Commuting on a motorcycle can be rewarding in more ways than one—and even more so for the riders who take their time to prepare with the right gear and gadgets. If you’re looking to start commuting on two wheels or just searching for some new gear to make your ride a little bit easier, here are six new products worth checking out. Enjoy!
Rev'It Alpha RF Pants
Rev’It designed the new Alpha RF Pants knowing that safety should come at no compromise to style or vice versa. The pants are constructed with a combination of Cordura denim and double-layered PWR Shield at the seat and knees along with CE Level 1 protection at the knees. The casual chino styling may be the best part and makes it justifiable not to change into street clothes when you’re off the bike. A pair costs $199.99.
Dainese D-Elements Backpack
Designed by Ogio for the urban commute, the Dainese D-Elements Backpack features everything from a laptop inner sleeve to a 360-degree reflective screen print and zippered pockets for all your goods. The bag has a 26.4-liter carrying capacity and is strapped on by an off-center hip belt and dual-density shoulder straps. Additionally, the bag has a complete waterproof construction and breathable back panel to keep you and your stuff comfortable in all conditions, for a price of $179.95.
Scala Rider Packtalk
Whether you’re a chatterbox or your loved one just wants to get ahold of you, the Scala Rider Packtalk is a perfect option for communication while riding. The system’s Dynamic Meshwork Communication (DMC) technology allows the rider the ability to have uninterrupted conversation with up to 15 other riders at once. The Packtalk is also capable of connecting to your mobile device via Bluetooth to stream music, make phone calls, and use GPS features. A single system costs $329.95.
RAM Mounts Handlebar Mount With GDS Charging Dock
RAM Mounts finally has the answer for mid-ride dead phone batteries in the form of its Handlebar Mount with the GDS Charging Dock. Once connected to a power source, the charging dock will continuously juice any device equipped with an IntelliSkin case as you ride. Plus, the mount is designed to be water resistant and ensures a secure hold on your phone through its spring-loaded, quick-release cradle. A price tag starting at $79.99 (without the IntelliSkin case) might sound big, but considering you won’t ever be stranded without phone battery again makes it a no-brainer.
Bell Qualifier Helmet
The new Qualifier DLX MIPS-equipped helmet by Bell says something about the company’s focus on improving safety while reducing costs for consumers. The lid is Bell’s first street-oriented helmet to come with the Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) and also comes standard with a Transitions Adaptive ClickRelease Shield that adapts to changes in lighting. Throw in an integrated port for Cardo and Sena Bluetooth communications systems and you can’t go wrong. Retail is $269.95.
Stylmartin Iron Riding Shoe
Save yourself the hassle of hauling around an extra pair of kicks in your bag by wearing the Stylmartin Iron riding shoe on and off the motorcycle. The shoe comes complete with full-leather construction, PU internal ankle protection, a waterproof liner, and anti-slip sole along with double layering of leather in the toecap to protect your toes against hard gearshifts. Throw in a graffiti finish and the $210 price tag doesn’t sound bad at all.
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