Been thinking of planning a motorcycle roadtrip? You don’t have to journey afar to find great touring roads. The UK has a number of routes that have become biker favourites for their fun driving conditions and breath-taking scenery. Read more
A motorcycle tour isn’t something you can do on a whim. With the right amount of planning, you can ensure that your biking trip goes smoothly. Here are some of the key things to think about before you hit the road. Read more
We are going to be at Motorcycle Live, NEC
Saturday 18 November- Sunday 26 November
Visit our stand to try out a vest.
Pop along and visit us as Sunday 1st October – Copdock Motorcycle Show.
Quad bikes are designed to be exhilarating and capable of driving at high speeds along rough terrain. You can get some really good air with one too, depending on the type of engine and your willingness to do so.
Quad bikes may be fun, but all of this speed and jumping also makes them potentially extremely dangerous. You need to practice good safety, not only to get the most out of your quad biking experience but also to prevent fatal injury to yourself. Read more
Air jackets have a lot more to them than simply inflation. The way a jacket inflates, plus the amount it inflates and when it does so can make the difference between life and death in the event of a crash.
Here is how our products work to keep our users completely safe.
Here at Airvest, we understand the risks that people take when they mount a motorcycle, jet ski or even horse. Basic road safety dictates that a cyclist should wear a helmet to prevent damaging their head, but the rest of their body is left exposed. Even when wearing a heavy leather jacket, a motorist is still at risk of injury if a crash happens.
One look at the history of the iconic biker jacket – so beloved of music subcultures and film stars alike – might be enough to convince you that motorcycle jackets have generally always been the same. After all, when most of us think of biker jackets, we probably think of the leather jacket that was seemingly durable, warm and high quality the moment it was first worn on the battlefields of World War II – long before it came to be used by motorcyclists simply ‘going out for a ride’. Read more
The archetypal rugged leather biker jacket may seem to have always existed, but this is not – of course – the case. Only in the late 1920s was the first leather zipped motorcycle jacket as we now recognise it truly invented, and it took several decades after that to settle into its present status as an icon of effortless cool – a key moment being Marlon Brando’s appearance in one for his 1953 debut, The Wild One. Read more
Since the creation of the first ever leather motorcycle jacket with a zipper in the 1920s, it has grown to become a style icon, a favourite of rebellious celebrities such as Marlon Brando, James Dean and Bruce Springsteen. Leather motorbike jackets have been known to last for decades, and you may struggle to part with yours unless you are convinced you are doing so for a very good reason.