Inspired by the new PanAmerica and its Revolution Max engine the team at Harley-Davidson have engaged REV’IT! to make co-branded gear for those of us who like our adventure touring motorcycles.
This kit has been designed to offer stylishly cut top of the range protection, versatility and ease of movement, as well as being suitable for everything from a commute to the office, a touch of trail riding or even a trans global adventure.
REV’IT! As a brand has been around for long enough to have perfected their offering in terms of functionality, providing four-season versatility and storage, as well as style. The new range for H-D was designed by the company with a huge amount of REV'IT rider feedback over years of producing top quality kit.
The Motor Companys dealers are now going to stock four offerings of head to toe clothing, two for the girls and two for the boys, the ‘Passage’ and the ‘Grit’.
First up are the Passage. These jacket and pants are tough, comfy and are guaranteed to keep the water out. The breathable membrane uses Hyrdratex 3L membrane technology. This piece of cleverness keeps the wind and rain out while also being very good at being abrasion and tear resistant. There is, of course, a thermal liner. This is detachable in case the weather ever gets warmer.
This is all supplemented with a Scholler C-Change Membrane which is an adaptable waterproof membrane used in areas of the jacket where its stretch properties facilitate that little bit more mobility.
Both jacket and pants have a ventilation system called VCS Aquadefence. This will keep the air flowing in warm-weather riding. These vents can be opened and closed so simply that only one gloved hand can do it. Mechanical fasteners secure the vents in an open position, using a system similar to a magnet. When opened it lets a comforting breeze in, when closed it’s completely waterproof.
Made with a PW Shell 500D textile ensure tear and abrasion resistance as well as durability. It also gives the kit real off-road kudos. The Passage jacket even comes with a detachable kidney belt!
The Grit Jacket and Pants, meanwhile, are also built for year round riding. They come with both a thermal and a waterproof liner, both of which are independently removable. The rider gets the versatility of adjustable comfort. Once again that Hyrdratex 3L membrane lines the jacket and pants. Unlike the Passage this liner is detachable from the Grit pants and jacket.
Also used again here is the Aquadefence ventilation system as is the PW Shell 500D textile. Both suits carry CE certified armour at the knees, shoulders, elbows and hips. A back protector is available separately as are similar specced gloves for both ladies and gentlemen.
There are two helmets, the premium Passage offering and a cheaper Grit lid. Both will take a comms set. Boots, meanwhile, are the Quest for the girls and the Gravel for the boys. Both are tough, protective and waterproof.
All will be available at Ireland Bikefest in Killarney this weekend on both dealers stands.