Dainese in honour of its 40th anniversary, has launched “Dainese 40″, a free app for iPad and iPhone as a Christmas gift, to celebrate its history of protection with all motorcycle enthusiasts.
In its Vicenza headquarters lies an historic room, the Dainese leather archive. The archive holds leather suits dating back to Dainese’s earliest days of development right up to the present day. Most will never see this room, but now thanks to the dedicated app, its digital doors will open.
The app will give motorcycle fans the chance to look back over Dainese’s impressive history and see its evolution of protection over the years. From the first back protector and knee slider to the present and Dainese’s pioneering D-air® Racing airbag suit. Race enthusiasts can also check out the suits of the motorcycling legends that Dainese has protected over its 40-year history, including Agostini, Sheene, Roberts, Schwantz, Rossi and many, many more.
The app for iPad is now available for free on iTunes, while for iPhone users the app will be available very soon.
Americans do it better, at least Icon does. Motorcycle clothes manufacturer Icon has gone out of its way to bring us the ultimate and probably the best viral motorcycle vs car drift battle video ever seen.
Take a pair of Triumph Speed Triples with extended swingarms, a super muscle car like the Mustang Cobra, a perfect location like High Plains County and you’ve got a battle royal road style. So if you liked Icon’s Harley riders take revenge on a Porsche video, this one is going to blow your mind.
After seeing this video of a motorcycle airbag sphere invented by Canadian Rejean Neron, we think that Dainese nor Alpinestars needn’t worry about the competition in this sector of protective motorcycle gear.
Essentially this airbag sphere suit (which fashion wise makes you look like a DOC escapee) inflates in five hundreths of a second and completely envelopes the rider and cushioning him in the event of a crash.
We wonder how many secondary accidents will be caused while you’re safely bouncing and rolling around the road and oncoming traffic will swerve and hit the brakes to avoid you, and not to mention the fact that you could knock off a fellow motorcycle rider from his bike.
Source | mcn.com
Call us vain, but even when riding we women like to look good and this Iris jacket designed specifically as a women’s motorcycle garment from Ixon fits the bill both in terms of fashion and safety. Ixon jackets describes this model as a “roadster retro” look that can be worn in all seasons thanks to its waterproof inserts and its removable winter lining.
The waterproof inserts are made from Drymesh breathable fabric, while the overall Spytech material is soft and flexible enough for good movement. Extra padding and protection is included around the shoulders and elbows and there is some back protection which can be removed and replaced with a full back body armour sheath. The sleeves are slightly formed already, and the zippers are covered with flaps while the wrist closure is a press stud button.
The Ixon Iris women’s motorcycle jacket also has plenty of cubby holes for all our gear, including five pockets. The retro look comes from patches on the front and the sleeve stripes come in black and red or black and white. The winter lining is a quilted look in purple or red. The jacket comes in either black or white and costs about €139.
Could the mankini become latest motorcycle gear for squids when it gets hot? We really hope not.
The rider is Jacob Southard, who took a dare and to beat the heat in sweltering O’Fallon, Missouri rode his Yamaha down the Interstate 70 wearing nothing but a full faced helmet, tennis shoes and a green Borat style mankini and the ride lasted about 70 miles.
Rubber-necking drivers grabbed their camera phones and shot pictures of Southhard and his antics have made him the newest and latest fifteen minute wonder.
Already seen Tron: Legacy? Absolutely loved it and have become a fan? We’ll you can now get your own motorcycle jacket and pants, gloves and boots to feel like Flynn or if you’re a woman, a wannabe Quorra.
UDReplicas who already brought us the Batman Dark Knight, Iron Man, and Wolverine leather suits, is back again and this time with a Tron based motorcyle apparel line.
Each of these one of kind limited edition suits - they’ll be making only a 1000 - are handcrafted and have CE approved body armor, form molded leather detailing, light sensitive reflective accents, heavy duty stretch Spandex inserts, silicone hexagon print and form molded leather disk.
The Flynn suit with boots and gloves goes for $995, while the Quorra suit retails for $899, but each item can be bought separately.
Hit the UD Replicas website for more info.
This video isn’t as creative as the previous marketing efforts from UK company, Armadillo scooterwear, but it’s still quite funky and shows off just how cool its range of urban scootering gear is. The new motorcycle jackets for men include the Armadillo Travis B M65 jacket and the Alex Trench. For women there is a new Betsy Field jacket with lining, and a very nice looking women’s trenchcoat as well. The video is in time for your Christmas motorcycle shopping and if you’re going to be scootering around the city this winter, you won’t look any cooler than this.
Source | Urban Rider
Italian motorcycle gear manufacturer Alpinestars has produced this interesting video called ‘Process Makes Perfect’ that coincides with the release of their Fall 2010 Touring products as well as the new Tech Touring website.
From concept, design and development stages, the video gives us a look into their Technical Apparel R&D facility in Asolo (TV) and as part of the press release reads “the dedication, passion and technical expertise that goes into creating the Tech Touring range. From hand-drawn sketches to laboratory and field testing, Process Makes Perfect documents the process of striving towards the perfect touring product.”
New bike owners in India will be forced to purchase a new helmet along with their motorcycle after an Indian Supreme Court mandate. Any motorcyclist purchasing a new bike will have to purchase a helmet along with it, as part of the basic equipment. And not only that: if riders don’t buy the helmet, they risk having their motorcycle registration revoked.
The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers is protesting the decision, saying it restricts the rights of bikers to choose their own helmets and that the new law conflicts with a previous “helmet per person” law (and not, therefore a “helmet per vehicle” law). The law is based on the premise that if you can afford a new bike, then you can afford a helmet to go with it.
While costs will obviously be turned to consumers, we would expect an upside for manufacturers to be new partnerships, and therefore new marketing opportunities, between bike manufacturers and motorcycle gear brands in the Indian market.
Summer motorcycle gear is here with the Clover jacket and glove range for both men and women. The Airtek range has been specifically designed for summer riding and we can say here in Europe, it’s definitely time to get your bike out if you haven’t already.
The Airtek-2 jacket is made from Cordura fabric with external waterproofing and ventilation zones both front and rear. It has inbuilt but removable CE protection for both elbows and shoulders, with climate control lining and a fold-away wet jacket in a rear pocket.
The Airtek-2 jacket is available in sizes S-XXXL for men and XS to XL for women. Colours include black, beige and grey at pricing of about 240 euros.