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Offline ghostrider990

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NEW 2018 Riding Gear
« on: January 10, 2018, 11:31:32 am »
SInce this is such a sleepy section of the forum, I'd like to start a new discussion about new for 2018 Gear that people have purchased they'd like to discuss here, or even stuff they'd LIKE to buy.
Let's limit to Helmets, Gloves, Boots, Jackets, Pants, etc.  Body Wear new for this year, not just new to You.

Personally, I haven't seen anything YET that has compelled me to give up my $$$, but I am on the hunt for a new Top of Line all-season Textile Riding "Suit".
I HAVE noticed that there's ALOT of KLIM, Dainese, and Rukka Gear on Clearance at Revzilla which makes me think the new stuff is coming in March or sooner.
For those that know me, I've declared my interest in the ReviT Dominator GTX set, and I was able to have a dialogue with a Revi't Rep on the ADVRider Site, confirming that they'll continue production of that gear through 2018, but dropping the white/grey set and offering only Black.  Not great news, but not bad either.
Currently, this Suit has limited availability in the U.S. due to production issues that Rev'it sites as "a shortage of Goretex Armacor and Superfabric" textiles, with availability  resuming sometime in the first of 2018.

I'll continue to HOPE that means that other manufacturers are also using these awesome materials in their newer models, and we'll see more offerings come springtime.

Please add your insights and knowledge to this post, and let's jumpstart some dialogue on this section!  :beerchug:

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Re: NEW 2018 Riding Gear
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 09:24:57 pm »
My Shoei is going on 4 years old so I started looking at a new helmet. Good price here and decent reviews. Next time I get over to Iron Pony I will stop and try one on before ordering direct here http://www.schuberthhelmetonline.com/schuberth-s2-sport-elite-helmet-yellow-hei%C3%9Fer-verkauf-p-152.html

Really like the SR2 http://www.schuberthhelmetonline.com/schuberth-sr2-lightning-helmet-yellow-in-stock-p-162.html but the Revzilla reviewer and several others emphasize that this is better used in a tucked position.

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Re: NEW 2018 Riding Gear
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 12:50:13 pm »
I've never considered Rev'it as top of the line.  AeroStitch doesn't tickle your fancy?
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Re: NEW 2018 Riding Gear
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 01:44:52 pm »
My Shoei is going on 4 years old so I started looking at a new helmet. Good price here and decent reviews. Next time I get over to Iron Pony I will stop and try one on before ordering direct here http://www.schuberthhelmetonline.com/schuberth-s2-sport-elite-helmet-yellow-hei%C3%9Fer-verkauf-p-152.html

Really like the SR2 http://www.schuberthhelmetonline.com/schuberth-sr2-lightning-helmet-yellow-in-stock-p-162.html but the Revzilla reviewer and several others emphasize that this is better used in a tucked position.


I have a Schuberth C3 Pro I really like.  I just installed a Sena 10u that works well.  The unit is made specifically for this helmet.  My second helmet is a Shoei RF1200, great helmet, the only thing I don’t like is it doesn’t have the built in sun visor.  Probably should have purchased the Gt Air.

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Re: NEW 2018 Riding Gear
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 10:27:15 pm »
Hi,
      My 5 year old Motoport Gear, still going strong!

Guess it's time I should wash it, but...

Just shake it out ,and looks like the day I bought it??? ;D
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Re: NEW 2018 Riding Gear
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 06:37:39 pm »
TIme you should wash it !!??

I wash mine 2 or 3 times a year depending on heat and bugs. Kind of funny to walk into a laundromat, find the front loader and peel it off in fron t of everyone .

Dries on the way home ....great stuff.