but the shell suffered no damage and I still wear it every day.I’m not sure I want to put myself through another crash test, but I’m confident the Corsair would manage it.Price: From £349.00www.phoenixnw.co.uk
to the Alpinestars GP Plus instead – less protection but more feel.Price: £159.99www.alpinestars.com
I used to work for a company that made motorcycle gear and supplied it to world class racers.I was always amazed at how one type of racer would come to us after a practice session and pore over every minute detail of the gloves they were wearing. This bit of stitching wasn't righ...
When I look at my girlfriend's shoe collection, I think to myself 'what could she possibly need all those for' and yet, I have over 30 pairs of motorcycle gloves.There are gloves for riding on track, wet weather, racing, freezing weather, motocross, sunday blasts, supermoto. Do I...
My first Arai was an Astro R Schwantz replica in 2003, I still wear it today. Since then I've owned an RX-7 Corsair, which I wrote off in a smash in 2010 and then replaced it with an RX-7 GP, Arai's new top of the range lid.The trouble with going up
BMW S1000RR to Morocco.A pedestrian ran into me from behind a bus and the two of us hit the ground. She’s okay and so am I apart from getting knocked out and breaking my shoulder.The shell is going back to Arai for inspection. I’m going back
I took three sets of gloves to Morocco back in January. A set of leather summer gloves, the Alpinestars 365 Gore-Tex gloves and these Alpinestars Radiant Drystar gloves.There was a bit of science in the planning but in truth, I struck it lucky. The leather summer gloves were inte...
highside at Misano. Oh dear..The GP Pro is a ventilated leather suit aimed at track and sport riders. I chose it because the 1.3mm leather appeared thick without feeling too heavy with it. It features CE-approved armour in the elbows, shoulders, knees
, but I’m loathe to wash it because that usually completely ruins any waterproofing and guarantees a jacket rack space in the local charity shop.Price: From 80.00www.revit.eu
. When I crossed the line at Assen, the Starlane told me I'd done a 1:49.70 and when I picked up the results sheet, which uses times from the circuit's transponders that are mounted on my bike and read off the start/finish line, they got me at 1:49.709
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