Staff Favorite: Shoei VFX-W Helmet – K-Dub 3

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This week, our Staff Favorite Pick features Jace and his dream helmet, the Shoei VFX-W Helmet – K-Dub 3.  Jace works at our retail store in Smithville, MO.  He has been racing hare scrambles since 2006, and has several championships under his belt.  He recently made the decision to step up to a Shoei helmet.

Shoei RF-1100 Review: Put a Price on Your Head

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My head isn’t an easy fit.  I’ve tried out a lot of helmets over the years.  Some fit better than others.  All were either “low budget” or mid-level helmets.  Many saw thousands of miles of use.  Only two were crash tested.  Most recently,  I was hit by a car a couple of weeks before Christmas.  I was wearing a Shoei RF-1100. It was about 10,000 miles earlier that I had… Read More

Shoei VFX-W Dissent – YES PLEASE!

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Some days it’s harder than others to resist spending my paycheck at work.  The day we got in our large shipment of Shoei VFX-W Dissent helmets was one of the hardest. I haven’t owned a working car since I started riding in early 2009, so I demand a lot from my helmets.  Not only do I have a head that’s hard to fit well, I spend a lot of time… Read More

First Ride Impressions: 2013 Honda Grom 125cc

Employee's wife poses on his Grom in front of our retail store

Honda has been selling this epic little beast overseas as the MSX125 since early 2013.  I’ve had my eye on it since I first heard pre-release rumors of its coming debut this side of the Pond.  Several friends of mine had pre-ordered them as early as July. Last week, one of our employees here at Motorcycle Closeouts bought one.

Gear Review: Caught in the Rain – Fly 2-Piece Rain Suit

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Like many of the employees here at MotorcycleCloseouts, I frequently ride to work.  Unlike any other employee, I don’t have a choice; a motorcycle is currently my sole form of transportation.  And unlike more fortunate areas of this country, Kansas City does not have consistently ideal motorcycling weather.  Not only can it be unfriendly to riders in the KC area, it can be unpredictable.