Saturday, November 15

Scorpion Graphics: EXO-900X, EXO-T1200, & EXO-C110

Tony - Content Coordinator

Anonymity is overrated… especially on a motorcycle. Let’s be honest, we could ride to our destination in a variety of ways, but we prefer two wheels because it’s cool. It is unique. There is a style all its own about each of our individual motorcycles and, for the most part, we identify with this ride because it correlates to our own personal aesthetic. The new releases of Scorpion helmets work to augment this style and allow us to express outwardly what it is we feel like within.

Scorpion EXO-900X Hi-Viz Motorcycle Helmet
First on the list is the new Scorpion EXO-900X Hi-Viz Helmet. Fashioned atop the noticeably redesigned 900X frame that is a lighter, more functional transformer helmet than its predecessor, the Hi-Viz option allows riders to be much more recognizable on the roadways. Easily worn as a full-face, open-face, or modular helmet, there are few circumstances that this lid won’t cater to. From the AirFit interior inflation system to the SpeedView retractable sun visor, the focus of the 900X has, and will continue to be, the comfort of riders through various circumstances… all in one option.

Scorpion EXO-T1200 Freeway Motorcycle Helmet
Another addition to the lineup is the new Scorpion EXO-T1200 Freeway Helmet. This brings a new paint scheme to the innovative T1200 option that has been a huge step forward for the Scorpion brand as a whole. As with the 900X, the EXO-T1200 utilizes the AirFit and SpeedView options to better accommodate the needs of the most ardent touring riders. With a plethora of features geared towards improving the experience for those of us who spend long hours in the saddle, the Freeway graphic also allows for the addition of a little visual vibrancy to the standard solid color choices.


Scorpion Women's EXO-C110 Split Motorcycle HelmetScorpion has not overlooked the female riders either as they have introduced the Scorpion Women’s EXO-C110 Split Helmet. Going for the top-quality, open-faced crowd, the EXO-C110 comes with more bells and whistles than most of its contemporaries. With a drop down sun visor, aero-tuned ventilation, and KwickWick 2 anti-microbial internal liner, this is a plush choice for riders who prefer not to be in a full-face option. With the Split graphic, the standard Black option is… well… split down the middle by a Pink stripe that adds a little bit of contrast and noticeability to the lid.

In total, the Scorpion lineup is a well-rounded set of gear that pays attention to a wide-ranging gamut of riders from every ilk. The newest graphics to a few of their most exciting helmets offers additional options to choose from as we move into the 2015 riding season.

Have fun out there, be safe, and as always…

Enjoy the ride,

Juice

Monday, November 3

Biltwell Gringo S Helmet: Because We Like Upgrades

Tony - Content Coordinator

As anyone who has looked to get a new cellphone service plan in the past decade can attest, upgrades are fantastic. It’s like, we have one thing that we think is awesome, and then BAM!... a company adds something to it that just makes us wonder how we ever managed without it before. That is kind of what is going on with the new Biltwell Gringo S Helmet.

Biltwell Gringo S Motorcycle HelmetBuilt upon the seriously popular vintage-style shell of the original Gringo helmet, the Gringo S takes it a step further in style, usability, and protection by adding in a hinged eyeport shield. This totally gives it an old-school F1 racecar type of flavor and offers an easy, convenient form of eye coverage that does not detract from the classic look or feel. With a hand-sewn brushed Lycra liner, internal BioFoam chin padding, and a rugged aluminum face shield mechanism, this helmet brings all of the essence of the 70’s to 2015.
Biltwell Gringo S Checker Motorcycle Helmet


If a solid color just isn’t your style, they have you covered for that as well with the new Biltwell Gringo S Checker Helmet. With the option to choose from either a Black or Silver main shell, the checker pattern runs right down the middle of the lid for a symmetrical infusion of moto-style. It is the international signal for “lets race” after all, so don’t be shy to roll on the throttle a bit in this helmet and let your presence be known.
Biltwell Gringo S Spectrum Motorcycle Helmet

The Biltwell Gringo S Spectrum Helmet is another option for the graphical fans out there. As the name would imply, this helmet is themed with livewave inspired streaks running the circumference of the helmet around the chin bar. Go with the Black option to make the lines really pop, or take it to the vintage max with the super baller Wine color.


Look, we all like the newest version, we like added value, and we certainly like to look cool. For fans of vintage style and super unique motorcycle helmets… the Biltwell Gringo S and accompanying graphics are the way to go. These lids are currently available through pre-order and will be on the market soon!

Have fun out there, be safe, and as always…

Enjoy the ride,

Juice

Biltwell Graphics: Fresh Looks

Tony - Content Coordinator

There are not many out there who can rock the vintage style better than Biltwell. When it comes to bringing the classic to the modern motorcycling world, they have been at the forefront for some time. New for 2015, they have just made public a couple upcoming graphics that will add to their Gringo and Bonanza lines.

Biltwell Gringo Tracker Motorcycle Helmet

First on the list is the new Biltwell Gringo Tracker Helmet. Built on the hugely popular Gringo frame, this item has brought full-face protection to the vintage helmet market in an astoundingly cool way. The Tracker graphic itself only adds to that 70’s look and allows it to stand out a bit more than a solid color alone.


Biltwell Bonanza Fury Motorcycle Helmet

If an open-faced option is more your style, the Biltwell Bonanza Fury Helmet is the way to go. Again coming with the stripped theme made popular in an era before the 80’s came and blunted such a rad style, the flowing graphic of the Fury will definitely make its mark no matter the type of bike you ride. Go with the Black/Grey/Metallic Gold version… or step into a more liquidy style with the White/Blue/Light blue option.

So, if vintage style with modern comfort is your thing, give a look to the newest graphics from one of the best in the industry.

Have fun out there, be safe, and as always…

Enjoy the ride,

Juice

Saturday, November 1

Dainese Black Hawk Leather Jacket: Oozin’ Style for Cruisin’ Awhile

Eric - Gear Geek

Whup-whup-whup-whup-whup. That, my friends, is the sound of the Dainese Black Hawk Leather Jacket swooping onto the market. Alright, so that’s more of an onomatopoeia, but you get the idea. While previous Dainese offerings may have appealed to the sport oriented Ducati Monster rider, the Black Hawk screams out to the guy on the Diavel. Your power cruiser just got a new co-pilot.

Dainese Black Hawk Motorcycle JacketA closer look at the Black Hawk reveals a lot to like, with only a smidge for Dainese to improve upon. The cowhide shell is soft right off the hanger, so you won’t feel constricted for the first few rides. Liken it to a new baseball glove that doesn’t require you to tie it up and stash it under your mattress. The sleeves have a much less aggressive pre-curve to them when compared to the majority of the Dainese line, which solidifies the Black Hawk as a perfect jacket for cruising. Dainese gives you plenty of options to upgrade the protection as well, with a pocket for a Manis back protector and even a pocket for chest armor. A stand-alone thermal vest liner rounds out the main feature set, although admittedly we would have liked that liner to be that of the full sleeve variety.

Dainese Black Hawk Leather Jacket Review:


To me, the Black Hawk gives guys a truly premium cruiser jacket that was previously a bit scarce. And I do mean premium. At just over the $600 mark, this jacket is no doubt an investment. Although that is downright cheap when you compare it to the $21 million it costs to buy the Black Hawk’s aviary namesake. Really puts things into perspective doesn’t it? Overall, I would say that Dainese nailed the style and functionality that they were going for, and it’s certainly great to see a different look from the masters of sport. If you have the Black Hawk in your sights, I say fire away.

- The Manskies

Dainese Aero EVO C2 Race Suit: Simply The Best

Tony - Content Coordinator

It’s a little known fact that Tina Turner was actually singing to the Dainese Aero EVO C2 Race Suit in here epically fantastic “Simply The Best.” It’s true. Well, as true as something that is totally made up can possibly be. Either way, it is a rad suit for serious track day enthusiasts.

The Aero C2 Race Suit is the top-level option from Dainese and was created with the ardent motorcyclist in mind. From the Aluminum shoulder, elbow, and knee sliders to the elasticated design that ensures the tightest fitment without being uncomfortable, this really is one premium choice. Additionally, the fixed nanofeel lining is designed to keep the insides of the suit from getting all musty and gross after long days pushing yourself and your bike to the limits. This suit makes use of co-injected shoulders, composite protectors throughout, and pockets for both chest/back protectors… as well as a water bag kit!

So, if you are looking for the podium-topper of the Dainese race suit line, check out the Aero EVO C2 Race Suit for the coming season!

Have fun out there, be safe, and as always…

Enjoy the ride,

Juice
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