Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable people on the road and it only takes one silly mistake to put their lives at risk. That isn’t an over statement, as a close friend of mine had a very lucky escape whilst driving down a straight section of road; a car pulled right out in front of him from a junction on the left (Duke of Edinburgh style) and unknown to him, his left indicator was still ticking away from a previous manoeuvre, leading the driver of the car to believe it was safe to pull out.
The Tech 10 from Alpinestars are an innovative pair of protective Motocross boots that are packed full of features for high performance and defence when participating in this crazy sport. For over a decade the Tech 10 has been a reliable boot, but this summer the company have completely redesigned to raise the quality even further, whilst maintain the classic look. The redesign focused on the functionality, performance and safety, with the aim to reduce the overall weight as well as the material volume for a greater range of movement and flexibility.
I been riding motorbikes for as long as I can remember, and the weather must be pretty awful for me to opt for my car instead. Throughout these years of riding, I have concluded that you should always wear the best gear you can afford, as you generally get what you pay for with motorbike clothing. My current choice of clothing has boiled down to an armoured Gortex 2-piece suit and heavy adventure motorbike boots. Whilst this combination gives great protection it isn’t the most comfortable of clothing when you get off.
Alpinestars have been making serious apparel for serious sports since 1963, we are taking about the kind of sports where you could potentially die at every second - motocross, road and off-road motorcycling racing, open wheel and stock car racing and the sort of cycling where you throw yourself down near vertical slopes at ridiculous speeds. The Tech 8 RS have been designed for off-road performance with a new, full, inner bootie for a precise and comfortable fit and an innovative buckle closure system for convenience.
The Knox Handroid Glove is a multi-award-winning glove with a unique design to help reduce some of the more common injuries caused by the natural reaction of putting your hands out in front of you when you fall. It is a fully CE certified sports glove with Certified to European CE Standard EN 13594 – 2012.
Earlier this year we looked at the Quad Lock Cycle Mount and were impressed by how sturdy it was, but how bumpy does it really get on a bicycle? Could it really be as secure on a Motorcycle? It came with the iPhone 7 Plus case and the iPhone 7 Plus poncho to get us started, you can buy them separately or as a kit. The Quad Lock Motorcycle Mount is a flexible mount for your phone that allows for a convenient and visible location on your bike. It features a rotating head and comes with an extension arm if extra clearance is required.