Cool without the compromise

Stylmartin have been producing boots in Italy for a very long time. The company was established way back in 1970 and continues to produce motorcycle boots for all two wheeled disciplines. One of the challenges over the last few years as the urban rider has got much...

Staying safe, looking good…

The John Doe company was started by a trio of brothers in the United States several years ago. Tired of injuring themselves after falling off their motorcycles, but strangely reluctant to wear anything that looked like personal protective equipment the boys designed...

Keeping A Roof Over Our Heads

Several years ago a Manchester based motorcycle journalist with the fine Irish name of Dan Walsh embarked on a motorcycling odyssey initially through Africa and then through the Americas. The story was serialised in an English magazine and later published as a...

Premium Quality

The name Shoei has been synonymous with what we’ve come to regard as premium in the motorcycle helmet market for a very long time now. The brand carries hard won credentials that the hundreds of loyal men and women who work in the companies’ Japanese factory wear with...

BikeTrac Is NowAvailable From Franklin Motorcycles

  Motorcycle theft is sadly an ever-present threat to riders. On average 26,000 motorcycles are stolen every year over in the UK and while initiatives like the industry-backed Master Security Scheme offer a significant counter measure, this alone cannot offer...

Night Eye

Our sister company, AKB.ie are once again bringing in the Macna all weather clothing range. Both we here at Franklin Motorcycles in Swords as well as Lee Honda in Cork are now specialist Macna centres. As such we will both be stocking the new range with an emphasis on...