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    February 27, 2013
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 AGV GP-Tech Winter Test Helmet
AGV GP-Tech Winter Test Helmet
AGV GP-Tech Winter Test Rossi Helmet GP-Tech, the top of the AGV helmet line, was conceived, designed, and developed with the one precise objective of being the benchmark for helmets primarily destined to racing use. Made on the basis of the best of AGV racing experience, the GP-Tech combines safety, ventilation, and perfect comfort with an extremely innovative and aerodynamic design. GP-Techs design is the most innovative in the market today, and its assertively modern lines clearly distinguish it from its competitors. Aesthetics is not merely an end in itself, however the slender and streamlined chin guard, the lines at the sides, the top air vents and the back tail all make the helmet extremely aerodynamic, ensure excellent ventilation, and guarantee perfect safety performance in case of impact. 2-piece dual-density carbon Kevlar construction Ventilated by the IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) which features channels hollowed directly into the shell of the helmet Features a fully removable and washable Cool Max liner Comes with an anti-fog and anti-scratch polycarbonate clear Racer-X visor with tear-off system Replace the shield within seconds without the use of tools Double D-ring chin strap Clear shield included with helmet, dark smoke shield sold separately Comes in 3 Shell Sizes (XXS, XS, S, M),(L, XL),(XXL, XXXL) DOT and ECE-2205 certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Saved my noggin
PostedMarch 20, 2013
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Shredemigod
From San Francisco Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Narrow
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I lowsided in my Winter Test going around 50 mph on a right hander. I slammed the side of my head onto the pavement and I am still here....and can still somewhat spell!
The GP-Tech is an incredible helmet! I've always been a Shoei guy, but I could't go back due to the GP-Tech's light weight. The field of vision is a tiny bit narrower, but since the shield sits closer to your face, it's not an issue. The tear off posts, you would not even notice they're there.
It flows air excellently and you can limit the airflow with the venting controls making 45 degree San Francisco night rides bearable. Also, they weren't kidding when they said the helmet is aero-dynamic. High-speed head checks are not a problem.
The fit and finish, outstanding. Even the smell of the helmet....intoxicating.
Just a heads up, my helmet is a little snug around the ears. I wouldnt be able to fit speakers. To me, this is not a concern because I would rather focus on the ride and hear the music of my L-twin.
I owe my life to this helmet. Am I gonna get another AGV? Absolutely! I got $10 in zilla cash, I'm almost there!
Yes, I recommend this product.
+2points
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 Dainese Rebel Non-Perforated Leather Jacket
Dainese Rebel Non-Perforated Leather Jacket
Dainese Rebel Leather Jacket Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Co-injected shoulder with titanium insert Cowhide leather S1 Fabric Inserts in elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Collar with elasticated insert Jacket-trouser fastening system NanoFeel liner Removable thermal liner Air inlets on the chest and sides Pocket for Wave G1 and G2 back protector Aerodynamic spoiler Soft inserts Reflective inserts 4 outer pockets 2 internal pockets Pocket on removable liner Note Pictures shown may be of perforated (summer) version of this jacket. Actual Jacket does not include perforation.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Mine now has battle scars
PostedMarch 20, 2013
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Shredemigod
From San Francisco Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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
What a great jacket! I was riding through the local twisties when I had a 50 mph lowside in my Rebel jacket, slid and tumbled for around twenty feet and the jacket did its job!
The sliders slid like they were supoosed to. I scuffed the right forearm, as well as the back and the leather held up with plenty of life left. The shoulder protection is incredible, since I initially landed on my shoulder. I am totally happy with the investment I made with this particular jacket and can't wait to get on the road again to sport the jacket with pride from the battle scars.
As previously mentioned, the jacket is very comfortable, practical, given the seasonality of having both a liner and zippered air vents. A great investment that couples function and style.
I believe this jacket is on closeout, so get it here while you can!
This jacket saved my skin.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Wave G Back Protector The Dainese Wave G Back Protector is a great way to upgrade your Dainese jacket to an even higher level of safety. The Dainese Wave G will slide perfectly into any Dainese jacket providing CE rated back protection. It will also give you the confidence to know you're completely protected, which allows you to focus on enjoying the ride. Protection Inner core is comprised of Nidaplast (R) extruded polypropylene for outstanding protection External anti-shock perforated corrugated structure permits ventilation Certifications EN 1621-2/2003 Standard Level 1 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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Get something else!
PostedMarch 19, 2013
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Shredemigod
From San Francisco Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
This is probably the only bad review of this item here at Revzilla, but, I've actually crashed in it.
I had this back protector in my Dainese Rebel jacket when I had a 50 mph lowside. I fell and slid across the opposing lane while tumbling at least 3 times. I suppose it did its job (I can always assume it could've been worse) as I was able to get back on my feet, and did not suffer any major issue, but boy, did my back ache.
I believe the problem is with the general shape of the product. It is shaped like an undersized turtle shell. I'm 5'10, and the size of the g2 only covers a minimal area of your back. My back was bruised specially with the outline of the back protector. Another issue I have with it, is that it is a hard back protector. There's no soft cushioning layer on it and the energy absorption is based on "crumple-zone" technology. This is not a bad thing but soft cushioning should've been incorprated. Also, since it uses crumple zones, it's rendered useless after a crash. It's also only rated "level 1."
I believe there are better alternatives for back protectors here at Revzilla which offer better ergonomics and crash absorption technology at a reasonable cost (I think Forcefield offers a better value proposition). I'm a big Dainese guy, and after this experience, have put other Dainese products to the test. Unofrtunately, I'm gonna cross back to other brands with back protectors...
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Dainese TRQ-Race Out Boots D-Axial jointed anti-ankle twist back system in TPU Nylon toe TPU rear shinguard's TPU heelcounter Nylon heel Shock absorption insert on the heel Lorica uppers D-Stone fabric Elasticated bellows Internal regulation with Velcro closing with the zipper at the back Double jersey airgap liner High grip TPU inserts Padded insert for gear shifter guard Soft inserts Setscrew wrench supplied Non-slip sole with differentiated design Replaceable plastic slider (1999885 Stainless Steel Boot Slider Kit, 1996252 Plastic Slider Kit. 08)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Me like-y.
PostedFebruary 27, 2013
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Shredemigod
From San Francisco Bay Area
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Man, these boots are comfortable from the get go! Easy to put on and off with the zippers being placed in the back. The footbed is cushioned well enough providing comfort without sacrificing tactile response from the pegs. The sole is very "grippy." Now, I am no longer looking at replacing my footpegs. The axial support does not interfere with with your natural stride when walking and nothing digs into your foot/ankle.
I was concerned about the inner booty system and having too much material interacting with leathers being tucked in. This was not a problem at all. I was initially looking at the "in-boots" but really wanted the hi-viz accents. I'm so glad I got these. They totally match my AGV helmet and Dainese gloves (both with hi-viz accents) without looking like a full-on Rossi fan boy.
The axial system is the main draw for me. It seems like it would be the most protective compared to similar technology implemented by other brands within the price range.
Also, I do not feel like I lost out by not getting the Torque which has the metal bits, unless your scraping toes, which I have never done. You're not really missing out with these TRQ's. So, go get them here, you'll get zilla cash and be ahead of the game because these do not sell for less than $299. There, I've saved you time from having to scour ebay, other sellers and the rest of the internet.
I upgraded from an Alpinestars SMX-5 (2011-2013) and the price difference is totally worth it.
Rides: Ducati 848 EVO with Starbucks-designated cupholder
Yes, I recommend this product.
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