New Klim!

Posted on: October 3rd, 2015 by Road Rider MCA

New jackets and pants from Klim for 2016 are in stock at Road Rider right now! Click below for complete details on a few of our top picks.

In addition to the Badlands, Latitude, Altitude, Apex, and Dakar gear, we’re stocking the Klim Everest mid-layer fleece, the Klim Nac Pac backpack, a variety of Klim gloves, and more.

There’s only one way to shop for gear this nice–in person. Visit us to check out the latest from Klim.

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NEW! Klim Dakar Jersey and Pants

Posted on: October 2nd, 2015 by Road Rider MCA

There are two categories of dirt gear–the kind that you wear a few times and toss when it gets shredded and destroyed, and the kind that’s built to be tough enough to get you through the year and beyond. Most of us are used to stocking our closet with the shred-it-and-toss-it kind, because experience tells us that most gear just can’t stand up to the absolute mayhem we put our jerseys and pants through for long. If you want to know what it’s like owning offroad gear that can last, take a look at the uber heavy-duty 2016 Klim Dakar Jersey and Pants.

The Dakar Jersey is an all-purpose, multi-season jersey with an athletic fit that’s flexible and comfortable. The new 2016 cut is designed to provide a full range of motion but not open up like a parachute when you’re bombing down trails. Mission accomplished.

The Dakar Pants are an over-the-boot-style dual sport and dirt pant constructed from highly durable and abrasion-resistant 840D Cordura. Accordion flex zones, huge zippered thigh intake vents, and two always-open rear exhaust vents will keep you flexible and comfortable when you’re working hard. The Dakar Pants are available in tall sizes and come with pockets for optional knee and hip armor (D3o T5 Evo protectors sold separately at Road Rider).

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Klim Dakar Pants

  • Constructed from heavy-duty 840D Cordura with DWR coating to resist and deflect water and dirt
  • Two large, zippered thigh vents and two alway-open rear leg vents for controlled ventilation
  • Ultra-strong A&E heavy-duty nylon thread seam construction
  • New thicker, highly abrasion- and melt-resistant leather panels on inner legs for maximum durability
  • Stretch material above seat, at knees, groin, and upper hip
  • Adjustable lower leg cuff system with Velcro closures for snugging around boots
  • Thigh cargo pockets with storm flap
  • 3M Scotchlite reflective panels for visibility on late afternoon rides
  • Gripper elastic waist with Velcro adjustment tabs
  • Knee and hip armor pockets (armor sold separately)

Klim Dakar Jersey

  • New, more athletic and ergonomic fit and design
  • Balanced for multi-seasonal ventilation and maximum durability
  • Moisture-wicking polyester construction with mesh pit vents
  • 5mm open-cell foam at shoulders and elbows

Sizing and Pricing


  • Available in waist sizes 28-42; tall available in sizes 30-42
  • Price: $209.99 regular; $219.99 tall
  • Stocked at Road Rider in black*


  • Available in sizes S-3XL
  • Price: $64.99
  • Stocked at Road Rider in gray, green, and blue*


*Select colors in stock, all colors options available for special order!

Also in: Klim XC Jersey ($59.99)

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NEW! Klim Latitude Jacket

Posted on: October 1st, 2015 by Road Rider MCA

The 2016 Klim Latitude Jacket is a three-quarter length, Gore-Tex shell jacket that will rock all four seasons for touring and adventure riding with no-fuss versatility. The Latitude is a sort of Badlands Junior, sharing a lot of the tech and inspiration of the hardcore, adventure-ready Klim Badlands jacket, but simplified and oriented more for the street rider.

For the Latitude, more street means more fit adjustability and a different venting configuration that can flow tons of air straight through to your body on your upright touring bike. Without some of the Badland’s more offroad-focused performance features, the Latitude is quite a bit lighter and costs considerably less.

2-Layer Gore-Tex Performance Shell with Gore-Tex 840D Cordura 

The Latitude has a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane which is bonded to an abrasion-resistant exterior, featuring 840D Cordura in impact and high-wear areas. What does that mean? It means the Latitude is Gore-Tex guaranteed to keep you dry, and it’s extremely breathable so you won’t get clammy inside. For colder weather, add something like a fleece mid-layer underneath (there are no removable liners included) and you’re good to go.

For hot days, the lightweight Latitude boasts fantastic airflow that funnels through the jacket when the zip vents are opened.

D3o Elbow, Shoulder, and Back Armor

The Latitude comes with flexible, low-profile D3o T5 Evo armor in the shoulders and elbows, and includes a CE-Level 1 D3o Viper back protector.


Explore all the features of the 2016 Klim Latitude at Road Rider today. Be sure to check out the rest of our new 2016 Klim gear, as well, including the Badlands Jacket and Pants, the Women’s Altitude Jacket and Pants, the Apex Jacket, the Dakar Jersey and Pants, and the Inversion Pro gloves.


Complete List of Features: Klim Latitude Jacket

  • 2-Layer Gore-Tex Performance Shell with 840D Cordura in high-abrasion areas
  • Industrial-grade 3M Scotchlite reflectivity for nighttime visiblity
  • CE-Level 1 D3o T5 Evo protectors at the shoulders and elbows; CE-Level 1 D3o Viper back protector
  • Four waterproof, sealed vent zips on the front; one large exhaust zip at the back
  • Collar snaps open for additional ventilation on hot days
  • Headphone access port
  • Abundant storage options–2 long chest pockets, 2 front cargo pockets, sleeve pocket, waterproof chest pocket, a multitude of internal pockets
  • Expandable, zippered hip gusset adds room below the waist
  • Standardized jacket to pant zipper
  • Adjustment straps at waist and sleeves; bottom hem adjustment; collar cinch

Sizing and Pricing

  • Available in sizes S-3XL
  • Price: S-2XL $629.99; 3XL $669.99


More 2016 Klim…

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South Bay GAS! Gear and Accessories Show

Posted on: October 1st, 2015 by Road Rider MCA

Don’t miss GAS at Road Rider if you want to see and save on the latest and greatest gear!

Road Rider Motorcycle Accessories presents:

The South Bay Motorcycle


Gear and Accessories Show

This year the International Motorcycle Show will be in Sacramento instead of San Mateo, so we’re bringing the party to San Jose! Join us on October 24th, along with representatives from the industry’s top manufacturers, to experience the latest gear on the market. It wouldn’t be a Road Rider event without super-special sale prices on the good stuff, and great prize giveaways donated from our dealers.



  • Arai
  • Speed and Strength
  • Klim
  • Bell
  • Firstgear Warm and Safe
  • Shoei
  • Tourmaster



Custom Bell Star Carbon Moto 9

Bell custom helmet scanning will also be on site, where you can get scanned for your custom-made Bell Star Carbon or Moto-9. Click here for more information.



  • $25 Road Rider gifts cards
  • RAM Mount products
  • T-shirts, hats, and other swag
  • More cool giveaways to be announced!

Join and follow this event on Facebook!

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NEW! Klim Women’s Altitude Jacket and Pants

Posted on: September 30th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA

Ladies, we love Klim gear, too, right? We want that four-season Gore-Tex shell performance, D3o impact protection, perfectly executed, road-tested design, and rock-solid Klim durability that’s going to mean we won’t be shopping for a jacket again in a few years. Well, Klim heard us, and delivered the fantastic 2016 Klim Women’s Altitude Jacket and Pants suit.

The Altitude is a 2-layer Gore-Tex shell, featuring a Misano Performance Fabric and 840D nylon exterior that gives it both a soft, flexible feel right off the hanger, and high-abrasion resistance in the key impact and wear zones. Gore-Tex provides the best of waterproof and breathable rain protection in a lightweight, versatile package. Four zippered, waterproof vents on the front and two exhaust vents on the back provide direct airflow to your core when you need to cool things down. With plenty of adjustment tabs and innovative comfort features, you can dial in the fit just right for long rides on a variety of terrain types.

Try on the Altitude jacket and pants at Road Rider today, and check out the rest of our 2016 Klim gear collection, including new dirt jerseys, hydration backpacks, fleece mid-layers, the Badlands Jacket and Pants, the Apex Jacket, Latitude Jacket, and more.

Altitude Jacket


  • 2-layer waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex Misano Performance Fabric and Gore-Tex 840D high-tenacity nylon shell
  • 840-D nylon at elbows, shoulders, and lower rear hem
  • D3o T5 Evo shoulder and elbow armor; D3o CE Level-1 back protector
  • Large 3M Scotchlite reflectors along chest, arms, and back for nighttime visibility


  • Bicep and underarm zippered vents; two back exhaust vents
  • Collar snaps fasten to shoulder snaps to keep collar open for airflow in hot weather riding

Comfort and Fit

  • Forearm and waist Velcro adjustment tabs
  • Adjustable side waist gusset zips can expand hip circumference by 6″

Altitude Pants


  • Constructed with 2-layer waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex Misano Performance Fabric and Gore-Tex 840D high-tenacity nylon; Gore-Tex stretch fabric at groin
  • 840-D nylon at knees, lower inside legs, and seat; leather heat panels on inside knees
  • D3o T5 Evo knee and hip armor
  • 3M Scotchlite reflectors for nighttime visibility


  • Two zippered upper thigh vents and two back exhaust vents

Comfort and Fit

  • Jacket to pant zipper
  • Adjustable 4″ of length

Sizing and Pricing


  • Available in sizes S-3XL
  • Price: S-2XL $569.99 (3XL in black is $389.99; 3XL in gray is $609.99)


  • Available in waist sizes 4-22 (many pants sizes are currently on backorder until further notice)
  • Price: $499.99



NEW! Klim Apex Jacket

Posted on: September 29th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA

For touring and sport touring four-season riding, the Apex Jacket is an intensely thought out, rigorously engineered new jacket from Klim for 2016.

Born on the trails around Rigby, Idaho, Klim gear has earned a bulletproof reputation that has been, up until recently, earned in the dirt, in the worlds of offroad, dual sport, and big bike adventure riding. Last year we saw Klim breaking away from their niche and introducing some fantastic gear aimed at the street rider. Now for 2016 with the Apex jacket, Klim has absolutely nailed it, down to every detail. A waist- to mid-length Gore-Tex 3-Layer shell jacket with D3o Pro XT armor and a D3o Viper back protector, leather panels, huge zippered vents, and fantastic fit and comfort features throughout, the Apex is a premium jacket for the street, all the way.

The Apex offers plenty of points that you can cinch down to create a flap-free, perfectly snug fit around your frame for the high speeds of the highway. Still, as with all Klim jackets, the Apex has a classically American fit, so it has plenty of room for big guys.

3-Layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell

The Apex is durable, abrasion resistant, incredibly breathable, and 100% guaranteed waterproof for life. That’s because it’s constructed with the best tech available from Gore-Tex–Gore-Tex 3-Layer Pro Shell. In a 3-L Pro Shell, the rugged outer material, waterproof membrane, and inner lining are all bonded together, creating an extremely breathable and lightweight garment.

Abundant Ventilation

This jacket can breath. A lot. Two sealed, waterproof zippered vents on each arm, plus two huge vents on either side of the torso can be opened up to get the air flowing straight through to your body. Of course, as a Klim jacket, the big, heavy-duty zippers on the Apex operate smoothly, with no difficulty being opened with a gloved hand, and no potential snagging points. The awesome venting options combined with the 3-L Pro Shell make for a torrent-proof jacket that won’t leave you clammy in the rain or in the heat.


The Apex comes with a full kit of D3o protection–D3o T5 Evo XT protectors at the shoulders and elbows, and a CE-Level 2 D3o Viper Pro back protector. Italian leather panels on the shoulders and the elbows provide a high degree of abrasion resistance and protection against normal wear over time.

  • Available in sizes S-3XL
  • Price: S-2XL $799.99; 3XL $849.99

Explore all the features of the 2016 Klim Apex at Road Rider today. Be sure to check out the rest of our new 2016 Klim gear, as well, including the Badlands Jacket and Pants, the Women’s Altitude Jacket and Pants, the Latitude Jacket, the Dakar Jersey and Pants, and the Inversion Pro gloves.


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NEW! Klim Badlands Jacket and Pants

Posted on: September 29th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA

In Stock Now!

Also new in stock from Klim: Apex Jacket, Latitude Jacket, Women’s Altitude Jacket and Pants, the 2016 Dakar offroad jersey and pants, hydration packs, fleece mid layers, Inversion Pro Gloves, and more!

The Klim Badlands Jacket and Pant suit is ready for just about anything you can throw at it, from here to Kathmandu; and when you’re on that journey, you need gear that does everything well. It’s pricey–$950 for the jacket, it’s in the realm of the Rev’It! Defender Pro GTX or BMW’s Rallye suit–but if you’re looking to survive every weather scenario, it might be the best performance value in the range. Seven, eight, ten years from now, there’s you, on highways, goat trails, and everything in between; and there’s your gear, keeping you protected, confident, comfortable, and dry, on every ride, year after year. Looking for the next generation co-pilot? The 2016 Klim Badlands might be it.

Highlights: The Jacket

  • 3-Layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell, Pro Shell Talisman Superfabric, and Pro Shell Armacor for the highest level of waterproofing, breathability, durability, and abrasion protection with light weight
  • D3o T5 Evo XT Pro protectors at the elbows and shoulder exceed CE-Level 1 ratings for limb protection
  • CE-Level 2 D3o Viper Pro back protector
  • Eight waterproof, zippered air intake vents on the front and two exhaust vents at the back
  • Abundant 3M Scotchlite industrial-grade reflectivity for nighttime visibility
  • Removable and adjustable kidney belt
  • Pocket for hydration bladder and internal routing for hydration hose (hydration pack sold separately)

Highlights: The Pants

  • 3-Layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell, Pro Shell Talisman Superfabric, Pro Shell Cordura 840D, and Pro Shell Armacor construction for the highest level of waterproofing, breathability, durability, and abrasion protection with light weight
  • Poron XRD foam tailbone coverage; D3o T5 Evo XT protectors at knees and hips
  • Two waterproof thigh air intake zips, two rear zippered exhausts
  • Full-grain leather heat panels at inner calf and knee
  • Industrial-grade 3M Scotchlite reflectivity
  • Adjustable boot cuff and knee areas

3-Layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell

The Badlands is constructed with 3-Layer (3-L) Gore-Tex Pro Shell. 3-L Gore-Tex technology is newer, more advanced, and much more expensive to manufacture than the more commonly used 2-L Gore-Tex.

2-L Gore-Tex is made by bonding an exterior nylon material to a waterproof and breathable membrane. Some kind of liner is added between the membrane and the body for comfort, to protect the membrane from wear, and, in some case, for insulation. In 3-Layer Gore-Tex products, all three layers–the outer, the membrane, and the inner liner–are all bonded together. This construction makes a lighter, more agile garment and it also makes it breath better. 3-L Gore-Tex is lined with tricot material, which is highly hydrophilic, actively drawing sweat and heat away from the body and onto the membrane, where it easily evaporates out.

For additional info about different types of waterproofing, check out our Waterproof Gear Guide.

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Klim Badlands Pants Armacor Cordura

3-Layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell Talisman Superfabric

3-L Gore-Tex Pro Shell Talisman is like normal 3-L Pro Shell, but with tiny, raised thermoplastic dots on the outside. The Talisman dots greatly enhance the Gore-Tex’s abrasion resistance and its ability to slide over surfaces without weakening the fabric. The Badlands jacket features Talisman in the high-wear areas of the elbows, shoulders, and forearms, to keep your jacket intact after tumbles and scrapes. The Badlands pants feature Talisman at the knees.

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3-Layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell Armacor

The outer layer of 3-L Gore-Tex Armacor is a Kelvar-reinforced, lattice-weave ripstop material. Armacor provides excellent abrasion resistance and tear resistance with light weight. Armacor is also solar reflective, so it doesn’t absorb the heat from the sun as much as other fabrics, keeping you cooler in direct sunlight. The Badlands pants feature Armacor on the seat; the jacket on the back, chest, and waist pockets.

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D3o T5 Evo XT and Viper Protectors

D3o T5 Evo XT protectors are featured in the Badlands jacket at the elbows and shoulders, and at the knees and hips on the pants. D3o XT protectors are slightly thicker than standard D3o T5 protectors for better impact protection, but are still flexible and lightweight for active adventure riding. XT protectors exceed CE-Level 1 ratings for limb protectors in testing.

A CE Level-2-certified D3o Viper Pro back protector is included. For more information about the safety ratings of limb and back protection, read our Guide to Back Protectors and Replacement Armor.

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See all the features of the Klim Badlands and the rest of our 2016 Klim gear at Road Rider today…

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Badlands Sizing and Price


  • Available in sizes S-3XL
  • Price: S-2XL $949.99; 3XL $999.99


  • Available in waist sizes 30-42; tall sizes available in 32-40
  • Price: Standard length $649.99; tall length $669.99



Dowco Fastrax Luggage

Posted on: September 18th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA

Dowco’s new Fastrax luggage collection is the perfect blend of utility and simplicity; durability and style. Fastrax was designed with adventure and dual sport riders in mind, but we know they aren’t the only kind of riders looking for luggage that’s going to hold up to the elements and the rough life on the road. Dowco’s Fastrax luggage will look great on any bike, and fit a wide range of bike models.

As always, the best thing you can do when shopping for bike storage is to go where the luggage is, check it out in person, and try it out for fit on your bike before you buy. Swing by Road Rider to check out all the luggage we have in stock, including the following new Fastrax by Dowco bags:


Fastrax Backroads Tank Bag

Dowco Xtreme Backroads Tank Bag RRPP

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Reflective
  • Waterproof zippers, water-resistant body
  • 19 liter capacity or 27 liter expanded capacity

Price: $159.99


Fastrax Xtreme Tank Bag

  • Reflective
  • Waterproof zippers, water-resistant body
  • 6 liter capacity

Price: $69.99


Fastrax Backroads Tail Bag

Dowco Fastrax Backroads Tail Bag RRPP

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Reflective
  • Waterproof zippers, water-resistant body
  • 19 liter capacity or 25 liter expanded capacity

Price: $139.99


Fastrax Xtreme Tail Bag

Dowco Fastrax Xtreme Tail Bag RRPP

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Reflective
  • Waterproof zippers, water-resistant body
  • Dimensions: 12″x6″x9.5″

Price: $69.99




New! Icon Airframe Pro Helmet

Posted on: September 17th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA

Icon’s grand-mammy of helmets, the Airframe, is new and improved for 2016, and reviews are letting us know the new Icon Airframe Pro helmet is on a higher level.

As the only Icon helmet, aside from the Variant, to feature a composite shell, the Airframe Pro will remain at the very top of Icon’s lineup. The Airframe’s advanced shell incorporates fiberglass for sturdiness and impact resistance, Dyneema for abrasion resistance, and carbon fiber for strength, impact deflection, and impact distribution.

Looking beyond the shell material, Icon built some major changes into the Airframe Pro, making it quieter and lighter, while managing to maintain its claim-to-fame airflow.


Changing up the Airframe’s namesake ventilation this drastically could have been a mistake; turns out it was a total win. Icon dumped the large dual intake vents running across the top of the Airframe in favor of three closeable forehead vents. The result is a ton of airflow pushed around your forehead and pulled through the channels running back across the crown of the EPS when you pop those vents open. The redesign has also significantly quieted down the wind and turbulence noise levels characteristic of the Pro’s predecessor.

From a safety standpoint, the new ventilation system is a win, too. The forehead vents mean no more huge holes cut into the crown of the EPS and shell–an effective but less than ideal venting tactic used in the original Airframe.

Shell Shape

Built for peak performance on a sportbike, the aerodynamics, angles, and lines of the Airframe Pro are optimized for speed. The large new cutout at the back of the helmet is to prevent the collar of your jacket or suit from rubbing against the base of the helmet when you’re tucked in. Icon cut down on the bulk and weight of the helmet considerably, as well.

Liner System

Icon Airframe Pro 5-Piece Liner Sets are sold as an optional add-on for every helmet size in “tighter” and “looser” thickness variations, so you can tweak the fit of your helmet that much more than you could before. Every Airframe Pro helmet comes with the “normal” thickness 5-piece liner set. Replacement sets  are available for $45.00

New! An Icon Optics Tracshield

The Icon Optics Tracshield is another new addi tear-off posts is now available for Icon Airmada and Airframe Pro helmets for $40.

Icon Airframe Pro Helmet

  • Constructed with a handmade composite shell
  • Four shell sizes
  • Sculpted Neck Roll Reduces Jacket/Suit Interference
  • Five-piece moisture-wicking Hydradry™ liner
  • Fog-Free Icon Optics™ Shield with Rapid-Release™ Release System
  • Prolock™ shield lock
  • Includes removable breath deflector and chin curtain
  • Available in sizes XS-3XL
  • World Standard certified (DOT in US, ECE 22-05 in EUROPE, SAI AS1698:2006 in AUSTRALIA, and PSC in JAPAN)


  • Solid Rubatone, Black, White: $375.00
  • Construct: $395
  • Pro Halo: $400
  • Pleasuredome 2: $430
  • Pharaoh: $440
  • Pro Halo Carbon: $600
  • Ghost Carbon: $600



New Alpinestars T-Shirts! Ride Moto, Ride Street, Ride Track

Posted on: September 16th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA

Check out these fresh new tees from Alpinestars–Ride Moto, Ride Street, Ride Track. Get down to Road Rider for the t-shirt that reps the kind of riding that gives you your kicks.

The ‘Ride Moto’ t-shirt is available in graphite gray; the ‘Ride Track’ tee in white; and the ‘Ride Street’ t-shirt comes in black. Get yours soon because these won’t last long!

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