Monday, October 4

New October Motorcycle Gear & Deals

Welcome to RevZilla's Halloween Adventure. We have deals by the boatload this month, in addition to a ton of new products from Firstgear and Alpinestars, plus brand new helmets from Shoei helmets, HJC helmets and Nolan helmets. Klim just released a brand new off-road two-piece suit, and we just brought a new line into RevZilla: AltRider, a manufacturer of motorcycle protection for ADV bikes.

We enlisted the help of our trusty 80-year-old muse, Uncle Eli, to assist us in presenting this brand new gear and this month's huge savings. We hope you enjoy the video, our October New Gear & Deals.



Firstly, we have big savings on three jackets from Olympia. The staple of their lineup, the all-season all-weather Olympia AST Jacket, drops from $299.99 all the way down to $239.99, a savings of 20%. This four-season beast is completely waterproof breathable beneath a 500D and 2000D Cordura construction. Available in a hi-viz version, the AST is a great choice for the year-round Touring rider. Built to handle any form of precipitation for Spring-Summer-Fall riding, the Olympia Bushwhacker Air Jacket also comes down 20%, from $259.99 down to $209.99, and is a great choice for the warm weather rider wishing to stay protected from all the elements. The Olympia Bushwhacker is also available in hi-viz yellow. Finally, the Olympia Recon 2 Air Jacket
drops 22% to $139.99 (from $179.99), and is a great warm weather
choice with ballistic mesh panels built into a 500D Cordura shell. The Recon 2
quickly transforms from an armored motorcycle jacket to a utility vest
by zipping off the sleeves.

We have two huge deals on Icon helmets as well this month. The Icon Alliance SSR Helmet, making way for the new Icon Alliance helmet, has savings up to 26% off and is available as low as $110. The Alliance SSR is an excellent sportbike helmet with superb ventilation and aerodynamics. The removable and washable Hydra Dry liner is a sweet upgrade, wicking sweat away from your face as you ride. The Icon Airframe helmet is available in nine graphics on sale right now as Icon makes room for the new round of graphics. The premier helmet from Icon, the Airframe flows possibly the most air of any helmet at RevZilla.com. It comes in multiple aggressively-styled graphics, available 25% off, down as low as $223. The last helmet deal of the month
is the AFX FX-37 helmet. The FX-37 is an entry-level dual sport
helmet that is 25% off down to $95 from $125.
A great first helmet or passenger helmet.

 On to new products for October, we have a few standout new helmets. The Shoei Qwest Helmet, built as the long-distance Touring complement to the Shoei RF-1100, is already making a big splash in the Touring community. Designed with an upright ventilation scheme, a slightly rounder and more accommodating head shape, and 1.2 dB less sound at speed, the Qwest is an excellent competitor for the Arai RX-Q. After two and a half years in development with MotoGP rider Ben Spies, the HJC RPS-10 was finally released recently to a great deal of industry buzz. A race helmet that crosses over to the sport and street world, the RPS-10 is impressively lightweight, strong, and extremely quiet at speed. Ben Spies isn't wearing it for nothing! Finally,
a new modular for this fall, the Nolan N90 Helmet, furthers Nolan's
run as an excellent modular helmet producer. At a lower price point
than most other modulars but offering all the same functionality, the
N90 is sure to be a hit in the ADV and Sport Touring worlds.

The Klim Traverse has us very excited this month for the off-road and snowmobiling community. The Klim Traverse Jacket and Klim Traverse Pants are built on an 840D Cordura developed specifically for this type of off-road gear and feature extremely durable waterproof breathable Gore-Tex fabrics. The Traverse is built to be worn either over a compression suit or with the d3o Armor Kit that is available. As you've seen on the blog recently, Firstgear and Alpinestars also delivered a ton of new product for their Fall 2010 lineups. We're probably most juiced up about the Firstgear Expedition Suit, a great oversuit for the commuter or tourer, and the Alpinestars Durban Jacket and Pants that will compete head-to-head with any other all-season all-weather
ADV touring option out there.

Finally, we are extremely excited about bringing in AltRider protective gear. Designed, developed, and manufactured in the Seattle area, AltRider creates high-quality, American-made protective gear for adventure motorcycles. AltRider addresses and fixes many of the problems that we ADVers have had in the past with protective gear for our bikes. All the instructions are in English, there are several installation videos, and, simply put, it's high-quality gear that is stylish, engineered well, and simple to install. AltRider makes a litany of pieces for GSes, V-Stroms, Multistradas, KTM 950s, and they are continuing to develop gear for other adventure bikes. We are really psyched about AltRider as it fills in a much-needed gap in the adventure touring community.

That will do it for this months deals, steals, and new products. Remember, we have full reviews of all the products featured in this video on the individual product pages at RevZilla.com and also on our YouTube channel, RevZillaTV.com. Jump on the deals fast because they definitely will not last long!

-RetroZilla

Related:
Shoei Qwest Helmet Review
HJC RPS-10 Helmet Review
Everyday Riding Motorcycle Helmet Buying Guide
Icon Airframe Helmet Review
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