Hein Gericke, Oxford – Update

December 11, 2010

As promised in this post, here is a update on the new Hein Gericke store opening near Oxford on the A40 at the Eynsham roundabout.. It’s open 😀

Here are their contact details,

 

Hein Gericke Oxford, Eynsham Roundabout, Eynsham, Oxford. OX29 4EN

TEL. 01865 883307

E.mail oxford@hg-shop.com

 

Being located where it is, it has brilliant access and apparently has excellent parking facilities.  I shall have to pop down there sometime soon and have a nose round 😀

Here’s an online copy of their latest catalogue, just in case you fancy a nose.. (well, Christmas is just round the corner!!!)

Oh and talking of Christmas, they even do a Christmas Wish List you can print off and give to those closest to you 😀


Carole Nash Motorcycle Live 2010 – Grand Finale

December 7, 2010

Here is the last video in the series from Motorcycle Live  for the 2010 show 😦


Specials At CycleGear.Com – Shoei Helmets,Suits, Jackets, Helmets & Gloves!

April 10, 2009


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I thought I would have a wander through Cycle Gears website today and see what sort of offers they have on at the moment.. I found quite a few 🙂

See all the motorcycle items on sale at www.cyclegear.com - up to 75% off!

So thought I would post a selection for you to peruse! Please take a look at their website as this is only a tiny selection of the deals on offer 🙂

It might be an idea for those who are not aware of the SHARP Helmet Safety Rating Scheme to read the post about it, so you know what I am referring to when looking at the helmets on offer.

As always, just click on the images to be taken to Cycle Gears website 🙂

Jackets & Suits

First here is the Frank Thomas XTi One Piece suit  🙂

frank-thomas-xti-one-piece-suit

This item is part of a package deal!
Buy the Frank Thomas XTi Leather One-Piece Motorcycle Suit with the XTi Leather Motorcycle Gloves and the Frank Thomas SP Sport Tech Boots – all for $599.99.

Available in Black/Black, Red/Black, Blue/Black, Green/Black and White/Black.
All Frank Thomas leather suits, jackets, and pants are meticulously designed and crafted using high-quality, full-leather construction. They strive to provide you with safe, practical, and stylish motorcycle gear.

The XTI race suit boasts improved armor, upgraded detailing, and a fresh look.

Features and Benefits

  • Premium-quality, 1.2-1.4mm full-grain matte leather
  • Flexible stretch panels for a precurved race fit
  • 100% antibacterial mesh lining
  • Multiple-stitching throughout with triple- and quad-stitching on all major seams for maximum tear and abrasion resistance
  • Thermo-set carbon-leather and titanium shoulder pieces
  • Perforated-leather panels for optimum rider comfort
  • CE-approved, form-fitting Arma-Flex armor at shoulders, elbows, and knees
  • Hip pockets for optional armor (sold separately)
  • Accommodates additional back protection (sold separately)
  • Woven carbon-composite materials
  • Aerodynamic race hump with airflow channels
  • Stylish, replaceable knee sliders
  • Heavy-duty, genuine YKK zippers

Next is the Alpinestars Rhoma Drystar Textile Jacket 🙂

This is currently on offer at $119.99

Distinct, stylish and packed with safety features, Alpinestars’ Rhoma Drystar offers high quality protection with simple yet distinctive style, making it the comfortable and smart choice for all occasions.

alpinestars-rhoma-drystar-jacketAvailable in Black/Black, Black/Blue and Black Red

Features and Benefits

  • Water-resistant 600-denier fabric.
  • CE certified protectors on elbows and shoulders.
  • 100% waterproof and breathable.
  • Drystar membrane.
  • Zip operated ventilation.
  • Removable thermal liner.
  • 3D embroidered logos.
  • Waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather

Helmets

First up the KBC VR-2R Reaper full face helmet – On offer at just $99.99

This has a UK SHARP safety rating of 2*

kbc-vr2-reaper-helmet

With a high-performance design ready for street and track alike, the flagship KBC VR-2R is a true racer’s helmet.

Engineered for aerodynamic airflow and stability at high speeds, the KBC VR-2R platform features reduced shell dimensions and overall size. The eye aperture, strap positions, and shell ergonomics have been fine tuned to increase peripheral vision, improve head maneuverability, reduce neck strain, and dampen wind noise.

Features and Benefits

  • Lightweight, sturdy TriComp shell is constructed with advanced Vacuum Lamination System
  • Dual-Intake Ventilation System (DIVS) provides efficient airflow draw, circulation, venting, and control for ultimate comfort
  • Tool-free, anti-fog Quick-Release Visor Plus (QRV+) is optically correct and scratch-resistant
  • Faceshield seals securely when closed to the helmets RIB system
  • Removable, washable Ultralux liner in genuine Savoire Suede with customizable padding system
  • Secure retention system with double D-ring chinstrap
  • Certifications: DOT; Snell

Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

Next up is the the Arashi Turbo on offer at $49.99.

Now I know that some people look down on cheaper helmets like these, as they feel that there is no way they are going to be as good as something which costs $500.  But here in the UK we have the Sharp Helmet Safety Rating scheme which puts helmets through a series of tests and rates them according to their performance.  These tests rate how well the helmets perform over and above the minimum safety levels and these scored 3* out of a possible 5*, which for a cheaper helmet really isn’t bad at all, especially when you consider that a lot of the more expensive helmets are not scoring as high.

arashi-turboarashi-turbo

Arashi combines superb design, outstanding features, and world-class quality in each and every helmet. Engineered and crafted to provide all-day comfort and protection.

Features and Benefits

  • High-Impact Polycarbonate (HIP) outer shell is strong and lightweight
  • Computer-Aided Design profile for maximum aerodynamic efficiency and minimal high-speed buffeting
  • Simple and easy shield-removal system Adjustable multi-venting system allows optimal airflow through internal EPS shell channels
  • Padded comfort liner is fully removable for easy washing
  • Textured microfiber liner covering is comfortable against skin, wicks moisture, and dries quickly
  • Classic, and proven, double D-ring retention system
  • Certifications: Meets or exceeds DOT, European ECE 22-05, and Gold ACU
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs. / 1478 grams

Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

The next helmet is the Shark S650 Frame on offer at $99, saving you $120 on the list price of $229!

This helmet scored 4* in the Sharp Helmet Safety Rating tests

shark-s650-frame

The Shark S650, one of the helmets in the Shark Performance collection, is an indisputable success.

Thanks to numerous technical qualities – fluid lines, ease of use, comfort, safety – it has converted a lot of bikers.

Features and Benefits

  • Injected thermoplastic-resin shell
  • Multi-element internal polystyrene shock-absorber with differentiated densities
  • Air-circulation channels in inner shell for improved ventilation
  • Anti-scratch 2.2mm faceshield
  • Patented SlideLock quick-release shield system
  • Multi-point air intake with Venturi-deflector ventilation
  • Microfiber-fabric interior
  • Secure, double D-ring chinstrap
  • External anti-UV lacquer finish
  • Weight: 3.09 lbs. (+/- 0.11 lbs.) / 1400 g (+/- 50 g)
  • Certifications: DOT; ECE 2205

Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

Lastly in the helmet selection is the Shoei RF1000 range.

These are currently on offer starting at $349.99 depending on the style you choose. This model has yet to be tested for a Sharp rating.

RF-1000 Solid starting at just $349.99

RF-1000 Diabolic 2 priced at $427.99

RF-1000 Artifact, Badge 2, Caster, Cutless, Diabolic 1, Diabolic 3, Diabolic Zero, Flutter, Gobert, Joust, Pincotte 3, Sever, Strike, Voyager are all priced at starting at $449.99

shoei-rf-1000-diabolic-2

One of the most technologically advanced helmets for street riders – and clearly one of the best-looking helmets on the market. Shoei’s innovation and cutting-edge design makes the RF-1000 a premium motorcycle helmet.

Aerodynamically superior, the RF-1000 full-face helmet delivers high-speed performance and ventilation that is wind-tunnel proven. A perfect fit is achieved through removable, adjustable cheekpads and a 3D comfort-liner system that won’t shift during high-speed riding.

The legendary Shoei fit is developed from 3 shell sizes and 4 sizes of EPS liners. The RF-1000’s shell is made from Shoei’s proprietary Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) multifiber technology, which embeds ultrastrong organic fibers into fiberglass. The result is a lightweight yet strong outer shell that is better able to absorb and disperse the force of an impact.

Features and Benefits

Aerodynamic Shell Design

  • Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind-tunnel and rider testing
  • The Aero Stabilizer dramatically reduces drag and lift coefficients, thus diminishing rider fatigue and increasing performance

Two-Layer EPS Liner System

  • Two-layer liner offers unmatched ventilation with internal channels and exhaust ports throughout the helmet
  • Integrated Upper Air Intake minimizes air turbulence and maximizes air stream in all riding positions
  • Outlet holes in the Aero Stabilizer allow warm air to be exhausted
  • The lower air intake provides an additional source of air flow
  • The neck outlet vent allows for effective air exhaust

Lightweight, Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+)

  • High-performance-fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra-lightweight, rigid, and resilient

Anti-Fog System

  • The lower air intake provides air flow that helps to diminish shield fogging

3D Interior Liner

  • Removable interior cheekpads available in optional sizes for a custom fit
  • Chinstrap cover can easily be removed to allow for cleaning or replacement

Standard Chinstrap Clip

  • Neatly secures chinstrap

CX-1V Faceshield and Lock System

  • Quick-Release Base Plate (QRBP) System allows tool-free shield removal
  • A wide, 3-dimensionally-curved shield offers increased peripheral vision and optical clarity
  • Scratch-resistant coating
  • 100% protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays

Specifications

  • Certifications: DOT 218; Snell M2005
  • Weight (approx.): 3.28 lbs. / 1490 grams

Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

Gloves

First in my glove selection is the Alpinestars SPS set.  On offer at the moment for just $69.95

alpinestars-sps-gloves

The Alpinestars SPS unites the best features of a sport-riding glove with a short-cuff street style.

Features and Benefits

  • Full-grain leather construction for abrasion resistance
  • Double-layered leather palm with Kevlar for additional impact protection
  • Clarino and leather palm reinforcements for superior grip
  • Dual carbon-fiber knuckle protectors
  • Extra layer of full-grain leather on the fingers
  • Short-cuffed length with easy, secure Velcro closure

Next up are the Dainese Hellracer Leather Gloves.

These are currently reduced from £139.99, down to $109.99

dainese-hellracer-gloveAvailable in Men’s and Women’s sizes

The Dainese Hellracer moderates the technical and stylistic language found in the Duel glove, toning down some features to make it more accessible to the racing – but not ultra-racing – user.
In fact, although the Hellracer has less armoring compared with the Duel, it still maintains a high level of protection.
By adding streetriding comforts, the Hellracer’s undoubtedly aggressive origins are delicately balanced, making it suitable for road and racetrack alike.

The Dainese Hellracer: Dedicated to those who want the best of both worlds.

Features and Benefits

  • Constructed of Kevlar jersey and cattle leather
  • Elasticated inserts on the fingers, wrist, and back of hand for articulation
  • Carbon-fiber inserts on knuckles and select finger joints
  • Soft inserts on fingers, index-finger knuckle, back of hand, and palm
  • Leather palm reinforcement
  • Tightening strap for a perfect fit
  • Adjustable cuff strap

Lastly in the gloves selection are the Frank Thomas Urban Warrior Gloves

These are currently on off for £39.99, saving you $10 on the list price

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Features and Benefits

  • Lightweight airflow mesh & leather combination
  • 3D injection rubber moldings
  • Thermo-set airflow ventilation knuckles
  • Ribbed palm for extra grip & comfort

The following Frank Thomas gloves are also on offer –

Stealth Aqua Roo – $69.99

Air Rage – $79.99

Urban Shadow – $39.99

XTi Leather – $109.99

SP Tech Leather Glove – $69.99


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Leather Jacket, Trousers & Gloves Deal – Just £139.99

April 6, 2009

Well, there I was this morning wandering round the interweb looking for some good deals and I came across this..

I found an amazing deal for just £139.99 for a complete set of leather bike gear! For that you get a leather jacket with CE approved armour, a pair of leather trousers and gloves as well!  Talk about a bargain 🙂

The normal retail seeling price of the full set of gear is £379.99 but by buying via this link you will save an absolutely masive £240!!! 😀

Jacket, Trousers & Glove Deal

If you follow this link or click on any of the images you will be taken straight to the deal page.

If you are just starting out on your biking life or are looking for either replacement leathers or a second spare set, then you seriously can’t go wrong with this deal!!

Here are a few more details..

Leather Jacket

Jacket

MAX MPH RED LINE ULTIMATE BIKERS JACKET

This superb MAX MPH RED LINE Biker jacket is made from Quality 1.3mm Milled Cowhide Leather. Fitted as standard, with removable CE Approved Body Armour for the back, elbows & shoulders. With additional rubber padding, to the front & back with foam padding around the kidney area.

The highest quality original YKK Zippers along with double stitching to all seams complete the safety features of this ultimate bikers jacket.

Two internal & two external zipped pockets give you plenty of room to store those biker essentials, zipped cuffs with press stud fasteners along with neck & waist Velcro adjustment guarantee your comfort in all conditions.

The MAX MPH RED LINE jacket has an eight inch zip at the rear to allow you to connect to your leather trousers.

Trousers

Trousers

MAX MPH RED LINE ULTIMATE BIKERS LEATHER JEANS

These MAX MPH RED LINE JEANS are designed for the ultimate comfort & protection, made from Quality 1.3mm Milled Cowhide Leather with stretch panels for comfort & fit. Fitted as standard, with removable CE Approved Body Armour, to the knees & hips.

The highest quality original YKK Zippers along with double stitching to all seams complete the safety features of these ultimate biker jeans.

These MAX MPH RED LINE jeans have an eight inch zip at the rear to allow you to connect to your leather jacket.

Gloves

Gloves

MAX MPH RED LINE ULTIMATE BIKER GLOVES

These MAX MPH RED LINE GLOVES are designed for the ultimate comfort & protection, Made from Quality Analin Cowhide Leather, with stretch panels for comfort & fit. They give superb feedback & feel while providing maximum protection.

Carbon Fibre knuckles.

Available Sizes

JACKETS CHEST SIZES = 40” 42” 44” 46” 48” 50”

JEANS WAIST SIZES = 30” 32” 34” 36” 38”

GLOVE SIZES = MED, LARGE, X-LARGE

All you have to do is pick the sizes you want when completing the purchase and add them in the special instructions box during the checkout process.. Simple as that 🙂


Hein Gericke Giving Away Vouchers Worth 20% On One And Two-Piece Suits

March 5, 2009

If you go into your local Hein Gericke store this weekend and purchase a one or two-piece leather suit*, they will give you a voucher worth a massive 20% of the price which you can spend on ANYTHING in the store!

You could end up with freebies worth up to £160!!

For example:

Buy the Alpinestars Octane gear and you will receive a voucher worth £106!

Buy the Arlen Ness Magnesium Suit and your voucher will be worth a wopping £160!

Buy the HG Tricky III Cool Gear and your voucher will be worth £88!

These kind of offers are definitely not to be sneezed at, especially if you are in the market for new leathers anyway

* Offer valid from Friday 6th March 2009 to Sunday 8th March 2009. Offer excludes previously discounted items.  No cash alternative available. Offer not valid online or via mail order. Vouchers can be redeemed against any HG stock item.

New Hein Gericke Catalogue Out Now

February 21, 2009

To help celebrate the launch of their new 2009 catalogue each Hein Gericke store is holding a special open day on Saturday 28th February where you can grab a copy of the new catalogue and possibly a whole lot more!!

There are several £1000 GOLD TICKETS hidden in catalogues around the country and if you are lucky enough to find one you can spend the £1000 on the HG stock item or items of your choice.  How cool is that?

PLUS…

If you take your old catalogue along with you and swap it for one of their lovely shiny new ones they will give you a fiver off any purchase over £30 on the day*!!

So if you are in the market for some new kit, pop into their stores and if you are really lucky you may just get it for free with the £1000 voucher!

For a full list of the New Catalogue Launch Promotions check out this link

Catalogue Launch Events

* valid against purchases of £30 and over, cannot be used on previously discounted items or in conjunction with any other offer.


Fantastic Deals On Motorbike Jackets For Girls!

January 25, 2009

I have found some great deals on closeout for female riders who may be looking for a new jacket. Just click on the photos for more details of the offers available.

First up the Women’s Tour Temp TX Jacket by Fieldsheer. 

MSRP $219.99 now $149.99

I personally like this jacket, probably because red is one of my favourite colours 🙂

Fieldsheer Women's Tour Temp TX Jacket

Jacket Details 

Super abrasion resistant 1000 denier Teflon® coated Maxtena® outer shell.
Anatomically fitted for the riding position.
Removable CE approved armor in back, shoulders and elbows.
Removable Thermo Pilot Liner that can be worn separately as a jacket.
SP Memory Foam® in high impact areas.
FS Rain Guard® 100% waterproof/breathable membrane.
Ram Air® ventilation system, 2 front vents, 1 large back vent.
Reflective Phoslite™ for high visibility, spot reflective high abrasive material in side panels.
Velcro adjustable, micro fiber lined collar with padding.
4 step unique adjustable sleeve volume control, in upper and lower sleeves, keeps the armor snug for small and large arms with or without the liner zipped in.
Velcro adjustable waist strap and stretch bar design.
Pockets included: 2 zipped front hand warmer, 2 upper chest, 1 zipped map, 1 inside Velcro, 1 mobile phone.
8″ waist zip connector and universal snap belt connector (attaches to pants)

Teknic Women’s Venom Jacket

MSRP $299.99 now $199.99

Teknic Women's Venom Jacket

Jacket Details

Short cut ladies specific jacket with pre-curved arms
Form fitting Cordura® Stretch Panels
1.2-1.4mm Brazilian cowhide
Stretch Cordura® in arms, and sides
Airtex™ anti-bacterial, non-allergenic nylon lining
Zip out 5oz polyfil quilted vest liner
KNOX® CE Shockless elbow armor, in Advanced Armor Pocket™
KNOX® CE Shockless shoulder armor, in mesh lining pocket
Armorshield dual density foam spine pad
KNOX® CE TP2 spine guard
Full circumference & 8” zipper, plus snap belt loop connectors
2nd layer of Cordura® in elbows & shoulders
Seamless Full Motion™ arm stretch system
Teknic® Reflective rear logo
Ultra low racing collar, with rolled Neoprene edge
Hook ’n’ loop adjustment waist belts

Shift Racing Women’s Airborne Jacket

MSRP $99.95 now $69.99

Shift Racing Women's Airborne Jacket - 2008Jacket Details 

100% mesh main body fabric
Women’s specific, articulated design
Removable CE approved EVO-Lady shoulder and elbow armor
Ballistic nylon panels for additional protection
Integrated back padding for additional protection
Reflective piping for added visibility
Integrated pocket for a back protector

There are loads more really good offers on the site.  Just click on one of the photos and have a nose round their closeout section 🙂

You won’t be disappointed!

But don’t leave it too long.. Once the stock is gone, thats it!!