I use to wear armored gloves just when riding a sportbike and more casual non-armored ones, like deerskins, when riding a cruiser, like my own. These days, Im find myself wearing more protection riding my cruiser and that means looking to the sport market for armored gloves.
It isnt hard to find a pair of gloves to keep your hands warm for winter riding. I must have five pairs of them. But it is hard to find a pair that fit a womans hands properly and arent so bulky that you feel like youre wearing boxing gloves. Like many women, I have small hands, and most gloves are cut for a mans hands. Women have to buy size small or extra-small if theyre available.
Falling temperatures can put the chill on the journey for some motorcycle riders. One way to extend your riding season is by wearing heated gear. But pants, vests, jackets and gloves that heat by hooking into your motorcycles battery can be cumbersome with all the wires. As a result, some riders have not “bought into” the whole heated gear concept.
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.
SHIFT has grown into an internationally recognized brand producing innovative riding apparel for markets all over the world. The company has introduced several new items for 2007, like the Siren leather jacket for women and the Primer leather jacket for men. WRN contributors Teri Conrad and Robbie Smith road tested these items and share their impressions.
Summer is here and Harley-Davidson has added some new jackets and gloves to its lineup to keep you cool when temps heat up. With features like inside pockets for MP3 players, underarm venting, pre-curved sleeves, sun-washed colors, retro graphics and leather appliqués, the garments are stylish as well as functional. Check out this weeks selections for the latest motorcycle product news.