduction, and journalists from around the globe had gathered to sample the entire range of 2011 Zero products—from the motocross-intended MX to the new Cross Urban (XU) street commuter.

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