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.
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.
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.
If you are a motorcyclist, you will have heard of the Held brand; they have been manufacturing Motorbike gear since 1946 and are renowned for quality products. Their catalogue is a whopping 300 pager, stacked full of clothing, helmets, protection, luggage, covers - in fact, just about everything you could ever need.
We were sent three Held helmets to review, all of them at a price point of well under £200.
This road boot comes in a straightforward black design in European sizes 36-50. it is both waterproof and breathable, thanks to the Gore-Tex XCR membrane that is layered under a ventilated mesh outer body that ensure your feet stay dry in all weather conditions. Constructed from an original ergonomic design that follows the natural shape of the foot for streamlining and a comfortable fit, the main body has an air mesh construction which is layered with breathable materials for high levels of ventilation and is over-injected with soft PU reinforcements.