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Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Counting down the days till you can get back on your motorcycle and out on the road? Take a look at some must-have accessories that will make your motorcycle days safe, stylish and fun!
Get your motorcycle accessories collection up-to-date with these items and before you head out, check out our blog for helpful tips, motorcycle news and new product updates.
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
There’s something about riding on a motorcycle, touring cities and country roads, nimbly negotiating turns and seeing the scenery close up. This experience used to be only one that men enjoyed but today ladies are throwing on their women’s leather motorcycle jackets and hitting the road in ever-increasing numbers.
According to the latest figures provided by the Motorcycle Industry Council, approximately 7.2 million women in the U.S. operate motorcycles. And while this is a small percentage of the 27 million overall, the number continues to grow. With the increase of women on bikes the motorcycle apparel and accessories industry has changed as well. In the past, women had to be happy with men’s leather motorcycle vests, boots and gloves. However today, women can find all kinds of girl-friendly items.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
As we roll into motorcycle season again, it’s the ideal time to consider what kind of head protection you’re going to wear. Luckily there are lots of choices in terms of functionality and fashion. Whether it’s a standard regulation or novelty motorcycle helmet, consider these details.
Helmet laws are in place in the majority of states, however they differ in terms of which riders are required to wear protective gear. You can find the specifics for your state by checking the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety website.
Thursday, February 7th, 2013
We may be entering the thick of winter weather which calls for special apparel when it comes to motorcycle safety but in truth, no matter what time of year, riders should always plan to have the best safety gear.
In fact, the 2011 Australian deRome Study of personal protective equipment and apparel found that, “riders were significantly less likely to be admitted to hospital if they crashed wearing a motorcycle jacket, pants or gloves.”
Are you sure you’ve taken all the right precautions? Take a look at 5 essential pieces of motorcycle safety gear for riding in any season:
Friday, December 21st, 2012
Can you feel it? The growing tension in the air that affects all of us as we find ourselves in the middle of the holiday shopping season with lists heavy in names and light in gift ideas?
We’ve got a remedy for that. Browse our Leather Bound online shopping mecca to find the perfect present for your favorite motorcycle enthusiast. From kids’ motorcycle jackets to boots to accessories galore, we can help you cross off those names faster that you can sing “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.
In the spirit of that catchy holiday tune, here are a dozen suggestions to rev up your shopping engine:
Thursday, May 24th, 2012
We consider safety every day we’re riding, and it’s one of the main reasons we wear a motorcycle helmet regardless of the month. This month we are paying special attention to this topic thought, because May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month! The Department of Motor Vehicles has taken a special interest in educating the public that motorcycles have the same rights and privileges as any other vehicle on the road.
High Visibility Keeps You Safe
Friday, December 30th, 2011
Wear your motorcycle helmet more often than not. We know the lone wolf image of the motorcycle rider doesn’t always fit with state helmet laws, but you only need to visit an emergency room on a busy Friday night to know that wearing a helmet could mean the difference between life and death. Regardless of the state in which you live, make a resolution to wear your helmet. Period.
Simmer down on the hot-dog riding. Over-revving the bike in town, short shifting between stop lights and generally riding like a jerk is for amateurs and teenagers. Your neighbors will thank you, too, if you coast your bike upon exiting and entering your driveway and the street.
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
Did you know that the Department of Transportation (DOT) or the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) does not “approve” motorcycle helmets? So, to say that any motorcycle helmet is DOT-certified is inaccurate.
What’s in a Name?
To clarify, the NHTSA has the authority to issue Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) applicable to motor vehicle equipment, including motorcycle helmets. But, there is no list of “approved” helmets. Compliant motorcycle helmet manufacturers certify that their products are in compliance with FMVSS No. 218, which establishes minimum performance requirements that the products must meet.
Safety Requirements & Helmet Testing
Friday, September 9th, 2011
Every bike is as individual as its owner. We feel that every motorcycle helmet worn should be as unique as the biker. Motorcycles are customized for the many discerning bikers. We think a cutom motorcycle helmet should be just as unique.
Here are a few great ways to create a custom look your friends will envy.
Creating Helmet Art
You’re only limited by your imagination (and your wallet) when it comes to creating helmet art. From the simple to the sublime, we’ve seen some of the coolest morotcycle helmets decorated with dynamic graphics to custom, air brushed works of art.
Friday, September 2nd, 2011
Every holiday weekend the Travel Industry trots out its numbers on how many Americans will be traveling from home. But, what we want to emphasize is how to travel safely.
Many safety tips are applicable whether you’re traveling by car or motorcycle. Of course, if you’re driving a car, you won’t need to wear a motorcycle helmet! But if you’re riding the road this Labor Day weekend, please, don’t leave home without it.
Tips for Motorcycle Travel
- Prepare your vehicle for long distance travel. Check your tire pressure, oils & fluids and headlights. Simple maintenance can prevent many of the problems that strand bikers on the side of the road before you leave your home.