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25 May 2017

X-Lite 802RR Ultra Carbon helmet

When Grant Sammut from Ron Angel Wholesale called to say the new Italian-made X-Lite 802RR Ultra Carbon helmet was in stock, he claimed people had fainted after simply laying eyes on it, such is its beauty. When mine arrived just in time for the recent BMW launch in Tasmania, I

Riding-gear-equipment
16 May 2017

TCX Track Evo WP Boots

These comfortable off-road kicks just arrived and have already had a thorough drenching to test their waterproof claims. Their rugged soles have a deep tread for pushing through the rough stuff, as well as a steel shank to protect your delicate hooves from the wrath of obese ad

Riding-gear-equipment
15 May 2017

X-Lite 802RR Ultra Carbon helmet

When Grant Sammut from Ron Angel Wholesale called to say the new Italian-made X-Lite 802RR Ultra Carbon helmet was in stock, he claimed people had fainted after simply laying eyes on it, such is its beauty. When mine arrived just in time for the recent BMW launch in Tasmania, I

Riding-gear-equipment
13 May 2017

Arlen Ness Anarchy Hood Jacket

The Arlen Ness Anarchy Hood Jacket is the coolest looking bit of motorcycle clothing I have in my wardrobe. As well as having a stylish cut, it features a fleece liner with a hoodie that flaps in the breeze while you ride, and keeps your head warm when you’re not – genius! T

Riding-gear-equipment
09 May 2017

Ixon RS Dry HP gloves

It’s hard not to develop a soft spot for your ‘first’ of anything. So, as the Ixon RS Dry HPs were the first motorcycle gloves I pulled on, they represent a kind of happy baseline for me. They’ve been my everyday riding gloves for more than a year now, accompanying me on

Riding-gear-equipment
04 May 2017

CFMoto 650NK becoming a commuter

A crucial step in turning our CFMoto into a super-commuter was adding some storage. We’ve enjoyed one of the best weather stretches in Melbourne history over the last month, but the rainy days can’t be far away, and the tired old backpack won’t cut it. Kenma came to our a

Riding-gear-equipment
04 May 2017

Roof Boxer V8 1995 Helmet

WHEN Editor Dobes sent through an email advising of the pending delivery of a new helmet that he wanted me to test on our upcoming ride, I must admit that I was a little dubious. Road testing a brand new helmet straight out of the box on a three-day ride? What if it was uncomfort

Riding-gear-equipment
22 April 2017

Sidi Adventure 2 Gore-Tex boots

Tough for the rough stuff

Riding-gear-equipment
20 April 2017

RST Retro Gloves

These RST riding gloves are part of the brand’s IOM TT signature range and retain the stitched quilted styling of the three retro leather jacket models. For such a simple looking glove they really are packed full of features. There’s Polyurethane knuckle armour embedded withi

Riding-gear-equipment
18 April 2017

Crazy Horse Moto Reversible Vest

Fashion and function aren’t always easy to combine when it comes to motorcycle gear, and that’s especially true for one item compulsory for learner riders in Victoria – the high-visibility vest. And while there’s no known way of actually making a fluoro safety garment loo

Riding-gear-equipment
04 April 2017

Michelin Power RS media launch - Qatar

Michelin gets a grip

Riding-gear-equipment
28 March 2017

New stuff

Race Replicas McLeod Accessories $1199 mcleodaccessories.com.au The Shoei X-Spirit III is a race helmet for road or track and it’s now available in Wayne Rainey and Eddie Lawson replicas to celebrate the distinguished careers of two of the world’s finest and most respect