Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Simpson Ghost Bandit Aurora

Riding Gear – Simpson Ghost Bandit Aurora

Simpson has been producing helmets for motorcyclists and motorsports for over 60 years. You probably recognize them as the manufacturer of the helmet worn by Top Gear’s infamous Stig. Simpson helmets feature sharp angular lines and a unique shape that makes them instantly recognizable alongside other brands. The new Simpson Ghost Bandit…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Icon 1000 Varial Jacket

Gear Review – Icon 1000 Varial Jacket

I’ve been riding in an Icon 1000 Basehawk for the past 4 years and can honestly say it’s one of the best motorcycle jackets I’ve owned. It’s seen me through a typhoon in Tokyo, 24 seasons of almost daily commuting and earned me countless compliments from fellow riders. With Summer fast approaching…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Ultimate Gifts for Motorcyclists Guide 2019

Ultimate Gifts for Motorcyclists Guide 2019

Every year my family struggles to find me the right Christmas gifts. They know I’m obsessed with motorcycles but have no idea what style of bikes I’m into, what riding gear I like to wear or even what motorcycles I actually own. So despite my obvious obsession with two wheels I usually…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – VKTRE Heritage Road Jacket

Gear Review – VKTRE Heritage Road Jacket

The line between motorcycle riding gear and street fashion has been well and truly blurred. California based VKTRE Moto Co. specializes in creating high-end motorcycle apparel. Their catalog is made up of modern interpretations of classic designs built to withstand the rigors of riding. As part of their commitment to making great-looking…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Merlin Chase Jacket

Riding Gear – Merlin Chase Jacket

The Merlin Chase jacket is an all leather motorcycle jacket from the UK based riding gear manufacturer. Sporting timeless tracker-inspired styling the Chase features a two-tone design that stands out in a sea of all-black alternatives. To make this stylish jacket both comfortable and safe Merlin has constructed the jacket’s black torso…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Rev’it! Hydra 2 Gloves

Riding Gear – Rev’it! Hydra 2 Gloves

You may be the kind of motorcyclist who laughs in the face of winter, but nothing’s funny about riding with cold, wet hands. Riding gear experts Rev’it! understand the challenges of year-round commuting. They’ve developed an extensive range featuring gear designed to keep you riding no matter what mother nature’s up to.…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Spidi Super R Jacket

Riding Gear – Spidi Super R Jacket

It’s not often we find riding gear in the sportbike sector that appeals. To us, most of it looks a little too Power Ranger-ish to suit our choice of two-wheeled steed. However, when it comes to the Spidi Super R jacket, we’re willing to make an exception. Although this riding jacket features…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Biltwell Borrego Gloves

Riding Gear – Biltwell Borrego Gloves

The Borrego motorcycle gloves are the work of American born and bred riding gear manufacturer Biltwell. First launched in 2006 Bilwell started out as a hard parts company producing affordable alternatives to the overpriced, garish parts that dominated the Harley scene. In the years since Biltwell has diversified its offering to include…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – AGV X70 Helmet

Riding Gear – AGV X70 Helmet

If you’re looking for retro riding gear with genuine heritage you can’t go past AGV helmets. The Italian manufacturer has been making helmets since 1947. During the past 7 decades, they’ve fine-tuned their products on race tracks around the world. Today the company is owned by fellow Italian riding gear manufacturer Dainese.…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Spidi X Village Boots

Riding Gear – Spidi X Village Boots

If you’re a fan of Moc toe boots but want footwear that’ll keep your paws properly protected then consider these XPD X-Village motorcycle boots. The XPD brand was developed in 2000 by riding gear experts Spidi and their footwear can be seen on riders in the Moto GP and World Superbike series.…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Rev’It! Worker Overshirt

Riding Gear – Rev’It! Worker Overshirt

Overshirts have become commonplace in motorcycle riding gear catalogs. They can’t promise the same level of protection as a full leather suit, but they offer a casual streetwear look without sacrificing your safety altogether. The REV’IT! Worker overshirt is the perfect example of what a good motorcycle overshirt should offer. Boasting a…

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