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Five new motorcyclist gear products

More great products from the some of the best producers of motorcyclist clothing have arrived for the summer ahead. We take a look at five of the latest rider products which you can now buy online or in stores near you. Tourmaster Pivot Touring Jacket. This new jacket is waterproof with a convenient hood that …

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Black Arrow jacket - Bike shops pay lip service to women fashion

Bike shops ‘ignore women’s fashion’

Many motorcycle shops only pay lip service to women’s riding gear, says Black Arrow fashion designer and motorcyclist Hannah Smith of Sydney. “Female motorcyclists are a fast-growing sector worldwide; fact,” she says. “So it is surprising to me that many motorcycle stores still think that they only need to cater to men with a token …

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Venture Heat

Venture Heat warms your winter ride

Unless there is black ice on the road, cold weather is really no impediment to winter riding when you have Venture Heat powered riding gear. Their range includes jacket and vest liners, gloves, pants liners and even inner soles which you can connect to your bike’s battery to keep you warm. Venture Heat sent us their …

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Nelson-Rigg waterproof Aston rain suit

Aston rain suit claims 100% waterproof

The best motorcycle rain suit is one that is not only waterproof, but also easy to put on and take off at the side of the road without having to remove your boots. One-piece rain suits can often be the most most waterproof, but they can be a nuisance to put on and take off. …

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Karen Curley Bathurst Circuit in Helite airbag vest

Reader reviews Helite airbag vest

Rider Karen Curley of Canberra recently sent us photos of her wearing a Helite airbag vest at Mount Panorama Circuit on a ride with my fellow FRoCers (Female Riders of Canberra). She won the Helite airbag safety vest earlier this year in a Motorbike Writer competition to launch the safety product via our new online shop. “As …

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Macna Traction jacket

Macna motorcycle gear arrives

Motorcycle riding jackets, pants and gloves from European company Macna is now being imported to Australia by Link International. The company has been making riding gear since 1991 and features a range of jackets, pants, gloves, safety protectors and casual wear for all riding styles. However, Link International will only import men’s and women’s jackets, …

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Ixon Zephyr jacket

Ixon Zephyr a year-round jacket

The new Ixon Zephyr HP textile men’s motorcycle jacket is claimed to be a three-in-one versatile jacket for year-round riding in all conditions. The textile shell allows air to flow through thanks to the fixed ventilation grids on the top of the back and zippered vents on the chest and forearm. It also has a …

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Pakistan leather gear

Pakistan leather gets a second chance

We panned a leather jacket we received from Pakistan in August 2016 and warned riders against buying cheap motorcycle goods over the internet. Read our scathing report here. However, another Pakistan motorcycle leather goods company then got in touch with us and pleaded to give the country’s goods a second chance. They also said they …

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Blackbird motorcycle jacket review

There is no such thing as an all-season motorcycle jacket. You either have a winter jacket or a summer jacket. All else is a compromise. And if you really want to be realistic, you also need a jacket for the in-between spring/autumn (fall) seasons when it’s warm during the day and cool in the mornings. …

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