I've been riding motorbikes since I was in my twenties and one thing I've learned is that buying cheap gear, whether that's helmets, gloves, boots or jackets, really is a false economy.
Cheap motorbike gear probably won't perform or fit in quite the way you want it and it certainly won't last as well as good quality gear from reputable brands, so once you've bought that cheap stuff you'll end up replacing it all with more expensive stuff. So you might as well skip step one and save yourself some money in the long run.
The downside of buying good quality bike gear is that the costs can really start to mount up. You can easily spend over £500 on a helmet or a jacket and upwards of £100 on items like bike jeans, boots and gloves. I think it's an investment worth making but I'm always on the lookout for bike gear sales so I can get quality stuff at a discount.
Right now, UK retailer GetGeared – which carries a frankly massive range of stock – has a summer sale on with up to 40% off. There are savings on helmets, textiles, leathers, boots, gloves, base layers and more. It's not just a clear out of summer riding gear that's happening at GetGeared, although there is plenty of summer gear on offer: there's also a good selection of winter gear so you can stock up now on the cheap so you're fully prepared for when the weather does turn cold.
I've highlighted a few items below but do click through to the main GetGeared sale page as there's simply LOADS of stuff to check out. It's as if Black Friday was here already. Happy riding! 🏍️
Shoei RYD helmet | Was £349.99 | Now £299.99
Shoei makes top-notch helmets and the RYD features a fully removable lining, three air inlets on the brow and chin, two rear exhaust vents, a pinlock visor and D-Ring closure. According to GetGeared "The top design looks like horns or angry eyebrows, while the lower design looks like your Shoei RYD helmet is screaming!"
Alpinestars Andes Drystar Jacket | Was £199.99 | Now £169.99
Alpinestars makes great gear and this is a quality jacket for your wet rides. It features 4-point CE armour, pocket for back and chest, waterproof and removable thermal lining, vent zips and EIGHT pockets. Ideal for touring or commuting.View Deal
Merlin Alton Pilot Leather Jacket | Was £229.99 | Now £178.99
How nice is this matt brown leather jacket? And how nice is the price? It features 4-point CE armour, pocket for back, perforated panels and a detachable thermal vest. Perfect for summer riding and it would look as good off the bike as on it. There are also similar jackets in non-matt in the sale right now.View Deal
Alpinestars SMX-6 Boots V2 Drystar WP | Was £129.99 | Now £186.99
You see a lot of SMX boots out on the road. That's because they're tried and tested and a really good price for what's a great boot. Obviously, the sale price is even better. This model has a breathable, waterproof Drystar membrane with a few design tweaks to bring the boot up to date.View Deal
Alpinestars GP Plus R Gloves | Was £169.99 | £149.99
I have a pair of these gloves and they're my favourite bike gloves I've ever owned, so much so that it's one of the things I look forward to most when winter ends and I can finally put my winter gloves away and get back into these. Once you've broken them in they fit like a second skin and give you a fantastic sense of being connected to the bike. Highly recommended.
There's so much in this sale, it really is epic, and I have no idea when it is going to end, so do check out the full selection now.