Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet Evolving on previous designs, Shoei has revamped its modular helmet style with a streamlined and attractively sculpted shape that conveys the feel of freely moving through the outdoors in the Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet. Overall shell size is kept compact by incorporating the internal sun visors open/close mechanism inside all ventilation mechanisms are shaped and positioned in such a way as to reduce any possible drag. A redesigned aerodynamic spoiler also helps to cut lift, reducing neck strain on long, cross country rides. In the Shoei Neotec all these features combine to create a premium helmet that excels in appearance, protection, comfort and performance. The Shoei Neotec Helmets chin bar is connected to the same axis point and mechanism as its shield, minimizing extra parts. This also enables simultaneous closing of the shield with the chin bar, which is then held in place with an easy-open lock release button. The shield lock system offers secure closure or the ability to keep the shield slightly open to allow for increased airflow. With the Shoei Neotec Helmet, Shoei now includes a built-in sun shield, the QSV-1. The visor tucks neatly away beneath a non-intrusive shell built into the helmets liner, and can be lowered with the easy control of a sliding button. Shoei Neotec Helmet Features Face Shield Features Easily operable lever mechanism Anti-fog, anti-scratch, 99 UV blocking New Pinlock-ready CNS-1 faceshield Wider and taller than the CX-1V that it replaces Includes Pinlock insert 3D injection molding process ensures a distortion-free view Improved Ventilation and Aerodynamics Newly designed vortex generators pull air through helmet 276 more airflow than Multitec Added inlets and outlets Vents are flush against helmet to maintain aerodynamics 5-Ply Shock-Absorbing Fiber Shell 3 shell sizes AIM Multi-Composite construction Lightweight yet strong Shell-integrated spoiler reduces lift and drag during high-speed riding Dual EPS Liner Multi-density EPS for optimal protection Two vents funnel fresh air through the EPS liner Dual liner channels route and disperse air evenly throughout the helmet EPS liner in chin bar All new interior Fully removable 3D interior liner Top center pad is removable and washable Improved cheekpad design allows better fit with eyeglasses Included chin curtain can be inserted into the chin bar to reduce turbulence and noise All Neotec Helmets sold in the US have a double D-ring closure Be sure to check out our Shoei Neotec Review above, in which we detail and break down all of the features and functionality of the brand new Shoei Neotec Helmet. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
I had the Shoei Multitec for 5 years before I purchased my new Neotec. What an amazing difference with the upgrades. It's apparent that Shoei listens to its customers' recommendations for improvement. Superior product with the usual great interior padding and exceptional improved visor visibility; the retractable sun visor and pin lock make this helmet a "must have". I was skeptical about the touted added ventilation, but it has it and it works well - 3 vents and improved glove friendly open/close features. What's not to like about this Neotec helmet - looks great, fits and functions as advertised, and is actually enjoyable to wear. I recommend it highly. Steve/Colorado
Olympia Switchback Jacket The Switchback jacket offers the perfect combination of modern styling and cutting edge design. Constructed in authentic Cordura fabric with ballistic mesh panels, it delivers maximum airflow with exceptional abrasion resistance. Switchback also includes a breathable wind and waterproof removable liner jacket for added comfort, function and style. 3M Scotchlite trim at the front, sides and back insures added visibility in low light situations. This versatile jacket represents the absolute best bang for your buck in the market. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 denier Cordura fabric with ballistic airflow mesh panels Removable waterproof liner jacket Removable CE approved Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders Removable CE approved Motion Flex articulated back protector Cool mesh airflow lining Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs, elbows and waist Comfort neoprene framed collar 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at front, sides and back 8 connecting zipper for pants Three storage pockets plus interior cell phone pocket Waterproof liner jacket features Sturdy wind and waterproof / breathable rip stop nylon shell Side snap pockets Mandarin style knit trim collar Interior storage pocket
The Olympia folks know how to make quality and comfortable MC gear! I'm 5-10 and pushing 180 pnds, so the XL was a perfect fit with adjustable arms and waist. Plenty of pockets and the liner is more like a cool windbreaker when worn by itself. Great Air Conditioning and air flow, exceptional armour for a summer vented jacket - the back armour is impressive! I saw some reviews that did not like the collar... well, I do love it, soft and comfy. If you have a short, fat neck it might rub a bit under your chin; mine is perfect in any riding position. A great jacket and worth the xtra bucks to be properly protected and looking cool!
Deuce Pants by Scorpion Fully armed and full-cut, these ballistic nylon mesh overpants are as cool as they look. Waterproof liner adds warmth when you need it. Articulated EXO-TEC CE armor in the knees and hips combines protection with ease of movement, and wide legs can be worn outside boots. Big zippered pockets keep cargo safely stowed, and plenty of it.
I purposely waited a few months after my purchase before writing this review. Best bang for the buck and great fit and comfort as well. I'm 5-10, 185, a 36+ waist and the XL size I purchased fits perfect and length too. A bit long standing, but on the bike, perfect, which is what you want! My 3 season pants for sure, and they fit easily over a pair of jeans. Ventilation is superior to any of the previous 3 pairs of "vented" pants I have owned. Watch the Revzilla product video on these Scorpion Deuce pants - it will answer all your questions. Then place an order quickly! Steve/Colorado
Klim Tactical Short Say goodbye to the days of chafing and other riding maladies associated with loose-fitting riding shorts. The Klim Tactical Short is designed to keep your equipment stowed properly and to wick moisture away from your skin to ensure maximum possible comfort on your ride. The saddle area is constructed with a high-tech triple-density chamois that will help absorb riding vibrations and cushion your ride. PORON XRD Extreme Impact Protection material is embedded in strategic locations to help absorb impacts. On impact, the PORON XRD high-performance molecules create a unique protective shield that can repeatedly absorb up to 90 of the most intense force. PORON XRD EXTREME IMPACT PROTECTION MATERIAL ON SIDES AND THIGHS AND OVER TAILBONE PADDED COMPRESSION SHORT MOISTURE-WICKING POLYESTER MATERIAL 4-WAY-STRETCH SPANDEX SOFT ELASTIC WAIST SUEDE TEXTURE CHAMOIS CROTCH MICRO-INJECTED LOGO TAG-LESS ARTICULATED DESIGN MATERIALS SPANDEX POLYESTER PORON XRD EXTREME IMPACT PROTECTION MATERIAL
KLIM Tactical Shorts are worth every dollar spent! Ultimate comfort and exceptional material and worthy of Gangnam style riding without fatigue. I'm a 36+ waist and about 5-10, and the XL are a perfect fit after 2 washings and even a quick few minutes in the dryer. Great ventilation, great protection, and comfortable on all my long rides so far. Purchased for GS motorcycling, but also using them for daily bicycling too! You will not be disappointed.
Shorai LFX Lithium Battery The Shorai LFX Lithium motorcycle batteries are some of the lightest and most powerful replacement batteries available! See Shorai Specifications and Dimensions data sheet (pdf) for fitment guide and specifications. Most powersports enthusiasts have gotten used to hooking up a tender to their lead-acid batteries, all the time. Shorai LFX have much slower self-discharge than the best lead acid do (1/6 to 1/7, on average), they do not sulfate as capacity drops, and they are the ultimate deep cycle battery, which means that they can still crank your vehicle even if the remaining capacity is quite low. Therefore most riders will not need to use a tender at all. A fully charged LFX can sit for a year or more and still retain adequate starting capacity, without damaging the battery. As such, any vehicle which has no current flowing when the key is OFF should never need a tender. At most it should be charged every 6 to 12 months, depending on the average storage temperature (cool storage is much better for any battery). Newer vehicles may have a significant draw even when the key is OFF, to maintain clocks and computers, etc. In this case Shorai expects that a few hours of riding per month will be all that is needed to avoid tending. If you know that you will go a number of weeks or months without riding, you can either attach a tender, or disconnect the negative cable from the battery. In any case, during storage you may use the voltage chart above and an accurate voltmeter, and consider recharging when the battery is around the 50 capacity remaining mark, or above. Features Ultra light - one fifth the weight of lead-acid batteries on average Zero sulfation for longer service life Holds unloaded charge for one year without maintenance Military spec Carbon Composite Case Faster cranking for better starts Super-fast recharge rate No explosive gasses during charge, no lead, no acid Environmentally friendly Two-Year Warranty! Shorai recommends NOT using a charger/tender if it has an automatic desulfation mode, which cannot be turned off. Shorai has confirmed with Deltran, makers of the Battery Tender brand, that their products do NOT have a desulfation mode, and are therefore OK for use with Shorai LFX. However the best possible charger/tender for Shorai LFX is the Shorai SHO-BMS01 Battery Management System . Case Size 1 148mm length Case Size 2 113mm length Case Size 3 166mm length Case Size 4 148mm length Case Size 5 134mm length Case Size 6 148mm length See Shorai Specifications and Dimensions data sheet (pdf) for fitment guide and specifications. Please Note It is extremely important that you use only the appropriate battery for your bike! A battery with incorrect amperage may damage the battery or worse yet, your ride. If you have any questions about which battery may work for you, please call us at 877-792-9455.
Amazing technology in a Shorai battery that is 11 pounds lighter than my OEM battery. And no more buying a new battery every 2-3 years for my aging BMW motorcycle, and no more keeping the battery hooked to a charger 24/7! Installation was easy and fast. I still carry a set of MC jumper cables- for the folks who do not have a Shorai battery! No hesitation in how it starts my MC, and I have no hesitation in recommending it. You won't be disappointed and you won't have to deal with a dead or weak battery ever again.