Possibly the ultimate in quality motorcycle clothing? In 1950, Roger “Rukka” Störling founded a family business initially specialising in jogging wear. The earliest products were made in the kitchen of an old farmhouse in Kokkola on the west coast of Finland. The company acquired its first welding machines in 1953 and broadened its product range into the area of waterproof rainwear for sailors (the flags in the modern-day Rukka logo stand for the letters R,U,K,K,A in the international flag signal alphabet). Since 1990, Rukka has been an independent division of the L-Fashion Group Oy, one of Europe’s largest sports wear manufacturers based in Lahti, Finland. In the product development process Rukka closely cooperates with various research and development institutions to create ‘the perfect product’. In active collaboration with suppliers such as Gore and DuPont, new materials are developed and their suitability for functional clothing is tested.