Sort out those Winter Gremlins

With the winter season upon us, Gear Gremlin – the great value brand for indispensable accessories for motorcyclists – is reminding riders that a few inexpensive additions to their workshop and kit cupboard can make a big difference, whether you’re storing your bike or riding it through the chilly months.

A good quality, well-fitting cover is essential for bikes parked outdoors, keeping your motorcycle protected against rain, frost, snow, harmful UV rays (when the sun occasionally shines) and away from prying eyes too. The Gear Gremlin Classic Neon Cover is made from a waterproof, soft and durable polyester with elastic hems for a secure fit. Reinforced side cut-outs are provided to pass a security chain through and the neon yellow section increases visibility on dark roadsides. It comes in three sizes for the perfect fit, from £45.99 including VAT.

If you’re storing your bike, the Silencer Bung protects your engine and exhaust from water ingress, as well as uninvited guests (rodents, insects, etc). It also comes in handy during washing. The universal ‘comb’ fit is suitable for 2- and 4-stroke pipes, priced at £5.99.

Don’t get caught in the cold, rain and/or dark because you haven’t got the tools to fix a simple problem. Compact enough to stash under a seat, or even in a pocket, the Gear Gremlin Tool Kit contains everything needed for emergency roadside repairs – only £14.99.

It’s always worth carrying a spare Gear Gremlin Bandana with you, so you have a dry one to hand. They can be worn in many different configurations, including face mask or beanie, come in a variety of designs and colours and one size fits all. From £6.99.

And finally, we can’t live without our smartphones any more; keep yours safe and protected from the elements with the Phone Dry Bag. Made from a durable PVC, with 2 securing poppers, it suits phones up to 135 x 110 mm and sells for £3.99.

Visit www.thekeycollection.co.uk for details on these and the wide range of accessories from Gear Gremlin.

Supreme Winter Warmers from Weise

With Hipora® waterproofing and a Thinsulate® Supreme lining, Weise Montana 150 gloves give maximum weather protection with minimal bulk – perfect for tackling tricky winter conditions

Feel and feedback from the controls is crucial during colder and wetter weather, so the Montana ditches the heavy, bulky winter glove liners of old and instead features a 150-gram Thinsulate® Supreme lining. As the name suggests, it keeps the hands warm, yet is thin and flexible, with a soft, silky feel for day-long comfort.

The lining is held in place with the McFIT® system, so there’s no uncomfortable stitching or seams and the liners stay firmly in place, without the frustration of twisting or pulling free.

Stretch panels on each finger and the back of the hand offer freedom of movement and the palm features a Chamude® overlay panel, complete with silicon print, for improved grip on wet handlebars.

Tough and durable full grain leather on the palm, an integrated visor wipe on the left index finger and 3M® Scotchlite® piping for added visibility in the long dark evenings, cover every eventuality.

Weise® Montana 150 gloves come in sizes S-3XL and retail at £99.99 including VAT.

For details on these and the complete Weise range of riding gear, visit www.weiseclothing.com

New range-topping Duchinni helmet

Duchinni’s top-end helmet for 2020, the new D1300, has an advanced fiberglass shell and premium-level features, for a very accessible price.

The outer shell is made from advanced fiberglass, with aerodynamic sculpting for cleaner airflow, reduced head movement and noise. Combined with the low weight, at just 1480g, the D1300 is comfortable to wear on long-distance trips and high speed blasts.

Airflow inside the helmet is maximised, with vents that feed a cooling breeze through advanced channelling in the EPS liner to exhausts at the rear.

There’s also a high quality textile lining, which is removable and washable, for season-long freshness and comfort.

An anti-scratch, double curvature visor – with tool-free release – gives a clear view of the road ahead and wide peripheral vision. Behind that sits a drop-down internal sun-visor, which is easily operated with a gloved hand.

A breath deflector and chin curtain come as standard and the D1300 is held securely in place with an adjustable micrometric buckle.

The Duchinni D1300 comes in sizes XS-XL in black. See prices HERE

Weise Detroit leather jacket is RiDE Recommended

RiDE magazine recommends the Weise Detroit in its group test of leather jackets (October 2020 issue).

Described as “A protective jacket with a range of great features” the Detroit scored highly for fit, comfort and ease of use.

AA-rated for safety under the new CE standard for motorcycle clothing, it comes with shoulder, elbow and back arour as standard and retails for only £249.99,

Find out more HERE

Duchinni Sierra Adventure Sport Boots

New from Duchinni, Sierra boots combine the features and protection of adventure sport footwear, with the comfort and convenience of a calf-length fit.

Tested and certified to EN13634 – the CE standard for motorcycle use – they’re made from tough and durable full grain leather, reinforced at the shin, toe, heel cup and gear shifter zone.

Built to tackle anything that’s thrown at them – on the road or off it – the leather upper is oiled to protect it from mud, grime and other debris thrown up from the tarmac or trail.

Inside there’s a waterproof and breathable lining to keep the rider’s feet dry and comfortable. Flex panels at the calf, shin and ankle offer ease of movement on the bike, while embossed and reinforced panels on the inside of each ankle reduce the risk of damage from footpeg hangers and frame parts.

An oil-resistant rubber non-slip sole offers reassuring grip on the pegs and the boots are held securely in place by sturdy MX-style buckle fasteners

Duchinni Sierra Adventure Sport Boots are available in sizes 7-12 (EU 40-47), in classic Brown – the perfect addition to any adventurer’s kit cupboard.

Click HERE for price

AA rated retro jacket from Weise

New from Weise for 2020, the Michigan is a waterproof textile jacket with retro looks, but also a thoroughly modern AA-rating for protection, under the latest CE clothing standard.

Classically styled, with quilted shoulder stitching, upper-arm stripes and YKK vintage styled zips throughout, the Michigan has timeless appeal.

Fitted with CE Level 2 elbow and shoulder protectors, plus a Level 1 back protector as standard, the whole jacket is tested and approved AA under the current CE clothing standard (EN 17092).

Beneath the tough 600 denier outer shell is a waterproof, windproof and breathable drop-liner, plus a removable 120-gram quilted thermal lining.

Four external pockets and three more inside offer plenty of places for essential everyday items and there is a connection zip to attach Weise textile trousers.

The Michigan comes in sizes Small to 5XL with a 2-year warranty.

For price and details click here

WEISE ON A MISSION WITH AA RATED JACKET

Weise have reintroduced a leather and textile waterproof jacket to their 2020 collection, now AA rated under the new CE clothing standard (EN 17092).

Featuring 600 denier textile outer, with full grain leather panels over the shoulders and arms, the Mission has an understated air of confidence and is packed with practical features.

Elbow, shoulder and back CE-protectors are fitted as standard, and the whole jacket is rated AA for protection.

A waterproof, windproof and breathable drop-liner keeps the wearer dry and a removable 120-gram quilted thermal lining keeps you cosy. When the temperature rises, front and rear zipped vents can be opened for cooling airflow, while warm air can escape through vertical vents at the back of the jacket.

Quality details feature throughout the design; there is reflective piping for added night-time visibility, elbow stretch panels for flexibility, a reliable YKK main zipper, and popper sleeve adjusters to reduce billowing.

The Mission comes in sizes Small to 5XL and is covered by a 2-year warranty. For prices click here

Cool it with the Duchinni Vento Jacket

Stay cool, comfy and safe this summer, with the new Vento vented Jacket from Duchinni, which combines maximum airflow with AA-rated CE-approved construction, and the generously-vented panelling at the chest, back and arms, which delivers an uninterrupted airflow when the weather is sticky.

Should the conditions take a turn for the worse, you can keep out the elements by simply zipping in the 120-gram quilted thermal liner, which is waterproof, windproof and breathable.

Adjustment at the waist, cuffs and sleeves gives a snug fit and helps to prevent billowing whilst riding. A connection zip allows attachment to matching Duchinni Vento trousers.

CE-approved armour is fitted at shoulder and elbow, with a pocket ready to accept a CE-approved Level 2 back-protector (available separately).

The Duchinni® Vento Jacket comes in sizes S-5XL. To find out more, click here.

Wickedly good sports touring helmet

New for 2020, the Premier Devil sports touring helmet is packed with rider-friendly features to make any journey feel heavenly.

The outer shell is made from an advanced tri-composite fibre for high strength and lightness, and comes in two external sizes, giving a closer, more accurate fit in each size range.

The lining is moisture-wicking and odour free and comes with an advanced padding system kit, so the wearer can customize the fit to suit their individual head shape. There are even special channels to accommodate the arms of glasses comfortably.

Integrated air intake and exhaust ports allow fresh air in, while flushing heat and humidity out, without compromising aerodynamics.

The quick release visor is a generous 11% wider than previous models, for improved all-round vision, and features a race-specification locking mechanism. It comes Pinlock-ready and is supplied with an anti-fog insert. Behind this sits a handy flip-down sun visor – easily operated with a gloved hand.

As an added luxury, the Devil is also Bluetooth compatible for connectivity on the move.

The Premier Devil comes in sizes XS – XXL. All versions come with a comprehensive five-year warranty for complete peace of mind.

For prices and information on the full range of Premier Helmets click here

DUCHINNI CANYON BOOTS ROCK

New for 2020, Duchinni Canyon are tough, waterproof, hi-top boots with retro styling and full impact protection, which look good on and off the bike.

Designed to take the knocks, these lace-up boots have a rugged full-grain leather upper, reinforced with toe and heel cups, and are certified to EN13634, the CE standard for motorcycle boots.

Beneath the surface, a waterproof and breathable liner keeps the weather out and the wearer’s feet dry and comfortable. The hard-wearing rubber sole is oil resistant and non-slip for confident footing on slippery wet streets.

Combination zip and lace closure – and handy leather pull-tabs – make getting in and out quick and easy.

Duchinni Canyon boots are available in UK sizes 7-12 (EU 40-47) in vintage-look black or brown