Benzina motorcycle gear

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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Icon Hooligan denim riding pants

Icon Hooligan denim pants for city riding

If you’re looking for a smart pair of around-town riding pants that you can also wear out to diner, a club or a movie without looking like a Storm Trooper, the Icon Hooligan denim trousers could be for you. They come in dark blue or mid-grey and look just like normal jeans. As they don’t …

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Saint's Unbreakable Denim

Unbreakable Denim riding gear claim

Melbourne riding gear company Saint has released riding pants, jackets and gloves made of Unbreakable Denim which is claimed to have abrasion resistance similar to most leathers. It is made from a blend of 34% cotton and 66% 12oz Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Dyneema. Saint’s Unbreakable Denim triple-stitched pants, jackets and gloves are claimed …

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Shark GP16 gloves

Shark GP16 Road/Race gloves tested

After recently purchasing a Shark “Faster” two-piece leather suit and being suitably impressed Motorbike Writer correspondent Marty Thompson ordered a set of Shark GP16  gloves. I phoned Shark Leathers and within five minutes had confirmation of stock, size and colour, payment made (currently on sale at $99 down from $299) and the gloves were on …

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MotoChic base layer top

Motorcycle top stays dry, cool and warm

Male and female riders can now stay fresh in summer for longer and warm in winter all day with this MotoChic Special Edition Cooling Base Layer Top. The American company founded by rider Debra Chin sent a sample shirt to Mrs MBW and our resident psychologist, Sharon Ledger, to trial in the still-stifling heat of …

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Gearbest motorcycle gear

Does motorcycle gear have to be costly?

Motorcycle gear is becoming cheaper and cheaper, but there is still a lot of expensive gear that may not offer protection commensurate with the cost. While we don’t endorse inferior products, companies such as Aldi seem to be able to bring bargain-priced quality items to market. Senior research project officer at the Neuroscience Research Australia, Randwick, …

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There is a Harley hydration vest for all sizes

Harley hydration vest a saviour

Beating the heat is as simple as wearing a Harley-Davidson adjustable hydration vest, as I have found out on my ride up to the 24th annual HOG Rally in Tamworth. It’s stinking hot weather here, but the Harley hydration vest certainly does the job of keeping you cool. I’ve tried many different jackets and cooling …

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Ellaspede hanger

Ellaspede motorcycle helmet hanger

Custom motorcycle company Ellaspede has turned its mechanical and design brilliance to solving the problem of where to safely hang your helmet, gloves and jacket when you finish your ride. The Brisbane workshop has just launched a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign for their ingenious Helmet and Gear Hanger, a purpose-designed and versatile device for riders, drivers and racers …

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