Endless Summer Riding Gear

Handy Kit For Warm-Weather Rides

Scorpion Ventech II Jacket

The Ventech II can help you stay cool this summer with a perforated lining and a vented mesh main body, but it can also help you stay safe thanks to vented (yet CE approved) armor at the shoulders and elbows, reflective trim, and 600-denier impact panels. ($200–$225, depending on size.)

Macna Dry Cooling Vest

Serious about not overheating this summer? Fill up Macna’s Dry Cooling vest ($170) with half a liter of water and let evaporation do the work. A special material and membrane allow the water to evaporate and carry away heat, while leaving your skin and garments dry. Cool!

Royal Purple Max-Clean Fuel Treatment

If your bike is still blowing off cobwebs from springtime, consider Max-Clean. Royal Purple claims each 6-ounce can ($10) stabilizes up to 20 gallons of gas and will clean your fuel-injected or carbureted fuel system on its way through. It’s said to be EPA and CARB compliant and safe for two- or four-stroke engines.

Dowco Fastrax Xtreme Tail Bag

This 13 x 7.5 x 8.5-inch tail bag from Dowco employs a quick-release strap system, water-resistant zippers, and moveable internal dividers to make a versatile and affordable ($70) travel companion.

NoNoise Hearing Protection

Dutch company NoNoise offers a whole line of activity-specific earplugs. These are explicitly designed for motorcyclists ($30), claiming to filter out damaging sound but still allowing the rider 
to hear sirens, horns, and other important audio cues.