tcx district boots
Extremely versatile, comfortable, stylish boots. With the added versatility of being waterproof, the casually styled Districts with moto-specific protection add up to one awesome pair of urban wear. Highly recommended. Just don’t forget that they are actually not slippers, so don’t wear them to bed. £179.99 tcxboots.com
SHARK S-DRAX 2 TRIPP IN KOO
This is a hellishly stylish helmet. Just check out the sharp-edge look of the mask and that streamlined profile, specifically designed to fit the skull shape as closely as possible. With its premium finishes, this neo-retro jet helmet oozes charisma and will certainly get you noticed which is, I guess, what you want when riding a motorcycle. The shell is made of multiaxial fibreglass, and incorporates a micro lock ratchet buckle. £309.99 nevis.uk.com
RST ISLE OF MAN TT GRANDSTAND SUIT
.Part of the RST IOM TT Collection, the suit is Certified to Level A, and comes with CE Level 1 back protector, shoulder, elbow and knee armour, plus pocket only hip armour and TPU shoulder cups. Without doubt, this ergonomic suit, a re-vamped version of the brand’s functional R-18 suit, oozes quality. Compared to RST’s TracTech Evo suit, the relaxed, less aggressive fit of its cousin means you can walk around in more comfort, the four-way stretch panelling allowing for a full, free range of movement. £449.99 rst-moto.com
nitro n2300 uno satin black helmet
Nitro has come up trumps with the N2300 full face helmet at a remarkable price for a quality product. The custom designed multi-poly tech constructed shell features twin integrated front air vents with large contact points being particularly beneficial for ease of operation with gloved hands, and triple rear exhaust ports. The comfort lining is removable and washable, and the micrometric buckle offers easy adjustability. The quick-release visor comes pinlock ready, and is compatible with Nitro’s anti-fog pinlock insert. You also get a spring-loaded sun visor system with a side-mounted switch for ease of use. £79.99 nitrorider.com
richa daytona 2
Updated version of the popular Daytona 1 jacket, this classically stylish, timeless, functional jacket comes with D30 protection. Constructed of premium buffalo leather with 100 per cent Polyester lining, it offers natural abrasion resistance and is backed up by safety stitching in the shoulders and elbows, while a full complement of D3O armour is included as standard at the elbows, shoulders and back. It features two handwarmer and two chest pockets, and the detachable zip-in thermal liner with padding has a Velcro closure phone pocket and another zipped Napoleon pocket. £279.99 richa.eu
BRIEFS (NO, NOT THOSE SORT!)
Add a touch of style to your rides along the highways, byways and boulevards with our selection of some of the latest gear to tempt your pocket. Go on, you know you can’t resist…
BELL CRUISER ELIMINATOR
TUCANO URBANO STEVE GLOVES
ULTIMATE SQUIDGY PLUGS
SENA SAVAGE SMART OPEN FACE HELMET
This jet-style helmet comes fully equipped with a Bluetooth communication system, and like the Savage (above right) is ready for use straight out of the box. The ECE-rated Outstar was only recently made available to the European market, and is the latest edition to Sena’s innovative line of smart helmets. A boom mic, speakers and control unit are neatly integrated into the helmet design, offering a communication range of up to a mile. Weighing in at 1,530 grams, the jet helmet is constructed of a lightweight ECE-rated thermoplastic shell featuring a multi-layer EPS, and comes with an all-season, scratch-resistant full face visor with two inlet and one outlet port, plus a drop-down sun visor. It has a quick-release ratchet fastener chin strap, and the breathable interior is both removable and washable. The Outstar. It is extremely comfortable, and the comms system is excellent. The full face visor is easy to open or close, and the drop-down sun visor is a definite benefit. Available in Matt Black or Gloss White in sizes S-XL. £179 sena.com
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