Merlin Maple glove gloves

Maple gloves combine leather and denim

These Merlin Maple street-style gloves look stylish with their mix of denim and leather, but they don’t offer fashion at the total expense of protection. Merlin Maple gloves The $139 Maple gloves come in grey denim with black leather or blue denim with brown leather in sizes small to XXXL. Despite having denim on the …

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Honda facial-recognition helmet acts as key fob

Honda has filed a patent application for a facial-recognition helmet that would act as a key fob to unlock your motorcycle. It features a camera on the inside that identifies your face and then activates the motorcycle. Don’t expect that this will happen any time soon. It’s sort of an answer to a question no …

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Alpinestars Stella Andes Drystar Motorcycle Jacket for riding a long distance

Alpinestars Apparel Buying Guide

(Sponsored post) Alpinestars Apparel is an Italian motorcycle gear company known for its innovative, forward-thinking creations, each of which are designed not only to keep bikers of all types safe, but which keep them looking cool, too. The company’s focus is on making durable, worthy clothes for dedicated street bikers, adventurers who take on the …

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Heritage Merlin flanno

19 products added to MotoCAP ratings

In the biggest addition to the MotoCAP online ratings of motorcycle clothing since it began in August 2018, 19 articles have been added and none scored more than two safety stars out of five. The world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing has added: 13 textile jackets; three pairs of textile gloves; …

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Merlin Euston jeans TCX X-Blend waterproof boots

Merlin Euston jeans have clever knees

One of the best things about these stylish $219.95 Merlin Euston boot-cut riding jeans is the clever design of the internal pockets for the knee protectors. Clever protectors The included level 1 CE knee protectors themselves are enclosed in a separate fabric pouch and slide into the internal pocket where a long velcro strip allows …

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Merlin Chase leather jacket

Stylish Merlin Chase leather jacket review

Thick, soft leather and a heritage, two-tone design make this Merlin Chase leather jacket one of the most stylish and comfortable I’ve worn. At $499.95 it’s not bad value, either. No, this is not a jacket you wear to go racing, but it does have European certification with approved impact protection in the back, and …

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How not to wear a motorcycle helmet fitting

Riders wearing badly fitting helmets

As many as one in four riders may be wearing a badly fitting helmet, resulting in the helmet coming off in a crash. A recent report from the UK Transport Research Laboratory says 25% of motorcyclists wear a helmet that is the wrong size. More than half wore a helmet that was too big and …

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Merlin Euston jeans TCX X-Blend waterproof boots

TCX X-Blend boots really are waterproof

The proof is in the riding so we put a new pair of TCX X-Blend waterproof boots to the ultimate test recently simply by riding in the rain for a couple of days. Not only did the $299 Romanian-made boots prove to be waterproof, but with some hot and dry weather thrown in, we also …

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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched target canstar choose textile pants covert secretive

MotoCAP employs secretive buying

MotoCAP, the world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing, uses a secretive system for buying and selecting gear for testing to guarantee integrity. The Australian ratings system for motorcycle pants, jackets and gloves launched in September 2018 and has attracted a wide range of support as well as criticism. Deakin Uni Institute …

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