If youre a frequent visitor to WRN, you know I recently returned from two big industry trade shows, the V-Twin Expo, and Dealer Expo, where manufacturers display their latest products for the dealers who look for new items for their stores. Many of the motorcycling apparel manufacturers were at both shows displaying their new womens styles for 2009.
Icons Hella Boot comes on the heels of the Bombshell, Icons first mega stylish, sexy motorcycle riding boot that debuted a year ago to great reviews. Women who like to wear a fashionable high heel boot when riding couldnt rave enough about the Bombshell. Ive seen women on cruisers and sportbikes wearing the Bombshell boots.
With all the black leather out there, I perked up when I saw the Rogue jacket from Icon. Its made of an abrasion resistant denim cotton, and is available in dark blue and black. The Rogue is lightweight – definitely meant for warmer days. I opened up the wrist zippers when it got really hot to let the air flow through it.
This 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis was larger than life, bursting at the seams of the downtown convention center. Much to our excitement, this years Expo catered to female riders more than ever before, giving women the power of choice, self-expression, independence, and protection. We spoke with a few well-known brands to get the inside scoop on what theyre doing for todays women on two wheels.
Much like motorcycle eyewear, women often have to sacrifice style for function when it comes to motorcycle boots. ICON is out to change that. The companys new motorcycle boot called the Bombshell is a functional and fashionable alternative to traditional low-heeled motorcycle boots. They are stylish enough to wear for a night out on the town – no one would ever guess theyre motorcycle boots. How can motorcycle boots look this good? WRNs Teri Conrad road tested them to find out.
When it comes to selecting the perfect riding jacket there are many styles, colors and manufacturers to choose from, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. The best choice is the one that fits your budget and your riding style. Youre bound to stand out in the crowd with this weeks selection!