GEAR RIGHT, LOOK TIGHT. DUCATI SCRAMBLER.

By September 7, 2018Riding Gear, Spokes.com.au

GEAR RIGHT.
LOOK TIGHT.

Thankfully, being safe while riding your motorbike no longer requires you to look like a Power Ranger. Thanks to brands like DMD, Stylmartin and Saint, we can protect our bits if the worst happens, while still looking fresh on and off the bike. Here are our picks of some of the best combinations of safety and style.

HELMET

DMD SEVENTYFIVE

Wearing an old helmet’s not a good idea. Wearing a new helmet, styled like an old one? Much better. DMD has knocked it out of the park with their Seventyfive, which harks back to the 70’s off-road racing scene, which saw open faced lids ditched for safer items sporting chin protection. While the Seventyfive looks like the helmets of yesteryear, it utilises thoroughly modern tech’. It’s rocking a Carbon Kevlar shell, removable, washable liner and double D-ring closure on the padded chin strap. It also features slotted air vents to allow the breeze in and plenty of room for a pair of goggles. The use of Kevlar for the shell helps keep weight down and ensures the Seventyfive is both DOT and ECE approved.

FEATURES:

  • Carbon Kevlar Shell
  • Removable and Washable Liner
  • Padded chin strap with double D-ring closure
  • ECE and DOT approved.

SEE MORE AT DMD

GOGGLES

ACCURI GOGGLES

Ever tried riding without a visor? Dust and light rain turn into stones and torrential downpour. You’ll tear up and maybe even sob, wishing you had Accuri’s keeping you safe. The Accuri sets the benchmark for premium performance at an obtainable price, allowing you to silently focus on your ride. Crafted from the finest materials, the Accuri ensures optimal performance with an enhanced field of vision.

FEATURES:

  • Foam: Moisture managing triple layer foam.
  • Frame: Constructed out of flexible yet durable urethane.
  • Lens: Comes equipped with anti-fog, scratch resistant Lexan® lens for unimpaired vision. Shares the same lens shape across the product line.
  • Lens Attachment: 9 pin lens retention system. The highest number of retention points in the industry ensures a secure fit.
  • Strap: Oversized 45mm silicon coated strap holds your goggles motionless.
  • Simplicity: All 100% Adult MX goggles share the same lens and tear-off profile.
  • In the Box: Mirrored Lens models include: An extra clear lens and a sublimated micro fiber bag. Clear Lens models: a sublimated microfiber bag

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GLOVES

BLACKBIRD MOTORCYCLE WEAR YELLOW LEATHER GLOVE

Gloves are one of the most important parts of your safety kit. With this in mind, it’s important to get the fit and comfort levels just right. While leather gloves offer the most protection, they can sometimes be stiff and uncomfortable until the hide is worn in. With this in mind, Blackbird Motorcycle Wear has constructed the yellow leather glove from super soft Nubuck leather. Nubuck has a similar feel to suede but is way more durable, coming from the top grain of the hide. While they’re comfortable, Blackbird has also ensured they’re safe. The gloves feature knuckle, thumb and palm padding and there’s also a sturdy Velcro strap to ensure a snug fit.

FEATURES:

  • Saint Unbreakable 2.0 fabric
  • Fleece lining
  • Knuckle, thumb and palm padding
  • Perforated fingers
  • Velcro strap for closer fit

SEE MORE AT BLACKBIRD MOTORCYCLE WEAR

BOOTS

STYLMARTIN URBAN LINE IRON

Soichiro Honda once said that racing improves the breed. That saying rings true with Stylmartin, who supplied boots for iconic racers like Eddie Lawson in the 80’s. The Italian brand has since turned its attention to producing safe, stylish street boots, for both men and women.

The Urban Line IRON is a perfect representation of this change of direction and is made from full grain Graffiti leather. This high-quality leather makes the boot water resistant and breathable – perfect for on or off the bike. While the Urban Line IRON looks low-key, it still sports CE-rated full ankle protection. Stylmartin still makes boots in Europe and their commitment to quality is obvious, with high quality stitching and laces featuring on the boot.

FEATURES:

  • Waterproof and breathable lining
  • Malleolus ankle protections
  • Antislip rubber sole
  • Breathable, changeable footbed
  • Gear lever protection on toe.

SEE MORE AT STYLMARTIN

JACKET

DAINESE ALLEY D-DRY JACKET

Waterproof, warm and stylish. The D-Dry from Dainese has all the essentials for those who ride when the sun’s a distant memory. The classic four-pocket style offers practicality and class, while the waterproof and breathable lining ensures you won’t be caught out when the heavens open.
Should the worse happen, the jacket also sports a removable thermal lining and certified armour in the shoulders and elbows. Dainese has also included reflective inserts and a pocket for its Wave back protectors to bolster the D-dry’s safety credentials. The jacket’s relaxed cut ensures it looks great off the bike too. The added hood with thermal insert also adds some extra protection from the elements when off the bike.

FEATURES:

  • Back protector pocket (fits Dainese Wave G1 and 2)
  • Reflective inserts
  • 4 outer pockets 1 inner
  • Wrists, waist and hips adjustments
  • Waterproof and breathable membrane (D-Synth 220L laminated with D-Dry)
  • Soft elbow and shoulder armour (Pro-Armour: certified to Standard EN 1621.1)
  • Removable thermal liner and hood.

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JEANS

SAINT MODEL 2

Saint’s Model 2 embodies everything the Aussie brand stands for. These jeans are made by people who ride and they haven’t compromised on either the style or safety fronts.

The Model 2 jeans features Saint’s single layer protection, which ditches bulky layers or liners and uses the very best in strength and impact abrasion resistant denim. This means the Model 2 maintains a classic style while still being rated for a six second (75metre) slide. There’s also strategically located accordion panels on the back and knees to allow easy movement on the bike. The Model 2’s cut is also wide enough to allow room for a sturdy pair of boots.

FEATURES:

  •  Accordian Stretch Panelling
  • Adjustable Armour Pockets
  • Zip Fly
  • Saint Unbreakable 6.0/2.0 denim
  • 360º impact, burst and abrasion resistant
  • 6 seconds (75 metre slide time)
  • Removable CE Level 1 knee armour and CE Level 2 hip armour
  • High Impact Zones – 66% UHMWPE/34% Cotton
  • Low Impact Zones – 10% UHMWPE / 90% Cotton

SEE MORE AT SAINT

ARMOUR

CE APPROVED ARMOUR

You can buy protectors separately, if the built-in protectors don’t fit snugly or your gear doesn’t come with armour as standard. Armour comes in a variety of materials including plastic, moulded rubber and dual density foam. High standard armour has CE EN1621 approval, which is what you should be looking for. Some of the most common is D3o, which is an extremely flexible, low profile and lightweight and offers incredible protection. The best bit is, most of this armour is removable. Meaning you can wear your gear comfortably off the bike.

Armour can typically be fitted to Back, Shoulders, Elbows, Hip & Knee. Ticking all these boxes keeps you much more protected when on the road.

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