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Road tested: Gear from Aether, Saint and Shoei

Road tested: Gear from Aether, Saint and Shoei

New motorcycle gear recommended by Bike EXIF.
Today I’m breaking down three pieces of gear that have very quickly become staples in my closet. Say hello to the helmet that’s converted me to modern lids, a jacket that I’d wear to meetings, and my new favorite jeans.

Let’s dive right in…

Helmet review: the Shoei RYD (RF-SR)
Shoei RYD Helmet I’m a dyed-in-the-wool retro helmet guy. Call me a hipster or a slave to fashion, but I really like simple, stylish helmets in classic styles, and I think they suit the bikes we feature here more than modern lids do.

Here’s the problem though: retro helmets are great for cruising around on scramblers or cafe racers. But on faster bikes, or over longer distances, they pretty much suck. They’re noisy, not very aerodynamic, and often don’t vent well.…

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