Born in the modest, multi-cultural city of Leicester, Idle Torque is the brainchild of local lad, Jack Guttridge.
Fed up with the run of the mill motorcycle clothing on offer in the East Midlands motorcycle shops, Jack decided to gamble everything and go about setting up his own shop, which would specialise in selling premium protective, yet casually styled, motorcycle clothing and hand made leather goods. From the start It was very important to jack to distance Idle Torque from the status quo and bring a new energy and style to the way people shop for their motorcycle goods. The 200 yr old converted stable in which Idle Torque exists, is made up of up-cycled and recycled furniture and shop fittings. Everything from the shop counter to the hard landscaping was designed, built and installed by Jack.
If you find yourself immersed in the classic or custom motorcycle culture or class yourself as an 'alternative biker', we can kit you out in the right threads that not only keeps you safe but allows you to effortlessly go from bike to street in style and in comfort. Idle Torque isn't just about selling premium Motorcycle gear. Socialising and meeting new people is equally as important and was the main driver in the creation of this little independent shop.
Idle Torque isn't your conventional biker shop. The coffee machine is always on, or if you prefer something stronger, we can offer you a real ale from the community pub in the stable yard... No bar staff, just an honesty box! #drinkresponsibly