Specialist Italian scooter and motorcycle clothing giant Tucano Urbano sent us some of their excellent kit to try out recently. Being Italian means that style is of very high importance and this Angus jacket looks great, either on or off the scooter. The mid length jacket is waterproof and breathable, has taped seams, a removable hood, windproof knitted inner cuffs, a reflective logo, adjustable waist and removable Knox armour for the shoulders and elbows. I’ve only had chance to test it in light rain so far but it has kept me dry and warm although I’d wear another layer if I was travelling long distance, Tucano have thought of that as well and their lightweight Low Dog down jacket can be worn underneath and attached to the Angus, or worn as a separate jacket. The Angus jacket has become my all occasion winter coat, rather than just being worn whilst riding. It costs £174.98 but is money well spent.
These BULL-IT Covec™ Laser jeans are claimed to be 148% stronger than any Kevlar lined jean on the market, that’s thanks to the Covec™ material, which has been officially tested as the strongest liner in the world. The Covec™ liner protects the hips, knees and backside and also performs three times better than Kevlar in cut/abrasion resistance tests. Covec™ Laser Boot Cut are made with a slight stretch blue denim, with a grunge wash finish and a five pocket design with tailored waist band and rear pocket closures secured with Velcro. The inside is covered with a comfort mesh and knee armour pockets plus hip armour retainers. The jeans cost £129.99 and there are various styles to choose from, visit www.bull-it.com
Published by American publisher, Motorbooks Workshop, this full colour ‘How to repair your scooter’ manual is a worthwhile buy for any scooter owner. The 160 page book contains 350 colour photos and is written by James Manning Michels. The book covers both classic and modern, two and four stroke scooters. Topics include routine maintenance and repair, troubleshooting, valve adjustments, top end rebuild, fuel system, exhausts, electrical, transmission, frame, suspension, wheels, brakes & tyres, plus body parts. The topics are written in plain English and cover the basics of how everything works and how to repair, or service many common components, problems and how to carry out services. At the start of each task it tells you how long it should take to complete the job, how much it’s likely to cost, the tools you’ll need and how skilled the job is.
How to repair your scooter costs £16.99 and is available from leading bookshops and of course internet retailers.