The Latest News In Women’s Motorcycle Accessories
AllAboutBikes.com Staff Writer
With the 2009 Season in full swing, there are hundreds of new and useful women’s motorcycle accessories. Everything from gloves to brakes has been updated to ensure the best ride for the female rider in 2009.
For 2009, Icon has come out with the latest in their line of MX inspired riding gloves. They are lightweight and include features like a durable construction, abrasion resistant goatskin palm, hook & loop backhand closure and a fit specifically for women. The glove also features a hi-flow mesh top which keeps your hands cool for spring and summer rides.
AGV is offering a new and seriously improved helmet, the Stealth Shadow. A motorcycle helmet is essential especially for anyone competing in a motocross, Superbike, or motorcycle race of any kind. The Stealth Shadow offers a Kevlar construction with a dynamic ventilation system to make sure your head stays cool while you ride. Its interior liners are easy to remove and wash, making clean-up after a hard ride a snap. The Stealth Shadow also has an anti-scratch polycarbonate visor and is certified DOT/BSI 6658 TYPE A. For the safety it provides, it won’t put too much of a dent in your wallet.
Another important piece of motorcycle safety equipment is a high-quality protection jacket. Alpinestars has come out with the 2009 Stella Bionic2, a breakthrough in racing safety. Its carbon fiber protection plates are molded specifically to fit a woman. The Stella Bionic2 also features a plastic and foam chest guard, technical stretch mesh enclosures, and adjustable arm, shoulder, and waist closures to ensure the ideal fit.
Alpinestars has also come out with a line of new motorcycle boots, the Stella Armada. Motorcycle boots are one of the most essential motorcycle accessories, as they will most probably receive a serious beating from the elements as well as the road. The Armadas are waterproof, and modeled with a stylish and retro look. The full length lace system that Alpinestars has incorporated ensures adjustability and a custom fit.
Along with their new models of jackets and boots, Alpinestars has also released a new model of motorcycle riding pants, the Stella Bat Motorcycle Pants. The Bats are outfitted with 1.4mm full grain leather to make sure the leather doesn’t rip if and when the pants hit the road. They also have a waist connection zipper that lets you connect the Bats to almost any other Alpinestars jacket.
Women’s accessory options have increased substantially over the past few years, and as women continue to rise to prominence in the motocross and Superbike world there will only be more in the future.