Alice
 
 
 
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    July 4, 2011
  • Last review
    October 18, 2013
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What a difference!
PostedOctober 18, 2013
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Alice
From Dearborn
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These things are great! They look a little goofy (ok, they are HUGE) on my BMW F650GS but they sure do the job of cutting the wind on my hands and helping them to stay much warmer. It was 40 here the other day and I was able to wear my cool-not-cold weather gloves with the heated grips turned to low. That is unheard of for me. Usually, my fingertips freeze even though my palms are warm. The ability to wear less bulky gloves and be even more comfortable earns this at least a 5 star review!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Tornado Pants The REV'IT! TORNADO trousers combine maximum cooling, through air mesh panels, with abrasion-resistant fabric and CE-approved armor at the knees, to give you ultimate temperature flexibility in adventure touring trousers. Like the REV'IT! TORNADO jacket, the trousers are equipped with the all-new 2-in-1 liners that combine a 100 waterproof membrane with a thermal insulated liner, which are easily zipped out and stowed away for hot weather days. These trousers are so practical and easy to get on and off (with or without liners), thanks to the full length zippers, that you're going to wonder how you ever lived without them. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester rib, PWRshell mesh, polyester 600D, PWRwax 500D, PWRshell 500D stretch, polyester dull 600D, Lorica reg Insulation detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner and membrane Waterproofing detachable hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 86 polyamide, 14 polyester lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyamide (100 polyurethane coating, insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees, perforated EVA foam at hips Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs and calves ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation ventilation panels at legs Features short connection zipper, elastic at waistband, adjustable protector pockets, easy entrance zipper Pockets slit pockets NOTE The Tornado Pants run 1 size larger compared to other REV'IT! Pants and to what the size charts indicate. If you measure up to be a size 52, you should go with a 50 instead.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
He loves 'em.
PostedApril 4, 2012
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Alice
From Dearborn
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:female
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
My husband and I went to Revzilla to purchase a different brand of pant. Neither of us ended up liking them and the salesgal pointed us to these. I wrote a separate review of mine. My husband has only ridden in Kevlar riding jeans before and likes these so much better. He doesn't have any problem with the knee pads moving around when he slips these on. Their look and comfort is terrific. They are very versatile as far as temperature goes and he thinks they are a good value. They really are great pants.
Rides: 2009 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Women's Tornado Pants We incorporated all the functional features of the men's REVIT TORNADO trousers to create the TORNADO Ladies trousers, but engineered them around the female anatomy. We added more stretch where needed, strong textiles at high-risk impact-zones, and women-specific CE-approved armor. A perfect match to the REVIT TORNADO Ladies Jacket, the REVIT TORNADO Ladies trousers offer women riders the ultimate temperature flexibility in adventure touring trousers, with the removable 2-in-1 thermal liner and membrane. Easy on and off with the new extra-long side zipper means youll never want to ride without them. REV'IT! PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester rib, PWRshell mesh, polyester 600D, PWRwax 500D, PWRshell 500D stretch, polyester dull 600D, Lorica Insulation detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner and membrane Waterproofing detachable hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 86 polyamide, 14 polyester lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyamide (100 polyurethane coating, insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Lite ladies CE protection at knees, perforated EVA foam at hips Visibility laminated reflection at upper legs and calves ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles Ventilation ventilation panels at legs Features short connection zipper, elastic at waistband, adjustable protector pockets, easy entrance zipper Pockets slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing that such protection can be this comfortable!
PostedApril 4, 2012
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Alice
From Dearborn
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:female
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
First, I should tell you that I went to Revzilla to purchase a different brand of pants but I didn't end up liking them.The salesgal listened to my intended use and steered me to these Tornado pants. Boy, was she right. The fit so well that I have actually left the hip armor in, not something that I ever would have thought I'd do, as I have ample "padding" there already. They are as comfortable as my beloved track pants and their Knox armor is almost unnoticable, comfort-wise. I've worn them down to freezing with the liner in and didn't even need longjohns. And then I've worn them in the mid-80s with the liner out and the fresh air glides over my well-protected skin. I'm just not sure how it can get better than this. I have not ridden in the rain with them yet, so I cannot attest to their waterproofness, but based on the quality these show in every other way, I'm feeling pretty confident they'll do just fine. As for sizing, I am a size 10 and bought a size 42 in these and I wear them as pants, not overpants.They are expensive but I believe that they are well worth the money.
Rides: 2009 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi E21 Monokey Sidecases The E21 cases are designed as side cases only and are ideal for use as city cases. They are narrow in width and offer a top opening feature. Sold only as a pair, they have been they have been design asymmetrically to give the right and left case a unique appearance. They come in a variety of finishes, which make them good all round cases,suiting any style of motorcycle. Features External Dimensions 16.5L x 7.5W x 13.5D (420 x 196 x 348 mm) each. Capacity 21 liters. Max. load 11 lbs/case
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
After 3 years of use
PostedJuly 24, 2011
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Alice
From Dearborn
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'd say that these are great commuter bags. I ride to work nearly every day and the fact that they sit flat and open from the top makes hauling lunches and spare gear very convenient. They are a little small for travel but for 99% of my use, they are spot on. The right bag is scuffed up from me kicking it every single time I mount the bike but I don't consider that a bad look. They are not as "custom" looking as the E360s but they are much easier to use and they provide a much narrower profile for the bike. I think they are a great value.
Rides: 2009 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi E360 Monokey Topcase / Sidecase E360 represents the perfect companion to the E460 and E52, its characteristics also enable efficient use as a top case. Its design makes it particularly suitable for mounting as a side case, satisfying the most demanding space requirements of the traveller during mid/long range trips. Features Dimensions 22.3L x 16.7W x 11D (56.7 x 42.3 x 28.0 cm). Capacity 40 liters. Max. load 22 lbs
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great as luggage
PostedJuly 18, 2011
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Alice
From Dearborn
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These are the size of a typical carry-on bag so they hold a lot. They are great for travel but less so for daily commuting due to the fact that they open from the side. They are much easier to use if you take them off to load and unload and then remount them. This isn't as much of a pain as it sounds since they go on and off so easily. I would not choose them for commuter bags, though. The E21s that open from the top are much more convenient to use. These hold a lot more for longer trips, though.
Rides: 2009 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Givi E194 Top Rack Monokey Topcases F800GS / F650GS 08+
Givi E194 Top Rack Monokey Topcases F800GS / F650GS 08+
Givi E194 Top Rack Monokey Topcases F800GS / F650GS 08+ This E-series model-specific adapter plate is designed to add a Givi Monokey case to your existing OEM toprack or tailsection (model-dependent). Depending on the model, the adapter plate may be cast aluminum or durable molded nylon. Rugged black finish. All necessary mounting hardware and installation diagram included. Installs quickly using simple hand tools. Mounts standard Givi Monokey topcases (ie E45 Elegant, E460 Delux, E52 Maxia), or the flat, stable surface can be used as a solid toprack when the topcase is not needed. Givi E-series topcase racks are for use with Givi Monokey topcases ONLY and are NOT compatible with Givi Monolock topcases.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
8 bolts and it's on
PostedJuly 18, 2011
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Alice
From Dearborn
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Five minute install. Topcase pops on and off easily.
Rides: 2009 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Givi E460 Monokey Topcase
Givi E460 Monokey Topcase
Givi E460 Monokey Topcase Sizeable yet stylish, with a capacity of 46 liters, this case is able to hold two large full face helmets. The E460 represents in every detail the quality and innovative GIVI style. Features Dimensions 22.3L x 16.7W x 12.3D (56.7 x 43.2 x 31.2 cm). Capacity 46 liters. Max. load 22 lbs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice size and good looks
PostedJuly 18, 2011
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Alice
From Dearborn
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This holds one full-face helmet nicely and has plenty of room for spare gloves, etc. It has a very nice look to it -- very polished. It is a bit of a pain to open and lock, though, as it takes two hands to do either. Still, it's a nice box overall.
Rides: 2009 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi PL690 Tubular Sidecase Racks F650GS / F800GS 2008-2012 Tubular sidecase racks designed to be used with Givi Monokey side cases Requires E194 Monokey Topcase Plate to mount the Sidecases.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very easy to install and use
PostedJuly 18, 2011
Customer avatar
Alice
From Dearborn
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It takes about a half hour to install the racks and then you're good to go. One tip -- work from the right side of the bike when installing the front bolt of the left side bracket. You'll understand what I mean when you do the install.
The bags pop on and off with ease but stay secure while mounted.
Rides: 2009 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack The SMH10 is a Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Class 1 Stereo Headset with long-range Bluetooth Intercom designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH10 on your helmet, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v3.0+EDR and the advanced digital processing technology, the Sena SMH10 bluetooth helmet communication system offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, the easy-to-access and intuitive button operations make the SMH10 a perfect companion for motorcycles. System Features Audio Booster Individual Volume Control Versatile Jog Dial Use while charging Upgradable firmware General Talk time 12 hours Standby time 10 days Working Distance (Intercom) up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain 4-way conference intercom Dimensions Headset 84.1 mm x 56.5 mm x 38.6 mm (3.3 in x 2.2 in x 1.5 in) Clamp unit 223.8 mm x 85.5 mm x 30.6mm (8.8 in x 3.4 in x 1.2 in) Headset weight 60g (2.11 oz) Clamp unit 84g (2.96 oz) Bluetooth Profiles Headset Profile, Hand-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Audio Built-in SBC Codec Voice promts Conference phone call with intercom participant Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Auxiliary audio-in connection via 3.5mm jack Battery Charging time 2.5 hours Type Lithium polymer battery Please Note Some of the above features require updating the firmware to the latest v4.1. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
We couldn't like it more!
PostedJuly 4, 2011
Customer avatar
Alice
From Dearborn
State:MI
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
We ordered this set so that we could communicate more easily bike-to-bike. They are nothing short of amazing. After watching Revzilla's video, the install took all of 10 minutes. Set-up was another minute. Then we were off! The sound quality is perfect at 70 mph. Wind noise is extremely minimal. It is wonderful to be able to communicate directions ahead of time, point out sights along the road, and just share thoughts along the ride. This was a great purchase.
Rides: 2009 BMW F650GS ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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