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Milenco disc locks are go!
As bikers we all have to accept that the determined thief will always find a way to nick a bike. If somebody can get into the secure deposit vault in Hatton Garden, they can get your bike. All we can do is put the thief to a lot of extra trouble, in the hope that they might find it easier to steal somebody else’s bike. A disc lock is a very worthwhile deterrent. It won’t stop the guys who lift your bike up and put it into the back of a van. But it will deter those who try and wheel your bike away. Indeed, it is suggested that a bike without a disc lock is three times more likely to be stolen. Now Milenco is not the most famous name in the motorcycle security arena, but they do make some of the strongest devices on the market. The company does two disc locks: and they are both rated ‘Gold’ under the Sold Secure System. Gold means that it would take a thief with a “sophisticated array of tools” some five minutes to break the lock. The locks are made from a composite material. They come with three keys for the pick-resistant lock. The devices come with a lifetime guarantee. The two sizes are 14x60mm and 12x38mm. The 14mm and 12mm refers to the diameter of the shaft; and this means that the 14mm version is somewhat stronger. The 38mm vs 60mm refers to the distance between the shaft and the inner edge of the lock. So, if you have a wider disc rotor you may need the 60mm version.
Helstons Nova jacket back on the shelf
We love this jacket. Based on a Steve McQueen Harrington, the Helstons Nova jacket is one of those easy-to-wear jackets that you can just throw on if you’re only popping out for a few hours, and don’t want to get togged up in all the gear. Yet, it gives nothing away as a piece of motorcycle apparel. It’s properly protective, and indeed comes fully fitted with armour, including a back protector. It’s also got a waterproof membrane and a removable thermal inner. Okay, so you might not want to go touring in it or commute in it, but it’s still the kind of jacket that every biker needs in his wardrobe. The Helstons Nova is totally exclusive to Motolegends in the UK, but the best news, perhaps, is the price. It’s just £199.99, which makes it a heck of a lot of a jacket for the money. As well as a darn cool one.
New in. The Held Annone GTX boot
The Held Annone GTX boot is, let’s face it, a Daytona Roadstar lookalike. The spec. is also pretty much identical. The boot is made from full-grain leather, and has a full Gore-Tex comfort liner. As with the Roadstar, the Held Annone GTX has two side zips and a Velcro calf adjuster. The shin and ankle protectors are fibreglass, and there’s a protective counter in the heel. Concertina panels fore and aft make the boot easy to walk in; you also get useful, reflective panels on the shaft and the heel. Obviously, as you’d expect, there’s a gear change pad on the toe. The sole is a non-slip Vibram sole. The leather is very soft, such that you can tell that the boot is going to be really comfortable to ride in. But it begs the question as to why you wouldn’t just buy a Daytona if all this is is a copy of the German boot. And there are two reasons. First, at just £260, the Held is a full 40% cheaper than the Daytona. But the second reason, and this is pretty huge, is that, provided you register the boot with Held, you get a full five-year warranty, as opposed to the Daytona’s two years.
The timeless Helstons Ace Vintage jacket is back
The Helstons Ace Vintage jacket is the most famous and popular jacket in the Helstons range. In recent times, however, the jacket has sat on the back-burner a little because we chose to market the superlative Ace Legende. Well, that’s pretty much sold out for now, so we are pleased to be able to offer the Ace Vintage again. It is made from a 1.1/1.2 mm full-grain cowhide that has been treated with oils and waxes for extra suppleness. The leather has also been washed to give it a realistic, used patina. The jacket comes fitted with CE armour in the shoulders and elbows, as well as in the back. The Ace Vintage features a fixed waterproof membrane, although in truth this is in the jacket less for waterproofing and more for windproofing. You also get a removable, aluminium-lined, thermal jacket. We don’t know what it is that makes the Ace Vintage so popular. Perhaps the sleeve stripes. Perhaps the vintage treatment to the leather. We don’t know; all we know is that the package works.
The Richa Atlantic Urban GTX glove is here
There are basically just three types of motorcycle glove: the summer glove, the winter glove and the summer-waterproof glove. The Richa Atlantic Urban GTX gloves is a leather glove that falls into the last category. It’s a highly spec’d glove, but what causes it to stand out is the fact that it does not bear the hallmarks of a technical glove. This is the kind of glove that’s going to look great with a leather or wax-cotton jacket: and strangely there are not many waterproof gloves that do. But the Richa Atlantic Urban GTX glove is not just a good-looking, stylish and cool, waterproof, leather glove; it’s a glove that in its own right comes with all the bells and whistles one might ever want. The chassis is full-grain leather. The membrane is a laminated Gore-Tex membrane, so the glove is never going to wet out in even the heaviest rain. The main knuckle protector is by D3O. You get accordion stretch in the fingers and on the back of the hand for easier articulation. There are textile inserts up the fingers, both for extra comfort and increased breathability. Down the outside of the hand runs an extra layer of leather for extra abrasion resistance. You also get digi-print leather on the palm for added grip. The forefingers and thumbs are touchscreen sensitive, and on the left hand there’s a visor wipe. There’s a Velcro closure strap at the wrist and also at the end of the mid-length cuff. There a really are not many gloves with a spec. like this that you can wear with a stylish or cool jacket.
Rukka Down-X mid-layers now back in stock
The Nivala is the top Rukka suit; and for a number of reasons. One of those reasons is the quality of its down-filled inners. Initially, everybody thought that Rukka had lost the plot as, prior to the Nivala, thermal liners had always zipped in. But what became clear was that it’s actually much easier to wear the mid-layer independently. Don’t wear it when it’s warm. Throw it on when it’s not. But the real beauty of the Nivala’s liners is just how light and warm they are. This side of electric, there’s nothing as warm. They take up no room beneath the suit because they squeeze down to nothing, and certainly with the jacket you can just as easily wear it off the bike. No doubt; this is the future of thermal layering in motorcycle gear. So popular was the idea that it didn’t take long for people who didn’t have the Nivala to want to avail themselves of its liners. Despite the cost, they have proven immensely popular. So much so, that keeping them in stock has always been a challenge. Well, just in time for winter, we’ve had a new delivery in. But they probably won’t be around for long.
The Belstaff Trialmaster Pro jacket in olive
The Belstaff Trialmaster Pro jacket is an updated version of the longstanding, classic Trialmaster jacket. It’s been around for more than a year, but the reason we are talking about it here is that there is going to be a huge shortage of wax cotton from Belstaff over the winter. No real reason for this. Sometimes there’s enough; sometimes there isn’t. Already, a number of styles have sold out in certain sizes. And there won’t be any more supplies until next spring. Right now, we do actually have the Trialmaster in olive green in all sizes. But again, this won’t be the case in a few weeks’ time. If you fancy a Belstaff for the winter, you should do something about it now. Even now you will find, as we’ve said, that some styles, colours and sizes are sold out. But by mid-November we’re predicting that we’ll only have XSs and 5XLs remaining. For the full spec. of the Trialmaster, and for other Belstaff jackets, visit the website.
25% off all our remaining Bell Eliminators
The Bell Eliminator is a good helmet. It’s not sophisticated in the way that a Shoei is. We cannot, for example, change cheekpads and headliners in order to customise the fit, but it’s very dramatic and super-cool looking. The design is actually based on a Bell racing car helmet, but there’s nothing wrong with that. It fits much better, and it fits many more heads, than the Bell Bullitt.
But, right now, we’re having a bit of a clear out, and over the coming months we’ll be parting company with a number of products and brands that, in many cases, we’ve been closely associated with for a number of years. There’s emphatically nothing wrong with the products we’re going to be de-listing. They’re just no longer us.
The Eliminator is one of those products. Now the prices on our website are not going to change. They will remain at the full rrp, but if you insert the code ‘ELIM25’ into the Offer box on the Checkout page, 25% will be deducted from the price.
Price rise coming on Richa Infinity 2 Pro suit
The Richa Infinity 2 Pro suit has put laminate technology within the reach of just about any motorcyclist who is seriously interested in staying dry. Historically, laminate suits were the reserve of only the most well-heeled or committed of motorcyclists. They were expensive; they did a great job, but they usually weren’t particularly nice to wear.
When we first came across the Infinity 2 Pro suit about a year ago at a meeting with Richa in Belgium, we couldn’t quite believe what we were seeing: a fantastic quality, laminate suit for £500. And it really was a fantastic suit. It was comfortable, fitted beautifully, had great venting, D3O armour and huge amounts of adjustability. Impressively, it came in an enormous range of sizes that included trousers in short, regular and long lengths for both men and women. Even Rukka rarely does this.
But the price was almost too good to be true, so it did not surprise us recently when we head from the importer that the prices would all go up from November 1st. Prices are going up by 10%, which means that the jacket goes up to £299.99; the pant to £250. So £550 for the suit.
So there you have it. At the time of writing you have almost exactly two weeks in which to secure this suit at the current price. Of course, you can order online if you prefer, but nothing beats having a personal fitting here at Motolegends.