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    January 8, 2013
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 REV'IT! Brera Jacket (XL Only)
REV'IT! Brera Jacket (XL Only)
REV'IT! Brera Jacket The classic bomber jacket is one of the most popular styles of all times, surviving all fashion trends, being reinvented over and over again. The Brera jacket takes it to the next level, combining the timeless design of the bomber with the functional properties of modern motorcycle apparel. It is waterproof, windproof, and breathable. With CE-approved KNOX Lite armor, reflective collar panel, and a removable fake fur collar, everything you need is nicely wrapped up in this lightweight urban package. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Nylon oxford 2L Insulation Thermal liner Waterproofing Hydratex lite (3000mm H2O) Breathability Hydratex lite (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition Outer Shell 100 polyamide Lining 100 polyester (insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Lite CE protection at shoulders and elbows Back Protector (sold separately) Seesoft Back Protector -Type KN Type KN / Size 105 fits SM-2XL Visibility Reflection at collar ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit City fit, regular Features Knitted cuffs and waistband, detachable fake fur at collar Pockets Slit pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Autumn to Mild-Winter Coat
PostedJanuary 7, 2015
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket is the first non-sport jacket I own. I have 1 mesh and 1 leather sport-styled jacket with armor prior to buying this one.
I mainly commute in Bay Area, CA and this jacket was perfect for it. I was looking for something that was water proof and can keep the cold out. So far, I've put this jacket through its paces and here's my succinct review:
Waterproofing: It's great. the only downside is you'll want to remove the faux-fur collar if riding in the rain. That will get soaked and feel gross up against your neck. Also, you may have issues with the sleeve cuffs being wet in heavier rain.wearing gauntlet (waterproof) gloves underneath will get around this problem.
Cold Weather - Rode with the Jacket and a T-shirt in ~45-55F weather in highway speeds and the jacket does fine. You'll feel a bit brisk, but it's not terrible. In colder mornings (~39-45F), I wear maybe a sweater or an extra thin layer and it's nice any toasty even at highway speeds.
Protection - The textile shell can probably resist a slide for a few yards. It's not been tested, but the material i certainly better than wearing non-riding gear. It comes with a fairly thin/flexible forearm and shoulder armor (compared to the Alpinestars armor). Back protector can be inserted and purchased separately.
Style - It's great. It looks fairly stylish even off the bike. Very incognito in the sense that people will not know it's a motorcycle jacket when just walking around town. The faux-fur may be too much flash. Luckily it's removable.
Features - Lots of pockets. 2 front pockets with snap button closures. 2 main inside pockets with velcro closures. 1 internal coin pocket with zipper closure. The zipper and snap buttom main closer is great. Zip the jacket up and the snap button pieces covers the zipper to prevent air flow from penetrating the shell.
Sizing - Fits true to size. Weatherproof Brand jackets, I wear a medium. Same on the Brera.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT Boxxer Gloves Put your dukes up and prepare to battle cold/wet weather with the REVIT Boxer Gloves. Adorned with many of the same great features that have made the Carver H20 a staple in REV'IT's lineup, the Boxxer ups the ante with a water resistant goatskin construction, added adjustment strap at the wrist and a suede visor wiper. Perfect for in-town commuting or spontaneous snow ball fights, the Boxxer will keep you in the ring longer when cold weather strikes this year. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell goatskin with WR finish, suede leather with WR finish, connect finger tip fabric Lining tri-fleece liner Waterproofing hydratex Z-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability hydratex Z-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 86 leather, 14 polyamide lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyurethane Protection leather hard-shell knuckle Temperfoam at knuckle and palm EVA foam at fingers and thumb PWRaramid at palm Visibility reflection at back hand ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit city fit Adjustability adjustment strap at wrist Features stretch lips at fingers, connect finger tips, knitted cuffs, elastic at wrist, suede leather visor wiper, regular cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Winter Gloves
PostedNovember 5, 2014
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
So far I rode with these in the high 50s. They perform pretty good. Hands are a little bit brisk due to the wind, but other than that, they're brilliant.
The styling and sizing is perfect. Almost no time needed for break in.
I haven't ridden with them in intense rain yet...so we'll see how they hold up then.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Michelin Pilot Street Radial Front Tires The Michelin Pilot Street Radial brings the radial revolution to small and medium-size bikes! Radial architecture that enables improved overall response and handling as well as unrivaled performance over the long term, compared with a same-size cross-ply tire. A 100 silica rubber compound that delivers the best wet grip in its category, for a safe, sporty ride. The Pilot Street Radial tires are derived directly from Michelin's radial Sport Touring ranges and features tread borrowed from the Michelin Pilot Road 2, giving the motorcycle an attractive, sporty appearance. The Pilot Street Radial features a slightly sharper profile to ensure excellent driving precision under normal riding conditions and a steeper shoulder for steering accuracy when camber angle increases. Features Optimized groove tread pattern Tread pattern designed to minimize uneven wear and maximize mileage while enhancing wet weather performance Variable groove width along the tread pattern High silica content for increased wet grip without sacrificing tire life Precision handling with high level of rider feedback Superior longevity compared to a primary bias-ply competitor
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Way better than stock
PostedNovember 5, 2014
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I slapped these on after 11k on my OEM tires. Wow, the difference is night and day. I'm able to confidently go into corners so much more now. The tires just feel planted.
I rode in the wet one day and they performed fine. Still ride with caution, but I trust these tires far more than my OEM ones.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Faster Waterproof Riding Shoes A light and aggressively styled road racing shoe, the Alpinestars Faster Shoes have superb anatomical profiling and features designed specifically to create a comfortable and protective riding shoe option. With a sole construction that offers performance flexibility and structural integrity and an upper cut from a technical microfiber, the Faster Shoes are durable, abrasion resistant and waterproof. Features Upper constructed of microfiber material Tongue and ankle closure made with soft padding for durable comfort Textile lining with anti-sliding microfiber suede on the heel Lace closure system with adjustable velcro strap Dual density TPU ankle protectors and TPU toe protection Shift pad with debossed texture for added grip Internal toe box and heel counter Extremely lightweight rubber sole with laser-ablated textured grip layered with PU midsole for comfort and integrated steel shank for enhanced sole rigidity PU midsole on the heel for added comfort Anatomical EVA foam footbed is replaceable
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Goot boots
PostedNovember 5, 2014
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
For the price, this is a decent pair of boots. They're stylish and pretty comfortable for walking around. I got the WP version cause I planned to wear these for commuting for when once in a blue moon it rains in California.
I did one day and the only thing I say to be careful of is the sole. It's completely flat and smooth and provides very little grip. I found that I was slipping off my foot pegs in the rain (I don't have the rubberized surface on my pegs). Makes you wonder why they made it water proof and slippery...
I typically wear a 8.5 -9 US. I got the 42 and it fit well.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Zero Gravity Double Bubble Windscreen Kawasaki Ninja 300 Best optics of any windscreen on the market. All are fabricated using highly specialized blow molding techniques similar to those used to form aircraft canopies. The result is virtually disortion-free optics Made from the finest grade of 1/8 acrylic plastic. Each windscreen is stretched as it is formed, a process which results in superior strength and flexibility. This flexibility allows the windscreen to absorb road vibrations and resist cracking Factory drilled holes and profiles that match your OEM fairing for a precise fit Used by the best Superbike, Grand Prix, Supersport and Endurance teams in America, Zero Gravity windscreens dominate road racing
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Exactly as you expect
PostedAugust 12, 2014
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This product delivers what you'd expect.
it doesn't provide the coverage of a touring screen and you shouldn't expect it to because it's not a touring screen. What it does do is give a bit more wind protection in full tuck than the stock wind shield.
The dark smoke is also very nice tough. It's an upgrade from my plasti-dipped OEM windshield.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars SMX-3 Air Gloves Features Goatskin leather and mesh upper construction Suede micro-fiber palm with synthetic suede reinforcements EVA foam knuckle protection TPR reinforcement details on top of the hand and fingers for additional protection High absorption foam padding on landing zone Wrist flap closure with non-aggressive micro-VELCRO brand fastener
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
VERY Entry level road riding glove
PostedJune 10, 2013
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
This is the bare minimum you should wear on the road.
There aren't any hard parts for crash protection, but there's JUST enough padding at crucial spots to be abrasion resistant. I never tested it myself, but it looks sturdy enough to take a few feet of tumbling on asphalt.
The styling looks real good as A*s usually do. The fit is a bit on the small side. I wear a small on the SMX-2s and the smalls on these fit a bit more snug. There will probably be a break in a period of a few weeks, but I don't imagine them loosening up too much.
All in all, good glove if you're looking for a basic but stylish glove from a great brand name. If you have a few bucks to spare, upgrade to SMX-2s.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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HJC HJ-09 Faceshield Features Fits HJC AC-12, CL-15, CL-16, CL-17, CL-SP, CS-R1, CS-R2, FS-10, FS-15, and IS-16 Helmets Multiple tints for various light conditions Impact resistant This shield is also recommended for Joe Rocket 101 and 201 Helmets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
CS-R2 Compatible
PostedMay 7, 2013
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
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
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Vision
Narrow
Average
Wide
I bought the dark smoke and it works great for these summer months.
Snaps right onto the CS-R2 and you're good to go.
Nothing more to say about this!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 HJC CS-R2 Thunder Helmet
HJC CS-R2 Thunder Helmet
HJC CS-R2 Thunder Helmet Features Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology Aerodynamic shell with large eyeport for greater visibility Advanced Ventilation System Adjustable forehead and chin vents Two rear exhaust vents Chin bar helps to diminish shield fogging Comfortable Interior Plush, brushed Nylex interior Removable and washable Rapidfire Shield Replacement System Quick, secure, tool-less shield removal/installation system Aerodynamic, flush-mounted shield fit for reduced turbulence HJ-09 Anti-Fog Face Shield Anti-fog, scratch-resistant hard coating Optically correct 3D design Rated to block 95 of harmful UV radiation Built-in Communication Speaker Pockets 3.48 lbs / 1580 grams based on size medium
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great first or spare helmet
PostedMay 7, 2013
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
This is a no frills basic full-face helmet. The design is dummy proof. You have a top and chin vent and vents in the back. This keeps the helmet nice and cool.
However, this is a loud helmet. If you're on longer rides, wear ear plugs. The design is fine for any riding position except for maybe an aggressive super sport position.
The helmet is not too heavy, but it isn't carbon fiber. The visor is quite easy to see out of with very little obstruction. Visor removal an installation is very simple if you have replaceable face shields.
The fitment is for more narrow/oval heads. If you're head is on the rounder/wider side, it's going to be tight.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars T-GP Plus Air Jacket
Alpinestars T-GP Plus Air Jacket
Alpinestars T-GP Plus Air Jacket The T-GP Plus Air jacket is an abrasion resistant summer mesh jacket constructed from 600 Denier Polyester Fabric and non-water absorbing mesh. This jacket has a Sport fit with pre curved sleeves for riding comfort, particularly suited for riders on a Sportbike. A tailored fit can be obtained through waist and wrist adjustments which include non aggressive micro-velcro tabs. A waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile pants. Protection features include removable CE certified Bio Armor elbow and shoulder protectors. As in all Alpinestars Jackets, there is a Chest pad compartment with PE padding (Bionic Chest Pads available for purchase separately) and Back protector compartment with PE padding (CE certified Bio Armor Back Protector available separately). Features Low profile neck with Velcro flap closure Multiple internal storage compartments YKK zippers NOTE The White/Black/Red jacket shown in the video has a red Alpinestars logo (small) at the neck. The actual jacket will ship as pictured on the website with a black logo.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cool jacket for Stop/Go Traffic
PostedApril 17, 2013
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I wore the GP-Plus Perforated Leather jacket from A* for the most of the early months of California in stop and go traffic and I was properly cool.
As spring is rolling around and summer next, I immediately realized I need a mesh jacket for these warmer months. I looked no further than the T-GP air cause I had such a great experience with the GP-Plus. The styling and fit is the same. Other than the material, the only 2 major difference I saw was #1: no zipper on the cuffs and #2: the back protector compartment is not inside the liner like the GP-Plus.
I'm thoroughly happy with this purchase and give A* another notch on the positive scoreboard.
I am 5'7'' and bought the Medium. (150lbs). It fits perfectly.
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Alpinestars Bionic Chest Pad The Bionic Chest Pad impact and vibration protection upgrade accessory for use in Alpinestars jackets and suits. Features Polymer chest plate backed with Bio-Foam to provide extra protection to the chest from impact and vibration Fits into Alpinestars 1pc/2pc suits, leather and textile jackets Vented to maintain airflow cooling
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good daily protection
PostedMarch 26, 2013
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FriendlyNinja
From East Bay
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
These chest protectors certainly feels more secure than the foam inserts that my GP-Plus Jacket came with.
The fit true to size (one size fit all) and they're comfortable. You do sacrifice a bit of airflow for the extra protection, but it's worth the trade-off in my opinion.
The construction quality is what you'd expect from A*. Superb.
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
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