Alpinestars Tech-Air Airbag Jackets

Alpinestars Tech-Air Jacket – An Airbag Jacket You’ll Actually Want to Wear

Alpinestars has released details of their brand new airbag system under the Tech-Air name and it works in a way no other motorcycle jacket airbag system has worked before. Everything is integrated into the jacket - you put in on and away you go. Up until now, there have been two different systems used for motorcycle jacket airbags available for street use. The first and cheapest was by way of a tether attached between the ...
Investcorp Buys Dainse

Who Are Investcorp? The New Owners of Dainese

Today it was announced that Lino Dainese, founder of the Italian powersport clothing manufacturer Dainese, has sold 80 per cent of the company to private equity firm Investcorp. That's probably not great news if you're a fan of the company, as private equity firms aren't renowned for keeping company values or being overly altruistic in their business practices. So who are Investcorp? Their Wikipedia entry describes them ...
Stomp Grip Motorcycle Tank Grip

Get A Grip – What Motorcycle Tank Grips Should You Get?

What do all sportsbikes need but don't have? Yes, tank grips. Leather pants and shiny smooth motorcycle tanks aren't the best combination when it comes to grip. And when you're braking from 6th gear into a 2nd gear corner, there's no worse feeling than sliding forward on your seat - it reduces your control and therefore slows you down. But like with many things in life, not all are created equal. So let's take a look at the ...

Heads Up – A Look at Present and Future Motorcycle HUDs

Heads up displays have been around for decades.  They've been in use by the military for over 60 years and commercial aviation for around 30 years. Back in 1988 you could actually buy an Oldsmobile with one. But it's only in recent years that they've become more commonplace in the mass consumer market, slowly trickling down from luxury cars like BMW and Mercedes, with Mazda introducing it in all but the lowest spec of their ...
Dainese Giro ST Boots Side

Dainese Giro ST Boots Review

Before I begin this review of the Dainese Giro ST boots, let it be said that Dainese make some great gear, of that there is no doubt.  Safety is usually amongst the best available and yet style doesn’t take a back seat.  So one would expect then that I would be writing a glowing review of the Giro ST boots.  And these boots are both safe and stylish. The trouble is, I don’t really see the point of them. You see, the ...
Shark Speed R

Shark Speed-R Review

The Shark Speed-R isn’t exactly new, having been available for over a year now, but seeing as it’s my current lid of choice and I’ve been using it for around nine months, now is as good a time as any to provide a long term review of it. For those who are unaware, Shark is a French company who have been designing and manufacturing helmets for 25 years.  While they don’t have the profile of Arai or Shoei, they’re ...

Alpinestars Quick Seal Rainsuit Review

Riding a motorcycle = good Riding a motorcycle in the rain = not good Getting caught in the rain is one of the worst things about riding a bike. You get wet and cold. And if you're not wearing good gear, it can feel like needles being thrown at your body when riding on the highway. So it's always a good idea to stash some sort of waterproof clothing on your bike for such cases. And the Alpinestars Quick Seal Rainsuit ...
Furygan AFS 10 Leather Gloves Review

Furygan AFS 10 Leather Gloves

These are great looking gloves, beautiful even. And they’re French. It’s not just the Italians that can design great looking bike gear. Furygan is a little known brand outside Western Europe and the UK, but after using these gloves, they don’t deserve to be. The black and white version I’ve been wearing has received many positie comments from people – yes, comments for a pair of gloves. I can’t speak for ...