AUG 09th 2014

Belstaff by Goodwood jackets unveiled: The Stroker

Belstaff has a long history within the edgy world of biker style and the new Stroker jacket is an encapsulation of that style infused with Goodwood’s love of speed on two wheels. The 9th Duke of Richmond, Freddie to his friends, founded the Goodwood Motor Circuit in 1948 and was a passionate motorcyclist. True to form so is his grandson, the Earl of March.


The Stroker jacket has a ‘cut short’ blouson fit and is named after a motorcycle which has had it’s engine enlarged, also known as ‘stroking’.  Essentially ‘stroked’ bikes traditionally were the coolest and best sounding bikes on the street and as their engines had plenty of torque, they were perfect for both fast cruising and easier racing.

Crafted in black leather, the jacket features classic detailing all translated in a thoroughly modern way. Racing green and blue speed stripes pay tribute to Goodwood’s heritage colours, while the quilted stitching to the shoulders and elbows are reminiscent of period biker gear.

The double buckle adjustments to the hips and secure external pockets are both functional and beautifully detailed. Together with the zipped cuffs and stand collar with its popper fastening, the wind is kept out at speed.

Purposeful yet elegant, detailed but essential, the Stoker jacket is a new timeless classic from Belstaff by Goodwood.

To purchase the Stroker jacket or to view other jackets within the Belstaff by Goodwood collection, please visit

Click through to find out more about the Vee-Twin, Charlesworth and Gordon jackets.

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