You may or may not have heard of the up and coming 'Bike Shed™' scene, a movement set around retro-style motorcycles with thoroughly modern tech for the bikes and their riders. It focusses on back-to-basics motorcycling with simple style backed up with strong performance.
With the sheer amount of fake motorcycle helmets available on the UK market, it can be very difficult to make sure you find one that is safe, fully compliant with UK law, and provides the right protection at the right price. In this blog, we look at some of the best and safest of the different types of motorcycle helmet available to help you choose the most appropriate for your needs.
In terms of protecting yourself from major life-changing injury on a motorcycle, helmets are by far and away the most important piece of personal protective equipment you can buy. That is why they are the only piece of kit you have to wear by law! And with so many cheap, fake helmets on the market, it is vital that you check a few things about them before you buy. Here's a useful guide as to what to look for.
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
If you’re a regular rider, whether or not you’ve had the misfortune of coming off, you (hopefully!) understand the need for quality protection. What if what you buy is not what it claims to be though? Chances are that if your purchase seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you were to go onto online auction sites, social media marketplaces, or other common, less regulated and reputable places on the internet, you can easily find helmets at prices that seem too good to be true.
People fall off motorcycles, it’s a fact of life. Unfortunately, it can hurt quite a bit, or even worse it can be fatal. Motorcycle gear is there to try and stop that, and the latest, highly effective innovation is airbags for motorcycles.
While the days are getting longer, it's still always a fight for a biker to be seen by other road users. There are a few ways to go about this, but the most effective way is down to the choice of colours you have on your bike.
Bike Stop only recently started stocking Alpinestars gear this year, and it’s something that I personally have wanted for a while. They’re well-known for great quality gear that covers all budgets, and it all tends to look good on the rider. They do basically all the gear you could need apart from helmets, but today we’re going to look at their boots specifically.