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Pagnol Moto M1 leather jacket

12 January 2015 11:09:07 GMT

The Pagnol M1 leather jacket is a new item from a new brand.  Pagnol Moto are a team that hail from the USofA and are made up of a small group of guys with a wealth of backgound in product design from the motorsports sector.  The M1 jacket is the first jacket to be released and has been a success over the pond.  With a blend of retro and modern styling the jacket is designed to be both functional and all day comfortable, and a look at these early samples suggests they have succeeded in creating this as well as a jacket that is rather original.  Watch our Pagnol M1 leather jacket review for a full run down of the features.  We hope to receive stock in Spring 2015 and in the ematime would love to hear your comments and feedback on what you think of the jacket and whether this is something you'd want to see in store.  

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Posted in News By Andrew Suenson-Taylor

Belstaff Esses leather gloves

12 January 2015 11:01:30 GMT

The Belstaff Esses leather motorcycle gloves are from the new 2015 Pure Motorcycle Collection.  They are the only gloves in the range.  They feature a full grain nappa leather outer which is also waterproof and breathable.  Theya re stylish and comfortable but please note, thy come up very small.  Check out the size guide on our website or watch the Belstaff Esses gloves video review for a full run down of the features.  

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Posted in Gear Guides By andrew suenson-taylor

Premier Trophy Carbon helmet

12 January 2015 10:55:13 GMT

The Premier Trophy Carbon helmet is a new addition to the popular Premier Trophy helmet range offering exposed carbon detailing on the shell of the helmet.  There are a range of different carbon fininshes to choose from.  Watch our Premier Trophy carbon helmet video review for a full run down of the features.

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Rev'it Royale boots

12 January 2015 10:50:31 GMT

The Rev'it Royale boots are a mix of waterproof leather and suede with a velcro upper strap for extra comfort.  The boots are in stock and available now with free next day UK delivery from Urban Rider.  Watch our Rev'it Royale boots video review for a full run down of the features.

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Rev'it Regent Boots

12 January 2015 10:28:09 GMT

The Rev'it Regent boots are a mix of leather and suede outer and are waterproof, protective and breathable making them a great option for a city riding boot that can be worn on and off the bike.  The boots are in stock now and available with free UK delivery.  Watch out Rev'it Regent Boots Video Review for a full run down of the features.

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Posted in Product Review By andrew suenson-taylor

DMD Racer Helmets UK

7 November 2014 13:10:28 GMT

The DMD Racer helmet is a carbon tricomposite retro inspired full face motorcycle helmet.  The jaw guard is based on designs from 1970s motocross helmets.  Extremely light and comfortable this is a great addition to our helmet line up going into 2015 au Trban Rider.  Watch our DMD Racer helmet video review for a full run down of the features.

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Hedon Hannibal Face Mask

7 November 2014 13:06:40 GMT

The Hedon Hannibal Face Mask is made of calfskin leather and features machined brass anti pollution filters.  Hedon helmets have designed this to work with their Hedon Hedonist helmets range but it will work with most open face helmets and is a universal fit.  Watch our Hedon Hannibal Face Mask video review for a full run down of the features.

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HEDON HEDONIST HELMET UK

4 November 2014 09:22:29 GMT

Hedon are a brand new helmet company and the Hedon Hedonist helmet is their first offering to the motorcyclke market.  Their lead designer has a background working with Ruby helmets - lauded for their quality of finish.  The Hedon helmets come in at a far more competitive price point placing them alongisde other leading open face helmet brands.  The quality of finish is top notch and the shell is super light being made of a carbon and fibregalss tri composite.  Hedon are based in London and we expect big things from them over the coming months.  To understand just why we rate this helmet so highly watch our Hedon Hedonist Helmet Video Review for a full run down of the features.  

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New Rider Gear Guide - Urban Riding

27 October 2014 13:00:58 GMT

Everyone was a new rider at some point, feeling both excited and nervous is normal!  We welcome new riders at our store, everyone has nearly the same questions regarding what kit to buy. 

We know there is a huge range out there and you will likely be spending a lump sum on protective gear with little experience to draw upon so allow us to de-mystify the process.

We will try and keep this short and sweet so for more in-depth knowledge browse our gear guides by product type!

Helmets

Required by law and a priority of your budget, make sure yours is ECE 22.05 approved for your own safety.  If in doubt there is a label on the neck strap accompanied by the type of test it passed - J is for open face, P is full face testing.  (Some flip helmets will have both J and P as they are certified for use in both the open and closed positions). 

Open face helmets have become more popular in recent years due to the wide field of vision provided.  Composite materials are now used in their production so they are safer than ever and very lightweight.  The one downside?  Your chin is exposed in the event of a crash. 

Flip front helmets (flip up) are useful as long as they have dual-certification (J and P testing).  This means they are safe to ride with in the open and closed face positions.  Handy if you ride on a mixture of fast and slow roads where safety and field of view vary as a priority.  Downside is they are heavier and often are too wide to fit in underseat storage.

Full face helmets give the most protection as they cover the whole face.  They are also a lot quieter and warmer than an open face.  Traditionally the shell shapes have narrow openings so a small field of vision, this is changing with more retro styles on the market.

Fit is paramount with helmets, the key measurement is the circumfrence of your head around the top of the ears at the widest point.  However this doesn't take into account head shape and not all makes of helmet fit the same.


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Posted in Gear Guides By Will Starrit

High Visibility Gear Guide for Scooter Riders

9 October 2014 21:54:45 BST

Being visible to other road users is of paramount importance but so many riders choose not to invest in gear designed to aid visibility. 

We are often told by customers in-store that traditional high-vis wear is 'un cool' so allow us to introduce products that will keep you safe when commuting without ruining your style!

  • Fluorescent Helmets - helmet manufacturers have embraced high visibility paint finishes which have fluorescent pigments.  As soon as darkness descends, car headlights will pick out your head bobbing along with ease!  Our bestsellers are the Tucano Urbano Elmet Fluo and  Momo Fighter Fluo available in various fluorescent colours.

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Posted in Gear Guides By Will Starrit

New Momo Fighter Evo Helmet

7 October 2014 11:16:46 BST

The new Momo Fighter Evo is the latest edition of the bests elling Momo Fighter helmet and is available from Urban Rider.  The helmet features a revised and improved fit as well as a much improved new internal sun visor as well as some other nifty features.  Watch our Momo Fighter EVO video review for a full run down of the features.  

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Belstaff Crystal Palace Leather jacket

7 October 2014 11:12:42 BST

The Belstaff Ladies Crystal Palace leather jacket is new for the 2015 Belstaff Pure Motorcycle Collection.  The jacket is a mid length 0.9mm bovine leather which gives it a lightweight feel combine dwith top of the range d3o body armour for a closer more tailored fit.  Watch our Belstaff Ladies Crystal Palace jacket video review for a full run down of the features.  

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