Alpinestars Polar Gore-Tex ... new for 2009HERE'S a new glove from Alpinestars. The Polar Gore-Tex glove is a three-quarter length street/enduro glove constructed using the Gore glove insert and 3M C70 Thinsulate insulation to keep hands warm, dry and comfortable during wet and c...
Stein STG901Starting at £49.99 is the Stein STG901. These budget sport gloves are constructed out of leather and feature tough plastic armour to the knuckle and fingers, with additional double padding to the wrist area. The STG901 has a Velcro strap around the wrist and further a...
Until recently it’s been a fairly warm winter, well up north it has anyway. Consequently I’ve been doing more road miles on a bike than I normally would at this time of year. The road bike I have in my garage at the moment is a 2007 Z1000 and while
In the cold winter weather it takes even the most dedicated rider a fair degree of motivation to get on a bike simply for the joy of riding. It can be hard out there to extract real enjoyment from your bike – just see our Lunchtime Debate this month
The decision to ride to the French Alps on a tiny 250cc motorbike with my snowboard, like most adventurous decisions in life, was a spur of the moment one. I’d never seen it done before and therefore it was good to go in my book. First things first, though. I needed a bike. And a...
and the traffic... Ooh, now let me think! I put on my winter riding gear and a rucksack and headed out on my 300 KTM trail bike. On ice any kind of bike is a nightmare, and in snow they’re hard work, but at least with knobbly tyres the thing would get enough grip
Front suspension: 48mm WP usdRear suspension: WP monoshockFront brake: 305mm discs, four-pistonRear brake: 240mm disc, two-piston Dry weight: 191kg (claimed)Seat height: 895mmFuel capacity: 19LTop speed: 142mph (est)Colours: Orange, BlackIn the cold winter weather
Ducati's Streetfighter is a serious bit of kit. It's actually perfect for my daily commute, if not, slightly extravagant. It's narrow, nimble and precise. The engine's packing so much punch, you can scythe your way through the tiniest of gaps at a moment's notice.The Pirelli Diab...
All the signs are there - the smoke wafting lazily from chimney stacks, the yellowing leaves drifting across the roads and my own hot breath clearly visible in the sharp morning air. Yep, it's definitely looking like winter's around the corner again
of anything less than 20 minutes (by car) it often doesn't work. But the moment the journey is longer the bike rider is saving time. And that time changing always feels long, yet our survey of readers showed the average winter gear dressing time is still only
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