Rukka is an independent division of one of Europe’s largest sportswear manufacturers. Rukka’s collection falls into three categories: ArmaProtection Series, AirPower Series and Cordura.

Amongst some of the offers are Rukka unit trousers.

 

Rukka Trousers

Made for both men and women are reduced to £299.99, saving customers 25% off the retail price of £399.99. These trousers are manufactured from abrasion – resistant Cordura, making them 100% waterproof and windproof.  Made from a breathable Gore-Tex Performance shell membrane, these durable trousers are perfect for harsh conditions.

For extra support, the trousers feature Rukka RVP Air Protector armour fitted at the knees and hips to ensure maximum protection.

Further features include a 60 gram detachable thermal – lining, removable braces and two outside pockets, useful for storing essentials.

Rukka provides a full 5 year guarantee and can be washed via a washing machine so there are no excuses for  not to take care of them.

Search for more bargain Rukka motorcycle clothing.

Act now or you’ll miss out!

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Motorcycle Stunts

Posted: February 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

Nobody knows the answer to why motorcyclists risk their lives in daring and life-threatening stunts. But what we do know is, is motorcyclists like Robbie Knievel and Robbie Maddison inspire us to be motorcylists because of their sheer fearlessness and passion for the sport.

Lets take a look at the most popular motorcycle stunts:

5 | Backwards at 122mph

In 1979, Bob Duffey stunned crowds when he rode backwards at a speed of 122mph. No one has tried it since. The talented motorcyclist can even do a backwards wheelie, impressive huh?! And it does not end there, Duffey has also jumped over a helicopter with its rotors going full speed, nice.

4 | Jump for the Sky

People thought no one could beat Robbie Maddison’s extreme jump of 350 feet back in 2008. But then Ryan Capes came along, jumping a staggering 390 feet months after him in July 2008. The event happened in Royal City, Wash, leaving fans stunned and roaring with excitement. Capes vows to push further if anyone attempts to beat him. He goal is to hit 400 foot.

3 | Evel Rides the Canyon

Even the thought of this sends a shiver down my spine! After being refused by the U.S Department to jump over the Grand Canyon, Evel Knievel jumped over the Snake River Canyon – but that wasn’t enough. It wasn’t until 1999 when Knievel gained permission, did he finally jump over the portion of the Grand Canyon. On May 30th, he soared the skys, jumping an impressive 231 feet.

2| Jumping a Casino

January 2009 saw the event  when Robbie Maddison soared to the top of the replica Parisian monument Arc de Triomphe that sits in front of the Paris casino in Las Vegas. The spectacular stunt saw him race up the ramp, soar to the top, making a perfect landing on the roof. He then jumped his bike off the edge of the roof and sped down the monument and landed almost without a bump.

1 | Flying the Fountain

Voted the top motorcycle stunt to date, in 1967 Evel Knievel jumped the Caesars Palace Fountains in Las Vegas. This stunt was the moment modern age professional stunt biking began. Though this jump did come with a few disastrous consequences. Knievel broke more than 30 bones and was nursed in hospital for a month, much of that time he was in a coma. Knievels’ fearlessness is admired my many bikers and even his own influence had an effect on his son, Robbie Knievel who has become a professional biker himself.

Are these your top 5? Think a stunt should be here? Let me know!

 

LOTW

Honda Goes Electric!

Posted: February 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

Exciting news for Honda! They are going to be the first major manufacturer to enter the electric racing this summer. Honda’s close partner Mugen will also be entering the Isle of Man TT Zero. This is a historical moment both for electric motorcycles and manufacturer that one its first race at the TT in 1959.

Electric innovators such as MotoCzysz will also be competing in the race, vying to be the first to lap the 37.7 mile Mountain course at an average speed of 100mph.

In a statement from Mugen, an insider said: ‘We are keen to use this excellent event to educate and prepare the engineers of the next generation for the use of future technology.’

During recent years it has become apparent that Honda has shown a keen interest in electric motorcycles. Honda launched its first electric motorcycle, the Honda RE-C last year at the Tokyo Motor Show.

So what do you think about this??

LOTW.

Follow us!

Posted: February 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

We are now on Twitter. Send us a tweet, we’d love to hear from you! @lifeontwowheel1

As a rider you are aware of the dangers on the road, but when snow is added into the mix, riders need to be that extra bit careful and cautious. Below are 5 tips that will improve your safety on the roads:

  • Before you set off on your journey, determine the severity of the weather. Look at local news and find out what the road conditions are like on your route of travel. It is always good to be prepared, you will know what you’re up against and can plan accordingly. Perhaps you can take a safer route?

 

  • Ride with caution. Motorycling in snow is far more dangerous than riding in the rain so you do need to take extra care. Always be visible to other drivers on the road. Snow flurries can cause poor visibilty on the roads, so make sure you are wearing appropriate clothing, ideally with some fluorescent accessories. It is even more important in these conditions to keep plenty of distance between yourself and other vehicles.

 

  • Driving with more care means driving at a slower speed. It can be difficult to tell what conditions the roads are in, for instance black ice can be a surprise to drivers and can cause accidents. The key is to be observant and cautious.

 

  • A good tip to give you better steering control is for you to ride up on the gas tank. If you clutch your thighs tightly to the gas tank when slipping and sliding on the snow will give you more control. This will make is less likely that the bike will slide out from under you in a fishtail motion.

 

  • If the roads are slippery, it is wise to use tyre chains to give you a bit more traction.

 

Of course, these are all instructions for drivers you need to ride. If it is not a necessity, then it is safer to avoid travelling in these conditions.

Riding a motorcycle in the cold and snow needs a lot of preparation as you want to be safe and comfortable. You will be riding is freezing temperatures so it is vital that you wear appropriate warm and protecting clothing.

Motorcycling in the snow

Motorycling in the snow

 

Find some outstanding motorcycle clothing that guarantees safety and comfort from the motorcycle specialists.

 

 

Discounted Motorcycle Helmets

Posted: February 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

There is no denying that motorcycle helmets can be expensive. This is one of the reasons why people choose not wear a helmet when riding.

Some of the most popular motorcycle helmets on the market at the moment are as follows:

Arai

HJC

Shoei

Spada

However, these helmets have also been labelled as too expensive.

Well look so further, we have searched for high and low for these brands at discounted prices.

The Arai Quantum Ace Blue helmet is now £299.95. The RRP is £524.99 (also available in red)

Arai Quantum Ace Blue Helmet

Arai Quantum Ace Blue Helmet

 

The CS-14 Plain HJC Helmet is £52.49. RRP £69.99. You save 25%!

 

The HJC CS 14 Black Helmet

The HJC CS Black Helmet

The Shoei X-Spirit Vermeulen is £399.99. RRP £639.99. A saving of 38%!

 

The Shoei Spirit Vermeulen 4

The Shoei Spirit Vermeulen 4

The Spada Stealth Helmet is only £69.95!

The Spada Stealth Helmet

The Spada Stealth Helmet

 

There are exclusive deals on motorcycle helmets if you have the patience to look for them.

Always wear a helmet as it could save your life one day. It is money worth spent.

 

Happy Riding,

 

LOTW

 

 

 

This post will excite and inspire keen motorcyclists to explore the great outdoors. Below are some of the most challenging, fun, thrill-seeking, beautiful (you get my drift) locations for riders. Voted by riders themselves, lets take a look at the tourist hot spots for bikers.

10

Alpines and Dolomites

While zooming past the picturesque Dolomite mountains in Italy, you’ll enter at least 10 winding mountain pass roads per day.

9

Chile and Argentina

While you are riding through Osorno to Puerto Varas you will get to see the fantastic Orsono volcano.

8

Sao Paolo to Rio Janeiro

The route from Alphaville to Campos do Jorda is a beautiful setting surrounded by  winding country roads, rural towns and coffee plantations.

7

Cte d’Azur and Provence

Gorges-Du-Loup invites you to some of the most stunning sea views. Riders can continue north or west for more riding amidst beach or forest.

Gorges-Du-Loup

Gorges-Du-Loup

6

Rome to Istanbul via Greece

A hill-filled ride through the ancient towns of Birgi and Sardes in Turkey  presents a very challenging trip through unfinished forest roads.

5

Cape Town to Johannesburg

This route features several breath-taking surroundings. Features include deep canyons and flat grasslands.

4

Australia’s East Coast

The Great Ocean Drive in Victoria’s Southern Ocean coast is home to some of the most stunning views in Australia. With challenging and exciting routes, it is far from boring.

Australia's East Coast

Australia's East Coast

3

Southern Norway

Experience the Lysebotn’s incredible 36 hairpin bends and the impressive sloping tunnel that turns almost 360.

2

Christchurch to Auckland

The road from Te Anau to Queenstown is the best part of the trip, as it meanders  through lakes, mountain sides and coastline, culminating in a ride along the  coast of the Tasman Sea

1

The Western Alps

Providing panoramic views, The Southern Alpine pass of Col du Galibier  follows  the same route as one of the Tour de France’s most challenging legs.

So guys, those are the top 10 international motorcycle routes voted by riders. Know you are equipped with the best locations, what’s stopping you?

Col-Du-Galibier

Dol-Du-Galibier

Happy Riding,

LOTW.

0% Finance On Rukka Clothing

Posted: January 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

We love this new offer from Infinity Motorcycles – 0% finance on Rukka Clothing in 2012.

Rukka

Rukka Alex Gore Tex Jacket

Here’s what the guys over at Infinity had to say about the offer:

“Rukka clothing is popular with people who ride everyday because it works really well and carries on working year after year” states Infinity’s Central London Manager Keith Roissetter. “It’s not cheap, but when you calculate the cost over several years you realise it’s really good value. By spreading the cost with 0% finance riders can enjoy the benefits without the pain of paying in full up front.”

View their whole Rukka motorcycle clothing range online.

Stylish and Practical Luggage

Posted: January 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

The Kriega range of rucksacks has been labelled as one of the ‘best selling’ luggage manufacturers.

Kriega is a small Bristish company based in Chester, with only 5 members of staff.  All products are designed in-house with an emphasis on quality and resistance.

 

The most popular rucksack is the Kriega R25. The R25 is made with Kriega’s own tried and tested system, quick release Quadloc harness. Unique to the rucksack industry, Kriega’s harness system, transfers the load onto the hips and chest, decreasing the majority of the load from the shoulders erasing  neck strain, experienced by regular rucksacks. The rucksack boasts a staggering 25 litre capacity, high visibility Schoeller material on both front and back, full width polypropylene plates and impact foam which protects the rider from pack contents. With no arm restriction, the R25 provides maximum support and stability for long distance journeys.

 

Kriega rucksacks are specifically designed for motorcycles both in terms of features and performance. Stability is one of the most important atrributes to a rucksack. Kriega’s R30 is impressive, allowing a whole 30 litre capacity. It boasts maximum support and comfort, including full width polypropylene plates and impact foam that isolates the rider from the rucksacks contents.

 

The Kriega Hydro 3 Rucksack  has been designed specifically as an active riding pack with Kriega’s Quadloc harness system. The pack comes with an adjustable back-length and unrestricted underarm movement. The clever fact about this bag is that once set, the pack is exceptionally convenient to use. The adjustable pack allows the pack position to be used up to allow large waistpacks to be worn.

The hydra 3 litre reservoir includes: Easyflo valve and shut-off mechanism, FDA approved polyurethane, plug n’ play, insulated UV-neoprene tube cover and is fully reversible, perfect for cleaning and drying.

 

 

Get your Kriega rucksack today!

Happy Riding,

LOTW

 

Your first bike: What to wear

Posted: January 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

Did you know that motorcycle clothing is as equally important as the bike itself?

Riding gear is designed to make you feel comfortable and most importantly to protect you in an accident.

Even if the sun is glorious outside, that does not excuse anyone from wearing motorcycle clothing. Even if the roads are dry and visibility is clMotorcycle Clothingear, unfortunately that does not mean a accident will not arise. You need to be protected at all times.

It is important to purchase well-designed clothing.

The best waterproof suit on the market at the moment is the Spada System suit. Made with waterproof and windproof nylon, it guarantees maximum protection from the rain and wind. It also comes with waterproof zips and arm adjusters. To ensure maximum warmth, the suit has a removable quilted thermal lining. It has reflective panels so it will make you visible in the foggy weather conditions.

The Spada design also comes in a two piece suit, called the Spada 410. Some riders prefer the two-piece as it is quicker to put on and take off, which can be handy for toilet breaks! It comes equipped with the same features as the one-piece, plus a separate carry bag.

It is vital to protect your hands. They can be crushed or broken far too easily. Leather gloves with long gauntlets should likewise have impact protection on the knuckles and palms, and even wrists. Motorcycle clothing

To maximise protection, invest in a good helmet. As a legal requirement in Europe, it is important to consider these factors when choosing a helmet: is it comfortable? Is it competitively priced? Does it fit properly?

Motorcycle clothing can be expensive, but can you put a price on life?

Happy Riding,

LOTW