Gift Guide: Small Gifts & Stocking Stuffers

Posted on: November 22nd, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

Stocking Stuffers and Small Gifts

Small gifts can be the most fun to shop for, and often end up being the most useful or unique gifts we receive. Get some ideas, below, and gather some items together to show the motorcyclists in your life that you care. It doesn’t have to cost a lot to mean a lot–stuff little items into a stocking, add a few into a care package, or pass one along to a friend before your next ride!

Gift-Buying Tip: If you aren’t sure what to pick out for the rider on your list, take a quick snapshot of your friend’s or loved-one’s motorcycle and show it to a Road Rider associate. We can help you pick out a gift that will go well with their bike and riding style!


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Tour Master Koraza Jacket

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

What can you get for $99 these days? Not much. But you can get a basic, protective, riding jacket for this winter. The Tour Master Koraza is a waterproof jacket with CE-rated shoulder and elbow armor, and reflective piping to keep you visible as the days get darker.

The Koraza is casually cut with room enough to be easily layered over a fleece jacket or sweatshirt to cut back the cold. In all black and marked with minimal branding (one small, black ‘Tour Master’ identifier below the shoulder), the Koraza keeps it simple and stylish for guys who want basic protection at an affordable price.

Tour Master Koraza

  • 500 denier polyester shell
  • Built-in waterproof, breathable barrier
  • Horizontal chest pockets/vents
  • Handwarmer pockets
  • YKK main zipper closure
  • Reflective piping on the front and back
  • Removable, CE-approved armor
  • Adjustable waist belts with TPR pulls
  • Adjustable sleeve cuffs and collar
  • One internal storage pocket


  • Available in sizes XS-3XL



Tour Master Saber 4 Jacket

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

The Saber 4 is a lot of jacket for just around $150 dollars (MSRP: $149.99), so protection and winter warmth are within reach for riders on a budget.

The Saber is a three-quarter length touring and commuting jacket, and features a built-in, waterproof, breathable membrane. Venting zips on the arms, shoulders, and rear allow air to pass across the membrane and carry out built-up moisture and heat. A removable, quilted liner is also provided for insulation against the cold.

Along with warmth and weather protection, your investment includes CE-rated shoulder and elbow armor and abundant reflective piping on the front and back.

For a waist length budget jacket option, check out the Tour Master Koraza.

Tour Master Saber Jacket

  • 500 denier, three-quarter length outer shell with waterproof, breathable barrier
  • Adjustable waist panels with TPR pulls
  • Removable, CE-approved armor
  • Articulated triple-density back protector
  • Zip-Out Quilted (Z.O.Q.) 100-gram polyfill liner
  • Microfiber lined neck and cuffs
  • 360 degree reflective piping
  • Dual wind flap, YKK zippers used
  • Bicep and forearm takeup straps


  • Available in sizes S-3XL
  • Available in black, black/red, black/silver


Alpinestars Andes Explores Gray Areas

Posted on: November 18th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

It’s great to see the fantastic Alpinestars Andes Drystar Jacket line be given a fresh new color option for the 2015 winter riding season. This dark gray/light gray/black colorway (shown above) is a five-star effort by Alpinestars, and gives the Andes a look that is reminiscent of the styling of some of the much more expensive adventure jackets currently on the market. Of course, the Andes is one of our overall top picks for winter touring and commuting if you’re on a budget, but there’s no harm in looking like you’re rolling in high-end gear. And for a little over two-hundred bucks (MSRP: $249.95), you get a ton of great functionality, quality, and style with the excellent Alpinestars Andes. To read a full description of the Alpinestars Andes, click here.

The new dark gray Andes is available now at Road Rider. It’s also available in the following color options, and in a women’s Stella Andes version.


Alpinestars Andes Light Gray Black

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New! Joe Rocket Ballistic Revolution Jacket

Posted on: November 17th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

The Joe Rocket Ballistic Revolution Jacket is an awesome value for a winter touring or commuting jacket, priced at right around $200, that will keep you warm, dry, and looking like you paid more for your jacket.

The Ballistic Revolution is constructed to hold up to the wear and tear you put your gear through in the winter, and it features a heavy, nylon exterior reinforced with 840-denier ballistic nylon on the shoulders, elbows, and forearms. The main outer shell material is made from ripstop, water-resistant RockTex, so it won’t pill, get damaged, or look dirty as quickly as other jacket materials can. The jacket also has a built-in waterproof membrane and includes a removable thermal liner which can be used to further insulate you from wind and cold. Optional venting zips channel air across the waterproof membrane and not into the interior of the jacket, so you’ll find the Ballistic will be too warm to wear when temperatures heat up in the spring.

Typical of Joe Rocket gear, the Ballistic Revolution isn’t sized just for the small guys, so it’s a great option for a wide range of riders. A nice mid-length cut, adjustment options around the waist and arms, and accordion flex zones behind the shoulders help to keep this tough jacket from feeling bulky and huge.

Joe Rocket Ballistic Revolution Jacket

  • Water resistant RockTex™ 600 outer shell with integrated waterproof mid-liner
  • 840D Ballistic Nylon reinforced shoulders, elbows & forearms
  • CE-approved armor at the shoulders & elbows
  • Removable spine pad with pocket for optional CE spine protector
  • Two-way main zipper with dual closure button secured storm flap
  • FullFlex™ articulated back expansion panels
  • Variable Flow™ ventilation system with waterproof zippers
  • Extended fleece lined collar with velcro closure
  • Removable Cynix™ insulated full sleeve liner
  • Two outer chest pockets, two waist-level cargo pockets, and a rear storage pouch
  • Four interior liner pockets
  • 10-point SureFit™ custom adjustment system at the waist, torso, wrists, and arms
  • Extended back with elastic hem for improved fit
  • 8″ zipper for pant attachment
  • Reflective stripes with 360º visibility


  • Available in sizes S-3XL
  • Available in black, black/gray, black/neon, black/red



New! Joe Rocket Classic 92 Leather Jacket

Posted on: November 14th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

There isn’t much that’s 90s about the Joe Rocket Classic 92. But soft leather, an essential, simple design, and a tough construction would make this beautiful jacket a standout in any era, on any bike.

The Classic 92 is just we want it to be–a go-anywhere leather jacket that’s only going to get better with age. At home on the street as much as on the road, it features a removable thermal liner, reflective strips, and armor pockets for adding in CE-rated elbow, shoulder, and back pads (sold separately*) that make this a natural go-to jacket for colder weather riding.

For those with bigger shoulders, arms, or a bit of extra insulation, the 92 runs large and is available up to size 3XL. The relaxed cut provides ample space for anyone to find a comfortable size.

Joe Rocket Classic 92 Leather Jacket

  • Top stitched 1.0 to 1.2 millimeter drum dyed cowhide, specifically tailored for a relaxed fit
  • Pockets for optional armor at the shoulders, elbows and back*
  • Zip-in quilted full sleeve liner
  • Two inside utility pockets
  • Four zippered outside pockets
  • Adjustable neoprene-lined mandarin collar
  • Adjustable waist and cuffs
  • 1.5″ storm flap at main zipper
  • YKK zippers throughout
  • Subtle tone-on-tone badging
  • External zippered key pocket


  • Available in sizes S-3XL


The Joe Rocket Classic 92 is prepared with pockets that can hold shoulder, elbow, and back armor. Road Rider stocks a wide variety of armor options that are made of different materials, and that offer different thicknesses, safety ratings, weights, shapes, and other characteristics. Check our armor selection to find the brand and size that offers the best fit and feel for your jacket.

For the Classic 92, we recommend: D3o T5 Replacement Armor

D3o Shoulder Armor D3o Elbow Armor D3o Back Protector



New! Rev’It! Voltiac Jacket

Posted on: November 14th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

In Stock Now!

Rev’It! introduced the Voltiac jacket in 2014, available in just one color–hi-viz yellow. And though we absolutely love hi-viz and the safety benefits it provides, we realize it isn’t for everyone, so we’re thrilled to introduce to you the Rev’It! Voltiac, now available in three black color options for 2015.

The Voltiac’s popularity is easy to understand, because it has the essential features you need to get through the colder seasons comfortably, and a very nice price tag (MSRP: $269.99). It’s available in sizes ranging from small all the way up to 6XL, and the roomy-but-not-bulky fit looks tidy on any shape.

A layer of breathable Hydratex waterproofing material is built right into the Voltiac, so there’s no need to zip and unzip a separate liner when the rain comes down. A single removable thermal liner is provided that can worn for additional insulating power on cold winter days. Two ventilation zippers on the chest and an exhaust vent at the back can be opened to flow air through the internals of the jacket and carry out heat and moisture.

Even though this black Voltiac isn’t as much of an attention getter as the Voltiac HV, you’ll still be catching eyes from any angle thanks to abundant reflection strips, located on the lower and upper arms, shoulders, chest, waist, and upper and lower back. Add a CE-Level 2 Seesoft back protector insert to really beef up your Voltiac’s safety credentials.

Rev’It! Voltiac Jacket

  • Constructed with 600 denier polyester and wax polyester coated with Hydratex G-Liner waterproofing
  • Featuring a detachable polyester thermal liner
  • Knox Flexiform CE protection located at shoulders and elbows
  • Prepared for Seesoft CE-level 2 back protector insert type RV (sold separately at Road Rider)
  • Laminated reflection at shoulders, chest, back, waist and upper arms, and reflective logo at upper arms
  • Flexisnap adjustable collar
  • Adjustment straps at waist and cuffs and adjustment drawcord at hips
  • VCS ventilation zippers at back and chest for flow-through ventilation


  • Available in sizes (S-6XL)


The Voltiac is prepared for the Rev’It! Seesoft CE-Level 2 Back Protector Insert, also available at Road Rider. Connection points are also included for the Hi-Viz Connector Vest, or you might want to just opt for the Voltiac HV (see below).

Rev'It!  Seesoft Back Protector CE-Level 2

Seesoft Back Protector
CE-Level 2

Rev'It!  Hi-Viz Connector Vest

Hi-Viz Connector Vest

Also available: Rev’It! Voltiac Jacket HV

Rev'It Voltiac



New! Rev’It! Neptune GTX Jacket

Posted on: November 12th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

Cruise through the seasons in the Rev’It! Neptune GTX jacket. A versatile performer in any weather, the Neptune features direct air venting, a removable Gore-Tex waterproof liner, and a warm removable thermal liner.

The removable waterproof liner offers maximum breathability along with impenetrable waterproofing ability thanks to unrivaled Gore-Tex membrane technology. The liner can also be worn on its own as a light jacket when you reach your destination, and won’t cling to the body like other waterproof materials when worn against the skin. Add the thermal liner into the mix to warm things up, or ride a little lighter and remove both layers from the Neptune. The polyester outer shell features large two-way zippered vents on the chest, arms, and under-arms that provide direct airflow to the body when the liners are removed, so the Neptune is a good warm-weather performer as well.

Suit up by adding the Neptune Trousers, also available at Road Rider. It goes without saying that Rev’It! knows how to make motorcyclists look good, even when they’re dressed for protection, practicality, and durability. Try on the Neptune gear at Road Rider today.

Rev’It! Neptune Jacket

  • Constructed with 600 denier polyester with Teflon coating to help prevent scuffing and reduce dirt buildup
  • Features a detachable thermal liner and a detachable waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex liner with Paclite Technology
  • Features ProLife CE-rated protection at the shoulders and elbows and foam back pad (CE-rated Seesoft Back Protector sold separately; see below)
  • Large laminated reflectors at the upper arms, chest and back
  • Adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tabs at upper arms and cuffs, and adjustment drawcord at hips for comfortable, snug fit
  • VCS zippers at chest, back and under arms for ventilation
  • Short and long connection zippers for connection to Rev’It! trousers
  • Includes rear waterproof stash pocket, waterproof cargo pockets on the front, and various inner pockets


The Neptune accepts Rev’It!’s CE-rated Seesoft Back Protector, type RV, available at Road Rider. Click here to identify the correct protector size, or just ask a Road Rider associate for help. It also features connection points for the Rev’It! Hi-Viz Connector Vest, and the Challenger Cooling Vest (also available at Road Rider).

Rev'It!  Seesoft Back Protector CE-Level 2

Seesoft Back Protector
CE-Level 2

Rev'It! Challenger Cooling Vest

Challenger Cooling Vest

Rev'It!  Hi-Viz Connector Vest

Hi-Viz Connector Vest




  • Available in black, light gray/black, anthracite/black, and black/hi-viz
  • Available in sizes M-4XL


  • Available in black or gray
  • Available in sizes M-4XL Standard, L-2XL Short, and L-2XL Tall



Winter Is Coming! Gear Ideas For Cold Weather

Posted on: November 11th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

Winter Is Coming!

Don’t let these sunny skies fool you, the days of winter are just around the corner. Be prepared for the cold and rain, and grab what you need now to winterize your bike and your body.

Face the weather change with gear on your side! Check out some of these cold weather customer favorites:

Heated Gear

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Once you get plugged in, you won’t go back. Let heated gear into your life–it will make managing temperature changes on your commutes and tours easy, lighten your load, and you’ll be a much more comfortable, happier rider.


Michelin Pilot Road 4 Tire

Don’t delay replacing your old tires, break in a new set now while the weather is warm and the roads are dry. You’ll be glad you did when you face that unexpected downpour or head to the mountains on a cold, dewy morning. Visit our Tire Shop for mount and balance information.


Large CoverMax Half

We’ve got big covers, small covers, lightweight covers, heavy-duty covers, covers for sportbikes, cruisers, large touring models, scooters, and even covers for Can-Ams! Did I mention we have covers?


Tour Master Overpant

This time of year is a great time to finally pick up that pair of riding pants. Choose from tons of different kinds of jeans or textile pants, or keep it simple and go with a pair of Tour Master Overpants. They’re waterproof, have armor at the knees, padded hips, come in short and tall sizes, and easily fit right over your work pants or jeans.

Rain Gear

Q3 Rainy Track

You don’t have to get all fancy with your rain gear, but you’ll be glad to have it when you get stuck out in the rain. Grab a waterproof jacket and pants set and stow them at the bottom of your pack or box. We stock a variety of rain gear all year long; click here to check some out.



With winter comes darker and shorter days. Consider adding a lighting accessory to your bike to beef up your visibility on the road. Click here for some lighting ideas, like a Lunasee rim lighting kit, or a brake light license plate holder.



2015 Alpinestars Gunner WP Jacket

Posted on: November 11th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

Alpinestars locked their gear geniuses up in the A-star lab this summer and put them to work fine tuning one of Alpinestars’ already most popular winter jackets, the Alpinestars Gunner WP, and we love the results. The 2015 Gunner stays true to what riders loved about the original version–it’s still a great value for a warm, waterproof, protective, and stylish jacket. The new and improved version features a better fit, some more reflectivity, better venting, and a great new dark gray color way with hi-viz accents (above).

For 2015, the Gunner retains it’s comfortable, casual cut that works well for larger guys, but they’ve redesigned the adjustment tabs around the arms and waist, so it provides a great fit for more slender riders as well. It’s also longer in the back now for a bit more rear coverage and a less boxy feel.

The shell of the Gunner features a sewn-in waterproof and breathable Alpinestars membrane. Improved shoulder zip vents channel air onto the membrane, while a newly-designed back vent pulls that fresh air through the jacket, carrying hot air and moisture away. This kind of venting does not provide direct airflow to the body, but aerates the waterproof membrane and allows it to breath more effectively. On colder days, a removable, full-sleeve, quilted liner will keep you nicely insulated.

Visibility and reflectivity is especially important for winter riding, and all the logos on the Gunner–on the shoulders, chest, lower back, and forearms–are now reflective.

Stay warm, stay dry, stay safe, and don’t break the bank, with the new and improved 2015 Alpinestars Gunner WP.

Alpinestars Gunner Jacket

  • 600 denier fabric with PU coating and water repelling surface treatment
  • Built-in waterproof and breathable membrane lining
  • Removable full-sleeve thermal liner
  • CE-certified Bio Armor at elbows and shoulders
  • Chest and back protector compartments with padding can be upgraded to CE-rated Alpinestars Bio Armor (Nucleon CE Level-2 Back Protector and Bionic Chest Pads sold separately)
  • Zipped front air intake vents at shoulders and zipped back air exhaust vent
  • Adjustment straps on sleeves and neck for precision fit
  • Velcro waist adjustment straps
  • Reflective Alpinestars logo on chest, shoulders, forearms, and lower back
  • Removable thermal liner
  • Elongated lower back profile covers lumbar region in the riding position
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  • Available in S-4XL in black, black/white/red, and gray/black/hi-viz

Also available at Road Rider:

Alpinestars Nucleon KR-21 CE-Level 2  Back Protector

Nucleon KR-21 CE-Level 2
Back Protector