New and noted: Motorcycle gear

New motorcycle gear
This month we’re looking at new vintage gear from Italy, a retro helmet with modern technology, a new urban moto jacket, and an incredible deal on selvedge denim riding jeans.

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Premier Trophy motorcycle helmet
Premier Trophy Helmets with retro styling are fast catching on, but there’s often a niggling doubt about how safe they are. If you’re the type who prefers a full-face lid, here’s a new option for you from Italian maker Premier.

We’re told that the Trophy is the first retro full face to get full ECE R22-05 homologation for both the helmet and the 2mm-thick anti-scratch visor. There are several different models, but they all have a clean and elegant look similar to the Premier lids worn by racers like Phil Read back in the day.

The shell is made from a mix of Dyneema plus carbon and aramidic fibers, and weight is under 1300 grams. Proof that you don’t have to sacrifice safety for style.

Dainese 36060 motorcycle gear
Dainese 36060 In 1972, Lino Dainese made his first pair of leather motocross trousers in a tiny workshop in the Italian village of Molvena. Since then, the company has stayed on the cutting edge of motorcycle gear, but it’s now taking a look back to its past.

The new ‘36060’ range launched a couple of days ago in New York. Named after the post code of Molvena, it fuses modern materials with vintage looks. The company describes the styling as ‘masculine’ and ‘classic,’ and it’s right up our street.

Pricing and availability hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we know that there will be several jackets, reinforced trousers, and four different styles of footwear. Plus goatskin gloves and a matching range of casual gear to wear off the bike. There’s a preview here.

REV’IT! Elysee Weatherproof gear seems to be getting more stylish by the month. This is one of our favorite new releases, an overcoat-styled jacket designed for urban and commuter riding.

There’s a Hydratex coating on the inner shell for complete rain resistance, a thermal liner, and knitted collars and cuffs to keep out the wind. Shoulder and elbow armor is CE-approved Knox Lite, and there’s a pocket for a heavy-duty back protector.

The styling is discreet enough to take into the office, even if you’re the type who has to wear a suit to work. Available in black or dark brown, and for around $350.