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    November 26, 2012
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Scorpio SR-i900R Security System The Scorpio SRi900R Security System is a hands free security system featuring an FM remote receiver, Three-Stage Perimeter Sensor and Remote Ignition Disabler. The Remote Ignition Disabler allows the user to remotely cut off the engine in case of hijack or hot wiring while the Programmable Perimeter Sensor with warn away detects motion around the bike, protecting saddlebags, luggage and other accessories. By incorporating RFID, the system is able to know when the remote is in range, allowing the user to never have to reach for the remote to protect the bike. The SR-i900R transceiver is capable of receiving alarm triggers from up to 1/2 mile away from the motorcycle. The SR-i900R utilizes a built in accelerometer that detects both impact and changes of angles with a high degree of accuracy. It allows the module to be placed in any position or mounting angle and requires no adjustments. SR-i900R includes TRS-9 remote transceiver, MCM (main control module), RFID antenna, universal installation kit, accessory harness, main harness, built in Back-Up Battery, Three-Stage Perimeter Sensor and Remote Ignition Disabler. Features Range and signal status display Compact design (3 11/16 x 2 3/4 x 7/8) Built-in 120 dB multi-tone siren with soft chirp Sensor violation display Audible/vibrating alert Smart Battery Safeguard with sleep mode Motorcycle battery voltage display Remote motorcycle finder/panic alarm Includes charging cord for remote receiver Optional Scorpio Factory Connector Kits are available and plug directly into the factory harness making installation fast, clean and easy
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Tough to Recommend, User interface needs a lot of work.
PostedJuly 1, 2014
Customer avatar
McScruff
From Nashville
State:TN
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Does this Alarm do a good job of making me feel my ride is protected?
Yes, it most certainly does. I live in an apartment complex and I cannot see my bike from my apartment. I wanted piece of mind. When I'm in my place, I'm about 60 feet away from my bike with several walls between us. The remote is still able to receive signals from the bike. This concludes the positive aspects of my review.
Was this alarm easy to install?
Not for me. I'm at best a novice with electronics or wiring much less motorcycle wiring schematics. I took my bike ('12 Griso 1200) to my local MG dealer and had them put it in. Even so it took them the better part of 6 hours to work it out. There isn't much in the way of user friendly instructions. That goes for the user manual as well.
Is this alarm easy to use?
NO!!! Easy to use products are designed with the user in mind. This product was most likely designed by engineers who are very good at designing and constructing quality components that work flawlessly when operated by other like minded Vulcans but who don't have any experience with making a user friendly product for us faulty humans. Don't get me wrong this alarm works great. Using it is a stressful, potentially embarrassing experience. In short using it sucks.
This system comes with a wide array of great features that have a huge amount of adjustability. But for all the great features you get with this alarm, you have 2 buttons with which to work it all out. Neither of which is actually marked or designated button 1 or 2. The manual gives instructions on which button to press to do this or that but then accompanying illustrations just show a line pointing towards the left side of the remote, not to a specific button. I can assume button 1 is the top but inevitably I just end up mashing one or the other until i get the desired result.
At just about every button press you get an accompanying loud chirp from the alarm to confirm your choice. None of which means anything to me other than to scare the !@#k out of me, and annoy my neighbors. The only time I should hear any noise from the alarm is when a thief is having his way with her. Not when I'm trying to manage the alarm features. It really shouldn’t be this nerve racking. I literally have to take a calming deep breathe every single time i try and mess with anything on this system. A bit like using chopsticks to disarm a bomb.
So far the rules to live a peaceful life with this alarm is just remember to always have the remote on your person because the alarm knows the difference between someone with the remote and someone without it. Don't let anyone near your bike unless they have the remote on them or you manually turn off the alarm by pressing and holding button 1, or 2, no wait buttons 1 and 2? ALARM ALARM ALARM!
What could be done to make any problems better?
#1 Simplify, simplify, simplify. More thorough installation instructions for people not used to such procedures. Less confusing user manual.
#2 Loose the remote and make it a smartphone app. Anyone spending this much money on their luxury vehicle’s alarm system is already going to own a smartphone. Hire some user interface professionals and a software development team to design a simple easy to use app that manages all the settings and features. Then test your product with everyday people. If your testers can figure it out without being coached you’ve got a winner. If you can’t manage the smartphone app due to Bluetooth or wi-fi being to weak of a signal, then completely redesign the RF remote to be easy to use just like the app i described above.
Overall verdict?
Owning and riding a motorcycle for me is a bit like trimming a bonsai tree was for Mr. Miyagi. If I could go back in time and not have spent the money on this alarm, and the money it cost to have it installed I would. I’d much rather risk an unprotected bike than have something as tedious as this alarm get between me and my ride.
Rides: 2012 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE
Yes, I recommend this product.
+5points
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REVIT Seesoft Back Protector Insert The revolutionary new REVIT See Soft CE-Level 2 back protector is designed to absorb multiple impacts without compromising on comfort, ventilation or freedom of movement. The highly impact-resistant blend of Nitrille and Polynorbornene rubber results in a memory foam that is multi-impact rated and CE Certified to the highest level of prEN 1621-22010 level 2. In the case of severe angular impact, the individual Memory Foam layers will shift relative to one another, resulting in impact dispersion over a larger effective surface area and therefore minimizing the energy that is transmitted to the spine and back. The Seesoft back protector performs extremely consistently in all weather conditions and is unaffected by temperature ranges from -4 F to +104 F (-20 C to +40 C). Most REV'IT jackets are designed to accommodate a Seesoft CE Level 2 back protector insert. Newer jackets will have a marking on the protector pocket that indicates the matching type and size of the protector. For additional information, please see the Seesoft Back Protector Insert Fit Chart (pdf) .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Upgrade
PostedMay 26, 2014
Customer avatar
McScruff
From Nashville
State:TN
Rider Type:Gear Geek
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Bought this to upgrade my back protection from the standard this grey foam pad that came with my Rev'IT! Airwave Jacket. Much happier knowing I've got a few more millimeters of padding back there.
Type KN / Size: 106
For Rev'It! Airwave Jacket size LG
Rides: 2012 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE
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Phoneshield Samsung Galaxy S3 Case and Mount Kit The Phoneshield Samsung Galaxy S3 Kit is an all-weather protective case and universal mount for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and can be used with application specific mounts from Ram Mount or TechMount. Features Speaker/Microphone Passthrough Dedicated Home Button Camera Ready 360 Rotation Secure Lock Shockproof Weatherproof Touchscreen Operable Includes Quick Release with Charging Base Universal Handlebar Mount Handlebar Adapters Flat Surface Mount-use this to attach to Ram Mount/TechMount Rubber Base Zip Tie Base Two 15 Zip Ties
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Got this for my Galaxy S2
PostedMay 26, 2014
Customer avatar
McScruff
From Nashville
State:TN
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This review is solely for those with a Galaxy S2. Anyone with a S3 (what this is designed for) you will really like this and I totally recommend it. The reason I bought this and not a S2 case is because they do not make one.
I bought this to use with my Samsung Galaxy S2 (AT&T) hoping it would at least fit inside and be able to get a charge. Check and check.
Unfortunately I had to pull out the rubber liner that is on the inside to allow my phone to be fully seated on the internal male mini USB plug. Doing so removes the waterproofing and the side button functions. It also exposes wires on the inside of the back plate and looks really cheap.
Ultimately I will probably not end up using this on a regular basis because I can't see my phone's screen in direct sunlight, and because using it with the wrong model phone forces me to loose many of the design benefits. Also because the entire unit is pretty large and it blocks me from being able to get fully into the tuck position.
Rides: 2012 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Nelson-Rigg Falcon Defender 2000 Cover Made of full-strength UV-treated Tri-Max polyester Overlapped, double-stitched seams are electrically heat-sealed and reinforced with tape 100 waterproof Perma-Venting System allows cover to breathe, preventing condensation buildup underneath Windshield protector prevents scratching Aluminized lower panels protect cover from engine and exhaust heat Elasticized bottom has rustproof grommets for bungee cord (included) and locks Lifetime warranty from Nelson-Rigg RevZilla Note the only difference between the Defender 2000 and Defender 3000 is the color of the cover
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Cover Great Price
PostedDecember 23, 2013
Customer avatar
McScruff
From Nashville
State:TN
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Bought this to replace a Dowco Guardian Weatherall Cover for my '06 FZ6. I got about a year of use out of the Dowco before it started to shred and fall apart. When it rained the Dowco always drooped and allowed a large puddle to form just above and to the left of the gas tank.
Over the Summer I took the fairings off my FZ6 and installed the VS01 naked headlight kit which also made the Dowco even more droopy.
This Medium Nelson-Rigg Cover fits snugly over my bike and seems to be made of thicker higher quality material. By snug I mean that I have to be careful how I stretch it over the mirror, bars, and tail because it is a tight fit. That might also be because of the bungee cord lining the bottom of the cover. Once it's on there's absolutely no sag anywhere to allow for puddling.
I do not have a garage so hopefully this cover will last longer than the Dowco did. Even if it did only last a year I would probably get the same one again just because of how well it fits my VS01 '06 FZ6.
Rides: 2006 Yamaha FZ6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Women's Gracia Jacket
REV'IT! Women's Gracia Jacket
REV'IT! Women's Gracia Jacket What do you get when you mix the timeless design of a classic wax jacket with modern technology, plus a flattering fit for women The Gracia Ladies jacket, the female counterpart to the mens Melville. Don't let the outer shell fool you the Gracia Ladies is fully equipped for riding. It is also versatile, featuring a thermal liner with thermo collar that can be easily removed for warmer days in the city. The back pocket can accommodate the KNOX Advance X back protector (available as an upgrade), whereas the CE level protectors at shoulders and elbows are made by KNOX Lite. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Wax coated cotton twill Insulation Detachable thermal liner Waterproofing Hydratex mesh G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability Hydratex mesh G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition Outer shell 100 cotton Lining 100 polyester Thermal liner 100 polyester (insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Lite CE protection at shoulders and elbows, prepared for Knox Advance X CE or Seesoft Back Protector Visibility Reflection at collar ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit City fit, regular Adjustability Adjustment tab at cuffs, waist belt, adjustment drawcord at hips Pockets Stash pockets, hand warmer pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very nice technical winter jacket
PostedDecember 2, 2013
Customer avatar
McScruff
From Nashville
State:TN
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I purchased this jacket for my girlfriend and she's very happy with it. We've tried 2 other jackets of different makes and it just didn't work out. Mostly because of improper, strange, and unflattering fit.
Not a problem with the Rev'it! Gracia. She gave me permission to post her numbers in the hopes that it will help other lady riders. She's 5'4", 30" waist, 36" Chest. The medium fit perfectly and actually looks very flattering on her.
Thankfully the color is more olive drab like in the video review, not brown as the color selector says. Great color combo with her Airmada Stack Hi Viz orange helmet.
This marks the 4th Rev'it! jacket I've purchased.
#1 Men's Legacy GTX, #2 Men's Airwave, #3 Women's, Airwave, and now #4 Women's Gracia. There's really only one low point on all of them. The collars are very stiff and abrasive. There's some soft felt material lining the neck but it could use a bit more on all our jackets. It takes some getting used to, especially in the tuck position.
When it gets really cold i wrap a super soft scarf around my neck and tuck it safely into the slightly unzipped jacket. Problem solved. The scarf also creates a much needed seal up to the bottom of my helmet to keep the freezing air out. I imagine she will adopt the same technique next time we ride.
Other than that our Rev'it! jackets are well armored with great protective features, superbly understated styling, great build quality, and excellent in super cold weather. She wore the Gracia on our last ride and it was 30 degrees. She was comfortable the whole time. That has also been my experience with the Legacy GTX.
The point of this jacket was to enable her to ride with me all year round. Something I have been able to do because of my Legacy GTX jacket. It looks like mission accomplished with the Gracia. Thanks again Rev'it! for an awesome product and Revzilla for the closeout deal!
Rides: 2006 Yamaha FZ6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Field Armor Stryker Knee Guard Road rash on your knees or gouged shins will ruin your month. Icon knows these lessons well. If you chose to hit the streets in anything less then full leather pants you need knee armor. That's a damn fact. The Field Armor Stryker knee armor is equipped with d3o intelligent foam and feature full CE approval. The low-profile rider developed chassis fits easily under almost any pant with easy adjustment Velcro strapping to keep them in place. Wear them and stand a fighting chance of skipping that painful trip to the hospital, so you can begin the equally painful search for new clipon and rearset on ebay. Features EN 1621-1/1997 K+L TYPE B APPROVED KNEE AND LEG IMPACT PROTECTORS BREATHABLE INTELLIGENT IMPACT DISPERSION SYSTEM ARTICULATING INJECTION MOLDED SHELL WITH AIR FLOW CHANNELS VENTED BIOFOAM AND AIRMESH CHASSIS HYDRADRY MOISTURE WICKING LINER Sold in pairs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great value for money
PostedJune 12, 2013
Customer avatar
McScruff
From Nashville
State:TN
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
1 Size Large
Large
These knee guards are pretty large so if you're planning to wear them under your paints then they better be baggy. Also like most protective strap-on guards the straps can take some getting used to on your bare skin.
I definitely feel more protected with them on and they seem well designed from good materials built into a strong final product. Overall I'm very pleased with my purchase. Ordering through Revzilla.com was as always a pleasure.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Long Range D-WP Boots
Dainese Long Range D-WP Boots
Dainese Long Range D-WP Boots Travelling over mountains and valleys, cities and countryside, the motorcycle is the best way to discover a new world and leave humdrum and worries behind. The Long Range boot has been developed for motorcycle tourers in search of substance and quality. Equipped with nylon inserts over the ankle and a thermoformed insert over the shin, this waterproof cowhide boot also offers lateral closing by zip and Velcro for easy opening. The ergonomics of the upper and the use of elasticated inserts facilitate the movement of the foot during both riding and after dismounting ensuring adequate comfort even after hours and hours of use. Protection Thermoplastic insert on the tibia Nylon ankle guard Ergonomics and Comfort Cowhide leather Inserts in elasticated fabric Zipper and Velcro side closure Waterproof D-WP interior Other Shifter guard Soft inserts Reflective inserts Non-slip sole
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
You get what you pay for with Motorcycle gear.
PostedNovember 28, 2012
Customer avatar
McScruff
From Nashville
State:TN
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Exceptionally Narrow
Wide
I ordered these, tried them on for 5 minutes, took them off neatly repacked them and returned them. The best thing i can say about them is that they were built for protecting the rider, not much else. They seemed like they were tough and rigid and would probably protect you should something unfortunate occur. However...
The first and singular problem I had with these is that I have wide feet and these were incredibly narrow. Not only that but they were some of the stiffest boots I have ever put on and tried to walk in. They had zero give. That would be forgivable if the soles created a nice rolling motion when you walked, nope flat as an iron. Think "Heel toe, heel toe" because there's no support between the two.
Another small but telling note is that most modern shoemakers have made some attempt to stylize the tread on their soles. The tread pattern on these is as dull and painful to look at as these boots are to wear.
The final straw was that the top edge was unfinished and the sturdy rough material scraped and irritated the skin as you moved. It was like someone had twisted a long length of aluminum foil into a rope then wrapped the circumference of my caff and shin.
The only I can think that Dainese figured everyone without exception would tuck their pant legs into the top of the boot. The clear message to everyone else then being "we just don't care."
Overall, Immediately awful for more than one reason.
No, I do not recommend this product.
-8points
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Alpinestars CR-4 Gore-Tex XCR Boots Brand new for Fall 2011, the Alpinestars CR-4 Gore-Tex XCR Boots offer motorcycle protection with hiking-boot style and comfort. They'll get you through the worst of weather conditions thanks to the Gore-Tex XCR waterproof and breathable membrane. Although it is quite a mouthful, the Alpinestars CR-4 Gore-Tex Boots deliver in performance what they lack in brevity. That is to say, we think the Alpinestars CR4 Boots will be some of the most popular motorcycle boots for Fall 2011. Features Upper constructed from a combination of PU coated leather, suede and textile Breathable mesh lining on the collar and tongue and features waterproof and highly breathable GORE-TEX XCR membrane Foam backed, double density impact protector on the both sides of the ankle Internal toe and heel counter are layered under the leather Hiking boot style lace system with metal eyelets and top hooks Wrap-around rubber outsole reinforced with metal shank in the heel and a TPU shank in the Plantar Arch for enhanced rigidity PU coated leather shift area Reflective inserts on the rear of the boot Shock absorbing EVA midsole Mesh lined, anatomically profiled EVA foam footbed Note Anthracite/Red colorway is more Orange than Red.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
You get what you pay for with Motorcycle gear.
PostedNovember 28, 2012
Customer avatar
McScruff
From Nashville
State:TN
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
The CR-4 is a great boot. It's comfortable and easy to walk around in, it doesn't weigh a ton, It is cleanly manufactured (no globs of glue on the sued), and the lacing hardware is solidly fixed.
The interior is fully lined with GORE-Tex and when i first put them on the membrane started to pile up right were the outside wall meets the border stitching of the tongue cut. A few minutes working the area flat with my fingers seemed to solve the issue permanently.
I was using some waterproof timberland boots that have the same basic shape and lace up style. My feet got hot because they couldn't breath and I had to learn to manipulate the foot controls more on faith than feel.
The CR-4's are purpose built and because of that I can more easily feel the foot controls. Plus they're GORE-Tex. I wore them all day and although my feet were warm, they were also able to breath and dissipate the heat before things got to funky.
The only slightly negative I have is at 70-90 mph for more than a half an hour on a 30 degree overcast day with socks of a regular thickness my feet definitely got cold. Still going to need to anticipate winter socks if you're planning to ride with these in the stupid cold.
Overall great boots that I'm proud to wear.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 HJC CL-16 Helmet - Solid
HJC CL-16 Helmet - Solid
HJC CL-16 Helmet - Solid Colors Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology Aerodynamic shell shape reduces turbulence Impact absorbing, multi-density EPS liner ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System Scoop top intake vent combine with rear exit vents to provide flow-through ventilation, helping to pull heat and humidity up and out of the helmets interior Chin bar intake vent provides airflow across the shield interior to help eliminate shield fogging Side chin bar venture exhaust vents for increased heat and humidity dissipation SpeedCool Removable/Washable Interior Lining Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced SpeedCool anti-bacterial fabric Multi-layer contoured cheek pads improve fit and comfort Pinlock Prepared HJ-09 Shield with anti-scratch coating and RapidFire Shield Replacement System Optically correct, three dimensional design face shield offers 95 UV protection RapidFire shield replacement system allows for quick, secure and tool-less shield removal and installation Includes clear Pinlock lens shield insert Nylon Strap Retention System neatly secures chin strap/snap DOT and Snell M2010 Approved 3XL is DOT only Note Wine and Silver are Metallic colors, White and Black are solids, and Flat Black is a Matte style finish.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
You get what you pay for with Motorcycle gear.
PostedNovember 26, 2012
Customer avatar
McScruff
From Nashville
State:TN
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Heavy
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
This was my first helmet and my first order from Revzilla and I've been using it for almost 3 months now in 95 degree heat and 30 degree cold weather. It's comfortable and has great airflow at speed. Easy on, solid fit with very little excess free play, easy off.
The pin-lock system was a nice included feature as it does eliminate all fogging. But when in the tuck position the top edge of the pin-lock plate is right at the horizon line of my view and is certainly a detractor. Either I have to sit up more to avoid looking through a line of clear glue or get low down and force my chin up as much as possible to see under it. As the pin-lock is removable I can't count that against the helmet.
The shield does remove and replace easily. Over time and after heavy use my shield slowly became difficult to shut needing a lot of force to close from the final position notch. It would refuse to close then pop very loudly and cause me to slam it shut every time. Then after a while it became almost to easy to close. It must be that part of the mechanism has been worn down through use and is perhaps now settled into its long term operation. Either way it is still operational and is safely mounted to the helmet.
A note about it's cool factor, it's a shockingly big helmet. When you first see yourself in a mirror it is a bit discouraging and you feel like you've got a huge Roswell alien-like head. Not nearly as low profile as some other higher priced helmets. But again you get what you pay for.
The weight of it is something to get used to as well. According to my cheap digital food scale my LG weighs 3 lbs 13.3 oz (3.83 lbs). Made my neck soar for the first few weeks. After a month or so i went and tried on a RF-1100 and it was like wearing a baseball cap by comparison. Nice to have built up the support muscles in my neck past where they will need to be for nicer helmets.
Also there's a lot of space in front of your face and chin. For example with the shield fully closed i can stick my entire gloved (Firstgear Mesh Tex 2.0 XL) hand through the bottom of the helmet and touch my eyebrows. This lets in a lot of noise and air when at speed. Everybody's shaped differently but for me the helmet fits snug and perfect around my head where it counts, it is just strange that HJC would prefer that much unused space.
Overall it does what it is supposed to do and after i got used to the weight I had no complaints about the comfort. It was always meant to be a cheap safe helmet for me as a beginner. Something I would eventually upgrade from.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Bastion GTX Gore-Tex Gloves The Bastion GTX is at the top of our winter glove range. The highest level of breathability and waterproofing comes from the GORE-TEX membrane. This combines with state-of-art fabrics, protection elements derived from our MotoGP gloves, and thermal liners to give you an ultra light, highly protective winter glove. The list of features is impressive, but the bottom line is you'll probably have a hard time finding a more comfortable winter glove anywhere. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell Schoeller-Dynamic with Schoeller NanoSphere , goatskin with WR finish, Cordura 1000D ripstop with Teflon coating, SuperFabric, Suede Leather with WR Finish Insulation Thermolite Plus, Push-Pull Tri-Fleece Liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX membrane Breathability GORE-TEX membrane Composition Outershell 59 Leather, 31 Polyamide, 8 Polyester, 2 elastene Lining 100Polyester Membrane 100 GORE-TEX membrane (ePTFE) Protection PU Injected Finger Knuckles and Backhand, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, SuperFabric PU injected knuckle, EVA Foam at thumb and wrist Visibility Laminated reflection at cuff, reflection at fingers ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour Fit Adjustability Adjustment strap at wrist, Adjustment tab at cuff Features Stretch lips at fingers and back hand, Goat Window Grip Patches, Elastic at wrist, Regular cuff length, visor wiper
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
You get what you pay for with Motorcycle gear.
PostedNovember 26, 2012
Customer avatar
McScruff
From Nashville
State:TN
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I ordered according to the palm size and the gloves I got were to small in the fingers. I must have abnormally long fingers for my palm size. So I returned them, no problems, and got the next size up.
Great fit, super comfy interior lining. Super warm against 70mph speeds in 40 degree temps. The gauntlet goes well over my synched down Legacy GTX jacket sleeves.
Onto the nit-picking. Coming from FirstGear Mesh-Tex Gloves (zero complaints about those gloves by the way) for my warmer weather riding to these was difficult. Yes they keep my hands warm and are loaded with awesome features and built with quality materials with extreme care.
However the gloves need serious breaking in because they want to stay fingers straight. They do not want to bend. Add that to the severely reduced feel of the controls due to material thicknesses/padding and you've got one heck of a learning curve to overcome.
Still I'm determined to keep riding through the winter and I'm going to make these awesome gloves work for me instead of against me. I'm basically trying to do the same thing I would do to a new baseball glove.
I've stuffed each finger with a twisted finger sized length of paper towel then rubber-banded the glove into a fist. After one night of this method of storage, each glove was 20% easier to close into a fist. Hopefully over time this method will help me get past the break in period.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+2points
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