Whether you’ve just passed your test or completed your CBT, kitting yourself out for the first time can be expensive. Belgian motorcycle clothing brand, Richa, has a wide range of riding gear for all riders – it doesn’t matter if you’re a first-timer or a seasoned professional.
Here are some of the top picks for new – and existing riders – which will keep you protected as well as looking stylish on two-wheels all for under-£350*…
Falcon 2 Jacket
Sporty and stylish, the textile Falcon 2 jacket is designed for all-year-round wear. It features a waterproof and breathable membrane and D3O® armour at the shoulders, elbows and back. There’s a detachable thermal liner for when the cooler weather arrives – or those early morning rides. It has an RRP of £159.99 and is available in sizes S-6XL in a choice of black, black/red and black/fluo.
If you’re after a jacket with a bit more of a retro look, then check out the Toulon 2. Available in a number of colours in textile and leather for both men and women – there’s plenty of choice. Both the leather and textile options feature a detachable material hood, D3O® armour at the shoulders, elbows and back as standard. The leather Toulon 2 has an RRP of £279.99 and the waterproof Toulon 2 Softshell jacket has an RRP of £189.99.
Hammer 2 Jeans
Perfect for commuters with nowhere to change, the Hammer 2 Jeans ensure riders are well protected in the event of an accident but can be worn casually without looking like you’re wearing riding gear.
Made from denim but with an Aramid lining, the Hammer 2 Jeans have CE-approved knee armour and like their ‘fashion-only’ counterparts, have waist loops for use with a belt. Available in regular and short leg lengths in black, dark blue and stone (a distressed blue), in 30-44, the Hammer 2 Jeans have an RRP of £99.99.
If the Hammer 2 Jeans aren’t for you, there are a whole host of other jeans available including the aptly named ‘Original’ jeans – available as classic, straight leg or slim-fit versions. Constructed with a mix of Denim Cordura, Cotton and Polyester, the Original jeans are enhanced with abrasion resistance. They feature D3O® knee and hip protectors and are reinforced with safety triple-stitching all over.
Available in a choice of black or brown, the Bobber gloves from Richa are made from high-quality cowhide skin and feature CE-approved impact knuckle protectors. There is smart touch fabric on the index finger to enable riders to use touchscreen devices without needing to take them off. There are foam reinforcements on the fingers, palm and thumbs and a vertical zipper and press stud fastener. Available in S-3XL, the Bobber gloves have an RRP of £74.99.
For more information or to locate your nearest dealer, visit www.nevis.uk.com.
*based on the RRP of the Falcon 2 jacket, Hammer 2 jeans and Bobber gloves.