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Riding Gear: The Archimede Pilot 42 watch

Riding Gear: The Archimede Pilot 42 watch

A timely addition to compliment any style. Choosing a watch that suits your riding needs has always been a precarious decision. A timepiece can't be too bulky; it will hamper your clutch control (or throttle for left-handers') and make for an uncomfortable ride. Neither can your watch be too small to read, especially with the vibration from the motor. The happy medium rests in a sweet spot that consists of a hefty weight, medium sized face, and impeccable style to accentuate your ride and clothing that suits you. Meet the Pilot watch. Originally created in 1904 for Airmen, this style...

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ESTEFAN DUARTE
How Its Made: VKTRE Moto Co.  Premium Leather Wear.

How Its Made: VKTRE Moto Co. Premium Leather Wear.

An in-depth sneak peek into the process of crafting one of our leather jackets from start to finish. Go behind-the-scenes and gain a better understanding of the gear you wear.

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Vaktare M.G. Staff
The right leather for motorcycle jackets

The right leather for motorcycle jackets

  Whats right for the ride?  There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing leather, but certainly not all are created equal. There is a distinct hierarchy between the way a hide is split, tanned, and dyed. Lets take a look at what constitutes the highest grade and what leather should be avoided when choosing a motorcycle jacket.   Full-Grain is of the finest quality available Full-Grain: Full-Grain leather cowhide stands at the highest echelon of durability and luxury. Why? because it is the outermost layer of cowhide and is not sanded down to smooth out the grain. Full-Grain...

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ESTEFAN DUARTE
PLACES TO RIDE: HIGHWAY 154 THE SANTA YNEZ MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA

PLACES TO RIDE: HIGHWAY 154 THE SANTA YNEZ MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA

Whether you live in California or plan on visiting soon you already know there is a plethora of gorgeous scenes to ride through. The Pacific Coast highway (Highway 1) is probably the most popular and never disappoints when it comes to seaside views, its the most ridden highway in our state! That being said, we decided to take it to the mountains for our latest ride while putting our newest jacket to the test!  Sporting a swooped up Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone designed by GuzziTech we trekked out to the highest point. Geared up with the V.MA1 Airborne Jacket loaded with...

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