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    September 5, 2011
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    October 28, 2013
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REV'IT! Karma WSP Windcollar The compact and lightweight Karma GORE Windstopper Softshell collar is one of the most comfortable wind collars available. It is completely windproof, and offers a soft, warm fleece lining on the inside of the outer shell, which is made of comfortable Softshell stretch material. The Karma WSP is water resistant by definition. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell WINDSTOPPER Soft Shell 3L ripstop stretch, mesh Waterproofing water repellent and wind proof Breathability highly breathable Composition 58 polyester, 33 polyamide, 6 ePFTE, 3 elastane ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit ergonomic fit Features over lock seams, stretchable
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Works As Advertised
PostedOctober 28, 2013
Customer avatar
foobar
From Southern California
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
When the temps finally do drop in So Cal, this windcollar is a perfect edition to the early morning gear. Comfortable, easy to put on/take off, and great at blocking the wind. Could not ask for anything more out of this type of product.
Rides: 2013 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai Defiant Helmet - Solid Colors Designed specifically for the aesthetics and needs of street fighter and naked bike rider in mind, the new Arai Defiant is equally aggressive and feature rich, as one would expect from a new Arai helmet. Based on the fit and comfort of the Quantum, the Arai Defiant was built for the upright riding position with its aggressive, integrated chin spoiler, which was designed specifically to guide wind around the neck and to improve the aerodynamic properties of the helmet. The Hyper Ridge Bumper circles the bottom of the shell both adding additional strength and also lowering the helmet's center of gravity, while flaring the helmet opening slightly to increase the ease of putting on, and taking off. The Arai Defiant utilizes Arai's latest faceshield design, the SAI Max Vision Pinlock Shield with Brow Vents and includes Pinlock insert lens. The SAI Max Vision shield has been widened by 5mm left and right and offers one of the widest eyeports available for excellent peripheral vision. Features Aggressive new styling Internals are redesigned with a focus on safety and comfort Organic shell shape for superb energy management New IC-4 Upper Intake vents seal more completely when closed New ACR-4 flow thru exhaust vent allows greater air flow when open and reduces drag when closed FCS R (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design has 5mm peel away micro fit layer for greater personal fit Cheek pads feature contoured shape, multiple density foam layer supported by a patented spring New shell shape is easier to put on and take off New water repellent material along bottom edge Pull down spoiler works with new flared bottom to increase helmet stability SAI Max Vision Brow Vent Pinlock anti-fog lens insert included DOT and Snell 2010 certified
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Arai Quality In A New Model
PostedMay 31, 2013
Customer avatar
foobar
From Southern California
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I pre-ordered the Defiant when I heard it was being released in North America. This is called the Rebel in Europe and had received some good reviews there.
Arai definitely stepped outside of their comfort zone when building this up. More aggressive styling, different vent ports, etc. But if it doesn't ride well, what's the point.
Fortunately, this helmet does ride well. Whatever changes they made around the opening make this one of the easier helmets to put on and take off. Arai claims the "Moto GP inspired" spoiler in the front helps create more downward force...I have not really noticed the difference between other helmets without this feature. Noise level seems on par with my Shoei RF1100.
What sets this helmet apart from the others though is the build quality. You can tell they take pride in their work at Arai. Flawless paint and sliders feel like they will be functioning after thousands of miles on the road. The interior is second to none in this reviewers opinion. Just when you think Arai has reached the pinnacle of plush...they raise the bar.
Rides: 2013 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai Signet-Q Helmet - Solid Colors The Signet-Q takes all the favorite features of the RX-Q and create a whole new series based on all the successes. On the outside, the Arai Signet-Q Helmet looks very similar to it's namesake, the RX-Q, but on the inside you can see and feel the difference. A longer shell shape on the Arai Signet-Q Helmet gives 5mm more space front to back allowing for a larger number of heads to fit comfortably. The shape of the Arai Signet-Q Helmet releases forehead pressures and eliminate hot spots for a more comfortable fit every time. This shape works best for riders with a long oval headshape. Additional Features of the Arai Signet-Q Helmet Both the top vent set and side exhaust cowls are direct carryovers from the RX-Q Brow vent ducting redirects to flow air across the temples DDL-4 exhaust vent to the 10mm wider eye port (5mm on each side) Long Oval Fit SAI MAX-Vision Brow Vent shield Clear Pin Lock Max-Vision Brow Vent pinlock lense included. Elongated shell adds 5mm from front to back Long-Oval shape helps prevent Hot-Spot Multi-Density Single piece EPS liner Removable, replaceable, washable interior Dry-Cool Surface material for rapid displacement of heat and moisture away from your head and into the ventilation airflow for added comfort while riding and a quick dry between rides 5mm peel-away temple pads adds another level of customization, giving the helmet interior a little extra width when needed Enhanced for customizable micro fitment interior without the need to purchase extra interior components New FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design Innovative and exclusive spring support adds just the right amount of pressure when needed while being worn Meets or exceeds Snell and D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
It's All About Fit
PostedApril 28, 2013
Customer avatar
foobar
From Southern California
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Shape
Narrow
Round
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I've been wearing the Shoei RF-1100 in Medium for a little over a year now. I recently attended and Arai factory demo day at a local dealership and ended up trying on various models. My head measures 57cm or just a tad over which puts me in the Medium range according to their sizing chart. The Medium for the Signet Q was too big. The small fit snug and comfortable. The only complaint I have is with the chin strap cover. It needs to be 10-15mm longer. While it was not a reason for me to not buy the helmet, it is the only part of the helmet that is not comfortable. I'm assuming after a few hundred miles or several weeks of wearing it the strap will soften up a bit. Other than that, great helmet.
I was surprised that the small fit so well. If you are considering the Signet Q, you might want to size down if you are on the borderline with their sizing chart. As the Arai rep told me," if between sizes, go smaller.."
Rides: 2013 Triumph Street Triple R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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SIDI Apex Boots Features Patented and trademarked Vertebra System protects the riders Achilles tendon Replaceable thermoplastic resin ankle ball protection cup Bolt on (not Velcro!) replaceable, adjustable and aerodynamic nylon scuff pads on the toe Composite inner sole Removable arch support Lorica outer construction Closable air vent Double stitched in all high stress areas All bolt on parts are replaceable Full length zip open entry Dual compound sole DuPont polymer toe shift pad Perforated Teflon treated nylon lining Shock absorbing heel cup
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Boot
PostedApril 20, 2012
Customer avatar
foobar
From Southern California
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 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
Slightly Large
Large
I wanted something that provided more protection for my daily commute and the Apex caught my eye. I feel that I have a better chance of staying protected with these underneath me than some of the other boot/shoe options out there. While I typically wear a 43 (9.5) in Nike, I ended up getting both the 43 and 42 based on some other reviews. Glad I did. Neither of these sizes felt either too big or too small. Both were comfortable to me. However my foot seemed to slip a little in the 43 and I did not want to take the change of it coming off in the event of an accident. After all, I bought these for protection. What good would they be if they ended up coming off. So the 42 worked perfectly for me and I am returning the 43. Love the Revzilla return policy. Sure it will cost a little in return shipping but I needed something quick and did not want to play the back and forth shipping game while I found the right size. Also, the ability to put one size of each on different feet was a huge factor in deciding which size was the best for me.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves A mix of leather and textile provides a comfortable feel for the city commuter or easy touring rider. The Apex glove features an extra warm and cozy thermal velour liner combined with Alpinestars 100 waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane to keep cold and wet weather away from hands. Features Goatskin glove chassis with padded textile palm reinforcements Molded PU knuckle and foam padding on fingers Ultra-Flexible accordion textile on top of the hand and around the thumb Full-length wrist gauntlet with dual wrist adjustment and accordion panel on long wrist closure tab Soft, insulated velour lining Heat-molded, foam-injected Astars logo and Astar rivet on wrist strap Embroidered Astar logo on forefinger
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect For So Cal Winters
PostedDecember 26, 2011
Customer avatar
foobar
From Southern California
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Picked up these sub $100 gloves for those "chilly" So Cal mornings. These keep my hands warm while still retaining feel of the controls. Have worn these in upper 40s without that numbing feeling.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Bio Armor Back Protector Features Direct replacement for Alpinestars RC Back Protector which has been discontinued Optimized for insertion into the latest Alpinestars technical jackets. Slimline profile. Conformable impact absorbing compound mold easily to the body. Perforated to improve the breathability. CE certified level 1 to latest prEN1621-22010. Please see below chart for protector measurements Size Measurements Small 14.5 Height 9.75 Widest Point 6.5 Narrowest Point Medium 16.25 Height 9.5 Widest Point 6.75 Narrowest Point Large 18.5 Height 10 Widest Point 6.75 Narrowest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Upgrade To Standard Insert
PostedNovember 14, 2011
Customer avatar
foobar
From Southern California
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
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
Picked this up to replace the foam inserts that came with my GP-R. I forget that it's even installed due to how comfortable it is. Small price to pay for that extra piece of mind with regards to protection.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Axis Pants The REV'IT! AXIS was purpose-built to meet and exceed the needs of the daily commuter. You had a laundry list of requirements, and they listened. REVIT AXIS is a water resistant, wide-fitting overpant, which can be donned quickly over jeans without the need to remove your boots, thanks to a 2-way side zipper. The outer shell is constructed of a strong polyester fabric with CE-approved armor at the knees, which can be adjusted in height on the inside. AXIS is simple, strong, practical, and durable. Asked and answered. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D Water resistant Composition outer shell 100 polyester lining 98 polyamide, 2 polyester Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees Visibility laminated reflection at calves ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment tabs at waist and ankles Features elastic at waistband, two-way easy entrance zipper, belt loops
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Overpant For The Price
PostedOctober 3, 2011
Customer avatar
foobar
From Mission Viejo
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
As with any overpant, the Axis is a roomy. However Revit has designed it in such a way so you don't look like the Michelin man walking around in them. I wear these for my daily comment and appreciate the double zippers which allow me to put them on and take them off while wearing jeans and my riding boots.
I have not worn them in the rain yet so I cannot comment on the waterproofing, but they seem to breathe just fine in warmer weather and keep me warm enough on those cool mornings during the ride in.
If you are considering a pair of overpants, I would definitely put these on your consideration list.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars GPR Leather Jacket Designed to let you feel as cool as you look, the Alpinestars GPR Perforated Leather Jacket features ventilated inserts in its supple, full-grain leather construction for enhanced airflow. 1.3mm full-grain leather provides the optimum combination of durability, comfort and abrasion resistance. Integrated Aramidic stretch panels in the shoulders allow full range of movement for extra comfort and control while riding. Removable and adjustable CE certified Bio Armor protectors in the elbows and shoulders. Chest and back pad compartments with PE protective padding (Alpinestars CE certified Bio Armor back protector insert and Bionic Chest Guards available as accessory upgrade). Snap connection system allows integration with Alpinestars CE level 2 certified Bionic Race Back Protector (optional accessory). Internal waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile pants Perforated leather for ventialtion and use in warm weather
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Might Be The Perfect Jacket
PostedSeptember 26, 2011
Customer avatar
foobar
From Mission Viejo
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Picked up the GP-R after doing a bunch of research. Living in a warmer climate I wanted something that was breathable yet gave me the protection of leather. Enter the GP-R. At a 43" chest I picked up a size 54. Perfect fit. Snug in all the right places but doesn't bind at all. Airflow is noticeable on those warm days. For cooler mornings I throw on an extra layer to add a little bit of warmth.
If you are considering purchasing this jacket, go for it. I don't think you will regret the purchase.
Rides: 2011 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Shoei RF-1100 Helmet - Solid (2XL Only)
Shoei RF-1100 Helmet - Solid (2XL Only)
Shoei RF-1100 Helmet - Solid Colors SHOEI is proud to introduce the all-new RF-1100 Helmet, which is built on the strongest pedigree in the motorcycle helmet business. The Shoei RF-1000 has enjoyed great success since its 2003 inception, but that didnt stop SHOEIs world-class development team from throwing out the molds to build a brand-new helmet from scratch. 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 all-new, groundbreaking Shoei RF-1100 - where aggressive styling meets SHOEIs unrivaled attention to detail, and the evolution of perfection is once again met. AIM+ Shell Construction Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient 5 Shell Sizes and six EPS liner configurations present increased fit options that comfortably fit most head sizes A 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 CW-1 Face Shield The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Q.R.S.A. (Quick Release Self-Adjusting) Base Plate System 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 (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly, ensuring a wind and waterproof seal between shield and helmet 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 The rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Interior System The 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 Tech Specs 5 shell sizes Weight 3.54 Pounds / 1604grams (based on size medium / solid color) DOT and Snell M2010 approved Need help with sizing Check out our sizing video or read our Shoei Size Chart for more help. And don't forget our Gear Geeks are always available to help you out if you need advice. setTimeout(function()var adocument.createElement(script) var bdocument.getElementsByTagName('script')[0] a.srcdocument.location.protocol+//dnn506yrbagrg.cloudfront.net/pages/scripts/0010/2527.js a.asynctruea.typetext/javascriptb.parentNode.insertBefore(a,b), 1) 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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Helmet
PostedSeptember 5, 2011
Customer avatar
foobar
From Mission Viejo
State:CA
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
This is my second Shoei. My first one was purchased a couple of decades ago and wow..how times have changed. This helmet fits me perfectly like any in the Shoei lineup. It's light, has good airflow, and noise is not really an issue. I appreciate the ease at which the visor can be swapped out and the lines of this thing. It just looks fast. No, it's not the cheapest helmet out there but not the most expensive. If the RF-1100 is in your price range and fits, get it. Money well spent.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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