For extra protection when riding a motorbike, a quality biker's jacket is a necessity. There is a wide range of jackets and bike clothes available which also means a variety of prices on offer. There are various manufacturers of bikers clothing and the article is a guide to the prices of a few of them.
Founded in England in 1924, Belstaff is a leading designer and manufacturer of high tech motorcycle clothing. The brand moved to Italy in 1990 and now the entire range is as much a fashion statement as practical wear. The Thruxton Blouson Black / Gold Leather Jacket is made from high quality Cowhide leather with a Corduroy neck collar, removable shoulder and elbow protection and a thermal lining. Available at Thebikerstore.co.uk it retails at £649.99. (Prices correct as of 01.08.11 at The Biker Store).
Furygan have been producing quality motorcycle products for over 40 years. All their leather jackets are made from South American Cowhide leather. Crow Jacket The company's Crow Jacket is their top of the range leather jacket and offers maximum protection whilst remaining light weight, flexible and comfortable. Available in black or white, the Crow Jacket has D30 gel armour at the elbow and shoulder, and is CE certified. The jacket is available from Helmetcity.co.uk and retails at £404.99. (Prices correct as of 01.08.11 from Helmet City).
RST provides protective motorcycle clothing to professional racers and road users. They have a reputation for the highest standards of quality, performance and style. The RST Razor leather jacket The RST Razor leather jacket is a new item to their range of clothing. It has leading specifications, a creative design, is practical and affordable. Features include premium Cowhide leather, triple and double stitch seams to main impact areas, CE approved back, shoulder and elbow protectors and perforated panels to improve comfort in hot weather. The Jacket retails at £189.99 from The Biker Store (price correct as of 01.08.11 and taken from Thebikerstore.co.uk).
No expense is spared by Rukka in the production of their Merlin Gore-Tex Jacket. They work closely with research and development companies to try and produce the perfect motor cycle jacket. Merlin Gore – Tex Jacket Extensively tested in all weather conditions, the Merlin Gore - Tex Jacket is guaranteed to be waterproof and has built-in reflective materials. Other features include a TFL Cool Leather system, a detachable collar, stretch panels in trousers above the knee and on lower back and 3M reflectors. The jacket is available for £1399.95 from Championmotouk.com (price correct as of 01.08.11 from Champion Moto UK).