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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Rhake Weatherproof Backpack

Gear Review – Rhake Weatherproof Backpack

Everyone has different requirements when it comes to luggage. However, as motorcyclists, we have a few unique issues that need to be addressed. First and foremost is protection against the elements. If you’re going to be riding around with your valuables on your back the last thing you want is for them…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Rosie Womens Motorcycle Jeans

Riding Gear – Rosie Womens Motorcycle Jeans

More and more riding gear manufacturers are catering to women these days, giving those who ride far better options than they once had. They’re no longer stuck wearing non-riding gear, or worse, dealing with ill-fitting men’s gear. Case in point? The Rosie Navy women’s motorcycle jeans from European riding gear brand, Pando…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Nightbreed Collection

Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Nightbreed Collection

You don’t have to put out a poll to know which colour riding gear wins out over all others. It’s black. Black has always been the stand out winner in motorcycle apparel and Icon 1000 has taken the colour to the extreme with their Nightbreed collection. Blacked-out yet reflective, comfortable yet protective…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – SKRAM Motorcycle Glasses

Riding Gear – SKRAM Motorcycle Glasses

Riding a motorcycle can be a dangerous business. There’s plenty of riding gear out there to keep your head, hands, torso, legs and feet safe, but what about protecting your most important riding tool, your eyes? Those who wear visorless open-face or 3/4 helmets are at the greatest risk of injury. Low…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Angry Lane Pacsafe anti theft backpack

Angry Lane Pacsafe anti theft backpack

As a motorcyclist keeping my belongings safe generally means carrying them at all times. A backpack offers the easiest solution, but what about those times when carrying a backpack and helmet isn’t an option? This was the problem Hong Kong workshop Angry Lane wanted to overcome. So they contacted the folks at…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Rukka Yorkton Leather Jacket

Riding Gear – Rukka Yorkton Leather Jacket

Finding an urban motorcycle jacket isn’t hard; seems everyone has one on offer. Finding a good one — one that’s built as much for protection as it is for looks? That can be harder. Included in their new lineup for 2019 is the Rukka Yorkton Leather Jacket. It pairs classic racer styling…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – LS2 Xtra Carbon Helmet

Riding Gear – LS2 Xtra Carbon Helmet

If we’re being completely honest, the style of a helmet matters almost as much as its protection capabilities. That’s a big “almost” – there’s really no point in wearing a good-looking helmet cut from cardboard. The LS2 Xtra Carbon MX471 Helmet wins serious points in the style competition but features advanced technology…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Akin Motorcycle Hoodie

Riding Gear – Akin Motorcycle Hoodie

Casual and riding gear are two terms that don’t belong together. To me, the word casual infers less safe, but it appears that Australian riding gear outfit Akin has proven me wrong. Their latest release is an updated version of their Protective Motorcycle Hoodie and while it might look casual what it…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Alpinestars Oscar Brass Jacket

Riding Gear – Alpinestars Oscar Brass Jacket

A good motorcycle jacket is an investment. This Alpinestars Oscar Brass jacket will pay serious dividends. With its timeless style and genuine protection, the Oscar Brass is the kind of jacket you’ll still be wearing years from now, and it’ll only look better with age — assuming that’s possible.

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Roeg Peruna Helmet

Riding Gear – Roeg Peruna Helmet

The Dutch have a rich history in Motocross racing that has produced a long line of champions. Inspired by their achievements Dutch riding gear brand ROEG (pronounced Rogue) has created a line of vintage-inspired riding gear and apparel. Their speciality lies in the manufacture of motorcycle helmets and the hero in their…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Stylmartin Cruise Boots

Riding Gear – Stylmartin Cruise Boots

Italian riding gear manufacturer Stylmartin has made a pair of motorcycle boots that wouldn’t look out of place on a Ton-Up Boy circa 1960. But the fit, feel and materials have certainly benefited from a half-century of technological advancements. These are the Stylmartin Cruise boots and they’re part of the companies Cafe…

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