Weise choice for fastest road rider

HICKY-CORSA_edited-1Peter Hickman made 2018 a year to remember at the Isle of Man TT, winning a sensational Senior race and setting a new outright lap record – the first ever 135mph+ lap of the Mountain Course.
The 31-year old – who was born in the same year that Weise was founded – has been supported by the British brand for 10 years. He made his dramatic debut at the TT in 2014 in a Weise suit, when he rode into the history books as the fastest TT newcomer, and he believes that riders need the best kit to win. Of this year’s lap record, Hickman said;

“That’s the hardest I’ve ever ridden a bike and to be able to do that I have to have confidence in my equipment. Weise have been a part of my journey for so long and I’m made up to be able to share this success with them”

Since its launch in 1987, Weise has been involved in the drive to improve rider safety, joining a working group at the ACU (Auto Cycle Union – the governing body of British motorcycle sport), to write a manufacturing guideline for racing suits. In the 1990s Weise was an early adopter of impact protection, made to the newly-introduced CE standard.

Today, regular road riders can share in the same race-bred technology and commitment to quality that Peter Hickman relies on, with products like the Weise Corsa RS leather jacket and jeans.

This race-style leather jacket is made from natural milled leather, with CE approved shoulder, elbow and back armour. Stretch panels aid fit and comfort and a removable 120-gram thermal quilted lining allows the wearer to keep riding when the temperature drops.

The jacket attaches to the matching Corsa RS jeans with an internal zipper. Produced using 1.2mm-1.4mm leather, with CE approved knee armour and stretch panels to aid movement, these ergonomic sport jeans are available in regular and short leg lengths.

The Weise Corsa RS jacket sells for £199.99 and the matching jeans are £179.99. For complete peace of mind, all Weise products are covered by a two-year warranty.

See the Weise clothing range here

Wiese Air Spin Jacket review

AirspinNam4Vietnam; an amazing, exotic country; where the temperature can drop to freezing in the northern mountains and well over 40C in the south. The weather is constantly challenging: 100% humidity, tropical storms, floods and typhoons. There are great, empty, sweeping country roads, chaotic city traffic and slippery jungle trails. To say nothing of close encounters with water buffalo, monkeys, dangerous snakes and other wild animals. In other words, it’s a biker’s paradise. But only if you’re wearing the right gear, which is why Hawk, Senior Tour Leader at Hoi An Motorcycle Adventures, wears a Wiese Airspin jacket in black & neon. For someone who rides everyday it’s perfect. It has loads of mesh panels to cope with the heat, but it’s also got a warm, removable, thermal liner for winter and it’s waterproof too. It’s also got armour that feels thinner, lighter and stronger than in most jackets, which is very useful, because riding in those conditions, even the most experienced riders can have an off. And one final thing, it looks so damn cool, even the water buffalo are impressed.

See the Weise Air Spin jacket in Black/Neon Yellow

See the Weise Air Spin jacket in Black/Gun

Weise Air Spin for women

Innovative motorcycle security from KOVIX

KD6
KD6

Kovix motorcycle security products are now available to UK riders, offering a wide choice of anti-theft devices to suit all situations, from a mini disc lock costing just £19.99 to an alarmed chain lock at £124.99.

For more than a decade, Kovix has designed and manufactured a wide range of intelligent security products in its own factory, which are now being officially distributed in the UK for the first time by The Key Collection, making them available from dealers nationwide, with full spares and technical support.

The range covers all the popular styles of bike lock – disc locks, chain locks and U-locks – and many are available with built-in alarms.

Kovix alarms are unique, with innovative features specifically designed for motorcycle use;

  • Piercing 120db alarm siren – louder than a chainsaw or rock concert – with automatic re-set
  • Fully weatherproof module, which can be removed and replaced by the owner
  • Option to turn the alarm function on or off, to suit the circumstances
  • Long life lithium battery

Kovix also produce a range of practical accessories, including 1.5M cables with an adapter that attaches to their disc locks (£34.99), lock holders, so that disc locks can be carried on the bike while riding between stops (£12.99) and disc lock reminders (£4.99).

Retail prices for alarmed disc locks start at £59.99 for the KD6, (pictured above), which has a steel body and 6mm locking pin.

Alarmed chain lock prices begin at £74.99 for the KCL8-120, which features an ultra-strong lock unit that is welded to the 1.2M chain.

Some products in the range, like the KBL16 alarmed padlock (£94.99), are so tough that they are tested and certified to Classe SRA, the French security standard that is required by insurers in that country.

All Kovix locks come with numbered keys, which can be replaced by most key-cutters using a unique code, without needing to copy the original.

See the full KOVIX range HERE

Rebel with a (good!) cause

New from Buffalo, the Rebel is a great value textile jacket that comes with a detachable fleece-lined hood.

Made from tough 600-denier material with a fixed windproof, waterproof and breathable lining, the Rebel keeps the wearer dry on the road. Once the bike is parked up, the removable fleece-lined hood can be attached using a zip on the collar and adjusted using a pull-cord to keep the head warm and dry. No longer do riders need to remember to carry a hat in case they get caught in the rain!

Inside, the jacket has a removable thermal quilted liner, providing insulation on colder days, with Air-Pro zipped vents at the cuffs and shoulders to allow a cooling breeze when the temperature rises.

The Rebel is packed with practical features; CE-approved shoulder and elbow protection offer peace of mind, an eight-inch trouser-connection zip prevents the jacket ‘riding up’ and allowing cold air in, and there are two external pockets, plus an internal phone pocket to keep your mobile safe and dry while you’re on the road.

The Buffalo Rebel comes in sizes S-5XL, in black with red and white highlights. For details click HERE

Waterproof Weise Wax Jackets

Weise has added two wax cotton riding jackets to its 2018 line-up, the traditionally-styled Glenmore and the shorter Ashland, both featuring waterproof liners and CE shoulder, elbow and back protection.

weise glenmore bike_edited-1Made from durable 600 denier waxed cotton, the Glenmore looks every inch the classic touring jacket, with vintage style press-stud fasteners on pockets and cuffs and a buckle on the collar. On the inside the Glenmore is packed with practical modern features. A fixed waterproof and breathable lining, plus a detachable thermal liner, adapt to the weather conditions, while CE approved shoulder, elbow and back protection provides reassurance when riding. Comfort is catered for too, with zipped side gussets that can be opened when sitting in the saddle and an adjustable belt to keep things snug. There’s also the convenience of four external pockets – two of which are for hand-warming, when off the bike – and two internal pockets for valuables.

weise ashaland bike_edited-1The Ashland has a shorter, more sporty cut that looks equally at home on a cafe racer, retro scooter or traditional roadster. Like the Glenmore, it has a 600 denier waxed cotton outer, with a fixed waterproof and breathable lining, removable thermal liner and CE approved shoulder, elbow and back protection. Its main central zipper is covered by a popper and Velcro-retained storm flap to keep the weather out, and the collar is trimmed with Neoprene for a snug and comfortable fit. The chest pockets are secured with press-studs, giving a traditional appearance, and the Ashland comes with external hand warmer pockets, as well as two internal pockets, for all-round convenience.

The Glenmore and the Ashland  come in a choice of Black or Brown, in sizes SM – 3XL. Click here to see the 2018 catalogue

Weise underlines its commitment to quality with a 2-year warranty on all clothing, giving owners complete confidence.

Weise Denim & Leather

The new Weise Fury combines the comfort and style of a classic denim jacket with the reassurance of leather overlay panels and CE protection in key areas, and the practicality of a waterproof liner.

Made from soft and supple denim material, the Fury looks and feels like a classic denim jacket, for all-day comfort both on and off the bike.

Leather overlay panels across the shoulders and down the arms and CE approved shoulder, elbow and back protection, reinforced with an aramid-fibre lining, provide peace of mind on the open road.

For added practicality, there’s a fixed waterproof, windproof and breathable drop liner inside, with a removable thermal lining for use on colder days, plus an eight-inch connecting zip for attachment to Weise riding trousers.

High-quality YKK zips are used throughout for durability, including the four external zipped pockets – two on the chest and two at the waist – and two internal pockets.

The Fury comes in classic blue denim, with contrast stitching, in sizes S-5XL.

Weise underlines its commitment to quality with a 2-year warranty on all clothing, giving owners complete confidence.

For information click here

Weise Munich has much to offer

The new entry-level textile jacket from Weise gives cost-conscious riders premium performance, features and specification, plus the reassurance of a 2-year warranty.

Constructed from tough 600 Denier fabric with reflective detailing for added night-time visibility, the Munich comes with CE-approved armour at the shoulders, elbows and back, for all-round impact protection.

A waterproof, windproof and breathable drop liner and removable 120-gram thermal quilted lining keep the wearer warm and dry; there’s also an internal 8-inch zip for attaching the Munich to Weise trousers, to complete the outfit.

Velcro® and popper adjusters at the waist, arms, collar and cuffs provide a snug and comfortable fit, while chest vents, sealed by waterproof zips, plus additional vents at the shoulders and back, cater for warmer weather conditions. There are plenty of external and internal pockets, including a large ‘map pocket’ to the rear – ideal for carrying a pair of waterproof over-trousers.

The Munich comes in sizes S-5XL, in a choice of black and black/neon yellow. Like all Weise kit, it is covered by a 2-year warranty, giving owners complete peace of mind.

For information on Weise® motorcycle clothing click here 

Weise Stuttgart – engineered for all weathers

New to the Weise collection for 2018, the Stuttgart is a versatile, value for money four-season jacket, equipped to deal with the UK’s unpredictable weather conditions.

Its waterproof, windproof and breathable liner keeps the weather on the outside, while a removable 120-gram thermal quilted liner keeps warmth on the inside.

Adjustment at the waist, upper and lower arms and cuffs, plus a Neoprene® trimmed collar, allow for a snug fit and help seal out the elements, and the Stuttgart can also be attached to Weise riding trousers with the 8-inch connection zip, preventing the jacket ‘riding-up’ and allowing in cold air.

When the temperature rises, zipped vents at the chest, back and lower arms can be opened, allowing cooler air to circulate.

CE-approved armour at the shoulders, elbows and in the back provide impact protection, and reflective detailing gives extra visibility in low light.
Other practical features include waterproof external pockets, a large rear map pocket and two hand-warmer pockets.

Now available in UK dealers, the Stuttgart comes in Sizes S–5XL in Stone/Gun and Stone/Neon colours, and in M-3XL in Stone/Blue, all with the reassurance of a 2-year warranty.

His ‘n’ hers – Weise winter trousers

Weise has added textile riding trousers for men and women to its range, offering the features and flexibility needed to deal with changeable autumn and winter conditions.

Both the men’s Nemesis and women’s Luna are made from 600 Denier material, with a waterproof, windproof and breathable drop liner and 120-gram thermal quilted lining to keep out the cold and wet.

When the temperature rises, the quilted liner can be quickly and easily removed. Zipped vents on each thigh allow a cooling airflow.

The back of the waist is raised, which adds additional weather protection around the vulnerable lumbar area and kidneys, and there are zips for connecting to Weise riding jackets. The Nemesis also has a zip for attaching Weise Braces.

Removable CE-approved armour is fitted to the knees for impact protection, and there are pockets for hip armour, which can be purchased separately, if required.

A zipper to the outside of the legs helps when getting in and out; these feature a Velcro®-retained storm flap for extra weather protection.

An adjustable Velcro®-retained twin belt system and popper closure at the waist give a snug and secure fit. Stretch panels also feature throughout, which aid flexibility, movement and comfort.

Two concealed external waist pockets with zipper closure and reflective stripes, plus detailing for extra night-time visibility, top off the spec of both.

Weise Nemesis trousers come in sizes S–5XL and the women’s Luna are available in sizes 8–22.

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Pioneering spirit from Weise

New for 2017, the Weise Pioneer is a versatile, value-for-money all-season textile jacket in sizes and styles for men and women.

Designed using feedback from Weise customers, both versions of the Pioneer share the same features, materials and construction, and are tailored and fashioned to suit the different tastes and requirements expressed by men and women.

Built to adapt to the changeable conditions and temperatures experienced in autumn, the Pioneer has a waterproof and breathable drop liner and is closed by a YKK® main central zipper with Velcro®-retained storm flap.

Inside is a removable 120-gram thermal quilted lining, with zipped ventilation at the shoulders, chest and back, for warmer days.
Velcro® and popper adjusters at the waist, arms, collar and cuffs enable the wearer to tailor the fit and to allow space for extra layers beneath.

There’s also an internal 8-inch zip for attaching to Weise textile trousers.
The outer shell is constructed from 600 Denier fabric with reflective detailing throughout for added visibility in the dark, and removable CE-approved armour features at the shoulders, elbows and back for impact protection.

In addition to a selection of external and internal pockets, there’s a large map pocket to the rear – ideal for carrying a pair of waterproof over-trousers.

The men’s version of the Pioneer comes in sizes S – 5XL in Black, plus bright Black/Orange and Black/Neon Yellow options. The ladies’ version is available in sizes 10-18 in Black, Black/Purple and eye-catching Black/Neon Yellow.

Like all Weise products, both versions are covered by a NO-QUIBBLE TWO-YEAR WARRANTY.