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Riding Gear Reviews

Let us help take the guesswork out of buying your motorcycle riding gear. We frequently feature the latest riding gear that's designed to appeal to riders of cafe racer, classic and custom motorcycles. From motorcycle jackets to helmets, gloves, boots, jeans & accessories, you can read all our riding gear reviews here.
Return of the Cafe Racers - 100% Barstow Deus Ex Machina Goggles

100% Barstow Deus Ex Machina Goggles

When two greats come together to launch some new motorcycle gear, like the 100% Barstow Deus Ex Machina goggles, people take notice. 100%, who has been making motorcycle gear since 1982, has collaborated with a range of different brands to bring us the 100% Barstow goggles in a variety of looks. But…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Cortech Slayer Riding Shoe Review

Cortech Slayer Riding Shoe Review

I was going about my morning routine, perusing motorcycle blogs with a coffee in hand. As I skimmed through my favourite websites I came across an article on Revzilla’s Common Tread. The article “Motorcycle Riding Shoes Versus Riding Boots” by Brandon Wise piqued my interest, mostly because of the box delivered to…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Bell Custom 500 Ace Cafe Helmet

Bell Custom 500 Ace Cafe Helmet

Bell Helmets set the benchmark in open-face helmet design with their Custom 500 helmet. The latest addition to the 500 series has seen the brand collaborate with the indisputable home of cafe racer culture, London’s Ace Cafe. The Bell Custom 500 Ace Cafe helmet features a classic black and white colourway sporting…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Shoei EX Zero Motorcycle Helmet Review

Shoei EX Zero Motorcycle Helmet Review

I’ve always fancied MX style road helmets. I felt they were well suited to the retro style bikes I like to ride. They offer the ventilation of an open face without the loss of protection offered by a full-face helmet. I’d tried the Bell Moto 3 but the fit was like someone…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Pando Moto Lorica Kev 01 Motorcycle Jeans

Pando Moto Lorica Kev 01 Motorcycle Jeans

Pando Moto proved from the very early on that they are capable of making great looking riding gear. For 2020 they’re continuing to build on that reputation with an updated range. Along with producing a wide range and men’s riding gear Pando Moto have paid special attention to the female rider segment…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Return of the Cafe Racers Predator Gloves

Return of the Cafe Racers Predator Gloves

The cafe racer scene has a rich history dating back to the 1950s and there are very few brands left who can claim to have been there when it all began. When it came to choosing which company to partner with for our latest riding gear collaboration, we set out to find…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Cortech Skipper Bomber Motorcycle Jacket

Cortech Skipper Bomber Motorcycle Jacket

The CORTECH Skipper bomber jacket is as much a piece of fashion to behold as it is a functional addition to your riding garb. Which is the perfect combination, because when choosing motorcycle gear, protection should always come first and foremost. However, when given the chance why would you choose anything less…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Stylmartin Jack Motorcycle Boots

Stylmartin Jack Motorcycle Boots

Shoes and boots designed for motorcyclists often battle with finding a balance between form and function. They tend to offer either sturdy protection or stylish looks, but rarely both. The Stylmartin Jack Boots, though, delivers both. With protection and padding tailored to riding, these casually styled boots are just as much at…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – 2020 Triumph t-shirts & apparel

Riding Gear – 2020 Triumph t-shirts & apparel

Since John Bloor resurrected Triumph Motorcycles in 1983 it’s been nothing but success after success. Triumph has, of course, been around for much longer than the eighties. In fact, the British manufacturer emerged almost 100 years before Bloor entered the pictured making it one of the world’s oldest motorcycle brands still in…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Shoei Glamster Retro Motorcycle Helmet

Shoei Glamster Retro Motorcycle Helmet

There’s been a steady growth in the number of retro motorcycle helmets on the market over the past few years. And now for 2020 two big names in the industry have come to the party. Arai has unveiled their Concept X, also known as the Rapide Neo in Japan, and then there’s…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding gear – Rev’it! Bastille Gloves

Riding gear – Rev’it! Bastille Gloves

When there are too many choices, it becomes impossible to narrow down what riding gear best suits your situation. That’s where the REV’IT! Bastille Gloves stand out from the pack. Why? Because they’re built for just about any situation. The first noticeable aspect of the REV’IT! Bastille gloves are the leather that…

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