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    August 27, 2012
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Michelin Pilot Road 4 Front Tires The Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires represent the latest iteration and next generation of Pilot Road evolution. Designed to deliver maximum safety in most conditions especially on wet roads and in particular when braking, Michelin's goal is to cover all riders in all conditions. Touting both enhanced safety and extended tire life, the Pilot Road 4 tires are a tangible illustration of Michelins Total Performance strategy of constantly and simultaneously improving tire performance characteristics across the range. The Pilot Road 4 tires will be available in three versions, the standard PR4, PR4 Trail for enduro and ADV bikes that are primarily ridden on-road and the PR4 GT for heavier, touring bikes. The Pilot Road 4 GT tires are already the OEM choice for the new BMW R1200RT. Superior wet-weather performance Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires stop shorter in the wet vs. the leading competitive sport touring tires and Michelin Pilot Road 3 Longest tread life in its class Up to 20 longer tread life than Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires Dependable grip even in challenging conditions 2 Compound Technology with all new silica-charged rubber compounds for excellent grip from 23F to 113F New XST+ siping and enhanced tread patterns for optimum grip at all lean angles Three separate versions available Pilot Road 4 for all-around sport touring use Pilot Road 4 GT has a stiffer casing with a patented new technology for motorcycle tires that delivers the stability you need for heavier GT-class bikes while riding solo, two-up or with luggage, and the comfort you desire Pilot Road 4 Trail for adventure touring bikes ridden exclusively on the road
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome tires!
PostedAugust 6, 2014
Customer avatar
MotorMonkey
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
My stock Versys tires seemed fine until someone else at work bought a new Versys. Seeing the tread comparison made me realize that I'd been playing Russian Roulette by riding on mine. OEM tires were shot after 6K miles. I needed something high mileage, and the Pilot Road 4s got the best reviews.
These tires, thus far, are AMAZING. They're smooth on the highway, they grip the turns like velcro, and give much more road feel than the OEM tires. I'm a commuter, and the sense of stability from these tires makes me feel a lot safer on the LA streets and highways. HIghly recommend! I will try to report back in when they finally run down (hopefully at 10K+, fingers crossed!)
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Versys KLE650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Michelin Pilot Road 4 Rear Tires The Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires represent the latest iteration and next generation of Pilot Road evolution. Designed to deliver maximum safety in most conditions especially on wet roads and in particular when braking, Michelin's goal is to cover all riders in all conditions. Touting both enhanced safety and extended tire life, the Pilot Road 4 tires are a tangible illustration of Michelins Total Performance strategy of constantly and simultaneously improving tire performance characteristics across the range. The Pilot Road 4 tires will be available in three versions, the standard PR4, PR4 Trail for enduro and ADV bikes that are primarily ridden on-road and the PR4 GT for heavier, touring bikes. The Pilot Road 4 GT tires are already the OEM choice for the new BMW R1200RT. Superior wet-weather performance Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires stop shorter in the wet vs. the leading competitive sport touring tires and Michelin Pilot Road 3 Longest tread life in its class Up to 20 longer tread life than Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires Dependable grip even in challenging conditions 2 Compound Technology with all new silica-charged rubber compounds for excellent grip from 23F to 113F New XST+ siping and enhanced tread patterns for optimum grip at all lean angles Three separate versions available Pilot Road 4 for all-around sport touring use Pilot Road 4 GT has a stiffer casing with a patented new technology for motorcycle tires that delivers the stability you need for heavier GT-class bikes while riding solo, two-up or with luggage, and the comfort you desire Pilot Road 4 Trail for adventure touring bikes ridden exclusively on the road
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A dream come true
PostedAugust 6, 2014
Customer avatar
MotorMonkey
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
My stock Versys tires seemed fine until someone else at work bought a new Versys. Seeing the tread comparison made me realize that I'd been playing Russian Roulette by riding on mine. OEM tires were shot after 6K miles. I needed something high mileage, and the Pilot Road 4s got the best reviews.
These tires, thus far, are AMAZING. They're smooth on the highway, they grip the turns like velcro, and give much more road feel than the OEM tires. I'm a commuter, and the sense of stability from these tires makes me feel a lot safer on the LA streets and highways. HIghly recommend! I will try to report back in when they finally run down (hopefully at 10K+, fingers crossed!)
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Versys KLE650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi E21 Monokey Sidecases The E21 cases are designed as side cases only and are ideal for use in the city. They are narrow in width and offer a top opening feature. Sold only as a pair, they have been designed asymmetrically to give the right and left case a unique appearance. They come in a variety of finishes, which make them good all round cases, suiting any style of motorcycle. Features External Dimensions 16.5L x 7.5W x 13.5D (420 x 196 x 348 mm) each Capacity 21 liters. Max. load 11 lbs/case
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cheap and Easy
PostedAugust 4, 2014
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MotorMonkey
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
These are entry-level cases for a reason. The plastic feels thin and has a very high flex rate, but so far they've been durable for me. You can fit quite a bit in them and still keep a narrow profile on your bike for lane sharing. Time will tell if the plastic isn't up to par, but for the money you can't beat them.
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Versys KLE650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi 450KIT Kit for Kawasaki Versys 650 Specific kit to install the PLXR450 or PLR450 without the Monorack Topcase mount.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Odd that this needs to be ordered separately
PostedAugust 4, 2014
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MotorMonkey
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
It's weird that this doesn't come standard with the sidecase racks. Seems like it wouldn't hurt them to toss these in since they're just new metal inserts for the grab rails.
As I've said elsewhere:
Anyone who's added a GIVI kit to their bike knows the pain and frustration involved in reading their instructions, getting everything to fit, and REMEMBERING NOT TO TIGHTEN ANYTHING UNTIL EVERYTHING IS IN PLACE. (that's a hint for any of you who haven't added a GIVI rack yet.)
Once it's on, it's glorious, bulletproof, and solid as a rock. Getting there involves a lot of wrenching, trial, error and cursing.
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Versys KLE650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi PLR450 Sidecase Racks for Kawasaki Versys Rapid release tubular side-case holder for Givi MONOKEY cases Except V35. Please Note Rear turn signals must be moved from the stock position. Note Requires either 451FZ Monorack Sidearms or 450KIT for installation.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
GIVI stands for quality and horrible installation instructions
PostedAugust 4, 2014
Customer avatar
MotorMonkey
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Anyone who's added a GIVI kit to their bike knows the pain and frustration involved in reading their instructions, getting everything to fit, and REMEMBERING NOT TO TIGHTEN ANYTHING UNTIL EVERYTHING IS IN PLACE. (that's a hint for any of you who haven't added a GIVI rack yet.)
Once it's on, it's glorious, bulletproof, and solid as a rock. Getting there involves a lot of wrenching, trial, error and cursing.
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki Versys KLE650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Shark Evoline 2 ST E-Tec Lumi Helmet (XS)
Shark Evoline 2 ST E-Tec Lumi Helmet (XS)
Shark Evoline Series 2 ST E-Tec Lumi Helmet The Shark Evoline 2 ST features a new EPS liner design shaped to fit speakers and battery for the Sharktooth Bluetooth device. Sharktooth Bluetooth System Compatible Upgraded Face Shield Better sealing against rain Better sealing against air Improved Scratch Resistance Improved Ratchet System (9 positions) Upgraded Sun Visor Lengthened to address issues where sun visor did not come down far enough Neck / Side covers gained 1cm in width for noise reduction and better protection against weather New side markings New Series 2 specific logo Evoline 2 ST E-Tec Lumi Features Shell made from injected thermoplastic resin. Multi-component internal shock absorber with different densities. Air flow circulation through integrated channels. Centrally controlled interior anti-scratch sun visor. External high safety toric anti-scratch / demister visor. External visor, easy to dismantle without tools. Can be opened with one hand. Stainless steel closing system. Inset vents. Hermetic watertight edging. Anti-backwash deflector. Meryl interior, can be fully dismantled, washable and adjustable. Double-D ring Racing chin strap. Meets or exceeds D.O.T. and ECE 22-05 standards The only helmet carrying a double full-face and jet ECE22-05 homologation 5 year warranty Note the only difference between the Absolute, Wayer, E-Tec Lumi, Moovit, and Solid color Evoline helmets is the color scheme
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Shark does it again!
PostedAugust 27, 2012
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MotorMonkey
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I was waiting for a pricebreak on the Evoline series. I had a series 1 helmet that I abused for years that I had to retire, and needed a replacement. I was using a GMax GM58, which I was very happy with on my cruiser. Upgraded to a Versys and it got LOUD.
Then, RevZilla to the rescue with a closeout sale! I chose the Lumi because...why not? Everything I love about Shark and it glows in the dark too? It's comfortable, a little tight on my giant noggin, even with the XL. The glow feature...well, it definitely glows at home. Doesn't seem to last too long, and out on the street I think it's bright enough that nobody is going to notice it glowing.
Not a lot of airflow, like others say, but you flip up the chin guard and you're cool.
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki KLE650 Versys
Yes, I recommend this product.
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