Winter riding insurance differences

Tips to ride out your winter blues

(Contributed post for our Northern Hemisphere readers facing winter riding blues) The moment you step outside your garage and your smart gadget reads between 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, you are in for a treat. As a passionate motorcycle enthusiast, you are like ‘Give me 50 degrees all day, every day!’. But the world is …

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Macna release 2019 summer jackets

Macna release 2019 summer jackets

Macna continues to introduce more models to its burgeoning rider clothing range with five new summer jackets for the coming hot-weather riding season. As with all European manufacturers, all their gear is CE approved for safe motorcycle riding. Since Link International began importing European riding gear from Macna in 2017, we have reviewed several items …

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Draggin Stealthz leggings

Rider leggings get poor safety ratings

The world’s first motorcycle clothing safety ratings program, MotoCAP, has given just half a star each to three sets of rider leggings and mixed reviews on gloves. MotoCAP launched in September with ratings for 10 leather jackets and 10 pairs of rider jeans. Last month they added ratings for 10 textile jackets which rated lower than the …

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Halvarssons Macan single-layer rider jeans

Warning on single-layer rider jeans

Riders have been warned again about single-layer protective rider jeans after Swedish company Halvarssons released their version. It follows the release last year of single-layer rider jeans by Australian companies Saint and Suus. Draggin Jeans boss Grant Mackintosh says they have been working on the technology for a few years and have still not been …

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Victoria Solo Unit motorcycle police uniforms

Motorcycle police ramp up riding gear

Gone are the days when motorcycle police rode around in jodhpurs and a leather jacket with no protectors. International Workplace, Health and Safety standards now require police to have certified safety riding gear. Most seem to be complying in a more responsible example to all riders. Queensland Police last week unveiled their new DayGlo yellow …

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Harley-Davidson Street Rod hotter products

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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US Army electric fabric

US Army clothing could warm riders

The US Army is funding research into materials with electronic nanowires to heat the fabric that could eventually lead to warmer rider gear. The Stanford University research was presented recently at the 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. It follows BMW research using fish scales and event …

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Aldi annual sale - Riders urged to support motorcycle dealers claims

Annual Aldi motorbike gear sale

You better line up early next Saturday (August 19, 2017) for the annual Aldi motorcycle gear sale as it usually sells out of popular products very quickly. The annual sale kick starts at 8am with a wide range of cheap and good quality gear. Among the offerings is this gear from Torque: Helmet $79.99, leather gloves $29.99, summer Jacket …

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Amanda Chan Flying Solo Gear Co

Amanda forges unisex riding gear company

She has ridden in snow, through cyclones, fixed her chain with a piece of pipe by the side of the road and now Amanda Chan is developing a unisex sportbike gear brand Flying Solo Gear. The 29-year-old Canadian moved to Melbourne in May 2015 and one of the first things she did was lap the …

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Macna Zircon women's gloves - pink

Does pink make riding gear ‘feminine’?

Macna has added a women’s winter glove to their range, but the only thing we see that makes it suitable for women, apart from smaller sizing, is some pink striping. In our discussions over the years with female riders, pink and purple flashes of colour do not necessarily make riding gear suitable for women. One female …

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