The new Weise Stuttgart textile motorcycle jacket is new for 2018. And it aims to combine value for money with versatile performance. The German city of the same name isn’t just the base for the likes of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. It’s also a similar climate to the UK, although with more extremes of hot and cold weather. So that’s handy to know.
Back to the jacket itself, and the design looks alright. The outer has a waterproof, windproof and breathable liner. And inside is a removable 120-gram thermam quilted lining. The Weise Stuttgart textile jacket has adjustment at the waist, upper and lower arms, and cuffs, to enable you to get comfortable and avoid the jacekt flapping around or letting cold weather in. And there’s a Neoprene trimmed collar at the top, plus an 8-inch connection zip for Weise riding trousers at the bottom to enclose you as much as possible.
The Weise Stuttgart textile motorcycle jacket also has zipped vents at the chest, back and lower arms to keep you chilled when the temperature rises. And there’s CE-approved armour at the shoulders, elbows and in the back if you’re unfortunate enough to need it.
Other details include the reflective details to help you be seen in low light. And there are waterproof external pockets, a large rear map pocket and two hand-warmer pockets for storage. So you should have plenty of space for your wallet, phone and keys.
Another practical feature is that the Weise Stuttgart textile motorcycle jacket comes with a two-year warranty. It’s available in sizes S-5XL in either Stone/Gun or Stone/Neon colours, and in M-3XL in Stone/Blue. And it will cost you £179.99.
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Own a KTM? Or want to buy something for a motorcyclist who does? The Cruztools Roadtech KT1 Tool Kit could be a good choice. It’s been designed to include the kit you need during routine maintenance of on and off-road KTMs. So owners of the Austrian orange bikes can keep their motorcycles in top condition, including handling basic servicing.
Cruztools is a Californian company which has been around for almost 20 years. They produce tools and kits for motorcylists, guitarists and pilots, and also have an irritating way of capitalising the company name as CruzTOOLS. Having started by offering kits for Harley-Davidson riders, the Roadtech KT1 carries the sizes you need for KTM maintenance. Plus the torx drivers and allen keys that fit the fasteners used, particularly on the KTM Adventure and KTM Duke models.
Which makes sense. How many of us have countless spanner and socket sets in which 2-3 sizes are actually used (and are always the first to be lost somewhere), while the others sit around in mint condition? And by cutting out all the unnecessary stuff, it means you’ll not only find what you need more quickly, but it cuts down on the space you need to carry everything.
So inside the roll-up Cruztools Roadtech KT1 Tool Kit pouch are the following:
- 8″ Adjustable Spanner
- 8mm, 10mm & 13mm Combination Spanners
- 8mm, 10mm & 13mm Ratcheting Socket Wrench
- 27mm & 32mm Axle Wrench
- Single-Hand Mole Grips
- Tyre Gauge
- Zipties, Loctite, 7mm x 3/4″ Electrical Tape & Fasteners
- 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm & 6mm Allen Keys
- PH1, PH2, 3mm Flat & 1/4″ Flat Magnetic Quick Change Screwdriver
- T20, T25, T30, T40 & T45 Torx Drivers
You may well have some of the kit already, but actually having a handy way to keep zipties and allen keys with you on a ride can be pretty useful. Particularly if you’re heading off-road and away from anywhere you can direct a recovery vehicle if you break down. Or to have the necessities handy and packed for track days or touring.
The Cruztools Roadtech KT1 Tool Kit for KTMs costs £80.03.
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