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Saint denim opens first store

Melbourne denim riding gear company Saint, which has developed a six-second single-layer denim, has now opened a flagship store in Melbourne. Saint began as an online store 18 months ago and has now opened a store at 154 Johnston St, Fitzroy.  Their “Unbreakable” range of riding jeans, jackets and gloves is made from a special blend …

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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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Benzina launches Italian motorcycle style

Benzina is a fledgling motorcycle accessories brand that has launched exclusively on the new MotorbikeWriter shop site. The Brisbane-based brand will feature an array of innovative and stylish products from non-scratch keyrings to numberplate holders that guard against theft. Benzina means “fuel” in Italian. The brand is the brainchild of an Italian immigrant who has worked …

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Helite Airvest offers airbag protection in a motorcycle crash

Helite airbag provides vital torso protection

You can have the same airbag upper-body protection as MotoGP riders but for a fraction of the cost, thanks to the Helite Airvest and Helite jackets. The airbag vest is worn over the top of any motorcycle jacket and inflates on impact to protect the upper body. The Helite textile and leather jackets include the airbag. BUY …

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Funding for safe motorcyclist clothing

Riders will benefit from $13.2 million of Federal Government funding for research into “future fibres”, including next-generation protective clothing. Longtime Australia motorcycle clothing manufacturer Draggin Jeans is one of the partners in the Future Fibres Hub research that will cover four different areas. The exact amount set aside for motorcycle apparel is therefore difficult to assess. …

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NeonMoto Electroluminescent Motorcycle Leather Jacket

NeonMoto jacket lights up your ride

There are many fluoro and lit motorcycle jackets around, but the makers of the NeonMoto Electroluminescent Motorcycle Leather Jacket claim it is the world’s brightest. NeonMoto founder Dao Nguyen says the jacket is the Asian company’s  “first product”. It hasn’t been made yet, but they have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000. It doesn’t …

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Single-layer protective denim safer

Single-layer motorcycle clothing that passes safety tests is getting closer with DSM Dyneema gaining European approval after the latest tests. Their single-layer denim with elastic material and a large amount of Dyneema has passed the four-second abrasion test. It now gains an EN13595-1 approval for level 1 which means abrasion resistance of four seconds or …

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BMW launches airbag jacket

BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars have collaborated to produce a textile jacket with an airbag for use on the road and in off-road riding. The Street Air jacket follows a BMW and Alpinestars DoubleR RaceAir one-piece leather race suit in 2014. If that is any indication, it could be quite expensive as the Alpinestars vest component, …

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Top bikes and gear brands rated

Yamaha has replaced Harley-Davidson as the top brand rated by Australian riders, while Shoei is the top helmet, Aplinestars best for gear and Pirelli the best tyre. The results come from the second annual survey of 1079 riders by customer satisfaction research and ratings business Canstar Blue. Top motorcycle brands Only the seven most popular road …

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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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