Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Retro Woman

May 10, 2015 View Comments by

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It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of gear to match. In RoadRUNNER’s Summer Gear Buyers’ Guide, you’ll find seven distinct outfits that correspond to five different types of riding, motorcycle, and in many cases, lifestyle. Each is complete with a helmet, jacket, pants, gloves, boots, and other apparel items and accessories specific to that genre of our sport. The sixth installment of the guide is aimed at the lady rider looking for a retro aesthetic.

Though the list is far from exhaustive, the editors of RoadRUNNER have carefully selected each outfit with the inclusion of as many options as possible. So without further adieu, welcome to summer!

1. Helmet: Biltwell Gringo
With a variety of color schemes that look like they came straight 
from the 60s and 70s, the Biltwell Gringo is a DOT-approved 
helmet with an ABS outer shell and EPS liner. Choose from a variety of accessory face shields or classic goggles for eye protection. Starting at $159.95 www.biltwellinc.com

2. Jacket: Speed and Strength Speed Society Leather
Perforated leather along with removable shoulder, elbow, and back armor, and numerous fit adjustments are just some of the features on this premium ladies’ jacket. Offered in classic black or cream (color shown). $349.95 www.ssgear.com

3. Accessory: Scarf
A classic white scarf is the perfect accessory for vintage motorcycle gear.

4. Gloves: Roland Sands Design Mission
Harkening back to driving gloves from another time, the Mission gloves from Roland Sands have reinforced, padded knuckles and palm while the perforated leather promotes airflow. Available in black, tobacco, or sand. $100 www.rolandsands.com

5. Pants: BiLT Women’s Grace Leather
Contoured stretch panels help these full-grain leather pants make a perfect fit while 
CE-approved knee 
protectors are there to mitigate impacts. A satin lining and elastic waist add comfort. $129.99 www.cyclegear.com

6. Boots: ICON 1000 El Bajo
Part of Icon’s 1000 collection, the El Bajo short boots feature a reinforced toe box and heel in rich brown leather with Goodyear welt construction. $190 www.rideicon.com

 

Click here for the gear guide for cruiser riders, here for adventure gear, here for men’s touring, here for women’s touring, or here for men’s retro.

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