Tired of your old helmet and worn out riding pants? Maybe you’re just ready for a new look. No matter what your needs, there are tons of choices when it comes to riding gear.
Bell’s Star Carbon Helmet is a hardcore helmet made of lightweight, tough carbon composite. Weighing in at less than 3.5 pounds, this performance helmet is built to move air, keeping the rider cool on hot days. The sleek profile minimizes buffeting and lift. Interior soft liners are removable and washable. $650 at bellhelmets.com.
Bohn’s CoolAir Bodyguard System holds protective pads in place using an elastic mesh, which lets the air just pass right on through. They may look a little goofy, but this armor system is hardly noticeable under your clothing. The breathable mesh is perfect if you ride in the heat and humidity of the summer. Pants sell for $173, the shirt is $163, or you can save a few bucks and get the set for $303 at bohnarmor.com.
Alpinestars Charlie Riding Jeans are constructed of heavy-duty denim with a slight stretch added for comfort. Devoid of external stitching, extra pockets or any other telltale signs of moto specificness, the DuPont Kevlar reinforcements in the seat and knees give these jeans their superb abrasion resistance while removable CE certified knee armor gives you added impact protection and some much needed piece of mind. $259.95 at revzilla.com.
Stylmartin Indian Riding Boots have become a classic. They feature a full grain leather, waterproof membrane, and Vibram sole. It comes with two colored laces, green and black. The Indian is a durable and protective motorcycle boot. $295 www.stylmartin-usa.com.
The Ronin Leather Jacket from Roland Sands Design is cool personified. The leather isn’t particularly thick, but crash protection is bolstered by easy-to-access CE-rated armor inserts. The supplemental $90 armor kit comprises a back protector and pair of shoulder and elbow inserts which are highly recommended for use as a real-world riding jacket. Available in four colors for $620 at dating apps for friendship.