Winter hibernation is over, and springtime has officially sprung. With Daytona Bike Week in our rearview mirrors and daylight lingering longer each day, it’s time to take your bike off the trickle charger and hit the streets!

Spring Buyers Guide Top Gear
Don’t be like these guys – get yourself some new gear! Photo courtesy Top Gear.

With flowers and a new riding season in bloom, it’s the perfect time to treat yourself or your bike to some fresh kit, so we’ve compiled a list of new products that will appeal to most any rider. The items in this list are from businesses that manufacture and distribute high-quality items of interest to American riders. 

These companies believe in our mission of bringing the best stories about motorcycles to our readers, and their support allows us to deliver the news and information seen on our pages. We encourage you to check out what they have to offer and consider adding them to your shopping carts to pay it forward and support them. The motorcycling community is a relatively small one, so we all need to help each other. Thanks, and keep the rubber side down!

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SW-Motech Legend Bags 

Spring Buyers Guide SW Motech Legend Bag

Add storage capacity to your bike with this top-of-the-line bag system from SW-Motech. Originally designed for Harley-Davidsons, this bag system is now compatible with other motorcycle brands. The bags feature 600D polyester and black artificial leather with diamond stitching for an attractive appearance, and they maintain their shape thanks to ABS plastic and PE-reinforced side construction. Able to hold 25.5 liters of storage on the right side and 19.5 on the exhaust side, the bags are lockable and attached with a minimalist mount. The $920 kit includes mounts for fender struts. 

Dunlop American Elite

Spring Buyers Guide Dunlop American Elite Tires

These tires are designed and manufactured in the USA and are available in 28 options to fit most Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The rear tire features MultiTread technology, which incorporates a long-wearing compound in the center and a softer compound on the shoulders for improved grip and even tread wear. The tread design provides secure traction in both wet and dry conditions, and the tires are available in three styles: blackwall, narrow whitewall, and wide whitewall. These tubeless tires are H- or V-rated and radial or bias-ply depending on size. Pricing starts at $192.95. 

HJC i20 Helmet

Spring Buyers Guide HJC i20

The HJC i20 helmet combines full-face protection with an easily detachable chinbar that can provide open-face freedom via a simple push-and-slide mechanism. It features a lightweight polycarbonate composite shell that was designed with CAD technology to ensure an optimum fit. Ventilation is provided by two top vents and mouth vents, and an internal visor with an anti-fog coating can be quickly deployed. The crown and cheek pads are removable and washable. The helmet includes grooves for riders who wear glasses, and it’s prepped for installation of the SMART HJC Bluetooth system. Available in sizes XS-2XL in various colors starting at $209.99.

National Cycle Windscreen for Harley-Davidson Nightster

Spring Buyers Guide National Cycle Nightster Special Flyscreen
Spring Buyers Guide National Cycle Nightster Special Mohawk

Dress up your Harley-Davidson Nightster with these windscreens from National Cycle. The Flyscreen is a best-seller and features a clean, minimal appearance to enhance the look of your bike while also providing protection from wind and road debris. For those desiring even more protection, the Mohawk features a taller and wider size with a special “V” profile for additional wind management. The Flyscreen comes in light or dark tint with chrome or black trim starting at $154.95, and the Mohawk is available in dark tint for $209.95.

Hair Glove

Spring Buyers Guide 2024

The Hair Glove prevents knotting and tangling while keeping hair protected from dirt, dust, and other damaging elements, and it provides a sleek and stylish look with its cylindrical design. Snap buttons running the length of the Hair Glove keep hair in place, and the built-in Flex-Hook attaches to an elastic band to prevent it from sliding off even at high speeds. Simply hook it, wrap it, snap it, and go. The American Flag Angel Wings with Gems design ($33.99) pictured here is available in 4-inch and 8-inch (shown) versions, and some designs offer 12-inch sizes and smaller 1.25-inch bands. 

Arai Contour-X

Spring Buyers Guide Arai Contour X Black Frost

The Contour-X full-face helmet features a new Peripherally Belted Complex Laminate Construction shell that’s thinner and lighter thanks to a new fiber material and resin. The shell flares out 5mm around the opening to make the helmet easier to slide on and off, and the bottom of the shell also features Arai’s Hyper Ridge, which improves strength and shock absorption. The helmet includes a new odor-resistant, brushed-nylon interior that’s removable and washable and features adjustable Facial Contour System cheek pads. It includes seven intakes and six exhausts for airflow. Available in sizes XS-2XL starting at $739.95.

Mitas Custom Force Tires

Spring Buyers Guide Mitas Custom Force

The Mitas Custom Force tires are designed to be safe and predictable for everyday cruising, and they feature a unique and attractive snake-pattern tread design. These tires are intended for use on cruisers, and they’ll be an ideal candidate to add to your Harley-Davidson or Indian to get it ready for the riding season. The special compound in the tires is engineered for a long service life and optimal grip in dry and wet weather conditions. The Mitas Custom Force tires are available for use with or without tubes, and they have an H speed rating. Visit your dealer for pricing.

Nelson-Rigg Road Trip Saddlebags

Spring Buyers Guide Nelson Rigg Road Trip Saddlebags

Be ready for your next moto trip by fitting a pair of Road Trip Saddlebags to your motorcycle. These bags are made with industry-leading UltraMax fabric with UV protection against fading. They fit most Harley-Davidson Softail and Dyna models, and custom fender strut mounting brackets are included. Each bag holds 9.5 liters, and they feature lockable zippers, MOLLE panels on the top and sides, reflective piping, and an outer pocket with internal elastic straps. They’re sold as a pair for $249.95 and include waterproof rain covers. 

Maxima V-Twin Full Synthetic Oil

Spring Buyers Guide Maxima Racing Oils V-Twin Synthetic

Formulated and approved for V-Twin engines, transmissions, and primaries, Maxima’s V-Twin Full Synthetic Oil is the all-in-one lubrication solution for cruiser owners. The brand’s ester-fortified formula and polymer system resists shearing, resulting in optimal oil viscosity and film thickness at high and low temperatures. That stability extends the life of V-Twin engines, keeping them running smoothly and efficiently. Maxima’s surface-active chemistry also allows the full synthetic oil to coat internals to provide anti-wear protection and maintain clean operation. Available starting at $16.99 per quart.

Highway 21 Jab Full Perforated Gloves

Spring Buyers Guide Highway 21 Jab Perforated Gloves

The Highway 21 Jab Full Perforated Gloves provide protection and breathability, perfect for the warm riding days ahead. They’re made of genuine goat-skin leather and have pre-curved fingers. The gloves feature aramid knuckle panels, dual-density memory foam that conforms to the shape of your hand for added comfort, and a padded palm to lessen vibration. Good fit is ensured by a stretch knuckle panel, a stretch wrist, and a hook-and-loop adjustable cuff. In addition to protection and comfort, the gloves also have a classic cool style. Available in sizes S-5XL in black or brown.


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