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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

 

Warm and Safe heated clothing

Warm and Safe. Heated clothing from America

We've never taken the plunge with heated clothing before. We like the idea, but we kept hearing stories about reliability, and so we decided it wasn't for us............... 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

 

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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