BenNYC
 
 
 
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    October 7, 2011
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    September 11, 2014
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Dainese V-Twin D-WP Boots The road that runs beneath the seat, the open spaces of the surrounding prairie, the pulsing of the pistons shaking arms and body, the reflection of lightning on chrome engine, the roar of the motorcycle. All these things gave birth to the idea that became the Dainese V-Twin D Waterproof Boot. Constructed from soft cowhide, the V Twin- D-WP boot combines functional technical solutions with a high level of comfort, from the waterproof interior to the slip-resistant rubber soles. The undeniable styling of this boot announces to the world your good taste. Features Cowhide leather Nylon ankle guard Reinforced heelcounter Adjustable buckles Waterproof D-WP interior Non-slip rubber sole
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Underrated, stylish boots
PostedSeptember 11, 2014
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BenNYC
From New York City
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I wish Dainese would make more boots like this. Understated. minimal branding. Fashionable. Frankly they look great and I was genuinely surprised at how good they look.
The leather is modified to appear aged, while the sole uses some kind of softer rubber that also looks a bit aged out of the box. The buckles in the picture are functional for pulling the boots tighter to your ankle.
Protection for this price point is good. There is a reinforced toe and heel. Light armor on both sides of the ankle.
I've walked around in them a bit, and they are very comfortable out of the box.
Haven't tested the waterproofing.
On a side note - I have narrow feet. I would say that unlike the other Dainese boots I have purchased, these are more of a "wide" American fit. This I hope Daienese doesn't do. It's manageable, nowhere near as bad as other brands.
Rides: 2007 Honda CBR1000RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Stylmartin Indian Boots The Stylmartin Indian Boots are a great combination of comfort and protection with classic styling. Their waterproof and breathable lining combine with the anti-slip rubber sole makes this boot a great choice whether you are commuting or riding until the road ends. Uses a Vibram sole made in Italy that is comfortable and popular with the hiking / outdoor crowd for all-day comfort. Black boots include a set of black laces as well as a spare set of green laces. The Black version features a greased full grain leather. Brown boots include a set of brown laces as well as a spare set of red laces. The Brown version are made with natural tan full grain leather. The leather will lighten through brushing, with use, or bending it, gaining a unique coloring with a vintage effect, which enhance the classic dark brown color. Features Full grain leather upper Internal PU malleolus protection of both sides Fast lace system Anti-slip replaceable rubber sole Padded collar Antex breathable waterproof membrane Note Stylemartin Boots run about one whole size large.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I'm a 44 typically, 43 length fits fine.
PostedSeptember 9, 2014
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BenNYC
From New York City
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Nice boots, as long as you size it right. As is typical with nearly all brands of bike boots and shoes, they are very wide. Not as bad as other companies, but it is not Dainese.
The boots look great, very understated. Much more so than even the pictures. I am very happy with the style, and also happy that these can be resoled. Solid metal toe, but ankle could be better protected.
Overall, a great boot.
Rides: 2007 Honda CBR1000RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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RSD Clash Jacket The Roland Sands Clash leather jacket has a detailed rocker style, with a shorty snap collar, offset front zipper and front zip pockets. Features Hand finished, washed and oiled/waxed top grain cowhide (+- 1.1mm thickness) Performance riding fit, with rotated, pre-curved sleeves, dropped back length and relaxed collar opening Quilted accents, shoulders, lower back Reinforced riveted elbows Perforated leather interior trims Sleeve zip pocket, side zipper waist adjust Zip close cuffs Satin poly lining with custom RSD repeat numbers heat emboss Soft lined electronics security pocket Stretch mesh cargo stuff pockets Zip close interior chest pocket Armor ready shoulder, elbow and back protector pockets Note The RSD Clash Jacket uses RSD Elbow Armor in the shoulders and RSD Shoulder Armor in the elbows.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit is true to size - caveat!
PostedSeptember 3, 2014
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BenNYC
From New York City
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Like everyone else, I agree this jacket is incredible. Everything about it just seems like perfect quality. It's beautiful.
I usually find most American destined/designed MC gear are not true to size. So, since the XL oxblood Clash was out of stuck, I pulled the trigger on the large. I have a 46" chest, and often can get away with it. I justify it as many XL products are designed for men with guts, and I like a trim look.
This one was too tight, even a bit tough to button the collar.
I ordered a large in black, as the red is perhaps a bit too loud for me anyway. I will have them both side by side for a few days, and will decide which to keep!
Anyway, measure yourself, and choose the size that accurately corresponds.
Rides: 2007 Honda CBR1000RR
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Proven tread patterns for all-weather riding Tread pattern design provides excellent water drainage that reduces hydroplaning, enhancing wet performance for safe riding in all weather conditions New compounds ensure higher braking performance on both wet and dry surfaces Classic tread pattern is designed to prevent irregular wear and cupping Multi-Radius Contour Design is tuned specifically for the bias-tire touring segment and provides radial-type handling High silica content of the new compounds helps provide outstanding grip in all weather conditions and reduces rolling resistance to improve mileage 140/80VB17-MG for use with Moto Guzzi ONLY. Speed Ratings H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph V-rated for speeds up to 149 mph
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My favorite all-weather tires
PostedSeptember 3, 2014
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BenNYC
From New York City
State:VA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I ride a triumph bonneville most days to get around either to work or shopping. Performance in wet conditions is imperative to me, and these things perform very well, especially in the winter.
Unless you're going to put on sticky tires in the summer for some hooliganism, these are the best tires you can buy.
Rides: 2007 Honda CBR1000RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Summit Gloves
REV'IT! Summit Gloves
REV'IT! Summit Gloves This stylish black glove is a great all-around glove for the sport touring rider. Both palm and upper are constructed of durable and strong goatskin. Protection comes by way of the racing-developed REVIT! dual-comp TPU palm slider, and TPR hard shell knuckle. Black, but by no means basic, SUMMIT goes the distance. The REVIT Summit makes for an excellent spring / fall glove. If you are looking for waterproofing, check out the fully waterproof version of this glove - the REV'IT! Summit H2O Glove REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell goatskin, sure grip, hypalon Lining tri-fleece liner Composition outer shell 100 leather lining 100 polyester Protection PU injected finger knuckles, TPR hard shell knuckle, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, schoeller-keprotec at palm, EVA foam at thumb and palm Visibility reflective logo at cuff ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment strap at wrist, adjustment tab at cuff Features stretch lips at fingers and backhand, sure grip patches, elastic at wrist, regular cuff
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Average gloves, poor build quality
PostedSeptember 25, 2013
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BenNYC
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Within weeks of owning these gloves, the stitching was starting to fray. A year in, they look beat and I've barely worn them.
Thought I would save some money over Dainese,
Rides: 2005 Triumph Bonneville
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Arai Vector 2 High-Viz Neon Helmet The Arai Vector 2 Motorcycle Helmet is the successor to Arai's hugely popular Vector model. New features for the Vector 2 Helmet include an SAI visor similar to RX-Q and Corsair V which provides wider field of vision. A replaceable interior liner has been modified to improve air flow around the head and to provide a more comfortable fit eliminating pressure points. The ventilation system has been revamped with a larger size switch and larger rear duct which will create 50 more vacuum. The high-visibility color scheme is an excellent choice for those who wish to be safe as possible, studies have shown that rider visibility is a key factor in reducing motorcycle accidents. Complex Laminate Construction (CLC) shell that combines excellent shell integrity with light weight Arai's exclusive multi-density, single piece hybrid EPS liner Arai's multi-density EPS liner is like no other, comprised of up to 5 different densities in some models which is molded into a single piece The single-piece hybrid liner and its unique benefit the direct-fused contact area that each EPS call shares with its neighboring cells creates a mutual support - as one cell is crushed under impact, the surrounding cells assist with the energy absorption. (Liner pieces that are simply fitted or glued together cannot rely on such a high-level support bond.) New ACF-2 front intake vent has an oversized intake opening for better airflow, and a sliding-door mechanism to more completely close it 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 Exclusive removable 5 mm Peel - away Cheek and Temple Pad layer-provides additional level of customization and fitment Extreme peripheral view - same wider field of side to side visibility as the top-of-the-line Corsair V racing helmet (an additional 5mm on each side when compared to to previous Vector model) New tuned rear vent/wing - Air inlets provide improved interior ventilation and heat removal Hyper-Ridge band - newly sculpted lower reinforcement band provides stability and lower center of gravity for a lightweight feeling. Larger side exhaust ports to increase airflow and minimize noise Dual pivot chin vent to direct air to the rider or the shield for de-misting Reinforced shell ridges with integrated side exhaust vents Larger bottom opening for easier on and off Removable/replaceable cheek pads with 5mm peel-away layer Micro-fitting 5mm peel away cheek pad layer first introduced on the RX-Q comes standard on the Vector 2 . Gives you the option of a thinner cheek pad set for a custom fit without having to purchase additional cheek pads Expanding on the 5mm peel-away cheek pads, the Arai Vector 2 is the first Arai model to offer 5mm peel away temple pads as well Interior Shape Intermediate Oval - This shape is designed for the rider whose head has a front-to-back dimension that is longer than the side-to-side dimension. This is a neutral head-shape design which tends to fit most riders well. Meets or exceeds Snell M2010 and D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This is my first expensive helment
PostedOctober 31, 2011
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BenNYC
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
The helmet is great for my uses. It's quiet, the visibility is excellent, the fit is excellent, and it gets the job done. It feels light on my head.
Is it worth the extra cash? I hope I don't have to find out.
I'm always baffled by the high cost of some helmets, but I trust Japanese quality and wanted to get something known to be good.
Also, the high viz yellow is great. I wish EVERY company made these. It's such a simple thing to do and it saves lives.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars V-Twin Leather Pants
Alpinestars V-Twin Leather Pants
Specifically designed and engineered for an upright, Cruiser, riding position. These pants have been ergonomically developed with stretch panels to provide a comfortable fit and casual look on and off the bike. The pant features a boot cut design and waist zipper to connect to selected Alpinestars leather and textile jackets for safety and convenience. Features 1.2-1.4mm full-grain leather for excellent abrasion resistance Boot cut leg design to allow pants to be worn outside, or inside the boot 5 pocket jean design Internal lining with stretch panel inserts to work with outer stretch zones Internally reinforced seat area Built in Hip padding YKK Semi Auto Lock zippers
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent leather pants
PostedOctober 7, 2011
Customer avatar
BenNYC
From New York City
State:NY
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Perfect for what they are - midway between racing gear and harley pirate gear. They are basically leather boot cut jeans that are big enough in the lower legs to fit over large reinforced boots. Understandably, they are a bit big over my city riding ankle boots.
They are cut true to size and fit my fairly muscular thighs and buttocks. Leg length is also great - so much moto gear is for short guys. My 34x34 legs fit great with no alterations.
If there is one negative comment, it is that hip protectors were not included. Oh well.
For me, I spend 90% of my time riding in NYC (mostly commuting) and only rarely go on the highway at high speeds. Historically, most of my cruising is in the summer and for that I've used some Dianese tex pants for the airflow. Now, I can finally get out to see the fall leaves, and I already feel much safer with full on leather.
On a side note - the customer service at Revzilla is awesome. And the website is also great. Thanks guys!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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