26Jul

KTM Set to Return to MotoGP 2017

Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM is making the final preparations for their return to MotoGP.  Follow the link and get caught up on some of the racing history of this iconic brand and get to know the team as they put the finishing touches on what promises to be an exciting return.

Source: MotoGP.com

25Jul

2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sport Photos & Specifications

The road won’t have to ever end if you’re riding the 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sport.  The Adventure Sport promises to be a more ambitious version meant to appeal to the “adventurous spirit of its base, the CRF1000L Africa Twin.”  For more photos and specs, follow the link below.

Just remember, when you’re ready to suit up, Biker Leather has everything you need for some fun over the weekend or a long, international trek.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Photos, Review and Specification | Custom Motorcycles & Classic Motorcycles – BikeGlam

19Jul

Yamaha XSR700 by Ad Hoc Café Racers

Being the world’s number one biker leather apparel and accessories store online means we meet all kinds of people.  Motorcycle styles are as varied as the people we’ve come to call family and we think this incredible custom Yamaha by the builders and designers at Ad Hoc Café Racers is a work of art!  Enjoy the full photo album by clicking the link below.  If you’re into Yamaha or any style café racer, then you may want to print some of these shots and hang on your wall.

Enjoy!

Yard Built XSR700 Otokomae by Ad Hoc Café Racers

22Jun

Laconia Bike Week 2016

It was a beautiful day with blue skies and a cool breeze for our trip to Laconia.  While the attendance was certainly not what it was in previous years many people still came out and there were plenty of amazing bikes on display.

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We had a great time visiting friends, getting caught up, and showing them our  new items for 2016 like our new line of cool novelty helmets that feature an amazing Tribal design that runs front to back.  Our new line of men’s and women’s leather vests are also selling quickly, so be sure to check our webpage before they’re gone.IMG_1017

It was great to see so many bikes and clubs represented.  Tents and display tables were alive with people looking for that new patch, jacket, or fun new gadget.

Of course, we had to stop at the Tower Hill Tavern for great burgers and cold beer and to take in the view.

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We’re grateful to all of this years sponsors and staff for a wonderful time.  Thanks to all the vendors for making the trip and all their hard work and all the wait staff who worked their tails off keeping us fed and happy.

We can’t wait ’til next year! See you in Sturgis!

7Jun

8 Ways to Rock a Motorcycle Jacket by Rosie Almonte & Jamie Hinson

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“Fashion has long been inspired by the pieces adapted by subcultures as symbols of rebellion, but it’s take on the leather jacket has never failed as so many trends do.” (https://www.theline.com/vol/chapter/a_history_of_the_leather_jacket)

From what was then known as a Military Uniform, the leather motorcycle jacket has evolved into an iconic fashion item.  Also known as the “all weather” jacket, the leather jacket can be worn on any occasion casual or formal.  The start of the leather jacket was very practical, created in the 1900’s for men of the Army air corporation fighting in WWI.  They were created to offer an extra protective outer layer for their uniforms.  Since then, it has evolved into something greater, a statement piece, a form of self-expression that when worn says, “Hey!  Don’t mess with me, I was born to be wild!”  However, it wasn’t until the 1950’s that women such as Joan Jett and Debbie Harry pioneered their own form of nailing the Biker look.  They took a style originally made to portray masculinity, added pins and studs and made our modern day studded and pinned leather jacket. We guess rap wasn’t the only thing Blondie discovered. The evolution of the leather jacket continues today and we’ll be showcasing the many different ways you can rock your leather jacket.  Now, sit back & enjoy the ride…

#1. The T-shirt and Jeans Kinda Gal

Whether you’re out for a night on the town or just strolling through Central Park, this look is the epitome of the motorcycle look. Casual, edgy, yet sexy and chic all in one!

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T-shirt: H & M “Jersey Top”

Purse: Forever 21 “Chain Faux leather cross body

Watch: Seiko

Leather Jacket: Biker Leather LJ212-NEW

 

#2. We found love

What’s there not to love about this outfit?  Pairing fringe booties, along with a red satin peplum skirt and crop top sweater, this is a perfect date night look that’s sexy yet subtle.  Jamie demonstrates how to amplify the look by throwing a trench coat over it to give it that extra sass.

8 ways photo2Sweater Crop top: H & M

Skirt: Forever 21

Booties: Charlotte Russe

Leather Trench Coat: Biker Leather item #F3

#3. Orange you glad I made the cut?

Ever walk into a bar after work during happy hour and feel like you just don’t belong?  Well, you won’t be wearing this leather jacket.  Rosie illustrates how simple it is to dress up a LBD. Also known as the “Little Black Dress”, it has been and will always be a women’s wardrobe staple and when you mix two timeless pieces together, incredible things happen…

8 ways photo3Dress: Zara Basics

Booties: Aldo Shoes

Racer Jacket: Biker Leather item #KD812

 

 

#4. The Pink Ladies

Whether you want to tune into the Rizzo or Frenchie in you, the pink original bomber jacket has been around for years. If you want to pop, color, or simply want to dress up a simple outfit, then the pink leather jacket is the way to go.  Made from premium cowhide leather, it’s a piece of fashion that never goes out of style.

Pink Leather Jacket:  Biker Leather item #LJ283

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#5. Leather me up!

Leather Shirt: Biker Leather #LJ276

Leather Skirt: Biker Leather #SK954

Sunglasses: Celine

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If you thought the Queen of fashion was the only one who could pull off an all leather outfit, then think again.  The leather shirt along with skirt has revolutionized over time. Whether you’re out for brunch or rushing to cocktails, this is the perfect all-purpose outfit. Hugging every inch of your body while showcasing those gorgeous curves, you can pull up on any scene in confidence and style.

#6. When life gives you lemons…

…You make lemonade and this outfit has Queen B written all over it. If you love making a statement, this is definitely the outfit for you. Pair with a long, flowing maxi skirt with a form fitting (or flowing) crop top for a sweet look. Adding a leather jacket just makes it more versatile.

Crop Top: Am8 ways photo6erican Apparel

Maxi Skirt: LuLu

Choker: Charming Charlies Accessories

Leather Jacket: Biker Leather item #LJ725

 

#7. Oversize me, please.

We don’t know about you but we think the oversized look is to die for.  Rosie is pairing an oversized double rider with a form fitting black button down dress. When over-sizing always remember it’s all about proportions.  Generally, what’s baggier should be on top and what’s form fitting underneath.

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Button Up Dress: Francesca’s Boutique

Leather Jacket: Biker Leather item #LJ271-09

 

 

#8. Carpe Diem

Seize the day we shall in this original, naked cowhide double rider. Jamie illustrates how to rock the fit and flow of the LBD with a sharp, ribbed leather jacket. She pairs the outfit with Oxfords which provide an ultra-comfort feel. This outfit is good for an evening out with friends or even a night around the fire pit.

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Dress: H & M

Oxfords (shoes): Bakers

4May

We Ride

We Ride

by Rosalinda A.

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Together we ride past the mountain filled skies,

no matter the current or how high the tide.

The joy of the motorcycle is similar to the joy of life,

every day is a surprise, an enigma, an afterlife,

with every ride we take,

wrong turn that we make

which we call a “mistake”

but a mistake, in fact, it isn’t.

Life knocks you down,

but only when you’re down can you truly be risen,

and free of that prison.

Sometimes those wrong turns lead you to the right place

that we should learn to embrace.

How simple would things be if like steering our motorcycles we could steer our lives,

like controlling the speed, we could control time,

how fun would life be, if this was the case?

No longer would we feel like we’re on a never ending chase.

Let’s be real.

We all know the most exciting parts of life are the events we can’t foresee,

like when riding free.

We wear protective goggles to avoid the debris,

See, we all know the risks that come with riding,

 yet we set out for the open road anyhow,

rain, sun, we manage to ride somehow.

The same applies for how we steer our lives,

so grab the handlebars

and keep your eyes on the road to success.

21Apr

Calling All Writers

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As promised, big things are underway and we’re pleased to announce that, starting today, we’re opening up The Biker Leather Blog to everyone that has a passion for writing and a love of motorcycles, clothing, and culture.  That’s right, if you ride, enjoy writing, and would like to share an essay, memoir, an upcoming event, poem, a humorous anecdote, reflection, a technical tip or trick, or anything else related to motorcycles and would like to submit it for publication on the blog you now can.  It doesn’t matter if you’re into café racers, sport bikes, motocross, touring, bobbers, choppers, or cruisers, if you have a story to share, now you can do so.  There’s no limit to length.  All submissions must be the author’s original work.  Send your submissions to jhawlkin@gmail.com.  Please send submissions in Word, PDF, or paste in the body of your email.  We look forward to hearing from all our author friends.

Naturally, spring weather means new spring products.  Get your Harley ready with our gorgeous new Motorcycle Saddlebag for Harley Davidson Dynas.  Guys, ditch the old, ripped gloves and keep your hands protected with our new genuine leather full finger gloves.  Spring is all about new beginnings.  Regardless of whether you’ve been thinking about buying that first bike or seeing your work in a professional publication for the first time, this is the time of year to do it.  We hope you do.

15Mar

Spring In To Riding Season

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Spring is finally upon us and we couldn’t be more excited. Following successful exhibitions at the ASD 2016 in Vegas, as seen in the photo below, the Sturgis Rally, and Daytona Bike Week, the riding season is in full swing. Following up on our success, we’re rolling out new models of our terrific genuine leather vests, jackets, jewelry, and get back whips.  Be sure to go to our home page and scroll down to our “New Products” section to see them.

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A great page for planning road trips is Motorcycle Roads.  Some of you old-timers may know a lot of these roads, but it’s a great resource for new riders and old explorers.

Of course, with Saint Patrick’s Day just two days away, we know you’re making those last minute Saint Patrick’s Day plans.  Enjoy some of these fun drink recipes from Good Cocktails.  Just remember to bring a designated driver!

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Regardless of whether or not this holiday season is the start of your first year riding or more, we hope it’s fun and safe.  Let the good times roll!

12Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day

valentinesValentine’s Day is right around the corner.  Remember the ones you love this weekend.

For the ladies, did you know we not only sell the finest leather jackets, we also make exquisite jewelry like our studded choker draped with gemstones and crosses?  Perhaps she would like something simpler like our delightful Cross necklace?

Ladies, you can buy something for your man too, you know.  While we have an amazing variety of jewelry for him, perhaps he’d be more excited if you bought him something that he’d really use like one of our fun whiskey flasks or smoking accessories.  Scroll through our Featured Products on our Main page and you’re sure to find the perfect gift.

Valentine’s Day is the day set aside to remind that special person just how much you truly appreciate them.  If the one you love rides, make that expression of your devotion one that he or she will truly appreciate.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

18Jan

New Year, New Happenings

Wow! Hard to believe the first two weeks of 2016 are over and we’re well into the new year.  We’ve been busy reviewing new products to bring to our customers and making new connections, all to bring you the same terrific shopping experience you’ve come to expect from us.

A new year means terrific new items like our Womens Leather Tactical Motorcycle Vest, Full Face Cotton Motorcycle MaskBrown Leather Chaps With Removable Liner, and many more you can find by clicking the orange Visit Our Leather Store button in the banner above.  You can also view our Main Catalog and our Patches & Stickers Catalog online now just by following the links.

February 28th through March 2nd we’ll be in Las Vegas for the 2016 ASD Market Week, the largest B2B trade show in Las Vegas that brings the world’s retail and wholesale merchandisers together for one incredible buying and shopping event.  We’ve also begun to ramp up our YouTube channel because in a few months from now we’ll be unveiling some exciting new content.

As you can see, a new year really does bring new happenings.  Be sure to bookmark our page to check back for cool new leather jackets, motorcycle apparel, and motorcycle news.  2016, here we come!

24Dec

Merry Christmas!

biker leather holiday bannerAs I write this it’s currently 70 degrees in Paterson and I’m not sure how I feel about that.  On the one hand I like a light covering of the white stuff on Christmas but not so much it becomes a pain, on the other driving around with the windows down on Christmas Eve isn’t bad.  However, if I want a tropical Christmas I’ll just head to South Florida.  Lucky for us, the weather doesn’t prevent anyone from sending out wishes of peace on Earth and goodwill to everyone.

As we wrap up a fantastic year of sales we want to take this time to thank all of you for your business and choosing us to provide your quality leather products.  You are vital to our success and your support has been a generous gift to us all year.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

22Nov

Exciting Times For The Holidays

It’s an exciting time here at Biker Leather. With Black Friday nearly upon us we’ve much to be thankful for this holiday season. We’ve got new featured products like our cool Spiked Flat Black German Novelty Helmet, an awesome new Men’s Leather Motorcycle Club vest at an amazing low price, saddlebags, gloves, and more.

Those are all great, but the thing I’m most excited about is the continued rolling out of our new division, Zone Helmets. Now, just like you can get the best leather jackets and accessories at unbeatable prices, you can get amazing DOT approved helmets too!

Be sure to bookmark our blog to keep up on all the latest products and news from Biker Leather,  Zone Helmets, and Dream Apparel. It sure will be a happy holiday season this year!Zone Helmet

15Nov

In The Moment

It was the day after the trip with the boys to Toys ‘R’ Us and the lunch at McDonald’s, during the singing of “Happy Birthday” after the pizza had been served and the laser tag battles decided at my son’s friend’s party.  I wasn’t really thinking of anything at all when something made me think of the horrible events that took place in Paris on Friday.  With a tinge of guilt for nothing I had done other than perhaps feeling happy, I was instantly reminded of how precious every moment of every day truly is and how much we take such simple moments like the one I was in for granted.

It wasn’t a moment, I imagined, much different than being with friends at a restaurant, seeing my favorite band in concert, or cheering on my favorite team.  The only real difference was my moment wasn’t destroyed.  I was going to go home with the pictures and memories that were now on my phone and share them with my wife and other two children.

However you processed the news over the weekend, I hope you shared time with someone you loved, read a good book, bought a new bike, worked on an old one, or made a fabulous meal.  I hope the ride you took, be it with someone or by yourself, was filled not just with excitement but with the wonder and beauty of the place where you traveled as you met new people and made new friends.

“We are starstuff”, Carl Sagan once said.  Life is fleeting.  Let’s not forget that.

9Dec

Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide – Christmas Gift Ideas 2013

Simplify your holiday shopping list by browsing our gift guide for the best gift ideas. Whether you are shopping for something small or on a budget; we definitely have that perfect gift idea for you.  Each year our product experts see what sells the most, or is the top wanted product on the market. They analyze hundred of shipments to pick that perfect gift idea for your loved one. Shop BikerLeather.com with a guarantee from us that you will give the perfect gift.

2013 Gift Guide For Bikers

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