2010 Pure Motorcycle collection brings Belstaff back to bikes

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Thanks to the guys at Urban Rider in London, we’re able to exclusively reveal these jackets from the 2010 Belstaff Pure Motorcycle collection. Since its purchase by an Italian conglomerate in 2004, Belstaff’s functional safety gear has been hard to find, suffering under a company placing influence on its fashion line. That’s changing. Starting  with these jackets Belstaff hopes to return to offering simple, high quality, good looking clothing for motorcyclists.
All the jackets featured above are designed to survive crashed and bad
weather and are fitted with CE armor in the shoulders and elbows. Some
use simple foam back protectors, but as with most jackets, you’re best
off replacing those with something safer. Knox makes some good back
protectors that work with just about any jacket.

Urban Rider currently has three of these available for pre-order for
September delivery. US buyers can subtract 17.5% from the quoted prices
since they aren’t legally obligated to keep Members of Parliament’s
jacuzzis stocked with caviar and champagne.

Belstaff XL 500
Our favorite out of this range, the XL 500 is a recreation of the ’70s
original. It’s updated with a heavyweight nylon and is now 100%
waterproof. At first glance, the bright blue might look dorky, but
it’ll be the antithesis of too-tough black leather, meaning its sharp
lines will look way more stylish.

Belstaff Laurel Bank Blouson
The exterior looks like polyester, but is actually a heavy gum textile
with good weather protection and, thanks to leather panels, good
abrasion resistance.

Belstaff Stirling Bend Blouson
A classic black leather sport-riding jacket, the classic lines and
understated nature conceal very solid, over-built construction.

Urban Rider

  • Subaruzi

    I don’t know about these products. I too am a fan of low key understated motorcycle clothing but I am not a fan of any of these. I feel like they look a little too ‘high fashion’. I don’t like big logos on my stuff and I don’t like oddly cut and oddly styled either. I’ll keep my NYC jacket and be happy with it.

  • DaveD

    These are nice but seem way too expensive… Shouldn’t I be able to pay less for a jacket without crazy patches and logos and stuff?!?!?!

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Grant Ray

      Dave, I understand your frustration. Unfortunately good gear isn’t staying the same price while inflation continues. The price for quality is rising just like everything else, and there isn’t a whole lot we can do about it.

      But then again, these aren’t cheap mass-produced goods, and quality has never been cheap.

      $400 for a Belstaff XL500 with CE armor and rugged modern-tech fibers, that has an almost identical cut to classic fitted Belstaffs from 1935? Sounds good to me, but I don’t mind saving up for a jacket I plan on keeping for a while.

  • Romano

    I think these are pretty sharp, especially the Stirling Bend blouson and Vincent blouson, but you get the feeling you’re paying as much for fashion as you are for quality. Would happily rock any of these, but the prices are outside of what I consider reasonable.

  • http://greatjoballweek.blogspot.com/ Case

    I ordered the Belstaff Snetterton (in black) from Urban Rider and had it shipped to me in CA. It was expensive but not any more expensive than the high-end jackets from Dainese. I’m very happy with it – it is the kind of jacket that lasts a lifetime – very heavy duty with an excellent attention to detail. I get compliments every time I wear it.

    You don’t pay the VAT but you do taste it on the exchange rate. That’s the price you pay for quality and uniqueness.

    Save up and buy one; it’s worth it.