Harley-Davidson Footwear The Riddick Boot

7-36-3-RiddickIt’s officially summer! And Harley-Davidson Footwear has released some performance styles for the season, including the Riddick boot. Blending H-D’s classic design with modern performance, this 8″ lace-up boot features full-grain leather upper and outside air vent zippers for ventilation. In addition to PORON ankle protection and abrasion-resistant Tech-Tuff overlays, Riddick has an YKK locking inside zipper for easy wear. The Riddick boot offers durability and flexibility through its Goodyear welt construction and includes the H-D metal Bar & Shield logo. Info: Harley-Davidson Footwear, 866/699-7379, Harley-DavidsonFootwear.com.

Wrench, Ride, Repeat Motorcycle T-shirt

07-36-27-GreaseragGrease Rag has added another T-shirt to its Wrench, Ride, Repeat (WRR) series that promotes the lifestyle of American Iron’s readers: customizing and cruising the roads. The front of this 100 percent, preshrunk cotton shirt includes the WRR flying shield design in the upper left corner while the back features the words American Iron below a blown-up version of the shield with an illustrated Harley
Panhead in the forefront. The WRR Vintage Flyer is available in medium, large, XL, and 2XL. All sizes are $20 except 2XL, which is an additional $2.50. Grease Rag, GreaseRag.com.

Trask Performance motorcycle chin spoilers

7-36-1-TraskFor 2009 to present baggers, Trask Performance has released chin spoilers to cover up the lower frame area of your bike, adding a bit of custom style. Able to fit with or without an oil cooler, these spoilers are primed and ready to paint, and come with all the necessary hardware to mount to your bike. $279.95. Info: Trask Performance, 866/998-7275, TraskPerformance.com.

ToeJamm Gear Shift Covers

motorcycleproToeJamm gear shift covers prevent up-shift scuff marks on your expensive sneakers, shoes, and boots when riding your motorcycle. Installed over the black rubber part of a shifter, these covers don’t alter shifting characteristics and don’t require tools or glue to apply. Each cover is made from a mono-directional stretch hook and loop-type fabric and have nylon stitched seams and edges for durability. The ToeJamm gearshift covers are available in seven standard and custom sizes. $11.95. Info: Motorcycle Pro Gear, 866/647-2333, MotorcycleProGear.com.

Roland Sands Design Ronin Motorcycle Jacket

0800-06L0-0002-RONIN-JACKET-2RSD_RONIN_JKT_BLKI don’t often review products, but once in awhile something catches my eye and I put in a request. That was the case when I saw the new line of Roland Sands clothing, particularly the Ronin jacket. I sent an e-mail to Chris (AIM‘s editor) asking that I be considered to review the Ronin riding jacket if we were contacted by RSD. To my surprise, moments after sending the e-mail, Chris walked into my office holding up a jacket from RSD and said, “Ya mean this one?”

The Ronin jacket is cut a bit smaller than my other jackets. I usually wear a large, but with the Ronin, the extra large fits like a glove. The arms are nice and long, perfect to wear while riding. The shell is made from soft, hand-waxed leather that looks vintage and worn, like you’ve owned this jacket for years.

Under each sleeve, from the armpit to about the elbow, is a perforated sleeve vent specifically placed to let in a nice breeze while in a riding position. There are four zip-close exterior pockets, a small change pocket on the right sleeve, two side pockets, and one pocket on the left chest. Each outside zipper pull has a good-sized leather tag allowing you to access exterior pockets while wearing riding gloves. The interior is made up of soft, gold satin poly lining, and there are also armor-ready pockets for shoulder, elbow, and back protectors.

The style of the Ronin jacket is what attracted me in the first place. It’s a subtle vintage café look available in three colors: Tobacco, Smoke, and the one I chose, black. There’s no glaring logo or slogan on the front or back, just a couple of small RSD logos on the collar snaps and a small Roland Sands branded under the left sleeve. It’s simple and elegant.

This is a well-constructed, well-fitted jacket with classic style and vintage appeal. Even with a $590 price tag, you definitely get what you pay for. AIM

PRODUCT REVIEW by Matt Kopec

SOURCES Roland Sands Design, RolandSands.com

Space-Trac Mobile Harley Garage Shelving Systems

Space-TracDesigned to store up to 75 percent more material in the same footprint as conventional shelving, Space-Trac mobile shelving systems improve storage efficiency, yet cost about the same as conventional shelving. These high-density, light-duty modular storage systems boast a special sliding carriage design. Wheels with automotive-grade ball bearings glide smoothly along rugged 6061-T6 aluminum guidance tracks, even with fully loaded shelves. All Space-Trac components are made from high-quality materials and are assembled in the US. Info: Space-Trac, Space-Trac.com.

Metalsport Inc. And Vee Rubber Perfect Motorcycle Tires

MetalSportMetalsport Inc. has teamed up with Vee Rubber tires to create perfect whitewall and blackwall tires in the most popular sizes for cruiser and touring bikes. These tires will have the load rating to handle even the heaviest of dressers and are engineered to have superior handling characteristics. Info: Metalsport Inc., 562/776-9594, MetalsportWheels.com.

Bike-To-Bike Intercom Communication

CardoThe Cardo Scala Rider G9 from Cardo Systems takes wireless, bike-to-bike intercom communication to a whole new level, allowing users to toggle back and forth to converse with up to eight riders at a range of up to one mile, talk to as many as two friends simultaneously via an intercom system, and access a variety of other conversation and entertainment features via voice or touch command. The Scala Rider G9 provides users with up to 12 hours of talk time with a standby time of seven days. The unit charges in three hours and features advanced Digital Signal
Processing. Info: Cardo Systems Inc., 412/788-4533, CardoSystems.com.

Performance Machine’s New Super Gas Merc Motorcycle Air Cleaner

PM-air-cleanerPerformance Machine’s new Super Gas Merc air cleaner cruises firmly into nostalgia territory, adding some hot rod flair to the styling of PM’s original Super Gas air cleaner. With clean lines and more curves than a pinup, this piece features ribbed concentric circles and the Performance Machine logo machined into the center. Equipped with a K&N air filter, the Merc offers optimal airflow and more horsepower than the stock alternative. This gorgeous air cleaner is CNC-machined from billet aluminum with built-in crank case breathers featuring chrome hardware and is available in chrome, contrast-cut, and the Black Ops finish. $419.95. Info: PerformanceMachine.com, 800/479-4037, PerformanceMachine.com.

Motorcycle Accent Lighting

SuperbrightALM series light modules for motorcycle accent lighting are now available. These units are available in three-, four-, and six-LED versions with low-profile chrome or black plastic housings. They’re perfect for motorcycle applications due to their low power draw, vibration resistance, and lifetimes of up to 10,000 hours. Info: SuperbrightLEDs.com.