Merlin Victory waxed cotton heritage jacket leisure

Leisure rider clothing gains popularity

The fastest-growing sector of the motorcycle clothing market is leisure safety gear while traditional Cordura and leather suits are decreasing in demand, says a British motorcycle clothing brand. The trend mirrors growth in retro and naked bikes and the decrease in sportsbike popularity, says Merlin major shareholder Steve Franklin. He and his Yamaha-loving sons, James …

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Flying Eyes glasses sunglasses eyes

Flying Eyes sunglasses now safer

American sunglasses manufacturer Flying Eyes who specialise in glasses for pilots now have improved safety standards to make them UV-protected and shatterproof. These stylish pilot sunglasses have recently become popular among motorcyclists for their comfortably thin yet indestructible frames and wrap-around design that keeps the wind out. Click here for our review. Now they have …

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Barz Optics photochromic, polarised, bifocal sunglasses

Barz Optics motorcycle sunglasses review

Barz Optics make a range of quality sunglasses that are windproof, comfortable enough to wear all day and night and feature an optional bifocal lens. That means you only need one pair of sunglasses for all occasions – on and off the bike! I’ve been testing a pair of photochromic glasses that change tint with …

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Equestrian bamboo socks

Bamboo equestrian socks for steel horses

Many riders wear bamboo socks and underwear for their all-season comfort and long-lasting odour-free freshness. We endorse Bamboo Textiles products and sell them through our online shop. The most popular bamboo items are the long and short motorcycle socks. Click here to check out the full range. However, their even-longer equestrian socks may be just …

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Swiss watch Indian Motorcycle watches by Baume and Mercier

Swiss watches tribute to Indian Motorcycle

Swiss watchmaker Baume & Mercier is again paying tribute to Indian Motorcycle with a two-piece collection in their Clifton Club Legend Tributes range. The new limited-edition chronographs (fancy name for watches) honour the Scout and Chief models and will be available from April. No prices are yet available. But don’t get too excited as their previously …

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Prof Rutledge Plastic fibre tougher than Kevlar

Plastic fibre tougher than Kevlar

A new polyethylene nano fibre that is thinner, tougher, lighter and cheaper than Kevlar and Dyneema could be the next big thing in motorcycle clothing, especially riding jeans. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a process that can easily produce ultrafine polymer fibres that are exceptional strong, very thin and inexpensive to …

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