Motochic compression socks

Compression socks ease aches

Riders who suffer from swollen and aching legs after sitting for a long time own their motorcycle should consider getting compression socks. Compression socks are often used in hospitals for bed-bound patients and they are also handy for long-distance air travel t prevent deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). However, they can also be useful for long-distance riders …

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R-PUR anti-pollution and anti-pollen motorcyclist face mask

Face mask protects against pollution

If you are worried about air pollution when riding or are allergic to airborne pollens, the French R-PUR face mask may be the solution. Their crowd-funding project is more than 345% oversubscribed so we expect it will go into production. It costs €119 ($A180, $US139) each, including one replacement filter. Clean air However, if you …

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Harley-Davidson cooling vest keeps you cool

Rider vest and bag keep you cool

Keeping your cool while riding in summer heat is difficult, but this cool vest and bag from Harley-Davidson will help. The cooling vest (98215-18VM) costs $94.90 for sizes S-XL and $110.50 for 2XL-5XL. It consists of a mesh vest made of HyperKewl material with four interior pockets that contain removable cool packs and a handy …

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Harley-Davidson partners with Guns N’ Roses

Harley-Davidson has teamed with rock legends Guns N’ Roses to launch a range of men’s and women’s long and short-sleeved t-shirts, hoodies and tank tops. The partnership leads us to believe that the band could be a highlight act at the motorcycle brand’s 115th celebrations next year in Milwaukee from August 29 to September 2. …

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What is the best rider eye protection?

In some states of the USA riders don’t have to wear a helmet, but they must have eye protection, while helmets are mandatory in Australia and glasses are not. It seems strange that eye protection has not been made mandatory in our nanny state. After all, your eyes are the most important thing to protect …

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Belinda McPhee in fur-collar leather motorcycle jackets

Motorcycle jackets for the fashion-conscious

Motorcycle jackets don’t have to make you look like you’ve just set the fastest lap at Phillip Island or ridden around the world with Charley Boorman. Blackbird Motorcycle Wear makes fashionable motorcycle jackets that offer all the abrasion and crash protection for the road, but can still be worn to a fancy restaurant. It’s the brainchild …

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Kiwi company Roadog launches winter layer

Kiwi company launches winter layer

With winter just around the corner, Kiwi company Roadog has launched a new line of thermal layers specifically designed for motorcycle riders. I came across it when I was in New Zealand riding around the bottom of the South Island in single-digit temperatures. One of the Kiwi journos was wearing one and he swore by …

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Octane motorcycle Craker jacket

Octane motorcycle rider gear launches

Octane motorcycle clothing has launched in Australia with jackets, pants and gloves made to high safety and quality standards, but at reasonable prices. The gear will be offered through the new Motorbike Writer online shop. Click here to BUY NOW! Octane motorcycle gear importers are veteran New Zealand motorcycle riders who know the demands on …

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Jacket Ventz make hot riders cool

These weird gizmos are called Ventz and they are designed to hold open your motorcycle jacket cuff to allow fresh air up your sleeve. BUY VENTZ NOW AT OUR ONLINE SHOP   I tried them in very hot and humid conditions and was surprised to find they work straight away. I thought they wouldn’t be …

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Draggin boss debunks Kevlar myth

Australian motorcycle clothing company Draggin has been using genuine DuPont Kevlar since 1997 and CEO Grant Mackintosh has now debunked some unsubstantiated claims about the material as myths. Those claims include that it degrades in the sun or when washed and that they get hot and burn or melt on to the skin in a …

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