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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

 

The Art of Biking Cool

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 Art of Biking Cool

The Art of Biking Cool

A leather jacket is cool. Rarely is a textile jacket. A textile jacket is often more comfortable to wear. It's almost certainly nicer when it's raining, when it's cold or when it's hot. But you have to suffer for your art. So you can throw practicality out of the window. It's like a law of some kind that every biker has to have a leather jacket. What kind of leather jacket is up to you. Black is safe....... 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

 

Riding Boots For Distinguished Gentlemen

Riding Boots For Distinguished Gentlemen

Last year we entered into our first collaboration with the famed Northampton bootmaker: Tricker's..... 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

 

Elspeth Beard Not Your Average Biker Chick!

Elspeth Beard Not Your Average Biker 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

 

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

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