Last updated: March 27th, 2024

Classic Motorcycle Gear: A Timeless Blend of Style and Function

Do you crave the thrill of the open road, wrapped in the timeless allure of vintage aesthetics? Look no further than RST's classic range – a haven for those who appreciate the fusion of premium materials, expert craftsmanship, and a touch of nostalgia.

In this article, we'll take you on a journey through the highlights of the RST classic collection, featuring exceptional vintage-styled pieces that capture the essence of motorcycling's golden era.

When it comes to classic motorcycle gear, a world of style and functionality awaits. From the open road to city streets, touring to racing, each style brings its unique flair. Choosing the right gear for your riding style is paramount – let's explore the key aspects that define classic motorcycle gear.

CLASSIC Motorcycle Clothing

Things to consider when looking AT RETRO-STYLED riding gear.

Style: Classic motorcycle gear spans a spectrum of styles, catering to road cruisers, urban explorers, tour enthusiasts, and speed demons alike. The essence lies in finding gear that complements your riding persona and preferences. Whether it's the timeless leather look or a blend of textiles, your gear should seamlessly align with your classic style.

Primary Construction: In the realm of classic motorcycle gear, construction holds the key to combine durability, performance and styling. Traditional textiles, mesh fabrics, and perforated leathers form the foundation, allowing breathability while maintaining sturdiness. Modern proprietary materials, such as CORDURA, Kevlar® and Dyneema-infused fabrics, bring a contemporary touch, offering abrasion resistance that rivals the resilience of leather.

Secondary Construction: While primary construction sets the stage, secondary elements like sweat-wicking liners and reinforced overlays play a pivotal role in enhancing a garment's prowess. These elements not only boost durability but also contribute to rider comfort and protection. They're the intricate details that bring todays classic-styled motorcycling gear into the present.

Armour: Armour, is a cornerstone of modern-day classic riding gear: enabling these garments to meet modern-day safety requirements. Designed to shield against impacts, the range of available armour types ensures varied levels of protection.


The Crosby 2 is a classic cotton canvas jacket, paying homage to RST’s sponsorship of the Isle of Man TT. Available in vintage colour-ways; charcoal and green, with a removable thermal lining and fix waterproof lining on the inside. A classic textile offering from the RST TT Collection.

Materials: Cotton Canvas / Fixed Mesh With SinAqua Membrane, Removable Lightweight Thermal Lining
Certification: A
Armour: Level 1 Shoulder

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Roadster AIR Leather Jacket

Utilising the highest quality aniline leather for a great fashion look and fit, the Roadster CE Men’s Leather Jacket could easily come from a fashion environment yet keeps all the protection and safety features required from a motorcycle jacket.

Materials: Premium Analine Waxed Leather / Fixed Satin Lining
Certification: AA
Armour: Level 1 Elbow & Back

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Roadster Waterproof Leather Boots

Styled like a traditional leather lace up work boot, this boot is designed for riding. The Roadster is the perfect combination with a pair of RST x Kevlar® jeans for a smart yet practical riding outfit that can be worn all day.

Materials: Leather / Fixed Mesh Lining, Sinaqua Waterproof Membrane
CE Certification: 1222
Armour: Level 1 KP

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RST's Classic Range is a symphony of vintage charm and modern innovation. This collection encapsulates the spirit of motorcycling's past while propelling you into the future. Embrace the essence of timeless design, uncompromising protection, and unmatched style with RST's Classic Range – where every ride becomes an ode to the golden age of two-wheeled adventures.

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Christopher Impey

A motorcycle rider and enthusiast; as the digital editor for RST, Chris is responsible for creating compelling copy and captivating digital experiences.