It’s so difficult to find plain, decent motorcycle gear that fits women. I’ve been frustrated for years by the lack of offerings in motorcycle boots, especially. You either have to buy the frufru high-heeled Harley-Davidson boots or the supersport alien suit boots that seem to be designed to attract moto-crossing teen-aged boys. Either way you’ve […]
Europeans are putting aprons on their motorcycles, says Mike Warner of Bikes in the Fast Lane. The apron (in French a tablier) may be made from cloth or leather and fixed to the scooter or motorcycle to protect the rider from the elements while riding around cities in France, Spain and Italy. Want one? See his […]
Carolyn (Blue Proof Bikes blog) has graciously shared her secrets for staying warm while commuting on a motorcycle during (a California) winter. It’s so difficult to find great motorcycling gear for women – especially boots – I hope her list inspires you to find some good stuff to wear (even though the hand-made leather/gortex boots […]
Here’s the New York Times Driving editor Ann Ferrar’s commentary on motorcycle fashion, bright colors, and safety: YOU can’t miss the blur of colors streaking toward you. The motorcycle — a 2000 Honda CBR600F4 sport bike — screams bright yellow. The rider pops out of the landscape in brilliant red — a ketchup-colored space-age-nylon riding […]
It was only after I hit the ground in India a few years ago that I started looking around for motorcycle pants with padded knees. Unfortunately I lost interest at about the rate that the gash in my knee healed. I know I ought to be more practical, and get something protective, and I will Mom, I promise! Now they even make cargo pantswith protective shields. I would have loved these in India, where it was often sweltering. They have pads in the knees, hips, and backside, and are convertible shorts, too.