Motorcycle Gear

  • New and noted: Motorcycle Jackets

    New and noted: Motorcycle Jackets

  • Chris Hunter Motorcycle Gear

    Motorcycle gear with classic styling is no longer a niche. It’s edging up the bestseller lists, and the mainstream brands are scrambling to catch up. It’s as though we’re returning to the (perceived) golden days of the 1960s and 1970s. That means simple aesthetics, clean… Read more »

  • New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

    New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

  • Chris Hunter Motorcycle Gear

    With interest in motorcycles on the rise in the western world, there’s never been so much gear to choose from. Which is making it harder and harder to pick out noteworthy items for our occasional round-ups.  This time, we’ve got a helmet with a darkly… Read more »

  • New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

    New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

  • Chris Hunter Motorcycle Gear

    For those of you lucky enough to live in the northern hemisphere, the riding season is well underway. And that means lots of fresh new product from the motorcycle gear makers. Here’s a roundup of new gear that has caught our eye, from brands both… Read more »

  • New and noted: motorcycle gear

    New and noted: motorcycle gear

  • Chris Hunter Motorcycle Gear

    It’s time for one of our irregular round-ups of cool new moto gear, and this time we’ve got stuff to sniff as well as stuff to wear. Plus a revolutionary new iPad app that could sharpen your eyesight and make you a better (and safer)… Read more »

  • New and noted: motorcycle gear

    New and noted: motorcycle gear

  • Chris Hunter Motorcycle Gear

    It’s that time of year to starting dropping hints to family and friends about appropriate gifts. Or even grabbing a bargain for yourself with all the Cyber Monday deals going round. To make things easier, we’ve picked out five new products that have grabbed our… Read more »

  • New and noted: 5 motorcycle books

    New and noted: 5 motorcycle books

  • Chris Hunter Motorcycle Gear

    For many of our followers in the northern hemisphere, the nights are drawing in. It might mean less time for riding, but it leaves more time for building and fettling—and reading. So we’ve picked out five motorcycle books that have impressed us recently. Is there… Read more »

  • The 2014 Motorcycle Calendar

    The 2014 Motorcycle Calendar

  • Chris Hunter Motorcycle Gear ,,

    The world’s most prestigious motorcycle calendar is back on sale. The 2014 edition of the famous Bike EXIF wall calendar showcases 13 of the world’s best bikes, including Walt Siegl’s Leggero, Classified Moto’s KT600 and the Wrenchmonkees’ brutal Yamaha XJR1300 ‘Monkeefist.’ The cover star is… Read more »

  • The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles

    The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles

  • Chris Hunter Motorcycle Gear

    After hundreds of requests over the years, the big moment has arrived. Today we’re launching the ‘book of Bike EXIF’—the very first book to showcase the custom motorcycle scene that we all know and love. The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles And Their Builders has 320… Read more »

  • Coming soon: The Ride motorcycle book

    Coming soon: The Ride motorcycle book

  • Chris Hunter Motorcycle Gear

    Over the past couple of years, one of the most common requests we’ve had from readers has been for the ultimate motorcycle book—‘the book of Bike EXIF’. We’ve finally found the perfect match for this project in the Berlin-based publisher Gestalten. Gestalten books sit on… Read more »

  • Vintage Motorcycle Jackets

    Vintage Motorcycle Jackets

  • James McBride Motorcycle Gear

    Three months ago, Chris and I put our heads together and created the first in this series of Silodrome Selections. The subject we chose was motorcycle jackets and it featured the likes of Icon and Roland Sands. The feature was immensely popular, and as we… Read more »

  • Motorcycle Armor

    Motorcycle Armor

  • James McBride Motorcycle Gear

    The exoskeletons enjoyed by insects and crustaceans have a big advantage over our endoskeletons. In the event of an impact, they distribute force over a greater surface area and reduce the damage sustained in any one location. If that sounds like the sort of thing… Read more »

  • Motorcycle Backpacks

    Motorcycle Backpacks

  • James McBride Motorcycle Gear

    Motorcycles have an almost spiritual allure. When you’re in the saddle hammering down the tarmac, the world and all its worries disappear in the rear vision mirror. But this freedom comes at a price, and one of the largest inconveniences is the lack of a… Read more »

  • Motorcycle Gloves

    Motorcycle Gloves

  • James McBride Motorcycle Gear

    I’ve often heard it said that when a person comes off a motorcycle, the first part of their body to hit the ground is a knee, followed by the hands. Putting our hands out is a natural defence mechanism we’ve all been using since childhood—but… Read more »

  • Textile Motorcycle Jackets

    Textile Motorcycle Jackets

  • James McBride Motorcycle Gear

    There are many upsides to living in warmer climates. You get the sunshine, the barbecues and 365 days of riding weather each year. But there’s a downside to this toasty hedonism: it’s often too hot to wear full protective gear. Many people ride in a… Read more »

  • Motorcycle Jeans

    Motorcycle Jeans

  • James McBride Motorcycle Gear

    Wearing standard jeans on a motorcycle often sounds like an excellent idea to new riders: Denim is generally seen as being a hard-wearing fabric that can handle almost anything we throw at it. But most riders don’t realise that coming off a bike at 60mph… Read more »