Cars, Motorcycles and Electric/Hybrid vehicles reviewed
I have been riding motorbikes for the thick end of 35 years and it is only in the last five that I have worn earplugs. I suppose there were so many years without them because at the time, so few other riders I knew wore them. I was also worried that they were dangerous, fearing that they alienate you from your surroundings by eliminating all sound. This simply isn’t true – as it turns out, you can still hear everything, but at a reduced volume.
Forcefield Body Armour specialises in impact protection clothing systems for motorcycle riders, it has continued to grow since it was first launched in 2003. Forcefield focus on creating protective apparel that is as functional is it comfortable, allowing you to enjoy the ride with the peace of mind that if the worse should happen, Forcefield has got your back.
The Supertech R Boot is Alpinestars’s iconic riding boot, worn by champions both past and present, available in men's EURO sizes 42 – 46 and come in seven designs based around a combination of black, white, red, yellow and grey colour scheme. These boots use a durable and technical microfibre upper construction offering good levels of flexibility for a comfortable and natural movement, the microfibre main shell is water resistant and reduces the overall weight.
When I was a kid my family and I used to go on these holidays in this wreck of a 1970’s caravan, we had this dodgy black and white TV that never had any signal and a radio that would only work if you hung a teaspoon off the aerial. The chemical toilet was only for number ones during the night so I have memories of running across to the toilet block in the dark with a loo roll shoved up my jumper to protect it from the rain.
As our motorbike trip through Europe quickly approaches, I am gathering gear to test along the way. Our friends at Tucano Urbano have sent us some bits to try and make the trip more comfortable in the summer heat.
Tucano Urbano are a motorcycle accessories company based in Milan, with in-house styling and innovative R&D.
There are different types of motorbike helmets such as full-face, open-face and modular. A modular helmet is a combination of the first two and allows the front chin bar to flip up exposing your face and therefore making it easier to chat to your mates or pay for petrol from jobsworth garage attendants.
I have been riding motorcycles for decades and for the last 4 years I have ridden in an air vest which is a wearable airbag system for motorcyclists that inflates in case of an accident to protect important body areas. For years motorcycle gear has come with hard protection on the elbows, shoulders and the back however the evolution of airbag technology for motorcyclists is very exciting and offers so much more.
The Adventure Boots from Forma look awesome, yes we know safety comes first but style is a close second, especially in the world of motorbikes, if it didn’t look so damn cool would there really be as many people drawn to them, hell no. These boots have been designed for road riding with some handy dual-sport features thrown in, constructed from a lightweight and durable full-grain oiled leather they offergreater rider agility and bike control.