The 2010 Gear Guide: Street gear, part 1


Vega Summit 3.0 V-Com with the V-Tune Communications system: A modular helmet with integrated Bluetooth. Features a one-hand-operated modular jaw, a drop-down visor, adjustable venting, and a removable liner system accommodating headset speakers. Sizes range from XS to XXL in an array of colors, including Honda Gold Wing color-match options. Retail: $269.99. A Summit 3.0 without Bluetooth retails for $169.99. Both models are DOT- and ECE-certified. Vega Helmet Corp. 425-656-0683

River Road Guardian boot: Durable leather-and-mesh-combination upper. Lightweight, contoured EVA footbed distributes weight evenly to reduce fatigue. Oil-, skid-resistant rubber soul. Breathable, moisture-wicking lining. Retail: $69.95. Tucker Rocky Distributing 800-347-1010

LS2 FF385 helmet: Has a ventilated fiberglass composite shell and weighs 1,250 grams. Features an air-pump system for cheek pad adjustment; a flat shield with 95 percent UV protection and an anti-scratch coating; a tear-off post and visor-lock prepared on the shield; a shield ratchet system for quick removal and installation without tools; and a removable, moisture-wicking liner with gray anti-bacterial fabric. DOT- approved helmet comes in solid colors black, red, white and blue. Retail: $159.99. Allwin 888-968-9888,

AGV Sport Laguna Glove: Cowhide leather. Leather-reinforced palm, thumb and little finger. Double-stitching in select areas. Perforated leather panels between the fingers. Carbon fiber armor with memory foam on the knuckles. Double-cuff closure with shock-absorbing foam padding in the wrist area. Comes in red, blue, black or yellow. Retail: $124. Motonation 877-789-4940

Icon Patrol: Waterproof gear arriving in October. Jacket ($370 retail) has an abrasion-resistant nylon chassis that’s fully seamed. Waterproof YKK zippers, magnetic storm flap closures, CE-approved Field Armor, 3M reflective panels, six intake and exhaust ports, a removable Thermolite insulated liner, 12 pockets, a removable external hydration pocket to hold a 1.5-liter waterpack (not included). Comes in black, mil-spec yellow, red and gray. Pant ($250) features removable Field Armor at the knees and hips, waterproof seams and YKK zippers, magnetic storm flap closures, six pockets, full-length side zippers and removable suspenders. Comes in black or mil-spec yellow. Textile glove ($75) has a goatskin palm, reinforced rubber knuckle armor, reflective graphics, and a shield wiper on the thumb. Comes in black only. Parts Unlimited 800-369-1000

Icon Contra Speed Queen: A nylon textile chassis, removable CE- approved Icon Field Armor at the elbows and shoulders, a removable Icon dual-density foam back pad, heavyweight ballistic impact panels, mesh panels, elastic flex panels on the elbows and shoulders, ratchet closure waist adjusters, embroidered Icon graphics, a removable insulated wind-resistant liner. Comes in sizes XS-2XL. Retail: $250. Parts Unlimited 800-369-1000

Z1R Jackal: Sunshield pivots into position with a swipe of the glove and retracts with a single touch of the release button. DOT- and ECE-approved. Ventilated ABS/polycarbonate shell and a removable/washable moisture-wicking liner. Padded neck straps, a dual-density EPS liner, and an optically correct, fog-free shield with a quick-release mechanism and shield lock. Comes in various graphics (the Pandora is pictured) and solids. Parts Unlimited 800-369-1000

Sidi Adventure Rain: Top-grain leather and Lorica construction; Cambrelle lining; a soft-lugged sole for grip; a rigid, shock-resistant, anatomically shaped heel; a malleolus external guard; a split-grain leather inner anti-wear/heat panel, a water-resistant-yet-breathable membrane; a replaceable cam-lock buckle system; removable arch support. Retail: $375. Motonation 619-401-4100

Fulmer MB and 6B helmets: DOT-approved MB modular helmet ($199.95 retail) features one-handed chinbar operation, an internal iShade retractable sunshield, an optically correct quick-release clear shield, adjustable forehead ventilation, rear exhaust diffusers, and a plush removable/washable liner. Sizes are XS-2XL in black, flat black, metallic silver and Max-Viz. All the features of the MB minus the modularity apply to the 6B, which retails for $149.95 and comes in black or flat black. Fulmer Helmets 800-489-2300

Speed and Strength Off the Chain jacket: Water-resistant AR-800 frame, removable C.E.-approved shoulder and elbow protectors, and spine protector. Removable cotton poly liner hoodie, belt loops for pant attachment, reflective trim. Retail: $199.95. Tucker Rocky Distributing 800-347-1010

River Road Canyon jacket: Lightweight, waterproof and breathable. Soft touch because of Taslan 660-denier construction, cool from two sleeve intake vents and two rear exhaust vents. Snap-down collar, removable liner, roomy exterior/interior pockets, removable C.E.- approved armor in shoulders, elbows. Retail: $169.95. Tucker Rocky Distributing 800-347-1010

FirstGear Expedition suit: Sized to be worn over clothes, waterproof/breathable 600-denier poly out shell, 10 vents protected by YKK rubberized zippers. Fully adjustable C.E.-approved armor in shoulders, elbows, and knees, padded hip protectors. Internal storm cuff with silicone grip and elasticized for snug fit. Two-way main zipper with rubberized seal. Retail $499.95. Tucker Rocky Distributing 800-347-1010

Speed and Strength Little Miss Dangerous jacket: Premium cowhide leather frame, removable C.E.-approved shoulder and elbow protectors. Speed Zip controlled ventilation, removable insulated vest liner, microfiber-lined collar and cuffs. Reflective trim, belt loops for pant attachment. Retail: $349.95. Tucker Rocky Distributing 800-347-1010

Fulmer ADV Helmet: DOT- and ECE-approved. Converts from dual-sport to full off-road to a streetfighter-style helmet. The shield (available in clear, smoke and chrome) works in conjunction with goggles. Other features include a plush removable/washable liner, an EVA-padded chin bar, an extended temple and jaw area EPS, an adjustable chin vent, four intake scoop vents, and a low-pressure exhaust vent. Sizes are XS-2XL in solid black, Max-Viz or a Dalton HWY graphic in red, blue or black. Retail: $144.95. Fulmer Helmets 800-489-2300

Shoei X-Twelve Ben Bostrom replica helmet: Dual-layer EPS liner, aerodynamic shell design, five shell and six EPS liner sizes increase fit options. Air Scoop 3 intake vent, side extractor vents and chin bar air intake to reduce shield fogging and increase ventilation, breath guard, chin curtain. 3D Max-Dry interior system, removable lining, Emergency Quick Release System, eyeglass compatible interior. CW-1 shield with scratch-resistant coating. Available only to authorized Shoei Elite dealers. Retail: $659.99 (solids), $799.99 (graphics). Helmet House 818-880-0000

Alpinestars Durban Gore-Tex jacket: Removable Gore-Tex membrane with micro-fleece insert, removable C.E.-approved elbow and shoulder protectors, chest and back pad compartments with P..E protective padding, reflective striping. Zippered air intakes and rear exhaust vents on sleeves, chest and shoulders, articulated elbows, adjustable in sleeves and waist, detachable sleeves allow jacket to be worn as vest. Waterproof external pockets, 2-liter bladder storage pocket, compatible with Bionic Neck Support. Retail: $699.95. Durban Gore-Tex pants: Removable bib and braces, lower leather panels for abrasion resistance, C.E.-approved knee protectors, reflective stripes. Removable Gore-Tex membrane with micro-fleece insert, air intake on knee, two external waterproof pockets. Optimized for use with Durban jacket. Retail: $499.95. Alpinestars 800-727-8277