Astric Sports motorcycle jacket includes a bike cover

Astric jacket also covers your motorbike

This Astric Sports motorcycle jacket includes a “compression bag” in the back for protection that converts to a bike cover when parked. Astric Sports, Hong Kong, have launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding appeal to raise $A25,425. So far they have $1768 of their $25,645 goal from six backers with a month to go. The bomber-style jacket …

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motogp airbag suits

MotoGP makes airbag suits compulsory

MotoGP riders have been wearing airbag suits since 2007 to protect them in a crash, but from this year they will become mandatory in all classes. If airbag suits are good enough for MotoGP riders, they are also good enough for you. Helite makes airbag vests and jackets for a fraction of the cost of …

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Ricondi recommends tight leathers Andrew Smart

Get free stuff at Ricondi store opening

Riders will get discounts and free stuff at the official opening tomorrow (December 9, 2017) of Brisbane-based Ricondi Motorcycle Apparel. Founder Andrew Smart started the company a few years ago making and set up in a small room above a motorcycle mechanic, but has now moved to a big shop at 532 Seventeen Mile Rocks …

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DayGlo Queensland Police

Police launch DayGlo bikes and gear

Queensland Police have today launched their new DayGlo yellow motorcycles and high-visibility motorcycle police jackets to “send a message”. In launching Operation Papa Guardian for the summer, Acting Deputy Commissioner Bob Gee says “high visibility on the road saves lives”. “We make no apology for being highly visible,” he says. Motorcycle police with the new …

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Ricondi recommends firm leathers Andrew Smart

Ricondi recommends firm fit leathers

Riders should buy leathers that are a firm fit so they won’t flap around, but with stretch panels for comfort and movement says Ricondi Motorcycle Apparel founder Andrew Smart. He says most riders buy leathers that are loose for comfort. However, when I visited his new shop at 532 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd, Brisbane, to borrow …

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Jacket becomes motorcycle coverJacket becomes motorcycle cover

Jacket becomes motorcycle cover

This Astric Sports motorcycle jacket that converts to a bike cover is one of many weird and wonderful motorcycle accessories we’ve seen over the years. The people at Astric Sports, Hong Kong, tell us they are working on a final prototype, so they don’t have full details yet. However, they did supply the photo at …

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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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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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