Motorcycle Riding Gear

Covert Ultra Jeans by ScorpionEXO

If you’re looking for great riding jeans that can pass for “regular” old jeans, take a look at the Covert Ultra Jeans.

Teton Touring Coat by Vanson Leathers

If you like plenty of pockets and vents and don’t mind the absence of reflective components, then the Teton Touring Coat might be for you.

Bonneville Boots by Bates Leathers

Bonneville boots come in brown or black but can be custom made to match any color of leather Bates has in stock.

Motorcycle Classics Ball Cap

Our Motorcycle Classics ball cap is made from garment washed cotton and features a Triumph Bonneville on the front.

Vice WP Riding Shoes by Cortech

Sometimes you want something more comfortable than traditional riding boots. Cortech offers the Vice WP Riding Shoes.

Transit 3 Jacket and Pants by Aerostich

The beloved Transit 3 jackets and pants are back, but are made of a new waterproof-breathable seam-sealed leather.

Axle Shoes by Highway 21

If you’re looking for riding shoes that fit in at the office and pub as well as on the road, then the Axle Shoe might be for you.

A Second Skin to Cover Your Hide: Vanson Leathers

Ad man Shane Powers gives his review on his custom-made (and mom-approved) racing leathers from Vanson Leathers.

Foaming Suede & Leather Cleaner by Pecard

Pecard’s Foaming Suede & Leather Cleaner will remove bugs, dirt and grime from your leathers without drying them out.

SWAT Pullover Motorcycle Jacket by Tuff-N-Lite

This pullover motorcycle jacket is made from a cut, slash and abrasion-resistant material originally designed for SWAT officers.

Phoenix 5.1 Gloves by Joe Rocket

Joe Rocket’s Phoenix 5.1 gloves are great for warm weather and feature SmartTouch material for smartphone and GPS operation.

Honda Retro Wing T-Shirt by Mayhem Industries Inc.

Wear your Honda pride with a retro Honda T-shirt made from cotton/poly blend.

VX-Pro4 by Arai Helmet

The Arai VX-Pro4 helmet was designed for safety in mind, with smaller exterior dimensions and smooth shape, but is also comfortable.

Motorcycle Classics T-Shirt

Show your love of motorcycles and support Motorcycle Classics with our T-shirt made of medium-weight cotton-poly jersey fabric.

Winchester Jacket by Highway 21

Featuring removable CE armor in the shoulders and elbows and ample storage, the Highway 21 jacket is worth a look.

Teton Touring Coat by Vanson Leathers

European-style touring coat features CE-approved armor and competition double leather at the elbows and shoulders.

Ironborn Textile Jacket by Viking Cycle

Features of the Ironborn textile jacket include zip-out insulated, water-resistant liner, reflective materials and removable CE-rated armor.

Riding Shorts by Aerostich

More affordable than replacing your motorcycle seat, Aerostich’s Riding Shorts offer appropriate padding even for longer rides.

Women's Defender Motorcycle Jeans by Diamond Gusset

The Women’s Defender motorcycle jeans are highly recommended, offering great protection with a relaxed and comfortable fit.

Neotech II Modular Helmet by Shoei

A snug fit and quiet, the Neotech II modular helmet is worth every penny despite the tendency to fog up in colder temperatures.

Compass Touring Jacket by Vanson Leathers

Designed for warn weather riding, the Compass Touring jacket also features a Streamliner Vest for the colder months.

Fleece Pants by Aerostich

Worn under a riding suit, Aerostich’s fleece pants are great for colder weather and are remarkably easy to put on and off.

O1 Helmet by SCHUBERTH

Superior impact absorption and an aerodynamic profile make the SCHUBERTH O1 helmet safe and quiet.

Phoenix Ion Summit Textile Jacket by Joe Rocket

If you’re looking for an economically priced hot-weather riding jacket, the Phoenix Ion Summit might be for you. And chances are, you might never need to replace it.

Elkskin Gloves by Fox Creek Leather

Virginia-based Fox Creek Leather’s elkskin gauntlet gloves offer excellent abrasion resistance and are available from extra-small to double-extra-large sizes.

Riding Jeans by Tobacco Motorwear

Stylish and durable, Tobacco Motorwear riding jeans are also protective, lined with DuPont Kevlar.

Mojave Motorcycle Jacket by Aether

Designed for riding in warmer weather, the Mojave motorcycle jacket features zippered vents to move air and impact protection.

Bonneville Boots by Bates Leathers

Comfortable Bonneville boots feature a Vibram Christy sole and extra leather on the toe for shifting.

Savage Bluetooth Helmet by SENA

The Savage bluetooth helmet allows for communication with up to three other riders and comes installed with speakers and a microphone.

Touch-Screen Elkskin Ropers Gloves by Aerostich

New Touch-Screen Elkskin Ropers gloves feature electro-conductive stitching in the finger tips for smartphone use, and are incredibly tough.

LaRyder Riding Boots by MotoBailey

Protective and comfortable, LaRyder boots are also stylish on and off the bike.

Cousin Jeremy Jacket by Aerostich

The Aerostich Cousin Jeremy Jacket felt broken in from the day it arrived and makes a great three-season riding coat.

ScorpionExo Birmingham Jacket by Scorpion

The ScorpionExo Birmingham waxed cotton jacket combines classic good looks with modern technology.

Ladies Classic ’92 by Joe Rocket

Tailored for a woman’s body, the Ladies Classic ’92 is an excellent fit with plenty of pockets.

Super-Fast Rain Suit by RideTribe

Light and waterproof, the RideTribe rain suit is incredibly easy and fast to put on.

Motorcycle Riding Gear for Staying Cool

We know it gets hot in normal riding gear in the summer, but a few products will keep you comfortable and safe.

Motorcycle Seat Cushions by Wild Ass

Available in three models, these motorcycle seat cushions reduce pressure points for better blood circulation.

High-Visibility Gear: See and Be Seen

Our editors review several pieces of high-visibility riding gear and lighting upgrades for your bike.

Motorcycle Leather Dressing by Pecard

Managing editor Hall tests Pecard Motorcycle Leather Dressing products on his Joe Rocket Sonic 2.0.

Fast Lane Boots by Bates Custom Leathers

For riders looking for both utility and performance, look no further than Fast Lane boots.

Enzo Gloves by Corazzo

Made of goatskin, Corazzo Enzo gloves deliver a tight yet comfortable fit.

5 New Riding Jackets and 1 Old Favorite

Our staff reviews six riding jackets, including the Ladies Classic '92 and Langlitz Cascade custom jacket.

Corsair-X IOM 2016 by Arai Helmets

The successor to the Corsair-V, the Corsair-X is comfortable and quiet and boasts significant upgrades.

Riding in Grand Style: Gold Wing - Since 1974

The ultimate t-shirt for all Gold Wing riders and fans.

Drayko Motorcycle Jeans Named One of Top 50 Products Using Kevlar

Drayko has been listed by DuPont™ Kevlar® in its 50th Anniversary to be one of the 50 best products to use Kevlar.

Broken Zipper Fixer by FixnZip

Fix that broken zipper on your old leather jacket with this simple-to-install device.

6 Pairs of Motorcycle Jeans for the Road

Our editors review motorcycle jeans that provide better protection and comfort for riding than regular jeans.

Rolling Stones Exhibitionism Helmets by Davida

Special Davida Jet helmets are manufactured using traditional techniques in the U.K. with a full leather-lined interior.

6 New Motorcycle Riding Boots for Summer

Our editors review six motorcycle boots that offer protection and comfort during the warmer months.

Wax-Coated Jacket by Rev'It

Newly introduced wax-coated jacket is influenced by classic British motorcycle jackets.

REV'IT! Denim Motorcycle Clothing

New REV'IT! motorcycle clothing features overshirt, hoodie and jacket made of denim.

7 Full-Face Motorcycle Helmets to Get You on the Road This Spring

Check out these great full-face motorcycle helmets for when riding season rolls around.

Heated Vest by Gerbing

A rechargeable 7-volt lithium-ion battery will power this heated vest for up to 10 hours.

Quick-Release Helmet Chin Strap Buckle by Echo Products

Helmet chin strap buckle is made of tempered steel and high-impact nylon.

Motorcycle Gloves for Winter by REV'IT!

New motorcycle gloves for winter provide increased waterproofing ability, improved grip and more impact energy absorption.

Moto-Skiveez Undergarment

Worn in place of regular underwear, Moto-Skiveez are designed to reduce pressure points and provide greater breathability.

Vintage Goggles by Ariete

These leather-framed vintage goggles by Ariete provide excellent visibility and complete UV protection.

M1 Jacket by Pagnol

Pagnol’s M1 jacket is classic yet modern and is crafted to last for years.

6 Motorcycle Rain Suits to Keep You Dry

Read our reviews of motorcycle rain suits that will keep you riding in wet weather.

Nutcase Motorcycle Helmets

Longtime helmet company offering motorcycle helmets from Nutcase Moto Collection.

6 Summer Riding Jackets to Keep You Cool

Read our reviews of summer riding jackets that are comfortable to wear in hot weather.

7 Motorcycle Helmets to Keep You Riding

Motorcycle Classics editors review 7 motorcycle helmets from different companies for everyday riding.

Vanson Leathers’ Stormer Jacket

This Stormer jacket by Vanson Leathers is handmade using 10.10-ounce waxed cotton army duck canvace with a half-back lining.

Langlitz Leathers Custom Jacket Review

A review of a custom motorcycle jacket from Langlitz Leathers.

Keep Your Hands Warm With Joe Rocket Gloves

New stuff for old bikes: Joe Rocket Windchill Gloves for cold weather riding.

Cold-Weather Gear for Winter Riding

Cold-weather gear to wear under your regular gear.

Ladies Classic ’92 Jacket by Joe Rocket

Just in time for fall comes the Ladies Classic ’92 Jacket by Joe Rocket.

6 Great Everyday Riding Shoes

Six pairs of riding shoes, the latest trend in motorcycle footwear.

Arai Introduces All-New VX-Pro4 Off-Road Helmet

Following up on the highly acclaimed VX-Pro3 model, Arai Helmet, Inc., makers of world class, handmade helmets for more than six decades, is proud to announce its worthy successor: the all-new VX-Pro4.

Road Tested Motorcycle Riding Gear

Competition Accessories Sliders 4.0 motorcycle riding jeans.

Vintage Shock Absorbers

Vintage shock absorbers from Ikon Suspension.

Bonanza Helmet by Biltwell Inc.

The Bonanza Helmet from Biltwell Inc. fits nicely with their other vintage-themed products.

Spidi Voyager 3 Textile Jacket

Voyager 3 textile jacket from Spidi is perfect for long-distance touring.

Arai Announces Innovative Pro Shade Visor System

Arai Helmet, Inc., makers of world class, handmade helmets for more than six decades, is excited to announce the all-new Pro Shade System, an innovative, easy-to-use visor accessory that will benefit street riders of all disciplines, from commuters to long-distance tourers.

Find a Leather Motorcycle Jacket for Everyday Riding

Six great leather motorcycle jackets for everyday riding.

Fast Company Draggin’ Jacket

The improved Draggin’ Jacket from Fast Company features even more Kevlar lining.

Schuberth Expands SR1 Race Helmet Line

Schuberth is proud to announce the arrival of new graphics and colorways for their premium racing helmet, the SR1.

Shoei RF-1200 Street Helmet

The RF-1200 is the lightest Snell-rated helmet from Shoei.

Aerostich Trekking Mid Wool Sock

The Trekking Mid Wool sock from Aerostich is perfect for motorcycle touring in colder weather.

6 Great Riding Pants for Road (and Track)

Motorcycle Classics’ editors round up six pairs of riding pants for road and track.

Arai Brings New Vector-2 Hawk Graphic Options to Market

Arai Helmet, Inc.'s new Vector-2 Hawk graphic is now available for purchase.

Arai Announces US Availability of New Vector-2 and RX-Q Graphic Options

Arai Helmet, Inc., makers of class-leading, handmade helmets for more than six decades, has announced that two exciting new graphics on their popular Vector-2 and RX-Q models are now available for purchase in the U.S.

Competition Accessories: Sliders Adventure Pants

Sliders Adventure Pants from Competition Accessories are great for serious motorcycling.

AFX FX-50 Dual Shield Motorcycle Helmet

AFX releases the new FX-50 Dual Shield motorcycle helmet.

Alpinestars T-Dyno Waterproof Jacket

The Alpinestars T-Dyno Waterproof jacket is remarkably effective in blocking cold wind and comes with CE approved Bio-armor at shoulders and elbows as well as chest and back padding.

Akuma Helmets

New stuff for old bikes: Phantom II MFR carbon fiber racing helmet from Akuma Helmets.

New 2014 Shoei RF-1200 Motorcycle Helmets

Shoei has just released RF-1200 motorcycle helmets.

Find the Best Motorcycle Helmet for Everyday Riding

Six great motorcycle helmets for everyday riding.

6 Great Everyday Gloves for Riding

Gear Driven: Six pairs of everyday gloves.

ProAligner Wheel Aligning Tool

New stuff for old bikes: ProAligner wheel aligning tool.

The Arai Signet-Q Helmet

In the Signet-Q Airai helmet, an elongated shell and interior shape designed to “Cure the common hot spot pain.”

TouchTech Boreal Gloves

New stuff for old bikes: River Road’s TouchTec Boreal gloves allow use of your touch-screen phone without having to remove them.

Gear Driven: All-Season Motorcycle Jackets

Gear Driven: Six do-it-all, all-season motorcycle jackets.

Legend R Motorcycle Boots from Stylmartin

Stylmartin introduces Legend R motorcycle boots.

Arai Introduces Aggressive New Defiant Helmet

For 2013, Arai introduces a new full-face model named the Defiant. It is scheduled to arrive at Arai dealers in late Spring.

Arai Introduces The CT-Z Touring Helmet

Arai’s marketing lead-in for its just-introduced CT-Z touring helmet pretty much sums up the new model’s focus: “More miles in more comfort. What more could you ask for.”

Zurich Motorcycle Riding Gear

Shadow Distribution and Competition Accessories introduce the new Zurich waterproof motorcycle jacket and riding pants.

A New Light-Weight Helmet from Joe Rocket

New stuff for old bikes: Joe Rocket’s new light-weight helmet, the Carbon Pro, takes comfort to the next level.  

Helmet Review: Airoh Terminator Monster

Gary Illminen shares his impressions of the Airoh Terminator Monster.

Motorcycle Helmet Review: The Airoh TRR

The Airoh TRR — the lightweight motorcycle helmet for riders who don’t like helmets.

Klim Offroad Riding Jacket

New stuff for old bikes: Klim Technical Riding Gear is great for offroad riding in extreme conditions. 

Commando Roadster Side Covers from Andover Norton

New stuff for old bikes: Commando Roadster side covers from Norton spares manufacturer Andover Norton. 

Gasolina Boots: A New Classic Riding Boot

New stuff for old bikes: Ton-Up riding boot from Gasolina boots. 

Aerostich Roadcrafter: Now in Women's Sizes

Classic bikes have always been accompanied by classic motorcycle riding gear, and the Roadcrafter is a true classic. For the last 25 years, THE sign of the hardcore commuter or long distance traveler has been an Aerostich fabric suit, preferably faded with age and sporting grease stains on the knees.

The Geo Helmet From Vemar Helmets

Engineered in Italy and manufactured in Vietnam to exceed the ECE 2205 standard while also meeting the USA’s DOT standard, the Geo helmet from Vemar Helmets comes with a 5 year warranty, removable and washable inner padding and the Vemar Klima adjustable full ventilation system.

Joe Rocket Cold-Weather Gloves

New stuff for old bikes: Ballistic 7.0 gloves from Joe Rocket are perfect cold-weather gloves.

7 Motorcycle Rain Suits to Keep You Dry

Don’t let the rainy season keep you off the road; stay dry this fall with one of these motorcycle rain suits.

Roof Boxer V8 Helmet Review

The latest version of Claude Morin's motorcycle helmet design is the Roof Boxer V8; it includes a number of advancements that improve functionality, but retains the original “fighter pilot” appearance.

Arai Helmets Dominate AMA Pro Road Racing Championships

Arai claims four of the top five positions in both Superbike and Daytona SportBike and eight of the top ten in XR1200.

Alpinestars Summer Tech Performance Underwear

New stuff for old bikes: Alpinestars Summer Tech Performance Underwear

7 Tank Bags for Your Bike

Seven tank bags just right for your bike

Arai Helmets Sweep NASCAR'S Pennsylvania 400 Podium

Arai helmets, a major auto racing force in addition to its motorcycle road racing dominance, saw its drivers sweep the podium at the rain-shortened NASCAR Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway last weekend. 

ZAMP Announces New Flip-Up FL-24 Helmet

ZAMP is proud to introduce our new Flip-Up model, FL-24. The FL-24 utilizes advanced features and leading edge styling usually found in helmets at twice the cost.

45 North Trading Company Introduces Stylmartin, Segura and SoubiraC Brands

45 North Trading Company specializes in motorcycle riding gear and is proud to introduce the Stylmartin, Segura, and SoubiraC brands to the United States.

Arai Helmets Loads Up for NASCAR Daytona 500 and Bike Week

Arai Helmets will field its biggest-ever group of NASCAR drivers and AMA Pro Racing motorcycle racers for both of the upcoming Daytona racing events: the Daytona 500 on February 26, and Bike Week racing a couple weeks later, March 15th to 17th. 

New Helmets Announced from Arai and Shoei

Competition Accessories announces a new dual sport helmet, the 2012 Arai XD4. Also recently announced is the new Shoei Neotec Helmet.

Nolan N104 Helmets - A preview of the new Nolan Modular Helmet

The Nolan N104 Helmet is the next generation of modular helmets offered by Nolan Helmets.

Eight Pairs of Gloves for the Road

These eight pairs of motorcycle riding gloves will prove to be lasting pieces in your collection of motorcycle riding gear.

Shoei Announces New Graphics and Colors

  From our friends at Competition Accessories comes news on the 2011-2012 Shoei Helmet lineup. In all, 18 new graphics and colors were announced for the X-12, RF-1100, Multitec Modular, Quest and VFX-W off-road helmet lines.  

HelmetBra Keeps Helmets Safe

The HelmetBra® will hold any helmet to a passenger seat. Two sizes are available, large size for full face and full open face helmets and small size for half helmets.

HJC Sy-Max III Modular Helmets Available This Fall

HJC Sy-Max III Modular Helmets Available This Fall

Arai Redefines Open-Face Helmets with 2011 XC Series

2011 XC Series of open-face helmets from Arai offers more facial coverage without sacrificing traditional open feel.

One-Piece vs. Two-Piece Motorcycle Rain Suits

Weighing the pros and cons of one-piece and two-piece motorcycle rain suits.

Seven Motorcycle Helmet Reviews

From old-school cool to Bluetooth, another batch of motorcycle helmet reviews.

The Ariel Square Four

The Ariel Square Four was one of the most glamorous and best known British motorcycles.

Heated Motorcycle Glove Liners and Five More Cool Finds

From heated motorcycle glove liners to motorcycle tire repair kits, here are six cool products every classic motorcycle fan needs to know about.  

Davida 75 JPV 1 Helmet Visor

Davida announces the universal 75 JPV 1 helmet visor.

G-Force Racing Gear Presents the New X5 Cruiser Motorcycle Helmet

G-Force Racing Gear presents the new X5 Cruiser motorcycle helmet.

Five Motorcycle Riding Suits for Year Round Touring

Reviewing five motorcycle riding suits for year round motorcycle touring.

Motorcycle Leather Gear Care

Motorcycle leather apparel care, motorcycle half cover, retractable motorcycle tie down straps and more cool finds.

Six Motorcycle Riding Boots

The staff at Motorcycle Classics reviews and tests six different motorcycle riding boots suited for everyday riding and motorcycle touring.

Cool Off Your Motorcycle Riding Jacket

From air-conditioned sleeves for your motorcycle riding jacket to a rattle-proof motorcycle mounting kit, six cool pieces of motorcycle riding gear every classic motorcycle fan needs to know about.

Winter Motorcycle Gloves

Get yourself some winter motorcycle gloves and you won't have to put your bike when cold weather rolls across the land. Originally published as "Cold Weather Motorcycle Riding Gloves" in the November/December 2009 issue of Motorcycle Classics Magazine.

The right gear

This is the season that we have been longing for — the riding season; complete with rain, scorching sun, wind, bugs, construction gravel… During the off-season, I tend to forget about the details of staying comfortable while riding. But come summer, it's time to grab the right riding gear and go. 

Ten Summer Motorcycle Jackets

A closer look at ten motorcycle riding jackets to keep you safe and cool in the summer.

Seven Reviews of Motorcycle Riding Jeans

A look at seven pairs of riding jeans.

Six Motorcycle Rain Suits to Keep You Riding Dry

Can your motorcycle riding gear handle the wet stuff? The editors of Motorcycle Classics review six motorcycle rain suits.

A Closer Look at Full-Face Motorcycle Helmets

The differences between standard full-face and modular helmets.

Seven Motorcycle Helmet Reviews for Touring

Seven motorcycle helmet reviews to help you choose the best motorcycle helmets for touring.

Vintage Gear

I might ride a vintage motorcycle, but my gear doesn’t have to be vintage! 

Non-DOT Approved Motorcycle Helmets

A sticker can't fix a non-DOT approved motorcycle helmet.

Six Retro Motorcycle Jackets

Six retro motorcycle jackets reviewed by the editors of Motorcycle Classics.

Six Retro Motorcycle Helmet Reviews

These vintage helmets will have you looking stylish and safe.

Motorcycle Soft Luggage Tips

Soft luggage tips for your motorcycle.

Essential Motorcycle Riding Gear

Although we’re constantly testing new gear around here, we thought we should fill you in the stuff we really use.

Six Motorcycle Glove Reviews

Six motorcycle gloves for the road

Motorcycle Touring Gear for the Open Road

Cold-weather riders, rejoice. Here are 10 ways to stick it to Mother Nature this winter.

Ten Motorcycle Rain Gear Reviews

Rain sucks! Stay dry and safe with these ten pieces of motorcycle rain gear

Hot Weather Motorcycle Riding Gear

When temperatures soar, choose motorcycle riding gear that will keep you cool and comfortable.

Ten Year-Round Motorcycle Riding Jacket Reviews

10 jackets for riding year-round

Eight Road-Tested Motorcycle Helmet Reviews

Find the right motorcycle helmet for you with these road-tested motorcycle helmet reviews.

Six Motorcycle Riding Pants for the Real World

Six riding pants for the real world

Six Motorcycle Tank Bag Reviews

Six tank bags to carry your goods

Six Motorcycle Riding Boot Reviews

From heavy-duty motorcycle riding boots to lighter more versatile footwear, here are six motorcycle riding boot reviews from the editors at Motorcycle Classics to keep you safe and comfortable on the road.  

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