The Italian-based Spidi has released a new touring gauntlet glove – the NK-6. These are Spidi’s most technologically advanced motorcycle touring gloves, and are EN13594:2015 KP safety certification, meaning they’re among the safest gloves in the world.Spidi developed the NK-6 as a three-season gauntlet glove that can both cross continents and cross the city on your morning commute. The glove has a full H2Out lining which makes it waterproof, windproof, and breathable – this is paired with 200gr Primaloft insulated padding and a micropile lining for warmth and all-day comfort.
The primary chassis of the NK-6 is made from Hi-Fit goat leather (0.6mm to 0.8mm) around the hand and fingers, with advanced SuperFabric around the wrist – a tear, cut, and intrusion resistant material.Importantly for any modern motorcycle glove, the NK-6 has touchscreen-friendly pads – allowing you to use GPS units, smartphones, and other devices without needing to de-glove first. This is a vital feature for those who plan to ride in inclement weather and frozen/icy/snowy conditions.A secure, adjustable cuff fastener keeps the glove firmly attached while an adjustable drawstring closes the gauntlet over the cuffs of your jacket for a weather seal.For additional safety the SPIDI NK-6 has armor on the knuckles and outer palm, with additional padding on the finger backs. A helmet visor wiper is fitted to the thumb, this allows you to wipe rain, snow, mud, ice, and other debris from your helmet quickly without needing to pull over.SPIDI have integrated reflective zones into each glove for better on-road visibility when riding at night and in low light conditions, and there are flexible panels on the hand and finger backs to allow a comfortable full range of movement without bunching or chafing.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.