Douglas B.
 
 
 
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    July 11, 2010
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Michelin Pilot Road 3 Rear Tires Building on the tremendous reputation Michelin has built over the years, the Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tire is the successor to the award winning Pilot Road 2. With the Michelin Pilot Road 3 Motorcycle Tire you are really getting 2 tires in 1, by integrating a soft rubber compound on the tread shoulders with a wear-resistant compound down the middle, Michelin gives you the best of both worlds. The Pilot Road 3 is a dual compound sport-touring radial tire. Revolutionary X-Sipes technology maximizes wet traction Michelins newest technology delivers all-weather performance without compromising tread life or handling Patented innovation resulting from years of research and development Sipes increase the tread's drainage capacity Sipes generate pressure at the edges of the sipe blade, which helps to break through water film Two compound technology combines tread life and cornering grip 2CT incorporated into all tire sizes, front and rear Wider soft-compound shoulders on the front tire, compared to its predecessor High performance and environmentally sound 100 non-aromatic-oil rubber compound Note Sizes denoted by B are designed specifically for loaded sport touring bikes, or for riding two-up. More info about Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tires available in review by Gear Geek CK.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Stable and Fantastic in the Wet
PostedAugust 23, 2013
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Douglas B.
From WESTWOOD
State:NJ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Bought these tires for my K1600 GTL and couldn't be happier. Shortly after getting them my wife and I went two-up, full luggage on a tour of New England. The first day was a 220 mile SOAKER of a rainstorm the whole way (over four inches of rain fell across NE that day...and we were in the middle of it the entire way). I have to admit, the bike never once stepped out of line and was predictable and secure under braking, acceleration and turning. In the dry the bike feels very stable. It doesn't change direction as quickly as the OE fitment Metzelers, but they are communicative and feel stable nonetheless. Can't speak for mileage as I've only put a bit over 1K miles so far. Definitely will stick with these in the future!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Sidi Crossfire SRS Boots
Sidi Crossfire SRS Boots
SR Sole The Sidi SR, or sole replacement system, sole is the markets only sole fully replaceable via a standard screw driver and the SR quarter turn screws. This patented sole replacement system has the extra technical feature of being able to better distribute loads from the footpeg fully across the sole. While the SR sole has a stiffer feel than the TA sole (or other companies sewn on soles) it has the added benefit of presenting a smaller footprint than traditional sewn on soles thus offering less of a target during on track encounters or hidden stumps in the brush. Dual Flex System Allows for easy movement forward and backward but is extremely strong side to side giving the rider the finest in ankle protection and long lasting comfort. The hinged, dual position, stitch-free upper is constructed from injection-molded plastic. With the exclusive Dual Flex system and the four floating, independent straps the Crossfire can provide each rider with a personal fit no matter his body shape or if he uses knee braces or not. Adjustable Calf System Sidis exclusive, patented, adjustable calf system allows the rider to adjust the diameter of the Crossfire boot at the calf. This system, along with longer upper straps, allows the Crossfire boot to accommodate riders with larger calves easier than any other boot now available. The Crossfire can accommodate riders with up to a 22-inch calf diameter 14 inches above from the bottom of their heel. The inner plastic plate is made of two different materials a rigid one to support the boot and a heat resistant one to protect the riders leg from exhaust heat. All components of this system are fully replaceable and are available in a wide variety of colors. Heel Detail Three extended ribs are featured at the back of the boot to assist the rider in making upshifts with his heel when starting a race. Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection. Non-Bootie Designs Sidi boots do not incorporate inner booties into their design, and for good reason. Booties make the design larger and cumbersome add to the boots thickness, which interferes with shifting, plus the inner booties retain body heat affecting the riders performance and comfort. Buckles Sidis exclusive cam-lock buckle system is acknowledged as the finest system on the planet. It must be as most of Sidis competitors have attempted to copy various aspects of it. The cam-lock buckle system incorporates a strap memory retention system. Adjust the straps once and they will be at the same position for every ride after that! Toe Areas The tip of the toe on the Crossfire boots are covered with plastic to protect the base material and seems against abrasion from brush etc. Plastic shift and brake lever guards on the top of each foot area. Heat Shields Each Sidi boot is equipped with an anti-heat undressed leather protection panel at the same height of most motorcycles exhaust heat shields. Composite Insole A cushioned liner is provided that can be removed if the rider desires a more roomy fit. Sidi does not use steel shanks riveted to its insole like most manufactures, details such as this enable Sidi boots to enjoy a multi year service life versus the competitors multi month lifespan as over time, a steel shank can deteriorate, rust and fracture exposing the rider to injury. Lorica Outer is fully constructed with Lorica a composite micro fiber material created from strands less than one thousandth the thickness of silk. When injected with special resins, these fibers act like natural leather skin, but with the addition of better strength, softer texture, lighter weight and better moisture protection. Lining Cambrelle is a lining that, due to its particular polyimide structure, guarantees a rapid drying rate after the boot gets wet or sweaty. This prevents the onset of mold forming which extends the boots lifespan dramatically. The Teflon treated mesh panels in the rear calf area of the boot allow humidity to escape while the boot is in use.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sturdy and Protective
PostedApril 23, 2011
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Douglas B.
From WESTWOOD
State:NJ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
I needed a strong, stiff boot to support my recently broken foot and after a fair amount of research (along with a couple of calls to Revzilla) I decided on Sidi's Crossfire SRS MX boots. I could not be happier. The footbed is STIFF and does the job of keeping my forefoot from flexing all while supplying adequate feedback through the pegs. Walking is admittedly not these boots strong suit, but they are perfect on the pegs. The dual hinge system really works and the boots only took a couple of rides to break in nicely. Sizing: I wear a Euro 45 in Dainese and a 45 in Sidi fits just right. They feel a more bit narrow, but you can remove the insole to free up some room if you like.
Highly recommended if you need or want the heightened protection. Thanks Revzilla.
Rides: 2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 AGV GP-Tech 5 Continents Helmet
AGV GP-Tech 5 Continents Helmet
AGV GP-Tech 5 Continents Rossi Helmet GP-Tech, the top of the AGV helmet line, was conceived, designed, and developed with the one precise objective of being the benchmark for helmets primarily destined to racing use. Made on the basis of the best of AGV racing experience, the GP-Tech combines safety, ventilation, and perfect comfort with an extremely innovative and aerodynamic design. GP-Techs design is the most innovative in the market today, and its assertively modern lines clearly distinguish it from its competitors. Aesthetics is not merely an end in itself, however the slender and streamlined chin guard, the lines at the sides, the top air vents and the back tail all make the helmet extremely aerodynamic, ensure excellent ventilation, and guarantee perfect safety performance in case of impact. 2-piece dual-density carbon Kevlar construction Ventilated by the IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) which features channels hollowed directly into the shell of the helmet Features a fully removable and washable Cool Max liner Comes with an anti-fog and anti-scratch polycarbonate clear Racer-X visor with tear-off system Replace the shield within seconds without the use of tools Double D-ring chin strap Clear shield included with helmet, dark smoke shield sold separately Comes in 3 Shell Sizes (XXS, XS, S, M),(L, XL),(XXL, XXXL) DOT and ECE-2205 certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
MotoGP for the Street
PostedSeptember 6, 2010
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Douglas B.
From WESTWOOD
I bought this to replace my 8 year old Shoei X-11. I take a medium in the Shoei and the medium GPTech runs just a tad smaller. If anything, the helmet was a bit snug to begin with, but it broke in well after 500 miles and now fits perfectly. The GPTech is far more substantial than my old X-11, it's stiffer and a bit more difficult to pull on, but no real problem. If anything, I feel safer. Two nits - (1) the view port is a bit more restrictive than the Shoei...I didn't realize the difference until I took a ride with my old lid; and (2) shield replacement isn't quite as simple or smooth. Now for the overwhelming positives - the Rossi replica graphics are incredible and the details on the inside are truly astounding. The cognoscenti will nod approvingly and everyone else will admire the beautiful details. It vents reasonably well too. All in all - I am extremely satisfied. Thanks again to the Revzilla team.
Pros Rugged, Fashionable, Comfortable, Rossi Replica!!!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Arai Profile Riptide Helmet
Arai Profile Riptide Helmet
Long Oval Fit Brow Vent Faceshield Ventilation System provides cooling air in upper face area without holes in critical forehead area of the shell or in the impact-absorbing liner material Optically-correct pre-formed faceshieldsbetter vision, UV ray protection with less distortion De-Mist Lock faceshield tab pushes forward to open the shield slightlyhelp clear fogging Removable Breathguardreduce fogging by deflecting breath away from faceshield CLC (Complex Laminate Construction) shellfiberglass composite is stronger and lighterallows use of softer, less-dense liner materials inside for increased rider comfort FFS (Free Flow System)reduces wind turbulence while increasing the exhaust of hot air from the facial area Dual Intake / Dual Exhaust Ventilationdual TDF-2 top intake vents and DDL-3 bridged exhaust vents designed to draw significant volume of air from helmet interior Multiple-Foam Interiors for comfort Rear Exhaust Channel and Vent adds a racy look while drawing hot air from helmet interior Fully removable liner and cheek pads New enhanced pull down chin spoiler, increases exhaust of hot breath to minimize shield fogging Meets or exceeds Snell and D.O.T. standards Helmet Weight 3 lbs. 10-3/8 oz. (1658g) This weight is +/- 50g, different shell sizes may be heavier / lighter. ( View Motorcycle Helmet Weights )
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect for an Oval Head
PostedSeptember 6, 2010
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Douglas B.
From WESTWOOD
Bought this for my wife...after trying on numerous models - including the Shoei RF1100 (great helmet by the way) - we determined that the Profile was simply the best fit and most comfortable for her head shape. It vents well and the shield replacement isn't hard at all. Bought it in Red Riptide and it looks fantastic. Went to Revzilla's Philadelphia store - Joe was extremely helpful. Thanks guys!
Pros Comfortable, Fashionable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Held Torno Gore-Tex Pants
Held Torno Gore-Tex Pants
Outershell of DU PONT Cordura 500D (100 polyamide) Breathable Cool-MAX mesh inner lining (100 polyester) Detachable GORE-TEX LTD liner 4 outside pockets AIR-VENT zippers Pockets with magnetic closures, equipped with air vents PITTARDS anti-slip leather seat patch Stretch panels at back and knees Special heat-proof NOMEX (100 nylon) fabric inside the calves protects from exhaust heat Double fibula adjustment Zippers and Velcro at ankles High waist with adjustable Velcro flaps EN 1621-1 certified height-adjustable 4t soft protectors from SAS-TEC at knees TEMPERFOAM padding at hips, upgradeable Connecting zipper 3M-SCOTCHLITE
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Pants
PostedAugust 20, 2010
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Douglas B.
From WESTWOOD
I bought these to go with the Held Carese jacket. Like the jacket, these pants fit great and are comfortable for a full day of riding. It's hard to tell in the photos, but the side pockets unzip and fold down for additional venting - the lower pant leg has vents as well at the cuff zip - and work great. In all, I am extremely pleased with each of the Held products I've purchased...and with RevZilla as well.
Pros Rugged, Fashionable, Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Held Carese Gore-Tex Jacket
Held Carese Gore-Tex Jacket
Held Carese Gore-Tex Jacket Outershell of DU PONT Cordura 500D (100 polyamide) Breathable Cool-MAX mesh inner lining (100 polyester) Detachable Gore-Tex LTD liner may be installed in the jacket, removed and worn separately, or folded and stored in a pocket on the back of the jacket. With the Gore-Tex LTD liner removed and the air vents open, the Carese jacket flows maximum air for maximum cooling. Front air vent zipper storm flaps may be held open with built in magnets, revealing one large mesh air vent section along the main zipper. High breathability with 3D air-mesh panels on back (100 polyester) 4 outside pockets, of which 2 are waterproof 3 inside pockets, including internal cell phone pocket and document pocket 1 back pocket AIR-VENT zippers in front, back and the arms Pockets with magnetic closures, equipped with air vents Double arm adjustment Hip adjustment Waist belt Soft collar Stretch panels at shoulders EN 1621-1 certified 4t soft protectors from SAS-TEC on shoulders and elbows TEMPERFOAM at back EN 1621-2 certified back protector, upgradeable Connecting zip 3M-SCOTCHLITE
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic Jacket
PostedJuly 24, 2010
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Douglas B.
From WESTWOOD
This XL jacket fits incredibly comfortably. I'm 6"4" 185lbs and I haven't had a jacket fit this well since my old BMW Savannah. There is a ton of venting - including LONG pit zips under each arm. One negative - no internal waterproof pocket - just the two front pouch pockets. Other than that is one incredibly well engineered and detailed jacket. Looks great off the bike as well.
Last thing - the pocket for the back protector is a proprietary Held shape - be sure to order the Held SAS Tec protector.
PS....Revzilla rocks!!
Pros Unique, Comfortable, Fashionable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Women's Turbine Jacket
REV'IT! Women's Turbine Jacket
The TURBINE is a must-have for the everyday rider looking for a premium protective summer mesh jacket. The goal in developing the Turbine was to create a 'bomb-proof' mesh jacket. With industry Pro-Life armor for impact resistance, and SuperFabric on the impact areas, the Turbine Jacket is the choice for those wanting the breathability of a lightweight summer mesh jacket, but who in the past have been nervous about the protective qualities of mesh PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Dynax mesh, Cordura 1000D, PWRshell 500D, PWRshell 750D, SuperFabric, Lorica Composition outer shell 98 polyamide, 2 other fibres Lining 100 polyester Protection Pro-Life CE (level 2) protection at shoulders and elbows, SuperFabric on impact areas and perforated Temperfoam at back Visibility laminated reflection at chest and back ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability UTA tab at cuffs, flexisnap XL, adjustment straps at hips, adjustment tabs at upper and under arms Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and arms Features collar hook, stretch lips at elbows, long connection zipper and double short connection zipper Pockets slit pockets, membrane storage pocket, inner pockets Please Note The Turbine Jacket does not include a wind/waterproof layer as noted in the 2009 catalog, the specs changed after the catalog went to print.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cool and Protective
PostedJuly 21, 2010
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Douglas B.
From WESTWOOD
My wife and I both purchased the Turbine jacket. As a new rider, she was keenly focused on protection along with comfort and this jacket delivers on both. Listen, my wife is happy...I'm happy. And it was a boat load more affordable than anything comparable in BMW's line...bonus!
Pros Comfortable, Fashionable, Rugged, Great Value
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Visoke D-WP Boots
Dainese Visoke D-WP Boots
Practicality, technical content, and optimum fit are combined in this boot offered to riders who dont stop where the asphalt ends. The specifically structured outsole and the waterproof D-WP liner permit use even in not particularly challenging off-road conditions. Made with painstaking attention in design and detail, this boot vaunts adjustable aluminum buckles, D-Stone inserts, and suede leather on the cowhide upper while guaranteeing high safety levels with the use of nylon inserts at the toes and ankles, thermoformed inserts on the shin, and reflecting inserts. Materials Thermoformed insert on the tibia Nylon ankle guard Waterproof interior Abrasion and tear resistance Cowhide upper Split leather inserts on the internal side Comfort Soft inserts on the calf and shifter guard Closing with 2 aluminum buckles Waterproof D-WP interior Other Features Shifter guard Reflective Inserts Non-slip offroad sole
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Surprisingly Comfortable
PostedJuly 11, 2010
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Douglas B.
From WESTWOOD
Picked these up one week ago. Haven't had ANY rain up here in the Northeast, but I can comment that the boots feel rugged, yet they still allow for you to maintain decent sensitivity through the soles and toes for braking and shifting. They are warm (which I agree is to be completely expected), but they are also surprisingly comfortable off the bike (I'm generally an 11 to 11 1/2 and bought the size 45). If I snug up the top of the boot they will fit under a pair of regular jeans as well. Thanks Joe for your help!
Pros Fashionable, Comfortable, Rugged
Cons Warm
Yes, I recommend this product.
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