Matt black helmets seem to be the choice of many riders these days. Not everyone’s choice of colour but they do look mean and sinister.
So how about this new Stealth MX/off-road helmet with a very shapely design made by Vega? Made from polycarbonate, and there’s no doubt it resembles a certain Japanese helmet costing over 10k, obviously not as protective, but check the price?
Also, why not combine it with these new Thor goggles in day-glo yellow to offset the black? Either way a superb entry-level helmet for weekend riders.
Price: Stealth VRX R1,100 Thor goggles: R650
Ask your local motorcycle dealer who stocks Stealth and Thor products.
In the world of MX/off-road goggles there’s not many bigger names than ProGrip, worn by many professional riders. Well we now have a full range of their robust sunglasses to wear in South Africa – hurrah!
Obviously the lenses are optically perfect, as are there goggles, and the frames are far from ‘flimsy’, shall we say. And they all come with this matching case and cleaning cloth, which is nice.
All good, but we really like the transparent frame design on a couple of the four colour options available here. A very cool and distinctive range indeed.
Price: R920 Call: World of Yamaha (011 259 7604) www.ampsa.co.za
Also visit www.progrip.com to view all their products.
Berik has always been one of the top producers of superb leather gloves, and these new street/motard short leather options are of no exception.
We especially like these new day-glo yellow/black/white ones, but there are more ‘boring’ colour versions if you prefer?
The palms are heavily reinforced, as are those dramatic ‘street-fighter’ knuckle guards – ideal for fending off animal and man alike, if you catch our drift?
Price: R1,350 Call: Biker’s Warehouse (011 795 4122) if in north Gauteng area. Or ask your local Berik dealer to acquire them for you.
Without doubt the Italian Gaerne boot company makes superb racing boots, and these are their high-end offerings. The GP-1 Evo has been designed with pure racing in mind and offers the utmost protection.
Carbon composite materials are used, and there’s also a magnesium toe slider to add more spark in your life.
The ‘green’ one is a Marco Melandri replica, and the white one, for anyone who likes that design. Either way, you can’t get much better for track day action.
Price: Melandri R5,920 White/yellow R6,330 Call: Biker’s Warehouse (011 795 4122)
Go to www.bikerswarehouse.co.za for more enticing products.
Also visit www.gaerne.com to find out more.