I don’t know about you but when I got my first road legal bike any motorcycle gear I could get my hands on did the job. My lid was my best mate’s brothers old helmet and the jacket was older than me and hadn’t been worn for 20 years.

Nowadays, as older riders we have a disposable income – and boy do we dispose of it!

Below you will find details of the various retro motorcycle gear I’ve purchased since returning to the saddle a few years ago. I have spent many an hour first researching and then testing this motorcycle gear.

My recommendation might not be the dearest on the market as I do like to find a bargain but rest assured I do have high standards.

This is the retro motorcycle gear I own and use daily.

BERING NORRIS MOTORCYCLE JACKET

Based on the iconic M65 American military jacket, this is the coolest looking textile jacket I’ve come across.

BEST OPEN FACED HELMET

My pick of the 5 best open faced helmets best suited to the modern classic rider. I went on to purchase 2 of these lids and haven’t regretted my choices.

RETRO BOOTS

After owning and wearing these boots for over 3 years now I’m more than confident in recommending them to you.

RETRO MOTORCYCLE GLOVES

These are the best Summer gloves I’ve ever owned and they’re less than £50

DXR EVASION LEATHER GLOVES

My new go to gloves for early and late season riding. I use these for all but the coldest days.

HEATED MOTORCYCLE GLOVES

Used the Gerbin XRS-12 heated gloves for 2 years now. Here’s my findings on these winter gloves.

SWING ARM BAG FOR TRIUMPH BOBBER

Purchased from Bike Bros. in Germany and it’s stood up well.

BAAK TAIL TIDY FOR THE TRIUMPH BOBBER

This winter I put the standard rear fender back on as I got fed up getting my arse soaked every time I got caught in a shower.

The BAAK tail tidy was my pick for sorting out the back end.

BRITISH LEGENDS TAIL TIDY FOR THE TRIUMPH BOBBER

Before I settled on the BAAK solution I had planned to use the British Legends tail tidy. Having purchased it, I had a change of heart and went with the BAAK option. Here’s why.