2015 Best Of Editors Picks - Zamora

JZ picks his top 6

Hot Bike Best of 2015

Torch Industries
HB-8 Handlebars

Everyone loves the look of sky-high knuckles in the air–that is until it's time to make a U-turn or park. For that reason, the 16-inch HB-8 bars from Torch give the look of ultra-apes but with the pullback design that makes them rider friendly.
torchind.com

Hot Bike Best of 2015

Icon 1000
Basehawk Jacket
It's hard to find a jacket that'll keep the chill out of a cold morning yet won't leave you sweating like a pig come afternoon. For that reason the Basehawk is the Goldilocks of protective gear with its ™just right∫ amount of warmth.
rideicon.com

Hot Bike Best of 2015

Up-and-Coming Builder
Marcos Mendieta
IE Baggers
It's hard to match old-school charm with new-school bikes, especially when it comes to the Lowrider motorcycles. Marcos Mendieta from IE Baggers is one of the few builders who has managed to constantly pump out custom big-wheel baggers that retain the traditional style and feel. Look for big things to continue to come out of this shop.
iebaggers.com

Alpinestars
Celer Gloves
Alpinestars might not be a brand you're too familiar with, but it's been making world-class gear for decades. The Celer gloves take that race-bred technology and make it work for the street. The clean design also won't look out of place on a V-twin.
alpinestars.com

Hot Bike Best of 2015

Hot Bike Best of 2015

Shoei
Hornet X2
Different helmets fit different heads. My big fat noggin seems to slide right into a Shoei, and I love the hybrid look of the Hornet X2. The fact that they are some of the safest helmets on the planet is just a bonus.
shoei-helmets.com

Hot Bike Best of 2015

K-Tech
Bullit Rear Shocks
The springless rear Bullit shocks from K-Tech have to be one of the best handling and trickest-looking shocks I've seen. The nitrogen-gas-filled shocks change the look of any bike and are available in gold, black, or chrome shafts.
orientexpress.com

Here's our editor John Zamora's picks for the Best of 2015.
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