There’s been a flurry of new bikes being announced this week, despite there being no EICMA 2020. We looked at a few early announcements last week, but let’s check out the latest ones.
With the way 2020 has been you’d be forgiven for thinking that good news is at a premium – thankfully for motorcycling this isn’t the case. While we’re not getting an EICMA 2020 to drool over the latest metal from our favourite manufacturers they’re still announcing new bikes for next year, and there are some tasty updates to cover.
It’s getting near that time where we’d be having one of the biggest events on the motorcycling calendar; EICMA 2020. Obviously, that’s not happening this year, but it’d be silly to think manufacturers wouldn’t be announcing, releasing or developing new motorcycles even with a global pandemic!
Every piece of motorcycle gear you buy protects you in some way (hopefully), this can certainly be said of the gear that Bike Stop sells as we only stock items from reputable brands. It’s all well and good that companies can claim their gear is protective, but should you take them at their word?
It’s a tricky question to answer in the UK for a biker, do you need a jacket (or anything else) for a specific season? We’re both blessed and cursed with very variable weather that doesn’t usually get too extreme which makes buying gear a bit of a challenge.
This week we’re going to check out a brand new to Bike Stop, but with a history stretching back to the 1970s. Stylmartin is an Italian boot maker that currently focusses on casual and traditional style boots, but has a racing pedigree from the 90s. Made and designed in Italy the brand offers a valid alternative to the big players such as Alpinestars and Dainese, with a focus on great quality and looks.
Here at Bike Stop we’re constantly looking to get the best gear into our shop – all 7 showrooms of it and the range of brands on offer just keeps growing! Plus our online shop has about all the gear you could ever need for biking. Just recently we’ve expanded our range to include Resurgence gear, a brand many probably haven’t heard of. They’re very popular with the café racer and retro bike scene thanks to their combination of classic style and great protection. It’s fair to say this kind of gear is ideal for the biker who wants to look good both on and off the bike, the classic biker look will almost certainly never go out of fashion after all!
At some stage in every brand’s life it has to start from scratch and prove itself as worthy of attention. The other thing it needs to gain is trust and there are few things that this is more important with than with the most safety critical piece of gear a rider owns – a crash helmet. Nexx is a Portuguese newcomer to the helmet scene and making waves thanks to its great design and quality.
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve covered some of the tech that you can find in Dainese’s latest and greatest kit. This week we’re looking at their boots and their crowning achievement so far, airbag-equipped D-Air.
Last week we touched on a good few of the various technologies you can find in motorcycle gear, what they do to keep you safe, warm and dry as well as giving you some kind of guide to what each of the terms are referring to. Dainese has such an extensive number of technologies used in their gear that we’re going to take a second look at some of the other ones they have available to you as a motorcyclist.