How We Review Motorcycles and Gear

At, we take our responsibility of reviewing motorcycles and related gear very seriously, understanding that our recommendations can significantly impact your riding experience and safety.

When going on an adventure to a remote place, your health, and safety are dependent upon the optimal performance of your motorcycle and the reliability of the gear that you use.

That is why we hold ourselves to the highest standards when making recommendations. We thought you would be interested to learn how we select the products you find in our guides.

We Do:

Here is everything we look for before we feature a product on our pages.

Look for regulatory authorities’ approval (if applicable)

Based on the product type there might be regulatory safety requirements.

For example, motorcycle helmets should meet certain safety standards, like:
DOT (Department of Transportation) in the U.S.
ECE (Economic Commission for Europe) in Europe
SNELL, a more stringent voluntary certification.

These standards ensure the helmet has passed specific impact and durability tests, SNELL being the most authoritative.

Some products don’t need certification, but we always verify whether any is necessary.

Evaluate the Product Real life usefulness

Before we list any product, we conduct a comprehensive evaluation of its concept to determine its suitability for motorcycle-related use.

Depending on the product’s intended use we meticulously evaluate if the product:
Can be securely and efficiently attached to the motorcycle if the product is a motorcycle accessory.
Determine suitability and comfort for rider and passenger to wear during journeys if the product is a piece of gear like a helmet or a leg bag.
Consider its convenience and practicality for transportation within luggage if it is another partially related product like camping gear, motorcycle tools, tire puncture kit, etc.

This thorough assessment ensures each product not only meets safety and quality standards but also enhances the riding experience.

Extensively scour through user reviews

We can not order absolutely all the products we review.

Therefore, we research reviews that are available from trustworthy third-party sources. This includes contacting people who have purchased and used products themselves. We extensively scour positive and negative reviews about all products we recommend online to make up our minds about a particular brand’s product quality.

In addition to our internal checks, we rigorously consult authoritative online resources such as the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations. This enables us to stay updated on any product and motorcycle recalls, ensuring that our offerings adhere to the latest safety standards and regulations.

Develop criteria relevant to the product

We establish evaluation criteria specific to each motorcycle product and its intended use.

Each criterion is meticulously assessed and scored, considering factors such as material type and quality, dimensions, weight, power output/consumption, features, reliability, waterproof capabilities, and many others.

We then conduct a comparative analysis of products, weighing their strengths and weaknesses to determine which one excels overall, which is best for money, or which is best for some particular use case.

Study the brand history

Are you familiar with the saying, ‘History tends to repeat itself’? This concept often applies to the motorcycle industry as well. That’s why, before suggesting a new product line or brand, we thoroughly investigate their background and business practices to evaluate potential risks on your behalf. Our research includes examining aspects such as the history of voluntary recalls for the brand and product line, recall records of their manufacturing facilities, any warnings from official entities or recalls, the location of manufacturing, brand partnerships, instances where the brand might have changed its name to mask negative past events, and any reports of substandard service or fraudulent activities.

Identify Unique Features

Our comparative analysis involves meticulously examining each product in the lineup to discern the distinct features they offer.

This detailed scrutiny is specifically focused on identifying which products include additional, innovative features.

Particularly relevant to motorcycle usage, we assess the practicality and utility of these features. This thorough evaluation aids in understanding how these added elements can enhance the overall experience and functionality for motorcycle enthusiasts.

We use this information to select the final products that go into the final roundup review.

seek for experienced Motorcycle Rider approval

We are looking for detailed, long-term feedback from experienced riders who have used the product extensively, accumulating at least 5,000 kilometers of experience. Their insights on the advantages and disadvantages of this specific product are crucial for us to make accurate claims and recommendations.

We don’t

Things you will NEVER find on Mokahto.

Take sponsorship fees

We are constantly getting guest post inquiries asking us to feature products or put products higher on our list. We feel it’s our editorial responsibility to feature the best product for you and therefore we always reject such requests.

Post anything without thorough research

All our articles went through a thorough research process, and we don’t make recommendations lightly. So if you read it on our site, you can be sure it’s gone through all the points above, and you can trust the advice.