Motorcycle Newbie Needs That Won’t Break the Bank

Beginner bargains

AGV Sport Dragon Jacket
When it comes to abrasion protection denim is decent, textile is better and leather is best of all. AGV Sport’s Dragon jacket is all-leather and utilizes extra-thick 1.4mm cowhide and CE-approved armor at the shoulders and elbows. There’s also a thermal liner over a permanent mesh lining, sturdy zippers with oversized pulls and pleated leather panels to ensure a comfortable fit. When the weather warms up, the thermal liner zips out and air vents positioned at the chest and shoulders keep you cool. The best part? This full-featured jacket only costs $249.99.

Bell Revolver Helmet
You can have it all with the Revolver modular helmet from Bell. This new DOT-approved lid has a pivoting chin bar so you can sip a drink or communicate with civilians not versed in muffled motorcycle helmet-speak. The Revolver borrows the Star’s aerodynamic shape, Velocity Flow ventilation system and removable anti-microbial liner. It also has an internal sunshade and an anti-fog, anti-scratch faceshield. Pick one up for just $199.99.

Bikemaster Replacement Parts
Tip-overs happen, and no one is more likely to undergo that embarrassment than the fledgling rider. When the inevitable happens, BikeMaster is there to take the sting off the repair bill. BikeMaster’s hefty catalog includes a massive selection of replacement levers, mirrors and turn signalsjust the bits that tend to get smashed when your kickstand inexplicably retracts. Parts are available for vintage and modern bikes, and typically cost half as much as new OE components.

Shinko Apex Tires
Based in Osaka, Japan, Shinko has been casting tires since 1946, and started making motorcycle tires after purchasing the rights to Yokohama’s radial technology in 1998. Since then Shinko has continued to acquire and develop cutting-edge technologies, and the company’s new 010 Apex tires are the result. The Apexes feature Zero Degree JLSB (Jointless Steel Belting) for stability and strength, and use an intermediate rubber compound for a balance of grip and durability. They’re available in all common street-tire sizes and can be purchased for less than $300 a set.

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