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4 Star Sharp rating for Spada helmets

March 30, 2016 — 0

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Spada helmets get 4 Star Sharp rating

It was stated in a recent survey – published in the Daily Telegraph –  that over 400,000 motorcyclists are using helmets that are outdated and have gone beyond the recommended 5-7 year life span. (Carole Nash)This may be due to many factors but the main one was the cost of replacing a helmet.  

There is a myth that reasonable priced helmets don’t offer as much safety as higher priced helmets but Spada have always worked to prove that providing helmets at costs people can afford doesn’t mean that safety is compromised.

The Spada RP700 and the Spada Evolution helmet have both recently received a 4 star SHARP rating – higher scoring than many much higher priced ‘premium’ brand helmets.

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The Government initiative “SHARP” rigorously test helmets to ensure that the points that are most likely to take impact in the event of a crash are strong, durable and protect the user with confidence.

You can see the SHARP testing video here

Our RP700 helmet is ACU gold approved EC2205 approved as well as gaining a very respectable 4 star SHARP rating. The RP700 also comes complete with removable cheek pads and a multi-positional visor.

Spada helmets have scored highly in these SHARP tests as well as passing all European and UK safety standards and laws to ensure you are fully protected when you ride at a more realistic price point to many riders.

Our ongoing mission is simple: to provide performance, style, safety, functionality at a price point where every penny is well spent. Our racing helmets are ACU gold approved and can be used on all UK race tracks as well as being EC2205 approved too.

Spada offer a wide range of helmets to suit all riding styles such as: sports, touring, trials, enduro, open face, cafe racer and adventure style riding.

If you would like more information on SHARP testing please visit the SHARP website and to see the whole range of Spada helmets, please visit www.spadaclothing.co.uk.

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Spada Enforcer Glove Review from MotoFire

January 27, 2016 — 0

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The Spada Enforcer glove has been ever popular in the range, proving to be one of our most versatile and resilient gloves! The Enforcer is a sports glove with carbon reinforced knuckles, leather reinforcements on the palms and is 100% waterproof and breathable, making it perfect for those Summer showers too.

The Enforcer has yet again been given the thumbs up by Sports Bike Shop and Motofire, who created a video review of the glove

SRP: £64.95

See the Spada Enforcer Glove review below:

To find more information about the Spada Enforcer glove, see SpadaClothing.co.uk where you can also find your nearest Spada dealer.

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Spada Aurora Boots Review

January 21, 2016 — 0

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Recently, MoreBikes.co.uk reviewed the Spada Aurora boot as a touring boot, but were pleasantly surprised to find that they performed equally as well as an all year round boot – as well as proving comfortable enough whilst off the bike.

The leather, water resistant boots come with TPU moulded shin, heel, toe and ankle protection as well as having reflective features for extra visibility, and at £99.95, the Aurora boot really impressed the MoreBikes.co.uk team.

Read the Spada Aurora boots review:

Perfectly good all-round boots, suitable for any road use. – Mikko, MoreBikes.co.uk

“My old boots were starting to fall apart last autumn, so a new pair was a must, and I’m genuinely impressed with these Spada Aurora boots. They are classed as ‘touring’ boots, but they make perfectly good all-round boots, suitable for any road use.

The boots are made from PU-coated leather*, they are water-resistant, and have moulded protectors in the heel, shin and ankle. The toe and heel have been reinforced to add protection.

The boots have reflective piping running down the outside of the calf to make the rider more visible in the dark. Every little helps.

A lot of boots can be a bit of a pain to get on and off, but these aren’t too bad, thanks to the long side zip that allows the boot to open all the way down. There’s also a stretchy panel at the back of the boot for added comfort.

The moulded gear change pad is a nice feature and stops the gear lever digging into the foot and damaging the boot. Useful if you have a manual bike.

Some motorcycle boots really aren’t made for walking, but these ones are quite comfortable off the bike as well as on it. The soles are fairly soft, which means that you can walk around in them without the clunk, clunk, clunk of hard sports boots.

My only issue with the boots is that the zip sometimes gets stuck and it is a bit of pain to get unstuck again (especially if you’re wearing gloves).

At the moment Spada is offering an extended two-year warranty if the product is registered online.

Info: www.spadaclothing.co.uk

*PU or bicast leather is a material made with a split leather backing covered with a layer of polyurethane. This gives the surface a glossy look, which is easier to clean and maintain than pure leather, but it lacks the strength, breathability and durability of natural leather.

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Spada Enforcer Glove Review

November 10, 2015 — 0

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If you are looking for a sporty racing style glove that will also keep your hands and fingers toasty this winter then the Spada Enforcer glove has had a fantastic review in Twist and Go Magazine and has been a real hit with our customers too.

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Here’s what Twist and Go Magazine had to say about the Spada Enforcer Glove.

The Enforcer WP (waterproof) is a full winter ‘race-style’ glove with moulded black carbon knuckle sections; it features ‘digital’ leather reinforcements on the palms with keprotec inserts. The gloves are fitted with a waterproof and breathable Hipora membrane and Thinsulate thermal linings.

A visor wipe on the left thumb helps riders to keep their vision clear whilst riding in the rainy weather. There’s also a velcro wrist strap adaptor which helps to ensure that the gloves fit correctly to your hands.

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Having gotten used to riding using Summer weight gloves, these were the first Winter weight offerings I’ve tried in a while, so I wasn’t surprised when they didn’t offer the same amount of ‘feel’ as a pair of Summer gloves. Wearing gloves like this is a sign that Winter is only just around the corner; the extra thickness of the material and layer, although a bit more restrictive, is there for a reason – to keep out the Wintery elements.

Being new, the gloves took a little time to become more supple, but after a few miles of use that stiffness in the fingers soon disappeared, giving me the flexibility I’d expect and the ability to maintain control of the bikes switches and levers.

The 35 mile ride home on one cold dark night also confirmed the gloves’ ability to provide a decent amount of weather protection and at no time did the occasion arise where hand or fingers suffered any noticeable coldness.

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  • Full winter race glove
  • Moulded black carbon knuckle sections
  • Digital leather reinforcements on palm with keprotec inserts
  • 100% waterproof and breathable Hipora® membrane
  • Thinsulate® thermal lining
  • Velcro wrist strap adjuster
  • Visor wipe on left thumb
  • SIZES: Mens: XS – XXL

For more information about the glove and to find your nearest Spada Dealer, see the SpadaClothing.co.uk website.

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Spada Glove Sizing Guide

October 21, 2015 — 0

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Winter is coming! That’s not a Game of Thrones reference, we actually mean winter is nearly here and even though gloves are always important whatever the weather, they’re especially important in the colder seasons.

The chill factor, coupled with debris or gravel being kicked up from the road and hitting your cold hands, is a very unpleasant experience. So this is the time when you should be thinking about getting new winter gloves.

An ill-fitting glove can reduce grip on the bike and cause unnecessary slipping, as well as the thermal lining not fitting correctly, so it’s essential that you find the correct size glove. It’s always good to try on the glove as well but if you are using the Spada Click and Collect service, it’s best to have an idea of size and our handy glove sizing guide can help you.

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To get the best measurement, get a ruler or tape measure and measure the width of the top of your palm, across the knuckles. This will give you a rough guide as to what size glove you require.

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See the charts below to see your suggested size. The guide is in centimetres. Please be aware that men’s and women’s hand sizes differ.

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You can see the whole selection of gloves on the Spada website as well as more information about the Spada Click and Collect service where you can reserve your gloves in store to try.

 

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Ladies’ Motorcycle Clothing – What do women really want?

September 3, 2015 — 2

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It’s no secret that the world of motorcycling is very male dominated, but more and more of us ladies’ are getting on our bikes and taking to the track and the road and just like the men, we women would like to look good on the bike too!

Many ladies’ motorcycle clothes can often appear quite bulky and unflattering, but is this ok, is it just something that we have to accept? I’m not saying I want to wear something girly and extremely fitted on the bike but I’d like to retain my feminine shape whilst hurtling around and I’d like to avoid looking like the michelin man when I step off my bike too.

This really got me thinking, and I really want to find out exactly what women want, do all women want pink on their clothes and are we happy with having the waists slightly cut in on a men’s style jacket with no real thought to women’s shapes.

The Spada womens’ range currently comprises of 3 categories and we want to know whether you like fitted jackets, what colours you would like to see in the range, what sizes you would like to see and what makes you choose a particular piece of clothing.

LADIES ADVENTURE STYLE JACKETS

Currently Spada have the Anna jacket and the Lula Jacket. These jackets are more suited towards adventure riding but are perfect for everyday use. They have removable thermal lining so they’re perfect all year round, have an adjustable waist so the jackets can fit perfectly to women’s shapes, and come in a variety of colours and the bonus is that they aren’t just cut versions of men’s jackets in the range. They of course have all the safety features needed such as armour, reflective panels, ventilation and are completely waterproof.

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LADIES LEATHER JACKETS

Ready for the summer, Spada have their ladies leather jacket range from the cruiser jacket to  the road and vibe. Each jacket is cut to suit a feminine shape and are slightly shorter to ensure that they go well with leather trousers or kevlar riding jeans. These jackets are designed to look good both on and off the bike. Of course as well as fashion they also have function, all having zips to attach trousers and CE approved armour in the elbows, back and shoulders.

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Another jacket currently in the Spada range is the very popular Hartbury jacket. This jacket has been tailor made for women and features nice touches such as an adjustable belt to give shape and a soft removable fur collar as well as having armour in the elbows, back and shoulders. We also have the Air pro jacket with an inner cooling system which earned it a Ride Kit Award which comes with a waterproof over jacket just in case. Last but not least the waterproof Planet ladies jacket which is perfect for everyday use.

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Let us know your thoughts, what is it you look for in ladies motorcycle clothing? Have Spada got it right or is there something you would love to see?

To see the whole Spada range and to find your nearest dealer, see the SpadaClothing.co.uk website.

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How to use a chain breaker and rivet tool

June 8, 2015 — 0

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It is always a costly business if you have to keep taking in your bike in to a garage to get the chain looked at, adjusted or fixed which is why many bikers tend to take the chain in to their own hands.

The Spada Chain Breaker & Rivet tool allows you to break and rivet your chain from a variety of motorcycles in order to replace or to carry out any repairs yourself. If you are unsure how to use a chain breaker or rivet tool, this simple how to instruction guide will help you:

Chain Rivet connection instructions:

Preparation of Tool: First unscrew and remove Tommy Bar (1) completely from the body. Unscrew and remove guide nut 4. Finally remove bolt 6.

Rivet Connection: N.B. All rivet assembly additional components are silver coloured.

  1. Place the correct sized, side plate adaptor (C,D,E) into the hole at the base of bolt (2).
  2. Screw the recessed bolt A into the threaded hole at the base of the body (3) (previously occupied by bolt 6)
  3. Make sure than any “O” rings are in place (where applicable). Next connect the two ends of the chain together with the new rivet link, and chain side plates. Pass between the main body of the tool 3 between the side plate adaptor (C,D,E) and the recessed bolt A (making sure that the base of the rivet sits in the recess of the bolt).
  4. Slowly screw down bolt (2) using a 19mm spanner/socket, until the side plate adaptor has covered the chain link pins and then push on the chain side plate.
  5. Next unwind the bolt (2), remove the side plate adaptor (C,D,E) and then screw into place the flare pin B.
  6. The final operation is to screw down the bolt (2), until the point of the flare pin locates into the centre of the hollow rivet link. Continue carefully to tighten just enough to flare out the rivet.

IMPORTANT – do not over flare the rivet as this will cause the link to be tight and effect the movement of the chain.

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  1. First unscrew Tommy Bar (1) until the rivet pin is completely retracted inside the body of bolt (2).
  2. Place the assembly over the chain rivet pin which is to be removed, with the lower end of the rivet located in the hole of the bolt (6).
  3. Screw down bolt (2) until the hollow indent in nut (4) locates securely over the rivet head. Next turn the Tommy Bar 1() slowly and push out the rivet pin.

IMPORTANT: When breaking an “O” ring chain which has flared pins, it is very important that you grind off the head of the rivet first . Failure to do so could cause damage to the hardened removal pin. A replacement spare removal pin (5) can be found located inside the handle (7), simply remove the plastic plug. 

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To see more from the Spada range, see the SpadaClothing website.

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Ride every road with the new Spada DUO helmet

May 14, 2015 — 0

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DUAL homologated, TRIPLE syled, the Spada DUO is a helmet for every road and every ride.

A totally versatile and stylish helmet that can be used for the road, for the city and your next big adventure due to its Dual Homologated ‘TRItech’ system construction – incorporating a fully removable chin bar and peak. The Spada duo helmet is fully P & J Homologatedand features a multi-position visor as well as removable cheek and centre pads. The helmet is not only versatile but also function and packed full of good features such as the integral drop down tinted visor. Perfect for the Summer coming up or ready for the low sun on those Autumn rides.

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Available in Matt Black, Pearl white and Black. The Duo provides excellent ventilation for those long rides and is of course EC2205 approved. Retailing at just £99.95

Find more information about the Spada DUO

 

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No ride is too big for the new Spada Chunk boot!

May 14, 2015 — 0

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Big Boot, Big Comfort! The new chunk boot is now in and is perfect for whether you are city riding or cruising through the mountains. It’s big on style and even bigger on all day comfort.

The brand new Spada boot is perfect for all round protection, not just from damage and general wear and tear but even for weather protection! The waterproof motorcycle boots have moulded shin and heel protection as well as extra inserts on the shins to prevent further damage. Made for both comfort and safety they will be the perfect boot whatever the weather.

  • PU Coated leather & suede construction
  • Water resistant
  • TPU moulded shin protection
  • TPU moulded heel
  • TPU density insert on ankle
  • Density insert on shin
  • Moulded gear change pad
  • Micro ratchet adjustment
  • Reinforced toe and heel
  • Toe slider
  • Elastic calf

Get more information on the Spada Chunk Boot

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Summer is coming and so is the Breeze!

May 14, 2015 — 0

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Summer isn’t far around the corner and the weather will  be warming up soon, it’s time to ditch the winter jackets and don something a little cooler that allows you to feel the breeze.

Introducing the award winning Spada Air Pro Jacket. Its mesh panels allow for amazing ventilation throughout the jacket allowing cool air to rush around to keep you nice and cool.

The Spada Air Pro jacket was voted Best Mesh Jacket in the Ride Magazine Ride Awards and comes with its own waterproof over-jacket. The over-jacket is stored in the rear pocked of the Air Pro which is extremely handy as we all know how unpredictable the British weather can  be. Available in both Men’s and Women’s styles.

To find your nearest Spada dealer or to get more information about the Spada Air Pro jacket see SpadaClothing.co.uk