1/ You liked to get there
2/ You liked to talk
Interphone’s premium twin pack ranked above all other communication devices, enabling communication between pillion and rider or from bike to bike.
3/ You liked to take the rough with the smooth
Forma’s lightweight & expedition-proving adv boots left all others trailing behind (excuse the pun), not least because of the superior deep tread sole.
4/ Held reinvented its boots range
5/ The bestselling clothing outfit fits with your adventure spirit
The Andes outfit from Alpinestars brings the superior DryStar membrane into almost everybody’s financial reach, no wonder it sold so well (but if you haven’t got yours yet, get your hands on them quickly: the new version is launched this spring at a higher price)
6/ 2016 saw a new motorcycle clothing brand mark its territory
Dane Gore-Tex clothing received rave reviews in the motorcycle press and not surprisingly many of you were tempted to give a new contender a shot (Dane Lyngby trousers and Osted jacket are definitely worth a second look if you’re serious about all-year riding)
7/ And, it is great to see a different brand head up the winter gloves leader board
The Rev It! Taurus Gore-Tex gloves kept more hands warm this winter than at any time before, beating the traditional staple of established winter mittens (mainly because of the great fit)
8/ In other departments the good old faithfuls have won again
9/ For all you tinkerers, this is what kept your hands clean
Swarfega hand wash is not the topic of many conversations, but it should not be amiss in any bikers home (even if your tinkering is limited to cleaning the chain!)
10/ Despite being one of the wettest years on record …
… you did not have much use for rainwear: this touring quality suit from Alpinestars leads the waterproofs brigade in terms of sales, but in general rain wear purchases were muted compared to previous years.
11/ Held continues to protect your bikes
If a quality cover is required, the Held 9003 cover was the first port of call as it has been in previous years: Why change something that does its job so well?
12/ And finally: You were the most generous this year!
A record amount of GetGeared gift cards were gifted to fellow bikers in 2016