We grind a lot of teeth, spill some coffee, and break a few pencils coming up with our star ratings, which also underwent a sort of inflation last year to go with our graphical redesign. Now instead of a maximum of five stars with half stars possible, it’s a score out of 10. So now we have ratings from one to 10, but what do they mean? As a staff, we have a finely calibrated sense of relative quality, where a particular motorcycle or accessory or piece of apparel fits into the big puzzle. (Calibrated, but still sometimes controversial, I know.) But we have also had a bit of grade creep, where we offered up a lot of four-star (or eight-bar) ratings because, well, pretty much everything in motorcycling is pretty darn okay these days.