Video Of The Week: Chennai To Pondicherry

BY Road Rider MCA - August 8th, 2016

In this week’s Video Of The Week we travel to India. The journey is a short but memorable one–from Chennai to Pondicherry, along beautiful roads and through the busy towns that dot them, winding down the south-eastern coast of India.

The bikes are Royal Enfields, and the narration is from Robert Pirsig’s brilliant classic Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance. The match seems fitting, for if there is a nation on Earth that has the spirit of motorcycling in its bones it might be India. Not speaking of the kind that wins trophies and breaks speed records, necessarily, but the kind that is fundamental, and rooted in the culture and being of its people. And thanks to the country’s lasting appreciation for the historic brand, and to a production plant in Tamil Nadu, Royal Enfield continues today to be the world’s oldest motorcycle company still in production.

As the filmmakers admit in the YouTube notes, it isn’t easy to convey in a short film all the sights, sounds, and smells of that special place that seems both frenetic and tranquil at the same time. Nevertheless, they come as close as may be possible in the thoughtful short film you can watch below.

 

 

 

 

 

 


New! Scorpion EXO-AT950 Helmet

BY Road Rider MCA - August 8th, 2016

The new Scorpion EXO-AT950 is a versatile penknife of functionality for on-road and off-road adventures; a mashup of street-saavy modular and trail-worthy dual sport helmet. It’s also priced under $300, and that makes it a great value for riders looking for a helmet that can suit both riding styles.

The EXO-AT950 features a fully flip-up modular chin bar that can be raised and lowered easily while the peak visor is attached. Should you choose to, you can go full dirt helmet by removing the shield, or you can get more aerodynamic for street riding by removing the peak and replacing it with side plates (included). It also features a drop-down, internal sun visor for on-the-go shade.

Whether you’re riding in town or planning dual sport trips that will find you criss-crossing the map, you can keep your options open by choosing the Scorpion EXO-AT950.

 

Scorpion EXO-AT950 Helmet Features

  • Shell: Polycarbonate, 3 shell sizes
  • EPS: Dual density, multi-layer
  • Easy flip-up chin bar allows one-handed raising and lowering
  • Forehead and chin intake vents, rear exhaust vents
  • Scorpion Ellip-Tec ratchet system for a secure seal around the shield and quick, tool-less shield changes
  • EverClear No-Fog coating on the shield
  • EverClear SpeedView drop-down sun visor with EverClear anti-fog coating
  • KwikWick II anti-microbial helmet liner
  • Kwikfit cheekpads easily accommodate most eyeglasses
  • Speaker pockets for easy integration of Bluetooth system
  • Side plates included for use when peak is removed
  • DOT approved
  • 5-year Scorpion warranty
  • Available in sizes XS-3XL
  • MSRP: Matte Black $269.99; Neocon Graphic: $289.99

 

 

 

 


2017 Fox Dirt Gear

BY Road Rider MCA - August 1st, 2016

The day has come to cast aside your ragged jerseys and pants, retire your well-worn gloves, and shelve your battered helmet. It’s 2017 Fox time.

Scroll down to the galleries to see what’s in!

The moment the latest catalogue of Fox gear hits our desks, our hearts and minds are in dirt mode. This year we were especially inspired and went all in. Having kicked things off with a ton of new 2017 Shift gear last month, we have the pleasure of now introducing the 2017 Fox collection to you.

2017 FOX GEAR

The 2017 Fox offerings are as colorful, cool, and refreshing as always, but there’s something more going on this year. Fox made big changes to many of their staple lines to deliver more durable, flexible gear across the board. The integration of Cordura® fabrics to their gloves and Legion line of trail gear means even better reliability, protection, and performance.

You’ll notice Fox has completely retooled their glove line, including the Dirtpaw, Airline, and Pawtector. The Pawtector now features stretch ripstop Cordura and a new TPR layout for improved articulation. The Airline and premium Fox 360 gloves now come equipped with Fox’s new, exclusive TRUFEEL technology. TRUFEEL is little TPR knobbies inside the glove’s fingertips. These tiny bumps provide enhanced dexterity and feel for grabbing levers or tearoffs. TRUFEEL was developed with feedback from Fox’s top pro riders.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND AT ROAD RIDER 

In addition to all of the new Fox gear you see in the galleries below, you’ll be able to gear up the family from head to toe at Road Rider for fun in the dirt. We stock roost guards, elbow and knee protectors, boots, Fox Titan Sport jackets, and much more. You’ll also find a selection of casual wear from Fox and Shift, likes hats and tees.

Look out for new arrivals from Klim to land in our dirt department soon!

 

THE GEAR GALLERIES

FOX 180

Fox 180 2017

2017 Fox 180 Airline Jersey2017 Fox 180 Airline Pant2017 Fox 180 Jersey Honda Red:White2017 Fox Falcon Jersey Black:Orange2017 Fox Race Jersey Black2017 Fox Race Jersey Orange2017 Fox Race Jersey Red2017 Fox Sabbath Jersey2017 Fox Sabbath Pant

 

YOUTH

Fox Youth 2017

2017 Fox Youth Airline Jersey2017 Fox Youth Nirv Jersey Red:White2017 Fox Youth Nirv Pant Red:White2017 Fox Youth Race Pant Black

 

LEGION

Fox Legion 2017

2017 Fox Legion Downpour Jacket2017 Fox Legion Glove Charcoal2017 Fox Legion Offroad Jersey Black2017 Fox Legion Pant Charcoal

 

HELMETS

Fox Helmets 2017

2017 Fox V1 Helmet Grav Black Pink2017 Fox V1 Helmet Matte Black2017 Fox V1 Helmet Race Black White2017 Fox V1 Helmet Race Blue2017 Fox V1 Helmet Race Red2017 Fox V1 Helmet Race Yellow

 

Visit us to see a wide selection of 2017 Fox gloves, goggles, protectors, and casual wear!

 

Prices

180

Jersey: $34.95
Pants: $109.95
Honda Licensed Jersey: $38.95

LEGION

Jersey: $84.95
Pants: $229.95
Downpour Jacket: $249.95
Gloves: $39.95 (touchscreen compatible)

HELMETS

V1 Adult: $169.95
V1 Youth: $119.95

GLOVES

Pawtector: $38.95
Dirtpaw: $24.95
Airline: $29.95

YOUTH

Jersey: $27.95
Pants: $89.95
Dirtpaw Glove: $21.95

 

 

 

 

 


Video Of The Week: Fifty Years Of Kicks

BY Road Rider MCA - July 23rd, 2016

“Get on with riding or get on with dying, one or the other.” -Paul Rodden

Welcome to Road Rider’s Video Of The Week!

There’s a saying: “Growing old can be fun if you do it with the right people.”  This week’s featured video, Fifty Years Of Kicks, is a story about age, friendship, the love of riding bikes, and about how all three can go together to keep the old eternally youthful.

This 20-minute film follows Paul Rodden and Larry Murray, two friends and extraordinary fellows who put many much younger folks to shame with the spirit and skills they display on the trail. It takes work and dedication off the bike to stay in fighting form for the rigors of offroad riding, but the guys make it happen because they love riding–because the price of admission is still such a bargain. It’s a beautiful story. Enjoy.

The Sequel

If you liked this video, you’ll love the sequel. Checkpoints features Paul and Larry, alongside superstars Colton Haaker and Graham Jarvis. Click here to watch the full 42-minute documentary film on YouTube.

Fifty Years Of Kicks:

 

 

 

 

 


We’re Hiring!

BY Road Rider MCA - July 16th, 2016

Do you love riding, talking bikes and gear, and want to work with other motorcyclists who do too? Join our team! We are hiring part-time associates in our apparel, parts, and tire departments.

Get immersed in the sport you love–apply online today! Click below to visit our Employment Page for job descriptions and to fill out an online application form.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW JOB OPENINGS AND TO APPLY

Do you have questions? Give us a call at (408) 227-6936. Thanks!

 

 

Video Of The Week: Tom Fugle, Born Free Builder

BY Road Rider MCA - July 11th, 2016

Welcome to Road Rider’s Video Of The Week!

Five years ago Tom Fugle would have been known primarily for his role as co-founder of the mid-western one-percenter club El Forastero MC. Today, he’s better known as having earned his place on the round table of America’s most celebrated custom bike builders. In a crowded scene, Tom Fugle remains a true original and a rebel, whose work has been credited as an inspiration to some of the top emerging talents.

This week’s video is a short film that follows Fugle as he prepares his ’48 Panhead project for the 2014 Born Free show. Fugle’s bike took 3rd place in the Invited Builder category at Born Free 6, but the award was second in value to the overdue acknowledgement and respect garnered from the builder world-at-large that was a result of his participation in the the Born Free show.  

Tom Fugle was unable to attend Born Free 8 this year, but we look forward to seeing his next project come to life in the future.

If you’re into choppers and custom bikes, you won’t want to miss another year of the phenomenon that is Born Free. Pencil in Born Free 9 for the summer of 2017. You can visit the Born Free Motorcycle Show here, or follow the show on social media @bornfreeshow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


OptiMate LED 0-120 Battery Diagnostic Flashlight

BY Road Rider MCA - July 11th, 2016

The OptiMate LED 0-120 battery diagnostic flashlight is a handy accessory to have stashed on your bike. The OptiMate is a bright LED flashlight that will light up hard-to-see places or provide much-needed illumination at night. It also doubles as a simple battery diagnostic tool.

The OptiMate plugs easily into your bike and runs on your bike’s battery. Once plugged in, the OptiMate will also let you know whether your bike’s battery is charging, and whether it is currently fully charged or below 12.3 volts. The battery level is indicated by a red (low battery) or green indicator on the side of the flashlight.

This multi-tasker is equipped with an SAE-style connector.

If you don’t have an SAE attachment cord hooked up to your motorcycle’s battery, you can pick up one up for a few dollars at Road Rider and install it easily at home. This will enable you to use a battery charger like a Deltran Battery Tender to keep your battery healthy and charged all year round. You can also use your SAE cord to plug in to heated gear, or use cool SAE accessories like the OptiMate LED.

 

OptiMate LED 0-120 Battery Diagnostic Flashlight Features

  • Battery charge tester: Green LED indicates battery charge voltage is 14-volts or higher, red LED indicates battery voltage is less than 12.3-volts
  • Flashlight: emergency flashlight powered by 6 bright LEDs
  • SAE 2-pin connector
  • 40″ cable length
  • Industry standard SAE 2-pin connector.; Cable length = 40″ / 100cm.
  • Limited 3-year warranty by TecMate
  • MSRP: $23.99
  • Visit Road Rider for a special low price on this item.

 

 

 

 

 


2017 Shift Dirt Gear Is In!

BY Road Rider MCA - July 1st, 2016

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2017 Shift motocross and dirt gear is in stock at Road Rider now! We have a huge selection of jerseys, pants, helmets, and gloves fresh off the presses in youth and adult sizes. The 2017 Shift designs are looking fresh, bringing back the old skool with classic screen-printed logos and essential color combinations.

 

2017 Shift Tarmac Jersey Black 2017 Shift Ninety Seven Jersey Black Green 2017 Shift Recon Phoenix Jersey White

SCROLL DOWN TO THE GALLERIES TO SEE WHAT’S IN!

The triple-striped Tarmac gear and the minimalist Ninety Seven patterns prove that bold patterns are back, and are great for mixing and matching with your current kit, or within the 2017 Shift collection. We are loving it, and think you and your whole family will dig it, too.

Dedicated to Fox? No worries. All this new Shift won’t detract from our selection of Fox gear. Expect to see the 2017 Fox apparel in late summer. In the meantime, come and check out our newly marked-down 2016 Fox jerseys, pants, helmets, and gloves.

Along with their 2017 offerings, Shift has introduced two new categories that make shopping within your budget a whole lot easier: 3lack Label and Whit3 Label.

 

Version 2

WHIT3 LABEL

Shift has always been known for offering great style and function along with fantastic value, and the new Whit3 Label gear is right in line with the fun designs and high quality we’ve come to expect.

For Shift’s Whit3 Label, the focus is on value. Whit3 Label gear features slightly less technical fabrics than the 3lack Label gear, but still with great quality, fit, style, and protection.

You can pick up a Whit3 Label jersey ($30) and pant($70) for just $100 for the pair.

 

3LACK LABEL

3LACK LABEL

Shift’s 2017 3lack Label is the stuff the pros are wearing. We’re talking multi-panel designs, high-tech motion fabrics throughout, and mega ventilation that has been designed to meet the needs of top riders like Chad Reed.

If you’re looking for a step up with performance-oriented gear, you can stay within the Shift family, just head in the direction of the 3lack collection.

3lack Label jersey are $50, and pants are $160.

RECON

Shift’s Recon line features their over-the-boot pant and jerseys that are built extra-hardy for trail riding in the backwoods.

 

Shift Gloves, Helmets, Goggles, Youth Collection, and Protection

In addition to a colorful selection of new jerseys and pants from Shift, we’ve brought in a variety of helmets, goggles, and gloves. We are offering Shift’s venerable Enforcer knee/shin and elbow guards in all sizes.

Shift helmets are currently available in adult sizes only. If your little ripper needs a new lid, check out our 2016 Fox closeouts for some great deals on youth helmets now, or catch the 2017 Fox coming soon! Fox Comp 5 boots are available at Road Rider in sizes for the whole family.

 

THE GEAR GALLERIES

3LACK LABEL

2107 Shift Black Label

2017 Shift Mainline Jersey Grey2017 Shift Mainline Jersey Grey back 2017 Shift Mainline Pant Grey 2017 Shift 3lack Label Air Gloves Black 2017 Shift 3lack Label Air Gloves Red

WHIT3 LABEL

2017 Shift White Label

2017 Shift Tarmac Jersey Black2017 Shift Tarmac Jersey Black back 2017 Shift Youth Tarmac Pants Black 2017 Shift Whit3 Label Air Gloves Black Red Blue 2017 Shift Tarmac Jersey Blue 2017 Shift Tarmac Jersey Blue back 2017 Shift Tarmac Jersey Red 2017 Shift Tarmac Jersey Red back 2017 Shift Tarmac Pant Red 2017 Shift Tarmac Jersey White 2017 Shift Tarmac Jersey White back 2017 Shift Ninety Seven Jersey Black Green 2017 Shift Ninety Seven Jersey Black Green Back 2017 Shift Ninety Seven Pant Black Green 2017 Shift Whit3 Label Air Gloves Black 2017 Shift Ninety Seven Jersey Black 2017 Shift Ninety Seven Jersey Black back 2017 Shift Whit3 Label Pro Gloves Black 2017 Shift Ninety Seven Pant Black 2017 Shift Ninety Seven Jersey White 2017 Shift Ninety Seven Jersey White back

RECON

2107 Shift Recon

2017 Shift Recon Phoenix Jersey White2017 Shift Recon Phoenix Jersey White 22017 Shift Recon Checkers Jersey2017 Shift Recon Checkers Jersey 22017 Shift Recon Ride Pants

YOUTH

2107 Shift Youth

2017 Shift Youth Tarmac Jersey Blue2017 Shift Youth Tarmac Jersey Blue back 2017 Shift Youth Tarmac Pants Blue 2017 Shift Youth Air Gloves Blue 2017 Shift Youth Tarmac Jersey Black 2017 Shift Youth Tarmac Jersey Black back 2017 Shift Youth Tarmac Pants Black 2017 Shift Youth Air Gloves Black

HELMETS

2107 Shift Helmets

2017 Shift Whit3 Label Helmet Matte Black2017 Shift Whit3 Label Helmet Matte Black 3 2017 Shift Whit3 Label Helmet Matte Black 22017 Shift Whit3 Label Tarmac Helmet White 2017 Shift Whit3 Label Tarmac Helmet White 3 2017 Shift Whit3 Label Tarmac Helmet White 2 2017 Shift Whit3 Label Tarmac Helmet Red 2017 Shift Whit3 Label Tarmac Helmet Blue

GOGGLES

2017 Shift Nano Goggles Camo2017 Shift Nano Goggles Black 2017 Shift Nano Goggles Red

CASUAL WEAR

2017 Shift Le Mans T-Shirt2017 Shift MX Supply T-Shirt 1 Black

Prices

WHIT3 LABEL

Jersey: $29.95
Pants: $69.95
Helmet: $139.95
Air Gloves: $19.95
Pro Gloves: $32.95

3LACK LABEL

Jersey: $49.95
Pants: $159.95
Air Gloves: $29.95

RECON

Jersey: $34.95
Pants: $99.95

YOUTH

Jersey: $24.95
Pants: $59.95
Gloves: $19.95

 

 

 


Simpson Street Bandit Helmet

BY Road Rider MCA - June 28th, 2016

A little bit of Lord Vader, a lot of The Stig, the Simpson Street Bandit Helmet makes a bold statement in all black. The Street Bandit is a direct descendent of the original Simpson motorcycle helmet, the RXM-1, and its distinctive shell has Simpson’s racing heritage molded into every shadowy angle and line.

The Street Bandit hits on the key points of 21st-century motorcycle safety while staying true to that throwback look. It’s Snell-rated for safety, featuring a strong and light fiberglass shell with a drag-inspired, aerodynamic shape. Always-open vents on the chin and closable vents on the forehead provide good ventilation, while it has a chin area/breath box that is longer and roomier than those of the Simpson M30 and Simpson Outlaw Bandit motorcycle helmets. This more elongated shape at the front gives you that fresh-air feeling around the face when riding in hot climates.

The shield is sturdy and thick, and uses a rather simple mechanism and gasket seal. Although basic, the shield does the job and provides three levels of detente including a crack mode to prevent shield fogging.

The Street Bandit isn’t the helmet to choose if you’re all about the bells and whistles, but if you like that retro style and are looking for something unique and pretty darn cool looking, bingo. The Simpson Street Bandit is available to try on and check out in person at Road Rider. We’ll see you soon.

 

Simpson Street Bandit Helmet Features

  • Aerodynamic, fiberglass shell
  • Snell rated for safety
  • Wider eyeport for improved field of vision
  • Ram air vents on the chin
  • Two closeable forehead vents
  • Includes two sets of cheek pads for customized fit
  • The Simpson Street Bandit is available in gloss black, matte black, and white
  • MSRP: $299.99

 

 

 

 

 


Simpson Motorcycle Helmets

BY Road Rider MCA - June 27th, 2016

Simpson is a name synonymous with motorsport racing, trusted by top riders in NASCAR, IndyCar, and NHRA. Founded in Texas in 1958 by 18-year old drag racer Bill Simpson as Simpson Drag Chutes, the company went on to revolutionize personal protection for professional drivers with their fire suits, helmets, and other safety accessories.

When Simpson’s first helmets arrived on the scene in 1979 they gave other popular helmet brands of the time a run for their money. The RX-1, and its motorcycle-specific counterpart RXM-1, offered innovative features and a very cool new look that remains entirely exclusive to Simpson, even today.

 

Simpson Motorcycle Helmets

The RXM-1 was an instant hit, and since then the distinctive Simpson shape has stuck around in various incarnations as the choice of many racers and riders. The RXM-1 soon morphed into the Model 30, and more recently appearing as the Street Bandit.

Road Rider stocks the Simpson Street Bandit and the M30 helmets. Simpson motorcycle helmets are available in black, matte black, and white. Stop by or give us a call at (408) 227-6936 if you have questions about our Simpson helmets or would like to check current availability.

 

Simpson Street Bandit

The Simpson Street Bandit is the newest iteration of the classic Model 30 helmet. The Street Bandit is Snell certified for safety, and includes two sets of cheek pads to help refine your fit. Click here to go to our Simpson Street Bandit Helmet profile page.

Simpson Motorcycle Helmets Street Bandit Helmet White RRPP
Price: $299.99

 

Simpson M30 Bandit

Simpson’s M30 Bandit is a new Simpson design that weighs in at only 3 pounds. The Free Stop shield system allows you to position the shield at any height. This minimalist lid gives you that Simpson look in a small and light package. You should note, however, that the M30 is very flat at the front and fits closely against your mouth, nose, and face, and may pose a fitment problem for some riders.

Simpson Motorcycle Helmets M30 Helmet RRPP
Price: $399.99