Everyone knows your clothes say a lot about you and when it comes to motorcycle gear bikers are more style conscious than your average road user. It used to be that you had to wear a one piece leather outfit for full road credibility but today more and more styles are available in durable textile fabrics that allow greater flexibility, are less heavy and come in a better range of colours. Read on to find out what type of biker you are and which style of motorcycle jacket will suit you best.
You are James Bond
If you’re a biker who needs to look sophisticated but still wants their clothing to contain every feature going then the Buffalo Endurance Motorcycle Jacket is well worth a look. We think this full length motorbike jacket looks smarter than some of Sean Connery’s tailored dinner outfits. It comes with a leather and textile mix, Thermomix insulation, a removable quilt lining, vents for extra breathability, adjustable sleeves and waist, reflective detailing, armour, and storm resistant pockets. Plus, unlike 007’s black tie attire, this piece of kit-wizardry costs under £110. The only thing missing is that pen Sean clicks to blow up buildings.
You are Road Runner
Bikers need a no nonsense jacket that is lightweight and gives full freedom of movement if, like Road Runner, they enjoy filtering through the traffic and zipping down the country lanes. To keep ahead of Wile E. Coyote Ghostbikes recommend the Spada Delta Textile Motorcycle Jacket. This motorbike gear is 100 per cent breathable, with twin zipped ventilation, a good set of built-in armour and removable quilted lining. It is great value at under £90 and its simple and sleek look makes it popular with bikers who want to get up and go.
You are Suzi Perry
If the idea of wearing butch black motorcycle gear with fluorescent strips and orange motorcycle boots makes you want to die and you want something with a feminine twist then check out the Duchinni Cozzie Ladies Motorcycle Jacket. This black and pink number is less than £75 but still contains all the features of a modern man’s biking coat. This includes shoulder and elbow armour, zipped pockets, removable quilt lining and sleeve and waist adjusters. The only difference is that other road riders won’t be mistaking you for Simon Cowell – they’re more likely to wonder if you’re top riding celebrity Suzi Perry.
You are Mr Difficult to Please
Some people are just difficult. They want every feature going and, if that is you, there’s the Oxford Bone Dry Hybrid Motorcycle Jacket. This has a mix of tough leather and flexible fabric, so you can impress both the traditional roadie and the new age biker. This jacket can be bought for less than £100 but still has all the mod cons – including armour on the elbows and shoulders to keep your insides inside and a removable thermal lining to keep you warm on the roads. It’s fully windproof, waterproof and breathable and you can turn it into a one-piece by ziping it onto Bone Dry Hybrid Trousers. This is meticulously designed – it even has rubber coated buttons designed to stop them scratching your tank.
You are a True One Percenter
In 1947 the American Motorcyclist Association suggested that 99 per cent of motorcyclists were law-abiding citizens, and the last one percent were outlaws. This has sparked the term “one percenter”, which has been used by rebellious members of the motorbiking world ever since. If you see yourself as a road rogue then the Spada Camo Waterproof Motorcycle Jacket is just for you. This urban camouflaged kit is 100 per cent waterproof and breathable. It has elbow, shoulder and back protectors and can be adjusted at the sleeve and waist to fit. It’s the perfect style for riders who want to blend in to the urban environment. At less than £65, it’s a steal – just don’t get any ideas.
Which motorcycle personality are you? Let Ghostbikes know…and have a great New Year on the roads!