Each week (if a week is roughly 14 days) we search the Internet (invented by Al Gore) for the best specials on motorcycle gear and tires. This weeks deals include savings on a huge range of Icon gear, massive discounts on Klim jackets and pants as well as great reductions on Michelin tires.
It’s the end of the year and that means big savings on all sorts of motorcycle gear and equipment. So if you haven’t already gotten what you need, we’ve searched far and wide for the best deals on the internet. This month’s deals include big savings on tires, Bell helmets and Spidi gloves.
Every week (approximately) we search the interwebs to find the best deals on motorcycle clothing, gear, equipment, accessories and parts. This week brings 25% off the Shark Race-R Pro Redding replica helmet, 43% of the Dainse D-Dry Jacket and nearly a third off Rev’it! RSR Gloves.
We’re big fans of light and powerful bikes, something that we just don’t see anywhere near enough of lately. Apparel manufacturer ICON seems to agree and they’ve teamed up with Kawasaki USA to concept bike built around the Ninja 300 and called the ICON ZX3-RR and while it might not offer enough in the way of raw power it certainly looks the part.
The idea behind the project was to develop a racing bike that wasn’t too expensive. Given that Kawasaki is behind dedicated Ninja 300 race series in Australia and Canada, the idea is somewhat redundant but we can’t complain about how the bike looks and the theme that it’s going for.
The Ninja 300 gets custom race fairings, Ohlins R&T suspension and ContiRaceAttack tires, a braced swingarm and high-mount subframe for increased rigidity and slightly larger ergonomics. In a case of form over function (though we’re not complaining) there’s a quad exhaust system that pays homage to the two-stroke race machines of a bygone era.
The ICON ZX3-RR utilizes a tablet dashboard based on Android OS which as well as providing the usual array of speed, tachometer, and engine monitoring, the rider can adjust fuel maps, monitor lap times, and quickly broadcast race updates to their social networks.
At least that’s the claim from Icon who have quickly moved up the charts in recent years in providing good quality gear at extremely reasonable prices. The Icon Airmada and Icon Alliance were both brilliant helmets when released a few years ago and continue to be great choices given their price. But now Icon is really trying to throw the cat amongst the pigeons, targeting the high level offerings from AGV, Shoei and Arai with their Icon Airframe Pro.
The Icon Airframe Pro is the successor to the original Airframe helmet which was released six years ago. It’s a complete rework of the lid and Icon claims that not only is it the best helmet they’ve ever made but the best helmet available – period. That’s a big statement to make, especially when prices start at $375 which is around half the price of top offerings from brands like Shoei and Arai. So what makes it special?
First of all is the versatility of the helmet when it comes to different head shapes. Internally, the traditional three-piece liner has been upgraded to a five-piece liner, providing a greater amount of fitment combinations for each unique head shape. Crown, lateral, fore and aft padding components allow for a possibility of 27 fitment combinations in a single shell, double that of the Icon Airframe’s competitors.
Comfort is also a key selling point. There’s 9 intake vents and 7 exhaust vents – the intake vents have been repositioned to drastically reduce noise levels. The neck roll has also been redesigned to prevent the helmet from hitting your race suit hump when tucked.
The helmet looks pretty damn aggressive and it’s obviously designed for sportsbike riders or at least aggressive riding on the street. The shell is hand made and it only weighs 3.6 pounds. But the Airframe Carbon Pro model that goes for $600 comes in at 3 pounds (1.45kg) – that makes it arguably the lightest helmet you can buy off the shelf today.
It’ meets DOT (US), ECE 22-05 (EU), SAI AS1698:2006 (Australian) & PSC (Japan) Helmet Safety Standards and comes in four sizes. The review from Revzilla is very positive and given the prices, the Icon Airframe Pro is going to be another big seller from Icon.
Every week we search the interwebs to find the best deals on motorcycle clothing, gear, equipment, accessories and parts. This week brings 20% off all Sedici gear, a range of savings on Alpinestars gear including a huge $1,200 of their race replica suit as well as savings on BiLT and AXO products.
It’s back. Every week (or when we get around to it) we search the interwebs to find the best deals on motorcycle clothing, gear, equipment, accessories and parts. This week brings 15% off all REV’IT gear, big savings on the Schuberth S2 Ghost Helmet and 38% off SPIDI’s awesome looking X-Ultra shoes.
Every week we search the interwebs to find the best deals on motorcycle clothing, gear, equipment, accessories and parts. June brings with it deals on textile jackets from Bilt, big savings on Icon’s Citadel jacket, up to a massive 65% off Metzeler tires and 15% off the range of Tourmaster bags.