Thirty years ago the motocross scene was a completely different animal than it is today. There was no obsession with chasing down the latest and greatest in technological advances. The motorcycles, accessories, and riding gear were all pretty rudimentary. This was especially true for mx goggles, they weren’t always comfortable, didn’t offer great protection, and could easily fog up—they sort of served their primary purpose and that was it. But what the early days of motocross gear lacked in technology, it made up for in style. So much so that these days even with George Jetson-like technology at our finger tips, people still yearn for the retro styling worn by our motocross forefathers.
Today with the arrival of 100%’s Barstow Goggles at Chaparral Motorsports, fans of motocross Americana can get a heaping plate of vintage style loaded with all the benefits and features one would expect from modern motocross goggles. The Barstow motorcycle goggles were inspired from the days when adventure seeking cowboys began racing their two-wheeled steeds across the scorching desert from Barstow to Vegas for fun and glory. The Barstow is available in two versions, the Classic and the Legend. Both versions feature throwback styling but are geared towards two different riders. The Barstow Classic is the perfect set of dirt bike goggles for those that want to pay homage to motocross icons like Bob Hannah while the Legend Goggles are geared more towards the street bike rider who prefers his motorcycle in the cafe’ form.