The ultimate bike gear guide

Published: Dec 28, 2013, 09:06 IST | Kanika Sharma and Hassan M Kamal |

'Dhoom 3's action heroes might have inspired many bikers with their style and stunts. Now's the chance to give your baby full throttle with these picks that spell cool, but most importantly add a layer of protection. Kanika Sharma and Hassan M Kamal scoop out the best to make you go vroom

Main gear

THH Poker Fullface Helmet comes with both DOT and CE certification. Tong Ho Hsing(THH Helmet Company) is a Taiwanese-owned and operated company that boasts of quality that is unmatched anywhere else in the world.
Cost 3,999
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Alpinestars’ Red Viper Jacket is stylish and has verve with a summery feel to it. Having a mesh-on-mesh structure, it boasts of incredible levels of internal climate control.
Cost 14,499
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Alpinestars GP Plus are most desired, high performance gloves for racing, track and street use.
Cost 999
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Protective gear

Wear this Face mask / Balaclava under the helmets to stop dust and pollution. Recommended for long drives and city commutes.
Cost 125
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Coming from Alpinestars, this CE certified Bionic Back Protector is a must-have to safeguard your back for those deadly stunts.
Cost 8,750
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Made for off-road riding, Alpinestars’ Bionic Tech Jacket offers a V-shaped kidney belt, and adjusts to the rider’s body shape.
Cost 17,500
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These Knee Guards from Scoyco come with an adjustable clasp, hook and loop strap. A must-have for your precious joints.
Cost 1,999
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One of the best-selling overpants by Joe Rocket, the Alter Ego 2.0 is suited for both rainy as well as hot days. It comes with a removable waterproof liner, and zip-off air panels and removable covers to allow air flow during hot days.
Cost 13,748 onwards
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Probiker Lowcut Shoes have an external ankle brace system, bolt on (no velcro) replaceable, adjustable and aerodynamic nylon scuff pads on the toe along with a shock-absorbing heel cup. Probiker is one of the oldest biking gear companies in India.
Cost 4,499
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Gadgets while you race

The Scala Rider G9 is an award-winning motorcycle intercom from Cardo Systems that can connect with nine riders at the same time. Offering a talktime of 13 hours, it can also connect to any Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone, GPS and MP3 player or you can listen to the built-in FM radio with RDS.
Cost 14,500 onwards;
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The Trailblazer 2 is a GPS navigator, built for bikes. It’s waterproof, Bluetooth-ready, can be mounted on your bike and charges directly from your motorcycle.
Cost 16,990;
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