In addition to motorcycles, BMW Motorrad also sells a complete line of apparel for riders to wear on and off their bikes. The new BMW Motorrad Rider’s Equipment for 2012 is made up of two sections packed full of new products: BMW Motorrad Ride contains the functional pieces from helmets to rucksacks, while BMW Motorrad Style contains fan collections. Not all products will be available in all areas (helmets, for example, won’t be available in the U.S.) so check with your local dealership for availability and prices. A complete gallery of the listed products is at the end of this article.
BMW Motorrad Ride
The completely new AirFlow 2 helmet lives up to its name in terms of aerodynamics and optimum ventilation. Carbon insets and padding foamed in a variety of thicknesses ensure maximum safety. The urban design includes aluminum applications for a modern look. Some of the helmet colors have been chosen to coordinate with the BMW Maxi-Scooter.
The core of BMW Motorrad Rider’s Equipment consists of five suits: TourShell, Start, Sport 2, DoubleR and KlimaKomfort 2. As well as offering excellent functionality, the color schemes and tailoring of the suits means that the products can be combined to unique effect: for example, the Start suit for women goes very well with the DoubleR and Sport 2 suits.
It is now easier than ever to find the perfect individual combination for every tour thanks to the wider range of jackets and trousers available. So, the Boulder Neon, Urban and Venting jackets not only create an excellent complete outfit when teamed with Allround and Summer 3 trousers, but can also be combined with all BMW Motorrad suits thanks to zip adapters. Naturally, the jackets and pants meet the same high safety standards as the suits and are not just designed as motorcycle equipment, but can also be worn as casual daywear.
The ProTouring 2 boot is now also available in a version for women. It has been completely redesigned, achieving optimum stability with a significant increase in the heel height that still remains discreet: the extra height is mostly hidden inside the boot. ProTouring 2 features a slim, feminine design and is the perfect professional standard all-year-round boot. Also in the same league is the SportDry boot, which has a patented safety system. The GORE-TEX® membrane ensures that the boot is waterproof and breathable. Its cutting edge technology offers perfect protection from injury. The Sneaker X2 has also been further improved, for example in the heel area, and, thanks to its breathable material and discreet design, is perfect for day-to-day city traffic and for the office.
The unique composite material Keratan was incorporated in the ProSport leather glove. This enhances the leather’s resistance to abrasion. The understated color scheme means that the glove can be combined perfectly with any equipment. The Urban glove is made form the finest goatskin and is particularly suitable for the city and short journeys. It may not look like a classic motorcycle glove, but the hands will be protected in the event of impact.
Socks and stockings are an important, often forgotten detail – however functional socks and stockings from BMW Motorrad are designed to be teamed with boots and shoes with breathable membranes and ensure that the feet stay at the right temperature on every tour, whatever the weather.
The MessengerBag 2 and Function 3 rucksack round off the range of new features available in the BMW Motorrad Rider’s Equipment. Both product have been developed from tried-and-tested products and provide plenty of storage space despite their compact dimensions. The MessengerBag 2 can hold anything the average commuter needs for his daily journey to the office. The extra padding means that the laptop is particularly well protected, while the detachable hip belt ensures that the bag remains in secure contact with the rider. One of the special features of the Function 3 rucksack are the straps that enable the rucksack to be fastened directly to the motorcycle in a single move.
BMW Motorrad Style
Under the familiar umbrella brand BMW Motorrad Style, new fan articles from BMW Motorrad for the 2012 season are divided into the following areas.
- BMW Motorrad Style Heritage,
- BMW Motorrad Style Urban and
- BMW Motorrad Style Motorsport.
BMW Motorrad Style Heritage turns the spotlight on historic BMW motorcycles with jackets, tops or shirts and focuses on legendary rider Ernst Jakob Henne, who broke numerous speed records for BMW. In this case, “retro” means great motorsports history on high-fashion clothing and lifestyle products.
The BMW Motorrad Style Urban concept is synonymous with sporting elegance that can be combined to perfection with the functional equipment, as well as forming a separate, top-quality leisure collection. From trendy jackets and shirts to lifestyle products like sunglasses, caps and key pouches, this collection is designed for fans who wish to express their love of BMW Motorrad in a discreet yet unmistakable way.
The new products from BMW Motorrad Style Motorsport are once again aimed at racing enthusiasts. Designed to closely correspond to official riders and crew equipment, all the textiles in this collection not only carry the BMW logo and the words “BMW Motorrad Motorsport,” but also the sponsors’ logos and reflect the BMW racing colors of blue, white and red.