As the long days and warm nights of summer quickly approach, women riders can gear up for the open road with new styles of boots, helmets and a jacket from Harley-Davidson. New riding gear technologies and performance enhancements combine to create a collection of footwear and apparel ready to be worn on your next road trip.
Alpinestars is a popular leather apparel company in the European motorcycling community. In the U.S. its known mostly among motorcycle racing circles. The leather is some of the best in the world with the garments featuring Euro-style cuts and designs. Here are some of the new designs for women riders.
Weve put together some products designed to protect you and your bike from the elements that you encounter on the road. Whether you are stuck out in the rain with your favorite leather boots, trying to save a great paint job, or constantly battling helmet hair, check out these new products.
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.
WRN has an exclusive first look at The Hella, Icons newest womens riding boot, thats not available until late August. The Hella is an attractive alternative to the clunky, heavy, hiking boot or western boot styles.
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.
I wasnt easy on these boots. I smashed them into my checked luggage, gave them months of rigorous use riding in the extremes of heat in Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada, and the cold, rain (and even snow) of New York City. I wore them on the track with my leathers, for a dirt bike course and some rough-riding on a couple of ATVs.
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.