Traveling to EICMA last week to research their 2011 purchasing, the guys from London’s Urban Rider also took the time to put together a list of what they though was the coolest new riding gear at the show.
Believe it or not, Wes and I don’t dress like twinkies on motorcycle trips. I decided against go-go boots and David Lee Roth high kicks and wore an unfathomably expensive Rukka suit and Alpinestars touring boots instead. I also ditched … Continued
While Dainese and Alpinestars have only shown track-use airbag-equipped racing suits, the other big gear maker in Italy has been busy selling airbags for both road and track, fitted to both leathers and jackets. Now, Spidi is releasing an airbag … Continued
We had the Bushwick Murderhaus’s self-professed crash expert, Al Christod, put the latest Overlord Prime jacket from Icon through the ringer. How did it hold up? Click below for the NSFW feature. Field Test: Icon Overlord Prime jacket Editor’s note: … Continued
Ernie Vigil, Jason Britton, Eric Hoenshell and Nick Brocha all have something in common and it isn’t just a significant line item for rear tires. The Icon Overlord jacket is constructed from 1.2-1.4mm cowhide, equipped with CE-approved Field Armor and … Continued
Two concepts with a similar idea promise to advance helmet safety by simple means. The idea is to remove the connection between a helmet’s shell and its impact-absorbing liner, thereby allowing a certain degree of rotation upon impact that could … Continued
Everyone told me that wearing this level of safety gear on an adventure touring trip was overkill and it was kind of a pain in the ass. But when it was 45 degrees and raining, I was warm and dry; … Continued