midnightmethane
 
 
 
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Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V2 Rear Tire Original Equipment on the Ducati Panigale, the new SP Version 2 Diablo Supercorsa features the same tread design used in the 2012 World Superstock 1000 championship. High modulus fiber carcass offers a lower deformation ratio and makes the entire structure stiffer to allow a better synergy between compounds and tire carcass. Single Element Tread Pattern permits a 24 larger slick shoulder area (vs. previous Diablo Supercorsa), increasing contact area and grip and wear regularity. New compounds offer great balance of mileage and grip in an ultra-high-performance product. Rear tire uses Pirelli's patented EPT (enhanced patch technology) matched with a tri-zone compound that helps optimize the contact patch for improved grip and handling. Features Single Groove Technology greatly improves wear Bi-Compound rear tire with slick shoulder for racing-like performance WSBK derived materials and structure for increased agility and intuitive handling Innovating and exclusive Pirelli-patented high-modulus carcass Lyocel fiber Tire profile features variable geometry from the center to the shoulders for an increase in contact patch and quicker entry into turns Tire carcass has variable density from center to the shoulders to provide maximum linearity and stability through turns and to maintain optimal trajectory TL (tubeless) (W)-rated for speeds of 168+ MPH 200/55-17 is OE for Ducati 1199 Panigale
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hope to ride with these soon. I hear great things!!!!!
PostedMarch 20, 2015
Customer avatar
midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Wet Traction 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Bought these for my 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 which comes with a 180/60 rear. Apparently putting a different size rear (ie: 180/55) can screw with the traction control. Although I wouldn't mind shutting off the traction control, I like keeping the bike as it came. I was happy with the Pirellis that came with the bike Diablo Rosso Corsa and honestly from the reviews I'v read and my Dad giving them 2 thumbs up while he had them on 1199R, I had to try them. I don't expect insanely good tread life because it is essentially a race tire for the street. In terms of price they were a bit cheaper than the also highly recommended Michelin Supersports. It was a toss up except for the tire size issue. Pirelli is the only manufacturer I found to carry a 180/60. That pretty much did it for me. This day in age it is pretty had to go wrong with a tire, considering how good all the top offerings from the big brands are.
Rides: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V2 Front Tire Original Equipment on the Ducati Panigale, the new SP Version 2 Diablo Supercorsa features the same tread design used in the 2012 World Superstock 1000 championship. High modulus fiber carcass offers a lower deformation ratio and makes the entire structure stiffer to allow a better synergy between compounds and tire carcass. Single Element Tread Pattern permits a 24 larger slick shoulder area (vs. previous Diablo Supercorsa), increasing contact area and grip and wear regularity. New compounds offer great balance of mileage and grip in an ultra-high-performance product. Features Single Groove Technology greatly improves wear WSBK derived materials and structure for increased agility and intuitive handling Innovating and exclusive Pirelli-patented high-modulus carcass Lyocel fiber Tire profile features variable geometry from the center to the shoulders for an increase in contact patch and quicker entry into turns Tire carcass has variable density from center to the shoulders to provide maximum linearity and stability through turns and to maintain optimal trajectory TL (tubeless) 58 (W)-rated for speeds of 168+ MPH OE for Ducati 1199 Panigale
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hope to ride one these soon. I hear great things!!!!
PostedMarch 20, 2015
Customer avatar
midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Wet Traction 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Bought these for my 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 which comes with a 180/60 rear. Apparently putting a different size rear (ie: 180/55) can screw with the traction control. Although I wouldn't mind shutting off the traction control, I like keeping the bike as it came. I was happy with the Pirellis that came with the bike Diablo Rosso Corsa and honestly from the reviews I'v read and my Dad giving them 2 thumbs up while he had them on 1199R, I had to try them. I don't expect insanely good tread life because it is essentially a race tire for the street. In terms of price they were a bit cheaper than the also highly recommended Michelin Supersports. It was a toss up except for the tire size issue. Pirelli is the only manufacturer I found to carry a 180/60. That pretty much did it for me. This day in age it is pretty had to go wrong with a tire, considering how good all the top offerings from the big brands are.
Rides: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shark Raw Side Covers Replacement side covers for the Shark Raw helmets. Sold as a pair.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice replacement for my broken ones
PostedMarch 20, 2015
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midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
So taking off the original side covers on my Shark Raw actually beat them up (broken clips and a small crack in one). So I had a perfect excuse to buy a new pair. At 20 bucks for the set they really are reasonable. I chose to go with matte black which added some nice contrast to my gloss black helmet. In addition it matches the plastic goggles and face mask. Can't go wrong with a set of extras cause lets face it if you do mess around with the side covers once in a while, there will come a time where you break one.
Rides: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Wave D1 G Back Protector The Dainese Wave D1 G Back Protector adds comfortable CE Level 1 back protection to your favorite Women's (G1) or Men's (G2) Dainese jacket. Protection Back protector certified to EN 1621.2/2014 standard (Lev. 1) Ergonomics and Comfort External perforated pads Liner in double jersey Specifications Choose G1 for Women's Jackets Choose G2 for Men's Jackets Measurements G1 measures 10.25 x 16 at widest points G2 measures 10.25 x 17.5 at widest points
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another stellar product from Dainese
PostedMarch 20, 2015
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midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
So I've long considered one of these for my commute instead of a long separate back protector that tends to get cumbersome when fitted with jeans and a jacket. Don't get me wrong I wear a full back protector on my Sunday ride in full leathers, but commute wise I don't really want to lug around a ton of gear. I do have the full versions (one with and one without scapula protection) and naturally am familiar with the back protector design and level of protection.
This was the perfect fit for my Dainese R-Twin. I bought the G2 recommended for men of course. Fits beautifully inside the back protector pocket. For reference, I'm 5'9, 167 lbs, with a 42-34 inch chest wearing size Dainese 50-52 depending on the garment. My R-Twin jacket is a size 50. It sits nicely without shifting, and provides pretty good protection while keeping it all in one small package.
Buy this baby with confidence! Dainese's got you back (pun intended)!!!
Rides: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Easy Fit Knee Guards Features Pro-Shape knee soft protectors certified to CE - Cat. II - EN 1621.1 Rear strap closure Soft inserts Silicone inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another great product from Dainese
PostedOctober 1, 2014
Customer avatar
midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Alright so I have to start off by saying I own the full pants version in addition to the knee guards. I first bought the pants which have tailbone and hip pads in addition to just knees but the pants just were not convenient for work. I don't change when I get to work and wearing them all day/night just was not the most comfortable thing (mostly cause of heat buildup).
So I bought the knee guards and it is the perfect solution. Fit is great and no to minimal pinching depending on the material pants you'er wearing. Keep in mind this is not a hard plastic knee protector but I'm confident it would do a fairly good job during a crash on the street. Also like the added reflective Dainese logo on the lateral side of each guard. Overall a great product. Adds a good amount of protection to a pair of pants on a commute and isn't bulky.
Size wise I'm 5'9 and 165 with a slightly bigger thighs and calves. The pants version I ordered a size L. For the knee guards however, the size M is spot on. You also have a little leeway because the frabirc stretches slightly and they are after all velcro attachments.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai SAI Faceshield The Arai SAI Faceshield fits the popular Corsair V, Defiant, RX-Q, Signet-Q and Vector 2 Helmets, and are designed for the Arai AdSis system which allows for easy removal and installation of SAI shields. Note Will not fit Vector helmets - Vector helmets use the SAQ Faceshield .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Arai SAI Dark Smoke Shield
PostedAugust 14, 2014
Customer avatar
midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Not much to say here other than it looks the business on my Corsair V and does a great job filtering UV rays. The shield change is not as cumbersome as I remembered it to be on Arai helmets.
In terms of noise I think that has to do with the hole package. The Arai Corsair five is like a wind tunnel compared o my AGV Pista or even my Shoei X-Twelve.
The brow vents do provide a little extra ventilation, and the visual field is pretty wide which is extremely important on the street where I do all my riding. Bottom line is if you're looking for a tinted shield for your Arai helmet and are currently wearing sunglasses in your helmet, ditch 'em and grab yourself one of these.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Arai Corsair V Rea 2 Helmet
Arai Corsair V Rea 2 Helmet
Arai Corsair V Rea 2 Helmet The Corsair is Arais flagship model. An Arai helmet is not the product of compromise, of a profit point, or a board of directors. An Arai helmet is the product of obsession, an ongoing obsession to design and build the best helmets possible. This year Arai took the Corsair V Replica helmets to a new level. With several new features, youll see why the worlds best wear the Arai Corsair V Helmet. Arais exclusive, adjustable new AirWing is designed to greatly reduce drag, turbulence and buffeting resulting in more comfort and additional top-speed. The new wider eyeport required a new, wider faceshield. Called the Series I faceshield, it is exclusive to the Corsair-V. The new shield fits even more flush against the shell than the previous Corsairs. Newly equipped with Air In Stabilizer, an additional air intake between the front and rear intake in the diffuser and large toggles. The Air-In ports help accelerate air out the back, increasing airflow without increasing the size of the holes in the shell. The biggest difference between the newest generation of Arais Hyper-Ridge feature and its predecessors sticks right out at you Whereas the previous ridge curved in, this one flares out. This results in a larger opening at the helmets bottom, making the helmet easier to get on and off. Both cheek pads and the neck roll can be removed in seconds thanks to the advanced Emergency Release System. Rescue and medical workers can easily remove the newly designed removable neck roll and the cheek pads by just pulling the pad release tabs. This offers extra room within the helmet, making removal of the helmet much easier and minimizing the risk of additional injury. The Corsair-Vs neckroll is now removable and replaceable, and adds an additional exhaust vent through its bottom via shallow channels in the EPS liner, adding yet another ventilation outlet for the removal of interior air. Snell M2010
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Top shelf from Arai
PostedApril 14, 2014
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midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Ok so let me begin by sayin I picked this bag up on closeout from Revzilla at a steal $650 on a helmet that's over 900 smackers at any dealer. I was looking for a perfect match for my blue and white '13 GSXR 750 as well as custom Dainese Laguna Seca suit and man this was this ever.
I've had a lot of top shelf helmets in the past including Arai (Arai RX-7 Corsair, Shoei X-12, etc...). I migrated from Arai to try different more modern/aerodynamic shapes. I've always been a fan of Arai graphics and this just one makes me an even bigger fan.
Fit and comfort is like most super premium race helmets, and that is high! Field of vision is excellent and improved from what I remember the RX-7 Corsair having. Noise is where this guy is from the winner. yes it is loud even with ear plugs, something I could not say about my Shoei X-12 which was stone quiet. The noise is much better if the shield is kept locked down. However, the vent diffusers on the top of the helmet are the likely culprit. I cannot imagine riding in this helmet without ear plugs.
In terms of functionality, it has great venting which I experienced for the first time yesterday. Very stable at speed even when not in the tuck (granted I had some great wind deflection thanks to a full fairing and dabble bubble windscreen but still). Not the lightest helmet out there but still fairly light. As expected, the small fit me just as other brand helmets in small. Bottom line, no the most aerodynamic, not the lightest, not the most cutting edge design, but it's still a world class Arai. That can't be ignored.
In terms of colors, the Rea 2 is definitely more orange than it is red which worked out for me. The red is only present in small parts but quickly fades into a nice orange (a perfect match for GSXR graphics). The blue is also spot on.
Like I said for the closeout price I couldn't pass it up.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Norsorex Pants
Dainese Norsorex Pants
Dainese Norsorex Pants Incomparable comfort, combined with a high level of protection, characterize this protective under pant. Pro Shape structure integrates Crash Absorb material to protect knees in compliance with the requirements of the standard EN 1621.2/97. Elastic silicon bands at the ankles keep the pant in position, while elastic Jersey material ensures optimal comfort during sporting activities. Features Knee protectors certified according to the standard EN 1621.1/97 Pro Shape and Crash Absorb paddings on the coccyx and thigh areas Removable coccyx pad Elasticated inserts in silicone rubber on the ankles Perforated Pro-Shape Breath-able Jersey material
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good protection under a pair of jeans
PostedApril 14, 2014
Customer avatar
midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
So this purchase was influenced by a nasty low side I had on the sportbike a few weeks ago. I usually ride with a full Dainese suit but for picking up the bike from the dealer I had just thrown on a pair of jeans. Let me tell you I really wish I was wearing these under. Knees were rashed pretty badly and my right hip had a nice bruise.
I'm a Dainese guy and really trust the R&D they put on every product they put out. Thee fit perfectly under a pair of jeans (no skinny jeans obviously but anything witha slim modern cut works perfectly). Good padding short of having hard armor in there.
Fit wise, I'm usually a medium but here I went with the large going by the previous reviews. They do run a bit small mind you that they fit like spandex and thus are tight to begin with. For reference I'm 5'9 165 lbs with a 31-32 inch waist and went with a large. Large fits great and had I gone with medium I'd feel like a stuffed pork chop.
Once again only good things to say about Dainese products.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shark Raw Helmet If you always wanted to be a fighter pilot but riding motorcycles is as close as you got, the Shark Raw Helmet is here to let you live out your fantasy. The aviation inspired design combines a 3/4 thermoplastic shell with off-road style goggles and a plastic face mask to create a helmet perfect for tearing up the streets in whatever urban jungle you call home. The sweat wicking liner and ventilation system keeps even the hottest heads cool and while the face mask does not provide impact protection, it does do a handy job of keeping bugs and road debris out of your mouth. Regardless of what you're riding, the Raw is a helmet for those who aren't afraid to stand out from the pack. Ride apart, ride Raw. Features Constructed from injected thermoplastic resin 2 shell sizes Comfortable natural fiber interior and ventilation system using air vents and diffusers Two position top vent (open/closed) QRGS Quick Release Goggle System Double anti-fog and anti-scratch visor Face protection mask Aerodynamic outer shell D-ring closure Easy fit for glasses wearers with the goggles Note Helmet features a D-ring closure, not the micro-ratchet as shown.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Probably the best 3/4 helmet out there
PostedApril 14, 2014
Customer avatar
midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
So I've been on a little bit of a helmet buying frenzie the past year or so. I've been looking for the perfect helmet for my cafe racer and started out with a a Bell Custom 500, also bought a Nolan 43, but wasn't completely satisfied until I went with the Shark Raw. This thing is one many things but first and foremost you have to go with what you see, and that's badass. This helemet looks like no other. Truly high end 3/4 helmet meets high end paintball mask. It goes well with the modern cafe theme I've got going (Triumph Thruxton with a mix of classic and modern parts). There is nothing out tehre like the Shark Raw.
I've had a Shark full face helmet in the past and I know they fit me exceptionally well and are uber comfortable. This one is no different. Interior is as Anthony described; premium. Very comfortable helmet and yes fits true to size. I'm a small in most helmets and once again small works here.
In terms of venting, I've only taken a couple short rides so far. All were taken with the vent plug out (I keep the plug on my Keychain just in case). I can't really tell how it vents yet but I'm not super picky with that kinda stuff. If I'm not stifelingly hot, I'm not complaining.
The stability of the helemet in a semi tucked position on a bike with no real wind protection like my Thruxton and this thing gets incredibly stable (as the Shark I've had in the past). You can tell this thing has been well engineered and wind tunnel tested. No buffeting and that's with no bias from a front fairing or anything.
Again I have to touch on the look because it is truly unique. The light smoke goggle means a versatile and very functions badass look (you'll be be to ride with em even as the sun drops). I have yet to test them at night. The face mask provides good debris protection (not a chin bar like a full face) and definitely a few steps up from an open face 3/4 helmet.
Like Anthony recommended I wouldn't flip the goggle system up too frequently. It may lead to premature wear of the foam. In addition, the goggles are better handled at a traffic light/full stop because you'll need both hands.
As with all helmets, I'm not gonna be the best person to ask about noise because I use ear plugs.
If you're a streetfighter, cafe, or even city/commuter guy/gal I'd say this is definitely an option to seriously consider. I love this thing.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kriega R20 Backpack The Kriega R20 motorcycle backpack has been designed specifically as an active riding pack with Kriega's unique QUADLOC-lite harness system. The harness is angled away from underarms for total freedom of movement and once set, the pack is exceptionally convenient to use with none of the harness re-adjustment necessary on conventional harness systems. The size adjustable harness allows the backpack position to be moved up or down to produce the best possible fit. The Kriega R20 can be worn with or without a waist strap. The waist strap is not really necessary for street riding Features Main compartment with YKK water-resistant zip Side access pocket with YKK water-resistant zip Internal hydration sleeve with compression Internal zipped mesh-pocket SUPERSPACE 5mm airspace back. YKK water-resistant zips HYPALON Abrasion resistant re-enforcement Scholler Dynatech With integrated 3M scotchlite 420 D nylon RipStop lightweight yet extremely strong 3M Scothlite reflective logo Unique QUADLOC harness adjustable back length and total arm freedom Side access pocket Optional Kriega 3 Liter Hydrapak + Tube avaliable (sold separately) Optional add on 5 or 10-liter drypacks Optional harness pocket Removable waist strap 10 year guarantee 20-liter capacity 470mm(H) x 280mm(W) x 150mm(D)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome rider's backpack
PostedApril 14, 2014
Customer avatar
midnightmethane
From Yonkers
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Granted I've only used it a couple times on short commutes to work, this thing is awesome. Great off loading and a true rider's backpack! A well thought out piece. No worrying about dangling straps, no worries about backs that ride up on ya or shift around while iding. This thing is planted.
In terms of space it's been fine for me. I'm really just stuffing a lunch bag in there and maybe a pair of sneaker and this pack accommodated the items without any issue. I also love the sealed around the zipper. I mean the backpack isn't made to be waterproof but it sure gives you the piece of mind that if you did run into some rain, that you'd buy yourself a little time.
I chose to go with the older R20 as opposed to the R25 simply because of price. Once again another great product carried by Revzilla!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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