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Warm, dry, hi-viz kit

Michael Carroll, 19 February 2009 10:41

Stand out from the crowd with this high-vis combo from Weise. The Buzz jacket and trousers are made from 600-denier, abrasion-resistant textile, with CE-approved hard armour on shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Both have removable thermal linings and are claimed waterproof. The jacket and trousers come in S-5XL and cost £120 each. Details:

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Knox ‘honeycomb’ back protector

Michael Carroll, 18 February 2009 11:43

Knox’s latest Kompakt back protector takes the bulk out of preventing injury. Compare and buy back protectors The CE-approved protector is one of the lightest available in the UK, weighing just 600g, and the design means it can be rolled up and stowed in a small travel bag. The protector uses a honeycomb construction to soak up impacts, and uses ...

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Video: Airbag motorcycle jacket crash tested

Michael Carroll, 13 February 2009 08:45

MCN attended an exclusive demonstration of the Point Two airbag jacket this week. The test, arranged by Radio 1’s Newsbeat programme, took place at Goodwood, and saw stuntman Rob Hunt lob himself off a battered Yamaha TZR125 not once, but twice. He said the jacket made him feel like the Michelin man, but reckons it would work well on the ...

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New Gaia Jacket from STT

Michael Carroll, 10 February 2009 13:54

The new Gaia jacket from STT proves that women’s kit doesn’t all come in lurid colours. The textile jacket has a removable thermal lining, a waterproof insert, and Knox CE armour on elbows and shoulders. It comes in black only, in sizes 8-16. £159. Call 01745 823333.

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Suzuki release all-weather jacket

Michael Carroll, 09 February 2009 16:50

Suzuki motorcycle riders can show their true colours with the firm’s latest official all-weather jacket. The textile Hawk jacket comes in Suzuki’s traditional blue and white colours, has a waterproof membrane and a removable thermal lining. It’s made by AGV Sport, and has CE armour on shoulders and elbows.£105 from

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Forcefield unveils new back protector and windproof kit

Michael Carroll, 04 February 2009 16:42

An improved range of Forcefield base layers are now on sale. The firm has added windproof fabric to the range of shirts (£60), trousers (£45), and balaclavas, neck warmers, and gloves (£20 each). Shirts and trousers come in XS-2XL; gloves in S-XL. Forcefield has also updated its Level-2 back protector for 2009, adding some colour around the collar. The CE ...

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New Knox Fastback

Michael Carroll, 30 January 2009 13:31

Take the hassle out of wearing a back protector with the Knox FastBack vest. It’s designed to be worn under one- or two-piece leathers, and has a removable CE-approved level 1 back protector. Compare and buy motorcycle protection The vest fastens using a central zip, with Velcro adjusters on the waist. Sizes S-2XL, £60. Call 01900-825-825 for details.

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RS Taichi airbag jacket available from March

Michael Carroll, 27 January 2009 11:13

RS Taichi will launch its first airbag motorcycle jacket for the road in March, using technology developed for its pricey T-RAPS race suit. The leather jacket has double airbags on the neck and shoulders that deploy in under half-a-second when a wire attached to the bike pulls a pin on a gas canister in the jacket. Compare and buy motorcycle ...

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Knox unveil Cold Killers top for women

Michael Carroll, 10 December 2008 13:55

Women have two good reasons to wear Knox’s new Cold Killers Sport Top. First, the base layer helps keep you warm, with a windproof outer material, and fleece lining. Compare and buy motorcycle base layers Second, it’s breathable, to wick sweat away. Women’s sizes are 10-20, and price £50. Call 01900-825-825 for details.

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Kawasaki release thermal layers

Michael Carroll, 09 December 2008 12:08

Kawasaki fans can go green with a new range of thermal base layers in the firm’s traditional bright green colour. The range includes short and long-sleeve summer shirts, and a winter shirt with matching trousers. Prices start at £22, and sizes range from S-XXL. Call 0845-600-2442 or visit your local dealer for more details.


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