While you may only want to go for brands that you’ve heard of, know and trust you could be missing out on new kit that might even be better or cheaper. Helmets, thanks to the massive R&D big companies sink into their development, have an absolutely huge price range and it’s very hard to tell apart a helmet that’s ‘worth it’ versus one that’s not.
Now the warmer weather is here, our usual bike trousers are normally too hot and uncomfortable to wear, so let’s have a look at my pick of the Top 10 best women's summer trousers that are out there.
When it comes to motorcycle helmets you’re truly spoilt for choice for a range of budgets, however there are some brands that take things incredibly seriously and refuse to compromise on materials, design or pricing – the Japanese company of Arai is one such brand.
A pair of gloves is one of the most crucial pieces of gear you can wear after a helmet. Like with most things in life your hands are critical to motorcycling with steering, throttle, clutch and braking all being taken care of on the handlebars. A good pair of gloves will not only protect you in the event of a slide, but also allow you to use those controls effectively.
Halvarssons is a relatively new brand to the UK that you may or may not have heard of, but if you haven’t given them consideration for tough, good looking gear you may want to think twice.
Tim is a former British Touring Car driver competing between 1987 and 2002 and the 1992 British Touring Car Champion. He then went on to compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain and won the championship in 2008 and 2010.
I met Tim at a bike garage one weekend when he was out for a ride with his mates and he very kindly answered some questions for me.
Here at Bike Stop we pride ourselves on having as wide a selection of motorcycle gear as possible from reputable, high quality brands that you can trust, and that we can trust! One of our more recent additions is Alpinestars, a well-loved Italian brand that makes gear for the road, track and offroad.
Are you having difficulty finding a gift for the motorbike crazy woman in your life? Then look no further, we have some perfect gift ideas for you:
James is one of our top motorcycle road racers - competing in the Isle of Man TT race, the North West 200 in Ireland and in both the British Supersport and British Superstock 1000 Championships scoring numerous top ten positions.
I met James at this year's Bike Show @ the Excel and he kindly answered some fascinating questions for us.
Having difficulty finding a gift for the motorbike crazy man in your life - especially with Farther's Day coming up? Then look no further, we have some perfect gift ideas for you here at Bike Stop.