If you’re riding a motorcycle in the UK then you’re bound by law to wear a crash helmet at the very minimum if you’re on the road. For the benefit of bikers however, there are standards that helmets can comply to, ensuring you’re getting a model that’s been put through standardised tests. Don't fall foul of the temptation of really cheap helmets from normally expensive brands that are much cheaper than they should be; they’re probably fake and will do nothing for your head!
There's a very good chance you've seen a motorcycle rider wearing a pair of jeans, and at some point you've probably questioned whether it was a good idea, after all aren't a typical pair of jeans meant to be useless in a crash? Over a decade ago that'd definitely be the case, but hopefully nowadays any rider you see with a pair of jeans on is wearing a pair that is more than meets the eye.
If you've been living under a rock, or are completely new to motorcycles, you might not have heard of Sidi - the Italian boot maker founded in 1960. Well renowned in both cycling and motorcycling, they've stuck to boots as their forte and have become a stalwart of motorcycle footwear.
Spring will soon be around the corner so there's no better time to start eyeing up a new leather jacket, and arguably one of the best brands you could choose is Dainese.
It's a fact of life for the UK biker; you're going to get rained on at some point no matter how hard you might try to avoid it.
Chances are you'll have had your first experience of chilly or soggy feet by now if you've not got quite the right boots, and if you've received a bit of money from Christmas then maybe you'd like to remedy that!
It’s still an uphill battle for women to get the same level of variety of gear that fits properly compared to men, but every year the market for women's motorcycle gear widens and progress is made.
The great weather doesn’t seem to have any end in sight, so if you’re looking for a new steed look no further than this checklist. The points below should ensure you stand the best chance of buying a bike without issues.
Summer is finally in full swing, and you may have been unfortunate enough to be in the position where your gear has turned into a sauna, even when you’ve been blatting along at 70mph. Obviously, if it’s mega hot there’s only so much you can do to stay cool, but your body does a good job of regulating its temperature when you’ve got some ventilation
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