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Rukka Raymond jacket review

Rokker Rokkertech ladies high-waist jeans

Embarrassingly, this is a first for us; it’s the first time we’ve featured a ladies-specific piece as our Product of the Month. And it is a bit embarrassing...................................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Rukka Raymond jacket review

Making the case for the Rukka Nivala

If you're a high-mileage rider, somebody who commutes, say, 100 miles a day, or an instructor, a Blood Runner or a professional rider of some description...................................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Rukka Raymond jacket review

Rokker Revolution jean review

2019 has not been a bad year. In fact, Brexit turmoil aside, we reckon it’s been a pretty good one. The weather was probably better last summer, but we’ve still had some great spells...................................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Rukka Raymond jacket review

Rukka Raymond jacket review

The Raymond is an example of Rukka’s move into what might be termed a more style-oriented arena. Rukka is renowned for the quality of its gear..................................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Top 10 best summer  motorcycle gloves 2019

Top 10 best summer motorcycle gloves 2019

There have been days recently when it has felt as though summer is here; and then there have been days when it feels like it's never going to arrive but, in truth, a British summer is nothing if not unpredictable..................................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Are eyou wearing the wrong size motorcycle helmet?

Are eyou wearing the wrong size motorcycle helmet?

A recent report from the Government’s Transport Research Laboratory found that 25% of motorcyclists were wearing not just a helmet that doesn’t fit well, but a helmet that was actually the wrong size..................................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

If I were a Police motorcyclist

If I were a Police motorcyclist

If I were a Police motorcyclist, I am pretty sure I wouldn’t want to ride around all day in a leather suit. Here in the UK, however, many forces do insist on equipping their riders with leather combinations..................................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Top 10 best hot weather motorcycle jackets 2019

Top 10 best hot weather motorcycle jackets

When you're on the bike in really hot weather, in truth, you don't want to wear leather. You can get lightweight leather, but leather is not particularly breathable, so cool air won't reach the body, and warm air won't be able to leave the body................................................. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Bell Eliminator helmet review

Bell Eliminator helmet review

The Bell Bullitt has been out for a few years now. It’s still one of the coolest-looking helmets on the planet, but it’s not without its critics, and so Bell has been working on a new helmet that, if not quite a replacement.................................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Why you need a Warm & Safe jacket for this summer

Why you need a Warm & Safe jacket for this summer

We’re probably not as tough as our parents’ generation; and they in turn were probably not as tough as the generation that went before them. I was reading some motorcycle magazines from the forties and fifties recently, for a project I’m working on..................................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Top 10 best summer waterproof motorcycle gloves 2019

Top 10 best summer waterproof motorcycle gloves 2019

A few weeks ago we complied a list of our Top 10 summer gloves. But these gloves were all what one might term pure summer gloves; gloves with no membrane, but perhaps with some degree of venting.................................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Escape to Colditz

Escape to Colditz

I’ve always loved reading adventure stories and tales of derring-do. And being of a certain age, books about the exploits of our soldiers, sailors and airmen in the war have always drawn me................................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Motolegends 2019 ladies ride report

Motolegends 2019 ladies ride report

I cannot for the life of me remember why we were there but, back in February, Chris and I found ourselves at the Hauser & Wirth art gallery complex just outside Bruton in Somerset.................................................. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Rukka Coriace review

Rukka Coriace review

Many years ago, Rukka produced a leather suit with a waterproof membrane that was laminated to the leather outer. It was called the Merlin..................................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

How to ride a side car

The best place to learn how to ride a side car is the south of France

Back in May, we all rode down to St Rémy de Provence in the south of France for our big summer photographic shoot. We were four bikes: me on my shiny new MV, Chris, Art Director Graham and videographer Oli Tennent.................................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Buying a bespoke Café Racer jacket from BKS Leather

Buying a bespoke Café Racer jacket from BKS Leather

The jacket we’re talking about, of course, is the new Café Racer jacket that we have created with Brian Sansom; maker of quite simply the world’s finest one and two-piece, leather, motorcycle suits................................................. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Desperately seeking a 'decent' retro helmet

Desperately seeking a 'decent' retro helmet

It was more than five years ago that we first lobbied a helmet maker to produce a retro-styled, full-face helmet to a modern standard. I remember the meeting, where it was, and who was there. They simply laughed at us................................................ Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Bowtex Kevlar leggings review

Bowtex Kevlar leggins and tops review

The Bowtex concept is a relatively simple one, although these days there are a number of different ranges, which makes choosing the right Bowtex line just a little more complex............................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Halvarssons Luxor jacket review

Halvarssons Luxor jacket review

After an absence from the market of six months or so, Halvarssons has recently re-launched its laminated, adventure-style suit called the Luxor.............................................. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Rukka Kallavesi jacket review

Rukka Kallavesi jacket review

The Rukka Kallavesi suit, which is new for 2019 is, in essence, an updating of Rukka’s longstanding adventure suit called the Navigatorr............................................. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Shark Evo-One 2 helmet review

Shark Evo-One 2 helmet review?

We like the Evo-One 2. The Evo One replaced the Evoline helmet a few years ago. It was a cleverer lid with lots of added features. But it was, sadly, released into the market before it was ready for production............................................ Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

CE approved motorcycle clothing explained

CE approved motorcycle clothing. What's it all about?

There are plenty of places you can go to on the internet to read about the technical side of the new European legislation for motorcycle clothing, but what we’re going to try to do here is fill in the gaps............................................ Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Halvarssons Oman review

Halvarssons Oman review

For 2019, Halvarssons has replaced its popular but long-standing adventure outfit, called the Qurizo, with a totally new jacket and pant combination called the Oman........................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Rokker Rokkertech High Waist ladies jeans review

Rokker Rokkertech 'High Waist' ladies jeans review

There’s a problem with most women’s biking jeans. Basically they’re all compromised. And, until now, nobody has produced a jean that works both on and off the bike........................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Rukka Suki Pro jacket review

Rukka Suki Pro review

Finding great biking gear if you're a female rider, or even a pillion, is not easy. It's not difficult to find girlie-looking gear; some of this looks good.......................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Rukka Markham jacket review

Rukka Markham jacket review

Rukka make some of the best, most protective and most reliable technical motorcycle gear in the world. What would people think if Rukka were to use all its skills and.......................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Rukka Melton jacket review

Rukka Melton jacket review

When there's a discussion about the best-quality, most reliable, and most robust motorcycle gear on the market, there's no doubt that the Rukka brand will be right up there in the thick of it.......................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Richa ARC GTX jacket review

Why the Rukka Nivala is the world's best winter commuting suit

The Rukka brand has a deservedly fearsome reputation. Their motorcycle clothing is, without any doubt, expensive, but Rukka’s prices are not what they are because they have to pay for huge amounts of advertising......................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Richa ARC GTX jacket review

Richa ARC GTX jacket review

Richa is a company on a mission; a mission to elevate its standing from that of a mid-market player to that of a high-tech, performance brand. The company is not totally new to laminate technology......................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Halvarssons Prime and Prince pant review

How to stay warm on a motorcycle

We all like riding the bike on a warm summer’s day; blue skies, the hot sun, the wind in our hair. What’s not to enjoy? But things are different in the winter........................................ Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

best winter motorcycle gloves

Choosing a pair of motorcycle gloves

I went up to Birmingham mid-November to visit the NEC Motorcycle Show. My fingers got freezing cold. I actually thought they were going to drop off....................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Looking after your motorcycle boots

How to look after your motorcycle boots

A lot of bikers will spend hours waxing and polishing their bikes, but rarely if ever spend a minute caring for the gear that keeps them warm, dry and safe...................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Halvarssons Prime and Prince pant review

The Halvarssons Prime jacket and Wish pants review

Now the Halvarssons Prime is only a drop-liner jacket but, for a number of reasons, it’s still our favourite motorcycle jacket; it’s the one we still think is the perfect choice for 99% of riders..................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Stadler 4All Pro review

Stadler's 4All Pro combination

The 4 All Pro is undoubtedly a great suit. Made from Goretex’s 3-layer Pro-Shell laminate, there’s nothing that’s more waterproof...................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

How does a Pinlock work

How does a Pinlock visor work?

When a helmet fogs up, it is the result of condensation. Condensation occurs when warm, moist air comes into contact with a surface that is colder than it is. ...................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

10 reasons to buy Rokkertech jeans from Motolegends

10 reasons why we're the only people for Rokker's Rokkertech jeans

Of course, strictly speaking that’s not completely true; there must be half a dozen retailers of them around the country. But if you’re serious about getting a pair of these amazing jeans...................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Halvarssons of Sweden

Halvarssons of Sweden

Halvarssons is a Swedish motorcycle brand that has been in business since 1958, making it one of the longest-established manufacturers of protective wear in Europe...................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Shoei RYD photochromatic visor deal

Shoei RYD photochromatic visor deal

We simply love the Shoei RYD full-face helmet. It’s got a nice, uncluttered, smooth profile, it fits beautifully, and has four different cheekpad options..................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Halvarssons Prime and Prince pant review

Halvarssons Prime and Prince pant review

The combination we're talking about is the Prime jacket and the Prince trouser. The starting point, of course, is that these pieces are both made by our Swedish friends at Halvarssons.................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Belstaff. The story so far

Belstaff. The story so far

Belstaff has a rich and interesting history. The company was originally set up in 1924 by Eli Belovitch. Based in Longton just outside Stoke on Trent, the company's name came from the first three letters of Eli’s surname................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Why we don't really rate the Sharp helmet test

Why we don't really reate the Sharp helmet test

So here’s a brief background. When we joined the EU, the UK was obliged to adopt the ECE helmet certification protocol. Before then, UK helmets had been subject to a BSI standard.................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

I'm thinking about a laminate suit. What are my options?

I'm thinking about a laminate suit. What are my options?

So okay, by now we reckon most motorcyclists, and certainly most of our customers, will know the difference between laminated and drop-liner garments.................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Resurgence New Wave jean review

Resurgence New Wave jean review

For over a year now, we’ve been working closely with our friends at Resurgence to develop a single-layer motorcycle jean.................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Whats the story with one-piece riding suits?

Whats the story with one-piece riding suits?

Maybe it’s because we spend just about every waking hour of our days trying to make the riding of a motorcycle a more pleasurable, comfortable and secure experience for our customers that................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Travelling around the world on a motorcycle

Travelling around the world on a motorcycle

Earlier this year we had a letter from a chap who told us about his plans to travel around the world on his bike. He wouldn’t, he explained, be aiming to break Nick Sanders’ record.................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Shoei JO helmet review

Shoei JO helmet review

The Shoei JO has been on the market for a few years now. We sell open-face helmets from a number of manufacturers, and have tested dozens more, but................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

The importance of being properly layered

The importance of being properly layered

At all times of year, it is important to wear the correct base layers under your motorcycle clothing. The benefits may seem more obviously apparent at this time of the year, but the advantages are equally................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Rukka Overpass review

Rukka Overpass review

Some years ago we spoke to Rukka about creating a laminated suit that could be worn over work clothes by those who people commute into work, but who don’t have the facilities to change their clothes when they get there................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

How to ensure that you purchase a helmet that fits properly

How to ensure that you purchase a helmet that fits properly

We always thought we knew a thing or two about motorcycle gear, but since we’ve had the shop here in Guildford, and have had to meet our customers face-to-face, we’ve learned such a lot.................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

AGV X3000 helmet review

AGV X3000 helmet review

We have a slight confession to make. We are becoming a little dismayed by the fact that many of the retro-styled, full-face helmets on the market are not up to scratch................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

AGV X3000 helmet review

Commuting to work on a motorcycle

Britain’s roads are not getting any less crowded, and it seems to us that commuting by train is becoming ever more expensive and ever more problematic.................................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Halvarssons Wolf jacket and Wish pants review

Halvarssons Wolf jacket and Wish pants review

Halvarssons is a terrific company. The brand is not so well known over here as it is in Scandinavia, but those who do know it quickly become converts and fans.................................. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Why you shouldn't buy a pair of Kevlar motorcycle jeans

Why you shouldn't buy a pair of Kevlar motorcycle jeans

Now let me be clear about this; I’m using Kevlar as the best known example of an aramid weave. Kevlar is a very fine aramid weave; I’m not taking a pop at DuPont................................. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Halvarssons showdown

The Halvarssons showdown!

There was lots of excitement last year when Halvarssons announced that it would be introducing a new, 2-layer laminate suit to sit next to their much lauded Prime and Prince outfit............................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Belstaff Trialmaster six ounce jacket review

The Belstaff Trialmaster six ounce jacket review...

As the world’s largest seller of Belstaff’s Pure Motorcycle Collection, we are huge fans of the classic British Motorcycle clothing brand. Not, of course, that Belstaff has always technically been a British brand. It was rescued from bankruptcy some 15 years ago by the Italian Melanoti family, which turned Belstaff into a highly regarded fashion brand.............................. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Best motorcycle leather jackets

Best motorcycle leather jackets...

Whatever kind of bike you ride, whatever kind of riding you do, the chances are that you’re going to end up with some kind of leather jacket. Leather may not always be the most practical solution, especially if you ride all year round, but there’s a law somewhere that says that every biker has to own at least one leather jacket............................. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Rukka Nivala review

The Rukka Nivala jacket and pants review...

Nobody has ever doubted the fact that Rukka makes good gear. They use only the best materials and strongest components. And it’s all screwed together with longevity in mind............................ Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Stadler Vent gloves review

Stadler Vent gloves review...

Most of our customers will know the high esteem in which we hold the German motorcycle clothing manufacturer, Stadler. They make what we consider to be the very best touring and commuting suit on the planet: the 4AllPro........................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Police motorcycle gloves

New summer and winter police motorcycle gloves...

As a company, we are always on the lookout for new and exciting technical products. Some people know us for the cool gear we sell but, truth be told, we’re pretty geeky here at Motolegends. What we really like is the gear that works on the bike.......................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Keeping cool on a motorcyle

How to keep cool when the mercury is rising...

What a fabulous summer we are having. Long may it continue. Now we are not complaining. Motorbikes are made for conditions like this. We’ve had a great time, and we’ve done more riding already this summer than we did all last year......................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Top 10 touring suits

Top 10 touring suits...

It's that time of year when thoughts turn to exotic trips to foreign lands. Forget the drudgery of the ride into work, the hours spent in queues on the M25, or the tedium of sitting behind a cavalcade of caravans on a busy and twisting A-road........................ Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Rokker City Sneaker review

The Rokker City Sneaker review...

This is probably the most anticipated piece of motorcycle footwear of the last 12 months. And that’s for two reasons. Firstly, because it comes from Swiss company Rokker....................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Spidi J & Dyneema jeans review

Spidi J & Dyneema jeans review...

As if proof were needed that the Kevlar jean is fast becoming a thing of the past, Spidi has introduced two new, single-layer jeans for 2018. For urban riding, the J & Tracker jean provide...................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

AGV Sport Modular helmet review

AGV Sport Modular helmet review...

Here at Motolegends we love flip-lid helmets; we always have done. Some motorcyclists have a rather childish aversion to wearing one; some riders are put off by the fact that the police wear them...................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Qwart Phoenix helmet review

Qwart Phoenix helmet review...

The new Qwart Phoenix full-face helmet is, undoubtedly, a stunning piece of design. We first saw it last November at the international motorcycle trade fair in Milan...................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Do you need a laminated motorcycle outfit?

Do you really need a laminated outfit?

There is, without doubt, an increasing understanding of the benefits of laminated clothing. A laminated jacket has a waterproof membrane that is bonded, or heat sealed, to the outer fabric..................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Roof Boxxer Carbon helmet review

The Roof Boxxer Carbon helmet review

The brand new Roof Boxxer helmet, (note Boxxer with two XXs), has been around for years; in fact, it was over 20 years ago that the fledgling manufacturer introduced its very first Boxer helmet.................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

I'm new to motorcycling

I'm new to motorcycling. What gear do I need to buy?

We read recently that the sales of new motorcycles are not growing at present, but despite this we seem to get a constant stream, here in the shop, of people who have recently taken, or are just about to take, their motorcycle test................... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Belstaff Trialmaster vs Belstaff Mojave?

Bell motorcycle helmets. The original and best since 1954.

In the 1940s and 50s, head injuries as a result of bike racing grew rapidly. Roy Richter, who had his own race team, saw the need for better safety helmets, and so in 1954 he founded the helmet division of Bell Auto Parts in a one-car garage at the rear of the company’s offices.................. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Belstaff Trialmaster vs Belstaff Mojave?

Belstaff Trialmaster vs Belstaff Mojave. The head to head

Many people know Belstaff these days as a fashion brand, but in keeping with the company's illustrious history, they still produce a mighty fine collection of proper motorcycle gear under the Belstaff Pure Motorcycle Collection name................. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Is it safe to commute on a sports bike?

Is it safe to commute on a sports bike?

In a recent issue of a motorcycle trade magazine, I read a small piece about the rise in serious injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists in London. Between 2013 and 2014, the number of incidents apparently increased by almost 25%................ Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Bell Bullitt helmet review

The Bell Bullitt helmet review

The Bell Bullitt helmet was not designed by Bell Helmets, but rather by a college student, Chad Hodge, who designed the kind of helmet he wanted to ride in as part of his final year degree project. But when Chad first penned his designs............... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Spidi Traveler 2 jacket and pants review

The Spidi Traveler 2 jacket and pants review

The Spidi Traveller 2 suit is a general-purpose, two-piece riding outfit that you can commute in or tour in. But it would equally be a good choice for those who only ride at weekends, but who want all the necessary protection from the elements............... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Spidi Armakore jacket review

The Spidi Armakore jacket review

Spidi is Italian, and when most of us think about Italian motorcycle wear, certain thoughts come to mind. We know it’s going to be well-designed and stylish. And we know it's going to look great on. But we sometimes............... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Halvarssons Macan jeans review

Halvarssons Macan jeans review

Many years ago, we used to sell loads of Halvarssons’ denim jeans. But unfortunately, as the jean market evolved and developed, Halvarssons failed to update its offering. But for 2018, the company has introduced a new jean that.............. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Bell Custom 500 helmet review

Bell Custom 500 helmet review

In the 1940s Roy Richter was a successful hot rodder. In 1945, he bought Bell Auto Parts, a famous Californian racing-parts shop. Working with this employee, Frank Heacox.............. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Elspeth Beard. Not your average biking chick

Elspeth Beard. Not your average biking chick

We had a rather illustrious visitor into our Guildford store the other day. Elspeth Beard is known by many people in the area as a renowned architect who specialises in what one might term slightly quirky properties.............. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Shark S-Drak helmet review

The Shark S-Drak helmet review

The S-Drak is brand new for the 2018 season. It doesn't replace the Streetfighter; rather it will sit next to it in the Shark range. And whilst it is similar to the Streetfighter in concept, it is different in many respects............. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

bell-moto3-helmet-editorial

Bell Moto 3 helmet review

The motorcycle helmet as we know it today was first created by Bell. The Bell Helmet Co. was set up by hot rodder and car parts company owner, Roy Richter in 1957 the company created the first Modern open-face helmet called the 500............. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Motolegends X Tricker's boots

Riding boots for distinguished gentlemen

Last year we entered into our first collaboration with the famed Northampton bootmaker: Tricker's. Tricker's makes boots for country gentlemen including, of course, the Prince of Wales. The business was originally founded in 1829 by Joseph Tricker, who established the company as a maker of choice of heavy country boots for farm and estate owners, and the landed gentry.............. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Ladies motorcycle clothing

Motolegends summer lookbook: Woman

There’s a perception out there that nobody does nice gear for women and, whilst it’s true that none of the manufacturers does a particularly great range for ladies, we’ve cherry-picked what we consider to be the best and most stylish pieces from lots of different brands. The result is, without doubt, the best collection of quality womens’ riding gear in the country.............. Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Halvarssons Seth leather pants review

Halvarssons Seth leather pants review

Okay, let us be clear on this one; we spend a lot of time in the shop here in Guildford explaining to customers why leather is not best when it comes to motorcycle clothing. Leather hasn’t changed in thousands of years. It's still just the skin from a cow or some other quadruped. Leather has no natural thermal properties, so it’s useless in the cold............ Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Tangerine Dream replica

A 1:6 collector-quality replica of the famous 1959 Triumph Bonneville "Tangerine Dream"

A well known maker of 1:43 and 1:18 cars has recently created a new brand that will specialise in the modelling of famous classic bikes in the extra large 1:6 scale; most model bikes, such as those made by Minichamps and Schuco are in the much smaller 1:12 scale........... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Daytona. Made in Germany. By hand

Daytona. Made in Germany. By hand

There are many boot manufacturers out there, and choosing the right boot for your requirements can be a little bewildering. Many people end up buying a boot at their local bike dealer because it seems to fit okay, and the guy in the shop said it was very popular. But if you're a serious rider.. ......... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Rokker Rokkertech raw straight jean now in stock!

Rokker Rokkertech raw straight jean now in stock!

We love Rokker; it’s as simple as that. We love what the company stands for. We love the way the company operates. And we love the products they make. When it comes to single-layer jeans, nobody can hold a candle to them. First there was the Revolution that is made from Schöeller's Dynatec and denim. ......... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Is expensive gear really worth the extra money?

Is expensive gear really worth the extra money?

I suppose our starting point is that scrimping when it comes to motorcycle protective wear seems to us to be something of a false economy. Motorcycling can be dangerous......... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

How to choose a pair of riding jeans

Take a ride out and visit us in Surrey

As many of you will know, we’re not really a PROPER shop, but that doesn’t stop hundreds of customers coming to see us in order to pick up a motorcycle jacket, or try on a new crash helmet for size.We’re open seven days a week, but what we’ve found is that a lot of bikers like to make a scenic Surrey day......... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

How to choose a pair of riding jeans

How to choose a pair of riding jeans

Riding jeans have come a long way in the last five years, yet they're probably still the fastest changing product in the motorcycle market. But let's go back a step. For some bikers, the only acceptable material for a pair of riding trousers is leather. And yes, leather has natural abrasion resistance......... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Getting the right size. Buy tight. Buy once.

Getting the right size. Buy tight. Buy once

We spend an enormous amount of time with customers in the shop trying to make sure that we get the sizing on jackets, boots, gloves, helmets and so on just right. In most cases, our advice is to buy as snug as you can, provided of course that there's no pain involved. And that's because most items are going to give over time, and sometimes quite quickly........ Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Mototcycle rain suit

In praise of the humble rain suit

Now we, and just about any other clothing retailer out there, can sell you a jacket or trousers with what is called a 100% waterproof membrane. We think it’s a great idea, but for those of you who want to get the most out of their precious weekends, we thought we’d tell you what a great day you can have on the bike if you choose to visit this part of Surrey....... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

The Bering ?C-Protect Air? Air-Bag Vest

The Bering C-Protect Air Air-Bag Vest

We've offered air-bag vests before, but we?ve always had reservations. Now at last there's a jacket that we really like the look of, and that we have full confidence in..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

The Amazing New Headwave Speaker

The amazing New Headwave Speaker

You may not have heard of Headwave before, but it's been around for a few years now; it's just not that well-known over here..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

The Art Of Biking Cool

The Art Of Biking Cool

When I was at college, I played squash to a reasonable level; and we used to travel all over the country playing in tournaments, and against other universities..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Limited Edition Re-Release Of Carbon Candy Bell Bullitt

Limited Edition Re-Release Of Carbon Candy Bell Bullitt

Last year, Bell introduced a couple of limited edition helmets. It didn't take long for them all to sell out. But there was one that sold out almost overnight..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Back To Basics

Back To Basics. Making a case for the Schuberth C3 Basic helmet

Here at Motolegends we are occasionally, we admit, a bit blinkered. You see, we can be a bit anoraky. If a new, improved, better product becomes available we might have a tendency to become blinded to anything else..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

How To Wear Gloves...

How To Wear Gloves...

We recently had a meeting in Germany to discuss a new range of very technical clothing that we are considering bringing into the UK..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Rukka Vs Halvarssons Battle Of The Champions!

Rukka Vs Halvarssons. Battle Of The Champions!

Not infrequently, we get a customer in the shop who simply wants to know who makes the best gear..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

How Do I Wash My Protective Jeans?

How Do I Wash My Protective Jeans?

It's a question we often get asked, and the answer we give often surprises people..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Making Sense Of Rukka

Making Sense Of Rukka

We figure that many people will know that the brand represents the creme de la creme of motorcycle apparel. We think it's a great idea, but for those of you who want to get the most out of their precious weekends, we thought we'd tell you what a great day you can have on the bike if you choose to visit this part of Surrey..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

The Meaning Of Waterproof

The Meaning Of Waterproof

Question: When does waterproof not mean waterproof? When the word is applied to motorcycle clothing!.... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Is Goat's Leather Tough Enough?

Is Goat's Leather Tough Enough?

All kinds of hides are used in the construction of motorcycle clothing: cow, pig, goat, kangeroo and deer....

The other day in one of the motorcycle mags. we read a review of Halvarssons’ goat hide Spitfire jacket, where it was claimed that goat isn’t the toughest leather... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Why Your Waterproof Gloves Won'T Work When You Use Heated Grips

Why Your Waterproof Gloves Won't Work When You Use Heated Grips

We had a customer recently who wanted to return a pair of gloves because he found them not to be properly waterproof..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

The Rokker Revolution Crash Warranty

The Rokker Revolution Crash Warranty

As you may or may not know, we here at Motolegends have teamed up with Rokker to offer a unique guarantee on Revolution jeans. Basically, if you come off in them, and manage to wear a hole through the material, we’ll give you a new pair. We’re prepared to do this because, frankly, we think it’s unlikely that you will ever.... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Why This Jean Could Be The Only Motorcycle Pant You'Ll Ever Need

Why This Jean Could Be The Only Motorcycle Pant You'll Ever Need

That we're huge fans of the Rokker Revolution jean is no secret. You barely have to step over the threshold of our shop here in Guildford before we?re grabbing at your ankles, and trying to take your current pants off in order to get you to experience first hand the feel of these jeans. But our enthusiasm is no flight of passing fancy..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

In Search Of The Holy Grail

In Search Of The Holy Grail

What every serious motorcyclist is looking for is the suit that does everything. The suit that provides great crash protection, but that will also keep you warm when it is freezing cold, cool when it is boiling hot, and bone dry when it is bucketing it down! A suit that, in all conditions, keeps the rider so comfortable that he can put all his energies into staying alive..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Short Riding Boots Waterproof Or Not?

Short Riding Boots. Waterproof Or Not?

For many people these days, the short riding boot is the preferred form of riding footwear, especially in the summer. Although Sean, our shop manager, who commutes every day from London to Guildford, wears a short boot all year round..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

A Difference Of Opinion!

A Difference Of Opinion!

He turned up in a two piece leather suit in a colourway that looked as though it might have co-ordinated well with some kind of racing Kawasaki in the eighties. He had matching leather race boots. Under his leather jacket, he was wearing a hoodie..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Winter Riding What Kind Of Gloves Do I Need?

Winter Riding What Kind Of Gloves Do I Need?

As I write this, in early September, there's still a chance that there'll be sunny days ahead. But it cannot be denied that it's getting light later in the morning, and darker earlier in the evening..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Washing Your Motorcycle Clothes

Washing Your Motorcycle Clothes

We have met motorcyclists who have worn the same kit for over ten years, without ever having introduced it to a washing machine..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Motorcycle Riding Trousers - What's The Perfect Length?

Motorcycle Riding Trousers - What's The Perfect Length?

We spend a lot of time in the shop here in Guildford discussing with our customers exactly what length their trousers should be..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Why A Technical Trouser Won'T Work

Why a technical trouser won't work if you wear them over a pair of trousers

It's not uncommon for a customer to come into the shop, asking for a pair of textile motorcycle trousers, to wear over their work pants or a pair of jeans..... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul

 

Why Slow Is The New Fast

Why Slow Is The New Fast

Some weeks ago we were in a meeting with one of the motorcycle magazines....... Continue Reading


By : Christopher Paul