Monstersteve
 
 
 
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    June 26, 2010
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    October 8, 2013
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REV'IT! Airwave Jacket The REV'IT! Airwave is a staple summer jacket. Packed with features that make this jacket a hit with riders in warmer climates, the Airwave includes large ventilated mesh panels on the arms, chest and back, CE rated armor in the shoulders and elbows, a pocket for a REV'IT! Seesoft Back Protector, zippered connections for the Airwave Pants, as well as a jeans loop and adjustments at the sleeves and waist. When rising temperatures have you looking at your leather or textile jackets like they are some sort of medieval torture device, the REV'IT! Airwave will allow you to ride with comfort and protection. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D, PWRshell mesh, Lorica reg, polyester rib, polyester 600D EN471 Visibility laminated reflection at upper arms and back Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows Back Protector (sold separately) Seesoft Back Protector -Type KN Type KN / Size 105 fits SM Type KN / Size 106 fits MD-4XL ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit , regular Adjustability adjustment straps at hips, adjustment tabs at collar, upper arms and cuffs Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and arms Features jeans loop, short connection zipper Pockets inner pockets, slit pockets Additional Note The shoulders and side accent panels on the Silver/Neon colorways are black, not dark grey as shown in product image.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Summer Jacket
PostedOctober 8, 2013
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Monstersteve
From WINDSOR LOCKS
State:CT
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I have ridden with this jacket on days where the temps are hovering right around 100 degrees and this jacket does it's job.
I found the neck to be a bit tight but that could just be me, I am a big guy. I am sure there are better fitting jackets but for the price this thing can't be beat.
Rides: 2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Tarmac Air Textile Jacket
REV'IT! Tarmac Air Textile Jacket
REV'IT! Tarmac Air Textile Jacket Sometimes its simply too hot for leather. When the temperature rises, the REVIT Tarmac Air offers sport bike riders the styling they want, with the comfort they need. Sure, REVIT Tarmac Air will keep you safe with Engineered Skin design, CE-approved armor, and abrasion resistant fabric in the impact zones, but with the strategic use of mesh, youll be cooler than Tom Cruise in Top Gun. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D, PWRshell mesh, Monaco Performance cowhide Composition outer shell 73 polyamide, 24 polyester, 3 leather lining 88 polyester, 12 polyamide Protection Knox CE protection at shoulders and elbows, perforated EVA foam at back ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit race fit, regular Adjustability snap adjustment at neck, adjustment strap at hips, adjustment tab at upper arms and cuffs Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and sleeves Features short connection zipper, jeans loop Pockets slit pockets, inner pockets Note Neck features 2-snap adjust at neck, not flexsnap adjust as shown in product photos and video.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Nice Jacket Tight Forearms
PostedJuly 6, 2011
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Monstersteve
From WINDSOR LOCKS
State:CT
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I purchased this jacket to wear in the summer weather. I ordered the jacket and it was delivered the next day. I was however disappointed that the jacket did not fit me well. I have tried on a large and knew that was too small so I ordered and extra large which I knew would fit not to mention I already have a 3 season Rev'it jacket that I use and it fits fine. This particular jacket was very tight in the forearms (I am not a muscle head and don't have abnormally large arms) I am 5'10" medium build, weight approx 200lbs. The jacket fit nice everywhere else and feels like typical Rev'it quality. I would recomend this jacket to someone with smaller arms.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bridgestone Battlax BT-016 Pro Rear Tires Ultra-high-performance radials designed to maximize the performance of all sport bikes on the road today Multi-compound technology derived from MotoGP delivers the grip performance demanded in every aspect - braking, maximum side grip in cornering, and strong traction at the exit of a corner Front tire features dual compound ( 3LC ) to provide grip in all riding modes Center compound offers linear handling while the shoulder compound secures high grip and solid contact feeling The front tires S-shaped grooves give optimal cornering force to improve stability, linear handling and bump absorption Groove location not across tread center area provides both wet performance and strong traction - high-speed durability is maximized Z speed rated Tubeless
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Tire
PostedApril 28, 2011
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Monstersteve
From WINDSOR LOCKS
State:CT
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Wet Traction 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I go through a set of tires every season, I usually mount something a bit more track oriented but this time I wanted something that was a bit more street oriented. I chose this tire because it should provide better wet grip and it should provide a bit more milage. I had the BT-003's for my last tire which was a great tire but I wore it out in less than three thousand miles, I tend to be an aggressive rider so I don't want to sacrifice grip for something that will provide high milage, having any mileage increase is going to make me happy and the BT-016's have been great thus far. I highly recomend this tire for both street and track use.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei CW-1 Faceshield The Shoei CW-1 Face Shield fits Shoei Qwest , Shoei RF1100 and Shoei X-12 Helmets Features Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate pulls the shield back into contact with the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional racing shields with tear-off posts are available Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Mellow Smoke refers to a tint that is lighter than the Light Smoke shield Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Visor
PostedSeptember 8, 2010
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Monstersteve
From WINDSOR LOCKS
it's a dark tint visor, not as dark as I had expected but typical for Shoei, it's dark enough for me.
Pros It blocks out bright light, Easy to install
Cons A bit pricey for a tinted visor
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei RF 1100 Helmet The Shoei RF-1100 Helmet is built on the strongest pedigree in the motorcycle helmet business. Combining dealer and customer requests with advanced technology, modern testing practices, and fifty years of helmet-building experience, Shoei delivers the finest sport-touring helmet that money can buy. The groundbreaking Shoei RF1100 is back in size 3XL only , complete with its aggressive styling meets Shoeis unrivaled attention to detail, and the evolution of perfection is once again met. Need a smaller size Check out the Shoei RF-1200 Helmet . Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback Dual-layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Third generation tail fin, integrated into the bottom rear beading in combination with the shell-integrated spoiler, allows smooth airflow that reduces drag and lift Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient CW-1 Face Shield and Q.R.S.A. System Three-dimensionally curved CW-1 face shield both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaced Q.R.S.A. base plate allows for tool-less face shield removal and installation Every time the shield is lowered, the spring-loaded base plate pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly, ensuring a proper seal between shield and helmet Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays Pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Variable Ventilation System Upper air intake vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Top outlet vent is separate from the shell-integrated spoiler, allowing it to be positioned for optimum flow-through ventilation Four rear outlet vents allow for adjustment of airflow based on riding position Enlarged lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation Rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Interior System Entire interior lining (cheek pads, crown liner and chin strap covers) is easily removed to allow cleaning Each component of the inner liner is ergonomically designed to offer the ultimate in safety, fit and comfort Eyeglass compatible Breath guard and chin curtain included Tech Specs Weight 3.9 pounds / 1770 grams DOT and Snell M2015 approved Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, the Shoei RF-1100 and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Helmet
PostedSeptember 8, 2010
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From WINDSOR LOCKS
I found that the helmet whistles at speed it's bearable. I also found the fit to be a bit snug, true to size but snug but after wearing it on a couple of commutes it seems to have loosened up a bit. I found the ventilation to be phenominal and the self adjusting visor is probably one of it's best features. I would highly recomend this helmet.
Pros Great Ventilation, Self Adjusting Visor is Phenominal Feature, Fashionable, Great Value, Comfortable
Cons the helmet whistles at speed but its bearable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Shoei Hornet DS Sonora Helmet
Shoei Hornet DS Sonora Helmet
Designed for the adventure touring and dual sport market, the Shoei Hornet DS Sonora Helmet can be used in three configurations with visor and shield, with just shield, or with just visor A wide, 3-dimensionally curved shield completely seals against the eyeport beading Lightweight, Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) shell Visor includes a front air intake to channel air into top of helmet Shutter behind nose cover directs air flow to clear shield fogging Fully removable 3-D interior, with 5-layer cheekpads that are channeled for eyeglasses Breath guard and chin curtain included DOT and Snell 2005 Approved Helmet Weight 3 lbs. 6-3/8 oz. (1549g) This weight is +/- 50g, different shell sizes may be heavier / lighter. ( View Motorcycle Helmet Weights )
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Love The Helmet
PostedJune 26, 2010
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Monstersteve
From WINDSOR LOCKS
I wear a medium in my Shoei X11 and The Hornet DS Sonora fits the same. I tried this helmet on at my local dealership and I felt the cheak pads were a bit snug but I figured they would break in. I ordered my helmet from Revzilla and to my surprise the cheak pads were fine aka not as snug as the ones in the dealership.
Pros Rugged, Fashionable, Great Value, Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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