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    April 4, 2012
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Michelin Pilot Road 4 Rear Tires The Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires represent the latest iteration and next generation of Pilot Road evolution. Designed to deliver maximum safety in most conditions especially on wet roads and in particular when braking, Michelin's goal is to cover all riders in all conditions. Touting both enhanced safety and extended tire life, the Pilot Road 4 tires are a tangible illustration of Michelins Total Performance strategy of constantly and simultaneously improving tire performance characteristics across the range. The Pilot Road 4 tires will be available in three versions, the standard PR4, PR4 Trail for enduro and ADV bikes that are primarily ridden on-road and the PR4 GT for heavier, touring bikes. The Pilot Road 4 GT tires are already the OEM choice for the new BMW R1200RT. Superior wet-weather performance Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires stop shorter in the wet vs. the leading competitive sport touring tires and Michelin Pilot Road 3 Longest tread life in its class Up to 20 longer tread life than Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires Dependable grip even in challenging conditions 2 Compound Technology with all new silica-charged rubber compounds for excellent grip from 23F to 113F New XST+ siping and enhanced tread patterns for optimum grip at all lean angles Three separate versions available Pilot Road 4 for all-around sport touring use Pilot Road 4 GT has a stiffer casing with a patented new technology for motorcycle tires that delivers the stability you need for heavier GT-class bikes while riding solo, two-up or with luggage, and the comfort you desire Pilot Road 4 Trail for adventure touring bikes ridden exclusively on the road
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great tire
PostedMarch 8, 2015
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dadsafrantic
From Richmond
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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moved from an '06 caponord that did 60,000+ miles on pr3's to a 2015 caponord that i swapped out the oem tire at 4000 miles for the pr4. i used to get 13.5k out of the rear pr3's and almost 17 out of the fronts. right now i'm at just over 10k on the set. still plenty of tread. i ride fully bagged up rain or shine 80 miles a day weekdays. we've actually had a couple of wet spells and the tires are just as i had hoped as far as traction. i might get 13k out of the rear and more from the front.
Rides: 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Spidi Motorrad H2OUT Gloves Designed for long range touring with excellent insulation for cold weather and H2OUT waterproof membrane. Features Full-grain cowhide leather Tenax Flex inserts Tough Clarino, Keramide and goat leather on palm 100gr Primaloft padding on the back 40gr Primaloft padding on the palm H2Out waterproof, breathable and wind deflector membrane Kevlar reinforcements Polyurethane knuckle protector
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
another nice spidi product
PostedNovember 30, 2012
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dadsafrantic
From Mare Island
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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i left the airflow blank because this is not an airflow glove.
i finally got to try these in the rain. 40 miles to work in constant rain. warm and dry. they fit better tucked into the sleeve than over. the marathon jacket is perfect for that. also warm and dry. also the vtm robust pants are perfect. with my arai signet-q helmet and my daytona road star gtx boots i could ride in foul weather for hous.
can't wait to ride home.
great glove.
Rides: 2006 Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Spidi VTM H2OUT Robust Size Pants
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Spidi Marathon H2Out Jacket The new Marathon jacket and pant combination was designed for the most extreme and adventurous journeys. The Marathon line was in fact conceived and developed for the CAPO humanitarian fund-raising trip which traversed the world from the North Cape of Norway to Cape Town, South Africa - from north to south of the world in all weather conditions, with temperatures ranging from -22F (-30C) to 122F (+50C). To ensure maximum versatility and total comfort, the Marathon jacket consists of three layers. The outer shell is made from extremely strong and abrasion resistant 220g Tenax Polyamide with areas of Tenax Flex stretch for added comfort perforated mesh lining for improved breathability reflective zones for visibility while night riding dynamic air intakes on the sleeves, shoulders and rear for breathability five external pockets (including two waterproof) and rear pocket for use of an optional Hydroback hydrating system. CE-approved Force-Tech protective pads on shoulders and elbows are included, while Spidis optional Warrior Evo (CE level 2) back protector or Warrior back and chest protector (CE level 1) may be purchased separately. The second layer, which can be used as an independent jacket, is a waterproof breathable H2OUT jacket, with a high collar for additional protection against the elements. The third layer is an insulated lining. The aluminized fabric absorbs body heat and makes for an extremely warm inner layer, perfect for even the coldest of conditions. Technical features Tenax Polyammide outer fabric CE Force Tech protectors on shoulders and elbows Insert for CE level 1 or level 2 Back Protector Insert for CE Chest Protector YKK central zipper Fiocchi buttons Tenax Flex stretch areas on shoulder blades Perforated mesh lining to increase transpiration Dynamic air intakes on shoulders and sleeves Aluminized insulating 200gr wadded lining Waterproof and breathable H2Out membrane Wide range of adjustments Reflex areas for night visibility 5 external pockets pockets, including 2 waterproof 1 inner pocket Inguinal suspenders Ready for Spidi Hydro Back (sold separately)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love it.
PostedApril 4, 2012
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dadsafrantic
From Mare Island
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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
I have had the Spidi Marathon Jacket since mid March 2012. I am very happy with the jacket. It does what the Spidi people say it will do. The step-in clothing works. I wear only the outer jacket down to 58 or so for the ride home in the afternoon. I wear the entire jacket down in the high 30's to high 40's on the way to work. I am worm and comfortable with just a t shirt and my chef's coat. I purchased a 2X from Revzilla and they were excellent. There was an issue with a snap and R'zilla had a new jacket to me in 3 days. The snap issue I believe was not a design problem but maybe a manufacturing faux pas. Not a problem on the new jacket. I have only had some light rain to ride through but the jacket kept me dry and warm.
The jacket is light compared to my last jacket FG Rainier. The outer material is much softer and seems finer in the weave. It seems very tough. I have tried to scratch it with my thumb nail and it is impervious and shows no mark at all. The armor sits where it should also. I am going to add the back armor soon. The adjustments on the arms, waist and neck all work well. The stitching and seams are done very well and very cleanly. The finish is first rate.
My advice is mto try the jacket on before you purchase if you have a chance. I wear a size 56 euro sizing and 46 US sizing in all my suites. I bought the 2X jacket and it fits well. I believe if I didn't have the spare tire around my middle I might have been ok with an XL. Maybe. I have plenty of room in the shoulders. If you are in between a L and an XL US sizing and XL from Spidi might work.
All in all I am very pleased with the jacket. I recommend the jacket highly. I will have the pants before the middle of summer.
Rides: 2006 Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord
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